Not sure where Myiq is, but until he returns, I thought I’d keep the ball rolling. Halperin this morning:
From ABC News:
With one week to go, states that were once considered Obama strongholds now look less solid. Republican groups are putting resources into Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Team Obama brushes off these incursions as wishful thinking by Republicans, but noticeably they are putting money and muscle into both states. Minnesota has been added to Bill Clinton’s schedule. And, Obama campaign officials admitted that they will once again start running ads in Pennsylvania.
So, what is happening in Minnesota? Demographics. As our ABC/Washington Post poll has shown, Romney has a substantial lead among white men. Minnesota is one of the least diverse states in the country with 90 percent of the electorate in 2008 made of white voters. In other Midwestern states with small minority populations, like Iowa and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign has flooded the airwaves for months with anti-Romney ads. They have done nothing of the sort in Minnesota.
Good ole racist Minnesota, don’cha know. Damn you, Confederacy! 🙄
FTR, I refuse to call them Democrats until they start acting like Democrats. Until then, they are Obamacrats. YMMV.
This is another open thread.
The Complete (Idiot’s) Guide to Obama’s Re-election Strategy:
Bill is in WI campaigning for Obama/Baldwin. The latest ad is Bill campaigning for Baldwin. The newest signs I’ve seen pop up have Obama/Baldwin on them. They barely even acknowledge Biden anymore, although he’s been here something like 4-5 times. Obama had to cancel his WI appearance. Not looking good. I still predict Walker effect will be in full force. But Baldwin’s race will be contested.
I’ve seen some news items that refers to Obama Democrats, so Obamacrats works for me 😀
Gack, saw that fake photo of Obama and his peeps in the situation room monitoring the storm. What a joke, his only job is to release federal money to the states affected, and he’s never had a problem with that ? Then let the Governors do their job.
Oh, here he is at Red Cross Hdqtrs giving a pep talk, oh he’s such a hero, ordering the federal government not to bog down with red tape. He’s working it…..nice to know the Red Cross knows what they’re doing. Giving shout outs to first responders, what a LEADER. I must vote for him……heh.
“….Going to be a long recovery process (and I hereby cancel the election next week <—not really 😛 )
Still pales in comparison to Mitt collecting supplies for those affected, on his time and dime.
Is this a replay of what he said to Panetta and the others in the situation room when American citizens in Benghazi were asking for help? Cut the red tape. We don’t leave anyone behind.
I feel sick thinking of Woods’ father seeing this performance.
You’re not the only one who noticed the hypocrisy. The tweets and FB newsfeeds have been hammering him on….nice diversion for your lapdog media to divert to what’s really not your job. He’s so not letting this crisis go to waste is he? PhotoOp #Fail
He never knows when to STFU, that’s his biggest problem.
Well, his biggest problem is being a lying, morally bankrupt creep, but that’s another story. 🙂
Really 🙂 BO’s politicizing this event to the max. Sad.
Did you hear the line where Obama urged all government workers to LEAN FORWARD in their work.
No, I hit mute the second he starts talking. Lean forward in their work? It doesn’t even make sense but it links his stupid campaign slogan to the hurricane cleanup.
Tomorrow he’s taking a tour of NJ with Gov. Christie, but oh no, Barry’s not milking this tragedy for all it’s worth. No, no, no.
Yes I did ! That whole HereIAmAtTheRedCrossHdqtrs speech was campaign friendly. Many buzzwords for re-election.
Sidebar: I don’t support the ARC since they took 9-11 money to remodel their hdqtrs offices and threw blood away since it wasn’t needed. Crisis money should be sent directly to community efforts to help their own, as I’ve been doing ever since. In this wonderful social media age, not hard to find those communities.
I haven’t given to ARC since I learned that they don’t give all the money designated for certain catastrophes to that catastrophe area. They estimate a total, and then anything above that, goes into an escrow account for the next catastrophe. That really pissed me off.
But agree with you—the local community efforts are always better to know what the actual needs are, and to make sure the money gets there.
Boo hoo hoo. Richard Cohen is so disappointed in Obama but like a battered wife who just can’t bring herself to leave her abuser Cohen will vote for four more years of the same.
