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  • Quinnipiac: Obama Worst President Since World War II, Reagan the Best

    07/02/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 39 replies
    News Max ^ | 02 Jul 2014 | Quinnipiac Poll: Reagan Best President Since World War II, Obama the Worst
    President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, and the United States would have been better off if his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, had won the election in 2012, a new Quinnipiac University national poll released today reveals. The best president? Ronald Reagan. "Over the span of 69 years of American history and 12 presidencies, President Barack Obama finds himself with President George W. Bush at the bottom of the popularity barrel," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
  • NYT/CBS Poll: 58 Percent Disapprove of Obama's Foreign Policy

    06/24/2014 1:33:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    News Max ^ | 24 Jun 2014 | Cathy Burke
    A majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the widening crisis in Iraq – and overall dissatisfaction with his foreign policy agenda has shot up among both Republicans and Democrats, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Fifty-two percent of Americans say they don't like how Obama is dealing with the violence in Iraq; just 37 percent approve, the poll showed. "I voted for him because he said, 'Give me four more years and I will fix everything,' but nothing is being fixed," Michelle Roberts, 34, a Democrat from Salem, Mass., told The New York...
  • George W. Bush has higher favorability than Barack Obama

    06/23/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | June 22, 2014 | Danielle Haynes
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads the pack in favorability among former and current U.S. presidents, and George W. Bush beats out Barack Obama. WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) --A new poll from Gallup indicates former U.S. President George W. Bush is six points higher in favorability than U.S. President Barack Obama. The poll, the findings of which were released Saturday, show former President Bill Clinton has the highest favorability of all living former and current U.S. presidents, with 64 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
  • Gallup: Majority Says Obama Not ‘Honest and Trustworthy’

    06/13/2014 6:15:23 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 12, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Fifty-one percent of the Americans who responded to a Gallup poll conducted June 5-8 said that they do not believe the phrase “is honest and trustworthy” applies to President Barack Obama. Gallup has asked Americans this question eight times over the last six years: “Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each applies or doesn't apply to Barack Obama. How about: Is honest and trustworthy.”
  • White House: The Taliban Five Aren't As Bad As You Think

    06/10/2014 7:23:42 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    The Cable - Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2014 | JOHN HUDSON
    Facing growing skepticism on Capitol Hill about its decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House told lawmakers at a classified briefing late Monday night that some of the freed militants were political figures, not hardened soldiers, according to lawmakers who attended the session. In the past several days, the administration has rolled out a number of reasons to justify swapping Bergdahl, a potential deserter, for the five Taliban officials. White House officials said they had concerns about Berdgahl's health, felt an obligation to never leave a soldier on the battlefield, and feared the militants...
  • Soldier who rescued Jessica Lynch in Iraq in 2003 killed in Afghanistan combat

    05/17/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 17, 2014 | SPENCER BROWN
    A veteran Army soldier who helped rescue Pfc. Jessica Lynch at the beginning of the Iraq War was killed in action in Afghanistan as the U.S. effort there winds down. Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, 49, of Tuscon, Ariz., died May 13 after being wounded by small arms fire a week earlier in Herat province in western Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. He was the top enlisted soldier of 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of Fort Bliss, Texas. Barreras had already been wounded in combat several times over multiple tours to both Iraq...
  • More Obamacare Workers Reveal They Were Paid To do Nothing

    05/16/2014 2:34:42 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 16 May 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    More workers hired to process Obamacare applications are revealing how they've been filling their days sleeping, playing board games, reading, or fighting with each other on many days when there was little or no work. "I walk out every day feeling as if I have contributed nothing," a worker from the London, Ky., Serco facility told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday. A former worker at a processing center in Wentzville, Mo., processing facility, Lavonne Takatz, said she and other workers played games or slept because there was nothing for them to do. She and other workers said company and...
  • Paul: Christie is the 'king of bacon' on government spending

    07/30/2013 4:49:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) – The feuding between Republicans Chris Christie and Rand Paul continued Tuesday as the senator from Kentucky cautioned the governor from New Jersey was picking a fight with the wrong guy. In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Paul defended himself against Christie's most recent allegations that the senator was bringing home too much money for his state. "This is the king of bacon talking about bacon," Paul said about Christie. Both are considered potential 2016 contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. Earlier in the day, the outspoken governor chastised Kentucky for taking more federal...
  • Gray Lady to Weiner: Get out

