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The Obama Levee Breaks
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/08/2012 | IBD Staff

Posted on 10/09/2012 4:58:52 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Election 2012: President Obama might think sagging polls are his biggest post-debate problem. But it's really people like Buzz Bissinger, Stacey Dash and Bill Maher showing it's now acceptable in polite society to attack The One.

In an eye-opening piece Monday on the Daily Beast, "Friday Night Lights" author and lifelong Democrat Buzz Bissinger announced he was voting for Romney.

The tipping point, he wrote, "was last week's debate in Denver," which showed Obama out of energy and out of ideas.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates; media; obama; obamasnewclothes; obameltdown; romney
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1 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:00 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Can anyone remember the last time Bill Maher was polite?


2 posted on 10/09/2012 5:02:03 AM PDT by stevem
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To: SE Mom; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; LucyT; MinuteGal; penelopesire

Another “good morning” read


3 posted on 10/09/2012 5:03:30 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2942077/posts?page=1


4 posted on 10/09/2012 5:06:37 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: hoosiermama

I think most people are in “captain obvious” mode on voting Romney hence the lack of yard sign and bumper stickers. I usually have a yard sign but this year I don’t feel the need .....Now the Obama signs? Don’t know what thats about other than advertising stupid LOL


5 posted on 10/09/2012 5:09:50 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: IBD editorial writer
For any other politician, this wouldn't mean much. But now that the massive dam protecting Obama from criticism all these years has cracked, the results could be catastrophic. Who knows? Maybe the mainstream press will even decide to cover Obama fairly.

Media capitulation is a possibility. CBS aired a piece on 60 minutes Sunday that essentially declares the Afghanistan theater to have been mismanaged and therefore lost. Will the media realize they could go down with Obama?

Will they realize the people are on to them, now with proof they were sold a bill-of-goods in Barack Hussein Obama?

6 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:25 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Michigander222

Well, there aren’t that many Obama signs as before as well, at least where I live.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:56 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The tipping point, he wrote, "was last week's debate in Denver," which showed Obama out of energy and out of ideas.

Uh, which of his "ideas", when he had them, had a positive effect on the nation?

If he's out of "ideas", shouldn't that be a good thing for both himself and the country?

After all, isn't that what the statists desire?

8 posted on 10/09/2012 5:17:29 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: IBD editorial writer

Being that I live in rural Alaska its a very slim chance of running across any deranged Obamazombie, but if I were in some other place I could take terverse pleasure baiting these zealotheads with an empty chair, a Vote for Romney PLUS a full size cutout pic of Sarah Palin.

And I may be hiding nearby waiting to open up a valve upon a high pressure hose with dye in the water. or something else.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 5:17:35 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: IBD editorial writer

been seeing lots of Rommney/Ryan signs lately in SW Texas


10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:20:48 AM PDT by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: IBD editorial writer

“Levee breaks” refers to Kareina and is, therefore, a racist metaphor if applied to Obama.

Just predicting you’ll get that idiotic email 100 times today.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:21:31 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Eye of Unk

I like how you think :-)


12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: bcsco
"Well, there aren’t that many Obama signs as before as well, at least where I live."

A friend of mine declared the 2008 election as the "Year of the 'Hey I'm Cool, I voted for a Black Guy' Voter".

BTW he did this in 2008.

I think maybe we are seeing his declaration validated on 2012.

13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:24:46 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He’s only had ONE idea.....DESTROY AMERICA!!


14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:25:48 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

They detect that Obama is weak. If he goes down further in the polls, to the point where it’s obvious that he’s going to lose, they will rip him apart.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:25:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: SueRae

Sorry about the typos, was trying to eat my canadian bacon/egg and cheese on an english muffin breakfast.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:26:58 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: SueRae

In the words of the classic Led Zeppelin song -

“If it keeps on raining, the levee’s gonna break”....


17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:27:15 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: bcsco

Some O supporters became smarter & some are in shame mode..


18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:28:07 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: stevem

Last time Maher said something remotely funny?

Pray for America


19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:30:35 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: bcsco; Michigander222

We found ONE. Also found one Gary Johnson....Half dozen or more: “Keep America Free — Fire Obama!”


20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:31:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: bcsco; Michigander222

We found ONE. Also found one Gary Johnson....Half dozen or more: “Keep America Free — Fire Obama!”


21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:31:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Mad Dawgg; Michigander222

Yep, I’ve only seen 3 Obama signs in our small town in North-central Illinois (pop. 9,500). People who I know are democrats, and would proudly display their signs at presidential elections, are curiously absent of them this year. They’ve discovered just how much “cool” costs...


22 posted on 10/09/2012 5:35:30 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: hoosiermama

I like that last one...


23 posted on 10/09/2012 5:36:44 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

Being “cool” made you a “fool”...I think these types will either stay home or vote stupid again.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Michigander222

Everyone really needs to understand what “cool” actually means.

It means being in just the “proper” state of rebellion to norms, traditions, parents, and God.

“Proper” is in accordance with the world’s standards, and of course, gets further and further from the Ultimate Standard with each generation of “cool”.

So, if your kids talk about a “cool kid”, or “wanting to be cool”, make sure to explain it to them.

