Real Clear Politics ^ | March 14, 2013 | none stated
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:17:55 PM by Texas Fossil
“The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That’s what say. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012,” Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) said in his address at CPAC this afternoon.
Perry also slammed President Obama for undocumented illegal immigration being released from detention centers due to sequestration cuts. “This president’s posture, it’d be laughable if he hadn’t taken it one step too far, dangerously releasing criminals onto our streets to make a political point,” Perry told the crowd at CPAC.
“When you have a federally-sponsored jailbreak, and don’t get confused, that’s exactly what that is — when you’ve had a federally-sponsored jailbreak, you’ve crossed the line from politics of spin to politics as a craven form of cynicism.”
Karl Rove’s declaration of war on conservatives will bring the GOP a slow and agonizing death « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
The Republican establishment is still trying to blame conservatives for last November’s disaster.
The phonies of the Karl Rove Wing of the Republican Party didn’t get it then and they still don’t. They are fooling themselves by refusing to look at the numbers. The GOP just doesn’t understand that asking us to vote for a Republican because he is not a Democrat doesn’t fire conservatives up, and the stupid fools think they can win without conservative support.
How the Republican candidate lost the presidential election.
They should realize that it was economics that sank Romney. His crucial problem was his campaign’s failure to make a sufficiently convincing case on the money issues.
Most postmortems have focused on the demographics of the defeat. ….. < snip >
But none of Romney’s demographic defeats are as significant as the electoral potential Romney missed on money issues.
Passion, Principle, and Politics… (“Didn’t Ron Paul Really Win? Lynette Rosinger on 8 reasons not to be sad Romney lost.”)
The authors agree that Romney was an outstanding candidate, that he was an admirable man, and that Ryan was a wise choice as a running mate. They concur that he lost because our nation has become immature, and irresponsible. They both fear that because of this, America as we have known it, is over or at least close to the brink.
I agree with the authors about the challenges posed by a left-wing media and I acknowledge that the institutional woes that characterize our current culture are worrisome. But, when it comes to the authors’ conclusion that the nation hit a tipping point with this election and that we are over the brink in terms of people who do not want freedom outnumbering those who do, I believe they are wrong.
http://rabbipruzansky.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 10:33:18 AM by NKP_Vet
“……as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle.
Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win.
Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All (The author has a point)
Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Matt Towery
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:44:48 AM by Kaslin
Here’s a New Year‘s wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending “GOP Establishment” made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who — by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians — consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
As hard as it is to believe, it’s been only a little over three weeks since Election Day. But there are already plenty of signs that Republicans are learning many of the wrong lessons from that debacle. For starters, there’s been a lot of excessive emphasis on racial demographics, which actually changed very little from 2008. According to exit polling, the portion of Hispanic voters went up just 1 percentage point, the portion of Asian voters went up just 1 point, and the portion of black voters stayed the same. Meanwhile, the portion of white voters fell 2 points — largely because, as Sean Trende notes, Mitt Romney failed to turn out several million such voters.
Now Senator John McCain says that, when it comes to the life-or-death matter of abortion, Republicans should “leave the issue alone.” Well, it would be hard to have left the issue any more alone than Romney did, and what did it get him? On an issue on which Americans are typically split pretty much right down the middle, exit polling showed that voters favored the legality (59 percent), rather than illegality (36 percent), of abortion in “most” or “all” cases. This suggests that Romney’s silence in the face of Obama’s pro-abortion rhetoric caused some swing voters to shift their position leftward (as people are inclined to do when they hear only one side of an issue advanced) — while millions of pro-life voters apparently sat this one out.
(Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying About…) ~Forget Tea Party Candidates, We Need Birther Candidates (Vanity)
The GOP-e was shaken by the Tea Partyers a couple years back, but fought back and succeeded in pushing the Tea Partyers/Palin backers out of the convention and nominating their man Romney.
But the Tea Partyers had some success, like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Who’s to say a few well placed Birther candidates couldn’t have some success? If we could field a few Birther candidates who promise to make the ineligibility of the current Commander-in-Chief a central issue, even if only one of them gets through the system it will be a 100% gain for conservatives.
Do you know anyone who voted Republican this past election in order to further President Obama’s big government agenda? Or is it more likely that Republican voters sought to advance a smaller version of the federal government? And if they did, why are Republican congressional leaders offering to help the president spend us into oblivion?
