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  • Obama: we passed ObamaCare so college students can have free contraceptives

    10/10/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Life Side News ^ | Oct 09, 2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    (Obama with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.)FAIRFAX, Virginia, October 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama told an audience of campaign supporters at George Mason University last Friday that free contraceptives for college students was the reason “why we passed” his healthcare reform law. Citing the ‘preventive services’ mandate that requires healthcare plans to provide sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to women free of charge, Obama said, “I don’t think a college student in Fairfax or Charlottesville should have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs. That’s why we passed this law....
  • Obama Flunks Economics 101, Turns Desperate and Dishonest

    10/10/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Finally, a pollster asked voters the one question that matters in this presidential election: Does Barack Obama know how to fix the economy? When the Pew Research Center asked that question in the days following Mitt Romney's strong performance in last week's presidential debate, a majority of the voters answered, no. The central failure of Obama's presidency centers on his demonstrated inability to restore the economy to full health and vigor after trillions of dollars in job stimulus spending that created few jobs but added $5 trillion to the federal debt. Pew put the question to likely voters...
  • Kevin O’Reilly, Uncooperative Witness in Gun-Running Scandal, Returns to U.S. From Sudden Posting...

    10/10/2012 9:42:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 10, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Obama administration employee Kevin O’Reilly -- who congressional investigators called “the link connecting the White House to the [Fast and Furious] scandal” -- is back in the United States now after abruptly leaving his White House job to work in Iraq in 2011 after emails concerning him and Fast and Furious had surfaced. O'Reilly left the United States in August 2011, shortly after his knowledge of the gun-walking program was publicized during a congressional hearing on July 26. O’Reilly has so far refused to cooperate with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which recently threatened to subpoena...
  • The Black Divider-in-Chief

    10/10/2012 9:25:54 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    When our Rebuild America Defeat Obama tour bus rolled into downtown Dayton Ohio, the hostile vibe from blacks on the streets filled the air. A young black man called our team, Romney and Ryan “M-F-ers” before walking away. I went to find a restroom and passed a group of young blacks on a street corner murmuring about our tour buses. A young black staffer on our team said he thought he was going to have to break out his Chuck Norris skills. Clearly, our team was at risk. I am grateful to report that the Lord had our backs and...
  • New O’Keefe video: Obama campaign staffer caught helping activist vote twice

    10/10/2012 8:19:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 10, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Videographer James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught an official for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign helping who she thought was an Obama supporter set herself up to vote more than once in November. Stephanie Caballero is the regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America in Houston, Texas. Federal Election Commission documents show, according to Project Veritas, that Caballero is a “salaried employee of the DNC [Democratic National Committee].” Caballero is caught on camera helping the young woman try to vote in Florida and Texas in the upcoming election.
  • New O’Keefe video: Obama campaign staffer caught helping activist vote twice

    10/10/2012 9:21:36 AM PDT · by Snuph · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Videographer James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas caught an official for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign helping who she thought was an Obama supporter set herself up to vote more than once in November. Stephanie Caballero is the regional field director for Obama’s Organizing For America in Houston, Texas. Federal Election Commission documents show, according to Project Veritas, that Caballero is a “salaried employee of the DNC [Democratic National Committee].” Caballero is caught on camera helping the young woman try to vote in Florida and Texas in the upcoming election. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/10/new-okeefe-video-obama-campaign-staffer-caught-helping-activist-vote-twice/#ixzz28ui60uRl
  • "Slackers for Obama" Entitlement Shop Opens

    10/10/2012 9:11:51 AM PDT · by MichaelAsher54 · 12 replies
    Slackers for Obama ^ | 10/10/12 | Brian Ross
    Slackers for Obama Entitlement Shop Opens!Featuring Sandra Fluke Signature Birth Control, etc.
  • HEARING ON U.S. CONSULATE ATTACK IN LIBYA

    10/10/2012 9:03:28 AM PDT · by Spunky
    C-SPAN ^ | 10-10-2012 | C-SPAN
    HEARING ON U.S. CONSULATE ATTACK IN LIBYA 12:00pm ET 9:00am PT
  • Michigan Agency Removes Video of Obama, Top Dems Praising Failed Battery Company

