Obama Discovers America, America Discovers Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

Update: More poll numbers coming in with Mittmentum numbers (and it is now less than 30 days until E-Day). Guess who has the numbers? Romney up 2 in new national poll from … Daily Kos? Yup, the DailyKooks are the source of the latest Mittment8m numbers.

DailyKooks are not alone. As we detail below and here, Mittmentum is everywhere: Romney takes lead in Rasmussen swing-state tracking poll, 49/46; Plus, ARG puts Romney up 1 in Ohio – with a D+9 sample. As Stewie would say, “Say whaaaat?

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This is a no whine zone. This is a gloat zone as well. Let’s gloat.

Remember Andrew Sullivan? He’s that snake that lives in the Slytherin bathrooms. Sullivan is a reptile who fell to his knees in 2008 to worship Barack Obama in the silliest schoolgirl crush since Olive Oyl took a liking for lumbering Popeye.

Now Sullivan, today’s headline at Drudge, is worried sick for his lovey-poo:

Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away?

The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 – 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 – 45 lead. That’s a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama’s performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing.

Romney’s favorables are above Obama’s now. Yes, you read that right. Romney’s favorables are higher than Obama’s right now. That gender gap that was Obama’s firewall? Over in one night [snip]

Seriously: has that kind of swing ever happened this late in a campaign? Has any candidate lost 18 points among women voters in one night ever? And we are told that when Obama left the stage that night, he was feeling good. That’s terrifying. On every single issue, Obama has instantly plummeted into near-oblivion.

That poor reptile (we mean Sullivan). It’s sad when reality takes a bite out of your fat ass. Sullivan is in tears. We here at Big Pink are in tears too – tears of joy!. On Denver Debate Disaster Night we wrote what we repeated the day after: “Last night the country saw the Obama we saw in 2008.

Reptile Sullivan saw a golden calf in 2008. We saw a corrupt, rusted Chicago calf. No one should read or listen to someone like Sullivan who was so wrong. We’re posting about him today simply to gloat:

“How do you erase that imprinted first image from public consciousness: a president incapable of making a single argument or even a halfway decent closing statement? [snip]

Too arrogant to take a core campaign responsibility seriously. Too arrogant to give his supporters what they deserve.

Hey, we thought calling Obama “arrogant” was racist? We thought Sullivan believed in hope and change”? Sullivan is hopeless though as he thinks up schemes to salvage his rusted calf:

“A sitting president does not recover from being obliterated on substance, style and likability in the first debate and get much of a chance to come back. He has, at a critical moment, deeply depressed his base and his supporters and independents are flocking to Romney in droves.

I’ve never seen a candidate self-destruct for no external reason this late in a campaign before. [snip]

I’m trying to see a silver lining. But when a president self-immolates on live TV, and his opponent shines with lies and smiles, and a record number of people watch, it’s hard to see how a president and his party recover.”

To further depress Sullivan these developments in favor of Mitt Romney are taking place even as early voting is in full swing in many states. The news and the polls are all bad news for Sullivan, the DailyKooks and Barack Obama.

It’s not just a singular poll that is bad news for Obama. More polls: Romney now within three points in Michigan, two in Pennsylvania. The Battleground poll in the field before the Obama Denver Debate Disaster had more devastating news for Barack. Wait until the post debate numbers show up and we might start to see open windows in Chicago with Hopium Guzzlers jumping off the ledge.

If the polls are not enough to ensure Mittmentum the news is certain to hurt Obama 29 days and counting until Election Day proper. There is a hideous fundraising scandal which must be investigated at some point, hopefully during the Romney administration. This Obama fundraising Watergate but worse scandal will likely show hundreds of millions of illegally raised funds in 2008 and 2012. The Obama thugs in charge of this fundraising illegality (which here at Big Pink we yelled about in 2008 to no avail) must be sent to the most dangerous prisons to be found in America.

Then there is the Benghazi Libya disaster that is every day exposed as more and more lies. We want an investigation. We want Romney to make it a central critique at the last debate which will concentrate on foreign policy. Yesterday Mitt Romney began to outline his foreign policy vision but on October 22 he will have to expose Barack Obama’s foreign policy delusions and failures.

Obama’s failures are not restricted to domestic policy. Obama’s failures extend to the foreign policy fields and there he has taken a toll on lives. As we have written before we want Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to provide testimony to Congress about the Benghazi Libya September 11, 2012 terrorist attack and we think she will come out smelling like a rose. The recent news is that the day after September 11, 2012 an Under Secretary of State told Congress the attack was a terrorist attack. The culprit here is Barack Obama and his thwart Hillary Clinton appointee – Susan Rice.

Most troubling to Sullivan and his fellow Hopium Guzzlers has to be the emergence of Mitt Romney the really good candidate. We’ve insulted Mitt Romney repeatedly here (along with just about every Republican candidate running for president this year) and we can shamelessly state that we have never been impressed with Romney. But last Wednesday that changed.

Mitt Romney in Denver was simply outstanding. Romney displayed a Hillaryesque ability to cite facts and figures along with a Bill Clintonesque talent to explain in a clear manner what he intends to do as president and who he is as a man.

What a great deal of analysis about the Denver debate last Wednesday misses is how great Mitt Romney was. It wasn’t so much that Obama was the lumbering, arrogant boob that he usually is. It was that Mitt Romney was very good, outstanding. Even if Obama would have been “on” that night, Romney would have kicked his ass.

When we read or hear that Obama did not mention the 47% comment or Obama did not do this or that and why oh why didn’t Obama say these things – we have an obvious answer: Obama knew better. Obama knew it would not have helped. Obama did not want to fight because he knew no matter what he threw at Romney, Romney would have hit it out of the ballpark.

Obama likely figured the best thing to do was to make the debate as uneventful as possible so that Big Media would say “nothing happened in Denver”. Unfortunately for Obama a lot of Americas cared enough to watch. Unfortunately for Obama the Denver debate featured a split screen with tens of millions of Americans watching Obama, the member of the Choom gang, smoke his reelection away.

The effect of all this news and Denver Debate Disaster for Obama is that now the blinders are coming off from many faces. The Obama America discovered last Wednesday is the Obama we saw in 2008. Now some are reassessing 2008. WaPo’s Chris Cillizza wonders: Is Candidate Obama … overrated?:

“It’s amazing what happens when the emperor is exposed as having no clothes, eh? Suddenly, the media begin asking questions that everyone else asked four years ago about a man who hadn’t even completed one term as Senator and who had no executive experience, running in a distinctly anti-Republican political environment. Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post wonders whether Barack Obama has always been as mediocre a candidate as he was last Wednesday night in the debate: [snip]

Well, we’re finding out more about how Team Obama shattered those fundraising records, too. But Cillizza is wrong about the question being “unimaginable”; plenty of us “imagined” it at the time, and not just about Obama as a candidate. He was easily the least-experienced major-party nominee in decades, with no military, business, or executive experience prior to his candidacy. The only elections he won were in a heavily Democratic region — Chicago — and against Alan Keyes in his one statewide race in 2004. Obama had never distinguished himself as a legislative leader. His only real claim to fame was that he wrote two memoirs and gave a great speech at the 2004 Democratic convention.

In fact, not only were many of us “imagining” that question, we were pointing out Obama’s flaws and foibles on the campaign trail, most of which the press ignored in favor of the Obama narrative of Hope and Change.”

Obama was a treacherous corrupt boob in 2008. Barack Obama is a treacherous corrupt boob in 2012 – only worse and more dangerous. He must be removed from power and shipped off to Chicago or Sing-Sing or a latter day Alcatraz. More and more Americans realize today what we knew years ago.

As more Americans sober up and see the treacherous corrupt boob for what he is the Hopium Guzzlers will feign amazement and shock. Andrew Sullivan, who thinks he is a keen observer, missed seening the obvious. Sullivan has a lot of excuses and worries now. But Andrew Sullivan’s real complaint is that finally America discovered Barack Obama to be what he is. America did not like what it saw.

What is even more important is that Barack Obama discovered America. Obama banged his head right into the reality rock that America is sick of his adjective heavy bromides and pooped platitudes.

Like a walnut crushed by a truck Obama is a broken shell of a man. He was always a shell of illusions and delusions but now that shell is broken. Barack Obama is broken and once he is gone American can begin to be fixed and healed.

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229 thoughts on “Obama Discovers America, America Discovers Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

  1. adding to poll fever and seeing as they re-polled it since i last looked at it…… this is really bad news for Obama in PA 12th district, its a very big union, fiscally conservative area but also very swing bellweather.

    Pre debate (Sept 30 – 1st Oct but 2nd time they have polled this in a month and got more or less same results.

    http://atr.rollcall.com/pennsylvania-gop-survey-sees-tight-race-in-12th/

    The race for Pennsylvania’s 12th district continues to be one of the most competitive in the country, according to new polling data from a GOP super PAC.

    The new survey shows attorney Keith Rothfus (R) leading Rep. Mark Critz (D) by a mere couple of points, 42 percent to 40 percent. Sixteen percent reported they were undecided about the race in the poll from YG Action Fund. The margin of error was 4.9 points.

    Partisan polls from both sides have shown a tight race here for months. It’s part of the reason the 12th district has earned a reputation for being one of the most competitive House races on the map this cycle. Roll Call rates this race as a Tossup.

    There’s little doubt that Mitt Romney will win the presidential contest in the southwestern Pennsylvania district. The poll showed Romney leading President Barack Obama 54 percent to 41 percent in the 12th district.

    Public Opinion Strategies conducted the poll, which was paid for by YG Action Fund, a super PAC run by former House Republican aides. The poll interviewed 400 likely voters from Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.

    ………………………………………

    Now this district went 49/49 in 2008 between Obama and McCain………….Romney now has a 13% lead over Obama, this is a very important bellweather CD district in PA, its Murtha’s old seat. Went for Kerry in 04…Now again, factoring this in and the CD had 260,000 voters last time in 2008, it means Romney gains somewhere between 30 and 40,000 votes…………This is very bad new for Obama, if replicated in districts all over PA. Considering PA dem Reg is down a lot and if Dem enthusiasm is lower than GOP, this may may well end up being a squeaker in PA.

  2. MoonOnPluto, it isn’t opportunity knocking on the door lately. 🙂 Again our apologies as we try to stay one step ahead of the never-do-wells.

    Here’s a contribution for the day:

    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/10/08/romneys-trouncing-of-obama-in-debate-sets-gallup-record-52-points/

    This Herculean joint effort to explain away the events of last Wednesday would not be necessary unless Obama’s thumping was of heroic proportions. A new Gallup survey indicates just how heroic it was. The poll asked, “Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the better job in last/Wednesday night’s debate?” Among all debate watchers, 72% answered “Romney,” while 20% said “Obama.” Among independents, the margin was a point greater, with only 19% expressing the opinion that Obama did better. The difference—52%–is the largest in Gallup history!

    Other polls show the effect of outcome on voter preferences. Today’s Real Clear Politics average has Romney trailing by half a percentage point, 47.9$ to 47.4%.

    The question for the Democrats is what they do next. Podhoretz repeats the party line, which is that Obama will do better in the next debate, then asks, “But how? By calling Romney a liar? Does the Obama team think Romney will have no effective response to that accusation in the next two debates?”

  3. The freakout on DU and on twitter last night was epic, the speed at which they started looking at partisan splits was record-breaking.

    Oh such joy to just see the look on their faces, like a balloon popping, i hope it hold but as i said after the debate, i think the debate has done big, huge longterm damage to Obama…..and perhaps thats what he wanted, his way out.

  4. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/falling-article-1.1176348

    A presidential reelection campaign needs three key elements: a defense of the incumbent’s record, a successful effort to define the opposition and a compelling vision of a second term.

    President Obama may well celebrate a second term in Chicago next month, but the conventional wisdom underestimates the difficulty he faces, as his campaign has distinct problems with all three elements.

    His defense of his record is exceptionally weak, his effort to define Mitt Romney is nearly exhausted, and his vision for the next four years — perhaps the most important — has been largely missing from his effort this year.

  5. This is a good site to lok at whats happening with absentee ballots and early voting, signs are very encouraging…..

    http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2012.html

    Reps running ahead in Florida, NC, beating 2008 numbers in Ohio, iowa, other places. Dems traditionally win absentee and early voting by a mile, this year, it has dropped off considerably.

    absentee ballots in Florida Party Reg Dem 36.8% Rep 46.0% None/Oth 17.2%

    In NC, the advantage is 2:1 GOP 52% to 26%

  6. I’ve been digging through Ohio early numbers and the increase in GOP numbers on 2008 in phenomenal we are talking 25% increases in some areas on 2008 whereas Dem numbers have dropped off a cliff.

  7. Another one throwing away credibility to defend Obama:

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/10/john_hickenlooper_obama_lincoln_not_great_debater.php

    “The Obama campaign is hauling surrogates all over the Denver metro area today as part of a bus tour to champion the president — a week after he struggled at the University of Denver in the first debate against Mitt Romney. At one stop, Governor John Hickenlooper told supporters that they have a clear choice in this race.

