Blue Skies For Romney As Sandy Slams Into Obama

Let’s be crude and speculate on which candidate that storm/hurricane/depression called Sandy hurts the most. The question to ask is “Who needs to campaign the most this week in order to change the trajectory we are on headed to election day?

Barack Obama will posture and attempt to utilize Sandy to his advantage. Obama will stop golfing and ask for a book on how to at least appear presidential. No doubt the news that is breaking: Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election is another attempt by Obama to bamboozle and distract American voters from the economy and jobs.

We don’t think Obama’s latest bamboozlements will flim-flam anyone. American voters are onto the Chicago game of smear, fear, distract, delay, defame, destroy, deny, deflect – and keep one step ahead of the cops banging on the door.

Trapped in the White House bunker, during these crucial last days, Obama has to be worried sick. According to the latest polls Mitt Romney is ahead in the states he needs to win. Critical must win states such as Florida, North Carolina, Virginia appear to be increasingly a lock for Romney. Obama needed to be able to campaign in these states but now for politically correct propriety Obama finds himself forced to take flights to Florida with no discernible purpose or campaign events on his golf/work schedule. A campaign appearance by Obama in super must win Green Bay, Wisconsin has also been cancelled.

Let’s take a look at the state of Ohio once again. The latest poll from Rasmussen: Romney up 2 in Ohio, 50/48.

It’s not just Rasmussen – the Sandy of political storm polls. Darrel Rowland of the Columbus Dispatch wrote a summary of a poll conducted by several Ohio newspapers. The result of this poll is a tie but the information contained in the poll indicates a Mitt Romney victory in Ohio:

“Boosted by a surge among male voters who think he’s the best candidate to fix the economy, Republican Mitt Romney has come back to tie President Obama in battleground Ohio.

They are deadlocked at 49 percent in a new Blade/Ohio News Organization poll. President Obama was ahead by 5 points in the same poll published Sept. 16. How does that tie get broken in the next nine days? [snip]

But the former Massachusetts governor scores with his performance in the debates. And on the crucial question of who would do the best job handling the economy, Mr. Romney prevails by 6 percentage points among all voters — and 18 percent among independents.

“If this poll reflects final voting patterns among Democrats and Republicans, Ohio’s independent voters may hold the keys to both Ohio and the presidency,” Mr. Rademacher said.

Obama needed to be able to campaign on fear and smears against Mitt Romney in order to turn these numbers to his advantage meaning away from the economy and jobs:

“The poll suggests independent preferences may move around depending on whether they are asked about the economy as a whole, the President’s handling of the auto industry, or the 47 percent issue.”

Male voters have swung sharply toward Mr. Romney in the past month. In September, he was winning by 2 points among men on who could best improve economic conditions in Ohio. Now, he’s up by 19 on a slightly different question, who can better handle the economy. Overall, his lead with men has jumped from 1 to 12 points. [snip]

“Four years ago, I made a mistake. I fell for the whole ‘change’ thing,” he said. “I got on the ‘change’ train. But there wasn’t any change.”

This year, Mr. Allen already has made plans with four co-workers to meet in front of his Ripley home at 6 a.m. on Election Day and go vote together — all for Mr. Romney.”

Sandy has slammed into Obama because Obama cannot lie himself out of the devastating new Romney ad in Ohio: So, about the president betting on American workers


As Ohio goes….

Politico has some good news for Obama – not really. There’s some good news from the Politico Battleground poll but there’s really really bad news from the Politico Battleground poll:

“New Projection of Election Results: Romney 52, Obama 47

The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent.

While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas.

Should Romney win by 5 percentage points, it would increase Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate. His coattails would help elect GOP Senate candidates in Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. “Republicans are now certain to hold the House,” Goeas said, “regardless of how the presidential race turns out.”

The poll’s election model takes into account variables including voter intensity, age, and education, and voters who are certain in their vote. The race “remains very close in the surface,” Goeas said, “but the political environment and the composition of the likely electorate favor Governor Romney.”

The projected outcome by the Battleground Poll is close to that of the Gallup Poll. Last week, Gallup said Romney leads Obama 49 percent to 46 percent in its model of the electorate’s composition on November 6.

The Battleground Poll is conducted by Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. Goeas is a Republican, Lake a Democrat. The survey is affiliated with Politico and George Washington University.”

As noted in the poll results “only 37 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the right direction.” Only Obama Hopium Guzzlers and imbeciles believe America is on the right track and that we should go Forward! into the abyss.

In the poll, once again, Romney is viewed more favorably than Obama albeit by 1 percent (but independents like Romney by 59 percent).

Polls aside, where’s the money? News reports today declare that a Mitt Romney SuperPac has just purchased $2.1 million in ads targeting – Pennsylvania! It’s the new normal.


It’s a gathering storm:

“A massive and historic storm is barreling towards the beltway this weekend. The entire DC-NYC axis, headquarters of the left media complex, will suffer the effects of three storm-fronts, converging at the same time. Evacuations may be ordered, but it is likely too late. No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Sandy. The storm I mean is the growing realization that Obama is on the cusp of losing the election. But, with just a little over a week to go, it may be too late to hit the panic button. [snip]

The first storm-front is the expanding campaign battleground. [snip]

The second storm-front is the increased convergence of the polls in the direction of Romney. [snip]

Moreover, virtually every state poll shows Obama stuck below the 50% level of support. [snip]

Most important, though, is the clear lead Romney has with Independents. [snip]

The third, most significant storm-front descending on Democrats is the change in the electorate. [snip]

Keep in mind that every poll is built on the assumption that Democrats will have a turnout edge next week. If they don’t have the edge or if the GOP has an advantage? Well, this could be a blowout. And, a lot of down-ballot Dems will be swept under as well”

The oceans are rising and about to engulf Barack Obama.

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674 thoughts on “Blue Skies For Romney As Sandy Slams Into Obama

  1. O.M.G.

    Had to post this. Carney asked if the POS would postpone the election if the power is out for a few days!

    Carney said he didn’t have the authority to comment on that question.

  2. And of course the Republican weather machine is deliberately aiming the storm toward predominantly dim states just like Bush did with Katrina.

    😯

  3. Presideny has no power to suspend election, Supreme Court has said before Elections must proceed no matter what.

  4. Now this is significant…….

    Generic Congressional Ballot: #Republicans 46%, #Democrats 43%..

    Rasmussen

    Republicans now lead Democrats by three points on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending October 28, 2012.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 43% would choose the Democrat instead.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/generic_congressional_ballot

  5. Moon – because I no longer have cable, I just watched AC’s daytime show because it was doing live segments from all over the NE covering the storm.

  6. And FWIW – The Tampa Bay broadcast TeeVee market is still wall-to-wall Political ads for Romney and Obama. Radio too.

  7. LOL Re Anderson’s show. I miread post (not article) I though you meant it was cancelled today because of storm.

    Oh jeeze. First the typing skills, then…..

    Death Panels cannot be for behind.

  8. moononpluto
    October 29th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Know that, moononpluto, but just the fact a reporter ASKED about it floored me.

  9. My understanding is that there is no such thing as an “armed” drone that could have intervened in Benghazi. You have observer drones with several cameras, lasers, radio/TV transmission, and you have drones that are themselves bombs – they just go to a pin-pointed target and blow up. The latter is the kind we are using in Pakistan, but in my opinion it is the former that was flying over Benghazi that night. The drone itself couldn’t have done anything lethal to the terrorists.

  10. (10/28/2012) “How Mitt Romney silenced the echo chamber” (Politico)
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82977.html

    Mitt Romney’s campaign grew frustrated in September when one high-profile Republican after another second-guessed their candidate.

    The timing couldn’t have been worse: Romney was being beaten in the polls by Barack Obama when former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Karl Rove and other top-tier GOP-ers decided to take to the national media to complain about his performance.

    Romney wanted to quiet the doubters. And fast.

    The Republican hopeful wasn’t going to win the election inside the Beltway, but the establishment’s negative drumbeat could hurt him in the headlines and damage his ability to raise money, especially with business groups and mega-donors underwriting Republican-allied super PACs.

    So the campaign turned to respected Washington operator and fixer Ron Kaufman, who launched a series of special-access conference calls for top surrogates, like former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.

    Brian Jones, who works as a liaison for the campaign to the Republican National Committee, said that the calls reflect “a certain level of care and feeding that’s been going on at an elevated level.”

    And from the campaign’s perspective, the outreach has been successful. Even before Romney’s recent surge in the polls, his team had managed to tamp down some of the public griping among the Washington chattering class about the nominee — and insiders credit Kaufman.

    One senior Republican who has been part of the regular briefings said they provide “message discipline because not everybody knows what to say. If you leave them alone, people have their own interpretation and might not know everything that is going on.”

    “When Ron used to lobby, he was successful because he recognized strong advocacy for his clients was much like running a winning political campaign. That required strategy, research, people skills as well as working with media and other stakeholders,” said Gary Andres, majority staff director on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Andres worked with Kaufman at Dutko Worldwide until 2010. “It also meant wearing out a lot shoe leather. He took all the attributes of a successful campaign manager and applied those skills and tactics to the world of lobbying. That’s why he was so successful.”

  11. the winds and storms are brewing her on my side of the world, may be disappearing off and on for a few days.

  12. posted on Greta

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy

    This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy:

    “Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.”

  13. S,

    Here’s an amazing excerpt from that article.

    McKinley points to a Univiersity of Wisconsin Milwaukee “Race and Male Employment in the Wake of the Great Recession” study, which found that for the 40-year time span between 1970 and 2010 the employment rate of black males between 16-64 years old has fallen by 28% to 55% in the country’s 25 largest metropolitan areas. Over these 40 years, he claims his community, the “poor-black community,” has been controlled and devastated by black Democrats implementing a “white-liberal agenda.” He specifically points to the President’s policy of putting issues such as same-sex marriage and amnesty for illegal aliens in front of the struggling black community and curbing violence.

    McKinley says boldly, “There is no Tea Party in my community, there is no Republicans in my community, so they can’t blame Republicans, they can’t Tea Parties; I can only blame the democrat-liberal agenda.”

    Many members of the community I spoke with, in fact, agree that very little, if nothing at all, is being done to address the lack of jobs. And according to Vetress Boyce, a black woman who recently ran for alderman in the 24th ward, said hesitantly but specifically, “it’s black leadership” that is hindering job growth and failing the community. When asked flat out whether or not black people want jobs, her answer was definitive and clear: “the black community needs jobs; we need em, we want em, and it is a matter of life and death to us.”

  14. “My understanding is that there is no such thing as an “armed” drone that could have intervened in Benghazi.”
    ********
    Your understanding is incorrect. I don’t know if any or what was flying over Libya but the Predator and newer Reaper unmanned aircraft can and do carry both sensor and missile/guided bomb payloads. If, as reported, the mortar(S) were being laser targeted, then the “drones” were armed. It is said that Obama enjoys watching the results of his Tuesday “kill list” selection meetings.

  15. S, that video/article you posted above is excellent. It’s really good to see that African Americans in Chicago feel free to express their disappointment with Obama, and his liberal agenda, which has not produced the jobs needed to maintain a decent standard of living. I think the blacks have felt an obligation to publicly support Obama, even if they were not happy with him.

    Obama made his first run for POTUS about race – when he felt it gave him an advantage, and has attempted to do the same with this one. Race relations have been set back significantly by the post-racial, post-partisan, president. And, if Obama loses, some have predicted more tension and racial division between blacks and whites. Hopefully, Romney, if elected, can move quickly to reach out to blacks, Hispanics, whites, and everyone else in this country to begin to repair some of the damage done to unity and racial tolerance done by Obama.

    The Dems have used and exploited AAs as a group, just as they have used and exploited women, as a group. The goal has not been to really help and support either group, but to use that carrot and stick to keep them voting Dem.

  16. moononpluto
    October 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    the winds and storms are brewing her on my side of the world, may be disappearing off and on for a few days.
    _________________________________________

    As a veteran of many of these storms, you’ll be fine as long as you’re not in danger of flooding. The long days without power is what sucks most about them. At least you’re not faced with horrendous heat after the storm as is the case with Gulf of Mexico storms.

  17. MILITARY INSIDER: “Do The Math…Left On Own To Die Out There

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/29/military-insider-do-the-math-left-on-own-to-die-out-there/

    MILITARY INSIDER: How soon could we have gotten to Benghazi? All that was needed to send those -deleted- scattering was one single F-18. Range of app. 2k. TS of over 1000mph. Do the math. We had that capability less than 500 miles away. NASSIG would have had full armed deployment inside of 20. From time of initial report to arming, to takeoff. I’ve seen it done in less. ETA to consulate in less than hour. Would have ripped a hole in the sky to get there. This is exactly what we are trained for. Just one flyer would have lit those -deleted- up inside of 10. Coordinates known. That’s all our guys need. Would have been precision termination. Clean. In/out.
    nstead, left on own to die out there.
    Not the first time.
    Read more in News
    « If Obama Ordered Military To “Secure Our Personnel,” Where Is Proof Of That Order?
    WHC coordinating with State, others to TS classify everything. EVERYTHING.
    Shutting it all down.
    Significant activity out of NLSO on this as well.
    Have eyes. Have ears. Need mouths.
    F-cking politicians.

    -MI

  18. What the boob did in Benghazi is nothing but treason

    He should be impeached and put in jail for the rest of his life. It is that serious.

    If left to his decision, Osama Bin Laden would have been still alive.

    When a drone crashed in side Iran, this guy did not let the military to destroy it.

    It is all part of his love affair with Iranians and Muslim Brotherhood

  19. Today, there are multiple stories being pushed by the NYT, The Hill, and other sites perpetuating the fantasy that Obama “will win the Electoral College” but lose the popular vote. That’s just not going to happen, because Obama is going to lose both the popular vote AND the electoral college…with Mitt Romney becoming the 45th President of the United States eight days from now.
    I think this story about Obama “winning while losing” is the transition stage before these people accept that Obama will actually “lose while losing” and will no longer be president after this election. It feels like a doctor who doesn’t want to tell a patient he has terminal cancer in one blow, so he first tells the guy he’s a little sick but there are treatment options…and then when he’s accepted that, he’ll tell the patient that things look worse than first thought. In reality, there was never any hope…but the doctor didn’t want to be cruel or thought the patient couldn’t handle it. Hence, the coping mechanism and gradual revealing of reality.

    Is that what this “electoral college/popular vote split” fantasy is about?
    Because that’s not going to happen this year, folks. Romney will win the popular vote by about 10 million…and he will win the Electoral College by around 80-100 (or more). It’s not even going to be close.
    But, I think if I had a Leftist in my life I cared about, someone who was an Obama cultist who I know will be be decimated when Obama loses, I think I’d start preparing that person mentally for the shock to come so that the person isn’t so devastated. It actually might be good to start a lefty off by saying, “Well, Romney is going to win the popular vote…but Obama is “The One” so he will still win the electoral college”. And then a few days later, maybe the story come closer to reality with the Leftist being told “Well, Romney is going to win the popular vote and the electoral vote, but maybe it will end up as a tie”. I don’t know how many lies like this the Left can tell itself, but perhaps the final consolation for them will be something like “Obama can run again in 2016 and he’ll beat Romney then!”.
    That last one ignores completely the Democrat Civil War that’s going to rage openly beginning November 7th, when the factions of the Clinton Restoration and the Obama Remnant battle it out for control of the Democrat Party (SPOILER ALERT: the Clintons will win).
    There is no future politically for the Obama acolytes after November 6th. The Obamas are already preparing to move to Hawaii, where the Barack Obama Center for Social Justice will be built alongside his presidential library and museum. Wealthy Chicago bankers have already purchased an estate for the Obamas near Honolulu and the Obama election night party is being held in fortress-like McCormick Place where his Concession Speech will be made. The election is lost for Democrats and they know it…and all that’s left to decide now is how big Romney’s win will be.

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/

  20. Oh I’m used to it, we have 4 day tropical storms whallop through here at a time and my house is on a mountainside next to the sea, its incredible watching sheet lightening hit and then storm surges. Amazing to see. The rain falls for 4 days straight heavy.

  21. SHV

    ********
    Your understanding is incorrect. I don’t know if any or what was flying over Libya but the Predator and newer Reaper unmanned aircraft can and do carry both sensor and missile/guided bomb payloads. If, as reported, the mortar(S) were being laser targeted, then the “drones” were armed. It is said that Obama enjoys watching the results of his Tuesday “kill list” selection meetings.

    ——
    Yipes, you seem to know your military stuff…

    the Predator and newer Reaper

  22. The problem is the media loves to create a disaster, no doubt they are over egging it up some to keep viewers glued.

    CNN just had Wolf Blitzer interviewing some woman on Fire island, she would’nt do the doom and gloom, said, we’ve been through many storms here up here worse than this, this is nothing.

    Wolf was’nt impressed, he wanted the save us save us moment.

  23. Urgent Message from Mike Reagan

    Dear Reader:

    When Dick Morris urgently warned you that Obama was capable of a “November surprise” and “capable of anything” to stop Mitt Romney from winning the presidency, I am sure there were a few skeptics!

    Late Friday, Dick received some powerful support for this real worry.

    That’s when Rupert Murdoch sent out a very urgent tweet: “Romney looking better and better while Obama seems devoid of anything new. May try October surprise, bomb someplace! Remember Clinton?”

    Murdoch is one of the world’s most influential media moguls. His News Corp. owns Fox News.

    He is a man my Dad deeply respected. He helped Margaret Thatcher come to power and helped create the triumvirate of Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul II that defeated the Soviet empire.

    Murdoch also knows what Dick Morris and I know, that Barack Obama is like a cornered animal — he knows he is on the ropes, he is a desperate man.

    Desperate men do desperate things.
    ———————————
    A close friend of mine called me today, laughed and told me that Obama has launched his October surprise—Hurrican Sandy. His goal was to get Benghazi off the front page, to act presidential in the final days of the campaign, and to draw the media focus on him and what he is doing. But she believes, as do I, that this October surprise, regardless of who or what initiated it, will not benefit Obama. On the contrary it will demonstrate his incompetence. Also, depending on how how much damage it inflicts, in predominantly blue states I might addd, it could result in the postponement of the election based on Act of God exception. And if it gets results in a breakdown of law and order, it could also empower Obama to declare marshall law.

    There is a project ungoing in the Aleutians to produce weather catastrophies. This project is black box which is higher than CIA clearance. The project was started in 1992, and its initial goal was to generate sand storms in Iraq. Also, I had the honor of meeting a great American patriot who makes Indiana Jones look like a piker, who has worked very closely with the CIA for over 30 years, and is working on a project to collapse hurricanes at the source before. Five summers I’ve spent in the Aleutians, and I have seen the weather systems come roaring out of Siberia like a freight train, past Mount Pavlov and when they hit Mount McKinley summer temperatures can drop 60 degrees in four hours. Also, my late father in law worked on the Dew Line in Alaska in the early 1950s.

    This makes me an expert in nothing, but it does explain why I do not dismiss this possibility lightly. My friend has been tuned in to this since its inception. She was in contract with a groupo of whistleblowers, who she never hears from anymore. I asked her if there was any link she could refer me to for people who would be naturally skeptical about this. She indicated that Jessee Ventura was doing a special on this, and his show was yanked by big media and the military. I asked her if she could refer me to a link on this. She said google Jessee Ventura-Aleutians. But she warned me that my anti virus needed to be strong because viruses have been enbedded.

    Assume for the moment that we have the ability to generate storms by directing electromagnetic forces at the jet stream, which cause it to widen and narrow. Assume further that the power to do this is vested in the president, as we see with the red button. And assume that Obama is a sociopath and would do anyhing to retain power. If he believed this would create a crisis he could solve, and thereby convince voters that despite what happened in Benghazi that he is a great leader, then he might indeed do this–impulsively, at the suggestion of Jarrett. Through speeches he can make promises. But it is only through the sound managememt which he lacks, that those promises can be fulfilled. And that is his Achillies heel. Because if Manhattan is flooded, people die, the stock market crashes and the like, the man in charge, will pay the price.

    Nor is he prepared to face the full wrath of this threat. FEMA is underfunded. Homeland Security is leaderless–Janet “The System Worked” Neopolitano has everything in hand? Really. And most of our national guard troop and their equipment are overseas. In that case, it is only a matter of time before Obama becomes little more than a observer in the unfolding strategy. So if this is what he wanted it is unlikely to work. And for all the people who voted for him in 2008 and are unwilling to admit they were wrong and correct the problem this time, this tragedy may provide the wake up call they need. And if it is as bad as now projected, it may even lead to an invesigation of the Aleutian operation and the ethics of keeping it open. If the weather destroys the homes of the elites on the eastern seaboard, they will be keen to pursue this because they cannot see past their own greed, and here they would not have to.

  24. Hilarious……they really think this will happen.

    WaPo/ABC all tied at 49%. Romney up 10 w/ independents. Sample is D+7 (same as 2008 turnout). If Obama replicates 08 turnout, he ties.

    ROFL.

  25. “This storm is very, very dangerous. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE!” — says reporter standing outside in a bit of wind.

  26. A couple of possibilities on the article from hill buzz regarding MSM’s spin that O will win electoral votes, loose popular:

    1. They may actually believe this, based on info they have access to, or that they intend to make up.
    2. They may be employing one of the most widely used defense mechanisms in the book – DENIAL.
    3. They may be afraid to tell Obama, fearing that he might flip out, take Chris Matthews hostage, until
    the country decides to grant him the position he didn’t earn, but feels he deserves (just like they did
    in 2008). That plan won’t work because Chris will proclaim that his leg tingles for Obama, and he wants
    to remain his hostage.
    4. They may be actually be afraid of an uprising of some kind from the O supporters. And, I’m just saying
    right now – If this all comes down to hand to hand combat between Hillary supporters/Clinton Dems and
    the Obamanuts, Dona Brazille is mine, so hands off you guys. If any licks are to be passed over this
    thing, I got dibs on Dona. lol

  27. Gov Christie is really a good guy, warning people who decided to stay and not leave that “we cant help you until daylight”. Going off on the mayor atlantic city who convinced many people to stay in AC. Furious with him.

  28. Chris Christie should be President at some point! This guy has IT and he takes no hostages. Calls it as he sees it straight up and damn be damned.

    Talks like those dummies who failed to heed warnings are in dire straits.

    Massive destruction.

    Is there anyway whatsoever that Obummer could postpone the election? We know he signs executive orders like autographs and that is the one thing that worries me about this.

    Of course, Obummer will be hands on first thing as soon as he can get his mug out there on the ground.

    I will be honest, I hope everyone pulls out okay in this, lots of damage and destruction but storm fatigue has set in for me.

    Stay safe those in the storms way.

  29. Yeah was just thinking that, Bloomberg sounds like a souless robot, even CNN got bored, saying basically nothing.

  30. pew poll research finds Obama just 37% among whites; big class inversion: 32% non-col whites, 44% col+

    ………………………..

    Obama cannot win whatsoever on 37% white vote, it is just impossible.

  31. FreeS

    If this all comes down to hand to hand combat between Hillary supporters/Clinton Dems and
    the Obamanuts, Dona Brazille is mine, so hands off you guys. If any licks are to be passed over this
    thing, I got dibs on Dona. lol

    ======== 😆

    So many ugly thugs to pick from,

    DebbyUglyHair,

    Nasty,

    Jarrett,

    the tin cow and his sleeveless mate,

    Reid,

    the DNC,

    MSNBC,

    NYTs,

    Tingles,

    the screamer,

    Judas,

    Axelhole,

    Pluffey,

    MSM,

    Katie Currick,

    the people that need to be jobless are endless.

  32. So Bill Clinton is out campaigning in Ohio???

    Romney, get back out and start back up.

    They can’t say a thing now.

    Get your events back up and going.

    F u c k Bill Clinton, he’s lost every bit of respect I ever had for him, to knowingly conspire with this p o s just grinds my gears.

  33. twitter……Is standing out on a windy shore like a moron part of the media asshole initiation ceremony?

  34. I want to add Okra, howard dean to that list. And so many others.

    dot, I’m getting closer to that point, after all the racist charges from 2008, what happened on May 31th ’08, disgusting to watch him peddle for OTurd. Absolutely disgusting.

  35. I want to add Okra – good one,

    howard dean – he’s ‘the screamer’, wanted to call him the holler monkey but thought he might be mistaken for someone else 😉

  36. Tim, yep. I’m over “the Big Dog”. Will never listen to him again, he could have simply called “in sick”. Why continue to help elect the fraud. Bill Clinton has to know what happened in LibyaFibya….that is what is most frightening.

    I am most content as an Independent now. I will never toe the party line, want nothing to do with it, will always in the future go with my gut. My gut was right last time, I voted for Gore against my gut though.

  37. I just had turned to CNN to see what kind of Sandy coverage they were giving and yes, the flags blowing was “award worthy”. Stupid.Wolf B should be on the list above.

    Don’t ya’ll think that Romney needs to get back on the campaign trail tomorrow? He needs to still have himself out there somewhere.

    Did someone say that PA gone to “lean Obama”. Didn’t they have that as lean Obama already ..

  38. “CNN did a report on flags blowing hard in DC”

    LOL. Was CNN the one that had the reporter during some storm in a canoe and then 2 guys walk by, basically revealing the water was only knee length.

  39. Oh i’ve seen all the tricks, I was in Bangkok during the floods and the reporter literally stood in a large puddle while the rest of the area was dry and was claiming that area was inundated….all about camera angle, we basically heckled him for ages for lying.

  40. These people have lost their minds. Who exactly is this supposed to appeal to? Its insulting to seniors and all those who care for seniors and all those who will become seniors one day. Idiots.
    Its almost they have a commercial for each of the patchwork of supporters.

    –ladies, the “first time” ad
    –seniors, this insane ad
    –blue collar workers, the “romney murdered my wife” ad

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/29/michael-moore-produces-anti-romney-video-for-moveon-org-features-elderly-woman-threatening-to-burn-this-motherfucker-down-if-obama-loses/

  41. Michael Moore … **birds whirls outside his head**

    The depths of depravity that has evolved around this pos and his whole family and his staff is actually scary.

    He’s taken the proud office of President and stank it up. He pals arounds with pieces of shit so he’s stunk up the whole country and he is guilty of diminishing the Office of The President of The United States of America.

    I’m glad it’s about over.

  42. …happy to report talked one of my apolitical friends, who is convinced O will win, to vote with us and he has…another registered ‘D’ going MR

  43. LYONS: Obama needs to come clean on what happened in Benghazi
    The American people deserve to know the truth

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/28/lyonsobama-needs-come-clean-what-happened-benghazi/?page=all#pagebreak

    We now know why Ambassador Christopher Stevens had to be in Benghazi the night of 9/11 to meet a Turkish representative, even though he feared for his safety. According to various reports, one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”

  44. Q-1: What is it that Obama is determined to cover up?

    A-1: The fact that at the same time he was telling the American People that he has al Qaeda on the run

    He was secretly funneling a huge supply of lethal weapons to al Qaeda—-like fast and furious

    On the absurd assumption that al Qaeda would use those weapons to overthrow Assad

    And that al Qaeda would not turn right around and use those same weapons against our soldiers

    C-1: If word of this de facto alliance with al Qaeda, it would:

    It would imperil his prospects for re-election

    It would jeopardize our standing with Arab states throughout the region

    But dead men tell no tales

    —————————————-

    But is there more than that? Is the treason yet greater? Were Obama and others covering up more than their ineptitude? Just what was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi that day? Why had he left the Libyan capital to meet with the Turkish ambassador on the anniversary of September 11?

    Rumors abound. According to Admiral Lyons writing in the Washington Times,…

    one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.”

    Lyons adds, citing a Clare Lopez article at RadicalIslam.org,

    …that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with our Benghazi mission. During the terrorist attack, the warehouses were probably looted. We do not know what was there and if it was being administrated by our two former Navy SEALs and the CIA operatives who were in Benghazi. Nonetheless, the equipment was going to hardline jihadis.

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/10/29/beyond-impeachment-benghazi/

  45. CNN : Sandy now a Post Tropical Storm…downgraded.
    ——————————-
    Au contrare.

    I am told

    It has in fact been downgraded

    BUT

    mixed with a nor easter and

    western cold front

    coming in at high tide with a full moon

    has made it worse

    of all scenarios, the worst possible

    and it will hit NY city

  46. “Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.””

    so why are we giving weapons to jihadies? Assad is a bad man, but so are the jihadies, and there is no indications that they will want some sort of representative govt, they want shariah law and a caliphate.
    This is not good, if this is indeed what was going on.

  47. hoping this is true…

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/10/28/the-obama-ground-game-myth/

    The Obama Ground Game Myth

    Jonathan S. Tobin

    In the last week, there have been two consistent themes being sounded by the Democrats. One is the assertion that Mitt Romney’s momentum has been halted and even reversed. The other is that their ground game is so good that the president is bound to win the election no matter what the polls say. These two talking points are closely related, since the polls that liberal analysts cite in order to assert that the president is edging back into the lead are based on assumptions about the composition of the electorate that are only possible if the Democrats match or even exceed the massive turnout they achieved in 2008.

    Why pollsters would assume that a correct sample for the 2012 election would mirror the 2008 results when Obama rode a wave of disgust for the Bush administration and belief in his promise of hope and change is a mystery that demands an explanation that has yet to be forthcoming. Yet Democrats say the question is irrelevant since their ability to generate turnout is so expert and so superior to that of the Republicans they believe there is little doubt that once again the number of their voters will outnumber those of the GOP. To that end, journalists have been citing the fact that there are far more Obama campaign offices in states like Ohio than those working for Romney. But that is an argument that even some on the left understand is largely meaningless. Not only may the ground game advantage be a myth, the changes in partisan affiliation in the last four years render the optimistic poll numbers that are encouraging Democrats in the past week a self-deception that could lead to bitter disappointment on election day.

    The field office gap has become as popular a talking point in recent days as the gender gap. Earlier in the week the Atlantic’s Molly Ball reported that not only are the Democrats’ offices more numerous, but that the GOP outlets are either sleepier or lack interest in Romney’s fate as opposed to those of local Republican candidates. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was so impressed by this argument that he wrote in Politico that it showed that Romney was depending on emotion and intangibles while the Democrats were relying on practical organizational skills.

    The problem with this simplistic argument is easily illustrated. There are far fewer GOP field offices, but that’s because as even Kevin Drum, a writer for the left-wing Mother Jones, wrote on Friday, Republicans are operating on a different paradigm:

    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.)

    The other reason why Republicans are not as obsessed with turnout is that their base tends to be more highly motivated and, as a rule, are already registered rather than having to be schlepped out to the polls with great difficulty. They are instead working on convincing independents to give Romney a second look, an effort that has borne fruits as polls show their candidate gaining ground among centrists.

    That’s something that gets us to the heart of this conundrum about turnout. As Josh Jordan explains in National Review, both Gallup and Rasmussen agree that the partisan split between Republicans and Democrats has changed markedly since 2008. Whereas four years ago the Democrats had a seven-point advantage, this fall that has become a 1 or 2 point Republican edge.

    Under those circumstances, it’s difficult to take seriously those polls like the Investors Business Daily/TIPP tracking poll that shows Obama up by one point, since its sample has seven percent more Democrats than Republicans. But even there, there is little to encourage the president’s supporters since his numbers have been declining in that poll over the past week. You have to believe along with Obama staffer Jim Messina that their ground game that will produce an electorate that is disproportionately Democratic with more minority and young voters than even in 2008 to think such a result is even possible.

