Ebola Obama And The Masque Of The Red Death

Update II: The Masque of the Red Death continues to play a dirge. It’s now confirmed. The news is Breaking: New Ebola case in NYC Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Also in New York City, an ax murderer attacks police in broad daylight. Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Any vote for an Obama Dimocrat this November, no matter how well intentioned or “tactical”, is a vote in support for Ebola Obama. That’s the undeniable “hard choice” that has to be made.


Update: Insult added to injury. White House to red-state Democrats: Don’t blame Precious if you lose. “The success of many of these Democratic candidates will depend on their own success in motivating voters that strongly supported the president in 2012,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday.


Election 2014 strikingly resembles horror written by Edgar Allen Poe:

The Masque of the Red Death

A terrible disease called the Red Death has struck the country. It’s incredibly fatal, horribly gruesome, and it’s already killed off half the kingdom. But the ruler of these parts, Prince Prospero, doesn’t seem to care about his poor, dying subjects. Instead, he decides to let the kingdom take care of itself while he and a thousand of his favorite knights and ladies shut themselves up in a fabulous castle to have one never-ending party. Wine, women, music, dancing, fools – Prospero’s castle has it all. After the last guest enters, no one else can get in – the Prince has welded the doors shut. That means no one can get out, either…

It’s Ebola Obama and the trapped courtiers. Prince Ebola Prospero Obama doesn’t care about his poor, dying subjects. His favorites are trapped by welded doors inside the asylum. No one can get out. The doors are welded shut by Ebola Obama.

On Monday night, his blowtorch hot, Obama welded more doors at an appearance with pal Al Sharpton:

Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans

A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn’t on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.

Well, Obama appears to have just handed Republicans some more ammunition.

In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Obama defended his support for candidates in top races who haven’t welcomed Obama to campaign with them.

“The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama said.

He continued: “So this isn’t about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them — I said, you do what you need to do to win.”

The doors are welded shut by Ebola Obama:

While it’s the second time Obama has gone down this road, this comment probably stings more than the last one for Democrats running in key Senate races — almost all of which are in red or swing states where Obama is quite unpopular.

While Obama’s previous comment suggested the election was indeed something of a referendum on him, these comments suggest not only that, but that Democratic candidates are actually on-board with him — something most of them have made pains to argue is not the case.

Obama’s comments are the kind of thing Democrats might privately say to assure donors and the party base, but wouldn’t really say in public.

At the same time, he’s really only saying something that most political observers already believe to be true — that however much distance these Democrats are seeking from the president, they will generally be on-board with his agenda. [snip]

It’s just that two weeks before an election in states in which Obama isn’t all that popular, Democratic candidates probably don’t want voters to be reminded of that fact.

The doors are welded shut. One month before the November 2014 elections we wrote about when Obama first began to weld the doors. We posted some of the GOP ads which mocked those trapped with Ebola Obama. Allison Grimes, Michelle Nunn, Mark Pryor, Mark Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, Mary Landrieu, and all the rest of those who dance with Ebola Obama were shocked when they heard Obama give the game away. They whispered the famous line from The Godfather III.

Pulled back in. These rubber stamp Obama supporters wanted to deceive the public. But they are trapped. Trapped behind welded doors. Ebola Obama himself calls them his “supporters”.

For the deceitful it is a dark and stormy night:

Evil money and its innocent twin, the enthusiasm factor, are what count in the homestretch, and shadows have fallen across Democratic races everywhere. They’re dusting off the panic button at the White House. It doesn’t quite feel like 2010, not yet, but the Republicans are fired up, and the Democrats aren’t. It’s just about time to light candles to the ghost of Harry Truman, the patron saint of candidates on the ropes.

Old guys who aren’t yet ghosts are trotted out to reprise the triumphs of yesteryear. Bubba spent the weekend in Arkansas with Democratic candidates, but it was more like visiting the hospital bed of a gravely ill friend than to deliver a full-throated battle cry to rally the troops. [snip]

The news for Democrats is dour in unexpected places. Mark Udall, practicing the cowboy two-step on a cakewalk only a month ago, has fallen into a lake, or a drainage ditch or someone’s swimming pool, because his nose is bobbing under water in Colorado. The tightening polls are beginning to feel like a noose around Kay Hagen’s neck in North Carolina. She was cruising to a coronation only a fortnight ago.

Threatened Democratic nominees in Kentucky and Georgia and the Democratic candidate in West Virginia insist they don’t remember or won’t say who they voted for in either 2008 or 2012. (Barack Who?) Mark Begich in Alaska is the latest to suffer an amnesia attack and has joined the ladies on the fainting couch.

The stormy night gets darker by the hour. More dark, stormy nights and days are ahead. After a few sunny quarters of flush cash and drunken sprees on television ads Obama Dimocrats face the hoard of cash stashed for use two weeks before the election by the GOP. “Republican candidates reported outraising Democratic senators by margins of millions, and most of them have more cash on hand to buy television time over the next crucial fortnight.”

Tom Cotton has more cash on hand than does Arkansas racist Mark Pryor. In Colorado Cory Gardner has twice the cash on hand than rival Mark Udall. Scott Brown also outraised Jeanne Shaheen in the third quarter which should help him as the race is now tied in polls.

Inside the pestilent Ebola Obama castle of death and doom the days are short, the candles flicker and die out:

Running Against Obama, Republicans Positioned for Midterm Sweep

Most of the battleground Senate races are trending in the GOP’s direction, while Democrats are playing defense in the House. [snip]

In July, I wrote that the odds of a nationalized election were growing because of that worsening environment for Democrats. Back then, there were clear signs that the red-state races were tilting in the GOP’s direction, while Republicans were running surprisingly strong campaigns in swing states. Those trends have only solidified since then. [snip]

Now, it’s becoming likely that Republicans will win more than the six seats necessary to retake control of the Senate.

Throughout this election cycle, the Democrats have been dogged by the president’s health care law. [snip] Indeed, despite conventional wisdom that health care has diminished as a top issue in the midterms, it’s still (by far) the dominant theme in Republican congressional campaign ads, according to The Cook Political Report’s Elizabeth Wilner. Not only does it mobilize angry Republican voters, but it persuades disaffected independents as well.

Over the summer, worsening foreign policy was also an issue that looked bound to get worse for Democrats, not better. [snip]

All told, the cascading number of controversies and scandals in the president’s second term has fed into the perception that this administration is out of its depth in doing its primary job: managing government. And that’s not good for Democrats, both the party in power and the party associated with an activist federal government. The dominant theme in the campaign’s final month is Democratic Senate candidates struggling to distance themselves from the president, from Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor’s awkward assessment of the president’s handling of the Ebola crisis to Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’s refusal to discuss whom she voted for in the 2012 election.

They can run for office but they cannot hide their rubber stamp votes to support Ebola Obama. Now they’re in the fetid crumbling fortress with welded doors. The Red Death dances in the halls:

Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher end looking more likely. Most of the battleground Senate contests are now either trending in a Republican direction or remaining stable with a GOP advantage. Trailing in the North Carolina Senate race throughout much of the fall, Republican Thom Tillis has lately put Sen. Kay Hagan on the defensive by connecting her to the president’s management of the ISIS threat and the outbreak of Ebola. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner has led in all of the six public polls released in October, with leads ranging from 2 to 6 points. Early voting data out of Iowa is looking favorable for Republican Joni Ernst, consistent with public polls showing her with a small advantage. The Cook Political Report recently moved the New Hampshire race between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown into toss-up status, indicative of polling showing Shaheen still ahead but with a rapidly narrowing lead. Outside of Kansas, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg now has Republicans holding an edge in all the red-state races, reflecting a nationalized environment against the party in power. [snip]

In a neutral environment, Democrats would hold a good shot at an upset or two. But in a nationalized midterm, Republicans should catch breaks in states where the fundamentals favor them.

All the trend lines in the House favor Republicans, as well.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is yanking advertising in many races. The fights are now in blue districts to protect office holders. Districts Obama won by double digits in California, Hawaii, and New York are now battlegrounds that might elect Republicans due to disgust with Ebola Obama.

With anxiety over Ebola running high, renewed fears of terrorism, and most Americans not feeling secure economically, it doesn’t take much imagination to see how voters could decisively punish the governing party

Feeling insecure? We’ll borrow liberally from AceOfSpades

Obama Super-Fan Tina Brown: This President Makes Women Feel “Unsafe”

Not just women, Tina.

“They’ve got themselves a little better disciplined. But, you know, the fact is that Obama’s down with everybody, let’s face it, there’s a reason,” Brown said. “And I think that particularly for women. I don’t think it makes them feel safe. I think they’re feeling unsafe. Economically, they’re feeling unsafe. With regard to ISIS, they’re feeling unsafe. They feel unsafe about Ebola. What they’re feeling unsafe about is the government response to different crises. And I think they’re beginning to feel a bit that Obama’s like that guy in the corner office, you know, who’s too cool for school, calls a meeting, says this has to change, doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change, then it goes wrong and he’s blaming everybody. So there’s a slight sense of that.”

This is the Tina Brown (we’re still borrowing from AoS) who exclaimed this lunacy about Obama circa 2008:

This has been an election full of magic. White Magic that only the black man from everywhere and nowhere could perform. Even his adored grandmother dying on the eve of the victory had a mythic feeling of completion to it in a candidacy full of signs and symbols. Remember the three-point basketball shot when he played with the soldiers in Kuwait? It’s as if Obama is the prince who lifts the curse in a fairy story, a curse that began eight years ago with an election wrenched away from the rightful winner and begetting as a consequence the wrathful visitation of tragedy and wars and hurricanes and economic collapse.

Obama turned into Prince Prospero of the Red Death.

These two weeks until election day mark a time of darkness and decay for Obama Dimocrats. They are welded shut in the coffin they so willingly entered but now cannot escape.

It’s time for those campaigning on behalf of Obama Dimocrats to stop dancing with Ebola Obama and his deceitful stealth supporters at the Masque of the Red Death house. The pestilence has to be quarantined and eradicated. The voters plan to do exactly that.

In two short weeks the voters will shout loud enough to be heard through welded doors. The voters will borrow from Edgar Allen Poe. The voters will answer Ebola Obama and his stealth supporters’ plea for votes with “Nevermore!”


183 thoughts on “Ebola Obama And The Masque Of The Red Death

  1. To Tina Brown

    You silly ass

    You looked into

    The pewter pot

    You saw Barack

    As Barack was not

    You were bamboozled

    Now finally it passed

    The love you felt

    That did not last

  2. Gender gap closed.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d like to see.

    But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the Republican Party, and 7 in 10 are dissatisfied by its leaders in Congress.

    The Democrats win few accolades themselves. Impressions of the party among likely voters have grown more negative in the past month. In fact, Democrats are more trusted than the GOP on just two of nine top issues, the poll showed.

    The economy remains the top issue for likely voters — 91 percent call it “extremely” or “very” important. And the GOP has increased its advantage as the party more trusted to handle the issue to a margin of 39 percent to 31 percent. [snip]

    Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the new poll, the two parties are about even among women, 44 percent prefer the Republicans, 42 percent the Democrats.

    In all, the poll finds that 55 percent of likely voters now expect Republicans to win control of the Senate, up from 47 percent last month. Democrats have grown slightly more pessimistic on this count since September, with 25 percent expecting the GOP to take control now compared with 18 percent earlier.

    What’s deeply important to likely voters after the economy? About three-quarters say health care, terrorism, the threat posed by the Islamic State group and Ebola.

    On foreign affairs, Republicans have the upper hand. By a 22-point margin, voters trust the GOP more to protect the country, and they give the Republicans a 10-point lead as more trusted to handle international crises. Democrats have a slim advantage on health care, 36 percent to 32 percent.

  3. Admin…one of your best…so insightful…

    here is some current info that backs up what you are saying:




    Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the new poll, the two parties are about even among women, 44 percent prefer the Republicans, 42 percent the Democrats.

  4. btw…forced myself to watch tonight’s debate with Crust and Scott…

    I needed a shower after listening to both of them, but again, Cristy Crust…what a skievy slimeball…kept interrupting Scott, full of lowball attacks, kept deflecting any responsibility for his multitude of positions over the years and vacillating from one party to the next and then just going on the attack and interrupting…he gives me the creeps…creeeeepy….

    …and kept wiping his face from sweating…no fan this time…

    …sorry LU4Puma…i respect your opinion

    …agree, JB…why? why these two?

  5. The stormy night gets darker by the hour. More dark, stormy nights and days are ahead.

    I’m still reading your great post, Admin.

    After the blood is spilled on election day, all those Dim’s that were held underwater by the DNC (I hate their new acronym) will be vying to put Obola’s head on a stick.

    All loyalty to Dear Leader will be down the tubes. I think there will be many popcorn nights ahead as the Senate-less Dims rip him to shreds. Then the media will join in the carnage.

    And old MO will have even more reason to join in the pack of wolves.

