Editor’s Note – Traditionally, the moment a candidate receives and accepts the nomination from a major party, the current administration ensures that the candidate begins to receive daily security briefings. The reason being, that the person may be the next President of the United States, and during the campaign needs to know what is on tap worldwide so that person can make sure they do not infringe on the safety of America as they campaign.
How is it then, that the briefings start only now, two weeks after they were announced and more than a month since the nomination process was completed? On September 13th, it was announced that Romney would get briefings, after the recent events of 9.11.12 in Benghazi. However, they did not begin until this week for Ryan, Romney was briefed on the 17th, after the subsequent misleading statements, and now the official admission that the Libya event was an act of teror, and now the cover-up and media void/lapses, one must question with great verve, why the delays?
Politics as practiced by the “say or do anything to get re-elected” group strikes again. The only question is, why did we hear about it just now? Also, when we know Obama did not even attend most of his own, the important question is, why is security taking a back seat to campaigning? Is there something to hide? We should ask Clinton and Obama…
It is safe to assume, these briefings will be increasingly more important, and skipping a briefing is never acceptable. Taking a print version and reading it without professional and experienced explanation is like getting X-Rays and interpreting them without a physician explaining what they mean.
Paul Ryan Receives First Intelligence Briefing; Romney Visits CIA Building
ABC News has learned that GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has received intelligence briefings from the U.S. government. Ryan spokesperson Michael Steel confirmed the briefing took place.
The campaign would provide no other details, such as timing. Presidential candidates and their running mates traditionally receive classified briefings from the intelligence community in the run up to an election.
On September 13, the Romney campaign announced that both Ryan and Mitt Romney would start receiving intelligence briefings.
“For the last several weeks, the Romney campaign has been in touch with the intelligence community to arrange intelligence briefings for Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, consistent with tradition,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said at the time.
Romney received his second intelligence briefing from President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday morning at a CIA office building at the Dulles Discovery Center in Dulles, Va. The briefing lasted about two hours.
His first came on September 17 in Los Angeles.
Republicans have sought to open a line of political attack against President Obama for not attending daily intelligence briefings like those instituted by former President George W. Bush.
Update at 12:56 p.m. ET:
Following his briefing Romney today spoke to veterans at American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Virginia. Without referencing specifically his briefing nor the details of the classified briefing he had just moments before, Romney warned about the dangers lurking throughout the world.
“The world is not a safe place, it remains dangerous,” Romney said. “Look in North Korea. They continue to develop and promote nuclear capability on their own part, and to export it to others. Syria, 20, 30,000 people killed in Syria. Iran, closer and closer to having nuclear capability. Egypt, now with a Muslim Brotherhood president. Pakistan, highly, um, tumultuous. Afghanistan, our men and women still in Afghanistan. You keep going around the world, it is still a troubled and dangerous world.”
Editor’s Note -The media, a referee or a player? Its no longer a secret, in fact, its open, blatant, and obvious, and there is no way it can be denied. The main stream media is not just biased anymore, now they are a player on the field, openly working to sink Romney and supporting Obama. Then there are the polls and the lies and deceit.
Once again, Pat Caddell, himself a Democrat, can see the blatant way the media has taken sides in this Presidential election. SUA took a very informal view today of several hours of broadcasting to see just what the main stream media at MSNBC, CNN, and other outlets were airing.
This is painful, but if you too take the time to experience the content and theme of these stations, you will not hear about the continuing strife across the globe concerning anti-American protests, or the Benghazi lies, or any real newsworthy issues other than why Romney’s campaign is faltering and that Ohio and Florida are trending to Obama. Its amazing. Then there is the blatant lying.
Please read the following article after you view this short video of MSNBC caught doctoring a video of a Romney/Ryan event. Its a long article but well worth the read.
Mitt Romney is not going to win the White House if he doesn’t speak in plain terms about the true nature of this election campaign.
That is, if Romney doesn’t stand up and point out the obvious–that he’s not going one on one with Barack Obama, but rather one on two, with Obama being helped by the Main Stream Media–then he has no chance of rallying the support he needs to win the election. In a football game, a team can’t win if the referees are helping the other team. And in the Romney vs. Obama Bowl, the refs aren’t just calling the plays in favor of Obama; they are out on the field trying to tackle Romney themselves.
If Romney were to call out the media, he would not only get points for telling the truth, but he would also get points for courage. In other words, in standing up to the press on the national stage, Romney would upend two damaging clichés about his own persona: first, that he is a truth-shading maneuverer, and second, that he is not a bold and courageous leader.
