Thursday, May 10, 2012

Morris, Julia Obama, and Rush.... all in one day!

What’s new Today

Story #1 has a warning for Democrats from but this time it’s from Dick Morris.  #2 gives us a fact check of the Julia comic on the Obama website.  It seems much of what they claimed credit for was already there before Obamacare.  #3 relates the controversy of Obama’s justification for coming out for gay marriage.  It seems the soldiers in Iraq are fighting on his behalf.  When I was sworn into the military my oath was to the Constitution, not the President.   #4 shows how Obama was forced to take a position on gay marriage.  #5 looks at how the Rush Babes have out friend NOW in less than 24 hours. 

Today’s thoughts

In seeing President Obama come out in support of gay marriage, I think we are looking at the equivalent of the way to blame the military if the OBL raid went wrong.  This is a way to blame the American public’s intolerance if Obama loses.   And it is nice to see President Obama come around to Dick Cheney’s position on gay marriage.

It appears the MSM is doing its job.  They are telling us how Romney is a flip-flopper while Obama is evolving. 

In the past two months 324,000 women have dropped out of the labor force.  I guess this is the Obama war on women. 


1.  Morris:  Romney in a Landslide

If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide.

The published polls reflect a close race for two reasons:

1. They poll only registered voters, not likely voters. Rasmussen is the only pollster who tests likely voters, and his latest tracking poll has Romney ahead by 48-43.

2. As discussed in previous columns, a study of the undecided voters in the past eight elections, in which incumbents sought a second term as president, reveals that only Bush-43 gained any of the undecided votes. Johnson in 64, Nixon in 72, Ford in 76, Carter in 80, Reagan in 84, Bush in 92, and Clinton in 96 all failed to pick up a single undecided vote.

So when polls show President Obama at 45 percent of the vote, they are really reflecting a likely 55-45 Romney victory at the very least.

Gallup has amassed over 150,000 interviews over all of 2011 and compared them with a like number in 2010. It finds that Obama has a better than 50 percent job approval in only ten states and the District of Columbia. And his approval has dropped in almost every single state. Even in California, it has fallen from 55 percent in 2010 to 50.5 percent in 2011….

Another factor to look at is the makeup of the polls.  I’ve looked at the polls that show Obama ahead and they include registered voters and generally will over poll Democrats.  One had Obama ahead by 7 percentage points only to show that there were 12% more Democrats polled than Republicans.

2.   ‘The Life of Julia,’ Corrected

We find some bogus assumptions in the Obama campaign's fable about a fictional woman.

The Obama campaign depends on some false or dubious assumptions in its “Life of Julia” slide show. The infographic depicts a fictional woman whose life from age 3 to 67 is better under the president’s policies than under those of Republican Mitt Romney. But in reality, the contrasts are not so stark or simple as the Obama team would have viewers believe.

For example:

  • The campaign falsely claims Romney would leave Julia with “nothing but a voucher” to buy health insurance at age 65. Actually, the plan Romney has endorsed would let her choose between traditional Medicare fee-for-service coverage, or a variety of private plans with premiums partially paid by the government.
  • The slide show also contends that Julia, as a senior citizen, will have to pay “$6,350 extra per year” for a health care plan similar to Medicare. But that’s an out-of-date cost estimate based on a year-old plan that since has been made substantially more generous.
  • At age 67, Julia can “retire comfortably” under Obama but, “Under Mitt Romney: Julia’s benefits could be cut by 40%.” But the fact is Obama has not proposed any plan to avoid a 25 percent cut in benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries, which the system’s trustees say is looming in 2033 unless changes are made.
  • As a 22-year-old college student, Julia needs surgery that is covered “due to a provision in health care reform” keeping her on her parents’ insurance. Fair enough. But she’d probably be covered anyway: Thirty-seven states already have similar mandates on the books.
  • As a 31-year-old expectant mother, Julia “benefits from maternal checkups” required under the new health care law. But she would probably get that care anyway; 85 percent of full-time workers have health insurance now, and a 1978 federal law already requires that employer-provided insurance generally must “cover expenses for pregnancy-related conditions.”

Desperation can be seen even in cartoons. 

3.  Obama:  “On my Behalf”

Barack Obama certainly made news today with his announcement that he has changed his position and now favors same-sex marriage. But one part of his statement has evidently aroused a firestorm in the conservative blogosphere. “When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors,” he said, “who are out there fighting on my behalf . . . .” “My behalf”? They are fighting on behalf of the United States of America of which Obama is, like all his predecessors have been and all his successors will be, temporarily president and commander-in-chief. Obama could have accurately said “at my command,” since that is literally true. But that would conflict with his campaign message that he ends wars rather than wages them. And if he were a constitutional monarch like Elizabeth II he could, I suppose, say “on my behalf.” But we're not a monarchy and he's not royal.

Others have noted that in his spike-the-ball statements on the dispatch of Osama bin Laden, Obama has used first person pronouns in a way that presidents like George W. Bush, Dwight Eisenhower and Franklin Roosevelt were careful to avoid. With Obama, it’s always all about him…

Obama is the most self-centered and egotistical President that we’ve ever had. 

4.  Pro-Gay Marriage a poison pill? 

Let the chatteratti and political pundits say what they will, dancing around the issue of gay marriage on Obama’s chances of reelection, but I will tell you plainly that he has swallowed a poison pill.

Gay marriage is a deal-breaker for a vast swath of American voters that includes Catholics as well as the black and Hispanic communities. Urbanites and suburbanites may say that they are okay with gay marriage, but what they tell pollsters and what they say privately among friends and family is far different. Americans may want to be tolerant, but their distaste for the gay lifestyle and incessant demands for acceptance is deeply offensive to most people.

Thanks to what will be seen as a historic gaffe by Vice President Joe Biden, the President was put in a vice as he was seen to vacillate—evolve—his position regarding gay marriage, but elections often turn on such issues. Yes, the economy will be the dominant issue of the 2012 election, but the President found himself in a position where he could not avoid taking a position. It was diametrically different from the one he expressed in the 2008 campaign. …

This one makes you wonder.  Gallup came out with a poll that said 50% approved and 48% disapprove of Gay Marriage.  But living in Colorado, we had a proposition that would have forbidden the state from giving gays “special status” like minorities.  All the polls showing it going down to defeat by a substantial margin but it ended up passing 54-47.  That begs the question, were people telling pollsters what they thought they wanted to hear or were the polls somehow skewed?  What do you think?  Will Obama’s evolution help or hurt him? 

5.  Rush Babes for America beats NOW

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s latest jab at the National Organization for Women has attracted more Facebook “likes” in 24 hours than NOW’s main page has collected in a little under four years.

Limbaugh’s new “Rush Babes for America” Facebook page – also known as “The National Organization of Rush Babes” — was open for public viewing just prior to the beginning of his radio program Tuesday. He announced it in the third hour of his show, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. EDT.

Twenty-four hours later, Limbaugh’s page devoted to conservative women had more than 33,800 “likes.”

The National Organization for Women launched its main Facebook page on June 17, 2008. At time of publication, that page had 28,146….

This doesn’t mean much but it is fun to see liberal NOW get beaten like a drum by their arch nemesis, Rush Limbaugh after they started a campaign to try to get him booted off the radio.   

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