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  • Katrina was a 5, Sandy was a 1 = FEMA not remotely close to handling a big hurrican

    11/03/2012 4:26:34 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 56 replies
    I've seen an estimate that there is/was up to 300 million gallons of water in NY subway system. Katrina? "The unwatering team successfully removed 250 billion gallons of water from Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes after Katrina " http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2012/10/new_orleans_corps_employees_jo.html Sandy, though wide, was not Katrina... FEMA ain't close to handling a large storm.
  • Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

    11/03/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    KUHF-FM Houston ^ | November 3, 2012 | Brian Naylor, NPR
    The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterwards - two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005. ......."FEMA is a very different organization than it was during Katrina," says Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. Lieberman chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which helped spur post-Katrina reforms at the agency. Those changes, Lieberman says, have proved themselves during Sandy. "[FEMA] was proactive, and it didn't used to be. It doesn't wait for the storm to hit, it...
  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    11/03/2012 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 2, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE with Lolita C. Baldo
    .....The strike that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans is either proof of President Barack Obama's leadership failures or a tragic event that occurred despite the administration's best efforts to protect the compound and respond in the aftermath of the attack, according to highly charged arguments on both sides.....
  • Cowardly Lying [Benghazi Barack - 80% bull and 30% crap]

    11/03/2012 12:46:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 3, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Everyone has heard of Baghdad Bob...the guy who went on TV every night during the Iraqi War insisting to the world that Iraq was winning, despite American tanks rolling up behind him as he spoke.....Baghdad Bob had one big lie: Saddam was winning. Benghazi Barack has a myriad of little lies, spinning a web of delusion and deceit with every telling.He pretends he is the "energy president." This is perhaps his boldest fib. The refutation is seen on every corner, where gasoline prices are posted publicly for all to see. Yet he thinks if he says it, his media backers...
  • China, Japan citizens back Obama for second term, poll shows

    11/02/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov 2 2012 | afp
    Citizens of China and Japan overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama to win a second term, according to an AFP-Ipsos poll which suggests Mitt Romney's tough talk on the Asian powers could have dented his image. The US elections may be a toss-up at home but the survey carried out by Ipsos Hong Kong found a whopping 86 percent of Japanese back the Democrat incumbent compared to only 12.3 percent for Republican party candidate Romney.
  • Dingy Harry: We Won't Work With Mitt (Democrat Senate Leader Unloads On Romney Victory Alert)

    11/02/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Breitbart is reporting Dingy Harry, the Senate majority leader, pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. Now, why would Harry Reid say that? Let's look at this. In the first place, we're told that we gotta have people walk across the aisle, bipartisanship. That was Obama, by the way. He was gonna end partisanship. Obama was gonna bring us all together. Okay, that didn't happen. Obama is the most-partisan and divisive president in American history. I'm pretty confident in saying that. He's the most divisive president in American history, on purpose and...
  • Pollsters And Media Bias

    11/02/2012 11:59:01 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Earlier this week, Gallup came out with that 9,000-plus sample poll, with a margin of error of only plus/minus 1%. Nine thousand people. It was a poll that asked partied affiliation, party ID. It came up with plus-three Republican. As of now, party ID... I don't know if it was likely voters, registered voters, adults, whatever. I don't remember what it was, but it was some classification of voters. Now, in 2008 the same poll had Democrats plus 12. Exit polling had Democrats plus 12. The polling data that everybody's going by, all these polls that show it neck...
  • Final Weekend: Obama Wants the Election Over, We Want Obama's Presidency Over

    11/02/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, I don't want to -- not bore you. That's not the word. I don't want to wear anybody out, and I don't know what the fatigue factor is. I hear people talking about they just want this election over. People in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, just want this election over. I think it's the Obama people who want this election over. I mean, I want the election to happen, but I'm not tired of this. I could sit here every day telling people the truth about this country. I could sit here every day telling you what I fear...
  • RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama

    11/02/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-1-2012 | Joel Gehrke
    November 1, 2012 RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama Joel Gehrke Following reports that swing state voters attempting to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney saw the machine check President Obama’s name instead, the Republican National Committee is pushing six states to ensure that ballots are properly cast. “I understand that, in a significant number of cases, voting machines in your states have populated a vote for Barack Obama when a voter cast his or her ballot for Mitt Romney,” wrote RNC chief counsel John Phillipe to secretaries of state in Nevada, Ohio,...
  • Romney just 15 electoral votes shy of the White House?

