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  • Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?

    10/01/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Steve McCann
    In an earlier column I asked the question is Barack Obama a compulsive liar or a sociopath? ††(h) A Sociopath: A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.† A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused--it is done to get one's way).† Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others.† Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways. A compulsive liar: A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies...
  • Pssst, Mitt! Read this before Wednesday's debate

    09/30/2012 5:58:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    While Mitt hunkers down with Rob Portman preparing for the Big Debate #1, the finest minds of the conservative blogosphere are explicating the themes that could win the debate for him, narratives that go to the heart of what is wrong with Obama's tenure in office. Daniel P. Goldman, who also writes under the pen name Spengler, has explained in clear language the Obama sand in the gears that cripples our economy. He uses an excellent rhetorical device to do so, positing three groups of Americans From PJ Media: Our first case is one of five million Americans unemployed for...
  • Wall Street Prepares Clients for Obama Victory

    09/30/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday September 30, 2012
    As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shooting emails to clients with a similar theme: It's time to start preparing for an Obama victory. What many in the market worry about isn't that high earners may pay more in taxes if Obama is re-elected. It's gridlock in Washington come January, when more than $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes could kick in just as the country smacks into its borrowing limit again. There is reason to expect a deal. If Obama wins, the...
  • Economists reluctantly pick Romney

    09/30/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | Chris Isidore
    Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them. Nine of 17 top economists surveyed by CNNMoney picked Romney when asked who's election would help the economy grow more. Only three picked Obama.
  • Will An Obama Victory Spark A Civil War In The US?

    09/30/2012 11:35:07 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 166 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | September 29, 2012 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
    America is on the verge of fragmentation and civil conflict because its citizens have lost control of their government and lost faith in its political institutions. Nineteenth century political satirist Ambrose Bierce once described Washington D.C. as a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles and the conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Indeed. Not much has changed one hundred years on. The August 27, 2012 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of likely voters think that the US Congress is doing a good job. Most Americans agree that the Democrat and...
  • Pat Caddell Says: Media Have Become "Enemy of the American People"

    09/30/2012 6:25:36 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 27, 2012 | Pat Caddell
    ďWeíve had nine day of lies over what happened because they canít dare say itís a terrorist attack, and the press wonít push this,Ē said Caddell. ďYesterday there was not a single piece in The New York Times over the question of Libya. Twenty American embassies, yesterday, are under attack. None of that is on the national news. None of it is being pressed in the papers.Ē Caddell added that it is one thing for the news to have a biased view, but ďIt is another thing to specifically decide that you will not tell the American people information they...
  • Are the debates going to matter?

    09/30/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    A continuing theme I've been hearing on the political gabfests on cable news this week is that not only are the current polling numbers sketchy at best, they don’t really matter all that much because... wait until the debates! That seems to be the expected pivot point in the home stretch of the race, and analysts from both sides are playing the expectations game and declaring how vital it will be for Romney to "make his mark" or for Obama to "avoid a game changing slip-up." But assuming that one of them doesn't come out at the podium and announce...
  • Why the polls are all wrong. To set up the claim, "You cheated!"

    09/30/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 47 replies
    30 September 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Story after story has come out showing the populace somewhat evenly divided between the two Presidential candidates. However, on the street where the "real" people live, we all know the story is VERY different from the polls. The ONLY people I hear advocating for the Democrat Party are the individuals like the "Obama gave us a cellphone" woman and they do not make up a significant part of the population. Very few cars now sport Obama stickers anymore. They've all been peeled off. The invective used by people when discussing the Democrat Party and Obama is severe. The only conclusion...
  • Nationwide Stockholm Syndrome

    09/30/2012 8:32:19 AM PDT · by Alex Baker · 20 replies
    realitybatslast ^ | Jess Jones
    The latest numbers are out on the economy, and things have been worse than we thought: GDP revised lower, manufacturing orders fall The GDP was revised from an anemic 1.7% growth rate down to 1.3% growth through Q2 of this year (the half-way point). That officially puts us .5% behind Canada for the same period. Other great news included that the demand for long-term durable goods decreased 13% in August, about 10% worse than we had thoughtÖ. But who cares? Terrible economic news to Americans these days is like telling someone in Chicago that a kid got shot on the...
  • New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

    09/30/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Apr 30, 2012
    New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" ó a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)." "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online...
  • White House to contractors: Hold off on layoff warnings (Until AFTER the election)

    09/29/2012 5:12:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 62 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 28 September 2012 | Jeanne Sahadi
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs. The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act. .... Defense contractors in particular have warned for months that the upcoming sequester would cost jobs in their industry. And Lockheed Martin's CEO has said publicly he may be forced to issue notice this fall of possible...
  • Hello, you've reached the president. I'm never here.