    07/24/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 24, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Allahpundit gave a great recap to one of the stranger political events of all time, the attempt by Anthony Weiner to argue for yet another opportunity for redemption. When he entered the mayoral race, Weiner said that he’d learned his lesson after the scandal broke in 2011 and was ready to return, but revelations in the past 24 hours show that he continued his extramarital Internet trolling well after the birth of his child last year. Nevertheless, his wife Huma Abedin stood by his side and declared that she supported Weiner and that the latest reports were old news and...
  • Egyptian Politician: U.S. Ambassador Member of Muslim Brotherhood 'Sleeper Cells'

    07/18/2013 3:10:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Mustafa Bakari, an Egyptian politician, issued a brutal assessment of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson. Bakari stated, “In my opinion, she [Patterson] is a member of the sleeper cells of the Brotherhood, likely recruited by Essam al-Erian or Muhammad al-Baltagi.” In a June 18 speech, Patterson made the following statement in a speech about the turmoil in Egypt: “Some say that street action will produce better results than elections,” Patterson said. “To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical.” John Hudson at Foreign Policy wrote of her reluctance to criticize Morsi:
  • Obama’s Ambassador Orders Egypt to Release All Muslim Brotherhood Members

    07/16/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies
    Israpundit ^ | July 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    This may have been filtered through the Egyptian media for that extra nationalistic flavor, but the demands are in line with those already made by Obama and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Yesterday El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson demanded that Egyptian General Sisi release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning: “And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt...
  • Glenn Greenwald: I have more secrets to reveal

    06/09/2013 4:02:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    On ABC’s ‘This Week,’ journalist Glenn Greenwald explained that Americans could expect him to reveal more secrets about the government surveillance programs. Greenwald wrote two bombshell stories last week in the Guardian newspaper – one about the National Security Agency obtaining phone records from Verizon customers and one about the agency’s PRISM program. “[S]hould we be expecting more revelations from you?” asked Stephanopoulos. “You should,” Greenwald answered shortly. Greenwald remained quiet about his sources, reminding Stephanopoulos about the importance of whistle-blowers.
  • Woodward at war

    02/27/2013 5:26:37 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2013 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI
    Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets. Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of...
  • Crushed unicorn dreams: ‘I should have voted Romney’

    01/06/2013 10:13:40 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 6, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Oh, dear. The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their first paychecks of the year were smaller.
  • K-pop star PSY once advocated ‘slowly and painfully’ killing US soldiers

    12/07/2012 7:57:05 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    He has the most-watched YouTube video ever (more than 900 million views), and is set to perform at the White House later this month. Eight years ago, however, the “Gangnam Style” K-pop singer advocated the murder and torture of US military personnel and their family members. HAPS, an English-language Korean magazine, says news of PSY’s anti-American views have long been known in Korea, but only recently surfaced in the US. The lyrics of the anti-US song performed live by PSY and several other popular Korean singers in 2004 (shortly after the US invaded Iraq) were first translated into English two...
  • Romney to Win by 7-8 points ? [CNN poll]

    11/05/2012 12:08:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    Updating yesterday's TRR post -- CNN released a poll on Sunday that showed independents breaking for Mitt Romney 59%, with 37% for Barack Obama. (These numbers are buried on page 30 of the CNN report.) Because CNN assessed the likely electorate as 41% Democratic, 30% Republican and 29% independent, this translated into a 49%/49% tie. But this breakdown should be called the "unlikely voters." Using the more realistic Rasmussen and Gallup party ID breakdown, with Republicans holding a slight edge in party ID, a 22 point lead among independents on election day would give Mr. Romney around 53% of the...
  • Donald Trump teases ‘major announcement’ about President Obama

    10/21/2012 2:42:42 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
  • 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...
  • Obama on Benghazi: “If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal”

    10/18/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    People are e-mailing about it so I’m giving you the transcript, but I want to see the clip before making a judgment. Stewart: “Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page.” Obama : “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it. And what happens,...
  • John Kerry: I Need 'Exorcism' to Purge Romney

    10/18/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies
    BREITBART NEWS ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | TONY LEE
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has been playing Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama's debate prep sessions and he said on Wednesday that he would need an "exorcism" after Monday's final debate between Obama and Romney to purge Romney out of him. After sparring against Kerry, Obama got pummeled by Romney in the first debate. It was the most lopsided debate loss in history and may have single-handedly cost Obama the presidency. The Obama campaign also tried to throw Kerry under the bus after the first debate.
  • TRR: Romney Outpolling Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama

    10/18/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    According to the latest Gallup survey, Mitt Romney is polling 52% of likely voters. At this point in the race he is ahead of: Where Jimmy Carter was in 1976 (47%) Where Ronald Reagan was in 1980 (39% -- Carter was six points up) Where George H.W. Bush was in 1988 (50%) Where Bill Clinton was in 1992 (40%) Where George W. Bush was in 2000 (48%) Where Barack Obama was in 2008 (49%)
  • Newsweek, Like The President, Is Finished At The End Of The Year