It’s one thing for the media to strongly favor President Obama over Mitt Romney. We’re used to that. And if the issue at hand was merely partisanship, that wouldn’t be such a big deal to most Americans–I, to name one, am not a Republican.
However, the real issues we face are, in fact, much bigger and more serious than mere red vs. blue political combat. To put the the matter as starkly as possible, America faces a crisis of media legitimacy at home and a crisis of national security abroad.
Let’s look at each in turn:
The crisis of media legitimacy is the willingness–make that eagerness–of the press to walk away from its own proper mission in a free society and instead take on the guise of partisan cheerleading–and interfering.
So it’s one thing for the MSM to strongly favor Obama over Romney. We’re used to that. But when Obama favors the media over the Constitution–when for example, the administration ignores Congress’s legitimate role in foreign policy-making–that’s a different story. Or it would be a different story, if the media were to put any real focus on it. But of course, reporters are so busy helping Obama that they ignore Constitutional foreign policy concerns in their rush to praise Obama and kibosh Romney.
Yet even now, with just six weeks to go before the election, Romney could turn this election around if he could go on the offensive on multiple fronts, against Obama supporters in the media, and–even more crucially–against Barack Obama on the Middle East. In the paragraphs to follow, we will explain how Romney could do it.
A recent small item in the news–it shouldn’t be small, but it is–illustrates, yet again, the media’s mendacity. A headline in Saturday’s edition of The Hill was plain enough: “Senate GOP furious NYT got better Obama briefing on Libya attack.” That is, the administration gave more information to the media than to the US Senate.
To put it another way: the Administration does not want to provide Congress with details on events in Libya that led to the death of the US ambassador. In other words, ignoring the clear Constitutional mandate for the executive branch to consult closely with the legislative branch, the Obama administration does not want to share information with the so-called loyal opposition. Instead, the Obamans are happily sharing information with their loyal supporters in the media, counting on those friendly journalists to provide the best possible spin on the Libya story.
Admittedly, this is a bleak interpretation. But don’t take my word for it. Here are quotes from US Senators themselves, expressing outrage at the “briefing” they received on Thursday from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee: “That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina: “You pick up The New York Times and you get a blow-by-blow description of what supposedly went on.” In other words, the Times was able to provide, thanks to the administrations helpfulness, a detailed chronicle of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ last moments before he was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona: “If that isn’t an incredible disrespect to the members of the United States Senate, I don’t know what is. It’s an example of the disdain with which this body is held by the administration, including, I’m sorry to say, the Secretary of State. She didn’t talk about anything.”
Yes, of course, all Senators of both parties should be more interested in our national well-being than in partisan politics, but senatorial actions speak for themselves. Thus the American people would do well to remember this conspiracy of silence among top Democrats, because it means that administration incompetence will not be held to account. And that lack of accountability is not only an injustice to the four dead Americans in Libya but also a future risk-factor for Americans everywhere.
Yet the MSM were happy mostly to ignore the story of this non-briefing briefing, which is why we had to find it in The Hill, a worthy but decidedly niche publication.
Such incidents of media abuse occur daily, of course. The larger phenomenon is that the MSM wishes to decide what truth we can know and what truth we can’t know. And so it is that on the “round table” portions of the MSM Sunday morning interview shows this past weekend, the hosts and guests devoted their political “analysis” commentary to Romney’s campaign miscues while ignoring the political impact on Obama of Americans being killed and embassies on fire.
Still, facts are stubborn things, and the facts increasingly point toward the conclusion that the Obama administration has made huge blunders in the Middle East, starting with Libya.
And so we come to the second crisis, the crisis of national security. Even this media are having a hard time keeping that story under wraps.
Eli Lake, writing for Tina Brown’s left-leaning website, The Daily Beast, wrote on Friday of the “continuing collapse of the official US line”–that is, the line that Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in a spasm of violence caused by a stupid little Mohammed video, as opposed to a well-planned terrorist operation. In other words, unanswerable questions have arisen, and the evidence that media are colluding with the Obama administration continues to mount.
Why is this distinction between the two versions of Libyan events important? It’s important because if, in fact, the US was hit by another terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, for which it was unprepared, what does that say about the Obama administration? Can anyone say that the State Department was well prepared for danger–on an obvious, neon-sign anniversary?
