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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...
  • Libyan president: Of course the violence had nothing to do with a YouTube video

    09/26/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Why should we listen to what Mohamed Magarief has to say about the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including the first US Ambassador murdered in the line of duty since 1979? For one thing, the Libyan president’s story hasn't changed --- unlike that of the White House. While UN Ambassador Susan Rice insisted ten days ago that the sacking of the consulate happened because a protest over a YouTube video "spun out of control," Magarief has insisted all along that not only was there no protest before the attack, the...
  • House Armed Services chair: Obama admin hiding truth on Libya until after election;

    09/26/2012 12:14:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12:01 pm on September 26, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The outrage over the Benghazi attack and the Obama administration’s response has percolated for two weeks on Capitol Hill, but it’s breaking out into the open today. Last week, the White House briefing for Congress frustrated Senator Bob Corker so badly that he told reporters, “That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time.” Today, House Armed Services chair Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon told Fox News that the Obama administration seems to be deliberately hiding the “truth” about the Benghazi attack, and that the only reason he sees for the subterfuge is the date in...
  • Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community

    10/06/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told Republican senators that her televised statements last month on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were based entirely on information she was given by the intelligence community.
  • Gravis Poll - Colorado (Romney 49%, Obama 45%)

    10/06/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 28 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    45.5%. What happened? In terms of the numbers, Obama saw a decrease of 4.4% among “Verylikely Obama” voters, an increase of 1.2% among “Likely Obama” voters, and a 1.1% decreasein “Somewhat likely voters”. On the other side, Romney saw a 0.2% decline in “Very likelyRomney voters,” a 1.3% increase among “Somewhat likely Romney” voters and a 2.7% increaseamong “Likely Romney” voters. Overall, it looks as if the debate shifted voters more away fromthe “very likely” category towards center. Interestingly, the percentage of “Undecided” wentfrom 4.3% to 4.8%.
  • Pre-election media on jobs reports, then and now

    10/06/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday's jobs report from the BLS had an interesting analogue in history. The month before the 2004 election --- also a contest for an incumbent President’s re-election --- the jobs report for September turned out to be rather weak. The BLS reported a net increase of only 96,000 jobs, weaker than the previous several months, and as it turned out only a short-term blip in a fairly strong recovery of jobs from a lingering recession. That's slightly weaker than yesterday's +114,000, and in September 2004 the jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.4%, but it's close enough to compare the media...
  • A Breath Of Fresh Air.

    10/06/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men. To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what...
  • Wenzel Strategies Ohio Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 47%)

    10/06/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 21 replies
    Wenzel Strategies ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    Romney has moved ahead of Obama by a single point, 48% to 47% with 5% yet undecided.
  • Next Debate - President Obama Will Win with the Help of TOTUS.

    10/06/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | D
    TOTUS will overcome all potential difficulties. Due to President Obama's less than exemplary performance at the Wednesday night debate, serious concerns have been raised that not providing him even one single teleprompter was unfair. It was unfair, particularly in view of his great reliance on TOTUS. The truth is that President Obama needs a teleprompter at all times, even during his solitary morning meditations on the throne in the family bathroom. Governor Romney, on the other hand, neither needs nor uses one for any purpose. Their styles are very different and for the debate to have favored Governor Romney's style...
  • Redistribution is Not to Americans

    10/06/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by annajones · 26 replies
    Opinion | 10/06/2012 | annajones
    redistribution is not to americans. with no jobs there will be no money to pay for the entitlements. tax the rich to give to the poor. what rich?
  • US winks again at Pakistani terror tactics

    10/06/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: As it has happened in the past, Pakistan has been spared the rod by the United States for its international transgressions, this time for its continued patronage of terrorism in the region, in the interest of what Washington believes is American national security. The US state department last month waived legal requirements that made its nearly $ 2 billion annual aid to Pakistan contingent on its cooperation in counter-terrorism, ending nuclear proliferation and building democratic institutions, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report released recently has revealed. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton is said to have informed Congress, which has...
  • Ramsmussen:.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Hint: we found the 47%

    10/06/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 1 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 10-6-2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about two-thirds of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews. Still, the numbers reflect quite a debate bounce for Romney. Heading into Wednesday’s...
  • Apparent Gaffes Explained

    10/06/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Statements this past week by both the President and Vice-President that many are persuaded are gaffes were defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney. “President Obama's assertion that 'we don't believe anyone is entitled to success in this country' is not a defense of a failed economic policy as some are claiming,” Carney said. “It's a reaffirmation of the President's belief in the essential equality of all people. After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn't government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?” “Is...
  • Obama Economic Policies Exposed

