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  • Washington Post endorses Obama[BARF OR LAUGH ALERT?]

    10/25/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/25/12 | BYRON TAU
    The Washington Post has decided to back President Obama for reelection — acknowledging the shortcomings of his first term: President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama’s first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, “our chronic avoidance of tough decisions” on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. Mr. Romney, by contrast, has embraced his...
  • Brian Williams: Obama Crowds Down To 5,000 From 50,000 In '08

    10/25/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in 2009, Brian Williams literally bowed to Barack Obama. Today, he's telling like it is from the Obama campaign trail: the size of the crowds is way down from last time around, and the candidate is not the same man he was in '08. This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank. Williams made his admission to Chuck Todd on today's Daily Rundown. Takeaway line: "palpably obvious to you: this is not '08. These are not the crowds, this is not the candidate." View the shocking video here.
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Endorses Obama (See what happens with AA?)

    10/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/25/12
    Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday, telling “CBS This Morning” that he voted for Obama in 2008 but this time was going further and publicly backing him. “We’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude,” Powell said. “The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that we’re starting to rise up.” Powell said that when Obama took over “the country was in very, very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in...
  • Obama's Vanishing Lead with Women Voters

    10/24/2012 7:00:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/24/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The Democratic party likes to portray itself as seeing women as equal to men. Yet it's the Democrats who think they can woo female voters by dangling free contraceptives in front of them like a carrot luring a donkey. For months America has been hearing how it's President Barack Obama who has the estrogen vote sewn up. Now, according to a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, America comes to find out that Mitt Romney is currently leading Barry the Birth Control President in the top battleground states, and the women he thought were willing to sell the country down the river...
  • Muslims Favor Obama

    10/24/2012 7:06:14 AM PDT · by GeronL · 10 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-24-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might. Compounding the challenge, the Middle East is a region where perceptions of fading U.S. influence have been hardened by Arab uprisings that have toppled dictators who were longtime U.S. allies, bringing Islamists in their place. "I am one of those who is very much disappointed with Obama," said Hassan Nafaa a...
  • Obama to appeal to young voters on MTV

    10/23/2012 2:28:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/23/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Obama will make an appeal to young Americans on Friday with a live interview airing on all of MTV's channels that comes on the heels of other efforts to reach out to younger voters, including an appearance last week on "The Daily Show." Obama set to sit down with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway at 5 p.m. ET for a half-hour session being called "Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview With the President." The interview will take place at the White House and viewers can submit questions online.
  • Obama hit for 'securing the dictator vote'

    10/22/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Wolf13 · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/22/12 | Gary Bauer
    Obama has secured the dictator vote...does he have yours?
  • Is Obama beginning to crack?

    10/22/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/22/12 | Andrew Hodges
    Obama’s first two presidential debates with Romney gave us another look deep into his mind – into a continued confession which he simply cannot stop himself from making. From my experience as a forensic profiler, I know when a guilty person starts to break. Law enforcement describes how guilty suspects show signs of cracking during an interrogation – and they push on those weaknesses. We can view Obama’s poor performance during the first presidential debate with Romney on Oct. 3 in a similar way. The debate – a symbolic interrogation – was the first time Obama had faced tough questions...
  • On the basis of sound leadership, re-elect Obama: endorsement editorial (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

    10/22/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 26 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 22, 2012 | The Plain Dealer Editorial Board
    Four years ago, this newspaper's editorial board enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama, then a young senator from Illinois, for president of the United States. As much as we admired the long and courageous service of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, we believed that the nation needed fresh ideas and the fresh start that a leader with Obama's charisma and only-in-America backstory could provide. Today, we recommend President Obama's re-election. He has led the nation back from the brink of depression.
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Face of Desperation (shades of Jimmy Carter circa October 1980)