    This makes the operative question this week not so much whether which polls are accurate as it is how even with a field office advantage can the Democrats possibly manufacture the sort of partisan turnout advantage that could re-elect Obama? In a year when independents are flocking to Romney, there simply may not be enough Democrats, youth or minority voters to offset the fact the GOP base will turn out in numbers that will far eclipse their totals in 2008. Discussion about a ground game may be simply an attempt to distract us from the fact that the president’s campaign is betting everything on an organizational plan that can’t overcome the way the electorate has changed over the course of the Obama presidency.

  48. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/10/29/latest_on_benghazi_tyrone_woods_painted_a_target_but_the_missile_never_came

    Have to admit Rush did a very good job explaining all this. No one came to help our guys, people in power watched the whole thing live and did nothing, how they can then lie about it is beyond just dereliction of duty. And not one damn American MSM will cover this, not one. We have media from other countries now covering this, but not Obots like Williams and Sawyer and NYT and Washington Post, they no longer cover cover-ups, they participate in the coverups.

  49. S
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    hoping this is true…

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/10/28/the-obama-ground-game-myth/

    The Obama Ground Game Myth

    Jonathan S. Tobin

    S,

    I was just about to post that article. I especially like this part:

    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.)

    The other reason why Republicans are not as obsessed with turnout is that their base tends to be more highly motivated and, as a rule, are already registered rather than having to be schlepped out to the polls with great difficulty. They are instead working on convincing independents to give Romney a second look, an effort that has borne fruits as polls show their candidate gaining ground among centrists.

    It offers reassurance that there is something to offset the poll numbers showing more Dems voting early/absentee. I wonder if it suggests that Repubs may be more motivated to get out and vote whatever the conditions of the aftermath of the storm are.

  50. Apologies if this has already been posted, but I can understand Pat Cadell’s anger about this whole thing. The American Obot MSM no longer are checks to those in power, they are aides to any corruption by those in power. They are part of the coverup.

  51. The Clintons streamlined FEMA and hired professionals. Bush hired Brownie and the good people left. It has not been a priority for the Messiah. As with everything else he is unprepared. But big media loves him.

    Twas many and many a year ago
    In a Kingdom by the Sea
    A Messiah there lived
    Whom Big Media loved
    By the name of Bambi

    He was a (man)child
    And Big Media was a child
    In this Kingdom by the Sea
    But they loved with a love
    That was more than a love
    Big Media and Anti-American Bambee

  52. People do not understand how serious this storm situation is.

    Obama wanted a distraction, and what he got is a catastrophe–which he will not be able to handle

  53. Well, this is fun. Joe Scarborough thinks Nate Silver is a joke; and Silver thinks Scarborough is math challenged.

    (10/29/2012) “Nate Silver: One-term celebrity?”, Dylan Byers (Politico)
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/10/nate-silver-romney-clearly-could-still-win-147618.html

    For all the confidence Silver puts in his predictions, he often gives the impression of hedging. Which, given all the variables involved in a presidential election, isn’t surprising. For this reason and others — and this may shock the coffee-drinking NPR types of Seattle, San Francisco and Madison, Wis. — more than a few political pundits and reporters, including some of his own colleagues, believe Silver is highly overrated.

    “If you tell me you think you can quantify an event that is about to happen that you don`t expect, like the 47 percent comment or a debate performance, I think you think you are a wizard. That`s not possible,” Times columnist David Brooks, a moderate conservative, said on PBS earlier this month. “The pollsters tell us what`s happening now. When they start projecting, they`re getting into silly land.”

    Brooks doubled down on this charge in a column last week: “I should treat polls as a fuzzy snapshot of a moment in time. I should not read them, and think I understand the future,” he wrote. “If there’s one thing we know, it’s that even experts with fancy computer models are terrible at predicting human behavior.”

    On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Joe Scarborough took a more direct shot, effectively calling Silver an ideologue and “a joke.”
    “Nate Silver says this is a 73.6 percent chance that the president is going to win? Nobody in that campaign thinks they have a 73 percent chance — they think they have a 50.1 percent chance of winning. And you talk to the Romney people, it’s the same thing,” Scarborough said. “Both sides understand that it is close, and it could go either way. And anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they’re jokes.”

    Silver’s no stranger to doubt and criticism. He even doubts his own model sometimes. But he dismisses this criticism.

    “We can debate how much of a favorite Obama is; Romney, clearly, could still win. But this is not wizardry or rocket science,” Silver told POLITICO. “All you have to do is take an average, and count to 270. It’s a pretty simple set of facts. I’m sorry that Joe is math-challenged.”

  54. The messiah whines, and whines, and whines about the mess he inherited from Bush.

    But that mess is as nothing compared to the mess that Romney will inherit from Obama.

    New York City is the center of the world financial industry, and a key part of the national economy.

    But fear not. The Messiah has assured us that the states and the federal government are prepared for this.

    Clearly, Obama does not get what is happening yet.

    He lives in a virtual world, not the real one.

  55. ““We can debate how much of a favorite Obama is; Romney, clearly, could still win. But this is not wizardry or rocket science,” Silver told POLITICO. “All you have to do is take an average, and count to 270. It’s a pretty simple set of facts.”

    I fail to see what this man, Mr. Silver, has said in this statement that is anything but obvious. I’m guessing he’s one of these ivory tower gloria borgen type people, trying to stay relevant, which is a full time job for most of these people.

  56. tim
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    who is nate silver? His name comes up, I have never heard of him, is he anyone of any wisdom or relevance?

    He is a poll prognosticator and apparently the subject (but not the author?) of an NYT political blog based upon his work. If I understand correctly, he is credited with successfully predicting the outcome of a large number of the 2008 races, not just the presidential race.

    (10/29/2012)
    “In Pennsylvania, the Democratic Lean Is Slight, but Durable”, Micah Cohen (NYT / 538)
    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

  57. Well, Nate, I assume, is still scheduled to be on Piers Morgan tonight. No doubt they’ll be rejoicing about the projected “win”. Probably get Soledad in to do a cheer for her guy. Nate’s figures don’t square with those of other pollsters. Someone’s gonna look a little stupid come election day.

    I see no one called dibs on Michelle in the Throw-down for the White House. What’s the matter? Someone a little scared of FLOTUS – other than Barack, I mean. lol

  58. Some good news from Pew of all places. The headline indicates the election is “Dead Even” but also that “Romney Maintains Turnout Edge”. At least they didn’t bury the lead.

    It’s a really long article. I’d love to hear from some of the really poll savvy members here after they have a chance to read it.

    (10/29/2012) “Presidential Race Dead Even; Romney Maintains Turnout Edge, Obama 47%-Romney 47%
    ” (Pew Research Center)
    http://www.people-press.org/2012/10/29/presidential-race-dead-even-romney-maintains-turnout-edge/

    As the presidential campaign enters its final week, Barack Obama has failed to regain much of the support he lost in the days following the first presidential debate and the race is now even among likely voters: 47% favor Obama while an identical percentage supports Mitt Romney.

    The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 24-28 among 1,678 registered voters, including 1,495 likely voters, finds Obama holding a statistically insignificant two-point edge among registered voters: 47% to 45%. This is little different from the 46% to 46% standoff among registered voters observed in early October, in the days following the first debate.

    When the sample is narrowed to likely voters, the balance of opinion shifts slightly in Romney’s direction, as it did in early October. This reflects Romney’s turnout advantage over Obama, which could loom larger as Election Day approaches. In both October surveys, more Republicans and Republican leaners than Democrats and Democratic leaners are predicted to be likely voters. In September, the gap was more modest.

    Indeed, surveys over the past month have found Republicans becoming much more upbeat about the race and about Mitt Romney himself. More Republicans now see the campaign as interesting and informative. And compared with September, a greater proportion of Romney voters now say they are voting for him rather than against Obama.

    Romney’s strengths – and Obama’s weaknesses – continue to be the economy and the budget deficit. More see the former Massachusetts governor as better able to improve the job situation, by a 50% to 42% margin. Half of voters agree that “Obama doesn’t know how to turn the economy around.” And more voters say Romney has new ideas than say that about Obama (46% vs. 41%).

    The poll finds that this year’s debates collectively have had a much more positive impact on opinions of Romney than on views of Obama. Twice as many voters say they have a better opinion of Romney as a result of the debates than say that about Obama (36% vs. 18%).

    Assessing Voter Turnout
    As in many previous elections, turnout measures appear to favor the Republican candidate. In the poll, more of Mitt Romney’s than Barack Obama’s supporters say they are highly engaged and certain to vote. By a four-point margin, Romney supporters say they have given a lot of thought to the election (82% vs. 78%). Similarly, 66% of those voting for Romney say they have been following the campaign very closely. Fewer of Obama’s supporters (60%) say this. And 88% of Romney supporters say they will definitely vote, compared with 83% for the president.

  59. “1,678 registered voters, including 1,495 likely voters”
    *******
    Pew is basing their “even” race BS on an 89% voter turn out. A lot of those “LVs” ain’t showing up and I bet most of those no-shows are Obama “voters”.

  60. Sorry PM317–didn’t see your post when I posted mine…

    You are right–while it might seem amusing on the surface that story is anything but funny….

  61. I hope this dog face goes back to her Chicago slums in January:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/10/29/jarrett-obama-to-change-washington-by-spending-more-time-away/

    Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that in a second term, President Obama would change Washington by spending even more time away from D.C.

    “I think everybody grows. Everybody matures. Everybody develops their, you know, their confidence,” Jarrett said of the first term in an interview airing this morning on MSNBC.

    “As I think one of the things that he has said upon reflection is that he’s going to spend a lot more time traveling around the country,” she said after a New Hampshire rally. “A day like today is energizing, and the American people are hungry to be engaged and he wants to be able to spend more time doing it. And that will hold Congress accountable.”

    “As you know, what we said in the last campaign was ‘yes, we can,’ not ‘yes, I can,’ for the president. He cannot take on these challenges alone. We need to keep the kind of crowd we had in New Hampshire, what we’ve seen all over the country. Going past the election, we need to win the election and then we need to move into a second term. And we need to bring our country forward together,” Jarrett added.

  62. OMG, listen this slumlord, poor baby, “this is the last time he will ever run for office again”, good riddance and don’t let the door hit you:

    “Jarrett reflected on going through this last campaign with her longtime friend Obama.

    “It is a little bit like I can’t believe that this is the last time he’ll ever run for office again,” she said. “But then I know that we have four more years and a lot of hard work left to do. Right?””

  63. Romney’s ad on Fiat is sending Obama and his minions in the media to panic. You only have to look at the headlines in memeorandum.

  64. Gag me to tears with that Jarrett statement. “It is a little bit like I can’t believe this is the last time he’ll ever run for office again.” AYFKM?! That sounds like something some high school senior would say at graduation time. It really is all about Barack for all of them. Of course, he’s the source of their power, light, warmth, everything. How little Obama and his inner circle care about this country, the people who live here, the ones who have died defending this country – no one!

  65. It really is all about Barack for all of them.

    He is their meal ticket. He is their ticket to stardom. If it were not for him, she would be a slumlord in Chicago swamp chasing rats. When I see big Obama banners (there is one in Chevy Chase on my commute route) and bumper stickers around, I usually think he is their meal ticket, they will vote for him as if their livelihood depends on it and it does.

  66. Tim: Silver is a Johnny Come Lately who makes a market in false predictions favoring Obama. This makes him the toast of the town among the liberal intelligensia who are searching in vain for reassurance. Hi ho silver has something in common with those to the manor borne creeps: neither one knows shit from shinola. Silver and Morris are bitter enemies, and besides that they do not really like eachother.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/10/nate-silver-romney-clearly-could-still-win-147618.html

  67. Lot of damage in NY and NJ.. can’t underestimate that, 4 feet of water in subway tunnels. We were going to have big winds but so far it has not been bad. Lights flickered a few times but didn’t go out.

  68. It is comical to watch these pundits claim that storm and the devastation it brings this helps Obama– because it gives him the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. Leadership, however, calls for more than the kind of empty promises he is famous for. It calls for resources on hand, action plans, followed by action. And it involves risks. Say what you like, the fact remains that when you have people stranded in high rise apartments, power failures, hospitals shutting down and tunnels in and out of Manhattan flooded, the picture coming across the airways will not be pretty. And there is very little Obama can do about it. Pundits may think this give him enough time to demonstrate his leadership. I say it gives him enough time to demonstrate his incompetence for those who have been oblivious to it up to this point. You cannot choreograph this scenario, like you can a party convention. There are too many witnesses, and too many moving parts. Bloomie is telling us now that the city will be up and running tomorrow. In his position, he has to say that. But as I look at the extent of the damage my reaction is: you lie.

  69. jbstonesfan
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    8 days to go. This Silverman article has me worried.
    ———————————————
    I invite you to examine the bio on this young twerp.

    He bills himself as a sabermetrician(?), psephologist(?), statistician, and writer.

    He claims to be a progressive and spent time at HuffPo–so he cannot be taken seriously.

    Like little Ezra Klein, a cross over from left blogs to big media.

    In terms of his pseudo scientific predictions, I think he is off by a decimal point.

  70. Romney already beat Obummer to the punch, using his campaign bus to give out supplies.

    Romney needs to beat Obummer to the punch tomorrow as well, be on top of it, showing hip waders if he needs too. Give out food, offer support,

    This disaster ain’t gonna help Obummer. If anything, his destroyed base will be staying home unless DNC figures out a way to get their names and vote em anyways. Would not surprise me.

    I have to say that as much as I want to vote for Romney, if my house was destroyed in this, voting would not be highest priority.

    Not looking good for Obummer.

  71. This is the organization that produced those series of ads. Looks like it is a women’s group who supported Obama but are now talking more like they want someone like Romney and sound non-partisan and not hung up on abortion and contraception. I like what they say.

    http://www.iwvoices.org/

  72. No one who supports Obama can possibly be a progressive. His consistent habit is to throw constituents under the bus in exchange for campaign contributions. He talks the talk but he does not walk the walk. Therefore, what he really is, is a pseudo progressive. And so is anyone who supports him, who knows how he operates. Most of his supporters never look below the surface. And that makes them useful idiots.

  73. has this been posted?

    Napels Florida Blog/Paper

    Bill Clinton told Hillary To Resign; US Arming ‘Syrian Rebels’ With Ties To Al Queda, Muslim Brotherhood
    This artcle was written by a Rebecca Diserio

    Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, came forward to “take responsibility overall” for the attacks at Benghazi, but per Ed Klein we now know behind the scenes Bill Clinton advised his wife to resign over the possible criminal fallout of the Benghazi massacre. Today we learn from sources that not only did Hillary ask for added security, and was denied, but her closest advisers strongly suggested she seek legal counsel just days after the attack. Why?

    Why did “they” deny Hillary’s requests for added security to Benghazi, and why is this a situation in which a Secretary of State would need personal legal counsel? Could the Benghazi fallout, go beyond what a Public Relations firm can handle? I’d say YES. Could this be a criminal act, negligence, dereliction of duty, which resulted in murder? I’d say YES. And I’d say that Hillary is telling the truth as the “source” of these latest developments come straight from her “legal counsel.

    Hillary did prior to September 11th, 2012 order added security for Benghazi,
    and those requests were denied—but by who?

    To fully understand what happened in Benghazi, we need to step back. Ambassador Stevens was located in a CIA safehouse (otherwise known as the building burned down during attack)–that location is where on the night of the attack he dined with the Turkish General Counsel. Why?

    Why was Stevens meeting with this Turkish official? Apparently, in reports the US was gun running weapons through Turkey to aid the Syrian Rebels, but the real kicker here is that we handed over 400 tons in one shipment, to Al Queda and the Muslim Brotherhood, who are the leaders of these so called “Syrian Rebels”. We can speculate what the Turkish General Counsel talked with Ambassador Stevens about that night—but what is clear is that the Al Queda backed forces were on scene whilst the two men dined.

    The ‘Libyan forces’ called the Feb. 17th Brigade, were the extra security which manned that CIA safe house. On the night of the attack, Sean Smith, sent this message via a gaming app
    ”Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”

    What is interesting to note here, is the quotations around the word police. Here, he is referring to the Feb. 17th Brigade, and what it tells me is he is questioning just who these ‘police’ are with, why are they casing the safe house taking pictures? We now know that this “Brigade” is an affiliate of Al Queda and they fought under the “Black Flag” of Al Queda. Diana West, an expert in Middle East affairs has this to offer:

    The Obama administration, however, threw in Uncle Sam’s lot with bad guys – the “rebels,” the “martyrs,” the Muslim Brothers, the whole jihad-happy crew in Libya and the wider Middle East. Uncle Sam, more or less, crossed to the “other side.” It is this alliance or support for “martyrs” and their sympathizers in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria that is the betrayal from which Benghazi-gate rises, particularly as our veterans’ cemeteries and hospitals are filled with casualties caused by such “martyrs.”

    Let’s cut to the chase. Benghazi is shaping up to be the worst cover-up ever in the history of the US. The 12 reports that were filed within the first 24 hours, outlining to the White House exactly what had transpired, never once mention a “protest” or any “video”. They do mention Al Queda linked group called Ansar al-Sharia, claiming the attacks. We know that the drone was feeding live video back to the White house “situation room” and that Obama was in a meeting with Panetta and Biden at the White House—we know they were informed via those emails of the attack in progress. Is there any doubt they also were watching this live in real time?

    And with that info, Obama strolled out to the Rose Garden, and alluded to this “video”. In later appearances Obama does talk about the “vile” video, slamming Romney for calling it a “terrorist” attack.

    America stands at the crossroads in history. The Main Stream Media is protecting Obama, so many Americans do not know these details. They are hoping to slide through the next 2 weeks and pull out a victory, putting back in power the President who watched our fellow Americans die….and then, went to bed.

  74. Brilliant…just brilliant.

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan scheduled “storm relief” events Tuesday after previously canceling planned campaign rallies.

    Romney will attend an event in Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday morning with race car driver Richard Petty and country music artist Randy Owen. He had previously scheduled a campaign rally at the same site with Petty, Owen, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday afternoon, but later scrapped the campaign events out of deference to those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

    The Romney campaign did not advise what the event would entail, but a Republican source indicated attendees would be asked to bring disaster relief supplies to the event, and that Romney might give brief remarks.

    Ryan, who was originally scheduled to campaign Tuesday in Colorado, instead returned home to Wisconsin on Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon, Ryan will drop by a Romney campaign office in La Crosse, where he will thank volunteers gathering or donating items for storm release efforts. Later in the evening, Ryan is scheduled to stop at another campaign office in Hudson, again thanking supporters.

    Romney’s wife, Ann, will also be visiting a trio of campaign offices in Iowa on Tuesday for storm relief collection efforts. The aspiring first lady will then begin campaigning again with a rally in Des Moines planned for Tuesday evening; neither her husband nor Ryan is expected back on the campaign trail until Wednesday.

    President Obama and Vice President Biden have canceled their scheduled campaign appearances Tuesday, with the president scheduled to coordinate the emergency response to the storm from the White House in Washington.

    But the Obama campaign will not be without some high-profile activity. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to hold a grassroots rally with supporters in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. Clinton will then host a separate rally in the early afternoon in nearby Duluth.

    On Monday, both campaigns said their top priority was the potential victims of the storm.

    “I am not worried at this point on the impact on the election. I’m worried about the impact on families and our first responders,” the president said at a White House briefing Monday. “The election will take care of itself next week.”

    Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a statement Monday that “Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/264739-romney-ryan-announce-storm-relief-efforts-for-tuesday

  75. (10/29/2012) “Watching the Collapse of the Obama Campaign” (RCP)
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/10/29/the_obama_presidency_is_about_to_be_swept_away.html
    President Barack Obama pounced. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed,” he said, his voice dripping with sarcasm. “We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them … ”

    But “sarcasm and condescension only work if the speaker’s presumption of lofty superior knowledge is borne out by his command of actual facts,” said Pastor Donald Sensing, a retired Army colonel.

    Mr. Obama was wrong on both the thrust of his argument, and on the examples he used. Aircraft carriers need smaller ships to protect them, lest they be sunk. The military has many more bayonets now than in 1916. Marines think so highly of them they’ve designed a new one, modeled on the famous KA-BAR fighting knife. Special Forces soldiers on horseback were critical to ousting the Taliban.

    The Navy and shipbuilding are very important in southeast Virginia. With his wisecrack, the president may have kissed the state goodbye.
    It isn’t just in Virginia where Mr. Obama’s fortunes are plummeting. When Missouri isn’t a swing state, but Minnesota is, Democrats are in big trouble. No challenger who’s cracked 50 percent in Gallup’s tracking poll has ever lost. Mr. Romney is polling better at this point in the campaign than did every victorious challenger from 1968 on.

    Economist Timur Kuran coined the term to explain why totalitarian regimes usually collapse suddenly. A preference cascade happens when people discover millions of others share their doubts about the Great Leader. Massive media bias has made the term applicable here, Mr. Reynolds said. The Barack Obama that Americans saw in the debates bears little resemblance to the heroic figure portrayed by the news media.

  76. jbstonesfan
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Bill has been a huge disappointment in his support for Obama.
    ————————-
    You mean you disagree with his last whopper that Romney would be worse for the country than Hurrican Sandy? We had a good laugh over that one.

  77. (10/29/201) “New Globe poll shows dead heat in Senate race” (Boston.com)
    http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/29/new-globe-poll-shows-dead-heat-senate-race/e24Cs1rOxVcX7m6MZlFFSO/story.html

    The survey indicates Brown holds a razor-thin 45 percent to 43 percent lead over Warren among likely voters, well within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. Brown’s lead evaporates, with 47 percent for each candidate, when voters who are undecided are asked which candidate they are leaning toward.

    The poll is a reversal from a September Globe survey that showed Warren ahead 43 percent to 38 percent, as well as several other recent polls that have found Warren with a slight lead. The shift underscores the belief long held by both sides that the race, active for more than a year, would be competitive until the end.

    The poll comes a day ahead of what is supposed to be the candidates’ fourth and final debate, scheduled for Tuesday evening. Debate sponsors, a media consortium including the Globe, have not made a decision whether to postpone or cancel the debate, as the full effects of Hurricane Sandy on the region are not yet known.

    The poll suggests Brown may be pulling off a difficult feat in politics, retaining his personal popularity among voters, even as he continues a relentless attack on his opponent.

    Brown, a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic state, may also be benefiting from a slight uptick in support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among Massachusetts voters. The poll shows that Obama leads Romney 52 percent to 38 percent, a substantial margin, but down significantly from last month, when Obama held a 27 point lead over Romney in Massachusetts.

    If the gap at the top of the ticket is indeed shrinking, that would be good news for Brown. He has had some success with Obama voters, but they still support Warren in overwhelming numbers. Brown drew 12 percent of likely Obama voters, compared with 73 percent for Warren.

    The poll of 583 likely voters was conducted from Wednesday through Sunday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

    But Warren’s popularity has suffered more than Brown’s amid an onslaught of attack ads over her legal work for corporate clients. She was viewed favorably by 49 percent of respondents, compared with 42 percent who viewed her unfavorably. That’s down significantly from last month, when 53 percent offered a favorable opinion and only 36 percent said they viewed her unfavorably.

  78. jbstonesfan
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Bill has been a huge disappointment in his support for Obama.
    ————————-
    You mean you disagree with his last whopper that Romney would be worse for the country than Hurrican Sandy? We had a good laugh over that one.
    ———–
    It is a shame because he has some excellent ideas for the country, but Obama will never implement them, and by saying things like that he makes it impossible for president Romney to appoint him to a key position, which I heard Romney intended to do. Also, and this is perhaps the worst of it, he dimishes his stature as a post partisan elder stateman, problemsolver and first rate president. And for what? A man whose campaign vilified him and labeled them racists. The people I speak to, who spent their own money to go out on the campaign trail, are saddened and disappointed. I know the pressure they are putting on him, but it is not worth it. This I learned from a man who ran whorehouses in Memphis in his youth: if they try to threaten you, you get in their face and you make them do it.

  79. I love Bill and Hillary, but this election is not about them. They are party loyalists to a
    fault, but I am still surprised with the zeal in which they defend Obama. Hillary has lost
    a lot of credibility over the Libya attack and any aspirations for 2016 are not realistic IMO. While we all joined this site to support Hillary, it has become much larger than that. We are trying to save our country from what could be as we call in law ” irreparable damages” should Obama be elected. Any competent judge would issue a
    injunction at this point and advise Obama to cease and desist the dismantling of a once
    great nation.

  80. I shouldn’t be surprised that when Warren is up by one or two points she is “in the lead” but when Brown is that same lead is characterized as razor thin.

    If the above article is correct, then Brown may be doing better, in part at least, because Romney is doing better.

    I really, really, really, really hope Brown wins again.

    Here is the poem I wrote following his victory over Coakley as well as the other Republican mid-term victories.

    Schadenfreude becomes Freudenschade: to the tune of Eidelweiss (c)

    Schadenfreude, schadenfreude, after the DNC convention.
    Ever more schadenfreude after Obama’s election.

    Mass. insurrection, Brown’s election and a course correction.
    Schadenfreude becomes freudenschade; good luck with re-election!!!!

    *German loanword: a transposed variant of schadenfreude;
    loosely translated it means misery at someone else’s joy.

    And here we are on the verge of the re-election that Brown gave me hope for.

  81. Norma Desmond
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/the_panetta_doctrine_americans_on_their_own_if_attacked.html
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    This thing is becoming clear in my mind and I have laid out my theory in prior posts.

    The one thing that must be added is the failure of leadership that precipitated this.

    I firmly believe that Obama did not know what the CIA was doing in Benghazi.

    He could have found out, but he was not interested.

    All he was interested in was promoting his campaign narrative. Nothing else.

    But the CIA needs to me supervised and managed at all times.

    If they are not managed then alpha males in their ranks will do stupid things like this.

    Things like arming al Qaeda to take down Assad.

    It is all very territorial, and it gives them a chance to settle old scores.

    So when the attack occurred two agendas were in play–Obama’s and the CIA.

    The cover story of a mob and a video has been proven to be a lie.

    The fall back story, that al Qaeda did it has since been proffed by Pateraus.

    But if the CIA was supplying al Qaeda, then why bite the hand that feeds you.

    I do believe that this attack was initiated by Iran, with the concurrence of Russia.

    And that gives rise to the third agenda–to prevent a larger war.

    Three different agendas pulling in three different agendas.

    Therefore they have big media back off and they promise an investigation.

    But all of this flows from one single fact: Obama is not a leader and he has no idea how to control a rogue agency.

    By contrast, I am quite sure that President Romney will get that tiger under control, because unlike Obama, he knows how to be an executive.

  82. (10/28/2012) “Obama’s independent problem” (The Washington Post)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/obamas-independent-problem/2012/10/28/9b519162-211f-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html

    In the last three releases of the tracking poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News, Obama has trailed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney among independent voters by between 16 and 20 percentage points.

    That’s a striking reversal from 2008, when Obama won independent voters, who made up 29 percent of the electorate, by eight points over Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

    So, what gives? Why is Obama — at least according to the Post-ABC data — having so much trouble with independents?

    … Of all the likely voters who called themselves independents in nine days of the Post-ABC tracking poll, fully three-quarters (75 percent) — said they tend to lean toward one party or the other. (The remainder are known as “pure” independents.)

    And it’s among those shadow partisans that Obama is struggling. Ninety-two percent of Republican-leaning independents said they plan to support Romney, while 84 percent of Democratic-leaning independents are backing Obama.

    It’s not just in the head-to-head matchup that the difference between GOP-leaning and Democratic-leaning independents is visible. Among all registered voters, 69 percent of Republican-leaning independents say they are following the election closely while just 49 percent of Democratic-leaning independents say the same. (Just more than four in 10 — 41 percent — of pure independents say they are closely following the election.)

    That gap between partisan-leaning independents was just nine points in September but has now grown to a 20-point edge this month as the election draws near.

    By way of comparison, in Post-ABC polling conducted in October 2008, 62 percent of Democratic-leaning independents said they were closely following the election while 60 percent of Republican-leaning said the same.

    Among independents who say they are “absolutely certain” to vote, 87 percent of Republican-leaning independents express that sentiment, compared with 81 percent of Democratic-leaning independents.

    What all those numbers mean is that among independent voters — who tend to be less likely to turn out, even in a presidential election, than partisans — Romney has a clear edge.

    Now, several caveats are worth noting.

    First, while the election is national in scope, it will be decided in a handful of swing states, including Virginia, where Post polling released Sunday showed Obama with a four-point edge.

    Still, Romney’s wide lead among independents in Post-ABC tracking polling is a remarkable finding, given the narrow margins between the two men overall. (Romney polled 49 percent to Obama’s 48 in Sunday’s Post-ABC tracking survey.) And, if Romney wins the election Nov. 6, he will almost certainly have independents loosely affiliated with Republicans to thank for his victory.

  83. I have seen comments on military sites that Pateraus is a political hack. That surprised me when I first heard it, but now I understand.

    As a matter of fact, when the former marine and undersecretary of defense speaking in the following video said that the reason for this failure was that “senior military official were either too timid or too politicized” to stand up for the country, I rather suspect that he was referring directly to David Patraeus. If so, then alas David has forgotten the code of his almer mater, West Point, which says nothing about protecting Obama, but simply duty, honor, country.

  84. (11/5/2012) “Independents’ Day
    Romney’s advantage with unaffiliated voters could prove key.” (The Weekly Standard)
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/independents-day_657936.html?page=1

    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.

    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?”

    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.

  85. Norma Desmond
    October 29th, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    Which larger war?

    Syria or Iran?
    ————————
    Possibly Russia.

    When asked what how the Great War would start, he replied: some damned thing in the Balkins.

    Also, if it was acknowled to be Iran

    Then some wag would point out that a consulated located in Libya

    Is deemed to be American soil under international law,

    And the messiah would then have to deal with an Iranian attack upon American soil

    Which killed four Americans

    And that could easily become a causus belli–also under international law.

  86. The guy who in the video Tim posted and I reposted above at 12:08 is a remarkable soldier. I see where he was with the Marine Corps Force Recon group. He served during the Viet Nam war and iniated attacks behind North Viet Namese lines. Force Recon was the toughest small unit fighting force we had at that time, so much so that they trained the Green Berets. In addition, he has stellar academic credentials. Finally, he has written a seminal handbook on the subject. He says if Obama is telling the truth that he ordered all available forces to help Wood and Stevens, then there would be a written order issued to that effect. Yet Obama has failed to produce such an order. And that in turn warrants the inference that the glorious Messiah is lying through his teeth.
    ———————————–

    Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration. A graduate of Georgetown and Princeton Universities, he served in the Marine infantry. He was a member of the Force Recon team that initiated attacks behind North Vietnamese lines.

    He wrote the counterinsurgency classic, The Village, that has been on the Commandant’s Reading List for 40 years. His books have won the Marine Corps Heritage Prize, the Colby Award for Military History, the VFW Media Award and the General Goodpaster Soldier-scholar Award. He has been on hundreds of patrols and operations throughout Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Bing is a member of St. Crispin’s Order of the Infantry and the Council on Foreign Relations

  87. wbboei
    October 30th, 2012 at 12:30 am
    TwoGirls
October 30th, 2012 at 12:24 am
(11/5/2012) “Independents’ Day
Romney’s advantage with unaffiliated voters could prove key.” (The Weekly Standard)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/independents-day_657936.html?page=1


    ——————-


    That was Jay Cost’s opinion as well.
    Barring some new development.
    Pundits are now speculating that Hurricane Sandy could be the new development.
    But I believe they are wrong.

    These last few articles regarding Independents and Repub leaning Indeps lead me to agree with you. Momentum and motivation do seem to favor Romney.