    11/02/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/2012 | Doug Book
    Take a look at the states and electoral vote totals won by John McCain in 2008 and the states Mitt Romney is likely to win in 2012. When these numbers are put together they add up this way: If Romney wins the states won by McCain in 2008 he will have 179 electoral votes (at current electoral vote value for the states). (1) Add to these the states currently leaning Romney and which Romney is in fact expected to win. They are Indiana 10; North Carolina 15; Virginia 13; Colorado 9 and Florida 29. With these additions Romney’s total electoral...
  • Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital

    11/02/2012 5:28:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | November 2, 2012 | Don Carrington
    Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity. Election records show Williamson, a patient at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, was registered on Sept. 13 as an unaffiliated voter. He cast an absentee ballot that was accepted Oct. 15 by the Granville County Board of Elections. In a street shootout in January 1995 near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Williamson, a law student, used an M-1 rifle to...
  • Ridge Predicts Romney Win Pennsylvania (Obvious Ping Alert)

    11/01/2012 4:03:29 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Tom Ridge was on America's Newsroom today with Bill Hemmer. Hemmer said, “Is this a head fake, Romney spending all this money in Pennsylvania? You think they have a legitimate shot winning at Pennsylvania?” RIDGE: They've had a quiet ground game going on in Pennsylvania that nobody's noticed. We've had more contacts in 2012 than we did in 2004 and 2008 together. The base is really excited, and at the end of the day, Pennsylvanians are suffering from the past four years with a lack of leadership in the White House. HEMMER: You're saying now that you think Romney...
  • If You Can't Withstand Media BS, Turn Off Everything Else...(Rush Slams Concern Trolls Alert)

    11/01/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I'm gonna give you some advice. For those of you who are faint of heart, for those of you who scare easily, for those of you who... Let’s say you live in St. Louis. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today there are two pictures. There's a picture of a compassionate and caring and very attached and very hurting Obama, hugging a New Jerseyan who's lost everything. Right next to it is a picture of Romney in front of a large gathering waving and doing campaign appearances. Of course, the juxtaposition is Romney doesn't care; Obama cares. If you...
  • Polling info and updates; skewed polls still a source of hilarity

    11/01/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/01/2012 | Doug Book
    Skewed polling samples still abound among Barack Obama’s most faithful supporters. CBS/NYTimes/Quinnipiac polls: show Obama up by 5 over Romney in Ohio, by 1 point in Florida and by 2 in Virginia. The samples however leave much to be desired. In Ohio, Democrats enjoy an 8 point advantage (37/29/30); in Florida 7 points, (37/30/29); and in Virginia 8 points (35/27/35). The Florida and Virginia advantages are larger than those enjoyed by Obama in 2008! Romney leads among independents at +5 in Florida, +6 in Ohio and +21 in Florida!! With these margins among independent voters and a voter turnout similar...
  • What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

    11/01/2012 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 167 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2012 | Larry Elder
    What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism. Jubilant black parents on the front pages of newspapers, the day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, said things like, "for the first time" they could "sincerely" say to their children that a black person could realistically aspire to become president of the United States. The New York Times wrote: "That a new day had dawned was immediately apparent at...
  • The Uncool President

    11/01/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In 2008, Barack "No Drama" Obama was the coolest presidential candidate America had ever seen -- young, hip, Ivy League, mellifluous and black, with a melodic and exotic name. Rock stars vied to perform at his massive rallies, where Obama often began his hope-and-change sermons by reminding the teary-eyed audience what to do in case of mass fainting. Money, like manna from heaven, seemed to drop spontaneously into his $1 billion campaign coffers. Ecstatic Hollywood stars were rendered near speechless at the thought of Obama's promised Big Rock Candy Mountain to come -- peace, harmony, prosperity and "5 million new...
  • Coal Stocks Up 30% in one month

    11/01/2012 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Professional · 6 replies
    NYSE ^ | 11/01/2011 | Professional
    If you look at the major US coal stocks, btu, cnx, anr and aci, the last 30 days have seen a stock surge of 30%. According to bigcharts.com, coal is the BEST producing stock market industry this last month... Gee, what happened about 30 days ago? Tell Intrade to "shove it".
  • It's Not Over

