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Get Ready for Chicago Rules
Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/5/2012 6:00:56 AM

The most interesting place to have been in America on Thursday morning? Obama campaign headquarters. No need to guess what the post-debate conversation was in Boston: jubilation over Mitt Romney's wildly impressive Denver performance, and a strategy session on how to keep the momentum. But in Chicago? Amid the gloom, amid the shock, one pained question surely drove the discussion: "What now?" Because Chicago understands that the immediate critique of Barack Obama's debate performance understates the damage the president did to his campaign. Yes, he was detached. Yes, he was unprepared.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 10/5/2012 6:16:38 AM     (No. 8911161)

The gangsters prepare their next move...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boston Tea Party, 10/5/2012 6:36:32 AM     (No. 8911177)

Spot on article. I hope Kim's conclusion is the correct one.
Axelrod is the smarmiest creep in a political world full of smarmy creeps. As Dennis Miller might say, his real job is as the lighting double for Snidely Whiplash.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Intentional, 10/5/2012 6:37:21 AM     (No. 8911179)

This will be the dirtiest 4 weeks in campaign history. And it will also be the most corrupt election. Their last ace in the hole will be voter fraud.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 10/5/2012 6:42:24 AM     (No. 8911185)

FTA: By pummeling the president on the facts and the policy, Mr. Romney looked in control.

Correction: Romney was in control. The facts can do that

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 10/5/2012 6:53:11 AM     (No. 8911196)

Obama campaign headquarters Thursday morning might have been interesting but Barack and Michelle's quarters Wednesday night might have been pretty interesting as well!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 10/5/2012 6:58:22 AM     (No. 8911201)

The Obama campaign believed its own hype, its own mantra, its own false narrative.

I do not think they have enough time to counter anything in a meaningful manner now; and I am extremely impressed with how disciplined and focused Team Romney is. Paul Ryan will mop the floors with Chia Pet Biden, and Romney will have to stay focused and upbeat and prepared -- which is a lot -- but not nearly as much as Obama has to do now.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doodah, 10/5/2012 7:05:31 AM     (No. 8911209)

The Chicago Mafia has already begun. Axelrod is the "hired killer" who has a long history in Chicago of mowing down the opposition with crooked means. I hope that the few who still haven't decided do not believe the tsunami of fraud that will be forthcoming. Hope Obama's gay days in Chicago will finally come out. Some say he is also on drugs with the Secret Service turning their backs. Remember the t.v. show, "What's your line?", Will the real Barak Obama please step out??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/5/2012 7:21:35 AM     (No. 8911230)

Millionaire Obama will accuse Romney of being a millionaire?
... Oooops. I guess Obama Lites aren't supposed to know that.

Romney has a failed record?
Romney's discredited ideas?
Romney, the flip-flopper?
Romney is devoid of honesty?
.... These character traits are straight from Obama's resume. Trying to drag Mitt down into Empty Suit's oozing slime will not work. Next, they will try to accuse Romney of incompetence for not being a rabble-rousing community organizer. THAT, it seems, is the best job description to qualify one for the presidency. Just ask those members of the Old Media who applauded to promote Empty Suit into the Oval Office.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/5/2012 7:44:12 AM     (No. 8911284)

Good column. Of course the Obama campaign will fight dirty; we've all known that for ages. Their reactions yesterday were just laughable, though. Not the real Mitt Romney? Please. The biggest laugh of all? The notion that Obama's too intelligent for the rest of us to understand. They've been pushing that a long time, too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/5/2012 7:53:22 AM     (No. 8911298)

I , too, am really looking forward to the VP debate. I doubt there will be a need for rehearsing on the part of Paul Ryan. His strength is his convictions and the ability to convey them with ease ,class and clarity. On the other hand , Biden will eschew any preparation for an entirely different reason; he thinks he's the smartest man who ever lived. I expect fun and fireworks. (note to self- check popcorn inventory)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/5/2012 7:59:28 AM     (No. 8911312)

Barky discovers that either Mitt is lying....

....or everyone around Barky is lying to him and has been for years.

Best roll a few fat doobies and hit the links while they work it out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/5/2012 8:04:57 AM     (No. 8911325)

"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?"