    So, what do you think of my Schadenfreude poem?

  88. This article from The Moral Liberal was posted at Blogs for Hillary. It analyzes the events of the Benghazi tragedy, and explains where Hillary’s responsibility and capability began and ended. In this military man’s view, Hillary responded with every resource at her disposal after being notified of the incident.

    Evidence Hillary Answered the 3:00 a.m. Call While Obama Hung Up

    DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ

    This weekend, while pondering the recent revelations that explicit calls for military help may have been rejected, I realized the media has been misunderstanding the basic lines of authority that were likely in place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. If those lines of authority were conventional, then on that night it is highly likely that Hillary Clinton did all she could while Barack Obama — who controlled vastly more resources — did nothing effective.

    Now, I’m not at all excusing State Department decision-making that left the Benghazi compound ridiculously vulnerable or the State Department’s spin after the attack. Instead, I’m focusing on the events of that night — the subject of the most recent revelations that someone rejected urgent calls for military help.
    To fully understand the various accounts of the battle, one has to understand the concept of “assets,” “responsibility,” and “command authority.” For example, a military commander may be responsible for a particular battle space, but only has command authority over very specific military assets. In Iraq, my squadron commander was responsible for a 17,000 square kilometer section of Diyala Province, but only had command authority over a specific set of assets — a “squadron minus” of armored cavalry (we left a tank company up in Mosul) plus various attached soldiers and teams. If these assets were insufficient, he had to specifically appeal to higher headquarters for help, and higher headquarters would approve or reject the request.

    In a mixed civilian/military environment, the situation becomes more complex. For example, at various points in our deployment, U.N. negotiating teams would arrive to try to broker peace agreements between competing tribes. They had their own security, and the head of that security team was responsible for the safety of the U.N. negotiators, but if his team was overmatched, he’d appeal for help to my commander — as the on-scene military commander responsible for the battle space and with command authority over necessary assets to respond to a crisis.

    Clear as mud? Thankfully, in our case the U.N. never had to make the call for help — in large part because we escorted the negotiators with heavy armor. The insurgents never launched an attack.
    With that framework in place, let’s go back to Benghazi. While the State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security assumes responsibility for “providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” that does not mean that it necessarily has command authority over the necessary assets to accomplish its mission. In other words, if an embassy is under attack, the State Department doesn’t suddenly command aircraft carriers, fighter groups, or infantry battalions. The military chain of command doesn’t suddenly become a State Department chain of command. Instead, if an embassy or diplomatic compound is under attack, and State Department forces are insufficient to repel the attack or secure embassy personnel, then the State Department has to appeal to a separate command structure and ask that it deploy those assets under its command authority to assist — such as the host country’s military or our own.
    International law assigns primary responsibility for diplomatic security to the host country, but Libya was not capable of meeting that responsibility. So — if current reports can be believed — we appealed to our own military for help. Here’s the critical point: The decision to proactively use military force in a sovereign country that we are not at war with or in is typically a decision reserved to the National Command Authority alone. (The National Command Authority is the president acting in concert with — but in command of — the Secretary of Defense). Unless this decision has been delegated to a lower command, this is the president’s call to make. Period.

    So far we have been provided with a fairly precise accounting of how the State Department deployed its very limited assets to respond to the Benghazi attack, and that account makes for harrowing reading. In short, while there were too few assets in place to help, the State Department threw everyone into the breach — even sending small teams to engage the terrorists without air cover and without heavy weapons. Those men — American and Libyan — by all accounts exhibited bravery most Americans can scarcely comprehend. It wasn’t quite the Alamo or Little Big Horn (thankfully), but they exhibited bravery against overwhelming odds in keeping with the best of American martial traditions. The call came, and the State Department answered with what little it had. It was not enough.

    But where is the Department of Defense’s corresponding account of that night? There is little doubt it has already compiled an account at least as comprehensive as the State Department’s — and this account details (a) when the military learned of the attack; (b) the military’s state of situational awareness hour by hour; (c) whether it received any requests for help; (d) what assets — if any — were available to render aid in time; (e) what recommendations were made; (f) whether any definitive orders were given; and (g) who gave them. Make no mistake:Tthat information is currently available, already compiled, and can be released (even if in heavily redacted form to protect classified assets).

    Yet here’s our Secretary of Defense’s incomplete and unsatisfactory response:

    “(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.”
    His “basic principle” is simply false. We deploy forces all the time in our theaters of war without good real-time information. All. The. Time. If we didn’t, far more men would die. The fog of war never fully clears, and our solution has been to typically go in with sufficient force to deal with virtually any reasonable contingency. But the truly revealing part of the response is here: “General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” To military ears those are not the words of a man who made a decision; those are the words of a man who made a recommendation. A decision-maker follows his strong feeling with an order: to stand down or decline the request for help. A recommender passes his feeling up the chain of command — in this case, to the president of the United States.

    The State Department answered the call with what force it had. The military did not. Either we did not have assets to answer (and that would be a different kind of scandal) or someone made the decision to — in effect — hang up on the 3:00 a.m.caller. Who made that call and why? The military already knows.  So should the American people.

    http://www.themoralliberal.com/2012/10/29/evidence-hillary-answered-the-300-a-m-call-while-obama-hung-up/

  89. This paragraph from the above article is particularly important in terms of assessing Hillary’s response upon learning of the attack.

    ” So far we have been provided with a fairly precise accounting of how the State Department deployed its very limited assets to respond to the Benghazi attack, and that account makes for harrowing reading. In short, while there were too few assets in place to help, the State Department threw everyone into the breach — even sending small teams to engage the terrorists without air cover and without heavy weapons. Those men — American and Libyan — by all accounts exhibited bravery most Americans can scarcely comprehend. It wasn’t quite the Alamo or Little Big Horn (thankfully), but they exhibited bravery against overwhelming odds in keeping with the best of American martial traditions. The call came, and the State Department answered with what little it had. It was not enough.”

  90. And, this last sentence really gets right down to the heart of the matter:

    “The State Department answered the call with what force it had. The military did not. Either we did not have assets to answer (and that would be a different kind of scandal) or someone made the decision to — in effect — hang up on the 3:00 a.m.caller. Who made that call and why? The military already knows. So should the American people”.

  91. Looks like the Marine Corps is going back to the basics with their new commandant Mad Dog Mattis. How refreshing. He does not like big media, and neither did his predecessor. Prefers to be snapping necks, cashing checks, blowing things up and making people laugh, than answering their stupid gotcha questions. Reminds you of Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge. If he wants to go after big media, then I say– good hunting. This report is from Duffle Blog.
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    Chaos: General James Mattis Announced As Next Commandant Of Marine Corps
    BY PAUL ON AUGUST 14, 2012 · 68 COMMENTS

    General Mattis Can Carry His Own Goddamned Pack, He Doesn’t Need Your Help

    Washington, D.C. – In a controversial move sure to send shockwaves throughout the Corps, the President announced today that Commandant of the Marine Corps General Jim Amos will soon be replaced by General James Mattis.

    Amos indicated his plans to resign early — having served only two years out of the four-year term as Commandant — saying that “he’s getting too old for this shit.”

    “I’m just sick of dealing with these savages in the press and in Congress. They keep asking me questions about snipers pissing on people, nazi flags, and other crap,” said Amos. “I figure Jim [Mattis] will certainly know how to handle them.”

    Not one to mince words, General Mattis is known for controversial quotes — once telling a reporter that it was “fun to shoot some people,” and that his Marines should always “have a plan to kill everyone they meet.”

    Mattis, who announced his plans for retirement months ago, is being recalled for the position as top commander at a time when the Marine Corps transitions from combat to peace.

    “This transition stuff is all a bunch of crap,” said Mattis, after returning from a 30 mile ruck run with an 80-pound pack. ”Our Corps will always be killing people. Even in peace time, I’ll find someone for our boys to kill out there. Yeah, I’m talking to you Iran.”

    When reached for further comment on his promotion, Mattis was glad that he would be staying in uniform.

    “When I announced my retirement, it was at a time when death by PowerPoint was my entire day. I thought I had missed my chance for Commandant,” said Mattis, after spitting out his Red Man chew and downing a double-shot of Jack Daniels. “But now that I am receiving this promotion, it means most of my job is to visit our boys overseas — Afghanistan, Djibouti, Libya — and I can get closer to the action again.”

    Mattis is excited that he can leave the briefing room to get back to “systematically tracking and killing the nation’s enemies with his bare hands,” but he also has other plans for sweeping changes across the Marine Corps.

    “This policy that doesn’t allow sleeve tattoos is a bunch of horseshit,” said General Mattis, as he shows off his own full-sleeve tattoos running down both arms. “So that’s the first thing to go.”

    Another policy change includes a change to physical training. While most infantry Marines can probably keep up with the General on runs, Mattis says that he wants everyone to live up to the ethos of “Every Marine a Rifleman.”

    “These air wingers and admin folks think they are sitting pretty, only heading to the gym or not doing PT at all,” said Mattis, in between his third round of 350lb back squats. “So I’ll also be leading them in 15 mile runs until they shape up.”

    Finally, Mattis says he’ll reverse the no-hazing policy that Marines have been under since the nineties, saying that it’s “good goddamn training.”

    “Listen, I don’t like stupid shit,” said Mattis. “but if you’re one of my fine young men about to go on deployment and you have a boot who isn’t listening, I think it’s a valuable training tool to duct tape him to a bench, mentor on an emotional level with a wall-to-wall counseling session, or make him dig a hole to China.”

    Mattis continued: “I mean hell, that’s where we’re going [China] eventually anyway. Might as well train like we fight.”

    General Mattis is expected to take command at the beginning of the new fiscal year.

    Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/08/general-james-mattis-announced-as-next-commandant-of-marine-corps/#ixzz2AlA1TdO1
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  92. I love journalists reporting in storms…..

    best quote just heard on CNN, “this area is devastated, i’m up to my ankles in water”.

    where do they get these people.

  93. Romney and Ryan announce ‘storm relief’ efforts for Tuesday

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan scheduled “storm relief” events Tuesday after previously canceling planned campaign rallies.

    Romney will attend an event in Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday morning with race car driver Richard Petty and country music artist Randy Owen. He had previously scheduled a campaign rally at the same site with Petty, Owen, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday afternoon, but later scrapped the campaign events out of deference to those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

    The Romney campaign did not advise what the event would entail, but a Republican source indicated attendees would be asked to bring disaster relief supplies to the event, and that Romney might give brief remarks.

    Ryan, who was originally scheduled to campaign Tuesday in Colorado, instead returned home to Wisconsin on Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon, Ryan will drop by a Romney campaign office in La Crosse, where he will thank volunteers gathering or donating items for storm release efforts. Later in the evening, Ryan is scheduled to stop at another campaign office in Hudson, again thanking supporters.

    Romney’s wife, Ann, will also be visiting a trio of campaign offices in Iowa on Tuesday for storm relief collection efforts. The aspiring first lady will then begin campaigning again with a rally in Des Moines planned for Tuesday evening; neither her husband nor Ryan is expected back on the campaign trail until Wednesday.

    ………………………

    Nice thought and very politically astute.

  94. moononpluto
    October 30th, 2012 at 2:22 am
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    Have you heard how the situation is in Manhattan. Last I heard, the mid-town tunnel was closed, the FDR is closed, lower Manhattan including Wall Street was flooded, 8th Avenue around Chelsie was flooded, the subways were closed, the Lincoln tunnel was still open, a crane was broken and hanging on 58th St. 2 blocks south of the park etc. Last I heard, Bloomie was hoping to be up and running tomorrow. I think that is a little optimistic. The smaller the deal, and the more localized, the harder it is for Obama to cite this as an example of is stellar leadership. Last I heard 3 million people in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) were without power but I am sure Con-Ed is working on it. In the case of 9/11 Wall Street was down for 3 days as I recall. On the politics of this, so far Romney has matched Obama each step of the way. He needs to keep it up.

  95. Things will be fine, all will be well, i think i’m just a bit hardened to these sort of storms as i have lived in so many types like this, we used to have these type of storms frequently in the UK in winter when i lived there. People endure, people adapt. It could have been a lot lot worse.

  96. Typical…..Casinos still have power, but land to the right of those- where Ventnor, Margate, and Long Port is- in darkness.

  97. Lindenhurst NY, CNN : Water has started receding already. Water was up to knees but now dropped to ankle depth,thats very good news.

  98. Not confirmed but….

    Breezy Point Queens, NY(220 St) fire is now a 6 Alarm w/50 homes destroyed, 10 more burning. No hydrants, flooding, 2 DOA

  99. Wow, Soledad O’Brien is now on and out and about on CNN, watch this for epic whoppers and exaggeration now.

  100. Why did I post that article on the new commandant of the Marine Corps at 2:17 above? It has nothing to do with the business of this blog. In fact it has everything to do with this blog and its objectives because it is yet another example of the derelict of duty named Barack Insane Obama. If your political objective is to present a non-threatening image of America to the Muslims, to forbid the term war on terror and engage in the quixotic task of nation building, and if Afghanistan is a Marine Corps operation, then why on earth would you appoint a new Commandant of the Marine Corps who tells the press that it is fun to shoot people, that he wants all his people to have a plan to kill everyone they see, that he would like to kill every enemy of this country with his bare hands, and that it is a good idea to to duct tape him to a bench, mentor on an emotional level with a wall-to-wall counseling session, or make him dig a hole to China? If you had a clue what was going on and what he is about you would never do that. What I believe happened here is his predecessor General Amos got sick of big media and decided he would get even by recommending a subordinant who would give them a big fuck you, and Obama appointed him without any due diligence. Another example of his dereliction of duty.

  101. An Egyptian suspected of involvement in last month’s attack on the US mission in Benghazi in which Ambassador Chris Stevens was slain in Cairo yesterday, Wednesday.

    According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, the man — named only as Hazem — died in a shoot-out with security forces at an apartment in Nasr City, northeast Cairo. They had been sent to arrest him following information received implicating him in the Benghazi attack. He is said to have recently returned from Libya.

    Security sources say he threw a bomb from the ground floor apartment but it bounced back into the building. Police then fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire. The building subsequently caught fire, forcing other residents to be evacuated. After the fire was put out, police say they found the man’s body completely burnt.

    They say they also found 17 bombs, four RPGs, three automatic weapons and large quantities of ammunition.

    The man was said to have rented the apartment for the past three months.

    The shoot-out came the same day a lawyer in Tunisia said that a local man accused also of being involved the Benghazi mission attack was being held in a Tunis jail on terrorism charges.

    The man, named as Ali Harzi, was one of two Tunisians arrested in Turkey on 3 October, allegedly having entered the country on false passports. It was later reported that both were believed to be linked to the Benghazi attack and had been sent back by the Turks to Tunis on 11 October. Harzi is reported to have been trying to head to Syria after having escaped from Libya.

    According to lawyer Ouled Ali Anwar, Harzi has been charged with “membership of a terrorist organization in a time of peace in another country”.

    Anwar is insisting on his client’s innocence, saying he is a “scapegoat to satisfy the Americans”.

    Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled has confirmed the arrest, saying the case “is in the hands of justice”.

    A US intelligence official is reported claiming that Harzi has links with terrorist organisations. Another report says he appeared on the US intelligence radar when he posted information about the attack on a social media site shortly afterwards.

    American investigators have so far not been allowed to question him.

    ……………………………….

    “Security sources say he threw a bomb from the ground floor apartment but it bounced back into the building.”

    sure bombs do that all the time………..what did he attach it to, a trampoline, pogo stick, bouncy ball.

    What a crock of shit.

  102. well I’m sure Axelrod and the Obummer campaign wrote that article LOL

    Not that it’s gonna do much good.

    Nobody wants to abolish FEMA, how stupid do these people think we are.

    Governor Christy already thanked Obummer and FEMA this morning. He’s on top of it

  103. This morning President Obama’s campaign indicated they are going on the air in Pennsylvania and sending Joe Biden to the state trying to protect a state that just one week ago was considered to be safe ground. One possible reason? The enormous GOP edge in absentee ballot returns in the state, creating an enormous and unexpected hole for the President’s campaign to dig out of.

    In 2008 the GOP edged the Democrats by just 2% in absentee returns. As of today the GOP’s lead is 18.8% — a 16.9% bump in a state Obama won by 10% in 2008. Republicans have turned in 55.2% of the absentee ballots to date while the Democrats have returned just 36.4%.

  104. Around DC/MD it turned out to be a dud. We lost power right after my last comment here due to intermittent high winds but got it back around 3 am. Now it is all quiet, no rain or wind.

  105. freespirit
    October 30th, 2012 at 1:48 am

    And, this last sentence really gets right down to the heart of the matter:

    “The State Department answered the call with what force it had. The military did not. Either we did not have assets to answer (and that would be a different kind of scandal) or someone made the decision to — in effect — hang up on the 3:00 a.m.caller. Who made that call and why? The military already knows. So should the American people”.
    ————————————

    This has corroboration. The 6-8 people were sent from Tripoli embassy during the attack and one of whom was Glen Doherty who later died. So the State did what it could but the CIA and the Military didn’t. Panetta was with Obama during the attack. The question comes back to, did Obama give the directive ‘to nesure safety’ whatever that means and Panetta disobey him? or is Obama lying? or together did they agree to send a stand down order and now are in a pickle and walking it back?

  106. Hi, Hillfriends: I’m back in the Middle East and wanted to share this recent article from my neighborhood. This pretty accurately summarizes the effect that recent U.S. policy has had on sentiment in the ME – many of their sources are from the liberal left stationed here – like Brookings and universities.

    http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/10/24/usa-arabs-idINDEE89N05K20121024

    By Edmund Blair
    CAIRO | Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:24pm IST
    CAIRO (Reuters) – Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might.
    Whoever wins the November 6 election faces a knot of regional issues that will not be easy to unravel. World powers are split over the Syria conflict, a row about Iran’s nuclear ambitions rumbles on and Palestinian-Israeli peacemaking is going nowhere.
    Compounding the challenge, the Middle East is a region where perceptions of fading U.S. influence have been hardened by Arab uprisings that have toppled dictators who were longtime U.S. allies, bringing Islamists in their place.
    “I am one of those who is very much disappointed with Obama,” said Hassan Nafaa, a professor at Cairo University, where the U.S. president, in his first months in office, spoke of “a new beginning” between America and Muslims.
    “He didn’t deliver … But I think he is much better than Romney,” said Nafaa, who listened to the Cairo speech in June 2009. “I don’t appreciate at all the right wing in the United States with their preference to use extensive military force.”
    Much of the Middle East has changed dramatically during Obama’s first term. But the upheavals of the “Arab Spring” that ousted entrenched autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya were driven by the street rather than U.S. policy, even if U.S. and European warplanes assisted Libyan rebels.
    Far from winning praise, some Egyptian activists criticised Obama’s administration for being slow to embrace the change.
    “Obama was easy on Mubarak at points and the American administration did not play a full role in supporting the Egyptian revolution,” said Mohamed Adel, a spokesman for the April 6 movement that was at the forefront of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power.
    But he said Romney was not an attractive alternative for Egypt or the region, describing him as more “aggressive” and citing the Republican’s threats to U.S. aid to Egypt during September protests at the U.S. embassy over an anti-Islam film.
    DRAWING COMPARISONS
    Romney has accused Obama of being a weak steward of U.S. power, promising among other things to boost the U.S. naval presence in the Middle East. He has also said he would be a better friend of Israel, a nation Obama has not visited in office.
    That kind of language rings alarm bells in the region and has drawn comparisons with the policies of President George W. Bush, reviled by many Arabs for leading an invasion of Iraq.
    As Arabs watched the last of three televised presidential debates on Monday night, one viewer, Ahmed Zaki, wrote about Romney on Twitter saying: “He doesn’t differ much from Bush.”
    But both candidates disappointed veteran Palestinian negotiator Hanan Ashrawi during the face-off on foreign policy in which Israel was referred to more than 30 times and the Palestinians were given only passing mention.
    “What we didn’t see in the debate was any sign of who has the backbone and foresight to bring about a just peace,” said Ashrawi, adding that the candidates were competing on “who’s more loyal to Israel”.
    Romney angered Palestinians earlier this year by suggesting they lacked the culture that has driven Israel’s economic success, while ignoring problems generated by Israeli occupation of territories where they Palestinians seek statehood.
    He also called Jerusalem Israel’s capital. The Jewish state regards all of Jerusalem, including the eastern sector that it captured in a 1967 Middle East war, as its capital, a claim that has not won international recognition. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.
    Yet there is little enthusiasm in the region for Obama, who in his Cairo address had pledged support for a Palestinian state that now looks as much a distant prospect as at any time.
    For some, like 45-year-old Iraqi shop worker Firas al-Qaisi, neither candidate will make a real difference.
    “Look at the Palestinian issue, there is no change in the American policy since 1948 although many presidents came and went,” he said in Baghdad.
    Yet Iraq is one place where Obama has had an impact by withdrawing U.S. troops, although Romney has accused the president of being too hasty.
    LITTLE CHOICE
    That achievement was acknowledged by Alaa al-Saadoun, an Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker. “The work Obama did withdrawing American forces from Iraq made a difference. If the Republicans were in power, they would not have left,” he said.
    But even as that military intervention was ended, Obama has ordered U.S. drones to kill militants in Yemen and Pakistan, enraging many in the region. Romney has backed this action.
    Such policy convergence makes some Iranians, whose economy is being crippled by U.S. and other international sanctions imposed over Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme, feel there is little to choose between either candidate.
    “Obama has already showed he wants to wreck the Iranian economy, bring hard times and prevent important medicine by sanctioning the central bank so there is not a lot Romney could do that Obama hasn’t done already,” said Mohammad Marandi of Tehran University, speaking by telephone from Tehran.
    A commentary published by the Iranian news agency Fars echoed that view: “Will it be more of the fist inside the velvet glove, or the hammer directly to the skull?”
    As sanctions tighten on Iran, the conflict in Iran’s ally Syria has deepened with the United States and its Western allies at odds with Russia and China about what action to take, though no world power has been advocating direct military intervention.
    Romney said earlier this month he would find elements in Syria who shared U.S. values and make sure they obtained weapons needed to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama’s administration says it is giving logistical support to Syrian insurgents but has shied away from providing arms.
    The international gridlock over Syria and uprisings that have breathed new vigour into Arab politics may also be changing attitudes about the United States, for years seen as the only player with the clout to make a difference in the region.
    “There is sense that the U.S. isn’t as relevant as it once was,” said Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center. “But that is also partly because the Arab Spring helped empower Arabs to move away from their obsessive focus on the U.S.”
    His remarks were echoed by 70-year-old Egyptian security guard, Gamal: “I don’t expect any change from the Americans towards us. We have to change ourselves with our own hands.” (Additional reporting by Tamim Elyan, Tom Pfeiffer and Yasmine Saleh in Cairo, Regan Doherty in Qatar, Marcus George in Dubai, Noah Browning and Crispian Balmer in Jerusalem, and Patrick Markey, Raheem Salman and Aseel Kami in Baghdad; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

  107. Evidence Hillary Answered the 3:00 a.m. Call While Obama Hung Up

    DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ
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    I think ACLJ is right’s answer to ACLU..organizationally.

  108. So Panetta is covering for Obama but they are both complicit in the Benghazi debacle. I wish Hillary had not said that she would take responsibility for security in Benghazi. That gives both these mfuckers a certain cover otherwise not there.

  109. This has corroboration. The 6-8 people were sent from Tripoli embassy during the attack and one of whom was Glen Doherty who later died. So the State did what it could but the CIA and the Military didn’t. Panetta was with Obama during the attack. The question comes back to, did Obama give the directive ‘to nesure safety’ whatever that means and Panetta disobey him? or is Obama lying? or together did they agree to send a stand down order and now are in a pickle and walking it back?
    ———————-
    Obama claims that he issued an order to save the amabassador and the soldiers in Benghazi.

    If that is true, then a written order to that effect would have been issued.

    There are no exceptions to that rule.

    Obama has been roundly condemned by top military people for NOT giving the order to save those people.

    Those charges could have been easily rebutted, IF he had simply produced a copy of the written order.

    In fact, it would have been the obvious thing to do.

    But Obama has failed to produce the written order to prove what he says is true.

    Therefore, by simple deductive logic, it becomes obvious that Obama did not give the order to save those people.

    And, as with everything else, he is lying to the American People.

    Big media, i.e. CNN, NBC, ABC, are well aware that he did not give the order, and that he has lied about it.

    Therefore, they are trying their level best to change the subject.

    That is about all we need to know about his culpability for this.

    As Bing West has pointed out if this had happened at the platoon or company level, the commander would be relieved of command.

    The president and the secretary of defense should suffer the same fate in circumstances like this.

    How can Obama function as commander in chief if the military cannot rely upon him to back them up, and knows that he will lie about it?

    This is one of the million misfortunes that will befall this nation if Obama is re-elected.

    This is what big media and the Dimocrat party are doing to us to feather their own nest at the expense of the nation.

  110. Exactly! That lying weasel is pulling the same trick he used on Romney.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/29/obama-im-offended-that-people-would-accuse-me-of-not-being-forthcoming-about-benghazi/

    Via Breitbart.com, he’s pulling the same move here that he pulled on Romney at the second debate, deflecting criticism by suggesting that somehow he’s the victim because people found the White House’s “acts of terror”/Mohammed movie protest vacillations suspicious. But okay: If he’s as forthcoming as he says, he has two new chances to prove it. First, how about answering Bing West’s question? If, as he claimed on Friday, he really did issue an order to secure American personnel in Benghazi, show us the order.

  111. pm317
    October 30th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    So Panetta is covering for Obama but they are both complicit in the Benghazi debacle. I wish Hillary had not said that she would take responsibility for security in Benghazi. That gives both these mfuckers a certain cover otherwise not there.
    _____________

    This concerns me, as well. Obviously, if as SOS, she had the final authority and power to mobilize any and all available resources, the responsibility would clearly be hers. But, based on the limits of her authority and power, as described in this article, she fulfilled her responsibility to the maximum extent her authority allowed. POTUSt was obviously, ultimately responsible for giving the orders required to activate additional resources. I think she was trying to do the responsible thing, for which she deserves respect. It’s just a pretty dangerous endeavor to assume responsibility for the actions of those in power, especially when they lack integrity and courage.

    In one of the previous articles posted by Larry Johnson at NQ, he states that when Hillary received notification of the attack, she refused to notify the appropriate people, as outlined in security protocol, representing, in Larry’s mind, her failure to answer the “3 am call”. I’m not quite sure how his account squares with this. I’ll have to find the link to his article later, but, I would be very interested in the opinions of other here who have some knowledge of how the chain of responsibility and command are actually framed in the event of an emergency such as this. Some pretty rough and specific accusations about Hillary have been made by some bloggers and journalists, who maybe were not well informed enough to know whereof they spoke.

  112. Illinois Underground
    October 30th, 2012 at 9:58 am
    wbboei
    October 30th, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Commander Mattis – Hilarious!
    ———————-
    Yes, Illinois Underground, it it hilarious.

    For three reasons:

    First, Mattis is the reincarnation of Chesty Puller. Sergeant Rock with four stars, the birdie, ball and the anchor, semper fi. He does not much care who he offends and his willingness to treat big media in the dismissive manner they deserve is one of his more endearing character traits.

    Second, the former Commandant Amos pulled a fast one here on corpse man Obama. He knew damned well that The One would be horrified if he knew who and what he was appointing–as our beloved corps transitions from a war footing to a peace footing. But he also knew that Obama is such a lazy, oblivious and useless jackass that he would never bother to ask a single question about the man he was appointing to a pivotal role in the region which is the centerpiece of his foreign policy.

    Third, this guy looks alot older than I do, yet we were both born on the same day, of the same year, in the same state. This is hardly surprising since he has been to hell and back more than once. But we were borne in different hospitals, so there was no chance they brought the wrong baby home from the hospital. To General Mattis I say god speed. And best of luck in your battle against the enemies of the United States, foreign– and domestic.

  113. That sorry media whore at WaPo has some very harsh things to say about his master. How seriously should we take him or does it really matter? Just another data point to show if you have lost your ardent followers whose livelihood depends on you, then the middle is gone and not yours anymore.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-obama-the-president-who-seems-not-to-care/2012/10/29/a52246a0-21e2-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions

  114. freespirit, Panetta and Obama were watching the attack in real time. I think Hillary was on travel or had just returned — she was not with them. Not sure what Larry J was talking about. There was no need for her to ‘notify’ appropriate people, IMO. They were all there watching it.

  115. Hope Mitt gets back to the campaign trail by tomorrow. Biden has hit the trail in PA, so they can’t smear RR for trying to stay with the campaigning.

    I know RR know how to approach this with sensitivity and they now need to be looking to Tuesday of next week.

    This disaster is terrible and I don’t want Obummer to gain even a point by capitalizing on the disaster

  116. For Bill to be on the stump touting this guy is absurd. Surely he knows what this guy is doing to this country will take this nation half way to hell, and the other half will come from his sheer incompetence, which is obvious to anyone who looks. He calls this guy the amateur, he knows what he is doing to this country, and yet he campaigns for him. Country before party.

  117. Agree, it is unacceptable for Bill Clinton to go about campaigning for Obama after Benghazi. I am trying to read the tea leaves but it is too hard.

  118. dot48
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Hope Mitt gets back to the campaign trail by tomorrow. Biden has hit the trail in PA, so they can’t smear RR for trying to stay with the campaigning.
    ————————————–
    I cannot make that call from this distance. You are right in this sense. Time is short, and what he says and does in the closing stage of the campaign can be outcome determinative. But I am not sure that spending an extra day focusing on the people who have been hurt by this is such a bad idea. If the last thing these people think of before they go in the voting booth is that he puts the welfare of this nation above politics, that would not be a bad thing either.

  119. Ya’ll I agree about Bill Clinton! This is the utmost dishonesty of any former President. As I said earlier, I have lost all respect and love I had for this man. I don’t care if they are trying to salvage anything, they are LYING and it’s totally disgusting.

    I will rejoice with everyone here at the defeat of Obummer next week and then I will close the chapter of Big Pink.

    I guess I really didn’t know either of the Clintons @@

    I will carry here till election because I’ve made home here since 08 injustices, but then I’ll probably never become emotionally invested in any candidate.

    May Romney win so that he can lead this country FORWARD, not over the cliff.

    That being said, look for Obummer to garner some sympathy from these images of this disaster

  120. New RNC ad (via NQ) — Also Bronwyn has the Christie bit that he mentioned Obama multiple times. Don’t about Christie, was not impressed with his convention speech and he seems like it is all about him.

  121. Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
    Gov. Christie praises Obama response to Hurricane Sandy as ‘outstanding’ — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) praised President Obama’s work to help states battered by Hurricane Sandy as “outstanding” Tuesday, but cautioned that the recovery would be a prolonged effort.

  122. Moon: this one is for you.

    CNN: FLASH the NYSE is flooded.

    CNN: FLASH the NYSE is not flooded.

    CNN: FLASH: We relied on a weather servive report.

    FLASH: WEATHER SERVICE: we are on eastern Long Island–not Manhattan. We never said what CNN claims we did.

    Turns of CNN relied on a tweet by some third party.

    Bottom Line: from politics to weather you cannot rely on what CNN tells you.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/hurricane-sandy-nyse-not-flooded/2012/10/30/37532512-223d-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html?wprss=rss_opinions&tid=pp_widget

  123. Quite surprised by this: Jonah Goldberg’s oped on Benghazi got printed in LA Times:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-msm-benghazi-20121030,0,6605340.column

    This isn’t an “October surprise” foisted on the media by opposition research; it’s news.

