Stupidity On The March As Ebola Comes To Harlem

Someone thought of as “smart” that is stupid in every sense of the word. It’s not just that something stupid has been done. The “smart” person crossed the line and is now the very definition of “stupid”.

We have someone who presumably graduated from the arduous training and scholastic hurdles of many years to become a medical doctor. This wonderful person then has a wonderful idea: go to West Africa to help people and fight Ebola. So far so good.

Then this someone who merits all these difficult to get credentials and filled with good intentions becomes stupid. Breaking: New Ebola case in NYC.

This truly stupid person goes to West Africa to fight Ebola and cure people from the dreadful disease only to then turn around and become a petri dish of Ebola and potentially infect Americans:

New York Ebola doctor’s fiancee and TWO friends quarantined amid fears he gave them deadly virus: Potential victims in isolation – and there could be more after medic spent SEVEN days riding the subway, bowling and traveling in Uber taxis

Think about that. A doctor crosses the ocean goes to help people with Ebola then brings Ebola home. Home is Harlem. This is the very Harlem filled with people who voted for Barack Obama because of his skin color.

We do not have sympathy for stupid.

But don’t worry New Yorkers. The Obama “protocols” to contain Ebola are in place and ready to protect the populace so no damn quarantine nor travel ban is needed. Don’t worry wherever you are in the country as Ebola comes to your community. Don’t worry as you watch the protocol ready New York City police dump their protective gear after a visit to the Ebola doctor’s apartment not in a disinfecting fire but in the local garbage bin.

Who is to blame for this situation? First, Barack Obama is to blame. Second, those that endorsed Barack Obama and urged the citizenry to vote for Barack Obama. Third, the voters that voted for Barack Obama. And let’s not leave out the Obama protection squads with ready made excuses and pleas for votes to elect Obama Dimocrats and to buttress the perfidious Barack Obama.

The stupid doctor that went to West Africa to fight Ebola then unwittingly (“stupidly” is the better word) smuggled Ebola into Harlem is responsible for the potential danger posed to millions of New York City residents. But the stupid doctor is not solely to blame.

Barack Obama policies are to blame. The very same Obama policies that are on the ballot this November. Barack Obama did not institute a travel ban from West African countries to the United States. Barack Obama did not institute required quarantines of those who travel from West Africa to the United States.

The voters are also to blame. Last night Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo screwed the citizens of New York in order to protect Barack Obama.

Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo did not denounce Barack Obama’s policies which allowed this stupid doctor to meander through the city’s streets and transportation network unimpeded. Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is up for election this November and will likely be easily reelected.

Last night as Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo protected Barack Obama and Barack Obama policies many New Yorkers prepared to vote for him. Even those that are not happy with Barack Obama will vote for Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo. After all, they reason, it’s a local election and the Obama Dimocrat is better than the Republican guy, whatever his name is.

But a vote for the Republican guy, whatever his name is, whatever his policies are, is a vote against an Obama Dimocrat and a vote against Barack Obama and against Barack Obama’s policies. That is the issue this election.

Barack Obama has said his policies are on the ballot this November. Any victory will be a salve for the wounds about to be inflicted on the corruption called Barack Obama.

Every victory for an Obama Dimocrat this November is a victory for Barack Obama. Barack Obama will say that those that supported him won. Barack Obama will say that those that ran away from him lost. Soon every Obama Dimocrat that wins will garner a visit from Barack Obama with a wide grin.

It won’t matter that Barack Obama is poison:

“I think Obama being so unpopular is the biggest factor in this election,” said Tom Jensen, a Democratic pollster with the firm Public Policy Polling. “And I think at the end of the day, it may be too much for a lot of the Democratic Senate candidates to overcome.”

In national legislature elections the issue is Barack Obama and Barack Obama’s policies. But the same is true of every election even though many wish to not think it so. An Obama Dimocrat candidate for dogcatcher in Podunk that wins is a victory for Barack Obama.

Obama Dimocrats up for election or reelection in November will use any distraction. Minimum wage increases, war on women, race-baiting, environmentalism, abortion, all are distractions. The issue this November is Barack Obama.

Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo will continue to protect Barack Obama. Yesterday, in New York City, a Muslim with deep hatred of the West and anything that is non-Muslim took an ax and smashed it into the head of a 25 year old cop. The Muslim with an ax then slashed at another copy.

It was a terrorist attack. But Barack Obama won’t call it an Islamic terrorist attack. Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo won’t demand that Barack Obama and his thugs call the Muslim terrorist attack a Muslim terrorist attack.

It’s not a national election? It’s just a local election? Tell that to Obama’s grin as his crony governor in New York romps to victory. Tell that to Barack Obama as Obama Dimocrat Governor Andrew Cuomo protects Barack Obama on Ebola and a Muslim terrorist attack – all in one day.

Think we are wrong? Think we are the ones that are “stupid”? Picture the reaction if even safe Obama Dimocrats in “local” elections like Andrew Cuomo lose reelection. It would be a blow to Barack Obama beyond dispute. Then picture the reaction if even “red state” Republicans for congress lose. That would be a boon to Barack Obama beyond dispute.

It’s not a matter of whom we like more or what distraction is employed to fool the voter. It’s not about excuse making to vote for an Obama Dimocrat. The election in 2014 is about Barack Obama. That is the sole issue. Nothing else matters.


139 thoughts on “Stupidity On The March As Ebola Comes To Harlem

  1. Despite all the lies, the distortions, the distractions, by Barack Obama supporters – the only issue this election is Barack Obama.

    Obama used executive privilege to shield Holder emails

    President Obama used executive privilege to withhold the contents of more than 20 emails sent between Attorney General Eric Holder, his wife and his mother that a conservative watchdog group sought in connection with the federal government’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation.

    The document, according to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, “details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal.”

    Judicial Watch said the White House is withholding the contents of the Holder emails between his wife and mother citing not only the executive privilege, but the “deliberative process” exemption, which is normally used to exclude from public disclosure any information “that could chill internal government deliberations.”

    Holder’s wife, Sharon Malone, is a Washington, D.C., gynecologist.

  2. Well, this is at least a departure from the normal line of Obama supporters that Jewish doctors infected black babies with the AIDS virus. Somewhere along the line however they will find a way to blame whitey and hate America and vote dimocrat and engage in intimidation and voter fraud.

  3. Wbboei, don’t count your chickens before they come home to roost.

    Soon, be prepared, soon, you will hear someone attack the “gentrification” of Harlem and how that cracker brought Ebola to Harlem.

  4. 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 horse is still in the race.

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

  5. admin
    October 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
    I did not realize he was white.

    In that case that is exactly what we can expect.

    Blame whitey.

    The irony is they refuse to see the connection between their messiah, and the genocidal consequences they are suffering at his hand.

    A train wreck in slow motion.

    And every black leader who stands tall and tells them that is an uncle tom.

    Drugs, delusion and the imperial culture of the slum.

    I am talking about Obama’s refusal to institute a travel ban that would protect THEM.

    I am talking about Obama’s insistence on amnesty which will diminish their political power, their job opportunities and their safety nets.

    I am talking about the way they attack our superb black quarterback and gentleman, for not being black enough.

    All they care about is race.

    And they have been fed a steady dose of it by their corrupt leaders the corrupt dnc and the corrupt big media.

  6. Trying to keep it real: Today’s good news: In NYC, you’re still more likely to be killed in a jihadist axe attack than by Ebola (so far)

  7. Every distraction to get a vote for Obama supporters is the strategy of Obama supporters. Every excuse (Hillary, abortion, environment, education) every distraction imaginable to stoke emotion over intelligence. The issue though is not local. The issue is Barack Obama:

    RALEIGH, N.C.—It took Kay Hagan 10 minutes to cover everything she wanted to say about public education. The 61-year-old senator had picked the student union here at North Carolina State University to deliver a seminar of her own about all the ways she was building up education and all the ways her opponent Thom Tillis was tearing it down. She left no criticism unmentioned: Tillis, who is speaker of the state House, was even accused of making it more expensive for college students to buy food.

    Until a few weeks ago, this was Hagan’s secret sauce, the reason her campaign retained a slight lead while Senate Democratic candidates elsewhere wilted during the summer and early fall. The one-term senator had relentlessly focused on education funding in August and September, beating up on her GOP foe’s budget-cutting tenure like a boxer determined to methodically wear down her opponent with body blows. For Hagan, keeping the focus of her federal race on a local issue had the benefit of insulating herself from the toxic national atmosphere. As one Hagan adviser joked, “We turned this into a school-board race.” [snip]

    Since the start of October, the issues at the contest’s forefront have moved from the local matters preferred by Team Hagan to the national topics, Ebola and ISIS, that have benefitted Republican candidates nationwide. And it’s created a sense that Tillis, whose own campaign has become a punching bag for Republicans critical of its efforts, could sneak through to a last-minute victory.

    There are no other issues. Barack Obama is the sole issue this November. The tactical decision by Obama supporters to distract from Barack Obama, or make excuses for Barack Obama, or say that Barack Obama does not matter is a lie. Barack Obama is the sole issue this November.

  8. Thanks for that bit of optimism Anthony. 🙂 The New York City Tourist Board should hire you for a “Red Apple” campaign. “Come to New York City where your chances of bleeding red from the eyes are less than bleeding red from an ax attack.”

  9. This would also explain the racial bigotry of Eric Holder. But the part Nero part Caligula reference is reserved for the Big Media Beloved Messiah. Him and Him alone rates that description. Earlier I asked on what meat doth Caesar feed that he is grown so great? The question was rhetorical. But the answer is not: Obama has fed on a steady diet of big media bullshit, and so has a majority of the electorate. Seventy (70) percent at one point and 52 percent at last count–who are too dumb to spit. Roger Simon has a take on all this which is similar to my own. Hillary needs to distance herself from Obama and any reference to the word progressive. It bears the same stigma now as the word Nazi or Communist. After all this, a soft landing is impossible. A clean break is imperative.

    Okay, no more Mr. Nice Blogger. Anyone who doesn’t realize our country is being governed by incompetents somewhere between Caligula and Nero (with golf replacing the violin) hasn’t been paying the slightest attention or, as many liberals are these days, is so delusional they are willing to sacrifice their children in a manner that would make even Aztecs recoil. Those latter people are what is known as “progressives,” a term so distorted and misapplied it could destroy the English language all by itself.

    An example of one of these “progressives” is the now not-so-new Mayor of NY De Blasio, a pompous reactionary so fearful of being declared racist that he gutted the NYPD’s terrorist squad in case they might be doing some of that dreaded profiling. (How’s that looking right now?) Besides being nitwits and endangering lives, “progs” like De Blasio are almost invariably racists themselves, because all they do is project racism on others.

    Only real racists (like De Blasio) can’t wrap their minds around the simple truth that, yes, we all do profile, but that doesn’t mean we always make judgments based on that. Most decent adults are capable of revising racial assumptions almost instantly. But the “progressive” mantra is that we are all such raving bigots we can’t see past our prejudices. That’s because they can’t. If you want proof, look at the results of their policies. Black America has been practically destroyed under “progressive” rule. (I recommend Jason Riley’s book Please Stop Helping Us for anyone who wants the whole story.)

    This same reverse racism explains why the administration’s Ebola policies have been so… misguided. (I was going to use the f-bomb, but got haunted by the ghost of my grandmother.) Even though African countries themselves temporarily closed their own borders to citizens of infected nations, the politically correct USA would not do such a thing. And this even though that policy seemed to have worked.

    As for political correctness, it’s always been the stalking horse for fascism.

  10. Churchill (who Obama hates) said: I have nothing to offer but blood tears toil and sweat.

    Not one to be outdone, the narcisstic Obama has said:

    I I I . . . uh . . uh . . .uh . . . have nothing to offer but Ebola, ISIS, destruction of the middle class, and race riots.

    But don’t blame me.

    It is not my fault.

    It is never my fault.

    Because I am a messiah

    A rootless cosmopolitan

    A citizen of the world

    Just as big media

  11. 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 post as a whole, 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?

