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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
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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...
  • Princeton Economist: Obama Campaign Is Misrepresenting My Study on Romney's Tax Plan

    10/08/2012 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Last night, the Obama campaign blasted out another email claiming that Mitt Romney's tax plan would either require raising taxes on the middle class or blowing a hole in the deficit. "Even the studies that Romney has cited to claim his plan adds up still show he would need to raise middle-class taxes," said the Obama campaign press release. "In fact, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen both concede that paying for Romney’s tax cuts would require large tax increases on families making between $100,000 and $200,000."
  • Multiple Twitter Users Threaten to Assassinate Mitt Romney: ‘Shoot Him Dead’

    10/08/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 October 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with. Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening...
  • Bombshell: Obama.com Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government

    10/08/2012 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    breitbart ^ | October 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections
  • Panic of the Progressives

    10/08/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Israpundit ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what...
  • According to this, Venezuelans run our voting machines and count the votes.

    10/08/2012 4:55:36 AM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Lou Dobbs
    <p>"A large and powerful investor in the software company that will design electronic ballots and record votes for Venezuela's new and much criticized election system is the Venezuelan government itself... Venezuela's investment in Bizta Corp., the ballot software firm, gives the government 28 percent ownership of the company it will use to help deliver voting results in future elections, including the possible recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez, according to records obtained by The Herald... Until a year ago, the Bizta Corp. was a struggling Venezuelan software company with barely a sales deal to its name, records show. Then, the Venezuelan government -- through a venture capital fund -- invested about $200,000 and bought 28 percent of it" (sic).</p>
  • Are there People or Groups Organizing Conservative Poll Watchers Across the States?

    10/08/2012 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies
    10.08.12 | Chickensoup
    Are there People or Groups Organizing Conservative Poll Watchers Across the States? I have been considering taking the day off to help drive people to the polls and instead thought that it would be more helpful to poll watch in Leftist strongholds. If there are organizations that are doing this I would be interested in helping. Frankly, I would only want to do this with at least one other watcher, and a constantly running camera. Anyone else interested in this? Ideas?
  • What ABC-NBC-CBS-NYT-CNN-WASHPO-LAT Can’t Hide: Debate Changed Everything

    10/08/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    The earth moved in Denver last week. A chunk of realist landscape broke through the media’s gloomy, impressionist artwork, as Mitt Romney dominated Barrack Obama in the first presidential debate. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men insist one good performance by the challenger and one off night for the president don’t really change anything. But in fact, they change everything. The race is recast for several reasons: Everything voters believe—or have endlessly heard-- about the candidates was called into question. Romney’s dismantling of the president wasn’t just a win. The 90 minute encounter reintroduced the men in...
  • Could gun owners lose election over jobs report?

    10/06/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Days after American Spectator Senior Editor John Fund warned gun owners about the dangers that voter fraud pose for the Second Amendment this year, September’s job report shows a surprising – and some suggest curious – drop below eight percent for the first time since Barack Obama took office. What’s that got to do with gun rights? Plenty, if one is worried about a second Obama term and what it could mean for future Second Amendment court battles, and the proposed United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty. While it is good news for those who now have jobs, several people...
  • Election Time In Obamaland

    10/07/2012 4:21:56 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-7-2012 | Andrew McKillop
    Election Time In Obamaland ElectionOracle / US Presidential Election 2012Oct 07, 2012 - 09:47 AM By: Andrew McKillop OBAMA OH BUMMER As president, Obama carried on and carried out what many persons call "the US Imperium" - by continuing its designer wars, its domestic intimidation and mass hysteria worthy of a Ruritarian Warsaw pact country of the 1980s, such as Ceacescu's Romania, by facilitating its corporate kleptocratic empowerment and the "social eugenics" program to continually enrich the rich, and impoverish the poor, especially Black and Hispanic minorities. In a few words, a real Democrat. Part of Obama's program involved the...
  • Hey liberals, you're right: The polls are telling us something

    10/07/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 2 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10-03-12 | Dean Chambers
    As the polls become less skewed closer to the election, so too will the RCP average. In fact, I predict the RCP average will reflect a Romney lead before election day. When both the RCP average and the UnSkewedPoll.com average show Romney leading before the election, which is going to happen, we'll know two things. The polls are fairly accurate, because the pollsters care more about their credibility as the election is near, and that Mitt Romney is going to win the election. I stand behind both predictions. Those three polls released yesterday
  • Despite disapproval of Romney's faith, many evangelicals say that won't affect their vote