    09/30/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    In Hillary Rodham Clintonís 3 a.m. television ad in the 2008 primary campaign, we heard the sound of a ringing phone and saw sleeping children. In ominous tones, a narrator warned that ďsomething is happening in the worldĒ and asked, ďWho do you want answering the phone?Ē Well, itís 2012, and ó the phone is still ringing. Please, somebody answer the damn thing! The story of the terror attack in Benghazi is that neither Clinton nor the president who made her secretary of state responded to the real emergency when it came. The biggest foreign-policy crisis of the last four...
  • Despite illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson on track for reelection

    09/30/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO ó Battling mental illness and personal financial troubles, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is a heavy favorite for reelection Nov. 6 despite a surreal campaign from which he has been absent for almost four months. Jackson, 47, who disclosed this summer that he has bipolar depression and has undergone weeks of hospitalization, is convalescing in Washington and meeting occasionally with aides. He has been absent from the House of Representatives since June 8. Whether he will campaign at all is in question. His reelection bid is being led by his wife, Sandi Jackson, who turned down interview requests....
  • The Times recommends Barack Obama for president, again (Obama's a failure but we endorse him anyway)

    09/29/2012 10:12:13 PM PDT · by Junior_G · 36 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 29, 2012 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    In 2008, Barack Obama was The Seattle Timesí choice for president. Four years later, we endorse him again, with less enthusiasm. But he is a better choice than Mitt Romney, and could still go down in history as a good president...
  • Dear Mitt: Please Donít Morph into a Wuss During the Debates. Regards, Doug Giles

    09/30/2012 4:03:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 | Doug Giles
    I‚Äôve got to admit ‚Ķ I‚Äôm a wee bit concerned about the upcoming presidential debates. My fear is that Mitt, for whatever reason, will take the McCain fetal position before Obama and not come out swinging for the fence. Mitt ought to do this Wednesday what Babe Ruth did in ‚Äė32 and point to Chicago like the Bambino pointed to centerfield bleachers and then verbally hammer Obama out of the park and back to Illinois. In addition to Mitt being the aggressor versus a genteel back-pedaler, I‚Äôd like to see some former Navy SEALs in the crowd stand up and...
  • Got a Romney bumper sticker or yard sign? Watch out for these unhinged libs

    09/30/2012 4:37:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    twitchy ^ | september 29, 2012
    New York City subway vandal Mona Eltahawy isnít the only unhinged progressive who believes in a constitutional right to deface property. Conservatives are reporting that their Romney/Ryan bumper stickers and yard signs are being stolen and vandalized by people spitting in the face of free speech.
  • Get A Grip: Americans Must Demand Better Government in November and Beyond

    09/30/2012 4:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Barack Obama is beating Mitt Romney. Wait- Romney and Obama are tied in Pennsylvania. And how about all those bungled calls from the NFL fill-in refs? Americans are seriously pre-occupied as we enter the fourth quarter of 2012. Obsessions about the football season and ďDancing with The StarsĒ are a pleasant diversion from our present hardship and gloomy future, and frustrations over the logic-defying presidential polls makes for interesting talk show fodder. But after the election Ė and after the close of 2012 Ė Americans will need to grapple with myriad problems in our government. Whoever wins the White House...
  • Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide (5/31/12)

    09/29/2012 11:11:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 102 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/31/12 | Wayne Allen Root
    <p>A Las Vegas ďodds makerĒ gives his reasons for big win by Romney in November. Interesting analysis.</p> <p>Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats.</p> <p>I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas odds maker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.</p>
  • Dreams from My Real Father

    09/29/2012 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Westbrook · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today | Vanity
    Today I received an unsolicited DVD in the mail entitled, "Dreams from My Real Father - A story of Reds and Deception". It's from an organization called DFMRF, LLC having a Los Angeles address. This is a MUST SEE documentary of Obama's origins, his upbringing, his education, and his rise to most powerful man on earth. It's worse than you ever thought. Americans have swallowed the Communist Lie and are prepared to propel this once great nation into something like Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward. Even if this video were shown on national television every night until the election, a...
  • A Moment of Gratitude & Praise!