I suspected that those questions might be asked when Mitt Romney was nominated to oppose Obama. My view of his campaign then and now has been that he presented a choice to the voters of big government versus bigger government, and bigger government prevailed. Romney argued during the campaign that he was at a disadvantage because the president had distributed federal tax dollars to persons and groups critical to his re-election. He has since argued that he lost the election because nearly half of Americans – some by chance, some by choice and some by force – are dependent on government for much of their income or subsistence.
Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying ‘Bout: Ron Paul Is Gone ? Good Riddance!… (See Reader Responses)
An error ended.Jew hater Ron Paul gave his farewell address to CONgress.To Ron Paul, the patron saint of malcontents, druggies, and weirdos, I say this: good riddance and thanks for a whole lotta nuthin’.Now I know that sounds harsh, but let’s face it gang, one of the reasons why we have another four years of of the Hope and Che Guy is Ron Paul.
CALLING A SPADE A SPADE
CANADA FREE PRESS^ | 11/17/12 | Dr. Robert R. Owens
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:22:55 PM by patriot08
The real story behind the defeat of the media chosen
Yes there has been a massive demographic shift in the make-up of our country since the suicidal adoption of the Kennedy Immigration Act in 1965.
Yes the massive amnesty which is soon to turn tens of millions of illegal immigrants into citizens and loyal democratic voters will effectively spell the end of any possibility for a supporter of limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom to win the White House.
Many of our populace are self-centered and just plain misinformed. We are becoming a nation of takers, enablers and ignoramuses.
We have lost the concept that to be concerned about others also means holding them and ourselves accountable.
We have forgotten what a Republic is. Our Constitution is being dissolved before our eyes and we remain silent. We have a former Speaker of the House who doesn’t know the 11th amendment from the 14th…whatever.
Worse yet, we want the government to take care of us and, in exchange for this false sense of security, we have given up much of our freedom, and will keep giving it up until there is no freedom left. It is inevitable if we don’t change course.
Governor Romney recently referred to the takers and givers in this nation and the role that played in his loss. Governor Romney was the candidate who emphasized individual responsibility over handouts. After he made his comments, he was attacked by Republicans! They are misguided, not Romney. He sees the direction we are headed in better than they do.
Some in the Republican Party are playing politics with reality in an effort to pander to the takers that they foolishly think they can win over. That thinking is dangerous. We need them to be clearheaded and courageous.
President Obama is a narcissist and that point can’t be emphasized enough. He sees all the world as an extension of himself. For example, he does not care enough about our embassies and diplomatic missions to provide them with security, but lest you think he doesn’t have time to consider those things, take notice of all the protection he and those close to him have.
Campaign Spot reader Michaelwrites in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did.
Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2012 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 10:42:07 AM by SeekAndFind
Despite losing the popular vote 51% to 48%–not a landslide for Obama by any means, but on the other hand not the “neck and neck” outcome many predicted–Mitt Romney would be President today if he had secured 333,908 more votes in four key swing states.
The final electoral college count gave President Obama a wide 332 to 206 margin over Romney. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win the Presidency. Romney lost New Hampshire’s 4 electoral college votes by a margin of 40,659. Obama won with 368,529 to Romney’s 327,870.
–Romney says president Bill Clinton called him after the election and said he might have won if not for Hurricane Sandy. Romney: “I spoke with president Clintonthe day before yesterday, he called and spent thirty minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win.
And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he decided he was tempted to join the Republican Party. So he may have just been effusive with generous comments as he chatted.”
After what we have seen this November, how is any American ever supposed to trust the integrity of our elections ever again? There were over 70,000 reports of voting problems on election day, and there are numerous eyewitnesses that claim that they saw voting machines change votes for one candidate to another candidate right in front of their eyes. In several of the swing statesthere were counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population by a very wide margin.
How in the world does that happen? Some of the vote totals that were reported in some of the most important swing states were completely and totally absurd, and yet we are just supposed to accept them on blind faith without ever being able to ask any questions. Of course the Romney campaign has already totally given up, so it isn’t as if there is any chance that the results of the presidential election could be overturned anyhow. But if massive election fraud did take place and nobody is held accountable, what kind of message will that send for the future? Will we ever be able to have faith in the integrity of our elections ever again?