    10/31/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31,2012 | By William L. Gensert
    Does anyone believe that when Barack Obama loses on November 6, he will go quietly? This election is shaping up to be a landslide loss for the president, and by the ever-present look of desperation on his face, he knows it. The nation should be preparing for how he might react when it happens -- there is nothing more dangerous than a cornered god. In 2008, Americans wholeheartedly bought the Obama dream. It's never easy to let go of a dream, but today, people have let go of Obama the dream -- and on November 6, they will let go...
  • No More Years – Top 20 Reasons Why A Regime Change Is Imperative

    10/31/2012 8:30:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 10/31/2012 | Don Feder
    Here are the Top 20 reasons a regime change is imperative, now: 1. $5 Trillion in New Debt – By the end of FY 2012, Obama had added $5.3 trillion to the National Debt – almost one-third of the total ($16 trillion). He rolled up more debt in three years than the first 41 presidents combined, more in four years than George W. Bush did in 8. By 2011, foreigners owned 54% of our total debt – China alone has $1.2 trillion. If Obama is reelected, what exciting times lie ahead – China calls in its debt, the dollar crashes,...
  • 90 percent of Europeans would vote for Obama: poll

    10/31/2012 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 31, 2012 | By Peter Schwartzstein, London
    More than 90 percent of northern Europeans would vote for President Barack Obama if they were able to cast ballots in the United Sates' election next week because they see Mitt Romney as too right wing, British pollster YouGov said on Wednesday. While U.S. polls show Obama and Romney are heading for a photo finish, European voters in seven northern European countries expressed overwhelming support for the Hawaiian-born 51-year-old White House incumbent. In a Europe grappling with economic crisis and welfare systems that bond investors say are unsustainable, the rhetoric of the U.S. presidential race simply does not press the...
  • Delay the Election? If the Civil War couldn't stop an election, neither should a storm.

    10/31/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/31/2012 | The Editors
    Asked by Politico’s Roger Simon whether President Obama has the authority to delay the election, White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “I don’t know.” The correct answer is no, as a matter of law and good sense. … In 2004, the Congressional Research Service published a paper examining the possibility of postponing elections. It turns out that various allowances can be made to states in the event of emergencies or disputes to hash out the results of a Presidential election, at least in time for the Electoral College to meet in December. But the CRS paper is unequivocal on one...
  • Youth Vote: Obama's Most Loyal Supporters Are Jumping Ship

    10/31/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Celia Bigelow
    The S.S. Barack Obama is slowly submerging. A Pew Research poll released on Monday showed the President’s support is waning in key demographics from his 2008 election--including the youth vote--despite his best efforts. Though he handily won over the MTV generation in 2008 by a 33 point margin over Senator McCain, it appears that a handful of young people are thinking twice this time around. The Pew poll shows President Obama with 56 percent of the youth vote, a 21 point lead over Governor Romney. Though he still holds a strong lead among young Americans, a 10-point drop in support...
  • Polling information could become scarce thanks to Sandy

    10/31/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/31/2012 | Doug Book
    “Gallup will suspend its daily national polling on account of the storm and many voters in the battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire could be out of reach of pollsters just days before the election.” (1) Hurricane Sandy is certain to affect polling throughout the Eastern states, perhaps right up to Election Day. Coach is Right will provide a number of national and statewide poll results and updates through the rest of the week and on Monday. Links will be provided to pertinent Rasmussen internals and crosstabs. Rasmussen: Romney leads in the 7 day tracking poll (October 22-28) by...
  • Sandy swoops in to save Obama [Superstorm shifts focus from Benghazi]

    10/31/2012 12:31:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 31, 2012 | John Kass
    ....But the most important thing superstorm Sandy has done is rescue Obama from Benghazi, where four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, were killed by terrorists. Notice Obama isn't being asked whether aid was denied in Benghazi. Instead, he's invited to demonstrate to voters how much aid he's going to bring to the Northeast, as he becomes the great Federal Daddy to storm-tossed battleground states............ The president appeared Tuesday at a news conference at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, showing himself to be a man of resolve in crisis. He was ostentatiously not campaigning. Rather, he was doing what I'd...
  • Romney Urges Ohioans to Vote Early as Mittmentum... (R&R AD BUY IN PHILADELPHIA)

    10/30/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/30/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    If Romney's buying advertising in Philadelphia, it means it's in play. It means that it's in play. And, of course, "Bite Me" is in Pennsylvania. Minnesota is, I think, a three-point state right now. So Romney is buying advertising time in Philadelphia. It's as blue as Los Angeles is. Maybe bluer in ethnic ways, but regardless, they got the money to spend, and that tells me that there's a chance, and they also, I think, it may be a little bit of a rope-a-dope, spend some money in Philadelphia, make Obama spend some time there as well. Although I don't...
  • Barack the Benevolent cancels campaign events out of concern for the nation

