The election is tomorrow. The entire buildup to this point has been somewhat surreal. The pollsters tell us that the election is too close to call, but that does not conform with reality.(snip)My eyes tell me things either that pollsters cannot see or that people are unwilling to tell them. Here are a few of them: • The country is stuck in a recession which Obama has made worse. After four years, he has no plan to remedy matters.
Thank you - I have been believing this for over a month now.
Here in OH, we only had to flip 3%. McCain voters all stay and vote for Romney - but Barry is losing some Jewish voters - losing some women, losing many white males, losing some young people, and more in his base are unenthused and will stay home while most Republicans that stayed home 4 yrs. ago will come out for Romney.
That has got to be way more than the 3% we needed.
Wisconsin is cautiously optimistic! We are on our knees praying our Republican voters come out in mass. We take nothing for granted. We don't vote for revenge, we vote for the love of our country and the beautiful freedom we exercise.
Anyone who is following the Ambassador and his staff's death should have no doubt for whom to cast your vote.
I agree. And I look forward to watching heads exploding on MSNBC. In fact, I intend to watch the entire election night on MSNBC rather than Fox specifically for the joy of seeing those loons go nutso. The Chris Matthews spittle-fest alone should be epic.
One has to give the Kneepad media the credit it is due. Without them, there is no way anyone in their right mind would think this will be a close election. Now the key is will we win the Senate. We need enough Rebublicans in the Senate to use budget reconciliation to overturn Obambicare.
Come on Mass, Indiana, Virginia, Florida and Missouri
I don’t know anything about anything, but I really do not believe there are enough people in this country that want 4 more years of this disaster to make it close. I do believe it will be a Romney landslide even with the massive voter fraud from the dems. But vote, and make sure.
I disagree with the author on one point: the electorate, ever since the first debate when they had a chance to see beyond the attack ads, have come around and are now voting for Romney, not just against Obama.
I wonder how many people who came out to vote for the first time ever in 2008 because they were "inspired" by Obama will sit home, disillusioned, and plan to never vote again.
Enjoy what should be a glorious evening for The United States of America on November 6th, but still keep in mind the words of the late Joseph Stalin......."The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."
There is a flood of extremely negative advertising coming directly from the Zer0 campaign out here in California. Dark and demagogic. Misleading and frightening. Expensive. A lot of money to be spending in a "secure" Demo state.
I agree with the arguments in this article. Things he didn't mention are all the unusual elections in 2010, Brown in Kennedy's seat, Wisconsin standing up to organized civil service labour etc where the electorate has tried to stop Obama by proxy. This is the first time they can stop him directly. We will need a landslide because election day is only the start of the effort needed to boot Obama out of office.
Don't be complacent. VOTE!! Let's be sure the blow out is big and bold. Make sure the commies in the US (esp Chicago) and the old USSR, the EU ruling swine and the islamofacists know the USA is back, and we're exceptionally bad-ass!
For those of you worrying about the "close" election, here's a bit of advice for you:
1) STOP reading and watching the news (yes, even Lucianne),
2) Go to hillbuzz.org and read all the positive, uplifting, confident reports there, and
3) STOP spreading your fear among our ranks--all you're doing is helping the enemy (think of it as making donations to Bathhouse Barry cause you're not helping yourself; you're just demoralizing the rest of us)!!
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mc squared, 11/5/2012 8:55:55 AM (No. 8988943)
No one who reads this board will miss the vote. Based on early news stories of voting irregularities', NAACP 'take-overs' of polling places and military ballot issues, I'm very worried about fraud. We may be gathering here in December waiting for a decision on the winner.
Intellectually I know Obama is done. The crowd sizes for Romney are growing. Mitt isn't just the anti-obama now. He's the future leader of the Western World. In spite of Axelrod and Plouffe's $900M campaign to paint Romney as a greedy pig, he's shown himself a man of high integrity, a big heart, and enormous competence.
Emotionally, I'm in fight and survive mode. The Eisenhower-led nation I grew up in, where trust in our leaders was automatic, love of country was unconditional, and optimism was easy as pie is now facing an enemy far worse than the Nazis and Imperial Japanese that threatened my parents. Tomorrow is the day when our country will chose liberty or tyranny and it is scarey.
Here is the pollsters' problem: Less than 10% of us answer the phone anymore. In our case, we have an intelligent home phone system that tells us who is calling and we do not pick up the phone unless we want to.
There is no way in which the 10% of late adopters of this cheap and effective technology can be representative of the rest of us. So the one thing we can be sure of is that the polls are going to turn out to be very wrong.