    Plus, “Lincoln wasn’t a great debater,” he said.

    “We just have to make sure we get him re-elected,” Hickenlooper told the crowd of volunteers inside the campaign’s 9th Avenue field office. “I will do everything I can to help you. I’ll be out there beside you…. I never even ran for student council, so most of you guys know more about this political stuff than I do.”

    Hickenlooper continued, “I can’t tell you how important it is. In 29 days, we are making history, right?… It’s just like Lincoln. When Lincoln ran for re-election, it was…dead close, I mean really a struggle, really close, and he wasn’t a great public speaker. I mean, Obama’s a great speaker. Lincoln wasn’t a great debater.”

    The crowd of dozens of supporters and campaign volunteers laughed at the comment, prompting Hickenlooper to clarify: “I think he is a great debater, but the people, the grassroots rose up and re-elected Lincoln. And he has, without question, gone down as our greatest president in history — one of our two or three greatest presidents. I think Obama is that good. It’s been a long time since we had someone that we can actually…say this is gonna be one of the great presidents in history.”

    Asked to elaborate on the Lincoln analogy on his way out, Hickenlooper told us, “Evidently…in the Lincoln-Douglas debates, by most accounts, he had a hard time keeping up with Stephen Douglas, who was great. That’s what I was referring to.”

    He added, “I go back and read that stuff. I thought…[Lincoln] was a great debater, but the word — at least as I read the history books — the word was, he wasn’t the greatest debater.” [snip]

    He started his speech, saying, “No president, with perhaps the exception of Abraham Lincoln, ever inherited a larger mess than President Obama when he came in…. Look at the recession we were in — the potential for a Great Depression.”

  8. http://militarytimes.com/news/2012/10/military-times-poll-romney-bests-obama-2-1-100712/

    Military Times Poll: Romney bests Obama, 2-1

    Economy, not military issues, tops concerns

    The professional core of the U.S. military overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over President Obama in the upcoming election — but not because of any particular military issues, according to a new poll of more than 3,100 active and reserve troops.

    Respondents rated the economy and the candidates’ character as their most important considerations and all but ignored the war in Afghanistan as an issue of concern.

    The Military Times Poll is a secure email survey of active-duty, National Guard and reserve members who are subscribers to the Military Times newspapers (see How We Did It, below).

    This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force.

  9. What has given the game away for me is what Obama did after the debate, you lose a debate, you go out and dominate, tv, radio whatever, you need to stop the press, what did Obama do, he took saturday off, went to California on Sunday for a lift me up, pep talk from Hollywood. Biden took 6 days off,he went to his safe zones. i mean that really does tell you all you need to know about where Obama’s head is at, he’s hiding, sulking, Biden doesnt want to defend him, have we heard from Biden at all since last thursday……..

    No, this a campaign in disarray, a campaign that is flailing and the american people and his sycophants are becoming unforgiving…….fallen idols often get lynched as they say.

  10. MoonOnPluto, it is amazing that Obama spent time in California knowing that the election is a month away. It’s not money but rather applause that drove Obama to go to California.

  11. So the fundraising scandal, the scandal that wasn’t. Greta had a weak panel last night where a Sweetie reporter blurred the line between how Romney does it vs the liar in the WH — I was screaming at the TV. And of course that lapdog Klein said nothing could be done. Byron York passively tried to tell the story. It was pathetic.

  12. Yes indeed, He needs the applause, going to be interesting because the more he craves applause and doesnt get it, the more unhinged he is going to become, he needed his fix, ran to California……..interesting he ran to the biggest Dem state going. I mean 4 weeks away and you are taking days off….please.

    Biden needs 6 days debate prep…oh this ought to be fun, must be worse than we think then? He ought to be able to debate in his sleep with the number of senate years behind him but then again, this is not Sarah Palin.

    The main take away from this is, I don’t think Obama has it in him and he’s made it clear to his top team, he’s not interested in winning again. This could well be 2010 all over again, GOP and independents swamping the Dems.

  13. This VP debate is the biggest opportunity ever for Romney. I won’t be surprised if it has equal number of viewers if not more. And they can’t dismiss Ryan as easily as they did Palin. And they are in a bind. They can’t blindly defend and flatter Biden either after the debate. That would make Obama’s debate performance look even worse — we can’t have Biden upstage Obama. Get the popcorn.

  14. and the ward for lamest dumbest and jump the shark ad goes tooo..

    Obama, just jumped the shark……

  15. To all…

    If you live in AZ, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MT, NM, OH, PA, TX, or UT, tomorrow is the last day to register to vote!

  16. They had 1.8 mil small donors and 98% of their 181 mil unreportable, that is can’t be traced to the donor. So how difficult is it to take advantage of the small donation FEC loophole, how difficult is it to break up a 100K, 200K donation into chump change and write code to automatically donate? Not difficult at all, especially since Obama has disabled all security code, address requirement on credit card donations.

  17. From a local news daily email today. A two-fer.

    Pa. GOP looking to ride Romney coattails
    On the minds of Pennsylvania’s top Republicans when they press Mitt Romney to return to the state and bring his millions of dollars in TV ads is a simple message: Help yourself, help us.

    Casey wakes up with Smith on his heels in Senate race
    Suddenly, Pennsylvania’s sleepy U.S. Senate race is getting a buzz. And like the snooze button on an alarm clock, the buzz reveals just how long incumbent Bob Casey’s campaign team has overslept, allowing unknown Republican Tom Smith to draw closer.

  18. Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd
    Obama campaign source confirms my suspicion, Big Bird TV ad is not airing in any battleground states. Nat’l cable only

    its gone viral now and everyone is laughing at you Obama.

  19. After a season of some bad reports from Ohio we are now getting some very good news on a constant basis from Ohio. The Romney organization in Ohio was a mess from the reports we received. Campaign offices were staffed with young and arrogant local Republican party operatives more interested in themselves than in the campaign. Getting signs was a problem you needed to jump through hoops to get. Now there is this from the NYTimes which gives us a cheerful disposition and a high degree of hope:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/us/politics/with-new-vigor-mitt-romney-intensifies-ohio-campaign.html?_r=2&hp&

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If one place is emerging as a test of Mitt Romney’s ability to capitalize on a new dynamic in the presidential race, it is Ohio, where he is intensifying his advertising, deploying more troops and spending four of the next five days. [snip]

    The state, along with Florida, Iowa and Virginia, is now at the heart of his strategy for the remaining 28 days of the campaign.

    Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney are both visiting Ohio on Tuesday, the final day of voter registration here, but Mr. Romney is sticking around for one of his most intensive bursts of campaigning yet. His increased presence is a response to pleas from state Republican leaders to invest more time and attention in the regions where he needs to turn out voters.

    “Republicans who were concerned about some of the poll numbers now have a higher degree of enthusiasm,” said Senator Rob Portman, the chairman of Mr. Romney’s campaign here. “We’ve got a great opportunity to keep the momentum going.”

    For the first time, Mr. Romney is personally making his case in a new television ad, saying, “Ohio families can’t afford four more years like the last four.” The message, while hardly novel, is welcome among Republicans who have watched with frustration as Mr. Obama’s campaign has dominated airwaves for weeks with a tailor-made operation in Ohio.

    Mr. Romney’s problems here have included the Obama campaign’s success at defining him to many voters over the summer as an out-of-touch corporate raider, as well as a state economy that has been more vibrant than the country’s over all. With both the state and national unemployment rates now below 8 percent, Mr. Romney may have less opportunity than he did earlier this year to convince voters when he asks them in his new ad, “The question Ohio families are asking is ‘Who can bring back the jobs?’ ”

    Several Republican officials, asked why Mr. Romney has been lagging well behind Mr. Obama, responded it was not because Mr. Romney was not selling here, but rather that his campaign had not been selling him well.

    The president’s campaign has overwhelmed Mr. Romney until now in television advertising. In Youngstown, Mr. Romney and his allied groups ran virtually no advertisements through much of September, as Mr. Obama and his Democratic allies showed their ads more than 1,100 times, according to data compiled by the media monitoring firm Kantar Media/CMAG.

    Mr. Romney has now increased his advertising in smaller markets across the state, including Youngstown, Zanesville and Lima. He is scheduled to travel the state on Tuesday and Wednesday with Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey at his side, hoping to keep enthusiasm high among Republicans who have been showing up in greater numbers at volunteer centers across the state this week. [snip]

    A Republican-leaning voter in the Cincinnati area who was ambivalent about Mr. Romney before the debate said on Monday that she was now solidly on board.

    I was never really sure where he stood or who he was,” said the voter, Sara Campbell, 36, a mother of three. “To me, you have to be a strong leader in not only what you’re deciding, but also the way you come across.”

    She added: “When he was right up against Obama, it really showed that he was strong, that he stands behind his convictions. And that was something that was important for me to see.” [snip]

    Republican strategists in Ohio said Mr. Romney needed to increase his support among women, particularly in suburban areas. Requests from state Republicans for a television commercial featuring Ann Romney have not yet been approved by the campaign headquarters in Boston.

    But Mr. Romney is now trying to focus his appeal to specific voters in each corner of Ohio, with a focus on coal production in the southeast, conservative values in the southwest and a bipartisan pitch in the suburbs of Cleveland. In that area, George V. Voinovich, a former senator and governor, declares in a new radio ad, “Mitt Romney will bring us together and end the divisiveness we have seen in Washington.” [snip]

    He needs to campaign much harder,” said Jeff Edmister, 51, a Republican from nearby Westerville. “But thank goodness he’s starting to kick it up.”

  20. Good to be back on again. I was starting to have withdrawal systoms.

    I will be going to see Romney tonight here in Ohio.
    I am taking my camera hope to get lots of pictures of the crowds

    I am still volunteering at Romneys headquarters. The people i call are very excited. Response have been very positive.
    One man had me on the phone for fifteen minutes, ranting and raving about how we have to get o out of the whitehouse. He also thanked me for volunteering.

  21. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. vice presidential debates usually don’t matter much, but the October 11 showdown between Democratic incumbent Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan could be an exception.

    Democrats are counting on Biden to blunt the momentum of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has gained ground after a strong debate performance against President Barack Obama last week.

    Opinion polls show the race for the White House virtually tied with four weeks to go until the election.

    Here are five things to watch for in Thursday’s debate in Danville, Kentucky:

    http://news.yahoo.com/five-things-watch-u-vice-presidential-debate-050317633.html

  22. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

    Romney’s support is a bit more solid than the president’s at this point in time. Forty-five percent (45%) of voters are “certain” they will vote for Romney and not change their minds. Forty-one percent (41%) are certain they will vote for Obama.

    ………………………………

    Obama only has a 41% solid vote, that’s prety bad.

    Big NEWS : Our daily Swing State update is released at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Today’s results will show Romney slightly ahead in the 11 key swing states. This is a significant change. For virtually the entire campaign, Obama has done better in the swing states than in the national averages. It remains to be seen whether this is a lasting change in the race or merely a temporary aberration.

  23. Paul Ryan may be the first vice-presidential nominee who once prepped a veep nominee.

    In late 1996, Ryan, then 26 years old, worked as a policy adviser for Jack Kemp, a former New York congressman and Bob Dole’s running mate. On the trail, Ryan guided Kemp as he prepared for his October debate with vice president Al Gore. The official prep sessions, however, were mostly a disaster. Kemp rarely practiced, and when he did, he lost his temper. At one mock debate, according to writer Robert Draper, Kemp “shot the bird” at Senator Judd Gregg, who was playing Gore, and stormed out of the room.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/329749/ryan-gets-ready-robert-costa

  24. admin
    October 9th, 2012 at 5:00 am
    MoonOnPluto, it isn’t opportunity knocking on the door lately
    &&&&

    I wouldn’t call myself a “security expert”, but I’ve worked with computers and computer security for many years. That said, I have a decent idea of what kind of attacks hackers can deploy, but I’m not up on the latest advanced tricks.

    Were they DoS’ing us? Or exploiting html? If you don’t want to go into details (as far as defense), completely understandable.

    Any clues to who? Again, if that’s “for eyes only”, say no more.

    I always wondered if the current administration would take their stuxnet smarties and go after those whose political ideologies are not supportive…

  25. I started calling the fraud Big Bird after the debate.

    I think they took Biden “out” for debate “prep” to actually detox him. LOL

  26. Obama’s failures are not restricted to domestic policy. Obama’s failures extend to the foreign policy fields and there he has taken a toll on lives. As we have written before we want Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to provide testimony to Congress about the Benghazi Libya September 11, 2012 terrorist attack and we think she will come out smelling like a rose.
    &&&&&&&&

    Admin, could you refer back to some earlier posting(s) where we think Hillary has CYA? She’s a very savvy person, I’d be surprised if would have been caught off-guard. Shocked even.

