For Ohio Voters: Letterman???? Says Obama Lies? Hey Leno – Wowsa!

Mitt Romney has a great new ad he can make to woo Ohio voters. Jay Leno has a great question he can ask Barack as Barack makes yet another visit to the Tonight Show. All courtesy David Letterman.

In our review of the third and final debate we wrote:

“Obama repeatedly attacked Romney on the auto industry. Romney shattered all these lies by noting he was born in Detroit and his father ran an auto company. Romney smashed Obama’s investment in auto companies in other countries as well as bankrupts such as Solyndra.”

Last night David Letterman, a big Obama supporter, with Rachel Maddow sitting on the couch, called Barack Obama a big fat (make that little and skinny) LIAR!

What’s that lame saying that goes something like “when you’ve lost _____ …?” Well, Letterman: Say, Obama’s kind of lying about this GM bankruptcy thing, huh?

“Letterman tells MSNBCs Rachel Maddow that he finds it disappointing when a challenger proves to be more honest than an incumbent President: [snip]

If you want your President to be telling the truth, then it’s time for a new President. And when a Democrat has lost David Letterman, and when Letterman tells people that the Republican was more honest than the Democrat, that is going to leave a big mark on Obama’s efforts to woo low-information voters, the very people Obama is trying to woo with his appearances on Entertainment Tonight, the late-night comedy shows, and MTV.

Who knows? Maybe Jay Leno will ask Obama a couple of tough questions tonight about his misrepresentations in the debates, and his personal attacks on Mitt Romney for the last several months.”

Wouldn’t it be a Godiva chocolate if Leno were to quote Letterman calling Obama a liar? It would be a luscious creamy center Godiva chocolate indeed.

Here’s what happened:

“DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here’s what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, “Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt,” and last night he brings it up again. “Oh, no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt.” And Mitt said, “No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing.”

Now, I don’t care whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth; you want the contender to be lying. And so what we found out today or soon thereafter that, in fact, the President Obama was not telling the truth about what was excerpted from that op-ed piece. I felt discouraged.

RACHEL MADDOW: Because the “Let Detroit go bankrupt” headline you feel like was inappropriate?

LETTERMAN: Well, the fact the President is invoking it and swearing that he was right and that Romney was wrong and I thought, well, he’s the president of course he’s right. Well, it turned out no, he was taking liberties with that.”

It’s not the only lie Obama told at the debate (hint: sequester). Hey Dave:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.


350 thoughts on “For Ohio Voters: Letterman???? Says Obama Lies? Hey Leno – Wowsa!

  1. When this ad began we hated it because once again it is Obama speaking and there was no audio track, just some printed words making fun of Obama. We’ve waged war against no audio track ads for many good reasons which we will not repost here.

    We might have won the war. The ad continues and then a very good audio track is heard which puts in context all the Obama audio and does a very good job of slapping Obama about. Hooray we won this war.

    And Hooray for the ad makers. We like this ad. 🙂!


    Obama Says To Look At “Videotape” For His Flip-Flops

    The President hit Mitt Romney for flip-flopping today on the campaign trail in Iowa saying you can look at videotape of his past positions and not see flip-flops. The President, however, has engaged in his own of political gymnastics as well.

    Obama today: I’m the same guy I was 10-12 years ago.!

    Obama in 1996: Answers a questionnaire and says he supports banning assault weapons, handguns.

  3. He luuuuvs the word “folks”.

    An interesting choice of words.

    Focus group tested no doubt.

    By why praytell that word–folks.

    Is that because he is so goddamn folksie himself?

    Or, is there another meaning, i.e.

    Ein Reich. Ein Volk. Ein Fuhrer.

    Just ask’n.

  4. Hitler said “Heute Europa, Morgen die Welt” (Today Europe, Tomorrow the World.)

    Obama says yesterday the party, today the White House, and tomorrow the UN.

    I say to Obama yesterday the dimoratic party, today the White House, and tomorrow the Big House.

  5. Seriously?

    RACHEL MADDOW: Because the “Let Detroit go bankrupt” headline you feel like was inappropriate?

    Did she just fall off the turnip truck, no speaka da Ingleses???

    Who else would have missed the previous part of the conversation with Dave, about lies vs truth and come up with a headline being inappropriate??????

    Rachel needs to prepare for another walk of shame and the oncoming doom of depression in 2 weeks, idiot.

  6. As his numbers collapse, and their 32 ways to win this election narrows down to the null set, and firewalls are abandoned willy nilly, he tells supporters that this will be a close election. Like Admiral Yamamoto he will have his Guadalcanal victory speech ready, even though he will lose the battle and the war. It will become part of Michelles new book about how he was too good for the American People. And the bots will line up to buy it, desperate to find something which will provide a new talking point on why their Messiah lost the election.

  7. From Lame Cherry…

    Congratulations to the Blaze for breaking the story that the White House had digital confirmation of the Benghazi attack on Ambassador Chris Stevens immediately and………….

    Oh wait that was Lame Cherry almost A MONTH AGO which broke the xxxxGATE STORY with full exclusives, but not one mention of the work here, and from all these talking head conservatives in the media, all they can do is give credit to the Blaze and whisper things like impeachment.

    I really am coming to the point of loathing these frauds on the right in their little cliques and claques all up Karl Rove’s xxxxx.

    Alright, now that the frauds have plagiarized this blog again, it is time to leave them in the dust of the vapor trail of the LC ion afterburners and give you the details which make this story worth reading about, after the “media” has caught up with this blog finally.

    Now, where to begin in matter anti matter exclusives……….

    Let us start with the chain.

    The chain is the chain of command. Obama knew Stevens and this group were to be kidnapped and held hostage. It is why in the loop he was far from the scene of the crime and this was operational only on the fringe………YOU KNOW like Obama was hiding from intelligence briefings for months, to set the stage that he was far from the smoking gun when it went off, and could claim ignorance of the f*ck up, but take credit for the rescue as he thumped his chest in the Rose Garden with the thankful hostages.

    That is an exclusive in the exclusives as while by God’s Inspiration this blog broke this about the hostage taking by Obama for his 2012 campaign, no one has yet mentioned why Obama was dodging intel briefings for months. It was because for this reason he knew this was coming and wanted no prior knowledge of absent security in Libya.

    Now where too…….

    Let us just say that someone in the chain of command got this on their iphone and watched it unfold.
    Yes this blog told you there was feed of all of this exclusively first, and yes it was fed to a very solemn and sour faced person in the regime.

    SecNav did not quite get the implications of this.

    The Kommandant was wondering where his boys were in the chatter there was they thought they had another Blackhawk Down with piles of dead Marines being pissed on.

    Allot of back chatter in this too from the unders. A certain cabinet Secretary looking even more sour owl shit in expression knew immediately what this was and suspected things. They had expressions like “What the hell are they doing over there!” (reference to the West Wing) as the propaganda stories began to unfold and they disappeared in not wanting any part of this.

    NSA was running the on the ground chatter. The gophers knew what the native chatter was and several times it was inquired of, “Is that what they said? Confirm”. The reference was to “They “al Qaeda” said they would help us, but they “al Qaeda” took control and got the Americans”.

    Certain head of an intelligence agency looking stone faced usual was quite quiet in their assessment and business like. They have been seeing this stuff instigated now for a few years and it just built to the point of they knew this blew up in their face. They disappeared too as this entire Robert Mueller led cast has been AWOL as they want nothing of this as when Bob Woodward gets credit for telling this story in a few years they are all going to look bad.

    The regime did compartmentalize this, worse than Bill Clinton xxxxx Monica. Susan Rice was fed Axelrod talking points in this cover up, direct from Jarrett. This entire month was run out of the White House political room DOD, CIA, NSA etc…. all knew what the hell happened and were sweating the feeds and a number of times it was mentioned about, “What the f*ck is this going to sound like on the Hill if Issa gets pressed”.
    FBI was hindered, but it dragged it’s feet deliberately as they were informed Obama and crew were covering this up, and none of them wanted Holder and Napolitano breathing on them as there has been an intimidation process from Day One to have them keep their mouths shut and to see, hear or speak no evil.

    There has been nothing but CYA over this at State, Homeland and DOD, as the “notes” being officially filed all are about having informed 1600 Penn of events and then backing off, expecting “an official investigation” where Obama can clear hisself again like in Blagojevichgate.

    Hillary Clinton in her Buck Stops Here positioned herself to take the blame in this, knowing when it would break that it would all feed directly back to Obama and she would look like a heroine in trying to protect Obama, because “she did not know the extent of the machinations of this set up hostage situation”.

    As was exclusively broken here on the Egyptian blackmail money which Obama dumped to shut up the Egyptians as AL QAEDA WAS ALLOWED TO PASS THROUGH EGYPT ON ORDERS FROM THE REGIME to help wipe out the remaining Khadaffi forces resisting this Muslim Brohood regime Obama installed in Tripoli, there was not much commentary from the cab heads who read the reports in they just shook their heads knowing it was bribery money.
    There are digitals which going into the blackhole of TOP CLASS which no one will ever see, but the gophers who decrypted know of them, in the pharaohs were mentioning what they were going to get out of Obama for certain “information” that could burn them as much as Obama in the western press.

  8. Desperation is in the air, and The Chicago Machine’s ugliness is just starting to get ginned up. They’ve already all but accused Romney of being a “felon” and of murdering Joe Soptic’s wife, but now that the polls are moving against Obama – and the President’s closing argument has been reduced to Big Bird, binders, and bayonets – President Obama’s about launch his own personal freak show starring Jeremiah Wright, Gloria Allred, and Andrew Sullivan.

    It all started over the weekend, when former Democratic San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown let the cat out of the bag about Obama reaching out to his 20-year mentor, the racialist demagogue and America-hating Jeremiah Wright:

    If Obama looks as if he’s going black, he could turn off white people. So he’s largely been lying low on the race issues – visibly pushing for the Latino vote, the gay vote, the women’s vote, but not the black vote. But last weekend, he held a conference call with a collection of black preachers that included his old pastor, Jeremiah Wright. He wanted to talk to them about getting out the vote.

    Predictably, the White House would later throw Willie Brown under the bus.

  9. FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Early voting only got under way on Monday and already a complaint has been filed.

    Colorado Republicans say Democrats wrongly offered Colorado State University students free pizza and T-shirts in exchange for voting.

    Colorado state law says campaigners have to be 100 feet from a polling place, but there is some grey area, particularly when a polling place is inside a large public building like CSU’s Lory Student Center.

  10. From the Crawdad Hole…

    Karma is a bitch

    Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival

    Susie Madrak started blogging in 2001, just after Sept. 11, back when the country was hurtling head-first into war and the blogosphere was a mysterious frontier on the far edges of the Internet.

    “It was infuriating,” Madrak recalled of the political moment that spurred her to start throwing her own commentary online. “I could see that they were fabricating the reasons for war. Blogging was what I did instead of throwing a brick through the window.”

    She started her own site, called Suburban Guerilla, and it soon became one of the boldface blogs of the “Netroots,” a new network of engaged political progressives giving a voice they thought was missing in the mainstream press. In time, millions like her took to their own keyboards, and thousands of similar sites bloomed. The Netroots became the world’s first online grassroots political organizing effort, and the goal was nothing less than to remake the American political system by pushing Democrats leftward.

    “We didn’t trust the traditional progressive movement—labor, the issue orgs, the party—because of a record of failure and futility,” writes Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos, in an email. “In turn, they didn’t like us petulant upstarts. A popular sentiment was, ‘What are those bloggers going to do, hit George Bush in the head with a laptop?’”

    Now, however, the Netroots, which were once thought to do to the political left what evangelical Christianity was supposed to do to the professional right, are 10 years old. In that time they vaulted Howard Dean to within a scream of the presidency, helped Democrats take both houses of Congress and several statehouses across the country, and gave the party what many in the movement believed to be some much-needed spine.

    But with another critical election two weeks away, politicians, political operatives, and even the bloggers themselves say the Netroots are a whisper of what they were only four years ago, a dial-up modem in a high-speed world, and that the brigade of laptop-wielding revolutionaries who stormed the convention castle four years ago have all but disappeared as a force within the Democratic Party.

    Excuse me for a moment.


    Thank you.

    But wait! There’s more.

    The not-quite on the money quote:

    The beginning of the end, many of the current and former bloggers say, came during the great Democratic primary Civil War of 2007–08. Until then, the Netroots had been remarkably cohesive, lining up behind promising congressional and Senate candidates en masse to raise money and boost name recognition. Since Democrats had been rendered to minor-party status, disagreements were papered over.

    But then came the wave election of 2006, and suddenly the presidency was in sight. But the Netroots, like most Democrats, were divided among Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards. During that campaign, the political blogosphere on the left became less known for sparking offline activism and more known for epic fights among those with divided loyalties.

    “I supported John Edwards,” Madrak said. “And the Obama people were very vehement about what they thought about it. And they up and left the site if they thought you were being irrational about Obama. I still don’t know where they went. They just up and disappeared.”

    Susie is too kind. I blame Obama and his supporters. The “Obama people” didn’t just leave a few sites. The Obots bullied and abused Hillary supporters. They attacked anyone who disagreed with them and literally drove people away from the online communities they had called home for years. They used various tricks to manipulate ratings at DailyKos and other blogs, and got people banned from blogs for the sin of not supporting Obama. They waged a scorched-earth campaign and now they are wondering where their dreams went and where all the ashes came from.

    The big “A-list” bloggers either participated in this jihad against Hillary supporters or turned a blind eye to it. Many of the A-listers sacrificed their alleged principles for money. Many hoped to be power players in the new administration. Some were rewarded with paying jobs in the media they claimed to despise. Most of them got the cold shoulder after the election was over.

    Was this unavoidable?

    Consider the right-wing blogosphere. In 2008 they were defeated and demoralized. Many of them began to unite behind the Tea Party, but many did not. They participated in a big mid-term victory. Then came the 2012 GOP primaries.

    The right-wing bloggers never united behind a single candidate. Sarah Palin had a large and vocal group of supporters, but as things unfolded she chose not to run. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul all had sizeable groups of supporters. In the end, Mitt Romney won the nomination and the GOP is united behind him.

    Things got a little heated at times, but at no time was there an online bloodbath between the various groups comparable to the left in 2007-2008.

    Barack Obama is without a doubt the most divisive politician in my lifetime.

  11. Barack Obama is without a doubt the most divisive politician in my lifetime.

    black vs. white

    young vs. old

    urban vs. rural

    legal vs. illegal

    white collar vs. blue color

    union vs. non union

    democrat vs. republican

    allies vs. adversaries

    oil vs. green energy

    military vs. civilian

    state vs. church

    rule of men vs rule of law

    partisanship vs.equal enforcement

    have nots vs. middle class

    Harvard vs. everybody else

    rootless cosmopolitianism vs. patriotism

    etc. etc. etc.

    2. AND FOR WHAT?

    Me. me. me. me. me.

    And big media.

    Who support him in every treasonous act.

  12. Among Americans in Israel, More Forceful Backing for Romney

    JERUSALEM — Americans living in Israel went to the polls this week, dropping sealed envelopes into improvised ballot boxes at community centers in this city and at other locations around the country. Instead of a unifying experience, though, participating in the November presidential elections from afar seemed to accentuate the distance between the American Jewish voters here and those back in the United States.

    Dr. Naftali Neal Fish, in Jerusalem, was among as many as 75,000 American-Israelis who cast overseas ballots beginning Sunday.

    An American Jewish Committee Survey conducted in early September showed nearly two-thirds of Jewish voters were supporting President Obama, in line with support in past elections. According to exit polls since 1992, about three-quarters of Jewish Americans have supported the Democratic presidential candidate.

    Historically, the vote from Israel has hardly counted. The number of eligible American voters here is now estimated at about 160,000. In 2008, about 30,000 cast absentee ballots. Many here said the process of registering and voting was just too complicated.

    But this time as many as 75,000 Americans in Israel have registered for a ballot, spurred on perhaps by the critical issues on the American-Israeli agenda but also by the efforts of iVoteIsrael, a get-out-the-vote group that says it is nonpartisan but that critics accuse of working quietly for the Republicans.

    Whatever the reasons — whether the background of tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration, the looming threat of a nuclear Iran or simply the greater turnout because of efforts by iVoteIsrael — a number of people casting their ballots at an event sponsored by the group said they supported Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger.

  13. WBB: “Is that because he is so goddamn folksie himself? Or, is there another meaning, i.e.
    Ein Reich. Ein Volk. Ein Fuhrer. Just ask’n.”

    I’m with you on this one. Along those lines, let’s also not forget that BO’s (Chevy) VOLT is a replay of Hitler’s Volkwagen, (car for the people).

    Another similarity between BO and his fascist forebearers: Some have pointed out that BO’s “FORWARD” slogan is an abbreviated form of Mao’s “The Great Leap Forward” slogan.

  14. Good to see some of this is going on, hope they do it in the battleground states…

    Armies of election monitors to be deployed in California
    October 24, 2012 | 8:51 am
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    Battle lines are being drawn in California between conservative election monitors and other groups who worry their efforts may discourage some people from votingBattle lines are being drawn in California between conservative election monitors who say they are intent on preventing fraud in the Nov. 6 election and other groups, including California Common Cause, who worry those efforts may discourage some people from voting.

    The conservative Texas-based group “True the Vote” has held training in California for volunteers, and says on its website that it encourages people to serve as election monitors and to aggressively pursue fraud reports.

    “True the Vote is a citizen-led effort to restore truth, faith and integrity to our elections,” the group’s website says.

    State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and California Common Cause have scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference in San Diego to announce plans to send their own poll watchers to voting places to make sure potential voters do not face intimidation.

    “It is vital for our democracy that everyone who is eligible to vote shows up to the polls and is able to have their voice heard,” Yee said.

    LA Times

  15. The Moran voter fraud video. Don’t worry son. I am Big Jim Moran. I will get you the best lawyer in Virginia. He will get you out of this. We will scream partisanship, racism and big media will trumpet our charges. They will rue the day they took on Super Democrat Big Jim Moran–or his son.
    The Secretary of State is a Republican. She needs to prosecute Moran quickly, and publicly and to the full extent of the law. That is the only way to deter voter fraud–the imment fear of prosecution, and a stiff penalty upon conviction. This allows the would be criminal to perform a rational caluculus–does the gravity of the penalty reduced by the likelihood of detection outweigh the benefit of committing voter fraud? If the liklihood of detection is zero, because voting laws are adjudged to be discriminatory, as Holder wants it, then the voter fraud law will have no deterrent effect, and it will be limited only by the number of fraudsters willing to commit same. We saw this phenomenon in the Indiana primary where Obama shaved 8 points off of Hillary’s margin through fraud.

