Thursday, June 7, 2012

Waking Up To The Smell Of A Skunk

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaig...
Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaign rallies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Poll: Barack Obama in dead heat with Mitt Romney in Michigan as popularity slips | Detroit Free Press |
Hmm. This isn't supposed to be happening to His Coolness, Barack Obama. And certainly it isn't supposed to be reported in the mainstream press. Come on people, hold that line a little longer. November will be here soon.

What are the chances you hear this poll cited on MSNBC tonight? Here is an excerpt from the article:

EPIC co-founder John Cavanagh said the softening in support for Obama is likely related to a robust TV advertising campaign by pro-Romney PACs which have been critical of his handling of the economy. Perhaps most troubling for the Democratic president is a decline in support from independent voters, Cavanagh said.

So when the data is unfavorable to the Obama camp, they explain it away as a temporary bump from advertising. This documented softening of support for President Obama couldn't be the result of a nation awakening from a spell cast upon it by a once dynamic politician, and slowly becoming aware they have been duped? No way, say those with their noses in the air and degrees from Columbia. The electorate is too stupid to do that, or so they opine.

Well, we are coming out of our slumber. Can't you smell it? The Obama campaign is loosing momentum and flailing along. Many of his donors from 2008 are not contributing at all in this election cycle and the Romney campaign is now raising more money than the Obama campaign. Hell, even Obama's surrogates are turning on him. Bill Clinton is a one man wrecking crew. These are not good signs for the re-election prospects of Mr. Obama.

You know that smell. Kind of like the scent of a skunk, it just lingers and you can't get it off. Funny how you never forget that smell.

Well Done Stanley Kurtz - National Review Online

Barack Obama Grant Park Chicago 2008
Barack Obama Grant Park Chicago 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Obama’s Third-Party History - Stanley Kurtz - National Review Online:

Is it just me or do Obama supporters actually expend more effort denying facts that are provably true than they spend promoting plans and policies for good governance that are not. The most recent example of a fact they deny is outlined in this excellent article in National Review Online and quoted below:
Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:

Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.

 The party’s official “statement of principles,” which candidates seeking endorsement from the Chicago chapter were asked to support, called for a “peaceful revolution” and included redistributive proposals substantially to the left of the Democratic party.

 What's a little contract between friends trying to start a "peaceful revolution"?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Death in Wisconsin Last Night

Weepy Scott Walker Foe Tells CNN: ‘This is the End of Democracy’| Wisconsin Recall Election |

Did you hear, democracy died in Wisconsin last night. What a shame. Hopefully, it was a peaceful passing. God Bless.

What a shame. When is the funeral?

Is Richard Trumpka a pallbearer or a suspect in it's untimely death?

Mika Brzezinski - Blinded By the Light

The World Affairs Council presents Mika Brzezi...
Thank goodness I caught a little of Mika Brzezinski this morning. Otherwise,  I would have gone through the whole day believing that Governor Scott Walker won the recall election in Wisconsin last night. Mika kindly straightened me out on that by explaining that Obama was the real winner last night and it looked terrible for poor Mitt in Wisconsin this November. The exit polls clearly proved that.

Hey Mika, are those the same exit polls that projected a "too close to call" election last night? Same ones? Just checking. Same ones that reported 119% voter turnout in Milwaukee? Yes those. Blind faith can be a beautiful thing.

It's a little unfair to Mika to presume her Obama bias is a voluntary action, because it is quite obvious that she has a case of the vapors when it comes to everything Obama. She can't help herself. The vapors do that.

Some might even say she was Blinded by the Light!

Sing it Manfred

Here is another take on the media reading what they want to into flawed exit polls.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Black Ministers Blast Elizabeth Warren's Apparent Abuse of Affirmative Action

English: Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Is that MawMaw in the seal?
Black Ministers Blast Elizabeth Warren's Apparent Abuse of Affirmative Action

When a liberal democrat in Massachusetts looses the support of black ministers there is a problem. A big one. Big as in "Houston, we have a problem." big.

Elizabeth Warren has that problem. But, is that her biggest problem? Maybe not. Let's say she wins the election and is sworn in as a United States Senator. A year later, some young aggressive federal prosecutor decides to make an effort to slow down the abuse of affirmative action scams and prosecute those making false claims to gain unlawful advantage. After all, for every incident there is a victim who did not gain the advantages intended by affirmative action policies and laws.

Those crimes generally occur when a perpetrator finds an organization that is willing to bend a few rules or turn a blind eye. Wink, wink, nod, nod. And, by bending those rules, those organizations gain additional funding, or rankings, or compliance levels as well.  These entities make EEOC filings for this very reason. And, I am sure there are consequences to filing false information.

