Serious Mitt Romney’s Serious Speech On Economy

Later today, around noon, Mitt Romney will deliver a serious speech in Ames, Iowa, on his vision for the American economy. The serious economic speech will, in a very serious way, be a closing argument to American voters about the decision they must make in less than a dozen days.

Although we have not seen an advance copy of Mitt Romney’s economic speech we are sure it will be serious. Mitt Romney is a serious person. For him this election is about serious matters and he will address the issue in a serious way. That’s what we have seen Mitt Romney do throughout this election cycle.

No doubt Mitt Romney will notice the Q3 GDP: 2.0% stagnation level “recovery” even as federal government spending increased 9.6% in order to delude the public and disguise the dire economy. Romney will no doubt remind voters that this feeble 2.0% number is less than half what Obama projected it to be.

We are sure if Mitt Romney mentions a certain large canary colored fowl it will be to discuss how said large bird plucks the American taxpayer, already burdened with Chinese debt to meet day-to-day obligations, to feather it’s luxurious nest.

Serious Mitt Romney will not insult American ears with scatological references to his opponent other than to seriously question the BS defecated by BO on the public discussion of serious issues.

If Mitt Romney does mention horses and bayonets we are sure it will be in the context of the military geopolitical posture of the American military and how to finance that military.

If Mitt Romney utters language in regards to “binders of women” it will be a serious discussion of the need to provide economic opportunity for women as he did when he was governor of blue state Massachusetts with it’s overwhelming opposition party culture and massive population of opposition party legislators.

Certainly Mitt Romney will be serious in his appeal for votes. Not for Mitt Romney double-entendres. Mitt Romney will not make an insulting appeal for votes asking women to lose their political virginity to him.

Mitt Romney will make a serious speech on the economy today. Barack Obama will take a break from interviews with such as “Pimp With A Limp”, The View, and Leno to appear on MTV.

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368 thoughts on “Serious Mitt Romney’s Serious Speech On Economy

  1. Well well well

    Rasmussen : #Pennsylvania Senate: #Casey (D) 46%, #Smith (R) 45%.

    Also in news Gallup is saying the electorate on election day is looking even or R+1..translation Obama is fooked.

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

    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.

  2. That is the very thing I like about Romney, he is serious. O is not serious. Right now, we need someone dead serious to lead this country, because we are in a whole lot of trouble.

  3. In Florida Sun Sentinel joins Orlando Sentinel in dumping Obama endorsing Romney:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-mitt-romney-presidential-endorsment-sun-sentinel-20121025,0,1757975.story

    “Brush away all the rhetoric, all the vitriol, all the divisiveness from the presidential campaign. To most Americans, only one thing matters — the economy.

    Four years into Barack Obama’s presidency, economic growth is sputtering. Family incomes are down. Poverty is up. Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty. Many are holding on by their fingernails, desperate for signs of an economic recovery that will help them provide for themselves, their employees, their customers and their communities.

    When President Obama came into office in 2009, the economy was in freefall and though untested, he inspired us with his promise of hope and change. Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around.

    So while we endorsed Obama in 2008, we recommend voters choose Republican Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. [snip]

    The president had enormous opportunity when he took office, with Democrats controlling both houses of Congress. But he failed to focus on Job One: Jobs. [snip]

    In these uncertain times, we need a leader who will chart a clear course, sweat the details and get the job done right.

    We believe Romney’s past performance is a predictor of his future behavior. He’s proven himself to be a successful businessman. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. He worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature as governor of Massachusetts to close a $3 billion budget deficit — without borrowing and raising taxes.

  4. Obama Reveals Next Goal: Control Executive Pay & Change How People Get Compensated

    Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:31 AM

    But please don’t call him an unhinged socialist.

    His supporters don’t like that.

    In an interview yesterday with Rolling Stone Barack Obama reveals that his next goal is to change incentives on Wall Street and how people get compensated.
    Yahoo reported:

    President Barack Obama said in an interview released on Thursday that the next important step for making the financial sector safer is to make sure executive pay is less closely tied to risky bets.

    In an interview to be published on Friday in Rolling Stone magazine, Obama said that despite passage of Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, there is more to be done to make financial markets safe after the damage caused by the crisis of 2007-2009.

    “The single biggest thing that I would like to see is changing incentives on Wall Street and how people get compensated,” Obama said. It’s questionable, even after enactment of Dodd-Frank reforms, that those incentives have completely been changed, he added.

    The Rolling Stone interview stirred controversy because of the president’s use, at one point, of a barnyard epithet that some saw as an attack on Republican Mitt Romney.

    After four disastrous years the former community organizer still believes he knows economics better than anyone.

    Flashback: Remember, this is the same guy who told an audience in 1998, “I actually do believe in redistribution.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/obama-reveals-next-goal-control-executive-pay-change-how-people-get-compensated/

  5. I wish I subscribed to Rolling Stone, just so I could cancel my subscription. They have campaigned for Obama so much, they should be on his payroll – maybe they are.

  6. Wisconsin turning….

    Rasmussen poll shows a tie in Wisconsin @ 49%.

    Romney up 4 on CERTAIN to vote, 51-47.

  7. moononpluto
    October 26th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Watch Obama crap his pants now…..

    Rasmussen developing Wisconsin Romney 49 Obama 49

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    I predict an R/R win Moon. 🙂

  8. moononpluto
    October 26th, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Watch Obama crap his pants now…..

    Rasmussen developing Wisconsin Romney 49 Obama 49
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    Obama to the Wisconsin unions> don’t worry, I got your back, but you have got to understand that as president I have more than one priority.

  9. 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.

  10. Rhetorically, Obama has become “something of a ” (a Brian Williams euphemism) basket case.

    On the one hand, he tells us Romney’s math does not add up—a presumptious statement which CNN is only too happy to repeat ad infinitum ad nauseum.

    Then he turns around and concedes that he is no expert on math—never progressed in it beyond the 7th grade.

    And much earlier on, when he predicted a 4.5 GDP by now thanks to his vaunted give away to cronies stimulus program.

    Conclusion: a math whiz or a failing student: which is it?

    Res ipsa locitur: the thing speaks for itself.

    Change the incentives on Wall Street during his second term?

    Don Quixote would be proud of him.

    I can hear the cuckoo singing in the cuckooberry tree, etc.

  11. moononpluto
    October 26th, 2012 at 10:47 am
    Wisconsin turning….

    Rasmussen poll shows a tie in Wisconsin @ 49%.

    Romney up 4 on CERTAIN to vote, 51-47.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    Let’s knock Oturd off the electoral map!

    I want NJ to go Romney. Normally a Dem state, but we selected a Republican governor this time, and in the past.

    It’s not just that Romney is a viable alternative; it’s also how BAD Obama is, how sucky the economy is, and the stark difference between the Romney campaign’s higher road, and the shockingly disgusting Obama campaign:

    * the bad language
    * the sneering and guffawing at debates
    * Biden references to testicals
    * race baiting

    That’s the short list.

  12. I can only imagine what it must be like in the inner sanctorim of the Obama campaign right now. Jarrett in a state of high dugeon threatening to fire everyone, young bots running in all directions like keystone cops, jurnolisters calling every hour saying is there anything we can do, a war room that beholds the advancing allied armies and regales itself of stories of a mythical southern redoubt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_redoubt#Nazi_Germany, everyone afraid to tell the messiah just how bad it really is, and the empty brained messiah, all cool calm and collected—like he was in bengazi, asking curled up in a fetal position.

  13. wbboei
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Then he turns around and concedes that he is no expert on math—never progressed in it beyond the 7th grade.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Hold on, wbboei. I recall a vast array of pundits in 2008 extolling how “Obama may be the smartest man to ever inhabit the Oval Office”.

    Surely he must have mastery algebra, trig, calculus, stability theory of differential equations, combinatorics, topology, etc. It’s just that he’s too humble to want to show off in front of “all those folks”.

  14. ET TU, ABC/WASH PO??

    Indeed, even ABC/WashPost poll has Romney at 50%, to only 47% for Obama.

    Hey, I just said 47%. Is the ray-cyst of me??

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/romney-hits-the-50-percent-mark-with-a-clear-edge-on-the-economy/

    Romney Hits the 50 Percent Mark, With a Clear Edge on the Economy
    ========================

    Mitt Romney has seized further advantage on economic issues at the core of the 2012 campaign, taking him to 50 percent support among likely voters vs. 47 percent for Barack Obama – Romney’s highest vote-preference result of the contest to date.

    The difference between the two candidates is within the margin of sampling error in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll, and their individual support levels have not significantly changed. But the momentum on underlying issues and attributes is Romney’s.

    Romney’s gains are clear especially in results on the economy. This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds that likely voters now pick Romney over Obama in trust to handle the economy by 52-43 percent – the first time either candidate has held a clear lead over the other on this central issue.

    Equally important, Romney has erased Obama’s customary advantage on which candidate better understands the economic problems of average Americans. Today, 48 percent pick Obama, 46 percent Romney – essentially a dead heat. Yesterday and today mark the first time in the campaign that Obama hasn’t had at least a marginally significant lead on economic empathy.

    Within-group trends on both these economic measures were covered in yesterday’s analysis; they reflect movement in Romney’s direction almost exclusively among white men, and particularly among less-educated white men.
    [snip]

  15. admin
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:39 am
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    CNN edging toward the lifeboats hoping no one will notice?

    They booked passage on the good ship Titantic.

    They assured the rest of us that it would be a smooth passage.

    Yet now they are showing some signs of abandoning ship.

    Okay, lets be humanitarian about this.

    Do I want anyone to drown?

    Of course not.

    If we had an infinite supply of lifeboats I would give them one too.

    But since the supply of life boats is limited.

    And because they got all of us into this.

    I think we should save the lifeboats for those who deserve them.

  16. ROTHENBERG ACKNOWLEDGES WHO REALLY HAS THE MOMENTUM, ER, MITT-MENTUM

    http://www.rollcall.com/issues/58_32/Reverting-to-the-Norm-The-Race-Narrows-218450-1.html

    Reverting to the Norm: The Race Narrows
    ===========================

    With less than two weeks to go until the elections, the presidential race continues to revert to the norm, a development that can only worry the president and his top strategists.

    States that historically have been competitive in presidential elections or tilted to the GOP are moving in that direction, even though just a month ago they were favoring Barack Obama.

    Yes, it is still easier to see the president’s route to 270 electoral votes than it is to see Mitt Romney’s, but the momentum in this race is now all with the challenger. No sensible person ought to be confident that he or she knows who will win.

    No matter who emerges victorious next month, the first presidential debate of 2012 is now certain to go down in history as the same kind of game changer that the 1980 debate between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter was.

    After spending the summer defining and discrediting Romney in key states and nationally, the Obama campaign now finds itself facing an opponent who, in just 90 minutes, erased much of the image that David Axelrod and David Plouffe created in a series of negative ads over the summer.

    Romney’s new image and positioning in the race — moderate, reasonable and focused on problem-solving — make him a far more acceptable alternative than he once was, and that has made it easier for voters to focus their attention during the final month of the campaign on the president and his record, which remains mixed.

    Obama’s better performances during the second and third debates did not change the fact that the first debate fundamentally altered voters’ opinions of the challenger.

    Many of the reactions to the third debate by serious journalists and Democratic cheerleaders totally missed the point. (But Dana Milbank’s clever and on-target column in the Washington Post about real-time tweets during the debate is a must-read.)

    Liberals and Democrats saw what they wanted to see Monday night, a classic danger for anyone trying to evaluate the debate’s effect on voters.

    “Romney looked pained and rambling through most of the debate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Romney sweat like that, literally or figuratively,” Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall wrote in proclaiming the president the clear winner.

    “President Obama won the foreign policy debate, cleanly and decisively, on both style and substance. It was as clear a victory as Mitt Romney’s in the first debate,” Time magazine’s Joe Klein wrote.

    Romney “didn’t have a single creative or elegantly stated foreign policy thought and, indeed, seemed foolish at times,” Klein asserted, adding that “Obama didn’t have a single weak or unconvincing moment.”

    But mainstream reporters also seemed off the mark in evaluating the two candidates’ performances.

    In labeling Romney a “loser” in the debate, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote the former Massachusetts governor “struggled to differentiate how his foreign policy would differ from what Obama has pursued over the past four years.”

    My own reaction on Monday night to the question of who won the debate was very different: Ask me in a few days, after a handful of reliable surveys show how the public evaluates the candidates. Then I’ll have some idea who won.

    Yes, the president probably “won” the debate on points if a debating society scored the result.

    But political debates aren’t academic exercises where students receive good grades for performing the way their textbooks or professors say they should. And they aren’t high school wrestling matches where the aggressor scores points and automatically wins the match.

    Debates are about improving a candidate’s chances of winning an election, and it was far from clear on Monday evening how, or whether, the debate would affect voters’ intentions.

    For example, I’m skeptical that Romney needed to “differentiate” himself from the president on foreign policy. If Romney wins the election, it is likely to be because of the economy, not foreign policy.

    If that is true, he simply needed to demonstrate to voters — not to Joe Klein — that he could handle national security and defense issues capably, much as Reagan had to do in 1980.

    Polling immediately after the debate certainly wasn’t decisive, and “quickie” polls should always be viewed skeptically, as should any survey results gathered during or immediately after a major event.

    Still, it’s clear that since the first week in October, both the national polls and swing-state polls have shown Romney’s percentage of the vote growing and the president’s slipping. The national polls are about even.

    This week, I went back to the 2004 and 2008 results in the key states to see where Obama and George W. Bush outperformed their national numbers and where they underperformed. I also looked at how strongly they outperformed or underperformed. The results are interesting, though I don’t suggest they are predictive.

    Obama did not do as well in Virginia, Florida and North Carolina as he did nationally (in terms of his margin of victory, according to CQ Press’ America Votes 2007-2008), while Bush had a larger margin in the three states than he did nationally over John Kerry (D).

    Obama won nationally in 2008 by 7.2 points, but he carried Virginia by 6.3 points, Florida by only 2.8 points and North Carolina by just three-tenths of a point. Yes, he carried all three, but his margins were worse than his national margin.

    Similarly Bush won re-election in 2004 by 2.4 points, but he carried Virginia by 8.2 points, Florida by 5 points and North Carolina by 12.4 points.

    On the other hand, Obama outperformed in Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, while Bush did worse in all three than he did nationally. Obama carried Iowa by 9.5 points, Wisconsin by 13.9 points and New Hampshire by 9.6 points. Bush lost all three states, albeit very narrowly.

    Assuming the presidential race is a squeaker nationally and the six states just mentioned outperform and underperform in the same directions they have in the past, Obama would be at 257 electoral votes to Romney’s 248, with three states — Colorado, Nevada and Ohio — and 33 electoral votes remaining.

    Obama outperformed in Colorado, carrying it by 9 points, but Bush outperformed there, as well, winning it by 4.7 points during his 2.4-point national victory. Obama also outperformed in Nevada (carrying it by 12.4 points), but Bush outperformed (very narrowly) as well, winning it by 2.6 points.

    Ohio underperformed very slightly for Bush in 2004 (who carried it by 2.1 points), while Obama also underperformed in the state, winning it by only 4.6 points. It was the only swing state that underperformed for both men.

    In the final 10 days, swing voters certainly could collectively make a decision to rehire the president or to fire him. But at this point, it seems more likely that we are headed to a tight and possibly inconclusive election night.

  17. rgb44hrc
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:46 am
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    I guess his answer would be: a man’s reach must always exceed his grasp–or what’s a heaven for, followed by a little editorial like there is only one God Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet.

  18. yes…pleeease give us a serious person to pay attention and get our country in order…

    if even South Florida and the Sun Sentinel can wake up and smell the coffee ( and believe me that takes some major shocking to do)…then you just know the whole country is pleading for an adult to take over.

    O is getting worse and worse with his dumbing down of America…can anyone imagine four more years at this intellecutal level…happen to catch a quip on CNN this morning and Soledad and her gang thought the virginity joke was so cute…

    …this is where we are at…anything to rationalize O’s behavior…swearing as he talks about kids…fine…teach the kids…at 6 years old, no less…to emulate the President and start swearing…and using that as a method to communicate with others and differences you might have with others…

    you can hear the kids now…

    parents ask ‘where did you hear that word and learn to talk like that?”

    kids answer ” we learned it from President Obama…”

    ( it is even in the Rolling Stone magazine and all the media on TV think it is funny )

    ***********

    and when it comes to ‘math’ and our debts…

    O goes on Leno and admits, actually brags, he has 7th grade level math ability…well guess what Mr. O, it shows…you flunk the country’s math problem…

    neetabug…was hoping to see you on Jimmy Kimmel show, guess they edited some of the show prior to broadcast…(sounds like you had a great time)

    …however, they managed to include that little acting bit with MO and Jimmy’s bedroom segment (god, she is annoying)

    …anyway, seems O and MO enjoy acting and one liners and jokes so much…they are so better suited for Los Angeles and showbiz (I lived there for a zillion years)…they will be fine…MO can pursue acting and O can go run Paramount or some studio that needs his cool factor…

    …and we can have Serious Mitt to start untangling all our problems and streamlining and consolidating programs and policies and getting us back to work and us making money, instead of spending…for a change…

    …and everyone will be happy…

  19. * the bad language
    * the sneering and guffawing at debates
    * Biden references to testicals
    * race baiting

    That’s the short list.

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    If the long list were stairs we could just walk up to the Moon. 😆

  20. btw…just wondering…whatever happened to Zogby polling? I have not heard anything from them…

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

    also OT, but just an update on this storm…the Ocean actually crossed over the sea wall in Fort Lauderdale and across A1A (beach street)…had to close A1A with cars getting caught in the ocean water…good day to stay inside…

  21. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/10/obama-fundraiser-in-miami-shut-down-after-power-knocked-out-by-hurricane-sandy.html

    Obama fundraiser in Miami shut down after power knocked out by Hurricane Sandy

    A fundraiser for President Barack Obama was reluctantly cancelled Thursday night after the winds from Hurricane Sandy blew up a transformer and knocked out power to the event’s Wynwood venue.

    The Young and Powerful for Obama had hoped to fill Cafeina Wynwood with song and drink and raise a few dollars along the way when it went dark just after 6 p.m.
    Those already in attendance were told by security to drink up and leave because it was too dangerous.

    Keon Hardemon, an assistant public defender at the Miami-Dade office, who is facing incumbent Audrey Edmonson in a runoff for her county commission seat, was there to receive an award as one of four Rising Stars in Miami.