    09/29/2012 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 9 replies ^ | 9/29/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    I am on the tour bus headed to our first rally of the Rebuild America Ė Defeat Obama Tour. The bus is wrapped with huge pictures of Romney and Ryan with a map of the cities in which we will hold rallies. I would like to give a huge shout-out to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His grace and favor in assigning me to this mission, making me a part of this extraordinary team of patriots. Joe is the big brain behind our tour. He led our crew in a moving prayer last night. My family for the...
  • Tea party hero Mourdock changes his tune to woo Indiana moderates, help GOP keep Senate seat

    09/29/2012 9:00:24 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 27, 2012 | AP
    Richard Mourdock became one of the tea party's biggest winners of the 2012 primary season when he knocked off veteran Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar in a brutal campaign built on his contention that Lugar was too old, too out of touch and too friendly with Democrats - a RINO, Republican in name only. But the movement's biggest RINO hunter is now changing his tune as he tries to woo moderate voters in a tight race that stands as a key test of the tea party's ability to win outside the nation's most conservative states. Mourdock is matched in the general...
  • 1979 Newspaper Article By V Jarrett FIL Reveals Start Of Arab Purchase Of U.S. Presidency

    09/29/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 66 replies
    Pat Dollard Website ^ | September 28, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    Full title: Bombshell Obama Vetting: 1979 Newspaper Article By Valerie Jarrett Father-In-Law Reveals Start Of Arab Purchase Of U.S. Presidency Why would Muslim oil billionaires finance and develop controlling relationships with black college students? Well, like anyone else, they would do it for self-interest. And what would their self-interest be? We all know the top two answers to that question: 1. a Palestinian state and 2. the advancement of Islam in America. The idea then was to advance blacks who would facilitate these two goals to positions of power in the Federal government, preferably, of course, the Presidency. And why...
  • In Lefty world, it matters not whatís being done; it only natters whether a Leftist does it

    09/29/2012 5:03:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies ^ | 9-28-2012 | Bookworm
    Full title-In Lefty world, it matters not what‚Äôs being done; the only thing that matters is whether a Leftist does it Bookworm on Sep 28 2012 at 2:43 pm Back in 2004, when George Bush was president, Michael Moore compared al Qaeda terrorists to American Minutemen: The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‚Äúinsurgents‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúterrorists‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúThe Enemy.‚ÄĚ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow ‚ÄĒ and they will win. Moore‚Äôs shallow brain and inadequate education left him incapable of distinguishing between people who fight for individual liberty and people who...
  • Democrats: Investigate Benghazi Attack AFTER the Election

    09/28/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Donít be fooled by the supposedly bipartisan effort to investigate the Obama administrationís actions after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Democrats are no more serious about challenging their leader in the White House than they have ever been. But hereís the salient point, and how the Democrats are duping the public into thinking that they truly want an investigation: Kerry and his palsí letter to Thomas Nides, deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, is asking for more information and a full briefing after the Senate returns in November. Thatís right. After the election.
  • Tracking Ohioís absentee ballot requests (A good measure of voter enthusiasm in key swing state)

    09/28/2012 7:08:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/28/2012 | Moe Lane
    We[**] got a guy out there doing just that, and the link to his spreadsheet is here.Executive summary: the process is ongoing, and what’s being tracked are absentee/early ballot REQUESTS, not turned-in ballots. So it’s not telling us who’s ahead in Ohio; it’s merely telling us what we know of which party’s members are asking for ballots. In other words, it’s a possible measure of voter enthusiasm in Ohio. So… 2012 2008 % of 2008 Total 601208 740725 81% Democrat 177155 288270 61% Republican 145560 144300 101% Cuyahoga 159572 231497 69% D Cuyahoga 86274 119891 72% R Cuyahoga 38134 35067...
  • NRA: Must-See "GunBanObama" Site Now Active

    09/28/2012 6:15:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    NRA ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | NRA ILA
    As we enter the home stretch of this year's critically important election, two things are certain: First, the winner of the election will have a profound effect on your Second Amendment rights, and second, it's crucial that you know where the candidates stand on the Second Amendment so that you can make the right choice. One thing we do know: Barack Obama continues to be a serious threat to gun owners. When it comes to Obama's stance on our Second Amendment rights, you need to be fully informed about what he has said and done during his entire political career....
  • My list of Must Watch Videos. (Links)