    10/18/2012 3:39:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Newsweek has announced it is ceasing publication at year's end, and the New York Times' David Carr writes an obit. Like the president it has --mostly-- fawned over, Newsweek no longer interests the majority of Americans. Even those who might pick it up in the doctor's office won't buy it. It has tried all sorts of stunts, and all sorts of absurd drama, but it cannot do its basic job against rising competition. It failed. It will go away. Like the president. The post-debate euphoria of the left will fade today as it begins to notice, as it did after...
  • Beckel On Romney Poll Lead: 'It's Over'

    10/18/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 70 replies
    BREITBART NEWS ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | BREITBART NEWS
    On Fox News' "The Five", former Democratic strategist Bob Beckel sounded defeated when reflecting on today's Gallup poll showing Mitt Romney taking a 52-46 percent lead over Barack Obama nationally. "It's over. If these numbers are true, it's over," Beckel said.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] 77% likelihood Romney wins popular vote, according to famous U of Colorado study

    10/16/2012 10:00:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2012 | Levi Fox
    The University of Colorado (CU) prediction renowned for perfect accuracy will predict a popular-vote win for Mitt Romney later this month, Campus Reform has learned. The poll has accurately predicted every presidential election since it was developed in 1980. It is unique in that it employs factors outside of state economic indicators to predict the next president. CU Political Science Professor Dr. Michael Berry, who spoke with Campus Reform at length on Tuesday, said there is at least 77 percent chance that Romney will win the popular vote. “Our model indicates that Governor Romney has a 77 percent likelihood of...
  • Dana Perino has ‘feeling’ about a new secret tape; Guessing games begin!

    10/14/2012 11:11:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 81 replies
    Twitchy ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Oh, dear! Fox News contributor and former Bush press secretary Dana Perino had Twitter buzzing this morning when she tweeted that she had a “feeling” a new secret tape is lurking about. Twitter users quickly begged for more information.
  • Cenk Uygur: Ryan ‘Likes Fetuses So Much Because He Looked Like One Next to Biden’

    10/13/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 36 replies
    CNSNews ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – During post-vice presidential debate coverage, Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Thursday that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan looked like a baby next to Vice President Joe Biden. “The audience looks at that and goes, ‘That kid? Who’s that kid, Paul Ryan? I don’t want that guy being president.’ You know why he likes fetuses so much? Because he looked like one next to Biden,” Uygur told co-hosts former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, and John Fugelsang. “That’s enough. You’re, you’re wrong,” Spitzer said in response. Current TV was co-founded by former...
  • *Video* Joe Biden can't stop laughing

    10/11/2012 10:04:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Just in from "Now This News". . . Vice President Joe Biden can't stop laughing
  • If He’s Lost the Porn Industry…

    10/11/2012 8:37:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    …no, wait: 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. … Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch agreed. “The results aren’t really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work,” Hirsch said. “Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs.” In other words: he may be a lousy president, but he’s our lousy president! So evidently Jenna Jameson is an outlier. Still,...
  • Luke Skywalker: Obama reminds me of Obi-Wan Kenobi because he’s so wise

    10/11/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Something to cleanse the palate while we wait for Paul Ryan to attack the Death Star in Kentucky. All of you already knew that Hamill is a liberal, yes? (So much so that the story of the haircut that Romney forced on a classmate in high school appears to weigh heavily in his electoral calculations.) If not, here’s a rule of thumb that will serve you well: Virtually everyone associated with “Star Wars” is an out-and-proud leftist. There may be a Jawa somewhere in the cast who votes libertarian, but opinion among the major players appears to be as varied...
  • Cory Booker: ‘I wanted to scream out’ during the first debate

    10/11/2012 3:08:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Who, me? Cory Booker? Dashing mayor by day and occasional superhero by night? You’d like me to comment on the president’s dismal performance in his debate last week? Why, no, I just don’t think I could. I really shouldn’t. Do you have a permit for arm-twisting, buddy? Ha, just a little mayor humor. Well, all right, if you insist: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top President Obama surrogate, said Thursday he wanted to “scream” during last week’s debate when Obama did not pounce on Mitt Romney’s joke about needing to “get a new accountant.” “I wanted to scream out, Obama,...
  • Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan; NYT more or less agrees

    10/11/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The key bit comes in the last 20 seconds but I’m giving you four full minutes because I want you to watch her blithely assure CNN at the beginning that “the administration has been open and honest since day one about the Benghazi attack.” The administration she’s referring to there is the same one that had a dozen or so different intelligence reports flowing in within the first few hours after the attack pointing to an Al Qaeda connection and yet still sent Susan Rice out to lie to the media about a “spontaneous protest” five days later. CNN helpfully...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • Stacey Dash: I picked my candidate by the content of his character