  22. mcnorman
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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    Finally, the headline we were looking for.

    I never believed otherwise.

    Hillary is too much of a micro manager to have sat on this information.

    Hillary is too loyal to her people to have left them in harms way.

    Anyone who knows her at all, whether they love her or hate her, knows that much.

    Biden’s statement that he and the president were never informed is, therefore, a lie.

    And the subsequent move by Axelrod and Plouffe to put the blame on Hillary now becomes inexplicable.

    This explains why big media was so bent on killing the story.

    Also, it is why Romney decided to stay away from the issue, and let nature take its course.

    It would be interesting to know whether Hillary did more than just send a cable. I expect she did.

  23. @ wbboei I know that her job is to do as the assclown requests, but I cannot believe that she would not do something and sit idle. I just cannot. I’m glad to see that Fox actually is covering her on this. I am furious, three denied requests for help? The last two men died at 4 am. They had three Libyan attackers that they were forced into giving to the Libyans. Why have we not heard this until now? I cannot stand Obama and ValJar (imoho they are both traitors).

  24. For those who had trouble wrapping their minds around the notion that Obama is unpatriotic and hates this country, perhaps this new evidency that when he was pressed for additional security which would have saved the lives of our peopole at Benghazi he said no, will help realize that their man is not worth defending. This new evidence plus the debates have made fools out of big media. As Judge Learned Hand said: a wise man is a sceptical one.

  25. @foxyladi14

    How is it that I cannot be surprised by that? Four years of this deadbeat screwing around in the WH with his loyal followers pissing in the wind should have been a huge clue that nothing would change with the kiddies.

  26. The meat of McNorman’s link…

    Clinton asked for more security in Benghazi, Obama said no
    BY CHRISTOPHER COLLINS

    Last night, it was revealed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request.

    The news broke on TheBlazeTV’s “Wilkow!” hosted by Andrew Wilkow, by best-selling author, Ed Klein who said the legal counsel to Clinton had informed him of this information.

    Klein also said that those same sources said that former President Bill Clinton has been “urging” his wife [Hillary] 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.

    ——–Now the leaks are spreading to Fox…

  27. October 26, 2012
    CIA ORDERED TO STAND DOWN DURING BENGHAZI ATTACK;

    US SEALs KILLED IN ATTACK DISOBEYED ORDERS IN HEROIC EFFORT TO SAVE STEVENS & SMITH
    —Ace

    I hope you understand I don’t mean anything bad by “disobeyed orders.” I think their action casts doubt on the orders themselves.

    This is bizarre.

    The military was never ordered to act, and even the local CIA was ordered to stand down.

    Stevens and Smith were literally left to fend for themselves, against a terrorist attack conducted by, what, 15-20 people (or more), all armed, including with mortars and RPGs.

    Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
    Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. Consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

    Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The quick reaction force from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the Consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

    At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.

  28. It makes you wonder why the Messiah would deny requests for additional security and leave our people in harms way. Did he feel they were expendable? Did he fear this would undercut his campaign narrative–that he killed Osama and had al Qaeda on the run? Was he so invested in the pollyanish dream of Arab Spring that he failed to see the ugly underbelly of that movement? Frankly, I rather suspect it was all three. This explains the cover-up by the cabal which I referred to last night–left wing bloggers, the New Democrat Party, and big media. Yes, big media was in on the whole thing–make no mistake about that.

  29. @ wbboei

    ValJar et al has probably been doing exactly what they did with F & F. They have been arming people who could point the finger back at us.

  30. gonzotx
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:39 pm
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    Seeing this headline, there is no doubt in my mind how the military will react, and I am sure that this very morning Axelrod and Holder are doubling down on their efforts to disenfranchise military voters. Also, they are doubling down on their efforts to bring in international observers, and will borrow a page from the Alinsky playbook going forward. These are vile Chicago thugs and it is not only naiive but dangerous to put anything past them.

  31. mcnorman
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    @ wbboei

    ValJar et al has probably been doing exactly what they did with F & F. They have been arming people who could point the finger back at us.
    ——————–
    I see her playing the role of a screaming Hitler and Obama in a fetal position and a state of semi divine remove.

  32. When Obama is fully exposed for what he is and is not, when the role of the media in his rise to power is understood, and when the critical mass of the electorate comes to know him as we on this blog do, and becomes as sick of the sound and the sight of him, and his unending stream of lies that contradict what he said five minutes ago, as we are then there is hope for renewal. But we must learn something from this godawful experience, primarily the dangers of the cabal who brought this nickelbag tyrant to power. The so called “opinion makers” must be discredited, lest they rise again like a Phoenix from the ashes, and resume their efforts to ensure a manipulated and uniformed public, and undermine our constitutional order. My friend tells me that most of these media people are like hampsters in a cage, trying to meet the demands of their 24 hour news cycle, and do not have the time to reflect on the harmful effects of what they are doing. A make weight defense, if you ask me.

  33. Too many minds have settled and made up minds now, it only gets worse because undecideds now start breaking heavily for the challenger.

  34. Check out the shiftihng electoral maps which accompany this article, posted at the link. They show a result of low low 300 for Romney and low 200 for Obama. http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/26/swingometer-gallup-party-id-figures-predict-solid-romney-win/
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    Swingometer: Gallup Party ID figures predict solid Romney win
    By: Neil Stevens (Diary) | October 26th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    Red State Blog

    We always talk about the independent, swing vote in elections because those tend to be the persuadables. But party ID numbers matter as well, because those partisan voters tend to split better than 90/10 for their party.

    It is for that reason that Gallup’s new partisan ID split, one that mimics what Rasmussen has been saying all along, predicts nothing less than doom for the Democrats, and a solid, national win for Mitt Romney this year.

    Ignore Gallup’s headline. They’ve buried the lede so far deep, they’ll be fracking in Australia to bring it to the surface. Demographically the country hasn’t changed in a few years, naturally, but the difference between 2008 and 2012 is in the TEA party. The TEA party happened, dictated the 2010 elections, and has now resulted in a large partisan ID and registration shift in this country since.

    When Rasmussen Reports noted this, and showed it in polling, Nate Silver and his followers scoffed. Just as they did in 2008 when Rasmussen was first to predict the TEA party driven Republican wave, they criticized and insulted the firm that was first to what turned out to be the facts.

    Now Gallup is in the game, and the numbers are brutal. In 2008, the Democrats had a 39-29 (D+10) advantage in hard party ID, and a 54-42 (D+12) advantage with leaners. In 2012 though, we’re in the post-TEA party era. Republicans now show a 36-35 (R+1) hard party ID advantage, and a 49-46 (R+3) lead with leaners. This gives us a range of party ID swings from 2008, from R+11 to R+15.

    That Gallup is giving us a range is not new. They did the same in 2010, when the late Generic Ballot polls offered two different voter models. First there was the high turnout model, one that proved too pessimistic for Republicans, and the low turnout model that was too optimistic. The truth was, as they surely intended, somewhere in the middle.

    But let’s look at where this range takes us. Asking Swingometer what an R+11 swing means, it’s bad for Democrats. This is a crude measure as Swingometer is meant to deal with the two party vote and not raw party ID, but again, with the 90/10 split that partisans show in their candidate support, this isn’t going to be that far off.

    This low end swing gives Romney the election handily. We get taken back to the 2000 election map, but with Romney trading Nevada in exchange for Iowa, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. It’s a solid 315-223 Electoral College victory. Not a blowout, but roughly as meaningful as Obama’s 2008 victory.

    But then we come to the high end, R+15 swing:

    Again, not a blowout. The nation is more polarized than it was in the past, so elections like 1984 or 1964 just don’t happen these days. but gaining the straight 2000 map plus Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Maine’s second district would give Romney a 332-206 victory.

    The takeaway here is that Mitt Romney has many paths to victory. He’s solidified enough states (Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, and probably Colorado) that he has his chances elsewhere (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin + Iowa or New Hampshire, Nevada + New Hampshire + Maine 2).

    This election is winnable for Mitt Romney as long as his people vote and get out the vote on election day.

  35. Happy Bday pm317, how nice that your Bday is the same day than H, have a great day! If anyone wants to tell Hillary something go to Chelsea Clinton facebook as she promised that she’ll pass H all the messages for her that she receives!

  36. As Christ said to St. Peter, you will deny me thrice before the cock crows. . . . But he is Barack, a greater than St Peter, and the answer to every virgin’s prayer if Obama’s latest Putin inspired campaign commercial aimed at the young and stupid (aka young and powerful) is any indication.
    ———————————————–

    Breaking News: Obama Admin Denied Real Time Requests to Help in Benghazi

    Fox News is now reporting that the Obama Administration denied at least three real-time requests for help in Benghazi, that the nearby team that eventually went to help did so explicitly against orders, that there were two drones overhead (at least one with lasers pointed at the attacking mortars), air support on standby, and troops within hundreds of miles immediately ready to help. (Re evidence of air/troop support, see Larry Johnson’s post and listen to Larry on Batchelor’s radio show last night) Against all of this, Fox News says everyone was told repeatedly to stand down while the firefights went on for over seven hours.

    If this is true and can be substantiated, Barack Obama needs to seriously explain himself, especially why the White House and State Department watched this live and not only refused action when repeatedly requested but told everyone to stand down (which is what Fox is now reporting).

    This is so incredibly outrageous. Barack Obama should immediately resign in disgrace for his failure to defend America. If not, Congress should look for immediate impeachment.

  37. The order for military intervention at Benghazi would have to come directly from the CiC. The Secretary of State, who cleared the way for military intervention in Libya during the attack, does not have the authority to send in the military. If Charlene Lamb denied requests for help, she was following the orders from the WH.

    Hillary needs to exonerate herself on the matter fully. Glad to see Klein putting out there the information about what occurred that night, but if the media ignores this information, then Hillary has to release all cables, followed by a public statement (or her resignation). If this is the case, I don’t think she’ll do anything of the sort until after the election. She doesn’t want to be blamed for BO losing the election.

  38. The order for military intervention at Benghazi would have to come directly from the CiC. The Secretary of State, who cleared the way for military intervention in Libya during the attack, does not have the authority to send in the military. If Charlene Lamb denied requests for help, she was following the orders from the WH.

    Hillary needs to exonerate herself on the matter fully. Glad to see Klein putting out there the information about what occurred that night, but if the media ignores this information, then Hillary has to release all cables, followed by a public statement (or her resignation). If this is the case, I don’t think she’ll do anything of the sort until after the election. She doesn’t want to be blamed for BO losing the election.

  39. I fail to see how a military man can have anything but contempt for a commander in chief who makes him stand down while his fellow soldiers are slaughtered. But in the big media created Age of Obama, petty notions of patriotism, heroism, duty, honor and country, are washed away by a new wave of rootless cosmopolitism, UN control, and blind obedience to the will of a despot with eyes as blank and pittiless as the sun. Don’t worry. Be happy. Obama has your back. Always/

  40. trixta
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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    You are right. Country over party. No honest democrat will blame her.

  41. I don’t think she’ll do anything of the sort until after the election.
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    I am afraid you are right. And, I do understand that she does not want to be blamed for him losing the election. But what if he wins the election? Are not the American People entitled to the information before they vote. That is the issue she must grapple with. If she does not disclose it until after the election and only if he loses, then the belated revealation is like coal to Newcastle, politically speaking. And some will view it as a witholding of vital information when it matterd most, and keeping the American People in the dark. I assume these risks have been considered/

  42. @ wbboei

    But what if he wins the election? Are not the American People entitled to the information before they vote.

    She must allow him to fall on his sword. Imagine what all the other people around the world are thinking now. Barack’s got your back? Not at all.

  43. Father of slain Tyrone

    Charlie Woods:

    “I don’t know much about weapons but it’s coming out right now that they actually had lazer focused on the mortors that were being sent to kill my son. And they refused to pull the trigger. They refused to send in those C30s(?). To me, I’m an attorney, this may not be the legal test of murder. But to me that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it, are murderers of my son.

  44. I think Clintons are releasing this information slowly so that Hillary does not get the blame for impending Obama’s defeat at the polls.

    I do not understand why republican leaders do not demand SOS to come to the house and testify. If they called her to the house, then she won’t have any excuse to hide this info

  45. Happy, happy Birthday to Hillary and PM…

    5 days away is my b-day and still a hot blooded Scorpio…even if I don’t believe in it either. 😉

  46. “If she does not disclose it until after the election and only if he loses, then the belated revealation is like coal to Newcastle, politically speaking. And some will view it as a witholding of vital information when it matterd most, and keeping the American People in the dark. I assume these risks have been considered/”

    ******************
    Yes, some may not forgive her protecting the vermeil Tin Calf. I wish she’d release (via Klein) ALL the information concerning Benghazi for the sake of transparency and the democratic process, and let the chips fall where they may. Bill seems to want her to do just that. I just hope she and her family aren’t being threatened in any way.

  47. ” If they called her to the house, then she won’t have any excuse to hide this info”
    ***********************************

    Great point! To wit, I think she’s said she’d like a full investigation, perhaps for that very reason. Too bad she wasn’t summoned to testify at the last hearing.

  48. Rasmussen Florida Romney 50% Obama 48%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/florida/election_2012_florida_president

    No need to worry, Ras i think has a funny sample in this because it says……

    Ninety-five percent (95%) of Florida voters say they are certain to vote on Election Day. Among these voters, it’s Romney 52%, Obama 47%.

    Florida has early voting, and 23% of voters in the state have already cast a ballot. Obama is ahead 54% to 44% among those voters who’ve already voted. Last week, Romney led Obama among this group of voters.

    …………………..

    Except Florida’s early voting does not begin until tomorrow and absentee ballots have the GOP up 6%, so someone is bullshitting someone here. I checked today, GOP has a 60’000 Absentee ballot advantage at present.

    So either people are lying to him or his sample is funky.

  49. And here’s Joe’s latest verbal atrocity.

    “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

    The father of Trayvon Woods, the ex-SEAL killed in Lybia, said that Biden came over to him, when they were receiving the bodies and said, in a loud boisterous tone:

    “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

  50. UM

    White House Kills the Briefing Room Lights

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has apparently been pulled from the podium of the White House Briefing Room, as President Obama’s political advisers seek to control their messaging as much as possible and avoid unforced errors.

    Carney, the public face of the “openness” White House, has not briefed from the podium since October 10. It’s the only time he has appeared there this month.

    Obama’s travel does not explain Carney’s failure to brief. The press secretary generally submits to questioning before the cameras when the president is at the White House, and Obama has spent three days there in addition to October 10 – October 12, October 19, and today, when Carney is again not scheduled to brief.

  51. Biden Accuses Romney Of Pushing $500 TRILLION Tax Cut…
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    Wow. A $500 trillion dollar tax cut in a $14 trillion dollar economy sounds serious. But it is as nothing compared to the seriousness of keeping this stupid delusional asshole a heart beat away from the presidency, until you stop and realize who the incumbent president is.

  52. Abound Solar Energy goes bust, under investigation for fraud, solar panels burst into flames when exposed to sunlight.

    Not making this up.

    It was one of Barack Obama’s favorite green-energy companies. And green-energy companies, according to the president, are one of the best ways to facilitate economic growth.

    Well, yesterday, The Denver Post detailed the criminal investigation of Abound Solar, a defunct solar-panel manufacturer in Colorado that was run on taxpayer “investments,” for securities fraud, consumer fraud and financial misrepresentation.

    Abound shuttered its Colorado plant during the summer and filed for bankruptcy, leaving “125 workers without jobs and taxpayers holding the bag for up to $60 million in defaulted loans.” (Human Events senior reporter Audrey Hudson has already detailed the efforts by the House to investigate the company.) Here’s what Weld County prosecutors are looking into:

    The securities-fraud investigation stems from allegations that “officials at Abound Solar knew products the company was selling were defective, and then asked investors to invest in the company without telling them about the defective products,” the DA’s office said in a news release.

    Similarly, the consumer-fraud allegation is that Abound knowingly sold defective panels to customers.

    The third subject of investigation is that Abound allegedly misled financial institutions when the company was seeking loans.

    Since Obama’s “jobs plan” brochure pins the nation’s economic future on the growth of “green-energy jobs” — in fact, it’s one of two areas in the glossy pamphlet that has anything to do with job growth – it seems fair to judge the campaign’s case for the future using one of the companies it touted in the past. Abound was rolled out continually by the administration, the subject of numerous mainstream news stories regarding the stimulus in particular and clean energy generally.

    Here is Obama touting Abound Solar personally in a weekly address in 2009. The president claims the project will create 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs.

    The company first began fleecing the American people with the help of the president in 2009, when then-CEO Pascal Noronha claimed that even without stimulus help his company was on track to create 420 new jobs by the end of the year.

    Norohna was at the White House with Obama to welcome his first round of American “investment” as part of the $787 billion stimulus package. “We are honored that the White House invited us to participate in this event. The president’s commitment to help us a build a clean energy economy further validates the work our employees do every day to harness the power of the sun, and provide its energy in abundance in the form of low-cost solar panels.”

    Abound Solar was also awarded a $400 million loan guarantee in 2010.

    During my 8 years in Colorado, I can’t tell you how many times I was informed by highly enlightened and intelligent people that photovoltaic solar panels were the future of energy and an explosion of jobs were right around the corner. Half of the four solar manufacturers that received loan guarantees have failed. The Obama administration’s response? Slap tariffs on Chinese companies to make solar panels more expensive for everyone. Maybe — and this is just a theory — when you flush companies with millions in taxpayer cash for purely ideological reasons you incentivize irresponsible behavior.

  53. http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/26/white-house-insider-emergency-all-call-at-obama-white-house/#comments

    “Got word an all-call went out at the WH A.M. today. That means they are doing what’s called “huddling”. Has to be related to the Benghazi news now hitting. Have good source in Chicago saying their office is acting very odd today as well. Can’t say if this will break out all the way now, but we are getting very close to an all out WH red alert scenario. Not there yet but very close.
    Significant activity from Ruemmler’s office over the last 24.

    In this situation there will likely be 1 of 2 responses from WH.

    -Highly controlled briefing response. Attempt explanation, then hope story gets buried over weekend and race to election day.

    -Announced resignation of someone inside administration. President apologizes for mistakes by some in his administration. That deal could be under negotiation at this very moment.

    « WALL STREET INSIDER: “There is power and there is POWER”

    Second scenario not as likely. Not yet. But the Ruemmler activity makes me believe there’s more damaging information out there to the administration on Benghazi than has already come out today. They are trying to assess what will and will not get out to determine response. To have a potential scandal of this magnitude so close to an election is unprecedented. Priority for them will be to insulate the president. Got to try and cut that off. Get someone inside go public and point the finger at Obama.