    09/28/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    9/28/12 | various
    Here are various videos that I consider must watch and worth spreading around as they tell the truth of Obama and the left. I guess you can call this my video links thread. Obama Recycles Speeches We've Heard It All Before, No Obama in 2012 WORDS MATTER: Original Obama Un-narrated Documentary/Review (in his own words) A Muslim In The White House - Proof Barack Hussein Obama Is A Secret Muslim Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel Republican Jewish Coalition presents "Perilous Times," The post-American president Predictions come true Trifecta: The end of America as we know it George Soros...
  • The truth about 2012 polls

    09/28/2012 1:03:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 27, 2012 | Douglas E. Schoen
    In the 2012 race for the White House President Obama is ahead, but the polls are misleading. In a recent interview, Romney pollster Neil Newhouse made the argument that these mainstream polls are skewed in favor of Obama. In order to address this, some conservative outlets have taken matters into their own hands. One website,, has begun reweighting mainstream polls to more closely track the demographic assumptions that the conservative leaning Rasmussem Reports uses. The results have been staggering: the re-weighted polls all put Romney ahead of Obama with margins of between 3 and 11 points. If one looks...
  • As the UN opens its General Assembly session, it is already thinking up new global taxes

    09/28/2012 11:00:27 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 16 replies ^ | 27 September 2012 | George Russell
    A 1 percent tax on billionaires around the world. A tax on all currency trading in the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound sterling. Another ďtinyĒ tax on all financial transactions, including stock and bond trading, and trading in financial derivatives. New taxes on carbon emissions and on airline tickets. A royalty on all undersea mineral resources extracted more than 100 miles offshore of any nationís territory. The United Nations is at it again: finding new and ďinnovativeĒ ways to create global taxes that would transfer hundreds of billions, and even trillions, of dollars from...
  • Romney muddies his tax message

    09/28/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/28/2012 | Bernie Becker
    Mitt Romney has muddied his message on the GOP's signature issue of taxes at a time of growing frustration in the party about the direction of his campaign. Now struggling in the polls, the Republican nominee said this week that President Obama had not raised taxes and downplayed the tax relief in his own proposal... "It's not a particularly compelling message to tell people you're not going to see much of a tax cut in the way most people think of tax cuts," said Jim Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute... Larry Kudlow, a prominent supply-side commentatot said he was...
  • Hillary Clinton: Raise Taxes on Rich Everywhere

    09/28/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    CNBC/Yahoo Finance ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | John Carney
    It's no secret that the foreign policy of the United States tends to reflect the world views of the occupant of the White House. "One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner - especially from the elites in every country," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in her speech at the Clinton Global Initiative Monday. What Clinton meant by "contribute to growth" was revealing. She listed contributing to building schools and hospitals rather than domestic business investment, which is the conventional meaning of contributing to growth.
  • Obama has history of lavishing time, attention on Ohio (BO or JB every 3 weeks since 2009!)

    09/28/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Bend Bulletin / Washington Post ^ | September 27 | Jerry Markon
    ...When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. And when a Cleveland dairy owner wanted to make more ricotta cheese, he won what was then the largest loan in the history of the U.S. Small Business Administration...
  • The 'beautiful' family slain by father tormented by the prospect of Obama winning the election'

    09/28/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by Fennie · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2012 | By Emily Anne Epstein
    Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed. A confidante of the family for the past 25 years has spoken to MailOnline about the strength and grace of the Peterson family, as well as the torment that plagued Albert which drove him to shoot dead his wife Kathleen and his two sons Christopher and Mathew at their suburban home in DC on Sunday. A history of mental illness, the loss of a dear uncle, and a growing fear of...
  • Romney gets second intelligence briefing (WHY did this take so long Obama?)

    09/28/2012 5:40:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27 | Ntalie Jennings
    Mitt Romney got his second classified national security briefing Tuesday at a CIA office in Herndon, Va... Ryan has also been briefed
  • It's Over

    09/28/2012 4:15:26 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Give up -- Barack Obama has won.† With the election only weeks away, it is clear from recent swing state polling that Mitt Romney has lost this election.† According to the Quinnipiac numbers, in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 10%, 9% and 12%, respectively. Romney can't win.† Just ask any journalist or newscasters.† He is toast -- stick a fork in him. Bull... If anything, the closer we get to Election Day, the more apparent it is that Obama is not only losing, but losing big.† The Obama campaign, and by "campaign"...
  • Asking the experts: Which polls are, or arenít, legitimate?

