Unravel #4: Egypt – Why Won’t Obama Demand Morsi Resign?

Update II: Others are beginning to take note of Obama’s refusal to call for the resignation of Morsi. As Cairo protesters throw rocks at US Embassy, clash with police in Tahrir Square why doesn’t Obama stand for democracy and freedom and side with the Egyptian people?:

“Say, this has a familiar ring to it. Protesters fill Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the head of state who uses an “emergency” to claim dictatorial powers, police deploy teargas, and rocks get thrown at the US Embassy. The last time this happened, Barack Obama demanded the resignation of the Egyptian head of state. [snip]

The Muslim Brotherhood used democracy to gain power, but they’re not going to allow anyone to use it to take power away from them.”


Update: It’s going to get worse: France to vote for UN recognition for Palestine. Appeasement never works, it only encourages and drives extremists. This is another demonstration of Obama weakness and the unraveling of American power and prestige as the West cannot even feign unity of purpose in a region which only respects strength. We’ll soon be another step closer to war, regional and possibly worse.


We’re slowly and with great deliberation arrived post 2012 election, after unravel 1, 2, and 3, at unravel #4. And it’s still November.

January 2011 it was obvious to all but the Hopium Guzzlers what would happen in Egypt and Egypt is game over:

“The boobery from Obama has been ceaseless. From the first Obama pandered to Arabs and Muslims and snubbed Israel. Obama thought that if he strapped on a ukulele and sang “Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me” the gangs governments of the Middle East would sing along. But these governments have interests and strategies that will not be swayed by Obama’s flood of words, backed up by more words and yet more words. Weakness is not respected in the Middle East and Barack Obama is weak and foolish. [snip]

In most if not all instances, the revolution in the streets, hailed in the West as steps forward, ended in theocracy and authoritarianism. The people are tools to establish dictatorships. The hopes that start with calls from the street for democracy – end in small groups of men who seize power and throttle the voice of the people.”

During that season of gullibility and fantasy-politik Obama and the foolish assured us that the Muslim Brotherhood constituted too small a group, that it was unpopular, and that in either case the Muslim Brotherhood had forsworn running a candidate in Egyptian elections.

The well organized Muslim Brotherhood not only fielded a presidential candidate. He won. The Muslim Brotherhood candidates also gobbled up the legislature. We were then assured the Egyptian courts and the military would block the crazies – as if the entire Muslim Brotherhood was not “the crazies”.

Subsequently, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi declared himself authority over the military and removed Egyptian military officials that might block his full control. That much power was not enough for the Muslim Brotherhood.

As Americans ate turkey after Obama’s reelection, Morsi struck:

“On Thursday, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi passed an extraordinary presidential decree. This unilaterally fired the country’s prosecutor-general, banned the judiciary from dissolving the country’s constituent assembly and, conveniently, also declared all the president’s decisions to be irrevocable and immune from any form of judicial challenge or overturn.”

We cannot believe the Obama non-reaction to the Morsi power grab in Egypt is boobery. It is historic treachery.

Barack Obama has not demanded Morsi resign. A power grab by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and Obama is effectively silent. Obama demanded the resignation of Hosni Mubarak when pawns took to the streets to demand “freedom” but now Obama is slient. No calls for resignation.

Obama demanded the Mubarack resignation and we were told it was because Obama wanted to be seen as on the side of “the people of Egypt”. It’s that “Obama brand” ugliness in full flower.

But for some reason Barack Obama is not siding with the “Egyptian people” now that the Arab Spring is slowly turning to nuclear winter. The Egyptian people are demonstrating their anger with the Morsi Muslim Brotherhood power grab:

“Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy on Sunday defended his unilateral assumption of a host of new powers — including over the country’s judiciary — though his insistence the moves are “temporary” did little to quell furor of those who now call him a dictator. [snip]

One of Morsy’s advisers, Farouk Guweida, resigned in objection to the decree, presidential adviser Esam El Erian said Sunday. Two days earlier, another presidential adviser — Samir Morcos, a Coptic Christian — also quit in protest, state media reported. [snip]

Such dissension is rife in Egypt as thousands have hit the streets in recent days to decry what they call an undemocratic power grab by Morsy, who is his nation’s first president since longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted amid a popular uprising. [snip]

Late last week, protesters overran the Alexandria base of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing and set it on fire, said Ahmed Sobea, a spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party.

And overnight Saturday, others tried to attack the group’s offices in the northern city of Damanhour, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Sunday. Injuries were reported as the movement’s supporters fought back, the ministry said. [snip]

In addition to Damanhour and Alexandria, party offices in Mansoura, Suez and Cairo have been “damaged and ransacked” in recent days, said Sobea. [smip]

There have been many other cases of protesters clashing with security forces, including some Sunday in Cairo, state-run Nile TV reported.

Since Thursday, at least 261 people have been injured in clashes in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere, according to EGYNews, which cited the Health Ministry but didn’t break down who was hurt.”

Is Obama aware of any of this. These reports from CNN should clue Barack Obama:

“Meanwhile, thousands of other demonstrators have expressed their views more peacefully — including by vowing to occupy Cairo’s Tahrir Square with white tents and people, just as was the case leading up to Mubarak’s exit, until Morsy reverses course. Protests also broke out Sunday outside the capital, according to the Interior Ministry.

Mubarak, with all his arrogance and dictatorial tendencies, never gave himself the power that no one can appeal his decisions,” protester Mohamed Abdul Wahab said, blasting Morsy for giving himself “the powers of a new pharaoh.”