~ The Untouchables (1987)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/5/2012 8:07:01 AM     (No. 8911330)

So, the obama-criminal-enterprise can do worse than calling Mitt Romney a murderer, a felon, a tax cheat, a dog torturer? How much worse can they GET? I guess we should all be afraid and hide under the bed for what evil is coming in October? Not gonna happen. It's getting tiresome hearing about the "threats" of the great "chicago machine"! Are we supposed to fear a little adolph-wannabe like axelgrease? Don't think so. Let them bring it on and see what happens when it's over.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/5/2012 8:15:30 AM     (No. 8911346)

No one's character is more ripe as a target than Obama's.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 10/5/2012 8:16:28 AM     (No. 8911349)

On the Lou Dobbs show last night, I caught the beginning of the lies. Judith Miller, attempting to paint Romney as a liar, had her clock cleaned by Dobbs. Loved seeing that. And, even after Dobbs presented her with the facts, she still tried to scream over him that Romney lied. She was completely out of control.
BUT, cornered animals can be dangerous things.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 10/5/2012 8:22:49 AM     (No. 8911365)

The Secret Service has no control over how a POTUS chooses to self medicate. It is not in their brief. Their task is to protect the President from everything but himself or herself. There is a long history of absolutely atrocious behavior by Dimocratic Presidents, which include drugs, sex, and even murder by proxy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/5/2012 8:25:24 AM     (No. 8911374)

'The Today Show' opened with a pic of Mitt, shocked words, big graphics - "Completely Wrong". Yeah, 47% crapola, the same 47% stuff Obama forgot to mention in the debate.

To even the playing field, the remaining debates will be Romney vs. a panel of 2000 old media criminals.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 10/5/2012 8:26:05 AM     (No. 8911377)

I tend to think the blowback will be much less than the hype. You listen to people "on the ground" in Chicago--people who have their finger on the pulse of the city, and what you hear is among the masses their is a huge weight of apathy towards Obama. People can walk or drive around displaying RR ads this time without any problems. Now in 2008, it was vicious, but now? No one's fighting mad. Nobody's ready to lynch anyone. No one cares about Obama--he is the rock star that was but is no longer.

Be prepared by all means, but beware the conspiracy theories!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LZK, 10/5/2012 8:28:05 AM     (No. 8911382)

Spot on!!

I'm from Chicago (trying to sell and get the h@ll out) and the demorats in Illinois are "going to the mattresses".....

My first look at the up/coming ballot is proof of Illinois' corruption....

On a two page ballot --- only a hand full of republicans. The state is OWNED by demorats...

God help US....

LZK

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dittohead, 10/5/2012 8:30:19 AM     (No. 8911387)

My guess is Romeny is squeaky clean so good luck diggin up dirt on him or Ryan.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/5/2012 8:32:03 AM     (No. 8911390)

IMO, they can't play those games on a national lever, too many people watching. As probably the least religious among you, I do believe we are witnessing divine intervention.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Straitpath, 10/5/2012 8:38:25 AM     (No. 8911401)

Thousands of Americans joined a concerted effort to pray for Governor Romney in this debate. Another one coming on the 16th.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: James Beam, 10/5/2012 8:41:51 AM     (No. 8911412)

What people are missing is Axelrod's clever PROJECTION onto Romney of Obama as Deceptor in Chief.
Or in other words, "Obama didn't show up? Obama lies? Yeah? Yeah? Well Romney has two sides too!"

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/5/2012 8:51:44 AM     (No. 8911438)

Racist or liar? Racist or Liar? Let's put 'liar' out there for now and then hit him with 'racist' the last week of the campaign.