    09/27/2012 7:05:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    After yesterday's post on poll trustworthiness, I started wondering whether there's any poll or model that's been consistently accurate over time and therefore worth watching down the stretch as a weathervane of where the race really stands. I e-mailed two experts whom I trust and put that question to them. Is there any steady signal they trust amid the cacophony of statistical noise? Anyone we can look to as a beacon in the darkness when the NYT drops its next D+10 sample of Utah or whatever on us?Short answer: No, there's no one whom they count on to get it...
  • Sept. 26: Could 2012 Be Like 2008?

    09/27/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Nate Silver
    Thereís no point in putting it gently: Mitt Romney had one of his worst polling days of the year on Wednesday. It began with a series of polls from The New York Times, CBS News and Quinnipiac University, released early Wednesday morning, which gave President Obama leads of between 9 and 11 points in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Later in the day, Mr. Romney got polls showing unfavorable numbers for him in Colorado and Iowa. Unlike many recent days, when Mr. Obamaís national polls were slightly less euphoric than his swing state surveys, Wednesdayís national polls seemed to support the...
  • Obama and Media Coordinate to Attach the "47% Video" to Romney's Supposedly Falling Poll Numbers

    09/27/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, Obama is in Virginia, he's got a campaign appearance going, and he just told a whopper. Grab sound bite five, by the way. He just told a whopper to the crowd. And, by the way, let's play sound bite five. This is what has caused this big change. The Romney video where he claimed that 47% of the voters are just beyond his reach, they don't pay taxes or whatever, you remember the video from May at a fundraiser. Obama has latched on to that to now try to talk about the people of this country...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Asks Voters To ĎWake The Fóí Up, Support Obama

    09/27/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/27/2012 | Unattributed
    Hold on to your butts. The Samuel L. Jackson political ad has been released and heís asking Americans to ďwake the fó up.Ē In perhaps the most anticipated political ad of the election season from either side of the aisle was released today from the Jewish Council on Research and Education, featuring an impassioned Jackson urging voters leaning toward GOP candidate Mitt Romney instead of President Barack Obama to reconsider their choice come November. Flanked by a young girl, Jackson and the girl attempt to convince the girlís family to step up and reelect the president. The video is vintage...
  • Hacking Votes

    09/27/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT · by Positive · 8 replies
    CIO Journal ^ | 9/27/2012 | Michael Hickins
    Advanced Voting Systems of Frisco, Texas, clearly didnít give software security a thought when it designed its electronic voting machines.The AVS WinVote system is vulnerable to wireless computer sabotage, but because of a lack of funding to replace them, those machines are still in use in more than a third of the polling localities in Virginia, a swing state that could determine the outcome of this yearís U.S. presidential election. A new Virginia law bans wireless capabilities in voting machines, but allows the use of those machines election officials already purchased. Jeremy Epstein, a computer researcher who helped draft the...
  • Fight Voter Suppression... With Voter Suppression? [BARF]

    09/27/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 3 replies
    9/26/12 | Dan Savage
    This article in the current issue of the Atlantic made me furious: "The next day, King Street Patriotsómany of them aging white suburbanitesópoured into polling places in heavily black and Hispanic neighborhoods around Houston, looking for signs of voter fraud. Reports of problems at the polls soon began surfacing in the Harris County attorneyís office and on the local news. The focus of these reports was not fraud, however, but alleged voter intimidation. Among other things, poll observers were accused of hovering over voters, blocking lines of people who were trying to cast ballots, and, in the words of Assistant...
  • 43% Expect Better Economy if Romney Wins; 34% Say Same of Obama

    09/27/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 9/27/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Thursday, September 27, 2012 Most voters still think the economy will get worse or stay about the same, no matter which candidate wins the White House and which party wins control of Congress in November. But theyíre now a little more confident in economic gains if Mitt Romney and the Republicans come out ahead. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think the economy is likely to get better if President Obama is reelected and Democrats regain full control of Congress, marking little change from early July when the two sides ran...
  • Tea Party activists continue quest to change America

