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On November 6th, Remember Obama’s Record

In 2008, America was tired.

War-weary.  And fearful of an impending financial crisis.

The country hungered for change.

Candidate Barack Obama offered the nation a sappy-sweet promise of “hope and change” full of high emotion and little substance to which many disillusioned Americans fell prey.

In 2012, America is more fearful than ever.  The promised change has not come.  In its place, a dark agenda of wealth redistribution, punitive taxes and massive expansion of government control in all areas of our lives.

Some saw this coming.  Others are just awakening to the nightmare.

Now, Barack Obama says he wants four more years to finish what he started.

Except this time, the happy talk and lofty rhetoric is gone.  There’s a record to review.

And the reviews are not good.

The polls are reflecting this truth and it’s only going to get worse.

Because when Americans go to the polls on November 6th, we will remember the Obama record.

We’ll remember Obamacare being forced down our throats without one Republican vote and without anyone reading the bill.  Our voices were heard loud and clear at town hall meetings across the nation.  Yet, Obama and Congressional Democrats chose to rule against the will of the people.

We won’t forget or forgive them for it.

As the details of Obamacare slowly dripped out, people of faith joined in protest of provisions requiring religious institutions to provide health insurance that covered abortions and abortifacients.  Barack pledged that there would be no taxpayer funded abortions in Obamacare.  But, now he demands that religious organizations violate their conscience and support the murder of unborn babies.

Obama repeatedly promised that no American earning over $250,000 would receive a tax increase.  America believed and was then shocked to find 21 new taxes hidden within the 2,000 pages of the Obamacare law.  We won’t forget that.

He said that Obamacare was not, in any way, a tax on Americans.  Yet, when Obamacare reached the Supreme Court, the Obama team argued that the law actually was a tax and, therefore, constitutional because of Congress’ power to tax.  The Supreme Court clarified.  Obamacare is a tax, the largest in U.S. history.

In 2008 Obama promised to lower the unemployment rate to under 6%. Yet, today, true unemployment is in the 15% range with untold Americans underemployed or having given up looking for work altogether.

Meanwhile, Obama has not passed a single budget since entering office.  Both Democrats and Republicans have rejected his budget proposals.  That is inexcusable, and it will be on our minds.

As gas prices soar, we’ll remember that Obama restricted American oil production and rejected the Keystone Pipeline while championing and providing financial assistance for oil drilling by Brazil.  His war on coal is killing jobs in coal producing states and threatening to decimate the entire U.S. coal industry.

Meanwhile, Barack channeled 90 billion dollars for “green energy” to companies like Solyndra, Abound Solar, A123 Battery Co, Ener1 and Beacon Power all of which went bankrupt.

We remember Obama’s foreign policy record as he insulted our closest allies by returning the bust of Winston Churchill to Britain and choosing to put “daylight” between America and Israel.  Remember Barack’s hateful glare at Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu?

And who can forget Obama’s overseas apology tour as he criticized America while standing on foreign soil?

Americans heard Obama, on a hot mic, tell Russian President Medvedev and, by extension Vladimir Putin, that he’d have “more flexibility” after the election to deal with difficult issues such as missile defense.

Obama championed the “Arab Spring” while a radical, Islamist government arose in Egypt with anti-American, anti-Christian sentiments.  Coptic Christians are beaten and slaughtered in Egypt and in Nigeria.  According to Obama, the “Arab Spring” is a victory for democracy.

We know better.

We remember the Iranian protests of 2009 as they sought freedom for their nation and asked “Obama, are you with us or against us?”  Obama’s silence was deafening.  Iran remains in the hands of radical, apocalyptic Islamists committed to achieving nuclear weapons and the destruction of Israel and the United States.

Two days after the announcement of Bin Laden’s death, Vice President Joe Biden revealed that U.S. Navy SEALs had ended OBL’s existence.  One month later, the Administration provided the name of the planner and SEAL commander to Hollywood producers.  90 days after Bin Laden’s demise 22 U.S. SEALS, most from SEAL Team 6, were killed in Afghanistan when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade.  30 service personnel died that day.  The worst single day death toll in the entire Afghanistan war.

We will not forget them or that Obama Administration leaks likely contributed to their deaths.

Meanwhile, Libya is in shambles and Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three brave Americans are dead.  We remember their names:

Glen Doherty.

Tyrone Woods.

Sean Smith.

And we won’t forget that they were abandoned in their hour of need or that Barack Obama continues to lie to the American people about the events of that day.

Mr. President, when you needed them, the SEALs responded and killed Bin Laden.  When they needed you in Benghazi, where were you?