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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 10/5/2012 8:53:32 AM     (No. 8911444)

Didn't Sarah Palin say this the other day? But I actually kind of disagree. While the O campaign operation in Chicago will go on full attack mode, that doesn't have that much to do with Chicago politics. This is a one-party town. Democrats never go on the attack against Republicans because there are no Republican candidates to attack.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: maryc, 10/5/2012 9:00:51 AM     (No. 8911467)

These won't be Chicago rules. These will be Putin rules. The press has already adopted them and now have no compunction about presenting lies as truth and keeping facts of failure by obi from ever being seen. At least with this debate the facts were seen on all channels. By the way Al, wasn't Romney in the same high altitude ? Maybe his brain just works better.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 6angels, 10/5/2012 9:10:19 AM     (No. 8911491)

I tend to agree with the hype about dirty politics; no question the democrats would try, but ..... they have thrown a lot of dirt, controled the media, attempted to ram Obama down our throats; it's just not working.
sooner or later, the flim flam man is revealed.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/5/2012 9:17:36 AM     (No. 8911506)

Rahm may be unwilling to go along with Obama. There are those in Boystown with the goods on them both. I expect him to be very quiet.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Adam, 10/5/2012 9:24:00 AM     (No. 8911519)

First to make this warning was Mrs. Palin. You know, the "dumb chick." At any rate, Miss Strassel is right and so was Mrs. Palin; the ugliness is only going to get more ghastly.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/5/2012 9:25:15 AM     (No. 8911521)

3 words: Turbocharged race card.

Expect it!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wtm, 10/5/2012 9:38:36 AM     (No. 8911552)

#3,
Their last card might be NO election !!!!!

Remember that Obie has all those Exec orders signed, just needs a reason to use them !!!

I really expect him to pull a Chavez on us !!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 10/5/2012 9:39:48 AM     (No. 8911555)

Romney didn’t get to where he is and what he has by being soft and weak. I think he has some major great white sharks (no racist pun intended) on his team. And they will be ready for the chum/choom.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/5/2012 9:58:32 AM     (No. 8911597)

Finally. Some truth out of the medias establishment.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/5/2012 9:59:58 AM     (No. 8911600)

I see my lefty friends using the "Romney lied his way through the debate" garbage based on Think Progress and other leftists hack articles. The mainstream media isn't actually going after Romney on that, though, are they? Why? Because anything the "fact checkers" are showing as "lies" is more disagreement. Obama can be shown to have actually lied.

It's not that the msm is getting honest. They are seeing that Romney's campaign and the right aren't going to sit still for the same kinds of lies they pulled off during the Bush admin.

Or, another possibility, is that they're saving their forked tongue reporting for whatever trick Obama has up his sleeve for the home stretch.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: M-79, 10/5/2012 10:06:16 AM     (No. 8911624)

Last election when Sarah said,"I was a Mayor. A mayor is kind of like being a Community Organizer except you are accountable to others." The Obama camp went ballistic. Soon after that they went after her family and that whole can of worms opened up. Hopefully, Mitt's sons are prepared for the attack.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: redmom, 10/5/2012 10:09:35 AM     (No. 8911640)

So far, this was the most enjoyable thing to happen in the Zero administration.

The second is that Facebook has an empty chair on their sign in page, today. They may not get the significance, but it did give me a secret chuckle of schadenfreude when I saw it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: trapper, 10/5/2012 10:22:57 AM     (No. 8911671)

This going to be a rout. I fully expect the deluge of slime to come pouring forth from Chicago, and Romney's family should be prepared to be hit by their "fair share" of it. Remember Letteman's dirty sex jokes about our gal Sarah's teenage daughter? The demons will be in full shriek. But it won't work, because it will be inconsistent with what people see and hear with their own eyes and ears on their TV's when Romney speaks during the debates. And what are they seeing?

Romney looks and sounds like the boss you always LIKED. Everyone has had one, maybe still do. He's the one you could count on to make a timely decision when you needed it to do your job. He'd listen to you, think about what you said, then send you back to work with a clear course to pursue. And he didn't just have your back if things got hinky, he'd step in front of you and own HIS decisions. You knew you could trust that guy. And you did. He was a leader, and he led from the FRONT.