    10/10/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the fall of 2010, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. — the state's "corporate welfare” arm — uploaded a video to YouTube highlighting the battery manufacturer A123 Systems. At the time, the company was promoted heavily by President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow. Since then, A123 has shed money, laid off half its workforce, recalled products and seen its stock price plummet to about 26 cents this week from a previous high of $26. Now, just two years after the initial roll-out, A123 is...
  • The CEO Letter Heard Around The World "Vote Obama; Lose Your Job"

    10/10/2012 8:47:39 AM PDT · by Snuph · 14 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/10/2012 | Tyler Durden
    To All My Valued Employees, As most of you know our company, Westgate Resorts, has continued to succeed in spite of a very dismal economy. There is no question that the economy has changed for the worse and we have not seen any improvement over the past four years. In spite of all of the challenges we have faced, the good news is this: The economy doesn't currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can't tell you whom to...
  • UNIVERSAL THEME PARK SHOW TOASTS OBAMA, ROASTS ROMNEY

    10/10/2012 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/10/12 | ChristIan Toto
    In the show, a black man was dressed up in a suit and sunglasses looking all cool and singing a rap about how he was the first black president. He makes references to gay rights, women's contraception, killing Osama bin Laden, supporting Big Bird and the like. All the while, the crowd was getting pumped up and cheering the entire time. The black man’s “opponent” was a white man talking like a "nerd" and looking all disheveled as he stumbled out saying that he lied in the debate, that he shoves grannies off the cliff. "Oh, I didn't know that...
  • THIS IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE

    10/10/2012 8:30:27 AM PDT · by Snuph · 23 replies
    Practical State ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2012
    This scandal now surpasses Watergate as the gold standard for Presidential malfeasance. Nixon had the decency to resign. Of course, Obama will seek to throw someone (probably Hillary), under the bus. This is now a black-and-white issue for all candidates running for Federal office. If the candidate in question does not insist that Obama resign, or offer him support in any way, it should be grounds for not voting for that candidate. I’m retired Navy Intel. A minor player in the great scheme of things. However, I always knew that the Intel professionals of the United States were aware all...
  • 12pm (ET)LIVE: Security Failures of Benghazi -- 12pm C-SPAN

    10/10/2012 6:46:00 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 717 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 10/10/2012
    C-Span will carry the hearings on Security Failures of Benghazi live at 12pm.
  • Obama meets with Hillary at the White House as damaging Libya attack details emerge

    10/10/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Qbert · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this afternoon in the Oval Office, as more damaging details about the terrorist attack against a United States consulate in Libya emerge. Yesterday, the State Department revealed  that the attack was “unprecedented” and wasn’t preceded by a protest over the controversial YouTube video, directly contradicting explanation of the attack by the Obama administration.Meanwhile, Robert Gibbs, this morning tried to minimize the damage, defending U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s assertion that the attack was sparked by the YouTube video. Gibbs admitted that Rice was wrong, but insisted that it was...
  • Left Hook, Right Jab: Obama battered from all sides at S.F. stop

    10/10/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 9, 2012
    Things quickly turned sour for President Obama yesterday in San Francisco at what was supposed to be a stopover in friendly territory. Instead, he was greeted by angry protesters from both wings of the political spectrum. Even independent libertarians expressed their disappointment in a president that seems to be hemorrhaging support with each passing day. Protesters swirled around the entrance to the Bill Graham Auditorium, tormenting the ticket-holders waiting in line to see Obama and radical socialist musician Michael Franti. What made this particular protest unique was that its participants spanned the entire spectrum of American politics, from conservatives to...
  • State Department bureaucracy versus Obama administration

    10/10/2012 7:53:41 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    They are, in other words, pre-empting Clinton and Rice from blaming subordinates (them) for the lies told to the public, pretending Benghazi was not an Al Qaeda operation on the anniversary of 9/11. The president was loath to admit that the killing of Osama bin Laden hadn't ended the AQ threat. In fact, even now he maintains that the terror organization is "on its heels," perhaps even now hoping to maintain the false narrative of a spontaneous response to a YouTube vide. Keep in Mind that Chris Stevens, the American Ambassador who was dragged through the streets of Benghazi and...
  • Security Failures at Benghazi: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood [TESTIMONY]