We are repulsed by the President’s lawlessness as he signed executive orders circumventing Congress and changing U.S. policy toward illegal immigration, effectively implementing “The Dream Act” without Congressional approval.  And by refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and negating key work provisions of Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform Act, he violated his oath, and the law, once again.

Maybe it’s all in a day’s work for him.   But, we expect our presidents to obey the law.  We’ll remember that Barack did not.

We’ll remember Operation Fast and Furious and seek to honor U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry and his grieving family.  The Obama Administration allowed thousands of weapons to “walk” into Mexico.  Those weapons killed Brian Terry and are now killing Mexican citizens.

And we won’t forget that President Obama invoked Executive Privilege to prevent the truth from being known about this deadly scandal.

We’ll be reminded that Obama has repeatedly lied to the American people as demonstrated in numerous articles, fact checks and witnessed by tens of millions of Americans during the recent presidential debates.

We’ll surely remember Obama quoting the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed….with certain unalienable rights…” regularly omitting the words “by their Creator.” 

All parents will remember that Barack and Michelle Obama mandated what kind of food and how much of it our children can eat while at school even to the point of confiscating our children’s homemade lunches.

And no one will ever forget You didn’t build that!”

As Americans vote this next Tuesday, we will remember the Obama record and how it has affected the people in our lives.

We’ll think about family and friends who are out of work or are just barely scraping by.

We’ll think about the millions of Americans who have lost their homes and now wonder if they’ll ever own a home again.

We’ll think about our children and every parent’s dream that their children’s lives will be better than their own.

Many will wonder if they’ll ever retire or if being a senior citizen means having to say “do you want fries with that?” or “welcome to Walmart” until they can no longer physically perform.

We’ll remember our men and women in uniform and wonder if their Commander in Chief truly values their lives and the sacrifices of their families.

Business owners will wonder if they’ll be able to expand and hire new workers or if they’ll be forced to lay off more of their valued employees.  Even worse, if they’ll be forced to close their doors forever.

And entrepreneurs will wonder if opportunity will still exist in America.  If free enterprise can survive another four years of Barack Obama.

Americans will remember the Obama record.

His inability to get things done, to perform on behalf of the American people.

And to tell the truth.

Obama will be weighed in the balance against previous presidents, and he will be found wanting.

Incompetent.  Dishonest.  And un-American.

As history judges the record of President Barack Obama, it may be that his one, signature achievement was not only unintended, but something that no one thought possible.

In less than four years, Barack Obama has made even Jimmy Carter seem competent by comparison.

And Bill Clinton seem honest.

On November 6th, we’ll remember.


A Walk For The President

My aunt sent this video link to me, and it could not have come at a more appropriate time. I am actually in our nation’s capital as I write this, so as I am watching this, I can literally look out of my hotel window and see the Washington Monument and the Capital Building.

To walk the hallowed streets of the very heartbeat of America, knowing that you are walking in the very footsteps that our Founding Fathers walked, is amazing! It is a beauty that I believe every citizen should see at least once in their lifetime.

Most importantly, the man in the White House needs to be reminded of who America is. One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All!

Is It ‘Revenge of the Soccer Moms?’

This election will be decided by women.  That’s what the experts say, which is why the left-wing and the Obama campaign were so adamant in driving the wedge issues of abortion and contraception to consolidate their support.  During the Democratic National Convention, abortion was front and center.  As I’ve said ad nauseum, it was Abortion Fest 2012.  The only thing missing was an addendum to the party plank calling for birth control pills to be sold next to the Skittles in vending machines.  Regardless, as liberals continue their false narratives against Republicans, namely “the war on women” and “binders full of women,” they’ve seemed to forgotten that they’re not a monolithic voting bloc, as we’re seeing them flee the president.

Women are rising in the workplace and women already dominate many areas of the economy.   They are outperforming men and are increasingly becoming the breadwinners in the American household.  They also earn the majority of college and doctorate degrees.  For women, the world is their oyster.  It’s motivation.  Something that us guys seem to have problems channeling for ourselves (I blame video games!).  However, with women being more on the front lines of the economic decisions for themselves or their families, they no longer factor in the social issues that usually drew them into more liberal political organizations.

As Molly Ball of The Atlantic reported on October 20, “Obama’s edge with women began to melt away [a few weeks ago]. More than any other group, women have accounted for Romney’s surge in the polls, which has now given him a slim lead in the national popular vote and in some calculations of the electoral college. Women, it appeared, were not as firmly ensconced in Obama’s camp as they had seemed. Indeed, they were abandoning the president en masse.”

