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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


The Nation Mourns, Again

Poll Call Change Who’s Up
Real Clear Politics
Talking Points Memo PollTracker No change Romney
No change Tie
New York Times

Gun control seems destined to become an issue in this campaign, as badly as both candidates would prefer it doesn’t. The terrible tragedy at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin is being treated as domestic terrorism, which may permit both President Obama, who said he would pursue no new gun control legislation after the Aurora tragedy, and Mitt Romney, who actually signed an assault weapon ban as governor of Massachusetts, to avoid the question.

As we mourn the victims of this terrible tragedy, I offer a cynical note: In a time of tragedy, the nation tends to rally around the president. Doubly so during acts of domestic terrorism. So expect some noise in the polls over the next few days, though there wasn’t much after Aurora.


In an incredible moment of foresight or hubris, Newsweek’s Michael Tomasky pointed out what anyone who takes a regular look at the polls can see: This election could easily turn into a landslide for the President. Romney is losing in every battleground state and seems to become less likable as voters get to know him. Yet the race begins anew after the conventions. Romney still has opportunities in choosing a running mate choice and debating the president to transform his image among voters. An amazing Romney campaign free of serious gaffes from now until November — or some devastating economic news — could reshape the race. But for now, the numbers must be daunting for the Romney camp, still mired in a pissing contest with the Senate Majority Leader.

Obama spends on infrastructure, for his campaign

The Obama campaign has been saying it will be outspent by November due to unlimited and anonymous donations. Their strategy has been to use an early cash-on-hand balance to improve their technology and increase voter registration. The result? They’re burning through cash at an unprecedented rate for an incumbent president, explaining that “grassroots movements do not come cheap.” Romney can rely on outside groups like Americans For Prosperity to provide grassroots organizing for him, to go up against the people power of labor unions and the Obama campaign.

Mitt Romney says he sleeps well, for now

Mitt Romney says that if he believed everything the media said about him, it would keep him up at night. But he reports that he sleeps quite well. Some argue that Mitt sleeps so well because he abstains from caffeine. If anything keeps Mitt up at night, it would be the idea that the decent employment  numbers from July will only get better. The fact that the U.S. has avoided a double-dip recession despite the slowdown in China, the Eurozone’s troubles and European austerity speaks to a resilience in the economy that  few expected. Will things keep getting better? Consider these “Charts That Should Terrify Mitt Romney.”

Verdict: The President is looking presidential and facing an electoral environment that favors his reelection. But Romney is still sleeping well, so he has that going for him.

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  • He won the weekend, and he will win the election, because he is the only candidate running who has provided a clear vision of the direction we should take in the future, the only candidate whose focus has been on the middle class instead of those who don’t need our help and ought to be doing more to help us get our country out of the mess we are in, because he is the candidate of ALL Americans instead of just certain social groups, because he has restored our credibility abroad and kept us safe, and because he is the only candidate whose honesty and commitment can not be questioned…regardless of cacophony of Limbaughesque claims made by Tea Party enthusiasts.

    • BDD1951

      I couldn’t have said it better!!!!!

    • HJB

      Since you believe what you have written, you do not deserve the right to complain about any outcome of the Obama presidency within the next 4 years. Stick with what you believe!!!

      • well let see you make a strong case for mitt with real facts not lies and talking points which are lies about the prez. with no help from the sry repubs congress

      • Yes, I do believe what I said and I will give you an example of why I feel the way I do. One of my grandsons was born a little over 3 months premature, suffered a cerebral hemorrage, and in addition to suffering from cerbral palsy he is paralyzed from the waist down. To make matters worse, his Dad (one of my sons) lost his job sometime after his birth and his new company-sponsored insurance refused to cover my grandson’s pre-existing condition. He got some of the care he needed from altruistic institutions, such as the Shriners, because the cost was so outrageous we could not pay for it, until President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other courageous members of Congress did what should have been done decades ago; they passed the Affordable Care Act which, among other things, eliminated the pre-existing condition clause and caps and today my grandson, who is now 18, can get the care he needs without having to beg and without having to wait for the generosity of others. Dignity may not seem like a big deal for some, it is for me and my family. I will be eternally grateful to President Obama for what he did, and I suspect that someday most Americans will realize how fortunate we are to have him as President at such a difficult time in our history.