    10/10/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT · by barryobi · 4 replies
    ForexTV.com ^ | 10/10/2012
    In a testimony written by Colonel Andrew Wood to the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform he describes the vulnerability and lack of proper protection for the US Embassy in Benghazi where 4 Americans were murdered including US Ambassador Chris Stevens. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., will hold hearings on what went wrong today at noon ET. Nordstrom will testify at that hearing. TESTIMONY: I am Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood. I am a member of the Utah National Guard with 24 years of service as a Special Forces soldier. I was mobilized...
  • Phony in Chief

    10/10/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT · by Snuph · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 09, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined. Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. Nor can Barack Obama claim that he wasn't present the day of that Senate vote, as he claimed he wasn't...
  • DID THE WHITE HOUSE GIVE CLASSIFIED BRIEFINGS ON LIBYA TO A FRIENDLY COLUMNIST?

    10/10/2012 7:41:35 AM PDT · by barryobi · 7 replies
    powerline ^ | 10/10/2012 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Daily Caller reports that Peter King, the House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, is asking CIA director Gen. David Petraeus and White House national security adviser James Clapper to investigate whether a columnist for The Daily Beast received the same classified foreign policy briefings as President Obama. The Daily Beast columnist in question is Leslie Gelb, a crony of Joe Biden (back in 2006-07, they jointly pushed a plan for “federalism” in Iraq that amounted, in essence, to partition of the country). King’s inquiry arises from Gelb’s defense of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., who disgraced herself...
  • Don't Bet on Obama's Likeability Rating

    10/10/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2012 | Frank Burke
    Despite declining approval numbers, pundits are opining that Obama will be re-elected because of his personal likeability rating. Lacking a background in market research, they are taking at face value a question with much more subtle implications. In legitimate polling, three major factors include the sample, the questions, and the methodology (manner in which the poll is administered). To provide valid results, the sample must be truly representative of the target audience. For example, a purported "national sample" that skews heavily toward Democratic or Republican voters does not meet this criterion. Also, a sample drawn from the general population for...
  • We Really Need a Better Debt Debate. Romney & Obama didn’t seriously tackle debt and deficits.

    10/10/2012 7:37:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2012 | Michael Tanner
    If there was a bigger loser than President Obama on that Denver debate stage last week, it was the conversation about our national debt and the fiscal crisis threatening this country. Throughout the 90-minute debate, both candidates made frequent references to the deficit, the debt, or balancing the budget, but showed little willingness to actually do anything about it. As of the night of the debate, last Wednesday, our national debt was $16.153 trillion. Let’s put that in perspective: The New York Yankees have the biggest payroll in baseball. For $16 trillion, you could pay the Yankees for 81,000 years,...
  • Blaming the Bush Tax Cuts : Even WaPo thinks Obama’s key talking point is bogus

    10/10/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Now Governor Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place."--- President Obama in an ad released September 27. This is Obama’s core message. In one way or another, he says it all the time. It's his kicker on the stump. You cannot watch an interview with the president or one of his subalterns without hearing it.And yet, I don't think I've ever heard a TV...
  • Obama's Passive-Aggressive Second-Term Policy Agenda

    10/10/2012 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/10/2012 | Ed Carson
    President Obama hopes there will be no change in the White House on Nov. 6. His campaign offers platitudes such as "investments" in education and green energy. But there has been very little attention on what Obama would actually do with four more years. Second terms tend to be lackluster. The intellectual and political energy wanes, and scandals are common. But Obama's re-election would mean sweeping policy changes, simply by his being in the Oval Office through 2016.
  • Despite Getting a Moochelle Waiver, Darden Restaurants Give Obamacare the "Big Bird"!!!