Maybe that’s why it took more than a week for the administration to acknowledge that the Benghazi violence was terrorism, because it didn’t want to admit its own failings, preferring to portray the violence as just-one-of-those-things. Indeed, we now know, nearly two weeks later, that the attack was possibly masterminded by the released Gitmo prisoner Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda–which is to say, it was indeed hardcore terrorism.
The administration is hoping that if it can put enough time between the actual events of 9/11/12 and the ultimate public understanding of those events, the impact of the realization–that the US was unprepared for terrorism on an obvious terrorism anniversary–will be thereby softened. And if, in the meantime, the public consciousness can be cluttered up with a mostly non-story–made into a big story by a servile media–about Romney’s off-the-cuff comments at a Florida fundraiser four months ago, all the better.
Oh, and should we mention now that the Obama administration seems poised to release–oops, make that “transfer” to non-secure facilities–another 55 Gitmo prisoners? Or does that bit of news need to be mostly ignored, too, in the service of Obama’s re-election?
If this had been any other president–including a Democrat I worked for, Jimmy Carter, and another Democrat, Bill Clinton–the coverage would have been dramatically different. Consider: on September 12 of this year, the day after the killings in Libya, Obama does a little Oval Office work and then hops on Air Force One to Las Vegas for a fundraiser and rally. Vegas! And the press is cool with that.
But now let’s time travel back seven years, to the notorious moment when, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush chose to fly over flood-stricken New Orleans. It was perhaps the worst moment of Bush’s presidency; 43 was rightly cudgeled for it. And so, of course, the incident haunts Bush to this day. But one big reason that the Katrina flyover picture haunts 43 him is that the media never fail to rub it in. And the media could have rubbed in the point that Obama flew to Vegas in the middle of a national crisis–but, of course, reporters chose not to. Nothing Obama does wrong get any sort of attention in the middle of his re-election campaign, including his foolish “bump in the road” comment.
So there we see how the two crises–the crisis of media legitimacy, and the crisis of national security–come together to both mislead and endanger the American people. Standing up to that does not require partisanship; it requires patriotism.
However, the MSM, always eager to find new ways to help Obama, have hit upon a new polling strategy. They take polls in key states that assume a 2012 electorate more Democratic than the 2008 electorate. And then they hype those findings, which always show Obama to be ahead. That’s what The Washington Post did just on Tuesday when it found Obama to be ahead of Romney in Ohio by eight points and ahead, too, in Florida by four points.
So what we are seeing here is a new kind of negative advertising, and it’s undeniably effective. Good polls for Obama understandably motivate both donors and volunteers, while bad polls for Romney are de-motivating. And of course, the MSM then come along and publish stories that feed the narrative, such as the Post’s story on Tuesday, headlined, “Obama lead in Ohio, edge in Fla. hamper Romney path to victory.” These “news” stories thus become the new narrative.
The Washington Post and The New York Times are exceptionally egregious on this point; they are polling, seemingly, as often as the campaigns themselves. And these polls are not cheap; each one for a state costs thousands and thousands of dollars. In a just world, these would be counted as in-kind contributions, and even inattentive Americans would see the MSM for what it is–an adjunct to the Obama campaign.
Yet we might ask: aren’t the newspapers supposed to be broke nowadays? Nonetheless, they find money for endless polling. Either political affection for Obama has reached new heights, or maybe Fourth Estaters really do think that Obama will engineer some sort of bailout for them after the election.
First, the public is more concerned about real things–the slow economy and the sharp erosion of the US position in the Middle East–than about mostly media-concocted “controversies” over various Romney statements. That is, people are more interested in economic and geopolitical reality than they are in mere teapot-tempest words.
Second, the public is finally on to such media shenanigans, and that’s good news for Romney. Indeed, a new Gallup poll shows that Americans believe that the journalistic establishment is more biased than ever.
The survey found that distrust of the news media is at an all-time high; 60 percent of Americans say that they have “not much” or “none at all” confidence in the media, compared to just 40 percent who have “a great deal” or “a fair amount.” It’s interesting to note that the percentage of undecideds is exactly zero; evidently, everyone has an opinion of the news media. And for good reason. As Gallup put it:
The current gap between negative and positive views — 20 percentage points — is by far the highest Gallup has recorded since it began regularly asking the question in the 1990s. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 — as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.
Indeed, Gallup further shows that trust in the media is well below 40 percent not only for Republicans but also for independents; it’s only the strong support for the media among Democrats that pushes the trust factor even up to the meager levels that Gallup records.