Where is Barack Obama? Where is Barack Obama’s demand that Morsi resign? Why is Barack Obama not listening to the Egyptian people? There’s plenty of video: Protests, clashes spread outside of Cairo.

Hopium Guzzlers claim that Morsi helped Obama in the temporary “truce” in Gaza so Obama should not stab Morsi in the back. But Mubarack helped the United States for decades and Barack Obama did not hesitate to stab Mubarack in the back. Also, the Gaza ceasefire is an armistice before the next war. If anything the “truce” blocks Israel from removing Hamas in Gaza before turning attention fully to preventing Iran from going nuclear.

Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign? Egyptian demonstrations? Check. Violence in the streets? Check. Government officials resigning in protest? Check. Egyptian government institutions such as the military and judiciary threatened? Check. Why won’t Obama demand that Morsi resign?

The only difference between Mubarak and Morsi we see is that Morsi is an Islamic extremist. Why won’t Barack Obama demand Morsi resign?


Unravel #2, Unravel #3, Unravel #1 Follow-up

Another lesson in how to spot a flim-flam con man: as soon as he has your money (and/or votes) the promises made turn to sh*t. Moral lesson of another horrid November: A fool and his vote are soon parted.

If you are reading this and you voted for Obama you are a fool. You probably will always be a fool. You probably always were a fool. You’re a fool. That is why your life is a mess so stop wasting money on therapists or doctors or time on crying or wondering why things go so wrong for you – you are a fool and that is why things will never get better for you. Liquor won’t help, sex won’t help, exercise won’t help, food won’t help, meditation won’t help, drugs won’t help, smoking won’t help, marriage won’t help, divorce won’t help, good health won’t help, hospitals won’t help, rest won’t help, work won’t help, parties won’t help, study won’t help, cleaning won’t help, music won’t help, walks won’t help, movies won’t help, books won’t help, entertainments won’t help, screaming won’t help, gunnysacking won’t help, having children won’t help, new shoes won’t help, spending money won’t help, saving money won’t help, TV won’t help, new hairdos won’t help, new gadgets won’t help, a career won’t help, a new job won’t help, a vacation won’t help, making money won’t help, singing won’t help, gardening won’t help, staying in a rut won’t help, new starts won’t help – you just can’t fix stupid.

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If you think we are being harsh with the above analysis, consider:

“Today, as the country continues the great unraveling – which began immediately after the Tuesday elections with layoffs, stock market fiscal cliff, Taxmageddon, January 1 tax hike, shakes – we are told that the Director of the CIA has resigned.

It didn’t take long for the flim-flam consequences to bear fruit. It’s not that the Obama messes ever ceased. But before the election, even as many remained without electricity, water, or shelter, and the nation stayed on the skies going downhill – the Big Media news was ever so positive. Now comes the toxic harvest.

The motto of the flim-flam con man is a variant of a Lincolnism: “If you can fool enough of the people enough of the time…

Enough fools were fooled yet again so that Barack Obama the Boob, whose idiot savant super power is self advancement, was reelected. Since that terrible Tuesday the unraveling has begun with a renewed vigor.

Big Media is busy turning the post election revelations into slimy sex scandals. Petraeus is the sex starved old guy, goes the narrative, and his replacement is also tagged as a sex hound. The Benghazi scandal remains hidden in the chorus as sex takes the limelight.

Months after the terrorist attacks and murders of Americans, including an ambassador, there are still no answers but a lot of questions. The lies from Barack Obama and his henchmen and henchwomen continue.

Instead of answers on Benghazi we are titillated with sex, again. But even on the serious questions regarding the sex we are still in the dark even as the sounds of copulation ring our ears. We have questions, as do many others, and we want answers.

We do want to know what Obama knew and when he knew it about Petraeus. At this point no one knows when Petraeus began his sex patrols with Paula Broadwell. Was it before he was nominated by Obama as Director of the CIA? Was it much earlier? What triggered the investigation of Petraeus and why was the investigation begun?

Anyone remember when David Petraeus was seriously considered a potential 2012 presidential candidate for Republicans?

Anyone remember when David Petraeus was called “Dave The Dull”?:

“The New York Times updates us on the burgeoning White House-Pentagon split over Afghanistan and how it relates to Gen. David Petraeus’ potential presidential bid in 2012, [snip]

Petraeus is lying low in part because his potential presidential bid “worries” political aides at the White House, the Times reports. The remarkable general’s closest aides say idea he’s running for president is “absurd,” but that the administration is “rightly” suspicious because of rampant speculation.”

Was the Petraeus investigation a way to neutralize a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016? What did Obama know and when did Obama know it?

No one has been given answers yet. It’s been months since the Benghazi terrorist attack and we still don’t know what happened. The nation witnessed Barack Obama’s festival of lies yesterday. The terrorists likely have already made their review of the successful ambassador killing operation and most likely efficiently have incorporated the review into the next series of attacks.

The American review? Still waiting while the questions multiply. Today there is a report from CBS: CIA talking points for Rice never mentioned terrorism. Oh right, it was that video a handful of people saw that caused the killings so why mention terrorism? Or is this latest leak a way to blunt whatever testimony Petraeus provides to congress? We’ll take door #2.

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Unravel #1 is frightening. But two weeks into November 2012 we already have Unravel #2. From one of the many Obama pimps at the New York Times, Tom Friedman:

“The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief. For Ike, it was Lebanon’s civil war and Israel’s Sinai invasion. For Lyndon Johnson, it was the 1967 Six-Day War. For Nixon, it was the 1973 war. For Carter, it was the Iranian Revolution. For Ronald Reagan, it was Lebanon. For George H.W. Bush, it was Iraq. For Bill Clinton, it was Al Qaeda and Afghanistan. For George W. Bush, it was Iraq and Afghanistan. For Barack Obama’s first term, it was Iran and Afghanistan, again. And for Obama’s second term, I fear that it could be the full nightmare — all of them at once. The whole Middle East erupts in one giant sound and light show of civil wars, states collapsing and refugee dislocations, as the keystone of the entire region — Syria — gets pulled asunder and the disorder spills across the neighborhood.”

