Tomorrow is time to go out and vote if you have not already voted.
I do think that Mitt will win in a landslide victory, just as Reagan did in 1980. All the elements point to a big win by Mitt and Paul, but still we must not be complacent and think since it is a foregone conclusion and say I will not vote. Yes, the momentum and everything the Independents in the polls are heavily in Mitt’s camp, but never underestimate the Democrats. They will still be going out and voting. Counter their vote, get out the vote.
Every vote counts, especially in local races. Many can come down to 1 or a few votes. Do not ever think your vote does not count. And the more Conservatives that vote means a bigger defeat for then Liberal policies that Obama has brought on this country the last 4 years. As Mitt says, “Do not vote out of revenge, vote for Love of your country”.
Even if Mitt loses and Obama gets re-elected, that does not mean the end of our cause. It means we need to regroup and fight harder next time. But as I said , I think Mitt will win in a landslide. But if we lose, do not be demoralized. Come back stronger and fight for a more fiscally sound Federal Government. This also goes for local and state races. Always keep your chin up and keep the fight up.
I will never stop trying to get the country back on track to fiscal sanity and a society that values “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”. As I have said numerous times, this fight will not be won in 1 , 2 or even 5 election cycles. This is a Long WAR, to get the fiscal house in order.
Everyone in the Lapdog Media thinks the Tea Party is dead or will not have a role in any more elections. Lets show them that they are wrong and come out in force. Just as we did when Obamacare was being forced down our throats, and when Chick Fil A was being bullied by the Liberal Politicians.
I will leave you with the words of Andrew Breitbart #WAR
Also posted at Stix Blog
A week has passed since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the south Jersey shore, causing nearly incalculable damage there. And Sandy’s ravages were not confined to that piece of geography. The mammoth storm produced a huge aurrounding surge, which hit at high tide during a full moon, devastating the greater New York area. It wiped out whole blocks in Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. Breezy Point, where I had the good fortune to stay occasionally during carefree summer days of my youth, looks like a war zone.
The devastation is bad enough. The ensuing chaos is unforgivable- millions without power for extended periods of time, with the power companies stating that some neighborhoods may not be reconnected until November 11. Imagine living without electricity, gasoline and even food and water. That is the fate of many whose lives have been turned into a nightmare.
The lack of preparedness has been mind-boggling. Given the increasing desperation of neighborhoods and the prospect of civil unrest, Mayor Bloomberg seemed to be in denial more often than not. He turned down a request from the Brooklyn borough president for National Guard troops, saying that the only armed presence he wanted on the streets was the NYPD. That’s a fine sentiment for normal times, but these are not normal times. FEMA did not react to the escalating water shortage until this past weekend, when it BEGAN to order bottled water from contractors- days AFTER the storm hit. The weather forecasters had issued multiple warnings about the potential scope of the storm for days in advance.
President Obama visited New Jersey and looked presidential for a moment, then returned to his predictable new normal and went campaigning. The distress of the afflicted neighborhoods intensified. New Yorkers are good in a crisis, as they proved on 9/11, and have improvised constantly to survive this one. They will bear the scars for a long time.
There is a special national security angle to this disaster. New York is the nation’s financial capital and a global economic center. It is not acceptable for such an integral part of our economy to be out of commission in this manner. The nation must insist on more competent crisis management from FEMA, the federal government in general, the power companies and the city and state of New York.
The media jumped all over the flawed response to Hurricane Katrina. Of course, at that time they wanted to make political war on George W. Bush. Now, in circumstances arguably as bad, they are oddly quiescent, just as they have been about the Libyan fiasco. The double standard endemic in the news profession has reached new depths.
No matter. Everyone knows there are answers to be demanded. We should not let either the political or chattering classes get away with this one.
Photo Credit: David Shankbone via Wikipedia
By Chuck Muth
Barack Obama is president of the United States. He’s raised and spent a gazillion dollars telling the nation what a low-life reprobate Mitt Romney is. His campaign operatives play by Chicago rules; in other words, brass knuckle/knee to the groin politics. And it appears the incumbent’s party is comfortably ahead in early voting turnout.
The all-powerful Democrat incumbent hasn’t been able to put the Republican challenger away.