  6. The success of many of these Democratic candidates will depend on their own success in motivating voters that strongly supported the president in 2012,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
    Well, to fellow democrats, women and minorities

    1. DON’T WORRY . . . .

    2. OBAMA’S GOT YOUR BACK . . .

    3. OH, BY THE WAY . . .






    9. DON’T PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  7. Superb, Admin! Great use of Edgar Allan Poe!

    The Narcissist in Chief is so rattled by his loss in popularity not only with his own Party, but with the nation as a whole that he’s determined to take everyone down with him. As a country, we’re treading very dangerous waters indeed.

  8. “All loyalty to Dear Leader will be down the tubes. I think there will be many popcorn nights ahead as the Senate-less Dims rip him to shreds. Then the media will join in the carnage.”

    I agree. But I’m hoping the “leadership” in both Party’s will join to boot him out of office before he does even more damage. Can this country withstand two more years of his executive orders and disregard for our safety and well-being? I think not. If they can’t rig the elections and lose the Senate in November, it will be all about revenge and pay-back for BO, MO, and Valarie.

  9. Sleepless in Seattle

    No siree

    Not Messiah Obama

    He is

    Blameless in Martha’s Vineyard

    Comes now, after the election

    The angry ossified child

    Starring Barack Hussein Obama

    Another smash hit

    Big media is writing rave reviews

    Before the fact

    Just like the Nobel Prize

  10. Obama and his elitist cronies

    In big business

    In big media

    Are not patriotic Americans

    They are rootless cosmopolitans

  11. O and his crew are aiming to bankrupt our country and enslave the American people to financing, supporting, educating and taking care of immigrants, their families and future kids from everywhere…without these immigrants ever having to go through what all the other legal immigrants have had to do…

    the American people will be reduced to the new minimum wage (10/hr) that the dims are pushing if O pulls this immigration scheme off…

    where is the Congress? where are the Courts? how can he get away with this by executive order?

    Congress must cut off all money to fund this immigration grab O intends



    it is bad enough O is allowing illegal felons and criminals to stay in the USA…this man is corrupt to the core…no wonder Crust “loves” O…birds of a feather…

  12. We seem to attract the best of the worst down here S. Two (2) slime balls but I will hold my nose and vote for Scott.


    by MATTHEW BOYLE 21 Oct 2014, 8:58 PM PDT 66 POST A COMMENT
    CONCORD, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown opened up the economic battlefield on immigration here Tuesday night with a little help from NBC’s Meet The Press host Chuck Todd.
    “When you’re looking at that bill, what it also does is it immediately gives an opportunity for the president to authorize upwards of 11 million people to get jobs,” Brown said when talking about the Senate-passed “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. “I want to fight for jobs for New Hampshire. Here’s another thing about immigration. I voted to secure the border on two occasions. I voted to send troops to the border. We need to absolutely secure the border. The president through his executive order what he’s proposing to do is actively expand the definition of refugee to somebody who’s here [illegally] to work.”
    Brown’s answer on this came after Shaheen dodged a question from Todd, the debate’s moderator, on the economic effects of a massive increase in immigration and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    “Is there any part of this Senate bill, and I know it’s a compromise and compromises mean you’re not going to like some things, but specifically on the idea of H1B visas when they come in, do you think it is pro-American worker enough or not pro-American worker enough when it comes to importing guest workers into the country?” Todd asked Shaheen.
    Shaheen completely avoided the question, instead opting to tout the “Gang of Eight” bill’s GOP support.
    “You know, we have a problem with our immigration system and we need to address that in a comprehensive way,” Shaheen responded. “That means we need to address the visa system that’s not working now for the tourism industry here, for our farming industry here, for our high-tech companies here. The bill that we passed starts first with addressing security at the border. It adds 700 miles of border fence. It increases the number of border agents. It provides additional resources for interdiction. It puts in place, and for surveillance. It puts in place an E-Verify system so people can make sure—so employers can make sure the people they’re hiring are actually legal here. I think this is the approach we should be taking. It’s comprehensive and it’s been disappointing to hear that my opponent doesn’t support this comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate with a strong bipartisan [vote]. It has the support of both Sen. Ayotte and Sen. McCain. And I think we should urge the House to take up this bill and pass it.”
    Brown has hammered Shaheen on immigration over and over again this year—attacking her for failing to vote to secure the border, and hitting her for rubber stamping President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty, something Shaheen says she opposes but hasn’t done anything to stop him.
    Brown’s work on immigration has already earned Shaheen a million-dollar boost from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who pumped emergency money into the Granite State in early October fearing that Brown would beat her, undercutting Zuckerberg’s FWD.us work in favor of amnesty and a massive increase in legal immigration.
    But this is the first time Brown has honed in on what may be the most potent part of the immigration debate: how amnesty and a massive increase in legal immigration would displace American workers from their jobs and drive wages down.
    Harvard labor economist George Borjas has argued that increased immigration rates in the latter part of the 20th century reduced wages and employment opportunities for lower-skilled American workers—like the tens of thousands of blue-collar workers across New Hampshire at the Portsmouth shipyard or in the state’s various factories—by more than 7 percent. U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow argues that high rates of low-skilled immigration have drastically hurt and will continue to hurt blacks across the country if they continue to rise.
    The Center For Immigration Studies found that the Senate immigration bill would double the flow of foreign guest workers and would triple green cards for unskilled laborers and work permits for unskilled illegal aliens—something that would mean they are competing for those blue-collar jobs Americans are having trouble getting or finding right now. Meanwhile, according to CBS News, wages are down across all occupations—something the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has acknowledged happens with high immigration levels.
    On the high-skilled labor side of immigration—which Todd mentioned in his question about H1Bs—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) guest workers flowing into the U.S. are hurting job opportunities and wages for Americans seeking those jobs, Howard University’s Ron Hira and other experts like University of California-Davis’ Norm Matloff, Rutgers’ Hal Salzman, Georgia State’s Paula Stephan, and Harvard Law’s Michael Teitelbaum argued in a USA Today op-ed this past summer. However, elites like Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway have pleaded for more of those guest workers.
    “As longtime researchers of the STEM workforce and immigration who have separately done in-depth analyses on these issues, and having no self-interest in the outcomes of the legislative debate, we feel compelled to report that none of us has been able to find any credible evidence to support the IT industry’s assertions of labor shortages,” the USA Today piece asserted.
    According to a recent U.S. News and World Report article from Rutgers’ Salzman, STEM graduates in America are having trouble finding employment—despite the claims from those CEOs that they need more foreign workers. Under the Shaheen-backed Senate Gang of Eight bill or an Obama executive action like it, Salzman noted, 100 percent of new IT jobs in America would go to foreigners. Even under Obama’s current immigration policies, which Shaheen supports, nearly two-thirds of new IT jobs in America go to foreigners. The U.S. Census Bureau announced in July that 74 percent of Americans with STEM degrees aren’t even working in STEM fields.
    That’s not to mention that, according to Stanford University’s Vivek Wadwa in the Washington Post, Silicon Valley has a horrendous record of hiring women.
    Perhaps more importantly than the policy implications for Brown right a couple weeks out, however, ispolling data compiled for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The polling data, gathered by Paragon Insights, found that 71 percent of all likely voters nationwide would support a GOP senate candidate who believes that “Immigration policy needs to serve the interests of the nation as a whole, not a few billionaire CEOs and immigration activists lobbying for open borders.” Only 16 percent said they wouldn’t. Women, as Breitbart News previously exclusively reported on the polling data, support that sentiment even more—by a 73 percent to 14 percent margin, whereas men support it 69 percent to 17 percent. Even Obama supporters support that concept by a 61 percent to 21 percent nod, and liberals back it 59 percent to 21 percent.
    Brown spent most of his answer on immigration talking about securing the border and blocking amnesty.
    “Well I have a different approach as to immigration,” Brown said when asked by Todd why disagrees with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who voted for the Gang of Eight bill. “The first thing you do is you need to secure the border. It’s not being secured. That bill I thought and others thought created incentives during that coming out period to have them step out of the shadows—I cannot provide EBT cards, preferential housing and other benefits to people who have broken our laws. That’s something where Sen. Ayotte and Sen. Shaheen and President Obama and I differ. That’s what it’s like to be an independent senator—you can actually disagree with your party and do it often. I was the most independent senator. I’m not going to rubber stamp a policy or rubber stamp a bill that I don’t think works.”
    When Todd asked Brown to define what a “secure border” means, Brown said that it means “when people don’t come across it.”
    “If you think the border is secure, folks, it’s not. The border is absolutely not secure. We see it each and every day. We see it in video clips and when we speak to the senators and mayors and governors who represent those great states. It’s not secure. We need to do it through fences, through walls, through aerial surveillance, through infrared, through troops, through border security. There’s a whole host of ways to actually secure our border, and it’s not being done. I have voted to secure our border. Whatever we do we have to make sure that that happens first. The president in his policy right now on immigration, his effort right now is to expand and give status to people who are here illegally.”
    When Shaheen was asked what the metric for a secure border is, she again ducked in her response. “I think the Senate bill puts in place strong measures to secure the border,” Shaheen said. “And if you really want to secure the border, then my opponent would support that bill. If the House takes it up, it’s going to add fencing and it’s going to add border agents.”
    Shaheen also accused Brown of “grandstanding” on immigration.
    “What Scott Brown has done is to grandstand on this issue. Even the former chairman of the Republican Party said he’s grandstanding, trying to make political hay from border security,” Shaheen said.
    While it’s certainly late in the campaign, Brown has seemingly done the impossible by closing a massive gap in polls between him and Shaheen by hammering her on the insecure border, the Ebola threat for her and the president’s lack of a support for banning flights to and from West Africa—she’s since flip-flopped, and now supports a flight ban—and for lack of resolve in dealing with ISIS terrorists. If Brown hones in one last time on the major national issue of the economic effects of amnesty—like he’s done with the security issues this year and like he did with Obamacare in 2010—moving forward like he seems to be gearing up to do, he may just pull off the upset of the year and beat Shaheen in bluish-purple New Hampshire.

  14. Jay Cost:

    The GOP probably has a clear lead in seven Democratic-held seats (Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia); there is a tie in Colorado; and the party is within striking distance in New Hampshire and North Carolina. It has yet to finish off challengers in Georgia and Kentucky, and it is behind in Kansas. The party needs a net six pickups to claim the majority. Midterm races often break in October, even late in the month, as low-information voters begin to engage. While Republicans have the edge for the Senate, there has not been a definitive break, and it is safest to consider control of the Senate a toss-up.

  15. admin October 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    … the very simple solution for Hillary is to stay home and shut up.

    It’s really a very simple cost/benefit analysis:
    Costs to Hillary Clinton 2016 of Hillary campaigning = Many.
    Benefits for Hillary Clinton 2016 of Hillary campaigning = None

    Oh my, oh my, what a simple solution!

    And what a brilliant cost/benefit analysis! A stroke of genius!

    I should have thought about that before….

    If I had learned to do cost/benefit analyses as adeptly and simply as that — by forgoing the analysis and just stating what I wanted in black-and-white terms of “Many” and “None” — I could have saved a lot of time in my consulting business and made many more millions before going broke!

    I guess you’ve won me over, then. HRC should let down her friends and retire from politics. That’s the best way of winning a presidential election in 2016, by disengaging and letting the election fall into her lap.

  16. Kay hagan didnt bother turning up for her tv debate. She is currently being ripped apart by Dem pundits… Even Maddow

  17. So instead of #whereswaldo this morning we have #wheresHagan

    Has anyone seen the missing Senator for NC, last seen running for the state border…….

  18. Aaah now i understand why she did not show up…..New scandal erupted…….favors and money for her husband, isn’t this what happened to McDonnell in VA

    Indictment coming?


    From a report filed early Saturday by WRAL-TV news, we have confirmation that a cluster of businesses owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband and other family members collected even more subsidies from taxpayers than initially reported. While Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington has highlighted a stimulus grant totaling $250,644 that was paid to JDC Manufacturing, a real estate business co-owned by Hagan’s husband, Chip, and his brothers John and David, WRAL confirmed that JDC received an additional $137,000 in energy tax credits from the project. (Some of the relevant documents are here.)

    (Politico.com noted the tax credits in its initial report on the story, but those credits aren’t listed in the public documents CJ has reviewed. WRAL said it had seen various internal company documents and proprietary records, perhaps including verification of the tax credits.)

    Add a second federal renewable energy grant of $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the ledger, and we learn that Hagan businesses soaked taxpayers for nearly $450,000 to pay for energy upgrades installed at JDC’s 300,000-square-foot building in Reidsville.

    It’s worse than we thought.

    It’s important to put the story into perspective, because the Hagan camp relentlessly deflects and spins, portraying these taxpayer handouts passed around from one family-owned company to another as nothing improper. And — this is the most laughable contention — that the Hagan family somehow received no benefit from nearly a half-million bucks in taxpayer largess.