    Now I do what I do best.”

    -INSIDER

  54. moononpluto
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Wow…
    Gallup back out to Romney +5, 51/46 today.
    …………………………………………

    whooo!!! hooooo!!! you just made my friday!!!

  55. I think it necessary to point out something here that bothered me when I found out. When Obama, Biden, and Hillary approached the Woods family to offer their condolences when his body was returned to the US, besides Joe Biden making a stupid comment about the deceased’s testicle size, and Obama incapable of looking the father in his eyes, Hillary offered her condolences which included a comment about punishing “that filmmaker” with arrest and jail time. All three in their infinite wisdom insulted the Woods family in one way or another. Hillary did so by alluding to the lie about the anti-Muslim film being the cause of the younger Wood’s demise. Why would Hillary have done this at such a time? Honestly, if I were Mr. Woods father who was on the receiving end of the lame anti-Muslim film bullshit story excuse, I may have scolded her on the spot. Hillary still has some explaining to do, and her attempts at cya is not going to cut it.

  56. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82939.html?hp=r11

    For all the buzz about President Barack Obama’s skills on the basketball court, the NBA’s commissioner, David Stern, thinks the hype is overblown.

    He’s not that good,” Stern, who announced Thursday he is retiring in 2014, said in an interview with Reuters. “He’s a lefty, he goes the same way every time.”

    Stern’s critique, good-natured as it was, wasn’t simply some partisan swipe.

    I’m a loyal Democrat, a passionate Democrat. He’s not as good as he thinks he is.”

  57. and where Rasmussen is getting that 23% of Florida has voted in his poll is rubbish, as of today, is is only 13%.

  58. With the young and the powerful, three friends of America–chavez, putin and dinnerjacket in his corner, and our uber honest and objective media shilling for him like they always do, our CNN/NBC/ABC election model shows a landslide victory for Obama.

  59. WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Emergency All Call At Obama White House

    This brief update just came from Insider:

    Got word an all-call went out at the WH A.M. today.

    That means they are doing what’s called “huddling”. Has to be related to the Benghazi news now hitting. Have good source in Chicago saying their office is acting very odd today as well. Can’t say if this will break out all the way now, but we are getting very close to an all out WH red alert scenario. Not there yet but very close.

    Significant activity from Ruemmler’s office over the last 24.

    In this situation there will likely be 1 of 2 responses from WH.

    -Highly controlled briefing response. Attempt explanation, then hope story gets buried over weekend and race to election day.

    -Announced resignation of someone inside administration. President apologizes for mistakes by some in his administration. That deal could be under negotiation at this very moment.

    Second scenario not as likely. Not yet. But the Ruemmler activity makes me believe there’s more damaging information out there to the administration on Benghazi than has already come out today. They are trying to assess what will and will not get out to determine response. To have a potential scandal of this magnitude so close to an election is unprecedented. Priority for them will be to insulate the president. Got to try and cut that off. Get someone inside go public and point the finger at Obama.

    Now I do what I do best.

    -INSIDER

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/26/white-house-insider-emergency-all-call-at-obama-white-house/

  60. Admin, how come you are not talking about Hillary and the info coming out about her asking for more security in Libya…and it’s her Birthday.

  61. nomobama
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:53 pm
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    Agreed. Especially after her own State Department was on record saying that it was “not our conclusion” that the video caused the attack on Benghazi. I suspect her comment to the father that they would go after the film maker as if he was the one responsible for the attack, was aimed more at Obama and supporting what he was telling the country, than at the father who was trying to find out who was to blame for his son’s death. Perhaps that is why he said both of them seemed insincere. I think it was the wrong thing for her to say, but by then they were all invested in that explanation and the political cover it seemed to offer Obama.

  62. Shadowfax, as we have written repeatedly: we want an investigation with results before the election. We are sure, very sure, Hillary will come out smelling like a rose and Obama smelling like what he is.

    What more is there to say? After what we have written the rest is details. 🙂

  63. and the political cover it seemed to offer Obama, cables came out. This is why full disclosure up front is often best. If it comes out in instalments it creates the impression that the administration is lying, and the mawkish attempts by Axelrod to assure us that Obama cares about the security of our people becomes not only non credible, but mawkish.

  64. Shadowfax
    October 26th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Emergency All Call At Obama White House
    —————————–
    Interesting. If they are trying to figure out what will come out and when, then they need to remember who they are and who they are dealing with. They are low life scumbag politicians from the windy city–who deal in blackmail and payola. And their adversary is the intelligence community whom they have thrown under the bus. And who is the intelligence community but an army of highly trained pro American operatives who trade in explosive information all the time, have beaten the word’s best intelligence services including the KGB, and can run circles around Axelrod when it comes to ruthelessness. In their world, this is an easy takedown. But they need to keep this compartmentalized because there is also a group within the CIA who helped topple the former soviet satellite governments, who remain loyal to Brzesnski, and Obama’s godfather Soros. The rest are loyal to Bush Sr. who was the former head of the CIA.

  65. alcina
    October 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    my fear is the entire benghazi story will be (purposely) buried by frankenstorm coverage.
    ———————–
    FOX will continue to pursue it and the other networks will either follow suit, or be seen as irrelevant. And the Republicans in Congress will pursue it as well with a vengeance. Denying the request for help three times. This will render farcical the upcoming movie on the killing of Osama, which recasts Obama in the role of Seigfried, the German hero of the golden age. Soon after it is published, that video will find its rightful place in the anals of The Theater of The Absurd.

  66. http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Lake-County-veteran-s-Mitt-Romney-signs-flags-torched-in-yard/-/1637132/17135018/-/14gkcooz/-/index.html

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

    these obots are sick, sick people…and violent and dangerous at the same time…

    Where’s Chris Matthews on this?

    Where’s Chris Matthews on all the death threats against Romney?

    Where’s Chris Matthews on all the racist comments that are posted against Romney, his wife…and all the so-called “white people with sickness” that Matthews keeps complaining about…

    …this drives me up the wall…because white people decide against O and his failed record, they are racists…

    but certain AA can call R and all white people all kinds of derogatory names AND actually make death threats and burn their property and flags…and not one peep out of all the far left labeling everyone else racists…

    Chris Matthews and his ilk are promoting racism…they are so vile…

  67. I love it 🙂

    More crop artists have been at work in Iowa. This declaration of presidential preference is on Jim and Nancy Pellett’s land and is visible from Interstate 80 eastbound near Atlantic. Mitt Romney supporter Jim Kurtenbach of Nevada went up in a small plane with photographer Charlie Lloyd, another Romney backer, to snap photos. The word “Romney” in the top left corner of the photo can be seen from eastbound lanes on I-80.

    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/romney-temp/

  68. foxy, heard on cnn, that the desmoines register will make their endorsement tomorrow at 7 pm…no clues on who it will be…

  69. Zbigniew Brzezinski is 84 years old. Both Soros and Bush elder are in their 80’s, too. I wonder who these CIA members will gravitate to once these old men are no longer in the picture? Anyone associated with the CIA that is not currently an octogenarian have any kind of group allegiance within that agency?

  70. Benghazi stands as the quintessial example of what Obama is all about, namely putting politics–narrowly defined to mean his own political ambitions, above governance, the welfare of this nation, and human life itself. It is one thing to say that he was asked for additional security before the fact, and failed to provide it. He can spin this in several directions. But to charge him with failure to save heroic soldiers–and other Americans who they managed to save in the moment—from the iminent threat of violent death, is not merely unforgiveable, it is maniacal. That one is alot harder for his spindoctors, focus group leaders, big media lackeys, and illegal campaign donors to spin to his advantage. But they will certainly try.

  71. Gallup predicts huge repub turnpout

    This morning, Gallup released a bombshell survey of likely voters this November. It wasn’t a horse race poll, i.e. which candidate is ahead, but rather a look at the underlying demographics that will make up the electorate this November. They slap the survey with a very misleading headline, “2012 U.S. Electorate Looks Like 2008.” While this is true in many respects, it obscures one very big difference. For the first time in a presidential election, more Republicans will vote than Democrats.

    In 2008, 54% of likely voters identified as Democrat or lean Democrat. 42% of likely voters identified as GOP or lean GOP. In other words, the electorate, including independents who lean towards a particular party, was D+12. This year, however, the Democrat advantage has disappeared. 49% of likely voters today identify as GOP or lean GOP. Just 46% of likely voters are or lean towards the Democrats. This is a 15-point swing towards the GOP from 2008 to an outright +3 advantage for the GOP. By comparison, in 2004, when Bush won reelection, the electorate was evenly split, with each party getting support from 48% of likely voters.

    If these numbers are within even a few points of what this survey suggests, then Romney will win decisively and the GOP will pick up the Senate. We are likely standing on the edge of another GOP wave election.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/26/huge-gallup-predicts-massive-gop-turnout/

  72. admin
    October 26th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Shadowfax, as we have written repeatedly: we want an investigation with results before the election. We are sure, very sure, Hillary will come out smelling like a rose and Obama smelling like what he is.

    What more is there to say? After what we have written the rest is details. 🙂

    ——I except that Admin…thanks for the reminder.

  73. S
    October 26th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    foxy, heard on cnn, that the desmoines register will make their endorsement tomorrow at 7 pm…no clues on who it will be…

    My crystal ball says Romney 🙂

  74. Zbigniew Brzezinski is 84 years old. Both Soros and Bush elder are in their 80′s, too. I wonder who these CIA members will gravitate to once these old men are no longer in the picture? Anyone associated with the CIA that is not currently an octogenarian have any kind of group allegiance within that agency?
    ——————————
    Wild Bill Donovan who was head of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II established a tradition of successorship based on competence and loyalty, and it carried forward when President Truman established the successor organization, the Central Intelligence Agency. Bill Casey and other leaders from the next generation were Donovan’s successors, and carried forward his values. Likewise, here, the successors to Bush and–tragically, Dr. Z, are already in place. The Dr. Z faction reminds me of The Day of The Condor. They have made members, and associates like Professor Jeffrey Sachs–an uber arrogant limosine liberal, who bills himself as the most consequential economist of his generation, and a co-architect of shock doctrine which was used to topple eastern European goverments in the 90s, so that Soros, a member of the National Security Council, could brag to a journalist that the old Soviet Empire is now the Soros Empire.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Donovan

  75. I have given up on the Obama Pollsters, it has now become clear they are determined to prop up Obama no matter what credibility is thrown down the toilet.

  76. For anyone that uses Facebook and wants to leave a Birthday message for Hillary…

    Chelsea Clinton-

    Today is my mom’s birthday! We’re excited to be celebrating tonight as a family. In the meantime, I would love any and all help in sending her birthday wishes. I invite you to post photos, anecdotes and messages – I’ll be sure to share them with her! 🙂 Thank you! (Barbara Kinney / Clinton Global Initiative)

    http://www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton?ref=ts&fref=ts

  77. And for my money, Dr. Z is a sociopath. That is a political diagnosis–not necessarily a medical one. His family is Polish royalty, and his hatred of the Soviet Union goes back I suspect to that, but in any event, it goes far beyond the limits of patriotism and was more in the realm of Dr Strangelove. More than anyone, good old Zieb was responsible for unleashing radical Islam upon the world to exploit what he described as the arch of instability when he was Carter’s National Security Advisor. I read his books and articles. I admired him at one time, until it began to dawn on me what he was all about. Like I say, Dr. Strangelove.

  78. Strangelove is also anti-Israeli. Barack wanted him in his administration, but it was decided he would draw more heat than light. He is an unmitigated Obama supporter and admires the state run economy of China, and the way they can make decisions without being accountable to the people. Yup, that’s who the daddy of that pert little blonde on Mournning Joe is really about. You know, the one who grimaces every time someone slips the noose and says something accurate about Obama. And if you take away the make-up and false eyelashes, it is easy to see they brought the right baby home from the hospital,and that monsters can pro create.

  79. Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Senator Harry Reid was hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 15 Friday.

    The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on I-15 northbound near Sahara, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

    Multiple cars were involved in the crash, including four cars in Senator Reid’s caravan. Two other cars outside of the caravan were involved.

    The extent of Reid’s injuries were not immediately clear.

  80. Nevada Highway Patrol Office spokesman Jeremie Elliott says he doesn’t know Reid’s condition after the crash, which happened about 1:10 p.m. Friday on Interstate 15.

    The freeway runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip.

    Elliott says six vehicles were involved in the apparent chain-reaction crash, including two Las Vegas police vehicles, two civilian vehicle and two Capitol Police vehicles.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/26/sen-reid-taken-to-hospital-after-vegas-car-crash/#ixzz2ARQ90lBM

  81. Romney Expands Battleground, Delivers Closing Argument In Iowa

    Some comments on this post:

    leepermax
    Talk on the street say Romney’s IOWA SPEECH will hit it outta the park…..BIG TIME

    SubmarineSailor
    FYI, I voted for Mitt yesterday(early voting)….Tennessee
    The lines were longer than I’ve ever seen them…
    Judging by what I was hearing while waiting in line was that most people have had it with Barry….no surpise there…what was surprising was how vocal these folks were…

    sgb
    We have long lines in Texas also.

    korvest
    I voted absentee for Romney, and can’t say that South Florida is easy to prognosticate. I can say though, that more people than I have ever heard, are talking about voting Romney. That is a good sign. An even better sign, is that the local liberal newspaper, Sun-Sentinal, has endorsed Romney, as well as the liberal Orlando Sentinel. I believe they are both owned by the Chicago Tribune.

    IronTigersVet91
    Come on Iowa… let’s get some REAL leadership in the White House and let’s help boot Pelosi and Reid out the damn door.
    The real reason to “drain the swamp”.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/26/Romney-Expands-battlefield-Closing-Argument-Iowa

  82. Clinton won’t leave til successor in place

    (How quickly can ol’ Horse Face put on his shoes and run to the Oval?)

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has told President Obama that she will stay in office until her successor is confirmed, but that “this is not an open-ended kind of time frame.”

    “It’s really still my same time frame,” Clinton said in an interview, reiterating her intention to step down after one term even if Obama is reelected. “I’m aiming to leave shortly after the inauguration; that’s my plan. But I haven’t been able to sit down and talk to the president yet because he’s trying to win an election, which hopefully will be finalized shortly. And then we will talk through how to do the transition.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/clinton-wont-leave-til-successor-in-place/2012/10/26/4f794786-1f7f-11e2-afca-58c2f5789c5d_story.html?hpid=z3

  83. Is the talk by Hillary saying that she will stay in through the inauguration just to reassure Obama or to signal to Romney that she will ensure a smooth transition for his administration by staying in place if needed until her replacement is set?

  84. moononpluto
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Wow…

    Gallup back out to Romney +5, 51/46 today.
    *****************

    That is good newa

  85. I have said all I am going to say about Hillary, if it turns out she had the goods and sat on them and the fraud wins, I am done with her and with BC.

  86. God forgive me for ever have voted democrat. Just listen to what the father of slain Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods had to hear from the President and SOS concerning the slaughter of his son. Blaming a Coptic Christian film producer for the “sponteneous uprising” in Benghazi. This is typical behavir of Marxist and a president who has a hard time viewing Islamist as terrorist but would much rahter villify Christians, particularly American Christians.

    Listen from about 4:30 through to at least 7:00 minutes.

    http://soundcloud.com/thelarslarsonshow/charles-woods-father-of-former

  87. Details piling up:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/petraeus-throws-obama-under-bus_657896.html

    Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus

    Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.

    So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

    It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?

  88. Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus
    6:05 PM, Oct 26, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL

    Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”
    Barack Obama

    So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

    It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?

  89. Newt Gingrich is predicting that this election will be a near-landslide victory for Mitt Romney.

    “I believe the minimum result will be 53-47 Romney, over 300 electoral votes, and the Republicans will pick up the Senate,” the former House speaker said Thursday night on Fox News’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

  90. FYI…i am getting robo called nonstop…

    so far I have gotten calls from Romney cap, obama camp, Debbie WS, the tea party and tons of locals…over and over again…and of course the outside mailbox is bombarded…

  91. foxyladi14
    October 26th, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Awwwww!!

    ————-

    ann romney is 100% class. she will make a wonderful first lady. thank you for the pics!

  92. BASIL99
    October 26th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    ———————
    The rationale for inaction? So far, they have sent up two (2) trial balloons, i.e. i) there wasn’t time, and ii) we did not want to lose more American lives than we did. Neither is satisfactory to the father of the dead navy SEAL. To be perfectly honest, I have been disappointed in Paterus for not coming forward earlier–when the requests for additional security were the issue. Hillary did but he did not. To use the Arab expression–he was the dog that did not bark. But when confronted with additional evidence which suggests that his organization denies request for help in a battlefield emergency he had no choice but to come forward. A neighbor of mine was a truck company commander in North Africa during World War II, acquired a Mercedes Benz franchise after the war, and became friends with the mayor of Stutggart–Manfred Rommel. Manfred’s father, Erwin Rommel, who was much admired by his adversaries for his brilliance and chivalry was content to be just a soldier, but there came a point when he realized that his commander in chief was mentally unsound and would throw him and everyone else under the bus–the very nation itself. I wonder whether Patreaus does not harbor some of the same cognitive dissonance. If he let the Obama Administation’s scapegoating of him and his organization stand, then it would undermine morale while two wars are raging.

  93. It strikes me that this election is coming down to a Battle Royale between the “productive” class, and the “creative class”.

    The productive class are those who get up and work every day, who pay attention to the clock, believe in scoreboards, balance sheets, take responsibility, and make the trains run on time. These people are by their nature skeptical of miracle cures, false prophets, and tend to be disciplined thinkers. Businessmen predominate in this group. And this is the world Romeny comes out of.

    The creative class are people who believe in change for its own sake. For them the test of an idea, is not whether it works, but whether it is new, and exciting, and could work under the right conditions etc. Academicians, artists, bureacrats, and big media people predominate in this group. Like the French president said about Barack when he refused to confront Iran: sir, we live in a real world, not a virtual one.

    In halcion times the creative class has power and influence, but it is always a mistake to turn the reigns of power over to them. In tough times, however, when survival is at stake, they are are a luxury no nation can afford. Nor can we afford Mr. Obama. His game–the game of $16 trillion budgets, the great come and get it day, and kicking the can down the road, is the game that ruins nations.