And this we-don’t-trust-the-media dynamic could be helping Romney a little. What makes us think this is possible? Because, after three weeks of especially withering and one-sided press coverage, much of the public is not only rejecting the MSM narrative but also sticking by Romney, perhaps as a way of showing independence from the MSM. In other words, as folks watch the MSM pound on Romney, they are thinking to themselves, well, if the despised MSM despises Romney, then Romney can’t be all bad. As the proverb says, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” And so the media’s ham-fisted attempts to knock Romney out of the race are, instead, boomeranging–building up more public support for the Republican challenger.
Yet as we have seen, Romney is no better than tied in the polls with Obama. If he wants actually to win in November, he needs to step up his game–and name names.
Yes, he has to keep attacking Obama for his failings on the economy. But since Romney’s own economic message has been garbled by Romney’s own business record, the economic message will not be enough. So in addition, he needs to open up a “second front” on foreign policy–specifically, the Middle East.
In addition, Romney needs to keep reminding the American people that the MSM are trying to decide this election for them, handing another four years to the incumbent. And so, Romney could argue, if people don’t want to live under a media dictatorship, they should disclaim the media and vote for him. While it might seem counter-intuitive for him to divide his fire, attacking both Obama and the MSM, the reality is that the political energy he would gain from attacking the unpopular media would more than compensate for any division of fire.
It’s important to pause and make the point that Romney can’t just whine about his press coverage–by itself, that just makes him look weak. Instead, he needs to name names. He needs to be very specific, point by point, and then, at the same time, cast all of those points into a picture. He needs to connect the dots. And of course, he needs allies, among politicians and in the media, to help reinforce his argument. It’s the creation of this counter-narrative that could turn the tide. Romney needs to say something like:
The media aren’t just being unfair to me–they being unfair to you, the voters. They are doing everything in their power to steal this election from the voters so that they can decide it by themselves. They want to have all the power, and to get it, they have to hide the truth from you.
If Romney can do that, he can still change this game. If the reporters are on the field trying to tackle the Republican candidate, he needs to point that out to the fans in the bleachers. After all, ordinary folks don’t like to see a fixed fight.
So this is Romney’s mission in two parts, if he is able to accept it:
First, go on the offensive on foreign policy. To help bolster his case, the Republican could pluck out the writings of his few friends in the media. For example, he could read aloud to audiences Charles Krauthammer’s latest column, bluntly entitled, “Collapse of the Cairo Doctrine,” referring to Obama’s ill-fated speech in Cairo three years ago. And he could also read aloud an editorial from The Wall Street Journal, “The Post-American Middle East,” lamenting the dangerous eclipse of American power in that crucial region.
Indeed, from Tunisia to Pakistan, the whole premise of Obama’s foreign policy–that through his charm and charisma, the President could achieve a new era of good feeling with Muslims–has collapsed. That’s the best word for it: collapse.
And at the center of it all, like a spider in the middle of its sinister web, is Iran, a sworn enemy of the United States and its allies. So while the Obama administration seems content with a “containment” strategy–that is, hopefully containing Iran’s nuclear program and definitely containing Israel’s anti-nuclear efforts–a new poll for Secure America Now (SAN), a group with which I am associated, finds that Americans are much more concerned about Iran and national security than the MSM would have us believe.
The SAN poll surveyed voters in two key swing states, Florida and Ohio, finding that 76 percent of Floridians and 70 percent of Ohioans fear that a nuclear-empowered Iran would deliver a nuclear weapon to terrorist groups in order to attack the US. Meanwhile, two-thirds of voters in both states think that the Obama administration’s approach of diplomacy and sanctions will not succeed in thwarting Iran’s nuclear efforts.
Indeed, as one digs through the SAN cross-tabs, we see other compelling points. For example, pluralities of both Floridians and Ohioans think that Obama’s Middle East diplomacy has made the situation worse.
And it’s not just the Middle East that people are worried about; majorities in those two states think that Obama has underestimated the threat from China.
So it’s little wonder, then, that significant majorities in both states oppose the looming defense “sequester” that Obama seems to support.
We might note, further, that these national and homeland security issues resonate strongly with Democratic women and Hispanic men; Romney could use this issue to chew into Obama’s base.
So are these issues–the prospect of a nuclear Iran, the threat from China, deep defense cuts–the most important issues Americans think they face in 2012? No, they aren’t; although maybe they should be.