    Obama, Rice being caught off-guard??? Yeah, I could see that.

  27. What black Hillary Clinton supporters went through every day in 2008 now black Romney supporters endure:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/twitter-explodes-after-black-actress-endorses-romney-as-the-only-choice-for-your-future/

    Actress Stacey Dash, who has starred in everything from the 90′s hit Clueless to CSI, prompted a firestorm on Twitter after publicly endorsing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and then standing by her opinion.

    “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future. @mittromney @teamromney #mittromney #VOTE #voteromney,” Dash wrote on her official Twitter page, accompanied by a photo of herself with an American flag.

    Not long after, presumed Obama supporters began insulting Dash for her opinion, saying she isn’t “black” enough, several even asking if the actress would just “kill herself.”

    One man wrote: “This hurts but you a Romney lover and you slutting yourself to the white man only proves why no black man married u @REALStaceyDash.”

    As news of Dash’s treatment spread, however, First Amendment-lovers nationwide began voicing their support for the actress using the hashtag #ISupportStaceyDash.

    Twitchy captured some of the worst responses to Dash’s Romney endorsement (content warning):

    Beware, genuine racist taunts at link.

  28. In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 49% support to Obama’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

    This is the first time Romney has led the daily Swing State Survey since September 19. Until today, the president had led for 17 of the previous 19 days, and the candidates had been tied twice. This survey is based on findings from the previous seven days, with most of the responses now coming since Romney’s debate win last Wednesday night.

    Forty-six percent (46%) of these Swing State voters are now “certain” they will vote for Romney and will not change their minds. Forty percent (40%) are certain they will vote for the president.

    In 2008, Obama won these states by a combined margin of 53% to 46%, virtually identical to his national margin.

    ……………………….

    Obama screwed, look at that certain to vote for 46% – 40%

  29. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/260915-romney-surges-past-obama-to-four-point-lead-in-second-poll

    Romney surges past Obama in second poll

    Mitt Romney has overtaken President Obama in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday.

    Romney won 49 percent support from likely voters in the poll, compared to 47 percent for Obama.

    It’s the first time all year Romney has led in the poll, which was conducted on behalf of the liberal Daily Kos website and the Service Employees International Union. Obama led 49-45 percent in the group’s previous poll, conducted before last week’s debate.

    Romney was boosted in the poll by gains among female voters. Obama still leads 51 to 45 over Romney among women, but he had a 15-percentage-point lead in the previous poll.

    It’s the second poll in a row to show Romney swinging to a lead following his historic trouncing of Obama at last week’s debate.

    A poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center showed Romney with a 4-point lead nationally. In the Pew poll, Romney enjoyed an 18-point swing among female voters.

    Romney also stretched his lead among independents in the PPP poll to 48 percent to 42. In the previous poll he led 44-41 among independent voters.

    The first debate between Obama and Romney has significantly shifted momentum in the race.

    According to Gallup, 72 percent of viewers said Romney won the debate, compared to only 20 percent who said Obama. It was the biggest margin of victory Gallup has ever recorded.

    Both the PPP and Pew polls showed a big spike in the number of voters who identify as Republican, evidence that enthusiasm is up among the GOP in the wake of Romney’s strong performance.

    Last week, 65 percent of Republicans told PPP they were “very excited to vote.” That number rose to 74 percent this week.

    
Daily Kos pointed out that the bulk of polling was conducted on Friday, “at the height of Romney’s bounce,” and said polling conducted Saturday and Sunday showed Romney’s lead had receded.

    
Obama had a 4-percentage-point advantage in the RealClearPolitics average of polls heading into the debate. Obama’s edge has been diminished to 0.5 percentage points in the latest RCP average.

    The PPP poll has a 3-percentage-point margin of error.

  30. 2nd poll today has Romney within 3 in PA.

    Mitt Romney’s strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play in the election.
    A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing President Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead.
    “Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs,” said poll director Don Levy. “Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas outside of Philadelphia and also in the central part of the state. With a month and two more debates to go, Pennsylvania’s direction on the road to the White House remains in doubt.”
    The Siena survey found 12 percent of the state’s voters undecided. The poll was conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5; the debate took place on Oct. 3.

    Read more: Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/oct/9/poll-shows-romney-closing-gap-pa/#ixzz28oVbwBSH
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  31. Amazing that it has taken 4 years of lack luster performance, and a debate to make people understand what Hillaryis44 always knew.

    When he said he had to be handed a paper at the last minute, he meant it. Obviously he would have trouble thinking on his feet. That they ignored the lack of experience, and really a lack luster performance is to me criminal. His staff did not pull off a miracle. The media conspired to give us a person who was not qualified for the job, and worst of all HE CAN NOT CHANGE, HE WILL NOT CHANGE, HE DOES NOT THINK HE HAS TO CHANGE.

    He thought he did a good job. Now why would he think that??? because the Dems and the media have always told him so. It is like giving medals to everyone in a class, whether they performed well or not. The ones that fail, still think they are performaing well. O had so much undeserved recognition, promotion, artificial feedback, HE CANNOT TELL A GOOD PERFORMANCE WHEN HE SEES IT.

    There was very little posted yesterday afternoon and evening. Something must have been wrong.

  32. Good morning! I was going through withdrawal with Neetabug. Apologies if this was already posted – a fun read.

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    The Democrats’ Bad Week
    By Yuval Levin
    October 8, 2012 12:31 A.M.
    In the days since last week’s presidential debate, the Democrats have fallen into a very peculiar sort of disarray. Four days on, they are still, and apparently on purpose, sustaining the “Romney won big” story by furiously making excuses for Obama’s poor performance. He didn’t do that badly, but listening to Obama himself, his campaign, and his bewildered surrogates the last few days you would think that Obama was utterly destroyed by some kind of evil genius who was equal parts master actor, pathological liar, and bully. You should watch the debate again to see how silly this is. And it’s hard to understand why the Democrats continue to advance this story. I bet that if you polled people today about who won and lost the debate, Obama would do even worse than he did in Wednesday night’s instant polls, thanks to his and his campaign’s continuing self flagellation.

    The Democrats also don’t seem to have fully considered what their excuses are communicating about Romney’s agenda. Romney advanced a series of principles and policies in the debate, and rather than argue that these are bad for the country, the Democrats are basically arguing that Romney’s ideas are too good to be true—so good, moderate, and sensible that they couldn’t really be Mitt Romney’s, and therefore that Romney is not telling the truth about his agenda. These charges of dishonesty aren’t just false (though they are false), they’re also downright strange. A Republican candidate stands before 60 million voters and commits to an agenda and his opponent responds that this isn’t really his agenda, and that voters should instead look to Democratic attack ads and liberal think-tank papers to learn what the Republican is proposing. That’s the strategy?

    Read more… Enjoy.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/329669/democrats-bad-week-yuval-levin

  33. Thanks Admin for another insightful article. Big Pink knew in 2008 what a crooked, ambition driven, empty vessel Obama is – and many good people in Illinois knew this in 2004. The nightmare will end on November 6.

  34. AP TRIES DRIVE-BY EMBARRASSMENT

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/09/ap-publishes-unflattering-pic-romney-bending-over/?intcmp=trending

    Would the AP put up an awkward moment of Saint Obama?

    No.

    But they did post an out-of-context picture of a girl looking at “something” while standing behind Romney. This is clearly not just an “oops, not sure how we let that one get by.” It was deliberate.

    Why?

    AP publishes unflattering pic of Romney bending over
    =====================================

    It was a news photo that, as Gawker quipped, was “ripe for captioning.”

    A pic of Mitt Romney bending over, while a seemingly astonished schoolgirl stands behind him, mouth agape.

    The photograph, posted Monday by The Associated Press for all to see, has since surged across the Internet. The candidate riding a wave of confidence from last week’s debate performance was suddenly made, pardon, the butt of jokes.

    So was it a cheap shot?

    Tim Graham, media analysis director at the Media Research Center, says absolutely.

    “It’s unbelievable,” he wrote. “It honestly looks like a little girl is gaping at Romney from behind.”

    A closer look appears to show the girl looking at something else to the right of Romney. The caption, though, does not make clear what it is she’s staring at.

    The caption said: “Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney poses for photographs with students of Fairfield Elementary School, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Fairfield, Va.”

    Steve Manuel, senior lecturer at Penn State’s College of Communications and an award-winning photojournalist, said the AP must have known how the image would be perceived.

    “In this photo, while it may appear funny, AP knows exactly what viewers are thinking,” he wrote in an email. “It’s not legitimate news. AP knows that viewers are going to chuckle and imagine what the little girl is seeing, and it makes Gov. Romney appear a bit foolish. That isn’t the purpose or mission of photojournalism. … Candidate or not, it is not the mission of a news organization to place anyone in a position to be ridiculed or made fun of. Reporting the news is, and this is not newsworthy.”

    Stephen Ward, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the photo by itself was not too offensive but noted it could be exploited.

    “Looking at the photo, it just strikes me as not particularly offensive. It’s more funny,” he said. “But in a highly charged political environment like this, you have to be very careful. I don’t particularly have a problem with the shot. As long as the caption is fine. My problem is in how people might use it.”

    The AP may have entered a bit of a gray area with this one. The photo was not altered or manipulated in any apparent way. But the National Press Photographers Association code of ethics offers some guidance.

    “Treat all subjects with respect and dignity,” it says. The code also says: “Be complete and provide context when photographing or recording subjects.”

    A representative with the AP did not return a request for comment.

    Graham noted that the image coincided with a story with a decidedly anti-Romney tone.

    The AP piece that ran around the same time was about how Romney had decided to skip a Nickelodeon-sponsored “Kids Pick the President” special that President Obama had agreed to.

    The story was in large part a venue for show producer Linda Ellerbee to sound off on the Republican nominee.

    “That’s several million kids who actually want to get involved in the democratic process,” Ellerbee told the AP. “They don’t deserve to be dissed. But former Gov. Romney also blew off Letterman and Big Bird, so I guess we’re in good company.”

    Romney’s campaign claimed it didn’t have time. Also, kids don’t actually vote.

  35. By the way…..just heard…… Voter reg. has closed in FL with significantly fewer registered Democrat voters now than in 2008. Wow.

  36. pm317
    October 9th, 2012 at 6:20 am
    This VP debate is the biggest opportunity ever for Romney. I won’t be surprised if it has equal number of viewers if not more. And they can’t dismiss Ryan as easily as they did Palin. And they are in a bind. They can’t blindly defend and flatter Biden either after the debate. That would make Obama’s debate performance look even worse — we can’t have Biden upstage Obama. Get the popcorn.
    ———————-
    I hope you are right. Here are these concerns: i) first, Biden may sound stupid, but he can be a programatic gut puncher when he needs to (Van Holen is programing him, just as now Axegrease is programming Obama),ii) second, Ryan does have a temper, which was displayed in the final stage of an interview with an ABC affiliate with an Obama media surrogate in Saginaw (who tried to walk him into a trap in re. guns-crime prevention-economic opportunity-taxcuts, iii)Biden is the beneficiary of low expectations (such that if he stays on his feet throughout the fight, big media will proclaim that he did well).

    To be clear, I do think Ryan will win the debate on paper. I also think he will win the hearts and the confidence of the critical mass of the electorate. And, I think he will give the generation he is part of a viable alterative to the bleak path Obama has put them on, which is in fact one of those paths we see throughtout history, which lead only to despair and from which no one ever returns. The point is, this will not be as easy as many of us, myself included, originally surmised.

  37. admin
    October 9th, 2012 at 5:51 am
    MoonOnPluto, it is amazing that Obama spent time in California knowing that the election is a month away. It’s not money but rather applause that drove Obama to go to California.
    &&&&&&&&

    And CA’s thousands of golf courses! “Time to clear my head. Again.”

  38. rgb44hrc
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am
    —————————–
    Anyone who has spent time in the military is familiar with the time honored expression: “shit flows down hill”. This is the reality of all organizational life and AP is no exception. The fool who is the head of AP is a vocal, demonstrative, unabashed Obama supporter. As such, he will attack Obama’s opponents and deify Obama every chance he gets. This man is morally and intellectually corrupt. His influence pervades their reporting even back in 2008 when he used Beth Fouhey to stalk Hillary and promote the story that there was dissention in her campaign. AP needs to be written off. They are not accountabilty to the American People or to the truth.

  39. pm317
    October 9th, 2012 at 6:40 am
    Let me put up this video again for people who don’t know much about Obama fundraising:
    —————————–
    that is a powerful exhibit. It needs to find its way into all the swing states. Imperative.

  40. Maybe Ryan will mention it. That will force NBC et al to report on it–or react with their usual no story here, lets move on and talk about something important, incaracerated Irish setters–who are quantum worse than those who are nice to those canines before they eat them. Obama forever is their mantra. It is sickness.

