Monday, October 29, 2012

Don't you wish it were over?

AAA Holloween

Why the Republicans need to take the Senate

But if it’s big and bold that voters want, House Republicans have passed it. What stands in their way are Senate Democrats. One reason the Reagan policy revolution became law in 1981 is because Republicans scared enough Democrats into cooperating by picking up a net gain of 12 Senate seats in 1980 to gain control 53-46.

If voters want to break the gridlock of the past two years and start addressing the country’s urgent fiscal and economic problems, they’re going to have to elect a Republican Senate as well as Mr. Romney.

Libertarians should vote for Mitt Romney

Libertarians generally vote with the Republicans with reservations.  But Mitt Romney appears to be the candidate of their dreams.  Socially moderate to liberal and fiscally conservative, this may be the libertarians first chance to actually have a candidate of their choice.

Are women moving towards Romney or away from Obama?

I have a suspicion that most women are not charmed by the “war on women” campaign that is meant to win them over — and that many women are repelled by it.

Battleground poll model sees a Romney win

The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent.

While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas.

Should Romney win by 5 percentage points, it would increase Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate. His coattails would help elect GOP Senate candidates in Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. “Republicans are now certain to hold the House,” Goeas said, “regardless of how the presidential race turns out.”

This sounds about right to me. 

Obama cancels Florida speech to monitor Sandy

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has just announced that President Obama has canceled his campaign event in Orlando,Florida, and will return to the White House to monitor Hurricane Sandy.

Too bad he didn’t find it necessary to do this when four Americans were fighting for the lives in Benghazi and he actually could have done something.  I don’t think he can calm a hurricane. 

Democrats pour nails in lot where Tea Party Rally was going being held

Before the event could get under way, though, organizers say a truck affixed with "Obama" stickers drove through the parking lot and dumped quantities of nails.

"We went outside and picked up what we could," said Lou D'Abbraccio, holding a cup filled with nails. "But this was just wrong."

Lora Halberstadt, a Tea party member, said the group did call the Racine Police Department to file a report.

Seems like dirty tricks are the only things the Democrats know how to do right now.  It will be fitting if Wisconsin ends up going for Romney.  

Des Moines Register endorses Romney

This is the first Republican they’ve endorsed in 40 years.  So far 1 newspaper that endorsed John McCain in 2008 has endorsed Barack Obama while 9 major newspapers who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 have endorsed Mitt Romney

Time to hit the Panic Button

The first storm-front is the expanding campaign battleground. I've long noted that which states become competitive towards the end of the race can tell you a lot about the state of the campaign. In 2008, when "red" states like Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Montana suddenly became competitive, it was a clear sign that Obama had a huge momentum advantage. This year, however, it is "blue" states becoming competitive. In the final week, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota are emerging as new battleground states. If Romney's position is improving in states like these, its a good sign that he slated to win states like Florida, Colorado, Virginia and Ohio. 
Even if Obama still has the edge in these newly competitive states, the fact that the campaign will have to spend resources to shore them up says a lot about the campaign's weak position. 
The second storm-front is the increased convergence of the polls in the direction of Romney.

Would Obama incite Civil Unrest to try to win?

Is President Obama willing to incite civil unrest to win re-election?  As we have all been encouraged to wear our dog-whistle decoders these days, one can hardly be blamed for wondering.  Worse yet, we know the answer.  He is already doing it.

If you don’t vote for Obama, you’re a racist

So what else is new?  It appears Obama will lose 67% of the white vote (racism) while Romney will lose 90% of the black vote (not racism).  But I must be racist to point that out.

In the meantime it appears a lot of Chicago blacks may be racists

Not all is well in the black political community.  “The liberal agenda is not the black agenda, it’s not the family agenda, it’s not the American agenda.”

Why Obama is toast

It comes down to two points.  Number one, Romney is winning independents from 12-20 percent.  To overcome this, the Democrats need to have a turnout advantage of at least what they had in 2008.  Number two, Republicans are more motivated to vote this election than are Democrats eliminating the possibility of that.  

Crony Capitalism:  Another Obama scandal

A July 2009 document prepared by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) titled “Treasury Talking Points re: Delphi” shows coordination between high-level players inside the PBGC and Treasury Department. The document was an attachment to a July 7, 2009 email from PBGC’s Joseph House to Treasury’s Matthew Feldman, Oren Haker and Paul Nathanson.

The talking points show that the PBGC thought the “[v]ast majority of individual’s [sic] covered by Delphi [pension] Plans” were “career GM ‘brethren’ distinguishable only by the 1999 spin-out” of Delphi from its former parent company, General Motors.

Only those “brethren” who wereunion members, however, saw their pensions preserved in the 2009 auto bailout. Nonunion Delphi retirees lost theirs.

Who’s looking out for you?  Obama, but only if you are a union member. 

Best Halloween Costume ever

The parents of this wheelchair-bound child did a fantastic job building a pretend ice cream truck for the boy’s big holiday coming up next week

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