Her piece, titled Revenge of the Soccer Moms, detailed her travels in a suburb near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Here, Ball had:

…spoken to several…Christian-school moms and found them staunchly pro-life and staunchly Republican. But Eileen and Zebib both said they hadn’t decided who to vote for. Zebib didn’t think Romney’s plans were specific enough. Eileen found Romney’s manner in the debates shamefully disrespectful to the office of the presidency. Eileen was strongly antiwar; Zebib was intrigued by the ideas of Rep. Ron Paul.

Unlike their more conservative cohorts, these women agreed that abortion is not any of the federal government’s business. But they also didn’t believe abortion rights were on the line in the coming election. “It has never changed,” Zebib said. “We’ve had pro-life presidents many times, and it didn’t change. It’s a bumper sticker. They try to divert our attention.”

Eileen touched her friend’s arm. “Most women I know, whether they’re for Obama or Romney, they feel the same thing,” she said. “It’s a distraction. That whole Gloria Steinem thing is old.”

Lots of fluidity there.

Furthermore, “Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ line, an awkward phrasing that inspired reams of mockery on the Internet, wasn’t changing any minds among the women I spoke to,” according to Ball.  She noted how “Democratic partisans saw it as more evidence Romney was out of touch; Republican partisans saw it as of a piece with his business background. ‘Anyone who’s ever been a professional, ever, knows that’s how you get resumes: in a binder,’ 43-year-old Republican stay-at-home mother Michele Moss said, rolling her eyes. Only someone who’d never been in the business world — like Obama — would fail to understand that.”

Ronald Brownstein at the National Journal also reported on Romney’s surge with women voters on October 18.  In his column he noted the “slippage [that] has occurred not only among usually Republican-leaning blue-collar white women but also their white-collar counterparts. Largely because most college-educated white women hold liberal views on social issues, the Democratic nominee has carried them in four of the past five presidential elections; in 2008, 52 percent of such women backed Obama. Until Denver, national surveys consistently showed him winning a majority of these white-collar women.”

Furthermore, several polls conducted since the president’s disastrous showing in the first presidential debate in Denver indicate “that Obama had fallen behind Romney among college-educated white women and was attracting 45 percent of them or less, according to data provided to National Journal. Usually, Democrats run much more strongly among college-educated than non-college white women. After that decline, however, both surveys found only a small gap between them. Recent state polls in ColoradoNew Hampshire, and Ohio also found Obama losing ground with upscale white women since September” according to Brownstein.  If folks on the left truly feel that the first debate only had a temporary impact in this race, counseling is available.

For a second, I thought that was a donut.


While some other polls showed Romney’s impact on women voters as de minimis, it shows the Obama needs to energize his base on other issues, besides the economy, to blunt Romney’s boost in the polls.  A monumental feat since his record is terrible.

According to Tyler O’Neil at The Washington Free Beacon, a new poll suggests thatwomen favor GOP influenced economic policies.

Generation Opportunity revealed the extent of young women’s support for free-market policies. According to the report, 11.6 percent of women between 18 and 29 do not have a job—a statistic that suggests they may be more worried about economic than social issues. Of the 1,003 adults surveyed online between July 27 and July 31, 2012, 77 percent favor reductions in federal spending and 66 percent believe “if taxes on business were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire.” Sixty-six percent would support “reducing federal spending over raising taxes on individuals to balance the federal budget.”


A recent poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics showed depressed enthusiasm for Obama among under-30 voters.  Ninety percent of respondents said the difficult economy forced them to change their daily lives. Fifty-six percent reduced their food and grocery budget, while 27 percent moved in with family, took on extra roommates, or moved into a cheaper home.


Hadley Heath, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, agreed with Roseboom. “Women, broadly, are more focused on the economy and jobs,” she said.

Heath—a young, unmarried woman—called the Democrat’s “War on Women” not only “preposterous,” but also an insult.

“It is insulting to women to put our issues in a box because they relate to the female body or contraception,” she said. “All issues are women’s issues.”

Heath praised former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “He’s never treated women any less than he’s treated men,” she said.

Lastly, to show how much of an impact the war on women narrative has had on the electorate – just look at Sandra Fluke’s campaign stop in Reno where a whopping ten people showed up to hear the poster child on government dependency and liberalism run amok, push for early voting

Playing With Horses and Bayonets


The debate last night was very boring.  I’m enthused about voting Barack Obama out of office and I think Mitt Romney will win this election, but I definitely see why people probably switched off the debate to watch Monday Night Football or the San Francisco Giants game.  In all, polls show that President Obama pulled ahead of Governor Romney, but this is the least important of all the debates.  Luckily, following the first presidential debate, the resulting clashes follow along a decreasing scale of importance and viewership.  This race is Romney’s to lose.