    JDC, a company co-owned by the three Hagan brothers, applied for and received $250,644 in stimulus dollars to install more efficient lighting and furnaces and place solar panels at its building. JDC leases the building to Plastic Revolutions, a recycling company also owned by … Hagan family members. Once the project was completed, Plastic Revolutions said it expected to save $100,000 in energy costs annually. That’s a benefit it would not have received without the upgrades, which were made possible by federal taxpayers.

    Moreover, JDC wound up with a more valuable asset: a modern, energy-efficient manufacturing facility that would bring a higher price if it sold, and a more inviting location for potential new tenants. And, of course, JDC received $137,000 in tax credits — again resulting from the stimulus grant.

    The Hagan family could have financed the project by investing its own money, seeking outside investors, going into debt, or draining its own bank accounts. While some of those other sources might have played a role in this project, the Hagans also went, hat in hand, to the government, and we paid for it.

    Would JDC have pursued the project without the handouts? The Hagans haven’t said so, at least not to us. But it matters little now. Our money has been spent.

    Another point of contention revolves around the role of Kay and Chip’s son, Tilden, in yet a third (or is it a fourth?) Hagan family company — Solardyne/Green State Power. Solardyne, a solar installation company, filed its incorporation papers with state government the same week JDC applied for the stimulus grant. (Chip changed the name of the company to Green State Power in 2012. Maybe the Hagans thought the name Solardyne would remind potential clients of Solyndra. Who knows?)

    Team Hagan claims that Tilden had minimal involvement in the project. Maybe Chip forgot to tell his business partner: Tilden. The Green State Power website features the Plastic Revolutions project, saying “the smooth installation and quick production of power prompted them to install an additional 58kW [solar] array in a similar location.” The additional array may have been paid for with the USDA grant. We’re still checking on that.

    Moreover, in November and December 2010, Tilden filed invoices as an hourly laborer for Circuitmakers Inc., a subcontractor that worked on the installation.

    About the same time, Tilden also was behaving very much like a project manager. He ordered nearly $160,000 of equipment for the project from a vendor in Vermont, using his Chapel Hill home as the billing address for Solardyne (Documents, pages 4 and 6). On Nov. 18, 2010, he was invoiced for more than $135,000. On Dec. 7, 2010, he was invoiced for nearly $23,000. Both invoices indicated the equipment was for the JDC project, and listed the recipient as John Hagan, Solardyne, at the JDC facility in Reidsville.

    Finally, there are some parts of the story that didn’t add up, based on the public records that were made available to us. As you can see in Amendment 2 (on document pages 1 and 2), the budget revision to the grant, in December 2010, JDC reduced its budget for the project from $438,627 to $324,108 — a savings of $114,519. JDC did not reduce any of the stimulus funding it had requested, and it wasn’t required to do so.

    The revised budget was approved on two dates — Jan. 20, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2011. A separate letter dated May 2, listing “grantee representatives” John Hagan and Tilden Hagan, said the project was complete (see page 6). JDC got all $250,644.

    JDC now claims the project wound up costing more, and provided internal documents to WRAL and The News & Observer that allegedly add up to more than $500,000. The company didn’t give us those documents, and it’s not clear if they were in the state files that were available to us. We’re still asking about that, and will follow up as we learn more.

    And, don’t forget, we’re still asking to review the file for the USDA grant.

    But here’s where we stand: Companies owned by family members of Kay Hagan got more than $400,000 in taxpayer funding to finance upgrades at facilities and for businesses they own — not just the $300,000 in stimulus and USDA grants we initially found. The grants used tax dollars to offset the costs of improvements in the physical plant, and provide tax breaks for one of the companies, and reduce the energy bills of another. Kay Hagan’s husband and son created a solar company and allowed it to handle some of the work. And we’re still digging for additional documentation.

    Team Hagan has chosen to hire Marc Elias, a high-powered political lawyer and Caitlin Legacki, a crisis-management specialist and former Hagan press secretary, to argue otherwise.

    And ask yourself: How can you not benefit from free money?

  19. Lu4PUMA
    October 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Just when you thought Obola could not get any more disgusting…

    Can we impeach him yet?

    Sadly as much as he deserves it and as much as a lot of us want it,
    the Boob has two powerful insurance plans his SKIN COLOR AND oLD sLO JOE. 😡

  20. moononpluto October 22, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Amazing MSN give Hillary a boost and good press for once, saying she is the only bright spot for the Dems in midterms.

    Sorry, that’s not possible… admin and wbboei have decreed that the media will pan Hillary and Bill for backing losers!

    That’s part of the brilliant “no benefits” cost/benefits analysis.

  21. George P. Bush says his fathers, Jeb’s, 2016 decision likely coming “very shortly”, he’s weighing biz interests….;time commitments.

    Hmmmm, sounds like he is in…….

  22. jeswezey
    October 22, 2014 at 8:00 am
    Nice try.

    You are reading far too much into a random outlier comment.

    Keep one thing in mind: MSM is all in for Obama.

    A loss of the Senate will be blamed on him–and ultimately them.

    Therefore, as long as she campaigns for him, they will suspend their hatred.

    They love to see her burn credibility over their candidate and his minions–in states where the Clinton name is popular.

    But apres le deluge? What then?

    Then they will need someone to BLAME.

    Under no circumstances will they blame Obama’s policies, which have enriched the 1% of which they are a part.

    Nor will they blame themselves.

    Who is left?

    The failed candidates?

    They will be gone.

    They will re cast the issue as a test of the Clinton brand.

    Past experience tells you everything you need to know about that.

    Simply put, big media, like you, is anxious for her to present herself as Obama III.

    While the productive half of the country is sick to death of Obama and his policies.

    The last thing they need, or want is a competent strain of Obama.

    The more she supports him, and candidates who have voted with him consistently, regardless of what they say now.

    The more she ties her fate . . . to theirs.

  23. As we thought, Jeb Bush is most likely in. Bush, Bush, Bush! And there is young George P. Bush just waiting in line. Who’s next? Jenna or Barney, if he is still alive?

  24. To all of you here who think HRC should sit out the 2014 election, I’ll give you something to show you how very stupid — or sabotaged — she really is. It comes from the epilogue of Hard Choices, thus written no later than about six months ago:

    She begins by talking about how honored she is by so many people asking her about a possible 2016 run, and says, “Now, more than ever, the future is very much on my mind” (which, if you think about it, pretty much rules out a “no” on a 2016 run). Then:

    “But whenever someone brings it up, …. I believe we should be focused on the work to be done in our country that can’t wait until 2016…. There’s an important election in 2014 that will decide control of Congress and have real consequences for our economy and our future. It’s not one we can afford to look past or sit out.

    HRC wrote those words on her own, so she wasn’t “sabotaged.” Therefore, by your reasoning, she must be stupid.

    Plus, I might add, all of the Senators elected this year will not be there just to hamstring Obama for his last two years, but will be in office until 2020 — i.e., until the end of the next President’s first term. This is a point that both Grimes and HRC made at the Kentucky rally. They said that McConnell, by trying to make the election a referendum on Obama, is taking Kentuckyans for dullards who can’t do arithmetic.

    Man, is Hillary ever stupid!

  25. George P. Bush says his fathers, Jeb’s, 2016 decision likely coming “very shortly”, he’s weighing biz interests….;time commitments.

    Hmmmm, sounds like he is in…….
    Allow me

    To advise Jebediah:

    Take a long walk

    Off a short pier

    Until your hat floats

    In the words of Holmes

    In a mandatory sterilization case

    Three generations of idiots is enough

  26. biz interests….;time commitments.
    This is what you weigh when you decide whether to run for president.

    Perhaps it is what he weighs.

    Most candidates, if they are willing to weigh anything but blind ambition

    Weigh the effect on their families, the skeletons in their closet, and money

    If that is all he is weighing, then you can be confident of one thing

    He will find a way to make his business interests more profitable as president.

    Just like that fucking Obama has for the 1%

  27. Cudos to Mark Udall/

    Good old MOJO Udall.

    The previous Olympic record for the high dive as into a swimming pool full of water.

    But MOJO bless his heart

    Wants to set a new record his own way

    How? By diving into an empty pool.

    Out of touch?

    Well, maybe just a little.

    Spending too long inside the beltway and too little time in your home state

    Has been known to have that effect

    Meanwhile, his Sierra Club supporter are beginning to wonde

    How much of Udall’s crap Colorado voters will swallow


    Post Election Conference Call With Erick Erickson, Wednesday, November 5th, 9am.
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    Mark Udall is an Equal Opportunity Extremist

    By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | October 22nd, 2014 at 08:36 AM | 0


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    Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)From day one of his campaign, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)0% has attempted to create significant difference between himself and Barack Obama, laughingly claiming that he is the Senator that Obama most fears to see come tramping across the White House lawn. However, up until the last week, the only thing Udall has attempted to accomplish during his campaign is to run to the left of President Obama on abortion, which is pretty much a physical impossibility. His campaign, which was described by the Denver Post as “obnoxious,” “negative,” and “single issue,” has exposed Udall as an extremist on abortion, who is out of step with the vast majority of Colorado voters.

    Based largely on his own floundering campaign, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)0% has accomplished the virtually impossible – he is now less popular in Colorado than Barack Obama. In an attempt to revitalize his campaign he performed a rapid fire interview with Denver’s ABC affiliate this past weekend that led to some pretty disastrous results. If anything, Udall established that he is out of step with Colorado on more than just abortion, and also that he is an intellectual lightweight.

    First of all, I must note in passing that “Yes” is not really an acceptable answer to the question “Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado?” and also the obvious fact that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)0% has probably not read three books so the question about naming three books that influenced him was manifestly unfair. But virtually every other answer Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)0% gave placed him well, well outside the mainstream of Colorado voters.

    First, “Do you think Obamacare should be repealed?” Udall answered “No.” Colorado voters oppose Obamacare by one of the widest margins in the whole country, opposing it 60-37. Hispanics in Colorado, who Udall is counting on for his GOTV efforts, oppose Obamacare by a similarly large margin.

    Next, “Do you believe in restrictions on gun owners?” Udall answered “Yes.” In many states this would be a difficult question to definitively poll since public answers to this question are notoriously varied based on the wording of the questions asked. But in the context of Colorado, which has been ground zero of the gun control battle over the last couple years, Udall’s answer must be seen as an endorsement of the gun restrictions passed by the legislature in 2013. These measures are now hugely unpopular in Colorado, opposed by Colorado voters by a margin of 39-56, and the numbers are only getting worse.

    Next, “Do you believe in the death penalty?” Udall answered “No.” Like most states in America, Colorado is hugely supportive of the death penalty, where Colorado voters support it by a margin of 69-24. Colorado voters likewise are still stinging from Democratic governor John Hickenlooper’s reprieve granted to Nathan Dunlop last year, which was also hugely unpopular.

    Next, “Would you like to see more regulations on fracking in Colorado?” After waffling, Udall answered “Yes.” Fracking is supported by Colorado voters by a similarly large margin, 51-34.

    On issue after issue, when pressed on his beliefs, Udall exposed an issue platform that was widely and hugely unpopular in Colorado. Most of his positions are not favored by Coloradans, and it’s not even a close thing. Only the power of incumbency and the vaunted Democrats’ “ground game” (read: voter fraud) provide hope for Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mark Udall0%Senate Democrat Average3%See Full Scorecard0% on election day. Whatever else happens, Udall has made it clear that his values don’t represent those of Colorado.

  28. Shadowfax October 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    [to admin] If you don’t think Hillary will run for President, why all the ‘tough love’ for her campaign, to the point of calling the Clinton’s stupid?

    There is no tough love going on here. It’s stupid calling smart stupid out of fear. Just as wbboei is afraid of the media reactions, admin is afraid of the Republicans’ and public’s reactions. Both fears are just that — fears.

    A politician is a leader if s/he has character, which translates as fearlessness, and the intelligence to put over a point to the public that the public may not necessarily agree with at the outset.

    People respect character and intelligence, and that is how HRC got as far as she did in 2008 — people knew she was a smart fighter. That goes over especially well in Appalachia, where she slaughtered Obama.

    She’s acting the same way now and will once again in 2016, because that’s what she is. For example, in her rally with Grimes, she made the case for the PPACA and raising the minimum wage — two Obama policies. The PPACA is unpopular in KY, McConnell promises to abrogate it “root and branch,” and has voted 17 times against raising the minimum wage (but has voted several times to increase his own salary).

    Neither Grimes nor HRC made any bones about going against the grain on the subject of the PPACA. They embraced it and explained why. This was honest and fearless. McConnell is just jawboning the public with his talk of abrogating the PPACA “root and branch” while keeping the website. That contradiction showed up in the debates.

    Now, Grimes has outraised McConnell’s campaign but McConnell has been assisted by $50 million in Koch money and Karl Rove’s PACs flooding the airwaves with attack ads. We’ll see how that pans out; maybe Grimes will lose, but there’s definitely a possibility that she’ll win. Win or lose, though, HRC’s assistance, and WJC’s assistance, are intelligent moves by courageous, intelligent politicians both of them.