    10/10/2012 7:11:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-9-2012 | MOTUS
    Uh oh! People are actually whispering this around town: “What did President Obama know and when did he know it?” I guess we’ll find out around noon. As if that’s not bad enough, now it appears that the Obamacare support (as first reported right here) that Lady M horse traded negotiated with Darden Restaurants – owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster - is coming unraveled as well. Apparently their waivers are going to expire because they didn’t cut enough fat, salt, sugar and taste out of their recipes to warrant an extension. Now they don’t think they can afford...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: WED: 10/10: R:48% O:47% Obama -9%

    10/10/2012 6:41:22 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 31 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/10/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. Eight percent (8%) of Republicans and unaffiliated voters currently are undecided or plan to vote for some other candidate. Only two percent (2%) of Democrats are uncommitted to one of the major party candidates. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Our daily Swing State update is...
  • In second term, Obama will allow UN to tax Americans

    10/09/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012 | Dick Morris
    It should come as no surprise that President Obama will raise taxes if he is re-elected. But here’s the shocker: He will invite the United Nations to tax Americans directly. And the proceeds would go directly to the Third World. In this way, Barack Obama will, indeed, realize the dreams of his father. In our new book, "Here Come the Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom," Eileen and I describe how there is now pending in the U.N. all kinds of plans to tax Americans and redistribute their wealth – not to other Americans – but...
  • Vanity: Could It Be? Hill's Conspiracy!

    10/10/2012 6:17:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 38 replies
    Allow me to put a small tin foil hat on for a minute. We all know Hillary wants to run in 2016. If Bammy wins now that'll make that run a lot harder.. as Hillary knows the country will be ready for a Republican at that point after 8 years of Bammy ruining the country. It is Hillary's DREAM to be President. So she needs Obama to lose. Now to the possibility... Hillary sees lots of security warnings coming out of Libya about Al-Queda, 911, Amb Stevens, etc and ignores them, knowing that if anything happens it'll fall not on...
  • A lawyer by training, Obama ignores rules of law

    10/10/2012 5:25:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 10/9/12 | m barone
    "The Illegal-Donor Loophole" is the headline of a Daily Beast story by Peter Schweizer of the conservative Government Accountability Institute and Peter Boyer, former reporter at the New Yorker and the New York Times. The article tells how Obama.com, a website owned by an Obama fundraiser who lives in China but has visited the Obama White House 11 times, sends solicitations mostly to foreign email addresses and links to the Obama campaign website's donation page. The Obama website, unlike those of most campaigns, doesn't ask for the three- or four-digit credit card verification number. That makes it easier for donors...
  • Prez Can't hide debt behind Big bird

    10/10/2012 5:15:18 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2012 | Michael Graham
    The International Monetary Fund reports that a second recession is looming for the global economy. The House Government Oversight Committee finds that the U.S. ambassador killed by al-Qaeda on Sept. 11 was repeatedly denied his requests for additional security. The workforce participation rate — the percent of able-bodied Americans in the workforce —is at a new low, while the number of folks on food stamps is at an all-time high. And the sitting president of the United States is running campaign ads about . . . Big Bird. Well, he was running the ads, until the Sesame Workshop announced that, like the AARP,...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Benghazi attack may cloud Clinton’s legacy

    10/10/2012 4:57:56 AM PDT · by barryobi · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/09/2012 | Anne Gearan
    The fatal attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya last month has become a test of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership and a threat to her much-admired legacy as America’s top diplomat just a few months before she plans to step down. Clinton was among the first Obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and mourn the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But as the State Department has weathered Republican-led criticism that it misread warning signs before the Sept. 11 attack, Clinton has been far less visible. Clinton will not appear...
  • Universal Studios shocking show defames Romney, praises Obama

    10/10/2012 4:38:14 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 31 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | October, 10, 2012 | Marla Knowles
    Florida voters need to know about the appalling attempts by Universal Studios in Orlando to influence the November election in favor of President Obama. Since the park hosts more than 6 million visitors a year, about 500,000 per month -- maybe double that during Halloween Horror Nights throughout October -- this isn’t a campaign to be taken lightly. I went to Halloween Horror Nights last weekend and was shocked that Universal was using its amusement park as a political platform to reach the masses in favor of Obama and to slam Republican contender Mitt Romney in a show called “Bill...
  • A Modest Proposal For Our Big Bird-Brained President

    10/10/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2012 | IBD Staff
    Subsidies: With the economy faltering and Middle East unrest rising, President Obama acts as though the biggest issue facing the country is Mitt Romney's alleged threat to "Sesame Street." We have an idea for him. According to a recent tally, Obama brought up either Big Bird or Elmo 13 times in speeches since last week's debate, in which Romney promised to end federal support for PBS and NPR. That compares with zero mentions of how he plans to revive the economy, and no references to Libya. And he's now running an ad featuring Big Bird. If Obama is going to...
  • State Dept. Says -Never Believed Attack on Embassy Result of Demonstration (Developing)