“One of the more melancholy moments of the presidential campaign occurred for me in a screening room. The film was Rory Kennedy’s documentary about her mother, Ethel — the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Much of it consisted of Kennedy-family home movies, 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.
On the movie screen, Robert F. Kennedy’s appeal is obvious: authenticity. He cared. He showed it. People saw that and cared about him in return. With Obama, the process is reversed. It’s hard to care about someone who seems not to care in return. I will vote for him for his good things, and I will vote for him to keep Republican vandals from sacking the government. But after watching Bobby Kennedy, I will vote for Obama with regret. I wish he was the man I once mistook him for.”
Come on Richard, aren’t Democrats vandalizing and ransacking our children and grandchildren’s future with runaway debt that can’t be brought under control just by taxing the uber rich who make more than $250,000? You talk about Republicans not wanting to raise taxes, but other than defense programs (which admittedly are larded with wasteful Repub and Dem pet projects that need to be trimmed) what programs are Democrats willing to cut or eliminate?
And by the way seeing how Dems have demonized Romney merely because he had the audacity to build a successful business need to purge their party of wealthy politicians like FDR, Kennedy and Kerry. RFK may have been appalled by the poverty he saw in Appalachia but how much of his own trust fund did he donate to charity? Did he reduce his own lavish lifestyle in order to help others?
The obots have lost their damn minds!
Cheese and rice on burnt toast! What the hell do they think has been going on with obama’s minions? Solyndra was a ransacking of public monies for the gain of the o, pelosi and reid connected. Obamacare was a ransacking of the public trust to benefit his donors the insurance companies.
And just which party does the sob belong to who ordered the assassination by drone with no due process?
^^^this^^^ I’ve been married to a RETHUGLICAN for 40+ years, so even in my “occupy mom” (circa Bush) days, I never believed this sh*t. In fact, I finally joined his team post-2008, they’re a lot nicer to me 😀
And yet, he is still going to vote for him…”reluctantly.” So what message does that send? It doesn’t matter how disappointed I am in you or how morally bereft or politically inept, you will still get a vote. And then these geniuses scratch their heads and wonder how we got here…look in the mirror, Richard.
Infuriating. He should’ve announced he’s *still* voting for Obama in the first place & I wouldn’t have had to waste my time reading through the whole sappy article at all.
A plethora of anti-Obama ads that use the women dumping her boyfriend theme. Very funny.
“Now, I have more concerns than hope.”
They’re beginning to speculate about “an undertow.”
“This would reflect not so much a groundswell as a cave-in, one where independents did not shift to Romney but away from Obama, where the bottom truly drops out of the Obama effort, and the story the left focuses on for the next year is why in the world those people stayed home.
If this happens, it won’t be a late night after all.”
Whatever gets Obama OUT.
Then they can talk all they want to. Who cares?
Just another week ! I’m trying not to think about it too much; I don’t want to jinx anything.
Me too. The stupid polls (and pollsters who make money off this sh*t) just keeping us in suspense. Not buying it, Rom/Ry’s going to win next week, THEN I can get back to the business of debating policies, not MO’s next vacation.
“If this happens, it won’t be a late night after all.”
That’s what Lola said, too. Romney might have such a groundswell, cave in, whatever, that we’ll all be able to go to bed early on election night.
I’m not sure where I am either.
I can usually be found in a state of confusion.
I hate waking up in strange gutters. It makes it really hard to sleep in.
Hey!!! Be happy you woke up. 😦
with me. 😆
that is with gram cracker. 😆
Did you have a nice nap? 😉 Really, I don’t know how you do this. Glad you are well and refreshed.
The one thing I have not heard anything at all about is whether OFA is still keeping all the money to themselves. I remember a very small backlash in 08 when donors were “encouraged” to donate ONLY to the o campaign. Is OFA still withholding funds from down ticket candidates?
I ask because we are getting very very few ads here- even for the Senate races and the Harrisburg races. And if Ois not helping down ticket races- why would they help him? And is this a factor at all or just infighting?
Yes. The congressional candidates were told early on that they were on their own.
MEMEME!!!!! He don’t help nobody but his own self. 😯
Ok, maybe I’ve been living in a cave or something……but I just learned today that Nate Silver (of questionable poll fame) was on the original Journolist.
Well well well. Splains a lot.
I did not know that either. It makes more sense to me as well.