And that's what people see on TV during the debates. The Obama campaign has no way to counter it, because all they have to sell is Obama. It's going to be a rout.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/5/2012 10:40:10 AM     (No. 8911741)

#39 Great point. Also, I always want to facepalm when Pravda ratchets up their lies daily. But - perhaps at each ratchet up they lose another thousand or so finally awakened and disgusted sheeple.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/5/2012 10:43:34 AM     (No. 8911752)

Get ready? What the heck has been going on for the last 6 years?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: John21, 10/5/2012 10:47:41 AM     (No. 8911767)

Chicago politics is the only way for Obama to win now.
The public relations media will of course provide all the assitance that they can but, the people are beginning to see that they have no clothes either. More and more people are seeing the lack of integrity and credibility in the propaganda media, that is why youb are starting to hear some minor complaints and small attacks on the administration. They will be back in the "Little Christie Matthews" drooling public relations efforts shortly.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Arby, 10/5/2012 10:49:27 AM     (No. 8911772)

The Chi-town demonrats better be careful. America has now seen how incompetent Fauxbama is. If they see (finally, finally) how ugly the people around him are and how dirty their politics are, that'll be the last coffin nail.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Speedypetey, 10/5/2012 10:49:56 AM     (No. 8911773)

We watch and maybe now we are learning how the Chicago corruption team deals with candidates. In my small city watched an assistant mayor, from Chicago, get the Democrat mayor re-elected. She did a marvelous job of marginalizing the conservative woman which delighted the liberal women? Strange. The President and his media backers tried to marginalize Governor Romney (and lie) but in a face to face their efforts were rebuked. The more experienced in business, politics, family and a descent man, whether it be by church or just his upbringing prevailed. Now we must do our part and get people out to vote.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 10/5/2012 10:52:36 AM     (No. 8911785)

If they wish to play that game it is another Obama cannot win.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: AnnaS, 10/5/2012 10:59:09 AM     (No. 8911812)

Started today with the huge surprise 7.8% unemployment! What a joke. Could it be any clearer that Obama will do any amount of "fixing" to overcome his dismal performance?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/5/2012 11:02:44 AM     (No. 8911824)

It's a given that now the Dims will bring up all the heavy artillery that have. They don't have anything else to use. And it's going to be very dirty and savage. I hope and pray that Romney and his entire staff are fully aware and prepared for what is coming. And I pray that Romney and his entire family are very devout, practicing Mormons and there is no hint of dirt on any of them. Because right now you cant bet the farm that there is as entire company of dirt diggers looking into the pasts of anyone ever associated with Romney. This is going to be the worst month of campaigning that I have ever witnessed.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: SheriffGundown, 10/5/2012 11:07:49 AM     (No. 8911846)

First Volley "The Unemployment Report"? Does anyone believe 78%?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: RussVet, 10/5/2012 11:08:00 AM     (No. 8911848)

Did you see Drudge today ? ... unemployment down to 3% today or something like that, largest decrease in the history of the world in just one night ... and it only took Obozo getting hammered with the facts in just one debate... Obozo ordered accounting to "coook demmmm boooks !" yawn .. Chicago politics at its worst and was to be expected ..

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Reply 48 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/5/2012 11:25:02 AM     (No. 8911899)

Obama is desperate and ill equipped. Those pursed, angry lips want win much sympathy.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: larryp, 10/5/2012 11:27:31 AM     (No. 8911904)

I hik he 7.8 figure and the racim and the capone stuff is going to back-fire.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: dman, 10/5/2012 11:46:18 AM     (No. 8911974)

Books cooked to come up with a sub-8% unemployment rate, the "No, you're the liar!" meme already in full swing, more dirty tricks at the ready. Ahhhh, Chicago!

Bottom line: either Romney or NerØbama is lying. It is the job of the voters to determine which one. Pray hard that they get it right.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/5/2012 12:31:04 PM     (No. 8912101)

Starting with the phony jobs report. Next he will need a phony foreign policy victory. His press will take over from there.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/5/2012 12:56:12 PM     (No. 8912173)

What do Wintour and Langoria gotta say?? That Americans were blind and could not see the designer clothes that Obama wore?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/5/2012 2:32:02 PM     (No. 8912421)

Fine article and ample warning from Strassel. I put absolutely nothing beyond Obama and his crew. And back on the stump we once again see Obama in full, the unconfronted Obama, the bully.