The one point of the debate where I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated was Libya.  Romney played it safe when it came to this area ever since the president slammed him in the last debate concerning the politicization of the tragedy.  He didn’t want to come off that way again. However, it was a frivolous point since the president dithered on releasing all the details about the attack and exuded gross incompetence in protecting our diplomats abroad. Romney still should have gone after Obama hard on this front.  It’s one of the main reasons why Romney is on par with the president concerning the issues of terrorism and foreign affairs.  It’s a salient event that casts doubt on Obama’s competence as commander-in-chief,  and Romney failed to pull the trigger.

This hesitance or prevarication was demonstrated by the governor in the previous town hall debate during the question about ‘assault weapons.’  He could have doled out a haymaker by mentioning Fast and Furious, but muddied the response and failed to capitalize on this administration’s negligence that has led to American deaths abroad.

While they both agreed on Syria, Romney could have hit Obama on the fact that his withdrawal from Iraq, which was done to placate the anti-war left of his coalition, has allowed for President Assad to survive.  Iranian supply planes fly over Iraqi airspace with impunity since they don’t have the capability to defend their own skies.  Iraq doesn’t even have air-to-air fighters.  Furthermore, on the notion the president made concerning Romney’s foreign policy prescriptions having been proved wrong, the governor could have hit back with The Surge in Iraq – and Obama’s opposition to it.  The Surge proved to be a success, decreased the sectarian violence, and paved way for political cooperation.

Nevertheless, some of my conservative colleagues felt Romney did poorly – that he had lost the election.  I tried not to be such an Eeyore this time.  Granted, I had my doubts, especially during the month of September, but the first debate changed the game.  Romney has altered the entire electoral map. Women have greatly attributed to the Romney surge and that’s where I wanted to see how they reacted.

To no one’s surprise, men reacted more positively during the last presidential debate, and most of that energy went towards Mitt Romney.   Women were bored.  Their level on engagement mostly flatlined indicating that not only was this a very boring debate, but Obama failed to sway them – which he desperately needs to do.  I guess that Huffington Post article detailing how women are more engaged in foreign affairs, which was spun to cast some hope that this debate could be decisive for Obama was wrong (shocking).  In the end, it’s the same as it ever was in the post-Cold War era.  Foreign policy, as an issue, doesn’t win you votes at home anymore.  Obama won the most unimportant debate of the election and the polling show it.

It ‘s still an election about the economy. As Dafydd Ab Hugh noted earlier today, “the Luntz focus group also found that whenever Romney managed to drag the economy into the conversation, he won those portions of the debate, big time.”  Like Bush 41 before him, Obama is falsely assuming that killing bin Laden, ending the war in Iraq, and deescalating the war in Afghanistan will win him votes, and give him room to construct a bloc of support that’ll push him to victory.  The problem is that the so-called ‘savings’ from Iraq and Afghanistan, if there are any, are cancelled out by his new one trillion dollar health care entitlement – and the taxes that will be excised as a consequence of that.   Second, bin Laden being dead doesn’t help Americans find jobs.

Ace of Spades posted early Tuesday morning that:

…as far as changing votes, 24% said they were more inclined to vote for Obama, 25% for Romney. On the question of who was qualified to be Commander in Chief: 60% said Romney was. 63% said Obama was. PPP did a poll. It had Obama winning. But here’s the unkindest cut, from @DKElections (Daily Kos Elections). I’ve changed the tweet a little to make it more readable.

Weird: Among indies in @PPPPolls, 47% say they’re more likely to vote for Romney, 35% less; 32% say they’re more likely to vote for Obama, 48% less. But indies thought O won debate 55-40, voting for him 46-36

Not weird. Romney’s strategy was correct. He gained some ground. Even though the “independents” skewed strongly to Obama.

Obama’s whole campaign — and his debate strategy — has been to “win the newscycle” and lob a bunch of small-bore attacks and micro-appeals. He keeps doing that and doing that.

I’ve been saying this for a while: You can win every newscycle and still lose. Because people don’t vote on whatever dumb story you pushed into the newscycle. They’re voting the the future, and the country, and their children. A lot bigger stuff that binders full of Big Bird

John Fund posted on NRO that the:

mini-debate [that occurred] went to Mitt Romney as he relentlessly repeated his major themes — the president’s last four years haven’t worked, take-home pay is down, 23 million are unemployed or underemployed, and the national debt has grown from $10 trillion to $16 trillion. Since far more Americans ultimately vote on domestic concerns than foreign policy, Romney was smart to reserve his sharpest criticism for Obama’s fiscal and economic record. Those points hit home, and Obama seemed a bit surprised and on the defensive when trying to justify his domestic record.