On the eve of Election Day, the two are virtually tied, with neither having what anyone would call “Big Mo’.” As such, conventional wisdom says the incumbent is going to be re-elected by a whisker.
Don’t bet the farm on it.
I’m going to go out on a limb here – and if I’m wrong it won’t be the first or last time. But I think Romney is going to win this thing going away tomorrow. Here’s why…
I don’t believe the polls. ANY of the polls. For three reasons:
1.) Some are amateurishly conducted; interviewing people who simply will not be turning out to vote or “over-sampling” one demographic or another.
2.) Most pollsters, thanks to cell phones, aren’t reaching many of the people who actually WILL be turning out.
3.) Many voters have become a lot more sophisticated about responding to polls and are being either tactically misleading or are outright lying for a variety of reasons.
And yes, to a certain degree, race is one of those reasons…just not in the way the Hosford-like race-hustlers would have you believe.
The truth is a lot of white voters – unfairly and wrongly saddled with the “guilt of slavery” on their innocent consciences since birth – in fact voted FOR Barack Obama in 2008 simply because he was black (reverse racism?). It was a way for them to “prove,” if just to themselves, that they weren’t racists.
But this time around, many of those same white voters – mostly independents and Democrats, but a few Republicans – will NOT be voting for the president. NOT because he’s black, but because he’s a failure.
They’re scared to death to say so publicly out of fear of being accused of being a racist again. So they’re either saying nothing, or they’re saying one thing but will do another in the privacy of the voting booth.
And if this is true, then even though more Democrats have voted in early/absentee voting than Republicans, a lot of those white Democrats didn’t vote for Obama. So the perceived Democrat advantage in early/absentee voting could be one massive electoral mirage.
For other Democrats, race has absolutely nothing to do with their voting decision. They either like Romney or don’t like Obama for all manner of reasons other than race. Regardless, as Democrats who won’t be voting for the Democrat candidate, you can bet they’re not sticking their necks out publicly by telling fellow Democrats they’re not voting for the Democrat.
Indeed, Las Vegas Democrat blogger Mike Zahara – who supported Obama four years ago, but is catching hell for not backing him again this year – revealed exactly what I’m talking about in a column he published yesterday:
“…(I)t took me 25 years to publicly admit that I voted for Reagan’s second term because he did what he said he would do. And because I was in Democrat positions, I couldn’t publicly admit that then, and regular readers know this about me.”
I guarantee you there are a lot of Democrat leaders and activists out there who are in the exact same position this year that Zahara found himself in back in 1984. They’re giving Obama lip service, but once the curtains are closed….
And then there are other Democrats who know and fully understand the following reality:
If Obama is re-elected there will be no incentive for businesses to expand and go on a hiring spree. None whatsoever. Another four years of fear and retrenchment. His re-election will be akin to the arrival of Dementors over Hogwarts. The business owner’s objective will be to simply hang on, keep his or her head above water if at all possible, and survive to profit another day.
If Mitt Romney is elected on Tuesday, everybody with an IQ above my age (53) knows that a REAL job-producing economic revival like we’ve never seen will begin first thing Wednesday morning. It’ll be a thing to behold! You know it. I know it. And a lot of Democrats – including many who are right now unemployed despite Obama’s “stimulus” – know it.
Oh, and don’t think for a minute that the Benghazi fuster-cluck…despite the mainstream media blackout of the scandal and cover-up…hasn’t become a major issue for a large number of Americans.
I’m telling you folks, there are a LOT of Democrats and independents who have gone into and will be going into voting booths quietly voting for Mitt Romney…or at the very least, NOT voting for Barack Obama. No matter what the polls are saying.
And mark my words, this new version of Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” is going to result in Romney winning the Electoral College tomorrow night by 300 votes or more.
In fact, the media might even be calling this race for Romney before the polls close in Nevada!
Debt Watch IV: The Debt After Tomorrow
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have made cutting wasteful spending and restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington a central theme of their campaigns for good reason. A new Public Notice poll released this morning found that 87 percent of Americans say that government spending will have a direct influence on their vote tomorrow. A majority (53 percent) said spending will be a “major” factor, including 55 percent of voters in “battleground” states, 59 percent of women 45 and older, 53 percent of Independents and 53 percent of middle class voters. In a razor tight race with a handful of states still up for grabs, the next president could be the one who made a more credible case to the American people that they can follow-through on their campaign promises and address our fiscal crisis.