    10/10/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Remember that time Rep. Paul Ryan called Dionne Davenport to chat? Stacey Dash breaks the news to Alicia Silverstone that it’s Paul Ryan on the line.Stacey Dash, the actress best-known for playing Dionne in “Clueless,” announced her support for Mitt Romney in this utterly innocuous tweet last week. After that, her replies predictably and sadly erupted in abuse, with accusations that the black actress was betraying her race, was a “house negro,” “oreo,” and worse. You know, because tolerance. Dash, who most recently starred in the VH1 drama “Single Ladies,” said she was “shocked and saddened” by the response in...
  • Actress Stacey Dash On Receiving Racist Hate For Supporting Romney [CNN]

    10/09/2012 9:21:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Actress Stacey Dash talks about Romney and the recent Twitter backlash. Dash says she has heard from the Romney campaign but has heard nothing from the Obama campaign. "As a country, this is my choice. This is the man I want to lead my country. It's my right as an American citizen, it's my constitutional right to have my choice to who I want to vote for for president. And I chose him not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character," the actress told CNN's Piers Morgan.
  • 'Clueless' Star Ditches Obama for Romney, Accused of Being 'Not Black Enough'

    10/08/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 48 replies
    BREITBART NEWS ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | BREITBART NEWS
    Actress Stacey Dash cried while watching President Barack Obama's inauguration back in 2009. "I am so happy ... In that moment my husband and I just looked at the TV and I started to sob." This year, she's a Mitt girl. Dash, best known for starring in the cult classic "Clueless," clearly has had enough of Hope and Change, the reality version. Over the weekend, Dash Tweeted her support for Mitt Romney.
  • Politico/GWU Battleground poll finds 13-point enthusiasm gap favoring GOP

    10/08/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Politico warns that Barack Obama has a problem he never saw in 2008 — and it’s getting worse. Mitt Romney’s likely voters are much more enthusiastic than his, and these numbers mainly came from polling data collected before Obama laid a debate egg in Denver: A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago. The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from...
  • Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says

    10/07/2012 9:47:33 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    University of Colorado Boulder ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | University of Colorado Boulder
    An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election. According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes -- down five votes from their initial prediction -- and short of the 270 needed to win. The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug....
  • R 49% O 47% [Drudge Headline]

    10/06/2012 9:56:50 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about two-thirds of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews. Still, the numbers reflect quite a debate bounce for Romney. Heading into Wednesday’s...
  • Bam! Slam! Pow! Crash! BOOM!

    10/04/2012 12:25:50 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | Erick Erickson
    There was a surreal moment after the debate last night. On CNN, the polling went overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney among debate watchers. Basically two-thirds of the American public who watched the debate claimed Romney won. A majority claimed Romney was with them on taxes, the economy, healthcare, their views of government, etc. He dominated. A CBS poll of undecided voters who watched the debate mirrored the CNN poll. Suddenly the Democrats took to the airwaves and twitter to rail against the polls oversampling Republicans and being too heavily skewed, too instant to be meaningful, and clearly not an accurate statistical...
  • Carville: ‘Mitt Romney came with a chainsaw’

    10/03/2012 11:18:08 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Add CNN’s James Carville to the list of Democrats questioning President Barack Obama’s performance against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday. In CNN’s wrap-up of its debate coverage, Carville, a campaign adviser to former President Bill Clinton, gave Obama’s campaign high marks but added that Obama probably didn’t go by the playbook his campaign wanted him to. “Let’s be real,” Carville said. “They have run a very good campaign thus far. I don’t think that President Obama did what this campaign wanted him to do. I think he was off his game tonight. But let’s don’t go overboard here....
  • Michael Moore to Obama - 'This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach'

    10/03/2012 10:54:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was disappointed with President Barack Obama's performance at the first debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday night and, he made his views known on Twitter to his followers over one million one hundred thousand followers. Moore was also angry with PBS debate moderator Jim Lehrer, saying that "[Clint] Eastwood's chair would do a better job moderating..." : Here's a sample of some of Mr. Moore's tweets: "Get This Obama spoke FOUR minutes longer than Romney did tonight! Didn't feel that way, did it? That sorta says it all."
  • It’s Over