  94. I think wbb is onto something regarding the reason that Obama WH would not allow military support, and told CIA to stand down. I is bound to have been politically motivated – to maintain the appearance of success in that region. Everything about him and involving him is little more than a facade. He is all about spinning and image, and has gotten away with it thus far.

    Even with that possible explanation of why, however, his handling of the defies full understanding. Did they not know how this would play out? Did they think they could get away with blaming it all either on the military, CIA or Hillary? Maybe they thought that since they could control MSM, they could control the message regarding this, and do a little damage control. Hillary’s people blew that out of the water for them. If the Obama Thug Nation that runs this WH and this country thought they could roll over Hillary and get away with it, they must be smoking the good stuff. She didn’t fight his coronation after the 2008 convention, in order to keep from further dividing the party, but this is a whole different thing. She is smarter and stronger than he is and has way more courage. He met his match and lost.

    I remember someone posting either here, at Still 4 Hill, or one of the other Hillary blogs, after seeing that photo of Hillary – I think it was at the service for the Ambassador – that it was obvious from the look on her face that she was not only overwhelmed with sadness, but with anger, as well. I think I’m remembering the gist of the post correctly, if not the source. Turned out they were spot on. I imagine, given how she feels about her staff, that she was fighting mad and heartbroken.

  95. wbboei
    October 26th, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Obama is part of the creative class. So are Reid and Pelosi.
    _______________________________
    Obama, Reid, Pelosi don’t have a creative bone in their bodies. They are parasites of the creative class, living off of them until they bleed them dry, at which point the creative class becomes dependent on they and their ilk, thus becoming the Obots. That has and will always be the intent of the Clan of Obama.

  96. The physical health of Harry Reid may be up in the air at the moment due to this traffic accident, but the moral status of the man is not. He is as bad of an actor on the current political scene as you will find. He has managed singlehandedly to thwart ever single effort to set this nation on a sound fiscal path. He is adverse to compromise. It is strictly my way or the highway, but his highway is the path of national bankruptcy. In the late 19th century New York there was a reform oriented district attorney named William Traverse Jerome who tried to clean up the rackets of Tamney Hall and New York’s finest. He is most famous for the case involving the murder of Stanford White who designed among other things, Madison Square Garden, which was immoralized in the movie The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing starring Joan Collins. Aiding and abetting Jerome in his reform effort was an idealistic zealot named Goff. Forty years later we find the same man, Goff, in a position of power. One of the great mid century trial lawyers Lloyd Paul Stryker appeared before by then Judge Goff, and described him as the most evil man he had ever met. Whenever Goff would sentence a policeman he would lower the shades in is court room, impose a draconian sentence, and woe betide the attorney who stood in his way. I have that same image of Harry Reid, from Seachlight Nevada. A man without a soul or conscience, who stands in the path of the effort to save this county. For that reason, I am hardpressed to wish him good health.

  97. God help America. Please let Romney win. We need this country back asap. It’s obvious that Obummer is lying about Libya. Brian Williams cock sucking freak never brought up Libya during his whole 2 days. What a fu ck in g bunch the msm is, I hope they all burn in hell for the hell they are putting this country through. The main stream media is a scurge on society. They should all be damned to the lowest pits of hell.

  98. Outris
    October 26th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    wbboei
    October 26th, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Obama is part of the creative class. So are Reid and Pelosi.
    _______________________________
    Obama, Reid, Pelosi don’t have a creative bone in their bodies. They are parasites of the creative class, living off of them until they bleed them dry, at which point the creative class becomes dependent on they and their ilk, thus becoming the Obots. That has and will always be the intent of the Clan of Obama.
    ——————————
    I agree with your comment, but go back and read my definition of the word creative. The word is a term of art invented by the left wing bloggers and jurnolisters. It reflects their narcissitic sense of hubris, arrogance and self importance. Above all, it allows them to pretend that they are an asset when in fact they are a liability to our society.

  99. Most members of the self proclaimed creative class do not have a creative bone in their body. They are camp followers at best.

  100. dot48
    October 26th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Reid only broke a rib. Had it been a commoner they wouldn’t even have been transported to a hospital.
    ——————————–
    They shoot horses don’t they? Especially when they break a leg. A rib is worse. Let the death panel decide–in a cost conscious manner.

  101. Thanks, Wbboie for all the information about the CIA and the anti-Semite Polack (I have some Polish heritage, so no offense to anyone intended). You had me laughing.

  102. That has a Rod Serling touch to it. Here we find dirty harry passing Obamacare, and standing there looking like Mortimer Snerd as that toxic legislation is signed into lawy and then fast forward ten years later and we see dirty harry looking old and desperate, pleading his own case before an Obamacare death panel, and being denied the right to live, on the grounds of cost.

  103. Hannity has breaking news on Benghazi. He is reporting that Navy Seal Tyrone Wood requested permission to go help but was told to stand down 3 times–Wood went against these orders to help out at the complex and rescued people before being killed.

    Don’t know if this is something new or not…

  104. wow, the chopper with the military ballots crashed and it’s just being reported??? The dems plan to steal the election.

  105. Was very surprised our local paper the Sun Sentinel endorsed Romney. Keeping
    my fingers and toes crossed. It’s going to be hell these last 10 days.

  106. Lol, Obama is buying $500,000 worth of ads in Minnesota (Twin Cities)–sign that things are getting close here perhaps?

  107. The crash story

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

    A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

    The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

    Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.

    But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.

  108. Re above crash story:

    You are about to see a WHOLE BUNCH of the Military “Stand Down” if they can’t vote!

  109. Thanks to everyone for your wishes. I had a good day today.

    Continuing my astrological musings from the last thread.. — in 2006, I was visiting home and talked to a friend whose hobby is studying astrological charts and she looked at mine — One thing she said has stuck in my mind through these years (but it is no longer relevant). She said you work hard and produce results but commensurate rewards won’t come. In 2006, I went through a tenure battle in a fucked up department with a fucked up process. I had submitted a strong dossier. But the whole thing was run so badly that people abdicated and I was denied my tenure. I could not forgive or forget what they did to me. Leading up to 2008, as we all know similar thing happened to Hillary. Who can say she didn’t deserve to get the nomination — it was stolen from her. And here we are. Right now I have made some personal choices that has put me on a path to peace and happiness and I hope Hillary finds her way to peace and happiness. While we criticize her for this and that, we have to recognize that it would have taken enormous strength for her to go on like she has after what happened in 2008.

  110. Happy birthday pm317.

    Sometimes when things don’t go according to our plans, I’m always reminded of this quote:
    ““Sometimes your plans don’t work out because God has better ones.””

    Keep trying, you will get tenure.

  111. O’s fire wall crumbling

    Is Obama’s ‘firewall’ crumbling? Romney draws level with President in ‘safe state’ of Wisconsin
    Obama won there by 14 points in 2008
    Romney to campaign in Wisconsin on Tuesday
    Obama believes Ohio, Nevada and Wisconsin are his firewall

    Mitt Romney is now tied with Barack Obama in Wisconsin, one of the ‘firewall’ states the president hoped would protect him against defeats in Florida and Virginia, according to a new poll.

    Rasmussen found that Romney and Obama were tied on 49 per cent in the state, which Obama won in a 14-point landslide in 2008.

    Buoyed by internal polling which shows similar numbers, Romney is to head to Wisconsin next week, as first reported by MailOnline last Tuesday. Romney will be campaigning in West Allis on Monday evening.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223657/Is-Obamas-firewall-crumbling-Romney-draws-level-President-safe-state-Wisconsin.html

  112. Just saw my first ad for Romney here in WV today. I think it’s great that he ran a really uplifiting and informative ad. WV is solid GOP, we despise Obama’s war on coal and the jobs he’s destroying here. 5 coal mines shut this week, 200 railroaders lsot their jobs. In the last 3 months at least 15 coal mines shut down and over 2000 people in the southern part of WV are now without a job. These mines will never reopen if Obummer and Dem’s get their way.

  113. an ex-military’s interview, very revealing. Appears more and more OTurd is the one who overtly refused to help our people in Libya after all those pleas for help. OTurd most likely went to bed.

  114. Speaking of academia and the ignoramuses and incompetents who populate it, did you all read this stuff from Camille Paglia? Better late than never — she is not voting for Obama this time but her ‘wisdom’ is 4 years too late.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/camille-paglia-who-voted-for-obama-in.html

    So I feel the Democratic Party needs to be shattered and remade to recover its true progressive roots. I don’t see progressives. All I see is white upper-middle-class liberals who speak in this unctuous way about the needs of the poor.

    They have no connection whatever with the working class. Okay? It’s the professional class gone amok. And that’s why they don’t notice what a bureaucratic nightmare Obamacare is.

  115. From the Ace article:

    “lackfive: A US Troop Would Not Have Been Painting a Target Unless There Was a Spectre or Armed Predator In the Air to Fire On It
    —Ace

    Now that he points this out, it’s obvious– a laser designator isn’t a weapon. It’s a designator which a flying weapons platform sees and then strikes.

    A SEAL wouldn’t just be pointing a laser designator at a target for shits and giggles. If there were no platform in the air that could fire on the target, he wouldn’t be pointing a laser designator at the target. He’d be pointing a gun.

    So there was almost certainly a platform capable of firing the weapon in the air.

    And further: At that point, only two men would have been in a position to veto the strike.

    The AFRICOM command, or the President.

    Rush has an interview with a Special Operations planner who says that in an in extremis situation, as the attack on Libya was, the good guys would not have needed an explicit order to protect US personnel. Their standing general orders to protect US citizens and personnel would have already enabled them to act, absent a contrary order.

    Only a negative order would have stopped them.

    The Rush interview is well worth listening to. The guy calling in is obviously what he claims to be (unless he’s some kind of virtuouso faker who can fluently explain details of Special Operations planning and protocols).”

  116. So Patreaus threw Obama under the bus. Everybody is tiptoeing around Obama. I think he should just resign. Seriously.

  117. Only a negative order would have stopped them.

    So there was an explicit order not to do anything. This is really serious.

  118. pm317 – happy birthday!

    To answer your question – yes. As the guy from Rush’s interview said, there are otherwise “Standing Orders” to preserve life if the “decider” cannot be reached.

    Obama=decider=said “don’t follow standing order to preserve life”

  119. If Hillary, Patreaus don’t want to openly jeopardize Obama’s reelection, leak the stuff, OK? And Panetta was in the Oval office with Obozo during the attack. What does he know? I think Hillary was traveling or just had got back. She was not with the men in the Oval office when the attack went on.

  120. Thanks Norma.

    I think this Benghazi thing is very damaging to Obama’s prospects for re-election and with the election so close the Dems are lost. When in doubt do the right thing and that applies to Hillary too.

  121. Directly below is an interesting opinion piece on Politico, from a Republican analyst, in response to an article –regarding early voting in Ohio– by Barack Obama’s National Field Director. I have posted a link to the BarackObama.com article further below.

    I really like the way he breaks down the numbers, see that part I bolded.

    (10/26/2010) “Obama’s fuzzy Ohio early vote math”, by Adrian Gray (Politico)
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82948.html?hp=l20

    This makes it especially surprising to see the piece put out by President Barack Obama’s field director this week on early voting in Ohio. When things are ugly for a campaign, these types of memos can start flying. It is troubling for the president’s supporters that they could not come up with at least a handful of positive data points in Ohio. I worked as director of strategy at the Republican National Committee during the difficult 2006 election cycle — I know firsthand how hard it it is to come up with positive data in a negative cycle.

    There are normally three signs you know a campaign metrics memo is purely spin.

    Anecdotes: “We have seen groups as big as 100 voters going to vote in Athens, Ohio.” Only 604 democrats have voted in person in the entire county and no more than 40 in a single precinct (that would be Athens 3-5, for those scoring at home).

    Unverifiable Data: “Precincts that Obama won in 2008 are voting early at a higher rate”: This is unverifiable and misleading because there is no such thing as an “Obama precinct.” Every ten years, the entire country rebalances its voting districts based on a constitutionally mandated census. In 2010, this process redrew the lines of reportable voting areas that were used in 2008. So this year, we have entirely new precincts, thereby making it impossible to validate their claim.

    3. Cherry-picking random sub-poll data: “Time poll shows the President up 60-30” among early voters. That sub-sample was asked of 145 people and was one of many of similar ilk (with a huge variation in results). Their central data argument is that 43 more people told Time’s pollster over a two-day window they supported Obama. If that is their best claim to a lead in Ohio, it is a troubling picture for the president.

    I have always been a believer in data telling me the full story. Truth is, nobody knows what will happen on Election Day. But here is what we do know: 220,000 fewer Democrats have voted early in Ohio compared with 2008. And 30,000 more Republicans have cast their ballots compared with four years ago. That is a 250,000-vote net increase for a state Obama won by 260,000 votes in 2008.

    Adrian Gray is a veteran of two winning presidential campaigns, the White House, the RNC and the Pickens Plan. He is currently working in Asset Management in New York and can be found on twitter at @adrian_gray

    (10/25/2010) “Inside the early vote numbers: Ohio”, by Jeremy Bird, Nat’l Field Dir (BarackObama.com)
    http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/inside-the-early-vote-numbers-Ohio

  122. http://www.france24.com/en/20121027-al-qaeda-leader-calls-muslims-kidnap-westerners

    Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, pictured in September 2012, has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, pictured in September 2012, has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.

    (Picture Caption) AFP – Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.

    In a video released on jihadist forums and translated by the US monitoring service, Zawahiri also lashed out at President Barack Obama, calling him a liar and demanding he admit defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa.

    Criticizing the new Egyptian government — led by a president drawn from the Muslim Brotherhood — as corrupt, he said a battle is being waged in Egypt between a secular minority and Muslims seeking implementation of Shariah law.

    The Egyptian doctor, the former deputy to slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, said these Egyptians want to see their government liberated from US influence and Palestinian victory over Israel, SITE reported.

    “The battle isn’t over, but it has started,” Zawahiri said, urging “every sincere person in Egypt” to “wage a popular campaign to incite and preach in order to complete the revolution, which was aborted.

    “The revolution in Egypt must continue and the Muslim Ummah must offer sacrifices until it achieves what it wants and until it snatches from the corrupt forces … the dignity and honor of Egypt.”

    Massive protests erupted on January 25, 2011 and toppled former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak after more than 30 years of iron-fisted rule. He was replaced by the Islamist Mohamed Morsi after elections earlier this year.

    Zawahiri said liberating Omar Abdul Rahman, an Egyptian cleric jailed in the United States for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, and inmates at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay was an “obligatory duty for every Muslim.”

    “I call upon Muslims to capture citizens of the countries that wage wars against Muslims,” he said.

    “Our captives or Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahamn will not be liberated except through force, for it is the only language that they understand.”

    In that vein, he referenced Warren Weinstein, a relief worker with USAID who was captured in Lahore, Pakistan, in August 2011.

    Zawahiri also called Obama a “professional liar.”

    “Obama must admit he and his allies are standing in the defeated line, and that Osama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him, and the rest of the Mujahideen and the Muslim Ummah are standing in the victorious line, whether anyone likes it or not.”

  123. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82915.html

    Romney ad bomb finally here?

    By TARINI PARTI | 10/26/12 4:33 AM EDT

    The long-awaited October Mitt Romney ad bomb is finally coming to a TV screen near you.

    At least, that’s what the Romney campaign is telling folks.

    Romney and the Republican National Committee came into October sitting on $146 million, more than the $100 million Obama and the Democratic National Committee had. And as of Oct. 17, with three weeks to go, Romney and the RNC still had about $120 million in the bank.

    But despite the money advantage, Obama for America had aired more ads through Oct. 21 than Romney, the RNC, pro-Romney super PAC Restore our Future and Karl Rove’s American Crossroads combined. The Romney campaign has also drawn criticism on its handling of money, specifically for its unusual ad-buying operations, which consists of an in-house single chief buyer, for giving out bonuses to its top aides and for taking out a $20 million loan in August.

    So Romney and GOP strategists and donors must be freaking out, right?

    Not quite. They say this was the Republican strategy all along: to wait as close to Election Day as possible to hit the airwaves in swing media markets with a barrage of Romney ads — a stark contrast to the Obama campaign’s strategy, which has been to spend heavily on advertising consistently, making many of the buys in advance when it could negotiate a better price and airtime.

    Romney aides have described the plan on recent conference calls and briefings with donors and strategists, including at a New York City gathering last week.

    “People walked away from that saying, No. 1, this win is within reach and, No. 2, that the resources are being well spent,” one GOP donor told POLITICO. “At the end of the day, I didn’t sense grumbling at all.”

    Brad Blakeman, a strategist who served as an adviser on George W. Bush’s 2000 campaign and later in the administration, said he also has faith in Team Romney.

    “This is a huge game of chess,” Blakeman said. “It’s knowing where to play your points and when to play them.”

    “These guys have a good handle on what needs to be done to close.”

    Big, powerful ads in swing state media markets are in the pipeline, Romney aides told donors at the New York briefing. These ads will be focused on sealing the deal in North Carolina, Florida and Virginia, where Romney has gained momentum after the debates, and in breaking Obama’s hold in the midwestern states, Ohio, Wisconsin and Colorado.

    Another point for comforting Romney supporters is early voting trends. It was no doubt a key factor for Obama’s campaign in spending heavily on advertising in early October, but it wasn’t for the GOP because Democrats are more likely to vote early than Republicans.

    “Romney is betting the farm on actual-day voting,” a veteran GOP strategist said. “Expect that mass of ads and activity much closer to Nov. 6.”

    “I don’t think there’s a missed opportunity here,” Hardin said. “They know what they are doing. This race is clearly in a dead heat. It’s not about undecided voters. The cliché it’s a base election has never been more relevant than it is this year.”

    Hardin said advertising heavily at the end of the campaign season will boost base turnout, the deciding factor in a close race.

    “The strategy is clearly working,” he said. “All of the numbers are trending toward Mitt Romney.”

    Mark McKinnon, former adviser to Sen. John McCain, said in an email that the strategy could give Romney an advantage over Obama, despite the ad count, depending on which spots the campaign buys close to Election Day.

    “With this much money left, they can premium on key slots and bump out other spots,” he said.

    Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, said the campaign will continue to air ads to counter the expected strike from Romney, but it will shift its focus on grass-roots outreach in the final days.

    “While we will continue to advertise right through Election Day, TV is reaching a saturation point and will have diminishing returns — a call from a supporter of the president to a friend or neighbor will have a much bigger impact than any advertisement,” he said. “And that’s why we’ve built the largest grassroots campaign in history in battleground states across the country.”