(GyG: What “The Folks” Are Sayin’) ~ Rendezvous with Destiny… (“…..Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed…”)
…..Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic? In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along. Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had.
…..“I watched them call Tennessee eleven minutes after the polls closed without a single vote counted and with no exit poll,” Harris told the Alex Jones Show, joking that the people counting the ballots must have been “clairvotant”.
…..Last night, I was rooting, of course, for Gary Johnson to break that 5% barrier. But, as between Obama and Romney, I favored the former. I did so for precisely the same reasons as I supported Obama vis a vis McCain in 2008: foreign policy.
My fear was that if elected, Romney would start a war with China, Iran, and who knows who else. In contrast, Obama had four years to do that, and refrained. Another reason: at least we can trust Obama to be the socialist, interventionist, moderate war-monger that he has proven himself to be. In contrast, with Romney, he has been on every side of every issue; you just can’t trust that man to cleave to any principle. Also, I’ll never forgive Romney for what he did to my man, Ron Paul. Yes, yes, Romney might have been better on economic policy than Obama.
Did mishandling of the military ballots cost Romney the election? (“Duffleblog says that the tardy delivery of the ballots caused them to be returned too late to be counted but these hundreds of thousands of ballots seem preliminarily to have been enough to hand Romney the election.”)
Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 10:21:19 AM by SeekAndFind
Duffleblog says that the tardy delivery of the ballots caused them to be returned too late to be counted but these hundreds of thousands of ballots seem preliminarily to have been enough to hand Romney the election.
Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
November 7 | Was the election stolen? Remember all those lawsuits by Democrats demanding that any voter identification laws be repealed. Well, now we know why they filed them. They needed to steal the vote in certain key states so that Obama could be reelected.
Curiously, Obama lost in every state that requires a photo ID to be produced before voting. A list of closely contested state elections with no voter ID, which narrowly went to Obama include: Minnesota (10), Iowa (6), Wisconsin (10), Nevada (6), Colorado (9), New Mexico (5) and Pennsylvania (20). This amounts to a total of 66 electoral votes. When added to Romney’s total of 205 electoral votes, that would give Romney 271 electoral votes, enough votes to win even without Ohio or Florida.
RUSH: So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost “the white vote.” They can’t get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn’t get it. They just didn’t show up, and it wasn’t voter suppression that didn’t turn ‘em out.
What would be the reason that three million voters didn’t show up? Let’s go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number… We’ve talked to ‘em. We’ve had ‘em call. We got ‘em, in fact, on hold. A number of Republicans are tired of moderate nominees. They’ve sent the Republican Party money for years and said, “To hell with it. If you’re gonna eschew conservatism, I’m not giving you any money, and I’m not voting for you.”
We’ve heard them call here and threaten this, and never believed ‘em. May be. We could also have some evangelicals in that group that said, “You know what? I’m tired of the Republicans not reaching out to me. I’m tired of making fun of me. I don’t like Mormons.” Who knows what it is? You could have any number of reasons why these three million don’t show up, but they are the difference.
Republicans descend into civil war as Tea Party movement vows to drive party further to the right … The Republican Party was last night descending into a civil war over control of its political future, as recriminations raged about its failure to oust Barack Obama and take control of the US Senate.
Some conservatives warned colleagues that they risked annihilation by refusing to change and appeal to the women, younger and ethnically-diverse voters who had stood by Barack Obama since 2008. Yet many supporters of the Tea Party movement – whose agenda was rebuked across the US – claimed Mitt Romney had actually not been conservative enough, vowing to drive the party further to the Right. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Republicans are out of touch. Democrats are not. The Tea Party is dead.
Free-Market Analysis: Post-election, the US Republican Party will go about the business of tearing itself to pieces, as well it should. As observers of directed history here at the Daily Bell, watching the past ten years of politics presented via the prism of what we call the Internet Reformation has been instructive indeed.
Why Is Obama So Confident? (Gunny G: " and that reason must be on the mind of EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!! Semper Wondering! *****")
Who’s winning the presidential race? There’s an odd disconnect between the polls and the body language of the candidates. John Harris and Alexander Burns report from Tampa, “Republicans believe Obama’s governing defects should make a GOP victory virtually inevitable, but Romney’s political defects make it only a long-shot possibility.”