Still, Romney would benefit if could find it within himself to take all the events in the Middle East and Muslim world today–two dozen embassies under siege, the failure of the Obama surge in Afghanistan, the loss of a major ally in Egypt, and yes, the rise of a nuclear Iran–and, coming to a politically useful conclusion, weave a narrative of American weakness and failure that would be compelling to millions of security-minded voters.
Moreover, Romney could link those failed Obama security policies abroad to failed security policies at home. And these failed policies at home are multiple: Eric Holder’s abortive attempt to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan, the Fort Hood shooting amidst the political-correctness-ification of the US homeland security apparatus, the administration’s unwillingness to defend the free speech rights of Molly Norris, and its quiet support for the Ground Zero mosque.
Of course, even if these security issues were all woven together, they still would not displace the economy as the #1 issue–and yet a cogent Romney riff on these topics would garner votes and put the candidate back on the offensive.
I believe that the American people can walk and chew gum at the same time–that is, they can be concerned about the economy and they can be concerned about national/homeland security matters. The question is, can the Romney campaign operate on two fronts at once?
The answer is clear: if he really wants to win, Romney will have to do both, and more. He will have to double-barrel the economy and national/homeland security, and he will then also have to call the media spade a spade.
And so we come to the second point: Romney needs to go after the media.
The media are trying to fulfill their own hoped-for prophecy–that Romney is a loser. And yet the media are so obvious in their efforts to attack Romney, and Republicans overall, that the public has noticed and reacted. So that’s the additional Romney opportunity: to attack the media for attacking him. If he does so, he will generate the sort of excitement and electricity around his campaign–firing up the base, gaining attention from swing voters–that he desperately needs.
In other words, if Romney were to attack the MSM, he would rock the American media and roll the American electorate. Such attacks would make him look not only strong but also shrewd, because he would be demonstrating that he understands the true dimensions of the multi-front battle he is fighting.
After all, the media are trying to destroy Romney. The standard pattern of the broadcast-network news last week was this: five or ten minutes of coverage of the Romney videotape, then mentions of the disastrous news from the Middle East–but no mention of the possibility that the Obama administration might be responsible for the disaster.
Once again, the issue is not that the media aren’t covering the news from the Middle East and the Muslim world–although they should indeed be covering it more. Instead, the issue is that the bad news from that part of the world is not being assembled into a compelling or memorable narrative. One could say, of course, that it’s not the job of the media to put together such narrative assemblies, but, as we know, the media are assembling a different narrative–that Romney is an out-of-touch nincompoop–on behalf of Obama’s re-election. So Romney will have to do it himself, connecting together all the dots of Obama’s foreign-policy failure.
For example, Romney will have to jump on stories such as this Reuters headline from last Thursday: “U.S. doesn’t support tying Iraq aid to cooperation on Iran.” That is, even after it’s been demonstrated that the Iraqis are helping the Iranians ship weapons to Syria, the Obama administration doesn’t want to intervene.
What’s that all about? Isn’t Iran our enemy? And isn’t Iraq supposed to be our ally? So shouldn’t Iraq be helping us against Iran, not vice versa?
Asked about the proven fact that Iraq was helping Iran to fly weapons to Syria, bolstering the murderous Assad regime, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland declared:
We’ve been very clear about our ongoing conversation with the government of Iraq, and our view that they either need to deny overflight requests for Iranian aircraft going to Syria or to require that such flights land in Iraqi territory for inspection.
Okay, fine, the Obama administration opposes Iraq helping Iran. That’s nice. But are the Obamans willing to do anything to stop the Iraqis from helping Iran? Would the US consider, for example, reducing or eliminating its aid to Iraq if the Iraqis don’t comply? No, that wouldn’t be possible, according to Nuland:
We do not support linking U.S. assistance to Iraq to the issue of Iranian overflights precisely because our assistance is in part directed towards robust security assistance including helping the Iraqis build their capability to defend their airspace.
Translated: We don’t take what the Iraqis are doing seriously enough actually to do anything about it. So no reduction in foreign aid to Iraqis, no matter what they do. Indeed, we want to help the Iraqis get stronger, so that they can defend their own airspace. Never mind, of course, that such greater Iraqi capability to defend its airspace could well be used against Israel if the Jewish State were to overfly Iraq on its way to bomb Iranian nuclear sites.
In other words, it would appear that the Obamans are anxious not to provoke the Iraqis in any way, lest the American people be reminded, just before the election, that this administration withdrew from any meaningful role in Iraq two years ago. And so we have no influence. The Obamans can deal with that lack of influence; they just don’t want the voters to know about it.