  16. Too many people see voter fraud as an abstract issue. What they fail to realize is that when someone on the other side commits voter fraud in your state, that individual has neutralized your vote, and disenfranchised you–a legitimate voter.

  17. Admin can’t you just put a big balloon over MadCows face in that video? I can’t stand that shrew and I hope she has to eat vomit on election night. Her and Matthews both. Matthews was on tv this morning or yesterday spewing the “white racists in the south” shit. Of course they are already looking for a scapegoat, jsut saw upthread where they plan to blame BILL!!

    What a f u c k i n g moron we have right now. It could not be any worse with just an empty chair.

  18. Is the (inevitable) campaign to blame Clinton for BO losing the election beginning?

    “How Bill Clinton May have hurt the Obama Campaign”
    by Matt Bai

    When the histories of the 2012 campaign are written, much will be made of Bill Clinton’s re-emergence. His convention speech may well have marked the finest moment of President Obama’s re-election campaign, and his ads on the president’s behalf were memorable.

    But there is one crucial way in which the 42nd president may not have served the 44th quite as well. In these final weeks before the election, Mr. Clinton’s expert advice about how to beat Mitt Romney is starting to look suspect.

    You may recall that last spring, just after Mr. Romney locked up the Republican nomination, Mr. Obama’s team abruptly switched its strategy for how to define him. Up to then, the White House had been portraying Mr. Romney much as George W. Bush had gone after John Kerry in 2004 – as inauthentic and inconstant, a soulless climber who would say anything to get the job.

    But it was Mr. Clinton who forcefully argued to Mr. Obama’s aides that the campaign had it wrong. The best way to go after Mr. Romney, the former president said, was to publicly grant that he was the “severe conservative” he claimed to be, and then hang that unpopular ideology around his neck.

    In other words, Mr. Clinton counseled that independent voters might forgive Mr. Romney for having said whatever he had to say to win his party’s nomination, but they would be far more reluctant to vote for him if they thought they were getting the third term of George W. Bush. Ever since, the Obama campaign has been hammering Mr. Romney as too conservative, while essentially giving him a pass for having traveled a tortured path on issues like health care reform, abortion and gay rights.

    It’s not hard to understand why Mr. Obama and his advisers took Mr. Clinton’s advice to heart; to disregard it would be like telling Derek Jeter, “Hey man, appreciate the input, but I think I know how to make that flip play from the hole just fine on my own.” Nor is it hard to see how Mr. Clinton, given his own personal experience, may have reached his conclusion.

    After all, if you’re Bill Clinton, you have to look at it this way: for your entire career as a candidate, other politicians tried to paint you as waffling and slippery, and not once did it actually work. (Well, there was that gubernatorial defeat in 1980, but that had more to do with Jimmy Carter and a bunch of Cuban refugees than anything else.)

    Meanwhile, you won a couple of national elections by positioning yourself as the pragmatic bulwark against conservative extremism on one side and liberal excess on the other. So it would be natural to have learned that it makes more sense to exploit your opponent’s rigid ideology than his general squishiness.

    But Mr. Clinton’s situation was different from either Mr. Romney’s or Mr. Obama’s. For one thing, Mr. Clinton’s brand of centrism — which Republicans, and a lot of Democrats, tried to portray as expedient — actually sprang from a coherent worldview. The charges of inauthenticity never seriously wounded Mr. Clinton because, unlike Mr. Romney, he had been remarkably consistent throughout his political life, and where there was inconsistency, Mr. Clinton had a singular ability to argue his way out of it.

    Also, Mr. Clinton was able to set himself up against ideological extremism so successfully because he really was a centrist deal-maker, and everyone knew it. However much Mr. Obama may see himself in the same pragmatic vein, the voters, by and large, do not.

    For a while this summer and into the fall, the Obama-Clinton strategy seemed to be working flawlessly. That’s because, almost inexplicably, Mr. Romney continued to run as if he were still contesting the Republican primaries. But in recent weeks, starting with the first debate, the challenger has made a brazen and frantic dash to the center, and Mr. Obama has often seemed off-balance, as if stunned that Mr. Romney thinks he can get away with such an obvious change of course so late in the race. Which, apparently, he can.

    The bottom line here is that one can over-think this whole notion of framing your opponent. Ninety-nine times out of 100, the line of attack that works best is the one that really rings true. In the case of Mr. Romney, whatever his stated positions may be, the idea that he’s a far-right ideologue, a kind of Rush Limbaugh with better suits and frosty hair, just doesn’t feel especially persuasive.

    On the other hand, the notion that Mr. Romney isn’t centered in any philosophical impulse — that he will say or do whatever it takes to win — seems more plausible, given his contortions on a range of policies, and given his excessive caution as a candidate.

    If there’s one thing voters have shown time and time again in recent elections, it’s that they value authenticity above almost anything else. And Mr. Obama might have argued that this lack of a true north actually makes Mr. Romney more threatening to moderate voters than he would be if he were an actual ideologue, simply because he hasn’t shown any inclination to stand up to the more extreme forces in his own party.

    As it is, though, Mr. Obama has chosen his path, and he now has only a few weeks to convince a lot of independents in states like Ohio and Virginia that Mr. Romney really is some raging conservative, rather than the more malleable, somewhat awkward fellow he is impersonating on TV. It’s an approach that has both pluses and minuses for Mr. Obama, much like the former president whose influence pervades his campaign.

  19. Sorry, Shadowfax! You’ve already posted the link to the “blame Clinton” article @ 5:12pm.

    As I recall reading somewhere, BIll has been very frustrated and upset that the BO campaign has NOT sought his advice. In fact, they have ignored his phone calls, etc. In any case, if the MSM is starting to blame Clinton before all votes have been cast, perhaps it is because they know BO IS GOING TO LOSE the election.

  20. In re. Matt Bai–author of The Argument and all things progressive, which are not really.

    He has a point about Obama’s waning political fortunes, but hardly a novel one.

    However, idea of blaming Bill Clinton for those decling fortunes does not sit well with me.

    Occums Razor assures us that the reason Obama is losing is Obama.

    It was not Bill’s fault that Obama showed up at the first debate listless and weak.

    Bai, is one of those jurnolists who would like to run for public office, if he only had the cajones.

    Much safer to hide behind a word processor and remake the virtual world, while ignoring the real one.

    That delusionaljurnolisters like Kevin Drum admire his writing is hardly a vote of confidence.

    Since Bai is so good at giving other people advice, perhaps he will take some well intentioned advice himself.

    Hey Matt, you geek, stop hesitating.

    Try The Hair Club for Men.

    Who knows. You might even get laid.


  21. I promised my Mother I would get her some information off the internet on the current candidates. Romney has a good site, with his policies well organized. Then I went to OMG. If you have the stomach for it, you need to go see this. At least half of it is about Romney. Maybe more. And it is like, a crazy bunch of $#!t.

    Obama has a Romney Derangement Syndrome.

  22. Ross Douthat – Just another Blogs weblog
    October 24, 2012, 4:21 pm
    Obama’s Aura of Defeat

    In an argument that was echoed and amplified around the liberal twittersphere yesterday, New York’s Jonathan Chait made the case that the Romney campaign has bluffed the press into covering the last two weeks of the campaign as though Obama’s losing. Like George W. Bush in 2000, who famously (and probably foolishly) campaigned in California to lend himself an air of inevitability in the closing days of the campaign, Team Romney’s current brash confidence is designed to persuade the media to overlook the underlying numbers that still point to an advantage for the incumbent. And it’s working, Chait argues: The “widespread perception that Romney is pulling ahead,” he writes, “is Romney’s campaign suckering the press corps with a confidence game.”

    I agree with Chait that the numbers still show Obama with a slightly clearer path than Romney to an (excruciatingly narrow) electoral college victory. But if you’re looking for a reason (besides, of course, the national polling showing an ever-so-slight Romney edge) why the media narrative has tilted toward the Republicans over the last week or so, I think the Romney campaign’s guarantee of victory has mattered much less than the Obama campaign’s recent aura of defeat.

    Losing campaigns have a certain feel to them: They go negative hard, try out new messaging very late in the game, hype issues that only their core supporters are focused on, and try to turn non-gaffes and minor slip-ups by their opponents into massive, election-turning scandals. Think of John McCain’s desperate hope that elevating Joe the Plumber would change the shape of the 2008 race, and you have the template for how tin-eared and desperate a losing presidential campaign often sounds — and ever since the first debate cost Obama his air of inevitability, he and his surrogates have sounded more like McCain did with Joe the Plumber than like a typical incumbent president on his way to re-election. A winning presidential campaign would not normally be hyping non-issues like Big Bird and “binders full of women” in its quest for a closing argument, or rolling out a new spin on its second-term agenda with just two weeks left in the race, or pushing so many advertising chips into dishonest attacks on its rival’s position on abortion. A winning presidential campaign would typically be talking about the issues that voters cite as most important — jobs, the economy, the deficit — rather than trying to bring up Planned Parenthood and PBS at every opportunity. A winning presidential campaign would not typically have coined the term “Romnesia,” let alone worked it into their candidate’s speeches.

    Now this is not a normal re-election campaign. When incumbent president win, they usually expand their original majorities, but barring a completely unexpected polling shift, Obama’s 2008 majority will shrink no matter what. He’s been running a heavily negative campaign from the beginning, and the late-game approach has only accentuated aspects of the White House’s strategy (the focus on social issues, the quest for “shiny objects” — hey, bayonets! — to change the subject from the economy, etc.) that have been present all along. What the press has read as signs of “Joe the Plumber”-esque desperation over the last few weeks may not be signs of an impending defeat; it may just be the way that Obama has to win, if win he does. But if so, it won’t look like the winning re-election campaigns we’ve seen in the recent past, and that reporters have grown accustomed to covering.

  23. bstonesfan
    October 24th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    No they’re not tied. Rassmussen has MR up 4 and Gallup has him up 3.


    Hey, you said you liked Grisham and especially The Litigators. David Zinc of Finley and FIgg never gave up!

  24. jbstonesfan
    October 24th, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    Just went to Drudge. Polls now essentially tied.
    October 24:
    R 50% O 46%… (Rassmussen)
    R 50% O 47%… (Gallup)
    R 49% O 48%… (ABC)
    R 47% O 46%.. (Reuters)

  25. Obama will lose this election because of his own disgusting and stupid campaign, which began with the incendiary charge “Mitt, Murderer and Marauding Capitalist!” and ended with “Big Bird, Binders & Bayonets, oh my!”

  26. Obama will lose this election because of his own disgusting and stupid campaign, which began with the incendiary charge “Mitt, Murderer and Marauding Capitalist!” and ended with “Big Bird, Binders & Bayonets, oh my!”


    “Ulsterman: Can you confirm the Benghanzi news reports? The emails? Was this the breaking story you referenced earlier? Is momentum still with Romney? How does Obama try to win this? Or does he? Please respond ASAP. I’ve kept quiet as requested. Now with media openly reporting on the emails I am hoping to get feedback directly from you again. -UM

    WHI: Which question you want answered? You got a list there.
    Read more in News
    « CNN Rips Apart Pathetic “NEW” Obama Plan

    UM: You choose.

    WHI: Benghazi story now breaking out even bigger. As promised. I was pissed the governor did not push the issue during last debate. Now I understand. I was not in the loop on that but that’s ok. Very smart move by the campiagn. Don’t count on media falling over themselves to make this a headline though. That will be done with them kicking and screaming. And read that first report carefully. And then smile. The Old Man made this happen. At least some of it. It’s pretty much spelled out in first report. He’s got to have logged about 30,000 miles in the last month alone. Don’t know how he’s doing it healthwise. But he is. Thank God.

    UM: So how does Benghazi story now play out?

    WHI: Let the roll out complete itself. Then we watch and wait. Need enough in media to confirm, question, and then demand WH response. That will take about 48 to complete. Cannot guarantee success, but like our odds. It’s the timeline that is so offensive. Security could have been deployed within 3 hrs. At the most is what I was told. 3 hrs. There was a 7 hr. gunfight. With a break in between. Simple math. The ambassador and the other three could have been saved. Obama let them die. And I go back to why. What the f-ck were they covering up out there in Libya? That’s the info I really wish I had but for now, the emails are what we got and they sure as hell pin the Obama WH to the wall on this thing.

    UM: Do you remain confident with the Romney campaign?

    WHI: Yes.

    UM: Elaborate.

    WHI: Momentum. Momentum. Momentum. We got it. They don’t. There is some feedback circling the drain from the Obama side. Operatives saying they are going to lose this thing. When people in the campaign start to voice that stuff enough that the other side is hearing it, that gives you a snapshot of where the campaigns are really at. I put the governor’s chances at 70% right now. Did you notice the Oregon news? I told you the internals on that about two weeks ago, right? Nobody in the media saw that coming. Now they are confirming Oregon is in play. Oregon! And there is a ton more like that on the map. And the Obama campaign knows it. We’re feeding it to them. A little here and there. Pissing in their cheerios every morning. Hey look guys! Now Pennsylvania is trending Romney. Enjoy the rest of your day now. They don’t know where to go from here. Having to borrow money. Obama has about 7 maybe 8 states locked up. That is it. And now whole ton of leaners in play. If the momentum holds for Romney I’m calling it now.


    UM: Really?


    UM: How does Obama counter that scenario?

    WHI: The only way Obama wins this election is to steal it. Period.

    UM: Is that a possibility?

    WHI: Yes. You know enough about these people to not have to ask that.

    UM: How?

    WHI: Fraud. Intimidation. All that foreign money I know is coming in. Anything they can think of.

    UM: You called BS on the voting machine story I sent you.

    WHI: Yes I did. You know who didn’t?

    UM: Who?

    WHI: The Old Man.

    UM: Really? Didn’t know that.

    WHI: Yes. Not only did he review that information it lit a fire under his ass. There was a meeting. Five of them. Five of the biggest motherf-ckers on the planet. Talking old school sh-t here. Old World sh-t. Planets colliding. You get the picture.

    UM: I have no idea what you are talking about here.

    WHI: You’re the word guy. Ask him about it. See if he wants to share. He just might. Reminds me when I was a kid and I would watch those old movies about the Greek gods on Olympus fighting it out. The thunder you heard in the sky was the gods waging war against each other and all the humans would just be running for cover to keep out of their way. That’s what that meeting was. That’s how I picture it. And there had to have been a hell of a lot of thunder at that meeting.

    UM: ??????????

    WHI: Soros.

    UM: The Old Man met with Soros?

    WHI: You ask him about it. Not just him. If he wants to share he will. Just picture it in your head. Five fingers pointing down at Soros and telling him to sit the f-ck down. That there wouldn’t be any of that bullsh-t this time. This time he just shuts the f-ck up and counts the money they let him keep. I think I remember him giving you some hints about that.

    UM: This is monumental what you are describing here. And I really appreciate the thunder reference. Now I’m getting the picture. Are you familiar with a show called Deadwood? It was on HBO a few years back.

    WHI: No. But at my age I know all about dead wood. (Note: apologies to readers possibly offended by Insider’s attempt at humor here. -UM )

    UM: There was a scene in Deadwood where the character of Wild Bill is talking to a woman and telling her to make sure she listens to the thunder. I just got a picture of the Old Man “speaking in thunder” to Soros. Don’t know if that’s how it really played out, but I really like the visual. Seems appropriate given what is at stake.

    WHI: Have no idea what the f-ck your are talking about. Just keep watching for the Benghazi roll out over the next 48. Should damage Obama big time. All of it together. Momentum. Momentum. Momentum. We got it. They don’t.

    Don’t forget about the riots after the election. They got that in the bin. A little legacy salvage campaign. Got it confirmed a few more times since I told you about it before. Watch Obama call for calm. Unite the country. All that bullsh-t. Hopefully someone will catch sense enough to call it off because people will get hurt. People will die. But with this administration, they don’t give a f-ck about any of that.”

  28. Interesting.

    Anyone remember that article I posted several weeks ago naming the top presstitutes (several dozen, including Stephanapolos, Paley, Crowley, the usual suspects)and the fact they’re all lefties?

    O’Reilly just read through most of the list and is doing a segment on how MSM is skewing news coverage to promote the POS. Of course we all know that but to hear the usually cautious O’Reilly go there is unexpected. Unfortunately he’s discussing the issue with Beckel.

    Proof this blog is widely read.

  29. I watched Hillary speak today and was beyond disappointed.

    she was somewhat snarky about the Libya Fibya.

    I have lost so much respect for her.
    I wonder how admin spins her comments today into anything good. she sounds as if she is totally on board with the fraud.

  30. WOW. Such lunatics now all out in the open in the “Democratic” party.

    “Democrats on the bottom of the ticket in Washington state all the way to the very top are caught in a pickle. Stand against religious bigotry or give back some $60,000 in state campaign cash contributed by world-famous spiritual channeler JZ Knight after videos showing Knight preaching hatred of Catholics became public.

    In a story that may become a national news story as soon as tomorrow morning, Knight is seen and heard on video to let loose a profanity-strewn rant against Catholics and has been a frequent and generous contributor to Democrats here in Washington and at the national level. Knight’s contributions to Democrat at all levels total more than $120,000 for the current election cycle.

    As of Tuesday, Democrats are deciding to take Knight’s money and run, an equivocation that could produce significant controversy among swing voters just as many are marking their ballots to decide a very close election.

    The video evidence of Knight’s tirades are difficult to watch.

    “F— you, you Catholics!” Knight bellows over cheers from her audience.

    “We will come on you in a terror,” Knight growls in another cut. “We will bring… St. Peter’s temple down and we will swallow it in the sea.” (“St. Peter’s temple” is a reference to the Catholic church itself.)

    The entirety of hateful language used by Knight defied redaction to meet our standards for publication. For the full context, you will have to brace yourself and view the videos. We warn you use discretion when viewing these where the general public and especially small children may be present. It’s very rough stuff. […]


  31. Carol, I watched that presser as well. I too was so disappointed by her flippant behavior. I so really wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, but that is diminishing. Perhaps she did order more security, but it was in her department that the security was not only denied but even worse diminished. Very very disappointed.