  41. Morning Jay: Underestimating Mitt?
    8:00 AM, OCT 8, 2012 • BY JAY COST

    Most of the post-debate punditry has focused on Barack Obama’s failure to win last week’s head-to-head match-up. Both the left and right seem to agree that Obama lost, with disagreement as to why that happened, naturally.

    But perhaps it should be looked at in a different way: Obama did not lose so much as Romney won. A highly skilled, albeit vastly underrated, candidate showed what he was really made of on Thursday.

    The rap on Mitt Romney all year has been that he’s gaffe-prone, inept, run a bad campaign, etc. But is this really fair? I don’t think so. Consider all the things he has done well:

    1. He won the GOP nomination relatively early (considering how frontloading the primaries was scaled back this cycle) and bloodlessly. Sure, it was messy at times, but he clearly has united the Republican party around him. Many of his once-staunchest opponents in the party – both high profile commentators and grassroots voters alike – are now counted among his strongest allies.

    2. He did so without breaking the bank. In fact, he and the RNC have raised more money than Barack Obama and the DNC in June, July, and August – and the GOP entered Labor Day having nearly $70 million more in cash on hand.

    3. He did so without having to adopt political opinions that alienated him from the middle of the electorate, or his base. In fact, his voting coalition was the center of the GOP electorate – not too far to the left, nor too far to the right.

    4. He did so despite the fact that much of the conservative pundit class and the mainstream media were consistently interested in other candidates. There was a new flavor of the month every month, but Romney was always in the mix, and proved himself the most put-together candidate of the pack.

    5. He made a great vice presidential pick.

    6. He gave a solid nomination acceptance address that undercut Barack Obama’s summer-long argument that Romney was a heartless plutocrat. Unfortunately, he did not get much of a convention bounce, but that was due to the DNC being held just days later, as opposed to any lackluster performance by Romney.

    7. He tends to be very strong in debate formats – coming across as earnest, knowledgeable, and exuberant.

    Naturally, the media has crafted a narrative of an incompetent campaign in disarray. But that’s what the media does – it picks narratives and runs with them, regardless of whether they best capture the essence of the race. And when you look back over history, you can see that the media’s emphases are often quite arbitrary, and sometimes tendentious.

    Did the media in 2008 run with the narrative that Barack Obama’s past affiliations and comments undercut his claim to be a bipartisan healer? Of course not.

    Did the media in 2000 run with the narrative that Al Gore was less principled than he pretended to be during the general election, or that his academic record undercut his claim to be a policy wonk? Of course not.

    Did the media in 1992 do sufficient investigation into Bill Clinton’s background in Arkansas, similar to how it has looked into Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital? Of course not.

    Did the media in 1976 run with the narrative that Jimmy Carter was an opportunist of the first degree, flip-flopping even on the issue of race relations, as he angled his way from the Georgia senate to the presidency? Of course not.

    Did the media in 1960 call out JFK for his red-baiting, scaring Americans into believing that there was a missile gap that did not, in fact, exist? Of course not.

    In other words, the media regularly develops memes – often prompted by the candidates to whom they are partial – and then it looks around for evidence to support that meme. Contrary evidence is ignored, excluded, cut out. These alternative narratives often emerge only years after the campaigns have concluded.

    Put aside the notion that Romney is a hopelessly weak candidate and we can see that, in fact, he has a lot of strengths. I would argue that he is the most articulate and passionate Republican nominee since at least Ronald Reagan, and perhaps even more so than the Gipper.

    Maybe that is why Romney crushed Barack Obama last Thursday.

  42. Funny when they said this about, it meant his campaign was in disarray, the race was over.

    Chuck Todd On MSNBC: Possibility Of Staff Shakeup In The Works In Obama Campaign

  43. Great post Admin and finally having the blog up and working again is like a beautiful Hawaiian day on the beach…in the middle of an otherwise gray, stormy winter.

  44. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am
    and the ward for lamest dumbest and jump the shark ad goes tooo..

    Obama, just jumped the shark……
    &&&&&&&&&

    Agreed, that was hardly a good ad. My, they’ll piss through $180 million with stuff like that???

  45. Chuck Todd On MSNBC: Possibility Of Staff Shakeup In The Works In Obama Campaign
    —————————-
    wow. I wonder if they will dump Rufus, for forgetting to put the three digit code on the contribution page, to prevent foreign and fraudulent contributions. Or is it perhaps something more substantive. After the election, the House Oversight Committee needs to subpoena Rufus, and ask him some searching questions. He needs to know that now so he can start sweating. If we had a different AG I would recommend witness protection, but with Holder in that job witness protection for an Obama insider could turn out to be a death sentence.

  46. wbboei…..I think he knows the game is up, this is all theatrics now…if that was Romneys campaign saying a “campaign shakeup is needed”, the howls of “he;s finished would be deafening.

    All has the whiff of death spiral about it now.

  47. The main purpose of this shakeup is to take the heat off Obama, blame his failings on staff, and to reassure dispirited supporters. But the flip side of it is it gives the outward appearance of a campaign in disarray, and visions of Casey At Bat.

  48. Ed Morrissey at Hot air : I originally was cautious about debate result. Now, Obama’s performance seems like McCain’, “I’m suspending my campaign” moment

  49. There is talk of huge infighting amongst the Obama camp, serious blowouts with people coming from First Lady and VJ at campaign staff. Rumor is Obama becoming increasingly isolated from staff and withdrawn.

  50. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    wbboei…..I think he knows the game is up, this is all theatrics now…if that was Romneys campaign saying a “campaign shakeup is needed”, the howls of “he;s finished would be deafening.

    All has the whiff of death spiral about it now.
    ———————————————–
    Yes, it does. The operative question for the Obama campaign becomes how do you resurrect a god that failed before 67 million views, and defeat an opponent who presented a picture of leadership in desperate times. And how do you get the American People to believe you–and not their lying eyes. Still, we must make provision for a better performance by team Obama in the next debate–they are being programmed as we speak with new lines of attack and focus tested strategms. However, because politics is a game of momentum, they are fighting the law of inertia, and the growing public perception now that the blinders have come off, that all along, from 2008 they have been deceived by the unholy alliance between Chicago, Washington and Big Media.

  51. Who will the casualities be? Plouffe? Ben the Dolt? Stephanie Liesalot? Jay the Carney? Tom O’Donilon? A Cecil B DeMille cast of thousands? For an executioner who likes his work, the flagging Obama campaign, once pronouned unbeatible, is now a target rich enviromnent. The Fuherer bunker video is apopos.

  52. Wbboei, what will really tell us is not who’s going to the firing but who Obama brings in. A campaign shake up within the last 4 weeks, its all so John McCain.

  53. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Funny when they said this about, it meant his campaign was in disarray, the race was over.

    Chuck Todd On MSNBC: Possibility Of Staff Shakeup In The Works In Obama Campaign
    &&&&&

    and maybe they’ll be firing on all cylinders by Nov. 7th.

  54. Attacks on Big Pink…seems like the attack was on the then ‘current’ thread, while the previous thread still worked.

    We can make a future plan that if this happens again, we can meet up on the past thread and have some sort of updates?

    Pink is a very active site, especially with videos, so maybe we will have to find a backwards thread to communicate…

    Hopefully admin will be able to out-Fox the rats but we all know that obots are angry with Hillary supporters instead of the Fraud they have worshiped instead of held accountable.

    Obot’s should finally get over it, after 4 years we will never vote for Obama!!!

  55. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    There is talk of huge infighting amongst the Obama camp, serious blowouts with people coming from First Lady and VJ at campaign staff. Rumor is Obama becoming increasingly isolated from staff and withdrawn.
    &&&&&&&&

    Any sources, links? Delicious…

  56. RGB twitter talk, rumor, i’m sure if its true, something more will surface but certainly fits if they are sacking people and the like.

  57. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    By the way…..just heard…… Voter reg. has closed in FL with significantly fewer registered Democrat voters now than in 2008. Wow.
    ——

    Well that’s what happens when dead people, Mickey Mouse and ACORN isn’t able to do what they did in 2008.

  58. wbboei
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I watched that video wbb, I thought Ryan did fine, it was AFTER the interview and he was talking to his staff that he showed his displeasure, with the cameras rolling. That was my take anyway.

    I still think they are detoxing Biden and probably implanting a 2 way listening device on him.

  59. By the way…..do you know that in England a stupid person is called a “muppet” If you say to someone “you muppet”, means total idiot.

  60. Josh Romney, introducing Mitt in Iowa, says he and his brothers taught their father “how to debate an obstinate child.”

  61. Interesting comment over at Usterman’s site, where shit is hitting the fan behind the scenes and the main posts are limited right now…(to protect the innocent?)

    I was looking though the comments and this caught up my attention:

    NameBM
    October 9, 2012 at 3:05 am

    So, if reading between the lines, Solyndra and others were just fake enterprises from day one, made up for two things: one buying up the complicity of crooks ie. the executives of the companies, two diverting huge sums of taxpayers dollars towards funding the 2012 Obama elections and other elections deemed necessary to advance the NWO agenda (for lack of a better name for such agenda).

    The expose on foreign contributions is just looking at the end of the line of the whole operation.

    We know where the money came from the Stimulus originally and ended up in foreign lands to be returned on demand for funding american elections, minus the usual fees and bribes.

    And we know that UM was sent on the legendary walk in Washington to identify a bank.

    And Corsi at WND has also been ringing the alarm on another bank laundering money.

    I say we pretty much have the story right there.

    With probable involvment of elements from the Drugs Cartels and Al Qaeda to move additional funds and/or the commissions due.

    It seems we are looking at a spider web rather than separated operations. FnF, Sylandra, Lightsquare and al, were not separated, misguided and greedy operations. They are all interconnected and moving parts of a much larger and comprehensive sheme to plunder the America and corrupt its system.

    Never mind the ideology… It’s always about the money.

    Reply

    Redwine
    October 9, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Solyndra and the whole “green energy” scam were money laundering operations for the regime. Notice how much of this eased up or ceased altogether as online campaign tricks got into high gear.
    Reply

    Obeline
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Not only experiencing the usual finicky posting issues with UM site, but it won’t even load 99% of the time, since yesterday.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/08/the-buying-of-obamas-america-wsi-and-whi-related-must-read/

  62. O says:

    “I very much intend to win this election,” Obama told donors in San Francisco Monday night. “But we’re only going to do it if everybody is almost obsessive for the next 29 days.”
    ***********************************

    sorry, bro…not this time…people are waking up out of the trance…you are being seen so shallow that even Big Bird and Andrea Mitchell have had enough and want you to pull your ads…you are on your own…the MSM has gone ‘racist’ on you…Maher, Letterman, Sullivan, Henilamn…the whole kit and kabuddle are fading into the distance…

    …it must be that lingering image burnt into everyone’s mind of you just standing there on the debate stage, head down…silent…and you call yourself ‘a leader?’

    …as for you, O, being “even-keeled”…you have got to be kidding…you are so manic that you go from screaming and almost speaking in tongues on the stump to standing there motionless and dumbstruck in a debate in front of 70 million people…

    in fact, MR was staring at you so intently during the debate to make eye contact with you…I was waiting for him to say to Jim Leher, “Is O ok?, he seems to be in a trance or catatonic…is he drugged or something?

    …right about now your eyes are starting to say that you would rather be in Hawaii…maybe time to rekindle the good old days with the Choom Gang…we know, you know…you really are not into this and do not need this…this is getting too hard…too much work, not enough adulation…it is hard when the glory days disappear…and you are left there for the empty shell…or as Clint projected…the empty chair…

    hey, O, you had a good run…you fooled a good many of the people most of the time…BUT not all of the people this time…

  63. Well that’s what happens when dead people, Mickey Mouse and ACORN isn’t able to do what they did in 2008.
    &&&&&

    Mickey Mouse and Bozo and ET are very active in politics. They don’t just vote, they vote numerous times. And they have large fortunes, from which they donate $2 at a time.

  64. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Wow just wow….

    Rasmussen : #Connecticut: #Obama 51%, #Romney 45%…
    &&&&&&&&

    There goes the “firewall”. Aside from NH, New England was supposed to be “true blue”.

    I can’t wait to hear about NJ (where I live).

    PA in play, as well as MI.

    Anyone know how Hawaii is going??? :^)

  65. How significant is this, Obama won by 23 in 2008, in 2012 leading by 6, spells national disaster for Obama, actually its a collapse if this is correct.

  66. Shadowfax
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    “I very much intend to win this election,” Obama
    told donors in San Francisco Monday night. “But
    we’re only going to do it if everybody is almost
    obsessive for the next 29 days.”
    &&&&&&

    Wow, how inspiring.

    Again, notice how he dumps responsibility on everyone else. When he fails, he can say, “My supporters were not committed enough, didn’t donate enough, not enough yard signs, debate coaches left me unprepared, Biden did what we all expected…Michelle was too overbearing, and Bo literally “did nothing”.