  12. Thanks for that bit of optimism Anthony. 🙂 The New York City Tourist Board should hire you for a “Red Apple” campaign. “Come to New York City where your chances of bleeding red from the eyes are less than bleeding red from an ax attic

    Thanks for the Great suggestion, Admin! I was looking for some supplemental income to navigate through our “robust economy”…

    Years ago, I took a job as a tour guide on those hideous buses. Lasted 2 (well, really 1 1/2) shifts before I got fired in front of the NY Public Library for talking sh*t about Mayor Dinkins over the PA system

  13. [ due to privacy issues, the FB connection I cite above is likely gone. Seeing my age and birth date prominently displayed THERE when I have it set to “only me” can do that to a person. Waiting to see if FB responds to my complaint. I’m likely out of there tomorrow. Maybe others want to check theirs. ]

  14. Anyone wonder if after months away the “smart” doctor came to NYC and kissed his girlfriend? A French kiss? Did they have sex?

    The girlfriend/family and her co-workers are probably the most nervous people in NYC today.

  15. Not sure what you are talking about HoldThemAccountable. The link does not provide any personal information that we can see. It is a link to a political campaign.

    This happens often when some people post a link to something then they get nervous because they see private information exposed. But usually the sender of the link sees the private information due to the settings on their computers. Usually the public that follows the link only sees what is supposed to be available to the public.

    Is the above what you are concerned about? If so, we don’t see any private information. Worry not. But if you travel to NYC Anthony says beware of axes not Ebola.

  16. The doctor that brought Ebola to NY isn’t some poor innocent victim. If anyone should know that he has the possibility of spreading the deadly disease in America, he knows!

    It will be a freakin’ miracle if the US doesn’t have a major epidemic and yes, Admin…OBAMA is the one to blame for not protecting our country. He is to blame for all our problems on his ‘watch’.

    Sad thing is, he has no clue and couldn’t be bothered.

    Will I vote in the election, a straight Rethug ticket. Ain’t gonna happen here, but will I vote for any Dim, not sure yet.

  17. Thanks for that bit of optimism Anthony. 🙂 The New York City Tourist Board should hire you for a “Red Apple” campaign. “Come to New York City where your chances of bleeding red from the eyes are less than bleeding red from an ax attack.”


    Yup, that’s the kind of optimism we get in an Obola world.

    If I die of Ebola, I want my dead body to be party of a circle that surrounds the WhiteHouse.

  18. Jeswezey

    You are welcome to vote and donate to anyone you want. We all will do the same. The ONLY candidate I have ever donated to, and will ever donate to, is Hillary.

    That’s my story, short and sweet. Well, at least short.

  19. Another I care about is Landrieu. She was an HRC supporter.
    Well, perhaps.

    However, as Talleyrand noted: “treason is a matter of dates.”

    Admin did the homework on this for us back in 2008.

    Those public officials who stuck with Hillary beyond a certain date

    Were the ones we could ride the river with

    And would be welcome in our foxhole

    Was Landieu a Hillary supporter after that date?

    Or was she one of many who jumped ship.

    My recollection is not specific on that point.

    However, prior to the convention, I wrote letters to two groups:

    Those who pledged their support to Hillary and those who had not declared.

    I do not recall her being on either list that I wrote letters to.

    There was a third list–those who jumped ship prior to that date.

    I assume she was on that list.

    Now of course it is different–she professes undying loyalty to Hillary.

    As I recall, you live in France and you appear to be an avid student of history.

    So perhaps you will take my meaning when I say this to you in re. Landieu

    In 1946, every Parisian remembered how, during the Nazi occupation, was a member of the French Resistance.

  20. I get campaign crap from both parties.

    I file it in davy jones’s locker, where it belongs.

    I opened the latest misset from Ted Cruz whom I have expressed confidence in previously.

    They need money to stop Harry Reid, to stop amnesty, to restore American Leadership and to protect the bill of rights.

    Obamacare? Crickets.

    Now that they have my attention, they tell me that the future is in jeopardy because 9 states are toss up.

    But with a miniscule contribution they will win and the kingdom of God will be at hand.

    And Mitch McConnell, that happy warrior for the American People, will lead the charge.

    Picket’s charge or worse.

    I know Ted.

    Trust me. He did not write this horseshit.

    The Republican Senate Committee staffers and their consultants gave us this paint by the numbers lame appeal.

    I know there are people who really do care about the Constitution, and I am one of them.

    But that is a small minority.

    Do the people in Harlem obsess over the Bill of Rights?

    Do the residents of the barrio of East LA worry about it?

    Is this effective messaging?

    This is almost as bad as the RINO forcing Ted to campaign for Roberts.

    I have not met a consultant from either party who was worth a damn.

    Axelrod gets credit, but the skunk works for his strategies was the Soros supported think tanks.

  21. Trust me. He did not write this horseshit.

    Seems that these things are just written by the speech writers or some basement cowboys from both parties, then they slap a candidate’s name in the email so people will pay attention to their political spam.

    It’s sent out free to them and a pain in the ass for all of us.

  22. What was that “war on women”……Haley called a Whore by Dem opponent in SC.

    Democrat Vincent Sheheen of South Carolina referred to his Republican opponent, sitting governor Nikki Haley, as a “whore” in an apparent slip of the tongue during a recent campaign rally.

    “We are going to escort whore out the door,” said Sheheen at a Thursday night event in Florence. The Democrat immediately recognizes his mistake and corrects himself. “We’re going to escort her out the door,” he says, smiling.

    Watch the video below:

  23. Here is a fine rebuke to one RINO by a veteran of the finest organization in the world:

    The United States Marine Corps:

    A Marine veteran’s stinging letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

    1529 NW 143rd Street
    Gainesville, Florida 32606
    Tel: (352) 332-9144
    Fax: (352) 332-9144

    Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    Senator Marco Rubio
    317 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510

    Dear Senator Rubio:

    I received your undated “Personal & Confidential – Urgent Reply Requested” telling me “the GOP faces a math problem of epic proportions that simply cannot be ignored.” Your letter goes on to tell me “We lost the African American vote 93%-7%, the Hispanic vote 71%-27% and the vote under 30 by 60%-40%.”

    Your first mistake was thinking that I care about what happens to the GOP. There’s not a tinkers damn difference between Democrats and Republicans other than the pace that either will get the American people to the promised land of socialism. My generation sacrificed thousands of American lives in Korea and Vietnam fighting Marxism; now you want me to accept it, condone it and foster it here? No deal!

    Your second mistake was playing the divide and conquer game. I did not see African Americans or Hispanic Americans on the battle fields of Vietnam; I don’t see African or Hispanic Americans here now. All I see in America is Americans. If you are not an American you do not belong here. This rhetoric tells me you are part of the problem, not the solution.

    I find your comments about our “not needing to change our economic principles nor our values” interesting. If history is correct, we fought and beat Fascism during WWII. Somehow or another however, we practice Fascism here today. [1] I don’t support that either.

    With regard to our “values and conservative philosophy,” we differ. I’m a constitutional conservative; you are not. I support and defend the rule of law; you do not. Your willingness to “compromise” with the likes of Schumer, and McCain et al says a lot about who you are. They trash the Constitution and rule of law with every breath. Mit Gehangen, Mit Gefangen. [Note from Eowyn: “Mitgefangen, mitgehangen” is German for “Cling together, swing together” or “In for a penny, in for a pound”.]

    Similarly, I do not share the vision or the political construct you are pushing regarding Republicans reaching out to “new voters.” I do not share your ultimate vision of nations without borders.

    What you propose is in the Humanist Manifesto of 1973 (Marxist) that deals with American sovereignty. It declares, “Americans must transcend the limits of national sovereignty and move toward the building of a world community. We look to a world order based on transnational federal government.”[7]

    Charles Reich, in the “Greening of America,” the manifesto, said “The true revolution is occurring . . . At the present junction of history, commitment to all humankind is the highest commitment of which we are capable; it transcends the narrow allegiances to church, state, party, class or race in moving toward a wide vision. What more daring a goal for humankind than for each person to become, in ideal as well as practice, a citizen of the world community”.”[8]

    The idea of the end of nations and the creation of a world government has been to dream of intellectuals since Kant. It is Christian Heresy. Trading the hereafter for the here-and now is the bargain. As Christianity dies in the West the foundation of the first floor of a world government is already in place. The Supreme Court ruling on religion was not an aberration or an accident. Neither is the current invasion of Illegal aliens.

    The oft touted “Global Economy” is the precursor to global governance where the UN is the parliament, the Security Council is its upper chamber (abolishing the veto) the General Assembly is the lower house. The International Criminal Court, the World Court, and the World Trade Organization constitute its judicial branches; and the IMF is the Federal Reserve. The World Bank and its sister development banks are the foreign aid agencies. The UN Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization are an example of its welfare agencies. The Kyoto Protocol and global warming marks the creation of a global EPA. This represents the model and forerunner of the EU. [9] I do not support global governance; neither should you.

    Like many other Americans I see my country transforming into something do not I recognize. I resent being a stranger in my own country.

    I also reject and vehemently oppose
    • Seeing old holidays disappear.
    • Seeing old heroes degraded.
    • Seeing the art and artifacts of a glorious past removed from their museums and replaced by authors and titles I have never heard of.
    • Seeing the moral code I was raised with being overthrown by a popular culture that is saturated with raw sex that trumpets hedonistic values taught, encouraged, and condoned in public schools which is causing the culture I grew up to die inside the country I grew up in.
    • God being dethroned, my heroes defiled, my culture polluted, my values assaulted and my country invaded.
    In summary, I’d really be stupid if I supported your vision for this country with my time and money, don’t you think? When you tell your Republican backers and the rest of the world you are constitutionally ineligible to run for the presidency and you finally decide to do something about the sitting usurper, I will be happy to discuss my support for you. Until then, please take me off your list.

    Yours in the Bill of Rights,

    Roy G., Callahan (USN/USMC)

  24. Anthony
    October 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Trying to keep it real: Today’s good news: In NYC, you’re still more likely to be killed in a jihadist axe attack than by Ebola (so far)

    Good to see you posting Anthony.
    And I agree 🙂

  25. NJ wants Hillary

    Wow, they are begging for her now….

    High-ranking state Democrats plan for New Jersey to be “first out of the gate” for Hillary if she runs. A plan for $5 to $10 million on day one.

    A collection of New Jersey’s highest-ranking Democratic fundraisers, state politicians, and political operatives convened in Newark on Thursday night for about two hours to discuss a plan to be “the first state out of the gate” for Hillary Clinton.

    The powerful group — a gathering of about 35 state leaders who make up the core of New Jersey’s Democratic fundraising infrastructure — was described by a key attendee as a “pre-organizing meeting,” and an early iteration of what would be Clinton’s state finance committee, should she decide to run for president.

    The plan the Democrats discussed: to deliver $5 to $10 million to Clinton on day one. As soon as she creates a vehicle for contributions, whether a preliminary exploratory committee or an actual campaign, the source said, “New Jersey would have significant commitments already lined up and ready to go.”

    There is no other state with a known working group comparable to the local Democrats in New Jersey readying funds for a possible Clinton bid.

    Michael Kempner, the head of a national PR firm based in New Jersey’s Bergen County and a major Democratic donor, organized the gathering. Kempner raised millions for President Obama’s reelection, placing him in the very top tier of Democratic “bundlers,” or raisers. He is also a longtime Clinton supporter.

    Josh Gottheimer, a former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, co-hosted with Kempner.

    In the last presidential cycle, New Jersey was a top-spending state, ranking 14th overall. And with its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, the state is home to the some of the country’s biggest donors and fundraisers.

    The existence of the gathering was first reported on Friday by PolitickerNJ. But the scope of the meeting and the plan for the finance committee in waiting, which has been dubbed “New Jersey for Hillary,” was previously undisclosed.

    The gathering, and the plans to make New Jersey the “first state out of the gate,” as the source put it, was not sanctioned or coordinated with Clinton. But the group is moving forward under the widely held assumption that Clinton will run.

    The group of 35 has plans to meet again. The key attendee stressed the discussion was a “pre-organizing conversation,” but the person also said that Democrats would start the work of gathering commitments from donors in the next month.

    The planning group met at the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark.

    The state directors to both Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, the two U.S. senators from New Jersey, attended. And Booker’s longtime political confidant, Elnardo Webster, was also there. Neither senator has endorsed a Clinton run.