  124. http://www.france24.com/en/20121021-jordan-arrests-11-foils-al-qaeda-plot-targeting-shopping-centres-western-diplomatic-missions

    Jordan thwarts ‘al Qaeda terror plot’
    By the 21/10/2012 – 20:36

    Jordanian authorities said on Sunday that they had arrested 11 suspected al Qaeda-linked militants for allegedly planning to carry out a series of attacks targeting shopping centres and Western diplomatic missions in the country.

    Jordanian authorities have arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants for allegedly planning to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country, the government said Sunday.

    The plot is the first to be unveiled since a triple hotel bombing in Amman almost seven years ago, which killed 60 people. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attack, citing its rejection of Jordan’s alliance with the United States and its 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

    Jordanian officials and Arab diplomats have been voicing concern over stability in the kingdom, which lies at a precarious corner in the Middle East, neighboring hot spots Syria, Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

    The officials and diplomats, insisting on anonymity because they are not allowed to make statements to the press, have warned of possible plots to destabilize the kingdom. They say militants seek to use its territory as they consolidate their foothold in Syria – which lies on Jordan’s northern border.

    Announcing the foiled plot, government spokesman Sameeh Maaytah told an impromptu press conference that the suspects are all Jordanian and are in police custody.

    “They were plotting deadly terror attacks on vital institutions, shopping centers and diplomatic missions,” he said.

    “They sought to destabilize Jordan,” he said. “They plotted against Jordan’s national security.”

    Jordan’s state TV broadcast the names and headshots of the suspects – all men in their 20s and 30s, most of whom wore long beards. It identified them as “militants.”

    A Jordanian security official involved in the investigation said some of the 11 are affiliated with Jordan’s banned Salafi movement, which promotes an ultraorthodox brand of Islam that considers other Muslims who do not follow its hardline theology as infidels.

    Cell members will be put on trial in the military court, a date has not yet been set for the trial, the official added, insisting on anonymity because he is not allowed to comment before the trial opens.

    Abed Shehadeh al-Tahawi, who heads Jordan’s Salafis, told the Associated Press that he “recognized at least half of the people shown on television.”

    “They are members of my group, but they have nothing to do with what is said to be a ‘terror plot’,” he said.

    He called the Jordanian government announcement a “bluff to justify a looming crackdown on my group and other good Muslims seeking freedom through the rule of Sharia (Islamic law).”

    A statement by Jordanian intelligence said an investigation showed that the group “adopts the ideology of al-Qaida” and that it nicknamed its terror plot as “9/11 the second” – a reference to the Amman hotel blasts, which happened on Nov. 9, 2005.

    Since June, the suspects have been surveying targets across the country, bringing in rockets from Syria to use in the alleged plot, the statement said, adding that the group also planned to carry out suicide attacks using explosive belts.

    The militants sought to carry out their attacks in stages, it added, with initial attacks on shopping centers and foreigners in Jordanian hotels, followed by more deadly strikes with powerful explosives and chemicals on Western diplomatic missions and unspecified “vital national sites.”

    One attack involved firing rockets at a district in the Jordanian capital that houses the U.S., British and other diplomatic missions as well as housing for expats and Western diplomats.

    The statement said al-Qaida “explosive experts” based in Iraq and elsewhere have assisted the suspects with manufacturing home-made explosives.

    The statement did not say when the suspects were arrested, but Maaytah – the government spokesman – said Jordanian intelligence apprehended them in the past few days.

    (AP)

  125. ..the Obama camp says:

    “While we will continue to advertise right through Election Day, TV is reaching a saturation point and will have diminishing returns — a call from a supporter of the president to a friend or neighbor will have a much bigger impact than any advertisement,” he said. “And that’s why we’ve built the largest grassroots campaign in history in battleground states across the country.”
    *****************************

    …and to counter that…this may be what the Romney camp has up its sleeve with its two punch close…their vaunted ad bomb…

    and…

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/10/obamas-ground-game-advantage-may-not-be-big-it-looks

    Obama’s Ground Game Advantage May Not Be As Big As It Looks

    —By Kevin Drum

    Fri Oct. 26, 2012 8:07 AM PDT84.

    The chart below has been making the rounds over the past couple of days. It shows how many field offices each campaign has in the top ten swing states, and it’s pretty stunning. Obama has twice as many offices as Romney in Virginia. Twice as many in Florida. Three times as many in Iowa. And more than three times as many in Ohio.

    What’s going on? Our working assumption should be twofold: (a) the Romney campaign has plenty of money, and (b) they aren’t idiots. So what’s the deal? I’ve been meaning to mention something about this, but today Seth Masket does it for me. He makes three suggestions, and I suspect the third one is probably correct:

    He’s counting on field organizational efforts from the parties, church organizations, and other allied groups to do the same sort of things that the Obama offices are doing.

    There’s been a disconnect in the ground games of the major parties for some time. Democrats tend to rely on paid, professional operations, while Republicans rely more on volunteer efforts, largely from evangelical churches.

    This is something that actually works in the Republicans’ favor, since volunteer efforts from friends and neighbors tend to be more effective at switching votes than professional phone banks. (Also cheaper.) (think Ralph Reed and crew)

    On the other hand, the professional organizations are often more thorough, and are better at the actual logistics of getting people to the polls.

    In any case, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what’s happening here. This is just a difference in the way the parties handle elections these days, not necessarily an indication that the Obama organization is kicking Romney’s ass.

  126. Beyond the obvious problems with the “Virgin” ad, I finally figured out what bothers me about it. It’s sexist since it assumes her “first” will be a “guy”.

    For that matter, shouldn’t the LGBQ community be offended since the featured “Virgin” voter is a female?

    And the fact that she looks all of 15 years old should creep everybody out.

    But why should I let it bother me if she’s willing to give it up for some condoms and equal pay at a non-existent job? Heck, it kind of sounds like a casting couch. Where’s the harm in that?

    I’d love to see a parody with a young man in a blue checked gingham pinafore pulling back a green curtain on a naked Obama … kind of a LGBQ mash up of “The Wizard” (exposed!!) and the naked “Emperor”.

  127. Regarding the possibility of Hillary remaining on as SOS to the POS, in the catastrophic event that he is reelected – I have wondered if she feels it necessary to continue to hold an official position at State Dept. in order to protect herself against lies and accusation regarding Benghazi, and to ensure that all documentation is preserved intact.

    As much as I hate to see her remain affiliated with The Traitor in Chief, if I were in her position, I would certainly not leave anything to chance when it comes to the Thug White House and Valerie J, who undoubtedly is a bigger POS that the real POS.

    Not to be debbie downer about the election, but, we are witnessing a herculean effort by Obama’s Thuggery steal this election. If there’s one thing his rat bastard inner circle is adept at it’s stealing elections.

    Regarding MSM – It is outrageous that even with all of the stuff coming out about Benghazi, CNN is still working it’s collective ass off to spin the numbers to be in favor of Obama. I had the misfortune of catching a glimpse of AC on TV today, and he was showing some poll with O ahead – didn’t see which one, but I’m sure it was just spin. How these lowlifes, knowing what Obama did, which should be a criminal offense, can still support him makes them as low as he and his thugs are. I hope after the election some smart, committed people like some of the ones who post here will begin an online effort to expose and fight media abuses.

  128. freespirit, she and her loyal followers should just release info that would exonerate her.. I heard the State careerists would not fall on their sword for Obama but nothing has happened about them leaking any stuff. This election thingy is screwing up things for everybody. But still everyday something new is revealed. I was surprised that Patraeus so quickly put out a statement saying don’t blame us.

  129. I can’t believe the stuff I am reading on this? Where is the mainstream media on this? Obama’s goose should be cooked over this.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/10/26/ac-130u-gunship-was-on-scene-in-benghazi-obama-admin-refused-to-let-it-fire/

    If you don’t get torches-and-pitchforks irate about this, you are not an American:

    The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive. Fox News has also learned that two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait, among them Delta Force operators.

    There were two AC-130Us deployed to Libya in March as part of Operation Unified Protector.

    The AC-130U is a very effective third-generation fire-support aircraft, capable of continuous and extremely accurate fire onto multiple targets. It has been used numerous times in Iraq and Afghanistan to save pinned-down allied forces, and has even been credited with the surrender of the Taliban city of Kunduz

  130. I know what you’re saying, pm, but there’s already enough information out there to do Obama in, MSM is doing as expected and delaying covering until forced to do so. Granted, there’s not any documentation out yet (presumably), but still, MSM is going to sit on anything released until after the election. The public will have to find out another way – even if Hillary releases further info/evidence, imo. They’re leaking it gradually, which, as you said may not be enough. If this were Bush instead of the POS, it would be breaking news 24 hrs. per day on CNN, NBC, and all the other involved in the Cover Obama’s Ass conspiracy. For as long as they can, MSM will focus on the storm and fake polls. That storm will keep them too busy to focus on an anti-American POS president who is complicit in the violent deaths of Americans on foreign soil. Never thought I’d live to see the day. I’m glad my war veteran father is not alive to witness this.

  131. btw…you can reach that reporter at:

    kyle.clark@9news.com

    I have already sent him an email commending him on the great job he did in attempting to pose some questions of substance to O…of course it was futile because O deflected and went to his talking points as usual…

    but Kyle did what the mainstream media should be doing…instead O gets the Letterman, Leno, MTV treatment…

    O must have been shocked…

  132. tim
    October 26th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Local reporters doing the job Obot MSM won’t.

    http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/10/26/local-news-reporter-twice-confronts-president-obama-on-benghazi-terrorist-attack-were-the-americans-under-attack-at-the-consulate-in-benghazi-denied-requests-for-help-during-the-attack-obama-re/
    ————————
    Tim, I commend the reporter for asking the question he did.

    But the question is too general, i.e. were the dead Americans denied the support they needed.

    A general question invites a general response, which is what you heard, i.e. I care, I am investigating, I will get the killers etc.

    The proper question which I wish he had asked is as follows:

    Q-1: you are the commander in chief of the military.

    Q-2: as commander in chief you are familiar with the protocol governing situations of extremis?

    Q-3: then you know it calls for the POUSA to be notified immediately when Americans are under attack?

    Q-4: and you also know that rescue operations will go forward unless they are countermanded by you or the four star in Africa?

    Q-5: did you, or anyone acting on your orders, countermand the policy which is to rescue Americans in circumstances of extremis unless countermanded by you?

    Q-6: did the four star countermand that policy?

    Lesson: the charge must be leveled at Mr. Obama personally, so he has to deny it personally. Later when it is shown through other evidence that he did countermand it the lie will be cast in stone, and there will be no way for him to sqirm out of it.

  133. Putin knows what he wants and how to get it. Even his ad is orders of magnitude better. Who is Obama kidding? I think we need to get our country in order before we start initiating ill thought out adventures in the ME.

  134. Comment seen on Althouse:

    A very credible caller on Limbaugh today was ex military intelligence. According to him when an incident like this occurs the cia station sends a message to the WH duty officer in real time like an IM. It requires immediate recognition of receipt and then the protocol is to carry the message to the POTUS or whoever is standing by the POTUS. These are not “emails” which the WH keeps referring to disingenuously but rather coded communiques that are transmitted in real time indicating that the ambassador is in imminent danger. These are not messages that pile up and get read later. These communications are urgent, they are classified and they are instantaneous.

  135. More: {there are many shoes that will drop in the next few days — Was Jarrett running the show? Maybe, Obama went to bed and then went on to Las Vegas}

    More disturbing news though – a new report has the quick reaction force at the Annex CAPTURING 3 Jihadis in the attack – but were ordered by superiors in DC to turn them over to Libyan government forces arriving on scene the next morning, before they could be interrogated.
    The same report says US officials are “unaware” if the Libyans questioned the 3 attackers, or just let them go.

  136. OMG.. this is moving too fast..

    From WHI:
    Second scenario not as likely. Not yet. But the Ruemmler activity makes me believe there’s more damaging information out there to the administration on Benghazi than has already come out today. They are trying to assess what will and will not get out to determine response. To have a potential scandal of this magnitude so close to an election is unprecedented. Priority for them will be to insulate the president. Got to try and cut that off. Get someone inside go public and point the finger at Obama.

  137. Jihadis in the attack – but were ordered by superiors in DC to turn them over to Libyan government forces arriving on scene the next morning, before they could be interrogated.
    ——————————-
    Evidentally, those superiors wanted those jihadists to disappear, so our people would not question them.

    Also, recall that when the consulate was under attack, and Woods asked for permission to rescue the Americans he was ordered twice not to intervene.

    Finally, you have the Obama party line which is essentially a cover-up.

    The death of Brian Terry case light on what the Obama Adminstration was doing on Fast And Furioius, which was of course the unthinkable.

    And here, perhaps, the death of Navy Seal Woods may shed light on what Obama was up to here.

    A week ago, Lame Cherry presented a theory which Ulsterman cited with approval, without actually endorsing it.

    According to that theory, the attack on Bengazi was a staged event.

    A group of Libyian freedom fighters were hired to stage a bogus raid on Benghazi, and kidnap the ambassador.

    The ambassador would then be rescued by US Security Forces, and Obama would a bump in his job approval rating on the eve of the election.

    An event like that could be staged by the Dr. Z faction within the CIA.

    But those contracts got bought out.

    And al Qaeda infiltrated this group.

    As a result, the original plan got out of control–and people died.

    That theory may seem far out, but it may explain some of the otherwise inexplicable things that have happened here.

  138. It is contrary to the culture of the military to turn over to a foreign government people who have just killed an American ambassador and soldiers. That is why theories like the one presented by Lame Cherry cannot be entirely dismissed. Since Obama is fixated on winning elections, and is known to operate on the outskirts of the law, in thinking about the how and the why of the Benghazi incident, we must learn to think outside the box.

  139. In the video S linked, that 9 news interview in the very end Obama makes a pitch for early voting.. early voting, what are they afraid of? More shoes about Benghazi will drop? They want to collect the votes from the stupid voters before all hell breaks loose?

  140. “It’s now crisis point for Barack Obama’s campaign – according to their own campaign manager, Jim Messina. He sent out a desperate fundraising email today decrying the campaign’s funding shortage:

    I’m asking you to dig a little deeper, Benjamin:

    We just found out that Mitt Romney and the Republicans outraised us in the first half of this month, putting us $45 million behind during these crucial final days.

    The math here is pretty simple: With that cash advantage, they can outspend us by $4 million per day, every day, for the final 11 days.

    We know what that means — more and more misleading, negative ads trashing the President, you, me, and everything we’ve accomplished together over the past four years.

    And we know what we have to do ….

    After a year and a half of building and fighting and getting ready for Election Day, we cannot allow ourselves to be outdone at the very end.

    On November 7th, when this campaign is behind us, you’ll be glad you stepped up now.

    Here’s the good news: Any donation you make today automatically enters you for a free trip to Chicago where you’ll meet the President and have front-row tickets to his speech on Election Night.

    Please make a donation right now:

    https://donate.barackobama.com/Close-the-Gap

    More soon,

    Jim Messina
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America

    The headline of the email: “Some bad news.”

    The worse news is that the Obama campaign still seems to think that the smaller it goes, the better it will do at the polls. And no number of $3 donations will fix that problem.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/26/Obama-campaign-desperation-email

  141. The theory presented in the Canadafreepress article I linked above makes more sense. Beware of the Iranians and the Russian shadow.

  142. The Obama campaign is imploding and it knows it. Between the above “mo’ money” plea and Ax the Hack Axelrod saying the trajectory of the elction is set, they are running on empty.

  143. Obama’s contention that he was unaware of the requests for help in not credible, given the protocol which was in place. And again, we are not taking about whether he authorized a military rescue operation, but whether he countermanded one that would have otherwise occurred. If this was to have been a staged event with an outsome beneficial to his re election, then it is understandable that he would keep external military forces from initiating rescue attempt, including woods. But Woods disobeyed those orders, did intervene, and now he is dead.

  144. VotingHillary
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:33 am
    ——————————
    The small donations are a head fake. The problem is the wall of illegal money which is flooding into his coffers right now, thanks to his refusal to require security information for credit card donations.

  145. To have a potential scandal of this magnitude so close to an election is unprecedented. Priority for them will be to insulate the president. Got to try and cut that off. Get someone inside go public and point the finger at Obama.

    Now I do what I do best.—Insider
    ———————————
    Good luck and god speed, Insider. The nation is depending on you.

  146. Morning Bits :

    Absentee and Early Vote update….

    GOP Floridians still maintaining their absentte lead in the start of early voting by maintaining a 5.5% lead over Dems.

    GOP Coloradans are maintaining a 3% over Dems in Colorado.

    Dem Iowans have a 13% lead over GOP in early voting which is not unusual for Iowa however it is 5% down from 2008 when they had an 18% lead going into election day. GOP pulling back every day that goes by.

  147. We are getting to the point where its make or break time, those last few remining idependents and possible switchers will now start forming final opinions, you normally get most making the final decision one week before election day and the rest within 3 days…..In ALL elections those tend to break heavily for the challenger, so if an Incumbent is not in the way ahead in the lead by election day, you can say they will lose.

  148. what is this RAND poll the kooks keep touting as their proof of POS’s big surge? it doesn’t even rate in the RCP average. if this poll is the only thing the kooks have, they must be in deep shit.

  149. Lenora, the article posted by pm from Canada free press above also asserts that this was part of an effort to arm Syria. It will be interesting to see if other articles regarding this are forthcoming.

    If this turns out to be true, who would have had to know about it in advance? Presumably WH, Panetta, the special unit of CIA involved with the operation. who else? Would Holder have been involved? According to the Canada article posted above, Stevens knew, and had just been informed that the the cover for the operation had been blown, and people knew what was happening, including the Russians.

  150. From Rand website:

    The American Life Panel (ALP) is a group of more than 5,000 individuals ages 18 and over who have agreed to participate in occasional online surveys.
    At least twice a month, respondents receive an email with a request to visit the ALP website and fill out questionnaires on the Internet. A typical interview takes no more than 30 minutes, and respondents are paid an incentive to participate. Many participants respond within one week and the majority within three weeks. To further increase response rates, ALP automatically sends reminders each week.

    https://mmicdata.rand.org/alp/index.php?page=main

    __________

    A graph on that site indicates O is trending upward, while Mitt is trending downward. Can’t get it to post here. I don’t recall seeing this poll previously. Don’t know how credible the info or group is.