  67. and now you know why the campaign is falling apart and there is internal fighting…..told you wanted to lose, did it deliberately i bet.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215173/Obama-believed-beaten-Romney-Denver-debate-ignoring-advice-aides.html

    Obama ‘believed he had BEATEN Romney’ in Denver debate – after ignoring advice of top aides on preparation

    Obama believes he’d got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign

    The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown

    Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn’t think he needed to even engage with him

    Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them

    By Toby Harnden

    PUBLISHED: 11:25 EST, 9 October 2012

    When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.

    But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.

    In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.

    The Democrat said that Obama’s inner circle was dismayed at the ‘disaster’ and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn’t believe he needed to engage with him.

    ‘President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else – anything – but debate prep,’ the Democrat said. ‘He kept breaking off whenever he got the opportunity and never really focused on the event.

    ‘He went into the debate armed with a number of one-liners to throw at Romney, including at least two about Romney not caring about 47 per cent of the country. But he decided not to use them.’

    The Democrat, who is aligned with the Obama campaign and has been an unofficial adviser on occasions, said that David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, was stunned that the President left the stage feeling that he had won the debate.

    ‘To his credit, the President believes that debates are about substance rather than performance. He felt that his argument about the direction this country should take was much stronger than Romney’s. Unfortunately, that’s not the way modern debates work.’

    During his debate preparation in Henderson, Nevada, Obama broke off to visit a campaign field office. There, he joked with a volunteer about how his advisers were ‘keeping me indoors all the time’ to practice. ‘It’s a drag. They’re making me do my homework.

    Snip

  68. Don’t get too excited. Tides are hard to turn, but a small flicker in the stock market at the last minute won it the last time. Still cannot figure out what McCain had to do with the stock market blimp, but he was blamed for it anyway, and it was too late to fix it, or work it.

  69. moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    How significant is this, Obama won by 23 in 2008, in 2012 leading by 6, spells national disaster for Obama, actually its a collapse if this is correct.
    _________________________________________—-

    This is merely symptomatic of a point I have made repeatedly here. Obama won in 2008 during an historic turnout of Dem voters propogated by Big Media inspired Obamamania and suppressed GOP enthusiasm.

    After living through 4 years of community-organizer-as-president reality, there is no way in hell he gets the e-day support he enjoyed in 08. Even before the debates, he was toast and all those polls which even had asshole as being close or ahead were based on extremely unrealistic turnout assumptions.

    Anyone think Americans want 4 more years of this continuing nightmare? Hell f’ing no.

  70. NewMexicoFan
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Don’t get too excited. Tides are hard to turn, but a small flicker in the stock market at the last minute won it the last time. Still cannot figure out what McCain had to do with the stock market blimp, but he was blamed for it anyway, and it was too late to fix it, or work it.

    ……………………………..

    I think Obama has actually smashed his campaign, there is a perception building fast that he is disinterested, bored and frankly wants out. He is single handedly destroying his campaign.

  71. We have gone lower than ever before : Actual quote from the presidential spokeswoman: “There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird.” referring to Romney.

    I shake my head.

  72. I think Obama has actually smashed his campaign, there is a perception building fast that he is disinterested, bored and frankly wants out. He is single handedly destroying his campaign.

    ——
    I don’t think he ever really wanted the ‘job’ in the first place…he wanted the perks, the recognition as the first half black prez, the glory of the peace prize and all the fun and money…he never wanted to actually work, never has, never will.

    The only reason he still might have a chance to ‘win’ is how far will the corrupt ones behind the scenes go to save their own necks?

    Steal votes, steal tax money, bend over for foreign big wigs with money?

    CAN OBAMA’S THUGS ACTUALLY BUY THIS ELECTION AGAIN OR ARE THE AMERICAN VOTES GOING TO STEP UP, BAND TOGETHER FROM ALL PARTIES AND KICK HIS ASS OUT?????

  73. Quote from the Crawdad Hole:

    For their sakes I hope they aren’t putting all their eggs in Joe Biden’s basket. It’s far more likely that Biden will lose or manage a draw than win, but even if he pulls a Romney and blows Paul Ryan off the stage I doubt it will affect anything. On the other hand, a clear victory by Ryan will add to the Mittmentum.

    http://crayfisher.wordpress.com/

  74. This is so laughable it’s stinks of pure stupidity.

    October Surprise: Bill Clinton, Secretary of State

    Oct 9, 2012 by ROBERT STEIN

    If he can persuade Bill Clinton to be Secretary of State in his second term and announce it, Barack Obama would serve the nation, improve his reelection chances, give the Senate Tea Party a confirmation headache and open a new chapter in the nation’s most engrossing psycho-political family drama.

    Let’s take a deep breath to parse the multiple meanings of “if.”

    Hillary Clinton has made it clear she will resign after four years of success. No one mentioned so far, certainly not John Kerry, has the stature to take her place.

    Bill Clinton does. As the most popular figure in American politics, he is doing what he can to help Obama’s reelection. But with a debate debacle now clouding the prospects, every assurance that the nation would be in good hands during a second term is needed. The Comeback Kid could signal that by putting his body where his mouth is.

    A Secretary of State Bill Clinton would be under no pressure to follow the 24/7 traveling tenure of his wife. Over time, the Grey Eminence model in that post has served the nation well, and a former President could have world leaders coming to court him, leaving the heavy lifting of constant coming and going to top assistants.

    Read more at http://themoderatevoice.com/163200/october-surprise-bill-clinton-secretary-of-state/#cAsU5E9tV3WJBWhz.99

  75. We can make a future plan that if this happens again, we can meet up on the past thread and have some sort of updates?

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

    Sounds good to me. 🙂

  76. Claire, Claire, Naughty Corrupt Claire

    Game Changer?
    The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income. Missouri royalty – The rest of the country has suffered but Claire McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard have done very well these past five years.

    There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns.
    ABC3040 reported:

    Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only fraction of that has made it to the family’s bank accounts, according to an Associated Press analysis.

    McCaskill’s Republican challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, says the federal payments should be a cause for concern among voters. He’s attempting to portray the Democratic senator’s family as a prime beneficiary of government largesse.

    “There is a conflict of interest and a breach of trust with the citizens of our state,” Akin said in an interview with the AP.

    McCaskill campaign spokesman Caitlin Legacki called such assertions “flat-out wrong.”

    There is no evidence that McCaskill personally routed the money to her husband’s businesses. But she voted for some – and against other – bills that funded the federal housing and agriculture departments, which in turn provide subsidies to businesses with federal contracts to provide low-income housing.

    The AP reviewed five years’ worth of federal personal financial disclosure statements filed by McCaskill, which list more than 300 “affordable housing” businesses in which her husband, Joseph Shepard, had at least a partial ownership during the time she has been in office. At least one-third of those businesses also appear to be listed as recipients of federal payments in an online government database that tracks spending.

    The firms affiliated with Shepard appear to have received about $39 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service or the Department of Housing and Urban Development between 2007 – when McCaskill took office – and the end of 2011. According to McCaskill’s financial reports, Shepard earned an income of between about $400,000 and $2.6 million from those businesses in the years in which they received government payments.

    McCaskill’s campaign declined to make the senator available for an interview about the federal payments and – except for Legacki’s brief statement that Akin’s assertion was wrong – also declined to let campaign staff participate in an on-the-record interview. But the campaign offered a variety of reasons why the payments pose no conflict of interest, including the fact that McCaskill opposed some of the funding bills and that those she supported also included appropriations for a wide variety of government programs.

    The campaign said the vast majority of the housing subsidy contracts were initiated before McCaskill became a senator, although Shepard invested in some of them after she was elected and others were renewed during her term in office. The subsidies are intended to cover the gap between the rent paid by the tenant and the value of the housing unit as determined by the federal government. Consequently, much of the subsidy goes to the owners’ operating costs, such as mortgage payments or facility maintenance, the campaign said. Were Congress to not fund the subsidies, the federal government would be defaulting on its obligations, the campaign said.

    Akin said McCaskill could have abstained from voting on bills that funded agencies involved in low-income housing developments.

    But McCaskill then could have been open to accusations that she shunned her congressional duties – an assertion she has made against Akin for missing numerous House votes during his Senate campaign.

    “She has to vote for or against appropriation bills – that’s what the citizens of Missouri hire her to do,” said George Connor, head of the political science department at Missouri State University. But he added: “It seems to me that she has influence over federal policy that has directly benefited her husband.”

    McCaskill ranks as one of the wealthiest members in Congress.

    And after five years as Missouri Senator, she’s even richer.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/big-news-feds-paid-40-million-to-claire-mccaskills-husbands-business/

  77. More Republicans than Democrats Requesting Absentee Ballots in Four Swing States

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/329794/more-republicans-democrats-requesting-absentee-ballots-four-swing-states-katrina-trink

    In at least four key swing states in 2008, Obama won handily among early voters, allowing him to win those state without winning the actual Election Day vote. He will not have the same early vote lead this year because our Absentee Balloting operation is producing promising results. In Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada Republicans have requested more absentee ballots than Democrats. While we run programs in every battleground state, not all states track ballots by voter identification, so we can only measure our progress in certain ones.

    As of Saturday, Republicans had requested 656,813 absentee ballots in Colorado, compared to Democrats’ 627,064, according to records from the Secretary of State. In North Carolina, more than 52% of all ballot requests have come from Republicans, whereas Democrats account for only 27% of requests and unaffiliated voters, 21%.

    In Florida, 43.4% of absentee ballot requests came from Republicans, 39% from Democrats. Republicans have an even larger advantage in returned absentee ballots: 45.5% to 38%.

    In Nevada, absentee ballot requests favor Republicans 43.9% to 39.2%, with some smaller GOP-leaning counties not reporting. We expect our advantage in Nevada therefore to be even larger.

  78. If Romney wins… he will be able to name one or even several Supreme Court judges…
    That’s the end of Roe vs Wade…
    So, no, I am not happy at all. 🙁

  79. Moonpluto, that Big Bird ad is pathetic! I thought it was something from the Onion until I watched it a second time.

  80. It is said that after January the O’s will retire to an estate on Hawaii bought for them by ‘friends’. There are a couple of scenarios that could then play out.
    First, O and M retire quietly and drop out of view. Unlikely, given the narcicissm and his on-going obligations to his handlers.
    Second, they go on the lecture circuit and propogate the ideas of his handlers. Likely given their lust for wealth and status. He then becomes a long term pain in the arse for America as he drives the race card globally and continues his hate-fest.
    Third, as the truth about the ‘hidden’ isues in his rise to power come out, as the truth about the extreme corruption of the stumulus and the rape of the taxpayer emerge, the F&F issue, the money laundering in the campaign, and even more come out his supporters are endangered. It becomes possible that he will not survive – the chicago way!

  81. woman4power
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    If Romney wins… he will be able to name one or even several Supreme Court judges…
    That’s the end of Roe vs Wade…
    So, no, I am not happy at all. 🙁

    ……………………

    Bullshit.

  82. Kathleen McKinley ‏@KatMcKinley

    They are seriously playing the Sesame Street theme song at Obama event at OSU. They seriously think this is winning for them. Geeze.

    jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty

    Somewhere at Sesame Workshop High Command: “We asked nicely, then we warned him, and he ignored both. Release the Snuffleupagus!”

  83. woman4power
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    If Romney wins… he will be able to name one or even several Supreme Court judges…
    That’s the end of Roe vs Wade…
    So, no, I am not happy at all.

    ……………………
    moononpluto
    October 9th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Bullshit.
    …………….

    That is just the truth.
    Do not hit the messenger, please.

  84. Catherine Gatewood ‏@CatGatewood
    I’m listening to Obama speak @ OSU & can’t help but wonder when he is going to stop repeating tired, proven lies & actually present a plan?

  85. jbstonesfan
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    So I can say we are finally winning???
    &&&&

    The polls and momemtum are one thing, but the two teams have to bring out their ground game on “Game Day”. Plus, I have no doubt they’ll do whatever to keep it close.

    Let’s just say it’s nice to see Team Obama sweat.

  86. I’m personally of the thought these days that the DEM’s need a total rout, all the way. CLEAN OUT THE SWAMP, Drain it of the Reids’ Pelosi’s the GRIFTERS.

    I have felt for a long time that the polls were VERY freakish cause everyone I talk to does not want the grifters back in. The debate showed the country how out of touch Bambi is.

    HE DID NOT REALLY CARE TO PREPARE. IT’S A DRAG … IT’S A DRAG … IT’S BORING, THEY ARE KEEPING ME INSIDE, DOING MY “homeWORK”… FREAK HE SHOULD KNOW THIS SHIT/

  87. woman4power
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    If Romney wins… he will be able to name one or even several Supreme Court judges…
    That’s the end of Roe vs Wade…
    So, no, I am not happy at all. 🙁
    ——

    I used to let my vote be controlled by issues like Roe vs Wade, after Obama and the disaster he has put us in, I will vote for the person that makes the best President, period!