    10/22/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    National Review Magazine ^ | October 22, 2012 12:31 P.M | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Sandra Fluke spoke to ten people in Nevada. Michelle Obama (formerly of never-been-proud-before/downright-mean-country infamy) is accusing Republicans of talking down the country. Joe Biden, in his usual adolescent fashion, is gesticulating and acting up behind the stage while others try to speak, babbling about binders and the mythical war in Iran. Bill Clinton, as is his custom, is talking nonstop and monotonously about how Barack Obama should not be blamed for not achieving the sort of economic success that he feels his own genius achieved. Our president goes from rants about Big Bird to something infantile called Romnesia — in...
  • Live Thread For The Debate

    10/22/2012 2:06:40 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 30 replies
    Self | 10/22/12 | Bushbacker1
    For whomever is going to start a "live thread" for tonight's debate, please ask the moderator to feed the squirrels prior to starting the thread. We're on our fourth debate and it's been impossible to follow or post. Site begins locking up at the first mention of "gentlemen, start your engines!". The squirrels take that as a time to go on break until the debate is over. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Hype Romney's 'Binders' Over Biden's 'Bullets' by 11 to 1 Margin

    10/22/2012 8:24:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Media Research CEnter ^ | October 19, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) gave the faux furor over Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” statement in Tuesday’s debate a whopping 22 mentions through Friday morning. Yet when Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday, told an audience member that Republican “young guns” like Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan had “bullets” aimed at him the networks delivered just a scant two total mentions (on NBC and CBS, ABC skipped the gaffe entirely.) On the morning after the debate ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, on Good Morning America, singled out the “binders” comment: “You remember the Big Bird line that...
  • What States Will Obama Win? (First in a Series)

    10/22/2012 8:48:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/22/2012 | Roger Kimball
    For some months, I have been predicting that Romney would not only win but win big. I have a number of lunches and other small wagers riding on the outcome, so I have been cheered by Team Romney’s meteoric rise in the polls recently. I understand the wisdom of Yogi Berra’s observation that it’s not over till it’s over. Harold Wilson was surely right that a week is a long time in politics. Still, while not exactly counting the chickens before they hatch, I am drawing up a menu that features poulet for the main course. I think there will...
  • Response to the Los Angeles Times Editor's Endorsement of Barack Obama

    10/21/2012 11:10:17 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/21/2012 | Doughtyone
    DoughtyOne at 10:48 PM October 21, 2012
  • Bill Clinton is Melting Down All Over Again

    10/21/2012 6:27:52 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 63 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | Oct 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill Clinton is supposed to be the secret weapon in this race. The Oxford draft dodging grad who can appeal to working Americans because he has a Southern accent. The problem is that Bill also has a history of melting down during campaigns.Clinton’s incredible campaigning abilities have been largely overstated. Clinton won two presidential elections against ridiculously weak Republican candidates who barely showed up. That’s also how he became Governor of Arkansas. He blew the 2008 primaries and now he’s beginning to melt down all over again. “This shouldn’t be a race. The only reason it is, is because...
  • Millennials less enthusiastic about Obama this election

    10/20/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 20, 2012 | Randy Ludlow
    The cheering midst of a rally featuring President Barack Obama and a largely college-age crowd of 15,000 on the Oval at Ohio State University would not seem a likely place to encounter those not in the presidentÂ’s corner. Yet, the first five students approached at random by a Dispatch reporter on Oct. 9 turned out to support Republican Mitt Romney and his aspirations of replacing Obama in the White House. The must-vote adoration and enthusiasm for Obama isnÂ’t what it once was among 18- to 29-year-old Millennials in central Ohio, a must-win area in a must-win state for presidential hopefuls....
  • McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males

    10/21/2012 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Gabriel Debenedetti
    Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012. Who are these defectors? The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older. (Overall, Obama trails Romney 34 percent to 52 percent among white men over 50.) About 72 percent of them are white. They are largely from the East Coast; nearly 4 in 10 live in the mid- or South Atlantic. Nearly 3 in 10 finished their education after high school, and nearly 2 in 10 have a bachelor's...
  • Exclusive : Bam’s blind eye to illegal donors