Dittos to #20's comments. We don't pick up our phone when we don't see the caller identified, or if it is a "blocked" or toll-free number.
FTA: "But don't get too cocky. Rasmussen, whom I think is the best pollster in the lot, has yet to provide definitive numbers."
I won't make any predictions. I'll believe Romney has won when I see it in the headlines of every newspaper. I still believe that 0bama could be reelected, because the Democrats and the unions will try anything to steal votes wherever they can. And believe me, there are still many people who think 0bama has done a good job. They got their "0bama mortgages" (like three of our neighbors), and there is no way they will break away from their messiah.
I have said this a month. He just outlines it so well. In 2008 the states were close. The independents and new young voters made the difference. Not happening this time. How could this election possibly be so close when every group for Obama has dropped by such percentages?
And I hope everyone will go have a Chick-Fil-A sandwich after they vote tomorrow.
Posts about phones not being answered are so true. Rush said conservatives don't answer the phone when it's pollsters. And he says there are 24 million evangelicals who no one is talking with or about.
I think I'll watch MSNBC tomorrow night too, just for the entertainment value.
The previews were Scott Walker in Mass. the 2010 congressional tsunami and the recall in Wisc. the polls and the media were just as wrong then as they are now. Continue to pray and vote if you haven't but this will not be close.
This has all the markings of the 1980 election. Then the media also had it too close to call. Reagan went on to be called the next president by 80 in the evening in a landslide even before they closed voting in the western states. It looks and feels that we have a redux of 1980.
In the '08 election a significant number of Republicans swallowed the "hope and change" snake oil and voted for 0bama. That didn't happen in '10 and won't happen this time. I would not be surprised to see a significant number of Democrats vote for Romney or just stay home.
PLEASE also to those who still think an Obama second term is what is needed for this country, need to be advised of an article on this site, about Obama signing a new Exec order, Setting up the "Civilian Corps", without Congressional approval or direction !!
This will be the second term agenda. The TAKEOVER of the USA and a setting up of the Dictator Obama !!
I was late to discover Breaking Bad, the AMC miniseries that returns tonight for its final 8 episodes, the last half of season five. In my mind, BB may be the best, most moral long form drama ever to appear on American television. Yes, that good.(snip) The great Jonah Goldberg has a cover story in the current issue of National Review, treating this moral journey. I am glad that both he and his magazine take seriously the role of this achievement.
Higher education is a vast industry about to face years a crisis. Like housing, it has expanded based on unsustainable debt. And like the American auto industry, it got fat, lazy, inward-focused, and expensive during its decades of monopoly on certification of higher end new labor force entrants.(snip)Philip A. Schrodt, who just retired from Pennsylvania State University after decades as a tenured professor of political science, has written a scathingly honest swan song about academic life. He is s gutsy man to do so, even on his way out the door.
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has more stones than Barack Obama. She isn´t content to lead from behind when it comes to dealing with North Korea. Instead of groveling apologies, she called a bluff. Jack Kim of Reuters reports: Impoverished North Korea said on Wednesday it was reopening the troubled Kaesong industrial zone jointly run with the wealthy South just minutes after Seoul signalled its willingness to let it close for good. (snip)Unfortunately, the big beneficiary of this lessening of tension is likely to be China
So Tim Allen has decided to publicly defuse that most egregious of English words: the six-letter one that starts with n and ends with r. (snip)Everybody wants to see it gone, buried at the crossroads with a stake in its heart. But like a movie zombie, it always gets up and goes shambling into town once again, looking for Paula Deens to bite. Why all this effort? Because we all know that when that word is at last abolished, we will look around and see that there is no more Klan, that no one is being lynched any longer
Morale at the New York Times took a further blow when news broke of the sale of the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos. Inevitably, a potential sale of the Times to another mega-billionaire seeking prestige and political clout becomes a topic of conversation. Today, Politico, the Washington Post, and others are openly discussing the subject. After enduring a series of cutbacks and very well aware that the company´s business model has failed, the NYT´s staff confronts the possibility of becoming a luxury plaything or worse.
President Obama played it straight, but friendly, last night on America´s top-rated late night TV show. Jay Leno, whose rating have surged as he cracks more and more jokes about the president, played the straight man on the Tonight Show. For Obama, it was a chance to repair his soured imaged, as the campaign´s claim that Al Qaeda is "on the run" now looks like a bad joke (snip)The appearance on a late night comedy show, coming in the midst of a purported terror crisis so severe that it requires an unprecedented closing of American embassies and consulates
Robert B. Reich, the little man with big liberal ideas, has a big idea for bailing out Detroit. It´s a simple big idea, which just goes to show Reich´s genius. Great thinkers get to the nub of things. In a nutshell, Reich wants to make things right in Detroit by expanding its boundaries. Or does he want to expand the burbs´ boundaries to encompass Detroit? Doesn´t matter, really. The key to Reich´s ingenious plan is for miserably failed Detroit to glom onto the burbs for resources -- that would be money, in plain English.