    This story raises precisely the sort of “big issues” the media routinely claim elections should be about. For instance, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week that 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.” If real-time video of the attack and communications with Americans on the ground begging for assistance doesn’t constitute “real-time information,” what does?

    This is not to say that Fox News is alone in covering the story. But it is alone in treating it like it’s a big deal. Of the five Sunday news shows, only “Fox News Sunday” treated this as a major story. On the other four, the issue came up only when Republicans mentioned it. Tellingly, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory shushed a guest when she tried to bring up the subject, saying, “Let’s get to Libya a little bit later.”

    Gregory never did get back to Benghazi. But he saved plenty of time to dive deep into the question of what Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments on abortion and rape mean for the Romney campaign. Typically, Gregory’s instincts about the news routinely line up with Democratic talking points, in this case Obama’s ridiculous “war on women” rhetoric.

  124. Bloomberg already urging food stamp recepients to go apply for additional benefits. They get replacement for the whole month of October .. that is what they did here in WV for food stamp peeps. They got a whole month of benefits added to their plastic EBT card. Commoners like me and my hubby who lost everything due to power loss for 2 weeks….we got nothing at all because we aren’t on a check

  125. That sorry media whore at WaPo has some very harsh things to say about his master. How seriously should we take him or does it really matter? Just another data point to show if you have lost your ardent followers whose livelihood depends on you, then the middle is gone and not yours anymore.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-obama-the-president-who-seems-not-to-care/2012/10/29/a52246a0-21e2-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions
    ———————
    This little bastard wants to have his cake and eat it too. On the one hand, he wants to lay out an indictment of Obama to burnish his own liberal credentials. The logical conclusion should be ergo, I will not vote for him. But naye naye naye, when the chips are down he will go right back and vote for him. Which proves to me that this guy is pretty pathetic. At the very least he should say ergo I will not vote.

  126. Gov. Christie praises Obama response to Hurricane Sandy as ‘outstanding’ — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) praised President Obama’s work to help states battered by Hurricane Sandy as “outstanding” Tuesday, but cautioned that the recovery would be a prolonged effort.
    ————————-
    Gratuitous statements like that could cost Romney the election. What is the matter with this guy. Has the fat around his midriff gone to his head?

  127. Christie had no interest in propping up Romney then and he has no interest propping him up now. I was always suspicious of that guy. But his state is not one we need to worry about.

  128. The 47%
    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | October 30th, 2012 at 10:30 AM | 4

    RESIZE: AAA
    One of the most portentous comments ever made by a candidate concerning his own campaign prospects was Romney’s off-the-record remark about Obama having an automatic 47% floor of support. The media attack dogs lambasted him for his “out of touch” sentiments. The reality is that Romney hit the nail on the head months before the pollsters would coalesce around that number.

    Let’s confront an inconvenient reality: anyone who votes for Obama at this point is either inexorably dependent upon socialism or incorrigibly out of touch with American values. It’s not just the economy. Obama’s egregious disregard for the situation in Libya – one that he created in the first place – and the insidious cover-up of the attack that is continuing to this day, should be sufficient reason to dissuade any judicious voter from supporting him. Yet, despite Romney’s surge and likely win next week, Obama is still garnering exactly ……47% of the vote.

    Yesterday’s Pew national poll had Obama at 47%.

    Today’s NPR/Democracy Corp. poll (Democrat) has Obama at 47%.

    Rasmussen has had Obama at 47% for over a week.

    GW/ Battleground is predicting a 52-47% win for Romney.

    Even in blue states like Minnesota and Oregon, Obama is now at…. 47%.

    It’s becoming clear that any and every American who yearns for freedom is jumping ship from the Obama wreckage. Even among the polls that are more favorable to Obama, Romney is leading by double-digits with Independents. George Bush actually lost Independents by 1 point in 2004. Sadly, there are about 47% who are obdurately stuck on stupid. That might be insufficient for a permanent Democrat majority at this point, but we must begin weaning people off government dependency beginning in 2013, lest the 47% grow to a permanent and enduring majority.

  129. President Obama will stay in Washington on Wednesday, the White House says, and cancel his two campaign events in Ohio.

    …………………………….

    Why? The States Governors have it monitored and repair underway, what could it possibly achieve other than try and take Mitt Romney off the trail for another day, which i think is his plan in reality.

  130. Brit Hume : The big federal government some say is needed to deal with big problems like Sandy went home early in DC yesterday & is mostly closed today.

  131. pm317, well Obama was the one who said he didnt need to be DC for anything, thats what cellphones are for and why he has AF1

  132. Just saw Romney on Fox in Kettering OH.. looked like a brief message and focus on relief for storm damage. He should do this in as many stops as he can. Just be there and make people feel your presence, if not a full blown campaign speech.

  133. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?ID=289733&R=R1

    Why I’m switching to Romney this election
    By BRYNA FRANKLIN
    10/29/2012 22:22
    It is precisely because of my belief in the longtime ideals of the Democratic Party that I feel the responsibility to speak out now.

    I am a former chairperson of Democrats Abroad Israel, and was an official delegate to the 1992 National Democratic Convention. In all of my 80 years, I have never before voted for a Republican for president. But this time around, I am not only proudly voting for Mitt Romney, but feel compelled to encourage others to do the same.

  134. Muppets :

    FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/83024.html?hp=l10

    When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.
    Despite the heightened expectation of widespread power and cable television failures, everyone from the president to local newscasters seem to expect the public to rely entirely on the Internet and their TVs for vital news and instructions.

    None of the major cable or local news channels put emergency phone numbers or key radio station frequencies on their screens. The only phone-related instructions on the homepage of ready.gov is how to get monthly disaster-prep text messages. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told the public via Twitter to use texts and social media outlets to stay informed.
    TV and radio are still the primary methods of getting information about Hurricane Sandy to the public, but social media are increasingly important to those efforts, FEMA chief Craig Fugate said Monday.
    “With these types of storms, you get a lot of this is going to be carried out through the traditional TV and radio media,” Fugate told reporters on a conference call. “But we’re using a lot more social media, we’re using everything from Facebook to Twitter. I think there’s a higher degree of awareness that people have of the storm is coming and what the impacts are going to be.”
    Fugate also talked up battery-operated or hand-cranked radios during interviews on morning news shows.
    A call to FEMA’s news desk, however, found even they didn’t have any non-Internet information readily available beyond suggestions that people call 911 in an emergency. When asked where folks should turn for information if they have no power, a FEMA worker said, “Well, those people who have a laptop with a little battery life on it can try that way. Otherwise, you’re right.”
    Such blind spots are perilous to the public, experts say. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did reference during a news conference Monday two useful phone numbers — 211 for guidance on emergency shelter locations and 511 for traffic information — and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray told News Channel 8 that people should call 311 in storm-related emergencies.
    But that’s about it for public information of this type.
    “That’s a problem,” said Matt Thome, spokesman for the Safe America Foundation, a non-profit disaster preparedness advocacy organization based in Marietta, Ga. “As we get further away from a time when people aren’t relying on smartphones to do everything for them, people are going to lose focus that not everyone’s going to connect to the Internet. What happens when it goes down? That basic level of preparedness has been lost.”

  135. “The fog of Obama’s non-wars”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204840504578086750267042348.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

    The point is that for all the administration’s complaints about opponents “politicizing” Benghazi (this from a White House that leaked politically helpful but nonetheless sensitive details about the raid on bin Laden), the logic of the president’s response to Benghazi has been political from the start. Libya was supposed to be the Obama success story, showing how this president achieves our goals abroad without committing American troops or treasure. However ridiculous it might have been to blame the whole thing on a YouTube video, politically the tactic was far preferable to admitting that the president who boasts about getting us out of war in Iraq and Afghanistan might have a whole new one brewing in Libya.

    Now those political choices are coming back to bite him. Sooner or later (though perhaps not in time to affect the election), the conflicting stories about Benghazi that we are now hearing from key players will bring down the president’s political narrative.

    Start with the Central Intelligence Agency, whose spokesman declared in an Oct. 26 statement that “no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need.” In Beltwayspeak this means: The buck stopped somewhere between the Pentagon and the White House.

    At the Pentagon, meanwhile, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that because there was not enough real-time information available about the attack, “Gen. [Carter] Ham, and Gen. [Martin] Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” Mr. Panetta’s problem is that a Utah congressman who visited Libya is saying that Gen. Ham told him that forces were in place to move but he never got the order. Adding to the intrigue was the announcement earlier this month that Gen. Ham will be replaced as head of the U.S. Africa Command. On Monday, Gen. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that Gen. Ham’s reassignment from the Africa command was not because of Libya.

    As for President Obama, just as he told Russia’s leaders that he would have more “flexibility” about missile defense after the election, he now tells the American people that he will be freer to speak about Benghazi after Nov. 6, when the results of the investigation are (conveniently) scheduled to be delivered. So long as the only questioners Mr. Obama faced before the election were late-night comics and the incurious national press corps, that might have been the end of it.

    Last Friday, however, KUSA-TV reporter Kyle Clark in Denver put it to the president simply and directly in a satellite interview: “Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, denied requests for help during that attack? And is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we’ll all find out after the election?” Mr. Obama replied, but he didn’t answer the questions.

  136. FEMA, W.H. send storm victims to Internet

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/83024.html?hp=l10

    When President Barack Obama urged Americans under siege from Hurricane Sandy to stay inside and keep watch on ready.gov for the latest, he left out something pretty important — where to turn if the electricity goes out.

    ——————————-

    ROFL, our super tech-savvy president. Fucking incompetence.

  137. This is a quote from the article by Larry entitled “Hillary and Barack: the 3 AM Failure” at http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/73886/hillary-and-barack-the-3am-failure/

    “But Hillary’s big fail came when the phone rang alerting her and Under Secretary Kennedy, along with the OPS CENTER, that the “Consulate” was under attack and Ambassador Stevens normally at risk. In such a situation, the Bureau of Counter Terrorism is alerted and kicks in with a tried and true response plan. Their response includes coordinating with DOD, the CIA and the FBI, just to mention a few. Hillary refused to activate and involve the Bureau of Counter Terrorism in this response.”

    I know Larry’s former CIA, who currently does consultant work in the field of security, I believe. He is very knowledgeable about these matters. But, I do wonder how he knows that “Hillary refused to activate and involve the Bureau of Counter Terrorism, in this response” as he states in the article. He flatly states that the protocol for handling an attack such as this one, would have required Hillary to involve the BCT. Maybe that’s totally accurate, but I don’t see how it squares with the other information from the article above, and from others we have referenced regarding Benghazi.

    On the issue of BC being involved in O’s campaign, I know this is not a terribly popular view, and that people say he should put country before party, but I think it’s a little unrealistic to expect that Bill, who is basically the unofficial leader of the Dem Party, especially now that the progs are going under, to abandon the party that he has worked for all his life, and refuse to campaign for the POS, if asked to do so. I don’t think it makes him unpatriotic, or unconcerned about America. I think he just knows better than anyone how the game of politics is played. He knows what’s expected of him, and he does it.

    I don’t know if he has some grander plan in mind to make the progs beholden to him, making it easier for the moderate or Clinton Dems to undo the outcome of the 2008 Dem Party Coup, and stage a takeover by his moderate faction of the party. Maybe Hillary’s election in 2016 is motivating him. Or, maybe he has forgiven and forgotten all of that nasty, lying, sexist, dirty dealings by Obama and his followers in 2008, and has developed a strong, personal bond with the pathetic man who did and said those unforgivable things in 2008, along with the help of his Dem backers in the party. That doesn’t sound like something he would do, given his reputation as someone who knows how to TCB when it comes to his political enemies, but who knows?

    What I do know is that it is much easier for us, even if we had been life long Dems prior to 2008, to resign from the party and support the Republican candidate, than it is for the Clintons. If they intend to remain a force in government and politics, in whatever role, they cannot do so within the Pub party – who the hell would accept them there? They could try to do so as Indys, but in doing so they would cut themselves off from the resources and contacts of the Dem party. They would be accused of flip-flopping, attention-seeking shenanigans, and all manner of evil by the press who would love to take them down. They tried in 2008, but failed. Bill is more popular than ever, as is Hillary.

    I wouldn’t try to guess BC’s motives for campaigning for the O, but I would imagine that he has more than one. I just think that throwing his party under the bus – at least in a public, overt way (he may have been doing a little covert activity toward this), is not an option for him.

    As far as putting country first is concerned, that’s obviously, a fine principle. Some used it to condemn Hillary for taking the position of SOS to the POS in 2008. But, I’ve thought possibly than in taking the position, she was pretty much putting country first then – not seeking glory, as some have said. She knows Obama. She had to be aware that without a strong, moderate Dem in the SOS position, one who could keep him in check to some extent, some pretty crazy stuff would be going down in the ME, and across the globe. It’s not out of the question that Hillary may have challenged Obama or worked behind the scenes to save the day on many occasions. She may have done us many good turns of which we are unaware. She may have actually taken one for the team – I mean country.

  138. pm317
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Shadowfax could weigh in on this, Dems nervous in CA?!

    ——
    I am in the heart of unicorn pastures. The Obots are nervous, many are disgusted, many won’t vote, most minorities buy the race card stuff.
    Voting will be less than in 2008 for Baracko, but sadly, not enough to make any difference.

  139. What did we all do before internet and smartphones, i despair, that people cannot do anything without being hooked up to technology.

  140. Twitter : Let’s be clear. FEMA processes checks. Let’s see what role feds play in any of this cleanup over the next week. The answer will be: Nothing. The states will do it all.

  141. yippeee! power restored after a night of trying to sleep with the sound of a freight train running through the neighborhood, and i live in NH!

    anyway, curious to see how long the msm plays the “presidential BO” meme. i always felt he would use it as a smoke screen to benghazi and his crumbling campaign.

    pm317
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:54 am
    agree with your statement 100%. R can show some real compassion here.

  142. most minorities buy the race card stuff.
    ———————–
    Apparently. Those that do see it as a weapon against society and a get out of jail free card. The problem is the rest of society does not see it that way. They see it as a con, and the antithesis of the priciple of color blind neutrality which was the original premise of the civil rights movement. A close friend of mine believes it is a legitimate position, and is justified by the legacy and vestiges of discrimination. But if you adopt that position, then there is no limitation on it, either in terms of duration, or substituting race for competence.

  143. Let Me Be Clear .. Bambi is gonna wrinkle his nose and all the damage from Sandy will go away. No need to campaign anymore.

    As I said, Romney needs to ease back into every day function, the rest of the country will be doing so. The means are there for recovery and they will rebuild.

  144. What is with MO being in Chicago and not DC? Is she overseeing some kind of Cook county operation over voting machines, dead or alive?

  145. Posted on UM

    LYONS: Obama needs to come clean on what happened in Benghazi
    The American people deserve to know the truth

    There is an urgent need for full disclosure of what has become the “Benghazi Betrayal and Cover-up.” The Obama national security team, including CIA, DNI and the Pentagon, apparently watched and listened to the assault on the U.S. consulate and cries for help but did nothing. If someone had described a fictional situation with a similar scenario and described our leadership ignoring the pleas for help, I would have said it was not realistic—not in my America – but I would have been proven wrong.
    Read more in News
    « MILITARY INSIDER: “Do The Math…Left On Own To Die Out There”

    …Once the attack commenced at 10:00 p.m. Libyan time (4:00 p.m. EST), we know the mission security staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. It now appears the White House, Pentagon, State Department, CIA, NDI, JCS and various other military commands monitored the entire battle in real time via frantic phone calls from our compound and video from an overhead drone. The cries for help and support went unanswered.

    …we had very credible military resources within striking distance. At our military base in Sigonella, Sicily, which is slightly over 400 miles from Benghazi, we had a fully equipped Special Forces unit with both transport and jet strike aircraft prepositioned.

    I know those Special Forces personnel were ready to leap at the opportunity. There is no doubt in my mind they would have wiped out the terrorists attackers. Also I have no doubt that Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, would have had his local commander at Sigonella ready to launch; however, apparently he was countermanded—by whom? We need to know.

    Somebody high up in the administration made the decision that no assistance (outside our Tripoli embassy) would be provided, and let our people be killed. The person who made that callous decision needs to be brought to light and held accountable. According to a CIA spokesperson, “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need.” We also need to know whether the director of CIA and the director of National Intelligence were facilitators in the fabricated video lie and the overall cover-up. Their creditability is on the line. A congressional committee should be immediately formed to get the facts out to the American people. Nothing less is acceptable.

    Full story here:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/28/lyonsobama-needs-come-clean-what-happened-benghazi/?page=all#pagebreak

  146. As usual, Bambi just shrugs his duty off onto someone else. Now he has sent Clinton in his place.

    Romney is going back to Florida. He’s in Ohio today.

  147. wbboei
    October 30th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    most minorities buy the race card stuff.
    ———————–
    Apparently. Those that do see it as a weapon against society and a get out of jail free card. The problem is the rest of society does not see it that way. They see it as a con, and the antithesis of the priciple of color blind neutrality which was the original premise of the civil rights movement. A close friend of mine believes it is a legitimate position, and is justified by the legacy and vestiges of discrimination. But if you adopt that position, then there is no limitation on it, either in terms of duration, or substituting race for competence.

    ——
    Yup, and those views are pretty hardcore in CA. If you are more middle of the road, like I am…you may as well be seen as a right winger around here.

  148. PM .. Mooch has not been visible much lately. LapDog media hasn’t even mentioned her that I know of. I personally think it’s something to do with Bill Clinton taking on key role of the campaign.

  149. Michelle, i think she is not happy, somethings up, she’s vanished from the trail and did’nt appear for church, buggered off to Chicago, its almost like she can’t bear to be near him.

  150. Trial balloon crashes. BLS tells ABC News they are working hard on Oct Jobs Report and expect on-time release Friday

  151. http://www.mittromney.com/blog/memo-pennsylvania

    Rendell: ‘Startling upset’ for Romney ‘a possibility’ in Pennsylvania

    When Governor Ed Rendell made these comments last week, he was clearly sending a desperate call to Chicago for help in the Keystone State. At the time, his comments were met with derision and scorn from the Obama High Command who were feeling secure in their own predictions of a landslide victory.

    What a difference a few days makes. Not only has Minnesota has been moved to “Lean Dem” and the Obama Campaign is up in that state with a significant television buy, but the Chicago gurus have heeded Governor Rendell’s plea and are buying television in Pennsylvania and sending the Vice-President in to help prop up their flagging campaign.

  152. This was Hillary’s schedule on 9-11-12

    Public Schedule for September 11, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC
    September 11, 2012

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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE
    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:20 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Gene Cretz, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

    2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends the Flag Ceremony for Cameron Munter, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

  153. Treasonous action? Many in the ex-military seem to be think so. This poor father, absolutely gut wrenching. Our guys pleaded for help 3 times, and 3 times it was denied. There was NO order by OTurd given, too politically risky.

    From Gateway Pundit:
    “Tonight on Hannity, Charles Woods, the father of murdered Benghazi SEAL Tyrone Woods, accused the White House of watching his son die. Woods said White House officials watched the attack for seven hours and did nothing.

    “I can’t imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didn’t have help sent in. Because we know that C130s could have been sent there in less than an hour, jets could have been scrambled in minutes from many different parts of the globe. The order was “don’t help them let them die.””

  154. Strange, her name is not mentioned at all in any of the mentions of the meeting on that day.. it says Panetta, Obama and others but no Hillary.

  155. One of the comments from GP:

    “Obama Called, and the Navy Seals went in and got Bin Laden.

    The Navy Seals called and Obama went upstairs and jumped in bed.”

  156. And Hillary’s schedule today…

    Public Schedule for October 30, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC
    October 30, 2012

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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE
    TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Sarajevo, Bosnia; Belgrade, Serbia; and Pristina, Kosovo. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, Ambassador Marshall, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European Affairs Liz Sherwood Randall, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

    10:40 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Sarajevo, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
    (POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

    11:05 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, EU Special Representative Peter Sorensen, High Representative Valentin Inzko, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
    (CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

    12:55 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Members of the Bosnian Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic, Zeljko Komsic, and Nebojsa Radmanovic, and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
    (CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

    1:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Bosnian Presidency Chairman Bakir Izetbegovic and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

    4:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, and EU High Representative Ashton, in Belgrade, Serbia.
    (CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

    5:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton delivers joint press statements with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, and EU High Representative Ashton, in Belgrade, Serbia.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

    6:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Belgrade, in Belgrade, Serbia.
    (POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

  157. Its looking like more and more there was a military response ready to go and someone gave the order to stand down, and it will not be one of our military who would stand down when one of our own is in trouble. Absolutely stunning.

    Another comment from Gateway Pundit:

    “Fox News essentially confirms that there was an AC-130 Spectre gunship on scene at Benghazi.

    “Upon returning to the CIA annex with survivors, Griffin said one of the soldiers got on the radio and asked, frantically, at midnight: ‘Where the blank is the Spectre?’”

    http dot // www dot theblaze dot com/stories/father-of-seal-slain-in-benghazi-attack-demands-answers-as-grisly-details-emerge/

    Notice that the soldier said “the Spectre,” not “a Spectre.”

    Combine this with the fact that Tyrone Woods was painting a target with a ground laser designator, and the logical conclusion is that an AC-130 Spectre gunship was on scene but was denied permission to fire.

    Spectres are part of Special Operations Command. No SOCOM commander would order a gunship to not engage the enemy when American forces are under attack. Special operators would rather shoot themselves than do that. The order had to come from Panetta at the behest of the president.

    An even worse scenario: The men at the CIA annex were promised a Spectre by SOCOM but it either never took off or was ordered back. Again, such orders would come only from Panetta or Obama.

    There’s the possibility that Woods was painting the target for an armed Predator drone, but that still doesn’t answer why the Spectre–which was at the very least promised–didn’t show up, and it still means that the aerial platform did not fire.

    Here’s a video of how it’s done. The ground laser designator is turned on only when the aerial platform is overhead, ready to fire. Notice how first one team lasers the target and then turns off the laser when the helicopter fires. Then another team in a different position turns on a second laser until another helicopter opens fire, and then the second team turns off the laser.

    http dot // www dot youtube dot com / watch?v=af7LlIpjHoo

    No doubt both teams immediately changed positions after they used their lasers. They’re aware of enemy countermeasures.

    So, Tyrone Woods was promised a Spectre that either didn’t show up or appeared and was then ordered to not fire. A second possibility is that when the Spectre didn’t arrive, Woods was told that an armed Predator or Reaper already on scene would use a Hellfire missile. It didn’t fire, either.

    The way the targeting works, the person on the ground coordinates with the crew of the aerial platform. They’re in radio contact because the weapons system and the designator must be “synched,” meaning the aerial platform must lock in on the target. Lasers have a lot problems. They can bounce off the target; they can be scattered; they can paint friendly forces. Remember that there were Libyan militia in the firefight.

    The ground laser designator determines the range to the target and fixes the location. It can provide GPS coordinates for precision munitions. The person using the ground laser designator asks the air crew if they see the target, and they confirm. In AC-130s, the pilots use night-vision goggles, and the ship is equipped with a laser spot tracker. The laser spot tracker can lock in on the target, but the pilots also look for the laser beam using their night-vision goggles. Only then is the target engaged.

    Two more considerations: The pulse repetition frequency code of the laser target designator and laser-guided munitions (the Hellfire missile on a Predator, for example) must be compatible, and ground laser designators run on batteries. For the first consideration, Woods would’ve had to talk to any Predator or Reaper operator to make sure his designator was compatible with the missiles. For the second consideration, he wouldn’t have turned on his ground laser designator and used up his battery power unless an air strike was imminent. He had already been fighting for hours and had no idea when relief would come.

    Prior to Tyrone Woods painting a target, you can see that he had to have been in contact with someone for a while in order to work out all the technical aspects of an air strike. Panetta and Obama would’ve been listening to all that.

    Some people say that Woods may have been marking the target or getting its GPS coordinates for a future air strike, maybe even one he knew would be carried out after his death. That doesn’t make sense because it was a mortar team. They would’ve picked up their weapons and taken off long before a faraway aircraft showed up hours later. He would only have been painting the target if he thought an air strike was imminent.

    Others are saying that Woods could have been using not a ground laser designator but the laser sight on his rifle to try and scare the attackers into thinking they were being painted in preparation for an air strike. As a former SEAL, Woods would’ve known that doing so would expose his position. I don’t think he was desperate enough to take such a chance because the reports are that 150 attackers killed only two Americans at the CIA annex and a small number of Libyans. I don’t think a SEAL would’ve felt this last-ditch measure was necessary. He had twenty years in the SEALs, so he would surely have been in other very tight situations. The only thing that fits is that he was using a ground laser designator in preparation for an air strike that never occurred.

    Finally, on the Lars Larson radio show, Charles Woods–Tyrone’s father–said that he was told by the military that there was a “C-something or other… that could’ve come above that and completely carpeted the area and prevented it from happening.”

    http dot //soundcloud dot com/thelarslarsonshow/charles-woods-father-of-former

    He makes the statement at 13:18. He’s clearly describing an AC-130, and Lars Larson does say “130″ softly.

    The strong circumstantial evidence is that Woods synched up with an aerial platform, thinking an air strike was about to be carried out, and then someone ordered the aerial platform to not engage. This order came only after Woods painted the target.

    Whoever gave the order waited until Woods had exposed his position, and then he told the pilot of the aerial platform to not fire.

    Whoever told the aerial platform to not fire knew that Woods would soon be killed.

    Whoever gave the order would have heard the conversation between Woods and the pilot of the aerial platform, so that person must also have heard Woods shouting on the radio, “Why aren’t you firing? Fire! What are you waiting for? Hurry!”

    And then Woods was killed because the attackers used their cell phones or night-vision goggles to pinpoint Woods’ position, and they dropped a mortar on him.

    We’re witnessing history here. We’ve never had a more criminal, treasonous, loathsome administration.

  158. And not one damn F88king Obot MSM will cover this. Pieces of garbage, all of them! The are part of the coverup, all these American Obot media outlets!

  159. The explanation for Benghazi is simple and if I can figure it out, lot of other voters should be able too. If Obama had not ordered stand down and instead ordered some kind of military engagement, it would have been plastered all over local and international media. No Obama media whore could escape talking about it. So the coward Obama what did he do? He chose inaction. He chose to blame the video and it was a convenient ruse as Cairo embassy already had that protest going and he chose for those people in Benghazi to die. He didn’t even try to rescue them. So there must have been an explicit order there not to engage.

  160. General Mattis, from everything I’ve read online, he seems like a solid pro-America, pro-US Constitution, loves this country absolutely. America and Americans come first, not any politician.

  161. moononpluto
    October 30th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Michelle, i think she is not happy, somethings up, she’s vanished from the trail and did’nt appear for church, buggered off to Chicago, its almost like she can’t bear to be near him.

    She’s airing out the house

    Now, back to reading….

  162. pm317, I think you’re right about the “EXPLICIT ORDER NOT TO ENGAGE”. I think fairly shortly after this broke, I read that the standing order was to save any American officials who were at risk. This was default, in my understanding. And, for that standing order to be countered, it would have to be by the explicit order of POTUS. I’m not taking that understanding to the bank, because with the many variables, Depts involved, and dynamics of this situation, I may have gotten that wrong. But, I believe I’ve read several times that the standing rescue order was in place unless otherwise directed by POTUS.

    I still don’t understand exactly how much Hillary could or could not have done. But, just knowing how she rolls, my instinct was to believe she had done absolutely any and everything in her power to save American lives. If she did so, as the article from Moral Liberal states, that would explain the look of heartbreak mixed with anger that seemed to be on her face a lit early in this situation.

  163. WHAT???????????

    Profanity alert. WHI on Sandy, convinced it’s good news for the POS. What does everyone think?

    Insider: The impact of this g-damn storm could be a hell of a lot greater than just cleaning up the mess over the next few weeks. It might leave us all with a real mess for the next four years. Obama team very happy this storm hit when it did. Media coverage 24/7 on the storm. Romney campaign has to halt movement for 48 hours. All that momentum we had on our side has been compromised. Can’t say it any other way than that. The storm bailed Obama out. He has more of a chance of winning now than he did just a few days ago. Not saying that is going to happen, but saying this latest 72 hour news cycle favors Obama over Romney and it has got me f-cking furious right now.

    Benghazi is getting buried and I’m worried the attention span of the voters is already passing on that issue. I know this because the attention span of some high profile names that were promising to make some real noise on the issue last week are now not returning messages. They don’t want anything to do with it since the storm hit. Where are the f-cking leaders on the Hill? I am so godd-amn tired of dealing with these gutless pukes who can’t see past their own f-ucking political well being and stand up for once and do what is right. Selling me down the godd-amn river again. And again. And again. One of these days.
    Read more in News
    « Admiral James Lyons – We Need Full Disclosure On Benghazi NOW

    And you want to know just how sick the Obama people are on the storm issue? It’s party hats and cake over in Chicago. High f-cking fives for them. Heard LaBolt is telling them all “We’re gonna shove this storm right up Romney’s ass.” They already got scripts out to their media support. Gonna hammer the governor on earlier statements he made about the role of the federal government, FEMA, take things out of context and try and paint him as some uncaring assh-le at a time when the Romney campaign is limited in its ability to respond due to the temporary downtime during the recovery from the storm. Media is already pushing the governor on it right now. That means these scripts, the plan, went out yesterday while the storm was hitting. They were prepping this thing to turn it into something politically useful to Obama as people were dying.

    These are the motherf-ckers who want another four years to burn American to the ground.

    F-ck LaBolt. F-ck Obama. F-ck all those pricks over at 3A and that c-cks-cker Phil Griffin. F-ck the hurricane. F-ck Jarrett and her threats. And f-ck Rahm too. He knows better. They all do. Hillary. Bill. All of them. You don’t try and manage evil. These Obama motherf-ckers are evil.

    So the governor can do his little sit quiet routine today. But he better come out swinging hard tomorrow. He better be ready to push back against this bullsh-t.

    These Obama motherf-ckers are gonna steal this thing. They think they got a shot now.

    And if the voters aren’t paying attention and they get fooled again. Well f-ck them too. Obama and them deserve each other. Stupid mother-f-ckers all of them.

    Am I pissed?

    Yeah, I’m pissed. You should be too. The whole f-cking country should be pissed at these pukes running America into the f-cking dirt.

  164. Photo-Op Alert! 2:00PM Press left at 2:11PM

    President Obama ‘on the move’ — White House Press does not know where they are going….(at least not yet)

    from Greta

  165. Heard LaBolt is telling them all “We’re gonna shove this storm right up Romney’s ass.”

    ——————————

    Somebody should get that audio and play it over and over again up and down the east coast, NC to NH.

  166. basil, it is a double edged sword because on the one hand it will suppress the votes up and down along the coast. I don’t know why they are not thinking that.

  167. Basil, when the shit is as deep as it is in this administration, AND THE MEDIA IS INVOLVED IN A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT the anti-American WH, you damn well better have someone on the inside who has a shot of knowing, and leaking info about what’s going on. With media, forces from outside this country, and ultra-left wing forces within this country all working in tandem to push this POS back into office, and using the misplaced loyalty of a good segment of the AA population, along with corrupt community action and other so-called grass roots activist groups, plus a sizable number of dope smoking, short-sighted trust fund babies to do the dirty work required to accomplish it, it certainly cannot hurt to have some patriots and moderates inside the operation to monitor and mitigate, when possible.