And generally, prosecutors don't go looking for these problems within liberal bastions like Ivy League Law Schools. But if they did, could she get caught up in it? There sure has been enough publicity about it to make it hard to ignore. Maybe a quick peek behind the Ivy is warranted.

The Globe reports:

“It is within bounds to raise the question of whether or not a white woman used the minority card for her professional advantage,” said [Rev. Eugene F.] Rivers.
“Ancestry is not the issue,” Rivers added, saying that Warren’s handling of the controversy raises questions beyond her heritage. “Did you tell the truth? Because you marketed yourself as the good-guy, straight-shooting-populist, representing-poor-people candidate.”
“Affirmative action — that issue becomes important because it points to who you are,” added the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, executive director of the TenPoint Coalition, who pointed to an assertion that she is 1/32 Cherokee. “I’m thinking to myself, if I was 1/32 white, or of European descent, would I be able to put on an application that I was white? And if you look at a picture of me, you see what I’m talking about. The question is not a trivial one, or one that can just be dismissed as a Republican tactic. And I say this as someone who campaigned for Martha Coakley and I’m independent in terms of my political status.”
The controversy also gains steam because it involves Harvard — an elite institution that represents the intellectual capital of the country and, to conservatives, the center of liberal idealism.
“Harvard as an institution, as part of Massachusetts’ self-image, is colossal,” said [Republican analyst Todd] Domke. “Whether people want to joke about it, criticize it, or exalt it, it’s still bigger than this Senate race in terms of the whole reputation of the state. It won’t go away because of that — because people feel there’s something a little scandalous about Harvard claiming diversity with a woman who is, according to her family lore, 31/32 Caucasian.”

Possibly the worst thing that could happen to Elizabeth Warren would be winning the election. 

Talk About A Fund Raising Opportunity

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English: Official portrait of United States Attorney General Eric Holder EspaƱol: Retrato oficial de Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos Eric Holder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated' - Telegraph

Thank God there was a man Valerie Jarrett was in the room or this could have gotten ugly. Slaps all around. I hope she didn't hurt them.

So apparently the Attorney General of the United States, is screaming at the President's political hack for trying to insert political types into the operations of the Department of Justice. Damn, everyone knows it's Holder's job to play politics at the Department of Injustice. After all, he has so many red states to sue before he sleeps.  I guess he was mad.

But why was the Attorney General meeting with the President's political people anyway? Isn't the job of the Attorney General to protect all the people, not just the democrat Americans? It used to be.

Now, if there is video of this and I bet there is, this could be the greatest fund raising device "evah"! Can you imagine how many people would pay good money to see this cat fight in the White House.

This president has some great people around him for making a sitcom or soap opera.

Eric Holder needs to resign. He is in way over his head. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Warts and All

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poll: Brown-Warren race a toss-up - From the Globe report:

Massachusetts is a political climate like no other. They are loyal to their liberals to a fault. 

Elizabeth Warren is a flawed candidate. She has been exposed as less than truthful on many occasions when it has benefited her career path. Yet, the liberal base of Massachusetts won't give up on her no matter what is exposed during her vetting by the non-mainstream media. The mainstream media only vets Republican candidates. Especially ones from Massachusetts.

Just look at this quote below taken from the Boston Globe story linked above:
But there are signs that the controversy has wounded the first-time candidate, whose entrance into the race came with a star power that galvanized Democrats and catapulted the contest into one of the most closely watched in the nation.

The vast majority of voters (72 percent) said the issue would not affect their vote, but 31 percent of self-described independents — a critical voting bloc — said the issue makes them less likely to support Warren in November. The Harvard professor’s popularity has also risen one percentage point, to 48 percent, since the Globe polled in March, but the percentage of detractors has climbed more precipitously, by nine points to 32 percent.

What does it take in Massachusetts for the democrats to abandon a liberal? Apparently quite a bit. Voters always knew of and happily accepted, the many foibles of the Kennedy clan. No matter the seriousness of their many transgressions, voter loyalty seemed to increase from the adoring lemmings of the Commonwealth. After all, Camelot must go on.

But, history is grudgingly becoming less kind to the legacy of the Kennedy clan, or should I say tribe (Sorry. Couldn't resist. Get it Princess Pants on Fire fans?). Ten years ago you never heard open discussions about patriarch Joe Kennedy's rum running beginnings. And certainly they were not admitted as fact as they are today. As the scandalous rumors of the Camelot years become today's facts about the less than moral lives led by John F. Kennedy and his sidekick Teddy, the lack of journalistic integrity that kept the castle's secrets for a generation is also being exposed. In the Commonwealth, it takes time to face facts about their politicians.

Will Massachusetts really elect another flawed liberal Democrat United States Senator over an incumbent moderate to liberal Republican? We will find out in November. But, I am guessing they will. They always do in. Warts and all.

History is not as forgiving as the voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.