  151. For All Floridians – Early voting in person begins today….get out and vote, how ever if you are an Obama voter, early voting begins Nov 7th

  152. freespirit, online polls like that Rand have been exposed as nothing more than crap, they are basically useless and can be stacked to whatever you want.

  153. Hopefully this poll has been infiltrated by Obots, which, if true, would explain what’s happening. Those guys seem to have nothing to do but vote in internet polls. Well, hell to be fair, maybe they would have something to do other than that if their Fearful Leader’s administration had actually created any damn jobs.

  154. freespirit and moon

    thanks for the info. i figured rand was bogus, but didn’t understand why. obviously, if you stack the deck with kooks, you can provide whatever outcome you want.

    the kooks are in complete denial.

  155. Yep, moon, after reading a little further on their site, I’m coming to that conclusion, as well.

    The fact that the kooks are referring to it probably is a sign of desperation,or maybe willful delusion.

  156. OTurd deliberately left those brave men, the 2 Seals, to face the attackers with no help coming to aid them, not even some of our planes to drive away the terrorist cockroaches. The order was to “stand down”, and that order did not come from the CIA or the military, it can only come from one person. This former defense person says, if OTurd gave an order to send in reinforcements, there would be a paper trail, and there is not.

  157. The transcript of the video:

    “Earlier today Barack Obama told Denver’s WUSA TV this in regard to the Benghazi 9-11 terror attack, “I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.”

    However tonight, Bing West, the former Assistant Secretary of State, told Greta Van Susteren, “If that actually happened the way President Obama said it happened, there’s a paper trail and I think people reasonably enough can say, “Can we see the order?” because hundreds of others supposedly saw this order.”

    Apparently there was no paper trail, because no such order was given, it was 3 denials instead, and that would have a paper trails, so suggests the the former official.

  158. Lol, and you wond why Obama has not been in NC…….here’s the killer line in Ras’s poll………

    “Among the 92% who say they are certain to vote in this year’s election, Romney leads 57% to 41%.”

  159. With Benghazi drip drip, what does that do to early voting. Obama certainly seems to be in a hurry to get people to vote early.

  160. Tampa Bay Times headline this morning 1.1 Million Votes In!

    And today starts early voting. Gonna drive by a few polling places to see what’s up

    Will report in

    BBL

  161. Rove was just on Fox and he summarized absentee ballot requests in Ohio. If someone else saw this and can explain what an “episodic” voter is I would appreciate it. I think that’s the term he used; from context I think it means someone that votes sporadically.

    If I understood correctly he was saying that a much larger percentage (72% ?) of sporadic voters that requested absentee ballots are Republican.

  162. I’ve been wondering are Ras’s poll all LV because the headline says 52/46 but when you delve in you find things like

    “Among the 92% who say they are certain to vote in this year’s election, Romney leads 57% to 41%.”

    So what gives, is his poll all voters or what and not certain to vote.

  163. Rasmussen R+4

    Romney 50% Obama 46%

    Looking so far at present that Gallup and Rasmussen are on the same page and that this race is stabilizing.

  164. Just heard Rasmussen has Romney up 23 points among independents. D+4 sample.

    If this is correct Obama is up the creek with no paddle and expect more drops in coming days. I think the race is shifting.

  165. The race is shifting….

    Romney now has a six point lead in the Rass swing state poll — 51-45. Huge swing. On Oct. 17, O was up 3. 8 points in 10 days.

  166. If Obama goes back into office after what is already known about Benghazi, the arrogant POS will see it as proof of his invincibility, and there will be no end to the executive orders flying from the oval office. We will indeed have a king.

  167. gonzotx
    October 26th, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    I have said all I am going to say about Hillary, if it turns out she had the goods and sat on them and the fraud wins, I am done with her and with BC.

    I don’t think there is any doubt that Bill and Hill have the goods on O.

  168. Just received an email from Romney Campaign. They’re reporting Independents breaking 51-38 for Romney based on a combination of polls including ABC, CBS, Rasmussen, PPP, Washington Post, Fox, Quinnipiac, Politico, CNN, Monmouth, Pew and a few others. Don’t know how accurate this would be but wanted to share. On my way to vote in Pinellas County, Fl.

  169. I have heard rumours, there are 3 states out there not even on the radar that are scaring the absolute shit out of the Obama camp……………

  170. Pray this storm out of here. Obummer will use it as an election excuse, he’ll be all over the place with his mug, getting free air time. Pray it steers away, we need a miracle. This country cannot withstand 4 more years of Obummer. As someone upthread posted, we’ll be under the king and the eo’s will be issued left and right. He won’t care he doesn’t have a mandate, he has never so far.

    God, help us all.

  171. oh, heck. let’s go for a 48 state sweep. just to be nice, we’ll leave two of BO’s birth-places, HI and Il, in the dem camp.

  172. The thing is the last 10 days of polls, they barely shift as people settle on choices. Obama is losing full stop.

  173. jeez, moon, all kidding aside. the thought of oregon or others never considered turning red is a dream come true.

  174. We need a coherent Middle East policy. That will not happen with Obama. We saw it in 2008 but the stupid Obots got carried away with this con man. My nephew who is a peace loving Dalai Lama follower thinks Obama’s approach works. But what is his approach? — drones and kill list, flexibility to Russians and may be even Iran, Cairo speech, arming Al Queda in Syria, Muslim Bro in Egypt, Libya in turmoil with our men murdered? What is it?

    I am listening to a great Indian musician by name Bismillah Khan, all last night and now — heard him in the Indian restaurant in Bethesda last night and now I am consumed by his music (I am kind of like that). He came to UVA years ago and it was a treat to see him there. He was a devout Muslim, passed away a few years ago. He worshiped Shiva, the Hindu God, he worshiped Allah, music was his life. There are 100s of thousands like him in India. Where are such role models for the ME countries? Muslims living in mixed societies have always lived a good life. Romney has been saying things that I agree with. We should be encouraging these societies to build democratic institutions — take the fucking oil away from the stranglehold of a few families. Get rid of monarchies and dictatorships. We need a drastically different ME policy.

  175. @Althouse wonders why. I say it is his skin color and remnant effects of Bush and what happened in 2008. For how he was hoisted in 2008, he should win this easily but for his record which we anticipated in 2008. There was/is no there there.

    I really wonder why Obama has been able to keep it as close as it is. With the economy so bad, the unpopularity of Obamacare, and what happened in Libya, he should have fallen far behind by now.

  176. pinellas county FL ground report..early voting. At least 200 in line. Extra voting stations being assembled as I wait in line..

  177. Stories like this cause me a rapid increase in my blood pressure.

    I don’t know if Romney can win this race with so much cheating going on.

    Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia ­ the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States ­ being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.
    http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/26/is-voter-fraud-being-committed-in-ohio/

  178. Colin Powell’s Former Chief Of Staff: Republican Party “Is Full Of Racists”… shar.es/cwud8

    riiight, of course.

  179. The general in charge of AFRICOM is being replaced… in only 18 months.

    http : // www . stripes.com/news/obama-to-nominate-army-gen-rodriguez-to-lead-africom-1.193564

    maybe General Ham wanted to rescue our people and OTurd told him to stand down as well.

  180. bunch of stuff on Benghazi in the comments a http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/26/white-house-insider-emergency-all-call-at-obama-white-house/#comments

    good example…

    Interesting link here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950882/posts
    Comment #2 — Gen Ham was fired 30 seconds after deciding to intervene in Benghazi: I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.
    quote:
    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
    The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
    General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
    The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.
    I found this story when I got home after hearing this story.
    quote:
    President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced.
    As I was typing this I heard John Bolton on Greta say that there are conflicting reports of General Ham’s comments on this tragedy and why a rapid response unit was not deployed. Bolton says someone needs to find out what Ham was saying on 9/11/12

  181. A comment seen on Althouse. The media malpractice continues.

    “My 20-something sister the Obama voter just asked me “What’s Benghazi?”

    She’s in Oregon. Not Ohio, thank goodness.”

  182. a bit more:
    Lamecherry has it… Too many know ..General Tommy Franks is not going to tolerate the traitors in the WH killing America’s heroes and best warriors…Will we see Obama’s rules of engagement come under close scrutiny…Will Obama’s direct orders, his pathetic rules of engagement be scrutinized and tied to our enormous loss of Seal Team 6 in Afghanistan? Will that slaughter be given proper attention finally? Where is our old friend McKrystal? He has
    a story to tell.

    Will the evil jihadi John Brennan’s name start blowing in the wind ? Will the evil trifecta, the cabal that is Obama, Jarret and Brennan reach above the whispers and become a drumbeat? Seems the adults have finally grabbed the reins on this runaway “Trojan horse.”

    The shadow government must be examined…the number two position in every agency needs outing, and the vetting Anita Dunn’s press never game them…When communists collide and they are exposed it’s time to make demands….the complicity of thieves must not be the last word. Every American has a duty to ca their representatives this week. We are the rolling thunder …use that power!!

    I hope Carter Ham is under safeguard and not so stubborn as to not to listen for the good of his country. He is a witness to a crime..a treasonous crime.

    The enemy arming gun runner, missile runner, special ops murderer, voter thief in our White House must be managed and stopped…his football disarmed…as his fast and furious schemes are now known and can no longer be deemed political. The adults have entered the room. Pray they will be considered in their actions so as to continue a free republic rather, listen to their better angels than a power grab many must have dreamed of for years as they’ve been front benchers to the pathetic actions of too many narcissistic politicos.

    VTX and Randall can the twisted trio of Onama, Brennan and Jarret be stopped before this election?

  183. Thanks to pm 317, and an article she posted, we have an alternative theory as to what happened in Benghazi. On its face, it makes more sense than the Lame Cherry theory because it answers more questions surrounding the event, attributes the tragedy to incompetence as opposed to a conspiracy gone awry, explains the disinformation Obama is giving the American People and is consistent with the Soros/Dr. Z approach to toppling hostile goverments through CIA proxies and colors revolutions as opposed to direct military action.

    On the other hand, it fails to answer the most critical question of all which is: why are we placing all of our chips on the Muslim Brotherhood, who advocates Sharia Law and a new Caliphate throughout the Middle East? Yet it is a known fact that the Muslim Brotherhood have visited the White House innumerable times, and are even reported to be operating out of the White House now, according to independent sources. It could well be that the CIA has concluded that as between al Qaeda, Iran, the Russians and the Chinese, the Muslim Brotherhood is the lesser of the competing evils, we can work with them etc. If so then we have learned very little since the time Dr. Z thought it was a good idea to arm the forerunner to al Qaeda to defeat the Soviet Union. Nunc pro tunc–now as then, the devil you know is better than the devil you get.

    In any event, here are the elements of this new theory, as I understand them.

    1. first of all, the attack was not upon our counsulate in Benghazi as widely reported. It was upon a CIA facility which was also located in Benghazi.

    2. second, the attack was not a spontaneous mob action–as the White House claimed repeatedly, nor by al Qaeda as subseqent information has suggested, but by a nation state in the middle east–that state being Iran.

    3. third, the cause of the attack was not a video–as the White House claimed repeatedly, but the fact that this CIA facility was being used to funnel large numbers of lethal weapons to proxies in the states surrounding Syria which would be used to topple the regime in Syria, which is allied with Russia.

    4. fourth, in typical Soros/Dr. Z fashion, the CIA was creating a false narrative that Assad was using chemical weapons in violation of International Law, and that would provide the impetus for NATO intervention–and weaken Russia’s hand.

    5. fifth, Russia was advised of this plan, and told us not to do it, because it would destabilize the middle east. But here as in Egypt, our senior people were swept away by dream of democracy, never asking what would follow in its wake. And Obama was primus inter pares among the true believers.

    6. sixth, Iran saw this as a golden opportuntity to retaliate and cripple CIA operations throughout the Middle East, knowing that once Syria was disposed of the entire attention of the CIA would be directed at them. More generally, they want to be the great power in that region, and for that reason, their goal is to drive the United States and Israel out.

    7. seventh, Obama knew about the request for security before the fact, because the cables so indicate. On the other hand, it is hypothetically possible that he did not read them, given the competing demands of his campaign. But there is no way he could not have known about the attack while it was occurring, because it was being transmitted to the White House Situation Room via live feed, while he, Biden and Panetta were sitting around in the Oval Office. There is simply no way that during that 7 hour ordeal he was not told, although that is his current testimony.

    This is very much a Day of the Condor scenario. But it the way people like Dr. Z and Soros operate. It is why Soros was so opposed to the military attack and invasion of Iraq. He wanted to overthrow Hussein through proxies and colors revolution, which would have been as hard in that instance as it is here. And the downside of this strategy, is it could bring us if not now, then in due course, to the brink of World War III, which is why I call Dr. Z Doctor Strangelove.

    As far as I am concerned, if this is indeed the strategy, then it is fatally flawed, and certain to end badly for all concerned.

  184. The idiot who’s cars were keyed, still plans on voting for OTurd. Can’t fix stupid.

    http dot // losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/27/vandal-keys-obama-into-2-cars-in-alta-loma/

  185. Just finished voting. Took 1 hour. No issues observed at polling place. Does seem to be more O bumper stickers on cars compared to Romney, but bumper stickers just don’t seem to be a big thing this election. There were some ”Mom’s for Mitt” handing out donuts. Gave them a big hug.

  186. “I hope Carter Ham is under safeguard and not so stubborn as to not to listen for the good of his country. He is a witness to a crime..a treasonous crime.”

    Announced, General Ham is being replaced, only 18 months into the tour. Normally the tours tend to be double that time. I tried posting that link, not getting through. Ace of Spades has the link on the side. The General knows what went down, lets hope he remembers the country comes before any damn politician, political party, temporary occupants of the WH do not matter, lives of Americans comes first, especially those heroes who pleaded for help and left to fend for themselves.

  187. VA EARLY VOTE: Romney’s best large county, Hanover, up 15.5% vs. ’08. O’s best (Arlington & Fairfax) down 14.8% & 9.4%

  188. One of the many problems I have with Mr. Obama is that he is not a leader. A leader would make it his business to know what was going on, and he would spot the multiple flaws in this delegation run riot approach to the middle east. Do you think Obama is capable of understanding this strategy and asking one single hard question. I guarandamnedtee you he is not. No fucking way, Do you think Romney would is capable of understanding it, spotting its flaws, and sending the draftemen of this nonsense back to the drawing board. I guanandamntee you he would. In their unending effort to protect and swaddle the great messiah, big media argues that there is no great difference between Obama and Romney policy-wise on many issues. Like everything else they tell us, that is a lie. But to the extent there is any truth to it the salient difference is not so much policies, but how well or badly they are executed, and that is a function of one variable: leadership. Romney has it, and Obama, the man who lowered the oceans, for some inexplicable reason does not. Could be he is nothing but a fucking fraud, but I will leave that determination to others.

  189. sirmrks
    October 27th, 2012 at 11:50 am
    ———————
    The statement that was made to me by a high ranking government official with continuing ties to the military is that he could not understand what had happened to Brennan, he used to be okay, but has gone over to the darkside. You should assume that view of him is rather widely held in the top echelon of the military today. The answer is of course simple. As Lincoln said, if you want to test the character of a man, give him power.

  190. wbboei
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:54 am

    To have a potential scandal of this magnitude so close to an election is unprecedented. Priority for them will be to insulate the president. Got to try and cut that off. Get someone inside go public and point the finger at Obama.

    Now I do what I do best.—Insider
    ———————————
    Good luck and god speed, Insider. The nation is depending on you.

    ————–
    I agree and also think Lame Cherry’s idea is possible.

    God help us if it’s true.

  191. freespirit
    October 27th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    If Obama goes back into office after what is already known about Benghazi, the arrogant POS will see it as proof of his invincibility, and there will be no end to the executive orders flying from the oval office. We will indeed have a king.
    ———–
    If this happens, God forbid…this country will have a revolt like we have never seen.

    When more and more people are watching Fox, and the CIA and military are held hostage by the corrupt One, American’s will fight like never before to rid itself of this gang of thugs and thieves in the WH. I have no doubt of this.

  192. just watched live feed of AF1 land in manchester, NH. may it be the last time for this bozo in NH. the last time watching the fraud’s jerky i-am-so-cool bounce down the stairs.

    i hope R has that plane fumigated stem to stern prior to 01/20/13.

  193. I love all the Big Pinkers that are reporting and voting today and watching the action in FL and other states.

  194. Anyone in contact with Romney campaign needs to tell them Obummer running ads on TWC a lot now. Not attack ads. People gonna be really watching the TWC due to storm now. Have not seen Romney ad.

  195. I for one am not buying this close race bullshit. I could be wrong, but I think it is a not so veiled effort to get the Obamanuts to the polls. I am encouraged by three factor: monmentum, the Benghazi thing, and the fact that the polling is unreliable. In perpetrating this too close to call mantra, fox is as bad as the rest of them.

  196. wbboei
    October 27th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    ——-
    This is freaking me out…any of these plans are disgraceful and that One has to be taken down…he will make Nixon look like a saint.

  197. From one of the posters on UM’s site:

    Interesting link here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950882/posts

    Comment #2 — Gen Ham was fired 30 seconds after deciding to intervene in Benghazi: I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.
    quote:
    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
    The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
    General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
    The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.
    I found this story when I got home after hearing this story.
    quote:
    President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced.
    As I was typing this I heard John Bolton on Greta say that there are conflicting reports of General Ham’s comments on this tragedy and why a rapid response unit was not deployed. Bolton says someone needs to find out what Ham was saying on 9/11/12

  198. From a poster on UM’s site…

    Comment #2 — Gen Ham was fired 30 seconds after deciding to intervene in Benghazi: I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.
    quote:
    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
    The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
    General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
    The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.
    I found this story when I got home after hearing this story.
    quote:
    President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced.
    As I was typing this I heard John Bolton on Greta say that there are conflicting reports of General Ham’s comments on this tragedy and why a rapid response unit was not deployed. Bolton says someone needs to find out what Ham was saying on 9/11/12

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/26/white-house-insider-emergency-all-call-at-obama-white-house/#comments

  199. I tried to post a comment from UM’s site, both versions of my comments were put in spam filter. Please only release one admin, two of the same are not necessary.
    Thanks.

  200. Oops! Didn’t finish my post!

    pm317, thanks for the link on Paglia. I the past, I’ve always rejected her and work because I thought she was anti-feminist and an academic Madonna-wanna-be. (In her SEXUAL PERSONAE she stated that if women had been in charge throughout history, we would still be wearing grass skirts. In other words, we would not have modern civilization! UGH!)