  168. BASIL99
    October 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Only for another day or 2… the most impacted, NY NJ will keep their focus on it, VA from the relatives I’ve spoken to in that state, were not as badly impacted, the other swing states, OH, well this storm is not going to impact their votes.

    as for Benghazi, OTurd is sorely mistaken if he and his disgusting minions think it will go away. It won’t. Someone will eventually start leaking more and more info. What happened is beyond treasonous. It will not really go away.

  169. “They can call me personally at the WH”

    Can you all believe this PO$? Could our Seals do the same, when he gave the order to stand down??

  170. Hmm, my personal view after seeing this little presser, its way too obvious what the OTurd is doing, way too obvious.
    and the OTurd is still talking, on and on and on…

  171. I pulled up the list of states impacted by Sandy and nearly all are solid dim anyway.

    WHI is usually so gung-ho for MR’s victory the tone of this post shocked me, I admit.

    List

    CONNECTICUT
    .
    DELAWARE
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    MAINE
    MARYLAND
    MASSACHUSETTS
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    NEW JERSEY
    NEW YORK
    NORTH CAROLINA
    OHIO
    — High winds, flooding and snow have hit parts of the state.
    — Power suppliers said 249,546 homes and businesses lost power.
    PENNSYLVANIA
    — Utilities said 1,254,261 homes and businesses lost power.
    — Thirty-eight Pennsylvania counties were under emergency declarations, and 1,700 National Guard troops are on the ground, Corbett said.
    RHODE ISLAND
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    VIRGINIA
    — The number of customers without power stood at 299,473.
    WEST VIRGINIA
    — Utilities said 340,428 customers lost power.
    — There are 12 counties under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m.
    CANADA

    Oh, and the POS is at a red cross center holding court. Barf.

  172. Oturd in chief reading from a teleprompter I do believe at the Red Cross. HOW could someone stoop this low to take advantage of the dire circumstances to make this a photo op and campaign event. Yes, that was what that was all about.

    WHY take time from the Red Cross to make remarks if you aren’t looking to “get a vote or two”

    Megan Kelly had some guy on her show earlier who said he wasn’t gonna predict one way or the other, a lot can happen in politics in a very short time.

    If Oturd in chief chooses to exploit these people, it will turn fast.

    We’ll see.

  173. I dunno. Mother Nature seems to be fav oring the POS. First the Hurricane during the Tampa Convention and now this.

    Confess again WHI’s report is jarring.

    NYT’s already running with WH talking points. “Big Storms need Big government.”

    It is all so sickening.

  174. FWIW, a commenter at UM.

    I’m jaded enough to believe Hurricane Sandy was a “Manufactured” storm. What was it Rahm Emanuel said: “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste”. Weather manipulation has been around since the late 50′s and just imagine how convenient this “Super Storm” has become that would knock the Benghazi massacre off the front pages.

    Fortunately, there are enough good soldiers and intel operators willing to stand up and sound off over this to rub this piece of $hit POTUS’s nose in it. Taste it Bari, Taste the stench of your cowardly acts.

    This ain’t going away A-Hole. You, your effing accomplices, and the rest of your cheer-leading Marxist Pressitutes will find yourselves either in prison or looking for new jobs.

    Also, I am beyond PO’s that Christy came out kissing the POS’s butt today. What’s up with him?

  175. The thing is, its so obvious, with the whole “They can call me personally at the WH”

    Seriously, this is laying it on so thick, not out of real concern, only for votes. Who says nonsense like “They can call me personally at the WH”. LOL. Its not going to convince anyone, frankly it will probably annoy people.

  176. pm317
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    He is pure evil. Covering up and hiding from Benghazzi for two months and coming out the day after Sandy and claiming credit.

    Disgusting.

  177. Lets put it like this, if America is so stupid as to forget the last 4 years and re-elect that fuckwit on the back of a bloody storm, then frankly to hell with it, they deserve all that comes to them. I have more faith in them, at least i hope.

  178. Some reporters running with the clips of Romney speaking against FEMA during he primaries.

    This is friggin scary. The media is against the American people. The propaganda is off the charts.

  179. One good thing – the millions who still have power are probably at work, or looking, or picking up their kids or calling family in the storm area. The millions who do not have power can’t hear him anyway.

  180. tim,

    Low-info voters don’t know any better.

    FWIW, Con Ed says 7-10 days to restore power in NYC.

    PATH trains more than a week.

    NYC buses on holiday schedule today, no word when subways will be restored.

    Most media elite are hooked into the NYC/DC markets and will run with MR’s anti-FEMA remarks.

    Let’s hope the country ignores and gives those b@stards a Chick-fil-A moment they will never forget on Novemebr 6.

  181. moononpluto
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    But no one except junkies like us know about that. Sure hasn’t been reported in LSM.

  182. Norma, he does not know that, 😉 that we need power to watch him (/sarcasm allusion to politico article moononpluto linked above)

  183. moononpluto
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Hello Obama’s sequester strips a lot of the funding for FEMA, so touche.
    ———————–

    Romney should have those numbers at the ready. It is like that $716B cut to medicare — Obama has already done that.

  184. While I admit POS is going to take as much credit as he can, why would we expect anything less? Bottom line, if you took every drop of water from the storm, it can’t wash away the 4 years of bullshit and the blood on his hands. If he thought it could get him elected, he would have coffins lined up in the streets for a photo op.

    People are pissed at this guy and he knows it.

    The real storm happens next week.

  185. The seat was help by Teddy for like 40 yrs, so it would be disappointing, but not shocking to see a dem take it back. Maybe shocking that Warren is that dem. Lets just pray we keep the house and don’t lose too much in the senate as a few GOP candidates running for senate have virtually given the race to their opponents.

  186. If I remember, Brown was also down in that same poll 1 week before the 2010 election, and Brown ended up winning. 2 polls, one with 2 up for Brown from the Boston Globe, which I think is the lefty of the 2 boston papers, the Boston Herald is the more conservative one.
    And now the sufflock poll, which in 2010 incorrectly stated Coakley was up, is now stating Warren is up.

    I still have faith can pull it out. Romeny’s fav’s have gone up 13% in MA, its bound to pull Brown along with him.

  187. From the NYT Op-Ed.

    “Many don’t like the idea of free aid for poor people, or they think people should pay for their bad decisions, which this week includes living on the East Coast.”
    ————-

    Saw that comment elsewhere and I don’t doubt NYT said that (so I am not going to look for a link). Did the NYT see Romney all those people who lined up to help with collecting relief items for people in need of help?

  188. well Oturd will use the disaster as multiple photo op opportunities and tell America to LeanForward to get another 4 year screwing! He’ll go up tomorrow in some choppers to survey the damage and DUH!!!! he’ll have to come to the grips of reality. He can’t run on this storm, no amount of trying to look like he’s leading accounts for bending forward to kiss all them asses he’s kissed to and bowed to for 4 years now.

    American’s ain’t dumb enough to fall for that bullshitter.

    Oturd is a bullshitter

  189. After seeing this video, I have now come to the same conclusion as dot48. I have respected, admired the Clintons since the 1990s. I have no respect left for the jerk Bill Clinton, not an ounce of it. Here is Bill Clinton mocking Romney, who many many months ago mocked OTurd’s “seas will recede” campaign pledge from 2008. Bill Clinton now using Hurricane Sandy to attack Romney.

    Bill, apparently you have forgotten that Hillary did the same mocking of OTurd in 2008. What a PO$ Bill is now revealing himself to be, he could have just superficially “helped” Barry, not oh no, he had to go all in. Will probably get kicked off this blog of it, but I’m through with my admiration and any respect for the Clintons, especially Bill. Nothing but a power hungry jerk. Puts the UNdemocratic corrupt party before the USA.

  190. from 2008, video Hillary mocking with the same words Romney used to mock OTurd.

    Clintons putting the corrupt undemocratic party first, before the country. I thought I knew these people, but I guess not. I’ve come to the same conclusion as dot48, I have no respect or admiration left for them now. Its gone from deep disappointment to disgust.

  191. The man who the race card was played against in 2008 is now playing the race card of his own in 2012. Thanks Bill for implying people are racists who want to give people a hand up not just a permanent hand out.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-makes-a-play-for-the-racist-white-folks-vote/article/2512114?custom_click=rss#.UJAYU5WuXww

    “Bill Clinton, campaigning for President Obama in Ohio yesterday, made a play for white voters in Ohio whom he thought had some animosity towards black Americans.

    “[Clinton] said Mr. Romney’s plan would mean a 33 percent cut in Medicaid over 10 years,” the Toledo Blade reported. “While noting that Medicaid funds go to many minority families, he said, in a stage whisper, ‘Most of them are white folks.’”

    Not to put too fine a point on it, Clinton added, “This is not a race deal, folks; this is an equal opportunity hosing.’’Cont….”

  192. Outris
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    While I admit POS is going to take as much credit as he can, why would we expect anything less? Bottom line, if you took every drop of water from the storm, it can’t wash away the 4 years of bullshit and the blood on his hands. If he thought it could get him elected, he would have coffins lined up in the streets for a photo op.

    People are pissed at this guy and he knows it.

    The real storm happens next week.
    ——–

    I’m with you. It think this election will be like 2010 when the halfwits thought the Tea Party folks were ineffectual.

  193. Tim, yep Bill Clinton has sunk to the lowest of depths IMHO. Hillary asked for more help but didn’t get it, still she has to live with what happened in LibyaFibya.

    I loathe Bill Clinton, because many Dem’s who would otherwise give pause to a vote for Oturd this time, love the BigDog and will lap up what he is selling.

  194. tim
    October 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I have no more patience for either of them. The have made their beds and thrown the American people out.

    Period.

  195. Agred Tim…it is shocking to see . I just have to believe Hillary is runnning in 2016. only way to rationalize their behavior.

  196. dot48
    October 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    For me I now include Hillary in that lot too, I tried to give her every benefit of the doubt, and I do believe she wanted more security for the consulate, she has some love for this country, but was probably overruled, however the lady who testified Sharron Lamb? under oath said no one denied security and it was adequate, both lady’s cannot be telling the truth, and bottom line, she is the SOS, when it comes to the security of the consulate that is her responsibility and she failed and has admitted it.
    I was willing to say Hillary’s heart was in the right place… however my opinion of Hillary has changed for the worse when the Seal’s father told in several interviews that Hillary said that “we’re going to get the guys to make this film, we’re going to get the filmaker”, so if Hillary now advocating for Shariah law? That was the last straw for me, I have lost pretty much most if not all respect for her. That revelation by the father about Hillary said to him did it.

    As for Bill, the man is looking more like a power hungry idiot. After everything done to him in 2008, he goes and campaigns and uses all the tactics used against him in 2008 and is now using them against Romney. What a disgusting man.

  197. From the NYT Op-Ed.

    “Many don’t like the idea of free aid for poor people
    ———————-
    Tell me sir. Do you have any hard evidence to back this up? Or is it simply an unverified assertion? I understand that it makes you feel morally superior. I also undertand that you state it with such force and conviction, that no one is apt to challenge it. But the burden of proof is upon you, not, I to prove it. In the absense of compelling proof, people should assume that it is bullshit.

  198. Here in CA, the Left is definitely nervous about a Romney win. Nevertheless, I was in Berzerkely last Sunday and didn’t see all the OT pro-BO signage on buildings or on bumber stickers. Nothing like 2008. Still CA will go blue this GE.

    As for Hill and Bill, my guess is they don’t want MR to win because it would be so much harder for Hillary to run against a popular incumbent POTUS in 2016. Basically, I think Bill (at least) is currently running a 2016 campaign against Romney, thus the increasing attacks and mockery. Also, he wants to regain the good graces of the Dem base especially, AA. Obviously, this is hurting the Clinton brand with many here and else where.

    What Bill does not get is that Progs will never support Hillary in 2016; they want Elizabeth Warren. This is why the MA race is so important. It will be used to launch Warren’s run in the next Dem primary against Hillary, or whoever decides to run.

    Regarding BO’s current media campaign to take advantage of the storm, I don’t think it will change too many minds away from Romney. BO seems to be locked at 47% in the national polls whereas Romney has reached 50% plus. I don’t think that is going to budge. Also, RM has some pretty devastating ads against Bambi. But as for voter fraud … well now that’s another story.

  199. The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed column reacted thusly to Obama’s suggestion that during his second term he will create a Secretary of Business. Surely that will solve the unemployment problem. The column is sceptical and concludes by saying we do not need a new Secretary of business in order to grow jobs. We need a new president.

  200. BASIL99
    October 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    *************

    He never alluded to “anit FEMA remarks, those are being taken out of context.

    Every time you have an occasion to take Federal money and send it to the states, that’s what you do. If you can take from the states, and send to the private sector, even better … We’re borrowing 1.6 trillion more this year than we are taking in. It is simply immoral, in my view, to be racking up larger and larger debts and handing it down to our kids knowing full well we’ll be dead and gone before it’s paid off.” — Mitt Romney

    He didn’t say FEMA or disaster relief was immoral, he said handing down debt to future generations is immoral.

  201. Everytime these verbally adept leftists make one of their self serving assertions, we should get in their face and say Bullshit! You have the burden of proof asshole!! So prove it!!! if you even can.

  202. There is very strong talk among journo’s tonight that advises Oregon and Washington State are now fully in play and need to be moved to the swing state category.

  203. So, with all going on in NJ, will all their resources already overstretched, what does Barky do? He’s going to visit NJ tomorrow. Nice way to divert resources for his highness.

  204. And what’s worse is Christy going on he road with him.

    Gonzo – I didn’t say MR’s comments were anti-FEMA. That’s how they’re being characterized by the pressitutes.

  205. Elizabeth Warren is Barack Obama in drag and white skin. I wouldn’t touch that with someone else’s you know what.

    Born Democrat now Independent, leaning conservative on a daily basis.

  206. OTurd had the gall to say today:

    “We leave no American behind”.

    As for Christie, he is a governor of a state devastated, so he’s doing his best to help the people of his state, and that is good thing, lots of people are suffering with no power, no homes in some cases. If he doesn’t want to bring politics into it, fine, I just hope he remembers that when Barky tries it tomorrow as well. No politics means no politics from either side, if that is what he wants, then he better be prepared to go after Barky about bring politics into i, just as he did with Romney.

  207. Also, while Christie does a good job for romney many times, I’ll never forget when he was asked if he would run in 2016, not once did he reply that he expects romney to win and help him win a second term. Seemed very odd to say that when you’re a surrogate of someone.

  208. Four years ago, Obama was buying ads in North Dakota and Montana. Today, he’s buying ads for Detroit and the MN Twin Cities.

  209. CA will go blue this GE.
    ————————
    From economic strangulation, self imposed.

    ***************
    LOL! And our idiot governor wants to build a very costly, fast-bullet train from (I believe) Fresno to Bakersfield! (As one comedian noted, “Where’s Bakersfield?! Even Bakersfield doesn’t know where Bakersfield is!) Talk about a waste of money!! A ballot initiative for the train isn’t on the Nov ballot, but rest assured there will be one as soon as they can write it up — especially if Prop 30 passes (which will tax higher income earners to a tune of over 6 billion a year.) My husband and I voted NO on all tax-hike initiatives and pretty much voted Republican down-ticket.

  210. moon, I agree. It was strange since he was on that interview as a surrogate for Romney. When Portman or others have been on, they never ever even surmise that Romney won’t be running for re-election in 2016. But then again, many other times he is an excellent surrogate for Romney.

  211. well, better get some work done around the house. I just hope this nightmare ends next Tuesday with the defeat of that OTurd, then we can all at least get on with our lives. Have a good evening everyone.
    I just hope Americans wake up, if they want to kick out RR in 4 years, fine, but first kick out that radical OTurd next Tuesday.

  212. R cannot afford to stay away from campaign trail. the msm will crucify him regardless of when he heads back, so why wait? turn the page and get moving!

  213. Bloomberg just went up a few notches LOL…told Oturd to stay on his trip to NJ and out of NY, in other words “we don’t need you in NY OTurd, stay out”

    Love it.

    Bloomberg came out of robot mode.

  214. Nashua Telegraph gets it right .. only took twice. Just like some voters who need to make it right this time. My sister FINALLY saw the light 🙂 I’m so proud of her. My “lord daddy would roll over in his grave if he thought we didn’t vote Dem, brother …now he is a tough nut to crack. He’ll vote Oturd I’m most sure.

  215. Krauthammer on Fox News “Bloomberg got a twofer in, he dissed both Oturd and NJ”. I liked how Bloomberg matter of factly let the whole country know that Oturd was trying to use this tragedy and NY as a campaign tool and photo op. I have to admit I’m proud that Bloomberg said NO way No How.

    Now Christy needs to be sure to sidestep the political photo op tomorrow.

  216. dot48
    October 30th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    Now Christy needs to be sure to sidestep the political photo op tomorrow.

    too late, christy has already signed with the devil. that will be the 24hr msm feed tomorrow, BO and christy arm and arm.

  217. Alcina, Krauthammer said it would be worth a few billion for NJ so I guess I can stomach it but too bad he’s giving Oturd blow jobs too.

  218. Chris Christy is just making me not like him at all. Why not just say that the President is doing his job like I’m doing mine and be done with it. GRRRRRRRRRRR

  219. Article on Drugdge about Romney going into Dem territory. Not sure what to make of that. The article is a little jarring. Not sure what to make of it. It says Romney camp left Va weeks ago, but I don’t know about that. Says looking for other ways to run the table on EV so I am a little confused.

    Hope Romney decides to campaign tomorrow.

    What is the difference than ObamaClinton2 campaigning than Romney going straight back. Romney needs to follow Bill Clinton every stop and do his own thing.

  220. I get what Christie is doing. First off, he had that blow up at the DEM idiot mayor of Atlantic City. By complimenting Obama, he is diffusing any ability for Langhorn to say Christie jumping on him was “politically” motivated.

    Second, Romney keeps talking about reaching across the aisle to get things done. Christie is working as a “living example” of this philosophy. Romney will be able to point to Christie as an example of the very thing we need done in Congress.

    Lastly, Christie is doing what he was elected to do. Serve the citizens of NJ, not campaign.

    I think a collective deep breath needs to be taken before we start destroying our own.

  221. Krauthammer: Sandy Won’t Affect Election
    By Nathaniel Botwinick
    October 30, 2012 9:09 P.M. Comments0
    Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report tonight why Sandy won’t affect the election:

    In the end, it’s probably a wash. It’s true that President Obama acts presidential but that is what people expect in a disaster. He won’t have time to screw it up so I don’t think it’s a negative. On the other hand, Romney is in places and he gets to pack canned food and — canned food and looks as if he cares and he does. He plays in the stereotype for challenger and the president and it’s a wash on that. You could argue it takes Libya off the front pages but then again it wasn’t on the front pages in the first place. Because the main stream media who spent hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of articles on the supposed outing of a CIA agent in the Bush administration, where she was safely ensconced in Washington and never in danger has epidemic of “incuriosity” about the murder of an ambassador. So that is also a wash. Lastly, will it disrupt early voting? Which is what the obama administration wanted in states like Virginia or in Ohio? There is snowstorms in northeastern Ohio, Democratic country, as was indicated earlier, in Virginia, it hits Democratic area and a Republican area so again it’s probably a wash. It will probably be a three-day hiatus out of the political counter and will resume in a week where we were in the beginning of the week.

  222. To the 47%: “the problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money”.—Margaret Thatcher

  223. The thing that has really ticked me off about MR’s campaign is his wait-til-the-last-possible moment strategy.

    By boxing himself into a last minute surge he has not accounted for the unexpected and its impact as with Sandy.

    You all know d@mn well the next 6 days are going to feature glowing wall-to-wall media coverage of the POS, the great savior, fighting for the hurricane victims. The parallel story will be how crass MR is for trying to upstage the preezy. That’s just how it is. MR will be hamstrung by that.

    I am PO’d he waited so long to unleash his cash hordes.

    If this ends up causing a trend back to the POS I will scream.

    And to top it off, for Christie, a major MR surrogate, to be touring NJ with the POS and sucking up to him is disgusting.

    Why didn’t Christy suggest MR join them?

    Let’s face it. All eyes will be on the hurricane clean-up. There will be nothing on the economy, on Benghazzi. It’s back to the POS’s turf with only 6 days to go.

    If MR had hit harder, earlier, there would be more of a cushion. Right now there is not.

  224. VotingHillary
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    I get what Christie is doing. First off, he had that blow up at the DEM idiot mayor of Atlantic City. By complimenting Obama, he is diffusing any ability for Langhorn to say Christie jumping on him was “politically” motivated.

    Second, Romney keeps talking about reaching across the aisle to get things done. Christie is working as a “living example” of this philosophy. Romney will be able to point to Christie as an example of the very thing we need done in Congress.

    Lastly, Christie is doing what he was elected to do. Serve the citizens of NJ, not campaign.

    I think a collective deep breath needs to be taken before we start destroying our own.

    I’m inclined to agree with the above. And wouldn’t Obama have photo ops with Dem officials like Corey Booker anyhow? At least this way if/when Christie has something positive to say about Romney’s relief efforts he’ll have more credibility.

    JMO,
    TG

  225. Relax, basil. Romney has done what he could and continues to do what he can and is quite smart about it. With no help at all from the national media, he has totally reversed the trend with his debate performances. The storm is what it is and we just have to weather its effects (no pun intended) and hope for the best.

  226. pm317,

    Hope you’re right. But even staunch repub Haley Barbour was just on Greta saying any day when the economy is not the focus of the campaign is a good day for the POS and Haley’s on Mitt’s side.

  227. Norma Desmond
    October 30th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Speaking of destroying our own, this is a good read if you really READ IT…and get it.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-clintons-attempt-to-attack-romney-on-sandy-was-such-a-failure/article/2512153#.UJBMrYX5Kic

    These two commenters pretty much cover it:

    sweetjane

    Bill Clinton knows exactly what he’s doing! And it’s not helping Obama!  It makes me laugh!

    leilani

    Absolutely delicious. Another classic Clintonian passive-aggressive hit on Obama.
    He pretends to accuse somebody else of ridiculing O and not-so-coincidentally reminds everybody of Barack’s hilariously bloated self-regard in the process.
    Honestly, WJC is just the all-time master at this.
    … 

  228. pm317,

    Also, Mitt pulled back om his Libya strategy in the last debate because he knew the other shoe was about to drop and he decided it was better it seep into the news through some other means than him.

    But that tactic leaves him holding the bag now. He can’t bring the subject up because he was hands-off during the FP debate.

    He’s playing it too safe.

    And, yes, I’m nervous.

  229. Yeah, I heard Barbour’s whining/drawling and muted him. The storm is what it is and who can anticipate a weather event like that. We will see what happens. I was reading a blog and forget which one. If Romney carries VA, FL, and NC, in addition to all the other states that McCain carried which are anyway solid for Romney, he needs just 15 EV from a 100 EV available. You think Obama will take all those 100? Impossible. They are talking about OR in play..

  230. Basil – He gets to do Sandy only tomorrow in NJ. He will be back on campaign trail on Thursday in battleground states. And the campaign heats up on the last leg. His NJ appearance will have no effect on the undecideds voters in battle states. And the ex-military people are putting pressure on Benghazi and they are leaking.

    Wapo’s David Ignatius finally asked questions on Benghazi tonight. He wants to protect his reputation.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-benghazi-questions-the-administration-must-answer/2012/10/30/02d02538-22e2-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html?hpid=z8

    I think Sandy is just a one day story for O with no real election value. NJ and NY are blue states anyway.

    NYT published a poll tonight. Part of that dealt with Benghazi.

    The president has a slight edge on terrorism and foreign policy, but the poll found that Mr. Romney may have made some inroads with his strong critique of how Mr. Obama managed the Libya crisis after the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Benghazi. When asked specifically about the administration’s handling of the attacks on the consulate in Libya, the poll found that only 38 percent of voters approved and 51 percent disapproved.

    And on Friday, jobs report will come out. I agree that Romney needs to get aggressive on the home stretch and I think he will.

  231. He should be playing it safe now. The media whores are standing on one leg to make him look like a fool at the drop of a word. You can’t take risks at this point — just protect what you have. He can’t bring up Benghazi because it is too complicated and without the media’s backing and help and evidence, they will make him look like he is making stuff up. Obama lies and his media whores lie too. Romney’s surrogates Portman and Johnson did a fine job on Sunday talkshows to expose the lies.

  232. PM317 – Romney doesn’t have to bring up Binghazi in his speeches. He can run ads on it and run it to the ground nonstop. I hope the superpacs pick that up too.

  233. AB Stoddard is making sense — Romney is pulling new voters whereas Obama needs to be on the trail trying to woo his supporters back and that is not happening.

  234. I don’t often agree with A B Stoddard but I do think she was right on the money when she said that Chris Christie has not been the best surrogate for Romney even going back to the convention when his speech was more about him. She suggested that Christie is about Christie and his political future.

  235. What will he say in the ad? Without a cooperating media giving the backup context info, Obama and his minions will make Romney look like he is unnecessarily making stuff up. OTH superpacs can raise the questions we have been asking.

  236. First the POTUS calling Romney a bullshitter. Next we get the sexually-suggestive ad for first time voters. Now this from MoveOn (produced by Michael Moore.) I hope the “greatest generation” sees how they have been reduced. (also note at YouTube the comment section has been disabled. Think they are afraid of what the “greatest generation” may have to say about this ad?)

    The Dems have run the most crass, low-life campaign I have ever seen. Civility is just non-existant with this party.

    WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE

  237. For Christie, his notoriety has gone into his head. Believes his own PR but I am not impressed with him. Somebody ought to tell him to lose weight if he has further ambitions. He does not look healthy and that matters.

  238. My guess is these audio tapes of Mr. Woods pleading for air support help that Sean Hannity is referring to, will come out at some point.

    http dot // www dot thegatewaypundit dot com/2012/10/sean-hannity-on-benghazi-slaughter-audio-tapes-ive-heard-they-are-damning-video/

  239. Juan Williams is getting mighty annoying in parroting all Obot points. Would have thought the NPR incident would have at least cleared in his mind and thought process how the true radical intolerant left operates.

  240. Newt on Greta (he says rumors) is talking about emails that show explicit order to stand down from the WH. He is saying it will come out in the next day or two.

  241. Larry Johnson at NQ has a new post:

    “Barack Obama turns out to be a hell of a comedian. He went on TV today vowing to, “leave no one behind” to face the menace of Sandy the Hurricane. Wasn’t that special. But when it came to Americans under terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11, Barack left them on their own and took off to Las Vegas to raise funds for his fading Presidential campaign. “

  242. I agree, Bing west is very clear about how this would all go. He praised Hillary and the SOS for doing what they could, but they are not in the military chain of command.

    Mr. West says if OTurd gave an order, it would exist ON PAPER, but he does not believe there was a real order given by OTurd, because it was NEVER given, or else there would be a paper trail. Instead as Newt had said in the previous segment, there was is paper trail for the military to stand down, even as our Seals were pleading for help.

  243. Bing West: where is the directive that Obama says he gave the military? West says he seriously doubts that there is one — read Obama is lying. He is right that this does not look good for the military. If Obama is lying, military ought to get out of this quickly.

  244. tim, I expect some more leaks to come out in the next day or two. West basically pleaded with the military to not play Obama charade.

  245. Larry J at NQ:

    Here is where Panetta is lying. He claimed, “we did not have sufficient intel” to allow an informed decision to put troops on the ground. That is complete horseshit. With a drone overhead providing live video, coupled with voice communication, including secure teleconferencing, the “Commanders” in Washington had more information then would have been available ten years ago. They could see with their own eyes what was going on.

    A knowledgeable friend told me that this is going to get worse for Obama. It was a shameful failure of leadership. Obama left our people behind to fend for themselves and two died because of his dereliction.

  246. pm317, I hope so, the whole thing is disgusting. Its one thing if no help could come in spite of best efforts, but if someone told the military, they were told not to help our guys, there are no words, absolutely no words. The father of the fallen Seal sums it up very accurately.

    Mr. Charles Wood:
    ““I can’t imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didn’t have help sent in. Because we know that C130s could have been sent there in less than an hour, jets could have been scrambled in minutes from many different parts of the globe. The order was “don’t help them let them die.”””

  247. I hope Newt is right. Military people who know something about a stand down order (assuming there was one) should come forward before the election. Voters have a right to know. Greta ended her panel on an optimistic note saying someone will come forward (before the election).

  248. I found the highlighted part in a comment at the link below. What did Obama say today on TV about Sandy: he wows to “leave no one behind”. Creepy. Extremely creepy.

    http://thediplomad.blogspot.com/2012/10/dont-go-rescue-them.html#comment-form

    Fox News is now reporting that the former Navy SEALs twice requested permission to go help Ambassador Stevens, and twice, were told to “stand down.” The former SEALs, whose oath demands that they never leave a man behind, went anyway. Those two former SEALs, including Ty Woods and Glen Dougherty, went back to the CIA annex and there, after hours of battle, died. No help was sent, no help was ordered.

  249. I will tell you what I don’t understand. I do not understand WHY it is sad that this is coming out right BEFORE an election. I think it would be far sadder if it did not come out until AFTER the election, when voters would be stuck with this bastard for four more years.

  250. Obama changed his story and where he is now is he gave the order. Great! Now prove it!! Produce a copy of that order!!!

    No gutsy calls ever from this Joker.

    He froze on the pirates–and had to be forced by a navy seal in disguise to give the order.

    He froze on bin Laden, and Panetta had to do it.

    And he froze here, and could not give the order.

    Generak Dempsy and Panetta did not stand up to him.

    The pattern here is consistent.

    End of the wonderful one hoss shay.

    Logic is logic that’s all I say.

  251. First, Aid the Living
    By Bing West
    October 21, 2012 11:39 P.M. Comments169

    A U.S. ambassador is missing and his diplomatic team is desperately fighting off terrorist attacks. Our commander-in-chief and his national-security team in Washington are listening to the phone calls from the Americans under attack and watching real-time video from a drone circling overhead. Yet the U.S. military sends no aid. Why?

    On September 11, at about 10 p.m. Libyan time (4 p.m. in Washington), Ambassador Chris Stevens and a small staff were inside our consulate in Benghazi when terrorists attacked. The consulate staff immediately contacted Washington and our embassy in Tripoli. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and numerous military headquarters monitored the entire battle in real time via the phone calls from Benghazi and video from a drone overhead.

    Our diplomats fought for seven hours without any aid from outside the country. Four Americans died while the Obama national-security team and our military passively watched and listened. The administration is being criticized for ignoring security needs before the attack and for falsely attributing the assault to a mob. But the most severe failure has gone unnoticed: namely, a failure to aid the living.

    By 4:30 p.m. Washington time, the main consulate building was on fire and Ambassador Stevens was missing. In response, the embassy in Tripoli launched an aircraft carrying 22 men. Benghazi was 400 miles away.

    At 5 p.m., President Obama met with Vice President Biden and Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office. The U.S. military base in Sigonella, Sicily, was 480 miles away from Benghazi. Stationed at Sigonella were Special Operations Forces, transport aircraft, and attack aircraft — a much more formidable force than 22 men from the embassy.

    In the past, presidents had taken immediate actions to protect Americans. In 1984, President Reagan had ordered U.S. pilots to force an airliner carrying terrorists to land at Sigonella. Reagan had acted inside a 90-minute window while the aircraft with the terrorists was in the air. The Obama national-security team had several hours in which to move forces from Sigonella to Benghazi.

    Fighter jets could have been at Benghazi in an hour; the commandos inside three hours. If the attackers were a mob, as intelligence reported, then an F18 in afterburner, roaring like a lion, would unnerve them. This procedure was applied often in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Conversely, if the attackers were terrorists, then the U.S. commandos would eliminate them. But no forces were dispatched from Sigonella.