Pimp Friedman should be ignored, if not vilified, when it comes to his advice. Even the above list is only a partial list. Unravel #2 made more news today as Israel and Hamas now locked in Twitter war, also actual war. It’s going to get much much worse than it already is much much worse:

“Egypt calls on US to stop ‘Israeli aggression’

Move follows Cairo’s removal of ambassador on basis of “brutal” Israeli assault; Arab League calls special meeting in Cairo. [snip]

The move follows Wednesday’s decision by Egypt to recall its ambassador from Israel after IAF strikes on the Gaza Strip killed top Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari and at least six other Palestinians.

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said in a statement on television and his Facebook page that “President Mohamed Morsi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed.”

“On this basis,” he added, Morsi “has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel, has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council…and summoned the Israeli ambassador in Egypt in protest over the assault.” [snip]

Iran’s state-controlled and pro-regime media also rushed to report Jabari’s killing. [snip]

Earlier on Wednesday, before the targeted killing, the grand imam of Egypt’s powerful al-Azhar Mosque denounced Israel’s strikes on Gaza, describing them as the “Zionist army’s bombing of innocent civilians,” Egyptian and Saudi news sources reported.

In his statement, Mohamed Ahmed El Tayeb warned the “Zionist entity” against continuing the strikes, which he said were “brutal” and would lead the entire region into a wider conflict.”

As we predicted during the “Arab Spring” euphoria it’s going to be much much worse as the Muslim Brotherhood brings down the Iron Veil. Israel is in danger.

Israel’s Defense Forces are already in full war preparation. Israel is under attack from all sides. It’s not as if we are surprised.

Unravel #3 is the American economy. We’re going from worse, to worse yet:

More Pain: Jobless Claims Up, Inflation Up, Recession Looms

Jobess Claims Up: Applications for jobless benefits surged by 78,000 to 439,000 in the week ended Nov. 10, the most since April 2011
Inflation Up: Consumer prices rose slightly last month as higher rents and costlier food offset cheaper gas.
Recession Looms: The euro zone debt crisis dragged the bloc into its second recession since 2009 in the third quarter despite modest growth in Germany and France, data showed on Thursday.”

Is it time to concede? Should we simply all say “Good-bye America”? No.

It is time to put aside remorse and fight for the future against the fools.


Unravel #1: Skyfall Petraeus’ L’Affaire Ben-Gay, er, Ben-ghazi

Update: Evidence mounts that Obama must have known about Petraeus’ extra-marital affair even before Petraeus was nominated as Director C.I.A. Another good question comes via this Piers Morgan video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?


Tax cheat Tim Geithner as Secretary of the Treasury is overlord of the IRS. A tax cheat telling the IRS what to do apparently is not a problem for the corrupt Barack Obama.

Today, as the country continues the great unraveling – which began immediately after the Tuesday elections with layoffs, stock market fiscal cliff, Taxmageddon, January 1 tax hike, shakes – we are told that the Director of the CIA has resigned. It’s unravel #1 to national security with the news breaking: Petraeus submits resignation as CIA director.

And get this: we’re supposed to believe the resignation comes because David put his peter where it did not belong. Yeah, an “extramarital affair”.

Big Media is spinning the tale that because of potential blackmail threats Petraeus has to resign. But why not end the affair, confess publicly, apologize to his wife, then continue as CIA Director? It’s not as if anyone who has seen a James Bond movie believes spies are morally upright and know nothing about sex and/or kinky sex. Petraeus could have submitted his resignation and Obama turned it down. The notion that something here does not stink (are you listening Allahpundit?) and that this story passes the Obama stink test is risible.

Soon we will hear from Big Media that this is a big publicity stunt for the new James Bond 007 movie that opens today. Skyfall indeed!

One more point for the gullible to consider: if the scandal was so debilitating why did Petraeus wait until after the election to announce this resignation in light of the fact he was screwing around a long time ago (between July 2011 and July 2012)? To believe the Big Media reasoning Petraeus is so honorable he put national security at risk in order to protect Barack Obama’s reelection. Or maybe marital infidelity is not the reason and indeed Petraeus has been squeezed out.

After the shock of the Petraeus resignation we are told that dear departed director will now not testify at next week’s Ben-ghazi hearings. Imagine that.

Petraeus and the CIA had been fighting, as spooks do with leaks, the Obama lies on Ben-ghazi. Don’t you think Obama knew he had to get rid of Petraeus somehow and preferably on a Friday news dump type day?

How to get rid of a Director CIA that is unwilling to throw CIA under the bus in order to defend the corrupt Obama? Easy, do it the usual Obama way. Use sex files. It’s how Obama has repeatedly gotten rid of opponents throughout his career.

We still have not heard a convincing story from the corrupt Obama White House about what happened in Ben-ghazi. The Wall Street Journal recently Revealed: Confusion between State and CIA over security in Benghazi. That Ben-ghazi diplomatic facility was a State Department consulate as well as, maybe primarily, a CIA station.

We want a full and complete investigation as to what happened in Ben-ghazi.