    10/06/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-12 | Warren Beatty
    Democrat/liberal/progressive (a very pejorative term) readers, when reading the following facts, will say “See” without thinking about the consequences for their favorite economic policy-maker, President Barack Hussein Hubris “kill list” Obama. What are these facts? I thought y’all would never ask. According to a September 12, 2012, Census Bureau report: Changes in income for the lowest two quintiles were not statistically significant, meaning the decline in 2010 of 1 percent was relatively unchanged. Income declined by about 1.5 percent for the middle and fourth quintiles. Income increased 1.9 percent for the highest quintile. So only the highest income earners saw...
  • Orwellian: Obama Campaign Now Tracking Email Addresses that Have Not Donated to Campaign

    10/06/2012 11:08:57 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/06/12 | Aurelius
    In yet another mass email to its supporters, the Obama campaign is again demanding money. However, the wording reveals a rather Orwellian secret: the campaign knows if you have donated or not based solely on the email address they are tracking. The email, from campaign manager Jim Messina, starts average enough. Messina touts the President and the money they've raised. For example, "more than 1.8 million Americans -- 567,044 of whom were first-time donors -- giving an average donation of just $53. And 98% of the donations were $250 and under." But things turn south very quickly. The email quickly...
  • EXCLUSIVE — New infographic shows just how damaging first debate was for Obama

    10/06/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bryan Jacoutot
    First, there was the CBS instant poll taken immediately following Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. The poll was a “scientifically representative” sample of uncommitted voters that showed Romney cruising to an overwhelming victory by a margin of 2-1 over President Obama. Then, there was the collective meltdown of the MSNBC cable news network and other left-wing media outlets, which served only to confirm what many who watched the debate already knew: Romney absolutely clobbered President Obama. Now, Legal Insurrection has obtained an infographic from TargetPoint Consulting, courtesy of Matthew Knee, which illustrates just how beneficial Wednesday night was for Mitt Romney....
  • 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...
  • Source of Strange Jobs Numbers: Obama's August Reprieve to 1,800,000 16-30 Year Old Illegals?

    10/06/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 6 Oct 12 | Xzins
    In June, President Obama issued an executive order permitting the 16 to 30 year old children of illegal immigrants to remain in the US without fear of deportation. The move affected some 1.8 million young adults, all apparently, of working age. According to the order, beginning in mid-August all of these young people would have unimpeded access to jobs, and that access would be renewable every other year. Reports of the progress of Obama's program have stated that lines have been long and that applications have been plentiful. Since these young people were all of an age when they are...
  • 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...
  • Bill Maher Rips Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘Looked Like He Took My Million & Spent It All On Weed’

    10/06/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    During his opening monologue tonight, Bill Maher admitted he was not happy with how President Obama did during his first big debate this week. He told his audience that Obama undeniably “sucked” during the debate, and surmised that the million dollars he gave to the campaign was probably spent on weed. Maher surmised that because Wednesday was Obama’s anniversary, “he apparently had the sex first and was completely spent” for the debate. He contrasted Romney looking “charged up” with Obama looking like Michael Jackson on diprivan. Maher admitted that Obama “sucked” during the debate, and made a joke referencing the...
  • Re-Elect the President [Nation Barf Alert]

    10/06/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    The NAtion ^ | 22 Oct 2012 | Nation Editors
    Progressive opinions on Barack Obama’s first term are as conflicted as his record. These differences are a sign of a diverse and spirited left, and we welcome continued debate in our pages about the president’s record and policies. But that discussion should not obscure what is at stake in this election. A victory for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in November would validate the reactionary extremists who have captured the Republican Party. It would represent the triumph of social Darwinism, the religious right, corporate power and the big money donors who thrive in a new Gilded Age of inequality. It...
  • Obama Found 800K Work @ Home Independent Contractors-Doesn't Need FUNemployment Anymore

    10/06/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2012 | MOTUS
    Good news for Big Guy: Based on the newest household survey, unemployment dropped below 8% for the first time in 44 months!!! The answer of course lies with “mathamagicals.” Mathamagicals let you take a bad news day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile: Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it's you girl, and you should know it With each glance and every little movement you show it.(snip)This month for example, we focused on encouraging people who have been out of work for...
  • Romney Surges Ahead in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia

    10/06/2012 9:24:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/6/12 | Aurelius
    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has shot ahead of President Barack Obama in polls taken since Wednesday night's debate. In the debate, Mr. Romney won handily over Mr. Obama, who looked irritated and confused at times... In Colorado, both Gravis Marketing and McLaughlin & Associates, Mr. Romney now leads. Gravis's poll shows the GOP candidate with a 49.4-45.9% lead. McLaughlin shows a 50-46% lead for Mr. Romney. In Florida, WeAskAmerica and Rasmussen Reports show Mr. Romney with a multiple-point lead. According to Rasmussen, Romney leads 49-47%. WeAskAmerica has the numbers at 49-46%. In Virginia, again, WeAskAmerica and Rasmussen Reports show Mr....
  • The Real Debate: The Good Father vs. The Abandoned Son

