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Old 30th Oct 2012, 18:37
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Not that we expected anything better from the fat one...

“I was born in 1915 during World War I. My first vote was in 1940 for Franklin D. Roosevelt and I have not missed an election since,” says 97-year-old Marie, in the video. “And I want the Republican Party to know, if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama we will burn this mother****er down. ”
Read more: VIDEO: Old people will 'cock punch' Mitt Romney if he wins | The Daily Caller
 
Old 30th Oct 2012, 18:40
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"We will 'make sure' this never happens again."

Hopefully you will not ever have to 'make sure' of anything of concern to America, after Romney is inaugurated.

And please do not steal the "O" from the White House computers on your way out.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 18:45
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 19:46
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[quote ]Dushan
" Not that we expected anything better from the fat one... "

Looking at the ethnicity of the participants in the video tends to confirms this..............

Can’t We All Just Get Post-Racial? - Taki's Magazine





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Don’t blame black pundits—who make a living by being black and talking about their blackness and how hard it is to be black—for stoking racial tension. Don’t blame the ones who see no irony of accusing Romney of “playing the race card” while their own words appear under a banner that says “East Central Florida’s Black Voice.” Don’t blame those who talk about “the childishness of some whites” or that Romney, by not even mentioning race, was somehow contributing to “
” of Obama. Don’t blame white pundits who talk about “coded speech” and “dog whistles,” those who blame everything on “racial hatred” and urge a default editorial strategy of “call them racists.”
Don’t blame a media that never shuts the hell up about race, whether it involves the “Colorectal Cancer Racial Gap,” how racism may cause weight gain, or whether your baby is a racist. Don’t blame a media that works in cahoots with law enforcement to foster the impression that no matter how savage, deliberate, or merciless a black-on-white attack is—even if the perpetrators taunted their victims with racial epithets during the assault—it hardly ever seems to be labeled anything beyond a “possible” hate crime. "



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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:17
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Interesting article and worth reading as I think it does give a good summary.

Richard Cohen: Obama, the president who seems not to care - The Washington Post


I do like these quotes

"but also film of RFK in Appalachia and in Mississippi among the pitifully emaciated poor. Kennedy brimmed with shock and indignation, with sorrow and sympathy, and was determined — you could see it on his face — to do something about it. I’ve never seen that look on Barack Obama’s face."


"Instead, I see a failure to embrace all sorts of people, even members of Congress and the business community. I see diffidence, a reluctance to close. I see a president for whom Afghanistan is not just a war but a metaphor for his approach to politics: He approved a surge but also an exit date. Heads I win, tails you lose."


"History was draped over Obama like a cape. His bona fides in that sense were as unimpeachable as Bobby Kennedy’s. The crowd adored Obama, although not as much as I think he adored himself. Liberals were intolerant of anyone who had doubts. Obama was not a man, but a totem."


Any comments from both sides ??????

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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:21
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i think the initial roaring of, now silence by, those 200,000 screaming Germans is enough.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:23
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So, who is going to win ?

What is the feeling in the US ?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:30
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If we added up Obama's time on the Golf Links, time in Hollywood smoking with Celebrities, time at expensive vacation resorts, time spent on Late Night Shows and mush interviews.....then deducted his time in the slums, talking with the Poor, attending to official duties,meeting with Congressional Leaders of both parties, and members of the loyal opposition.....what would the balance sheet look like I wonder?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:32
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Hey TurbineD,

So, the Right has something good to say about President Obama.

Your quote:

Obama was updated throughout the night as Sandy came ashore and moved inland. He spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and issued major disaster declarations for both states.

Christie, a Republican who has been campaigning for Romney across the country, praised Obama's leadership.

"Cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding," Christie told "CBS This Morning." "He deserves great credit."
But from the left, the Obama Re-election Network MSNBC, they come up with this.

"And then you have the image of Mitt Romney, doing what they say is not a campaign event, in the same space they were going to hold a campaign event," says Mitchell. "They say they are making collections for hurricane and storm relief. Chris Cillizza, first to you: We checked with the Red Cross, the Red Cross said, well, they are always grateful for donations, but this is not what they need or want. That they always tell people, please donate money, because we have our own packagers, wholesalers. They have their own distribution system. And to now get these canned goods from the Romney event in Ohio, and have to first package it--used clothes, they have to clean, they can't go directly to victims. So, what they need are donations of blood and donations of money. It does seem like a thinly veiled--why Ohio? Why choose Ohio?"
Andrea Mitchell Hits Romney for Making Collections for Hurricane Victims | The Weekly Standard

Did they conveniently forget that Mitt put out ads asking for support for the Red Cross? No, because it doesn't fit the narrative.

How does one reconcile that? The Left desperately attacks anything good that the Right does but when the Right says something nice, you guys fall all over yourselves trying to get some traction on it.

Hey, by the way, Romney was asked over a dozen times by Reporters if he was going to visit the damage. Where were the questions from reporters about Bengazi?

And yesterday.....

“Reporters overheard on politico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is ‘a 40% chance that he says something stupid,’” wrote Ward.
BuzzFeed reporter caught on tape expecting Romney to ‘say something stupid’ during Sandy...

They are falling all over themselves looking for a mistake but are totally blind to all of the wrongdoing that is going on by Obama and his team.

Pathetic.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:36
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I think the storm will play into Obama's hands and could cost Mitt
the election in such a tight run race.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:40
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Actually, the storm may "disenfranchise" quite a few Democrats in the populated areas of the east coast states.