Here’s What They Said …
CNN Opinion: President Barack Obama: My Vision for America
“Change is an America where we reduce our deficit by cutting spending where we can … I’ve worked with Republicans to cut a trillion dollars of spending, and I’ll do more. I’ll work with anyone of any party to move this country forward.” – President Obama
“Over the last four years we’ve made real progress digging our way out of policies that gave us two prolonged wars, record deficits and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. …Yes, I want to reduce our deficit by cutting spending that we don’t need but also by asking the wealthy to do a little bit more so that we can invest in things like research and technology that are the key to a 21st century economy.” – President Obama, 10/22/12
Des Moines Register: After Editor’s Blog, President Obama Releases Transcript of Register Interview
“…I want to reduce our deficit. It’s got to be done in a balanced way. I’ve already cut a trillion dollars’ worth of spending. I’m willing to do more. I’m willing to cut more, and I’m willing to work with Democrats and Republicans when it comes to making some adjustments that bring down the cost of our health care programs, which obviously are the biggest drivers of our deficit. …” – President Obama, 10/23/12
Huffington Post Blog: Obama vs. Romney: The Bottom Line
“Obama continued ‘We’ve got to [reduce the deficit] in a responsible way by cutting out spending we don’t need, but also asking the wealthiest to pay alittle bit more.’” (Bob Burnett, 11/2/12)
La Crosse Tribune: Obama’s and Romney’s Top 12 Promises
President Obama: “Put government on a path to cutting deficits by $4 trillion over 10 years. A tall order, and his performance on it over the next four years would help shape his legacy for better or worse. He failed in his first-term promise to cut deficits by half, instead running trillion-dollar deficits for four straight years due largely to the recession he inherited, a halting comeback and big spending to spur the recovery.” (Associated Press, 11/5/12)
PBS Newshour: Obama Makes Appeal to Voters with ‘Kitchen Table’ Ad
“…Fourth: a balanced plan. Reduce our deficit by over $4 trillion in the next decade. On top of the trillion in spending we’ve already cut, I’d ask the wealthy to pay a little more…” – President Obama, “Kitchen Table” ad
Wall Street Journal: First Presidential Debate Transcript
“I worked with Democrats and Republicans to cut a trillion dollars out of our discretionary domestic budget. That’s the largest cut in the discretionary domestic budget since Dwight Eisenhower. Now, we all know that we’ve got to do more.” – President Obama, during the first presidential debate, 10/3/12
FLASHBACK: Fiscal Responsibility Summit
“That is why today, I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we have long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay—and that means taking responsibility right now, in this Administration, for getting our spending under control.” – President Obama, 2/23/09
CNN Opinion: Mitt Romney: My Vision for America
“We will restore fiscal sanity to Washington by bringing an end to the federal spending and borrowing binge that in just four years has added more debt held by the public than almost all previous administrations combined. We will put America on track to a balanced budget by eliminating unnecessary programs, by sending programs back to states where they can be managed with less abuse and less cost, and by shrinking the bureaucracy of Washington.” – Mitt Romney
“Our economic crisis not only threatens the well-being of our citizenry, it has larger consequences in other realms. … Runaway domestic spending has led the president to propose reducing defense spending by hundreds of billions, cuts that his own secretary of defense has said would ‘devastate’ our national security.” – Mitt Romney
“[T]here are two very different paths the country can take. One is a path represented by the president, which at the end of four years would mean we’d have $20 trillion in debt heading towards Greece. I’ll get us on track to a balanced budget …” – Mitt Romney, 10/22/12
Washington Post: Obama, Romney Offer Divergent Closing Arguments in Key Battlegrounds
“In a speech in West Allis, Wis., Romney raised the prospect that Obama, if reelected, would again run into trouble with congressional Republicans on such matters as raising the ceiling on the national debt to enable the government to pay its bills.” (Philip Rucker, David Nakamura, and Karen Tumulty, 11/2/12)
“You know that if the president is reelected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress,” Romney said. “He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.”