    Lately, however, I find that I agree with her on many issues concerning politics, academia, and the arts (especially about the flat-lining of arts and letters due to theoretical exhaustion and cynicism). I may very well give her work a second look, now that I’m not so ideologically bound to the Left. I think she is so right about the professional class running amok. Too bad she didn’t/couldn’t see this danger when she first voted for Obama. (Unfortunately, she also hates Hillary.) But, as I say, I’m finding that I agree with her more than not these days.

    In any case, you may also find the following Salon interview with Paglia interesting:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/10/10/camille_paglias_glittering_images/

  201. Cannonfire is pretty ticked off on his blog, and yet doesn’t seem willing to vote for Mitt yet…this is only part of his rant and then he goes on to put down most of the attacks against Hillary and her supporters.

    Screw you, Moulitsas
    After the crap they pulled in 2008, Daily Kos has no freakin’ right to publish this.

    I may consider Romney sufficiently loathesome to justify a vote for Obama this time around, but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten or forgiven all those daily references to the “Bush-Clinton crme family.” I won’t forgive the false accusations of racism. I won’t forgive the “doctored video” smear. I won’t forgive the actual no-holds-barred death threats against Hillary. I won’t forgive the fact that the beasts of Kos never apologized for this shit, which they published on an hourly basis.

    I will not allow them to minimize or shrug off the atrocities they committed then. Right now, I am so filled with rage at the Kossacks and their inability to face up to their own vile behavior, that I am this close to asking readers to support Romney.

    I will never — ever — get over it. The bastards have never apologized. The bastards have never apologized. The motherfucking arrogant smug Obot bastards on Kos never once had the decency to offer one single apology.

    NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY SAID THROUGHOUT 2008:

    http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/

  202. trixta, Paglia’s rant in that video interview with Glenn Reynolds was right on the money. Everyone who didn’t see Hillary as a stronger alternative to Obama in 2008 compromised and went with Black Jesus, putting all their hopes on a nincompoop.

    Not sure what that generation of 60+ women of “importance” have against Hillary. Is it envy? Women are so critical of other women’s successes. It is almost like the mindset is that if one of them goes far enough to break the glass ceiling, their own accomplishments will no longer look as impressive. So pull each other back down. Sad.

  203. VotingHillary
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Yep saw it on Fox. pretty good sized crowd.. and great lines from Romney.

  204. Omitting some of the crude words from LameCherry:

    Obama’s 21st Century Crime: xxxx
    My children, xxxxgate is one xxx fiasco away from blowing the xxx of the Obama regime to xxx hell, because the CIA is openly bringing down 1600 Penn Avenue after their people were left to be murdered there.

    Bill Kristol has it right in his short blurb in the CIA has thrown Obama under the bus, but the revelations in this are manifold as B. Hussein Obama now has not just been caught lying, but has now been caught allowing people to be murdered to cover up his crimes in instigating this “hostage crisis” involving Chris Stevens and other Americans to assist his 2012 election theft as was exclusively broken here first.

    It is the key in this that an Executive Decision took place, literally meaning as Kristol has been informed, that Sec. of Defence Leon Panetta would not have alone decided not to send in military help to rescue these Americans in Benghazi, but was warned off from doing so, and it is what is behind his “Monday morning quarterbacking by critics comment” as Panetta is sweating bullets literally at this moment as the evidence is there in the communications that he asked the White House what should be done, and 1600 Penn waved him off.

  205. “Not sure what that generation of 60+ women of “importance” have against Hillary. Is it envy? Women are so critical of other women’s successes.” [….]

    ****************
    So true, PM.

  206. Anything for power seems to be the dems’s motto now a days. Not one ounce of shame in these people.

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/10/26/jeffco-democrat-of-the-year-convicted-of-felony-theft/

    ” JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman.

    “The jury did right,” said Cindy Maxwell, an advocate for the victim.

    On Thursday, a jury convicted 66-year-old Estelle Carson of felony identify theft and felony theft from an at risk adult for stealing checks from the woman and using them to pay her own cable, cell phone and internet bills.

    The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Cont…”

  207. foxyladi14
    October 27th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    Oh lookie.
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
    ______________
    Hmmm.. This concerns me..
    Romney is up two in Florida, moving that state back into the Toss-Up column. The Rasmussen Reports Electoral College projections now show the president with 237 Electoral Votes and Romney 206. The magic number needed to win the White House is 270. Eight states with 95 Electoral College votes remain Toss-ups. In addition to Florida, the battleground states are Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

  208. wbboei
    October 27th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I for one am not buying this close race bullshit. I could be wrong, but I think it is a not so veiled effort to get the Obamanuts to the polls. I am encouraged by three factor: monmentum, the Benghazi thing, and the fact that the polling is unreliable. In perpetrating this too close to call mantra, fox is as bad as the rest of them.
    ______________________________________

    I agree with you

  209. (October 24, 2012)
    “BROOKS VS. SILVER: THE LIMITS OF FORECASTING ELECTIONS” (The New Yorker)
    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2012/10/david-brooks-v-nate-silver-prediction-polls.html#ixzz2AWwQb7pr

    Silver, of course, spends much of his time analyzing the latest polls and converting them into election projections. On a much more casual basis, so do I, and so does Brooks, who entitled his column: “Confessions of a Poll Addict.” The difference is that Silver has built a mathematical forecasting model, and people take it very seriously: he is widely regarded as a political astrologer who gets things right. In the 2008 Presidential election, he correctly picked the winner of forty-nine states. Political junkies of all stripes, but particularly Democrats, follow his site religiously. Over the past few weeks, as the opinion polls in this year’s Presidential election have tightened, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said to me something along the lines of, “Yes, but Nate Silver still says Obama’s got a seventy-five per cent chance of winning.”

    As it happens, he doesn’t. On Wednesday afternoon, FiveThirtyEight said that the probability of an Obama victory was 68.1 per cent, and the probability of Mitt Romney winning was 31.9 per cent. That’s roughly in line with the online bookmakers, which now have Obama as the 1/2 favorite, or thereabouts, which implies that his probability of winning is 66.7 per cent. (At Intrade, the political prediction site, the implied probability of an Obama victory is now quite a bit lower. On Wednesday afternoon, it was 57.9 per cent.)

    FiveThirtyEight’s forecasting model, like any other forecasting model, is subject to at least two sources of error: sampling error and model error. Let’s first take sampling error, which reflects the unavoidable fact that the opinions elicited by pollsters might not be truly representative of the electorate as a whole. When FiveThirtyEight projects, as it does today, that Obama will get 50.0 per cent of the vote and Romney will get 48.9 per cent, what it is really saying—assuming a margin of error of 2.5 per cent (for some reason, Silver doesn’t publish the actual figure)—is that Obama’s vote will fall somewhere between 47.5 per cent and 52.5 per cent, and Romney’s will fall somewhere between 46.4 per cent and 51.4 per cent. In short, it’s too close to call.

    Then there’s model error, which, roughly speaking, means that nobody is God. Since statistical modellers don’t know precisely how the world works—if they did, they wouldn’t need a model—they have to rely on something that is necessarily inaccurate—the question is how inaccurate. Silver, having dismissed the fundamental factors in explaining voting patterns, doesn’t put forward any alternative theory of voting behavior. Instead, he relies heavily on opinion polls and attempts to extrapolate from them. (His model also incorporates some economic factors, but, as the election nears, the polling data is what overwhelmingly drives it.) In fact, one way to think about the FiveThirtyEight model is as a proprietary poll of polls, supplemented by some complicated but relatively routine statistical simulations. If, in any given campaign, the polls remain stable through election day, Silver’s early projections are likely to be pretty accurate. If the polls swing dramatically, as they have this year, his early predictions could turn out to be way off. (Even then, though, his projections from nearer to the day of the election, which reflect the latest poll figures, could be considerably closer to the mark.)

    I don’t mean to dismiss Silver’s mastery and manipulation of the data, which is impressive. At the risk of simplifying things quite a bit, he takes all the new polling numbers that are published every day, weights them according to how reliable he considers the survey, adjusts them to reflect some other factors—such as how likely each party’s supporters are to vote—and converts them into projected-vote shares at the state and national level. To convert these projections into electoral-college votes, his model then simulates a large number of elections, using a random-number generator to determine vote tallies and the electoral-college votes associated with them. If Obama comes out on top in three hundred thousand of five hundred thousand simulations the probability of him winning is sixty per cent.

    Enabled by the development of powerful desktop computers, this statistical methodology, which is known as Monte Carlo simulation, is now widely used in physics, finance, and engineering. As a method of predicting how a stable system with fixed parameters will behave over an extended period of time, it is very useful. Alternatively, it can be used productively to study the evolution of a more chaotic system with lots of data, over short periods of time. Applying it to systems where abrupt shifts are possible—such as bond markets or the outcome of Presidential elections—is a more perilous exercise. During the housing boom, big banks used Monte Carlo simulations to figure out how much they stood to lose by holding onto things like subprime-mortgage securities. Once house prices started falling all across the country—something that hadn’t happened since the nineteen-thirties—these simulations weren’t worth the paper they were printed out on.

    This year, we’ll see what happens. No candidate in recent times has won from as far back as Romney was in late September, and, until this year, there was no historical tendency for the trailing candidate to make up ground in October—two of the many valuable facts that I have learned from Silver. Now that Romney is surging, and has been surging for several weeks, how likely is he to go on and win? The FiveThirtyEight model, lacking useful precedents or any theory of what determines how people vote, can’t really help us answer that question. It essentially says that if Obama continues to do relatively well in the battleground states, he will probably scrape through. That’s a useful thing to know—in fact, I’ve been saying much the same thing myself—but does it mean that Nate Silver, or anybody else, really knows who’s going to win the election? No.

    Thursday morning update: Clearly some people don’t like this post, which is fair enough. One of the roles of the columnist is to provoke, and, occasionally, enrage. Rather than address the criticisms in the comments section individually, I’ll say a few things and leave it at that.

    Firstly, it was not my intention to make a political point, or to give succor to the Republicans. As I indicated, I agree with Silver that Obama is still ahead where he needs to be ahead, and that he is likely to win. What I query is the apparent precision of the FiveThirtyEight forecasts, and whether its model adds very much to the opinion polls.

    Secondly, in reaching for a strong conclusion, I was overemphatic. Clearly the model helps us to think about the likelihood of a Romney victory: the question is how much. In encapsulating the latest polling data in a timely manner, its forecasts provide a valuable benchmark, to which I and many others regularly refer. But that doesn’t mean it is entirely reliable.

  210. http://minx.cc/?post=334306

    Ace of Spades has a post up on the removal of the Africom commander from his position just now, some of the comments from ex-military? I guess are saying the Commander there, General Ham was willing to disobey orders to help Seals Woods and Dohergtery, yet when he made it clear he was going to, he was relived of command.

    So Panetta didn’t want to send help, and who’s above Panetta? OTurd, so Oturd didn’t want to help them, its looking more and more like it. The post did a very good job of also explaining that there are some ready to go teams, need no permission when US lives are in danger, and they too were told to stand down, and that order can only come from 1 or 2 places according to Ace’s post.

    “Yesterday the CIA said they didn’t say no to a rescue mission for Ambassador Stevens and other Americans under attack. Today the White House said it wasn’t Obama. Hey DoD…the music is slowing down and you don’t have a chair.

    “Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.

    The “basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” [Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta] said during a joint question-and-answer session with Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

    “As a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation,” Panetta said. General Carter Ham commands the U.S. Africa Command.

    Link via Stephen Hayes.

    How realistic is that? It doesn’t seem very. Every combatant commander has a dedicated special operations team dedicated to dealing with situations just like this.

    A Special Forces commander’s in-extremis force, or CIF, company. A CIF is highly trained in direct action and available to conduct no-notice high-risk missions for the geographic combatant commander its parent SF group supports.

    “No-notice”, that’s what they do. The call for help goes out and they go. These forces are designed for situations where intelligence is “sketchy” and you don’t have the luxury of weeks or months of planning as in the bin Laden raid.

    So, who said, “no don’t send the force that is specifically designed to handle this type of mission”.

    Even if someone at DoD or in Germany (where Africa Command is headquartered) why didn’t Obama say, “Go! That’s an order”? That’s what a gutsy call looks and sounds like.

    Related: If you missed my interview with security expert Robert Caruso about the Benghazi attack and how the Department of State’s culture and structure led to this failure, it’s below the fold. Cont…”

  211. Comment: ss396 • 20 hours ago −
    A quick-react force in the near neighborhood, CIA in the compound, two SEALS on the scene, a drone overhead, and at no time were the communications disrupted. All assets trained for reacting quickly and effectively to a wide range of hostile circumstances.

    What information did you NOT have, Mr. Secretary, that prevented you from allowing the rescue? What extra information did you need that these assets could not provide?

    macbookben • 20 hours ago • parent
    Obviously he did not have a focus group suited up and ready to deploy.

    It’s pretty choice to hear the whining about “Monday morning quarterbacking” coming from the same people who will go into great (but phony) details about how Bush “failed to connect the dots” and therefore is to blame for 9/11/2001.

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    Monday Morning Quarterbacks Bother Poor Leon Panetta
    By: Repair_Man_Jack (Diary) | October 26th, 2012 at 03:52 PM | 24

    RESIZE: AAA

    A Common Trait Of This Administration

    “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

    – Vice President, Joe Biden.(It figures…) to Charles Woods at the funeral of Navy Seal Tyrone Woods.

    You know what? SECDEF Leon Panetta is way too important for any of you to criticize. Unlike the rabble, he knows about running operations. He manages risk. He bristles at the Monday Morning Quarterbacks who deign to question his perspicacity and strategic brilliance in how he handled the tragic events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. He also has a rather pompous 4th point of contact in need of cover and concealment. He throws General Ham, and General Dempsey under the bus below.

    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta said, according to The Associated Press. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

    Well, SEC Panetta, one the reasons the plebeians get so uppity is that you and the rest of the merry crew running the show these days have been completely uninformative as to what happened, what they knew, and when they knew it. Charles Woods, after having been “comforted” by the loveable VP Biden, spoke toRadio Host Lars Larson about the ordeal of having our current leaders attend his funeral.

    “When [Obama] came over to our little area” at Andrew Air Force Base, says Woods, “he kind of just mumbled, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’ His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, ‘I’m really sorry, you know, that your son died,’ but it was totally insincere, more of whining type, ‘I’m sorry.’ Woods says that shaking President Obama’s hands at his son’s memorial service was “like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

    He further went on to question the response that The Pentagon dialed up on 9/11/12.

    “When I heard, you know, that there’s a very good chance that the White House as well as other members of the military knew what was going on and obviously someone had to say, don’t go rescue them. Because every person in the military–their first response [would be], we’re going to go rescue them. We need to find out who it was that gave that command–do not rescue them.”

    And SECDEF Panetta wonders who this guy Charles Woods is to question his brilliance. Joe Biden greets him at his son’s funeral with locker room humor. He even got the dead fish handshake from President Duplicity himself. Now I could see Mr. Panetta respectfully disagreeing with Charles Woods’ assessment while expressing an honorable gentleman’s remorse at the death of Tyrone Woods. That’s the classy way to differentiate his views from the grieving father. I would respect Panetta’s right to do that.

    But no, at altitude and distance, Mr. Woods is just some whinny MMQB. Panetta doesn’t have time for this mess. Woods got the photo-op funeral with Sec Clinton, President Obama, and good, old Joking Joe. What did he expect, straight answers? Yeesh, what a yutz! America deserves so much better from its leaders. They are duly elected citizens, not peers at the Palace of Versailles.

    Tags: Biden, Charles Woods, libya, MMQB, Obama, Panetta
    COMMENTS

  212. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.

    While it’s not unusual for get-out-the-vote groups to help voters get to the polls, the volunteers who talked to Human Events observed a number of troubling and questionable activities.

    A source, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a volunteer outside the Morse Road polling center. She has witnessed Somalis who cannot speak English come to the polling center. They are brought in groups, by van or bus. The Democrats hand them a slate card and say, “vote Brown all the way down.” Given that Sherrod Brown is the incumbent Democrat Senator in Ohio, one can assume that this is the reference.

    http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/26/is-voter-fraud-being-committed-in-ohio/

  213. Replacing General Ham in the middle of this Benghazi attack unfolding has Obama’s fingerprints all over it. What did Ham do to deserve Obama’s wrath? heh, we can guess. It is almost like ‘off with his head’ kind of imperious action.

  214. wow. Not only the General in charge of Africom, in the comments’s in Ace’s post, apparently a Navy Admiral is being relieved as well, its the Admiral from on of the ships in that region. How is it 2 top military personnel are relived back to back, right after all this info about the Seals asking for help and being denied comes out. Coverup? The commentators sure think so.

    According to Stars and Stripes, the Admiral is being replaced due to allegations of “inappropriate leadership judgment”.

    http dot //1.usa.gov/SKbgLG

  215. Gotta go and run errands. This whole think smells and stinks. Our people, pleading for some, any help, and no one did anything to help them. No one came to help them. No one.

    As for the American media, I am completely beginning to agree with Pat Caddell, they are no longer on the side of the American people, quite the opposite.

  216. Eric Sevareid was my favorite pundit. He has been gone now for a generation. But one of the things he deplored was the tendency of the left to blame everyone, because to blame everyone is to blame no one. Where Benghazi is concerned, I categorically reject the suggestion that it was the “culture” of the government agencies which led to this disaster. There is a level of evasion and nuance in that explanation (below the fold) which makes me very uncomfortable. Goverment may be an artificial person as a matter of law, just as corporations are. But what government does, whether good, bad, or indifferent, is the direct result of decisions by human beings, and those human beings are the ones who must be held personally, and politically responsible when there is a debacle like this one. That means Obama. Either he knew or he should have known–it makes no difference. Either way, he is unfit for public office.

  217. All confusing. But what cannot be refuted, our people asked, over and over and over, 3 times for help and were denied! They were denied help! No one came to help them!
    They put their lives on the line to save others, and no one came to help them!

    And Barky the PO$ went to Vegas the next day.

    None of these items are irrefutable. Obot MSM won’t ask, too busy campaigning for Barky.

  218. President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.
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    I have no problem with the fact that Truman replaced Mac Arthur, because Dug Out Doug was negligent in failing to heed intelligence warnings about a Chinese invasion and to cover his mistake which led to heavy losses at Chosin Reservoir and the longest retreat in the history of the US Marine Corps started spouting off about nuking the chicons. Mac was always an egomaniac, but as commander of the US forces in Korea, had morphed into an American Caesar, which is per force intolerable under the constitution. Finally, Truman replaced him with Matthew B Ridgeway, an 82nd Airborne commander respected by his men who decorated his uniform with live grenades rather than pearl handled pistols. Rigeway was no mere political hack.