  29. Question: when Udall loses, and vacates his office, will they go on calling him Senator for the rest of his life?

  30. BREAKING : Canadian Parliament…..active shooter in Parliament….

    Dozens of shots in parliament. I see a body on the ground outside the library of parliament

  31. Very serious reports from Canada……..some reports this is a uniformed canadian soldier shooting at people inside the canadian parliament in Ottoawa……

    as usual…we are way ahead of the news channels…..who seem to have not heard yet.

  32. ok ,its worse……a 2nd one…..

    Ottawa police are also confirming a shooting at the War Memorial. Minutes ago. No other info.

  33. They think there are 2 of them, shooters in the Canadian Parl…..may well both be muslim converts…..apparently.

  34. Glen McGregor @glen_mcgregor · 2m 2 minutes ago

    Police near Confederation Building just now. “There’s an active shooter. We haven’t got it contained yet.”

  35. OMG….That video is just something…O’Keefe nailed them….

    Listen to what they say about “low class AA voters in Ghetto’s” who just “don’t care” where their ballots go.

  36. If we know O’Keefe like we know him, this is just the tip……give them rope to hang themselves, then drop some more……

  37. Just now….

    Multiple shots fired again, seemingly from Chateau Laurier, next to Parliament and in front of the War Memorial

  38. Me: … your evaluation of Obama as “someone who is destroying the party and the nation” is not necessarily HRC’s estimate of him. You’re asking her to channel your hatred for you.

    wbboei October 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    If it is not her evaluation of him, it damned well should be.
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the damage he has done.…

    Sorry, but these are only “damages” that we have divined here in our ivory tower of steeped cynicism, talking amongst and only with ourselves and protected from the hard realities that HRC has been facing, often in Obama’s company, over the last six years or so.

    HRC is her own person. We have no right to say what her assessment of Obama should be.

    What is the appropriate reaction to a man who does that? Is it the respect and deference which you pay to him? Or is it the sense of outrage that many of us, including me feel?

    I am not moved by your outrage, nor am I moved by any undue respect or deference to Obama. What moves me is your disrespect for and condescension toward Hillary Clinton. HRC has defended and advanced the highest interests and values of the United States around the world and did a damned good job of it, in the company and under the orders of Obama. Despite this experience, fully detailed in the QDDR and in her memoir published this year, neither of which you have deigned to read, she “damned well should” have your opinion of this Obama who has done so much damage that he has even dragged HRC herself down into the pit of ignoranti unversed in rocket science.

    Go ahead and call it hate if you like. That is the favorite defense of his supporters including big media–that and racism.

    No, not racism. You allow me to call it “hatred”, so let’s just call it that: hatred.

    If a Republican did these things would you be as sanguine as you are when he does them?

    I’m a little confused here: Who’s being sanguine about Obama’s damage? Me?

    Anyway, part of my thesis is that Obama is not the only one responsible for the damages you see. The government is currently dysfunctional, and half the reason for that is the congressional Republicans. Obama is not the entire source of the evil.

    All I am asking is that she begin defining the differences between him and her starting the day after the election. This must be done repeatedly, until big media and others get used to it.

    Now you are talking about “after the election.” The original subject was not after the election but now, i.e. the campaign period when party affiliation is paramount.

    In any event, I’m sure HRC will not do your bidding either before or after the election.

    The reason I say this is because HRC is not your puppet or anybody else’s, including that of Obama or of the left wing of the D party, and certainly not of the media. HRC is not Obama, and that is very clear to a broad swath of the American electorate. I don’t know why you have trouble seeing it.

    As concerns big media, her problems with the media will be settled by Philip Reines, with his patented Fuck The Media approach.

    If you need to distinguish these two people for yourself, I suggest you read her memoir.

    It can be seen in her executive approach to all matters, as I explained several weeks ago. Once again:

    Step 1: Homework. This means collecting data on the history and present status of a situation, actually told in reverse order in the memoir, which makes for good history writing.

    Step 2: Priorities. This is an up-and-down listing of American values and interests and which are most important in each situation.

    Step 3: Options. Pretty obvious.

    Step 4: Engagement. This is the critical stage of engaging with and convincing the adversary, driving a bargain with all available tools and weapons, and knowing how to strike a workable compromise. = “Smart Power”.

    I think Obama handles Steps 1, 2 and 3 OK; but he is totally unable to engage with adversaries, not just in international affairs but even in domestic affairs — witness his inability to get anything through Congress. Many people have described him as “aloof.” Recently, Leon Panetta said of Obama that he had “the logic of a law professor rather than the passion of a leader.” That reads as “aloof.”

    Bob Gates described him similarly, and so has Nancy Pelosi, who claimed that the government would be less dysfunctional if Obama engaged conscientiously with congressional leaders.

    So, to my mind, this is the fundamental difference between HRC and Obama: the willingness to get her hands dirty and fight the good fight with her adversaries. It’s a matter of character. I have always said that the differences between the two were not in the issues but in their character, and that was obvious to me and to many other people right from the start, in 2007. It’s no less obvious now.

  39. JB…I hear you…they are both awful…Scott scares me less than Crust…C is such a wild card…one cannot trust or believe he will govern as a Dem just because he is saying he will now…he is so much like O in deflecting responsibility for anything…

    Where is someone like Lawton Chiles when we need him?

  40. Lawton Chiles was a honest, decent, man who governed well. They tried to use his depression against him, but it made him just more human to me. Also our representative, Claude de Pepper was legendary. Where have all the good democrats gone?

  41. S, JBStonesFan, It’s hard to believe that Rick Scott ever got elected. Just one look at him and the likelihood of anyone ever voting for him was impossible. Scott is very scary looking. Yet he won.

    As to Crist, one look at him and you run for the hills. The phony marriage and the orange face seem never to be discussed. Crist defines smarmy. Yet he won once.

    Both of these men do the oddest things when it comes to policy and yet they are contenders for Florida governor and one of them already is governor and out of these two will come the next Florida governor.

    This is one race we wish both would lose.

    There is a Libertarian candidate but a vote for him is really a vote for Crist so there is no getting around the choice of Scott or Crist.

    This is a genuine clothespin tightly clamped to the nose election.

    For us non-Florida residents without a vote, the issue comes to the Crist hug of Obama. Crist would help Obama. Obama would tout a Crist victory as a victory for himself. So our choice of these two vermin in a bag would be the non-Obama vermin.

  42. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/21/Audience-Laughs-at-Shaheen-for-Ducking-Question-About-Obama

    Audience Laughs at Shaheen for Ducking Question on Obama

    Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was laughed at by the audience at the New Hampshire Senate Debate on Tuesday when she would not give a clear answer on whether she approved of the job President Obama is doing.

    When asked to give a simple, yes or no response to a hypothetical pollster asking, “do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?” Shaheen responded, “in some ways I approve, and some things I don’t approve,” a line that caused the audience to start laughing. She continued “like most questions that we deal with as policymakers there aren’t simple answers, yes or no.”

    Shaheen was then asked how she could reconcile voting with the president 99% of the time and President Obama’s low approval rating in New Hampshire. She stated “I work for New Hampshire. And Scott Brown talks a lot about one survey and 99% of the time that I voted with the president,” before talking about her record getting a prison in New Hampshire opened, her work with residents who were facing foreclosure, and language she added to a veterans’ reform bill with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

    She then concluded, “what we need is a senator who’s going to work for New Hampshire, who;s going to make sure we address the concerns we hear from our constituents, who’s going to be willing to work with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, anybody in Washington who can help us get the job done for this state.”

  43. Conservative caucus told Canadian soldier shot at War Memorial has died, Soldier has not been named, but was a reservist based in Hamilton

    CBC News

  44. Jeanne Shaheen must be a racist for not 100% support for Obama. Here’s another racist:


    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Wednesday refused to associate Democratic Senate candidates with President Barack Obama’s policies.

    The issue has become a hot potato for Democrats in the closing weeks of the midterm elections as they try to keep Senate seats in several red states where Obama is unpopular and, with those seats, control of the chamber.

    On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough repeatedly asked Wasserman Schultz if votes for Democrats would be votes for the continuation of Obama’s policies. Wasserman Schultz, a representative from South Florida, became the latest in a long line of Democrats to point out that Obama is not up for election this year.

    “Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2012 and 2008,” Wasserman Schultz said.

    Pressed further, she did not refute that Democratic candidates align with Obama’s policies, but also refused to affirm it. Asked again, she said that votes for Democrats would be votes for “candidates who are focused on creating jobs.”

    Obama offered fodder to Republicans during a speech in Evanston, Ill., earlier this month when he said that “I am not on the ballot this fall … but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.”

    The president did not stop there. In a recent interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, he made a more explicit connection between the candidates and himself.

    “These are all folks who vote with me,” Obama said. “They have have supported my agenda in Congress.”

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest faced questions about Obama’s latest remarks on Tuesday and attempted to do some cleanup.

    “The success of many of these Democratic candidates will depend on their own success in motivating voters that strongly supported the president in 2012,” Earnest said.


  45. White House says not in a position yet to say if Canadian attack linked to terrorism


    They are kidding…right?

  46. MoonOnPluto, that is very surprising news about early/absentee ballots in Florida.

    Here’s some more on the potential election theft in Colorado you described earlier:


    James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.

    The video of O’Keefe’s encounters with other operatives is equally disturbing. He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”

    Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler, along with several county election clerks, have raised warning flags that a new state law that automatically mails a ballot to everyone is an engraved invitation to commit fraud. “Sending ballots to people who did not even ask for them or have moved out of state is asking for trouble” he told me. For example, little can stop someone who collects discarded ballots from trash cans, fills out the ballots, and mails them in. Election workers are supposed to compare signatures on registration records with signed ballots. But if a person has a “witness” who signs the ballot on the witness line, then the signatures do not have to match and the vote is counted.

    Secretary of State Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day registration. Under same-day registration someone can register to vote online, have a mail ballot sent to them, and never physically show up to register or vote. Other places that use same-day registration treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote and there is no way to separate it out if the person who votes is later found ineligible. “We know people in other states with better integrity safeguards have cheated using the cover of these methods,” Gessler told me. A decade ago, Melody Rose, then a liberal professor at Oregon State University, concluded that state’s vote-by-mail system “brings a perpetual risk of systemic fraud” in elections with razor-thin margins.

    “Voter fraud is incredibly difficult to detect and prosecute, absent a direct confession,” Gessler says as he notes that in other areas of law-breaking, we do not judge how much of it there is merely by the number of related prosecutions. But he also notes there is evidence of just how easy voter fraud is to commit. Last December, New York City’s Department of Investigation detailed how its undercover agents claimed at 63 polling places to be individuals who were in fact dead, had moved out of town, or who were in jail. In 61 instances, or 97 percent of the time, they were allowed to vote. (To avoid skewing results, they voted only for nonexistent write-in candidates.) How did the city’s Board of Elections respond? Did it immediately probe and reform their sloppy procedures? Not at all. It instead demanded that the investigators be prosecuted. Most officials are loath to admit how vulnerable election systems are, but privately many express worry that close elections could be flipped by fraud.

    Nor are such sad examples limited to New York. In 2008, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of voter-ID laws in a 6–3 opinion written by John Paul Stevens, then the most liberal member of the court. He noted that the record “demonstrates that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Stevens had witnessed the Daley machine up close manipulate local elections through fraud and chicanery during a distinguished legal career in Chicago that included serving both as a special counsel to a commission rooting out corruption and as a judge.

    I understand that Donna Brazile devoutly wants to wish away the notion of voter fraud. But by overwhelming margins, the American people believe it is a real problem and support steps to combat it. Indeed, a Rasmussen survey in 2013 found that a greater percentage of African Americans viewed voter fraud as a serious problem than did whites. That is because, as former Democratic congressman Artur Davis of Alabama told me: “Minority voters are often the biggest victims of voter fraud as reform movements in cities and depressed rural areas are crushed by fraudulent machine voting. I have seen it with my own eyes in Alabama.”

    As with his expose of ACORN, James O’Keefe deserves credit for once again uncovering the potential for corruption at the ballot box while too many journalists keep their noses buried in campaign-finance reports. Both kinds of reporting are valuable, but O’Keefe appears to be a rare bird interested in ballot integrity.

  47. There is a lot of information today about the Michael Brown shooting. The White House/Justice Department are coordinating leaks to get Ferguson riled up and African-American voters to the polls:


    New Information Released on Michael Brown Case

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – A report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this morning shows the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.

    A source tells the Post-Dispatch that Wilson testified to the Grand Jury that when he tried to get out of his SUV to talk to Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson about the theft of cigarillos, Brown slammed the door shut and punched him in the face.

    Wilson pulled his weapon, and Brown grabbed it. At one point, the barrel was pointed at Wilson’s hip, then a shot was fired hitting Brown’s hand.