And now we have suspicious unemployment numbers a couple days after Obama's game changing, epic fail. And the next debate will be townhall style. What manner of questions and questioners do we expect in the audience?

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/5/2012 2:50:13 PM     (No. 8912475)

This next debate is on foreign policy. And that won't take a rocket scientist to see it has failed.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/5/2012 2:56:55 PM     (No. 8912492)

I will continue beating my drum: We need conservative mainstream media! Not just to win these elections, but to explain to American people what leftist radicals are about!
I grew up in soviet union and I can assure you that propaganda works. It took the soviets ~70 years to get to the point where propaganda stopped working - after all the casualties, all the hardships, all the restrictions and putdowns... Everything was a problem: food, healthcare, housing, clothing, furniture, transportation, you name it. We saw rampant inequality between nomenclature bureaucrats and the rest of the country. EVERY store had back shelves to which only chosen ones had access. Nomenclature had their own hospitals, different set of medications (usually, manufactured in Switzerland or Germany), even bathroom hardware!
You see Greeks and Spaniards blaming the government for corruption - duh, what else is new? Power corrupts, absolute power.... you know the saying! And keep in mind one very important thing: the crooks vet their crews. How mafia is recruiting new members - through very arduous vetting process. You think America is different? No, biologically people are the same. The only restriction that keep us in check is exposure through the objective, conservative, commonsense media.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: rc1776, 10/5/2012 4:06:29 PM     (No. 8912656)

Acorn, pink pussyrats(black panthers), commies, wackos, treefornies, and dimfecals are what we are faced with.
Look for voter fraud and theft to be at an all time high thanks to the 0'blo-bower's stash.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Really?, 10/5/2012 6:49:30 PM     (No. 8912941)

Just saw an Obama ad two seconds ago....confirmed everything said in this article. Calling Romney a liar. That's all they have.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/5/2012 7:52:40 PM     (No. 8913014)

Hey listen, Obie better get ready for the Romney rules. Mitt didn't get to where he is because he dont know how to win.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/5/2012 9:36:03 PM     (No. 8913185)

Aside from his Massachusetts experience with Dems, Mitt saw almost first hand how desperately the Dems operate when cornered...
He saw his good friend and former employee Meg Whitman who he was supporting get taken down in the Cali gubernatorial race with that nanny surprise wrought by despicable Dem operative Gloria Allred. So he knows full well what Dems are capable of when cornered or behind.
BTW, since that election, Hewlett-Packard chose Whitman as their new CEO. The nanny issue was obviously bogus right from the git go.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/5/2012 10:19:37 PM     (No. 8913245)

What did George W. Bush once say, "Bring It On"? Good normally trumps EVIL!!!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: danu, 10/6/2012 5:09:59 AM     (No. 8913552)

Indonesia edition: family pets will be eaten.

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EARLIER this year, a column by a Harvard undergraduate named Sandra Y. L. Korn briefly achieved escape velocity from the Ivy League bubble, thanks to its daring view of how universities should approach academic freedom. Korn proposed that such freedom was dated and destructive, and that a doctrine of “academic justice” should prevail instead. No more, she wrote, should Harvard permit its faculty to engage in “research promoting or justifying oppression” or produce work tainted by “racism, sexism, and heterosexism.” Instead, academic culture should conform to left-wing ideas of the good, beautiful and true, and decline as a matter of

The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie
New York Times Magazine, by John Jeremiah Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 5:30:15 AM     Post Reply
IN THE WORLD of early-20th-century African-American music and people obsessed by it, who can appear from one angle like a clique of pale and misanthropic scholar-gatherers and from another like a sizable chunk of the human population, there exist no ghosts more vexing than a couple of women identified on three ultrarare records made in 1930 and ’31 as Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley. There are musicians as obscure as Wiley and Thomas, and musicians as great, but in none does the Venn diagram of greatness and lostness reveal such vast and bewildering co-extent. In the spring of 1930, in