“To deal with what he calls ‘out of control spending’ and the national debt, Romney would cap spending at 20 percent of the GDP, and require spending cuts of approximately $500 billion per year starting in 2016.” (Erin Heger, 11/5/12)
Huffington Post Blog: Obama vs. Romney: The Bottom Line
“In the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney promised, ‘my number-one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit.’ He went on to outline his approach: cut non-critical federal programs (he gave the examples of Obamacare and support for PBS); send some programs back to the states; and ‘make government more efficient and to cut back the number of employees, combine some agencies and departments.’” (Bob Burnett, 11/2/12)
La Crosse Tribune: Obama’s and Romney’s Top 12 Promises
Mitt Romney: “Balance the budget by 2020. Vital specifics are lacking from this pledge, such as which big federal programs he’d cut and how else he would save money when also wants to cut taxes, increase military spending and restore more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts over 10 years.” (Associated Press, 11/5/12)
“What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test — if they don’t pass it: Is the program so critical it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I’ll get rid of it.” – Mitt Romney, during the first presidential debate, 10/3/12
National Journal: Romney Web Video Compares National Debt to Prairie Fire
“A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across the nation, and every day that we fail to act, that fire gets closer to the homes and the children that we love. Rather than putting out that spending fire, President Obama has been feeding it. He hasspent more and borrowed more. The time has come for a President who will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno.” – Mitt Romney, “Prairie Fire” ad
Wall Street Journal: First Presidential Debate Transcript
“I think it’s not just an economic issue, I think it’s a moral issue. I think it’s, frankly, not moral for my generation to keep spending massively more than we take in, knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation and they’re going to be paying the interest and the principal all their lives. And the amount of debt we’re adding, at a trillion a year, is simply not moral.” – Mitt Romney, during the first presidential debate, 10/3/12
“The president said he’d cut the deficit in half. Unfortunately, he doubled it. Trillion-dollar deficits for the last four years. The president’s put it inplace as much public debt — almost as much debt held by the public as all prior presidents combined.” – Mitt Romney, during the first presidential debate, 10/3/12
“…And then we’re going to have to get to a balanced budget. We can’t expect entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to take their life savings or their company’s money and invest in America if they think we’re headed to the road to Greece. And that’s where we’re going right now unless we finally get off this spending and borrowing binge. And I’ll get us on track to a balanced budget.” – Mitt Romney, during the final presidential debate, 10/22/12
“…Former chief of the — Joint Chiefs of Staff said that — Admiral Mullen said that our debt is the biggest national security threat we face. This — we have weakened our economy. We need a strong economy.” – Mitt Romney, during the final presidential debate, 10/22/12
Since I’ve been getting many requests from friends and family as to how I’m voting tomorrow I thought I’d save some time by posting my marked California Sample Ballot here:
Note: I marked Mitt Romney for president though I might still vote for Gary Johnson… since I live in California where a vote for Gary Johnson won’t hurt Romney, due to the fact that Romney has no conceivable chance of winning this state, I’ll most likely vote my conscious.
From CBS Atlanta:
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – If you’re one of many who are currently unemployed, you may be in luck.
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one area real estate company is willing to invest thousands to create new job opportunities.
However, there is a catch.
Frank Duffy of Duffy Realty says he will only create the jobs if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins this Tuesday’s election.
“It’s about a $50,000 investment that we’re willing to make on these new agents,” Duffy told WGCL-TV. “It’ll only happen if there’s a Republican in the White House after Wednesday. If there’s a President-Elect Romney, we’re willing to make that investment.”
Spending Daily | November 5, 2012
New Poll: Government Spending Front and Center on Election Day
Public Notice today released the results of a national survey of likely voters on whether government spending will influence their vote and the role of the federal government in improving the economy. Results show that 87 percent of Americans say that government spending will have a direct influence on their decision in the voting booth. A majority (53 percent) said spending will be a “major” factor, including 55 percent of voters in “battleground” states, 59 percent of women 45 and older, 53 percent of Independents and 53 percent of middle class voters. The poll also found that 56 percent of likely voters and 60 percent of Independents believe less government involvement will do more to grow the economy, compared to just 38 percent who believe more government involvement is needed. Click here to read the full polling memo.