    • S-3

      Amen to that.

  • lawoman32

    One also has to look at the President’s huge lead in the electoral college. Nate Silver at 538 now predicts he’ll have 300 in November. Also, the sheer magnitude of Obama’s leads in the heavily populated states of California, New York and Illinois is quite impressive. Romney seems incapable of turning this around.

  • For a smart guy with deep pockets Romney is running a stupid race. Why is he not prepard for questions that he knew he would be asked? Why does’nt his press sect. know to give reporters an alternative story after gaffes like Poland? Why is he so long on platitudes and short on details? Why does he seem dumbfounded by video footage of himself saying the opposite of what he now believes?

    • MITT is not close to ready to be President Mitts job at Bain ‘s was too make tons of money no matter who got hurt . Hard won Pensions lost People fired Taxpayers insured those pensions thru PBGC Many of Miits CO’s like Kaybee toys went bankrupt after paying Bain immense fees 100’s of millions

    • Joan, the Mittwit is not prepared for questions because he’s looking to be coronated, not elected. He doesn’t think that he should have to answer to anyone or anything.
      Jeez, you people, didn’t you know it was ‘our turn’ to be the First Family, with no questions asked? ….sez Mrs Mittwit?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Distractions……….. Distractions…….

    Here’s the real news regarding the corruption of your Chicago thug turned leftist messiah.

    Hat tip Giacomo at Godfather Politics:

    A year ago I wrote about the Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice dismissing the case of voter intimidation against two members of the New Black Panthers. At first, I blamed Holder for letting his cronies go without prosecution, but now the whole story is making more sense.

    J. Christian Adams, a former Department of Justice attorney had worked in the Civil Rights Division where he had brought charges of violation of civil rights against Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, two members of the New Black Panther group for voter intimidation. Evidence against the two men included videotape of them brandishing night sticks and intimidating voters outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.

    He had a strong case against the two men, but Attorney General Eric Holder refused to press the charges any further and both men were released and the case dropped. As a result of the DOJ’s failure to support the prosecution of civil rights violators, Adams resigned from his position with the department.

    The New Black Panthers is a militant group that thrives on the intimidation of people. Before any evidence had been released in the case of George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, the New Black Panthers called for a bounty to be placed on Zimmerman, dead or alive.

    Now, we are learning that the Department of Justice dropped the charges against Shabazz and Jackson because of communications from the White House. Judicial Watch, obtained the documents indicating the White House involvement when they sued the DOJ under the Freedom of Information Act. The judicial watchdog group then took their evidence before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.

    In a move that truly surprised me, Judge Walton issue a ruling in which White House personal appointed by Barack Obama, had emailed the DOJ concerning the case against Shabazz and Jackson. Not long afterwards, the case against the two members of the New Black Panthers was dripped.

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton pointed out that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez had testified that there was no involvement by any political leadership in the case. However, the documents they received told a different story. Fitton commented:

    “Surely the public has an interest in the documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision making. So, it’s clear here the court found against the Obama administration and rejected their argument and again raised more questions about whether the Department of Justice is run by people who have a problem with the truth.”

    In light of this new evidence, it all makes sense since there is also evidence that Barack Obama marched with the New Black Panthers in Selma, Alabama in 2007. One year later, the New Black Panthers are caught on video forcing voters to vote for Obama. Now we know for certain that the White House communicated with the DOJ on the case and then the case was dropped.

    There is no doubt that the Obama administration is the most corrupt administration in the history of the United States. We can’t trust the President, the Vice-President is a babbling idiot, the Senate majority leader spouts unsubstantiated claims on the Senate floor, the House minority leader is a raving lunatic who lies every time she opens her mouth, and the Attorney General believes he is above the law and does what he wants.

    I just hope and pray that the American people see all of them for what they really are and vote everyone one of them out office. America needs to clean up Washington and it has to start from the top down.

    godfatherpolitics dot com/6473/voter-intimidation-case-dismissed-because-of-white-house-involvement/#ixzz22nKZzWuc

    Have a nice day!