    10/06/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-06-2012 | Roger L. Simon
    Forgive me for rehashing Wednesday night’s debate yet again, but some of the postmortems impel me to do so. I’m not talking about the comical excuses for Obama’s failure like the poor fellow who thought Mitt Romney was carrying a crib sheet and then had to admit it was a handkerchief. Or the well-known massage enthusiast who argued the difference between the candidates was due to the Denver altitude as if this were not a presidential debate but an abruptly scheduled NBA doubleheader. No, I’m talking about the more serious explanations for the president’s incompetence – that Obama was either...
  • U.S. Launches 'Flagship Project' to Reform Mexican Justice System

    10/06/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 19 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Continued modernization of the Mexican criminal justice system purportedly will help stem "the drug-fueled violence that has threatened citizens on both sides of the border," according to the Obama Administration. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) consequently has launched a new program called the Mexico Promoting Justice Project, also known as PROJUST, which will attempt system reform in several Mexican states. PROJUST will infuse an unspecified level of additional taxpayer dollars to "support comprehensive criminal justice reform that adheres to Mexican and international human rights standards implemented at state and federal levels." USAID/Mexico seeks to enhance broader...
  • OH Real-Time Election Simulation (Romney 50.11% Obama 49.89%) Methodology Included

    10/06/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT · by parksstp · 8 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 2012-10-06 | Parksstp
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhTof708DeHWdFJFUm1KSTAzMFZaeGJoal9Ob1EwV0E This is probably the most detailed simulation I’ve ran, since I was easily able to find the latest voter data at the OH Secretary of State site. Basically, what I’ve done is run a simulation for all of OH’s 88 counties and the percentages Romney and Obama need for each county to have a shot at the state. Romney: 2,781,909 / 50.11% Obama: 2,769,785 / 49.89% Total Votes: 5,551,694
  • An Obama presidency will set race relations back decades (2008 pre-election article)

    10/06/2012 8:15:51 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5/31/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    It will get very tiresome. It will get so tiresome that whites who would never have a racist thought in their minds will begin to have unkind thoughts of Barack's racemongering supporters. And this will be reflected upon every black person in the country. Blacks will have their hate-whitey feelings further entrenched (just as they did during the O.J. trial) and whites will find frustration with the foolish, blind support of a president that is obviously a failure. And for those who truly are racists, the debacle of an Obama presidency will give them the excuse to say that they...
  • WHAT IF THE GENERAL OPINION OF BUZZFEED ON FREEREPUBLIC

    10/06/2012 8:01:21 AM PDT · by 7thson · 19 replies
    A week ago, I found BuzzFeed on FreeRepublic. The story was the Down Low club in Chicago. Since then, I have been reading some of the stuff on that blog. My questions to fellow Freepers - how much of that stuff should be believed? And what do Freepers think of that blog?
  • Replay the Debate. It's better the 2nd Time Around

    10/06/2012 7:14:18 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 6, 2012 | FPC
    CSPAN has a replay of the debate available at the link above. Watching the debate live, I thought Romney won handily, but I was somewhat biased. Post debate punditry reinforced my original view. Romney gave a very strong performance, was in command of himself, the facts, and the stage. Obama was unprepared, tired, and over matched. I urge freepers to watch this debate again. This wasn't just a win for Romney, it was a massacre. Some of the finer points that may have been missed the first time: 1) Obama fell back on old rhetorical tricks time after time: "as...
  • Behind Bam’s meltdown (President taken in by his own publicity)

    10/06/2012 6:33:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | october 6, 2012 | JONAH GOLDBERG
    I knew President Obama was miserable when he tried to give debate moderator Jim Lehrer the Puss-in-Boots eyes. “You may want to move on to another topic,” Obama implored Lehrer, a bit like a motorcycle thief begging a cop to take him into custody rather than let him stay with the surly biker gang that caught him. I expected Romney to beat expectations and win the debate (though I had no clue how decisive his victory would be), not because I thought Romney was such a fantastic debater, but because Obama is the single most overrated politician of my lifetime....
  • Save our ships (Prez vs. key US industry)

    10/06/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | october 6, 2012 | MICHAEL GRIMM
    In Wednesday’s debate, President Obama told the nation that he wants to stop sending jobs overseas. Funny: His administration has repeatedly circumvented a long-standing law that guarantees the employment of American maritime workers, in order to give the job to foreigners. Last year, the Obama administration waived the Jones Act dozens of times — making the rare practice almost commonplace. In doing so, he allowed foreign vessels and foreign crews to transport oil between our ports, leaving US vessels and American seafarers standing idly on the sidelines. Not many people outside the maritime industry have heard of this federal law,...