    10/21/2012 2:15:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2012 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges. Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens. Walker said he used his actual street address in England but...
  • Paul Rodriguez Blasts Eva Longoria, Rosie Perez for 'Mean-Spirited' Attacks

    10/21/2012 1:28:54 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    http://latino.foxnews.com/ ^ | October 19, 2012 | By Elizabeth Llorente
    Comedian Paul Rodriguez is not joking. The man who made his mark in Hollywood finding humor in just about everything is – in a deadly serious way -- hitting back at fellow Latino celebrities Eva Longoria and Rosie Perez for their recent biting jabs at Mitt Romney. "When it gets personal, like they did, it goes below the belt,” he said. Rodriguez is featured in a new Latino-targeted ad for Romney, whom he is supporting after what he says is disappointment over President Obama. Rodriguez says he’d been a lifelong Democrat and voted for Obama in 2008. Longoria drew fire...
  • Denver Post endorses Obama

    10/19/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT · by SonOfDakota · 36 replies
    http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21804862/editorial-barack-obama-president
  • Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama (Video)

    10/19/2012 8:51:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Alison Peek
    The Salt Lake Tribune is receiving national media attention for its endorsement of the reelection of President Barack Obama. News organizations including CNN, the Washington Post and POLITICO all seem shocked that the state's leading newspaper is endorsing the incumbent, not the "favorite son."
  • Colmes outs Longoria, Obama not optimal, left looney as Romney leads

    10/19/2012 1:31:46 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 21 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | Octover 19, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Even liberal commentator Alan Colmes expressed outrage about Longoria’s actions and recommended that she resign or be fired from the Obama campaign. If a campaign co-chair acts like a fool, it is no wonder that so many Obama supporters are acting in an overly emotional and irrational way in the final days of the race. It is time for the adults in the Obama campaign to restore calm among their ranks; otherwise it could get very ugly very quickly.
  • Obama accuses Romney of suffering from 'Romnesia'

    10/19/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2012
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has a diagnosis for what he considers rival Mitt Romney's shifting positions: Call it a case of "Romnesia." Making a direct gender-pitch in hotly contested Virginia, Obama tells a college crowd that when it comes to issues important to women's health and jobs, Romney has conveniently overlooked his past stands.
  • Ahead of Election, Obama Stops Releasing ‘Stimulus’ Reports

    10/19/2012 9:42:08 AM PDT · by Snuph · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 19, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    The $831,000,000,000 economic “stimulus” that President Obama spearheaded and signed into law requires his administration to release quarterly reports on its effects. But “the most transparent administration in the history of our country” is now four reports behind schedule and has so far not released any reports whatsoever in 2012. Its most recent quarterly report is for the quarter than ended on June 30, 2011. One wonders how the administration would treat a private citizen who acted like such a scofflaw in response to one of Obama’s principal legislative initiatives. It certainly appears that this administration, which is so very...
  • Obama campaign emphasis on “Binders” best sign yet for Romney

    10/19/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2012 | Philip Klein
    Thursday brought a lot of good news for Mitt Romney’s campaign. National polls continue to move in his direction, with poll results starting to take into account the first day of polling after Tuesday night’s debate (though obviously we’ll need several more days of polling to see how the event affected the race). In Ohio, which could determine the outcome of the election, CNN reports that Republicans are significantly improving in early voting from four years ago, a key to winning the state. And the Romney campaign is so confident of victory in North Carolina (which Obama won last time)...
  • Donald Trumps tweets "I'll be making a major announcement on President Obama next week!"