New Web Ad: Stop Spending, Start Growing
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, recently released a new web video titled “Stop Spending, Start Growing” highlighting the trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted on failed efforts to reinvigorate the economy in the last four years. The ad features a cash register printing off a receipt for $12.9 trillion of new spending that includes 7.9 percent unemployment, 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, 46.7 million on food stamps and 1 in 6 living in poverty. The message is simple: After spending all this money, what did we get? It’s time to stop spending and start growing.
Click here to watch the ad.
Medicare, Debt Top Voting Concerns in Florida
The U.S. News and World Report says that Medicare and debt are the top concerns for voters in Florida, writing, “Home of the infamous ‘hanging chads’ of the 2000 election, Florida is a top prize in any presidential contest. From the retired senior population along the I-4 corridor to Cubans in Miami to the Deep South sentiment in the north, the Sunshine State is as diverse a region to campaign in as any. … Cindy Kelly of Ormond Beach says Medicare is a top concern, but so is the country’s massive debt. ‘People are worried about Medicare, they’re worried about social security,’ she says. ‘Most of the people I know are retired, so it’s a concern. Another concern is getting the economy back on track so our grandchildren and our children have a better future.’”
Bankrupt Post Office to Hand Out Raises
The National Journal reports, “Some postal workers will receive a pay raise in a few weeks. Career employees represented by the American Postal Workers Union will receive a 1 percent pay increase, effective Nov. 17, and reflected in their Dec. 7 paychecks, according to the union. Those workers also will get two cost-of-living adjustments in March 2013. The pay boosts are a result of a collective bargaining agreement for 2010 through 2015 between APWU and the U.S. Postal Service. … The Postal Service’s financial obligations stemming from a 2006 law and the popularity of electronic communication have nearly bankrupted the agency. In late September, USPS hit its borrowing limit of $15 billion after defaulting on congressionally mandated payments to prefund retirees’ health benefits. The agency’s inability to make those payments has not affected mail service or employee pay, but the overall financial situation at USPS is grim. The Senate has passed a postal service reform bill, but the House version—which is very different from the Senate bill—has stalled in that chamber.”
“House GOP warns Obama to think twice on tax hikes”
Politico reports, “House Republicans are sending a stark message to the White House: If President Barack Obama pushes for tax increases during the lame-duck session, it would ruin his chances for a productive second term. Republicans aren’t conceding that Obama will win Tuesday, but they’re warning that allowing tax rates on high-income Americans to increase at the end of the year — as Obama and Hill Democrats have proposed — will set a bad tone that would complicate major deal making in the 113th Congress.”
Report: Sequester’s Shock Waves Avoidable for “first few weeks”
According to Politico, “The major shock waves from sequestration are avoidable — at least for the first few weeks. That’s the gist of a new report by OMB Watch, which says the White House has the authority to effectively delay the effects of the across-the-board budget cuts by several weeks to allow time for Congress to cut a deal with either President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney, depending on who wins the presidency. In other words, the lame-duck Congress could be off the hook.”
Debt Takes Spotlight at G-20 Officials Meeting
The Associated Press reports, “Finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s leading economies met in Mexico on Sunday amid growing fears over the global impact of Europe’s debt crisis and the stalemate over a fiscal plan in the United States. The two-day meeting of G-20 financial officials in Mexico City, coming just ahead of U.S. elections and shortly after the annual IMF and World Bank meeting in Tokyo, lacked key players such as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Brazilian finance chief Guido Mantega. … Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Meade said that among the issues dealt with at this meeting will be ’the fiscal cliff’ in the United States, where a package of spending cuts and tax increases are set to take effect unless Congress acts by Jan. 1. The closed-door meeting will be the last organized by Mexico in its role as president of the G-20 in 2012.”
Clint Eastwood: “I find myself being very resentful about this whole thing in Benghazi. That’s been kind of a tragedy that should have never happened. Or there should have been an attempt. All that you can ask is when there is a crisis like that is to make an attempt. That is the American way.