Why Romney Lost
Romney lost for two main reasons: First, as he correctly noted during the campaign, 47 percent of American families are dependent on government handouts and they voted for what was in their own best interests. Democracy is mob rule and the 47 percent, although with the best of intentions, are still only a mob out to get what they can from others who have earned or produced the wealth in the private sector.
“There are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” – Mitt Romney
Still, there is a positive outcome with this depressing statistic. First, many government employees and those on the dole understand the problems of bureaucracy far better than Americans in the private sector because they are caught in the government trap themselves. They often have the courage to even vote against their best interests because they see what it has done to them personally.
By Alan Keyes
This week, I read a surprising piece by WND‘s David Kupelian in which he asserted that people willing to accept the choice of evils in this year’s presidential election are following the example of America’s founders (“Beware the ‘lesser-of-two-evils‘ trap”). Kupelian notes that in order to secure approval of the U.S. Constitution, the founders compromised with the existence of slavery. He then asserts that “the Founding Fathers, by drafting, ratifying, and implementing the Constitution of the United States, engaged in the most monumental example in American history of deliberately choosing the lesser of two evils.”
I found the article surprising because its premise is a fallacy that I’ve had to deal with all my adult life. The founders did not choose the evil of slavery when they drafted the Constitution. To the contrary, they chose to plant, as the seed of American government, an understanding that acknowledges the true principle of right and justice for all human beings, which principle is the will of the sovereign God who created us. The founders then persuaded those who advocated slavery to accept a Constitution predicated upon this principle of justice, knowing that it would ultimately require the abolition of slavery. So, far from choosing the evil of slavery for blacks, they framed the Constitution with respect for the principle of government that recognized slavery as evil for all mankind.
The founders’ choice of true principle and the subsequent success of the American republic proved that successful government could be based on it. Before that, the protest against slavery came mainly from those forced to submit to it. They protested in vain. The right of government based on proven superior power (i.e., conquest) was considered unquestionable. Indeed, it was said to reflect the will of God (or in ancient times, the gods), who ordained and controlled the forces of nature and man’s fate.
Thus Mr. Kupelian appears to ignore the historically exceptional, even unique, nature of America’s founding. Until the founding of the United States, people who were themselves under the yoke of slavery had sometimes asserted and successfully battled to reclaim the good of freedom for themselves. But what people who had never been enslaved, and who had already won the war to preserve their own freedom, had ever gone on to establish a form government based on the principle of liberty for all mankind?
Prison Planet.com » Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’
November 3, 2012
“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you” (video follows with commentary):
Well, here we are again with another messy election. Juvenile and criminal behavior by alleged adults; it goes on every election cycle:
• Security camera captures vandal destroying Romney sign – WSMV
• Obama Voters Smashing Windows, Destroying Romney Signs With Human Feces In Virginia
• Man Goes Berserk Destroying Romney Signs in front of His Daughters
• 4 arrested for stealing Romney signs while driving sheet metal union truck
It also happened to me. Mr. Pendery was not referring to me in the news item as I did not and do not support a national sales tax.
Already we’re seeing problems with early voting which should be done away with altogether. Up until the time when Americans were brain washed with the idea of ‘fast food’ election results, no one had a problem waiting a few days or even a week for the outcome of elections, including president. Honest elections came first – except in cities like Chicago where vote fraud in all forms has been a mainstay for nearly a century. Doesn’t seem to bother the people who live there because nothing has been done to effectively clean it up.
America got all the whiz bang new technology. The result: Our elections for candidates from county to state to federal have been stolen now for nearly a half century.
These are just a drop in the bucket. More will come to light by Tuesday and for many days afterwards:
With this year’s crucial election less than a week away, it has become painfully clear that the winners and losers will be decided by the least qualified voters. Misdirection, lies and deceit are nothing new in politics, but have recently been elevated to an art form.