Saying “that’s cool” is saying “I approve of that”. Make sure they understand by what standard they are expressing their approval.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 5:47:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bcsco

DOn’t know who is distributing it, but it seems to be in the same yards as the “Fire Lugar” yards. Lots of Mike Pence and Romney/Ryan signs.....OTOH it was the college towns that threw IN to BO last election. Out of state students voted en masse


26 posted on 10/09/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

The advice I like that is similar goes like this:

“You voted for Obama in ‘08 to prove you weren’t a racist.

Now vote for Romney in ‘12 to prove you aren’t an idiot.”


27 posted on 10/09/2012 5:50:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MrB

Such a shame our country has been destroyed by young punks throwing a tantrum :(


28 posted on 10/09/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Michigander222

So true.

For many of those voters, hearing criticism from the pop culture like Maher, will be enough to give them “permission” to vote for Romney or not to vote at all.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 6:05:10 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

” which showed Obama out of energy and out of ideas.....He NEVER has had ‘Ideas”, only ‘Ideology’.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 6:06:09 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Barak; obama; IBD editorial writer
last week's debate...which showed Obama out of energy and out of ideas.

He never had any ideas, except good old fashioned communism.

31 posted on 10/09/2012 6:10:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: stevem
Can anyone remember the last time Bill Maher was polite?

Well, the Catholic Church does preach late vocations .... St. Augustine the reformed Roman playboy being their poster-boy, who made the trip from lupanaria to the Civitas Dei.

32 posted on 10/09/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Michigander222

Most are foregoing the Romney yard sign due to Obama’s 2008 admonition to his supporters to “get in their faces”. They do not want to waste time arguing with idiots on their front porch. Nor do they want their cars and property to suffer the sort of vandalism that my former Teamster neighbor used to brag about across many a bar.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 6:17:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wayoverontheright
Media capitulation is a possibility.

No. These news orgs are welded to this guy now. The B-school types may try a counterrevolution, but they'll have to take out their entire news organizations and top-management superstructures to make it stick.

The political newsies live for partisanship -- it's why they went into journalism in the first place -- and we will find them next month fighting in the last ditch.

34 posted on 10/09/2012 6:19:14 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: hoosiermama

That IS some good mornin news!


35 posted on 10/09/2012 6:19:34 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: bcsco
Well, there aren’t that many Obama signs as before as well, at least where I live.

There is one 0 bummer sign in my neighborhood and I've seen two 0 bumper stickers. In 2008, they were everywhere. Lots of R/R signs and bumper stickers.

36 posted on 10/09/2012 6:38:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Wow! Bill Maher, last Friday: "I’m sorry, he sucked. He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. He looked like he took my million and spent it all on weed."
37 posted on 10/09/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Not seeing much “in yo face, mofo” like in 08 and damn sure in 09. Da Bros n Sistas be too busy jivin on da obamaphones to give a hoot about voting. When people (holder’s people) have low aspirations it doesn’t take much to feel satisfied.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: hoosiermama
OTOH it was the college towns that threw IN to BO last election. Out of state students voted en masse.....

These punks need a spanky. Time for Republican SoS's and DA's to go looking for students who voted absentee at home and in person in their campus's county.

We have in Texas a situation where smallish Waller County has a white population that is dominated at the polls and and governed adverse to their interest by bloc-voting black students, whipped up by racist faculty, at "traditionally black" Prairie View A&M University. And yes, the "community organizer" types on factulty are telling the students to vote twice.

39 posted on 10/09/2012 7:43:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Col Frank Slade
In the words of the classic Led Zeppelin song -

“If it keeps on raining, the levee’s gonna break”....

That was a cover by LZ. They didn't write that song, they reinterpreted it. It was originally written over 40 years prior to their recording.

40 posted on 10/09/2012 7:49:35 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
That was a cover by LZ. They didn't write that song, they reinterpreted it. It was originally written over 40 years prior to their recording.

"When the Levee Breaks" is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.
41 posted on 10/09/2012 8:07:10 AM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: jy8z

Thank you - I didn’t feel like going into that much detail.

:^)


42 posted on 10/09/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

You have a great screen name.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 8:16:51 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Think simple flyers distributed around campus that explains voting twice is considered voter fraud, and listing the consequence of being convicted, would go a long way to deter most of this activity. If they are college material they certainly don’t want to have a record.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 8:21:48 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: killermosquito
You have a great screen name.

You're too kind.

45 posted on 10/09/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: IBD editorial writer
The day before, Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza wrote that Obama's debate performance "raised a bigger question: Is he overrated as a candidate?" Before the debate, Cillizza admits, such a question "would have been unimaginable."


46 posted on 10/09/2012 8:52:49 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Michigander222

I had to make a 45 mile drive through a pretty rural area yesterday. I saw probably 50-75 Romney signs, and NOT ONE Obama sign.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 9:17:50 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter

Just made a quick trip to town. 7 R/R bumper stickers...0 for 0.


48 posted on 10/09/2012 9:21:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Just think:

Maher is paying about 1/2 million in taxes on the money he gave Obama.

He could have shut his mouth, voted for Romney & kept his money in his pocket, and spent it on his own personal ‘spending stimulus’ at his local shops.


49 posted on 10/09/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Disambiguator

If Don Rumsfeld were a freeper I would expect him to use your screen name. Is that you, Don?


50 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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