One wonders what will be made of that?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:44
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500N,

So, who is going to win ? What is the feeling in the US ?
I've been holding back from saying this, but the closer we get, the more and more I think it is going to be absolutely epic.

Save for just a couple of states in play, they have all swung towards to Mitt Romney. Even the Solid Blue states could be in jeopardy. Not to mention, there are some 8 out 11 Republican Governors who are wining their campaigns.

Republicans Set to Win Eight of Eleven Governor Races

Back to the Presidential Eleciton, as I've said all along, Scott Rasmussen has been historically the most accurate and today's readout is this.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%.
Many of the others have a wider spread but Scott's is the benchmark for me.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:50
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I think the storm will play into Obama's hands and could cost Mitt the election in such a tight run race.
Yeah, it's all a Leftist conspiracy, designed to allow the President to look Presidential. Chris Christie clearly has one eye on a future nomination, since playing partisan politics at a time like this would severely blot his copybook. It would also be biting the hand that feeds him, since New Jersey is in need of a lot of Federal money.

As for Buzzfeed, well, the Romney camp is frankly playing in to their hands. Ask yourself "what's wrong with this picture?", and have a look at their article about it if it's not fairly obvious:


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Old 30th Oct 2012, 21:51
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From the President's News Conference on the Storm.

This is a tough time for a lot of people; millions of folks all across the Eastern Seaboard, but America's tougher. And we're tougher because we pull together, we leave nobody behind, we make sure we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of stand together to make sure we're providing the help that's necessary.
Obama on Hurricane: 'We Leave Nobody Behind'

What about these guys Mr. President?

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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:06
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hey bnt...

"Yeah, it's all a Leftist conspiracy, designed to allow the President to look Presidential. Chris Christie clearly has one eye on a future nomination, since playing partisan politics at a time like this would severely blot his copybook. It would also be biting the hand that feeds him, since New Jersey is in need of a lot of Federal money."

I think you are trying to be sarcastic... Instead, you nail it...

Christie is a purebred pol, and he does not make mistakes. He is from New Jersey, and my belief is he expects Obama to win. His behaviour for the last two years s that of a man who has local knowledge, and his recent comments are pure Gold. He cannot lose, with this position.

The conspiracy belongs to the media. You are from Ireland, I expected a bit more cynicism from you. No harm, it took alot of us alot of time to forget Jack
Kennedy.

Barack Obama is a wannabe. JFK was the real deal. Take off them blinders Johnny.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:25
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Dushan, as we both watch NBC Nightly News, how much you want to bet that sometime during the show tonight, Brian Williams or one of the other Obamabots that work for NBC News, will bring up something about the falsehood of Romney wanting to shut down FEMA?

I say it will happen sometime after NBC makes some kind of statement on how well they think FEMA is doing in the aftermath of Sandy.

What ya think?

Also saw a short bit on the local news here where Romney was helping load some supplies for the east coast and some reporters were shouting questions at him about shouting down FEMA.

Too bad no reporter will shout out questions at Obama, asking about Benghazi.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:26
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bnt,

Ask yourself "what's wrong with this picture?", and have a look at their article about it if it's not fairly obvious:
OK, I did, and I read about what could have happened. From two readers comments from a website that doesn't double as an Obama Lovefest.

Pano-Drama - By Katrina Trinko - The Corner - National Review Online

Poor Richard • 4 days ago • parent
I'm not saying that it's unaltered. I'm saying that the photo is automatically altered by the iPhone feature. There is no "original, unaltered photo." This was tweeted from his Instagram account (a smartphone app) along with two other photos in a collage also created by an iphone app. There doesn't appear to be any attempt to mislead here. If you have a problem with the photo, take it up with Apple, not Romney.

It's a cell phone photo, most likely tweeted 5 minutes after it was taken.

See here for more iPhone panorama photography, and you'll get what I'm talking about: AppleInsider | Apple news and rumors since 1997...
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Hah Bumbug • 3 days ago • parent −
Poor Richard, what you say seems reasonable. Lately I have noticed some tourists, in a scenic area, waving their iPhone around. Now I know why.

The appearance of cloning can sometimes appear when multiple photos are poorly stitched. In the analysis of the photo, I note that the cloned areas are contiguous in a way that is characteristic of that kind of stitching.

Nobody could mistake the image for a real photo, or a real pano stitched well. But I have to ask, why would the campaign bother to show it? Surely it doesn't want to create the imprssion that its prominent photos are amateur jobs from iPhones? (Or, maybe it does?)
This President is taking down the country and you're focused on an iPhone picture.

Wow, tuning in on the important issues. Keep up the good work.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:29
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I read something about Romney and FEMA and big Gov't and return to the states.
I could understand some of it.

States deliver most aid required, FEMA provides additional where required ?

The way I see it, FEMA seems to take control of the whole thing ?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:35
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bnt,
This President is taking down the country and you're focused on an iPhone picture.

Wow, tuning in on the important issues. Keep up the good work.
Don't blame me, blame Buzzfeed: I brought it up - as an addendum to my post -because they were mentioned earlier in this thread. It's all US Politics.

As for this President "taking down the country" ... I think you ascribe him more power than he actually has.

Lyman - as my blurb says, I'm not from Ireland, I just live here. It's coming up on 13 years now, but I'm still no more Irish than I was when I moved here in 1999.

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Old 30th Oct 2012, 22:38
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con-pilot, I am watching now. Let's see. You are probably right. It could be veiled.
 

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