    10/19/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    I'll be making a major announcement on President Obama next week--stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012
  • B.E.T. Runs Anti-Obama Ad and Pro-Romney Ad

    10/18/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2012 | Anonymous
    These two political ads are for Black Entertainment Television (BET). The first ad looks at the failure of President Obama to support the Black community, while the other is based on Mitt Romney's sincere address to the NAACP. Both are pretty interesting and worth a watch. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2012/10/bet_runs_anti-obama_ad_and_pro-romney_ad.html#ixzz29gKXkR00
  • Solid proof Obama is planning a concession speech event for November 6th Election Night

    10/18/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 55 replies
    Hillbuzz.org ^ | 10/18/12 | Kevin DuJan
    I’ve written before about the fact that Barack Obama was not planning another big Election Night victory party in Grant Park here in Chicago like the spectacle he put on in 2008, because no one I know in the Parks Department or in the event planning community had anything on their radar for Grant Park that night. Because of the permitting and union rules that plague any event in this City (which wouldn’t be waived even for Obama, due to liability and insurance issues the City would face if anything went wrong and permitting was not followed to the “T”)...
  • Obama, Oy Vey! American Jews Finally Have Had Enough

    10/18/2012 2:17:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/12 | Stella Paul
    "Two Jews, three opinions" goes the famous joke. And every day, more of those opinions turn pro-Romney, as American Jews increasingly reject the collapsing presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. Romney's surging poll numbers in the crucial state of Florida reflect his growing success with Bubbie Molly and her unemployed grandson Adam, who both thought their right hand would wither if it ever pulled the lever for a Republican. The signs and portents are everywhere, beginning with the special election of a Republican in Anthony Weiner's heavily Jewish, New York congressional district one year ago. Now a startling new poll even...
  • Halperin: Team Obama jumps the binder

    10/18/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In my column today at The Fiscal Times, I gave Mark Halperin of Time Magazine a lot of credit for being one of the very few journalists that spoke out about Barack Obama’s lack of a second-term agenda or much substance at all after the debate on Tuesday night. We’ll get back to the column in a moment, but first Halperin extends his analysis today after a 36-hour cycle of Bindergate. Halperin can’t believe that we’re less than three weeks out from the election, and all that seems to concern the Leader of the Free World and his brain trust...
  • Presidential Debate: Obama Looks to Win Back Women Voters

    10/16/2012 12:18:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2012 | By GREGORY J. KRIEG
    With new poll numbers showing his support receding among the women voters who had for so long been the anchor of his base, President Obama enters tonight's town hall-style debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney at a campaign crossroads. Romney has made steady gains in the polls since his decisive performance during the candidates' Oct. 3 meeting in Denver, Colo. A USA Today-Gallup survey released Monday showed Obama and Romney tied at 48 percent among women "likely" to vote in battleground states. Those figures echo the results of a Pew poll, published last week, that found Obama had fumbled an...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery’

    10/15/2012 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/15/12 | Christopher Goins
    First Lady Michelle Obama said in a radio interview on Friday that the United States is in the “midst of a huge recovery” because of what “this president has done.” Pablo Sato, co-host of Pablo & Free on WPGC 95.5, a Washington, D.C.-area hip-hop radio station, asked the first lady: “Mrs. Obama, you know what, in your words, tell us what you think the state of the union is in right now?” Mrs. Obama said, “I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right? Because of what this president has done.”
  • York: Obama-Romney II: Prez needs to win by knockout

    10/15/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/12 | byron york
    Judging by word coming from the Obama campaign, Tuesday night's second presidential debate at Hofstra University could be the greatest do-over in history. The president has been scrutinizing Mitt Romney's every word from the first debate in Denver, and now, nearly two weeks later, he has his answers ready to go. Early Monday morning, on the eve of Debate Two, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent out a long memo to reporters headlined "The Real Romney, Translated." The memo focused on nine statements Romney made during the first debate, plus a few from running mate Paul Ryan in the vice...
  • The Left Knows How Far Obama Has Fallen