    10/07/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 190 replies
    Chattanooga time free press ^ | 10/7/12 | Clint Cooper
    Chattanooga-area evangelical church pastors may believe the Mormon faith is a cult and may not consider Gov. Mitt Romney a Christian, but they said that won't stop them from considering a vote for him in next month's presidential election. More than eight in 10 voters in a Pew Forum poll this summer said they were comfortable with the Republican nominee's faith or it didn't matter to them. Nineteen percent said they were uncomfortable with his faith. "We are electing a president, not a pastor," said Tim Shoap, co-pastor of Signal Mountain Bible Church. "I want the best and most effective...
  • VANITY - My Political Rant for the Day

    10/06/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT · by Heff · 11 replies
    10/6/2012 | HEFF
    I have a good mix of liberal and conservative friends... I had to the write this rant and posted it on my Facebook. Comments welcomed.
  • U.S. AG’s Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonald’s restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Young White Evangelicals will Vote Romney, Poll Finds

    10/06/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Religious Dispatches ^ | 10/06/2012 | Sarah Posner
    The latest poll out of Public Religion Research Institute examines the political and religious attitudes of "younger millennials," the 18-25 set. Do you remember a lot of fretting (from the conservative side) that younger evangelicals are drifting away from Republican orthodoxy? Or, (from the progressive side) that younger evangelicals are a potentially get-able voting bloc for Democrats? This poll dispels all of that.According to the poll [PDF], a full 80% of white evangelicals in that age group plan to vote for Mitt Romney. Just 15% say they will vote for Barack Obama.The poll finds both a racial and religious divide...
  • High U.S. Unemployment Rate, Obama Failure Or Bush Catastrophe For Romney To Continue?

    10/06/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-6-2012 | Nadeem Walayat
    High U.S. Unemployment Rate, Obama Failure Or Bush Catastrophe For Romney To Continue? ElectionOracle / US Presidential Election 2012Oct 06, 2012 - 01:11 AM By: Nadeem Walayat Democrats and republican have been busy putting their own spin on the latest unemployment data released by the BLS which shows that the US unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time in 45 months by falling 0.3% to 7.8% for September 2012, down from a high of 10% reached in October 2009. Amidst an election frenzy, both parties and candidates have jumped on the data to their advantage. Romney called it...
  • Obama close to raising $1 billion after near-record September tally

    10/06/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2012 | Dan Eggen
    President Obama’s reelection campaign, which only two months ago fretted that it was losing the money race to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, said Saturday that it was on the cusp of raising $1 billion for the 2012 election after posting its strongest fundraising month of the year. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $181 million last month, easily eclipsing the $114 million that they had raised together in August. The number falls just shy of the all-time monthly record of $193 million, however, which was set by Obama in September 2008. Campaign manager Jim Messina wrote in...
  • Ukraine’s Progress Toward Democracy

    10/06/2012 5:28:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Debora Kay Coury
    On October 28, 2012 Ukraine will hold their first democratic parliamentary elections since agreeing to new rules in November 2011, a significant achievement in reforming the electoral process. The current government has made headlines during the past year, including in the U.S., because it is going through a complicated reform process. Ukraine is a place where economic freedom and embrace of democracy are still the exceptions and not the rule, and the current government needs the support of the West. However, recent events could make it easy for the U.S. to take the wrong angle and accidentally push the country...
  • An amazing piece of political theatre

    10/06/2012 3:18:19 AM PDT · by trekdown · 10 replies
    Obama wasted trillions on favors to crony capitalists and unemployment rate stayed above 8% for 43 straight months. Romney won the first debate and next day government-reported unemployment rate droped down to 7.8 Isn't it a miracle? Any ideas what can happen, if Romney wins the next debate?
  • Debate Replay 12:00am EST today/tonight on PBS

    10/05/2012 8:48:09 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 7 replies
    Replay-12:00am saturday I don't know if I can watch it, Romney nailed him on unemployment and now o can turn around and throw the latest numbers in his face-so obvious it is almost funny if the country weren't falling about we would all have a good laugh. but I am such a political junkie I will probably watch it anyway
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Three UW professors irked at some details of Obama's rally (College Campus Alert)

