Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential”

Canada Free Press ^ | June 27, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid

A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “…re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection....”

Since 1988, the CPUSA has not run its own candidates for president and vice-president, preferring instead to work through the Democratic Party.

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Mitt’s key to victory

New York Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ

If Mitt Romney wins tonight, it’ll likely be because of something revealed by a little-noticed statistic released yesterday by the polling firm Rasmussen — following a similar statistic last week from Gallup.

Rasmussen revealed that for the month of October, its data showed that among likely voters, the electorate is 39 percent Republican and 33 percent Democratic.

This comes from a survey of 15,000 people taken over the course of a month. Yes, 15,000 people —15 times the number in a statistically significant poll.

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A sobering breakdown of the effects of Obamacare in swing states!

Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/5/2012 | By Vivek Subramanyam

States like Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida that will play an essential role in deciding the future of the nation on Tuesday should be aware of the potentially inevitable consequences of their vote on the basis of the issue of health insurance.

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (aka “Obamacare”), the healthcare law that is arguably Barack Obama’s single worst and yet biggest accomplishment as President of the United States, will have disastrous effects on many of the very states that he is desperately hoping to win in order to stay in office. From higher premiums to providers refusing to accept Medicare patients, swing state voters should do their homework before casting their votes.

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What Does a Second Obama Term Mean for Gun Owners?

Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

During the second presidential debate of 2012, President Barack Obama said, “What I’m trying to do is get a broader conversation about how we reduce the violence generally. Part of it, is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.”
You can bet he meant what he said. Obama has a long history of holding anti-Second Amendment views, despite portraying himself as pro-hunter and reasonable about gun control. A second term spells trouble for law-abiding citizens wanting to exercise their right to keep and bear arms: Obama is strongly opposed to concealed carry, has supported gun owner licensing and gun registration and voted to ban semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition during his time in the Illinois State Senate. He even voted for the criminal prosecution of those who use a firearm in self-defense.
“I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns,” Obama told author and economist John Lott, according to an interview Lott did on the Michael Medved Show in 2008.
The effects of a second Obama term will reach far beyond the next four years and will have grave consequences for gun owners. If re-elected, Obama will have as many as three opportunities to place more anti-Second Amendment judges on the Supreme Court… for life. During his first term, he appointed Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, both of whom, as you might expect, have staunch anti-Second Amendment records.
First Lady Michelle Obama understands the power her husband holds should he receive another four years.
“We’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come… let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices… let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come,” she said during a February 2012 campaign event in Beverly Hills, California.
With the possibility of an Obama re-election and tipping of the Supreme Court in favor of anti-Second Amendment legislation, crucial decisions like Heller and McDonald will be seriously threatened with being overturned. Remember, these cases were both decided with a majority of only 5-4 in favor of upholding the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
But Obama’s anti-Second Amendment agenda won’t stop at the Supreme Court. He’ll have the opportunity to flood the federal courts by filling over half of all federal judgeships with anti-gun fanatics who will rule in favor of Obama’s anti-gun ideology. This will then allow anti-gun interest groups to flood the court system with lawsuits to infringe upon rights of law abiding gun owners.
In Obama’s first term, we’ve already seen more gun regulations and registration requirements in Southwest border states, requiring gun dealers to report the sale of any law abiding citizen purchasing more than one semi-automatic rifle at a time. This new regulation was implemented through the Department of Justice headed by anti-gun zealot Eric Holder, whose minions ran the lethal Fast and Furious operation and still blame law abiding gun dealers for the violence that resulted from the program in Mexico and the United States. In the 1995, Holder suggested we “brainwash people” against guns and his current Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer supports the registration of all firearms.
“I’ll also ask the school board to make a part of every day some kind of anti-violence, anti-gun message,” then U.S. Attorney for Washington D.C. Holder said in 1995. “We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
On top of having a friend in Holder, Obama has loyalists positioned across the country actively interested in taking away the Second Amendment rights of Americans. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Obama last week citing climate change, but the two also have an anti-gun ideology in common. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel adds more danger to a second Obama term and all three will work together to severely restrict the types of firearms citizens can buy. We’ve already seen the Obama administration block the importation of M1 Garand rifles into the United States and a second term only opens the door for the ban of the majority of imported firearms, including guns popular with hunters, sport shooters and collectors.
Finally, we can classify the first four years of the Obama administration as an imperial presidency. Scandal after scandal, including Fast and Furious, it is clear President Obama and his cronies believe they are above the law. In 2011, President Obama ignored a provision in the 2012 omnibus spending bill banning him from using taxpayer money to advocate for more gun control. Regulation is how Obama gets things done and a second term will allow him to achieve his gun control dream of infringing upon Americans’ Second Amendment rights. In an election in which voters are understandably focused on economic issues, it's important to remember the underhanded methods at the president's executive disposal. Based on his record, it is likely he will choose to implement those methods in a second term.