  32. So OTurd wants the Des Moines Register’s newspaper’s endorsement, but the paper said OTurd refuses to go on the record?!

    WTF? I have never heard of anything like this!

  33. Sadly, I tend to,agree Carol. She is human and may have made a mistake or been given bad intel, but she did not come off well today. Hope she gets as far away from thisas possible and enjoys herself. She has earned it.

  34. Oh Tim, yes Obummer would not give his “blessing” of an on the record interview so they had to “out” him via newspaper opinion then of course he called and slicked it up. They will of course kiss his ass and endorse him.

    I would feel better with the 52% of earlier in the week but looking back at other races the polls always tighten up.

    Main thing now is for Romney and us to stay calm. Hard to do LOL

  35. That was what I was referring to Dot58. Romneys lead has really narrowed and he is only up 1% in some. Too close with the Chicago machine and 2weeks left. That last
    debate hurt him slightly.

  36. One of the superpacs should produce a picture showing Romney with the American Flag, and Obama with the phony phony Obama logo, caption to read: choose wisely.

  37. “One of the superpacs should produce a picture showing Romney with the American Flag, ”

    yep one picture of Romney placing his hand on his heart during the national anthem and the other picture of Barky just standing there with his hands folded in the front REFUSING to place his hand on his heart for the American pledge.

  38. There are just few days to go until Election Day. Please take a moment to read this urgent update on five important U.S. Senate races. The outcomes of these races will determine control of the U.S. Senate and the future of our country.

    PENNSYLVANIA | Tom Smith | Latest Poll: -2%

    Conservative Tom Smith (R-PA) has surged to within two points of liberal incumbent Bob Casey (D-PA), according to a poll released earlier this week. Smith is running an aggressive and increasingly effective campaign against Casey, labeling him “Senator Zero.” You see, in six years Bob Casey has offered no budget, no answers, and no plan. In fact, he was named “The Senate’s Most Ineffective Legislator.” Winning in Pennsylvania won’t be easy, but Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) proved it was possible in 2010. Tom Smith is offering voters a real choice and now he’s within striking distance.

    INDIANA | Richard Mourdock | Lastest Poll: +5%

    Conservative Richard Mourdock (R-IN) has jumped into a five-point lead over liberal Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in Indiana, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. This is very good news and it’s a direct result of the more than $1.1 million the Senate Conservatives Fund has invested in Mourdock’s campaign, including a new TV ad that highlights Donnelly’s support for government bailouts. Mourdock and Donnelly recently faced off in their first debate and one prominent political reporter described Mourdock as appearing “steady” and “earnest.” Meanwhile, Donnelly is falling behind in fundraising and having trouble keeping up with Mourdock’s advertising blitz. According to a Politico report, Donnelly is now being outspent 3-to-1 by Mourdock and his allies.

    ARIZONA | Jeff Flake | Latest Poll: -4%

    Liberal Richard Carmona (D-AZ) has pulled slightly ahead of conservative Jeff Flake (R-AZ), according to a new poll. Carmona has been playing up his biography and liberal special interest groups have been attacking Flake. But Carmona has stumbled. Politico reported that his debate performance “failed to live up to the hype” and a new TV ad raised serious questions about his character. Dr. Christina Beato, who supervised Carmona when she was Acting Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, looks straight into the camera and recounts the story of how Carmona pounded on her door in the middle of the night after a work dispute. “I’m a single mom. I feared for my kids and for myself,” Beato says in the ad. “Carmona is not who he seems. He has issues with anger, with ethics and with women,” adding that Carmona “should never, ever be in the U.S. Senate.”

    VIRGINIA | George Allen | Latest Poll: +3%

    A new poll shows that conservative George Allen (R-VA) has climbed into a three-point lead over liberal Tim Kaine (D-VA). This is one of the most competitive races in the country. In fact, it saw $4.3 million spent on ads in one week — the most of any other Senate contest. Two of the groups attacking George Allen are the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. They endorsed Tim Kaine for his record of supporting radical environmental policies. Tim Kaine supports the cap-and-trade national energy tax that will effectively ban coal and cause electricity prices to skyrocket. Tim Kaine opposes the Keystone pipeline that could create thousands of good-paying jobs and provide more energy resources. And Tim Kaine supports job-destroying EPA regulations. Fortunately, voters in the Commonwealth have a choice in George Allen and, thankfully, conservatives across the nation are working to push him on to victory.

    OHIO | Josh Mandel | Latest Poll: -1%

    Conservative Josh Mandel (R-OH) has pulled to within one point of liberal incumbent Sherrod Brown (D-OH), according to a new Rasmussen poll. Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently campaigned with Mandel across northern Ohio and made a strong case for the former Marine. “We need people like Treasurer Mandel in the United States Senate who are going to reduce the amount of wasteful spending that occurs in Washington, to keep taxes at a reasonable level, and do the common sense things necessary to pass a balanced budget,” Giuliani said. “Sherrod Brown has been in Washington too long. He is the most left wing member of the Senate.” Josh Mandel also had an outstanding fundraising quarter, raising $4.5 million — his best quarter yet.

    Please visit our website and donate directly to each of these candidates with one secure, online transaction. Candidates receive 100% of the money you designate for their campaigns. You can also contribute to the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC to help us promote our candidates in the final days of this critical election.

    As you may know, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) founded the Senate Conservaties Fund to provide principled candidates with the support they need to win. In the 2012 election cycle, SCF members have donated over $14 million to help change the Senate and save America’s future. Please answer the call today and help us push the Senate conservatives on to victory.

    Thank you for standing up for the principles of freedom that make this country great and thank you for supporting Senate candidates who will fight to defend those timeless principles.

    Best regards,

    Matt Hoskins
    Executive Director
    Senate Conservatives Fund

  39. The ironic thing about the PA senate race, Tom Smith is a former democrat, wonder when he left the “Democratic” party?
    May 31th 2008?

    Nothing like a former democrat taking on an Obot spine-less democrat.

  40. CNN Anderson Cooper seems to be asking a lot of questions about what really happened in LibyaFibya. Maybe there is truth to what I hear that this is gonna get hot now. Too bad Greta show is stewing around with Trump.

  41. A wise comment at Red State on the Murock mess: if you want to be honest (about your views on abortion) talk to a priest not a reporter who is trying to set you up. A rookie mistake, especially after the Akin fiasco. Play the game to win, and do not swing at pitches win the dirt.

    freemkts • an hour ago −
    Here’s what bugs me about Mourdock’s comments. The whole abortion issue is a set up to see if conservatives will say something dumb, and this one did. Mourdock should have dodged the question. They ask about abortion you answer about the economy. They try again you attack Obamacare. Had Mourdock done that liberals would complain that he is being dishonest, blah, blah, blah, just like they are with Romney. And guess what? They’d still be losing! This was a rookie mistake plain and simple, and an inexcusable one in light of the Todd Akin fiasco. You want to be honest talk to a priest. You want to win elections learn to play the game! Don’t swing at pitches in the dirt!

  42. wbboei
    October 24th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I agree. A wise comment. Why can’t these repub idiots figure this out. Romney and Ryan, and Palin and Mia Love and Colonel West, and so many other repubs have figured out how this gotcha stuff works and how to maneuver around it.

  43. Too bad Greta show is stewing around with Trump.
    Correct. Greta has been leading the pack in reporting on Bengazi. That is the highest valued use of her time. Talking to Trump is the lowest valued use of her time, and time is short. Why does she do it? She apparently likes him. I do not. I cannot stand a bullshit artist. Doesn’t matter if he is rich or poor.

  44. well, I have to say, I do like Trump, this whole “big news” thing, it almost seems like he did it to override any attention that Gloria AllRed’s little stunt was going to bring in.
    If Trump had some other stupid nonsense that would have taken away from Romney’s momentum, I would be pretty disgusted with Trump, but this whole 5 million dollar stunt almost seems to be a way to stunt attention away from Allred. well, that’s my 1 cent on how I see it.

  45. Trump Fiasco

    There are some rumors that Trump had some real dirt on Obamas and wanted to expose today, but he was asked to
    hold off by Romney Campaign.

    That’s why he switched gears and made this farcical announcement

    I think there may be some truth to it.

  46. wow! Look at the size of this thunderous, electrified Colorado crowd when the camera pans at 1:59

    That looks like a revolution-sized groundswell to me!

  47. Some people claim that as tragic as the Bengazi incident was, we have no right to politic over it. Instead, we must remain silent out of respect for the dead, and wait for the investigation to be completed, which will be sometime after the election.

    The implicit suggestion is that we have no right to hold this administration or anyone in it accountable because they are all good people, and no one ever intended for the ambassador and three other Americans to be kidnapped, sodomized and dragged throught the street. Ergo, time to move on.

    I find that position unpatriotic, untenable and un-American.

    Even in criminal law, where state of mind (mens rea) is an element of the crime, it is no defense to say I did not intend the specific result. It is enough to show that the specific result was the logical and probable consequences of defendant’s actions. That is legally sufficient to establish the guilt.

    It therefore follows that when i) the British, the French and the Red Cross withdraw their people from that area because it is “too hot”, ii) the Ambassador sends cables asking for more security, iii) the Ambassador expresses apprehension that he is being targeted, iv) those requests are denied, v) the president either knew or should have known of the threat, v) the Administration knew that the actual attack was underway, vii) the Adminstration could have sent in a marine company to deal with it but failed to do so, and viii) blamed the attack on a video when they knew it was a terrorist attack, then it is fair and reasonable to say that the president intended the natural and problem consequences of his inaction which was the death of those people.

    He must be held accountable for this gross act of misfeasance–or worse. It cannot be otherwise.

  48. We are not permitted to put signs in gated community. I have a removable magnetic
    Mitt sign on the back of trunk but I remove when I park my Mercedes as I am afraid people will damage car. Sad.

  49. Wow. Leno discussing voter suppression and shows an ad of “show the ID’ and says, it is not required..thinks it is a COLORADO ad. Meanwhile, the ad clearly shows a PENNSYLVANIA driver’s license.


  50. Here we go. Let the fraud begin. Check the last paragraph. Where are those UN folks to “protect” against voter fraund on this?

    The FBI and U.S. Postal Service agents are investigating bogus official-looking letters sent to voters in at least 28 Florida counties questioning their citizenship and their eligibility to vote, NBC News has learned.

    David Couvertier, a spokesman for the FBI in Tampa, said his office opened up an investigation into the possible attempt at voter intimidation on Wednesday after receiving reports that eligible voters throughout the state have received the letters.

    “We’re taking it as a serious situation,” he said. “We’re looking at everything from civil rights violations to election fraud — to everything in between.”

    Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Florida Secretary of State’s Office, told NBC News, “We believe these letters appear to meet the standard of voter intimidation.” Between 50 and 100 such letters have been reported to state officials so far, “and those are only the ones we know about. We’re encouraging people to come forward.

    “The fake letters, which first started showing up last Friday, have been sent under the names of real Florida county election supervisors — with some correct contact information — informing the voters that the supervisors have received “information” about their citizenship status, “bringing into doubt your eligibility as a registered voter.”

    The letters also say the voter must fill out a Voter Eligibility Form in the next 15 days — and failure to do so will result “in the removal of your name from the voter registration rolls and you will no longer be eligible to vote.”

    “A non-registered voter who casts a vote in the state of Florida may be subject to arrest, imprisonment, and/or other criminal sanctions,” the letters state.

    Some of the letters have been received by “longtime, staunch voters who have been exercising their right to vote” for years, Couvertier said. While those people are likely to vote anyway, “Our concern is someone who might not be secure and then questions whether they should vote.”

    It’s not clear who sent the letters, which were machine postmarked in Seattle. Couvertier said the FBI in Tampa is working with its Seattle office to track down the perpetrator.

    Cate said a “significant majority have gone to Republican voters, but not exclusively. We’ve got Democrats who received the letters, we’ve got independents. We’re telling everybody to be on the lookout.”

  51. VotingHillary
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Leno is a paid political announcement for the campaign to Re-Elect Barack Obama.

    I had hopes with Leno for previous jokes he has made. Guess I was wrong…

  52. New study finds economic illiteracy correlates with political preferences
    Posted by Anne Sorock Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:15pm


    It’s time to move beyond just demographics.

    A new study commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice reveals that it may be not surface-level stats that can predict voter behavior, but who they are. Their study found that voters’ exposure to facts about the economy can dramatically influence their political preferences.

    The research, which was conducted in Colorado, first tested voters’ awareness of several basic economic facts. Then, after an education campaign exposed them to information about the economy over a 10-day period, they tested again. The results are fascinating.

    First, voters who identified facts presented to them as true were more likely to support Romney; those who identified the facts as false were more likely to support Obama. While it could be that many of these voters view economic questions as solely the area of one political party already, it is clear that awareness of these facts correlates with support for one candidate.

    Further, the information campaign conducted by IWV appears both to have been able to successfully educate voters on economic facts, but also to change preferences for candidates following the path established in their research. IWV’s vice president for policy Carrie Lukas writes at Forbes:

    While voters were gaining an education on these core economic facts, voters’ preferences for candidates also shifted. Initially, Mitt Romney led President Obama among those surveyed by 2 percentage points. After IWF’s educational messaging, IWV found that Gov. Romney’s lead had increased by 8 percentage points among those who had received the educational information compared to a 2 point increase among the control group that had not.

    Lukas concludes, “it turns out that what you know may be a better predictor than who you are when it comes to policy and political preferences.” As political research moves from the surface-level demographics to a more voter-centric model, methods that elicit deeper insights will continue to produce higher-quality, actionable insights.


  53. Rove: Strategies for the Stretch Run to Nov. 6
    Over the last 40 national surveys, Mr. Romney is at or above 50% in 11, with Mr. Obama at or above 50% in one


    This year’s presidential election was transformed between the first debate’s opening statements in Denver and the closing statements in Boca Raton. As a result, most of the negative impressions created by the Obama campaign’s five-month, $300-million television advertising barrage were destroyed. Seen unfiltered, Gov. Mitt Romney came across as an earnest, straightforward, thoughtful conservative with a concrete plan for the nation’s future.

    Wednesday’s average of polls showed Mr. Romney with 48% support to President Barack Obama’s 47.1%. On the eve of the Denver debate, Mr. Romney had 46% and Mr. Obama 49.1%.

    More revealing, in the past week’s 40 national surveys, Mr. Romney was at or above 50% in 11, with Mr. Obama at or above 50% in one. Mr. Romney leads 48.9% to 46.7% in an average of these surveys. At this same point in 2004, President George W. Bush led Sen. John Kerry in this composite average, 48.9% to 45.8%.

    So what are each candidate’s strategies for the stretch run?

    New television spots reveal the Romney campaign’s closing message. One says another four years for Mr. Obama would mean more debt, up to 20 million people losing their employer-provided health insurance, higher taxes, rising energy prices and Medicare cuts. Other ads emphasize Mr. Romney has a plan for jobs and showcase his success as a Republican governor in a Democratic state.

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    President Barack Obama

    This three-part strategy—matter-of-factly indict Mr. Obama’s failed policies, highlight a common-sense conservative agenda to create jobs and growth, and stress Mr. Romney’s capacity to provide bipartisan leadership—was evident in all three of his debate performances.

    The Obama campaign strategy also has three elements. The first was embodied in a glossy 20-page pamphlet issued Tuesday, entitled “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security.” Mr. Obama is distributing 3.5 million copies of it nationwide but it is too late: Voters concluded months ago that he lacks a forward-looking program. The pamphlet itself is a second-rate repackaging of Mr. Obama’s lackluster convention speech and has been rightly dismissed by many in the press as a PR ploy. Even an accompanying TV ad swing won’t rescue Mr. Obama.

    The second strategic thrust of the Obama message was exemplified in three TV ads released on Tuesday. They warn that Mr. Romney would end all abortion, gut Medicare, and undermine education. But this repeats months of similar messaging, so it is hard to believe that it will undo Mr. Romney’s current momentum.

    The final element of Mr. Obama’s strategy is to constantly question Mr. Romney’s truthfulness. The president says his opponent suffers from “stage-three Romnesia,” as if the GOP challenger were a disease. While calling his opponent a liar thrills partisans, Mr. Obama risks turning off swing voters, especially since Mr. Romney’s favorability rating is now higher than his own.

    In an Oct. 21 Monmouth/SurveyUSA/Braun poll of registered voters, Mr. Romney was viewed favorably by 49% and unfavorably by 39%, up from 41% favorable and 40% unfavorable on Sept. 16.

    The president’s problem remains the economy. Facts belie his argument that it is largely healed. Rather, it is producing jobs at a slower rate than last year, generating an average of 131,000 a month so far in 2012. At that rate, it will take three years just to get employment back where it was when the recession started, 138 million. Meanwhile, approximately four million to five million more Americans will have entered the workforce without jobs. Voters are uneasy and disapprove of Mr. Obama’s economic stewardship.

    This race will be close, depending on a few states. The good news for Mr. Romney is that the ones he needs are breaking his way. He leads in most recent polls in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire and Colorado.

    That puts the former Massachusetts governor at 263 in the Electoral College with Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the great prize, Ohio, still up for grabs. In those states, Mr. Obama has at best a thin edge, while Mr. Romney has momentum, a stronger argument, and time to grab the seven additional electoral votes he needs.

    An incumbent president’s final number in opinion polls is often his Election Day share of his vote. Undecided voters generally swing the challenger’s way. So if Mr. Obama goes into Nov. 6 below 50% in these states—as he now is in almost every one—he is likely to lose them and his chance at a second term.

  54. Regarding politicizing Benghazi. In my opinion, the very fact that it is such a serious issue is all the more reason not to politicize it – at least not until an investigation is complete enough to provide facts and context. With all that’s been said and written about this, and conflicting spin and reporting to advantage Rom or defend Bo, or to take responsibility off BO and placed it all (not just what, if any, she bears real responsibility for) on Hillary, the truth is obscured. I’m not saying people shouldn’t be held accountable, big time, especially if it is determined that this tragedy was due to extreme negligence and/or willful disregard for safety – which well may be the case. I’m just saying wait for an investigation before taking it all to the bank as fact. The spin that has taken place around this has muddied the water and obscured the truth. As we know, when media and others involved with seeking and distributing information and/or answers do so with a preconceived idea of what he/she hopes to find, or if he/she has a partisan purpose for gathering information, the truth will be impacted by these personal motives.