If you wanted to construe this debate as a victory for Romney, as some conservative commentators did, then you could say that his pivots to the economy and the deficit, which aren’t extraneous to foreign policy since we’re in such a fiscal mess, were the factors that allowed Romney to eek out a win.

Guy Benson noted that Romney also needed to pass the commander-in-chief test, which is to show the American people your confidence in handling our national security, understanding the threats we face, and demonstrating that you can be trusted with nuclear weapons.  I agree that Romney passed assessment, as did David Gergen, albeit he could have been more aggressive.  On the other hand, Obama’s aggressiveness over shot the mark with some saying it “diminished” his role as commander-in-chief.  He’s already president.  He didn’t need to crank it up to eleven, which some independent voters might find off putting.

Regardless, it doesn’t matter that Ed Schultz, liberals, and some conservatives thought that Romney’s debate performance was horrible.  It doesn’t matter that both candidates agreed on some issues.  It REALLY doesn’t matter that foreign policy guru Rev. Al Sharpton believes that Mitt Romney missed international affairs in school.  Sorry, Reverend – but the world does understand Mitt Romney of foreign policy.  While a ‘win is a win,’  its effect is rendered de minimis when nobody cares. Monday’s debate just wasn’t all that important.

Here’s today’s polling posted by Spades to prove it.

Gallup’s numbers were late today. When they finally posted, Obama gained a point to 46%; Romney’s lead shrunk from 6 to 5. No change in registered voters from yesterday (48-47 Romney).

Here’s an important finding, from @conartcritic. In a poll conducted Oct. 1st through 21st, Gallup found the party affiliation of the country very nearly evenly split:


Gallup survey of party affiliation pref for 1-21 Oct: Dem 34.3% GOP 34.1% Ind 31.6%

CAC’s conclusion: It’s not D+7, or 6, or 5, or 4, or 3, or 2, or even 1 anymore. It’s D+0. It’s all even.

Meanwhile, ARG posted a New Hampshire poll showing Romney up by two points.

Rasmussen: Romney 50, Obama 46 (see update at post’s end).

Rasmussen Swing States Only: Romney 50, Obama 45.

This is now the third time Romney has hit the 50% mark in the combined swing states in the past four days and is the biggest lead either candidate has held in nearly three weeks.

The needle hasn’t shifted.

So, when it comes to playing with horses and bayonets, Obama should just his keep focus on updating his resume since he’ll be looking for a new job after November 6.

Originally posted on Hot Air.

Polls turn on Obama, Mitt-mentum continues

Mid-day on Monday, two polls were released that show Obama continuing to lose ground in his bid stay in the White House.

Gallup released its results for the daily Presidential Tracking poll. Among likely voters, Romney now holds a 6 point advantage over the incumbent 51% to 45%.

Also released today was Rasmussen Reports likely voter poll for Iowa showing Obama and Romney in a tie 48% to 48%. Reflected in CDN’s Election Center electoral map, this moves Iowa from leaning Obama to toss-up.

Gallup has been recently criticized for having bent to pressure from the Obama campaign. The pollster’s credibility is being challenged for having included a larger portion of minorities, democrat-leaning questions and more cell phone users than prior polls. These changes were demanded by representatives of Obama’s re-election effort and despite those changes, the Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney’s momentum increasing.

Recently polls in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio and other battleground states have shows Romney turning the tide. More likely voters in all but the most left-leaning states are turning to Romney as the choice for President in the 2012 election.

Newspapers that tend to be liberal are also abandoning the President. The Arizona Republic, a typically democrat-friendly publication just recently endorsed Romney stating “We expect better job growth in a Romney economy mostly because Mitt Romney does not fear or dislike a free-wheeling, growing, free-market economyWe cannot say the same of President Obama.”

With the economy at the forefront of voter’s selection criteria, the third debate to be held tonight is unlikely to sway voters in either direction. The last debate has historically had little effect on the election and early voting has been going in many states for several days.

All polling and trend data is pointing to a Romney win as long as likely voters turn out to vote.

Foreign Donations Accepted?

If you are looking to donate to President Barack Obama’s campaign and currently live outside of the United States, No Worries! Because you are in luck!  Obama.com is accepting donations.  The Obama.com website redirects everyone to the campaign donation site. Not only will the donation page accept your money, but it will also accept false donation information.  You can enter in false street addresses, zip codes, states, and it does not even ask for specific card information, such as the three digit security number or the CVV on the back of any American debit or credit card, which verifies that it is an American card.