    10/05/2012 8:21:53 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 8 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 10/4/2012 | DAN SIMMONS
    A trio of high-profile UW-Madison professors went public Wednesday with concerns about President Barack Obama's planned Thursday campaign rally, saying students who want to attend are unfairly being required to supply a phone number and email address to the campaign, even having to click "I'm In" to get a free ticket at the campaign's website. "If you want to go to this hugely important and interesting event you have to register with the campaign," said political science professor Donald Downs. "That raises questions."
  • 8-Year-Old’s Letter to Romney Urges Him to Not Fire Big Bird

    10/05/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/5/12 | Melissa Knowles
    Romney had said, "I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS ... I like PBS, I love Big Bird ... but I am not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for." Cecelia and others were upset about potentially losing the long-running "Sesame Street" and other PBS shows. Cecelia's handwritten letter reads as follows: "I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS kids with Sesame Street on it. It was my favorite show on Earth. But now I'm 8 years old. When I grow up, I'm...
  • Obama Wants High Gas Prices

    10/05/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This rising gas prices business. I had a memory jog during the break, so I went back and searched our own broadcast archives. Do you remember all those stories that the rising gas price didn't matter to you anymore? Remember all of those stories? Like this from Reuters, Wednesday, August 22nd: "Rising Gas Prices Aren't a Big Concern for Voters," by John Whitesides. CNNMoney.com: "Rising Gas Prices Aren't as Bad as You Think," March 21st, 2012. There were a bunch of more, and we marveled at them. Just as there were stories in the mid-nineties when Clinton...
  • Media offers questions, advice to top Obama campaign strategist

    10/05/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2012 | Neil Munro
    Surrounded by whooping Republicans and suddenly unfavorable data, chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod called in the media cavalry today.And several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice.“Axe, I’m not sure you can hear me, David,” said NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, when she was invited to ask a question Oct. 4.We are going to hold Gov. Romney accountable for the things he said last night … as I hope you will make him justify those claims, because we need a honest and a genuine and realistic plan to move forward as a country …...
  • NRA endorses Romney as ‘only hope’ for firearms freedom

    10/05/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand. “In this election, there is no debate,” LaPierre said in a statement. “There is only one choice – only one hope – to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.” The endorsement is not surprising — the NRA has a history of supporting conservative candidates, who traditionally support...
  • Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots"...Viral Video

    10/05/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Frantz Kebreau
    This is a must see video of the way the Democrat party has treated blacks in America...Must Watch. Part 1 Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots" Part 2 Reavealing The Truth About The Democrat Party
  • AARP: Not Backing Any Presidential Candidates

    10/05/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/05/2012
    AARP is reminding voters that it's not endorsing any candidates after President Barack Obama cited the group in the first presidential debate. Obama mentioned the lobbying organization for seniors twice Wednesday in discussing Medicare and Social Security. He noted that AARP supports his health care law and opposes the voucher-like program Republican Mitt Romney has proposed for Medicare in the future. AARP's senior vice president, John Hishta, says AARP is nonpartisan and has never consented to the use of its name by any campaign or political group and doesn't take sides in political races.
  • Ohio Poll Analyst: Voter Turnout Modeling Predicts Big Ohio Trouble for Obama

    10/05/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/05/2012 | Paula Bolyard
    "Simply stated, Cuyahoga County has lost enough Democrats and independents since 2008 that, when projected across the state of Ohio, Obama’s big 2008 gains are all gone. Given how drastically voter registration has changed in Cuyahoga County since 2008, it is likely that Romney can carry the state of Ohio, which is quite contrary to what popular media polls are saying.” That’s the analysis of Clinton Cooper at Election Insights [1], an Ohio firm that uses geographic information systems (GIS) and election data to illustrate the political landscape of the electorate.While most pundits and media outlets are focused on...
  • Don't Be Fooled, That Debate Was a Big Deal

    10/05/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Mitt Romney beat the britches off of President Obama in their first debate, including the devastating sound bite "you've been president for four years." It was the most-watched debate in 20 years and was the most decisive victory by a challenger in at least that long, but to look at the news today, you might be tempted to think it really didn't matter. But don't be fooled into thinking that what happened on Wednesday was not a massive moment for the race. CNN's post debate poll this time found 67 percent believed Romney won compared to 25 percent for Obama,...
  • Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'

    10/05/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT · by tapatio · 142 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 5,2012 | Daniel Halper
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