    That said, it’s just my opinion. Others obviously, see things differently, and are fully entitled to their opinion, as goes without saying. The right to free speech, as Hillary said is “enshrined in our constitution”. We’re Americans, thank heaven, and we can say whateverthehell we feel like saying.

    Props to Still4Hill who does a great job of posting relevant, factual information about this and other issues with which Hillary is involved as SOS.

  55. freespirit
    October 25th, 2012 at 1:15 am
    I hope you understand that I was talking about Obama–not Hillary.

    I have defended her on this blog and elsewhere.

    I am talking about the president and commander in chief.

    The artful dodger of politics.

    The man who claims credit for bin Laden but seeks to distance himself from this.

    The man who wants voters to give him four more years.

    Consequently, voters need to know before the election how and why this happened.

    Granted we may know more later, and some conclusions may change.

    But Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien (Voltaire)–perfect is the enemy of the good.

    It is the information voters have at the time of decision that counts.

    At this point, we have enough information to hold Obama accountable for what happened.

    For example, we know that four people are dead.

    We know other nations pulled their people out of Bengazu but we did not.

    We know that requests for additional security were denied.

    We know the White House was able to watch the seige.

    We know the White House failed to send in a fire team of marines.

    We know that the White House lied as to the cause of this attack.

    I think voters can and should hold Obama responsible.

    And when they do so, I am hardpressed to call it politcing.

    Obama is the one who is running for re-election.

    Voters will decide the issue in 13 short days.

    They need the best information we have now.

    Perfect can wait until later.

  56. Freespirit: This is what I believe voters need to know prior to the election, so they can decide for themselves whether to give Obama what he is demanding, i.e. four more years:

    By Larry Johnson on October 24, 2012 at 6:47 PM in Current Affairs

    Told you so. The emails and cables documenting what happened are voluminous. Just wait till the classified material sees the light of day.

  57. JBS…seriously suggest you turn off your tv, laptop, radio for the next 2 weeks because you are gonna have the stroke at this rate.

  58. People lie to pollsters, who knew……..

    In another sign of how questionable poll data is this year, Public Policy Polling unleashed a new Nevada poll on Wednesday showing that Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney 51-47% overall in the state, and 61-39% among those who have already voted… sort of.

    While a 61-39% lead in the early vote for Obama would be big, the accuracy of such data is highly suspect, as voters changed their mind how they voted in the span of a few questions. After 100% of early voters claimed to have voted for either Obama or Romney, a follow-up question asked how these same people voted in a three-way race between Obama, Romney, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. This question must have really confused some people, because Obama suddenly dropped 5 points to 56%, Romney dropped 1 point to 38%, Johnson was now at 4%, and another 2% of early voters were suddenly undecided.

    Remember, these are the same exact people who just stated that 100% of their votes either went to Obama or Romney, and at least 6% of the sample changed their vote within the span of 2 questions. How is this possible? The obvious answer is: People are lying about having voted early, and the pollsters are incapable of figuring out if people actually voted. This is also artificially inflating Obama’s standing in the state. We also know that a large portion of the early vote sample is simply lying about having done so because the Nevada Secretary of State releases data daily on who has already voted. Let’s take a look.

    At the end of voting on Tuesday, October 23rd, actual data shows that 214,000 Nevadans had voted, either by absentee or early in-person. This is roughly 26% of the 2008 vote. Yet the PPP poll puts this number at a much higher 34% of 2008 turnout and almost 330,000 voters. In other words, PPP respondents claim turnout is some 119,000 votes greater than what actual statistics show. And while the headline is that Obama has a 51-47% lead over Mitt Romney, that number drops to 49-47% when Johnson is included. Since Johnson is actually on the ballot, this would be the more relevant number to look at anyway.

    What most analysts, pundits, and pro-Obama “journalists” are looking at right now is the early vote and who is building a lead. Polling early voters has proven very difficult and it is clear that far more people are claiming to have voted early than actually have. In Ohio, the same thing is happening. A Survey USA poll released on Tuesday night claimed that 26% of Ohio voters had already cast a ballot, almost double the 14% that the Ohio Secretary of State lists as actually having voted. In both Nevada and Ohio, Obama’s leads exist only because of the early voting numbers that actual voting statistics quickly disprove.

    The question then becomes whose voters are lying about having voted, thereby artificially inflating the data. The numbers make this pretty easy to figure out also. In Nevada, Obama lost 5 points when Johnson was inserted into the mix, while Romney lost just one point. So roughly 83% of the “lie vote” is coming from voters who initially claimed to have already voted for Barack Obama, and then changed their mind and claimed they actually voted for somebody else or, more oddly, were “undecided” when a follow-up question was asked.

    While not all of the blame can be directed at pollsters, the reality is that data from even those who claimed to have already voted is, at best, unreliable. In the case of PPP’s Nevada poll, the early vote sample consisted of only about 214 respondents. Such a low number already boasts an incredibly large margin of error, and when you factor in that about one third of that sample is lying about having voted – 83% who say they voted for Obama – the unreliability of the data soars through the roof.

    In the case of Survey USA’s Ohio poll, they called a total of 625 registered voters and determined that 609 of them were “likely voters,” pointing to an impossible 97.5% turnout. In reality, only 66% of registered voters turned out in Ohio in 2008, meaning Survey USA’s poll contains a sample in which roughly one-third of those deemed likely to vote, won’t. The best advice is, as usual, to not put much faith in the polls at this point, especially ones that attempt to draw conclusions about early voters while relying on very poor data.


    We’ve been saying it for a while pollsters have been souping up their polls to make it fit the narrative. They have been caught out.

  59. On September 11, when the White House was receiving emails pleading for help in the face of an Al Qaeda attack on our consulate in Libya, Ambassador Stevens, and his staff, Obama issued this statement regarding the attack on our embassy in Cairo, happening at the same time:
    “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy”.

    The Poisonous Fruit of a Pro-Jihad President

  60. tim October 24th, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    The ironic thing about the PA senate race, Tom Smith is a former democrat, wonder when he left the “Democratic” party?
    Tom Smith: From farm to coal mine to Senate?
    …His family had been Democrats, and as late as 2010 he was elected as a Democratic Party committeeman.
    But, increasingly, he was too far right for the party.
    “We tried to make him feel welcome, because he was elected, but it was a hard thing to do,” recalls Rich Fink, a Democratic commissioner in Armstrong County…
    “To sum me up, what I am is God-fearing – husband, father, grandfather, farmer, business owner, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, founder and chairman of . . . the tea party group out in Indiana and Armstrong Counties,” he said in April in Philadelphia.
    That was when he was running against conservatives for the GOP nomination. In the general election, he has dropped references to his tea party associations.
    The Casey camp says these mark Smith as a right-winger. It has run a TV ad featuring a clinking cup and calling him “Tea Party Tom Smith.”
    Smith, in turn, has called Casey “Senator Zero,” saying he has not passed a single bill under his name, has voted to raise the national debt seven times, and has “voted 95 percent of the time with Obama.”
    (The Casey camp says that 95 percent is “probably” high. In any case, it says, most votes were procedural and did not reflect Casey’s differences with Obama on some issues, including China trade.)
    “I’m not running away from [the tea party] at all,” Smith says. “. . . I’d just rather talk about Bob Casey’s record.”
    He promises to be an independent voice if elected.
    “I don’t have allegiances to parties; I am a citizen candidate,” he says. “I’ll work with Republicans and Democrats. We’ve all got to pull together here.”

  61. I just saw a snippet of a report, a nice graphic in fact on Fox from Jennifer Griffiths(?) showing pentagon moving military assets closer to Benghazi. It was not clear if they moved it after the attack or during the attack. I wonder if they moved it during the attack and were not told what to do with them or get an OK from Obama for what they wanted to do. That explains a cryptic response I saw from Panetta soon after the attack (I can’t find the video of it now). He said something like we are just doing what we are told to do.

    There is definitely an attitude in the Obama WH to cover this thing up than save those people from the get go. Which is why I am disappointed in Hillary that she is playing along. May be her crutch is the report she is going to get from the board.

  62. DesMoines Register should refrain from endorsing Obama if in fact they don’t want to endorse Romney. Incidentally Milwakee Sentinel is not endorsing either.

  63. BREAKING: Former Bush Sec. of State Colin Powell, who endorsed @BarackObama in 2008, tells @CBSNews “I plan to stick with him in 2012”


    Lol,so the skin color thing trumps all, it is true because it sure as shit aint to do with protecting American lives. Powell you just lost any last remaining amount of respect I had for you right there.

  64. Powell also says he backs Obama b/c he is getting the U.S. out of two wars and hasn’t started any new ones


    Nah he just created a whole new middle eastern front of jihadists.

  65. Powell supports POTUS b/c “I dont think this is the time to make such a sudden change,” says he has “concerns” about Romney’s foreign policy


    What a crock of bullshit Powell and you know it.

  66. LOL. Apparently idiot Powell thinks his endorsements will carry some momentum in these last 2 weeks, he did the same thing in 2008. Yep, color is thicker than competence to people like Powell. What an idiot.

    The idiot still needs his dinner invitations to the WH parties, right, have to do what he has to do.

  67. LOL. PPP sure is trying awfully hard to be shilling for their Messiah.

    from twitter, ppp’s latest tweet:
    ppppolls profile
    ppppolls Obama’s net favorability in Virginia is up 7 pts and Mitt Romney’s is down 7 pts from our last poll:

  68. Oreilly says DesMoine register will still endorse Bambi but I just have a sneaky feeling they might not. I read their paper today and the tone seems to be for Romney. Time (or money) willtell

  69. What the hell is the point in giving interviews with media when all they do is twist his words. I’d do fox news and let the others just swing in the wind.

  70. Just heard Krauthammer on FOX mention the similarities in Benghaziegate and Watergate. He mentioned that back when Nixon was running for his second term, the press pretty much ignored Watergate. Then after Nixon was re-e;ected Watergate blew up and he was out.

    Isn’t Hillary as Sec of State not too far down the list to become president if BO and Biden were thrown out and Benghazigate blew up AFTER BO is re-elected?

    What is the line….VP, Senate Leader, Sec. State??

    But then Biden and Reid would have to resign. However this is assuming that Benghazigate would explode and how likely is that?

  71. Florida SoS : More than 1 million Florida votes are in! That’s 1.05 million total, including 468k GOP and 414k DEM.

  72. Tolerent Dems….

    Wisconsin GOP campaign worker hospitalized after apparent gay-bashing assault

    Read more:

    MADISON, Wisc. — A bitter and contentious Wisconsin congressional race saw a new level of antagonism Wednesday morning when an openly gay Republican campaign worker became the victim of an apparent hate crime.

    Kyle Wood, a full-time volunteer working for GOP House candidate Chad Lee, was hospitalized for injuries suffered during what he said was an assault at his home.

    Wood told The Daily Caller that vandalism preceding the assault, along with his attacker’s statements during the incident, suggested his sexual orientation and his politics each played a role.

    “I was getting ready for work and there was a knock at the door,” Wood emailed The Daily Caller late Wednesday. “I opened it, and a guy wrapped a ligature around my neck, slammed my head into the doorway, and smashed my face into a mirror, telling me ‘You should have kept your [f*******] mouth shut.’”

    “He then kidney-punched me, while at the same time saying I was ‘warned,’ and continued to beat me,” he added.
    Gay GOP campaign staffer Kyle wood’s neck shows ligature marks after he was attacked in Madison, Wisc. on Oct. 24, 2012

    Wood said his attacker’s reference to a warning likely pointed to graffiti he found painted on his car last week. The vandalism included the phrases “house trained republican faggot,” “traitor,” and “ur like a jew 4 hitler.”

    Those slurs, he explained, were references to him being a gay Republican working to help Lee, a straight GOP candidate, defeat the openly gay Democrat Mark Pocan.

    After he discovered the graffiti, Wood wrote an open letter on Facebook to the unknown vandal. “If you understand either freedom or me at all,” he wrote, “you would that this will only make me work harder. … You can think whatever you like about me, but I will not be bullied into voting for a gay man simply because I am gay.”



  73. RNC : Thanks to our grassroots we raised $19.8M in the first 17 days of Oct and have $67.6M CoH ! GOP has the momentum 2 wks from election day

  74. R 50% O 47%…
    R 50% O 47%…
    R 49% O 48%…
    R 47% O 46%…


    So why such tightening in the numbers? Has Romney lost the indies?

  75. trixta
    October 24th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Is the (inevitable) campaign to blame Clinton for BO losing the election beginning?

    I too am starting to sense an upwelling of despair / concern among Obama supporters in the media.

    “Barr-eeeee. Joo gotta lotta ‘splainin’ to do…”

  76. Leanora
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Bill Clinton wants Hillary to release the Benghazi documents. That would probably result in obama losing the election.


    If she did that, if she explained why she went along with any of it: Allowing Obama’s lies to go unchecked in real time, why she was party to the utube crap that placed an additional innocent American in jephardy. And do it all before the election so that we the American people can JUDGE what happened and why (we are capable and isn’t that what self governance means). The deck will be stacked against us anyway because of the media gatekeepers but at least she will have served America and her friend Chris Stevens. Who if he had survived would be shouting to the world the danger the world faces under the guise of an Arab Spring and saying nothing about a obscure utube video.

    Then and only then will I return to believing she serves us, the American people, above all else. And if she waits and lets Obama get elected and then impeached so that her 2016 chances are improved they I will not only not support her but work against her a hard as any republican ever did.

  77. Leanora
    October 25th, 2012 at 8:57 am
    Oh Jesus, Now Hillary is leaving door open about staying on as SoS, if Obama wins.

    On the surface, it is a head scratcher.

    But I think I get the idea…Assuming Obummer is unlikely to win, it could be a no-effort olive branch to Dems.

    Just like Bill “campaigned for” Obama and “supported him” at the convention, one could look through this, and see it is an effort to bring back Dems into the centrist fold, back from their short frightening cult visit as “Obamacrats”.

    Last ditch, half-hearted efforts to “save the Obama campaign” may not convince die-hard Obots. But it may be just the excuse fence-sitters need to drift back to the center.

    It’s like when you’re at a bad party and are looking for any excuse to leave. You get a call, and you say, “Hey, baby sitter says there’s a problem, gotta go”.

    The Dems trying to gracefully back away from the Obot cult “retreat” may say, “Hey, the Clintons did what they could to re-elect Obama. Heck, I think Obama ran a lousy campaign. So how are we going to get us back on track??”

  78. Neeta, I think my comment before yours addresses why the Clintons are dutifully stumping (as SoS, Hillary cannot do politicking…) for the current Resident at 1600.

    Mayflower Moving Co.:

    Dear POTUS, enclosed are coupons for 20% off relocation costs. Valid only through Jan. 2013.

  79. neetabug don’t be to hard on the Clinton’s some of these people will find any excuse for this type of behavior…You cannot still support any part of this administration. For crying out loud bambi is the darn boss and the spinning here is really irking me…
    And question is mama dee ( i believe that is her name that use to do the blog talk shows) still around?

  80. Carol
    October 24th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I watched Hillary speak today and was beyond disappointed.

    she was somewhat snarky about the Libya Fibya.

    I have lost so much respect for her.
    I wonder how admin spins her comments today into anything good. she sounds as if she is totally on board with the fraud.

    Can you take your nasty comments to another blog?
    So many other blogs would appreciate your disrespect towards Hillary, personally it really ticks me off!!!

  81. Mayflower Moving Co.:

    Dear POTUS, enclosed are coupons for 20% off relocation costs. Valid only through Jan. 2013.

    Too funny


  82. Since Klein is now “outing” the story of communications that exonerate Hillary doesn’t that protect her from looking like a traitor to the party. Her refusal makes it look like she is loyal to her party but now that the cat is out of the bag there may be a clamor to get them released–and that won’t be her doing but due to the pressure of the media etc.

  83. This ad by Linda McMahon is very cool, it has literally of hundreds of Chris Murphy marching it, very effective.

  84. Shadowfax
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    She is not alone in her concern over Hillary and the Clinton’s support for the fraud. Let’s face it, she works for him and Bill is campaigning for him.

  85. WBB, I totally appreciate your passion and your position. My concern was primarily with biased news sources grabbing bits of unconfirmed info and spinning it well passed any verifiable truth. When this (potential) misinformation is picked up by bloggers and re-posted enough times, it becomes truth, as we have experienced during Obama’s campaign and subsequent presidency. We’ve all done it, myself included, because we want info and we want it now.

    To be honest, the politicization of the Benghazi situation bothers me not only because I feel it exploits what to the victims and families is a very personal, very real tragedy, but also because it gives Obama and the Right wing just one more opportunity strike a blow at Hillary. I know McCain and some of the moderate Repubs have stood up for her, primarily to be able to hit at Obama, but regardless, at least they did so. But there are others – both left and right whose voices will carry just as far and as loudly – who will blame her, vilify her, bring up Bill and Monica, and anything else negative they can say about either Clinton. We know the drill on that. My feeling all along has been that those of us who really supported her in 2008 know Hillary – as well as it is possible to know a public figure, particularly a pol. I don’t think any of us thinks she is pure as the driven snow (and thank god she’s not – or she would have never even had a chance to run), but I firmly believe that she would do and did do everything in her power to protect her people, including those in Benghazi. I mean those who know the woman say she is beyond loyal to her peeps, and that she never stops working to do what needs to be done.

    I know that you have defended her, and I’m not trying to tell Noah about the Flood – so to speak. I’m just saying that it’s pretty damn hard to fight against spin both from the WH and from the right wing Hillary/woman haters. Plus, I fail to see how the Benghazi tragedy can possibly be understood without a full, unbiased investigation – not facebook posts, tweets, and erroneous, spit fire articles and/or sound from crazy news people. I also think it’s important to remember just how nasty the right wingers are. That hasn’t changed just because a lot of Clinton Dems are now supporting the Pub. candidate.

    Anyway, I know you know all of the above. I respect your right to do as you see fit.

