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  • Big Bird - Obama for America TV Ad

    Watch this......you know the moment a campaign falls into ridicule of itself and you can't take them seriously ever again. Journo's falling over laughing this morning, calling it the "jump the shark moment"
  • Obama will win the Spanish vote - the few that show up (Hispanic apathy is nationwide)

    10/09/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2012 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We saw a pathetic turnout among Hispanics in the Texas Democrat primary.   In fact, District 33 was created for the sole purpose of electing a Hispanic Democrat.  It elected a black Democrat because Hispanics stayed home.   Only 19,000 voted in the runoff.     Hispanic apathy is nationwide, as explained by Chuck Todd of NBC:   "And then let me give you this last one here, because this is, I think, the most important one. And that's Hispanics. The President's winning Hispanics by 50 points. He hit the 70% mark. However, look at this in terms of interest in the...
  • ObamaCare transforming America into Part-Timer Nation?

    10/09/2012 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Under ObamaCare, companies of more than 50 workers who do not provide health-insurance coverage have to pay significant fines, although not nearly as costly as the insurance itself. That alone might have employers bailing out of the health-insurance market, but the Orlando Sentinel reports that at least one company is testing a way to avoid both costs. Employers do not have to provide health-insurance coverage to part-time workers under ObamaCare as long as they work less than 30 hours a week, and one restaurant company has begun experimenting with changing over entire staffs to part-time work to avoid the ObamaCare...
  • Hmmmm: Obama Campaign Allowing IP Proxies for Donors

    10/09/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Snuph · 13 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | October 09, 2012 | Rusty
    However, this time it's getting interesting. John E. has this about the weak security that Obama uses to match donor information from redirects which are mostly foreign, and Doug Ross now sees evidence in the websites html that Obama's people are intentionally allowing proxy IP's to be used by their donors. That last bit? That's more than a little fishy.
  • Report: Shake-Up in Works at Obama Campaign Headquarters

    10/09/2012 9:06:22 AM PDT · by TBBT · 81 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10/9/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    NBC's Chuck Todd reports: "I'm hearing chatter that there's maybe some people from the last campaign that's maybe going to get a little more involved," said Todd.
  • Swing State Report: Race tightens in Ohio as Romney gains (Gary Johnson 10.6% Support in Ohio?)

    10/09/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/8/2012 | Watchdog.org
    OHIOReference to coal helps Romney pull even in Buckeye StateMitt Romney’s performance in the first presidential debate has gotten him back into the race in Ohio, in part because he raised an issue that resonates here.“By the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal,” he said during the debate. “People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies.”According to the Ohio Coal Association, almost half of the state’s 26 coal plants are due to close by 2015, thanks to Environmental Protection Agency regulations.Since the debate, Romney has...
  • The Day Polling Died

    10/09/2012 5:25:23 AM PDT · by drellberg · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2012 | J Podhoretz
    Mark it down on your calendars: Yesterday — Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 — may go down in the annals of history as the day political polling died. It was the most ridiculous polling day among many preposterous polling days in the course of this long campaign.
  • Romney Now Leading Obama By Four Percent Among Likely Voters In Post-Debate Pew Poll

    10/09/2012 5:24:15 AM PDT · by Fennie · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2012
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Denver debate performance has boosted him ahead of President Barack Obama, according to a stunning new poll by the Pew Research Center released Monday. "Among likely voters, Romney holds a slight 49% to 45% edge over Obama. ...[Romney] has drawn even with Obama in the presidential race among registered voters (46% to 46%) after trailing by nine points (42% to 51%) in September," Pew's analysis stated.
  • Military Poll: Romney Creams Obama by 40 Percentage Points

    10/08/2012 12:51:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/08/2012
    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be nearly tied among voters as a whole, but among military members, the former Massachusetts governor is obliterating the president, 66 percent to 26 percent, according to a new poll from the Military Times. To be sure the survey covers only military personnel who subscribe to the paper. This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force, the Times says. Interestingly enough, 41 percent of respondents said the economy is the most important issue, compared...
  • Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)

    10/08/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Government Accountability Institute released a blockbuster study today on the issue of foreign donations in American politics, and in particular, the Obama campaign. The study determined three key findings: The absence of the industry-standard CVV and unknown use of AVS anti-fraud security for online credit card donations. The presence of a branded, major third-party owned website (Obama.com) redirects its 68% foreign traffic to a campaign donation page. Active foreign solicition using indiscriminate email solicitations and exposure to social media. The branded site, Obama.com, was created in Shanghai, China, by an Obama bundler, but its present registration information is hidden....
  • Early voting statistics (NC, IA, OH, FL)

    10/08/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Ravi · 23 replies
    GMU ^ | 10/8/12 | me
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  • Obama’s Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romney’s strength and his own failure. After an hour and half “match,” it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises. Heeding conservatives’ advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and...
  • News Flash: Debate Was Beneath Obama

    10/08/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 79 replies
    NRO The Corner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    From the New York Times: Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship. He did not do all that well in 2008 but benefited from Senator John McCain’s grumpy performances. Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said.
  • Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?

    10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign: * The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations * The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises * 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months Schweizer...
  • Big News in Michigan - TODAY!

    10/08/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 42 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 10/08/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    BIG NEWS FOR TONIGHT:CARAVAN LED BY CAMPAIGN BUSES WILL LEAD HUNDREDS FROM BRIGHTON RALLY TO ROCHESTER HILLS PAUL RYAN RALLY Today will be a huge day for supporters of the Romney/Ryan ticket in southeastern Michigan. Tonight at 5:00 PM supporters will gather at Brighton's Millpond Park for a "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" rally featuring speeches and patriotic musical performances. (Website:  www.RebuildAmericaTour.org) Then around 6:30 PM supporters will caravan to Rochester Hills for rally featuring Congressman Paul Ryan and musical legend, Kid Rock.  The caravan will be led by the two "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" buses that feature...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • The Real Unemployment Rate (What would the rate be if people who want a job entered the workforce?)

    10/08/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The latest jobs report is out, showing the economy added 114,000 jobs, beating estimates of 113,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the Department of Labor reported, due to the addition of 873,000 people who self-identified as employed. That rate was a sharp drop from the 8.1% a month earlier. Those jobs were mostly part-time in nature. Also, the 7.8% jobless rate understates the problem of the underemployed. What would the unemployment rate be if all the people who want a job suddenly re-entered the workforce? Answer: 11.63%. For the math, see below. If the labor force participation rate had...
  • Obama meets Hollywood mega-donors during secret “thank-you event” in L.A.

    10/08/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    During his fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend, President Obama began by privately meeting a dozen liberal donors at the home of DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffery Katzenberg. Obama’s “defender-in-chief,” former President Bill Clinton also attended. When asked by reporters about the nature of the event, White House Traveling Press Secretary Jen Psaki would only say that it was a “thank-you event” “We have actually done meetings or events with high-dollar donors who have maxed out or contributed a high amount to the campaign around other events before, Psaki explained. “So this is one of those events; it’s a thank-you...