    09/27/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 21 replies
    STLToday (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | September 25, 2012 | Brian Flinchpaugh
    For a group of Tea Party activists, their mission to change the direction of the United States continues every Saturday at highways K and N in O'Fallon. Since 2009, members of the K&N Patriots have waved signs from 10 a.m to noon at the busy intersection, usually along the east side of Highway K. The often hand-made signs usually touch on familiar conservative themes ó repeal "Obamacare" and President Barack Obama, restore liberty, protect the right to bear arms, cut government spending and remember veterans. The signs were much the same on Sept. 15 ó "Repeal Obama,Ē ďStop SpendingĒ...
  • Early Voting Has Started. Crack-Down on Fraud With Your Smart Phone! (urgent)(update1)

    09/27/2012 11:35:15 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 1 replies
    Early voting has started - and, of course, that means that vote fraud has started as well. I want you to become aware that you hold a powerful anti-fraud weapon in your hand - your Smart Phone! If you live in a state that has started voting, or if you know someone in such a state, spread the word. The method is easy - take a pic or video of the fraudulent activity with your smart phone. Geotag the pic or video. Then upload it (youtube, facebook, twitter, FR, etc.) and share it with the world! If you don't know...
  • Durable goods orders take worst monthly drop since recession (Great "recovery"! /sarc)

    09/27/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    nbc ^ | 9/27/2012 | reuters
    New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August fell by the most in 3-1/2 years, pointing to a sharp slowdown in factory activity even as a gauge of planned business spending rebounded. The Commerce Department said on Thursday durable goods orders dived 13.2 percent, the largest drop since January 2009, when the economy was in the throes of a recession. Orders for July were revised down to show a 3.3 percent increase instead of the previously reported 4.1 percent gain. Economists polled by Reuters had expected orders for durable goods -- items from toasters to aircraft that are meant...
  • Obamaís Approval Rating Mirrors 2010

    09/27/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9-27-2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    September 27, 2012 Obamaís Approval Rating Mirrors 2010 Jeffrey H. Anderson For all of the wishful thinking in the mainstream press about President Obamaís positioning 40 days before this election, Obamaís approval rating looks remarkably similar to what it was on this date in 2010 ó shortly before his party lost a historic 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats.†On September 27, 2010 ó exactly two years ago ó Rasmussen Reports showed Obamaís net approval rating among likely voters to be minus-3 percentage points (with 48 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving).† Among those who felt ďstrongly,Ē Obamaís net approval...
  • Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years

    09/27/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT · by verum ago · 10 replies
    News Observer ^ | 27 September 2011 | jbfrank
    *snip* "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election." The comment -- which came during a discussion of the economy -- perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious -- but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the...
  • Scorecard: Congressman Kildee Among The Worst At Looking Out For Taxpayers

    09/27/2012 9:10:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/24/2012 | Tom Gantert
    U.S. Representative Dale Kildee was among the worst 22 politicians in the U.S. Congress in 2011 when it came to looking out for taxpayers, according to a national tax watchdog group. The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) released its 2011 Congressional Ratings, which looked at the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. The CCAGW says its ratings expose members of Congress who consistently voted against the fiscal interest of taxpayers. Rep. Kildee, D-Flint, was the lowest-rated Michigan member in Congress with a score of 5 percent. That put him in a group labeled as "hostile" to...
  • Eligibility challenge arises in Electoral College

    09/27/2012 8:28:03 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    A challenge to Barack Obamaís eligibility to be president is forming within the Electoral College process, WND has confirmed. James Grinols, one of 10 presidential electors chosen by the Republican Party of Minnesota, is asking GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan to provide Grinolsí legal counsel, Mario Apuzzo, with their ďpaper, full form official certificate of birth with raised seal from the place of your birth.Ē [snip] Grinolsí goal is to establish a standard in the Electoral College that each candidate for the presidency and vice presidency present to duly nominated electors of their...
  • 2Q GDP revised downward to 1.3%: Re-elect the President!

    09/27/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2012 | Rick Moran
    It's great to have a president whose policies are working so splendidly. Oh, wait... The U.S. economy grew at an even more sluggish pace in the April-June quarter than previously believed as farm production in the Midwest was reduced by a severe drought. The overall economy grew at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in the spring, down from its previous estimate of 1.7 percent growth, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The big revision reflected that the government slashed its estimate of crop production by $12 billion. About half of the downward revision to growth came from the decline in...