Dick Morris: Romney is actually ahead
Dick Morris goes through his polling and finds despite what you hear, Romneyis ahead. I look at the assumption by many polls that the Democrats will have an all-time record turnout to be the equivalent of an NFL replacement refs call. Any resemblance to what really happened is purely coincidental.
A Leftist abandons supporting Obama
Conor Friedersdorf finds Obama is doing thing that removes any reason to support him. These include his drone wars in Pakistan that according to the author is killing innocent children on a daily basis, his kill list which includes American citizens, his illegal war in Libya, and his war on whistle blowers in the government. He summarize it by saying “To hell with them both.”
Romney to fact-check Obama during the debates
Mitt Romney plans to turn himself into a one-mantruth squad during the first presidential debate next week, casting President Barack Obama as someone who can’t be trusted to stick to the facts or keep his promises.
Since the press will never do this, it’s a good idea. It means Obama will not be able to wing it but will need to be accurate or be called out on National TV.
A must see video
Should we be giving Islam the benefit of a doubt?
Benghazi appears to be a colossal security failure
The WSJweighs in on Benghazi. They say:
Four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi in a terrorist attack that evidence suggests should have been anticipated and might have been stopped. Rather than accept responsibility, the Administration has tried to stonewall and blame others. Congress should call hearings to hold someone accountable for this debacle.
This administration is the totally unaccountable administration. They’ve taken responsibility for nothing but killing Bin Laden and saving GM (although they try not to let people know they put GM in bankruptcy).
Oops: Q2 GDP SLASHED TO 1.3%
Unexpectedly according to “experts” the growth in the second quarter was slashed by 4 percentage points or 23.6% of the previous estimate of 1.7%. The real shock for the left will come in November when they discover that the Democrats won’t outnumber the Republicans by 9 points and Obama loses.
TSA overstepping their authority
It seems TSA security officers are holding Code Bravo drills where they order people who have just passed through security to “freeze.” It’s not within their power to do this.
Remember, it is your right to opt out of radiation firing naked body scanners and the TSA’s website also admits that it is perfectly legal to film TSA procedures, whether that’s inside an airport, in a subway, at a political event, a music concert or wherever else TSA screeners have infested. The TSA also admits it has no power to force you to “freeze” as is depicted in the video above.
Left wing media inoculating the public for a bad debate by Obama
"President Obama has blocked out three days to prepare for the October debates, but with the constant pressures that come with one of the world's most important jobs, aides worry he may not get enough practice at the podium," Parsons writes.
Parsons also quotes Obama’s aides as saying that they are trying to get him to be less professor-like and are trying to train him not to give such “long, substantive answers” to questions. Not only is he too busy to prep for the debates, he’s too smart for them, too.
With this groundwork laid, look for this to be the spin of the day should Obama underwhelm at the debates.
Obama is not noted for long substantive answer. Long yes, substantive no.
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on the first family last year
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.
In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obamaadministration and needs to be reined in.