    10/10/2012 3:20:09 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 32 replies
    FOX | 10/10/12
    Being discussed now on Fox and Friends. Newly released statement from the State Department, headed by Hillary Clinton, of course, says they never believed that the attack on our Embassy in Libya was the result of a film or a spontaneous demonstration. This directly contradicts the word of the Administration last month and statements by Obama, Clinton, Rice, and Carney.
  • Romney Takes Lead in First-Ever Biblical Promise Election

    10/10/2012 1:14:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    For the first time in the presidential race, an average of four major polls gives Republican Mitt Romney a two-point lead over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama. The Real Clear Politics website, which offers an average of polls by major polling firms and is often consulted by experts, shows IBD/TIPP, Rasmussen, Pew and Gallup polls taken after the first presidential debate averaging out to a two percentage point lead for Romney among likely voters. While the first debate centered on the economy, the next debate between the candidates will feature both domestic and foreign policy issues, and the last debate...
  • BENGHAZI DEBACLE: CONSULATE BOMBED TWICE THIS YEAR, REQUESTED EXTRA SECURITY (Check the CNN video!)

    10/10/2012 12:33:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/2/2012 | John Hayward
    There’s no way that even the most biased media can continue covering for the utter incompetence of the Obama Administration. They got people killed in Libya, and they’ve been lying to the American people for weeks. Critical mass on this story has been achieved; cracks are appearing in the media embargo; and it’s now utterly laughable to thaw out the media action line from September 12, which held that Mitt Romney made some sort of horrible “gaffe” by criticizing the Administration’s conduct. Eli Lake at the Daily Beast reports that there were actually two bombing attempts on the U.S. consulate...
  • OFFICIAL Obama Campaign Count!

    10/10/2012 12:35:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 10, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Try and stick to the issues, LOSER! ___________________________________________ RNC   h/t American Thinker
  • Advantage Romney: The debate demonstrated Obama’s weaknesses

    10/09/2012 10:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 10, 2012 | Conrad Black
    I have written in this space before that President Obama is the first incumbent since Martin Van Buren in 1840 to seek reelection without running on his record. He is also the first incumbent in my time as an observer, which goes back to the Eisenhower reelection campaign in 1956, who is practically avoiding the principal issue of the campaign. Given the parameters within which his reelection campaign has been operating, only the utter incompetence of the Republican nominee could have failed to make the first debate a challenging evening for the president. The campaign to date of the nominee,...
  • Records show calls for more protection in Libya, 230 'security incidents' before strike

    10/09/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 09, 2012 | Catherine Herridge contributed
    The U.S. mission in Libya recorded 230 "security incidents" over a one-year period between 2011 and 2012, according to a State Department document that provides the most expansive view yet of the concerns on the ground in the run-up to the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack. The document was obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is preparing to hold a high-profile hearing on Wednesday featuring security officers who served in Libya. One of them, Eric Nordstrom, claimed in an Oct. 1 email -- obtained by Fox News -- that he had argued for additional security, citing...
  • Romney up huge with independents (Across multiple polls)

    10/09/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill's GOP 12 ^ | October 9, 2012 | Christian Heinze
    Fueling his current polling surge, Mitt Romney's numbers with indies are just getting remarkably good. a. IBD/ITP poll released today: Romney 52% Obama 34%. b. Pew poll, released yesterday: Romney 46% Obama 42%. c. Politico/GW poll, released yesterday: Romney 51% Obama 35%. d. CNN, released last week: Romney 49% Obama 41%. e. National Journal, released October 3: Romney 49% Obama 41%. Now having said that, Romney has done well this entire cycle with independents, but not enough to overcome turnout models that suggested much, much higher Democratic turnout. But now he's killing it so soundly that it's enough to overcome...
  • Is President Obama Mentally Competent - the $5 T Gaffe?