    The representation from Booker’s camp in particular was a signal that the former mayor of Newark is not considering his own run for president in 2016.

    Other Democrats in the room included George Norcross III, the South Jersey power broker; Steve Fulop, the mayor of Jersey City; Steve Sweeney, the president of the state Senate; John Wisniewski, the state assembly deputy speaker; Maggie Moran, a former top aide to Jon Corzine; Rob Andrews, the former congressman; John Wisniewski, a state assembly leader; and Pamela Miller, an Obama fundraiser.

    “This reception was incredibly positive,” said the source in the room.

    “People are ready to go.”

  26. Not another one….

    Washington State Patrol: Investigators responding to reported school shooting in Marysville, Washington, north of Seattle

  27. AP: U.S. police respond to reports of shooting at high school north of Seattle – local media says 2 people have been airlifted to hospital

  28. Obama is the most intelligent man to ever occupy the Oval office.

    A greater than Lincoln according to big media.

    Who can forget the time he rode the freedom train around Washington?

    Or his willingness to be so inclusive and self confident as to assemble a team of former rivals.

    Or his willingness to create more Czars than people in Manhattan?

    Or his success in cleaning up the IRS?

    Or his accurate appraisal of the threat posed by ISIS?

    Or his accurate appraisal of the Ebola threat to this nation, and his willingness to protect the American People?

    Or his commitment to open and honest government.

    Or his post racial presidency?

    Or the respect he has created for this country throughout the world.

    He makes it all look so easy.

    Never breaks a sweat.

    Until his mic breaks down.

    And we see for ourselves what a blithering idiot he is.


    Breaching our Maginot Line: Ebola in U.S. Was Clearly Preventable
    Each security protocol was knowingly inadequate.

    Jean Kaufman

    For a while, it seemed the U.S. Ebola crisis might be calming down. But it was unrealistic to think we had seen the last case of ebola in the United States. Now, with yesterday’s diagnosis of Dr. Craig Spencer, recently returned to New York City from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, the situation is back and more public than ever.

    Even before Dr. Spencer’s diagnosis, when we were only dealing with the fallout from the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in this country, it had already become necessary to take a hard look at the depth and breadth of the institutional rot that had been revealed. Who would have thought the arrival of one ailing Liberian could have uncovered such unpreparedness and incompetence within our health care system? On the national and the local levels, from prevention to diagnosis, from crisis intervention to communication to containment, the deficits appear to have been greater than even the most cynical among us might have imagined.

    Each line of defense was breached, one by one, in ways that have seemed frighteningly careless. Our Maginot Line failed to protect as promised. Through it all there were repeated attempts to reassure us, but as the problems mounted, those confident assurances were exposed.

    Health authorities did not lack warnings or time to prepare. Ebola has had outbreaks in Africa for nearly four decades, and the current epidemic in East Africa, the largest by far, has caused worldwide alarm for several months. As long as people were allowed to arrive in this country from Ebola-ravaged areas of Africa, it should have been glaringly obvious that the entry of a patient into the U.S. was a strong possibility and would present unique and serious challenges. We needed to address the issue as if it would happen, and to have stout defenses in place already.

    A commonsense first line of defense is a travel restriction. Instead, the administration, for political reasons — chose to rely on the screening measures in place in African airports to prevent the exit of people who might have Ebola. These efforts were designed to identify those at high risk of recent exposure, as well as those who were already beginning to exhibit symptoms. But the screening depends on self-reported questionnaires and temperature-taking to detect the presence of early disease. Obviously, this system is porous — and U.S. officials knew this. The questionnaires are susceptible to ignorance or lying, and a fever can be foiled by Tylenol, inadequate equipment, or poorly trained screening personnel.

    Because of those obvious vulnerabilities, authorities must have assumed that the measures would fail as a first line of defense, and that someday a patient would walk into a U.S. emergency room exhibiting symptoms of Ebola. That being the case, plans for this eventuality should have been comprehensive, detailed, and communicated clearly and urgently to every hospital in America, and accompanied by training.

    It is obvious now that this did not happen, and that preparations were desultory and marked by a strong sense of denial. Even knowing of the flawed screening measures, the administration seemed to believe it almost certainly wouldn’t happen here. This attitude seems to have filtered down through the system.

    Dr. Gary Weinstein, the doctor at Dallas Presbyterian who ended up treating the first three U.S. ebola patients, reported that his first reaction on hearing that the hospital had a probable Ebola case was: “That can’t be.”

    When Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in the emergency room of Dallas Presbyterian on the evening of September 25 for his first visit, his symptoms plus his travel history ought to have put everyone on high alert. That diagnosis doesn’t appear to have occurred to anyone, although Dallas has a large enough Liberian community that such a possibility should have been given prior attention.

    And so the second line of defense failed as miserably as the first had. Duncan was sent home to worsen. By the time he returned to Dallas Presbyterian in an ambulance he was vomiting, highly contagious, and ultimately beyond the reach of Western medicine.

    By the time he died, two nurses caring for him had been infected, which represented a failure of the third line of defense: protection. The gear the medical staff had been given to wear was inadequate, as later admitted by the CDC. How could the CDC have gotten the protection wrong? They seem to have cut-and-pasted the WHO standards without reflection on their appropriateness:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on revisions to safety protocols. Earlier ones, he said, were based on a World Health Organization model in which care was given in more remote places, often outdoors, and without intensive training for health workers.

    If that weren’t bad enough, the fourth line of defense was breached: monitoring.

    The CDC unaccountably failed to demonstrate the excess of caution needed when trying to prevent a further spread from a very small at-risk group into the general population. Duncan’s stepdaughter Youngor Jallah, a nurse’s aide who had cared for him up to the point of his hospital admission, had been exposed to Duncan’s body fluids without any protective gear. Once it was determined that he had Ebola, caution should have dictated that she be quarantined by public health officials until the 21-day incubation period was over. Instead, the CDC told Jallah that she could continue to go to work as a nurse’s aide as long as she was monitored for temperature changes.

    Jallah herself decided that wasn’t good enough, and she chose to stay home until the full period was up.

    Next, after nurse Nina Pham had been diagnosed with Ebola after caring for Duncan and running only a mild fever, the CDC failed to sound the alarm when another of his nurses, Amber Vinson, began to run a similar low-grade fever. Shockingly, when Vinson reported her fever symptoms to the CDC by phone as instructed, the person she spoke to there was reduced to looking up the answer on the CDC website and erroneously cleared her to board a commercial flight home.

    If we couldn’t get expertise or honesty from the authorities, could they at least demonstrate common sense? Apparently not; some of the most simple and seemingly obvious approaches, such as keeping the number of hospital workers interacting with Duncan to the minimum necessary, were never implemented. Nor did the hospital or the CDC appear to have considered something as obvious as sending Duncan to a facility where the personnel were already experienced in dealing with Ebola, as had happened with previous American Ebola patients who had been flown back from Africa for treatment. Instead, the CDC apparently thought it would be a fine idea to let an inexperienced local hospital get on-the-job training with the very first Ebola patient to be diagnosed here:

    Initially the CDC’s plan was to let patients be treated in place at major hospitals. The idea was that these institutions would gain experience that would be essential in the event of a larger outbreak.

    And what of the newest patient, Dr. Spencer? Another commonsense rule would be a mandatory 21-day quarantine for any health worker arriving here after treating Ebola patients in Africa, particularly since conditions and equipment there are often subpar. Instead, Dr. Spencer was allowed to “self-quarantine,” which apparently does not mean “quarantine.”

    As of this writing, it appears that the current plan is to treat Dr. Spencer at Bellevue, a hospital that has only very recently been designated as a center for Ebola care. Are we to imagine they are as knowledgeable at Bellevue about treating Ebola and protecting their staff as hospitals such as Emory, which have far more experience with Ebola as well as specially designed biocontainment units?

    Why not err on the side of caution while the numbers are still small?

    Both Nina Pham and Amber Vinson appear to be doing well and will almost certainly survive. Hopefully Dr. Spencer will take a similar trajectory, and none of the Bellevue health care workers inolved in his treatment will catch the disease. And perhaps this scare will knock some sense into the CDC and convince it that the threat of Ebola in America is real, and that rigid defenses must be in place immediately and permanently.

    But don’t count on it. The CDC, and perhaps the federal government as well, will probably never regain the trust of the American people after their failure to protect in the most basic and obvious of ways. The legacy of the Ebola scare is a deep and profound skepticism about the ability and even the desire of the government to prepare for crises, to meet crises when they come, to prevent crises from worsening, and to communicate the truth about the inherent risks to the American people.

  29. admin October 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm. Not sure what you are talking about
    Not surprising – but even so, your response is great. TY.

    What I saw was generated by my cursor over my name after I had submitted a “post” at that site. It consisted of my profile picture + my cover picture as is customary in my own world of FB friends. On the latter picture was my name in large letters with my b-date underneath. [It reminded me of an Obama podium sign from his first run. In fact it WAS an Obama sign – one of the distorted flags he has crafted.] If memory serves, the numerals were approx 1/2″ high. Maybe this would happen only with my login. Still, had I been on wifi in a crowded cafe, the info could have been read by people nearby.

    In my world of medicine, beyond my name, my birthdate is the only thing between me and hacking. It is all the drug store, doctor, appointment receptionist, or medical technician needs to verify before going to the next step.

    Hatchet. Can’t make this stuff up.

  30. Interesting for NV

    Statewide NV early numbers updated, save three small counties. Republicans have a 10 percentage point lead over Democrats.

  31. HoldThemAccountable, speaking of computer problems:

    A faithful reader who asks us to withhold his name informs us that he has reason to believe the computer network within the Executive Office of the President has been down for close to a week, and staff throughout the various components still lack basic access to their files (though many are now able to access e-mail and the Internet). He advises that EOP staff have been told not to say anything about the situation to anyone. He adds that a major security breach is suspected, but no information has been forthcoming, either to those inside the EOP or to the public.

  32. anyone hear the reasoning of the ax swinging guy who went after the police in broad daylight in NYC yesterday…essentially the crazies, the muslims…and wannabe muslims…that hate the USA can just overtake and defeat us from within…one by one…and they don’t care if they die, they just want to be lone wolf soldiers doing their part to take us down…and they believe they can do it by terrorizing and killing us from within…little and little until they take over…

    …how hard would it be for them to come up with a plan to bring ebola in at the borders and start infecting who knows who…they can even send in charmers who are enticing the young girls to go to fight with ISIS and just use them as carriers…

    remember when we used to hear about ‘biological warfare’…well now ISIS is actively recruiting and calling for their peeps…any and all copycat crazies…to take up an ax, use ebola, get a gun and run thru Parliament shooting, go jump over the WH fence and invade the Commander in Chief’s and the People’s home…

    and who is “stupid”…with leadership like this…with passive political correctness like this…let’s just invite them in…

    but to listen to dem advocates all you hear is defiance and “there is no evidence of that”

    so passive…until it happens and then we hear “no one thought or ever dreamed that could happen”

    …they thought our borders were secure…and all the bad guys…and stupid ones…would “self monitor”

  33. looks like someone is getting ready to switch sides………

    Independent Maine Sen Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, is endorsing GOP Sen Lamar Alexander for reelection.

  34. Bypassing Obama…….

    AP: New Jersey & New York governors issuing mandatory quarantine for travellers who had contact with Ebola-infected patients in west Africa

  35. A faithful reader who asks us to withhold his name informs us that he has reason to believe the computer network within the Executive Office of the President has been down for close to a week, and staff throughout the various components still lack basic access to their files (though many are now able to access e-mail and the Internet). He advises that EOP staff have been told not to say anything about the situation to anyone. He adds that a major security breach is suspected, but no information has been forthcoming, either to those inside the EOP or to the public.

    Good Lord! What’s next from the Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave.?

  36. Warren interview praises Obama, but says he selected a team of economic advisers who were “too close to Wall Street”. Has said much the same in the past about Hillary. in this interview her (ostensible?) attempt to dodge that question about Hillary only reinforces what she originally said.


    Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren the Democrats’ unlikely secret weapon?


    Warren: “If President Barack Obama had not been in the white house we would not have the consumer financial protection bureau today. This is an agency that has forced the biggest banks in this country to return more than 4 billion dollars directly to people they cheated and that’s been just three years.”

