A brief update from a longtime D.C. political operative shows calm in the storm that is the final weeks of a presidential campaign – and regarding last night’s most recent debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the sentiment appears to be NO WORRIES. (Snip)Obama won. Just deal with it and move on. I’d call it a toss up until the moderator stopped the governor’s momentum on Benghazi. You already did something on that yourself. That was about as blatant a moment of media bias smack in the middle of a debate that I can recall.
Comments: WHI interview goes on to state that Romney's people acted with strength and class, not whining about the bias. WHI gives them a lot of points for that and believes the audience that watched the debate knows what happened.
obama won is the spin for the day. He didn't win, he just didn't completely lose. Yet, he is still a loser. I'm convinced the media folk want to build up to the next debate to boost their ratings up to get more people to watch the next debate. They run the risk of turning off viewers.
I was happy to see the Luntz focus groups see all the wonderful potential in Romney after the debate. Most of them had voted for 0bama in 2008, but now changed to Romney. Unlike the owners of "0bama phones," all these people who possess these FREE phones used them to Tweet they want to kill Romney, because they might lose their Food Stamps and Free Phones. How sick has this society become?
#3, what's hilarious about those morons is that don't realize they're going to lose them anyway when the economy collapses. I just hope R&R can stave it off a few more years. But with over 200 trillion of federal debt, that amount isn't going to be paid off in current dollars, ever.
Obama was declared the winner last week, so that's no surprise. I have to admit the Crawley/Obama team was as effective as the Rattass/Biden team at steamrolling and controlling the process.
Poor Jim Lehrer. He will go done as a failure for not carrying his lifeless team member across the finish line in a way that could be argued as a win. Will he be merely shunned or outright banned for his failure?
An Update from the White House Insider has been added to the original article since it was posted. It begins:
This just came from Insider:
Have a heads up for you. This comes directly from the Old Man. Military intelligence may have tracked location of a guy called “Khattalah” who apparently organized the Benghazi attack. Check media reports for name. Obama to order drone strikes or possible all out bombing operation. Says it appears imminent. Obama will then make claim “perpetrators brought to justice” to squash Benghazi questions and play part of hero. “Bin Laden Version 2 “ If accurate, this scenario would fit with the earlier rescue operation scenario you had sent me earlier. That went to sh-t so now they are recalibrating the same general idea with an updated version of it.
Go to article to read full update. And Google Khattalah - WSJ has an article today that can be read at Google but not posted as it is subscriber content.
Even if the Gov't claims (accurately or falsely) to have found the perpetrator and starts bombing, that does not erase the fact that Obama and his administration knew from the outset that the 9/11 attack was a planned al-Qaeda hit, and engaged in a deliberate two-week cover-up to avoid bad PR, blaming everything instead on an idiotic YouTube video.
No matter what, this will be nothing more than a 'wag the dog' and zippy and his crew will still have lied about it for weeks. I seriously doubt anyone will change his vote over a bombing at this late date. And it will reek of desperation.
I wish I could dig up my old post from the day after the first debate. I postulated that Obama had to head into the foreign policy debate with a foreign policy success story. I guessed it would be a Libya retaliatory strike. So today, according to Ulsterman, we hear that the consulate attack mastermind “Khattalah” has been found! If it's true, I'm now guessing that “Khattalah” will be blown to smithereens and his body parts submerged next to Osama. The alternative is that Libya already has him under arrest and there will be a colorful show trial. Of course the credit will go to Obama. Whatever it is it will be a staged event. We'll see.
Re ***ALERT***, a military strike is right up the Chicago crowd's alley, and just like Bill Clinton who hit an aspirin factory and couple of tents. We'll deal with whatever comes.
Meanwhile, higher ups in the intelligence community are reportedly outraged over Obama's treatment of Benghazi last night on top of his continued attempts to blame them for the debacle, ''We didn't know.'' Reports say some are ready to blow him out of the water.
Obama and Hillary are playing with fire. Four of our own were killed and important people are not happy.
Exactly what good does Obama think throwing a bunch of bombs around Libya will do? A large percentage of the population there is pro-American, with only a relatively small Islamist presence there. Any bombing campaign will make the situation there massively worse.
If Obama does this, Romney needs to oppose it in the worst way. There are ways of getting the perpetrators of the attack without a bombing campaign. It's obviously a "wag the dog" move, and I sincerely hope Romney has the stones to point out the foolishness of such a move, if it happens.