    10/03/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    I’ve been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout. Mitt Romney was in control from the beginning. He was the alpha male, while Barack Obama was weak, hesitant, stuttering, often apologetic. The visuals were great for Romney and awful for Obama. Obama looked small, tired, defeated after four years of failure, out of ammo. One small point among many: Obama doesn’t even know how to stand at a podium, as he continually lifted up one leg. He would be below average as a...
  • Media: Romney won the debate

    10/03/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Media outlets and personalities across the political spectrum agreed that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate of the general election. “That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car,” The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway tweeted. But it wasn’t just conservatives saying Romney beat Obama. “What was Romney doing? He was winning!” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said. “Obama should watch MSNBC every night” to improve his debate prep, he added. Newsweek’s Andrew Sullivan, a fervent Obama supporter, denounced his performance. “He choked. He lost. He may...
  • X [Newly Unearthed Obama Video from 2002]

    10/03/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2012 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Crediting Morgen Richmond, Patterico has posted a video clip of Barack Obama speaking at a 2002 University of Chicago Martin Luther King Day Memorial. The video of the full speech is posted here. Patterico characterizes it as “by and large…a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking responsibility for our actions, and the audacity of hope….But,” Patterico holds, “there are a few times when the mask slips, just a little.” Paterrico points in particular to one of the most provocative parts of Obama’s speech, of which he has posted the...
  • Jesse Ventura, Castro’s man of courage

    10/03/2012 6:16:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    NEW YORK — “I can only judge Fidel by the hour I spent with him,” former Minnesota governor and renowned conspiracy crockpot Jesse Ventura told The Daily Caller in the empty lobby restaurant of his New York City hotel in mid-September. “And I will tell you this about Fidel. He had the most unique — I will always remember his handshake. Always. And I’ve shaken how many hands? But I will always remember his.” “He winds up. When he met me he cocks his hand up and he thrusts it down to you,” Ventura explained with palpable excitement in his...
  • Biden: The middle class has been ‘buried the last four years’

    10/02/2012 1:44:01 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking on the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. today, offered an unvarnished assessment of the Obama economy: First, he repeats the myth that Mitt Romney will “raise taxes” on the middle class— “raising their taxes with this tax cut,” as Joe so Bidenly puts it. Second, he says Romney can’t possibly justify that mythical tax hike because the Obama presidency has been so hard on the middle class. The Romney campaign agrees and Jim Pethokoukis has the charts to prove it. It’s not the first time Biden has eloquently described the toll the Obama economy has...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Flee Democrat-Run California

    09/29/2012 4:35:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2012 | TONY LEE
    Due to high taxes, burdensome regulations, lack of public sector reforms, and a lackluster job climate, more people have left California than come to the state since 2005, according to a comprehensive study by the Manhattan Institute released on Tuesday, suggesting California is no longer “perceived by most Americans as the land where dreams come true.” In the report, titled “The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look," Tom Gray and Robert Scardamalia found Californians have fled to states like Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, and Georgia because those states have a better economic climate with less taxes and...
  • Number-Cruncher on Polls’ History of Underestimating the GOP

    09/29/2012 3:55:15 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    One of my regulars, the accounting-minded poll watcher nicknamed “Number-Cruncher” writes in, describing what he thinks honest pollsters should be saying right now: “For the past two election cycles the partisan divide in this country has been volatile. In 2008, we could have modeled the turnout in race similar to 2004 and Obama still would have beaten McCain by 1 or 2 points. We knew that there was no way the divide was going to end up even, so even moving to a 1996 model of +3 Democrat advantage would give Obama a 4 point win. Democrats ended up with...
  • Harry Reid calmly responds to Romney’s tax release: “He’s hiding something. He’s hiding something!”

    09/21/2012 3:22:02 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Reid’s original claim, of course, wasn’t that Romney was “hiding something” but that a Bain investor had told him Romney hadn’t paid income tax at all for 10 years. We found out a few hours ago that that’s not true if your 10-year window includes 2011, and if you believe PricewaterhouseCoopers, it’s not true for the period from 1990-2009, when he paid an average annual effective rate of 20.2 percent. Time for an apology, or time to move the goalposts? Longtime Reid-watchers know the answer. From a Las Vegas Sun reporter:
  • Tax Returns: Romneys Gave More than Obamas [Case closed, move on]

    09/21/2012 12:08:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 | TONY LEE
    Tax returns for 2011 set to be released today by Mitt and Ann Romney reveal that they gave away a higher percentage of their income to others than did Barack and Michelle Obama, when both taxes and charity are taken into account. The full returns, along with a notarized letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the Romney's tax preparer, giving a summary of tax rates from the Romneys’ tax returns for the 20-year period of 1990-2009, will be released at 3 p.m. eastern time. In 2011, the Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity, which was 30% of their income. The Romneys also paid...