    Regarding the Klein report – If it’s true, I disagree with anyone who condemns Hillary for not just running to a mic and telling the world that her boss is an effing liar. Hell, she knows we all know it anyway. Hillary is the one taking the heat. She’s the one with the most to lose – by outing Obama in one big explosion. She obviously has a more measured approach in mind. And, regardless of what we think about Obama, I doubt that her first thought is about defeating or supporting him. There are many security issues and dynamics involving a volatile region, in play. We can’t possibly know all of the factors influencing her decision to handle this as she feels she must. And, damn if I’d want to be in her position to have to figure out how to go about destroying a sitting president (not to mention her boss and the leader of her party) with the whole damn world watching to see what happens! I think she’s earned a little breathing room.

    Just one more thing. I’m so damn tired of news and/or anyone talking as if Bill rules Hillary and her career. Several times I’ve read statements about “Bill letting Hillary have her way on it” or “Bill agrees for now” or some bull shit like that. I really am a fan of Bill’s, but he doesn’t have all the power in that marriage.

  86. Leanora’s post abovw……..WOW!

    Ed Klein: Bill Clinton ‘Urging’ Hillary to Release Benghazi Documents That Would ‘Exonerate’ Her, Destroy Obama’s Re-Election Hopes

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi ahead of the terrorist attack but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein. Those same sources also say former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife to release official State Department documents that prove she called for additional security at the compound in Libya, which would almost certainly result in President Obama losing the election.

    Appearing on TheBlazeTV’s “Wilkow!” on Wednesday night, Klein told host Andrew Wilkow that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been having “big fights” for “two or three weeks” about the issue, according to his two sources on Clinton’s legal counsel. While Bill Clinton wishes his wife would “exonerate” herself by releasing the documents that show she wasn’t at fault for the tragic security failure in Libya, the secretary of state refuses to do so because she doesn’t want to be viewed as a traitor to the Democratic party.

    On Glenn Beck’s radio show earlier on Wednesday, Klein said his information comes from two “very good” sources.

    Wilkow pointed out the obvious, that the Obamas and the Clintons have a “very behind the scenes, tense relationship” — to put it lightly.

    “I said to you last night, and I think I stand corrected, that it seemed like Obama out-Clintoned the Clintons,” Wilkow said. “But Clinton seems to have gone along with all of this because he knew that Hillary would be exonerated in the end.”

    He then asked Klein whether he thought Clinton would resign over the Libya scandal and expose the truth.

    “No,” the author said immediately. “I can’t imagine that she would resign. It would bring down the entire administration. [Obama] would lose the election and she would be essentially blamed by the left-wing base of the party.”

    “She will not be tarred with the blame for bringing down this administration,” Klein added.

  87. She should tell what she did and when she did it. Hillary owes the entire country loyalty not just loyalty to the Democrats or to Obama. That is why I’m giving up on the whole issue of her ever running again. IF she cares about the country she SHOULD do the right thing and speak up. I will confess that much of why I want Obumba out is because the deal Hillary was dealt in 08, but then again the country is a shambles and leading from behind is bullshitting the country. Obama is a bullshitter, yes I stole it. Love Drudge.

    Actually have to say that Mitt Romney seems to be the only friggin adult in the room.

    Hillary is afraid to bring down the adminsitration who has already thrown her under the bus. Biden, who is a heartbeat away from a finger on the red button. Then Bummer who is just totally loooking for the light switch.

    God, help us.

  88. freespirit
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    The bottom line is that Hillary is the SOS.It was common knowledge that Benghazi was known to be a bedlam of hot terror. The embassies of other nations had pulled out. WTF, were we still there for? She may have asked for security, but it was not forthcoming. I say then, pull your people out. There is no excuse for that.

  89. gonzotx

    There’s a difference in someone being disappointed and expressing it, vs coming to this blog and trashing Hillary, over and over and over again and saying admin will spin something positive out of it.

    This ticks me off.

  90. Just read that Bill Clinton and Obama will be attached to the hip for the last 10 days of the campaign. I HOPE NOT. Bill please do the right thing and suddenly develop an illness.

    I can’t take Bill continuing to campaign for the fraud.

  91. White House spokesman tries to explain Obama’s ‘BS’ remark about Romney, after Obama referred to Romney as a “Bullshitter”.

    Thats rich coming from that fuckwit.

  92. WH: ‘We Decline to Comment’ on When Obama Learned of E-Mails, Met With NSC on Benghazi

    ( – The White House is declining to say when President Barack Obama first learned of three e-mails that the State Department sent to the White House on Sept. 11, 2012, directly notifying the Executive Office of the President that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack, that U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens was at the Benghazi mission at the time of the attack, and that the group Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attack.

    The White House also declined to say when the president first met with the National Security Council after the Benghazi attack.

    “I have been asked by one of our spokespeople to relay ‘that we decline to comment,’” said White House National Security Staff aide Debbie Bird in a written response to had asked Bird: 1) “When did the President first meet with the National Security Council after the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12?” 2) “When did White House staff first discuss the substance of the e-mails that went to the White House with the President or with the National Security Advisor?”

    Carney also took a question about the e-mails today during a press gaggle held aboard Air Force One at 9:34 a.m. A reporter asked: “Jay, there are some emails that have emerged, which suggest that the White House and other areas of the government were told within hours of the Benghazi attack that an extremist group had claimed responsibility. How is that compatible with the idea that it was a spontaneous attack?”

    Carney downplayed the significance of the State Department emails.


  93. UM is covering it too…

    WH: ‘We Decline to Comment’ on When Obama Learned of E-Mails, Met With NSC on Benghazi

    ( – The White House is declining to say when President Barack Obama first learned of three e-mails that the State Department sent to the White House on Sept. 11, 2012, directly notifying the Executive Office of the President that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack, that U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens was at the Benghazi mission at the time of the attack, and that the group Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attack.

  94. Media Moving Against Obama Benghazi Lies

    by Ulsterman

    As promised, the Mainstream Media stalwarts are joining in the chorus to find out what Obama knew and when regarding the Benghazi Massacre.

    ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and even strongly pro-Obama NBC News have or are featuring stories regarding the apparent White House cover-up that now surrounds the Benghazi attack. Of those news agencies, ABC and CBS are making the more aggressive push on the story as of now, with NBC and CNN appearing far less enthusiastic in providing coverage.

    I would urge all of you to make your presence strongly known in the comment sections of ALL political stories on each of those news program websites demanding more information on the the Obama Benghazi Cover-Up.

    All of us together can place Obama’s Benghazi lies in their rightful place in the news cycle – right at the top of every page of every news agency in America.

    $hit is finally starting to hit the fan!

  95. CBS Busts Obama–and Itself–in Benghazi Cover-Up

    CBS News has released a clip of an interview by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on Sep. 12 with President Barack Obama that indicates Obama knew the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a premeditated terror attack–and suggests the White House later deceived the public by blaming protests against an anti-Islam video. CBS chose not to air the clip for over a month–but did air Obama’s attack on Romney that same night.

    Obama told Kroft that the attack in Benghazi was different from the violent protest at the U.S. embassy in Cairo: “You’re right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in Egypt, and my suspicion is, is that there are folks involved in this who were looking to target Americans from the start.”

    Obama’s remarks pointed towards a premeditated attack, in contrast to the story the White House went on to tell for weeks.

    CBS chose not to air that portion of the interview with President Obama–not even in the days and weeks that followed, when it was highly relevant–first to the question of the nature of the Benghazi attack, then to the question of whether the president had in fact called it an act of terror from the start.

    According to Fox News, the clip first appeared online on Oct. 19. It was embedded Oct. 24 in an article by CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson.

    What CBS chose to air, instead, was President Obama’s attack on his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, who had criticized the administration’s apologetic response to the Cairo demonstration.

    Obama said Romney “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.” That portion of the interview aired immediately, and drove the news for days. Obama’s comment suggesting that the attack had been premeditated was not aired.

    Attkisson reported this week that emails linking an Al Qaeda affiliate to the Benghazi attack had been sent to the White House Situation Room just over two hours after the attack had begun. The emails suggest that the Obama administration knew from the outset that the Benghazi attack had been a terrorist attack–and that it knowingly misled the public when it repeatedly claimed there was no evidence of terrorist involvement.

    When the video story unraveled, the White House tried to argue that President Obama had called the Benghazi attack an act of terror all along. In the second presidential debate, the President famously pointed to his Sep. 12 statement in the Rose Garden as proof, though his reference to “acts of terror” on that occasion had been general and not specific to the Benghazi attack, which he implied had been provoked by the video.

    The new CBS footage suggests that Obama did, in fact, describe the Benghazi attacks as premeditated terrorism–not in the Rose Garden but in the White House itself, in a portion of an interview that did not air until more than a month later.

    During that time, both CBS and Obama could have referred to the interview, but did not–likely because doing so would have vindicated Obama at the cost of exposing his subsequent deceit.

    The fact that CBS refrained from publishing the critical clip from the interview widens the political scandal surrounding Benghazi into a media scandal.

    National Public Radio’s Mara Liasson criticized CBS on Fox News Special Report yesterday, saying that CBS ought to have made the entire interview with Obama available immediately, in the public interest.

    Together with the president, CBS has much to explain.

  96. Now, let’s get this straight: We already have rigged voting machines that check the fraud’s name when you cast your vote for Romney. Then, we have the UN going to be monitoring the rigged voting machines, Then:, we have a George Soros owned company in Spain going to count our votes?
    What would we call this???????? Fraud?? This is how he got in 2008.

    It is nerve racking, I can barley think of anything less. With the polls getting closer, and Rass apparently said the numbers coming out tomorrow will show a closer race, I CAN’T STAND ANOTHER 4YEARS!!!

  97. Obama is slowly bit steadily picking up momentum and the benghazi story is not hurting him as it was not even brought up in debate. Will Bill and Hillary protecting him I am now getting very anxious as well. It comes down to Ohio and that is going to be tough. Mitt also is doing a lousy job this week. Too low key while the Obama machine is really moving. Prays are needed indeed.

  98. Goztox, I am seeing very few ads down here in Boca compared to Obama. Obama ads on woman’s right, in particular, are coming on almost every other commercial. maybe Romney feels Fl is a “win” and is putting all in Ohio?

  99. freespirit
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Just one more thing. I’m so damn tired of news and/or anyone talking as if Bill rules Hillary and her career. Several times I’ve read statements about “Bill letting Hillary have her way on it” or “Bill agrees for now” or some bull shit like that. I really am a fan of Bill’s, but he doesn’t have all the power in that marriage.

    I heard that in the pole tossing competition, Hillary threw it 41 feet, and Bill only 38.

  100. Freespirit: You state your position eloquently and persuasively. I too want to protect Hillary. Her advisors believe that a full investigation will show that she did her job, and she will be acquitted. They have more information than I do, so I am not as worried about her as I might otherwise be.

    My primary concern, focal point, and indictment is against the president. What we saw in Benghazi was a microcosm of his entire approach to governance. It reflected a profound lack of character, competence and leadership. Those are the things we look for in a president. Without them the country will surely fail.

    We have an election in twelve days. Big media is flooding the airways with coverage favorable to Obama. At the same time, they are covering up, or minimizing this subject, which goes to the heart of the choice voters have before them. Voters need this information in order to make an informed choice.

    For example, this morning we learned three things. First, a Navy Seal testified that the informational drone that was flying over Benghazi at the time of the attack, had been programmed over two weeks earlier–which is further proof that the military knew that an attack on Bengahzi was possible on the anniversary of 9/11. Second, we learned that when this happened, the president, vice president and secretary of defense were huddled in the Oval office, discussing what to do, but doing nothing. Third, we learned two of the SEALS who were defending the counsulate could have been saved by a military response, since they were not killed until the seventh hour. Fourth, we learned that the way this incident was mishandled has sent shock waves through our elite forces, because now they have reason to doubt that when they put their lives on the line for this president, this president will not have their back, but will be thinking only about his own.

    I have a friend with an African American daughter. Despite her mother’s wise admonitions, the daughter believes in Obama. She was proud when he was elected, and her enthusiasm for him remains undimmed. But Obama is a flawed figure. He has exploited his race and done them no favors. But for her dreams die hard.

    The same can be said of big media. 2008 was their dream too, and they are reluctant to let go of it. But it is now 2012, and it is like the old song Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair:

    I wanted to live in a carnival city,
    With laughter and love everywhere;
    I wanted my friends to be thrilling and witty,
    I wanted somebody to care;
    I found my blue ribbons all shiny and new
    But now I discover them no longer blue…
    The merry-go-round is beginning to taunt me,
    Have I stayed too long at the fair?
    There’s nothing to win
    And there’s no one to want me
    Have I stayed too long at the fair?

  101. freespirit
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Regarding the Klein report – If it’s true, I disagree with anyone who condemns Hillary for not just running to a mic and telling the world that her boss is an effing liar. Hell, she knows we all know it anyway. Hillary is the one taking the heat. She’s the one with the most to lose – by outing Obama in one big explosion. She obviously has a more measured approach in mind.

    I think you’re onto something. Why get “caught” trying take down POTUS, when she can just let everyone else do it for her? She’s going with the flow, and letting gravity work for her.

  102. Who read that the polls will be closer soon? How can they know that before they even poll unless it is going to be rigging soon? Heartburn but I still believe that America won’t let us down. Unless they steal it, Obama will not be re elected.

  103. Via Twitter..respected source…

    Word is out, OfA is yanking national-level resources from FL. Local orgs are going to be left to wither on the vine. FL’s is Romneys.

  104. The only thing about Hillary allowing things to progress on their own with this cover up shit is that IF and I stress IF she knows that it’s all a lie then she is simply said “a liar”.

    I’m not convinced I’d vote for her if she ran again, she’s tied herself to this clown and she’s going down with the sinking ship.

  105. why can’t everyone see what we see, that obummer is simply a “one man” show. He’s for “me, myself and I”. If only we’d had a media in this country who wasn’t too busy giving him blow jobs we would be much further along in our fight. If he steal the 2nd term America is doomed. We will never recover. Why anyone would cover up Libya is beyond pale.

  106. Just read on another blog where someone posted “If Ohio is stupid enough to vote this pos back in then they all deserve to starve to death”. They have been reading my mind.

  107. This is what happens when you elect a 19 y/o Bot

    Pennsylvania councilman, 19, jailed after stealing Romney campaign signs

    Published October 18,
    A 19-year-old Pennsylvania councilman reportedly remains behind bars after allegedly stealing Mitt Romney campaign signs and damaging a farm field.

    The Express-Times reports that Alburtis Councilman Kyle A. Bower was arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from the Oct. 3 incidents and sent to Lehigh County Prison. A judge set Bower’s bail at $5,000, but the teenager won’t be released from custody even if he posts it due to a probation violation.

    Bower, a Democrat less than a year into his first borough council term, is on probation after pleading guilty to escape and stalking charges on Jan. 4, the same day he took the oath of office, the newspaper reports.

    Bower was sentenced him to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. Authorities allege the teenage politician’s latest arrest violate conditions of that sentence.

    Police say Bower stole campaign signs for Republican candidates Romney, Charlie Dent and Ryan Mackenzie on Oct. 3 from the front yard of a borough home. The stolen signs later turned up in Bower’s car, which was found abandoned along with two bottles of beer in Lower Macungie Township, according to police. Bower allegedly caused nearly $600 in damage to a field where the car was abandoned when it became disabled.

  108. gonzotx
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Gonzo, great find. It’s worth me putting it up here.

    Interesting Goodwin admits he got “taken in” four years ago, and he wonders what was in the choom that was being passed around. (Pssst, uncut hopium, extremely addictive, street value $750 million.)

    Is Obama less respectful than your average jock?

    By Michael Goodwin

    So, WHAT’S to like? That question danced around my head during Monday night’s debate. Every time President Obama mocked, personally attacked and sneered at Mitt Romney, I kept wondering why so many Americans say they like Obama even as they don’t like his policies.

    How do you like a president who shows utter contempt for his opponent? How do you like a president who responds to criticism of his record with a snide blast at his opponent’s personal wealth?

    The questions would be easier to answer if the debate were an exception. But it wasn’t. Numerous reports from the White House recently have Obama openly expressing raw “disdain” for Romney.

    Worse, the Romney treatment is no exception, either. “Disdain” describes the feelings Obama expressed about many others during his term. His slams on opponents and critics as “greedy” and “unpatriotic” and “dishonest” cross a line most politicians don’t.

    It’s odd behavior for a president, or anybody in public life. Even professional football players, who use physical pain to intimidate opponents, usually come away expressing mutual respect when the dust settles.

    Is presidential politics more blood sport than the NFL? Or is Barack Obama just less respectful than your average jock?

    The issue is not academic, with most polls showing Obama enjoying a big margin on “likability.” A July survey gave him a 60-30 edge on that angle, though recent ones show Romney has erased the gap because of the debates.

    With his economic record an albatross, the likability factor helped to keep Obama ahead or tied in a race he should be losing. The problem for him now is that the more America gets to know him, the less it likes him.

    Likability, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and with Obama, it requires distance. Up close and personal, he gives a very different vibe. There, the mask comes off to reveal the contempt we saw in the debate.

    Neera Tanden, a former top aide, recently told New York magazine that the president is “not close to almost anyone,” adding, “It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people.”

    Repeat: “He really doesn’t like people.”

    Others who have worked with Obama reached similar conclusions. “He doesn’t listen to anyone,” a former top economic aide told a friend. Outsiders invited to meet with him concluded it was all for show, he was not interested in what they had to say.

    That he rarely talks to congressional leaders, including fellow Democrats, has become such a staple of Washington that it has ceased to be news. Our president apparently believes it is beneath him to consult or get into the details of legislation.

    Then again, he doesn’t talk to members of his Cabinet much either, so he’s consistent in his isolation. He reportedly watched last year’s Super Bowl alone.

    All of which begs the initial question: What’s to like about Barack Obama? Sure, he’s got that big smile and the cool factor of being young and the first black president, but is that all there is? And is it enough?

    Consider that, in a nation where millions are out of work with no hope of finding any, and where America faces serious security threats, we have a president who can’t handle criticism or disagreement, and who marches only to the drummer in his head.

    His estrangement echoes Herman Melville’s protagonist in “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” the mysterious oddball who answers work requests with, “I would prefer not to.”

    But let’s give Obama his greatest due. He did manage to get elected president, which means he fooled more than half the people once. As one of those suckers in 2008, I’m still wondering how he hid that contempt from so many people for so long.