The electorate is divided into three main groups and subdivided into a few minor ones. About one third of the voters are hard core Republicans and one third hard core Democrats. It does not matter who their party nominates, they will vote for him or her. If the Republicans ran Hitler and the Democrats ran Stalin, each would be guaranteed one third of the vote simply by their party affiliation. The remaining one third is who decides those elections that are legitimately run. This third breaks down into left and right leaning people, those who choose based on the candidate, not the party, the one issue voter (abortion, gun control, etc.) and the totally clueless. The clueless are the real targets of all of the campaigning, political ads, and the so called debates. Winning over the “low information voter” is the key to victory.
Yesterday’s New York Times editorial: “A Big Storm Requires a Big Government“:Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romneywants to eliminate it.
At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.”Absolutely,” he said.
RUSH: I mentioned to you the president is staying hunkered down and trying to act presidential in the White House, overseeing the recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy, and he will remain in Washington to monitor the response and to ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided.
And the latest from the Obama campaign, the latest thing they’re doing on Romney is that Romney worked at Bain Capital. Which is a recycle. I mean, that’s what… They started with that months ago. And now they’re back to it. “Romney’s an evil rich guy! He knows Wall Street people. He was at Bain Capital. He doesn’t care about people.” They’re back to that. It’s the third day, third day in a row Obama suspended his campaign, and a lot of people…
WOW. Just watched it. Its a bit slow at first, but its to carefully lay out the reference points…. the last 20 minutes ties it all in. Every Americanshould see it, and I believe if everyone did see it, Romney would win 75% to 25%.
Is President Obama willing to incite civil unrest to win re-election? As we have all been encouraged to wear our dog-whistle decoders these days, one can hardly be blamed for wondering. Worse yet, we know the answer. He is already doing it.
Please bear with me, as this topic requires considerable delicacy.
According to Rolling Stone, Barack Obama has now called Mitt Romney “a bull*****er,” on the record. His anger at the challenger was palpable — that is, carefully staged — during each of the last two presidential debates. And he has made a central theme of his campaign the warning that a Romney presidency would erase all of the “equality” victories of the 1960s and ’70s.
-Shoestring 9/11 blog
 The final $12.7 million of federal money needed to cover security for the games had mistakenly been omitted from Congress’s budget, and although the Olympics organizers were “confident” the error could be corrected, Romney went to Washington to make sure the money didn’t “slip away,” according to the Deseret News.  As well as meeting with members of Congress on September 10, Romney also met with FBI Director Robert Mueller that day. 
Prison Planet.com » October Surprise? 7 Shocking Rumors That Could Change The Outcome Of The Election
This is proving to be one of the tightest presidential elections in U.S. history, and with less than two weeks to go even a minor scandal could completely change the outcome of the race. Now is the perfect time for an October surprise.
If I was an operative for either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, now would be the time to unleash any big secret that you were still holding back. Americans tend to have very short attention spans, so you wouldn’t want to reveal your October surprise too early. But now that the debates are all done, this is the perfect opportunity to bring the hammer down. Of course our founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves as they watch all this, but sadly the truth is that this is how the game of politics is played in America today. Veteran political operatives on both sides know that it is either “eat or be eaten”, and this election is coming right down to the wire. One nicely timed blow from either side could make all the difference.
Even a false rumor could change the outcome of the election if enough people believe it. And I certainly would not rule out the possibility of operatives on both sides floating false rumors in the coming days in an attempt to get an edge. After the election the rumors may turn out to be entirely baseless, but at that point nobody will be able to undo the results of the election.
As made obvious by the third-party presidential debates, Romney and Obama’s foreign policy is virtually identical.
Forbes’ Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes:
Hurricane Sandy: Divine Wind for Obama… (“Enter Weather Modification Sandy’s timing has many people speculating that the storm’s path is an engineered event.”)
Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Bahamas with 100-mph winds on Friday. It is now headed straight for the East Coast of the United States. The storm is dominating the news cycle and pushing election coverage to the sidelines as Romney takes a marginal lead, according to establishment polls.
“With President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on center stage next week, the storm’s aftermath could affect voting logistics, travel, and even the volume of campaign TV advertising,” writes Scott Bombay for Constitution Daily.
It may also present itself as the October Surprise many have predicted for this year’s presidential election.
Obama needs a serious boost following his lackluster performance during the first presidential debate. Sandy may very well be his “divine wind,” or Kamikaze, the typhoons that saved Japan from two Mongol fleets under the command of Kublai Khan.