    10/09/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | October 8, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama's obsession with a mythical Mitt Romney $5 trillion tax cut raises serious questions about Obama's mental health. The federal government only receives about $1.2 trillion in total income taxes per year. There is no way a $5 trillion tax cut would be possible in the short term. Congress would have to almost eliminate the income tax to produce a $5 trillion cut in 5 years. Cutting $500 billion a year would take 10 years to produce a $5 trillion cut. Cutting $250 billion a year would take 20 years to produce $5 trillion in cuts. I considered...
  • Obama 'believed he had BEATEN Romney' in Denver debate - after ignoring advice of top aides

    10/09/2012 8:09:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 9, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Obama believes he'd got the better of Romney as he walked off stage to the dismay of his aides, according to a Democrat close to the campaign The President failed to prepare properly, opting instead to visit the Hoover Dam the day before the showdown Democrat claims he was so disdainful of Romney that he didn't think he needed to even engage with him Had one-liners on 47% prepared but chose not to use them When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching the debate against Mitt Romney already knew it...
  • MILLER: Obama is even losing Hollywood

    10/09/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Enthusiasm for president fades in his most liberal basePresident Obama’s star is fading, even in Hollywood. With less than four weeks until the election, polls are moving in Mitt Romney’s direction. So Mr. Obama has had to spend valuable time courting a part of his base that he hasn’t had to worry about before: rich celebrities. After a disastrous showing in the debate, Mr. Obama saw the need to swing through Tinseltown to buck up his supporters. The first stop Sunday was an unusual closed-door, off-the-record meeting for a dozen donors who had maxed out their contributions. Joined by celebrity...
  • Obama spokesman: We released that moronic Big Bird ad because of the “grassroots outcry”

    10/09/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 9, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Deeply embarrassing, but not entirely the campaign’s fault. If memory serves, Romney’s Big Bird line was the thin reed to which liberals on Twitter were clinging the morning after the Denver debacle: “There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we’re tapping into that,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday… “The larger point… is, aside from our love for Big Bird and Elmo, as is evidenced by the last few days, the point that we’re making here is that...
  • Guest Post: The Unstimulus

    10/09/2012 7:34:12 PM PDT · by Snuph · 2 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/09/2012 | John Aziz
    Obama might talk about spreading the wealth around, but the aggregate effect of the policies pursued during his administration have squarely benefited large corporations and the financial sector, and not the middle class or small business. Is reinflating financial bubbles and pumping up corporate profits Obama’s idea of recovery? The money isn’t trickling down, and small businesses and the middle class are more in debt than they were before the crisis started. Income inequality is soaring. The financial sector is richer than ever. American infrastructure is still crumbling. Housing starts are still deeply depressed, even as homelessness rises. And of...
  • Top 5 Reasons (to not vote for Obama):Please watch

    10/09/2012 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/9/2012 | FV Max
    The top five reasons Barack Obama should not be re-elected as President
  • Hitler finds out Obama lost the debate

    10/09/2012 7:27:00 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/09/2012 | garybpilot1
    Too funny!!!!
  • State Dept Holds Conference Call on Benghazi Terror Attack – Excludes FOX News (Video)

    10/09/2012 7:17:47 PM PDT · by Snuph · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama State Department held a conference call with reporters tonight on the Benghazi terror attack. They did not invite FOX News on the call. Bret Baier told viewers on Special Report that FOX is usually included on such calls. During the call, the Obama State Department said there was no protest at the consulate on 9-11 and that terrorists attacked the compound after 8:30 PM. This contradicts directly what the administration was saying after the deadly 9-11 attacks.
  • Obama’s Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep: Meet Salam al-Marayati, 9/11 Truther & Hamas-supporter

    10/09/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 9, 2012 | Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch
    It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable. Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States’ representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM). The Obama State Department is sending Salam al-Marayati, founder and executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), to the OSCE conference....
  • Obamacare will stifle healthcare innovation making it a real pain

    10/09/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT · by billflax · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/09/2012 | Bill Flax
    Obamacare sparked criticism for it inducing government dependency, aggravating budget pressures, and even failing to reduce insurance premiums as promised, but the law also increasingly politicizes healthcare innovation. Sown throughout what encompasses thousands of rules, Washington has established itself as the hinge on which healthcare turns. Businesses must please political masters before serving customers. Medical investment will mirror energy, where research and development no longer follows market dynamics. Instead, taxpayers cater to the connected and politically favored. To see why, take the much reviled medical device tax. Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning January 1st, sales of medical devices from...