    10/15/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    >BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, the Washington Post has a new story on their latest poll, and do you know what's interesting about this Washington Post story on the latest poll? It's that you have to read a long way into the story to find out what the poll says, and you can probably ascertain the reason for that. It ain't good for Obama. The headline in this story from the Washington Post... It's actually the ABC News/Washington Post poll, so this is actually an ABC story: "Enthusiasm Rises for Romney Ahead of Debate," by Gary Langer. "Rising enthusiasm and declining...
  • The Obama Breaking Point

    10/15/2012 3:37:06 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-14-2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    (snip) The election is not over, but it is starting to resemble October 29 or November 1 in 1980, when, after just one debate, the nation at last decided that it really did not like Jimmy Carter very much or what he had done, and discovered that Ronald Reagan was not the mad Dr. Strangelove/Jefferson Davis of the Carter summer television ads. Like Carter, Obama both has no wish to defend his record (who would?) and is just as petulant. In the next three weeks, he has only three hours left to save his presidency.There are lots or reasons why...
  • Tinseltown Is Turning On Bam: Hollywood Turns on Obama

    10/15/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:07 AM, October 15, 2012 | Andrea Peyser
    Look out. Hollywood is having a Republican crisis. Once America’s most dependable bastion of liberal blather, the land of make believe has gone rogue. Each week, the new movie season brings another defection to Camp Romney, a place where taxes are less punishing, foreign policy is reliably pro-Israel, and stupid movies like “Innocence of Muslims’’ are not blamed for costing American lives It’s the terrorists, stupid. The land that once loved Obama is not stupid when it comes to selling tickets. The unexpected hit of the summer was Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary, “2016: Obama’s America.’’ The stinging big-screen indictment of Obama’s...
  • Meet Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor

    10/14/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Free Beacon has a brief profile of Kareem Ahmed from TPM, one of the few million dollar donors to Obama’s SuperPACs. You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize Ahmed’s name. Before this year, his political giving was limited to a few four-figure checks to California candidates. Several veteran California politics watchers contacted for this story had no idea who Ahmed was, either. But here’s the thing: so far in 2012, Ahmed’s contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmed’s wife, Tayyaba Farhat, has contributed another $75,000. At...
  • Obama faces dilemma over gas prices as presidential campaign hits homestretch

    10/14/2012 4:12:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/12 | Ben Geman
    President Obama faces a dilemma as Mitt Romney bashes him over high gasoline prices in the final weeks of their close race. Obama must decide whether to address the attacks head-on, or stay the course on a messaging strategy that has recently been addressing prices indirectly. Democratic strategists and other experts argue that three weeks before voters go to the polls, Obama should steer clear of big messaging or policy pivots on gas prices. “Bringing the issue up this close to Election Day would be self-defeating at this point,” said Paul Bledsoe, an independent consultant who was a climate change...
  • Obama Making Debate 'Adjustments' (read: Obama still wetting the bed...)

    10/14/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ed Henry
    As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. "His running mate...
  • Inquirer Editorial: Obama will do a better job

    10/14/2012 5:34:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Like a carnival barker cajoling a mark into spending the last bills in his wallet, the Republican Party is counting on Americans' not remembering that they've seen this trick before. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants voters to forget their familiarity with the prize he's dangling before their eyes - a return to the disastrous economic policies that preceded the recession. Given that context, Romney's prize is no better than a fake pearl. ... Obama deserves more than the grudging credit Republicans are giving him for being the commander in chief who finally got Osama bin Laden. America is safer...
  • Endorsements: Barack Obama for president

    10/14/2012 5:55:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Voters often say they want their elected leaders to keep their promises and, at crucial moments, show real political backbone. President Barack Obama deserves a second term largely because he has delivered on both of these fronts. ... Obama – unruffled by Looney Tunes claims that he is a "socialist" and a "Marxist" – has pursued a consistent, moderate path that has pulled this country back from the brink and put it on a path toward recovery. In a second term, with just a little help from Congress, he could finish the job and pursue other priorities, including upgrading transportation...
  • Obama is best choice for president