    Reporter: “I hear a but coming”

    Warren: “f course there’s a but coming because there’s another half to this. He also chose an economic team and when the going got tough the economic team chose Wall Street. They protected Wall Street over American families and that’s just something I think is fundamentally wrong.”

    Reporter: “You’ve also said in the past that Hillary Clinton is somebody that has likewise protected Wall Street. Do you think she’s still too close to Wall Street?”

    Warren: “I have said I worry about everyone who is too close to Wall Street. When I describe what this race is about, it’s about who does government work for, I worry everywhere.”


  37. Doctor Death could not have pulled his boner at a better time to benefit the GOP. How could the failure of the system more graphically be demonstrated?

    It does look like the States are going to have to take measures. Obola only uses his authority to endanger Americans.

    If the mad Muslim attacks continue, Americans need to bare arms.

    F Obola. Buy a gun.

  38. Oops… that’s bear arms! Moochelle is the one who bares arms. She does not need a gun with her ferocious face.

  39. I just listened to Hillary saying that. Oh my word, lets see if someone comes behind her and “cleans it up” but I am sure she will have to “stand on her message”.

  40. Aren’t MO and her BO due for another vacation in Africa?

    While they are dancin’ with the folks, congress takes over and closes the borders to anyone trying to enter from an African country.

    MO and BO can help build heath centers over there.

  41. VotingHillary

    A little sound bite doesn’t let us know what the conversation was really about. Sounds to me like she is talking about Rayguneconomics, trickle down economics…that didn’t work.

  42. A faithful reader who asks us to withhold his name informs us that he has reason to believe the computer network within the Executive Office of the President has been down for close to a week, and staff throughout the various components still lack basic access to their files (though many are now able to access e-mail and the Internet). He advises that EOP staff have been told not to say anything about the situation to anyone. He adds that a major security breach is suspected, but no information has been forthcoming, either to those inside the EOP or to the public.
    Finally, a good thing.

    Twain said no man is safe when Congress is in session.

    The negative inference is we are safe–at least from Congress, when congress is not in session.

    The same principle applies in spades when the Obama white house computer network is out of commission.

    This is one Obama disaster that I will not lose any sleep over, for precisely that reason.

    And if the computer does not work then telebama won’t work in which case Obama will be out of commission as well.

    To which I say what the Washington Post said two weeks into his first term.

    “Time for a WELL EARNED vacation.

  43. AFP: police chief says an axe attack by a man on officers in New York was a “terrorist act”
    That was his third terrorist act. The first terrorist act was voting for Obama in 2008. The second was voting for Obama in 2012. And now this. The third time was the charm. He is doing to the policeman what messiah obama is doing to the constitution with the full approval and support of big media–who hate this country almost as much as their messiah does. Almost.

  44. If non citizens decide our elections, there is little point in voting and no presumption of legitimacy for our political class. In that case, every action politicians take which adversely affects the American People is ipso facto invalid, and the law itself lacks moral authority. This is how a black market develops, and then we will see that neither government nor business create jobs–the market place does–or it does not depending on how much of a barrier government places between a willing buyer and a willing seller. Money like water always finds its own level. That in a nutshell is the fallacy of socialism. Richard Rodriguez discusses this in the context of Venezuela and the decline of the United States. The Washington Post is fine with letting non citizens deciding our fate, just as long as their people are protected. They brazenly ask whether on citizens will decide future elections. That of course is what amnesty is all about–to destroy the mandate for citizens and freeing the political class of any and all accountability.
    Recently Labor Secretary Thomas Perez explained what that means. “Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said President Barack Obama will take ‘aggressive executive action’ on immigration, which Perez said will bring about more ‘shared prosperity.’”

    Contrary to what you may think, shared prosperity doesn’t mean ‘pass around the joint’, but apparently conveys the sense that if you spread around money, more money will come to you. “The pie is getting bigger. American workers helped bake it, but they’re not getting a bigger slice … in private-sector job growth,” Perez said. “Shared prosperity is not a fringe concept. … and it’s a lynchpin of a thriving middle class.”

    Perez called for a “shared prosperity” that he said relies, in part, on providing paid leave, raising the minimum wage and unions. He stressed the Obama administration’s resolution to protect collective bargaining rights, which he noted “have come under withering attack in recent years.” He also called for comprehensive immigration reform, which he said would increase the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) 5.4 percent over the next two decades.

    Perez doubtless believes this. But then again, Nicolas Maduro and Hugo Chavez believed Venezuela was entering a golden future. Too bad it wasn’t true. Socialist François Hollande, the president of France, must have similarly been sure that he was opening a new and wondrous chapter in his nation’s history. But since the cornucopia train of history has unaccountably been delayed, surely Britain wouldn’t be so churlish as

    Socialism rarely, if ever corrects itself by declaring ‘enough’. The only socialist form of self-correction is apparently collapse. Along with the toilet paper socialism also loses its ability to change course. Nothing on earth, not the shortage of food, water, toilet paper, medicine, coffins or oil — yes Venezuela is thinking of importing oil — can swerve them from the path to doom.

    When Tuesday comes it will be all fire, brimstone, chaos and despair. One of the most interesting questions is why it must be so. Those who followed the collapse of authoritarian states in the Middle East will note how their leaders went directly from 100% approval to being displayed in meat freezers; from total regimentation to complete chaos with nothing in between. Sixty to zero in one second flat.

    To the dismay of Western observers, countries like Syria did not drop down to some form of parliamentary democracy when the Assad regime began to wobble. There was no purgatory. It went straight to hell. Barring a miracle that is also what may happen to Venezuela. The day after socialism isn’t a smaller flame; it all too commonly ash.

    The problem with “shared prosperity” is the politics that it demands. The road you have to get on. The silliness of its eschatological ends pales before the tawdry malignancy of its methods, which is ‘by any means necessary’ — whether ballot fixing, computer manipulating, myth making, PC enforcement — whatever it takes. They’re just daring you to risk burning the house down to stop them. And most people won’t. They’ll trickle away, clam up, try to survive, eke out a living on the edges of “shared prosperity” until they too are overwhelmed. But it burns down anyway.

    The Washington Post asks: ‘Could non-citizens decide the November election?”

    Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

    It’s a wonderful article, written with all the dispassion of someone observing a T-Rex eating the visitors of an amusement park, describing the color, size and wonderful agility of the beast, without ever asking the most interesting question: why is there a T-Rex in the amusement park?

    The ending comes at last. This will probably be the fate of Venezuela. It will not reform but continue to “progress” with such completeness that by the finish there will no one left to blame, so howling will be the wilderness. There will be nothing left but waste. Just a terrible waste.

  45. If you want to see the future there are two places to go.

    One is to my friend who is the archtypal wise woman in one of our great indian tribes. She has the gift of prophesy.

    The other place I go is to the columns written by Richard Rodriguew who shares that same gift.

    If the elites understood what they are the ultimate target after the middle class has been eliminated then prudence would dictate a change in course.

    But for all their education wealth and position, they are not that smart.

    Their main obsession is not prophesy.

    It is narcissism and greed, just like their lite of love Obama.

  46. Everything else about the big media beloved messiah is phony.

    It appears that his marriage is no exception.

    Obama has many suitors of both genders inside big media and outside.

    They could be exploited for fundraising purposes.

    Barack could be Queen for a Day.

    He could cry, complain and blame others.

    And that old crustacean Anna Winthrow could throw billions his way.

  47. Shadowfax October 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Will I vote in the election, a straight Rethug ticket? Ain’t gonna happen here, but will I vote for any Dim, not sure yet.

    Fair enough. You’re on the right path.

    Shadowfax October 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    The ONLY candidate I have ever donated to, and will ever donate to, is Hillary.

    Fair enough too, except that the Kentucky race seems worthy of an exception to your rule, given the nature of both candidates, the national importance of the race, and the fact that (for that very reason), Hillary is working pretty hard for Grimes (as is WJC).

    Please reconsider. Also depends on your resources, of course.

  48. LU said
    If the mad Muslim attacks continue, Americans need to bare arms.

    F Obola. Buy a gun.

    Maybe two or three and lots of ammunition. Amen

  49. Me: Another I care about is Landrieu. She was an HRC supporter.

    wbboei October 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    as Talleyrand noted: “treason is a matter of dates” ….

    Those public officials who stuck with Hillary beyond a certain date…

    Lol ! You make good points, well taken. But let me point out two things:

    1 — Like freespirit, you’re re-hashing 2008 once again whereas this 2014 election is about the future, in particular “What will the Senate look like when the next president (Dem or Rep) comes into office?”

    2 — Even if we use the 2008 cycle as a benchmark for Clinton loyalty, you broke public officials down into two groups of loyalists and traitors, admitting that Landrieu perhaps belonged to a third group in between the two.

    Remember, in this latter regard, that the Clinton “hit list” scored public officials not by two or three levels of loyalty/treason but by seven levels, ranging from “hit list” to “chit list”. It was thus a more finely tuned grid than yours and, after all is said and done, it is up to the Clintons — not us — to decide if there is any possibility of redemption amongst the traitors.

    I’m thinking particularly of Claire McCaskill, here, who rated a “7” and a “special place next to the fire in hell” on the hit list, but who was welcomed back into the fold by HRC herself. McCaskill will never be part of HRC’s trusted inner circle or administration; but by declaring so early for HRC 2016, she bought redemption from the 7th circle of hell and has been rehabilitated to a certain extent.

    Was Landrieu a Hillary supporter after that date? Or was she one of many who jumped ship? My recollection is not specific on that point.

    …. Now of course it is different–she professes undying loyalty to Hillary.
    …. In 1946, every Parisian remembered how, during the Nazi occupation, was a member of the French Resistance.

    The analogy is on target; but it should be nuanced by the fact that some of the most effective Resistance leaders had strong ties to Collaborators or were actually “Collabos” themselves. I’m thinking in particular of Jean Moulin, Prefect of the Eure et Loir department, who was the Resistance leader for all of France reporting directly to London but was, as Prefect, also part of the Nazi administration. In fact, cooperating with the Nazis was the best way of getting the inside dope that the Allies needed. That is why, after the war, the Resistance applied the brakes on retribution against the “Collabos.”

    Then there is the matter of the sheer value of the candidate, regardless of his/her Clinton loyalty. By all accounts, Landrieu stands out as better than either of the assholes running against her.

    And, rejoining point (1) above, I would rather see the next President facing Landrieu than either of her two competitors.

  50. moononpluto October 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    NJ wants Hillary

    Wow, they are begging for her now….

    My brother, niece, nephew and I know Kempner and his mother personally. He’s a PR exec and longtime HRC supporter who went on the raise funds for Obama in 2008 (but I don’t think he did that in 2012).

    35 people are involved in this effort, based in my native Bergen County, which is bedroom to Manhattan’s deepest-pocketed donors.

    On the broader scale of the whole state, it’s true that NJ is HRC country but I wouldn’t go as far as to say “they are begging for her now.” It’s just Kempner’s fast learning curve

  51. Re: Exec division having computer problems: PRICELESS.

    NYC’s “The Blahs” has the right touch … according to Newsday. However his Ebola action, nearly concurrent with the Cuomo-Christie Quarantine Announcement, lacks a required gravitas – probably because the phrase “Disease Detectives” seems most appropriate for PBS Kids … or for newcomers just up from south of the border. down Mexico way. Yet that name has caught on with media types.

    Dolman: New York’s got the right touch on Ebola
    October 24, 2014 4:24 PM
    Snip That’s why de Blasio had the health department’s disease detectives out Friday morning, tracing the recent contacts of Craig Spencer, snip The city was doing some hard-nosed medical policing. But at the same time it was working a gentler angle — trying to convince anyone who’s been to Liberia or Guinea or Sierra Leone in the last 21 days and may be feeling a little feverish to see a doctor — stat. No one will demand to see your documentation, de Blasio promised. And no one will dun you for insane medical bills when your treatment is over.

  52. received this email- interesting data
    The biggest factor of why seniors are losing more and more benefits. They are getting blamed for the country going broke.

    This has gone out to almost two million people .

    It’s easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they’re put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find.

    A Real
     Eye Opener

    WHY is the USA BANKRUPT? Read this:

    We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.