    The best explanation I find comes from “Dreams from My Father,” his first of two memoirs. In it, Obama tells a story from his senior year in high school. He was a pothead, and a friend had been arrested on serious drug charges. He describes his worried mother’s visit to his room:

    “I had given her a reassuring smile and patted her hand and told her not to worry, I wouldn’t do anything stupid. It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved—such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”

    As confessions go, that one rings true.

  109. rgb44hrc
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Regarding the Klein report – If it’s true, I disagree with anyone who condemns Hillary for not just running to a mic and telling the world that her boss is an effing liar. Hell, she knows we all know it anyway. Hillary is the one taking the heat. She’s the one with the most to lose – by outing Obama in one big explosion. She obviously has a more measured approach in mind.

    I think you’re onto something. Why get “caught” trying take down POTUS, when she can just let everyone else do it for her? She’s going with the flow, and letting gravity work for her.

    Is Hillary that narcissistic? Apparently so if she thinks more of her legacy than the country. We only have 2 weeks left, 20% of the country has already voted. If we keep our blinders on for Hillary and Bill, what does that make us?

  110. rgb44hrc
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    I don’t think that’s narcissism. She’s just not tone deaf to appearances and alliances.


    Well, when the country’s very existence is under threat, and you have the power to effect the outcome in a positive way and do the opposite, what do you call that?

  111. Just can’t stand the Clinton’s allegiance to this fraud, liar, bullshitter, piece of shit, all for “party”. People should matter more than “party”. The “party” is no longer the democrat party anyway. We as Big Pink learned that 4 years ago. WE learned YOU CANNOT TRUST OBAMA. I actually don’t think Bill or Hillary got the memo.

    NOTHING is more important than the “folks”.

    Shit head obummer does not care for the folks. I thought Bill and Hillary cared for the people.

    Unless Hillary is covering her own ass then she should speak now or forever shut up and get in the back of the line. Unless there was some big gun running operation going on in Libya that she has to keep mum for .. why would she take the heat and the bullet. Does.not.add.up.


    Mark Halperin’s fluff piece shows how Team Obummer is trying to alter the perception that their ship is listing. So they cite “inner confidence”, and some very questionable assertions:

    * “five of the nine battleground states are near-locks for the President, enough to make it impossible for Romney to reach 270 electoral votes.”

    * “The Obamans still insist they hold, to use their phrase, a small but stable and significant lead and express no doubt they will win.”

    * “Chicago remains sufficiently funded and emboldened by its own polling to compete for the final two weeks in all nine of the battlegrounds: Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the South; New Hampshire in the North; Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the Midwest; and Nevada and Colorado in the West. As they have in the past, Obama campaign officials say they expect to win a high percentage of those states and conceivably could sweep all nine.”

    Ha!!! We already know Obot organizers are fleeing Florida to put their fingers in other electoral dike holes. Sweep all nine???

    Surely, sir, you jest.

  113. Also, nudge nudge but Obama campaign now “quietly” closing resources down in Colorado.

    The redistribution and reallocation of the endgame has begun.

  114. Moon!!!!!!! Haha. Keep bringing us good news please. I admit I’ve been in a funk today after seeing Hillary position herself to remain locked at the hip with the bummer and then seeing that Bill will lock step the last 10 days of the campaign.

  115. Let a Thousand Ads Bloom: Obama Tells Jay Leno He’s Not So Good With This “Math Stuff”

    You don’t say.

    Video here.

    He says he was fine with math until 7th grade. But Malia is now a freshman in high school, and he’s “pretty lost.”

    Depending on what Malia’s taking — if she’s taking honors or AP, that could mean she’s doing geometry (proofs). If she’s not, then she’s just doing… basic algebra.

    I know algebra throws a lot of people. I just didn’t expect the rara avis super-scholar President of the United States to be one of them.

    probably why he can’t keep track of the deficit!!

  116. Sometimes I think we are as blind to Hillary and Bill as the obots are to the fraud.

    Sometimes you just have to call them as they are, and they ARE supporting the fruad in every sense of the word through fundraising, campaign speech’s, Benghazi cover up, etc.

  117. Wow, so obummer can discuss this kind of really really important stuff with leno, limp dick and pimp and others but he never gives a press conference or interviews to anyone of importance.

    Obummer cannot be trusted. Memo to Clintons

  118. Gonzo, I’m not blind any longer. mentioned up thread that I don’t think I could ever vote for Hillary. I’ve lost all respect for Bill. Their support for the fraud lifted the veil from my eyes

  119. Looks like a major storm gonna hit so maybe just maybe it’ll take some of the ass kissing off the headlines. Yahoo just ran story that Romney hasn’t “given up” on Ohio yet. Like he should be when he’s AHEAD. DUH

  120. dot48
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Just read on another blog where someone posted “If Ohio is stupid enough to vote this pos back in then they all deserve to starve to death”. They have been reading my mind

    Not me i have already voted. I voted for Romney. Cuyahoga county is heavily democratic. This is the area we need to watch on election night.

  121. moononpluto
    October 25th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Also, nudge nudge but Obama campaign now “quietly” closing resources down in Colorado.

    I can just hear the spinning…

    Pesky Reporter: “Why has Team Obama started a drawdown of organizers in Colorado?”

    Axlegrease: “Well, despite the polls the public sees, our internal polling is much more optimistic. So we’re redeploying them to states where it is closer”.

    “Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

  122. LOL don’t mess with Texas!!!!

    Texas sparks international row with election observers
    By Julian Pecquet – 10/25/12 03:04 PM ET

    Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

    “The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

  123. Allred did’nt do her homework, case falls apart.

    Romney didn’t load up on Staples stock, devastating Allred’s case

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney not only thought Bain Capital-backed Staples stock was a risky investment, he never exercised all of his options to buy it, according to new testimony that is devastating to Obama backer and celebrity attorney Gloria Allred’s bid to use a 1987 divorce and subsequent appeals to torpedo Romney’s campaign.

    A source familiar with the case provided Secrets with testimony from the appeals case in which Romney revealed that he didn’t buy all the Staples stock he could because he didn’t see it as a sure thing.

    At issue is the 1987-1988 divorce of Staples founder Tom Stemberg and Maureen Sullivan Stemberg. The ex-wife believes that during the initial divorce settlement, the value of Stemberg’s Staples stock was undervalued and her take was cut as a result. Sources said that the former Mrs. Stemberg believes that Romney schemed to devalue the price of Staples stock to help her husband.

    Despite earlier reports, Romney, then a leader at Bain, a major Staples investor, did not testify in the first divorce case – as there was no actual divorce trial. He did testify during one of Stemberg’s efforts to re-litigate the divorce settlement in later years.

    In October 1991, Romney was called to testify about the valuation placed on Staples in 1987 during the original divorce settlement. At the end of three days of testimony Romney was asked about his own opportunity to buy up Staples stock before the IPO. He was asked if he had purchased the full amount he was allowed to buy – essentially “maxing out” on buying up Staples stock pre-IPO.

    Romney said he didn’t because while he still believed that there was a chance that the company could take off, there was also a chance that the company could fail.

    A source familiar with the case told Secrets, “This disproves the Allred legislation completely. He put his money where his mouth was.”

    Earlier Thursday, a Massachusetts court ruled that Romney’s testimony can be released but the judge did not lift the gag order on Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, which would have allowed her to discuss what transpired during the divorce proceedings.

    Below is the transcript provided to Secrets. In the questioning, the “Q” is attorney Bernard Dwork, Stemberg’s attorney, and the “A” is Romney.

    Q: “Thank you. Now, you say that before making the investment in Staples round C you read the statement ‘Additionally, this is planned to be Staples final equity offering prior to a public offering of mid 1989.’ And you say that you did not – Strike that. You say you read that statement. Let me ask you this, sir. Did you, therefore, as a result of that subscribe to the full amount to which you were entitled to subscribe?”

    A: “I did not.”

    Q: “And why was that, sir?”

    A: “Because while I believed that there was a realistic probability that we would achieve that outcome, there was also a realistic probability that we would either lose our money or we would achieve something less than that. And my personal assessment and that of my partners was that the risk that we would not achieve the plan was high enough that we should not subscribe to our full amount.”

    Q: “And you did not subscribe to the full amount?”

    A: “We did not subscribe to the full amount.”

  124. WBB know what you mean, and agree totally about the pos potus. After reading the comments in Ulsterman Report, I’m even more freaked out about BO than previously – trying not to go off the deep end and totally buy all of the scary theories and thoughts posited. But, I don’t think it would be out of character for Obama, at Jarrett’s direction, to allow or even encourage some pretty bad stuff to happen. But, I digress. As I said I understand your desire to see BO defeated, and totally agree. I think my difference from you is just in terms of how that takes place. Thanks for your well thought out response.

    As rgb44hrc noted, if the facts that would potentially destroy Obama are there, and it appears that they are, and Hillary is aware of them, they will come out. In fact, it seems to me they are coming out – and from someone who got the facts from Clinton sources. If Klien’s story is true, those sources didn’t just run into him on the street and lay that info on him – not without a nod or two from the Clintons, themselves. And, if it’s true that Bill and Hillary allowed that info to be leaked, what better cover than to have Bill – all the while – campaigning with and for the POS. The Dems are already trying to blame Bill, if O loses. We’ve seen Bill wield his “velvet knife” as moononpluto refers to it. Has he really helped O? I doubt it. Will these next campaign appearances garner many votes? I doubt it. Plus – it will be moot anyway, if the facts are exposed in time.

    What if Hillary holds a press conference exposing all the damning facts about The Fraud. How will MSM react? They’ll spin, deny, discredit, claim the Clinton machine was just playing politics, and slam Hillary for not allowing the investigation to be completed before making such accusations. Hell, they’ll do all manner of crazy stuff to try to protect their Golden Calf. Chris Matthews’ head would probably explode,or he’d put a contract out on Hillary. The rest of the liberal media would spin and spin, and the general public will still not get the full, unvarnished truth. Plus, if Hillary does run in 2016, how many Dems, especially AAs would vote for her if she openly threw the Fraud under the bus? Not many. Any verifiable facts need to come out sooner rather than later – meaning before the election. But, I don’t fault Hillary for being very careful about how she handles this.

    Dot, I don’t think Hillary’s approach is about narcissism or even her legacy. Possibly, it’s about not burning all of her bridges in case she runs in 4 years. That seems like a smart move to me. BTW, regardless of how her role in the Benghazi incident and aftermath plays out, she deserves to be remembered as an extremely successful, hardworking SOS, who has worked harder for and on behalf of women than any other SOS in history. And Mitt Romney could do a damn site worse than having Hillary Rodham Clinton for his SOS. In fact, his ass would be lucky to get her.

    Regarding what sometimes seems to be our blind allegiance to Bill and Hill, I’ve also thought that it was a little over the top – well, that my own allegiance was. Can’t speak for others. But, I think we all know they can be as tough as needed to be in order to survive in politics today, and that we fully understand that they’re human, and subject to all of the frailties of humanity. So no halos for them. But in looking at Bill’s performance as potus, as well as Hill’s as SOS, I think it’s pretty reasonable to want either of them in leadership positions. And I damn sure hope I get the opportunity to vote for Hillary in 2016.

    Vanity – haven’t seen you around since the days of CGP – when it was a Hillary forum. I’ll have to say I think you’re wrong about people getting banned here. I’ve seen a lot of differing views here, a lot of arguments, knock down drag out fights, and disagreements, and I haven’t been aware of a single person being banned. Of course there may have been an obot or two that Admin kicked to the curb – no harm in that.

  125. Well I went outside and mowed, then I got the mulcher vac out and ran it and blew off some steam. Still love Bill and Hill but maybe they are just being smart as you say. I will muzzle myself.

    Just saw upthread where Axelrod was saying they’re just pulling resources out where they don’t need them.

    How exactly do they get “internal” polling? Do they have pollsters who call up from their campaigns?

  126. moononpluto
    October 25th, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Allred did’nt do her homework, case falls apart.
    A friend of mine is the head of the litigation section in an old Seattle firm. I asked him for his thoughts on the current presidential race. He told me I know you are a democrat, and I corrected him immediately and told him that I was an independent, and having been affiliated with each of the two parties at one time or another, I can safely say the both of them are conspiracies against the American People. I asked him what he thought and was annoyed by the question. He said with all I have on my plate, I have no time for political theater. I will vote and that is it.

    Then again you have Gloria All-Red, half media hound and the other half bolshevik. We have lawyers like her here too. For them, it is more about the bark than the bite. They make a decent living ambulance chasing, writing threatening letters to insurance companies, and never–or hardly ever trying a case. Trying a case is an arduous endeavor, and the possibility of malpractice. If everything goes well you are the hero. If everything goes not so well, you are the goat. It is different now than it was 37 years ago, when I took the bar. Less collegial, more cutthroat.

    All-Red knows this. So she takes the easy way out. She solicits the grievances against high profile people, run to the media and then go to court. And when there is no there there, she figures all the public will remember is she was there. You should assume I am not impressed with these people. Truth to tell, they are not interested in the truth, and they turn my stomach.

  127. WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Mitt Romney’s Quiet Prayer Amidst The Sound Of Thunder

    by Ulsterman

    A remarkable story from a longtime D.C. political operative of just how personally moved Mitt Romney was following a campaign stop in Red Rocks Colorado where over 10,000 enthusiastic supporters greeted the man they hope will be the next President of the United States.

    Got this feedback earlier today and thought you’d like to hear it. You know, I’ve gone from just trying to defeat Obama to really trying to help Governor Romney be this country’s next president. I’m really starting to believe there might be something very special about this man. This took place out in Colorado. Just a couple days ago. Probably my favorite campaign trail story that’s come back my way so far this election. Wish I had been there. I’m going to try and get a little poetic on you here. Hope I pull it off OK and do this story justice. Feel free to help me out a bit in the telling. I would be embarrassed for people to know just how bad my spelling really is. And sadly, that’s not a joke. -INSIDER

    As the governor was en route to the amphitheatre they were told the crowd was showing “strong numbers”. What greeted him was a lot more than just “strong numbers” though. It was a massive wave of thousands and thousands of supporters. Before going on the governor apparently peeked out a few times and was shaking his head in disbelief at just how many people were there to see him. He was told by organizers up to a thousand more were turned away because there simply wasn’t any room left. People said you could feel the size of the crowd under your feet backstage. Somebody had passed out a ton of “thundersticks” and the people were banging them together and making this amazing rumbling noise. There were some real veteran campaigners backstage and I’m told they were all blown away by this crowd in Colorado. It really was like some big time rock show. Just a huge response for the governor.

    So Governor Romney goes onstage and gives his speech. The crowd just totally embraces him. From beginning to end. Every word. They are fired up. Loud. Positive. Cheering. Just an amazing moment for the campaign. Everybody backstage were all smiles and peeking out at all those people and shaking their heads. This is the kind of moment in a campaign you never forget. Ever. Nobody who hasn’t experienced it can really understand this feeling. You’re looking at a candidate being transformed right in front of your eyes into the next Leader of the Free World. They go from being human into something just a bit more. It’s all those people. That energy. It kind of fills the candidate up and makes them bigger than life. And you are watching it happen in real time. Right then.
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    The governor returns backstage and he is smiling and shaking hands, taking congratulations from everybody around him. He’s saying how great it was. Somebody yells out he’s going to win Colorado and the governor laughs and says he thinks so too. And then something very interesting happens. He moves away from the group of people just a bit. Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so. Just enough to have a little space to himself. And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watching the governor. They can all kind of tell something is happening right then. It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment. And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.” And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.

    I’m 100% convinced Mitt Romney was shaken to his soul right then and there. I think at that moment it was sinking in he might really be the next American president, and it humbled him right to his core, in every nerve of his body. And as he was saying that little prayer, you could hear the sound of thunder from all those thundersticks outside. Like this huge low rumble that just surrounded all of them at once. A quiet little prayer, and the sound of thunder.

    The sound of God.


  128. Breitbart has an article describing the reaction of the father of one of the Navy SEALS killed at Benghazi, who called in the the Lars Larson talk show which broadcasts from Oregon. He met with THE ONE, and felt the apology was pro-forma and insincere. Big media would say Obama was just beeing his usual Joe Cool self, and showing strength in the face of adversity. B the father who had lost his son because of Obama’s failed leadership saw it differeently.

    When Larson asked the father Woods what he thought he responded as follows:

    “We need to make sure that this does not happen again. Ty isn’t the only military person that’s willing to lay down his life for his buddies and for the other people that he works with. Every person in the military is willing to do that, and it would just be a matter of just, I don’t know, for people to continue to be courageous. He’s gone, he’s dead, one of these days I feel I’ll see my son in Heaven. And I’m not mad at anyone, so it’s not a matter of revenge or anything like that…but the truth needs to be out so something like this doesn’t happen again, so that people like Ty who are out there – principled men and women – that are willing to sacrifice their lives, that they WILL NOT BE ABANDONED BY THEIR COMMANDER IN CHIEF.” (Obama thinks ouch, that hurt.)

    The show ended with a chilling statement from Ty’s father:

    “WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO GAVE THE ORDER NOT TO PROTECT OUR MILITARY PEOPLE, and whoever it is needs to have the guts to stand up and say ‘I was the one that gave the order not to send troops to protect,’ because they could have, the military would have wanted to. Someone had to have said don’t rescue them.”

    In my view, it had to have been one of three people–Obama, Biden or Panetta. If it was one of the latter two, then sure as night follows day, Obama knew about it and approved. Whether he likes it or not, the buck stops with him.

  129. A wonderful MR story from WHI

    As the governor was en route to the amphitheatre they were told the crowd was showing “strong numbers”. What greeted him was a lot more than just “strong numbers” though. It was a massive wave of thousands and thousands of supporters. Before going on the governor apparently peeked out a few times and was shaking his head in disbelief at just how many people were there to see him. He was told by organizers up to a thousand more were turned away because there simply wasn’t any room left. People said you could feel the size of the crowd under your feet backstage. Somebody had passed out a ton of “thundersticks” and the people were banging them together and making this amazing rumbling noise. There were some real veteran campaigners backstage and I’m told they were all blown away by this crowd in Colorado. It really was like some big time rock show. Just a huge response for the governor.