Here’s a fun conspiracy theory which will not hold up to scrutiny but which will soon circulate among the haters: Perhaps Bill Clinton campaigned for Obama in order to shield Hillary from Ben-ghazi. The fun in this wacky theory is that Petraeus gets whacked with a sex scandal as part of a deal with Bill Clinton who knows a little something about sex scandals. Hint: the timeline for this theory won’t hold up.

[While we’re at it, Let’s unravel another recent conspiracy theory, the senseless one of a Bill Clinton deal with Obama to make Hillary the nominee in 2016. This conspiracy theory is buttressed with results of the first 2016 Iowa poll: Hillary 58, Biden 17, Cuomo 6. For this one to be true you would have to believe that Obama can be trusted. Now, do you really? Do you really think that Obama is going to want to diminish himself by having Hillary be not only the first woman president but also the first spouse to become president? Obama already follows a son of a Bush presidency and he does not want to become a slice of baloney sandwiched in between two “dynasty” breads. So come on guys, you know Obama cannot be trusted so stop with this foolishness.]

We need a full and complete investigation into Ben-ghazi and just about everything else the poisonous hands of Obama touch.

As we have warned from the very beginning of this site, Barack Obama is very very good, near genius levels, when it comes to corruptly advancing himself. At governing Barack Obama is a corrupt boob that cannot be trusted.

We are concerned that with Hillary Clinton departing in late January, Leon Panetta probably resigning as well, and now David Petraeus gone – the United States is in danger.


The Voice Of Age-Old Wisdom

We have really good advice for just about everyone. It’s at the end of this article. The advice is particularly good for those hurting from the election results on Tuesday.

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Ann Coulter has a Don’t Blame Romney article today that discusses how difficult it is to oust an incumbent and praises Mitt. Jonathan Last blames Romney and calls him the worst candidate since World War II.

Here at Big Pink we had our furious meltdown back in August when we excoriated Romney on the (1) timing, (2) selection, and a (3) “choice” versus “referendum” on Obama strategy decisions he made and we pinpointed the moment Romney lost. We hoped and hoped that we were wrong.

Subsequently we attempted to provide advice on how Romney could still eke it out. Some of that advice was taken and most importantly Romney became a much better candidate filled with the urgency that we bemoaned earlier was missing. We became optimistic after these dramatic changes and thought they would be enough for Romney to win. That did not happen.

On the day before the election we outlined the stakes and what would happen the day after:

It’s not as if any side is going to surrender on Wednesday. The political fights will continue. But the results from Tuesday will matter for the future, the present, and the past.

We stand by what we wrote in those articles. We already see the damage on Wall Street as stocks plummet and in the Middle East as Iran makes the moves we warned about.

But now we see a great deal of despondency and anger. Worst of all there is a wave of resignation and emotional feelings of betrayal. We understand those feelings and the anger – we went through that emotional breakdown in August.

We also understand the hatred against Bill Clinton, Chris Christie (who praised Obama at a critical point thereby leading to the dubious possibility raised by Haley Barbour: The hurricane saved Obama’s presidency). We understand the anger and hatred some feel against our fellow Americans that condemned America to four more years of horror and the unbearable burden of listening to Obama drone on for longer than our levees of tolerance can tolerate.

We understand all that. We understand the perilous position America and the world are now in. But making decisions, and burdening the mind with not yet transpired horrors, in the wake of a loss is not wise.

As in any crisis, any disastrous storm, any loss of a parent or a child, it is important not to make rash decisions or give in to anger and despair (or form circular firing squads). It is important to get rest, to eat well. It’s time to take out that vacuum cleaner and clean the house. Get wood for the fireplace. Wash the windows. Take productive actions no matter how small that restore your strength until we are all ready to wisely analyze what happened and what to do about it.

Think of all those still living in the dark after the storm tormented again by another storm. Keep them in your thoughts. Think of those like you unhappy with the election results that require succor.

There is a reason why, as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, suicide is forbidden by the Almighty:

O, that this too too solid flesh would melt
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d
His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God! God!
How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on’t! ah fie! ’tis an unweeded garden,
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. That it should come to this!

The reason why this “canon ‘gainst self-slaughter” has been inscribed by the Everlasting is that it is the sin of despair. We won’t get sidetracked here on the modern issues of assisted suicide and corollary issues. We simply want to speak out against any despair that might grip anyone.

Obama and his henchmen want you to despair. They want to start a panic to benefit themselves and the leader of the cult.

Bizarro 2004. Those of us who were horrified in 2004 when George W. Bush won remember well and know that 2004’s election has eery similarities to what happened Tuesday. That 2004 election resulted in a second term that did not end well for Bush or Republicans. After Bush came Obama, then Republican victories in 2010, and now even more Obama.

Already, Marco Rubio is on his way to Iowa this January. This is an important development in light of the downturn in white and black voters this past election even as Latinos remained high level voters. But that analysis will also wait until another day.

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Politics as Scripture describes is “the eternal sea” always churning, always moving. Like those still huddled in the dark, having lost all to the storms, many of us know that much of the America we knew we now have to say goodbye to. But perhaps, just perhaps, we can rebuild.

Our advice to all, comes not from Shakespeare or Scripture, but from the Greece that once was. In The Libation Bearers the first and greatest tragedian, Aeschylus, lit the candle that will guide us in days to come:

Who acts, shall endure. So speaks/the voice of age-old wisdom.”


Four More Years – Of Political Warfare And Disaster

After a campaign of fear and smear, an economy in shambles, a world adrift from American leadership, corruption and lies, Barack Obama has enough electoral votes to drag America further into the abyss. The near even distribution of popular votes indicates the country is as divided as ever.

