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Monday, October 22, 2012

Questions For The President

If you're now claiming that you knew all along that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was an act of terrorism - because that's what you're now claiming - why is the producer of that video that ... didn't ... cause the attack still locked up?

You remember him:

The American citizen who was not arrested for doing what you've now said he didn't do?

Maybe he should get his life back?

On Obama's Prospects In SW Virginia

Roanoke Times reporter/columnist Mason Adams drops the hammer:

"Not one person interviewed around Grundy and Oakwood on a reporting trip last week said they supported Obama's bid for re-election."

Which goes along with the report I offered up the other day of finding an Obama yard sign here in Bland County.


And being shocked by the discovery.

Who in their right mind would do such a thing?

Kinda embarrassing really.  Looks like we have one more Obama supporter here than Buchanan County has.  Romney needs to work on that.

Racists With PhD's

For the love of God:

Romney truly is the whitest man to run for president because he doesn't realize how his whiteness has influenced his life and how his class standing provided him with remarkable educational and financial opportunities.

It should be mentioned that the author of that Huffington Post bit of idiocy is paid handsomely for it.  She holds a PhD and teaches at the University of Rochester, where her "research focuses on the ways in which issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality influence conceptions of freedom."

Which says a lot about (a) how easy it is to obtain a PhD these days, (b) how detached academia is from normal human existence, and (c) how low the threshold is for getting a gig at the Huffington Post.

In Stark Contrast

Obama couldn't fill a stadium during the most media-hyped Democrat week of the year.

And on the campaign trail, he garners headlines like this:

Can't draw a crowd, Mr President? Obama makes speech in couple's GARAGE... and even they say they might not vote for him

In contrast:

"Daytona Beach -- Little Steven Gosney waved an American flag while his parents and some 10,000 others cheered wildly in reaction to the short and sweet message of hope delivered by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the edge of the hard sands of the world's most famous beach."

There is enthusiasm in the air.  And it isn't to be found at an Obama or Biden snooze fest.

Rock star status?

The trophy goes to Mitt Romney.

The Stark Difference

Brought to us by Elizabeth Price Foley:

Speaks volumes.

A Tea Party Scorecard

From Joe Scarborough?


"The truth about the tea party."
Let’s simply review how terrible the Tea Party has been for the GOP.
— They energized a conservative movement battered by eight years of bloated Republicanism,
— they shocked the political world by taking Ted Kennedy’s seat,
— they put Obama Democrats in a constant defensive crouch,
— they led the resistance against Obamacare,
— they helped bring about the largest legislative landslide in U.S. history in 2010,
— they grabbed six seats in the U.S. Senate that year,
— they helped elect six governors,
— they helped win 700 seats in state legislatures, and
— helped elect a Republican majority that included the largest number of Republicans elected since 1946.
Most importantly:

"With a track record like that, the Republican Party had better watch their backs. If this trend keeps up, they may just win the White House and the Senate."

Present tense.  Future tense.

The Tea Party thrives.

And has a lot of trophies on the wall - already - to prove it.

It'll Be Good To Have a President Who Is Presidential

That was essentially my reaction to the first debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.  After the dust cleared from that one, much was made of the fact that the latter - Obama - did so poorly as to be accused of being disinterested and lazy. Whatever.  But it was Romney's performance that was noteworthy.  For being refreshing.  Startling.  Encouraging.

Wall Street Journal editorial writer Dorothy Rabinowitz had a similar reactions as well.

From "The Unreality of the Past Four Years":
In the books yet to be written about this presidency, the Obama administration's exceptional readings of reality will deserve an honored place, and a large one. One that should also acknowledge the fact that, in the end, the American people inevitably recognize the difference between lies and truth, illusion and the real thing.

The most telling example of this capacity—the October surprise that shouldn't have been surprising—came with the first presidential debate. The nation saw a superbly cogent Mitt Romney, speaking to them in terms instantly recognizable, words without artifice that addressed their real lives. Viewers saw the life in him, the play of mind, felt the sense of powerful will—that of a leader. It didn't matter all that much that the president looked most unpresidential, a man lost. What mattered was the other man before them, who had brought home to Americans what they had been missing the past four years.

Not surprisingly, when the debate's effects were clear, Obama squads were again deployed to cry fraud. Mr. Romney, we were told, had done nothing but lie. This would now be the official story. It would have no effect.
One - and only one - debater came across as being presidential. A refreshing change from the "unreality of the last four years."

They Try To Wish It Away

Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue'


Reason Enough To Vote For Romney

Those who hate us most - Chavez, Castro and Putin  - support Obama.

George McGovern Is Dead

One thing you can say about him, he wasn't like every major Democratic politician on the national scene today - all of whom were against war before they were for war before they were against war.

George McGovern was solidly anti-war.

But no more:

George McGovern, an unabashed liberal voice, is dead at 90

He was a principled Democrat.  One of the last.

Times-Dispatch Endorses George Allen

Expect to see a lot of this this week:
Virginia's Senate Race: Endorsement
Richmond Times-Disptach

The race opened as a toss-up and remains one of the country's marquee contests. The call is close. Today The Times-Dispatch endorses George Allen.

Allen ranks among Virginia's most consequential chief executives in modern times. His accomplishments include welfare reform, school standards and accountability and the abolition of parole. Allen secured passage of key proposals in a General Assembly he did not control. He accomplished things.

Allen tried to cut taxes; Kaine wanted to raise them.

Throughout his career, Allen has not displayed a passion for social issues. His party would benefit from his voice.

The Times-Dispatch admires Allen and Kaine as politicians and as human beings. We recommend Allen's election without reservation. His votes as a senator would more accurately reflect Virginia's preferences. Cast your ballot for him. [link]
Reasonable. Well thought out. Cogent.