I don't believe a word of this at all. So Obama and Rice said it was a video, then a terrorist attack, then it was Hillary's fault, and now Barack will fire a drone? So it wasnt' a video and he lied at the beginning? I don't think the US has enough military presence anywhere at the moment to launch the kind of assault Obama thinks will save his skinny butt. If I recall, the intelligence gathering in Libya was and is a shambles, and I am guessing this Bin Laden II fellow is somewhere far in the desert away from prying eyes.
Why would Obama drop bombs inside Libya when he and Hillary refused to send additional security and reinforcements to the consulate because of the fear of offending the new Libyan government? Now we are to believe he's going to drop bombs instead?
Now maybe I am thinking too much in the first world, but if I had masterminded the Benghazi attack, I think I would be keepintg an eye on the nets to see if my name was coming into play. And if I saw this you can bet that I would be running far and hiding deep.
...Obama will then make claim “perpetrators brought to justice” to squash Benghazi questions and play part of hero...
Obama can try to make that claim. But it's 4 lives too late.
Why were our personnel in Benghazi deliberately left unprotected in such an obviously dangerous time? Whether an alleged perpetrator is vaporized by a drone, or not, that question still remains -- and will forever remain a blot on Obama's pathetic record.
While my gut is with #25, #30, #31 and #32, I have another question: Suppose Obama orders a drone strike, killing, say 50 people. How the hell are we supposed to know whether he got the real bad guy? Are you kiddin me?
Not unexpected move, however, the public is becoming so jaded, that anyone who switched from Obama at this point, isn't going to switch back simply because he ordered a few drones. With the way his luck is going, he'll probably hit a few innocent civilians in the process and get bad press.
According to Lame Cherry, and implied in an earlier posting by the White House Insider, the Obama administration left Benghazi unguarded because they expected the Libyans to kidnap the ambassador. Then in an October surprise, Obama would get the ambassador released, maybe by doing a trade for the blind sheik or maybe by doing some sort of air strike and terrorizing the Libyans.
A little hitch happened when the ambassador was unexpectedly killed and sodomized, or perhaps sodomized and killed. Anyway, if these sources are correct, Obama is now going to the air strike scenario for revenge. Obama keeps saying over and over that these people will be brought to justice, and even if he only manages to blow up a tent and a camel, the MSM will back him when he says he has taught Al Qaeda another lesson. And voila, a new and shiny foreign policy triumph for our brave president.
Sorry, but I just can't accept as quite credible an anonymous blogger who claims to have such highly-placed sources inside Wall Street, the White House, and the Pentagon. And his dialogue sounds straight from Clancy or Ludlum.
The new update not withstanding... What I like about Ulsterman's original story about 0 winning the debate, is his multiple references to: "Just deal with it and move on." There really isn't any time before the election to waste time with 'what if's.'
We need to say, 'It is what it is,' and move forward with the truth, as it appears the Romeny/Ryan team is doing. Good for them.
And, before I forget, have you studied the painting/illustration at the top of the story. Wow - SO telling/condemning of the 0 administration.
And, IF the 0 people are manipulating the murder of the four for a political 'bump', may God condemn them to Hell.
Watched some of the debate but could not stand the so called "moderator" ; so turned off to read discussions. And these undecideds, if some one hasn't made up their mind by now then they have a lot of problems. The "moderator" picks the questions, blow me down...this is an all time set up moderator,undecideds and some one knowing the questions before the debate...color me cynical.
I'm not familiar with the ulsterman report -- so I don't know what their bias is....
There's that famous clinton word -- "is" -- I wanted to laugh out loud when obama inferred that the Rose Garden briefing was a shining moment in the Bengazi attack. It all depends on what "is" a terror attack -- or any terror attack "is" serious....
They love to play with words. And the candy crawly woman came through loud and clear as biased and opinionated. She isn't running for president -- at least I don't think so... AND I know obama needed her help -- but -- in front of millions of people -- it wasn't a good moment for her. She's lost credibility -- completely....
BTW -- Limbaugh is right about the study done in California. Liberal women are "not" very attractive compared with comservative women. WE conservative women take pride in looking good for our husbands...
Feel sorry for anyone living in Libya and being named Khattalah! Whether he's guilty or not. The boy president is feeling his oats and needs to feel big again. This may be tantamount to Klintoon lobbing bombs at camel butts in an earlier day.
It is so entertaining when dhimmocrats are in office. Gack.
Not surprised by any of this. If it happens it will look like just what it is, Wag the Dog, October Surprise, Desperate Attempt to save campaign. And there's always the chance - a big one - it will get screwed up and make things much worse.