    10/30/2012 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/30/2012 | Doug Book
    If it’s true that hysteria reveals itself in out of character behavior, Barack Obama must be the most panicked man in the US. For not only has Barack cancelled campaign trips to Colorado and Virginia, he even flew to Florida for a scheduled event in Orlando only to turn around and fly back to Washington, DC before it took place! That Barack would pass on opportunities designed to secure another 4 years of dictatorial power is more than unusual behavior, it’s downright scary! After all, Obama did a CBS interview and promptly flew off to a campaign fundraiser in Las...
  • Romney victory would vindicate right wing smears of Obama

    10/30/2012 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 30, 2012 | David Horsey
    It is impossible to know if Mitt Romney would turn out to be a good, bad or a mediocre president, but one certain downside of a Romney victory is that it would reward the most venal forces in American politics. It only starts with the kind of campaign Romney has run. He and his "super PAC" allies used a mountain of dollars to produce unending waves of attack ads that swamped the messages of his Republican primary rivals, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. In the general election, Romney cranked it up a notch. President Obama’s own money machine paid for...
  • Obama 2012 diagnosis: Stage Two Death Rattle

    10/30/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2012 | N. Scott Jones
    As a veteran of numerous national, state and local campaigns, I can tell you that each race and each campaign has its own life cycle. The 2012 presidential contest is no exception. As polls tighten, and especially since Mitt Romney’s decisive performance in the first debate, Team Obama and the president himself are showing signs of what I term a campaign’s “death rattle.” GOP contender Rick Santorum withdrew from this year’s Republican primary within three days of my declaration that his campaign was in the final stages of “death rattle.” The phenomenon has three distinct stages. In Stage One Death...
  • Dispatch from the Ohio Front

    10/30/2012 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | October 30, 2012 | Tennessean
    Just over a week ago, I along with fifty other Tennesseans boarded a charter bus and began a five hour trek to the front lines of the 2012 fight for the Presidency. We arrived in southwestern Ohio at roughly 10 PM EST that Friday night. Upon our arrival to our hotel, we received our room assignments and initial instructions. Then we bedded down for the night. The next morning a slight drizzling rain and colder conditions greeted us. We again boarded the charter bus and left for the Butler County Victory Center located 15 minutes away. We received a quick...
  • Battle for the Senate [RCP moves 3 races towards R's in last 2 days]

    10/29/2012 8:35:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Oct. 29, 2012 | unknown
    Date State Previous Status New Status Dems Toss Ups GOP 10/29 Massachusetts Leans Dem »»» Toss Up 46* 10 44 10/28 North Dakota Toss Up »»» Leans GOP 47* 9 44 10/28 Ohio Leans Dem »»» Toss Up 47* 9 44
  • Will you vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? (we know your answer)

    10/29/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT · by ncfool · 6 replies
    Freep this poll on Obama Vs Romney...... Kansas City Business Journal. http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/poll/poll/9661052?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-10-29
  • Lies.

    10/29/2012 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 3 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 28 2012 | Skip MacLure
    How do you think the spin is going to go when the LSM’s (Lame Stream Media) ‘Chosen One’ sails off to Valhalla, or wherever it is they farm out old worn-out commie ideologues? It occurred to me that the one group that could not find a depth of moral or professional depravity too low to plumb, in order to further the myth that is Barack Hussein Obama, just may have been in large part responsible for what could be a historic landslide repudiation of everything Barry Hussein and his DeMarxists stand for. The LSM created a myth in their own...
  • Dr. Ben Carson on America’s Education Challenge

    10/29/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Star Parker
    In the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was supposedly about foreign policy, President Obama interjected a few words about American education. The rationale was not unreasonable. A better educated America will be a better performing and more internationally competitive America. “Let’s talk about what we need to compete….let’s take an example that we know is going to make a difference, and that’s our education policy,” said the president. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with what we hear from politicians, what we hear sounds so logical, so compelling. If only it had anything to do...
  • Latest Ohio Poll Numbers Show Obama with 4 Point Lead; Brown Opens Up 11 Point Edge on Mandel