    In the meantime, while untrained and poorly led by American standards, the terrorists at Benghazi were proving to be lethal. They forced the Americans to abandon the consulate, with the ambassador still missing, and fall back to an annex a mile away. When the terrorist gang followed the Americans, looters took the opportunity to ransack the empty consulate. But when they found Ambassador Stevens unconscious on the floor, they stopped looting and rushed him to a hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors could not save his life. Not knowing who he was, they took the cell phone from his pocket and called numbers. By about two in the morning, the American embassy received word that the ambassador was dead.

    At about the same time, the 22 men from the embassy in Tripoli had arrived at the Benghazi airport. They drove to the annex to assist in its defense against persistent terrorist attacks. Around 4 a.m. Libyan time — six hours into the fight — enemy mortar rounds killed two of the defenders on the roof of the annex.

    The fight began at 10 p.m. and petered out at dawn when the Libyan militia came to the aid of the Americans.

    It is bewildering that no U.S. aircraft ever came to the aid of the defenders. If even one F18 had been on station, it would have detected the location of hostiles firing at night and deterred and attacked the mortar sites. For our top leadership, with all the technological and military tools at their disposal, to have done nothing for seven hours was a joint civilian and military failure of initiative and nerve.

    Secretary of State Clinton has said the responsibility was hers. But there has been no assertion that the State Department overruled the Pentagon out of concern about the sovereignty of Libyan air space. Instead, it appears passive groupthink prevailed, with the assumption being that a spontaneous mob would quickly run out of steam.

    Firefights, however, wax and wane from dusk to dawn. You cannot predict ahead of time when they will stop. Therefore a combat commander will take immediate action, presuming reinforcements will be needed.

    The administration wrongly blamed a mob for the attack. Yet ironically, Mr. Obama’s chances of reelection would have plummeted were it not for the human decency of a mob that took the ambassador to the hospital before the terrorists returned.

    If the terrorists had taken his body and, with no Special Operations Forces hot on their trail, taunted America the next day — claiming the ambassador was still alive — the Benghazi tragedy would have escalated into an international disaster. The U.S. military sent no aid. Why?

  252. Suspicion is that the mullet queen controls dead fish and she is mixed up in this. Like she was with bin laden advising dead fish repeatedly not to strike because if it went wrong he would pay a political price. Panetta, then at CIA, made the decision for him. The mullet queen is way beyond her depth. She could not even manage a Chicago housing project for gods sake. The mullet queen has got everything fucked up ten ways from Sunday, while dead fish languishes in a fetal position until he can go back on the campaign trail and bamboozle the ignornati.

  253. I wonder how far along they are in the Mount Rushmore project for Obama. If that does not work maybe a pyramid will due.

  254. I think it is imperative that Obama be taken down politically over this. The reason I say that is his next gig will be in the international arena, and from there he will continue to work to take down the United States from the outside, at the direction of his godfather George Soros. We must show that Obama–or someone at his command ordered the military not to save our people. This communication would have been between Obama, Panetta and the head of the Join Chiefs of Staff. If we can show that, then his ass is grass.

  255. I hope to god they can make that stick on Obama. I cannot imagine what it will do to military discipline if he is not held accountable. If the facts that are known now were not known then a reasonable argument could be made for confidentiality for the good of the nation. But with all the evidence that is out there now, with more to come, we simply cannot bury the issue. You cannot hold back a tidal wave. There must be accountability. And it is naive to think that the same democrats in the senate who have kissed his ass, and followed him in lock step are remotely capable of sorting this thing out. I mean give me a breaks–Schumer??? Reid??? Dick Dirtbag?????Thank god FOX is covering the story. It needs to be pushed by courageous, no bullshit marines, like Colonel West. For the good of the service, it needs to be pushed hard. Obama needs to be soundly defeated and disgraced. And the general who caved in to Obama needs to be court martialled, even though we know what his defense will be–the Nuremberg defense.

  256. So we are meant to believe Obama in front of a podium speechifying about a storm can win him an election however people still need jobs and food and money, people will not get past this.

  257. Colonel Bing–what can I say–he makes me proud to be an American. A rare combination of courage, intellect, and clarity. He pins the tail on the right donkey–or jackass if you perfer: O-B-M-A-M-A. The Messiahs latest tale is I gave the order to save our people in the moment.. But Panetta contradicts him saying I (Panetta) decided not to save our people and Generals Dempsey and Hamm agreed with me. But of course General Hamm was relieved of command 30 seconds later. Hillary was involved in the decision, and her State Department in Tripoli did send in people to help which exonerates her, as do the cables showing that she asked Obama for more security before the fact which he and is vice president have denied. If the Messiah is telling the truth then in the colloquialism of fat ass Brazil he’s got some splain’n to do. Like, how could the Secretary of Defense countermand the order the President had just given. And if he gave such an order where is the written record of it. Come on Bambi, this aint your birth certificate this time. Or are you going to assert executive privilege (again)?

    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/bing-west-on-the-record/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogs%2FGretawire+(Internal+-+Gretawire+-+Blog)

  258. Only 6 days of campaigning left.

    I don’t think this storm makes a difference to Romney’s numbers, there is nothing he can do other than what he is doing and at the end of the day this is a jobs and economy election.

    If Anything its going to hurt Obama’s numbers in a load of states where impact has been felt, thats why we have heard all the postpone the election guff from the democrats because numbers may well be well down in NJ,PA, Ohio, virginia early voting dem areas.

    The Election must go forward, there is still a country to run.

    I heard one commentator argue to postpone the election to Dec last night……hello……what makes you think the weather is gonna be brilliant in Dec, you muppet.

    All Obama is doing is sitting in the WH trying to look Presidential, well honey, that is his job, that is what he is supposed to do in a disaster. TBH its all in the hands of the state Govs, who have done a good job and FEMA where necessary, who don’t do a lot until asked.

    There is still a country to save from economic disaster you know. Get out of the way and let the Governors get on with their job.

  259. trixta
    October 30th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    What Bill does not get is that Progs will never support Hillary in 2016; they want Elizabeth Warren. This is why the MA race is so important. It will be used to launch Warren’s run in the next Dem primary against Hillary, or whoever decides to run.
    *********************

    I haven’t heard Warren’s name mentioned. But here in NY many democrats are talking up the possibility of Kirsten Gillibrand running for president. She is quite popular and expected to win next week’s election in a landslide.

    Whichever woman they choose, it does look as if the party is over for Hillary.

  260. Elizabeth Warren as president a presidential candidate!! She’d have about as much of a chance as an unknown, cheating, lying, half black guy…oh, wait…that’s been done.

  261. Mitt starting the last days, he’ll go to Florida and then onward it looks like.

    He needed to get back to work. America needs to be saved.

  262. Good article, Norma. Love the comments about Bill.

    It is truly amazing that MSM is still not actively pursuing the Benghazi tragedy. I’m glad that FOX is talking about it. But, IMO they need to proceed very carefully with this, and at least attempt to appear objective in their reporting. Their focus should be on the facts. I wish they wouldn’t even allow Hannity to do programming on this issue, at all. His extreme partisan approach, and his dramatic expressions of outrage, (genuine or otherwise) make it too easy for the Dems and the left wing media to discredit his statements (even if true), and to portray him as a wing-nut on a mission – which, imo, he usually is.

    I’m not saying that media should not air information about Benghazi, just that they need to air only verified facts. More is at stake here than a presidential election, and (as much as he needs to go) defeating Obama. And, while this is an extremely emotionally charged tragedy (and cannot be otherwise), an effort still has to be made to place I over E, as Admin says, in order to obtain all relevant facts – for future security and ME relations, as well as and for, and on behalf of all involved, especially the families of the victims.

    The bipartisan committee in charge of investigating this needs to get it done, and issue results. Have they even interviewed anyone so far, or has the investigation been postponed until after the election?

  263. a good and interesting read

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-30/anticipating-devolution-big-government

    “With the US elections approaching next week, as well as the threat of another fiscal cliff showdown looming, we asked contributing editor Charles Hugh Smith to revisit his earlier work on how the expansive Central State has come to dominate both private society (i.e., the community) and the marketplace, to the detriment of the nation’s social and economic stability. In this updated installment, we will examine six critical dynamics that will lead to the devolution of Peak Government. cont….”

  264. http://washingtonexaminer.com/some-see-gop-voting-tsunami-coming/article/2512142#.UJEQnoa-fmu

    For example, in Ohio, the Democrats have turned out 43 percent of the most loyal supporters to vote, compared to just 27 percent of the GOP. In Iowa, the difference is 43 percent to 29 percent.

    “Republicans will have more reliable voters available on Election Day and are spending our efforts turning out low propensity voters in the absentee and early voting periods,” added the analysis.

    Even with the difference in turnout of loyal supporters, Gallup finds that among early voters, Romney is beating Obama 52 percent to 45 percent, though some state totals show an Obama advantage. Plus in states like North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, the GOP has seen huge requests for last-minute absentee ballots this month.

  265. Voters have a right to know if Obama gave orders to stand down. He should know that right? Either he did or didn’t.

  266. An unsteady Axelrod told viewers Obama will win with indies despite losing with indies to Romney in Ohio, unsure of swing states.

    Axelrod does not know if he is coming or going.

  267. WASHINGTON (AP) – Aides say Obama to resume campaigning with stops in Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin on Thursday.

    Now that ought to tell you something…………He cancelled Ohio, now he has to be in those 3 on Thursday? Must be trouble states for him.

  268. trixta
October 30th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
 “Progs will never support Hillary in 2016; they want Elizabeth Warren.”

    Leanora October 31st, 2012 at 6:14 am
    “I haven’t heard Warren’s name mentioned. But here in NY many democrats are talking up the possibility of Kirsten Gillibrand running for president. She is quite popular and expected to win next week’s election in a landslide.”

    —————-

    That’s very encouraging news, Leanora. Gillibrand is Hillary’s direct heir, like a daughter. She chose to leave law practice and enter politics under Hillary’s direct impetus, and of course she was Hillary’s choice to succeed her as junior Senator from NY.

    But my opinion is that 2016 will not be a good year for any D, whether or not they are backed by the ‘Progs’. 2016 will be a repeat of 1984: a popular R incumbent. I hope Hillary does not run and I hope Gillibrand saves her steam for 2020. Let the Ds send some dazzling freshman Senator to the chopping block in 2016.

    As you say, “it does look as if the party is over for Hillary”, but I’m not crying about that. She has better things to do than to beat her head against the wall, and imo it will take another 8 yr to rid the D party of the Chicago legacy.

  269. Axelrod Promises To Shave Mustache If Obama Loses PA, MN, MI…………….someone get me a blunt razor…….

  270. tim
    October 31st, 2012 at 7:47 am

    a good and interesting read

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-30/anticipating-devolution-big-government

    “With the US elections approaching next week, as well as the threat of another fiscal cliff showdown looming, we asked contributing editor Charles Hugh Smith to revisit his earlier work on how the expansive Central State has come to dominate both private society (i.e., the community) and the marketplace, to the detriment of the nation’s social and economic stability. In this updated installment, we will examine six critical dynamics that will lead to the devolution of Peak Government. cont…

    ————
    In the 1990s Canada was a financial disaster at the federal and provincial levels, not dissimilar to the US public finances now. A ‘Liberal’ (our democrats) Federal government and a conservative Ontario leader devolved costs to the lowest local point of demand. It was incredibly painful. But it worked. By the 2000s Canada had cleaned up its act. I suspect that this is what Romney will do in part.

  271. This is why Obama loses Florida…..

    In Florida Democrats now lead in ballots cast just 48 hours after in-person early voting began. In 2008 it took us nearly a week after in-person early voting began before we had a lead,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina says an a state of the race video released today.

    But a Republican yesterday noted that at this point in 2008, Democrats held a 134,774-vote lead in Florida. As of yesterday. Democrats led by less than 41,000 – a nearly 70 percent drop.

    The Obama campaign does not dispute those numbers.

  272. When you do this, you are losing…

    On cue. Another @barackobama press call to declare “we’re not panicking in Chicago” and explain unsteady @davidaxelrod on @Morning_Joe.

  273. Early voting has begun in Florida and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is expressing nervousness about the prospects for her re-election in her congressional race against Republican Karen Harrington. This past Saturday, Wasserman Schultz personally lambasted a longtime Democrat supporter from Miami-Dade County who was caught talking to Harrington. This same individual further annoyed Wasserman Schultz by refusing to display a “Wasserman Schultz for Congress” sign and then told Debbie that he had already voted for Harrington instead of her.

    This longtime Democrat leader, who shall remain anonymous for purposes of this report, indicated that he was disgusted and said that had never been so insulted in his life.

    http://shark-tank.net/2012/10/28/wasserman-schultz-worries-about-re-election-as-democrats-drop-their-support/

  274. “Does anyone believe that when Barack Obama loses on November 6, he will go quietly?”
    *********

    I think he will, because he doesn’t like his job so he doesn’t really give a shit. It will just be interesting to see who he blames the loss on. Axelrod and Jarrett will probably pull out the race card one last time.

    It will also be interesting to see if he does anything helpful for Romney in the 2-month interregnum. Bush was helpful to Obama, but I can’t see Obama being helpful to anyone. What kind of help could he offer anyway?

    I can see Romney turning to the Clintons for assistance during that period.

  275. Elizabeth Warren as president a presidential candidate!! She’d have about as much of a chance as
    —————————–
    . . . as a snowball in hell in the general election. The male vote would find her more than a little repulsive.

  276. Early voting has begun in Florida and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    ——————–
    She is facing the political equivalent of a firing squad. When the head of the DNC cannot deliver her own state, that will be seen as an acto of treason.

    Ditto with the former head of the DNC when he loses to Allen in Virginia.

    Both will be history.

    The party will look for someone even more to the left and radical

    Even if it is shown that Obama let those people in Benghazi die, they will see him as their saint.

    That is how warped the party has become.

  277. jeswezey
    October 31st, 2012 at 10:13 am
    ——————————-
    I think an ego like that does not beat a quiet retreat.

    Rage rage against the dying of the light
    Do not go gentle into that good night

    He will go underground for awhile

    Then, with the cabal behind him, he will re emerge on the world stage

    This is why he must lose the election, and be taken down over Benghazi

    Frankly, I am a little surprised that there has not been more reaction here to the Colonel West video above

    I think they have got the lying messiah by the short hairs

    And if the rumor Gingrich referred to is true, and two networks have emails from the White House

    Which show that the White House gave an affirmative order NOT to save those people

    That too needs to come out before the election

    But the most important point in that video is West’s clear and unambiguous assertion

    That the source of the no go order was at the top–meaning Barack Hussein

  278. nearly 70 percent drop.
    ———————
    These are, of course, the eager beavers, who cannot wait to vote. A 70% drop in that segment of the electorate is a bellweather of declining enthusiasm for Messiah Obama, which will be manifest across the country–even in blue states. A friend told me that there was a long long line of black voters in Dade country. That is where the early vote advantage is most likely coming from. But over all where he is concerned, the main sail is no longer billowing for him–it is luffing.

  279. jeswezey, I think you’re on the right track, there. Obama is going to be upset about a loss, if he loses, because he lacks the skills to cope when not given a pass, and doesn’t get his wishes granted. But, I think you’re right about his not liking the job – not to mention the country. I also think they will use race, again, but in the end, I think BO will read some really eloquent speech about his “historical” presidency, breaking down racial barriers, etc. (MO will not be about “historical anything” – but more like hysterical anger and bitterness). I honestly think he knows he’s in over his head. Having given so many passes in life, especially by MSM, has isolated him to an extent, and prevented real world experiences which demand accountability. Those are the experience that promote growth and development as a human being and as a professional. Media did a disservice to him, and especially to this country by not demanding ANY accountability of him.

    I also agree that he will not be helpful to Rom, if elected, but maybe he and MO will try behaving with a little class and humility, and will actually come through. I don’t know what BO could help him with, either, except maybe, a golf lesson.

    Regarding Hillary. I gotta say, she should have been the first female president – and I’m not giving up on that yet – not by a shot.

    Also, I like what I know of Gillibrand, but at this point (maybe later things will be different), neither she nor Warren is even almost close to being a good replacement for Hillary. I don’t think Hillary’s done yet. If Romney wins, maybe he will get a second term – but that’s far from a given, at this point.

  280. An unsteady Axelrod told viewers Obama will win with indies
    ————————
    The fuerher bunker mentality is a sight to behold. Obama will “win” with the indies, even though they are voting for Romney?

    Oh well . . . .

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that’s all.”
    (Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6)

  281. If Romney wins, there is always 2020.

    At that point, she will be only 72.

    Reagan was about that age when he won.

    The bigger problem will be the primary.

    It sounds like they may push Cuomo in 2016.

    And the left wing extremists will have their candidate.

    Maybe Jessee Jackson III if he cleans up his act.

  282. Axelrod Promises To Shave Mustache If Obama Loses PA, MN, MI…………….someone get me a blunt razor…….
    ———————————-
    Good idea. I am sick of looking at that persistent catepillar under his nostrils.

    If he gives me a hold harmless agreement, I would be more than happy to do that job.

    And I would also be happy to act as a process server, and serve him with a grand jury summons.

    Always willing to help. xo xo xo.

  283. “Whichever woman they choose, it does look as if the party is over for Hillary.”

    *************************
    I never count the Clintons out, but I do think the hard Left’s preference in 2016 will be Warren (I lived in Berkeley for many years and know just how the hard Left feels about the Clintons); the liberals and moderates most likely will go for Gillibrand. (The hard Left often says sarcastically about Bill Clinton that he was the “best Republican President the Democrats ever had.” During Clinton’s presidency, KPFA [i.e. Pacifica Radio] rarely covered Clinton except to bash him, and then decided to ignore altogether the Right’s effort to oust him from office. KPFA did, however, cover the impeachment hearings. The Left ALWAYS puffs up their Left-wing credentials by measuring up against the Clintons.)

    But should Hillary decide to run, Gillibrand will back off (perhaps Hillary will select her as VP!)

    If Romney is popular and does a decent job, whoever runs against him in 2016 will have an uphill slog, to be sure. But 2016 is so far away…anything could happen… so my speculations are neither here nor there.

  284. , a new CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac poll released today shows Obama winning by one point (48 percent). Of the four polls released from Florida over the last two days, Obama is now winning two of them by one point. Romney is winning one of the polls by one point, and another poll shows the race tied. The Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of polls still shows Romney with a one point edge (49 percent to 48 percent), but that is only because the RCP average includes older polls that gave Romney a larger lead.

    In Ohio, with its 18 electoral votes, CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac has Obama winning by five points over Romney (50 percent to 45 percent). Obama is now leading in seven of the eight polls included in the RCP average for Ohio with a 2.4 point lead over Romney (49 percent to 46.6 percent). The one poll that shows Romney with a lead in Ohio comes from Rasmussen Reports, a pollster who has a history of overestimating the performance of Republican candidates.

    Finally in Virginia, with its 13 electoral votes, the CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac poll gives Obama a two point edge over Romney (49 percent to 47 percent). That poll is contradicted by another poll from Roanoke College released today that shows Romney with a five point lead (49 percent to 44 percent). Overall, Romney maintains a slight edge in Virginia’s RCP average with a 0.5 point lead (47.9 percent to 47.4 percent). Virginia could best be described as a tie given the current set of polls and the RCP average.

    If Romney is to have a chance of defeating Obama next Tuesday he will need to find a way to lock in victories in Virginia and Florida, while also making up ground in Ohio. With every day that passes showing Obama winning one or more of the big three his re-election to a second term becomes more assured.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/new-polls-show-obama-winning-ohio-and-florida-tied-virginia

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    What do you all think about this? Has Sandy helped O?

  285. This is where the cowardly John Roberts threw the American People under the bus. Voters need to understand this. I voted yesterday against a democrat senator whom I would have supported, were it not for the fact that as a democrat, she would vote to keep Obama care.
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    If You Want to Repeal Obamacare, Support Akin & Mourdock
    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 31st, 2012 at 04:30 AM | 42

    What has been overshadowed by pro-life remarks made by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock is that the Republicans must take back the United States Senate to have a chance of repealing Obamacare.

    Even if Mitt Romney wins, it will be for naught if Harry Reid still controls the Senate. That is the reality. That is why Republicans must rally to two gentlemen who are committed pro-lifers, but who said things in defense of children that others have decided to beat them up about.

    Honestly, you can be a pro-lifer and be offended by what they said. But at least they spoke up and tried to defend a position many in the GOP run away from. We should, however, be ashamed of a pro-life community that does not have these gentlemen’s backs now. We need them in the Senate to repeal Obamacare. We need them in the Senate to take a Senate majority.

    What is so striking to me, frankly, is how so many establishment Republican types for so long told those of us who didn’t much care for Mitt Romney to get in line because he is the nominee. Well, we did. And we’re proud to support him. So suck it the hell up and get in line for Todd Akin (I’m looking at your NRSC) and Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominees for the U.S. Senate in Missouri and Indiana.

    We need the Senate. We need Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock to get the Senate. Oh, and you want to know the punchline? They really can win. Mourdock probably will. Akin is close.

    So help them or give up on repealing Obamacare. Ever.

    And once you are done helping those two, go help Josh Mandel. It’s a very, very tight race in Ohio. Some polls have Josh ahead by a few and some have him behind by a few. We’re going to need Josh in the Senate. He’ll be an awesome conservative. He’s a terrific guy. We should do all we can for these three.

  286. A Tweet 🙂
    Christie saw what happened to Texas when Rick Perry asked Obama for a disaster declaration last year when the state had massive drought and wild fires. Obama declined. Like giving the shuttle “Enterprise” to New York, Obama acts on revenge and on his own narcissism.

  287. Any poll conducted by NYT is noise. Their strong bias for Obama and against Romney, and concomitant strategy to shape expectations consistent with that bias contaminates any numbers they would publish on the eve of an election. These people, who buried Benghazi are 100% untrustworthy.

    As for Sandy, my view is consistent with what Krauthammer has said most recently, namely that it is a wash. Voters expect anyone who is president to do what he is doing and it is mainly the job of governors to do the disaster relief. Voters wonder why his leave no man or woman behind comment about the hurricane, did not apply to the soldiers he left to die in Benghazi. And Romney has been busy providing.

    According to Gingrich, Benghazi is a big issue in swing states. And that issue will go back on the front burner today in Congress, and at FOX. The analysis by Colonel West should leave no doubt in anyones mind who is responsible for the failure to help our people. Obama. And if he wins a second term, and resumes the role of Commander-in-Chief, there will be grave reluctance by soldiers to put their lives at risk for someone who is a coward and does not have their back.

    ” A leader can either inspire confidence in his unit, or contaminate the environment and his unit with his attitude and is actions. He must be visible on the battlefield and in battle. He must exhibit the will to win. He must remain calm and show no fear. He must give no hint of uncertainty or doubt. He must tune out the noise–it is normal. And he must remember 3 strikes and NOT out.” (Colonel Hal Moore: We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young).

    Obama is a coward and a liar who has no regard for his men. Those are the qualities we look for in a commander in chief. They are the antithesis of what this country needs to survive in a dangerous world.

  288. Axelrod saying they can win without Indies……Bullsheeeeeeeeeet.
    ————————–
    Then Snydley Whiplash must be counting on a lot of cross over Republicans, like in 2008.

  289. The NY times/Quinnipiac poll is devastating. We are now losing again and without Fl and Ohio, it’s over. Very upsetting.

  290. “It sounds like they may push Cuomo in 2016.

    And the left wing extremists will have their candidate.

    Maybe Jessee Jackson III if he cleans up his act.”

    *********

    Yes, could be Cuomo. Jackson is done, IMHO.

    Anyway, I’m still trying to get through this election, and not completely without hope that things will go our way.

  291. I can see Romney turning to the Clintons for assistance during that period.
    ——————————–
    I think that was the plan. But now Bill has shot himself in the foot with that worse than hurrican Sandy remark. As for Hillary, if you read between the lines of what Colonel West has said, and the cables, you realize that she is the only one in the entire Obama Administration who answered the 3am call. Neverheless, she participated in the cover-up to protect Obama, by continuing to advance the video explanation even to the father of the dead SEAL, and that is what voters are likely to remember. It may preclude her from serving in Romney’s regime, but it will allow her to focus on where I believe her future plans lie, which is as an advocate for women and children, and a player in the foreign policy establishment and possibly the UN.

  292. trixta
    October 31st, 2012 at 11:58 am
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    You are right trixta. Jackson is most likely history. It is not just his substance abuse but his corruption. The hard left will have to find someone else who is black and leftist. That seems to be the formula they are most comfortable with, and the majority of the party faithful are african american. The good news is the rise of black republicans, who are better people than Colin Powell.

  293. jbstonesfan
    October 31st, 2012 at 11:56 am
    The NY times/Quinnipiac poll is devastating. We are now losing again and without Fl and Ohio, it’s over. Very upsetting
    ——————————
    What did their last poll say?

  294. wbboei
    October 31st, 2012 at 11:17 am

    If Romney wins, there is always 2020.

    At that point, she will be only 72.

    Reagan was about that age when he won.

    The bigger problem will be the primary.

    ____________________

    Yeah. Some news GUY was recently talking about her being too old, even at 69. As I said, they act like she’s “shovel ready”, when I doubt are very few younger men or women who could keep the schedule she does, and be knowledgeable about and prepared to discuss a mountain of different kinds of information with different countries.

    It is true that Regan, who is still revered by the Pubs, was older. Of course, toward the end of term 2, I think he was getting a bit worn and confused (and sometimes nodded off during press conferences). But, women have always remained healthier and lived longer than men, and I don’t think age be a concern regarding Hillary. Hell, it’ll probably just slow her down to the level of most of us average people. lol.

  295. PPP poll for HCAN (D) has Obama up 5 in Ohio. Sample is D+9. 4% more than 08. In a wave election. Dem firm is in line with Q……..must be colluding i think.

  296. I see the poll donkey is back, seriously stop depressing the shit out of us, The Q poll is a huge Dem bias, do you not understand the game here……….we’ve only been telling you for months and i’m getting fed up of repeating it.

  297. Back in the day, wbb, I might have crossed Party lines to vote for Colin Powell, but his UN pitch for GWB’s war was it for me. Nevertheless, given BO’s disastrous presidency, I wish Powell had been our first black POTUS.

    I hope Hillary’s mention of the video after the Benghazi attack will not hurt her chances in the future, but you never know. Anyway, Rice and Obama were the ones that made complete asses of themselves in the weeks that followed the attack.

  298. wbboei
    October 31st, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Colonel Bing–

    ———-
    Well, there you have it, Bing says that Hillary would have been in on the discussions, and while Barry and the military decided to not do anything to help save American’s in Benghazi, Hillary sent 6 of her people to do what they could to help them out. She is the only only that did anything to help per Colonel Bing…that is the Hillary I believe in.

  299. Count me out on the Aiken and Murdouck thing. Even if I were in their states, i would sooner break off my own voting finger than vote for either of those sexist bastards. Sorry.

    This is why shifting away from the Dem Party of old – please understand I’m not referring to the Obama Dem Party – is tricky. Regardless of pro-life or pro-choice, and please count me in the pro-choice column, there is an implicit mindset of male superiority so ingrained in these men, they become too flawed to even consider as someone I would want in govt.

    No matter how much I dislike Obama, the principles of the Dem party of old (at least the stated ones – not sure they were genuine) were and are my principles. And, whether or not I ever return to the Dem Party – and, if it ever gets cleaned up and there is some restoration of true democratic principles, I might return to it. But, I’ll never, ever be a Republican – not as long as far Right, Evangelical, bat shit crazy faction of the party wields as much control as they still do today. I have voted Pub on occasion, with little problem, and I know there are some fine leaders in that party. But the male party leaders typically cannot hide that superiority thing. Hell, many of the women can’t hide their acceptance of male superiority. I don’t see myself ever ditching (real) feminist principles. And, regardless of what Sarah Palin or the other more progressive Pub women say, they’re just not real feminists to me.

    I say that not to incite or to encourage anyone else to believe that way. But, I would be less than honest if I said otherwise.

  300. New York Governor says water has been pumped out of three of seven tunnels in New York City’s East River.

  301. Rasmussen and Gallup need to restart polling although at this point I’m not really sure what polling is going to do. It is either a win for Romney or a win for Oturd which ensures the further destruction of this country. We can only do what we can do. I will cry my eyes out at the thought of another 4 years under this tyrant.

    This storm has far reaching impact, the msm is making it the savior to Obummers campaign so I’m at the point where I’m not wearing any blinders.

  302. Dot: I was told that Rassmussen has Romney 2 points ahead in Ohio today. Jbstonefan–hope this helps your distress over the bogus NYT poll. Vodka martinis can be helpful too. But out here on the west coast it is not yet martini time. We have conditioned ourselves to wait until lunchtime.

    But the real bombshell comes next.

  303. Oturd’s photo op will carry today but tomorrow reality hits again LOL. He’ll have to get his sorry excuse out to face the music.

    Damn I heard another storm on it’s way for next week too. What the hell. I’m going to vote tomorrow, I have to be out anyways so I’m gonna get er done.

  304. jbstonesfan
    October 31st, 2012 at 11:56 am
    The NY times/Quinnipiac poll is devastating. We are now losing again and without Fl and Ohio, it’s over. Very upsetting.
    __________________________________

    Good God. I bet you thought the JEST would come back Sunday as well, didn’t you? 😀

    Those polls all have D+7 / D+8 turnouts which are the levels of Obama’s 08 win. It AIN’T FUCKING HAPPENING. Chill out JB.

  305. HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A HEADLINE:
    ———————————
    “WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED THE NAVY SEALS, THEY GOT BIN LADEN
    WHEN THE NAVY SEALS CALLED OBAMA, THEY GOT DENIED.”

    When President Obama called the Navy SEALs, they got Bin Laden.
    When the Navy SEALs called Obama, They got denied.

    Women United PAC released this video today:

    The group is calling on Obama to COME CLEAN with the American people on Benghazi.

    THE SCANDAL IS SO BAD THAT OBAMA’S FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK ARE CENSORING NAVY SEALS TO PROTECT THE FAILED PRESIDENT BEFORE NEXT WEEKS ELECTION.

    (Note: Google owns Facebook. I know for a fact that the man who has censored this video is Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. He is a close friend of Obama, and part of his behind the scenes kitchen cabinet. If you happen to recall the time when Hillary met with an organization called Women of Google, Schmidt was her host. He pretended to support her, but he was secretly supporting Obama.–wbb)

    This video needs to go viral, SO FORWARD IT TO ANYONE YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO HELP. Just because Schmidt has used his corrupt power to shut this story down does not mean we have to.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/womens-group-slams-obama-for-abandoning-seals-in-benghazi-video/

  306. If a large portion of the Obama contributions are being funneled from the Chinese Goverment through this Roach character (he certainly lives up to his name) who is an insider in their govermnet and runs a website which is a pass through for Obama For America, then would it not be accurate to say that Obama is, in fact, the Manchurian Candidate. How could it be otherwise?

  307. This storm has far reaching impact, the msm is making it the savior to Obummers campaign
    ——————————
    That is what they want you to believe

  308. Piling on Chris Christie is not productive right now
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:43am

    What is Chris Christie up to?

    It’s one thing to acknowledge federal help, or that Obama was attentive (it is the week before the election, after all), but Christie is acting like a love-struck teenager, in other words, like America circa 2008.

    As tempting as it is to lash out at Christie, understand he’s under enormous pressure because of the storm.