One British citizen Chris Walker recently donated two different 5 dollar donations to the website Obama.com, which is actually the Obama-Biden donation website. The NY Post reports that,

“not only did Walker’s Obama donations go through, but he said he began receiving two to three e-mail solicitations a day to give more. The e-mails asked for $188 or more.

According to campaign law, anyone who donates 200 dollars or more must be reported to the FEC, and this 188 dollars would keep those foreign donations under that identification threshold.

Walker who also attempted to donate the Romney campaign was unable to make the donations because the Romney campaign site asked for specific information, the New York Post also reported that  Walker said,

“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”

The address that Chris Walker attempted to enter was his street address where he truly lives, which is in England, but entered Arkansas as his state of residence. Along with a United States zip code, was accepted by the Obama campaign’s website, but was rejected by the Romney campaign’s website.

Earlier this month on October 8th, Breitbart News reported that it;

“obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the Obama.com website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

In the report found at the Campaign Funding Risks website, which is a downloadable document, it states;

According to Markosweb, which uses data from Google Analytics, approximately 68% of Internet traffic going to Obama.com comes from foreign locations.  An examination of the backlinks going to Obama.com reveals that a strong majority is from foreign language or foreign-based websites. These websites do not appear to be catering to American expatriates.

During June and July of 2012, web traffic to the site increased, again with the majority of the traffic coming from overseas. An examination of the traffic generated indicates that most visitors are not coming to the website through search engines but are arriving there by typing in “Obama.com” or by clicking a link to Obama.com.

In regards to this “mix up” of unregulated errors, the Obama Campaign’s  spokesman Michael Czin, said this was, “a minor technical error.” and “All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified.”

In the same report by GAI, at the Campaign Funding Risks website also stated that;

The Government Accountability Institute found numerous links to Obama.com on foreign blog sites and forum boards. These links increase the probability that foreign nationals will try to donate to the Obama campaign, a campaign whose online security tools are lacking.

President Obama and the his party have been advocates of more government oversight of financial institutions and stronger regulations, and yet, this “minor error” seems not be that important to him or his campaign, or for that matter the democratic party in general.  There are no outcries for investigations or hearings into this incident.

I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, and
worse, by foreign entities.
—President Obama
2010 State of the Union Address

But… There Is No Voter Fraud, Right?

The most common argument heard from those against voter integrity laws is that “there is no voter fraud.” Here’s a short list from the last 2 years that proves their theory wrong… dead wrong.

Arkansas – Two and one half hours prior to Former President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democrat National Convention, a Police Official, Democratic State Representative, a City Councilwoman were arrested in an absentee balloting scandal in Clinton’s home state of Arkansas. Since that date, those three and 5 others have been charged with 45+ counts related to voter fraud.

Iowa – State Police arrested 3 individuals for allegedly committing voter fraud. 2 Canadian nationals and 1 Mexican national now face charges.

Maryland – Democratic Congressional Candidate Wendy Rosen dropped out of her race for state office when it was revealed she had voted twice in 4 elections, once in person and the other via absentee ballot.

Massachusetts – Jack Villamaino, a selectmen in East Longmeadow and former candidate for State Representative, and his girlfriend have been charged with at least 9 counts of absentee voter fraud.

Florida – The Tampa Bay Times reports a school board member Abra Hill Johnson, Supervisor of Elections Jada Woods Williams and 7 others have been part of a large absentee voting scandal. Johnson won her seat on the school board by just 28 votes.

Texas – Fort Bend County Commissioner’s Court candidate and Republican Precinct Chairman Bruce Fleming has cast ballots in both Texas and Pennsylvania in the last three federal elections.

All of the above cases have taken place in recent years, yet opponents to voter integrity laws will continue to claim there is no voter fraud. As if the above cases weren’t proof enough, the culture of cheating in America has become rampant. Evidenced in undercover videos released by Project Veritas, voter fraud isn’t just possible, it’s happening. And far too many are turning a blind eye.

To learn more about the voter fraud investigation by Project Veritas, click here.

To learn more about how to stop voter fraud in Minnesota, click here.

To read the story of a woman registered to vote in 2 states, click here.

Former Obama Voter Wakes Up and Smells the Bulls–t on LIVE TV

During last night’s debate, Frank Luntz hosted a focus group in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the debate, Fox New’s Sean Hannity had Mr. Luntz and the focus group on his show, and the truth began to fly!

