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Friday, October 19, 2012

Obama Has Lost It

If he ever had it, to be sure.

Was this attack by Barack Obama on Mitt Romney Thursday supposed to be witty?  If so, he's lost more than an election:

"Listen, New Hampshire, you’ve heard of the New Deal, you’ve heard of the Square Deal, the Fair Deal – Mitt Romney is trying to sell you a sketchy deal."

A "sketchy deal."

I'm starting to feel sorry for him.

Obama Abandons The Commonwealth

May he never darken our doorstep again:
Obama's Hope Fades in Virginia
By Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Virginia is one of the 11 battleground states in this year's presidential election currently rated a "toss-up" by Real Clear Politics, and it may well be that as Virginia goes, so goes the country. Polls close in Virginia at 7 p.m. -- one of the first battlegrounds to report on Election Night -- and if the GOP can win the state by enough of a margin that the networks call it early for Romney, that encouraging news may have a ripple effect westward in Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa and Nevada.

Not long ago, this hopeful prospect might have seemed impossible for even the most optimistic Republican to imagine. As recently as Oct. 2, a Roanoke College poll reported President Obama leading by 8 points in Virginia, but in the past two weeks, the Old Dominion has shifted sharply toward the GOP challenger. Romney has led five of the seven most recent polls and, although the RCP average for Virginia still shows Obama with razor-thin lead, the Republicans here sense a strong enough momentum to carry them to victory on Nov. 6.

This year, however, the shiny newness that made Obama such a historical phenomenon four years ago has worn off, as Hope and Change have given way to economic stagnation and political gridlock. Nearly all the excitement now -- in Virginia, as across the country -- is on the Republican side and, with less than three weeks remaining until Election Day, it appears unlikely the Obama campaign can close the "enthusiasm gap" that has broken wide open since Romney's decisive win in the first debate. Although the grassroots core of the Democratic Party was somewhat encouraged by Biden's performance in last week's vice-presidential debate and Obama's showing in Tuesday's town-hall debate, neither of those seemed to have the impact of Romney's stunning Oct. 3 breakthrough. The Gallup tracking poll released Wednesday showed Romney surging to a six-point lead nationally -- with the GOP challenger clearing the critical 50-percent threshold -- and there are now clear indicators that even Obama's campaign leadership knows the president's re-election chances are dwindling. [link]
Excitement indeed. I for one plan on voting at least once come November 6.

By the way, I reported the other day my first sighting of an Obama yard sign here in Bland County.  well, today it's gone.  Either the owner sobered up or someone took it and burned it.

An Obama supporter in Bland County, Virginia?  I don't think so.

He's Joking, Right?

The guy who made lying an art form wants you to forget all that.  And trust him.  From here on out it's nothing but the straight and narrow ...

[Bill] Clinton: 'What the American People Have Got to Decide Is Whether They Believe People Like Me'

Uh, dude.  I think we've already made that decision.

When A Politician Has No Serious Solutions

Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

For the love of God.

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

Newsweek ending print edition; job cuts expected

It will not be missed.

Endorsements For George Allen

This one from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
Endorsement: U.S. Senate, Virginia, Republican George Allen

The Commonwealth of Virginia is certainly living up to its billing as a battleground state. In addition to playing a critical role in determining who the next president of the United States will be, the Nov. 6 contest between Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine also could determine which political party controls the U.S. Senate.

It’s a decision of monumental importance for voters in Southwest Virginia that should not be taken lightly. Both Kaine and Allen argued their cases last week before members of the Daily Telegraph’s editorial board. After intense discussion and repeated debate, we endorse Allen for the U.S. Senate seat.

Allen, the 67th governor of Virginia, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. He began his professional career as a law clerk right here in Southwest Virginia. Allen has been an outspoken supporter of coal. He realizes that coal is our lifeblood not only in Southwest Virginia, but also southern West Virginia. He realizes that coal is still responsible for keeping the lights on in America.

Allen is campaigning on a platform of common sense — something we’ve seen little of in Washington in recent months. He doesn’t believe green energy can replace coal overnight. He is concerned about the national deficit. He is concerned about the new federal health care law that many Americans still oppose or simply don’t understand.

Tim Kaine is a good candidate. He also served as governor of Virginia, and he’s impressive on the campaign trail. He’s a likable guy. However, as chairman of the Democratic National Party, Kaine was in a unique position of incredible power. His political party controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. He had the ability and the responsibility to set his party’s political agenda. And, unfortunately, an anti-coal agenda was chosen.

Thousands of jobs have been lost across the coalfields over the past four years as a result of that decision and thousands more are still being threatened by this questionable political agenda, and by a president who once promised to bankrupt coal-fired plants while campaigning for the country’s highest office. And that’s a shame. Killing thousands of good-paying coal-mining jobs isn’t the way to stimulate a still troubled economy. Kaine should have known better as DNC chairman.

By electing George Allen to the U.S. Senate, we can send a strong message to Washington and to the current administration. And we can take another important step forward in ending this senseless war on coal.

When voters across Southwest Virginia head to the polls on Nov. 6, we urge them to cast a ballot for George Allen. Doing so is not only a vote in support of coal, but also a plea for a return to sanity in Washington. [link]
Tim Kaine - besides standing for nothing - besides having shown us no real reason why he wants to be our United States senator - brings a lot of DNC baggage back from Washington with him. Obama baggage.

We've had all of that we can take.

Here's to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

And George Allen.