    He says he doesn’t care about the election, but we do. It’s not mutually exclusive to care about New Jersey and to care about the election. And because we care about New Jersey and the election, we should not get bogged down on Chris Christie.

    Stay focused.

  309. Don’t know how they know this. It’s supposed to be top secret …. Hehe!!!

    Will ADP sh!t on Zero-Bama tomorrow??? We’ll see if Zero pumps up the numbers on friday again, with more newly hired Government Workers.

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

    New ADP Count Slashes Job Creation for September

    Revisions to the way payroll data firm ADP counts private sector job creation have resulted in a sharp drop in the September employment count.

    ADP’s new calculations put the monthly job creation at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month.

    The firm recently has entered into a partnership with Moody’s Analytics that will change the way the private payroll count is calculated.

    with the Labor Department to follow on Friday.

    The new private payroll count now is actually under Labor’s September job creation total of 114,000. The unemployment rate dropped last month to 7.8 percent, but the government said the total number of new workers swelled by 873,000.

    Economists expect Friday’s report to show 125,000 new jobs and the jobless rate to hold steady.

    When the Labor Department revealed its September job count, it sparked criticism from some quarters that the numbers were being manipulated for political purposes as the November presidential election drew near.

    The soft ADP count could add credence to those who believe the pace of job creation is slower than the government’s numbers indicate.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49620569

  310. Yup wbb, seems as though some on Big Pink are so worried that Barry will steal another 4 years that they are eating their own…

    Barry has 4 years of false promises and lies to live up to and the American public will send him packing. Free soup or a warm blanket isn’t going to buy him enough votes to move the needle.

  311. Need I say it, getting in an airplane and flying over storm ravaged landscape with a republican govenor who is so hot for you that all he can think of is finding a hotel room, is not the same thing as sitting in the oval office and making a consicous decision to not save American soldiers who you have put in harms way. But as Bill Jacobsen says, Christie is not the issue.

  312. Shadowfax
    October 31st, 2012 at 1:32 pm
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    Shadow–that takedown of Obama by Colonel West in the Greta interview posted above is a Perry Mason moment in this whole Benghazi affair. I think it has legs. He has proven through sound trial methods that Obama is THE culpable party here, and the voters need to be mindful of that when they think about whether the country can afford four more years of this.

  313. Good God. I bet you thought the JEST would come back Sunday as well, didn’t you? 😀
    =========================

    Yes!! I was actually thinking of the Monday Night Football game of Oct 23, 2000 when we blew a 30-7 lead going into the 4th qt!!!

    ———————

    Sorry moononpluto, there is just a lot of polls out there today and I was not the one to cite the poll. I just commented on it. I went to Rasmussen and we are still slightly ahead. It is the swing state stuff that really concerns me.

  314. moononpluto
    October 31st, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Amarissa, it is a D+9 poll bias, absolute bullshite.
    ____________________________

    Thank you, moon, I was nervous!!!

  315. Rasmussen Colorado : Romney 50% Obama 47%

    There is that 47% again, 2nd week in a row Romney has hit 50% in Colorado, by 4 last week, by 3% with 6 days to go.

  316. PPP pollsters has decided to go down with the Titanic, they are throwing out Huge dem bias poll after poll, they just threw out a tied in NC at 48% each with a D+12 bias.

    Seriously, every poll they have threw out today has had upwards of D+7 for every swing state, I’m flabergasted as to how they are willing to chuck their reputation down the lav.

  317. …last night while enjoying a nice glass of wine, I was thinking about all the peer pressure on so many people to “be for O” “support O…O this, O that…he’s so cool” bla, bla, bla…or at least to APPEAR to support O, otherwise suffer the rath of obots, the media, etc…

    and then i started thinking about the ‘X’ factor of so many people that may be secretly hoping that Mitt will win…those that can never dare say that out loud, BUT…those that secretly that will be relieved if Mitt wins…(like being set free from an obligatory cult)

    …as most of the endorsements are starting to say out loud…O had his chance, and Mitt has the strong, proven record of actual accomplishment and bipartisanship to turn things around successfully…and make it about the country, not O nonstop, ad nauseum…

    so for those ‘out there’ that are secretly hoping and wishing that Mitt pulls this out and wins…be brave…vote your wishes and your hopes…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbgHM1mI0k

    sing it Dusty…

  318. jbstonesfan
    October 31st, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Yes!! I was actually thinking of the Monday Night Football game of Oct 23, 2000 when we blew a 30-7 lead going into the 4th qt!!!
    ________________________________________-

    Uggghhhhh… I KNEW that was happening when I watched Sam Madison laughing after some jackass WR just torched him for a TD. I swear to God, I told the wife, “they’re going to screw around and lose this thing”. BTW, I *think* it was 2001.

    But in this instance, these samples are abso-fucking-lutely ridiculous. They’re way way way oversampling dims and undersampling rethug / ind. They have to resort to these dishonest methods to prop up the tin calf.

  319. Biden insulting the immigrants again i see, what does he have against Indians…….

    VP Pool Report: To one of the men in front of him, VP asked: “Are you Indian?” “American!” the man responded.

  320. dot48
    October 31st, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    Foxyladi .. you got that right! LeanForward is Oturds motto.
    __________________________________

    LOL Good one.

  321. moononpluto
    October 31st, 2012 at 8:39 am
    An unsteady Axelrod told viewers Obama will win with indies despite losing with indies to Romney in Ohio, unsure of swing states.

    Axelrod does not know if he is coming or going.

    Maybe he knows something! Cheating on a large scale? Who made those voting machines?
    ___________________________________________________________
    Problem found at board of elections
    Incorrect inputs irritate voter

    Problem found at board of elections

    MARION — Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem.

    Upon selecting “Mitt Romney” on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up.

    It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded.

    “You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you can’t it’s irritating,” Stevens said.

  322. “Obama will not help Republican Governors unless they bend over first.”

    Exactly. Shame on this excuse for a president and shame on the RINO’s who suck up to him.

    Believe me, many of us…like with Hillary…WILL NOT FORGET in years to come especially if those governors are thinking about running for president.

  323. NYT, 1992: Bush’s 2.7% GDP Growth Is a “Gross National Letdown”
    NYT 2012: Obama’s 2.0% Growth Is “Steady Improvement”
    —Ace

    Biden: Transgendered Discrimination is “The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”
    Update: Biden Vows “I’m Going To Give You The Whole Load Today”
    —Ace

    Okay.

    Some additional Biden Cringe Factor here: Biden said he called on the questioner (the mother of a transgendered beauty pageant winner) because her beautiful eyes caught his attention.

    Does anyone in the media worry that the currently-serving Vice President isn’t mentally all there?

  324. I don’t know how to post an article here so if it has not already been posted, please…someone go over to NO QUARTER and post the latest article entitled “I Don’t Give A Damn About Chris Christie’s Opinion”.

  325. Why we should not worry about early voting, i.e. the democrats are pushing it, whereas the republicans are focused on convincing undecided voters. As you can see from Florida, the early voting percentage is down 70% for the democrats compared to 2008, and the undecideds are breaking or will brake 5-2 for Romney based on what Morris has said before. Hi ho silver may see it differently, but how many campaigns has he ever run?

    http://www.dickmorris.com/what-does-early-voting-mean-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/?utm_source=dmreports&utm_medium=dmreports&utm_campaign=dmreports

  326. I thought it would honestly take until Friday for people to become angry over the slow-as-snails public sector unions’ response to the disaster in New York and New Jersey, because I believed people would at least give the unions a day or two before becoming either aware-of or angry-at their incompetence. But, just a day or so after the storm, people in New Jersey are mad that the highly-paid but seldom-motivated unions that control city public workers all over the state are being lackadaisical when homes are still underwater and there’s no electricity in large swaths of the NYC metro area. The unions, as usual, are acting like they hadn’t even heard there was a disaster that happened.

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/tempers-already-flaring-in-new-jersey-due-to-slow-as-snails-union-response-to-disaster-32935#comment-344898

  327. How the 1% lives . . . Andrea as her usual charming self, who is that evil giraffe standing nest to her–David Gregory, and then there’s that case of arrested development Chuck Todd, hoping upon hope that with enough hair growing tonic his beard will finally fill in. And then of course the people choice Brian William pretending that he is not dull as paint and dumb as a post. Unfortunately, he overdid the botox a little this time. Makes it tough to smile when they Cheeze. And God forbid, if they do say cheese then Ratboy Todd will throw himself on the floor and start hissing.

    All in all a wonderful movie.

    By the way, this is the world that big media is seeking to protect in their blind support of Obama. A plutocratic existence reserved to them and people like them. But that world is not accessible by the public at large, except on invitation, when they need something, like more vermouth, and even then through the servants entrance only. A little glass menagerie and plutocracy of their own. Ordinary Americans need not apply.

    http://hollywoodonthepotomac.com/?p=4370

  328. Biden calls the Cleveland Plain Dealer one of the major newspapers “in this state.” Problem is he is in Florida, not Ohio.

  329. Obama doing a major pre-election tour, Ohio, Wisc., Iowa, Va on Saturday. NH, Fla, Ohio, Colo on Sunday

    RNC just bought another 1 million in tv ads in Wisconsin. Another 4 mill will go to battleground states …

  330. I hate to say this, but Hannity doesn’t seem as positive as prior to the flood. I think we all are so vested in this election, so worried, that even skewed polls, that we KNOW are skewed, worry us.

    Then the cheating, we know all about the cheating

  331. WaPo/ABC tracking moves back to a tie (was R+1 yesterday). Romney up 5 w/ indies. Sample is D+5 (33D/28R/36I)

    look at that sample, do they honestly think GOP will be 28% of the electorate this year, poll is useless.

  332. HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials in the city of Hoboken, N.J., are defending their response to severe flooding from superstorm Sandy.

    Public Safety director Jon Tooke says at least 25 percent of the city on the Hudson River across from Manhattan remains under water. He estimates at least 20,000 people are stranded and says most are being encouraged to shelter in place until floodwaters recede

    http://news.yahoo.com/tempers-flare-nj-city-where-thousands-stranded-171518266.html

  333. “Hurry – hurry – before we can all see the emperor has no clothes – nor moral compass when it…”

    Posted October 31, 2012, 11:44 am MT
    Denver Mayor Hancock in Wisconsin says Obama getting beat in early voting
    By JEREMY MEYER The Denver Post

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has been busy pushing for President Obama’s re-election — appearing on stage Tuesday before former President Bill Clinton’s speech and even heading to Milwaukee on Sunday to push for the Badger State’s vote.

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stumps in Milwaukee on Sunday. Shown here with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Wisconsin State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa

    Hancock even broke news on that Wisconsin trip, telling voters if the election were to be held right now the president would lose Wisconsin and its coveted 10 electoral votes.

  334. Oturd got his photo op. Couldn’t resist anotherh “we never leave anyone behind”. Wow, he’s dense. Ordering military vehicles to help get people back and forth to work!!!!

    Too bad he would not order all that when 4 American’s killed in Libya.

  335. gonzotx

    I hate to say this, but Hannity doesn’t seem as positive as prior to the flood. I think we all are so vested in this election, so worried, that even skewed polls, that we KNOW are skewed, worry us.

    Then the cheating, we know all about the cheating

    ——–
    Yes, we are all at wits end because we know how dirty the other side plays. We are no longer innocent to the elections of Barry and his gang.

  336. October 31, 2012
    Irreconcilable Differences: Either The State Polls Are Divorced From Reality, Or the National Polls Are
    —Ace

    Posted at Hot Air, Sean Trende crunches some numbers in an attempt to determine if the state polls and the national polls could both be right.

    His conclusion: They can’t both be right. One series of data must be wrong. (Or, actually: At least one series of data must be wrong. They could both be wrong.)

    He attempts to discover if it’s possible — as some liberals analysts suggest — that Romney might actually be ahead in national polls owing to overperformance in non-swing-states, lightly polled states, both Blue and Red. This theory postulates that Romney could be closing the gap in Blue states where he’ll lose anyway, and running up the score in Red states where he’ll win away, but is still stubbornly behind in swing states. Thus, his national poll lead, while nice, is owed to good performance in states where it really doesn’t matter. Where it does matter — the highly polled swing states — he’s behind.

    But he crunches numbers to see if that sort of scenario is likely. His finding is that it just isn’t likely that Romney could plausibly have high enough margins in noncompetitive states to give him the national vote lead while simultaneously losing the competitive ones.

    Trouble is, he’s not able to say which data set is more reliable. Though he does knock Nate Silver (not by name, but it’s implicit) for the unwarranted assumption that of course the state polls, mostly conducted by firms that haven’t been around all that long so we have little idea of their accuracy, must be right.

    So this is what it is, ultimately: Both sides have reason to think they’re ahead. Both sides, it seems, really do think they’re ahead. Neither side is actually blowing smoke (as a losing campaign like McCain’s did in 2008).

    One side is going to be crushingly disappointed on Election Night.

    Something just terrible is about to happen to somebody. I sure hope it’s not us.

    Now, I would take solace for my preferred take on things from the fact that everyone is now going to Wisconsin.

    And when I say “everyone,” you know who I mean?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=74BzSTQCl_c

    I mean EV-ER-Y-ONE.

    Ryan Stumps in Wisconsin; Clinton, Biden, Romney and Obama Follow Suit
    That’s kind of a good sign, but then, if Obama thought he was ahead in Ohio, and Wisconsin became Romney’s only possible hope, it would make perfect sense for him to go up there to make sure Romney didn’t create a new avenue of victory.

    So that doesn’t really clarify things.

    From the beginning of this campaign, I’ve been thinking it comes down to one thing: 5% of the voters defecting from Obama, to either flip to Romney or, at least, simply not vote (or vote for a third party candidate).

    Obama got 53% of the vote. If 5% of the voters — about 10% of his total voter pile — flip to the challenger or stay home, Romney should win.

    Since the polls are conflicting on this point, let’s look at newspaper endorsements.

    Today came another flip: The Nashua (NH) Telegraph flipped from its 2008 endorsement of Obama to endorsing his challenger Romney in 2012. From that endorsement:

    Four years ago, with little hesitation, we endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the United States, saying it was a time for “new leadership, a new approach to governing, a new way of conducting the people’s business.”
    So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term?

    After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a consensus that he had not. Perhaps more importantly, when we identified the key challenges facing the nation – jobs, the economy and the national debt – we concluded he was not the best candidate to meet them.

    That person is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and we hereby endorse him to become the 45th president of the United States.
    I’ve written earlier that these flips in newspaper endorsements are somewhat helpful for Romney, as a direct matter, as they will tend to sway some undecided voters.

    But they’re also important indirectly as proxies for, as the Telegraph says, the “conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America.” Editorial staffs aren’t kitchens and living rooms, of course– but they’re actually more liberal, and more likely to buy into Obama’s brand of progressivism than most families talking about the question.

    Now, looking at newspaper endorsements, has Obama lost that game-changing 10% of his 2008 support?

    Actually, looking just at newspaper endorsements, it’s closer to twenty percent. Almost one in five of the major metro dailies which endorsed Obama — most with a long, long history of endorsing Democrats for President — have now flipped to support Mitt Romney.

    I don’t know what that says, exactly. Obviously I’m casting about for confirmatory data.

    Still. If you’ve lost 20% of the liberal-leaning newspapers which enthusiastically supported you in 2008, and which endorse Democrats almost as a reflex, then you just can’t be doing all that well with the voters.

  337. gonzotx
    October 31st, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    —————————–
    It is interesting that the imperial reign of the asshold in the White House began with a disaster, and is ending with a disaster. Romney has the momentum.

  338. Fox news has new documents in LibyaFibya. Brett Baier at 6 pm.

    My bones tell me something big getting ready to break…probably on Friday. Just.my.gut.

  339. Seems to be an awful lot of people flooding twitter and the like complain about the clean up crews especially unionized ones. Lots of crap flying, meanwhile, i had to hurl at Bambi and Christie’s love fest….don’t be surprised if Christie does a Charlie Crist and runs as a Dem next time, lots of GOP very unhappy with his lovefest.

  340. Pool report from POTUS trip to NJ: Someone has written “ROMNEY” in large letters in the sand at the north end of Point Pleasant Beach.

  341. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/981570-465/mitt-romney-for-president.html

    The Nashua Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney

    …snip…

    So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term?

    After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a consensus that he had not. Perhaps more importantly, when we identified the key challenges facing the nation – jobs, the economy and the national debt – we concluded he was not the best candidate to meet them.

    That person is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and we hereby endorse him to become the 45th president of the United States.

    …snip…

    But true leaders find ways to work around such obstacles, much like Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton did during their terms in office.

    True leaders also don’t wait until two weeks before Election Day – in the form of a 20-page booklet, no less – to lay out a specific agenda for the next four years. Coupled with the negative tenor of the campaign, that merely confirms the president and his strategists felt that attacking Romney’s agenda was more politically expedient than releasing one of their own.

    Some cynics have suggested, only partly in jest, that Obama-Romney is at its core a contest between a man with no plan and man with a plan that doesn’t add up, a reference to Romney’s own unwillingness to lay out details of how he would balance his campaign promises with his tax-and-spending plans.

    Nevertheless, we are confident Romney is the candidate who would tackle the serious issues facing this nation, starting with jobs, the economy and the debt. In the end, we couldn’t say the same about the president.

  342. On Wall Street, there are three (3) categories of analysts: fundamentalists, chartists, and market sentitiments. Fundamentalists look at tangible things like the company, its managment team, the products, the competitors, the maturity of the market, etc. Chartists look at historical trends, polls and stock price charts. Market sentiminists look at the public mood on the particular stock which runs the gamet from greed to fear. The FED is a big factor as well.

    By analogy, Jay Cost is a chartist. So is Sean Treded. They guage election results by polls and historical analogies. Right now they are flumoxed. What they are telling us is the polls mean nothing, because they are not behaving rationally. It therefore follows that we must be neither elated nor depressed by what we see in the polls. Fundamentals and market sentiment will be the drivers of this election, in my opinion. Turn out matters.

  343. Obama repeatedly encouraging people to vote early, “like me”. Pathetically, I’m sure he or one of the other insightful souls in his Thug administration actually thought that “like me” statement would have people running to the polls. Now, we see that some voting machines showing as a vote for Obama, when the Romney was the candidate actually voted for. Wondered if is just a deal for early voters, who presumably would not be as crowded into polling places now, as they are likely to be on election day. If hundreds of people complained about this issue on the same day, and with media around as they are likely to be on election day, chances for a redo would be pretty significant. Whereas, if it’s just a couple of people in a day, they can postpone dealing with that, not do a redo, and just go ahead and count for Barack. Does it get any lower than the Chicago White House?!

  344. Interesting signage development over the past couple of days. Someone has started placing “FIRE OBAMA” signs around Pinellas county. One right at the intersection near the early voting center. Have not seen these until this week.

  345. Oops….

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock went off-script at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rally yesterday when he told a crowd of Obama supporters, “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early.” Of course, when pressed on it, Hancock took it back and said, “We expect clearly that President Obama will win the state of Wisconsin.” The Obama campaign disputed Hancock’s statement outright,

    Yup, had heard that, Obama’s early vote is way way down and if it continues, no way he will win on election day.

  346. Baracko wants folks to vote early because

    ……he is afraid of the news on Benghasi coming out by Tuesday????

  347. Hilarious…….

    # of jobs created last month in September reported at 162K now revised down to 88K by ADP payroll data co. cnbc.com/id/49620569

    revised down by 50% WTF.

  348. You can’t make it up, all those supposed new jobs that represented “the biggest jump in 28 years”, we all knew it was bogus.

  349. sex scandal……well drudge has it in tiny writing and not in the headline, so i’m guessing its something tiny…….if it was huge, there would be sirens and baloons, anyway could be senatorial or house or gubernatorial, could be anything.

  350. all these polls suddenly turning the numbers up for their chosen one. they are as disgusting as the msm.

    whores. every one of them.

  351. Did you know this……

    SPOOKY: REPUBLICANS HAVE WON EVERY NOV 6TH DATED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SINCE 1860…

  352. Good catch, moononpluto. Kevin at Hillbuzz always writes about how carefully Drudge places pix on the page.

  353. nah, it doesnt go with Gallup, thats deffo a hint, its a pic picked especially for the wedding ring prominence.

    Where’s Michelle?

  354. vanity,

    But, as Hillbuzz is always pointing out, Drudge is very clever in placing pix on the site and the pix have hidden significance, always.

  355. moononpluti,

    That’s what I’m thinking. Remember all the rumors recently about her and a staffer – maybe security? Mooch has her own bodyman.

  356. jeswezey
    October 31st, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Gillebrand is NO Hillary.
    Her position on illegal immigration is as far left as Obama.

    She represents a state with many communities being destroyed by illegal immigration and she is completely insensitive. i have met her. She is an out of touch elite.
    I will never vote for her again.

    FYI- i live on the east end of Long island. We were spared the worst of the storm but half of us have no power, no cell phone, no internet and many have no running water as many of us have wells.

    The misery index is high. I have only intermittent access to the internet.
    No one here is paying any attention to anything except staying warm, getting email, flushing a toilet or getting a hot shower and a hot meal., No one is payng attention to the election except what to do about polling as they are telling us we may not have power before the election.
    The schools are closed here for the week- no power.

  357. Moochelle has been so absent lately that I’ve wondered. Yahoo used to have pictures all over of her, with “are you in” and advertising, all kinds of articles on her campaigning, etc. It would be absolutely rofl if it turned out both of em were engaged in sex scandals. Buttttttttt I wonder if it’s something on teh one.

  358. Dot, she certainly has been keeping her distance from him, when was the last time you saw them together, the debates when she had to be but other than that, she’s as far away as she can possibly be.

  359. Consistent with my point above, when the chartists themseleves are telling you that the polls do not make sense, then it is wise to ignore the polls and look to the fundamentals and where the enthusiasm is. And while you are at it, pay attention to the press: the louder and more persistent they are, the more you know that Obama is getting his ass kick. It is like the rule of the courtroom: nobody objects to a testimonial point that does not hurt him.

    Therefore, from the fundamentalist standpoint, I commend to your attention, the following comments by Dick Morris. (NB Unlike high ho silver and his ilk, Morris has run successful campaigns.)

    Opinion: Here comes the landslide
    By Dick Morris – 10/30/12 06:33 PM ET

    Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He was not the monster Obama depicted, but a reasonable person for whom we could vote.

    As we stripped away Obama’s yearlong campaign of vilification, all the president offered us was more servings of negative ads — ads we had already dismissed as not credible. He kept doing the same thing even as it stopped working.
    The result was that the presidential race reached a tipping point. Reasonable voters saw that the voice of hope and optimism and positivism was Romney while the president was only a nitpicking, quarrelsome, negative figure. The contrast does not work in Obama’s favor.

    His erosion began shortly after the conventions when Indiana (10 votes) and North Carolina (15) moved to Romney (in addition to the 179 votes that states that McCain carried cast this year).

    More from The Hill:
    ♦ GoDaddy suspends GOP ad firm for anti-Obama texts
    ♦ US seeks to exclude cyber-mandates from UN treaty
    ♦ Clinton uses Sandy to hit Romney over climate change
    ♦ Al Gore: Sandy ‘disturbing sign of things to come’
    ♦ Campaigns look to score points with Jewish voters on Iran
    ♦ Treasury: Debt limit to be hit this year

    Then, in October, Obama lost the Southern swing states of Florida (29) and Virginia (13). He also lost Colorado (10), bringing his total to 255 votes.

    And now, he faces the erosion of the northern swing states: Ohio (18), New Hampshire (4) and Iowa (6). Only in the union-anchored state of Nevada (9) does Obama still cling to a lead.

    In the next few days, the battle will move to Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (15), Wisconsin (10) and Minnesota (16). Ahead in Pennsylvania, tied in Michigan and Wisconsin, and slightly behind in Minnesota, these new swing states look to be the battleground.

    Or will the Romney momentum grow and wash into formerly safe Democratic territory in New Jersey and Oregon?

    Once everyone discovers that the emperor has no clothes (or that Obama has no argument after the negative ads stopped working), the vote shift could be of historic proportions.

    The impact on Senate races could be profound. Give the GOP easy pickups in Nebraska and North Dakota. Wisconsin has been a roller coaster. Once an easy win for Republican Tommy Thompson, then a likely loss as Democrat Tammy Baldwin caught up, and now Republican again, it will probably be a third pickup. Romney’s surge in Virginia is propelling George Allen to a good lead for the first time all campaign. In Montana, Republican Denny Rehberg holds and has held for some time a small lead over Democrat incumbent Jon Tester. And, in Pennsylvania, Smith has powered his campaign to a small lead over Democrat Bob Casey Jr.

    The GOP now leads in these six takeaways. But it is also within easy striking distance in Ohio and Florida, where incumbents are under 50 percent and Republican challengers Connie Mack (Fla.) and Josh Mandel (Ohio) are only a few points behind. It may even be possible to entertain daydreams of Rhode Island (Barry Hinckley) and New Jersey (Joe Kyrillos) going Republican.

    Republican losses? Look for a giveback in Maine and possibly in Indiana and Massachusetts. In Indiana, Republican Richard Mourdock had established a 5-point lead over Democrat Joe Donnelly. But his comments about rape knocked him back to a tie. With Romney carrying the state by 15 points, however, Mourdock could still make it. In Massachusetts, Brown has been in hand-to-hand combat with Elizabeth Warren. Down by five a few days ago, he’s now tied, but the undecided usually goes against the incumbent.

    The most likely outcome? Eight GOP takeaways and two giveaways for a net gain of six. A 53-47 Senate, just like we have now, only opposite.

    Barack Obama’s parting gift to the Democratic Party.

  360. moononpluto
    October 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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    Amazing Moon. This adjustment reflect the after the fact inclusion of California. As previously noted, the Obama DOL did not include California in the prior Bureaus of Labor Standards inflated figure Obama took credit for, because they got their numbers in late, supposedly. But the revised numer of 88,000 new jobs is roughly half of what we need just to stay even, given the influx of new applicants for employment into the market. Anyone who votes for Obama, needs to understand that they are voting for four more years of this kind of national decline. And they will also get a military that has no confidence in the commander-in-chief. In short, a vote for Obama is a vote for doom. And if they think he will protect them, then the comment by Lady Thatcher says it all: eventually you run out of other peoples money to spend, and then it is a case of how now brown cow.

  361. Here’s a good and interesting analysis of the polling results which consistently seem to show Barky in the lead even though that seems to defy reality.—-http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/10/29/the-folly-of-david-axelrods-turnout-model/

    The democratic polls are increasingly desperate to make it appear that Barky has the lead even in states where the dems have withdrawn their pollsters because they know it is a lost cause. The pollsters’ credibility has taken a terrible beating in all this and it is hard to
    imagine anyone wanting to hire them in the future.

  362. “The pollsters’ credibility has taken a terrible beating in all this and it is hard to
    imagine anyone wanting to hire them in the future.”
    ******
    Maybe the polling companies are doing what they are being paid to do; good numbers for the “internal poll” and propaganda for the public.

  363. Dan McLaughlin at red state is saying basically what I am:

    We can’t know until Election Day who is right. I stand by my view that Obama is losing independent voters decisively, because the national and state polls both support that thesis. I stand by my view that Republican turnout will be up significantly from recent-historic lows in 2008 in the key swing states (Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado) and nationally, because the post-2008 elections, the party registration data, the early-voting and absentee-ballot numbers, and the Rasmussen and Gallup national party-ID surveys (both of which have solid track records) all point to this conclusion. I stand by my view that no countervailing evidence outside of poll samples shows a similar surge above 2008 levels in Democratic voter turnout, as would be needed to offset Romney’s advantage with independents and increased GOP voter turnout. And I stand by the view that a mechanical reading of polling averages is an inadequate basis to project an event unprecedented in American history: the re-election of a sitting president without a clear-cut victory in the national popular vote.

    Perhaps, despite the paucity of evidence to the contrary, these assumptions are wrong. But if they are correct, no mathematical model can provide a convincing explanation of how Obama is going to win re-election. He remains toast.

    http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/31/on-polling-models-skewed-unskewed/

  364. what do you mean? click on the link and you will get a slide show and use the left and right arrows — pics are awesome.

  365. Here’s Kevin’s take:

    So, Matt Drudge is having some Halloween fun.

    He’s teasing that a sex scandal is going to rock the campaign…

    As usual, Drudge has put Obama’s picture up around words that could be taken as innuendo.

    Notice the proximity of the word “polling” to the pic of Obama under the sex story tease…polling as in, well, the kind of “polling” Obama enjoyed at Man’s Country Bathhouse in Chicago.

    Remember that today is Halloween.

    It’s a gay high-drinking day. Most gays who could get off work have been drinking since early in the morning today. Matt Drudge has probably had a few at this point. He could just be playing games and teasing people for fun.

    Or, today really could be the day that Barack Obama is outed on Drudge Report for being gay.

    I’ll tell you this: it’s not a sex scandal involving Barack Obama and a woman, that’s for damn sure.

    No one in their right mind here in Chicago would believe THAT.

    Everything you need to know about Barack Obama being gay is HE

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/

  366. So, Matt Drudge is having some Halloween fun.

    He’s teasing that a sex scandal is going to rock the campaign…

    As usual, Drudge has put Obama’s picture up around words that could be taken as innuendo.

    Notice the proximity of the word “polling” to the pic of Obama under the sex story tease…polling as in, well, the kind of “polling” Obama enjoyed at Man’s Country Bathhouse in Chicago.

    Remember that today is Halloween.

    It’s a gay high-drinking day. Most gays who could get off work have been drinking since early in the morning today. Matt Drudge has probably had a few at this point. He could just be playing games and teasing people for fun.

    Or, today really could be the day that Barack Obama is outed on Drudge Report for being gay.

    I’ll tell you this: it’s not a sex scandal involving Barack Obama and a woman, that’s for damn sure.

    No one in their right mind here in Chicago would believe THAT.

    Everything you need to know about Barack Obama being gay is HE

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/

  367. SHV
    October 31st, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    “The pollsters’ credibility has taken a terrible beating in all this and it is hard to
    imagine anyone wanting to hire them in the future.”
    ******
    Maybe the polling companies are doing what they are being paid to do; good numbers for the “internal poll” and propaganda for the public.
    ******
    Double books? If so, then Myer Lansky would understand. A sophisticated criminal enterprise.

  368. So, Matt Drudge is having some Halloween fun.

    He’s teasing that a s– scandal is going to rock the campaign…

    As usual, Drudge has put Obama’s picture up around words that could be taken as innuendo.

    Notice the proximity of the word “polling” to the pic of Obama under the s– story tease…polling as in, well, the kind of “polling” Obama enjoyed at Man’s Country Bathhouse in Chicago.

    Remember that today is Halloween.

    It’s a gay high-drinking day. Most gays who could get off work have been drinking since early in the morning today. Matt Drudge has probably had a few at this point. He could just be playing games and teasing people for fun.

    Or, today really could be the day that Barack Obama is outed on Drudge Report for being gay.

    I’ll tell you this: it’s not a s– scandal involving Barack Obama and a woman, that’s for damn sure.

    No one in their right mind here in Chicago would believe THAT.

    Everything you need to know about Barack Obama being g– is HE

  369. Any sex scandal with Obama is bound to be Gay.

    That six foot tall, big-boned, mannish-looking wife of his makes me suspect Barack is just barely bisexual.

  370. One more time. i will take out all suspect words.

    So, Matt Drudge is having some Halloween fun.

    He’s teasing that a s– scandal is going to rock the campaign…

    As usual, Drudge has put Obama’s picture up around words that could be taken as innuendo.