The Democrats’ last chance
Daily Caller, by Christopher Bedford    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 5:04:00 AM     Post Reply
There’s something sinister on the airwaves. It’s sloppy, and it’s cynical, but sinister all the same, and it’s race-hate spewing from the absolute top of the Democratic Party. On Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder threw out some thinly veiled race-hate, telling an audience that criticism of his contempt for Congress was “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity” that no other “attorney general has ever had to deal with.” ["Black vote," check.] That same day, Politico published an interview where House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi more openly stoked race-hate, saying conservative opposition to amnesty “has a scent of Japanese internment.” ["Asian vote," check.] Later that

White House to send Biden to Kiev
as conflict with Russia escalates
Reuters, by Roberta Rampton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 5:01:47 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - The White House said on Saturday that Vice President Joe Biden would travel to Kiev this month to show support for the Ukrainian government as U.S. officials expressed new concern over "violence and sabotage" by militants it said were apparently supported by Russia in eastern Ukraine. Biden, set to travel to Kiev on April 22, will become the most senior U.S. official to visit the country since the crisis began there. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by telephone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the State Department said. Kerry during the call "expressed strong concern that attacks today by armed

North Carolina answers Democrats’
question ‘What vote fraud?
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 4:52:01 AM     Post Reply
It’s an article of the faith of the Democrats that voter fraud is nothing to worry about because it never happens. Kim Strach, the North Carolina director of elections, has living proof — and some dead proof — otherwise. She has identified 35,750 persons who voted in North Carolina sharing a name, birth date and Social Security number with someone who voted in another state in 2012. Another 81 North Carolinians voted after they died. Ghosts have no constitutional rights, not yet, but Barack Obama and the Democrats think rigor mortis need not keep voters from practicing good citizenship. President Obama nevertheless

ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected
Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist
Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 4:45:39 AM     Post Reply
ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God hates f**s" signs. Mr. Schneider contacted the Media Research Center on Thursday after our social media department requested members call and complain about the comparison. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was ousted earlier this month when it was revealed that he donated $1000 in 2008 to Proposition 8. As Good Morning America reporter Linzie Janis explained the story on April 4, footage of the completely unrelated Westboro protesters holding "soldiers died

For Attorney General Eric Holder,
Justice is for Democrats only
New York Post, by Hans Von Spakovsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 4:32:19 AM     Post Reply
A veteran Justice Department lawyer says that Attorney General Eric Holder has politicized the department in a way he hadn’t seen before. In short, “Holder is the worst person to hold the position of attorney general since the disgraced John Mitchell.” Now in his sixth year as attorney general, Holder has increasingly tilted the department in an ideological direction. It’s one thing to emphasize President Obama’s legal priorities. It’s quite another to decide not to enforce certain federal laws — such as the ban on marijuana — or urge state attorney generals to refuse to defend local laws on same-sex

Justice Stevens and Flexible History
PJ Media, by Clayton E. Cramer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 4:28:06 AM     Post Reply
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens had an op-ed piece in the Washington Post a couple of days ago that still has my brain doing backflips. He claims that, “Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the wisdom of such rules and to evaluate the costs and benefits that rule changes can be expected to produce.” Stevens certainly did not believe this when he signed onto decisions overturning Texas’s sodomy law, or when arguing that state laws limiting abortion were unconstitutional, or when striking down Louisiana’s death penalty for raping a child (this is

‘No More, Mrs. Obama:’ Texas Students Launch
Movement to Stand Up to FLOTUS Over School Lunch
Independent Journal Review, by Emily Hulsey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/12/2014 1:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Students are fed up with the meager portion sizes and bland taste of Michelle Obama-mandated school lunches. They’ve stunned their parents and the rest of America with pictures like this:(Snip for photos and tweets)Now, some Texas teens are taking it a step further. The students, who are part of their high school’s Turning Point USA chapter, are launching a #LunchMovement with one simple message: “No More, Mrs. Obama.” The Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act has been in effect for a few years now. Yet, it seems to have done just the opposite of its stated intent. Kids aren’t getting enough to eat

Casino lawsuit claims gambler won
$9.6M in baccarat card-cheating scheme
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/12/2014 1:03:53 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J – An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world. The lawsuit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange good cards in baccarat. The technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasions between April and October 2012, the casino asserted in its lawsuit. The



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Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
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Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
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Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
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President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
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Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
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Video: Flash mob of women steal
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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on


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