    I hope the following
    14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the readers gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL’s for verification of all the following facts.

    $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare
    to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

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    $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food
    assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

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    $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

    Verify at: target=”_blank” href=”


    $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here
    illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

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    $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-bornchildren of illegal aliens, known as
    anchor babies.

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    $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent toincarcerate
    illegal aliens.

    Verify at:
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    30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

    Verify at: target=”_blank” href=”


    $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers.

    Verify At: target=”_blank” href=”


    $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages arecaused by the illegal aliens.

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    In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to theircountries of origin.

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    The dark side of illegal immigration:
    Nearly One million sex crimes committed
    By illegal immigrants in the United States ..

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    Are we THAT Stupid?


  53. jes, that’s your rationale for supporting those you choose to support. So be it. I take no issue with it.

    I don’t care to rehash 2008. Hell, I know what happened. And it matters not to me whether Hillary forgives and forgets. That’s not relevant to my view point, While Hillary was the target of the shit storm, she was not the only one hit. At some point, it became about the sleaziness of the opposition – the DNC and the Dims who either supported an unqualified candidate against her, or lacked the cojones to condemn their actions – the theft of Hillary’s votes, the caucus fraud, the lying, cheating, sexism, and on and on. That did not just effect Hillary. It was a trike against democratic process.

    The actions of the DNC and the Dim Party in 2008 – whether Hillary or Minnie Mouse had been the target – were unforgivable. Period. For me, it became impossible to respect a group with so little integrity.

    The other issue is that of the (successful) effort of MSM to determine the election outcome. In the long run, if that continues we can forget about democracy, and just let the likes of Soledad, Andrea, Tingles, and those of their ilk determine who will be POTUS. Media needs to be shown that they cannot manipulate public opinion and control election outcomes.

    Moving past 2008 into Barack’s reign – the havoc he has wrought, his lack of regard for this country, the complete disaster that his presidency has become, are reasons enough to want to teach the Dims a lesson.

    So take Hillary out of the equation if you want. you still have a party who either supported or failed to speak out against a president who has screwed this country over in ways that would not have been tolerated by any other president.

    The Dims and the media are responsible for many of the problem we are facing today.

    They don’t need to be allowed to continue with their destruction. They need to be taught that a lesson.

    Now, I know you will say that the Pubs would have done a worse job. Maybe so. I hold no loyalty for them either. If they need to be voted out the next time, so be it. I don’t believe that the Pubs are deserving of election next month. But, I believe that the Dims are more undeserving of election. And, I don’t believe media’s efforts need to be rewarded.

    As I said, I don’t expect you to believe as I do. I only expect myself to do what I believe is right.

  54. As much as I respect Admin being so adamant about votes for dimocrats, we here in Florida have a governor who is more evil than O and his right wingnut policies are as harmful as O’s left wingnut policies, just a matter of scale. We also have a Republican State legislature. So I am voting for Charlie on the basis that he is a political whore and his Obama-love is as phony as he is. Any actions will be blocked for the next two years, anyway. Looking forward to 2016, I think it is the best way to vote.

    My plan for the next two years if to buy a gun and some spacesuits and campaign for Hillary.

  55. The only change from 2008 is the totalitarian left of Barack Obama is more totalitarian than ever before. In 2008 delegates from Michigan awarded to a candidate that did not even appear on the ballot due to his own machinations to hurt Hillary really really did happen. Barack Obama and his deceptive, distracting, totalitarian supporters will do anything to support their Messiah. That includes pretend to “insult” Obama if necessary, when needed, just before an election.

    The Muslim concept of Taqiyya (al-Taqiyya: deception; the islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies.) is what Obama Dimocrats call GOTV.

    In 2008 elections and votes did not matter. What mattered to the totalitarians was total control in order to impose their Barack Obama on the country. The latest bit of totalitarianism is exhibited by this attempt at totalitarian censorship disguised as “election reform”:

    Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

    In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.

    Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said.

    The power play followed a deadlocked 3-3 vote on whether an Ohio anti-President Obama Internet campaign featuring two videos violated FEC rules when it did not report its finances or offer a disclosure on the ads. The ads were placed for free on YouTube and were not paid advertising.

  56. Exactly what Admin. said.

    Do we want a democratic republic? Or do we want our laws to be written and edicts handed down by the president? Do we want the freedoms and rights we are guaranteed as Americans, or do we want to relinquish them to this president and his party?

  57. How are things going?

    Pollster: swimmingly?

    How can that be–the state polls do not reflect the national polls and have many states as toss-ups when the national polls indicate otherwise?

    Pollster: so what? We are not going to make the same mistake as many of us did in 2012 calling the election for Romney.

    So what you are saying is what we are seeing from you, now, is not so much a statistical judgment, but a political one?

    Pollster: that is right?

    And you are basing your political polls at the state levels off of what?

    Pollster: well, we cannot use exit polls because the contested states did not conduct exit polls, hence they are now basing their calculations at the state level on democrat pollsters who did conduct exit polls in those states, and assuming they are non partisan.

    Well, I am no pollster, but it seems to me that is a bit fraudulent. After all those polls were decidedly partisan, yet these polling agencies were just that. So how do you square that circle.

    Pollster: I do not need to square ANY circle for you. You do not pay my salary. Soros does.

    Well, then, now I know this is fraudulent.

    Pollster: you want fraudulent? You-want-fraudulent? I could say something pithy—like vote for Chuck Schumer. He will give you all the fraudulent you can stand. But I will not go there. I will simply say this:

    If you really want fraudulent, watch what happens at the GOTV stage with 20 million illegals rushing to the polls and democrats insisting that there be no voter ID. Yea, we are fraudulent. We don’t give a rats ass about the truth. But compared to Obama and his fellow travelers in big media, we are just pikers.

    Then, is it fair to say that the democrat party today stands for only one principle: giving Americans no say in who gets elected and no say in how they govern?

    Pollster: that would be accurate, with one caveat: the RINO is not much better.

    This sounds like the road to serfdom, yes? What recourse do we have.

    Pollster: either the corrupt system will collapse under its own weight, or in response to some black swan event which it is ill equipped to handle. Until then you must bide your time.

    But that is not a satisfactory answer. Because, as Richard Rodriguez has observed, with his usual insight, when a corrupt system collapses, it does not revert to democracy, it produces chaos.

    Pollster: quite true. And no one with any sense of perspective wants that to happen. But for the foreseeable future at least, there is no good alternative. The only thing we can do to Obama what Patton promised to do to the Nazis–grab him by the nose and kick him in the ass, figuratively speaking. A wave election will do that, and more important, it will force him into the act out stage of his pathology, where he will continue to destroy the nation, but will also become politically and legally vulnerable.

    That is wholly unsatisfactory.

    Pollster: trust me. I am not defending the system. All that I am saying is what is likely to occur. The hardest thing to guage is the timing. But Obama is predictable if you ask one question: what would a man who occupies the pinnacle of power, who seeks to destroy this nation do next. Then, you will have your answer.

  58. I am afraid that voter fraud will be the determining factor in future elections.

    That is not the consensus opinion however.

    Consensus opinion is that it is a marginal factor, worth at most 1-2 points, therefore only relevant in close elections.

    As usual consensus opinion is divorced from reality.

    And seeing is believing.

    In Indiana, we did an internal poll three days before the election.

    That poll showed Hillary winning by 10 points.

    Our elation turned to despair however when the votes came in.

    We watched that 10 point lead melt away, as big media sang happy days are here again.

    The driving factor was voter fraud on a massive scale, in Indianapolis, Gary, South Bend, and other populous venues.

    In Gary, the black mayor found more absentee votes than voters–res ipsa locitur.

    And he hired Obama supporters to count them.

    Recognizing that “it does not matter who votes. What matters is who counts them”–Joseph Stalin.

    Seeing how things were going, the Raging Cajun told Hillary she had better get in front of a camera and make a speech.

    She did that that stopped the bleeding.

    By the end of the evening, big media was covering busy covering up the fraud, and praising Obama as the wave of the future

    Only FOX reported the true story.

    She won the state, but by only 3 points, and in response to that a number of state officials migrated from her to Obama.

    So if you take that as an example, and the Obama machine has gotten more sophisticated since then, voter fraud was worth 7 points.

    If that happens at the national level there will be a revolution?

    Highly doubtful. If past is prologue, they will cower, surrender their liberty in exchange for bread and circuses, and try to get by.

    And big media? Will they sound the alarm?

    Give me a fucking break. They are in on it.

    Consequently, they will revel in it and report on it in quite the manner Richard Rodriguez describes:

    “With all the dispassion of someone observing a T-Rex eating the visitors of an amusement park, describing the color, size and wonderful agility of the beast, without ever asking the most interesting question: why is there a T-Rex in the amusement park?”

  59. Obama rubber stamps are still in trouble on ObamaCare:

    Who says Obamacare isn’t major factor in midterms?

    In Arkansas, Republican challenger Tom Cotton is pulling ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor partly on the strength of a relentless focus on Obamacare. Cotton’s newest ad attacks Pryor over the law, as did two of Cotton’s four previous ads.

    “In our polling, [Obamacare] continues to be just as hot as it’s been all year long,” says a source in the Cotton campaign. “If you look at a word cloud of voters’ biggest hesitation in voting for Mark Pryor, the two biggest words are ‘Obama’ and ‘Obamacare.’ Everything after that is almost an afterthought.”

    Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, is pushing just as hard. “Sen. Landrieu, I voted for you before, but when you voted for Obamacare, I knew I’d made a mistake,” says a woman in a Cassidy ad featuring Landrieu voters who say her support of the health care law turned them away from Democrats.

    Joni Ernst, leading the Senate race in Iowa, is pushing hard on Obamacare, too. And in North Carolina, where Republican Thom Tillis is trying to catch up to incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, Obamacare is not just a bad law leading to higher premiums, high deductibles and narrower choices of doctors — it’s also a window into Hagan’s character.

    “Its importance is not only in the policy itself, but more so in the fact that Sen. Hagan said at least 24 times that ‘if you like your healthcare, you can keep it,‘” says a Tillis campaign source.

    So Republican candidates bash Obamacare and move up in the polls. Given that public opinion remains firmly against the healthcare law — as it has been for years — that’s not a shock. Democratic beliefs to the contrary are probably wishful thinking.

    Polls suggest that more and more, opposition to Obamacare is based on voters’ personal experience, and not just on what they have heard or read about the law. [snip]

    So Democratic candidates respond to voter unhappiness by pledging to “fix” Obamacare. But their hearts don’t seem to be in it. At a recent debate in New Hampshire, incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was asked to list her proposed fixes, and all she could come up with was a suggestion to name a committee to study problems with the Obamacare website.

    That does almost nothing to address voters’ concerns, which remain a potent factor in the campaign. The bottom line is, there’s a reason Republicans keep pushing so hard against Obamacare: So far, it’s working.

  60. Ever watch one of these press conferences?

    Ever watch the White House Press Corps in action.

    Not corps men–corpse men and women.

    Useless humps.

    Richard Bettinardi, a former member of that group has called them out.

    For not doing their job–which is nothing more and nothing less than holding this uber corrupt administration accountable.

    Oh sure, once in a blue moon, Johanthan Karl, Ed Henry or Major Garrett do a little verbal jousting.

    And when they go back to their shops they are told to go easy on Obama. (Note: Ed Henry would be the exception since he works for FOX)

    But what about the rest of them–the critical mass of people sitting in that room?

    What are they doing?

    I will tell you what they are doing.

    They bury their heads in their notes, write down what fits in their pre existing narrative, and nothing more.

    They are not there to hold Obama accountable.

    They are there to support him.

    Under the pretext–nay the fig leaf– of journalism.

  61. President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.

    The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.

  62. Sen. Landrieu, I voted for you before, but when you voted for Obamacare, I knew I’d made a mistake,” says a woman in a Cassidy ad featuring Landrieu voters who say her support of the health care law turned them away from Democrats.
    I wish your average voter was at least that smart.

    But so many of them are not.

    They cannot admit the mistake.

    Instead, they construct a Potemkin Village to justify their stupidity.

    At least the illegals are honest about it.

    They have no respect for this nation or its law.