Oh, and a Muzzie tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bldg today - even though Obama has eradicated terrorism, dontcha know. This is exactly what happened here in Portland a couple years ago, when a guy tried to blow up families awaiting the Christmas tree lighting - hundreds of people with babies in strollers, etc. But of course it's a religion of peace that we need to respect. And Obama loves them. Can things get any more screwed up???
I read somewhere a while back that CIA knew who these guys were the next day, because they were all over their cell phones talking about it. We have friends in Libya. GOOD friends, thanks to Stevens and others. Friends who would be happy to finger the guys responsible and eliminate their competition. Drones? Bombs? Pure cowboy stuff. Just let the spooks handle it and wait for bad guys to start going permanently missing.
Will Obama order some strikes? Maybe. Will there be some quiet warnings to our friends? Maybe. I still say Benghazi and the video demonstrations were unrelated events. I don't buy the phony kidnap scenario. Obama's crew had advance notice of the video demonstrations and was about to roll out a narrative linking them to American Christian fundamentalists. Crazy? Sure. But how did the Cairo embassy apologize for the video BEFORE the demonstrations began?
I have been reading the White House Insider for a couple of years now, and it is scary how accurate the reporting has been. So I read with scepticism but keep in mind what is suggested.
Was totally heartened that Candy kept this story alive with her unintented flub last night. The O administration desparately wanted to kill this story before next Monday, now that is not going to happen, and I am wondering what the Clintons are devising? Something is up there. I also don't think that it is out of the question for Obama to go all "asprin factory", if you remember that attack ended up being an embarassment for Clinton.
Encouraged that there are numerous lawn signs in the burbs of Easton PA. These same folks had Obama signs out last election! Way Cool!!!
Gosh, the way the WH fouls up things I hope they don't bomb Israel, Canada, Mexico or Haiti by mistake. You never know which way the tele-prompter is going to point. By the way, I think he bowled another 39 last night.
Romney won the 2nd debate. Because Obama had a pulse this time, the MSM gives the win to Obama, however, it was all style, no substance. Romney won substance bigtime. The media wants the horse race. They would have declared Obama the winner even if he had sent Joe Biden in his place. Romney will win in a landslide. Oh woe to the Dems, their day of reckoning is drawing nigh.
I predicted a drone strike this morning, early, before the Ulsterman report. This White House is just so predictable. And Hillary is in the game with all the experience she has at these Wag-the-Dog stunts from the Clinton Admin. I expect a drone strike, or some other strike, before the Sunday talk shows. Early voting starts Monday in Texas.
So, if the update is correct, then I think those with Twitter accounts should start a hashtag dealing with the rumors in advance. That way it will be so totally obvious that Obama is pulling a fast one he either won't do it or it won't have the same impact. I think he's going to be trying to get out of doing that debate altogether.
Just asking the question gets it out there and it'll have to be dealt with.
If the intelligence community " failed " Obama in Benghazi , how can they suddenly be trusted to pinpoint the proper target in a dysfunctional third world country of lookalikes ??? Rush to judgement and pathetic wag the dog spring to mind. And shouldn't the alleged terrorist be given a trial before execution ? Paging the ACLU and Code Pink. CNN says the reason that Mama Milk Dud gave Obama more speaking time is because he's a slow talker. That's hilarious and makes him sound mentally challenged. And like something from a Seinfeld episode.
All we heard after the vice presidential debate last Thursday night was how much good the cackling, slightly unbalanced Joe Biden had done for an Obama campaign that had been rocked by Mitt Romney's overwhelming performance in the first presidential debate. Well, now we know that just isn't the case. Since the VP debate, Romney's increased his lead in Gallup to 51-45%.
FTA: "The media is gonna try and spin the “comeback kid” scenario for Obama the next few.......By the weekend a different tune is coming. Of course, there are lots of whispers of plans to alter this outcome. Hit Romney up with a scandal, maybe Obama bombs the f-ck out of Libya just for sh-ts and giggles."
Hit Romney with a scandal?? Good luck with that. It just shows how desperate (and evil) the 0bama camp is at this point, so desperate that I might even suspect 0bama's ratings are much lower than the polls are reflecting.
Surely an autopsy was done on Ambassador Stevens and the other victims? Has anyone heard anything about one? I haven't heard it mentioned, but its a no-brainer given the circumstances. Why has no one asked?