The House of Representatives is even firmer in the hands of Republicans and they will not be in a giving vein after the way Obama has attacked and smeared. There is no mandate for Obama from the voters because Obama ran a substance-less campaign of no proposals or plans. From Politico:

“But the victory seemed too narrow and too rooted in the Democratic base to grant him anything close to a mandate — much less the popular support needed to break the deadlock of Washington partisanship as he promised during the campaign. [snip]

What it all means for a country in need of functional two-party government is impossible to reckon until Obama meets with the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill to begin negotiations over the expiring Bush-era tax cuts.”

America will continue to slip further away into horror.

This election has resolved nothing. The economic crisis will come to a head in January as scheduled. Massive tax increases are in store with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. The sequestration issue will lead to across the board cuts instead of a planned thoughtful reorganization of the budget and economy. The contraption of Obamacare will need to be dismantled or at the very least massively reformed and restructured but that won’t happen.

What will happen is an immovable object will meet an irresistible force.

In foreign policy despots will see America leaderless and adrift. The jackals are ready to pounce. Israel in isolation with an enemy in the White House will at some point be forced to strike at Iran in order to prevent another Holocaust. As bad as we might feel tonight – it will get worse.

This cannot go on but it will for a while as things go from Barack bad to Barack worse. “Herbert Stein’s Law: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The question is when.


Election Results Predictions – The World On A String – Are We Worried? You Betcha!

Update II: More poll closings at 9 pm: Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota. Horrid news as Obama takes Pennsylvania and Michigan. Florida is still tight. Republicans will keep the House of Representatives.


Update: Earlier tonight Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina polls closed. At 8 pm: Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire polls closed. These are the big ones that will tell the night’s tale.


So we’re worried. We’re not paralyzed with fear nor chewing our nails until blood drips. Fight. Vote. Worried? Good – use that energy. Call friends that are on the fence and give them a talk. Let the Hopium Guzzlers sleep through the night.

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Last night we posted Sinatra songs to keep our spirits up. As we wrote in the previous post this election is really important. America and the world are on a string ready to float away. Good news is we’ve “got the world on a string, sitting on a rainbow”.

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As to predictions, we are worried, not paralyzed. Our operative stance for elections is run like you are 20 points behind. We want Romney supporters, even those in Utah to be worried, and get out and vote. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Vote, vote, vote.

So what do we think is going to happen and what are we looking at tonight? First here is a link to poll closings. Kentucky is up first and then at 7 p.m.: Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina. We’ll be watching states as they finish voting and start to count then comment.

We’re mostly ignoring polls at this point because they are too close and anything can happen. We made a lot of calls and received many emails this past week which give us a sense of what has been happening. What these missives have told us is that Romney has the energy that is needed to win. Obama is a spent force.

Could Obama still win. Sure. There is the possibility that Obama will get the votes from people who will put a clothespin on their noses and vote for him even though they are not enthused at all. That could happen, but what we keep hearing everywhere is that Romney signs and support can be found in the unlikeliest places.

Consider if you are the Obama campaign and remember 2008. There were signs of support for Obama everywhere. T-shirts with Obama’s pictures and buttons on many people littered the streets then. Now an Obama campaign operative, like voters everywhere, rarely sees an Obama button on a lapel or an Obama bumper sticker.

Then there are the candidates. Watch the candidates on the stump in their last week speeches. Watch, don’t listen. Watch. Barack Obama is mostly hunched over, bending over the podium as if to grab voters by the lapels in a desperate attempt to shake them into voting for him.

Mitt Romney, the guy we beat up repeatedly, is now doing what we always wanted. Romney is showing urgency. Urgency is not desperation. Urgency is the knowledge that something must be done, victory must be achieved. Urgency is very different from desperation.

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In Pennsylvania and New Hampshire there is a strong mystic chord we heard in 2008 and 2009. Remember New Hampshire when the political death of Hillary Clinton (she’s in Australia tonight) was celebrated a bit too early by the Hopium Guzzlers and Big Media? Hillary won.

In 2009, do you remember the crazy notion that Scott Brown could actually win the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s ample rear? It just could not happen, not in Massachusetts. Senator Scott Brown.

Mitt Romney’s recent forays into Pennsylvania remind us of that Scott Brown race. There was a sub rosa Republican campaign that kept gathering force then at the end, and remember this was all by design of the Scott Brown campaign, the ad wave began from outside groups and that led to the Scott Brown victory.

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Our sense is that Romney is displaying the firm determination of a person who believes he can win, must win. Romney supporters/voters sense this is a man with a desire to win and a desire to Rescue America. That is a priceless jewel to own.

Romney, we believe, will win. It might even be a massive victory.


Rescue America Or Goodbye America

It’s not as if any side is going to surrender on Wednesday. The political fights will continue. But the results from Tuesday will matter for the future, the present, and the past.

The American future will be greatly determined on Tuesday. The vote on Tuesday will also be a shout from today’s electorate as to what kind of country we want. Tuesday will also inform us all as to what happened in the past – if Obama loses we’ll finally get to hear the truth about his history and campaigns as well as rejoice in the judgment call of history on his tactics througout his electoral history.

A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean that race-baiting as a political movement will end – character, not skin color will determine our choice in leaders. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean the American voter believes in accountability as to elected officials and not smear and fear slime tactics as practiced so dexterously in Chicago. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday means the American future is not the Greece present.

If Barack Obama wins on Tuesday all restraints on race-baiting, fear/smear politics, and unaccountable elected officials will get worse.

With both these scenarios we’ll bet on the American people but we all have to understand the toxic influence of Big Media on our daily lives and on our electoral process.

Vote as if your lives depended on it because in many ways they do.