    10/14/2012 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | October 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Americans have a clear choice between two presidential candidates with starkly different ideas for spurring the economy, providing for the health of our people, defending our interests abroad, educating our children and protecting our environment. We believe that President Barack Obama’s progress on these issues merits him a second term in the White House. Four years ago on this page, we endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona over Obama. We wrote that we were impressed with Obama, but McCain would “bring the Iraq war to a successful conclusion, work to end American dependence on foreign oil, reduce America's...
  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • The Obamage Is Done

    10/12/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/12/2012 | William L. Gensert
    The most damaging decisions we make in life are often a function of the lies we tell ourselves. For Barack Obama, I imagine those include "I am important -- I can do this job -- I am better than anyone else -- I am special, more than special, I am a great man and everyone loves me." When Barack Obama walked off that stage in Denver last week, he believed he had won the debate. Why wouldn't he? Just showing up has always been enough in the past. Remember, this is a man who became successful without having actually ever...
  • Obama plans three days of debate prep in Virginia

    10/11/2012 3:47:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama will be headed to Williamsburg, Va. for three days of debate prep, the Obama campaign confirmed. He plans to depart Washington on Sunday and return on Tuesday, the White House announced.
  • Porn industry backs Obama 5-1 (shocking news!)

    10/11/2012 10:43:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Paul Bedard
    This just in: America's porn industry backs President Obama over challenger Mitt Romney by a 68 percent to 13 percent margin, according to the industry's top social network. Here is the release from XBIZ: Poll: Adult Industry Backs Obama, Romney Limps LOS ANGELES -- The adult entertainment industry overwhelmingly favors re-electing Barack Obama to a second term as president, according to the results of a new industry poll conducted by media organization XBIZ. In spite of being in an era of declining industry revenues due to the glut of free content available online and rampant piracy, the majority of adult...
  • The Obama Tapes that Can Bring Romney Victory

    10/10/2012 11:58:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2012 | Edward Olshaker
    Elections are less likely to be decided by debates than by a handful of images engraved in voters' minds. The possibility persists that President Obama might win this battle of images -- and thus the election -- by relentlessly depicting Mitt Romney as rich, out of touch, and uncaring, a caricature amplified by endless repetition of Romney's "47 percent" tape by the Obama campaign, with ample help from his devoted media. On September 25, for example, long after it was news, all three networks reported on how the damaging video simply won't go away (no doubt because they won't stop...
  • Democrats on edge amid Obama debate fallout

    10/10/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2012 | Julie Pace
    It's more than President Barack Obama's lackluster debate performance that has some Democrats on edge a month from Election Day. Party loyalists, in Washington and in battleground states, are fretting that Obama's campaign has been slow to rebound after Republican Mitt Romney's commanding debate. They're worried that the Democratic ticket isn't aggressive enough in blocking Romney's post-debate pivot to the political center. And they fear Romney's new effort to show a softer side gives the Republican nominee an opening with female voters, who are crucial to the president's re-election prospects...
  • Why millions of voters are divorcing Obama

    10/10/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    According to the latest Gallup poll, Mitt Romney has leapt from a significant deficit to a 2-point lead in the wake of his widely lauded Presidential debate performance. He is simultaneously closing in on Obama’s lead in several swing states. This dramatic change may turn out to be even more meaningful when viewed through a lens that properly values the psychological power of incumbency. A shift by the electorate away from an incumbent president has more in common with divorce than it does with opting against a second date. When Americans bond with a president for more than three years,...
  • Obama rep: All of these Republicans politicizing the Benghazi attack are just so outrageous

    10/10/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Snuph · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    Please spare us all the sanctimoniousness about getting “political,” because whether or not the president of the United States and his administration are equipped with the capabilities to deal with serious threats to our national security sure seems like kind of a big deal that voters deserve to know about.