    Wilson says he then chased Brown, who turned and ran toward him. Wilson said “stop,” then fired. Brown kept coming, so Wilson fired several more shots.

    The Post-Dispatch also had three experts examine the official autopsy.

    St. Louis medical examiner Dr. Michael Graham says the report supports claims that there was a “significant struggle” in Wilson’s patrol car, and Brown suffered a hand wound at “relatively short range.”

    A forensic pathologist from San Francisco, Dr. Judy Melinek, says based on a bullet wound to Brown’s arm, Brown’s palms could not have been facing Wilson in the standard surrender position – with hands up and palms out – when he was shot, and Brown was falling forward or lunging when he was hit by the fatal shot to the top of his head.

    Based on toxicology tests, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy consultant Alfred Staubus concludes Brown had used marijuana within a few hours of his death, but it is not clear if he was impaired at the time.

    The Post-Dispatch says Brown’s family attorney calls Wilson’s account “absurd from beginning to end.”

  48. Just got this from the Grimes campaign:

    “This week, The Hill (10/20/2014) reported this fun new item:

    The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to joint Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign bus tour and ‘contribute to an enthusiastic atmosphere’ at his events.

    No wonder Mitch always looks so mad — he’s jealous of the historic support we see every day across the Commonwealth.”

  49. Gov Christie says that he’s “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.”

    Thats gonna come back and bite him on the ass…..

  50. I’m enjoying the conversation between Wbb and jeswezey.

    I actually agree with things both of you have said, and enjoy the back and forth without anger and drama.

  51. Admin & JB…agree…

    when Scott first ran against Alex Sink I could not believe he won…at that time I went on record saying even though O’s dims needed to be purged Scott was not the way to go for Florida ( a crook with a bad record from being ‘poor’ to becoming a billionaire in the “medical field”)…but, unbelievably, he pulled it off

    we all know the rest of the story…now we are stuck with him or the O clone, Crist, who lacks any center on anything…

    I ask the same thing, where have all the decent and good Dems gone in Florida? sad but i think it must be all corrupt money on both sides

    makes me wonder why California couldn’t come up with someone different than Jerry Brown…again…and again…at least he stuck to one party…

    JB…I remember when I first came to Florida from LA and was speaking to some repubs and even they had profound respect and admiration for Lawton Chiles…

    ethics have gone down the tubes in the 21st century…they are not valued anymore…

    one more thing, I remember going to vote here and it was during the long lines and I was standing in line and actually saw the voting workers bring the compact voting machine outside and sit in someone’s car with it…no control, oversight or supervision over what they were doing, they could have been doing anything to the votes…drop in the bucket for the shenaghins that goes on…

  52. The thing Floridians should think about Crist….he is a chameleon, a snakeoil salesman who will go to the highest bidder…….he will sell himself like a whore on a streetcorner to whoever gives him platitudes….


  53. moon…re: Canadian attack…all i could think of is that could so easily happen here…these terrorists, or copycat crazies, can so easily coordinate multiple attacks and with the lax approach O…and frankly, the Dims have on border control this admin makes it easy for them…

    every time I hear a Dim on TV deny the possibility and say “there is no evidence of that” I lose more and more respect for them…as if O being the Prez has some magical aura to stop them …even though now some of the called young people that were so in awe of O are now actively leaving the USA to go join ISIS to fight against the USA…way to go O…he is so inspiring…

    and as the news as recently reported O and Holder have allowed felons and even murderers that are here illegally to stay here…

    it is insanity..

  54. hmmmm interesting…..

    DSCC has started placing TV ads in Kentucky, bit late though………

    I wonder if the GOP has gamed them into spending money……

  55. Our term “Ebola Obama” is infectious. 🙂

    Obama has Ebola say’s Chris O’Tingles:


    Chris Matthews reacts to Democratic Senate candidates Michelle Nunn (D-GA) and Mark Begich (D-AK), an incumbent, dodging the question if they voted for Obama.

    That’s the way people walk past guys who are trying to get a buck or a quarter from somebody,” Matthews said describing the candidates ignoring the question from a tracker.

    “It’s like Obama has Ebola,” Matthews said on Monday’s broadcast of Hardball on MSNBC. “I wasn’t near him! I didn’t touch him!

    “they deny him” says Chris as if Obama was Jesus and the Apostles deny him.

    “Ebola Obama!” Watch out or you’ll catch it too.

  56. Holy Crap – look at the figures already for Colorado and Florida….

    GOP leading 10% better than they did in 2012 in Colorado and over 132,000 votes ahead in Florida…


    The Colorado Secretary of State announced today that 332,050 Coloradans have cast ballots already, and out of that total, 145,824 are registered Republicans, and 105,401 are registered Democrats. That translates to a 43.9 percent to 31.7 percent advantage for the GOP.

    In 2012, as Barack Obama was winning the state 51 percent to 46 percent, Republicans led the 1.7 million mail ballots cast in 2012 by 37 percent to 35 percent. So Republicans should be expected to lead, but a 12 point lead is better news than a 2 point lead.

    In Florida, the news is also good for Republicans, but the figures could change quickly: 559,133 registered Republicans have voted early or absentee, 421,425 registered Democrats, and 198,423 independent or other. That translates to a 47 percent to 36 percent advantage. The Miami Herald summarizes, “History aside, the advantage is with Gov. Rick Scott right now for a simple reason: More of his people are voting. And the fact is, Democrats pride themselves on doing well in early voting. And they’re losing it at the moment. The big test comes Saturday and Sunday, the first full weekend for early voting, when Democrats tend to flock to the polls.”

    In Iowa, the GOP and Democrats are nearly tied in the number of returned absentee ballots – a mere 170 vote difference in favor of registered Democrats with 238,147 ballots returned.

    If Democrats want good cheer, they can point to Louisiana, where 20,760 of the first 38,620 ballots were cast by registered Democrats, and only 12,883 Republicans. But this partially reflects the heavy partisan divide in the state’s registration; Louisiana has an electorate consisting of 47.1 registered Democrats and 27.5 percent registered Republicans, while having a GOP governor, one GOP U.S. Senator and one Democratic one, and five Republican members in the state’s Congressional delegation out of six.

    Also note that those 38,000 ballots represent a small fraction of the expected total vote; back in 2010, with a less competitive U.S. Senate race, more than 1.2 million ballots were cast.

  57. moononpluto

    hmmmm interesting…..

    DSCC has started placing TV ads in Kentucky, bit late though………

    I like to fantasize that it was because of Hillary’s call, where she said,

    “…what the heck are you doing, trying to lose the Senate in this election?”

  58. Grimes may well lose but her message on coal resonates and McConnell is NOT for coal (regardless of what he says) People WANT someone other than McConnell and I tell you that Grimes grit in refusing to answer might be a “hillbilly” thing ………….. but it is the kind of backbone and “fight back” thing that “hillbillies” like to see.

    We want to defeat McConnell….yes it would be a seat that Repubs lose but listen people McConnell is the biggest liar, backstabber and loser ever.

    Kentucky wants a new face to lead … maybe not this time for Grimes but it ain’t over yet.

  59. Dem sources saying to Dem party that there’s real worry outside D groups not spending enough in Ga Sen markets outside Atlanta. Blowing big chance….

  60. October 22, 2014 The relationship between the White House and Senate Democrats hit a new low Tuesday evening after the administration’s press office released a transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in Iowa on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The problem: The subject line of the e-mail referred to Braley as the “Democratic candidate for governor.”

    The botch came after the first lady repeatedly referred to the Democratic Senate nominee as “Bruce Bailey” in a campaign appearance earlier this month—and it took an attendee in the crowd to correct her mistake. On Tuesday, she made light of the incident, reminding the audience she messed up his name last time and joking that she sometimes calls Barack Obama “Bo.” But the self-inflicted errors continued after her speech with the White House press shop’s email. At midnight, two hours after the initial press release, the White House issued a corrected e-mail that reflected his accurate title.


  61. Scott is very scary look


    I was thinking the same thing last night. Crist may have wanted that fan imo so the fake tan wouldn’t run and he looks pretty odd himself. Florida is a freakish state with S. Florida being very liberal but the West Coast and Northern Florida conservative. It is the middle areas like Orlando that can often decide an election down here or more likely a hanging chads..

  62. I went to the dentist today, and from there to lunch at Overlake Hospital, a premier medical institution in Bellevue.

    Big media has told us we are out of the woods on Ebola, thus parroting the Harvard Law Review Editor in absentia on that trivial point.

    Nevertheless, may dentist opined that there is alot about that disease we do not know, in terms of how it is caught.

    And he cannot understand why Obama, someone he voted for, does not shut the border.

    Then at the hospital I overheard a conversation between two administrators who were very unhappy with CDC and talking about a crisis they cannot handle.

    What this suggests to me is the crisis is over and Obama is right as usual until after the election and thereafter big media will tell us that the situation is worse than anyone, meaning them, could have imagined.

  63. Have been arguing with my brother today .. he regrets his votes for Obama twice. I tried to tell him BUT he still cannot digest that the Democrat party has CHANGED and it NOT the party of old. He’ll vote, even in our county for Rahall who has repeatedly dissed coal, all the while pretending to be for coal miners. My brother says Dem’s will never trust the “rich” republicans and I told him do you think Obama and the Dems are poor????

  64. I think we can guess where that name originates……

    AP reports a Canadian official has identified the dead gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

  65. Shadowfax

    October 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Top of Drudge…

    DebbyUglyHair and her Dear Leader

    Photos make me want to puke!

    Shadow…caught a quick glimpse of DWS on Sunday talk show, think CNN, and for once, she actually looked like she had combed her hair…she was all glamed up with straightened hair and eye makeup etc…didn’t stay long enough to listen to her usual barbs…

    she usually looks like she just got out of the shower and her hair is still wet…

    oh my goodness…too much…

  66. Obama Dimocrats will win the House of Representatives!!!!!!!!


    They have a chance!!!!!! Keep HOPE alive!!!!!!!!


    Wasserman Schultz: “We Have An Opportunity To Pick Up Seats And Beyond That, I Wouldn’t Make Other Predictions”

    DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I think we are still really in a neck and neck situation in terms of whether or not we see pickups for Democrats or pickup for Republicans. This is an election where in every single competitive race it’s coming down to the wire. For example, four years ago in 2010 the DCCC let loose a whole lot of incumbents. There is not an incumbent Democrat that today you would predict would be losing.

    JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is there a chance for Democrats to pick up the House of Representatives?

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I think the best thing that I could predict is we have an opportunity to pick up seats. Beyond that I wouldn’t make any other predictions.

    SCARBOROUGH: So why is that if the Republicans have been so extreme him Democrats and people in media have said why are Republicans going to be rewarded with two more years of balancing the House of Representatives?

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Well, look at it another way, this is an election in which why are the Republicans doing so badly? They’re doing so badly if a second term mid-term with a Democratic president, where the president’s Party loses on average 29 seats, and you know there is even a question mark whether the Republicans will pick up any seats at all.

    They could still lose seats, because they are extreme. They’ve put suing the president for doing his job at the top of the agenda. they put investigating Benghazi 13 times at the top of the agenda, and Democrats all across the country have put creating jobs, getting the economy turned around, fighting for the middle class, supporting a minimum wage. That’s why the Republicans are not trending with history and why there are still competitive races all over the country. For the Governors, for the House and the Senate.

  67. I was talking about this, in the morning posts…Hagan has a big scandal brewing of money directed for political favors to her husbands businesses….she may well up being indicted…..

    Thats why she did not show up, scared of getting nailed on it.

  68. If you knew what I know about Rick Scott, you would never vote for him. Some of it is here: http://www.peer.org/news/press-clips/2014/08/08/peer-report-rick-scott-has-neutered-floridas-environmental-enforcement/

    Florida is all about the beach. Right now we have alot more pollution, both industrial and sewage, in our waters. And it is going to get worse. He is a horror. And he treats Florida State Employees like crap. Let’s not even start on what he has done to education.

    I am going to vote Republican on the national level, but at the state level, I have to go with some Dems.

  69. S

    Yea, S.

    I try my best not to be catty with other women’s appearance, but Debby is one of the exceptions – I just want to shave her head or give her a burqua.

  70. Ah, I have such disdain for some people, I can’t even watch their video clips any longer…

    Whackadoodle two headed dentist
    Anyone on MSNBC

    The list goes on.

    I try to watch, then about 5 seconds in, I have to quit.

  71. Biden: ‘I Like Guys Because Of Their Moms’

    Is Joe drunk again? Maybe he has a brain disorder?

    Uncle Fuzzy, for sure.

  72. I am not going to be overly optimistic ( surprise) as each time we think Obama and the dimocrats are toast, somehow it never plays out. I think the probabilities are the House stays about the same and the republicans pick up 2 seats in the senate, but not enough to be the majority,

  73. jbstonesfan

    I feel pretty much the same. The Rethugs have been batting zero since 2008, except in 2012 with the tea party people, then they fizzled out too.