As the Professor says, today will be a day of mostly meaningless predictions as to Tuesday’s outcome. There is already a fun Hot Air Survey: Your Election Predictions.

The Professor also graphically reminds us that on election day 1980 the polls, according to Associated Press, held the election “too close to call”. Reagan won solidly. This is important because as we have written before Mitt Romney has premised his campaign on the 1980 campaign.

As we have also written before America’s future is not the only future to be determined. World leadership is also up for grabs by the ugliest totalitarian regimes imaginable if Barack Obama were to retain his bony grasp on power.

The stakes if the Obama Dimocratic Party retains power are described by Sheldon G. Adelson: I Didn’t Leave the Democrats. They Left Me

“When members of the Democratic Party booed the inclusion of God and Jerusalem in their party platform this year, I thought of my parents.

They would have been astounded. [snip]

So why did I leave the party? [snip]

No, the truth is the Democratic Party has changed in ways that no longer fit with someone of my upbringing.

One obvious example is the party’s new attitude toward Israel. A sobering Gallup poll from last March asked: “Are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?” Barely 53% of Democrats chose Israel, the sole liberal democracy in the region. By contrast, an overwhelming 78% of Republicans sympathized with Israel.

Nowhere was this change in Democratic sympathies more evident than in the chilling reaction on the floor of the Democratic convention in September when the question of Israel’s capital came up for a vote. Anyone who witnessed the delegates’ angry screaming and fist-shaking could see that far more is going on in the Democratic Party than mere opposition to citing Jerusalem in their platform. There is now a visceral anti-Israel movement among rank-and-file Democrats, a disturbing development that my parents’ generation would not have ignored. [snip]

As a person who has been able to rise from poverty to affluence, and who has created jobs and work benefits for tens of thousands of families, I feel obligated to speak up and support the American ideals I grew up with—charity, self-reliance, accountability. These are the age-old virtues that help make our communities prosperous. Yet, sadly, the Democratic Party no longer seems to value them as it once did. That’s why I switched parties, and why I’m now giving amply to Republicans.

Although I don’t agree with every Republican position—I’m liberal on several social issues—there is enough common cause with the party for me to know I’ve made the right choice.

It’s the choice that, I believe, my old immigrant Jewish neighbors would have made. They would not have let a few disagreements with Republicans void the importance of siding with the political party that better supports liberal democracies like Israel, the party that better exemplifies the spirit of charity, and the party with economic policies that would certainly be better for those Americans now looking for work.

The Democratic Party just isn’t what it used to be.

The stakes are high. Mittmentum is expanding the map. There is hope America will be rescued. Stay positive. Call everyone you know. The stakes are too high to not win.

America must be rescued or in many respects the America of content of character will be wounded if not shattered.

Tomorrow we get to determine the future at the ballot box. Rescue America.


Don’t Forget To Change Your Clocks On Saturday And Your President On Tuesday

Our clever title today comes via Foxiladi14. We have been busy making phone calls to get behind the scenes information and fortunately our information confirms a lot of the optimistic reports as to a Romney victory on Tuesday.

Our comments section has been superb and we are borrowing from there today. Those who are voting not based on skin color but on content of character there is this stark difference – “uniter, no red states, no blue states” Obama says vote for “revenge” but from Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge:

For Republicans/conservatives who don’t believe Hillary supporters will vote for hope and change with Romney we are alerted to this Politico report from the comments section:

“Former Hillary aide backs Romney

Mitt Romney has been making a pitch for bipartisanship in the closing days of the race, and this morning rolled out an endorsement from Hillary Clinton’s former Senate state director, Gigi Georges:

For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat. I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. That’s what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We can’t have four more years of failed policies and two parties that can’t work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.

For people in New York politics, Georges, who now lives in Boston, is a familiar name and face – she was also the executive director of the state Democracy Party when Clinton was in office. Romney’s been talking up Hillary Clinton for months on and off on the trail, and the final effort to appeal to some of her voters in places like Ohio has continued.

As we know all too well, it is difficult to reject your party’s presidential nominee because you also alienate political friends, social friends, contacts and networks you worked for a lifetime to achieve. Gigi Georges has, like us, done just that and deserves praise for putting country above corrupt party. It might not seem like such a difficult decision for some – but to throw away a lifetime investment in friends and political associates over principles is not such an easy choice to make for many. Thanks Gigi. And thanks to the many African-American Hillary supporters and others speaking against Barack Obama and his cronies.

If you need inspiration and to keep up the fight when you are losing hope – read Michael Barone’s assessment as to election race results.

Three more days to Rescue America.


Four More Days Not Four More Years

MoonOnPluto is doing great work in the comments section keeping everyone informed on the polls and related infomation. Big Media is doing Praetorian Guard work to convince the American voter that Obama is on the upswing.

Jay Cost has this to say:

“I think Mitt Romney is likely to win next Tuesday.

For two reasons:

(1) Romney leads among voters on trust to get the economy going again.

(2) Romney leads among independents.

Let’s take each point in turn. [snip]

Poll after poll, I generally see the same thing. Romney has an edge on the economy. That includes most of the state polls.

Moreover, this election looks to hinge on the economy, and little else. The recent Fox News poll broke the top issues into four: economic issues (like jobs); social issues (like abortion); national security issues (like terrorism); and fiscal issues (like taxes). To my mind, economic and fiscal issues are one and the same, meaning: 75 percent of respondents willing to pick a top issue picked the economy or fiscal issues.