So the failure of our Iraqi policy could be one more knot in the Romney narrative string of administration failures. And the resulting strengthening of Iran could be another alarm-raising knot. In fact, many such knots are waiting to be tied together–including the all-important anti-media-bias knot.
If Romney wants to win, he had better get busy tying all of these negative narratives together–and soon.
If you have ever wondered if the internet has an opinion about a certain subject, person or place look no farther. There is a ‘BETA” algorithm designed to equally define by content and remark, an opinion on a person, place or thing that is quantified in terms of negative, positive and indifferent.
Again, all measurements are not a precise science but they are reported as equal trends with equal measure for each (in this case people) person that we inserted into the search space.
The results shown to our focus group produced truly remarkable comments.
The entries are listed by negativity and demonstrates that the Internet doesn’t think too highly of our President, Barack Obama with a negative value of 54.5%.
Editor’s Note – Polls – are they believable? Why do they seem to focus on the election as if the popular vote was how select our Presidents? After-all, we have fifty state elections and an electoral college. The reason is obvious – ulterior motives are driving the practice of polling – making them unbelievable, but it works. Its the “say or do anything to get re-elected” clan hard at work.
As we watch daily, many of us see unbelievable polls that must be skewed; they defy nature and the laws of physics it appears. After all, how can Obama be doing so well with the economy in a shambles, joblessness at record levels over his entire Presidency, and the complete implosion of his foreign policy? These are just a few points that should be spelling doom for his campaign, but all we see are numbers that show it is very close, and the media focuses on Romney’s supposed mistakes and errors.
Of course most of us know why – the media is skewing the polls. The polls are no longer a reflection tool that proper journalists use to show factual information, but fact is no longer considered admissible evidence by the leftist media. The media now makes news daily – they constantly tell us what the nation thinks, from their perspective as leftists through fictitious polls. They are not just helping the Obama campaign, many are actually part of it – read: Media Matters.
The biggest issue with all these polls are that they are all composed of a variety of variables and incorrect assumptions and weighting. These include whether someone is a ‘likely’ voter versus a ‘registered’ voter, or they use incorrect representation of party affiliation, or they are based on past turnout numbers – all of which skew things wildly. The following article describes one site that “un-skews” the numbers. Take a moment to read it, and be sure to view the charts and visit their sites:
Okay, so this website factors out the deliberate skewing that the Left is inserting in all the current national polls to give Barack Obama a lead over Mitt Romney when in reality Obama is trailing Romney and losing the election.
The corrupt, vintage media is running this propaganda for three reasons:
* showing Obama in the lead causes a “bandwagon effect” where low-information voters think to themselves “Obama’s winning, and I like betting on winners, so I’ll vote for him too, I guess since the tee-vee told me I needed to”
* Eeyores in conservative ranks are a skittish, worrisome lot by nature and will seize on any poll with Obama in the lead to collapse onto the ground in tears, screaming “We’re DOOOOOOMED!” because they are gluttons for attention
* the Legion of Gloom (that band of Fifth Column writers at conservative sites and in the media) just loves running these polls with headlines like “Can Romney Still Win?” because Eeyores eat that garbage up like it’s McRib sandwiches, three for $5, and this succeeds in Eeyore-breeding (the process of creating new Eeyores by running nonstop poll-driven headlines that “Romney is losing! Doom is coming!”).
I seriously don’t know what the problem is at a lot of conservative sites, but these people all need to stop helping the Left in its psy-ops war against the country. If you are a regular reader of HotAir.com for instance (or, even better, a paid subscriber to its parent company at TownHall) you really need to start complaining to management about the writer they have called “Allahpundit”. Whoever this person is, he (I assume) has to be Fifth Column because he plasters that site with nonstop Legion of Gloom psy-ops designed to demoralize and depress the conservatives that read there.
There should be no conservative writing articles that are entitled anything remotely in the realm of:
Can Romney Still Win?
Will Romney Overcome?
Does Romney Need A Shakeup?
Is Romney Losing?