    But they see an opportunity to loot the taxpayers

    And a political party who will help them do this.

    Without standing in line like legitimate immigrants do.

    Indeed a party determined to collapse our borders, bring in Ebola and terrorism.

    A party which huge blocks of voters would still vote for.

    No. This is not a play in the theater of the absurd.

    It is a false reality created by big media.

  63. I hope I am not simply a voice in the wilderness when it comes to big media.

    I hope people are starting to wake up to what they are all about.

  64. foxyladi14
    October 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm
    Foxy, I am thinking about contributing to this organization.

    They have done far more than the entire Republican Part to fight Obama, and expose his treachery.

  65. A big YUP to:

    October 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    October 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Ain’t no doubt about it!

  66. admin
    October 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    The only change from 2008 is the totalitarian left of Barack Obama is more totalitarian than ever before. In 2008 delegates from Michigan awarded to a candidate that did not even appear on the ballot due to his own machinations to hurt Hillary really really did happen. Barack Obama and his deceptive, distracting, totalitarian supporters will do anything to support their Messiah. That includes pretend to “insult” Obama if necessary, when needed, just before an election.

    The Muslim concept of Taqiyya (al-Taqiyya: deception; the islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies.) is what Obama Dimocrats call GOTV.

    In 2008 elections and votes did not matter. What mattered to the totalitarians was total control in order to impose their Barack Obama on the country. The latest bit of totalitarianism is exhibited by this attempt at totalitarian censorship disguised as “election reform”

    This descent into darkness is inevitable.

    Worse, I fear it will be our future as a country.

    As Richard Rodriguez explains:

    “The problem with “shared prosperity”, i.e. socialism, i.e. Obamaism–they’re all the same . . .

    Is the politics that it demands.

    The road you have to get on.

    The silliness of its eschatological ends

    Pales before the tawdry MALIGNANCY OF ITS METHODS

    Which is ‘by any means necessary’ — whether






    They’re just DARING YOU to risk burning the house down to stop them.


    They’ll trickle away, clam up, try to survive, eke out a living on the edges of “shared prosperity” until they too are overwhelmed.

    But it burns down anyway.”

  67. The only thing that could stop them would be an honest diligent ethical big media.

    One that put the welfare of the American People front and center.

    In short, the kind of big media we will never, ever get.

    As opposed to the big media we have now,, which is a co-conspirator in our demise as a nation.

    A big media which is not only corrupt, but attracts corrupt people.


    Which is ‘by any means necessary’ — whether






    And yet, the judicial branch, which should be a bullwark of our liberty has been salted with Obama apparatchiks and cowards that it is passive in the face of this assault. Justice Roberts is a prime example of the coward. The rabid Hispanic activist who Obama appointed to the federal district court and threw out the voter id requirement of the eve of the election is an example of the apparatchik. And, saddest of all, perhaps, Reggie Walton, the black DC judge with a pretty good record, dismissed the cases filed against the IRS for suppression of the vote, and in effect exonerated Lois Learner. But my guess is that the goddess Nemesis is not quite through with Ms. Lerner yet. Not quite yet. But the judical branch as a whole has been politicized to the point that you have a wrong without a remedy.

  69. Could non-citizens decide the November election?
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    By Jesse Richman and David Earnest October 24

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    Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.

    In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.

    Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

    How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

    Estimated Voter Turnout by Non-Citizens
    2008 2010
    Self reported and/or verified 38 (11.3%) 13 (3.5%)
    Self reported and verified 5 (1.5%) N.A.
    Adjusted estimate 21 (6.4%) 8 (2.2%)
    Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

    We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.

    An alternative approach to reducing non-citizen turnout might emphasize public information. Unlike other populations, including naturalized citizens, education is not associated with higher participation among non-citizens. In 2008, non-citizens with less than a college degree were significantly more likely to cast a validated vote, and no non-citizens with a college degree or higher cast a validated vote. This hints at a link between non-citizen voting and lack of awareness about legal barriers.

    There are obvious limitations to our research, which one should take account of when interpreting the results. Although the CCES sample is large, the non-citizen portion of the sample is modest, with the attendant uncertainty associated with sampling error. We analyze only 828 self-reported non-citizens. Self-reports of citizen status might also be a source of error, although the appendix of our paper shows that the racial, geographic, and attitudinal characteristics of non-citizens (and non-citizen voters) are consistent with their self-reported status.

    Another possible limitation is the matching process conducted by Catalyst to verify registration and turnout drops many non-citizen respondents who cannot be matched. Our adjusted estimate assumes the implication of a “registered” or “voted” response among those who Catalyst could not match is the same as for those whom it could. If one questions this assumption, one might focus only on those non-citizens with a reported and validated vote. This is the second line of the table.

    Finally, extrapolation to specific state-level or district-level election outcomes is fraught with substantial uncertainty. It is obviously possible that non-citizens in California are more likely to vote than non-citizens in North Carolina, or vice versa. Thus, we are much more confident that non-citizen votes mattered for the Minnesota Senate race (a turnout of little more than one-tenth of our adjusted estimate is all that would be required) than that non-citizen votes changed the outcome in North Carolina.

    Our research cannot answer whether the United States should move to legalize some electoral participation by non-citizens as many other countries do, and as some U.S. states did for more than 100 years, or find policies that more effectively restrict it. But this research should move that debate a step closer to a common set of facts.

    Jesse Richman is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Director of the ODU Social Science Research Center. David Earnest is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.

  70. freespirit
    October 25, 2014 at 11:33 am
    Exactly what Admin. said.

    Do we want a democratic republic? Or do we want our laws to be written and edicts handed down by the president? Do we want the freedoms and rights we are guaranteed as Americans, or do we want to relinquish them to this president and his party?
    If you ask the average voter, the answer would be first a yawn, then a don’t confuse me with the facts, and finally give me my bread and circuses. He will say he is not interested in politics, will eke out a living or go on the dole, and then the forces of evil will have him right where they want him. Or as the dean of the House, John Dingle (D-Mi) said in a moment of refreshing candor (or gut-spilling) it will take us (the democrats) time to get the American People under control. This is what he was referring to. And he and his colleagues are betting that the American People will accept their diminished status. After seeing what Obama has been able to get away with, I would have to say that I would not take the other end of that bet.

  71. wbboei
    October 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm


    Which is ‘by any means necessary’ — whether





    Exactly Wbboei,
    That is what scares me about this election.
    Will Nancy be picking up her big hammer again??? 😯

  72. I suppose you do reach a tipping point in these matters. Suppose, for example, that illegals determine the vote, and thereby disenfranchise a majority of US citizens. Then we would have taxation without representation. That might cause a handful of peole to refuse to pay their taxes, and the IRS would crush them knowing how partisan the IRS is. But suppose no one paid their taxes? Whom would the IRS crush then? Everybody? Or would they pick up their leather embossed brief cases paid for by Obama, and head for a bathtub of gin in Las Vegas. A ridiculous hypothetical, you say. And of course you are right. But suppose millions of people figured hey this game aint working, I know a lot of people who are not paying their taxes, so why should I. Why should I support a federal government that is taking my money and giving it to those who do not deserve it? Why indeed? The administration would respond the same way every authoritarian adminsitration does: threats and intimidation. But if they do not have their collective heads completely up their ass, they may find that the bluff they have been running is now being called. Then it becomes a struggle between the insiders who know there is a morning after, and those who say give these forces for democracy a good old fashioned Tienemen Square, and we will never have to worry about them again. And again, big media will give it the T-rex in the amusement park, marveling at how efficiently it eats people, and avoiding at all cost the more important question of what the T-rex is doing there, for fear that they will get eaten as well if they do not tow the line.

    By now we know the courts will not provide the relief, and frankly it is hard to know what they could do, other than setting the election aside and requiring a new vote. Since so many federal judges today tend to rule on the basis of who nominated them, rather than any coherent judicial philosophy, that is an illusory remedy.

  73. Hypocrite!!!! 😡

    Somehow, by some glorious miracle, the “system” she indicts as being completely “rigged” is the same that allowed her to graduate from college, then law school, become a Professor at Harvard, a well-paid lawyer, and ultimately a Senator worth 14.5 million dollars. What a rigged system! Yet somehow, for the rest of us, unless we vote for her so she can grant us plebes her magnificent beneficence, we’ll just never make it.

  74. And then there is justice Holmes who claimed he enjoyed paying taxes because he said it made him feel like he was buying civilization. Perhaps we can find his grave, have him exhumed and ask him the question which is pertinent now: Would he also enjoy paying taxes if he knew that they would be used to line the pockets of politically connected insiders, and lavish bureaucrats, and corrupt politicians and not for the general welfare. Knowing him as I think I do from having read a fair share of his large body of work, I rather suspect that this question might well elicit the opposite answer, and a call for revolution.

  75. foxyladi14
    October 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    Did you also know that she lives in a mansion and has an agreement with big media that no interviews with her be conducted in that setting or that it be mentioned by big media, for fear that it would tarnish her credential as the diva of the underclass. You call it hypocrisy. I call it the next big lie, which always appeals to the gullible and to the corrupt–like big media.

  76. Voter fraud and illegal alien votes can bias the vote and outcomes alot less if Legitimate Voters get informed and get out and vote.

    The problem is that most of the candidates are too disgusting.

  77. True Lu, and that is part of why Obola is in office.

    – Voter fraud, battle stuffing and intimidation. Vote stealing and then the Rethugs stayed home because McPalin and Mitt were not ‘Rethug’ enough for them.

  78. Judge Reggie Walton is a federal district court judge in the Washington DC Circuit.

    Reggie Walton is black.

    Judge Reggie Walton (who is black) dismissed a meritorious case brought by Tea Party groups against the IRS.

    Those tea party groups are predominantly although not exclusively white, middle class.

    Reggie Walton (who is black) refused to find the IRS officials involved in the targeting legally responsible.

    Reggie Walton (who is black) ruled that although the actions by those IRS officials had a chilling effect on the First Amendment rights of Tea Party groups (who are predominantly white) and disenfranchised them in a national election, there is no remedy.

    Reggie Walton (who is black) accepted the word of the agency that it did not do it, and even if it did it promises not to do it again, against these white organization, ever, or until another opportunity presents itself.

    How do you like that form of argument? Personally, I do not. But it is the way we are now forced to argue, since race has become the only thing that seems to matter. If there is anything transformative that Obama and his attorney general have done to change the discussion and transform America, it is that.

    And Reggie Walton? I do not know him personally. Nor have I read the opinion. But from what I can gather, I find it more probable that he is a coward, rather than a racist. Just like John Roberts.

    was appointed by Bush. Reggie Walton who is black ruled that against the tea party groups. The tea party groups are mainly but not exclusively white. Reggie Walton who is black did not find that the tea party groups were discriminated against by the IRS. Reggie Walton who is black

  79. If I were writing as a historian about this era, the thing I would note is that the checks and balances which were put in place by the founding fathers and those who came after–meaning the separation of powers, the right of judicial review, the powers of impeachment, the powers of the budget, the power of the press, the fairness of the party, all of that and more, caved when they confronted a tyrant. They either surrendered, or they joined the opposition, and thus helped to destroy the nation. I had faith that Reggie would get it right. Again, for the millionth time, I was disappointed.

  80. foxyladi14

    October 25, 2014 at 10:25 am


    You know foxy, THAT is the soundbite/robocall that the GOP should use to attract more of us! Great catch!

    And get well soon!! We need you at 100%!

    Hillary 2016

  81. foxyladi14

    October 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    And this is the reason why we should be so afraid for our lives. It isn’t that ISIS has captured multiple military aircraft and multiple types with various functions. It isn’t that ISIS is getting training on their use by qualified and battle hardened military advisors (former Iraqi airmen). It isn’t that ISIS, based on past history, isn’t figuring out how to integrate this new hardware into their battleplan and overall strategy. Its that our senior leadership continues to make decisions based on political motives and stupidity. STOP CALLING ISIS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. They equipment and tactics mirror those of a state. The use of an Air Force, which is what this base will constitute AND is larger than a large number of nations today in the world, is what a state would do.

    The funny thing is that their constituting an air force plays right into our hands. Our military, in fact every military, is first designed for combat against other nations. There isn’t a military in the world that we can’t beat, and this little pimple is no different. We can beat them with overwhelming force, army to army. But the lack of foresight by those people at 1600 Penn to recognize this will lead them to become a stronger regional force, and harder to defeat.