  88. woman4power
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    If Romney wins… he will be able to name one or even several Supreme Court judges…
    That’s the end of Roe vs Wade…
    So, no, I am not happy at all.
    *************

    Not going to happen. It is a big money issue for both sides, and if you haven’t noticed, Romney isn’t going there. He is a moderate in heart and a states rights person.

  89. Stacey Dash To Appear on Piers Morgan Tonight
    —Ace

    To talk about the race — and race.

    As she was race-baited within inches of her life for supporting Romney.

    I won’t watch it because it’s Piers Morgan, but I’m sure there will be some clips on TheRightScoop.

  90. Kay
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    ***************************************************

    …hate to even mention this Kay…but #4 could be O mounting a campaign to run in 2016…if he were to lose, he could run again…there is no guarantee he would step aside for Hillary…however it seems doubtful…but he cannot be trusted, we know that…

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

    woman4power
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    ***********************************

    I seriously doubt Roe V Wade will be in trouble…for one thing, no matter what MR says, he is a moderate (and probably remains pro choice but will never say it)
    second, just look at the recent past…

    we had GWB and at one time he had all branches of the govt and the repubs did nothing to stop Roe…I will agree, at the state and local levels the repubs have tried to chip away and make it more difficult…

    BUT…here we are forty years later and Roe is intact…young women (and men) fought for Roe in the 1970’s…if it is ever threatened for real, it will be up to young women and men to fight again…but I honestly would not worry about it…I worry more about it being used as an issue to EXPLOIT women and O has done that with his ‘war on women’ in the most obscene way…the O camp has condescended to woman in such an insulting way…

    for example, the ad running nonstop now in Fla, is a woman who starts by saying she does the laundry, she pays the bills, etc…(O sterotypes women)

    this is after the other ad that ran for months that had women talking about how afraid they would be in their lives if Romney won…(O assumes women to be dumb and needy, like we need O to go on with our lives)

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

    finally, re: Big Bird…first, could the O camp be any more shallow?

    the O camp continues to embarrass themselves in the eyes of genuinely economically concerned, thinking people…and the O camp is oblivious… they don’t even realize how foolish they look…this just goes to show you why we have gotten what we have from O’s “leadership” the last four years and why the country remains in such a mess

    this is all one big joke to O and his peeps…HOWEVER, in that ad, they compare Big Bird to Bernie Maddow and other bank thieves…bank thieves that have all been taken down by prior administrations…the Obama administration has not held ONE BANKER ACCOUNTABLE for any of the crimes they committed…

    …so again, the O came is so stupid and shallow these days, they don’t even realize in their stupidity that they are setting themselves up for criticism…

  91. ADMIN, i have tried to leave two comments today and both of them have disappeared, not even in moderation, just gone…is this part of the problem the site is having?

    very frustrating to compose a comment then poof it disappears

    what is going on?

  92. Very touching, watch the video

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/romney-knew-ex-seal-slain-in-benghazi/?hpt=po_c2

    2 hours ago
    Romney knew ex-SEAL slain in Benghazi

    Posted by
    CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Mitt Romney knew one of the former Navy SEALs killed in this year’s Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, he told an Iowa audience Tuesday.

    The GOP presidential nominee choked up as he described meeting the man his campaign confirmed was Glen Doherty, who was killed in the Libya attack.

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    “We had a lot of things in common,” Romney said of Doherty, recalling the two had skied at some of the same places, and that when they met Doherty had discussed his care and concern for people he had met working in the Middle East. “You can imagine how I felt when I found out that he was one of the two former Navy SEALs killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11th.”

    Romney only recently learned for certain that Doherty was the same man he had met at a party in La Jolla, California, a campaign spokesman said.

    Reminiscing on a windy Tuesday in Iowa, Romney cited reports on CNN International that Doherty had left a safe location to rush to the aid of the consulate under attack last month.

    “They didn’t hunker down where they were in safety – they rushed there to go help,” Romney said, tying that spirit to his candidacy. “This is the American way – we go where there’s trouble. We go where we’re needed. And right now we’re needed.”

    The two men met under unlikely – and humorous – circumstances, Romney said. Several years ago he and his wife Ann headed out for a neighborhood party but did not confirm the address on their invitation.

    “We went over, knocked on the door, they let us in ‘good to see you’ when we came in,” Romney said. “We had dinner together and got our pictures with everyone.”

    “Turns out, this wasn’t the neighborhood party,” he continued, to laughter from the audience. “This was a family having a party with their friends all right?”

  93. Was he just visiting this website?: 🙂

    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis.

    During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion “shut down” and that he then experienced “something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.” In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a “place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones” and “shimmering beings“.

    He continues: “Birds? Angels? These words registered later, when I was writing down my recollections. But neither of these words do justice to the beings themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms.” The doctor adds that a “huge and booming like a glorious chant, came down from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it. the sound was palpable and almost material, like a rain that you can feel on your skin but doesn’t get you wet.”

    Dr Alexander says he had heard stories from patients who spoke of outer body experiences but had disregarded them as “wishful thinking” but has reconsidered his opinion following his own experience.

    He added: “I know full well how extraordinary, how frankly unbelievable, all this sounds. Had someone even a doctor told me a story like this in the old days, I would have been quite certain that they were under the spell of some delusion.

    “But what happened to me was, far from being delusional, as real or more real than any event in my life. That includes my wedding day and the birth of my two sons.” He added: “I’ve spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigous medical institutions in our country. I know that many of my peers hold as I myself did to the theory that the brain, and in particular the cortex, generates consciousness and that we live in a universe devoid of any kind of emotion, much less the unconditional love that I now know God and the universe have toward us.

    “But that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet. What happened to me destroyed it.”

  94. They know they’re in trouble and don’t want any evidence on videotape:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/no-white-house-press-briefing-last-15-days_654039.html

    The White House has not held a press briefing in the last 15 days, according to records on the White House’s website. The last one was held on September 24, 2012, by White House press secretary Jay Carney.

    However, in that 15 day time period, and including today, there have been 11 press gaggles. Nine have been conducted by Carney, while 2 have been held by principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. Campaign surrogates David Axelrod and traveling press secretary Jen Psaki have participated in the gaggles.

    But there’s a big difference between a gaggle and a press briefing. Gaggles are limited only to those members of the press who are traveling with the president of the United States and are not video taped. Press briefings, on the other hand, are open to credentialed media (who obtain White House approval) and are on camera.

    Gaggles tend to by shorter in length than a normal press briefing, usually being held for approximately 10-15 minutes at a time. And are these days very often held aboard Air Force One to accommodate the frequent campaign stops across the country by President Obama.

  95. omg, is that a real ad, the big bird ad??? My nephews and nieces just saw it along with me and we all thought it was from the Jon Stewart show, it is an actual ad from OTurd?!

    This is what they’re reduced to?? using big bird? Let me guess they though, hm, “sesame street”, “wall street”, “main street”, lets make a commercial about it.

  96. If Hillary had anything to do with this, not good! Why exclude Fox news?

    State dept now says, no protests, it was a direct attack on 9/11. An assassination of a US ambassador. Absolutely no protests, it was a preplanned attack.

  97. Hillary just chucked Obama under the bus…….Journo’s sources sying open standoff between WH and State Dept…Team Obama vs Team Clinton. Hillary trying to make sure her team does not take blame for Obama.

    This just got really really bad for Obama.

  98. moononpluto, good news. No way Hillary will shoulder the blame especially if it is not true. Her work and her people come first. It is unusual in the way Rice has been made the scapegoat too.

  99. Ryan better come off well and not too conservative. So far he has added nothing to the ticket and Romney is still behind in Wisconsin.

  100. I have to say this businessman while massively more successful than me speaks for me. I already gave up my business, but I know many many small sized businesses who will indeed do what this businessman so articulately outlined. I am posting his letter here, admin, if it is too long of a post, my apologies and please erase it, the link has the entire letter as well.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/09/ceo-threatens-fire-employees-if-obama-reelected-and-raises-taxes#ixzz28qF4kybK

    “To All My Valued Employees,

    As most of you know our company, Westgate Resorts, has continued to succeed in spite of a very dismal economy. There is no question that the economy has changed for the worse and we have not seen any improvement over the past four years. In spite of all of the challenges we have faced, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can’t tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose. In fact, I encourage you to vote for whomever you think will serve your interests the best. […]

    Now, the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed 42 years of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits, but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the costs of running a business have gotten out of control, and let me tell you why: We are being taxed to death and the government thinks we don’t pay enough. We pay state taxes, federal taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, workers compensation taxes and unemployment taxes. I even have to hire an entire department to manage all these taxes. The question I have is this: Who is really stimulating the economy? Is it the Government that wants to take money from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not, or is it people like me who built a company out of his garage and directly employs over 7000 people and hosts over 3 million people per year with a great vacation?

    Obviously, our present government believes that taking my money is the right economic stimulus for this country. The fact is, if I deducted 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, that’s what happens to me. […]

    Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate business, not kill it. However, the power brokers in Washington believe redistributing wealth is the essential driver of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change they want.

    So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.

    So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, which candidate understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of protecting and saving your job. While the media wants to tell you to believe the “1 percenters” are bad, I’m telling you they are not. They create most of the jobs. If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the “1%”; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country.

    You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, so will your opportunities. If that happens, you can find me in the Caribbean sitting on the beach, under a palm tree, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

    Signed, your boss,

    David Siegel”

  101. I had mentioned this before, more and more businesses will just have part timers now, the healthcare reqs are lower for part timers. So unemployment very well may continue to go down, only because more people are dropping out and more people are being UNDERemployed.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49343911

    “The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements.

    Darden Restaurants declined to give details but said the test is only in restaurants in four markets across the country. The test entails increasing the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week. Under the new health care act, companies will be required to provide health care to full-time employees by 2014. That would significantly boost labor costs for businesses. Cont…”

  102. Woman4Power I heard the “he’s going to overturn Roe vs. Wade” when Bush was running. It was a scare tactic. This election means more to me than abortion, and contraceptives which I don’t think the taxpayer should be paying for anyway. This election means the survival of our freedom, our way of life, and our country. Everything other than that is just not even worth considering when there are so many more important things right now. We are going down unless the fraud in the WH loses.

  103. That is all the ads are talking about down here…every commercial trying to scare woman that Roe v. Wade will be overruled which is nonsense. Has not and never will happen. Romney still needs more airplay down here.
    ————-
    As for Libya, Hillary has been very quiet. She is as responsible as Obama IMO if the
    allegations are true. I hope she comes out ok, but this was a horrific incident which
    could and should have never occurred.

  104. wow. State Dept: “we never linked Libya consulate attack to the youtube video”.

    So the State dept just threw the WH under the bus, so the UN ambassador Susan Rice, that position comes under the WH?

  105. so how far will the American MSM go now to play interference for their Messiah? I will bet not one damn “news” outlet will lead with this tomorrow morning!

    So the state dept is separating itself from the WH, the intelligence offices & officers are separating themselves from the WH, both entities saying neither linked the attack to the video. Only the WH did.

  106. Romney: Abortion not on my agenda – cbsn.ws/Rv30i0 from twitter

    well there goes the scare tactics about roe v wade that some are using to spread the “war on women” line.

  107. and I might add, its pretty amazing to me that the dems keep insulting women by saying all they care about is one issue.

  108. Wbboei, what will really tell us is not who’s going to the firing but who Obama brings in. A campaign shake up within the last 4 weeks, its all so John McCain
    —————–
    Moon: you are correct on both points.

    It will have to be people who can tolerate the heavy hand of Jhiad Jarrett and Glueteous Maximus.

    Someone who does not mind taking over the helm of the HMS Titanic after she has hit the iceberg.

    And while the elite guests who had champagne and candlelight in their eyes moments ago, are now feeling the cold icy waters flooding over the gunwales as they stare into the black abyss of Davey Jones Locker, as the band plays on.

    Only to be blamed for the ultimate loss.

    Anyone interested in that assignment submit a resume and list of references to 1600 Pennsyvania Avenue.

  109. Bravo to this independent minded young lady for not backing down in her support for Romney. And shame on all those obots for going after her in the expected vileness they are so good at.

    Stacey Dash Defends Romney Support On @PiersMorgan, Tells Naysayers ‘Do Your Homework’ (VIDEO) mediaite.com/a/cwvqi

  110. McCaskill ranks as one of the wealthiest members in Congress.

    And after five years as Missouri Senator, she’s even richer.
    ——————-
    Yet the average American is 40% poorer. Hopefully, the voters from Missori will get it right this time around and throw out McCaskill, a.k.a. The Love Child From Movie Deliverance.

  111. Gallup is losing the credibility they established over half a century. And once it is gone, it is gone forever. Whatever the threat Holder made toward them, it was not worth the destruction of their brand. And when Romeny wins they will look back on this moment and realize that was wrong to succumb to blackmail.