If Sandy strikes Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, it will undoubtedly produce widespread chaos and present an ideal opportunity for Obama to come off as a strong and decisive leader marshaling FEMA and the federal government’s “emergency management” apparatus into action. Following the “perfect storm,” the establishment media will naturally provide all the propaganda Obama needs to sweep the election on Tuesday, November 6, a week after the hurricane is projected to hit.
Election fraud storm-clouds loom over Presidential race
LA Times: Romney’s a drug-money launderer
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Barrett
Election fraud storm-clouds loom over Presidential race
by Kevin Barrett, for Press TV
And if he does, will Americans – especially African-Americans – take to the streets?
These are the two key questions of the 2012 election season. Yet the mainstream media, owned by the same interests behind the “black-box” voting machines that manufacture election outcomes, won’t touch the issue.
Daniel Ellsberg, the world’s most famous whistleblower, joins me on Truth Jihad Radio today (3 to 5 pm Central, AmericanFreedomRadio.com) to discuss the burning question: Should you vote for drone murderer and Constitution-shredder Obama, just because the Romney-Netanyahu ticket is even worse?
All three presidential debates are now behind us. Mitt Romney’s convincing win in the first clash was a game changer, turning a possible Obama landslide into an even race. The debates provided the big boost Romney needed, but for advocates of limited government, the three debates suggested a troublesome four years ahead, no matter who wins. Just a few of the red flags:
(Rush) It Wasn’t Just an Apology Tour, It Was a Condemnation Tour!….. (“That’s even worse than an apology!”)
RUSH: Here is Romney burying Obama on the apology tour…
ROMNEY: The president in his campaign some four years ago said he’d meet with all the world’s worst actors in his first year. He’d sit down with Chavez and Kim Jong-il, with Castro and with president Ahmadinejad of Iran.
I think they looked and thought, “Well, that’s an unusual honor to receive from the president of the United States.” And then the president began what I have called an apology tour, of going to various nations in the Middle East and criticizing America. I think they looked at that and saw weakness.
RUSH: Yeah, and Obama didn’t like this. It got under Obama’s skin.
OBAMA: Nothing, uh, Governor Romney just said is true, starting with this notion of me apologizing. This has been, uhh, probably the biggest whopper that’s been told during the course of this campaign. And every fact-checker and every reporter [who] has looked at it, Governor, has said this is not true.
The bills and legislation that have been passed that are taking away our freedoms and giving more power to President. The signing of the NDAA gives the power to the military the power to detain Americans or anyone of suspected ties to terrorism without charges or jury trial. This establishes Martial Law in America. Obama passed other legislation that gives him the power to shut down the internet.
“That was a slam-dunk observation,” radio host Rush Limbaugh said this afternoon. “Just the split screen. Just Obama’s stare.”
“There was a point in this debate where Obama was staring Romney down viciously – you could see it on the split screen – and it did not distract Romney … at all. He was jumping in Obama’s chili at the time and it didn’t stop him, this attempt to intimidate. It didn’t work at all.”
U.S. historian Dr. Tim Stanley agrees about the facial expressions, writing in Britain’s Telegraph, “The president insulted, patronized and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential. Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking in Romney’s direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a commander in chief; Obama looked like a lawyer.”
The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama.For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting.
Coulter, a Conservative writer often featured as a political pundit on news programs, is known for her abrasive personality and ability to promote her ideals despite extreme opposition. She was once attacked during a speech at a college with a violent hit in the face with a pie. Tonight, her poor choice of a word may cost her some valuable alliances.
While her use of the “r” word, as people politely refer to the term in modern society, probably reflects the way the term was used in everyday society in her formative years; it was commonly used in school and everywhere else in a teasing sort of way until 10 or 15 years ago.
Romney appears to be on medication, either for illness or more likely to treat depression and stress but also he looks like he has been dosed with Atropine. On at least two occasions he began to tear up a bit which we will put down to stress.
My guess is a cocktail of some kind. He also doesn’t look very well and I was afraid he was either having a stroke or facing a heart attack. His color was blotchy, eyes red, he kept looking to the left as though he were a poorly trained blackjack dealer in Reno.
Romney shone most brightly for five minutes discussing trade with China. He clearly understands trade well, knows much about China, though that knowledge, as Obama pointed out, was from working for them against the US. Still, he was impressive.