Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mitt's Choice

                      —   you berks.   

From  the Drudge linked story (to unreliable Politico) about Obama losing ground to Romney in Ohio

Obama is clinging to his lead based on his strength with three demographic groups: black voters, young voters and women. Obama leads among African-Americans 93 percent to 6 percent, and he beats Romney among young voters 54 percent to 36 percent. Women support Obama over Romney 52 percent to 41 percent.

The problem Romney faces then, with young voters, will be to identify with them.  Here are two who commented to the Politico article.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Willie Tate · Top Commenter · San Diego State University

Show me a poll where Romney is leading. Despite all you say, Americans know Romney is not on their side. It's not struggling when you're ahead...Romney is struggling to stay relevant. What is he for? I don't know either...and neither do the American people.

We know you're better off than you were four years ago, so why would you not be for Obama?

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Ryan Stewart · Top Commenter · Florida Atlantic University
As Gary and the right wing struggle to tell themselves what they want to hear, and reinforce all of the projection based drivel that keeps them deluded, the Romney campaign continues to hide, letting the Obama campaign define him.

Gary and the right continue to blather on, repeating the cable news drivel they were fed on the economy, and ignoring the independent economic analysis that shows the opposite.

People like Gary bought into all of the 2008 campaign projections, and never quite let them go. They always believed Obama was not up to the job, and have spent the last four years ignoring reality to reinforce their political house of cards.

Time for people like Gary to drop his spoon fed delusions, and study up.

It's clear then.  Romney must drive a railroad spike through his brain, and hope for the best if he's to have any chance of creating a dialog with that lot. 

It's US! Donilon and Power


Donilon pegged as likely White House mole
It's Them!!

Tom Donilon- Mole in thr Whitehouse

It suggests that Thomas Donilon, the national security adviser, is a likely source in The Times reporting, considering he is “the commenter of record on events." Read more:

The book [The Amateur]  also describes a rivalry between Jones and his deputy Tom Donilon, who currently serves as National Security Adviser. Donilon, a longtime Democratic operative, made derogatory remarks about military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book says. Klein quotes Jones as once telling Donilon, “You have no credibility with the military.”

“When he (Jones) went into the Oval Office, he was usually accompanied by a phalanx of aides, including three political operatives who had played roles in Obama’s 2008 campaign,” Klein writes. “Jones’s chief of staff Mark Lippert; his deputy Tom Donilon, who had coached Obama for his debates against John McCain; and Dennis McDonough, the director of strategic communications. At times this group was expanded to include Hillary Clinton, Valarie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and on rare occasions, Michelle Obama.”

Another book, “Obama’s Wars” by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, released in 2010, also discussed the conflict between Jones and Obama’s political team.

Woodward’s book says that Jones saw the political team “as major obstacles to developing and deciding on a coherent policy.” Woodward identifies the group as including then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, top adviser David Axelrod, and then-press secretary Robert Gibbs. “He (Jones) privately called them ‘the water bugs,’ the ‘Politburo,’ the ‘Mafia,’ or the ‘campaign set.’”

“There are too many senior aides around the president,” Jones is quoted as saying in the Woodward book. “‘They’re likely water bugs. They flit around. Rahm gets an idea at 10 a.m., a briefing by 4 p.m., and I will say ‘no’ because the work can’t be done in a day. The water bugs did not understand war or foreign relations, Jones felt.”
[ clipped from  Book Describes Rift Between Obama’s Nat’l Security Adviser and His Political Team: ‘Water Bugs’]

While I was reading The Amateur, questions about WH  security leaks were raging.  Two people I knew little about- Donilon and Samantha Power, screamed out "IT'S US!  as I read about them. Here's Power. I think this shows how pliable our nincompoop-in-chief is,  in the hands of the experienced hard core leftists he feels so comfortable with.  Too bad Power didn't suggest immolation while wearing a saffron robe instead of the bow.

.When it came to foreign affairs, no one had a more profound influence on Obama than Samantha Power, [a Harvard professor]who burst upon the scene in 2003 with her book , A Problem in Hell, which indicted America and other democracies for being "bystanders to genocide."

Samanta Power- Hates America
Obama made her a member and then appointed her to the National Council as special assistant to the president.

"US foreign policy has to be rethought," Power argued. "It needs not tweaking but overhauling ...Instituting a doctrine of mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing American decision makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors."

Power's answer to her own question was clear:she wanted Obama to "get down on one knee" and seek pardon for the sins of American Foreign policy."

The Amateur, pp207-208

Obamacare Pace Car

     Obamacare Pace Car

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I don't know where this e-mail originated, but it took some money to purchase this, paint it & haul it from Montana to Alabama . A friend saw this on I-65 in Birmingham AL a couple of weeks ago. The truck has Montana license tag and they pulled alongside of it and gave the driver a big thumbs up. He acknowledged with a thumbs up.
Loved it! -
Tom W

How serendipitous is this!  What with the Donk announcement that they're canceling the  Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention.  Because they're broke!  I would not be at all surprised to learn that this Obama pace car was in fact built for that occasion.  I loved it too, Tom.  Thanks.

Orbitz and Mac

                                                                             Apple Media 

On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels

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I'm not sure Claire the pink pig barbarian sees it the same way (she is an Appleist) as I do.  That is, Mac users are easily  manipulated into paying more for stuff than PC users.  Makes sense to me.

Mom… Dad… I’m a better person than you

                 Nanny State: One regulation away from total bliss                       

Mom… Dad… I’m a democrat

Helping the good people, lowering the beatdown on the bad people, and feeling really, really smug about it. - House of Eratosthenes

Kid's been raised by a nanny, just like most kids today. Remember Schultz's Law?

"Not all arrogant, condescending and morally superior people are Liberals, but all Liberals are arrogant, condescending and morally superior people."

There you go.  Kind hearted do-gooders who revolt at the thought that others don't share their compassion, and ergo,  must be made to—  by law. 

Wet Dreams and Thrills up Legs

Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s Actions Are a ‘Dictator‘s Wet Dream’

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“What are we trying to do in this administration? Why does he want a second term? Would he tell us? What’s he going to do in the second term? More of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going? Are we going to do something the second term? He has yet to tell us.

And ... the people around him ..., they’re little kids with propellers on their heads ... Their idea of running a campaign is a virtual universe of sending e-mails around to people. ...

I don‘t have a sense that he’s ever had a meeting. I hear stories that you will not believe.

Oh, I'm sorry.  That was “Thrill up my leg.” and MSNBC All-Star Chris Matthews talking. [Here]    The Limbaugh story is HERE ... his Monday statements have sent Media Matters readers into a predictable fit.

Re: Matthews:  maybe he's like the many asshats  in the early days of Hitler, who saw the German dictator as a positive force. Thank God for stalwarts like Limbaugh who always get it right, and get it right from the get-go.