  74. dot48 October 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Grimes may well lose but…. McConnell is the biggest liar, backstabber and loser ever.

    That’s the spirit! The Dems may lose the Senate but if they can flip KY and get another Republican leader, things will be better for Kentuckyans and for the country.

    In the debate, McConnell said a vote for him would mean Kentucky would have leadership of the Senate but a vote for Grimes would put a Kentucky woman in a back seat of the Senate. Grimes snapped back, “No Kentucky woman is going to take a back seat to anybody. I will be heard.”

    That was a sharp, strong response of the kind that goes over great in hillbilly country.

  75. moononpluto
    October 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Foxy….they just give the impression, the WH is out of touch and frankly does not give a flying fook.


    Exactly Moon!!! They care only about their own pocket book. 😡

  76. Paul and Tony came to work in my department in the 1980’s. Fresh out of college. They fit right in with culture of cheating rampant there and ascending at least 4 levels up.
    Here’s another indication from nearly as far back:

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students – nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Penalties could range from fewer scholarships to vacated wins. [read more]

  77. freespirit October 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    … your ongoing, repeatedly expressed disdain for any and all things Republican diminishes the validity of some of your argument(s).

    OK, I read you. But just remember this is in the heat of a campaign where partisan feelings tend to gloss over details. And even in the details, and looking over the history of the Republican party as I’ve known it since the fifties and sixties, plus my historical readings of before that time, I don’t find much to praise. Whether it be their ideology as a party or in their choices of leadership, there is very little to redeem their pugnacious ignorance and reactionary conservatism.

    And yet, as you know, I am quick to forgive. I voted McPalin with a little trepidation and Romney with no regrets.

    For the first two years of Obama’s admin, Democrats were in control of the House and Senate. The Pubs had little power to be terribly “constructive”.

    So the fact they were out of power at that time excuses them for doing nothing constructive at that time, or since, or before, for that matter. I’ll grant you that we had a one-party state in 2009-10 and that is a very bad situation. But we also had a one-party state from 2001 to 2006 and the situation was even worse: neocon Republican.

    Obama and the Dims presented us with the un-stimulating “Stimulus” during those first two years. Shortly thereafter, they gifted us with ACA I know you approve of O’care, but most people in this country don’t. Even more will disapprove of it after November15, when the cost to individuals and families will increase.

    Your judgment of the Stimulus is not the same as mine. I side with the majority of economists and with WJC in my assessment of the Stimulus: It did sustain demand and avoid a total economic collapse, despite scams like Solyndra.

    Most people in this country don’t approve of the ACA? You are probably right, and I don’t approve entirely of the PPACA either; but I’m with the Clintons once again on this subject. WJC advised Democrats to “embrace” Obamacare this year, i.e., provide leadership on the issue, rather than running away from it.

    Republicans are having a field day promising to repeal the PPACA. This may win them this election, but it may just lose them the next one, because the PPACA has benefits that it seems only the Clinton Democrats are able to explain to people. As a result, even with a Senate majority, the Repugs may not be able to repeal the PPACA.

    For example, that high-profile asshole McConnell is vowing to repeal the PPACA “root and branch” and Grimes actually won support by standing up against him on that issue.

    In addition to the above, the Dims have either approved of Obama’s actions or have remained silent in their disapproval, as he has demonstrated incompetence and issued edicts that placed this country’s interests at risk.

    (i) Do the Democrats deserve re-election?

    (ii) Should they not be held accountable?

    (iii) Should people vote for Democrats solely because they’re not Republicans?

    Your answer to those questions will differ from mine. I don’t think a damn Democrat in the Senate or House deserves reelection.

    Yes, my answers do differ. I can’t make a radical blanket statement to counter your last sentence above, but I will take a stab at the questions:

    (i) Maybe some do, maybe some don’t. I don’t know many of them, or their records, and I doubt you do either.

    (ii) Of course they should be held accountable; but I don’t think historic support of Obama matters a farthing. It sounds like that’s all that matters to you.

    (iii) In my book, not being a Republican is a point in someone’s favor. I admit that is a blanket statement, but (a) your question is a loaded one, and (b) this is campaign season where the only real choices are R or D, and I tend to lean D.

    Where I’m hitting back hardest at you, and others here, is in the boldfaced sentence above, “I don’t think historic support of Obama matters a farthing.” This is because, as I’ve said to wbboei, I’m convinced that Obama is not the only one responsible for the gridlock in DC. It is true that, if Obama were able to engage personally in the legislative process the way HRC can, the government would grind forward slowly but surely.

    But even if we had HRC at the helm, that forward grind would be balking at best, because of the obstructionist Republican attitude. I’m sorry, but that’s what the Republican party seems to be all about: do nothing, turn around and go backwards, repeal laws and regulations, cut back the budget, keep or lower the minimum wage, pay off their cronies, pay themselves.

    And by turning out the Democrats, what will you accomplish? Make Obama’s last two years miserable? Punish incumbents for supporting Obama in the past?

    Big deal.

    The biggest thing you’ll accomplish is to put a Republican Congress on the back of the next, whoever he or she may be, because these senators are in for 6 years.

    If the next president is a Democrat, the gridlock will continue. If the next president is a Republican, we’ll have the one-party system of 2001-2007 all over again.

    In either case, the tragedy that began in 2001 will continue to 2020 at least.

  78. Madcow does not like the fact that a politician in a contested race declines to show up for a televised debate. A TELEVISED debate.

    What a mistake that was, not just for her campaign, but the democrat party itself.

    It was nothing more and nothing less than a missed opportunity to tell them:

    First, all the wonderful things you have done for the state—like letting your husband join others feeding at the public trough, i.e. graft.

    Second, to disavow your prior allegiance to messiah Obama—a promise which will expire after twenty days, i.e. bait and switch

    Third, to look into the camera and promise your audience that you will personally keep them safe from Ebola, ISIS and the Mongolian hordes—which you will never reduce to writing, i.e. promises are like pie crusts, made to be broken—Lenin.

    Fourth, to parrot the talking point of the vile DNC (and the RNC in Mississippi) to your most gullible audience that if black people vote for your opponent then slavery will be back in style, public hangings will be re-instituted because jury trials are unreliable and our jails are over crowded. A proven strategy.

    Fifth, to parrot the other talking point of the vile DNC to your next most gullible audience that the secret agenda of your opponent is to crush the aspirations of half the population, to deny them birth control (which cause cancer) and keep them barefoot and pregnant. Another proven strategy.

    Sixth, to waltz across the dance floor with your big media partner, to help them trash your opponent, to thank they profusely for holding this fair and impartial debate, to thank your opponent for showing up and being on his best behavior–not beating his wife, to praise democracy. And meaning not a single word of it.

    However, the advantages you forfeited by not showing up are as nothing, compared to the cardinal offense you committed against big media, who presents themeselves as an honest broker and a fair and impartial arbiter of the political process–which is absolutely, positively the biggest lie of all. You left those lying pricks standing at the alter. That was an act of courage. There needs to be more of it.

  79. It could be the start of something big, which is becoming a groundswell: boycott big media. And see them for what they are: partisan liars.

  80. jbstonesfan
    October 22, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I am not going to be overly optimistic ( surprise) as each time we think Obama and the dimocrats are toast, somehow it never plays out. I think the probabilities are the House stays about the same and the republicans pick up 2 seats in the senate, but not enough to be the majority,
    How sure are you about those two seats?

  81. The End

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 22nd, 2014 at 01:12 AM | 9

    The public has tired of Barack Obama. More and more polling is beginning to reflect that and, given the latest Associated Press and Reuters polling, I wonder if some pollsters showing very close races are actually overcompensating because of 2012.

    That point is worth considering first. Having talked to a number of pollsters, both Democrat and Republican, there are a few good, credible pollsters who called 2012 right who wonder if some pollsters are overcompensating. In 2012, a number of polling companies, including Gallup and Rasmussen, got the results very wrong. They overestimated Romney’s strength and underestimated a host of demographics turning out for President Obama.

    Several pollsters I have talked to, who do not see the closeness some pollsters are seeing and who called 2012 right, think other pollsters may be over-correcting to try to avoid their own 2012. In the process, these pollsters may be getting 2014 wrong. It does seem, at the state by state level, there are a few races that look a lot closer than they should be — particularly now that we know Democrats have missed their voter registration targets significantly in a number of states.

    That leads us back to the President.

    Two of the polls that got 2012 right were the Associated Press/GfK poll and the Reuters/Ipsos poll. According to Reuters, the President is at 61% disapproval among likely voters. In the Associated Press poll, 60% of likely voters disapprove of the President. Further, the AP poll has the GOP ahead by eight percentage points in the generic ballot. For perspective, the AP had the GOP ahead by +7 in 2010. Even female voters are moving toward the GOP.

    Most interestingly, while the GOP is not well liked by voters, the party leads the Democrats on most every issue. Whether national security or the economy, voters want the GOP over the Democrats.

    These are startlingly terrible numbers for the President just as early voting kicks off pretty much everywhere. With the President’s numbers so bad and the GOP’s numbers so good, it makes you wonder what is going on in the state level polling that shows so many races so close. That national polling trickles down to states.

    Perhaps there is some over-compensation and over-correction that is, ironically, going to cause a lot of pollsters to repeat the mistakes of 2012. There is no evidence that the voters who vote for Barack Obama are the Democrats’ voters. They are Barack Obama’s voters.

    They did not show up for him in 2010 and the hysteria and race baiting the Democrats have stooped to in these final weeks suggests they know these voters will not show up for him in 2014 either.

    The end of Barack Obama’s Presidency approaches.

  82. pollsters may be over-correcting to try to avoid their own 2012
    This is what I have said repeatedly about Rassmussen, only I have laid even greater emphasis on the departure of Scott and the Soros influence on that organization, which they would be the first to deny because it is true. Garbage in garbage out.

  83. Freespirit and others:

    As if any proof were needed of the obstructionist posture of the Republican party in Congress and in the Senate in particular, I refer you to Chapter 25 of Hard Choices, entitled “Human Rights: Unfinished Business.” In this chapter, HRC briefly recounts her personal attachment to the civil rights movement and more particularly to one of her first jobs with the Children’s Defense Fund under the leadership of Marian Wright Edelman.

    While there, HRC participated in a nationwide survey to find out why so many school-age children that appeared in the census were not going to school. In this survey, she “found children with disabilities who were staying at home because there weren’t adequate accommodations for them at the public schools…. I remember meeting a girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house, where we sat and talked under a grape arbor. She so wanted to go to school, to participate and learn — but it didn’t seem possible.”

    [The survey of that era (Democratic Congress) led to legislation] “declaring that every child in our country is entitled to an education, including those with disabilities. For me, it was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to children’s rights. I also remained committed to the cause of people with disabilities, and at the State Department I appointed the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights to encourage other governments to protect the rights of people with disabilities. I was proud to stand with President Obama at the White House when he declared that the United States would sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is modeled on the Americans With Disabilities Act and would be our first new human rights treaty of the 21st century. And I was dismayed when a handful of Republican Senators managed to block its ratification in December 2012, despite impassioned pleas from former Republican Senate Majority Leader and disabled war hero Bob Dole.

    I find it barely imaginable that the Republican Senators who obstructed the ratification of this Convention should be rewarded with a win, and new colleagues, this year, just because they decided not to stand with Obama on anything, even a Convention widely accepted throughout the world, driven by the U.S. Department of State and the fruition of one of HRC’s lifelong commitments.

    Do you think these Republicans should be re-elected?

    Don’t you think the Republicans should be held accountable?

    Should people vote for Republicans solely because they don’t support Obama?

    Is Obama the only one responsible for the dysfunction in DC?

  84. I hope he runs I would vote for him in a heartbeat. Mitt has everything I look for in a candidate Experience, family man, morals, money sense,
    I hope that by making that statement I am not bared 😆

  85. Shadowfax October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I’m enjoying the conversation between Wbb and jeswezey.

    I actually agree with things both of you have said, and enjoy the back and forth without anger and drama.

    Looks like there’s no more back-and-forth, though: wbboei has signed off on it.

    I’d like to hear (i) where you agree with either one of us, (ii) where you disagree, and (iii) if you have a some input of your own — that way we can get into an angry over-dramatized fight!! lol

    I think what gets him the most is that I don’t blame all the world’s ills on Obama and give him credit for a modicum of intelligence. It’s not a lack of intelligence but a lack of commitment, passion and engagement that is crucial. He’s cogitating all the time, gets tired doing that and then goes off to the links for a relax. A lackadaisical fool with too many diplomas.

  86. Looks like there’s no more back-and-forth, though: wbboei has signed off on it.
    It depends on what you mean by signed off.

    If you mean acknowledged the validity of your arguments, then you are wrong.

    If you mean stating my points, and then moving on, then you are right.