  112. tim
    October 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
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    Every CEO in the country who is not in Obama’s pocket should be giving some variation of that speech to their employees, so those employees understand that if they and their peers re elect Obama, then he will destroy what is left of the American economy and cost them their jobs. Those are the stakes in this election.

  113. pm317
    October 9th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    hilarious..via hotair

    ———–
    That was the funniest thing I heard all day.

  114. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-09/guest-post-are-businesses-quietly-preparing-financial-apocalypse

    No one is spending, expanding, growing, investing. Nor will they unless OTurd is evicted on November 6th.

    “S corporations are sitting on more cash than at any point since World War II. That’s without including banks. We’re only talking about nonfinancial corporations – the ones that sell goods and services and make the economy go. Those businesses hold $1.4 trillion. As investors, we can infer quite a bit from corporations’ inability (or unwillingness) to deploy their cash. For one, it indicates that business have assumed a very defensive stance. Cash, of course, is a buffer against uncertainty – the uncertainty that business slows for any reason. Cont..”

  115. “Moments ago, in response to perceived political badgering by Fortune and Reuters, Jack Welch, the CEO of Chairman of GE from 1981 to 2001, just after the company’s stock peaked at $593 billion, the outspoken critic of Obama has decided to sever ties with both the CNN-controlled publication and with the Thomson Reuters organization, and instead going forward will use the WSJ as a platform. What drove Welch over the edge is the now traditional media response of attacking the person instead of the argument whenever the status quo is threatened, in this case predicated by articles by both Fortune and Reuters. Cont.”

    the link also includes the email, yes email, welch sent to Reuters etc to terminate the contract with them… the email is so blunt. LOL.

  116. gonzotx
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    wbboei
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I watched that video wbb, I thought Ryan did fine, it was AFTER the interview and he was talking to his staff that he showed his displeasure, with the cameras rolling. That was my take anyway.

    I still think they are detoxing Biden and probably implanting a 2 way listening device on him.
    ———————–
    There is an exclusive golf course up Long Island well past the Hamptons which was the brainchild of the Vanderbilts, Whiteys, Astors, and their ilk. It is a windswept links style course with no trees, and gale force wins can come into play, making low scores next to impossible. The golf course has a tower with a panoramic view of the north part of the Island, and at high noon a whistle blows, all the players return to the clubhouse for lobster on the half shell–a relic of bigone days. I played the course in the mid 90s and my host was the former captain. He had inherited a seat on the New York Stock exchange, but like others of his age and circumstance became adicted to cocaine. So he rented the seat out and spent 2 years on the Island, making trouble, flaunting nubile young ladies in front of the staid vestiges of old wealth, and sharpening his golf game. At the end of the round we met for a drink, in the intentionally understated locker room. There told me about the history of the course. It seems they hired a course architect of some renoun to design the course, and to inspire his imagination they sent him to the Mecca of golfers Scotland. He got there safe and sound, but shortly after he arrrived he fell in love not with some young lady, not with the traditions of golf, but with demon rum–or in this case, demon Scotch. His benefactors let the years slip by but there came a point and once of them asked have any of you heard anything from Joe, when is he coming back, when will he begin designing our golf course. Well, nobody had heard from him an nobody knew. So they hired the Pinkertons to find him and bring him back. They found him in a distillery and at the tale end of a seven year binge. They sobered him up, hauled him back to New York and delivered him to the owners. His name was Joe, specifically, Joe Biden. Scots not Irish, but no doubt a relative.

  117. http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/10/is-obamacare-responsible-for-surge-in.html

    There are only 2 reasons a weakened and weakening economy has an employment rate falsely going down, MSM is too stupid and a part of the Oturd campaign, so this will never be covered by the MSM.

    1)people are leaving the workforce — not counted therefore the BLS says they don’t exist.

    2)because of ObamaCare, more parttimers will continue to grow in the workforce — and as they are underemployed, BLS will not count then in the unemployment rate.

  118. tim, i hope it is true also, but my fear is that this will depress the vote because it is “already in the bag”. I think this is a VERY dangerous video for the Romney campaign.

  119. http://www.newsbusters.org./blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/09/romney-supporting-black-actress-i-chose-him-not-color-his-skin-conten

    As NewsBusters reported Monday, African-American actress Stacey Dash was thoroughly lambasted on Twitter for expressing her support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Tuesday, a defiant Dash marvelously said, “I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

    PIERS MORGAN, HOST: The extraordinary thing is the tweet that you put out under @REALStaceyDash – your follower count has been up by nearly 30,000, so congratulations – but you said, “Vote for Romney, the only choice for your future.” Hardly the most scandalous thing ever. Let me ask you this: Do you think it’s purely because you are a famous black woman, or is it because you are an actress and there aren’t many actresses full stop who are Republicans? What do you think has been the predominant factor in the fury?

    STACEY DASH: You know, I really don’t understand the fury. I don’t understand it. I don’t get it?

    MORGAN: Were you shocked, were you saddened, were you angry?

    DASH: Yeah, I was shocked, not angry. Saddened and shocked. Really shocked, but you know what? You can’t expect everyone to agree with you.

    MORGAN: These people here, this is somebody who tweeted, “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot.” And somebody else just put, “Kill yourself, you old hag.”

    DASH: Wow, really?

    MORGAN: I mean, really disgusting tweets.

    DASH: That is. That’s pretty harsh.

    MORGAN: You say you don’t feel angry but what do you feel? I mean, do you feel offended by this?

    DASH: I don’t feel offended because come on, you know?

    MORGAN: You think it’s stupid?

    DASH: Just come on. You know? I don’t feel offended. I just feel that, you know, as a country, this is my choice. This is the man I want to lead my country. It is my right as an American citizen. It’s my Constitutional right to have my choice of who I want to vote for for president.

    MORGAN: And I think you should be allowed to have it.

    DASH: And I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.

    PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Have you heard from Mitt Romney at all?

    DASH: Yes, well not Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan.

    MORGAN: Paul Ryan rang you today?

    DASH: Yes, he did.

    MORGAN: What did he say?

    DASH: He said, “Thank you so much for your support,” and that I was brave, and they support me, and I thought that was so generous and kind. You know? Lovely. Really

    MORGAN: Have any of the Obama campaign been on?

    DASH: No, they haven’t.

    MORGAN: What does it say to you about the state of the political discourse and the debate in America that one innocuous tweet from you, purely because you’re an actress and the color of your skin, sparked this kind of mayhem?

    DASH: I think it tells me that our, the state of our country is that we are not united. You know? We need to be united, and we all need to understand that we’re all capable of achieving the American dream. And, but that has to be something that is self-realized. And also to demonize someone for achieving the American dream is unfair.

    For those missing the “character” reference, Dash was referring to Martin Luther King Jr.’s line from his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” when he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

    Brava, Stacey! Brava!

    Also of note, earlier in the interview, Dash told Morgan that she’s a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008. She’s voting for Romney now “because of the state of the country and I want the next four years to be different.”

    Dash came to this decision while watching the Romneys on NBC’s Meet the Press a few weeks ago.

    “They spoke to me and they seemed authentic and genuine in what they said about this country and the need for us to be united and move forward,” Dash said.

  120. Jack Welch’s first piece for the WSJ….oh, boy.

    Excerpt:

    In August, the labor-force participation rate in the U.S. dropped to 63.5%, the lowest since September 1981. By definition, fewer people in the workforce leads to better unemployment numbers. That’s why the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% in August from 8.3% in July.

    Meanwhile, we’re told in the BLS report that in the months of August and September, federal, state and local governments added 602,000 workers to their payrolls, the largest two-month increase in more than 20 years. And the BLS tells us that, overall, 873,000 workers were added in September, the largest one-month increase since 1983, during the booming Reagan recovery.

    These three statistics—the labor-force participation rate, the growth in government workers, and overall job growth, all multidecade records achieved over the past two months—have to raise some eyebrows. There were no economists, liberal or conservative, predicting that unemployment in September would drop below 8%.

    I know I’m not the only person hearing these numbers and saying, “Really? If all that’s true, why are so many people I know still having such a hard time finding work? Why do I keep hearing about local, state and federal cutbacks?”

    I sat through business reviews of a dozen companies last week as part of my work in the private sector, and not one reported better results in the third quarter compared with the second quarter. Several stayed about the same, the rest were down slightly.

    The economy is not in a free-fall. Oil and gas are strong, automotive is doing well and we seem to be seeing the beginning of a housing comeback. But I doubt many of us know any businessperson who believes the economy is growing at breakneck speed, as it would have to be for unemployment to drop to 7.8% from 8.3% over the course of two months.

    The reality is the economy is experiencing a weak recovery. Everything points to that, particularly the overall employment level, which is 143 million people today, compared with 146 million people in 2007.

    Now, I realize my tweets about this matter have been somewhat incendiary. In my first tweet, sent the night before the unemployment figure was released, I wrote: “Tomorrow unemployment numbers for Sept. with all the assumptions Labor Department can make..wonder about participation assumption??” The response was a big yawn.

    My next tweet, on Oct. 5, the one that got the attention of the Obama campaign and its supporters, read: “Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.”

    As I said that same evening in an interview on CNN, if I could write that tweet again, I would have added a few question marks at the end, as with my earlier tweet, to make it clear I was raising a question.

    But I’m not sorry for the heated debate that ensued. I’m not the first person to question government numbers, and hopefully I won’t be the last. Take, for example, one of my chief critics in this go-round, Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Obama administration’s Council of Economic Advisers. Back in 2003, Mr. Goolsbee himself, commenting on a Bush-era unemployment figure, wrote in a New York Times op-ed: “the government has cooked the books.”

    The good news is that the current debate has resulted in people giving the whole issue of unemployment data more thought. Moreover, it led to some of the campaign’s biggest supporters admitting that the number merited a closer look—and even expressing skepticism. The New York Times in a Sunday editorial, for instance, acknowledged the 7.8% figure is “partly due to a statistical fluke.”

    The coming election is too important to be decided on a number. Especially when that number seems so wrong.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444897304578046260406091012.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop
    ____________________________________________________

    And this was the nice part. Read the beginning part at the link because it is killer.

  121. Remove her now.

    ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.

    After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was scheduled to moderate the one and only vice-presidential debate Thursday night.

    Both Politico and The Daily Beast jumped to ABC and Raddatz’s defense. The Huffington Post, another liberal news outlet, joined them shortly thereafter, while calling “unusual” ABC’s attempt to kill the story before it gained wide circulation.

    On Monday evening ABC spokesman David Ford grudgingly confirmed Obama’s attendance at the wedding, after shielding Raddatz in August

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/abc-news-scrambles-to-cover-up-barack-obamas-attendance-at-vp-debate-moderators-wedding

    …………………….

    I am sorry but huge conflict of interest, she should remove herself.

  122. moononpluto
    October 10th, 2012 at 2:19 am
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    I agree completely. This is an irreconcilable conflict of interest. It is like having Jarret be the moderator. The real question is why did ABC ignore this corruption and make her a moderator. I had never heard of her now. If Moris knew this, then he could perhaps start a petition to have her removed. I would not expect her to step down, but I would expect her to be on her best behavior as moderator–knowing that going into the debate we have the appearance of impropriety. Ergo, she begins with two strikes against her, even before she goes out to the pitchers mound. As for these left wing rags who defend this decision, they are not logical ethical people. Therefore, their spirited defense of an indefensible position carries no weight in any non partisan chamber.

  123. In other words, when she steps out of line–as we know she will, Politico, Huffpo and Dodo Maureen will be blown out of the water.

  124. A stupid decision by ABC. Correction: yet another stupid decision by ABC. Hell they have plenty of other journalists who are not tainted the way she is. Like I say though any mistake she makes will be jumped upon. And this time around the people to be worried about aint the bots.

  125. Obama has put America on a death spiral. The people who defend him like dogs with rabies are in pare delicto. Thomas Crown said it best:

    “Should the entire (Obama cabal) fall over dead tomorrow, I would rejoice, and order pizza to celebrate. They are not my countrymen; they are animals who happen to walk upright and make noises that approximate speech. They are sub-human. I look forward to seeing each and every one in Hell.”

    That is my philosophy moving forward from today–Streiff.

  126. Have you noticed how these ferocious attacks by Obama lovers do not sit so well with the rest of society. Like those who tweeted the courageous Ms. Dash.

    Its all very simple you see: In the land of Obama one is not permitted to have a mind of their own or to think for themselves. All they are permitted to do is repeat ad infinitum ad nauseum the lies he promulates and the love of Obama that he demands on penalty of banishment. To work for Obama, you must check your conscience and soul at the door. And when you go home for the evening you may find that they do not give it back.

    For those who cannot assign blame where it belongs but simpley say we are divided and why can’t we get along, there is one plausible reply: : When these Obamabots threaten murder and mayhem, there can be no common ground, no safe harbor, no Switzerland where rational discourse can begin to occur. There is no incentive for the rest of us to try to communicate with them. They can go to hell if the like, but they have no right to take the rest of us with them.