The group was made up of mostly 2008 Obama voters (if I recall correctly, there were maybe 4 in the group who did not vote for Obama), and all but maybe 4 of the previous voters have changed their mind for this election.

One man in particular was quick to point out the foul smell he fell for. During his interview, he caught himself the first time. However, the second time, he wasn’t so mindful of his mouth, and his true feelings spilled out on live TV!

** Obvious Warning: Foul Language **

Why THIS Libertarian Is Voting For Mitt Romney

In the last few weeks, there’s been quite a battle in political circles between Romney supporters and Johnson supporters. I realize this may be a bit late to fully capitalize on the meme, but, oh, well.

I’ve made no bones about being a Romney supporter (though reluctantly, at first).

To set out why, I have to start with an “uncomfortable truth”: The Libertarian Party isn’t capable of getting someone elected town dogcatcher, much less President of the United States. The reason for this is simple: That element of libertarianism has assumed the intellectual “high ground” of defeatists: “I know I will never win, so I will make no effort to do so; I will sit here and complain about how terrible everyone else’s performance is”. They are the armchair quarterbacks of politics.

Meanwhile, in the last five years, libertarian-minded people have made tremendous progress- within the Republican party. Five years ago, we weren’t welcome in the house of politics; now we have a seat at the dinner table.

Need proof of this? Let’s start with Rick Santorum complaining about the emergence of the “more libertarian-ish right”. Or the number of Republicans who like what Ron Paul has to say “on everything except foreign policy”. I would even go so far as to say Mitt Romney’s campaign has been a validation of us: His message is purely about government spending, debt, budgeting, free trade, and economic liberty. Social issues have been pushed aside.

The GOP’s message, today, is essentially our message in the most rudimentary form. Why did the GOP win so handily in 2010? Because our message- individual autonomy and economic liberty- resonates with Middle America. Freedom is intoxicating. Our opportunity, now, is to use our newly-found voice to mold that popular sentiment. We know we’re right, and we’ve been right all along. Rather than act smugly, we need to show the rest of the country why we’re right.

Want to end the war on drugs? The best argument for it goes like this: It is costly and ineffective, and it funnels money to some of the world’s most evil people. Legalizing drugs would deny substantial funding to terrorist organizations and put Mexican drug cartels out of business. Our interests are complimentary to the interests of the defense hawks and the budget hawks alike.

Want to address the “warfare state”? Make the rational argument that we will only have “a military so powerful that nobody dares to test it” as long as we can afford it. This is essentially the argument Admiral Mike Mullen made, when he said “the greatest risk to our national security is our national debt” (and he offered up $100 billion in defense budget cuts). Once again, our interests are complimentary to those of the defense hawks and the budget hawks. Spending absurdly– which includes defense spending- is detrimental to our long-term national security.

Want sound money? The 99-year lease on the Federal Reserve expires in December of this year. Congress will renew the lease (which is a disappointment). However, this is a prime opportunity to bring sound money into the national political discourse, and it’s an opportunity which won’t come around for another 99 years. Let’s not waste it. We won’t “End the Fed“, but we just might have a chance to put it in chains, if we act wisely.

These are just examples of the potential in-roads available to us. Either we continue to advance, within the Republican party, or we sit on the sidelines and whine about seat belt laws. We can build on our accomplishments, or choose to accomplish nothing.

And for those libertarians concerned about the evangelicals within the party- and I am one of those libertarians- fear not; they are losing their influence. Rational people of faith agree with us, for the most part. They have no interest in “regulating your body”. The few who really do want to regulate people’s bedroom behavior are becoming a relic, because the GOP has learned that they lose elections when they cling to them. Witness the vast barrage of criticism fired at Todd Akin by mainstream Republicans.

We have the public’s attention- and the party’s attention too. We are demonstrating the correctness of Ronald Reagan’s assertion that “the heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism”.

For this reason, I am voting for Mitt Romney, and I encourage my libertarian fellows to do the same. Now is not the time to throw away the gains we’ve made- now is the time to capitalize on them! Make no mistake- we’re going to have setbacks, we’re going to be disappointed frequently, and we’re going to get angry. A hard road is ahead of us. But, little by little, we can change opinions and show people the wisdom of our position. After all, our principles are the consummate American principles. Freedom is intoxicating!

And a word to mainstream Republicans who attack Gary Johnson personally: He is probably the least-corrupted person in politics. His character is unassailable. This is the reason for his success as Governor of New Mexico, a state which is two-thirds Democrat (and one of the several reasons I had hoped he would be the GOP running mate). There is no doubt that he was shunned by the “establishment”, and any resentment he harbors is, in my view, wholly justified.