Florida is the New Selma, and not for the first time. On a visit to Tallahassee Tuesday, Jesse Jackson "used the phrase ´Selma of our time´--a reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s," the Miami Herald reports. By way of explanation, the paper quotes an earlier, ungrammatical comment the septuagenarian would-be provocateur made last month on CNN, where he "talked about an economic boycott to ´isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.´ "
A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. (Snip)The files shed light on one of Snowden´s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.
Dream Defenders Executive Director Philip Agnew has said he knew the group would have to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” during its now-13-day sit in at the Capitol. The college activists reached a new level of “uncomfortable” over the weekend – the group said Capitol police stopped food from coming into the building, leaving a group of about 50 protesters with little more than snack items and a few cups of water. Reports from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement indicate that´s not accurate.(Snip)phone calls to FDLE in support of the protest shut down the center’s ability
The Department of Justice civil rights unit sent to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to mediate the anti-George Zimmerman protests has a history of putting racial advocacy ahead of its mandated duties, according to a former head of the unit. “At CRS headquarters, we (meaning I) regularly had to warn or take corrective action against career employees for acting as advocates instead of mediators,” Ondray Harris, the former director of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS), told The Daily Caller. CRS was the unit deployed to Sanford in 2012 to oversee anti-Zimmerman protests.
The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him. His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army. Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location without charge since he was removed from power on 3 July. (Snip)One of Mr Morsi´s sons, Osama, said: "What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word."
In the charade that became the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, and in the continuing aftermath of the verdict, there was one thing the American people didn’t get from much of the national broadcast media: fairness. In the hours of continuous coverage that I monitored and recorded, I couldn’t believe the lack of balance in coverage.(Snip)Some news organizations seemed to resist the temptation of balanced reporting from the onset. What happened to investigating stories thoroughly? What happened to balancing a report with all points of view? And what happened to keeping agendas and
George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since being acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue an unidentified driver trapped in an overturned truck in Florida, police said Monday. Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told Fox News that Zimmerman, 29, was identified by a crash victim as the man who pulled him from the mangled vehicle last week. “George Zimmerman pulled me out,” firefighters were told by the unidentified driver, according to McAuliffe.
I have to admit, I’m stumped. Either something fairly important happened yesterday in Washington, or as readers of The Dallas Morning News might say, “I have no idea what you mean.” News reports, mostly from the right-of-center media, would indicate a 50-year IRS employee, recently retired as a tax specialist, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Carter Hull, we’re told, said the inappropriate screening of tea party-related applications reached at least the office of the IRS chief counsel, one of two political appointees in the building. You remember the IRS scandal, right?
The brother of Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death by George Zimmerman gained international attention over the past year, is currently serving as an intern for Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., her office confirmed to NBC News. A Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty of of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter on July 13. Zimmerman says he shot the teen in self defense. Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton attends Florida International University in Miami, Fla., (Snip) According to Wilson´s office, Fulton is also part of the 5000 Roll Models of Excellence Project.
In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better.(Snip)In fact, SYG is a different statute entirely, 776.013(3). Although many states have adopted some form of self-defense immunity law, Florida’s is remarkably broad in many respects. It provides not only immunity from both civil liability and criminal prosecution, but even from arrest in instances that lack probable cause
In the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP are calling on the black community to rise up in national protest. Yet they know — and Barack Obama, whose silence speaks volumes, knows — nothing is going to happen. "Stand-Your-Ground" laws in Florida and other states are not going to be repealed. George Zimmerman is not going to be prosecuted for a federal "hate crime" in the death of Trayvon Martin. The result of all this ginned-up rage that has produced vandalism and violence
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Mark Levin, who hosts one of America´s top radio talk shows and is considered by supporters to be the people´s pundit on the Constitution, is rallying his 8.5 million-strong audience to demand an historic convention of state governments to halt the "oppressive power" of the federal government. The author of two New York Times bestsellers on the threats to the Constitution, Levin hopes his latest, "The Liberty Amendments," out mid-August, will spark the state lawmakers to tap a rarely used Constitutional provision to institute measures that would brake President Obama´s use of executive orders, bar thousand-page laws and
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.
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Colin Powell has admitted to exchanging ´very personal´ emails with a Romanian diplomat but denies having an affair with the much younger woman after a hacker threatened to release their intimate messages. The 76-year-old retired general told the Smoking Gun that he met Corina Cretu, 45, roughly 10 years ago when she was working as an assistant to the president of Romania. She is now a member of the European Parliament. ´After I left the Department of State in January 2005 we stayed in touch via email,´ he told TSG.