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  • Don’t Be Fooled, That Debate Was a Big Deal

    10/06/2012 7:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 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. Another month of essentially flat job growth is being trumpeted as just the comeback the president needed, with reporters, addicted to the top-line unemployment rate, freaking out about the fact that the measure fell below 8 percent....
  • How a “Busy” Obama Could Have Been Better Prepared for the Debate

    10/06/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 32 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jess Jones
    The debate inspired total panic on the left. For a campaign whose motto is “Forward”, there was enough political side-stepping in the post-debate review on the left to make viewers wonder if they had accidentally tuned into the Discovery special on Christmas Island’s crab mating migration. Probably the best sour grapes line of the evening was that the president didn’t have as much time to prepare, on account of being president and all… When the tears of sympathy stopped flowing, I got to thinking about what Obama might have done to get ready for the debate. Where in Obama’s 24/7...
  • The American Media's Last Chance for Redemption

    10/06/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 24 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody’s perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Even when those mistakes are conscious, there is always a chance to reverse them, if one catches oneself in time. Take the wrong route; don’t be afraid to do a U-turn and correct the error. Wear the wrong necktie, dress right the next time to correct the impression. Make the wrong choice; don’t be afraid to make the right one next time. The American news media, known collectively as “the MainStream Media” or MSM for decades now, has made a collective choice: most have been part and parcel of the Democratic Party, either admittedly or...
  • Romney’s improved standing

    10/06/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 6, 2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    As John noted earlier today, Mitt Romney is ahead of President Obama by two points in the latest Rasmussen survey, not all of which was conducted after the debate. The reason for Romney’s surge is straightforward, but a memo by highly-respected Republican pollster David Winston helps us appreciate the impact of the debate. Winston notes: The opening 2012 Presidential debate was watched by a remarkable 67.2 million viewers according to Nielsen, and some have estimated that with computers, tablets, and phones that number may well be over 70 million. This was a 28% increase from the first 2008 Presidential debate...
  • Gallery: President Obama and NASA (Barf Alert at Warp 9.9)

    10/06/2012 6:55:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    NASA ^ | October 5, 2012 | Staff
    Thirty images of Obama' visit to a governmental agency once the crown jewels of the nation and now after having eviscerated its budget, not to say having destroyed the hopes and dreams not only of America's future in space but of humanity's quest for knowledge, new frontiers, the wonders of exploring the moon, discoveries to be made to have boggled the mind.
  • State Department Says “Other Priorities” Precluded Funding Libya Embassy Security

    10/06/2012 6:44:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Despite requests for upgraded security from Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens dating back several months before his murder, the US State Department couldn’t comply. Resources that could have funded more guards for both the Embassy and Consulate were “unavailable.” Among the items deemed to be a higher priority: the purchase of 1500 Chevy Volts. The outlay for these costly, yet poorly performing vehicles was part of the Defense Department’s “green initiative.” “In our judgment, providing a few Marines for one embassy or consulate was less important than making this broader commitment to preserving the environment,” said Secretary Hillary Clinton. “Of course,...
  • Presidential Debate #1: Why the analysts are wrong!

    10/06/2012 6:37:22 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 33 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    There is an accepted wisdom about the first Presidential debate between Obama and Romney. I didn’t watch it live. I rarely watch debates or conventions because I find these events almost painful to watch. I don’t need to watch two people debate to find out who’s the candidate that most closely reflects my values. There are other, better ways of doing that. I don’t need to hear dozens of people give carefully scripted speeches to form an opinion of parties and candidates. It’s like watching non-stop commercials. Who wants to subject themselves to that? The morning after the debate I...
  • Is Obama Eligible to Participate in the Presidential Debates? (Vanity

    10/06/2012 6:36:41 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 48 replies
    Self ^ | October 6, 2012 | `JewishRighter
    There has been plenty of discussion of the presidential debates: moderators, topics, format and so on. While I was lurking on one such thread here on FR tonight, it occurred to me to look for information about how they are setting up the upcoming town hall debate on October 16 by going to the website of the Commission on Presidential Debates. While there, I came across a section regarding eligibility to participate in the debates and lo and behold, they require the participants to be Natural Born Citizens and the rest of the constitutional qualifications to run for President. See...
  • KO’d in Denver [Blind sow alert]

    10/06/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2012 | Kathleen Parker
    Contrary to conventional wisdom that debates are rarely, if ever, game-changers, the first presidential debate was a demolition derby. And no amount of post-debate fact-checking, spinning or dances of one’s choice (Barack Obama has cited Mitt Romney’s tap-dancing and soft-shoe) is going to alter the impression of Romney’s winning-ness. It was quite simply a knockout performance by the Republican challenger. Or, as Notre Dame professor and political observer Robert Schmuhl put it, “Romney gets a gold medal, and Obama wasn’t even in the same competition.” Schmuhl, a professor of American studies and the author of “Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Rasmussen: Obama May Need a Reagan Comeback