  127. Personal life

    Raddatz resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, journalist Tom Gjelten. She has two children from previous relationships: a daughter, Greta Bradlee, and a son, Jake Genachowski.[7]
    —————–
    Two children from previous “relationships” as opposed to marriages? Different surnames? And Obama the wedding guest who appoints the jerk she married to a senior position in his administation? ABC is touting her as the new Hillary. Not quite. More like the new Squeaky From? No wonder things are so screwed up.

  128. So much incest and inbreeding in Washington. Journalists marry journalists, or political operatives, or think tankers, or k street lobbyists, or administration laywers and all of them went to Harvard (not Yale, not Princeton, not Penn State, not Brown, not Rutgers, not Cornell etc, but first last and always Harvard.) What this leads to is genetic mutation, group think and no ability to undersand or empathize with the needs of the rest of the country or regular peoples lives. This as much as anything is the factor that drives them to Obama. He is just like they are–shallow, materialistic, and totally self absorbed. Yes, I paint with a broad brush and there are exceptions. But as general statements go this is unequivocally true. When the country as a whole finally realizes that the interests of these people are at cross purposes with those of the country their influence will diminish. I have spend a lot of time back there in the past 60+ years, and it has gotten worse than in ever was. In the end, it will all implode, because theirs is a false economy which is based on grand bargains and grand bargains are very much a thing of the past. And when their influence over the nation finally subsides it will be unliveable city.

  129. I’m not sure Hillary is going to remain unscathed
    by this latest Republican attack… I figure the republicans
    know they’ve beaten Obama and want to take
    Hillary out as well!
    We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but everything
    Issa let go on Obama, he’s now throwing at Hillary…
    kinda makes you go hmmm, hmmm!

  130. So just like in 2008, when Gwen Ifill was writing a book about her hero Barry, now we have Martha Raddatz who is a friend of Barry’s. Isn’t that just lovely. I’ve noticed she or ABC never does any massive stories about the coverup at Libya. Well, I guess maybe if it was Bush, they would act as hyena reporters, otherwise they will act as just an extension of the OTurd camp.

  131. I suppose Mr. Wynn now regrets his ardent support of OTurd.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/09/steve_wynn_on_obama_ill_be_damned_if_ill_have_him_lecture_me.html

    “On the Tuesday broadcast of the nightly Nevada political program “Ralston Reports,” Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts sat down with host Jon Ralston to discuss the presidential election.

    Wynn, an outspoken critic of President Obama, didn’t hold back in his latest criticism of the incumbent president seeking a second term.

    “I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bulls-eye painted on our back,” Wynn said about Obama to Ralston. An excerpt of the interview is below.

    WYNN: I’ve created about 250,000 direct and indirect jobs according to the state of Nevada’s measurement. If the number is 250,000, that’s exactly 250,000 more than this president, who I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bulls-eye painted on our back.

    The president is trying to put himself between me and my employees. By class warfare, by deprecating and calling a group that makes money ‘billionaires and millionaires who don’t pay their share.’ I gave 120% of my salary and bonus away last year to charities, as I do most years. I can’t stand the idea of being demagogued, that is put down by a president who has never created any jobs and who doesn’t even understand how the economy works.

    Wynn on a scrapped business plan: “I’m afraid of the president. I have no idea what goofy idea, what crazy, anti-business program this administration will come up. I have no idea. And I have to tell you Jon that every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks.””

  132. tim,
    What and who do you think is involved with this
    cover-up? Hard for me to believe that Hillary
    would knowingly put her staff at risk… of coarse,
    there were massive cutbacks by congress to
    the State Dept… and if I know Hillary… she’s
    done her homework! Just like Romney has!!

  133. Gonzotx, yeah I think Hillary came out with a ‘it is the video’ early but she was also the first to say it was a terrorist attack against the WH propaganda. We need to know what went on in the first 24 hours in the WH. But Rice took the fall for this and that is what surprising to me that she put her future on the line to save Obama. Who does Rice report to, the WH or the State?

  134. confloyd
    October 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Good Morning confloyd. My personal humble opinion. Its a 2 prong issue, first there was september 11th anniversary date, second there was some stupid low key movie that had been out there for several months used just in time for sept. 11th.

    First the attack at the Libyan benghazi consulate, that was clearly an assassination plot by al-qeada or affiliates of al-aqueda, deliberately carried out on september 11th, a date for the terrorists to remember in pride. There is no question that this was a al-queda driven terrorist plot to be carried out on sept. 11th, which it was.

    Second issue is the movie, that movie, and its not even a movie from what I saw on youtube, had been out for a few months, the radical elements in most islam based countries, Egypt, Indonesia, etc, used it to rile up people, 99% of which probably never saw it. And really if it hadn’t been this, it would have been something else to rile up people on sept 11th.

    Now, this is where it gets trickier, when the benghazi attacked happened, it happened in the same timeframe as the protests in Egypt, where out embassy was attacked, our flag was torn down and a al-queda flag hoisted up. I am willing to believe that the protests, which would happened irregardless of the movie because another excuse of insult would have been used, were indeed “spontaneous”, only in the sense that we know the radical elements are always looking for something to rile up the radicals islamists in their society, of which there are so many. But I have no doubt it was sort of pre-planned by these leaders of these radical elements to be used on september 11th, remember all the “Obama Obama, we are all Osama” signs? This is all pre-planned by the organizers, but how US officials can frankly thwart it is not at all certain.

    Second issue, the attack on Stevens and our consulate was 100% an assassination plot. 100%. And now it appears there was amble evidence how dangerous it was there, Stevens knew it, pleading for more security, the 16 member security, who was withdrawn, knew it was well. State dept is directly at fault for this, as there are letters from the State dept officials stating that the security was “terminated immediately”

    Now as both events, the protests as well as the assassination plot of our fellow americans, happened along the same timeline. And OTurd and his minions quickly intermingled the 2, hence the lie about protests being at the libyan consulate, which there were none, it was a well coordinated plot to kill our fellow citizens. However for the WH to admit that it was not protests but rather a well coordinated plot by al-queda means admitting that they slept on the job, they kept repeating there was “no actionable intelligence”, well considering the ambassador himself pleaded for more security, that consulate was repeatedly attacked previously, really how much more warning was needed?? So what did OTurd do instead? LIE LIE LIE, kept saying the movie has caused all this. And they were not ambivalent about it, jay carney, and Oturd 100% insisted it was the movie that caused this. And now there is evidence, the intelligence officers were telling them it was not the movie that this was preplanned, and yet OTurd went on TV and lied to the american people, not one or two times, but over and over again.

    As for Hillary, it was her deputy from what I read, Patrick Kennedy who terminated security in Libya and in my opinion she needs to be held accountable as well. At this point, I don’t care where the clips fall, both OTurd and Hillary and anyone else need to be investigated thoroughly.
    4 americans murdered, accountability has to be there!

    So, it looks like there is indeed a coverup, but its from 2 angles, from OTurd’s view, for re-election purposes he wants us to believe that it was all spontaneous, so its not their fault, “al-queda is on the run”, when how could it be when one of our ambassadors was murdered on Sept. 11th? It basically means his whole bogus theory about having Bin Laden dead means al-queda dead is gone and completely proven false.
    Now from the other angle, Hillary’s state dept appears to not have provided enough security, in spite of all the previous threats there and in spite of stevens pleading for help. and as she is the SOS, she and any underlings there have to be held accountable for that.

    And the whole new line about “state dept never said the movie caused the Benghazi attacks”, that’s an outright lie, because Hillary and the state dept spokesperson kept saying, “No movie is an excuse to kill people”, something along those lines, well the Libyan attack was the only place where Americans were murdered, so Hillary and her dept can’t say well they never linked the movie and the assassination plot, when clearly she and they did. Now they weren’t as direct as OTurd about it, but they linked the 2 as well, and to be fair to Hillary, with all our people all across the world, she was most likely trying to tamp down any more protests etc against our embassies, and also we have the hearings today, so she is trying to separate the state dept from the WH’s obvious lies to the american public.

    But imho, both have to held accountable. 4 of our people were murdered, there had to be a thorough investigation, doesn’t matter where the clips fall, those 4 americans and their familes and the american public deserve answers.

  135. And I might add, the American Obot MSM is part of the cover up as well. They will lie, misled for their Messiah. I can only imagine if this was Bush, the level and frequency of stories. Since its its Messiah, hey its all good, coverup all his screwups. The American Obot MSM is crap, no other way to put it, useless Obot crap. Their job was to hold whoever is in power to account, they only do it, sometimes with unfair zealousness, when a repub, or not one of their “chosen ones” is in power.

  136. If they riot, let them, they will only ruin Dem areas and then give them no money to rebuild the places they destroy, let them live in it.

  137. It’s good to see more people realizing Obama has always been a boob. Now it’s the fool Java Joe writing it although still making excuses for Obama:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82222.html?hp=l5

    …Is the 44th president no more than a mediocre political talent who’s had one of the greatest runs of luck in history? And did that luck begin to run out in Denver last Wednesday during the homestretch of his final campaign?

    A week later, many Democrats fear that it did. [snip]

    For four years, these faithful followers of the president have seen him as a man who is a rare combination of eloquence, brilliance and showmanship. Everything has always seemed to come easy to Barack Obama.

    He won his U.S. Senate seat without a fight. He won the presidency with little experience. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize simply because he wasn’t George W. Bush. Maybe that blessed narrative is why his adoring fans in and out of the national media really believed their guy could follow through on his promise to heal the Earth, stop the seas from rising and make Washington work again.

    Wednesday night they would have settled for a decent two-minute closing. By Thursday morning, they were asking if they had been wrong all along.

    It is possible that the political class has overestimated Barack Obama’s talents for too long. But I suspect Wednesday night’s outcome was more the result of an arrogant campaign underestimating a former Massachusetts governor.

  138. admin
    October 10th, 2012 at 8:29 am
    It’s good to see more people realizing Obama has always been a boob. Now it’s the fool Java Joe writing it although still making excuses for Obama:

    _____________________________________________________________________

    It looks to me more like they’re readying their narrative for asshole’s loss: Romney’s a lot stronger candidate than anyone thought. They’ll never admit zerO is a criminally incompetent sleazeball.

  139. Moon

    I was in Cuyahoga Falls last night. The crowd was huge. I had a ticket could not get in. People were standing all around the outside of the venue. This event was held outside. It was cold no one seemed to mind. It was weird although we were outside of the arena we could see the screen, yet not hear Romney speak. People just stood there and watched the screen.

  140. In the Federal Goverment if the Presidency had been a positon which had to be qualified for, O would not have made the list. There is no way community organizer, uncontested term at the State level, and a non-existance term in the US Senate would qualitfy you to be CEO of this country. No CEO experience at all.

    However, Govenor (CEO Experience), and his other leadership positons, plus the Olympic rescue would have at least gotten R on the list.

    Then based on performance, the complete lack of quality legislation being passed in his first two years with a majority indicates he cannot not even coordinate his own party let alone the opposition. His performance appraisal, whicih many of the rest of us have to stand and deliver on, would be mediocore at best.

    When will we learn that just being a member of the party and the party puppet are not enough to make this country whole. We need people that can work with and sleep with the enemy in a civilize manner. If you have perform the job, your performance would speak for its self.

    The environment in which we breed leaders in this country has grown someone like O, which is so egotistical and so unqualified, in my estimate, should lead to a change in our form of government.

    He would have never been elected prime minister. However thank God for Winston Churchill who came through the English system, and waited patiently for America to Join the War (As I understand it, he begged this country to join), while his own contry was being bombarded with bombs.

    OUR SYSTEM IS NOT PRODUCING QUALIFIED LEADERS.

  141. War between Rasmussen and NBC Chuck Todd after Todd called Ras polls garbage and that NBC are the best pollers…..Rasmussen flipped Todd the bird basically.

    Ahem : In 2008 election, Rasmussen was #1, NBC #13.

  142. admin
    October 9th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    But there’s a big difference between a gaggle and a press briefing. Gaggles are limited only to those members of the press who are traveling with the president of the United States and are not video taped.
    &&&&

    So a “gaggle” (I love the term, thanks for letting me know about it) seems to be where Carney peeps his head out, say “hi”, “no questions”, (insert brief bullshit statement here), and “Seeya wouldn’t want-to-be-ya”???

  143. http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/new-okeefe-video-obama-campaign-staffer-caught-helping-activist-vote-twice/

    New O’Keefe video: Obama campaign staffer caught helping activist vote twice

    Videographer James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught an official for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign helping who she thought was an Obama supporter set herself up to vote more than once in November.

    Stephanie Caballero is the regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America in Houston, Texas. Federal Election Commission documents show, according to Project Veritas, that Caballero is a “salaried employee of the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”

    Caballero is caught on camera helping the young woman try to vote in Florida and Texas in the upcoming election.

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