    10/29/2012 4:37:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 29, 2012 | Eugene McCormick
    Supporters of Barack Obama may be breathing a little easier this morning as Public Policy Polling show the president with a 51-47 advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The new numbers come a day after Ohio news organizations showed a dead heat at 49-49 according to their data. What the previous poll did not show was the result of the third, and final, debate between the two men who are battling for residency for four years in the White House. Last week, PPP showed Obama leading only 49-48. [Snip] PPP surveyed 718 likely voters throughout the Buckeye State. The...
  • Gallup believes turnout may favor Romney in a BIG way

    10/28/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/2012 | Doug Book
    “At this point…Gallup Daily tracking of likely voter preferences suggests Obama has lost more support than he could afford to, given his current [51% to 45%] deficit to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.” (1) If this sounds like good news, the Gallup 7 day tracking poll has even better. Mitt Romney has been ahead of Barack Obama for the past several days with the October 27 result of 51-45 once again putting the challenger over the 50% level into territory which Obama has failed to approach for a very long time. And now, according to Gallup’s “demographics of likely voters,”...
  • Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez

    10/28/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 28 Oct 12 | Colby Itkowitz (@DCMorningCall)
    Scranton native @JoeBiden coming to Pa to campaign on Nov. 1, Obama camp sez
  • Rick Moran: The White House’s Lame Denial of Benghazi Cover-Up

    10/28/2012 7:16:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | October 28, 2012 | Rick Moran
    The CIA is denying. The Pentagon is denying. And now the White House is denying that anyone refused to send help to our embattled CIA and State Department personnel engaged in a seven hour running firefight with more than 150 jihadists. It just doesn’t get any lamer than this: >>>The White House on Saturday flatly denied that President Barack Obama withheld requests for help from the besieged American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as it came under on attack by suspected terrorists on September 11th. “Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,”...
  • Romney Can Get the Job Done

    10/28/2012 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    President Barack Obama is charismatic and inspiring, but he won office too early in his career, and he is a victim of his own success. Sweeping into office with majorities in the Senate and House, Obama quickly passed a Democrats-only stimulus package that didn't deliver as promised. Then he signed a health care package that increased the burden of health care on private employers and failed to attract a single GOP vote. Obama's Affordable Care Act helped unseat moderate and other Democrats who had voted for the package, handing the House to Republicans. Suddenly, Obama had to work across the...
  • Endorsement: The case for Mitt Romney for president [The Daily Herald, Arlington Heights IL]

    10/28/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Editorial Board
    Here, finally, we are. After months of seemingly endless campaigning, we arrive at the last few days of the race for the White House. After all that campaigning, many have openly wondered how anyone could still be undecided. We’re not among those who wonder. We believe the choice for president in 2012 is both difficult and profound. Whomever is elected will be trusted in large measure with the fate of a stumbling economy, a foreboding debt crisis, a gridlocked government and an unstable world. But now after weeks of debate and reflection, and a good amount of uncertainty on our...
  • Entrepreneurs Weigh In: What Do We Need Over The Next Four Years?

    10/28/2012 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Austin Hill
    “…What the hell is he doing asking for another four years?”
  • House elections spell a Republican story and victory

    10/28/2012 5:07:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2012 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
    President Obama remains at least an even bet to win reelection. Democrats are favored to hold on to the Senate — an outcome few prognosticators envisioned at the beginning of the year. And yet, with a little more than a week to go, the party holds almost no chance of winning back the House. “They called the fight. It’s over. We’re going to have a House next year that’s going to look an awful lot like the last House,” Stuart Rothenberg, the independent analyst who runs the Rothenberg Political Report, said. The outlines of a comeback for Democrats seemed possible....
  • Col. Ken ALLARD: Obama knew about the attack, ignored three requests for help

    10/28/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2012 | Col. Ken Allard, retired Army, is a former NBC News military analyst and author of national securit
    The Benghazi debacle may yet make Mitt Romney president. Barely 10 days before the election, the persistent whiff of scandal surrounding Barack Obama exploded into the banner headlines of a cover-up – at least among certain press outlets. Everything changed Friday afternoon with the stunning revelations by Fox News that CIA operatives defending the embattled consulate in Benghazi, Libya, called three times for emergency assistance while the attack was in progress. Each time, they were shamefully turned down. One of those defenders, Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, was apparently able to use a laser designator to pin-point the location of the...
  • Obama’s War on Women…and Intelligence