    Hillary 2016

  82. How do you like that form of argument? Personally, I do not. But it is the way we are now forced to argue, since race has become the only thing that seems to matter. If there is anything transformative that Obama and his attorney general have done to change the discussion and transform America, it is that.
    In his famous essay, The Spirit of Liberty, Learned Hand answered those who said in order to beat Hitler we must become more like Hitler. He said, this would sap our strength, destroy our resolve and change us into something we do not wish to be. In short, don’t do it. But when the Eighth Air Force under Le May was firebombing Germany, Hand averted his eyes. But he was right about one thing: world war II did change us into a security obsessed super nation and sealed the fate of the republic.

    Today, you have Vlad the Impaler being the wild and crazy guy we all knew he was. And no one standing up to him, least of all the big media beloved messiah who is known to be a creme puff. Meanwhile, the cogniscenti assures us that this is really okay because system balance is not affected. But if we act in response that could destabilize the system. And if, God forbid, everyone proceeds to emulate Putin then you will have blood, chaos and systemic collapse.

    Rodriguez’s point is much on my mind. The left strips us of our liberty and dares us to resist, knowing that most people will not. But that begs the larger question, which would you rather have: the tyranny of Putin, or a resolve which may well deter it but introduces its own risk calculus? Most Americans would choose the former. And more is the pity for that.

  83. Democrat Vincent Sheheen of South Carolina referred to his Republican opponent, sitting governor Nikki Haley, as a “whore” in an apparent slip of the tongue during a recent campaign rally.

    Agree, Moon. The war on women the Dims are forever lamenting is just another sleazy tactic by the Dims. The war they waged against the woman candidate and her female supporters in 2008 was epic. The sleaziness they exhibited in their persecution of Sara Palin was shameful. I was not a huge fan of hers, but damn, no one deserves to be treated as they treated her. Slinging sexist insults at Republican women is no less damnable than slinging sexist insults at Democrat Women.

  84. I am old enough to remember what it was like before the civil rights act of 1964, after that act was passed and before the 1972 amendments, and how it has evolved since. The evolution has been essentially this: from discrimination, to race neutrality, to affirmative action, to extortion, to reverse discrimination. What began in a court room, moved quickly to human resource departments and into the mass culture. It was also evident at the political level, as a new generation received the torch, and it was widely and erroneously assumed by many that the end game would be a post racial society–or at worst, a racial spoils system. Under Obama however it has gone far beyond that. Under Obama, the issue of race is being used not to establish equality, but to destroy the very foundations of our republic. The constant repetition of race, as articulated above, is designed to conflate coincidence with intent and correlation with causation. And the public has absorbed this lie through osmosis.

  85. ValJar and Holder need to be held accountable in a big way. Let her throw all the screaming fits she wants in a jail cell. Her tirades won’t have the same effect on her fellow inmates that they had on her boss and the other W H weenies.

  86. Professor Jacobsen a known anti Israeli terrorist may set Ferguson on fire, if the grand jury fails to hand down an indictment.

    Their tactic is why I say any more everything is racialized and nothing else seems to matter..

    This is what I meant by conflating coincidence with intent and correlation with causation:

    This type of co-opting now is a common tactic on campuses and elsewhere, including trying to compare the U.S.-Mexican border fence to the Israeli security barrier (built after several hundred Israelis died in suicide bombings in 2002-2004) in order to forge alliances against Israel.

    It is a highly racialized tactic, using verbiage of colonized “brown people” versus white colonizers.

    This is right out of the Obama playbook.

    Remember his obsession with colonialism?

  87. wbboei
    October 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    In thinking about this thing further, this obsession with colonialism and whites vs people of color which is right out of Dreams of My Father explains Obama’s hostility toward Israel, and why he chose a black liberation preacher like Jerry Wright who castigated Jews from the pulpit to be his “spiritual mentor”. It speaks volumes about what is really going on between his ears, the inner sanctum which the electorate did not want to know about, much less consider when they voted. And it is highly contagious. Big media was fully aware of this, even as they presented him as a post racial president. If you think back to 2008 you may recall a speech he gave to high dollar donors, many of them Jews ironically, where he praised a Muslim who preached hatred of Israel. There was a tape of that. And, as you might expect, the McCain campaign sought it in earnest. However, the head of the Los Angeles Times, who had a copy of it, refused to give it to them. Like the rest of big media, he was hell bent on seeing to it that Obama was installed. And now of course, they are reaping the whirlwind. Like an old friend of mine who went on to become a judge said when we studied together for the final in taxation—it all fits together. And where Obama is concerned, the glove fits so we cannot acquit.

  88. Shadowfax October 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    A little sound bite doesn’t let us know what the conversation was really about. Sounds to me like she is talking about Rayguneconomics, trickle down economics…that didn’t work.

    Exactly my take on that sound bite — Since 2007, HRC has been mocking both the trickle-down economics of Raygun and Dubya’s “trickle-down economics without the trickle.”

    What she says is spot-on: Rich corporations don’t create jobs and rich individuals don’t either.

  89. A forebearer of doom coming on Nov 4th?

    Here’s a stunning poll result, that suggests this might be a really awful year for Democrats after all:

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage has opened a lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in the closing weeks of the gubernatorial campaign, according to a Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald poll. The findings mark a significant shift from previous polls showing both candidates running in a virtual dead heat.

    LePage leads Michaud 45 percent to 35 percent, with independent Eliot Cutler at 16 percent and 4 percent undecided, according to the poll of 639 likely voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. The landline and cellphone poll has a 3.8 percent margin of error and was conducted from Oct. 15 to 21, a period that coincided with three televised debates, leaving questions about whether the forums affected the results.

    For most of the year, LePage been tied or trailed slightly in a three-way race. If this survey is accurate, voters are starting to make their decisions: “LePage’s favorability and job approval ratings have improved and his Republican support is locked. Meanwhile, Michaud’s support among Democrats has declined 10 percent, he and Cutler continue to split the anti-LePage vote, and President Obama’s approval rating – a bellwether for Democratic and Republican voter enthusiasm – continues to fall.”

    Maybe it’s a big Republican wave election after all?

  90. TheRock
    October 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    And this is the reason why we should be so afraid for our lives. It isn’t that ISIS has captured multiple military aircraft and multiple types with various functions. It isn’t that ISIS is getting training on their use by qualified and battle hardened military advisors (former Iraqi airmen). It isn’t that ISIS, based on past history, isn’t

    And they were trained by our finest Airmen.
    ISIS has declared WAR on the entire world (except Muslim nations)
    So the world has to declare war on ISIS and ISIL and destroy them!!!! 😡

  91. wbboei
    October 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Just like Mooch!!! When she stated campaigning in 08 she did not wear her good Pearls or her Mink coat because she wanted people to think they were poor!!
    A big bunch of hypocrites and the peons swallow that.. Hook Line and Sinker!!!! 😯

  92. NBC/Marist poll of Kansas Senate race: Orman 45%, Roberts 44% — down from Orman’s 10 pt lead earlier this month


    Something tells me Roberts will pull this one out…….you lose a lead of 10% down to 1%, 1 wk from election tells me you are losing ground, more than likely Roberts wins.

  93. It is “more than likely” Jeb Bush runs in 2016, his son George P Bush says……


    Make of that what you will……

  94. Rounds up by 14 in latest poll.

    Can we dispense with the “Republicans will lose South Dakota” speculation? Dems can forget that one.

  95. Trey with a polite grilling for Dr. Lurie, Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response. Why in the hell did the President pick a lawyer? This morning, ABC has aired his “I’ll take that as a no” retort near the end of this video. Gowdy Questions Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response about Ebola 10/24/14.

  96. freespirit October 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for your reply.

    Your explanations are a tangle of arguments, though, every single one of which is turned toward the past — nothing about the future or even about the present.

    For example:

    “I don’t care to rehash 2008…. The actions of the DNC and the Dim Party in 2008… were unforgivable. Period.”

    I’ll let the obvious contradiction speak for itself: You’re hung up on 2008 and it’s only half-way through your post that you have anything to say even about the intervening years:

    “Moving past 2008… the havoc [Barack] has wrought, his lack of regard for this country, the complete disaster that his presidency has become, are reasons enough to want to teach the Dims a lesson.”

    You heap opprobrium and blame on poor old Barack, and I’m not about to defend him; but you take those failures as a reason for voting out the Dims and teaching not Barack but the D party a lesson. This defies logic:

    The D party has already been taught lessons, (i) with the losses of 2010 and (ii) with the run away from Obola and to the Clintons this campaign season, and it will be taught a lesson again, to be sure, in 2014.

    But not Barack. He has been a lame duck president since Jan 2011. He will continue to be so; but heretofore he will be even more justified in shifting blame to the obstructionist all-Republican Congress. Nothing will change and the dysfunction will continue.

    With what you say “in support of” the Republicans, the illogic continues:

    “… I hold no loyalty for them either. If they need to be voted out the next time, so be it.”

    So the only thing you say about the future in your post is that maybe you will help vote the Republicans out next time, as if they haven’t already done enough to deserve being turned out of office.

    I have nothing to say about Republicans winning House races, or gubernatorial races either for that matter, because these are all rather local.

    But Senate elections are of more national and international scope and are about six-year terms. The Republicans you want to win this year — which I stress includes Mitch McConnell — will do nothing but damage for the next six years, and you cannot vote them out of office in 2016.

    During 2015-16, the most you can expect of these Republicans/Libertarians/Tea Party obstructionists is that they might impeach Obola and, with sufficient majority (which they won’t have), remove him from office.

    Even so, if they succeed, we wind up with Biden, which is another kettle of fish I can’t speculate about.

    Otherwise, your beloved Republicans will dig in their heels even more in the coming two years than they have in the previous four, prompting more independent executive action on the part of Obola, plus more golf and vacay.

    Then, for the remainder of their terms from 2017 to 2021, comes another president who may be D or R. Whoever that president may be, if it is a Dem, s/he will be facing a recalcitrant, reactionary Rethug Congress, and there is a strong possibility that the dysfunction will continue another 2 to 4 years; or if it is a Rethug, we will have the horror of a one-party state like we had from 2001 to 2007 (and 2009-11).

    Now, all the stuff you’re throwing at me about 2008 and the intervening years, I pretty much agree with but don’t understand why you care about it in the present circumstances. What you say about using 2014 to teach the Dims a lesson irks me because it amounts to handing the Rethugs a pass, and I insist that they are half-responsible for the current dysfunction in DC. Why reward them?

    But more importantly, you don’t seem to care about the future, not to mention HRC 2016. It’s all about retribution for the past.

    And you give no trace of reasoning for supporting incumbent Republicans over newcomer Dems who openly declare themselves to be “Clinton Democrat”. You say, “that’s your rationale…. I take no issue with it.“ If you take no issue with it, can I take that as agreement as concerns McConnell v Grimes? How about Nunn?

  97. TheRock
    October 26, 2014 at 11:50 am
    Thank you very much for posting this. It is what is going on. Big media has become a ship of fools, corrupt at every turn. The future of our democracy depends on the willingness of people to see that problem and to tune them out of their lives. And to hell with their moderation of the debates. The behavior of Candy Crowley proves that they are utterly incapable of the task. They like to think of themselves as a profession. But that is a bogus claim. A profession adheres to certain ethical rules. And a profession polices its own. One of the saddest figures on the current stage is Howard Kurtz. He presents himself as a media critic, but he is nothing of the kind. The court he holds on their conduct is a kangaroo court, full of excuses and a failure to hold them accountable. They begin with a narrative which reflects their economic, political and philosophical values which are elitist to the core. And then they cherry pick the facts to fit that narrative. In the process they invent new categories to perpetuate their bogus commitment to civil rights–like “white Hispanic”. There is no such category in the federal registrar or the eeo law, but it had to be invented lest their narrative fail. The same scheme is at work in Ferguson, with their first the verdict then the facts ensemble, which led to more violence, and then their people are caught planting evidence to make the situation even worse. With different leadership could they reform? Not a chance.