    I congratulate you on plowing through the book.

    For you it was a labor of love. For me a challenge, having read most of her priors.

    Whether it is wise to treat this latest writ as holy scripture is unclear.

    Of course, she wrote it–or a committee she tasked to write it did so.

    Let us therefore assume it reflects her state of mind at the time it was written.

    Well, much has transpired since it was written.

    Change the facts, I change my answers, as Keynes said.

    And as Hillary has said about all politicians–watch what they do, not what they say.

    Time will be the best judge of that.

    That is why I have moved on?

    How about you?

    I am told that in academia the reason why arguments are so bitter is because they are so unimportant.

    And I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

  87. I think what gets him the most is that I don’t blame all the world’s ills on Obama and give him credit for a modicum of intelligence. It’s not a lack of intelligence but a lack of commitment, passion and engagement that is crucial. He’s cogitating all the time, gets tired doing that and then goes off to the links for a relax. A lackadaisical fool with too many diplomas.
    Then, I gather you voted for him? Twice??

    I think I understand.

    It would be difficult to admit that you voted for someone who is responsible for all the world’s ills.

    Therefore, it is only natural that you would say it is unfair to blame him, etc.

    Too many diplomas is not the problem.

    The problem is no common sense–like refusing to ban flights from west Africa to contain the Ebola crisis.

    His trips to the golf course are not driven by fatigue, but an earnest desire to run out the clock.

    What JR Dunn said about Obama way back in 2007 remains true today, only now more people see it.

    Obama is a fool with energy. The product of a different evolutionary chain. Someone who, when given a clear binary choice between up and down, goes sideways. In short a danger to this nation.

    If you do not see it, then just wait. It is about to get worse.

  88. wbboei
    October 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    So, here is how it works.

    The DNC promotes the FANTASY that if blacks do not vote for the dimocratic candidate, then the Republican Party (which is scared of its shadow) will reintroduce the institution of slavery, and the agrarian economy of the deep south circa 1850.

    The DNC hides the TRUTH that if blacks do vote for the dimocratic candidate, they will be out of a job. Why? Because Obama will flood the nation with illegals who will work at a lower wage, and displace them on unskilled labor, while overwhelm the safety nets they rely upon when not working and reduce their relative percentage of the electorate.

    Don’t laugh.

    It works every time.

    All you need to be is utterly unscrupulous.

    And there is no shortage of that in the uniparty.

    Want proof?

    Watch this little minuet as the truly stupid Enest dances around the issue of amnesty, to gas light the voters in November.

    I can think of no better reason to believe that the worst is yet to come.

    And, anyone who believes the RINO will save him, is equally delusional.


    The White House Gaslights America on Immigration

    By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | October 23rd, 2014 at 10:30 AM | 6

    The evidence by this point has become pretty overwhelming that the White House plans some sort of mass amnesty via executive fiat immediately after the elections have concluded. Disgruntled Democrat Hispanics have openly declared that Obama has promised them as much, and earlier this week, Breitbart News revealed that the Administration was placing a supply order that would enable them to issue 34 million green cards, which would represent either a drastic and unprecedented increase in work visa issuage or (more likely) a one-time massive order for them pursuant to an Obama executive order.

    In the face of this mounting and very public evidence, the press yesterday tried to get Obama to admit to the obvious – which is that he is planning something having to do with immigration in very short order. Rather than admit that some manner of plans in the works but denying that the election has anything to do with the timing, the White House instead decided to take the approach of gaslighting all of America with respect to their immigration plans:

    The gall of these people is really something to behold, even after having witnessed six full years of it. I think Major Garrett speaks for all of America in this particular clip when he says to Josh Earnest, who was trying to pretend that everyone asking the question was insane, “Look, don’t be absurd with us.”

    Being absurd with America is all the Obama administration has left. And now, knowing that they will never face election again, and knowing that their best chance at a political turnaround is to try to force the Republicans to attempt impeachment proceedings, expect a whole lot more of being absurd with America from this administration over the next two years.


  89. I’m still catching up on my Google Alerts left over from vacation and I see that HRC has been all over the place during this campaign season. Colorado, Nevada, R.I., Massachusetts (Coakley), Michigan… and I’m only half-way through the alerts.

    So stupid of her to lend a hand to the Dems. What a disappointment it must be for all of you.

  90. Disgraceful beyond belief…….


    New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.
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    New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

    The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

    The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released “low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records,” a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

    The new records, including spreadsheets and hundreds of pages of e-mails, offer the most detailed information yet about the people ICE freed as it prepared for steep, across-the-government spending cuts in February 2013. They show that although two-thirds of the people who were freed had no criminal records, several had been arrested or convicted on charges more severe than the administration had disclosed.

    ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen acknowledged the discrepancy. She said “discretionary releases made by ICE were of low-level offenders. However, the releases involving individuals with more significant criminal histories were, by and large, dictated by special circumstances outside of the agency’s control.”

    Lawmakers expressed concern. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said it is “deeply troubling that ICE would knowingly release thousands of undocumented immigrant detainees – many with prior criminal records – into our streets, while publicly downplaying the danger they posed.”


    So rapists, drug traffickers, kidnappers and murderers all walked at the hand of the Obama adminstration……….Holy good God, how in the hell……

  91. Obama hit for hedging on ‘terrorist’ attack, unlike Canadian PM |

    Good. I’ve noticed a disgusting # of US lawmakers using Twitter in a futile attempt to waft some of that Canadian decisive patriotism upon themselves (i.e. we stand with Canada lol). Specifically mentioned for Obama’s usual milque toast are Ron DeSantis & R-Fla, Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. Peter King is in there too but for suggesting US be more vigilant for lone wolves … and that gets him zero kudos from me.

  92. I hope she doesn’t call himm Uhaul 😆

    DENVER – First Lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado’s heated Senate race.

    Mrs. Obama is scheduled to headline rallies for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Denver and Fort Collins on Thursday. Her visit comes two days after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a similar rally in Aurora.


  93. “So stupid of her to lend a hand to the Dems. What a disappointment it must be for all of you.”


    I don’t feel disappointed. As to the stupidity of her actions, I think that depends upon the particular candidate on whose behalf she is campaigning.

    Personally, I hope every Dim loses. It would send a message that the American people are damn sick of being thrown under the bus by this president; that the media which covered and campaigned for him have lost some their power to influence election outcomes; and that the Democrats in the house and senate are being held accountable for continuing to stand with this president rather than to defend the interests of the American people (of course some very recently did express disagreement with POTUS, but only to save their political asses).

    To me this isn’t about being personally disappointed in Hillary. It’s about believing she should her take or avoid the steps necessary to ensure her election in 2016 – should she decide to run.

  94. You’re right wbb, the Dims have always used and exploited the AA population, just as they have always used and exploited women.

  95. jesweezy, Are we really going to take the whip to this dead horses ass again?

    Generally, I find much to dislike about the Republican Party, and I tried to hold Republicans accountable by voting Democrat until 2008, at which time the Dim Party, during the primary demonstrated a lack of regard for democratic process – not to mention honesty, equality, legality, and more than half of Dem voters. Anyone who supported that or who voted for a president whose nomination was secured in the manner Barack’s was secured is undeserving of support.

    Yes, I still hold a grudge for 2008. But, more importantly, I learned a valuable lesson – that only those who wish to take the easy way out, those who have no desire to educate themselves and to use their own critical thinking skills vote solely based on party affiliation.

    IMO the Dims still need to be held accountable for 2008. Once Obama, and some of the players who put him in office are no longer in positions of power, maybe then, I will again be able to support a Democrat other than Hillary. But, I will never again be a Democratic.

    Party Unity My ASS!!

    Obviously, neither you nor anyone else has to agree with my reasoning. Indeed, I am not encouraging anyone else to do as I do. Each and every American voter has the right and the responsibility to vote for the candidates he/she believes to be the best person for the job.

  96. I agree Freespirit,

    Sure debate things but for goodness sake don’t drag the ass out of it…….its begins to bore people to hell rehashing the same shit over and over a hundred different ways….acknowledge the difference in opinion and move on…..

  97. oh great…..

    BREAKING: Possible NYC Ebola case didn’t self-quarantine; took an über to Williamsburg bowling alley yesterday; now has fever/pain/nausea

  98. New potential Ebola case in Manhattan: Doctors Without Borders dr back from W Africa ~10 days ago now at Bellevue

  99. this is a bit OT, but please indulge me a moment…this made me so mad…I happen to see this is real time yesterday when Carol Costello made these gleeful remarks about Bristol Palin and after Costello said this was the best video CNN had come across in a long time, Costello asked her audience to “sit back and enjoy” and then with a glint in her eye said something about ‘thanking her later'(she was so pleased with herself)

    and then she played the released police clip of the so called Palin brawl…you can judge for yourself…but what I heard was a young girl…a mother…crying after being assaulted and called disgusting sexist names…

    I was so revolted that I had to call CNN to complain…and at CNN the operator transfers you to a voicemail and you have to leave a message…

    essentially my two cents were – stated I was not a Conservative, but this had nothing to do with politics – what are we supposed to enjoy listening to this young girl crying after being assaulted and called the C word, etc……said it doesn’t matter if this was Bristol Palin or Malia Obama…and, imo, CNN needs to highly recommend that Costello apologize to Bristol and the rest of the women in the audience…that this was GROSS…and disgusting…and INSULTING to ALL women

    well, evidently alot of other people felt the same because supposedly Costello made some half hearted attempt at an apology today, i did not see it…

    the reason I am going to the extent to mention this is I want to ask

    Who is actually waging the war against women?

    this is a direct flashback to the attacks on Hillary and then Palin…

    CNN is left of center…many in the freaking media made jokes about this

    so, tell me again…Who is waging the war against women?

    Where is our compassion and sense of empathy?

    I am so sick and tired of the hypocrisy and mean spirit of the Left…and the right does the same damn thing


    I guess Bristol finally wanted to be heard:


  100. You knew it, you knew she’d fuck it up…


    Oops, she did it again.

    First lady Michelle Obama again mistakenly identified a Senate candidate for whom she was stumping. This time it was in Colorado, where she said that Sen. Mark Udall is a fifth-generation Coloradan.

    Udall was born in Arizona. His Republican challenger, Cory Gardner, is the fifth generation Colorado resident.

  101. Mooch…you had one job, one job and you fucked it up yet again….are you doing this on purpose or just thick as pigshit?

  102. Personally, I don’t want to see the Dims ALL thrown out of office. I am just as disgusted with the Rethugs as I am the Dims.

    The Rethugs are all hot air balloons that don’t agree with anyone or anything in their party, and they stay home from voting if their candidate isn’t a perfect fit.

    We all know the problems with the Dims and corrupt assholes that have let the paper puppet pretend he is leading the country.

    There are hundreds of idiots pulling Obola’s strings and Barry is just running after the greenbacks and anyone that makes him feel good about himself. He isn’t pondering the best solution, he couldn’t care less…and it shows.

    He has a Ph. D….and is so ‘smart’? I say, bullshit.

    All Ph.D.s are not equal. Some really work hard, earn that degree and are intelligent folks, but anyone that can be sponsored by someone, to go to the best schools, can be pushed to the end for reasons that have nothing to do with intelligence…for example – like race, etc. I know people like this, so I am not just dreaming here. If Barry is so legit, why were all his records scrubbed from the public??? People that have earned their Ph.D.s don’t hide their research or teaching…

    Just like the Peace Prize wasn’t earned by Obola, I am 100% positive the Ph.D. was also NOT earned by the slacker that can’t put two words together without the text written by someone else.

    I don’t care who wins in Nov. I am disgusted with all of them.

  103. Well Done Foxy, glad to hear it, just don’t let that Mooch woman visit where you are, she puts the kibosh on everything……….

  104. Freespirit said
    Party Unity My ASS!!

    Obviously, neither you nor anyone else has to agree with my reasoning. Indeed, I am not encouraging anyone else to do as I do. Each and every American voter has the right and the responsibility to vote for the candidates he/she believes to be the best person for the job.

    Amen Amen Freespirit the best one for the job,
    What ever letter is behind their name. 😀

  105. moononpluto
    October 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Well Done Foxy, glad to hear it, just don’t let that Mooch woman visit where you are, she puts the kibosh on everything……….

    She is quite a mess in that bedspread dress. 😆

  106. BREAKING: Possible NYC Ebola case didn’t self-quarantine; took an über to Williamsburg bowling alley yesterday; now has fever/pain/nausea

    I know that Messiah is feeling a little depressed at the moment

    What with all the rats jumping off his burning ship

    But soon, he will have new friends

    They will experience the symptoms noted above

    Big media say those symptoms have nothing to do with Ebola

    And even if they were this is not caused by open borders

    Or by his adamant refusal to institute a travel ban

    Instead, they will swear the chills, fever and fainting are for him

    And serenade him thusly:

  107. I checked out The Nation to see if anyone at that progressive rag was expressing even the slightest regret about their role in selecting Barack as the first American half black president and first American King of any color, or even reporting anything remotely resembling the truth about him. I was aware that the chances of this were slim to none, but one can hope. What I found was the article below speculating that One Drop had declared her candidacy for POTUS in 2016. No doubt progressives everywhere wet themselves when they read this.