    So Governor Romney goes onstage and gives his speech. The crowd just totally embraces him. From beginning to end. Every word. They are fired up. Loud. Positive. Cheering. Just an amazing moment for the campaign. Everybody backstage were all smiles and peeking out at all those people and shaking their heads. This is the kind of moment in a campaign you never forget. Ever. Nobody who hasn’t experienced it can really understand this feeling. You’re looking at a candidate being transformed right in front of your eyes into the next Leader of the Free World. They go from being human into something just a bit more. It’s all those people. That energy. It kind of fills the candidate up and makes them bigger than life. And you are watching it happen in real time. Right then.
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    « Father of SEAL Killed In Benghazi On Meeting Obama – “Like Shaking Hands With A Dead Fish”

    The governor returns backstage and he is smiling and shaking hands, taking congratulations from everybody around him. He’s saying how great it was. Somebody yells out he’s going to win Colorado and the governor laughs and says he thinks so too. And then something very interesting happens. He moves away from the group of people just a bit. Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so. Just enough to have a little space to himself. And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watching the governor. They can all kind of tell something is happening right then. It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment. And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.” And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.

    I’m 100% convinced Mitt Romney was shaken to his soul right then and there. I think at that moment it was sinking in he might really be the next American president, and it humbled him right to his core, in every nerve of his body. And as he was saying that little prayer, you could hear the sound of thunder from all those thundersticks outside. Like this huge low rumble that just surrounded all of them at once. A quiet little prayer, and the sound of thunder.

    The sound of God.

  130. and WHY is NBC giving free advertising to the Obama campaign? I see Brian Williams gonna be blow jobing the campaign with Obummer for 2 days. I hope the friggin snow storm and everything wipes any coverage of this on the tv.

    Rain’s coming I feel it in my fingers

  131. Among likely independent voters, Romney has a 19 — yes, 19 — point lead over Obama in new WaPo-ABC poll. Romney leads 50-47.

    I mean really you read this and and then look at PPP who are still pushing Obama in what every journo is calling utter bullshit junk polls.

  132. Dot, you feel it in your fingers, i always feel it in my knees, my joints go nuts when big storms come along.

  133. Looks like Jeep is shucking and jiving OVERSEAS to produce their vehicles. They took tons of taxpayer dollars and now they are leaving.

  134. This election pits the “productive class” (who keeps this nation going) vs. the self proclaimed “creative class” (a bunch of sophmoric know nothings who write for on line rags like HuffPo and couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if it had the instructions on the bottom side).

  135. Veterans buying anti-POS ads to air during Natgeo pro-POS film:

    A group of ex-soldiers are buying TV ads attacking President Barack Obama that will run during the first showing of a pro-Obama movie created by his Hollywood backers.

    The made-for-TV movie, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” is slated to run Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel. It was produced by Obama supporter and mega-donor Harvey Weinstein.

    Weinstein reportedly ordered that the film be re-edited to give Obama a central role in directing the daring raid that successfully killed Osama bin Laden. Weinstein’s movie is so pro-Obama that National Geographic refused to run until Weinstein removed a scene portraying Gov. Mitt Romney as an opponent of the strike.

    The group, dubbed OPSEC, is buying the anti-Obama ads on local cable systems in swing-state cities like Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Richmond

  136. Brian Williams admits THIS is a different candidate??? Well someone needs to show him Obama’s speech yesterday where he says “Im the same I was 10 years ago”. LMAO

    Brian sounds a little dejected.

    Of course he had to bring up that he’d asked the Romney campaign for same access. I hope they told him to kiss their asses. They know NBC would slant the least little thing.

    Romney is letting people knows it’s about THEM and America, not about him. Obama just says “I need reelected” oh, and where is my teleprompter

  137. Looks like Jeep is shucking and jiving OVERSEAS to produce their vehicles. They took tons of taxpayer dollars and now they are leaving.
    If the money is will not produce jobs in this country, then it should be repaid to the American People with interest BEFORE they pull up stakes. If they fail to do so, then the legalities of seizing their assets in sastifaction of the quid pro quo of the contract should be seriously explored.

  138. the ad buy by the Veterans is BRILLIANT. Not that I think it’s gonna get much viewer.

    Anyone seen Bob Beckel lately? Has he stroked out yet?

  139. BASIL99
    October 25th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Watch this, jbstonesfan.

    The R-2 Colorado rally.
    Thanks How did you do it?? I can’t seem to open Videos any more!!! 🙂

  140. As rgb44hrc noted, if the facts that would potentially destroy Obama are there, and it appears that they are, and Hillary is aware of them, they will come out.

    They will come out? When in 13 days, too late to elect Romney? Come on people, this is blind BS just like bot followers. We have to come to the realism there is a greater purpose than electing Hillary in 2016, and that is SAVING AMERICA in 2012.

  141. Anyone seen Bob Beckel lately? Has he stroked out yet?
    Give him the Biden Award for Gaffs.

    His latest offering to Bartletts Book of Famous Quotations?

    The Benghazi debace is a simple case of “much adoo about nothing”.

    I would like to see that fat slob put through Paris Island with a tough Marine drill instructor.

    Like this one:

    When Bob keeled over and died from cardiac arrest, pulonary thrombosis, heat exaustion and cirrocus of the liver

    Some wag could write his epitaph: Much Ado About Nothing.

    As with Biden, the sheer stupidity of the man has ceased to be entertaining.


    A group of ex-soldiers are buying TV ads attacking President Barack Obama that will run during the first showing of a pro-Obama movie created by his Hollywood backers.

    The made-for-TV movie, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” is slated to run Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel. It was produced by Obama supporter and mega-donor Harvey Weinstein.

    Weinstein reportedly ordered that the film be re-edited to give Obama a central role in directing the daring raid that successfully killed Osama bin Laden. Weinstein’s movie is so pro-Obama that National Geographic refused to run until Weinstein removed a scene portraying Gov. Mitt Romney as an opponent of the strike.

    The group, dubbed OPSEC, is buying the anti-Obama ads on local cable systems in swing-state cities like Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Richmond.

  143. The ad is titled “Bump In The Road,” and slams Obama for trying to obscure the attackers that assaulted the U.S. facility in Benghazi Sept. 11. The attackers killed four Americans, including the ambassador, Chris Stevens.

    The group has already produced a 22-minute video that criticizes the administration for leaking secrets to showcase its periodic military successes. Those leaks likely jeopardized future raids, according to the video, titled “Dishonorable Disclosures”.

    Since its release on August 15, that video has been viewed more than 4.7 million times.

  144. Obama Polling Far Behind 2008 in Swing States

    In 2008, Obama won all of this year’s battleground states, often by substantial margins. In 2008 he held commanding leads in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in each of the swing states. His average standing in the polls was above 50% in 6 of ten of the battlefield states. Today, though, his numbers don’t hit the critical 50% threshold in any swing state polling average. In most of the swing states, in fact, he has seen a dramatic collapse in support.

    This afternoon, I took a stroll through RCP’s average of swing state polling. Helpfully, they let you compare the state of the race today with 2008. Four years ago, Obama’s smallest lead was in North Carolina, where he led by 1.3 points. His biggest margin was in Michigan, where he led by 17 points with an impressive 54.8% support.

    First, let’s look at where Obama was polling in the swing states on this date in 2008. The number cited is his lead in RCP’s average of swing state polling. I note where Obama was polling about 50%

    Virginia +7.5 (54.5%)
    Florida +2.3
    Colorado +5.4 (50.5%)
    Ohio +6.6 (50%)
    Iowa +11.8 (52.8%)
    Nevada +3.3
    Wisconsin +11.4 (52%)
    Pennsylvania +10.8
    Michigan +17 (54.8%)
    North Carolina +1.3

    This was clearly a campaign with a lot of momentum. Now, let’s see where things stand today. (R signifies Romney leads in the RCP average.)

    Virginia R+1.4
    Florida R+1.7
    Colorado R+0.2
    Ohio +2.1
    Iowa +2
    Nevada +2.7
    Wisconsin +2.7
    Pennsylvania +4.8
    Michigan +4
    North Carolina R+5.6

    Even in the states where Obama maintains a lead today, he was seen a substantial drop from his support in 2008. In VA, CO, OH, PA, NC and FL there has been a 4-8 point swing away from Obama. In IA and WI the swing is around 10 points. In MI, Obama has lost 13 points from his 2008 numbers.

    Keep in mind, the shift away from Obama is probably greatly understated. Many of these state polls that make up today’s RCP average of polls are using samples assuming Democrats match or exceed their turnout numbers in 2008.

  145. E-Brief
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    8,803,335: Another New Record for Disability—Up 975 Per Day Under Obama
    By Terence P. Jeffrey
    October 25, 2012
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    U.S. Treasury Department (AP Photo)

    ( – The number of American workers collecting federal disability insurance benefits hit yet another record high in October, according to the Social Security Administration.

    This month 8,803,335 disabled workers are collecting benefits, up from the previous record of 8,786,049 set in September.

    In February 2009, the first full month after President Barack Obama took office, there were 7,469,240 workers collecting federal disability insurance. Thus, so far in Obama’s term, the number of workers collecting disability has increased by 1,334,095. That works out to a net increase of about 29,646 per month (1,334,095 divided by 45 months), or an average increase of about 975 per day (1,334,095 divided by 1,369 days).

    During George Bush’s eight years as president, the number of workers collecting federal disability insurance increased by 2,375,258, rising from 5,067,119 in February 2001 to 7,442,377 in January 2009. That equaled an average net increase of about 24,742 per month and 813 per day. In Bush’s second term alone, the number of workers on disability increased by 1,198,575, equaling an average monthly increase of about 24,970 and an average daily increase of about 820.

  146. Just how hard is it to get federal disability now? Evidently not very hard. I’m disabled, I worked 17 years and applied a few years ago for my own disability but was turned down due to not having enough quarters in during a certain time frame. I quit work several years due to neck and back injuries in a car wreck but always thought I’d return at some point and get well enough to work again. Because I didn’t work and waited years to ask for disability I was turned down. I should reapply.

  147. f u c k ing Bill OReilly must have drunk the koolaid. I swear he’s trying to help Obama. Saying Romney won’t give him an interview WELL what about Obummer, I dont’ see him giving you an interview Mr Bill. The only one he’s doing is those who’ll blow him, hey Bill, you done gone and turned gay too.

    Blood boiling

  148. American Gal, this just goes to show you the lows that the Obummers have taken the hnors of the Presidency to.

    I just want a President who walks talks and acts like a President.

    Moochelle is awfully quiet. Reckon she’s rethinking that divorce 😉

  149. foxyladi14
    October 25th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    That is a very brave Black woman and am shocked if FOX or Drudge Has not done anything with it?

  150. LOL, here’s the Putin ad the fraud copies. Hey girls, vote for the fraud and you can have a sex filled night too!

  151. Unbelievable. I am so disgusted by democrats! These people are scum. This party has moved so far left it is virtually unrecognizable.

    “The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye during the ceremony and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test.

    Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain that the American people are not getting the whole truth.

    Vice President Biden, as he as become known to do, reportedly made a wildly inappropriate comment to the father who had just buried his hero son.

    Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

    “Are these the words of someone who is sorry?” said Woods.


  152. “Obama Campaign Releases Bizarre Double Entendre Ad About voting”

    Disgusting! So they are now targeting young ladies with nonsense?!?!

  153. …can’t say I am not nervous in general…

    but, think Moon mentioned this earlier, but I can confirm they are reporting on tv in Florida that the repubs are up over 50,000 absentee votes over the dims…so we already have banked plus 50,000 votes before early voting starts this Sat…

    so feeling pretty good about Florida…and happy to see MR breaking 50% in most national polls…O seems to be stuck at about 47

    otherwise, every day feels like a roller coaster

  154. Biden must have had a damn stroke or something. Who says that kind of thing to a parent who has just lost a child – especially one who was serving his country? I wish that dad would have knocked out those caps, or dentures, or whateverthehell Biden has in his mouth that resemble giant chicklets.

    I’m not surprised that the response of the gutless wonder of a pos potus was so pathetic, but it’s still infuriating. Obama does not give one shit about anything or anyone but his soulless, gutless, heartless, stoneless, empty self.

  155. If this is indeed true, I am beyond the disappointed phase concerning Hillary, its approaching the disgust phase. How can she say this!? and then make a speech saying freedom of speech is respected in America?!

    “Speaking to the “Lars Larson Show,” father of Seal Tyrone Woods — who died defending the consulate and Benghazi — told about his experience of meeting the President and Secretary Clinton at the memorial service for the fallen a few days after the attack. Charles Woods said that the President “couldn’t look me in the eye” and “mumbled” an “I’m sorry” but that it didn’t seem “genuine”. He said the same of Secretary Clinton and that Clinton assured him that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man that made the scapegoated youtube video critical of Islam.

    So now threatening to arrest an innocent American who used this freedom of speech to make some stupid film is what Hillary said to this father of a one of the fallen Seals??
    And now its coming out that the WH, State, everyone knew the movie had not a damn thing to do with that specific attack in Benghazi! And they continued to lie, to the American people, to the parents of these fallen heroes.

  156. Crazy Gugenheim Joe Biden: Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

    Father of dead Seal: Well Joe, let me answer that question with a question back to you:

    Have you always had a brain the size of size of a pea, or has it shrunk in size due to the pernicous influence of demon rum–Baileys to be exact?

    Whenever we need some one to say something really stupid at the worst possible you are the go-to guy.

    Incidentally Joe, have you seen Neil Kinnock lately? Ever? Never evah?

    Then I take it he is no longer writing your speeches.

    You might want to try Moe Howard.

  157. S
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    …can’t say I am not nervous in general…

    but, think Moon mentioned this earlier, but I can confirm they are reporting on tv in Florida that the repubs are up over 50,000 absentee votes over the dims…so we already have banked plus 50,000 votes before early voting starts this Sat…

    and four of those 50,000 are from my household!!!

  158. tim
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    Oh lookie here Judas Richardson is on Fox right now “debating” against Sununu, most entertaining.

    Dagnabbit. I just missed it.

  159. Corruption by Claire “my kids tell me who to vote for” Mccaskill, so sick and tired of politicians of either party acting like their position of power can be used to fatten their wallets. If repubs do it, they need to be called out on it, when dems do it, not one damn MSM calls them out on it. Joe Biden’s brother gets a 1.5 billion contract, now this, Pelosi’s hubby’s companies gets exceptions to the minimum wage for workers at his companies. Its only to be expected, a govt that keeps getting bigger, lots of places for cockroaches to hide.

  160. “Dagnabbit. I just missed it.”

    Will try to find it, it was hilarious. Judas trying to pretend he’s still friends with the clintons and name dropping and Sununu called him out on it. LOL.

  161. good work, amarissa…going in live on sat to add mine…

    …hope to hear such upbeat news from Ohio soon…

    btw…maybe RCP is getting some heat, i notice they took NC and put it in toss column to put O back in electoral lead…hmmm

  162. Billboard on I95 near Boca Raton:

    Friends Do Not Let Friends Get Nuked.

    I am not sure how long it has been there.

  163. well, logging for a while. This is a poem(?) I found some time ago, wanted to post it in honored memory of those who gave their lives for this country and those who continue to serve this country and the US Constitution it was founded on. They are and always will be the true American heroes.
    November 6th 2012, I hope Americans will vote for the candidate who recognizes this, Mr. Romney


    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

  164. S
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    …hope to hear such upbeat news from Ohio soon…

    btw…maybe RCP is getting some heat, i notice they took NC and put it in toss column to put O back in electoral lead…hmm

    Actions speak louder than watered down polls…TeamObummer already are yanking out resources from FL, NC, and CO. So having NC back to being a tossup reflects pooling prObama polls with the better polls.

    You gotta wonder, just how BAD is it for TeamObummer??? I mean, the oversampling of Dems is rampant. Fer instance, fuckin Nate Silver puts his thumb on the scale whenever the crystal ball doesn’t say “Obama Wins!!!”; he “weights” the polls by whatever magic sauce he’s using.

    Mark Twain: “There a lies, damn lies, and statistics”.

  165. You gotta wonder, just how BAD is it for TeamObummer???

    My guy was predicting over 300 EV for Romney.

  166. Random Thoughts
    Thomas Sowell

    Oct 16, 2012

    Random thoughts on the passing scene:

    Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic.

    Economist Edward Lazear has cut through all of Barack Obama’s claims about “creating jobs” with one plain and inescapable fact — “there hasn’t been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office.” Whatever number of jobs were created during the Obama administration, more have been lost.

  167. tim
    October 25th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    “Dagnabbit. I just missed it.”
    Will try to find it, it was hilarious. Judas trying to pretend he’s still friends with the clintons and name dropping and Sununu called him out on it. LOL.

    October 25th, 2012 at 10:14 pm
October 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    You can always catch reruns

    I’d love to see a clip if anyone can find it. Sadly, I can’t stay up for the overnight rerun.

  168. Just got back from the taping of the Jimmy Kimmel show.

    Michelle Obama and Halley Berry were the guest.

    I had a seat in the front row next to the band
    Jimmy asked how many people were from out of town.
    I raised my hand, he came over and asked me where i was from. I told him Ohio, he said you are from one of the swing states, i said yes. He asked if i voted i said yes by absentee

  169. neeta you should have told him you voted Romney. By the way, what does MEchelle look like in person and did you see her from behind?

  170. Rut ro. The “First Time” ad is featured at RCP and the comments are as scathing as the ones on Facebook.

  171. She had on this green dress no sleeves which did not compliment her. She really has that thing she does with her jaws really bad
    She also has a very bad underbite ?

  172. gonzotx
    October 25th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    By the way, how many freaking times have these fools been on late night TV?

    Too damn much. I think this is the first Entertainment Tonight presidency. And hopefully, the last.

  173. pm317
    October 25th, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    neetabug, I wonder what would have been Kimmel and co’s reaction if you had told them you voted for Romney.

    He just ask me if i voted. My daughter in law was having a heart attack she knew if he ask me i would have told them Romney.

    Before we went in we were standing in line outside there was this woman that came by with a microphone asking us about Michelle and what did we think about her and if we were voting for O. I told her i guess she was ok and that i was not voting for Michelle i was voting against her husband. I told her i came to see Halle .

  174. neetabug
    I told her i guess she was ok and that i was not voting for Michelle i was voting against her husband. I told her i came to see Halle .

    LOL! Great answer!