I do not know of an election where the electorate was so singularly focused on one set of issues, and the person trusted less on them nevertheless won. [snip]

Romney’s lead among independents. This second point is related to the first, but gets down to my view of the long-term trajectory of American politics, which corresponds quite closely to Sean Trende’s book, The Lost Majority. [snip]

This has led to the rising power of the independent vote. And its effects are all around us, if we only care to look.”

We care to look. Jim Gefraghty, like MoonOnPluto is also looking at early voting numbers:

“On the Thursday before Election Day in 2008, 4,583 people voted early in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which includes Cleveland.

This was a stronghold for the Obama campaign; on Election Day, Obama carried the county 69 percent to 30 percent for John McCain.

Yesterday 2,963 people voted.

Again, some of that may be because of people being preoccupied with cleaning up storm damage, etc. But overall, by this point in 2008, 39,110 Cuyahoga County residents had voted early. As of Thursday, 33,140 have — about a 15 percent drop. And note that the early voting was ahead of the 2008 pace until Saturday.

I’m told by an Ohio reader watching the numbers in Hamilton County (which includes Cincinnati) that they see a similar pattern in that corner of the state — early voting on pace until October 25, then a slowdown that has been consistent — about 1,500 early votes per day this week, instead of the 2,000 or so this county saw four years ago. This county — where Obama won, 52 percent to 47 percent, four years ago — is also 15 percent below last cycle’s total.

Either they are running out of buses to transport the voters or they are running out of voters,” my Ohio reader concludes.”

Henry Olsen has more on Ohio:

McDonald’s site has updated their Ohio early voting numbers, so I conducted a re-examination to see if the pattern I discovered still holds. It does. There are now 23 counties in which the percentage of the 2008/2012 early voting ratio equals or exceeds 80 percent. McCain carried 17 of them, and the six Obama carried are still those in the eastern, blue collar part of the state. Cincinnati exurban counties Brown and Warren now report their early votes equal 99 and 93 percent, respectively, of the 2008 early vote percentage.

Large, big margin Obama counties remain at the bottom of the early voting ratio. Summit (Akron), Lucas (Toledo), Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Franklin (Columbus) are all near the bottom of this analysis, with between 67 and 69 percent of the 2008 early vote percentage already cast in 2012.

Barack Obama is clearly winning the early vote in Ohio. But careful analysis of the actual numbers so far suggest very good news for Mitt Romney.

The Romney campaign claims the president is merely banking votes he would have received on Election Day anyway, so his early lead isn’t very important. They say their early voting strategy relies on targeting low-voting-propensity Romney supporters for early voting and leaving the others to turn out on Election Day. In other words, they claim Obama’s effort is merely harvesting votes while theirs is creating votes. [snip]

This approach makes sense, but it’s hard to prove it’s working without inside campaign information. I think I’ve found a way to do that, and my research shows the Romney effort might be paying off. [snip]

I hypothesized that if the Romney campaign’s effort is working, the share of the total 2008 early vote that has already been cast should be higher in strong Romney counties than in strong Obama counties. That’s because if the Romney effort works, total turnout in those counties should be up in 2012, the bulk of that coming from the low-voting-propensity supporters who the campaign is asking to cast early ballots.

Through last Friday, that hypothesis is clearly correct: [snip]

The numbers are particularly strong for Romney in the southeastern coal country on or near the Ohio River. From Scioto county in the south to Columbiana county in the north, early voting shares range from a low of 63.5% in Monroe to 82.7% in Columbiana. (Athens County, an Obama stronghold because of Ohio University, touches the Ohio River- its early voting share is only 57.4%). To compare, the early voting shares in the largest and strongest Obama counties (Cuyahoga, Lucas, Franklin, Summit, and Lorain) never top 61.0% (Cuyahoga).

Exceptionally strong numbers can also be found in Republican counties in the northwest in the Dayton, Lima, and Toledo media markets. Early voting shares there average in the high sixties, touching as high as 87.5% in Champaign County.

If anything, these numbers underestimate Romney’s strength in early voting because most of the counties not reporting early voting numbers are strongly Republican. [snip]

This data is already a few days old: Perhaps more recent updates will change the story. But going into last weekend, Romney’s ground game looks like it was hiking turnout among its supporters better than Obama’s, an edge that could prove crucial if the race there is really a tie, as Sunday’s respected Ohio News poll showed.”

Just say NObama.

The New York Times documents Mittmentum as Obama is still trying to get out his base vote while Romney heads to Pennsylvania and the crucial swing voters:

“First there was quiet. Then came the “super PACs.” Now the candidate is on his way.

In a striking last-minute shift, the Romney campaign has decided to invest its most precious resource — the candidate’s time — in a serious play to win Pennsylvania.

Mr. Romney’s appearance here on Sunday could be a crafty political move to seriously undercut President Obama, or it could be a sign of desperation. Either way, his visit represents the biggest jolt yet in a state that was until recently largely ignored in the race for the White House.

Over the last several days, with polls showing Mr. Obama’s edge in the state narrowing, Republicans have sprung into action and forced the Democrats to spend resources here that could have gone toward more competitive battleground states. [snip]

The super PACs helped create an opening that paved the way for the Romney campaign to start making its move. The campaign has already invested $1 million in television advertising across the state, and on Thursday it bolstered that effort even further with a new round of commercials that will ensure a heavy and continuous presence through Election Day.

This came as the Republican National Committee made one of its largest commitments of the race so far, dropping $2.5 million into the state. [snip]

Democrats are saying that the race is much closer than they would have guessed just a week ago.

But there is a tangible sense — seen in Romney yard signs on the expansive lawns of homes in the well-heeled suburbs, and heard in the excited voices of Republican mothers who make phone calls to voters in their spare time — that the race is tilting toward Mr. Romney.