The capital´s ruling class and its vast army of hangers-on (especially the media branch) is abuzz with the sale of the Washington Post to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos. For as long as most of them have been adults, the Post has been the arbiter of visibility, able to make or break people in the Washington social whirl, not just respected but feared. After all, it bagged a Republican president. The Graham family reigned at the pinnacle of the permanent social structure in town.(snip)Quietly watching all of this must be the Sulzberger family of the New York Times.
The New York Times Company may be facing some serious scrutiny over its planned sale of the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70 million, after having paid $1.1 billion in 1993. The owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Douglas Manchester, is alleging that his higher bid was rejected by the company. John Lynch of the Boston Herald writes: A losing Boston Globe contender is claiming his San Diego media company outbid Red Sox owner John Henry - and would have gone even higher - a bombshell allegation that he says could delay the deal
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
A new report from researchers at Georgetown University must be horrifying diversicrats at elite colleges and universities. The report´s title, "Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege," gives away the conclusion of the study. Despite all the efforts at affirmative action, as a whole, the top tier of colleges is making racial inequality worse, rather than better. (snip) Sooner or later, history will note that affirmative action deeply damaged the progress blacks were already making in the pre-civil rights era.
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.
During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno´s "Tonight Show,´ President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up. In its coverage Thursday, rather than point out the president´s geographical error, the wire service made it look as though no error was made.
The taxpayer-supported Missouri State Fair is getting a lot of negative publicity in social media Sunday following a report of a shameful stunt that occurred Saturday night in Sedalia. (Snip) Basically, a clown wearing a mask of Obama came out during the bull riding event. The crowd was asked if it wanted to see Obama “run down by a bull. Things got worse from there." Things got worse from there, which doesn’t surprise me, given the anti-Obama feeling among many fairgoers from rural Missouri, where Obama lost to Mitt Romney (at least 60-40 percent in much of outlying parts of state)
Ames, Iowa — Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on Mitt Romney’s campaign today. “I don’t know what the hell happened with his campaign,” Trump said in a speech at The Family Leader Summit. “I just don’t get it. That was an election that couldn’t have been lost.” “Every single state that they asked me to go or do some phone calls or some television, we won in the primaries,” Trump remarked. But he also criticized what the campaign had initially wanted him to say in robocalls. “They gave me this most pathetic thing to say. I said,
During a press conference yesterday, President Obama revealed the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi attacks in Libya on September 11, 2012, leaving some experts questioning whether the president broke the law. Federal law states that ´no person may disclose [a sealed] indictment´s existence,´ and that doing so may be ´punished as a contempt of court,´ a charge that carries a minimum sentence of six months prison. The announcement came as a surprise to some insiders, as the existence of a sealed indictment has not been publicly confirmed or denied by law enforcement or
During an hour-long deep dive into the growing use of food stamps in America, Fox News highlighted “the new face of food stamps.” That new face is a pina colada-sipping, lobster-loving lothario named Jason Greenslate. Greenslate, a 29-year-old La Jolla California surfer and musician who sings that he does not want a “motherfucking job” and has “fuck no” guilt about living on $200 of what he calls “free money ” — or what the government called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits — while he avoids a job to hang out on the beach, sing and chase women.
President Obama took his case for ending the sequester to hundreds of disabled veterans Saturday, saying he protected their benefits from the “reckless” cuts to the federal budget but suggesting next year might be different. “It’s hurting our military. I made it clear that your veteran’s benefits are exempt from this year’s sequester,” the president said to the applause of hundreds at the Disabled American Veterans´ convention in Orlando, Fla. “But I want to tell you going forward the best way to protect the VA care you have earned is to get rid of this sequester altogether.”
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha´s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness, said her publicist, Howard Bragman. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen´s local New York television show in 1953. She sang solos and also did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined
Potential 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump spoke to ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday morning and reignited the birther issue that he helped spark back in 2011, questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate and wondering whether Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible to president. “Was there a birth certificate?” Trump asked. “You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I’m saying I don’t know. Nobody knows. And you don’t know, either, Jonathan. You’re a smart guy, you don’t know, either.” “I’m pretty convinced he was born in the United States,” Karl said.