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, there is an article decrying the rise of dirty Al Sharpton to the pinnacle of power in the Democrat Party, and even Hillary sends him a birthday card. This may be politics, but it also suggests that a vote for any democrat is a vote for Sharpton–and that is a problem for the nation. The author recounts Sharpton’s checkered past which inspired the race baiting reverend featured in Tom Wolfe’s book Bonfire of the Vanities. But, at the end of the day, the greatest sin of Sharpton is that he points his people in a direction which leads only to despair (drugs, prison, etc) and from which few ever return. He produces wasted lives.

    And speaking of that, there is an editorial opinion in that same newspaper this morning which notes.

    “President Obama was elected on a promise to unite the country and transcend racial divisions. One of the greatest tragedies of his Presidency was that he and the Democratic Party have used race for political purposes and in ways that exacerbate racial tensions–no more so than this election year.

    Mr. Obama’s approval ratings are so bad that democrats will need to drive a huge turn-out to drag their incumbents over the victory line. The core of the party today is African American, more than 90% of whom still register high approval of the President, and many of whom reside in battleground senate states. The party’s problem is that black turnout drops sharply during mid term elections. (My note: that is why Obama said that he and his policies would be on the ballot).

    Hope and change are long gone, so Democrats are now playing the race card to scare black Americans to the ballot box. (For example–the editorial lists six of them) the democrat party in Georgia is distributing a flier which shows two young black children holding up a sign that says don’t shoot. If you want to prevent another Ferguson vote for (the democrat candidate).

    And if you look at the Travon Martin case, and the Ferguson case you will see big media promoting the race card as well, at every possible turn, which is poisoning the culture and turning Americans against each other to a degree not seen for over 100 years. This is a false front, used by the left to destroy the Constitutional order and consolidate their power.

    Both parties are so wedded to the racial narrative now, that it will only get worse. The only solution I can see is to elect a principled black man to undo the harm done by an unprincipled one. That would be Ben Carson. Hillary’s embrace of the likes of dirty Al Sharpton may be politically necessary, but it makes me, someone who fought hard for her in the trenches in the 2008 primary and supported her during her prior senate campaign, very nervous.

  98. He’s the Staller in Chief — President Obama has punted almost every hot-button issue past the key midterm elections on Nov. 4.

    Obama has postponed decisions on a raft of contentious issues related to ObamaCare, Gitmo, immigration and his Cabinet.

    This is partly to protect Democratic candidates and hold onto the Senate. But it’s more than that. Obama plans a number of radical moves later this year when the administration believes the media, and the public, are paying less attention.

    This includes a forced transformation of our neighborhoods, a huge influx of immigrants and billions of dollars in additional taxes.

  99. This is shaping up to be a wave election—based on polling.

    It is the predicate act for chaos.

    Suppose, on the one hand, that the voting results do not reflect what the polls do. The left will claim that the result reflects the superiority of the get out to vote machine. The rest of the nation, however, will see it for what it is: voter fraud on a scale never before imagined. In that case, distrust of government and obama will ripple through the system, and the mandate to govern will be sorely tested.

    Suppose, on the other hand, that the voting results meet or exceed what the polls are telling us. This would be a powerful repudiation of Obama’s policies, after he plainly stated that the election would be a referendum on same. And suppose further that Obama proceeds with the toxic radical agenda discussed in the New York Post article posted by foxy above. That too will lead to chaos. And in a strange way, it may hurt Republicans as much as democrats, because the public realizes the democrats and the media will not lift a finger to stop him, but they do expect the Republicans to do so. But the risk adverse consultants who control the Republican Party will tell their officials that fighting Obama is bad politics and to wait until 2016 etc. Like the old Brooklyn Dodgers cry there is always next season. Their base will interpret this for what it is cowardice, and when Jebediah Bush hauls up the jolly roger and announces his candidacy they will walk.

    Therefore, as you can well see, there is trouble ahead. Real trouble.

    Republican poll advantage soars to 11 points

    by JOHN HAYWARD 26 Oct 2014

    The latest Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll says Republicans have soared to a mind-blowing 11 point lead, with voters saying they want a Republican-led Congress by a margin of 52-41. The generic lead for the GOP was only 5 points in the same poll last week. The Tea Party wave elections in 2010 rolled in with only a 7-point lead. It’s relatively rare for the Republicans to have a lead on this question at all, even in years when they do fairly well.

    And that’s a sampling of “likely voters,” generally considered the most reliable response screen. The GOP lead is only 4 points with the much looser “registered voter” screen, which is something to keep in mind when looking at individual House and Senate race polls that use a registered-voter screen. Those have usually been abandoned by the last few weeks of an election, but they pop up every now and then.

    Interestingly, this poll suggests a lot of the generic sentiment is party-based, not just a reaction to President Obama’s unpopularity. Obama still gets low marks across the board, but a relatively modest 22 percent of respondents said they were leaning Republican in the midterm elections primarily because of him, while 13 percent said they would vote Democrat in support of him. That would suggest the exhaustive efforts by Democrats to run away from Obama – or, in the case of ridiculous frauds like Allison Grimes of Kentucky, to posture as his active political enemy – aren’t going to pay off. It might even support the wisdom of Obama’s efforts to insert himself into the election and claim it’s all about him. I’ve always thought that was more than just an expression of his ego; I think he’s calculating that the benefits of motivating hard-core Obama voters to get to the polls would outweigh the losses to Democrats among independents and soft Democrat voters by associating himself with them, provided the candidates themselves wear political hazmat suits when coming near him. There really are people who will believe that someone like Grimes will vote less than 90 percent of the time with Obama, even as he declares the midterm elections are a referendum on his policies.

    As the Wall Street Journal notes, “the midterm battle for control of the Senate will hinge on state-by-state dynamics in about a dozen closely contested races, where Democrats hope intensive campaigning has built a climate more favorable to their candidates than national polls suggest.” In other words, it’s possible that a huge Republican generic polling lead will translate to some GOP candidates who were going to win anyway winning by even larger margins, while photo-finish races still tip to the Democrats. That would make for some lovely victory parties for the winning Republicans, but still leave the Senate in Democrat hands.
    On the other hand, a big polling lead like this could make for wind in Republican sails as the finish line for those close races draws near. At this point, tea-leaf reading is down to political voodoo about the probability that a candidate X points ahead in the polls Y days out from the election will win. There is much talk of “momentum” – with a couple of weeks to go, a candidate 1 or 2 points down who has been steadily gaining ground would seem to have a good chance of pulling into the lead if his party is sporting an 11-point generic polling advantage.

    But then you’ve got all this early-voting and absentee ballot stuff, which has grown to absurd proportions in some states, and makes it even more difficult to forecast the outcome – what good does “momentum” in the last two weeks do, if a sizable percentage of the votes have already been cast? I’ve never been in favor of pointlessly inconveniencing people during elections, but it is also possible to make voting too easy, and too automatic.

  100. What a rude cow….

    Shaheen Interrupts Brown’s Closing Remarks at Debate

    Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire couldn’t hold back at her debate with Republican challenger Scott Brown. While Brown was giving his closing remarks at a forum in Manchester Sunday, Shaheen interrupted him, eliciting boos from GOP partisans in the crowd.

    “She’s voting against small business 100 percent of the time, by having a ‘zero’ rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses,” Brown said, adding that the group had endorsed him.

    “A Koch Brothers-funded organization,” said a visibly annoyed Shaheen, speaking over the Republican.

  101. Perhaps, at some point in their life, possibly years from now, the black demographic 90% of whom still strongly approve of him will come to a sober reassessment of Messiah Obama. Perhaps then, they will see what they do not see now: the gap between what he promised, what he delivered, and the racial discord which he has sewn in this society. And perhaps they will realize that he is the worst uncle Tom of all, the one who reels you in, and then gives you a royal fucking.

    Remember the 2012 bumper sticker which turned chicken shit into chicken salad for low information voters? Remember what it said? “Obama cares”. Truth to tell, Obama does not care, about blacks, the country or anything else except himself. So by the time they figure this out, he will be safely ensconced in the lap of luxury in some exotic place like Tahiti sipping pina colatas with his billionaire friends and his big media cronies. If I am invited to that august affair which seems a bit unlikely and they asked me to give a toast, I would say: To Messiah Obama, his crony capitalists and his lap dog media– may you all rot in hell–together.

  102. moononpluto 3:01 maybe Shaheen already knew about this:

    Our choice in the US Senate race
    Telegraph Editorial
    Scott Brown says he wants to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate because he’s from here.
    We have a few words of advice for Mr. Brown.
    Stop claiming you are from here. It’s disingenuous, and every time you say it, it sounds hollow. You were born here and vacationed here, but most of your adult life you lived and worked somewhere else.
    But this election is not about where you were born. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, after all, was born in Missouri.
    Scott Brown, who previously represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate, says he wants to go back to Washington to help fix the country and the problems it is facing.
    That’s good. Lord knows this country is a mess.
    The middle class needs help: lower costs, lower taxes and good-paying jobs, right here in America.

    While Jeanne Shaheen has been in office – despite having a Democratic president – the middle class has slipped backward by almost every measure: Retirement savings are down, earnings haven’t kept pace with inflation, college costs have skyrocketed, and generally, people are working harder for less pay.
    But we should clarify: That’s true for people working in the private sector. By most measures, government employees are well taken care of and doing just fine.
    Shaheen and Brown are each beholden to the political-industrial lobbying machine that pours billions into the political process every year, so there’s no pretending that either of them are pure as the driven snow. The system is corrupted by money, and they are part of that system, which encourages the status quo.
    Sen. Shaheen has had a long run as a New Hampshire politician: six years as governor and coming up on six years in the Senate. She knows the state well, but that is not to say she has served it particularly well by marching in lockstep with her party and the president.
    That is where the senator has lost her way. Snip

    Two PA news staffs just published endorsed for incumbent Corbett, Republican, for PA Governor despite Tom Wolf who is obviously a Democrat darling: Hillary and Michelle having already been here for Wolf & hubbies coming soon. The former’s to Pittsburgh and the latter’s to Philly.

  103. On at top
    THREE STATES IMPOSING mandatory quarantines of healthcare workers returning from West Africa sparks a furious debate, with Dr. Anthony Fauci, far left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, saying it discourages workers from helping in the region, while NJ Gov. Chris Christie says he has an obligation to protect residents.

    Wonder what topics will be aired on 6 PM news. Quite a few bullets to dodge.

  104. VotingHillary
    October 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm
    Scott Brown is probably praying this one goes viral.
    Shouldn’t be a problem 🙂 🙂

  105. Jennifer Duffy, who tracks the Senate for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, puts Ebola in the same category as other recent crises – such as the 2012 deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and the Secret Service scandals – that have shaken the public’s confidence in the government.

    She cites polls that show Americans are less concerned about the epidemic coming to the United States than whether the government is prepared if it does.

    “Is the government ready?” she asked.

    One of the most popular shows on television right now is the “The Walking Dead,” in which the premise is a pandemic: The world is take over by flesh-eating zombies caused by a mysterious virus.

    Kondik, the University of Virginia political analyst, said his friends had noted that the Dallas situation was eerily similar to the plot of the popular 1995 movie “Outbreak,” starring Dustin Hoffman, about a fictional Ebola-like virus called Motaba that spread from Africa to a small town in California.

    Scott Sigler, a best-selling science-fiction writer who wrote the books “Infected” and “Pandemic,” said the Ebola crisis had all the elements that Americans had been conditioned to expect in entertainment: a contagious disease with a 70 percent death rate, and the government saying people shouldn’t worry. In the movie “Jaws,” he said, the town didn’t shut down the beach after the first shark attack. The animal goes on a rampage, killing beachgoers and terrorizing the community.

    “Here are all of these things we’ve watched in movies, on TV and read in books time and time again. And here it is playing out according to that plot,” Sigler said. “We all know how those movies end up. Those movies always end up with a gigantic outbreak and millions of people dying.”

    Read more here:

  106. If the Republicans had any sense at all, they would borrow an idea from the Chatty Kathy doll and call it Chatty Obama, with a string behind the head for Soros. Any time you pull the string the doll tells a new lie–I love America, or if like your health care then you can keep it, ISIS is just j.v., I don’t mind if dims diss me, etc. It would be a red hot seller/

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