Honestly. From today forward, when I see any jackass out there who is supposedly a conservative write this garbage I am going to call that person out publicly and brutally for their extreme stupidity. None of you have ever seen me truly pissed off yet. I have always constrained myself on this site. I have never truly gone for anyone’s jugular…yet. But I am close to doing that to Allahpundit at HotAir and I am almost as close to doing it to Erik Erikson at RedState. And when it happens, I think my eyes will go dead and black and I will take a seat in the center of a hurricane with lightning sparking from my fingers as I type and I will focus pure rage at whomever is claiming to be a conservative while helping the Left by pumping needlessly negative headlines into the campaign narrative to senselessly depress Republican volunteers, donors, and voter turnout.
I am tired of being Mr. Nice Guy to these people and politely suggesting they adjust their attitude and start wearing big boy pants. It is about to get all kinds of real up in here if I keep seeing conservative writers foolishly taking punches at Mitt Romney when it is actually Barack Obama who is losing this race. You wouldn’t know it from watching the corrupt, vintage media because those people deliberately cover for Obama and are his propaganda agents.
Do you ever see headlines like this on TV or any of the Left’s sites?
* Can Obama still win? Considering he is polling far less than 50% in accurate samples that reflect current voter affiliation in this country, this is the question everyone should be asking right now…is there any way in Hell for Obama to win this, even with massive voter fraud? I think the answer to that is no. Too bad the jackasses on conservative sites fail to ask this question and instead love running “Can Romney still win?” instead.
* Will Obama Overcome? No, he won’t. Even here in Illinois, Obama’s ground game is week, he’s not paying out street money to thugs because he doesn’t have the funds available, and Democrats find nothing inspiring or motivational about his campaign. He will not overcome, and that should be a giant story flashing across Times Square. But it’s not. That’s because the corrupt vintage media will never, ever give Obama bad PR.
* Does Obama Need A Shakeup?Yes, but it’s too late for that. Do you know that Obama staffers are sending out resumes for their next jobs, post-White House? David Axelrod long ago moved on to other things here in Chicago. He is minimally focused on Obama’s re-election campaign because he knows Obama won’t win. Normally, these guys leave in the last two years of an administration…and if they think their boss is assured a second term, they start jumping ship after the last midterm of that guy’s presidency. Axelrod left Obama after the 2010 midterms. He did not think he had until 2014 in the White House. THIS SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING.
* Is Obama Losing? Hell to the Yes. His campaign sends out 5 or 6 emails a day begging for money. Not “asking”. BEGGING. I’ve never seen anything so desperate. I am surprised he has not dragged Sally Struthers out of her house of clutter and junk (she was recently outed as a major hoarder) to make commercials for him begging for money like those old “Feed the Children” spots in the 80s where she’d lay down guilt like it was molasses. Michelle Obama sent emails out asking people to skip their family’s dinners and donate the money to the campaign. Obama asked people to sell their things at yard sales or on Craigslist and give him the money. Sometimes the emails I get from Joe Biden asking me to have dinner with him seem so creepy I want to report him as a romantic stalker. It’s all SO STRANGE and so desperate.
But if you click on HotAir, you’d never know any of this because the links they feature at the top in their news feed are all about how Mitt Romney’s campaign is terrible and how he’s going to lose.
I swear to you, I am now at the point where I would take a bullet for Mitt and have come to love this man. I am surprised at that as you might be, considering I spent the years 2008-2012 mocking him and working against his nomination. But seeing these jackasses in the Legion of Gloom foolishly pummel him on a regular basis just BOILS MY BLOOD. I know these clowns are doing a lot of this for headlines and that its the content the Eeyores want to read, but can you imagine if the British papers had done this during WWII after every air raid? Can you imagine if there was a nonstop Fifth Column effort in London to declare “We’re doomed!” or “Can we still win?”. My history teacher told me that anyone doing that back then would have been personally arrested by Winston Churchill and kept in a cellar underground until the war was over. When you are under siege, YOU DO NOT allow Eeyores a soapbox and you do not breed more Eeyores with headlines declaring DOOOOM!.
Mitt Romney is an honorable man. And, boy, does he love his wife Anne. Did you see the two of them when her plane landed safely and he met her on the tarmac after a scare with fire and smoke in the cabin? He grabbed ahold of her, and she held onto him, and it was love like I’ve only seen in movies. I ached for him in that moment because the guy had really been scared his wife might die in a plane crash while she was helping him win an election. He would have been heartbroken. I easily related to Mitt like I never have before because I feel this way for my boyfriend Justin and worry about him getting hurt or having a car wreck whenever he makes the trip down to Arkansas to see his parents. When he gets back, I meet him at the car like Mitt met Anne on that tarmac and I am just so thrilled to see him in one piece and safe.