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
    the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
    its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
    — Winston Churchill

    • I confess I never heard of the New Black Panthers before, but regarding the Trayvon Martin MURDER, you should have included the fact that George Zimmerman Jr has received tens of thousands of dollars from newo-Nazis, White Supremacist groups, and the KKK, which he conveniently neglected to report to the Judge when bail was being set. Are you aware of the fact that Trayvon was killed by a self-appointed neighborhood vigilante and that the only weapons he was carrying was a bag of Skittles and an Iced Tea? Yes, people should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, but if there is a clear cut case of premeditated murder this is it. When Zimmerman called the police to report that he was chasing a black man going through his neighborhood he was told to stop and let the police handle it. He ignored the instructions given to him, continue to chase Trayvon and after a scuffle he shot him dead.

      • ObozoMustGo

        No one cares about that case anymore Dommy! Besides your account of it is dead wrong. Little thug Trayvon pursued GZ and was bashing his scull into the concrete. He deserved what he got, unfortunately. It’s a sad circumstance but it is what it is.

        Now, what the hell does that have to do with Obozo and Holder running a corruption machine at DoJ as is PLAINLY visible here in the posting? Nothing! That’s the answer. It’s only a distraction by another leftist freak to keep us from examining the real Obozo record which is corruption and economic failure.

        Have a nice day!

        “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
        the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
        its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
        — Winston Churchill

        • JPS

          Dominick Villa is so right, described the situation perfectly.

    • That’s where you get your alleged info, ObozoMustGo; from Giacomo at Godfather Politics? And you really expect people to take you seriously?

      • ObozoMustGo

        anna… Nice job, hunny! When y0u can’t refute the facts, criticize the source. Straight out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. I’m sure you’ve never read it, but that’s OK, the leftist freaks have been following the same playbook all these years and you’ve learned it by osmosis.

        Have a nice day!

        “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

        • JPS

          Good o’ George live in the late 1700’s when their was no police force to protect the citizens, no instant communication to call 911, people were scattered on farms and estates miles apart, and drove horse buggys. They carried one shot rifles necessary to hunt for their food sustenance. Do you really think if George was around today he would make that statement? You’re following a two hundred and fifty year old playbook and live in a backward reality refusing to accept the 21st century. Why does anyone in todays society need to own a semi or automatic weapon that can shoot 100 bullets in seconds. that is designed specifically for the military and has only one purpose, the killing of other human beings?

          • ObozoMustGo

            JPS… the 2nd Ammendment has NO qualifiers for a reason. The real reason The Constitution recognizes the the God given right to protect one’s self, family, and property is from an oppressive and tyrannical government, as well as others that would do them harm. Do you think the citizens of North Korea would like to have weapons? Are they so enlightened that they don’t need guns? Why do you think the most oppressive governments on earth don’t allow their citizens to have weapons?

            If you don’t like the right to bear arms, you can either leave or try to amend the Constitution through the established legal amendment process. Otherwise, STFU!

            Have a nice day!

            Thomas Jefferson: “When the Government fears the people, there is Liberty.”

  • grammyjill

    obozo, you like facts, ok here’s a few. the president has been fighting for the middle class since he took office. so far there has been 29 months of private sector job growth. the deficit went down by 48.7 billion dollars in may. haven’t seen the new numbers yet. alot of people got to keep their homes because the president made banks work with people to refie rather than forclose. he has done what many others could not. he got us a healthcare system that wll be of great benifit to all.
    now lets look at romney. he ran for senate against kennedy and pushed kennedy to produce his tax returns but would not produce his own. when he ran for govenor he also pushed his opponite to not only produce her tax returns but also her husbands. she produced hers but romney never produced his. somehow he got elected to the great detrament of mass. he shipped out so many jobs from mass that the people were self deporting. when mr. patrick got elected(by a landslide) his first job was to try to get people to come home. by the way, you will not be able to find any records of romney as govenor. he took them all, everything! you will not be able to find any records of his time with the olympics either. so, with the abundance of information that you have about romney, you’re willing to go to the ball all dressed up in your silver bows. so where are you going to self deport to when it all goes to hell?

  • Of course the Mittwit sleeps well at night. He’s a pathological liar. When you have no conscience, you don’t lose sleep over anything.

  • ramszone

    mitt romney can suck buttermilk through a straw from potus’s ass.