It is, to me, tragic that he is in the position of being unelectable. We need more Gary Johnsons in government. He is a good man, and I am indignant toward anyone who claims otherwise. Remember who our common enemy is.

Last minute Change to tonight’s debate rules after Crowley controversy

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced a last minute change to the rules for tonight’s debate, presumably due to the controversy started by moderator Candy Crowley’s remarks that she intended to play  a more central role than the rules allowed.

A follow-up discussion will now be added that will be directed by the moderator. This gives Crowley the latitude she felt she should have in the debate.

The change came after both campaigns sent letters of complaint to the commission after Crowley announced her intention to be more important than the rules allowed.

While the change is unlikely to drastically affect the debate outcome, it is something neither of the candidates could have prepared for with such short notice.

With these recent changes, the moderator is likely to become a much bigger part of the debate story than the town hall format intended.

Second Presidential Debate October 16th, 2012 [Live Stream and Poll]

Tonight, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will participate in a town hall style debate where selected audience members will get to ask them questions.

also: check out our interactive poll and social trackers at the bottom of the article

The format is supposed to be entirely based on audience questions, but tonight’s moderator Candy Crowley has already stated that she intends to interject when she feels necessary – directly against the terms agreed to by the campaigns and Commission on Presidential Debates.

The Obama campaign has been saying that The President will come out much more aggressively in this debate and focus on Romney’s Bain Capital days. As the audience is leading the questioning and Bain Capital is far from their #1 concern, it is a questionable strategy. How will the audience react to a more aggressive President? Do they care about Bain Capital in today’s economy?

Obama is a naturally-engaging figure that has done well in the Town Hall format. Able to adjust his speech patterns and use colloquialisms when necessary, the political chameleon will likely adapt to the crowd as necessary and should do well on style – substance, he is not.

Romney has the opposite challenge to overcome. The campaign has said that they intend to “come out swinging” on debt and deficit. The former Governor has also been called robotic and unable to relate to real people. Romney will be in a forum where he cannot simply debate Obama, but has to relate to the audience members while doing it. Will Romney be able to help the audience become more comfortable with him as the Chief Executive of the United States? Will the audience respond well to attacks on the debt and deficit?

The audience tends to ask questions on much more personal issues than journalistic moderators. It is hard to know if anyone will ask about Hillary throwing herself under the bus on the Benghazi tragedy, Holder’s constitutional challenge to Congress on the Fast and Furious debacle or Iran’s nuclear ambitions. More-than-likely, the questions will focus on gas prices, jobs, the economy, America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace and Afghanistan.

CNN’S Candy Crowley is the other randomizer. While the crowd may be more focused on issues central to them, the journalist will likely take some license and push the questions that politicos are more interested in.

Ultimately, he who stays cool, stands confident and has the answers will hold the night. After his last appearance, Obama has to come out confident and knowledgeable or risk the continued loss of support his campaign has seen in the last two weeks.

Live Stream of 2nd Presidential Debate Between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

CDN will have the live stream available at 9pm Eastern

 Social Trends During the Debate (refresh page to see updates)


Obama Campaign Office Closed

The Houston Obama for America Office has now been shut down
after Project Veritas video releases voter fraud investigation.

James O’Keefe, the citizen journalist best known for his investigation into the unsavory practices by ACORN employees, has been investigating voter registration fraud and the ability to cheat in American elections. He began by visiting registration locations in multiple states and attempting to register Tim Tebow and Tom Brady. In one case, a Project Veritas undercover journalist successfully received a ballot in Eric Holder’s name.

The latest string of videos exposes Obama for America and DNC staff and volunteers encouraging voter fraud. In the first video released October 10, Regional Field Director of Houston OFA headquarters Stephanie Caballero provides an undercover journalist with the paperwork necessary to vote absentee in Florida even though the reporter has indicated she will also vote in Texas. Caballero was fired within days of the video’s release.

The Houston OFA office has now been closed, according to local news reports.

In the second video released by Project Veritas, O’Keefe shows a pattern of behavior at OFA offices throughout the country that encourages illegal election practices and highlights the story of a woman who is able to vote in both Minnesota and Florida, despite repeated attempts to be removed from the Florida rolls.

O’Keefe has suggested that there may be more videos in the coming weeks. Online news sources such as The Daily Caller, Michelle Malkin, Media Matters and others have weighed in on the videos. Will your local news station cover the story? Is your state involved? Why is there a culture of cheating throughout the Obama campaign staff? Will your congressperson or senator respond to these videos? With only a few weeks until the November 6th election, will this critical investigation have an impact on the outcome?

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