    10/28/2012 4:24:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    When President Obama started talking about “shovel-ready jobs,” who knew he was talking about the shovels needed to dig a hole deep enough to lower the bar to a level his campaign could clear. As if his campaign of “Romnesia,” Big Bird and “binders” wasn’t desperate enough, the stench of desperation was turned up to 11 yesterday. To Democrats it seems women are nothing more than hyper-fertile vaginas on a constant quest for sex, contraception and abortions. What else has the president’s campaign addressed? No appeals to women on jobs, even as they suffer an obscenely high unemployment rate. Despite...
  • GOP fervor for Romney reaches grassroots

    10/28/2012 4:04:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    As they gathered excitedly before sunrise Saturday in the Pleasanton Walmart parking lot, a crowd of California Republicans marveled they'd never done anything like this before - given up their weekend to head to a neighboring state with strangers, and knock on the doors of people they don't even know. But moved by the passions of the 2012 election, dozens of them - a recent college graduate, small-business owners, the mother of a deployed fighter pilot and a retired engineer among them - boarded a bus for a long trip to Nevada's Washoe County to do their part for Mitt...
  • Creepy: Children Sing Obama's Negative Messaging in New Ad

    10/27/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    I suppose we all thought the Obama reelection effort had jumped the shark when we had Lena Dunham telling us all about how great our "first time" (voting, that is) would be with Obama. But no. This is worse. So, so much worse. Courtesy of Allahpundit over at Hot Air, here's a creepy video of children singing about the alleged horrors of a Romney presidency:The Future Children Project A sampling of the lyrics: Imagine an America Where strip mines are fun and free Where gays can be fixed And sick people just die And oil fills the sea   We...
  • 1.47% : average popular vote difference in last three electoral inversions [vanity]

    10/27/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    me | Oct. 27, 2012 | me
    1.47% is the average popular vote difference between presidential candidates in the last three electoral inversions (electoral vote winner is not popular vote winner.) There have been four electoral inversions in US history: 2000, 1888, 1876 and 1824. This calculation excludes 1824 because (1) four candidates won electoral votes, (2) the winner was decided by the House of Representatives because no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, and (3) some states did not conduct popular votes. Summary: 2000: Gore: 48.4%. Bush: 47.9%. Diff.: 0.5%. 1888: Cleveland: 48.6%. Harrison: 47.8%. Diff.: 0.8%. 1876: Tilden: 51.0%. Hayes: 47.9%. Diff.: 3.1%....
  • Emails shed light on Ryan, Walker relationship

    10/27/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2012 | SCOTT BAUER w/ Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Andrew Miga in Washington/Roger Schneider in Milwaukee
    ...The emails reviewed by the AP offered an unusual, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the interpersonal relationship between Ryan and Walker. Although as a congressman Ryan's emails are exempt from disclosure under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, messages sent by Ryan or his aides to Walker or the governor's staff are subject to Wisconsin's open records law. The week after Ryan was tapped as Romney's vice presidential candidate, the AP requested all such emails since Walker was elected in November 2010. It received 1,037 pages of them late Friday....
  • Poll: Akin, McCaskill locked in statistical dead heat

    10/26/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    A new poll shows the Missouri Senate race is too close to predict a winner. The News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star poll shows Senator Claire McCaskill with a 2 percent lead over Congressman Todd Akin, at 45 and 43 percent, respectively. With a margin of error at plus or minus four points, and eight percent still undecided, the two remain in a statistical dead heat. Click here to download and view full poll results. Watch News 4 at 10 p.m. for more analysis, and reactions from both campaigns.
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Election 2012: Massachusetts Senate (Squaw have-um 5 point lead)

    10/26/2012 3:11:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 26, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has now moved to a five-point lead over Republican incumbent Scott Brown in Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Massachusetts Voters finds Warren with 52% support to Brown’s 47%. [Snip] This race now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings.
  • Coach is Right PREDICTED African American backlash against Obama

    10/26/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/2012 | Doug Book
    A 10/22, Survey USA poll of Ohio voters shows Barack Obama laying claim to just 70% of the black vote heading into the November 6th election while Mitt Romney earns a surprising 22%. (4) Obama collected a 95% share of a record black turnout in 2008. And Coach is Right predicted Obama’s problem with black voters 5 months ago! In a May 29th piece, Coach Kevin Collins noted that “black pastors reacted with strong condemnation” to Obama’s ill-advised support of Gay Marriage! (1) And that condemnation in the pulpit translated into condemnation by black voters at the primary polls. Just...