    Notice the proximity of the word “polling” to the pic of Obama under the s– story tease…polling as in, well, the kind of “polling” Obama enjoyed at Man’s Country Bathhouse in Chicago.

    Remember that today is Halloween.

    It’s a gay high-drinking day. Most gays who could get off work have been drinking since early in the morning today. Matt Drudge has probably had a few at this point. He could just be playing games and teasing people for fun.

    Or, today really could be the day that Barack Obama is outed on Drudge Report for being g–.

    I’ll tell you this: it’s not a s– scandal involving Barack Obama and a woman, that’s for damn sure.

    No one in their right mind here in Chicago would believe THAT.

    Everything you need to know about Barack Obama being g– is HEre

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/

  371. Via HB.

    UPDATE: The Left has been trying to push a story about a Tennessee GOP guy I’d never heard of who had a mistress. This was on HuffPo three days ago…and then all the loony Leftists I monitor on Facebook were going on about this the last two days (scroll down to Sunday October 29th to see them talk about it). This is the only “sex scandal” in the news right now…about some guy named Scott DesJarlais that had apparently two mistresses at once.

    But that can’t be what Drudge is pushing because it was all straight people having affairs which is so…YAWN.

    Definitely not Halloween fun for Drudge…and who cares about Scott DesJarlais. Man, is that a name that’s hard to spell right (or remember).

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/trick-or-treat-is-matt-drudge-going-to-finally-out-barack-obama-as-our-first-gay-president-25621

  372. UPDATE: The Left has been trying to push a story about a Tennessee GOP guy I’d never heard of who had a mistress. This was on HuffPo three days ago…and then all the loony Leftists I monitor on Facebook were going on about this the last two days (scroll down to Sunday October

    This is the only “s– scandal” in the news right now…about some guy named Scott DesJarlais that had apparently two mistresses at once.

    But that can’t be what Drudge is pushing because it was all straight people having affairs which is so…YAWN.

    Definitely not Halloween fun for Drudge…and who cares about Scott DesJarlais. Man, is that a name that’s hard to spell right (or remember).

  373. Last attempt. This spam monster does not like me tonight.

    UPDATE: The Left has been trying to push a story about a Tennessee GOP guy I’d never heard of who had a mistress. This was on HuffPo three days ago…and then all the loony Leftists I monitor on Facebook were going on about this the last two days (scroll down to Sunday October 29th to see them talk about it). This is the only “s– scandal” in the news right now…about some guy named Scott DesJarlais that had apparently two mistresses at once.

    Definitely not Halloween fun for Drudge…and who cares about Scott DesJarlais. Man, is that a name that’s hard to spell right (or remember).

  374. For the rest of the story and the update about the Tennessee Senator said to have 2 mistresses go to hillbuzz.

    It’s been on Huff-Puff and Facebook the past few days.

    Sounds like nothing.

  375. For the rest of the story and the update about the Tennessee Senator said to have 2 mistresses go to hillbuzz
    ———————–
    So, someone please, help me understand how this relates to a $16 trillion deficit, or a collapsing job market, or a president who orders the military not to save the lives of our people in the middle east, and then lies about it. There must be something obvious that I am missing. I am sure this will titillate big media provided this much married man is a Republican, and it appeals to their prurient interest in avoiding Benghazi, but how does it relate to the larger picture? I’m not as wise as those lawyer guys but strictly between us two. The lady that kissed him and pinched his polk was the lady that’s known as Lou.

  376. wbboei,

    It’s irrelevant and more proof of desperate bots in search of desperate diversions.

    Sounds like a complete nothingburger.

  377. We’ve already had a president getting BJs in the White House. A Senator (Ted Kennedy) murdered a girl he was banging. His brother, JFK was screwing everything he could catch in and out of the White House. The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (Barney Frank) was a flaming queen.

    Herman Cain?

    Rep. Anthony Weiner? Rep. Chris Lee? Rep. Mark Souder? Rep Charles Condit had the affair with the little jew and was accused of killing her.

    Rep Newt Gingrich? Rep Bob Barr?

    Rep Wilbur Mills got caught with a stripper. He denied everything. It all fell apart when he got drunk and held a news conference . . . in the stripper’s dressing room.

    Sen John Ensign? Sen John Edwards?

    Sen Charles Cobb was married to one of LBJ’s daughter and got busted getting nude massages from a Playboy centerfold.

    Sen Strom Thurmond (big segregationist) had a mulatto child via a 15-year old black maid.

    In the 1850s, President Buchanan and his VP were accused of homosexuality. Andrerw Jackson used to call them Miss Nancy and Aunt Fancy.

    And I could go on, and on, and on . . .

  378. Greta reporting, leaked classified cable, from the Benghazi consulate sent a specific cable to State Dept on August 16th, saying they believe they, the US consulate, will be attacked next, and they cannot sustain a “coordinated attack”. “Warnings were specific, direct, pointed to who would be the attackers, culpability to the State dept, they were pleading for help”.

  379. that second line appeared on Drudge’s site only within the past half hour or so. Before it did, Ace posted that he’d also heard tonight about a sex scandal involving a senator — a Democratic senator — that was set to pop soon. Follow the link for details. Spitzer’s meltdown would be hard to top, but if the allegations are true, this would do it. No word on whether it’s someone who’s up for reelection but it’s hard to resist jumping to that conclusion given the timing.

  380. Katherine Herridge is doing outstanding work with this story along with another Fox reporter, Jennifer someone.

  381. Basil, 100% correct, the 2 ladies are professional, absolute professionals, the other lady is Jennifer Griffinth, covers the Pentagon.

  382. I see where Rummy is weighing in on the issue of what did the president know and when did he know it. As usual he is a little unfocused–we do not know what we do not know, and all that kind of crap. In doing so, he muddies the water, by getting other players into the drama who are not necessary to understand what happened. He should talk to Bing West so he understands that we have got Obama treed like a possuum. Keep it simple stupid.

    My former CEO sat on a board with Rummy–some Silicon Valley high tech company–one of the big ones. Rummy was the contrarian member of the board and managed to make himself obnoxious with very little effort. And my CEO took him on once or twice. One time he went out on the town with Rummy and to his surprise Rummy was pretty good company. When he gets a few drinks in him he started singing Polish songs. That seemed a bit strange to my CEO, until Rummy confessed that when he was in Congress, his seat was in a predominantly Polish neigborhood, so he would serenade voters at election time, and now cannot get those song out of his head.

    We don’t know nearly enough about Obama’s musical tastes. Big media has neglected that chapter in our re-education. But if I had to guess, they would be something like this:

  383. It appears, the people who are the patriotic employees of all these govt agencies want the truth to come out, and they are only talking to either Katherine Herridge or Jennifer Griffith, they do not appear to trust any other “news” agency, and correctly so. If they talk to any of the Obot channels, it will be buried.

  384. “Double books? If so, then Myer Lansky would understand. A sophisticated criminal enterprise.”
    *******
    Not at all…NBC, NYT, WaPo, Newsweek, etc. get the D+9 polls that they pay for and Axelrod get the D+0, R+1 polls and everybody is happy.

  385. Greta reporting, leaked classified cable, from the Benghazi consulate sent a specific cable to State Dept on August 16th, saying they believe they, the US consulate, will be attacked next, and they cannot sustain a “coordinated attack”. “Warnings were specific, direct, pointed to who would be the attackers, culpability to the State dept, they were pleading for help”.
    —————————————–
    I am certain that Hillary forwarded that cable to Obama. So certain of that am I, that I would bet my life on it. Between her cable to Obama, and Colonel West’s trenchant analysis the picture here is clear as a bell:

    1. Before the attack, our beloved Messiah ignored the request from the field for additional security to protect our people from a terrorist attach which they deemed imminent.

    2. During the attack, our beloved Messiah froze up like he always does in a crisis (e.g. the pirates, bin Laden, and now this). He could not see beyond his campaign. Therefore, Panetta once again seized the reins (as he did with Bin Laden), and made the decision for him–not to intervene. And the spineless General Dempsey, instead of standing up for the soldiers, caved in and went along with him.

    3. After the attack, our beloved Messiah pretended to be John Wayne and said when they told me about the situation, I immediately orderd the military to do everything possible to rescue them. Same as he did with Bin Laden. Only this time, four people died and he tried to blame first The State Department, second The CIA, and third the military. Hillary protected herself by publishing the cable. Pateraus protected the CIA by emphatically denying that they had refused a request for help and pointing the finger back at the NSC/president. And Bing West protected the military by showing that the system broke down at the very top level namely Obama, and challenging him to produce the written order to corroborate his verbal statement that he ordered the military to save our people. Obama will not do this because there is no such order, and the reason there isn’t is because the order was never given.

    (Noted: My gut tells me that Panetta, Hillary and others all know that Obama is basket case when it comes to making crisis decisions, and when he is in that position he invariably turns not to his cabinet, not to his advisors, but to his security blanket martin boreman jr–Jarrett. And that leads to impasse and one of the cabinet members must find a way to overcome that. This is an altogether pathetic example of crisis management, and it sickens me to see that Panetta and Hillary lie to protect him. After all, what is the continuing assertion that the video caused this, but a lie, which they all repeated.)

  386. “Double books? If so, then Myer Lansky would understand. A sophisticated criminal enterprise.”
    *******
    Not at all…NBC, NYT, WaPo, Newsweek, etc. get the D+9 polls that they pay for and Axelrod get the D+0, R+1 polls and everybody is happy.
    *******
    It is the same game: Myer got to skim off what he wanted–so does Axelrod with the internals. The IRS got what they wanted which was tax money on what the casinos reported which they could use for their purposes—just like big media. And the only one who got screwed was the American people, because the casinos did not pay their fair share–just as the pollsters are depriving the American People of accurate information.

    Rule: Whenever someone keeps duplicate books, it is a cinch that someone else is getting screwed and does not know it.

  387. There is a rumor that two networks have copies of emails from the White House denying help to our people in Benghazi. Whether that relates to the requsest which was made before the fact, or the pleas that were made during the course of the battle is unclear. If the rumor proves true, then it is more probable than not that thie intent of those networks is not to publish this information, but to take it off the market. The term of art for this is preclusive buying. It is part of their ongoing effort to distract, distort, misinform, and hoodwink the American People. Dealing with them is like re-fighting the Cold War.

  388. nah, it doesnt go with Gallup, thats deffo a hint, its a pic picked especially for the wedding ring prominence.

    Where’s Michelle?
    ——————–
    Shopping. Not to be disturbed.

  389. If there is a sex scandle in Washington it must involve bath house Barry’s down low activities. If a democrat president with the star power of Obama were straight he would be having sex with Scarlet Johannsen and Eva Langoria while the mainstream media coverd thier eyes and ears just like they did for John Edwards. Jimmy Carter was the only democrat president in my life time that was able to control his sperm dispersment impulse, and Obama is not nearly the man Jimmy Carter was. Obama is gay and Michele is the beard he was issued at the United Trinity Red Church of Marx in Chicago. Rev. Rights church was a set up service for affluent black men who needed to present themselves as stright family men for opportunistic reasons. Just look at Michele and Obama when they hug. Even with Bill and Hillary you can see that there was once a physical attraction. Not so with the Obamas. They are down right robotic in every photo op embrace.

  390. IMPORTANT

    Rove: Sifting the Numbers for a Winner
    A crucial element: the mix of Democrats and Republicans who show up this election.

    By KARL ROVE

    It comes down to numbers. And in the final days of this presidential race, from polling data to early voting, they favor Mitt Romney.

    He maintains a small but persistent polling edge. As of yesterday afternoon, there had been 31 national surveys in the previous seven days. Mr. Romney led in 19, President Obama in seven, and five were tied. Mr. Romney averaged 48.4%; Mr. Obama, 47.2%. The GOP challenger was at or above 50% in 10 polls, Mr. Obama in none.

    The number that may matter the most is Mr. Obama’s 47.2% share. As the incumbent, he’s likely to find that number going into Election Day is a percentage point or so below what he gets.

    For example, in 2004 President George W. Bush had 49% in the final Gallup likely-voter track; he received 50.7% on Election Day. In 1996, President Clinton was at 48% in the last Gallup; he got 49.2% at the polls. And in 1992, President George H.W. Bush was at 37% in the closing Gallup; he collected 37.5% in the balloting.

    One potentially dispositive question is what mix of Republicans and Democrats will show up this election. On Friday last week, Gallup hinted at the partisan makeup of the 2012 electorate with a small chart buried at the end of its daily tracking report. Based on all its October polling, Gallup suggested that this year’s turnout might be 36% Republican to 35% Democratic, compared with 39% Democratic and 29% Republican in 2008, and 39% Republican and 37% Democratic in 2004. If accurate, this would be real trouble for Mr. Obama, since Mr. Romney has consistently led among independents in most October surveys.

    Gallup delivered some additional bad news to Mr. Obama on early voting. Through Sunday, 15% of those surveyed said they had already cast a ballot either in person or absentee. They broke for Mr. Romney, 52% to 46%. The 63% who said they planned to vote on Election Day similarly supported Mr. Romney, 51% to 45%.

    Furthermore, in battleground states, the edge in early and absentee vote turnout that propelled Democrats to victory in 2008 has clearly been eroded, cut in half according to a Republican National Committee summary.

    But doesn’t it all come down to the all-important Buckeye State? Here, too, the early voting news isn’t encouraging for the president.

    Adrian Gray, who oversaw the Bush 2004 voter-contact operation and is now a policy analyst for a New York investment firm, makes the point that as of Tuesday, 530,813 Ohio Democrats had voted early or had requested or cast an absentee ballot. That’s down 181,275 from four years ago. But 448,357 Ohio Republicans had voted early or had requested or cast an absentee ballot, up 75,858 from the last presidential election.

    That 257,133-vote swing almost wipes out Mr. Obama’s 2008 Ohio victory margin of 262,224. Since most observers expect Republicans to win Election Day turnout, these early vote numbers point toward a Romney victory in Ohio. They are also evidence that Scott Jennings, my former White House colleague and now Romney Ohio campaign director, was accurate when he told me that the Buckeye GOP effort is larger than the massive Bush 2004 get-out-the-vote operation.

    Democrats explain away those numbers by saying that they are turning out new young Ohio voters. But I asked Kelly Nallen, the America Crossroads data maven, about this. She points out that there are 12,612 GOP “millennials” (voters aged 18-29) who’ve voted early compared with 9,501 Democratic millennials.

    Are Democrats bringing out episodic voters who might not otherwise turn out? Not according to Ms. Nallen. She says that about 90% of each party’s early voters so far had also voted in three of the past four Ohio elections. Democrats also suggest they are bringing Obama-leaning independents to polls. But since Mr. Romney has led among independents in nine of the 13 Ohio polls conducted since the first debate, the likelihood is that the GOP is doing as good a job in turning out their independent supporters as Democrats are in turning out theirs.

    Desperate Democrats are now hanging their hopes on a new Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll showing the president with a five-point Ohio lead. But that survey gives Democrats a +8 advantage in turnout, the same advantage Democrats had in 2008. That assumption is, to put it gently, absurd.

    In addition to the data, the anecdotal and intangible evidence—from crowd sizes to each side’s closing arguments—give the sense that the odds favor Mr. Romney. They do. My prediction: Sometime after the cock crows on the morning of Nov. 7, Mitt Romney will be declared America’s 45th president. Let’s call it 51%-48%, with Mr. Romney carrying at least 279 Electoral College votes, probably more.

  391. We have had our share of polarizing presideents–Johnson, Bush, etc. But nobody can hold a candle to Obama. Nobody. Like no one before him, he has divided the country, severed it, vivisected it, and created two hostile warring camps. For those like me, who believe that every political party is a conspiracy, and one must always select the best candidate, that option is no longer possible. I am not a big Maria Cantwell, and I am provincial enough to say she is not a native, but on some of the issues I do care about, like protecting the American People from the predations of Wall Street through Glass Steegel she stood tall. She waffled on Hillary even though Hillary helped bail her out of her financial mess with the dotcom crash, and I gave her chief of staff ten kinds of hell over that. And I have found her to be a bit of a wall flower who fades into the background in public events, and is not very focused when you talk to her. The inside dope from lobbyists is if you want to get your point across, do so in the first fifteen minutes of the meeting because after that her mind drifts. Still, I would have voted for her, because in the balance, I thought she was better than her Republican opponent. She is infinitely better than our senior senator Patty Murray, who is high in leadrship but was voted by Senate pages as the dumbest member of congress–far be it from me to disagree with that one. They are too young and innocent to lie about something like that, and even withour their vote, there was plenty of circumstantial evidence to support that conclusion. But all of this notwithstanding, I did not vote for Maria this time around. I voted for a candidate who is less to my liking. But I am confident that the candidate I voted for will support Romney and I am relying on Romney to turn this thing around. As the nautatical expression goes, any port in a storm. If we were not so polarized, I could have voted for Maria, but because they are so polarized and party discipline will require fighting Romney every step of the way, what choice did I have. We can thank the Messiah for that one too. Despite my decision, I expect Cantwell will win.

  392. This is the rumor currently on the web about the sex scandal….

    Sources close to the Daily Caller are allegedly stating that New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has been caught in a sex scandal. He allegedly used tax payer money to use Dominican prostitutes. Making the rumors even worse is the assertion that the prostitutes were underage.

  393. I pray Romney wins. I can’t take anymore of this bullshit. What ever racist bone I had buried has been unearthed by this militant Black and his conduits.I do blame them… Where the heck is Admin, hope she is not sick. Yes, I gave her a gender.
    *********************
    The reverend who gave Obama’s inaugural benediction thinks all white people are going to Hell
    6:39 PM 10/31/2012

    From the Monroe County Reporter in Forsyth, GA:

    Two icons of the civil rights movement visited Forsyth on Saturday to campaign for the reelection of Barack Obama. Andrew Young and Rev. Dr. James Lowery spoke at St. James Baptist Church as part of a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) tour across Georgia to encourage black voters to cast ballots for Obama…
    Lowery gave the benediction at Obama’s inauguration as 44th U.S. president on Jan. 20, 2009…
    Lowery said Obama lost Georgia by 200,000 votes in 2008 while 390,000 black folks in Georgia did not vote.
    “I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” said Lowery. “All that he did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney…”
    Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.
    “I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election,” said Lowery.
    Yeah, me too.

    Question: How do you lay a guilt trip on somebody who’s already damned? Hey, white folks, if you’re headed to Hell regardless, you may as well vote the way you want.

    Hat tip to the Georgia Tipsheet, which notes that last week, Lowery said: “If Obama was white, there would be no question on who was going to win.”

    Out: “America is too racist to elect a black man.”
    In: “America is too racist to re-elect a black man!”

    Here’s how Lowery closed out his benediction almost 4 years ago:

    Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around — (laughter) — when yellow will be mellow — (laughter) — when the red man can get ahead, man — (laughter) — and when white will embrace what is right.

    You failed the test, All White People in America. That’s what you get for judging Obama by the content of his character. Enjoy the lake of fire.

  394. Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

    In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

    The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa. Both asked that their identities remain obscured for fear of reprisals in the Dominican Republic.

    When shown a photograph of Sen. Menendez, the women said they recognized him as the man with whom they’d had sexual relations at Casa de Campo this spring. Both said they were brought to the resort with the understanding they would be paid for sex.

    Neither knew the identity of the man at the time. Both claimed to recognize him later as Sen. Menendez.

    “He called him[self] ‘Bob,’” said one.

    One woman said Menendez wooed her with compliments like “beautiful” before they slept together. The other woman recounted, with apparent bitterness, receiving from an intermediary only $100 of the $500 she had been promised.

    “He lies,” she said of Menendez. “He says one thing and does another.”

    According to the translator’s summary, Menendez “was nice at first, but then later he did not seem to care about her.”

    Menendez, who is 58 and divorced, has represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat since being appointed to fill a vacancy in 2005. He is up for re-election on Nov. 6.

    Asked about the allegations, Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright refused to answer any questions on the subject. “We’re not going to respond to a completely false accusation,” she wrote by email.

    It is known that Sen. Menendez has been a regular visitor to the Dominican Republic. On at least one occasion, according to a news account, Menendez has been a guest at the Casa de Campo home of a friend and campaign donor named Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and owner of an eye clinic in Florida.

    Melgen has donated $14,700 to Menendez’s campaigns since 1993, with the bulk of it coming since he became a U.S. Senator, according to Federal Election Commission data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

    Melgen also appears to have lent Menendez the use of his plane on several occasions.

    Menendez’s 2012 public schedule shows no events listed for Easter or the following three days. On Easter Sunday this year, aircraft records obtained by TheDC show that Melgen’s plane left Florida the morning of Easter Sunday, stopped at the Teterboro private airport near Menendez’s home in New Jersey, and flew on to the Dominican Republic.

    Two days later it returned to the United States, from a private airport near Casa de Campo.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/01/women-sen-bob-menendez-paid-us-for-sex-in-the-dominican-republic/#ixzz2AwvfPiv8

  395. I have a feeling its not the whole story yet, Daily Caller has a habit of dropping info, waiting for a response and then hitting them with even more evidence.

  396. Media love a good old sex scandal, whether they bother to cover it is another, chances are probably Zero knowing the media, then again anything to divert from plunging poll numbers and Obama’s failures.

  397. gonzotx, in spite of the sad and sickening words of the good Rev., your commentary was the funniest thing I’ve read in a while. Thank you so much for a much needed laugh. lmao!!!

  398. President Bill Clinton’s Obama rally at the University of Minnesota: “President Obama is committed to equal rights for all Americans, including women. And he is opposed to radical Republican efforts to restrict those rights. Their platform said they want to get rid of the right to choose even in the cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. They have a wholesale effort going on to prove rape and incest are not problems. You know it’s true, don’t you?”
    ———————————
    This is really sad to watch him carry on this way.

  399. Excellent news coming out of Washoe County, Nevada…The Dem early vote is way way behind what it was in 2008…..

    In the 12 days of early voting so far its

    Dem 41.3% Gop 40.3% (D+1), How significant is this, at this point in 2008, the gap was Dem 48.5%, GOP 34%(D+14.5)

    The GOP has erased a 14% advantage from 2008 in this county that is important for Romney.

  400. Excellent news from Ohio….

    Early voting

    Adrian Gray, who oversaw the Bush 2004 voter-contact operation and is now a policy analyst for a New York investment firm, makes the point that as of Tuesday, 530,813 Ohio Democrats had voted early or had requested or cast an absentee ballot. That’s down 181,275 from four years ago. But 448,357 Ohio Republicans had voted early or had requested or cast an absentee ballot, up 75,858 from the last presidential election. That 257,133-vote swing almost wipes out Mr. Obama’s 2008 Ohio victory margin of 262,224. Since most observers expect Republicans to win Election Day turnout, these early vote numbers point toward a Romney victory in Ohio. They are also evidence that Scott Jennings, my former White House colleague and now Romney Ohio campaign director, was accurate when he told me that the Buckeye GOP effort is larger than the massive Bush 2004 get-out-the-vote operation.

    That is not even factoring in independents which are expected to vote in numbers for Romney.

    The youth vote : Democrats explain away those numbers by saying that they are turning out new young Ohio voters. But Kelly Nallen, the America Crossroads data maven, points out that there are 12,612 GOP “millennials” (voters aged 18-29) who’ve voted early compared with 9,501 Democratic millennials.

  401. wbboei
    November 1st, 2012 at 3:21 am

    President Bill Clinton’s Obama rally at the University of Minnesota: “President Obama is committed to equal rights for all Americans, including women. And he is opposed to radical Republican efforts to restrict those rights. Their platform said they want to get rid of the right to choose even in the cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. They have a wholesale effort going on to prove rape and incest are not problems. You know it’s true, don’t you?”
    ———————————

    I love the Big Dawg, but if anyone in the world knows what a misogynistic, sexist pig Obama was to both Hillary and Sarah Palin, in 2008. Obama could not care less about equal rights for women. Bill’s blowing some Obama smoke with that statement.

  402. Looking at what i see so far, early voting seems way down than what is was in 2008.

    In 2008, the total early vote was 30.6% of 132,653,958…….at present with early voting due to end in the next 2 days, that figures is currently 14.8% of the total of 2008’s total vote, some 50%. Unless we see a surge in the next few days, it would seem the Dem drop off is very very real.

    In Florida, the early vote in 2008 was 54% of the total, so far with 5 days before the election it is 31%.

  403. moononpluto
    November 1st, 2012 at 3:39 am
    Excellent news from Ohio….
    Early voting
    That is not even factoring in independents which are expected to vote in numbers for Romney.

    this is so encouraging! especially with the independent factor.

  404. looking forward to this weekend and a full court press from the right media, especially huckabee. he has a huge following and the ability to produce a “chick-fil-a” moment for Romney.

  405. 2 videos from Greta’s show yesterday, from Gateway Pundit:

    Breaking: Ambassador Chris Stevens Called for Help During Bengahzi Attack (Video)

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday that Ambassador Chris Stevens called for help when the consulate came under attack on 9-11. The ambassador made calls to the Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory Hicks in Tripoli. Chaffetz talked about this tonight On the Record,

    “He said shortly after 9:40 PM what happened is his phone rang and he didn’t recognize the number so he didn’t answer it. And then it rang again and again he didn’t answer it because he didn’t recognize the number. But then given the persistence he did answer it. It was Ambassador Stevens and Ambassador Stevens was saying we’re under attack. Now I can’t say he told me specifically but that’s kind of what I read into it. he hung up the phone and immediately called into Washington DC to trigger all the mechanisms that need to be put on. And then he wasn’t able to contact him. And there were hours and hours that we didn’t know where our ambassador was.”

  406. Catherine Herridge told Greta Van Susteren Wednesday,
    “From what I see the State Department has culpability in the death of the US Ambassador and three Americans.”

    The warnings to the State Department were:
    ** Specific
    ** Direct
    ** They named the enemy
    ** They said the consulate needed more support

    This followed the damning memo that was released today signed by Ambassador Stevens in August and sent to the State Department. The classified cable on August 15 warned the Obama Administration that the Benghazi consulate could not withstand a “coordinated attack.”

  407. Obama campaign releases Powell TV ad: politi.co/TVGZIo

    What a shock, I guess Powell is fine with any lingering credibility he’s got left to be gone.

  408. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-31/adp-cancels-365000-private-jobs-created-2012

    “Cont…
    What the early release allowed us to promptly calculate is that using the historically revised numbers, and comparing those based on the original methodology, in 2012 alone, the US would have lost a whopping… 365,000 private jobs! Putting thus number in context, according to the revised methodology, the US has generated only 1.172MM jobs in 2012 through September, or in other words, a statistical “fix” magically eliminated over 30% of what the market had previously expected were job gains, a number which the incumbent president has certain taken advantage of on more than one occasions while campaigning.

    Cont…”

  409. Menendez paid willing prostitutes for sex and then didn’t care about them afterwards? Big fucking deaL I’ve already voted for Menendez and don’t regret it.

  410. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-31/adp-cancels-365000-private-jobs-created-2012

    “cont…
    The data revision was supposed to be publicly disclosed tomorrow when the official October ADP number was released. Well, just like today’s Chicago PMI, and so many other data points recently, this too was released early. What the early release allowed us to promptly calculate is that using the historically revised numbers, and comparing those based on the original methodology, in 2012 alone, the US would have lost a whopping… 365,000 private jobs! Putting thus number in context, according to the revised methodology, the US has generated only 1.172MM jobs in 2012 through September, or in other words, a statistical “fix” magically eliminated over 30% of what the market had previously expected were job gains, a number which the incumbent president has certain taken advantage of on more than one occasions while campaigning.
    cont….”

  411. Powell, meh he is so overrated, they can have him. The lying weasel who made a fool of himself in front of the world lying for Bush now has gone to the enemy side and thinks he is screwing the side he was more than willing to screw before. They are all screwers.

  412. HERE ARE THE MILITARY ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:

    Obama’s Public Military Endorsements:

    General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret)
    General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)
    Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
    Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)
    Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)

    Mitt Romney’s Public Military Endorsements:

    Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
    General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
    General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
    Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
    Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
    General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
    General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)
    General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
    Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
    Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)
    General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
    Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
    Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
    General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
    General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)
    Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
    General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
    General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)
    General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
    Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
    General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
    Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)
    General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)
    General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
    Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
    General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
    Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
    Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)
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    Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)
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    Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
    Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
    Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)
    Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
    Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
    Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
    Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)
    Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
    Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
    Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
    Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
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    Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
    Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.)
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    Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.)
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    Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.)
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    Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
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    Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.)
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    Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.)
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    Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Fred F. Caste, USAFR, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA,

    Any questions on where the military stands on this matter?

  413. urpried? Nah. But I bet AA’s will be furious if they ever hear of this report.

    Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years

    Researchers say legals and illegals are more mobile than natives in America
    By Stephen Dinan

    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years.

    The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery.

  414. Beyond debate, Pennsylvania’s in play
    By Thomas Ferraro | Reuters – 15 hrs ago

    DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – A new poll released on Wednesday is the latest indication that Pennsylvania, which has not voted Republican in a presidential race since 1988, could do so again next week.

    In one month, an 11-percentage-point lead held by President Barack Obama has dwindled to 4 points, according to a survey by Franklin and Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research.

    While few are predicting a Romney victory, the state is now in play, with its haul of 20 electoral votes, two more than Ohio.

    That explains why the “super PAC” American Crossroads, supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney, has begun running ads in the state, and why the Obama campaign is responding in kind.

  415. dot48
    October 31st, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Oturd got his photo op. Couldn’t resist anotherh “we never leave anyone behind”. Wow, he’s dense. Ordering military vehicles to help get people back and forth to work!!!!

    Too bad he would not order all that when 4 American’s killed in Libya.
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    That will sink Ozeros Ship. 😯

  416. One thing i will unequivocally state right now is that early vote turnout is down for Obama all across the board heavily everywhere. Obama has serious enthusiasm problems going into Tuesday.

  417. Rasmussen Daily : Romney 49% Obama 47%

    All polls agree: Mitt winning Indies by quite a bit, GOP entusiasm vote more intense, Obama losing early voting, support capped at 47%. Obama wins…HOW EXACTLY?

  418. Two things to keep in mind:

    1. The media outlets all declared the Wisconsin Recall was too close to call, and we all know how that turned out.

    2. The polls showed Kerry up in Ohio by 5 points in the days leading up to the 2004 election, and Bush won Ohio in the end.

    3 : Wisconsin tied 5 days before the election when Obama won it by 10% in 2008 and information stating Obama is losing the early voting there.

  419. VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today’s new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off ’08 pace

    VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama ’08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain ’08 (statewide down 9.2%)

    VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE 10/31: 185,489 ballots cast in Obama localities (214,783 by this pt. in ’08), 115,908 in McCain (117,224 in ’08)

    VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Even more worrisome for O…in Kerry ’04 localities (hardcore D places), turnout -18.1% vs. ’08 (only -1.7% in Bush)

    VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Obama strongholds Arlington -20.0%, Fairfax – 20.9%, Richmond -13.7% (vs. just -9.2% statewide). Hmm..

  420. Jesus its that bad…….

    Broward? Obama’s going to BROWARD? Remind me again where the swing vote in FL is? Anyone? hahaahahahah Obama is having to go to Broward to try and get votes.

  421. Obama won Florida by 236,000 in 2008….

    Florida Early vote – You do math. Dems 261K votes behind 08 pace. Gained about 7K each of last 2 days. 3 left.

  422. Given what seems to be last minute effort to get African Americans out to vote, the Obama campaign must have significantly more concern about that than in 2008. And, as usual the Civil Rights activists from the 1960s, are trying to regain their relevance in Obama’s