    Talk about stupidity. If the Dems want to ensure a loss, run a candidate whose political views and aspirations are as far to the left as Obama’s .


    Did Elizabeth Warren Just Change Her Tune on Running for President?
    George Zornick

    Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an interview to People magazine for this week’s issue and was asked for roughly the thousandth time if she planned to run for president. But her answer to this query was different than all the others:

    But is the freshman senator from Massachusetts herself on board with a run for the White House? Warren wrinkles her nose.
    “I don’t think so,” she tells PEOPLE in an interview conducted at Warren’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, home for this week’s issue. “If there’s any lesson I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s don’t be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open.”

    She just doesn’t see the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue being one of them. Not yet, anyway. “Right now,” Warren says, “I’m focused on figuring out what else I can do from this spot” in the U.S. Senate.

    As a veteran Warren-watcher, I can say with certainty this is more ambiguous than she’s ever been on the subject. “I don’t think so,” “amazing doors that could open,” and “right now” are the traditional vernacular of a someone flirting with a campaign—-and someone who wants you to know it.


  108. Update II: The Masque of the Red Death continues to play a dirge. It’s now confirmed. The news is Breaking: New Ebola case in NYC Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Also in New York City, an ax murderer attacks police in broad daylight. Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Any vote for an Obama Dimocrat this November, no matter how well intentioned or “tactical”, is a vote in support for Ebola Obama. That’s the undeniable “hard choice” that has to be made.


  109. http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/23/obama-hey-georgia-do-me-a-solid-and-elect-michelle-nunn/

    Obama: Hey Georgia, do me a solid and elect Michelle Nunn

    After President Obama compounded his ‘every single one of my policies are on the ballot’ assertion by praising vulnerable Congressional Democrats as staunch water-carriers for his agenda, I joked that the only way he could assist Republican ad makers any further would be to call out each Democrat by name. And that’s precisely what he’s now done in Georgia, where Michelle Nunn has been impersonating Gumby to avoid being linked too closely with the unpopular president.

    “If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means that we can keep on doin’ some good work.”

    A vote for an Obama Dimocrat is a vote for Obama.

  110. The press conference seems like an exercise in self -congratulatory speech by Gov. Cuomo who has insulted Dallas a couple of times.

  111. http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/chad-grimm-libertarian-candidate-gov-gets-boost-union/mon-10202014-639pm

    Chad Grimm, Libertarian candidate for gov, gets boost from union

    Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois governor, said Monday he welcomes any financial support headed his way from a labor union that has dedicated itself to defeating Republican Bruce Rauner. [snip]

    But with an initial donation of $30,000 in hand and more expected, Grimm isn’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth.

    “I thought it was genuine, and I don’t see it as being a problem,” Grimm told me late Monday on his way to a meeting where he was hoping to learn more about the extent of the union’s help.

    After the meeting, Grimm reported he now expects the union’s additional support to come in the form of an independent expenditure campaign that it will control. Grimm said he’s good with that, too.

    Rich Miller from CapitolFax reported this week that Local 150 would be spending “six-figures” on behalf of Grimm in a last-second push that most expect will work to the detriment of Rauner. Miller reported the money will be spent on direct mail and robocalls.

    Unions use “divide and conquer” to benefit Obama Dimocrats.

  112. Grim news:


    With less than two weeks until Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.

    The survey found Rauner with 45 percent support and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with 43 percent. That’s within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error. Little-known Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm had 4 percent, while only 7 percent were undecided ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

    The findings represent a sharp turnaround from a similar survey conducted Sept. 3-12 that found Quinn with an 11 percentage point advantage over Rauner…

    During the past six weeks, the most significant change came from voters in the traditionally Republican-leaning collar counties that surround Cook County. Last month, Rauner held a narrow collar-county advantage over Quinn — 44 percent to 39 percent. But the latest survey showed Rauner now capturing two-thirds of collar-county voters.

    The Rauner surge has been driven primarily by white suburban women, a voting bloc considered socially moderate but fiscally conservative. Rauner has the backing of 57 percent of that group, while Quinn has the support of 35 percent. A month ago, the candidates split that demographic at 41 percent apiece.

    An Ebola Obama defeat in Illinois will be particularly painful to Ebola Obama.

  113. Some people might assume that this was one more self inflicted wound by Obama.

    They might even say it would be better for Obama to keep his clap trap mouth shut and be thought a fool

    Rather than opening it and destroying the careers of his party

    But not Joe Scarboro from the whore house known as MSNBC

    Jolt’n Joe sees it for what it truly is:

    Another tactic of deception gleaned from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.

    Deployed by that master of military history—O-ba-ma.

    Whose uncle helped liberate a concentration camp, but has since disowned him.

    To fool the enemy and improve morale.

    And big media?

    They are proud of their boy.

    They never stop to think about their own credibility which is down the drain

    Because there are no limits to their infatuation.


    Colorado GOP Has Obama to Thank for New Talking Point


    Barack Obama handed Colorado Republicans a golden talking point, a gift-wrapped October surprise, courtesy of MSNBC and the Rev. Al Sharpton, when the chief executive said a vote for Democrats on Nov. 4 is as good as a vote for him.

    That’s just what Colorado Republicans have been telling voters as they try to unseat Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and replace him with Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).

    Obama told Sharpton on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Oct. 20 he could forgive Democratic House and Senate candidates who didn’t want to be seen with him, because he knows they would vote for the White House agenda in 2015.

    “Well, look, here’s the bottom line,” said Obama, “We’ve got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn’t win. And so some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me.”

    That was as good as a hanging curve ball in the center of the plate for Ryan Call, the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.

    “The choice in this year’s election is clear: the harmful policies supported by Mark Udall and President Obama versus a strong economy and brighter future under the leadership of Cory Gardner,” said Call.

    “Senator Udall can’t hide his allegiance to President Obama’s extreme agenda. Colorado deserves a brighter future, and on Nov. 4, our new beginning starts with Cory Gardner representing Colorado in the United States Senate.”

    This wasn’t the first time Colorado Republicans have been gifted by someone outside the GOP.

    Three days before Obama told Sharpton a vote for a Democrat was as good as a vote for him, even though his name was not on the ballot, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced 550,000 people would eventually lose their health insurance due to Obamacare.

    Of course, Udall voted for Obamacare. In fact, the Democrat was the deciding vote. And he promised Coloradans, as did so many Democrats, they would be able to keep the insurance policies and doctors they liked after Obamacare became the law of the land.

    “Coloradans continue to pay the price for Senator Udall’s broken promise,” said Gardner. “It’s unfortunate Sen. Udall has been so eager to please President Obama that he has forgotten thousands of Coloradans across our state. Colorado deserves a senator who will put Colorado first and partisan politics last.”

    Udall’s campaign has been so closely tied to women’s healthcare issues and what the Democrats have dubbed the GOP “war on women” that he has been branded “Mark Uterus.”

    One reporter said if the Senate campaign in Colorado was a movie, it would have been set in a gynecologist’s office.

    “This one-note, fake war on women that the Democrats and Mark Udall have based his entire campaign on just is not working,” Call said in an exclusive interview with PJ Media. “In fact, it is turning off a lot of voters because they realize it is an invented line of attack.”

    However, a Quinnipiac University poll released Oct. 16 showed Udall had won the female vote 49 percent to 40 percent. Independent candidate Steve Shogan had 7 percent of the female vote.

    The Quinnipiac poll showed Gardner with 42 percent of the vote from people who identified themselves as independents, compared to 39 percent for Udall.

    Shogan, the independent candidate, received 13 percent of the vote from people like himself.

    Overall, the Quinnipiac poll of likely voters had Gardner beating Udall 47 percent to 41 percent with 8 percent for Shogan.

    Call said it is not just Republicans who are promising to vote for Gardner. Independents are leaning his way too.

    “Unlike some who are hyper-partisans and firebrands, Cory (Gardner) has a real consistent record of reaching across the aisle,” Call said.

    He admitted that point of view is inconsistent with what the GOP base has been saying it wants in other parts of the country. However, Call stressed Republicans in Colorado believe compromise is a good thing.

    “Here in Colorado, we have always prided ourselves on results, on getting stuff done,” he said. “Our electorate has always behaved that way. We routinely will elect Republicans to the state Legislature and a Democrat as governor, and have one Democrat senator and one Republican senator.”

    Call also said compromise isn’t just accepted by Republicans in Colorado because it is the right thing to do. It is the only thing to do, if a party or a candidate wants to win.

    He pointed out that the electorate is divided up in equal thirds in Colorado – Democrat, GOP and independent – so compromise is pretty much mandatory.

  114. Sen. Mark Begich: Obama is ‘not relevant’



    How is this possible?

    Bear one thing in mind:

    We are talking about a quasi religious figure.

    With magical powers.

    It therefore follows

    That this uncorroborated claim

    That Messiah Obama is

    Not relevant

    Is not merely wrong

    Not even slander

    It is blasphemy

    And the fact that a fellow democrat

    Would commit such an act

    Is the unkindest cut of all.

    And not just to him.

    But to his co-dependents.

    And most of all to big media.

  115. [Foxy. I’m joining all the others to share in the joy of your homecoming – now close enough to be on the calendar! Nice work, gal. 🙂 🙂 ]
    And this is a pretty good second joy to see in print via wapo.

    Barack Obama, bewildered bystander. By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer October 23 at 7:50 PM

    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration….

  116. oh em gee.
    Martha Coakley is in deep trouble in Massachusetts (again)
    Snip A new Boston Globe poll released Friday suggests Baker is pulling 45 percent support to Coakley’s 36 percent among likely voters, the widest margin any poll has shown for either candidate since September. A poll released last week had the two neck-to-neck, with 41 percent support each.
    “There is just positive movement in every single metric we can ask around Baker,” SocialSphere executive John Della Volpe, who conducted the poll, told the Globe. “The more voters have gotten to know him, the stronger he performs. snip”

  117. Clintons being stupid again, with multiple visits to 7 more states: MN, ME, NC, MA, KY, WI, IA. Who sabotaged HRC? Was it WJC?

  118. Shadowfax October 23, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    …. I don’t care who wins in Nov. I am disgusted with all of them.

    I’m fine with your whole post, but your overall anti-incumbent conclusion doesn’t sit well with me because there are newcomers (like Grimes, Tennant, Nunn) who are not incumbents and are definitely worth a fair shake, and secondly because we have some friends amongst the incumbents — you may not like Begich, Hagan or Shaheen, but they started out with a good lead and are being unjustly drawn downward by Obola.

    I agree that this election is turning into another referendum on Obola, but I’m disappointed that admin feels that that is the way it should be. The Rethugs who will win over the candidates I name above don’t deserve a win just because they stand against Obama. Obama has been a lame duck since Jan 2011 because he is unable to wrangle with Congress. Putting more Rethugs in power will not make Obama any more of a lame duck: The current situation will just continue for another 2 years and Obama will get another 100 golf outings and vacations on the taxpayer nickel.

    Then, starting Jan 2017, the new president, whoever he or she may be, will be facing these new Rethugs and an all-Republican Congress. That spells hard times for a Dem President, and a one-party system like 2001-2007 if its a Republican President.

    So, I do care about at least some of the candidates. Another I care about is Landrieu. She was an HRC supporter.

    HRC cares about these people too, and more than just those I mention above. If she wins the presidency, do you want to see her face a Congress full of obstructionist Republicans?

  119. freespirit October 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Are we really going to take the whip to this dead horse’s ass again?
    …. Yes, I still hold a grudge for 2008.

    I’m sorry if this is annoying you, but the way I see it, it is the 2008 election that is the dead horse, and you are beating it still now, six years later.

    The 2014 election, on the other hand, will not be a dead horse for another ten days and I see it as a viable subject of discussion among bloggers here — especially with you, since you usually seem to be so thoughtful in your posts and yet you are pitting yourself against the very things our girl is working so hard for, right now as we speak.

    For my part, I have only one vote and I have already sent it in for Cory Booker. The only other thing I can do is to financially support candidates that the Clintons are fighting for, while avoiding gubernatorial and House races. I am supporting 8 senatorial candidates, half of whom are not incumbents, and want to explain myself to anyone who will listen simply because this election is not yet a dead horse.

    I assume that this kind of intervention — a vote and financial support — is also available to you. This is why I think it’s important to communicate with you.

    You said once that you hoped for a big Republican win in 2014. What I get now is:

    Party Unity My ASS!!

    Obviously, neither you nor anyone else has to agree with my reasoning.

    If you call that “reasoning,” then I reserve the right to reason with you while our horses are still racing.

    Ten days from now, you can all laugh and snark at me all you want.

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