Great Merciful Zeus and Sweet Whitney Houston I am relating to the Romneys and loving them and I never believed it would happen but the more I learn about these people the more I want them in the White House and the more I am willing to take up a heavy cudgel and play Whack-a-Mole with whatever jackasses in the Legion of Gloom are breeding Eeyores today.
Few out there will call these people on their garbage because everyone wants to get a paid writing job at Daily Caller or TownHall or Weekly Standard someday…so few on conservative sites want to “burn bridges” by aiming flame throwers at the Eeyore-breeders.
I chafe at being edited and censored for publication. My fervent hope is that I can one day in the next few years retire from all of this political stuff and go back to my old life and live quietly somewhere and have less stress in my day-to-day world. I only do this because if I don’t put this content out every day, no one else will. And the jackasses in the Legion of Gloom will keep getting away with Eeyore breeding…and most of the Eeyores out there won’t even realize they are even Eeyores because few will tell them that. Everyone is afraid of alienating people and driving down site numbers or pissing people off by calling the really depressing ones “Eeyores” to begin with.
Double screw that.
Folks, the only way Barack Obama wins this is if we do nothing to draw attention to the fact of just how much the corrupt, vintage media is lying on his behalf…and how timid and quisling conservative writers are to either not speak out about this or to go along with it and assist this propaganda by treating the media’s “reporting” as actual, real, “news”.
We really need to be honey badgers through November 6th and root out and devour the snakes in our own ranks.
I think Unskewedpolls.com gives us some great ammunition for repeatedly excoriating any conservative writer who posts Doom Reports online quoting deliberately skewed, pro-Obama polls.
For those who are really great with math and really understand what Unskewedpolls.com does…can you chime in below in comments and let us know exactly how these charts are made and what all the columns are doing? This is some knowledge I lack currently, but really need to have to hit as hard as possible at the “Is Romney Losing?” false-narrative that the Left is pushing and the Legion of Gloom is enabling.
Editor’s Note – Mohammed Morsi, the new President of Egypt, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, has from the day he took office, openly rejects the 1979 treaty with Israel. In his latest effort, he offers an excuse to re-militarize the Sinai, which would largely negate the treaty, by saying he wishes to develop the land for the 500,000 people who live in the barren desert climate.
Of course, he claims the right to protect Egyptian lands, people, and infrastructure as any nation would, except for one fact, the only nation that physically borders it is Israel. Saudi Arabia is close but like Israel, it is not an enemy, unless of course the treaty dies. It is obvious that he has ulterior motives, but SUA bets Hillary Clinton and the Obama White House have no qualms about allowing it.
Egypt’s Morsi seeks to revise ’79 treaty with Israel, militarize the Sinai
CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, in what would constitute a significant revision of the 1979 treaty with Israel, wants to re-militarize the Sinai Peninsula.
Morsi’s adviser has told the legislature that the peace agreement with Israel must be amended to end the demilitarization of Sinai. Mohammed Ismat Sef Al Dawla said Egypt could not secure Sinai without a military presence throughout the peninsula.
“The peace treaty doesn’t allow for the protection [of Sinai], because it disarms two thirds [of the peninsula],” Al Dawla said.
In testimony to the Shura Council on Sept. 13, Al Dawla said Sinai could not be developed without an Egyptian military presence. He cited a $263 million plan by Morsi to develop Sinai’s infrastructure as well as provide jobs to the 400,000-member Bedouin community.
Al Dawla, addressing the council’s Arab Affairs Committee, said the counter-insurgency operation in Sinai in August highlighted the weakness of Cairo’s position. He said Israel threatened to block Egypt’s military deployment.
“The Israeli media threatened to storm Sinai to mount pressure on Egypt,” Al Dawla said. “This requires Egypt to move to amend the treaty to take full control of the land of Sinai.”
During his campaign for president, Morsi suggested that the treaty with Israel must undergo revisions. But since he assumed office in late June, the president has not issued any statement on the future of relations with the Jewish state.
The CI campaign in Sinai has entered its second stage. Officials said the second stage focused on intelligence to locate suspected insurgents and arms caches.
Bedouins have asserted that police and special forces were raiding homes in northern Sinai. The head of the Tarabin tribe, said to be linked to massive arms and fuel smuggling, reported nearly nightly police raids around the provincial capital of El Arish. “They do not care that women might be inside the houses they are storming,” Hamed Abu Oshb, the Tarabin chief, said.
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