    10/06/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, October 05, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. The reviews suggest that many were surprised at how well Mitt Romney did and how weakly President Obama performed. The Instant Polls conducted by CBS and CNN showed Romney as the big winner. In fact, CNN found that Romney emerged with the largest advantage from any debate since they began the instant debate poll three decades ago. This leads to two questions. The first is: How much of a difference will it make? As I noted last week, debates rarely have a major impact on a campaign, but a small...
  • A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man

    10/06/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 October 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream. Even before his inauguration, Barack Obama was an imaginary man, the creation of his admirers. Think back to the 2008 Time magazine cover depicting him as FDR, the Newsweek cover of the same year on which he was shown casting Lincoln’s shadow, or the $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”—this in 2009, less than a year after he had taken office. It was not that Obama had done nothing to deserve these outsized comparisons and...
  • Catholic activists unleash attack on Obama

    10/06/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Conservative Catholic activists, facing polls that show President Obama gaining among the famously politically split church community, are striking back at the White House with more than 1 million voter guides that fail the president on seven key religious liberty issues. Angered by Obama's demand that religious facilities provide health insurance that includes abortion services despite their pro-life principles, the new voter guide grades the president with an "F," and Mitt Romney with an "A."The new Catholic Association(PDF) voter guide does not include abortion, good for Romney who has shifted over time to be pro-life. The focus instead is on...
  • President Obama - Ladies Man, Adored By Single Young Females

    10/06/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 77 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is it the way he jogs up to the Presidential podium, as his  fists bounce together  in perfect timing? Is it his slim figure decked out in high-end designer, Hart Schaffner Marx (Yes, Marx, no kidding) suits that gets the attention of  contraceptive hungry young ladies? Maybe, its Obama's hanging with the in crowd like the Limp Pimp, Jay Z/Beyonce, or George Clooney. Why does one of the Judd girls (Naomi?) fawn over him? Eva Longoria loves him, according to a recent commercial,  and she, if anyone, knows a good man, or should I say she has known a number of...
  • Will America reelect Obama, a two-bit banana republic dictator?

    10/06/2012 3:26:02 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 7 replies
    10-6-12 | johnwk
    .At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished asked him directly, `Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?' `A republic, if you can keep it,' responded Franklin. Indeed, most of the domestic miseries which America`s labor, businesses and investors now suffer are traceable to irrefutable violations of our constitutionally limited Republican Form of Government. During the past four years President Obama and his Administration has taken it upon themselves to not only ignore...
  • Obama fades in Ohio

    10/06/2012 3:21:22 PM PDT · by libh8er · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10.5.2012 | Larry Clifton
    A Rasmussen post-presidential debate poll in Ohio shows Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of Barack Obama in the battleground state among those who say they are “certain” to vote. The poll shows Romney ahead 51 percent to 48 percent in this critical group. The Rasmussen Poll also suggests Romney’s strong debate performance has halted Obama’s momentum among all respondents with a statistical tie of 50 percent for Obama verses 49 percent for Romney. Among the 83-percent of Ohioans who have already made up their minds on who they will vote for, Romney leads Obama 52 percent to 48 percent, while...
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN DENIES ANTI-MORMON MESSAGE AIMED AT CATHOLICS

    10/06/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 3, 2012
    The Catholic Association is taking to task a pro-Obama group for an "incredibly intolerant" polling effort in Ohio, suggesting Catholics should not support Mitt Romney because he's a Mormon.A group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" is conducting push-polling in The Buckeye State, attempting to make Romney's Mormonism an issue. Obama supporters making phone calls on behalf of the group have several Catholic organizations outraged about the nature of the calls. In a scripted phone message, Catholics are being asked: "How can you support a Mormon who does not believe in Jesus Christ?" Maureen Ferguson is senior policy advisor for The...
  • NEW YORK STATE SEEKS TO LIMIT DOCTOR VISITS FOR 'BENCHMARK' OBAMACARE PLAN

    10/06/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    As part of its “benchmark” health care plan to satisfy ObamaCare’s requirement of the establishment of Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s) in each state, the state of New York has requested that annual doctor visit limits be substituted for lifetime and annual dollar limits in health care plans. ObamaCare is gradually setting up a two-class system of health care access in this country. Only the very wealthy will be able to obtain the types of treatments and access to health care that many Americans have enjoyed in the past. Everyone else…well, just take a check and wait in line.
  • Latest Unemployment Data Said to Prove Obama's Economic Policies Are Working

    10/06/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Though the number of new jobs created during the month of September was a paltry 114,000, the official unemployment rate fell from an August rate of 8.1% to 7.8%. With an estimated 120,000 entering the ranks of new job seekers each month based on population growth, the drop in the official rate of unemployment has been credited to a surge of 800,000 new part-time jobs. This was hailed by the President's Council of Economic Advisers chairman Alan Krueger as a sign that the President's plan is working. “Most people I know would prefer to work fewer, not more hours each...