    On the other hand, I have a big problem with the firing of General Ham, and I want to say it before big media tries to cast this as a Truman-Mac Arthur redux and praise Obama’s strong leadership. Firstly, there is a world of difference between proposing to nuke Red China, and sending in a military detachment to rescue American soldier who are on duty and in harms way. Second, there is a world of difference between a general whose actions are ultra vires–and one who is executing longstanding policy and tactics to save lives. Third, I know nothing about the people Obama installed in Ham’s stead and place but I seriously doubt they are of the caliber of Ham or Ridgeway. I doubt they would disobey an order to let Americans be slaughtered.

    The expanation proffered by Panetta is absurd on its face. You never send soldiers into harms way unless you know what the situation is, even if it means saving American lives? No, that explanation does not pass the red face test. In war, no battleplan survives the first engagement, and the test of a good general is his ability to handle to unexpected and adjust accordingly. Maybe that explanation is sufficient for Harvard trained minds, but the father of modern warfare Clausewitz would have laughed Panetta off the stage for that one. The most likely rationale here is that they did not want military intervention because this was a CIA Operation gone bad, and if the attacker was Iran they did not want to engage with Iran militarily and engender a wider war.

  219. I expect that Obama had the long knives out for General Ham even before this.

    Why?

    Because he had the audacity to tell the truth which contradicted another Obama lie.

    Obama claims that through his strategic brilliance and leading from behind, he overthrew Gadafi and brought terror to its knees.

    Thus, it is not unlikely that we will see in due course, yet another Hollywood movie casting Obama as seargent rock, starring– you guessed it, Weslie Snipes.

    But then General Ham had to go spoil it all.

    How dare he the Washington Post that the overthrow Gadafi has strenthened al Qaeda in Africa, because the arms that Obama supplied to the anti Kadaffi forces has fallen into the hands of al Qaeda.

    How infuriating.

    How accurate.

    Poor Bambi.

  220. pm317,

    Thanks for posting a link to the following article, which I couldn’t resist the urge to excerpt several paragraphs here:

    (11/2/2012) “Marvellous Mitt”, William Kristol (The Weekly Standard)
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/marvellous-mitt_657927.html

    Six months ago, in an editorial titled “President Romney,” I speculated that Mitt Romney — then behind in the polls — could prevail this fall: “If Romney can speak to Americans’ sense that it’s a big moment, with big challenges, and if he can make this a big election rather than a petty one, then he can win — perhaps big.” I continued: “Romney needs, over the next six months, to convince some number of swing voters he can and should be the next president. The easiest way to do this is by .  .  . behaving like a president. If you want to seem presidential, be presidential. .  .  . Let Obama lower himself by acting as campaigner in chief rather than commander in chief. Let Obama be shrill. Let his campaign be petty. Meanwhile, Romney can lay out his governing agenda to restore our solvency, put us on a path to prosperity, attend to our security, and safeguard our liberty. .  .  . If Romney can make that case, he has a very good chance to win.”

    I quote myself not to claim prophetic powers. For one thing, I don’t know as I write on Friday, October 26, what will happen 10 days hence — though the signs are promising. For another, I’ve been wrong as often as right this election season. I recall this editorial of a half year ago only to make this point: If Romney wins, he’ll have won for the right reasons. He’ll have run a general election campaign that has avoided doing anything that would diminish the presidency or damage the country. It would perhaps be an overstatement to say of Romney, as Andrew Marvell said of another political figure centuries ago, He nothing common did or mean / Upon that memorable scene. But it is a fact that Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have run an uncommonly un-mean campaign.

    President Obama and Vice President Biden, by contrast, have run a remarkably low and dishonest campaign. If their campaign of “vulgar spite” (Marvell again) fails to scare voters away from Romney, and if Romney prevails after a sober and dignified and, yes, presidential, effort, then Romney’s victory will have begun to lay the groundwork for a successful presidency.

    If Romney wins, he may do so with the highest percentage of the popular vote won by a Republican presidential candidate since the end of the Cold War. He’ll be the first challenger to defeat an incumbent who hadn’t been weakened by a primary challenge since 1932. Victory will be a real achievement, and it will be made more striking by the character of his campaign. So Romney will have a broad field in front of him on which to lay out plans to govern. He should be able to resist the temptation to default to a cautious and mushy moderation, on the one hand, or on the other to fall into the pit of small-minded and petty politics. 

    There will be urgent things as well as important ones for a President Romney to do, and they will be difficult to accomplish. But he and Paul Ryan should take the time they need to make the most of the opportunity they’ll have. President Obama was guided by the pseudo-Machiavellianism of his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” In his rush to take advantage of the crisis, he wasted his presidency. Mitt Romney has the chance to see to it that a serious mandate — should he win one — doesn’t go to waste.

  221. Wolf Blitzer and Gloria Borgia are discussing CNN’s poll. Obama is ahead by 4 points but it is a statistical tie since it’s within the margin of error.

    A CNN contributor (Ryan last name begins with an L) says Romney has only led in 3 out of the past x number of polls (30 or so?).

    Blitzer notes that if Obama wins Ohio it will be because he bailed out the auto industry.

    Borgia says that Rove’s theory is that Undecideds break for the challenger but also says that not everyone agrees with that; and that Undecideds might stay home.

    Is it just me or is anyone else turned off by Borgia’s quirky “knowing” and sort of sad smirk?

  222. “Is it just me or is anyone else turned off by Borgia’s quirky “knowing” and sort of sad smirk?”

    Not just you, she was just as smug, and wrong, when she worked at News-Weak and was on CNN as a “contributor”

    These people have no real skills so their fake “valued” opinions is all they sell, more and more people aren’t buying them or their lies as much now a days.

  223. Borger has never had a clue, she is one of the worst pundits ever. First thing CNN need to admit is their polls are basically bullshit and go from there. Of Course Obama will be in the lead if thats how you want the poll to turn out.

  224. Ryan pointing out in rally in Ohio that as Ohio goes so goes the country. Cross fingers folks, it’s coming down to the wire and this storm is gonna put some crimp in voting, early voting for sure and it could impact the whole election. If power is knocked out for a few weeks then it’s all up in the air. You know Obummer will declare a national emergency of some sort.

    I personally never seen a turn like they predict this storms gonna make, it looks impossible so I am beginning to believe in HAARP storm engineering. Google HAARP and read, it’s scary shit.

    Will there be a new poll today by any chance?

  225. VERY IMPORTANT

    Jay Cost is sees through the lies of big media to what is really happening here. The key block in every election is the independents. Whoever wins that block wins the election. Romney is well ahead with indepedents now. The debates showed him to be a viable candidate with a better plan than four more years of what we have now. Therefore, barring some sea change in current trend, Obama’s days in office are numbered. (Note: get ready for the riots?)
    —————————————————-

    Independents’ Day

    Romney’s advantage with unaffiliated voters could prove key.
    NOV 5, 2012, VOL. 18, NO. 08 • BY JAY COST

    With a week to go until the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney has a decided leg up on President Barack Obama.

    The polls are clear. Since the fallout from the first debate in Denver on October 3, Romney has enjoyed a relatively durable lead over the president in the Real Clear Politics average of the national polls. While the lead is small, it has persisted over time, and, more important, history suggests that this is trouble for an incumbent. The only sitting president to mount a last-minute comeback against his challenger was Gerald Ford in 1976, and of course Ford still lost. Usually, late deciders in a presidential campaign either break for the challenger or split about evenly between the two sides.

    The problem for the president is Romney’s strong and sustained lead among independent voters. Despite four years of boasting from the Democrats that they were in the process of transforming the electorate, the fact remains that voters unaffiliated with either party determine the outcome of national elections. And with these voters, Romney has a substantial lead. The most recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows Romney besting Obama by 13 points, 52 percent to 39 percent, among unaffiliated voters. Since 1972, the first year of exit polling, no candidate for president has won election while losing independents by such a wide margin.

    What is driving this is, above all, Romney’s growing advantage on who can best handle the economy. The most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll gives the Republican a 9-point lead on this issue, which remains the top determinant of most vote choices. The recent Associated Press-GfK poll found Romney with a 6-point lead on the economy among likely voters, as well as an 8-point lead on who can better handle the deficit.

    More broadly, it looks as though Romney has passed a threshold among voters in terms of being an acceptable alternative. According to the Real Clear Politics average of the national polls, Romney’s favorable rating is about 49 percent and his unfavorable rating is 43 percent. That compares well with Obama’s rating of about 50 percent favorable and 45 percent unfavorable. In other words, it looks as though Romney has a lead because he has convinced a plurality of Americans that he is a decent person who can handle the tough issues better than President Obama.

    And what of the state polls? Romney seems to have the edge in states whose electoral votes add up to 261 (with 270 needed for a majority), while Obama has the edge in states that add up to 237. Four states remain true tossups at this writing: Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If Romney carries the states where he has the edge—and wins either Ohio or Wisconsin—he will be elected the 45th president of the United States.

    It is worth asking: How did we arrive at this point? After all, it was not long ago that pundits pronounced the Romney campaign dead and buried. All that was left was the voting, we were told. Now, Romney has a lead in the nationwide polls and the momentum in the swing states.

    The announcements of Romney’s demise said a lot more about the bias of the mainstream media, as well as their ignorance of how voters make decisions, than it did about the Romney team. The reality was that this was always bound to be a close race, and even when Romney was down in the polls, he was laying the groundwork for a strong finish.

    Much of an election outcome depends on forces outside anybody’s control; very little is within the power of a candidate and his campaign. Yet Romney managed to do the things he could do quite well.

    He finished the GOP nomination season without dividing his party and without having to take positions on issues that would later alienate swing voters. He raised a tremendous amount of money. He picked a fantastic candidate for vice president. His convention was solid, if not spectacular. And his debate performances uniformly gave the impression that he is a decent man who is fluent on the issues and whose highest priority is exactly what the American people most want, a robust economy.

    The Obama team thought it could effectively disqualify Romney from the presidency before the real campaign even began, but this was a -mistake. In truth, they committed the same error that so many in the mainstream press did: They underestimated Romney’s appeal as a candidate, which, as everybody saw in the debates, is in fact very strong

    And now the Obama campaign is in a real bind. With a week left and behind in the polls, the president must dislodge the voters’ impression that Romney is the better man to handle the big issues. Hence, Obama’s starkly negative tenor and tone over the last few days. More and more, his campaign resembles those run by losers in the modern era; there is a kind of annoyance and anger to his attacks, which so far are not resonating with average Americans. Perhaps before the campaign is over, he’ll repeat Bob Dole’s frustrated cry of “Where’s the outrage?”

    The president could have done more. And if he ultimately loses, the comparison with Bill Clinton will be instructive. After his rebuff in the 1994 midterms, Clinton made a course correction that likely saved his presidency. He rightly interpreted the Democrats’ drubbing that year as a sign of public frustration with the drift of the government, and a demand for greater cooperation between the two sides. A modified direction and greater cooperation is exactly what Clinton delivered through 1995 and 1996, with the bipartisan welfare reform bill serving as capstone.

    President Obama, on the other hand, basically ignored the 2010 midterm verdict. The public clearly was demanding greater comity between the two sides and a focus on solving the problems of the economy and public finances, yet Obama brokered no lasting deals with his Republican foes. Instead, he battened down the hatches, figuring that he could wait out the Tea Party storm, then castigate the GOP as a bunch of right-wing crazies who had made things worse.

    That strategy seemed to be working until the debates, when Romney utterly shattered the mold Obama had cast for him. Now, the country is left with a choice: more of the same with Obama or a change with Romney. More and more, Americans are coming around to the idea that a President Romney would be a change for the better, which means that—barring some unforeseen shift in public opinion—Obama’s days in office look to be numbered.

  226. Benghazi Fallout: Obama Job Approval Tanks

    Normally, I would ignore that as statistical noise. But what makes the Rasmussen drop noteworthy is a similar plunge in the Gallup Poll — which is even worse for the president because Gallup measures Obama’s approval ratings with “all adults.” Generally, the looser the screen the better Democrats poll. If Obama is cratering with “all adults,” his numbers are likely worse among the tighter screen of registered and likely voters.

    http://www.breitbart.com/

  227. The job approval ratings is why we must be careful about the storm upcoming. Watch bummer try to get his mug in every shot possible. I hope these states that are impacted run his arse out

  228. ok…back from early voting in Broward county in Florida and to give you my impressions…

    @ 3 pm I headed over to City Hall…early voting is from 7 am – 7pm today through next Saturday, then stops until election day…

    when i got there…there was a long line and people told me it has been a two hour wait since 7 am…talked to someone and she told me i could go to another voting place not too far away…

    so I went to that place…a more urban environment…the whole process there took about a half hour…saw a few things where it seemed some young guys were trying to suspiciously vote and were not allowed…

    …this time seemed different from 2008…in 2008 we voted on machines, this time we were given paper ballots to fill out…4 pages front and back…once we filled them out we were directed to put them into the scanner…the scanner kept the ballots and that was it…

    …left hoping that my vote actually gets counted…no receipt, no verfication that the person i voted for is what was scanned into the machine…

    I have some doubts about how secure the votes are in Florida…but, currently, it is what it is and we have no control…

  229. S

    Wow, what a strange voting procedure. It didn’t give you a screen to okay the machine had scanned your votes and ask were these indeed correct??? Easily manipulated for sure. How many times has the grocery store advertised a sale price and charged us regular price.

  230. S and dot48

    in 40 years of voting i never had verification or receipt of who i voted for. my first votes were cast on the old machines and later, to this day, paper ballots scanned into a machine.

    old school, for sure.

  231. I wanted to do early voting today in Floridah, but was told that, even at 5:30pm the line was around the block in Delray Beach

  232. This type of scanned voting is not new, at least in Pinellas County. The ballots are printed out for each individual, listing their name and precinct on the ballot. I had to show ID, then the attendant printed out a card with my name and address. I then had to sign the card and hand it back to the polling attendant. The polling attendant verified my signature against my ID before returning it to me. I had to deliver that signed card to another station where they printed out my specific ballot. I felt very comfortable with the process.

  233. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-early-voting-first-day-20121027,0,1407393.story

    yes, dot48 and alcina…it did leave me with a strange feeling…and some of the characters there did not lend more confidence

    Lu4Puma…did hear that delray had very long lines…

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

    i stopped in fresh market in boca and was wearing my ‘I voted early’ sticker…that brought on some interesting conversation…for instance, one POV mentioned…

    ‘O is the most overrated, inexperienced, distracted, narcissitic waste of time’

  234. Hope this young lady, Rubio’s 12 year old daughter is ok. According to reports she was airlifted to the hospital. Hope she recovers very quickly. The reports gave no other details.

  235. Outris…wow…omg…reports say air lifted and in stable condition…that sounds serious…I was just listening to rubio at romney’s rally about an hour ago…heartfelt concern and good wishes to them for her recovery…

  236. Outris
    October 27th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    ok, but there is nothing on the ballot with your name or identifying info, it just seemed like a blank ballot then i filled it out and put it through the scanner…there is no way i know that the scanner voted the person i wanted…or any way that the person who gave me the ballot can verify that ballot was used to vote for who i choose?

    am i missing something…

    because i have heard of people recently (in NC )voting for romney but Obama’s name coming up

    http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/24/voter-fraud-north-carolina-residents-select-romney-but-vote-comes-up-for-obama/

    they could at least see what the scanner was doing and catch it…in florida, we are in the dark…

  237. S , I think Romney may take FL, but Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach
    counties will be tough. The central Florida corridor, west coast, and northern
    Fl will be strong for him.

  238. Did y’all see this?

    Obama did not deny requests for help in Benghazi: Aide
    By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 6 hrs ago

    (Winslow …The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on September 11th.

    “Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.

    Fox News Channel reported Friday that American officials in the compound repeatedly asked for military help during the assault but were rebuffed by CIA higher-ups. At a press briefing one day earlier, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, asked why there had not been a quicker, more forceful response to the assault, complained of “Monday-morning quarterbacking.” Panetta said he and top military commanders had judged it too dangerous to send troops to the eastern Libyan city without a clearer picture of events on the ground.

    The “basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” he said during a joint question-and-answer session with Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

    “As a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation,” Panetta said. General Carter Ham commands the U.S. Africa Command.

    And the CIA has denied that anyone in its chain of command rejected requests for help from the besieged Americans.

    But Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, in a post published Friday, doubted Panetta’s explanation and said the fault must lie with Obama himself. “Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No,” Kristol wrote. “It would have been a presidential decision.”

    “He’s wrong,” said Vietor.

    On Friday, Obama himself forcefully denied deliberately misleading Americans about the attack in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

    CORRECTION 3:26 p.m.: An earlier version of this post confused the timing of the Fox News Channel report and Defense Secretary Panetta’s remarks. Panetta’s remarks came before the Fox report, not afterwards.

  239. And this?

    http://www.unionleader.com/article/20121027/OPINION01/710279937

    Home » Opinion » Editorials
    October 26. 2012 9:10PM
    Mr. President, who let them die?
    Note: With the President due to campaign in Nashua today, his answer to our Editorial Page Director Andrew Cline’s question, if he has one, would no doubt be of great interest to New Hampshire voters.

    Every time President Obama is asked why the U.S. embassy in Libya was denied its multiple requests for extra security at the Benghazi consulate before Sept. 11, he changes the subject. No wonder, as yesterday it was reported that not only were previous requests for extra security denied, but three additional requests on the night of the attack also were denied.

    FOX News reported that the two former SEALS killed in the Benghazi raid had requested military support three times after reporting that the consulate was under attack. Their requests were denied by someone up the CIA chain of command. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty rescued several personnel and recovered the body of diplomat Sean Smith from the consulate. At the CIA annex nearby, they came under mortar fire. Their request for a strike on the mortar site was denied. They were later killed by a mortar attack.

    Who denied their request for assistance, and why? The families of those brave men deserve answers, as do the American people.

  240. S.

    I don’t recall the specific information on the ballot, but they were matching up the cards from each voter with the ballots being printed. I’ll be working for the Romney Campaign as a certified poll observer on Election Day, so I’ll see if I can obtain more information. As mentioned by Alcina, I’ve never received any type of receipt or verification before.

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