If ever there were a place where a last-ditch torrent of money could move the needle, this is it. [snip]

But those counties, which are full of upper-middle-class women and Jewish voters, are precisely the places where Republicans believe their efforts are paying off most.

“The biggest drop-off for the president has been in these more suburban, upper-class areas,” said Jim Lee, the president of Susquehanna Polling and Research, a Republican firm. “The women there tend to be very moderate, pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay rights. And they don’t fear a Romney presidency like they would maybe a Rick Santorum presidency. I don’t think Obama has been able to convince them that Romney is a radical.”

In the West… NV newspaper: Obama a “narcissistic amateu,” “embarassment,” “incompetent,”:

“The official explanation for the inadequate security? This administration didn’t want to “offend the sensibilities” of the new radical Islamic regime which American and British arms had so recently helped install in Libya.

The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours, refusing repeated requests to send the air support and relief forces that sat less than two hours away in Italy? Silence.

An open discussion of these issues, of course, would lead to difficult questions about the wisdom of underwriting and celebrating the so-called Arab Spring revolts in the first place. While the removal of tyrants can be laudable, the results show a disturbing pattern of merely installing new tyrannies – theocracies of medieval mullahs who immediately start savaging the rights of women (including the basic right to education) and who are openly hostile to American interests.

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promptly criticized the security failures in Benghazi, the White House and its lapdog media jumped all over him for another “gaffe,” for speaking out too promptly and too strongly. Prompt and strong action from the White House on Sept. 11 might have saved American lives, as well as America’s reputation as a nation not to be messed with. Weakness and dithering and flying to Las Vegas the next day for celebrity fund-raising parties are somehow better?

Four more days. Don’t be busy worrying. Get busy calling friends and doing what you can to rescue America.


Rescue Comes In Five Days

DrudgeReport has the headline “5 Days”. In five days we might be rid of Barack Obama and his enablers – DailyKooks, Big Media Praetorian Guard, Hopium Guzzlers, and Dimocratic Party officialdom.

The race might or might not be tight. What are you seeing in your political real estate section of the world? No doubt Obama continues to be his nasty self with attacks against Mitt Romney. No matter where you are from that is the Obama message. There’s a reason for this – Obama’s emptiness and stridency relates to one thing: jobs. Obama can’t run on his record so he attacks.

Obama has no record of merit to run on so he hopes he will be awarded a Nobel Prize from the American people for doing nothing. Obama is a show about nothing.

Obama’s latest blunder though gave Mitt Romney fodder for his closing statement in the form of a new Romney ad: Secretary of Business?

Not to be outdone the Obama Dimocrats prepared an ad of Obama’s achievements to date:

An echo of our many articles about the “Mistake in ’08” and the foolishness of Obama’s Situation Comedy coalition, comes regarding the in this assessment from National Journal on the current state of the race:

“Meanwhile, the Obama turnout machine isn’t quite as valuable in the more homogeneous battleground states — Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire — that make up the president’s firewall. These states have older, whiter electorates. The name of the game for Democrats here is persuasion as much as mobilization. In Ohio, Obama’s campaign strategy is clear: making Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout a central part of the bid to hold onto enough working-class whites to win the state.

But it’s also becoming clear that it’s not just Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin that are looking winnable for Romney–it’s the entire swath of competitive Midwestern and Rust Belt states that share demographic similarities, and where Republicans made significant gains during the 2010 midterms. Obama holds a small lead in Ohio thanks to the auto bailout, but the issues driving the electorate in neighboring states are more favorable to Republicans.

The Obama campaign is on the air in Minnesota, and it sent former President Clinton to Minneapolis and Duluth to shore up his standing this week. That comes in the wake of a Minneapolis Star-Tribune poll showing Obama with a mere 3-point lead, 47 percent to 44 percent. Obama is bleeding support from working-class white voters upstate [sic] over his health care law and energy policies. Also worth remembering: Obama won Minnesota by a narrower margin in 2008 (55 percent of the vote) than he did Wisconsin (56 percent of the vote), which has long been considered a toss-up.

In Pennsylvania Romney’s debate performances narrowed his once-imposing deficit in the Philadelphia suburbs, and his campaign is making a play to turn the western part of the state Republican. The Romney campaign is up with an energy ad attacking Obama on coal and cap-and-trade, a message aimed at converting disaffected Democrats around the Pittsburgh media market. A Philadelphia Inquirer poll conducted last week showed Obama with a 49 percent to 43 percent lead, with GOP internal polling showing the race even tighter.

In Michigan, the Obama campaign just announced it was buying costly Detroit television for the final week of the campaign to counter a multimillion-dollar buy from Romney’s super PAC. Expect Obama to blast Romney on the auto bailout and Romney to criticize the president over his record on welfare, both issues particularly potent with blue-collar workers prevalent in the state. A Detroit News/WDIV poll out on Wednesday showed Obama’s lead down to 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent, the narrowest it’s been in a while.

The election isn’t just coming down to Ohio. There’s plenty of evidence that, given Obama’s struggles with white working-class voters, he could face some unexpected headwinds in states that have been in the Democratic column during presidential years since at least 1988. Obama’s campaign is acknowledging as much with its late television buys and surrogate campaign stops. Romney is currently trailing in the aforementioned states by several points, but Obama is under the 50 percent mark. If undecided voters break to the challenger, all bets are off.

Place your bets. Dick Morris says “Here Comes The Landslide” and he’s not talking about Obama.

For those afflicted by “Sandy” we hope all is returned to normalcy for you in the next few seconds. For those afflicted by Obama we’ll have to wait five more days.