Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Polling Obama

AAA balls
If you don’t answer, it means you support Obama

This may show you why the polls are varying so much.

Associated Press-GfK poll shows race tight at 47-46

An interesting write up showing the differences in demographic groups.  The problem is that the big demographic number they don’t mention is that this poll had 31% Democrats and 22% Republicans (go to page 35 of 44).  So Obama has a one point lead in a poll with a plus 9% Democratic population.  That means independents are going heavily to Romney.

Obama is fiddling while America burns

"The president will welcome the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx at a White House reception. He will then head to New York, where he will do an appearance on Letterman and attend fundraisers at the Waldorf Astoria and Club 40/40, hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce. He will return to Washington late in the evening."

According to the article, President Obama has spent more time golfing than in economic meetings of any kind.  No wonder he wants a second term.

In the meantime, Obama shows he is a man of the people?

Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne.
When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub.

The 350-bottle champagne tower — designed by Jeffrey Beers — is a monument to Jay-Z’s favorite bubbly, Armand de Brignac, which is known colloquially by rappers, clubgoers and connoisseurs as Ace of Spades because of its gold-spade label.

America’s Commodus

If you are a student of history you will enjoy this.

Whereas the reign of Marcus Aurelius George W. Bush had been marked by almost continuous warfare, that of Commodus Obama was comparatively peaceful in the military sense but was marked by political strife and the increasingly arbitrary and capricious behaviour of the emperor president himself. In the view of Dio Cassius Mark Steyn, a contemporary observer, his accession marked the descent “from a kingdom of gold to one of rust and iron”—a famous comment which has led some historians, notably Edward Gibbon anyone familiar with the Constitution, to take Commodus’ reign Obama’s presidency as the beginning of the decline of the Roman Empire American republic….

Use the link and keep reading as it is worth your while.

Romney tells it like it is

Mitt Romney talked directly about the middle class today at a fundraiser, saying “The question of this campaign is not who cares about the poor and the middle class. I do. He does.”

“The question,” Romney continued, “is who can help the poor and the middle class? I can! He can’t!”

I think this sums up what Romney needs to say every day up until November 6th

It’s not really a mystery

When there is a political scandal and you can’t find the party of the person who committed the scandal, s/he is a democrat.  There’s a simple rule of thumb here.  If it’s a Republican you will find the party mentioned either in the headline or the first paragraph.  If it’s a Democrat you will have to send out a search party for that information.  

Michelle Obama:  Out of touch with school kids

The changes are hard to swallow for students like Blohm. On Monday, 70% of the 830 Mukwonago High students who normally buy lunch boycotted cafeteria food to protest what they see as an unfair "one size fits all thing." Middle schoolers in the district also boycotted their school lunches, with counts down nearly half Monday. They're not alone in their frustration; schools across the country are reporting students who are unhappy with the lunch offerings.

The lunch menu was changed because of changes in federal guidelines pushed by Mrs. Obama.  Here’s another example where choice isn’t in the Democratic playbook.

Obama Administration argues it can violate religious rights

Some private companies are claiming the HHS contraception mandate is a denial of their First Amendment rights. In response to dozens of lawsuits brought against the Obama administration the mandate, the Department of Justice has argued two points that have stunned constitutional experts.

A case was brought earlier this month by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Legatus, the nation’s largest organization of Catholic business leaders, and by Weingartz Supply , an outdoor power equipment company. Attorneys for the Obama administration have argued, first, that the government can make a requirement that violates religious beliefs, and, second, that a private company cannot reflect the religious faith of its owners.

Liberals don’t really believe in liberty any more. 

The Price of Politics:  Five New Revelations

It is quite possible Obama bungled his way into the crisis as well as bungling his way through it.

The Left’s War on Science:  One instance

Specifically, Regnerus was charged with "scientific misconduct" for his study in the July issue of Social Science Research, titled: "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study."

Its politically incorrect conclusions, based on data from nearly 15,000 adults, contended that children reared over the years by gay and lesbian parents were, as adults, far less well-adjusted than adults reared as children in households of married biological and heterosexual parents.  "The results reveal numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian relationship and those with still-married (heterosexual) biological parents," the study observed.

The left is for science as long as it doesn’t violate their political doctrine. 

One of the reason the Stimulus didn’t work as advertised

Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn’t stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federalbuilding housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies.

So maybe the stimulus did work in China.

Romney’s 47 percent versus Obama’s Julia

So what’s the difference?  Oh, yes, Romney was concerned about it and Obama was pushing it.

Romney Tape Edited?

Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that released a controversial video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks to a fundraiser in May, now admits that it has no full tape of what Romney said, and that its video is missing "one to two minutes" at the most important moment.

The Legal Insurrection blog's William Jacobson and The Blaze both raised questions on Tuesday about whether Mother Jones had, as promised, revealed the full video, given an apparent jump cut in the critical section of Romney's remarks. 

"Something is missing.  Romney’s 47% answer was cut off before completed, and is not picked up on the Part 2 audio video," Jacobson noted.

 Perhaps Andrea Mitchell got hold of the tape first?

If you want what Mitt said done elegantly, here it is

Tocqueville wrote:

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

Obamanomics:  Second downgrade in his term and in our history

In this story this is rated as the most underreported story last week. 

It’s only hypocrisy when a Republican does it

"The Democrats criticized Bush for suspension of civil liberties and guaranteed them in their 2008 platform. In their 2012 platform, those guarantees have all been erased."

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