  175. “We all say Ohio, Ohio, Ohio. But it’s all still Denver, Denver, and the mystery that maybe isn’t a mystery at all.

    If Cincinnati and Lake County go for Mitt Romney on Nov. 6 it will be because of what happened in Denver on Oct. 3. If Barack Obama barely scrapes through, if there’s a bloody and prolonged recount, it too will be because of Denver.

    Nothing echoes out like that debate. It was the moment that allowed Mr. Romney to break through, that allowed dismay with the incumbent to coalesce, that allowed voters to consider the alternative. What the debate did to the president is what the Yankees’ 0-4 series against the Tigers did at least momentarily, to the team’s relationship with their city. “Dear Yankees, We don’t date losers. Signed, New Yorkers” read the Post’s headline.

    America doesn’t date losers either.

    Why was the first debate so toxic for the president? Because the one thing he couldn’t do if he was going to win the election is let all the pent-up resentment toward him erupt. Americans had gotten used to him as The President. Whatever his policy choices, whatever general direction he seemed to put in place he was The President, a man who had gotten there through natural gifts and what all politicians need, good fortune.

    What he couldn’t do was present himself, when everyone was looking, as smaller than you thought. Petulant, put upon, above it all, full of himself. He couldn’t afford to make himself look less impressive than the challenger in terms of command, grasp of facts, size.

    But that’s what he did.

    And in some utterly new way the president was revealed, exposed. All the people whose job it is to surround and explain him, to act as his buffers and protectors—they weren’t there. It was him on the stage, alone with a competitor. He didn’t have a teleprompter, and so his failure seemed to underscore the cliché that the prompter is a kind of umbilical cord for him, something that provides nourishment, the thing he needs to sound good. He is not by any means a stupid man but he has become a boring one; he drones, he is predictable, it’s never new. The teleprompter adds substance, or at least safety.

    A great and assumed question, the one that’s still floating out there, is what exactly happened when Mr. Obama did himself in? What led to it?

    Was it the catastrophic execution of an arguably sound strategy? Perhaps the idea was to show the president was so unimpressed by his challenger that he could coolly keep him at bay by not engaging. Maybe Mr. Obama’s handlers advised: “The American people aren’t impressed by this flip-flopping, outsourcing plutocrat, and you will deepen your bond with the American people, Mr. President, by expressing in your bearing, through your manner and language, how unimpressed you are, too.” So he sat back and let Mr. Romney come forward. Mr. But Romney was poised, knowledgable, presidential. It was a mistake to let that come forward!

    Was it the catastrophic execution of a truly bad strategy? Maybe they assumed the election was already pretty much in the bag, don’t sweat it, just be your glitteringly brilliant self and let Duncan the Wonder Horse go out there and turn people off. But nothing was in the bag. The sheer number of people who watched—a historic 70 million—suggests a lot of voters were still making up their minds.

    Maybe the president himself didn’t think he could possibly be beaten because he’s so beloved. Presidents are always given good news, to keep their spirits up. The poll numbers he’d been seeing, the get-out-the-vote reports, the extraordinary Internet effort to connect with every lonely person in America, which is a lot of persons—maybe everything he was hearing left him thinking his position was impregnable.

    But maybe these questions are all off. Maybe what happened isn’t a mystery at all.

    That, anyway, is the view expressed this week by a member of the U.S. Senate who served there with Mr Obama and has met with him in the White House. People back home, he said, sometimes wonder what happened with the president in the debate. The senator said, I paraphrase: I sort of have to tell them that it wasn’t a miscalculation or a weird moment. I tell them: I know him, and that was him. That guy on the stage, that’s the real Obama.

    Which gets us to Bob Woodward’s, “The Price of Politics,” published last month. The portrait it contains of Mr. Obama—of a president who is at once over his head, out of his depth and wholly unaware of the fact—hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Throughout the book, which is a journalistic history of the president’s key economic negotiations with Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama is portrayed as having the appearance and presentation of an academic or intellectual while being strangely clueless in his reading of political situations and dynamics. He is bad at negotiating—in fact doesn’t know how. His confidence is consistently greater than his acumen, his arrogance greater than his grasp.

    He misread his Republican opponents from day one. If he had been large-spirited and conciliatory he would have effectively undercut them, and kept them from uniting. (If he’d been large-spirited with Mr. Romney, he’d would have undercut him, too.) Instead he was toughly partisan, he shut them out, and positions hardened. In time Republicans came to think he doesn’t really listen, doesn’t really hear. So did some Democrats. Business leaders and mighty CEOs felt patronized: After inviting them to meet with him, the president read from a teleprompter and included the press. They felt like “window dressing.” One spoke of Obama’s surface polish and essential remoteness. In negotiation he did not cajole, seduce, muscle or win sympathy. He instructed. He claimed deep understanding of his adversaries and their motives but was often incorrect. He told staffers that John Boehner, one of 11 children of a small-town bar owner, was a “country club Republican.” He was often patronizing, which in the old and accomplished is irritating but in the young and inexperienced is infuriating. “Boehner said he hated going down to the White House to listen to what amounted to presidential lectures,” Mr. Woodward writes.

    Mr. Obama’s was a White House that had—and showed—no respect for Republicans trying to negotiate with Republicans. Through it all he was confident—”Eric, don’t call my bluff”—because he believed, as did his staff, that his talents would save the day.

    They saved nothing. Washington became immobilized.

    Mr. Woodward’s portrait of the president is not precisely new—it has been drawn in other ways in other accounts, and has been a staple of DC gossip for three years now—but it is vivid and believable. And there’s probably a direct line between that portrait and the Obama seen in the first debate. Maybe that’s what made it so indelible, and such an arc-changer.

    People saw for the first time an Obama they may have heard about on radio or in a newspaper but had never seen.

    They didn’t see some odd version of the president. They saw the president.

    And they didn’t like what they saw, and that would linger.”

  176. If Twain, who plyed the Mississippi on a steam boat in the mid nineenth century, which became the great center of commerce in the era of Manifest Destingy after the Natches Trace fell into disuse ( and lived long enough to open the Plaza Hotel across from Central Park with singer actress Lillian Russell in 1907 (, now owned by Trump, had lived to see Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, the Pathological One, then he would have amended his famous quote as above–lies, damned lies and fuckingobama.

  177. Sununu vs. Richardson…no contest.


  178. People saw for the first time an Obama they may have heard about on radio or in a newspaper but had never seen.

    And they didn’t like what they saw, and that would linger.
    This we knew, long before the debate. We have written about it, talked about it, and mostly it fell on deaf ears. But seeing is believing. And that night, everyone in the country saw the brutal truth big media had been hiding from them for four years–that beneathe the booming rhetoric and the congenial facade there was no there there. A human shell and nothing more. Whereupon big media leaped to his defense, gave no credit to Romney and framed the entire res gestae around a single question, i.e. what happened to the president, and in the same breath, they gave us the answer. The president had a bad night. Well, by that standard, in 1865 at Ford Theater, President Lincoln had a bad night too, which prompted the question, other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? After that, it was impossible for his handlers to get the genie back in the bottle.

    Yes, big media told a big whopper about Obama. But the other thing that was revealed in that debate was the story that big media and Obama had been telling about Romney was also a big whopper. Through relentless negative coverage, and three hundred million dollars in attack ads, big media and Obama had reduced Romney to a charactcature of what he really is, and that bubble created by big media was burst that night as well. Shorn of the big media screen, the American People saw for the first time the character, the competence and the humanity of the man, that big media had never told them about.

    Therefore, in the course of ninety minutes, it became obvious to the American People, if not intellectually, then for sure vicerally, that everything big media had been telling them about the two candidates was a complete and utter lie. And that is why the stuggle by big media to portray Obama as the winner of the next two debates, while Romney built steadily on the ethos and gravitas people saw in the first debate went absolutely nowhere.

    I have a friend in the media who accuses me of hating big media, and whenever I hear this I plead guilty to the charge. I think they are traitors, and I have no qualms about saying that. My friend says they are not traitors they are whores. Obama is their cash cow. They do what they do for the money. Well, my response is if they betray the country for the sake of the dollar, then how are they any different from Judas Iscariot?

  179. VotingHillary
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:24 am
    Sununu vs. Richardson…no contest.
    I expect it was a pinata party with Sununu wielding the big stick and Richardson twisting in the wind between wacks. Richardson has no clue just how much he is hated by the American People. He needs to disappear from public life. He has nothing to offer.

  180. I just watched the Richardson tape. He interrupts, he lies, he runs on stream of consciousness, he evades the question–he deserves the vaudville hook as much as Biden. Richardson is a waste of protoplasm.

  181. Long gone are the days of straight journalists calling the balls and strikes fairly. And make no mistake: This is not merely a liberal bias we are dealing with, but a Democratic party bias. There is now a revolving door between the leftwing blogosphere, the broader Democratic establishment, and the mainstream media – and the phony narrative of a runaway Obama lead is just one result of that insidious alliance.

    The good news is that this race will be decided on the fundamentals. Also, the GOP has enough money to communicate directly with the electorate, independent of the spin from the former Obama campaign consultants, and liberal reporters who dominate the mainstream media. Team Romney needs to settle on a plan of attack and take the battle directly to the president on the issues that voters care about – the economy, gas prices, the deficit, and Obamacare.—-Jay Cost, September 2012

  182. Jay’s comments are important. The bias we see in the media is more than protecting a cash cow. The roots of it are ideological, and career centered. The insidious alliance between the left wing blogosphere, the democrat establishmen and the mainstream media are at the center of it. When three supposedly separate entities have common ownership and control, interchange of personnel, and common control of the labor relations, they are a single enterprise as a matter of law. If you take those same criteria and apply them to media bias, a similar conclusion can be drawn, namely that they are a single enterprise. When bloggers like Ezra Kline move from the blogosphere to the Washinton Post, and when reporters like Linda Douglas move from ABC to the White House, and when White House hacks like George Stepanopolos move from the White House to ABC news, and when this becomes the rule, rather than the exception, it becomes obvious that this cabal is really a single enterprise, dedicated to distorting the truth, and misleading the American People in order to defeat republicans, elect democrats and control the public mind. It is, as Jay Cost notes, “insidious”–as opposed to legitimate–and the country is the victim. The Benghazi incident is the perfect case in point.

  183. happy birf-day, hillary.
    ditto. The world is so much better off for the fact that she came to it.
    Senator Bob Casey’s Republican challenger Tom Smith is scheduled for Fox&Friends in 45 minutes (i.e. today at 6:45 AM). This is probably his first national TV exposure. Also today, he and Casey will tape a 1 hour debate moderated by Jim Gardner of the ABC affiliate in Philly which will air Sunday at 1:00 PM. WPVI aka 6abc.Provision has been made for others to broadcast it but I’m unaware if there are other “takers”.

  184. neetabug, you have brass ovaries.

    back in 2007 i attended the local NH jefferson jackson dinner. before the event, we were all out on the street with our hillary signs, etc. the bots were there, too. anyway, as i made my way up the sidewalk to join my group, who is walking toward me, but big michelle. all 6′-6+” of her. as we passed, i said “hello, how are you” and she replied “i’m fine, how are you” both of us grimmicing beneath our smiles.

    the woman is an amazon. she could have slapped me back to yesterday.

  185. ouch!
    Obama’s pathetic picture book – Rich Lowry –
    …Why would the president wait until 14 days before the election, after the conventions and the debates, to release his plan? And then print 3.5 million copies of it, making the plan a publishing phenomenon to rival “Dreams from My Father”?
    It’s the panicked realization that his campaign’s attempted destruction of Mitt Romney hasn’t worked and isn’t enough to win. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll this week found that 62 percent of people want major changes in a prospective Obama second term. Four percent — that’s almost down to Obama administration officials and immediate family — want more of the same.
    So the president needed someone to get on QuarkXPress to paste together “a new plan” and then run down to FedEx Kinko’s — pronto. But he couldn’t hit print during debate season, lest he give his opponent another target. Surely Romney would have loved to cite the risible document as Exhibit A for Obama’s status-quo presidency.
    If the pamphlet works, it deserves to join the ranks of the classic picture books of all time, right up there with “Go, Dog. Go!” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” In an amusing touch, it has a table of contents — as if readers would have trouble navigating the extensive volume. It’s a wonder the campaign didn’t include a guide to the dramatis personae at the beginning — Barack Obama, Barack Obama and Barack Obama — like it were a critical edition of “Anna Karenina….”

  186. Great link Leanora! I can’t wait for admin’s take on the Hillary leaks. Clearly something is going on here…

  187. the msm will make sure frankenstorm dominates 100% of the headlines protecting their messiah from any nasty benghazi scandals.

  188. You are right AG. Something is definitely going on. But the information should be released now! We don’t have time for these games. They should all stop worrying about the 2016 election and start being concerned with this one!

    Because of early voting, many people have already cast their ballots and more are voting every day. And remember that within a few days we will be having a violent storm coming up the east coast. Nobody will care anymore.

  189. How nice, all the rats from OTurd’s camps coming on CDNC, Larry Summers, Peter Orzag, a big executive at one of those “evil” banks.

    Leave DC, go work at wall street or k street, or some media outlet, and then revolve back to DC when people supposedly have forgotten all the nonsense they did.

  190. CBS Morning just had a nice ciip of hillary and her life. I caught the tail end. Seems she went out of her way to be available to see debates. And when leaving from someplace, she gave Bill a ride on her big plane in order to connect him with a smaller plane. I’ve done a cursory look and not found it. Can look more later.

  191. Happy Birthday Hillary! (she and I share the same birthday and we may have the same astrological chaos going on 😉 at different scales of course, and Saturn may well guide her to do the right thing,)

    not that I believe in any of that stuff. 🙂

  192. Thanks, Alcina! (Yeah, when she goes through ‘turbulent’ times, I think oh, it is that Jupiter again!)

    no I am just kidding. 🙂

  193. Apparently that bitch Noonan finally saw the real Obama in the first debate. I am not linking to her article.

  194. Erin Burnett, quite critical..about Obama’s plan released a few days ago. He was forced to do it because Romney and others said he didn’t provide any plan for the second term.

  195. 1.13 million Floridians have already voted, which includes 504k GOP voters and 443k DEM voters. Early voting begins tomorrow.

    GOP with 61,000 advantage, not including independents.

  196. I’ve been looking at how Romney gets to 270.

    Lets start with the basic…..

    If we strip out Florida, NC, Virginia, PA, Ohio, Mi, Wisc, Minn, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and Maine you get Obama 182 and Romney 196.

    So if you throw what look like real goers to Romney of Florida and Nc, that takes you to 240……where does Romney find the last 30.

    Well throw in Colorado because i’m sure thats Going Romney, so 249. I also think there is a humdinger that Romney steals 1 EV vote from the Main congressional district since the GOP gerrymandered it…….so 250…..hmm 20 more.

    Left you have PA 20, Ohio 18, VA 13, NV 6, Iowa 6, NH 4, Min 10, WIS 10, Mich 16, Conn 7.

    Imagine all the combinations there ripe for picking.

    Lets say Romney takes VA, thats 263… technically Romney does not need Ohio, if he picks of Iowa or Nevada, thats 269, pick up both or 1 + NH and he’s president, pick off Wisc, he’s president, pick of off the others and he’s president.

    Romney has many ways to get there….Obama, not so much. Gonna be interesting 11 days.

  197. Gallup is saying the electorate on election day is looking even or R+1..translation Obama is fucked.

    Gallup has it 35% Dem 36% Rep 29 independent for this election. Obama stands no chance.

  198. Obama is going to have to stretch a lot of resources or start dumping states because he is suddenly in trouble on multiple fronts….who gets the shaft.

  199. Very interesting post from wsjonline, VH. In Woodward’s book, POS is characterized as someone “in over his head”, and as someone who has an academic or theoretical understanding of the workings of government and politics, but who lacks the ability to read and react appropriately to situations and circumstances (paraphrasing, there). It has often been obvious that Obama lacked the insight or the desire to respond appropriately. Of course, he had the protection of media, so little was said about some of the more obvious gaffes. They certainly did not replay ridiculous sound bites or brief missteps, as they have done with others – like bush who mispronounced any word with more than three letters and gave MSM many mistakes to replay, or Gerald Ford. Remember how many times they showed him falling down those steps out of that plane?
    What I don’t understand is why someone in Obama’s inner circle of supposedly smart, savvy political hacks did not clue him. Surely they were aware that he needed to, at least, try to engage and respond more effectively – even if he had to fake it. If so, either they didn’t pass that along to the boss, or he didn’t care to heed their advice. Guess they figured media would cover any and all big mistakes. They were pretty much right. But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

    Regarding Klein’s latest information – wow! Pretty soon this cat is going to have crawled so far out of the bag that even MSM won’t be able to stuff it back in. The last sentence says it all:

    “If the media can’t control the narrative, this story should be the last nail in the Obama campaign coffin.” What if media can control the narrative? What if O has a second term? Who the hell will continue to work for him in any dangerous region – knowing he denied protection to those who needed it?

    If Hill does stay on in the event of an O reelection, it will be because of this issue. If she left as SOS while he were still in the WH, she would have no way of protecting herself from blame in the future. Keep your enemies closer.

  200. It just occurred to me (I’m a little slow today) Can you imagine the POS’s disappointment when he found out Hillary might agree to stay on as SOS if he won (stole) a second term? He really couldn’t afford to force her out – not with the high approval rating she had earned (pre-Benghazi). Anyway, I don’t think he had his clown advisers would have had the guts to try to force her out, after Benghazi. So there he is. Stuck with Hillary (AND BILL). It’s a safe bet that he was ready to see both of them gone. I’ll bet O was so pissed when she indicated she might stay. Can you just hear his conversation about this with MO and Jarrett? lol

  201. pm317
    October 26th, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Erin Burnett, quite critical..about Obama’s plan released a few days ago. He was forced to do it because Romney and others said he didn’t provide any plan for the second term.

    I do not plan to buy Obama’s Plan, because I already have a diary filled with empty pages.

  202. I just can’t continue trying to make excuses for her. If Hillary really said this I think it is disgraceful.

    Father of Seal Tyrone Woods ­ who died in Benghazi defending the consulate annex ­ said Secretary Clinton assured him that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man that made the scapegoated youtube video critical of Allah… Which had nothing to do with the 9-11 terror attack in Benghazi.

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