Time To Unleash the American Spirit

Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Chuck Norris

With the troubling devastation of Hurricane Sandy on our nation's doorstep -- and so many people in need of food, shelter and emergency services after the storm -- I encourage Americans to reach out to our neighbors and help them through this challenging time.
Sometimes it feels as if America is living through an Armageddon movie. We struggle with a destabilized economy, soaring national debt, an overburdened entitlement system, looming tax hikes, widespread unemployment, class warfare, ongoing wars, the threats of global terror and a nuclear Iran, and internal division and scandals, from "Fast and Furious" to the massacre in Benghazi, Libya. The list goes on and on.
Meanwhile, during this pivotal election season, politicians and lawmakers launch fiery attacks at one another, and several Twitter users threaten to riot if their candidate doesn't win the election this week.
Americans are struggling to find jobs, deeply concerned about the economy, troubled by the soaring federal deficit and frustrated with leaders who don't represent their interests in a nation torn apart by divisive politics. Many believe that our country is headed in the wrong direction and worry that their children's lives won't be so good as their own.
Is this what America stands for?
America is a country born of hardship, struggle and protest. It's a nation of people who share powerful ideas and a place where each of us is blessed with the opportunity to succeed on our merits, ambition, ingenuity and hard work.
We can express our opinions and ideas without facing persecution by our government, play a powerful role in policymaking and embrace our entrepreneurial spirit in pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.
We have come to a national crossroads. We can choose to embrace immorality, apathy, unmitigated greed, corruption, idleness, entitlement, incessant spending and divisive rhetoric. Or we can put our unique freedoms to good use, elect authentic leaders who serve our great nation, unite to emerge from our hardships, help our neighbors through adversity and treat one another with civility.
In less than 200 years, America grew from a cluster of colonies to the greatest nation on earth. Our hardships have been etched into our national soul -- the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, Sept. 11 and many others. We've survived our great struggles and emerged a stronger nation. We always have conquered adversity, even against insurmountable odds. This time is no different.
It's time to unleash the American spirit.
In the midst of this national turmoil, let's take a moment to reflect on who we are and what we stand for.
In Matthew 12:25, Jesus told us, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."
One of America's great strengths is its ability to unite under a common goal and emerge from adversity together through hard work, determination and a spirit of brotherhood.
In the midst of all our troubles, America is suffering from a leadership crisis. We need our leaders to believe in American exceptionalism, to establish a core set of values and to stand by them.
We need leaders who understand that government is built by the people and for the people. America doesn't need leaders who are corrupt and seek office for personal gain.
Let's choose leaders who uphold the Constitution and who have the honesty and moral character to make decisions with full consideration for the greater good of the people and the future of America -- and let's unite behind them.
I encourage our next president -- whoever he may be -- as well as members of Congress and other leaders, to look inside themselves and ask: What can I do to serve this great nation and make it a better place by the time I leave office?
With strength of character, moral courage and the spirit of unity, we can emerge from this turbulent time and work to solve the complex problems our nation is facing.
It's time to put this turmoil behind us and resolve to rebuild our great nation.

Why it’s Romney and Not Very Close!

Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | John Ransom

If you were expecting a cliff hanger, you still could get one, but really it’s Romney and it likely won’t be close.
There are a few reasons why I think that.
We will delve into those, but we will also look at the voting datapoints provided by pollster Chris Wilson that say an Obama win just isn’t in the cards.
First, let’s list my “feelings” as to why I don’t think Obama will win.
Obama hasn’t delivered.
On anything.
Except perhaps bankrupting anyone who wants to operate coal-fired power plants.
Oh, and keeping gas prices high.
And apologizing to rest of the world for America’s greatness.
He has not been the great unifier he promised to be, and, if Sandy is any indication, the seas have not receded on his watch.
I thought Obama promised that if elected he’d put out an executive order telling the seas to recede. He’s put one out on everything else.
What the heck is the EPA doing? Shouldn’t that be their first priority to stop the seas from overwhelming us?
It would be nice if instead of trying to pass Cap and Trade, Obama would have passed something less ambitious like trying to remediate the higher sea levels for costal communities like New York City.
As the editors of National Review write: “Tunnel-improvement projects do not have the sex appeal of a global climate crusade, but they represent a more prudent use of our capital, both political and real.”
That’s something a president can help do.
It’s another example of where Obama’s priorities often fashion upon fantasies rather than facts. Healthcare, auto bailout, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, voter IDs and immigration reform. The list of solutions under Obama grows from the improbable to the impractical.
Four years into Obama’s term and the economy is still terrible. Yes the 3rd quarter was stronger but next quarter won’t be good, nor will the 1st quarter of 2013. There’s a record amount of cash sitting around in fewer assets than ever before. That’s not a good sign. And the Federal Reserve seems panicky too. It’s never good when the Fed says they want to keep interest rates at zero for the next two years.
Consumer confidence is at the highest level it’s been at all year, but is that really enough?
Anything under 100 is considered anemic and we are currently at 72. And pretending that unemployment and underemployment are still not a drag on the economy happens nowhere outside the president’s council of economic advisors.
Voters vote their pocket book. And the improvement in economic conditions says more about the blindness of the administration than it does about an economic miracle that will rescue Obama.
Because, according pollster Chris Wilson at Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, there is a lot of data from early voting that suggests turnout in 2012 will be much closer to 2010 than to 2008. (Sign up for Wilson's blog here).
“Tomorrow night (or more likely Wednesday morning),” writes Wilson in his election update to clients, “someone is going to look pretty bad. It might be the pollsters who have continually insisted on using a 2008 model for their polls. Or it will be pollsters like us and other analysts who have criticized the 2008 model as unrealistic and exaggerating Obama’s advantage.”
Wilson goes on to look at early voting in Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada, awarding each to Romney because early voting numbers tend to confirm that Obama’s not reaching the critical mass that generates turnout that he needs for a win.
Reading tea leaves
Now, for the very impatient, here are some hints in the latest early voting data distributed today by the AP:
In Colorado, Republicans lead by two points in early vote turnout.
o In 2008, Democrats lead by two points in early vote turnout.
o That’s a four point swing toward Republicans; but not enough to erase Obama’s 2008 advantage without some big shifts among Independents.
o And, recent polling has shown Obama leading Independents by just two points when he won them by ten in 2008, according to the exit polls.
o So, based on this, Colorado goes Romney.
In Iowa, Republicans have an 11 point gap in early votes so far, which compares to an 18 point gap in 2008.
o Obama won Iowa in ’08 by more than nine points, so there will have to be an even bigger shift in Election Day votes to change the outcome.
o So, based on this, Iowa goes Obama.
Ohio is notoriously hard to judge for early voting because the only “party registration” is based on the last primary in which a voter cast a ballot.
o But, based just on that measure and absentee/early ballot requests, Republicans have shaved a 14 point 2008 gap down to a six point gap (an eight point gain) in a state Obama won by less than five points in ‘08.
o So, based on this, Ohio goes Romney.
In Nevada, Republicans trail by seven points in early voting.
o In 2008, they trailed in the two major counties (which made up 88% of the early votes cast) by 19 points.
o Even accounting for the fact that the rural counties are more Republican, that’s a significant closing in a race Obama won by slightly under 13 points in 2008 and makes Nevada a very close race even assuming Independents don’t shift.
*But Romney leads among Independents by seven points in the latest Las Vegas Review Journal poll (Obama won Independents by 13 according to the 2008 exit polls).
o So, based on this, Nevada goes Romney.
By Wilson’s estimate that leaves Romney at 268 electoral votes, just 2 shy of the 270 needed to win the presidency without considering states where early voting data isn’t a available such as “Virginia (Obama at 48% in RCP average), New Hampshire (Obama at 49% in RCP average), and perhaps even a Pennsylvania (Obama at 50% in RCP average), Wisconsin (Obama at 50% in RCP average) or even Oregon (Obama at 50% in RCP average). All those RCP (Real Clear Politics) averages are based on polls relying on 2008 models.”
Wilson gets paid to do this for a living. True he’s a Republican pollster, but in order to make a living at it, he needs to be right. A lot. And he is. A lot.
He’s one of the smartest guys in the business.
In 2008, Obama won the national vote total by 8 million votes. In simple terms, if 4 million and 1 votes had voted the other way, Obama wouldn’t have been elected. Obama took the field in 2008 because voter intensity amongst Democrats was higher than for Republicans.
He’ll lose because voter intensity is polar opposite from 2008.
Ask yourself this: After four years of Obamanomics, are four million voters sorry they have voted for Obama?
Certainly; more than four million in fact.
I think I personally know at least that many.
And on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning so will Barack Obama.