Mitt Romney

Thinking of casting a protest vote?

Or maybe no vote at all? Watch this video.

In fact, even if you've already decided to vote for Romney/Ryan, watch it anyway.

Via Michelle Malkin:

Please watch this very important video from Bill Whittle. We have the power to stand up for conservativism and for the principles upon which this great nation was founded. Don't throw it away.

TITANIC: Epic saga of a WNY Rep. and her President

 

What does that fine print say on the bottom?

TWENTYFIRST CENTURY FAIL and BUFFALO NEWS present a MELTDOWN ENTERTAINMENT production of a NANCY PELOSI film "TITANIC" starring BARACK OBAMA KATHY HOCHUL VALERIE JARRETT HARRY REID LEN LENIHAN DOUG BERWANGER DEBORAH WASSERMAN SHULTZ and JERRY ZREMSKI music by LADY GAGA costume designer LOUISE SLAUGHTER co-producers BARACK OBAMA MICHELLE OBAMA film editors FRANK THOMAS, A.C.E. production designer REV JEREMIAH WRIGHT director of photography ANTHONY WEINER, A.S.C special visual effects BILL AYERS executive producer GEORGE SOROS produced by STAN LIPSEY and STEVE PIGEON written and directed by BARACK OBAMA security by LEON PANETTA
Featuring "I'm not really a Democrat" performed by Celine Dion

Rated R
Don't do this to your kids

 

So, listen to Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection and be sure to vote Kathy Hochul out and Chris Collins in in NY-27, and re-elect Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-24 and Tom Reed in NY-23....and definitely send Wendy Long to the US Senate as well.

Oh, yeah, and don't forget to vote for those other two guys—what were their names again?

People have flaws

Yes, we do.  

But that does not give you an excuse to avoid getting "your butt to the polls" or to vote in a way that clearly doesn't pass the "moral stink test":

...Slavery is evil. The founders knew this. They could have proclaimed with righteous indignation, “Slavery is evil, and we refuse to enshrine it in our new Constitution.”
 

That, of course, would have been the end of the convention as the Southern states would have bolted immediately, and the young nation’s slide into chaos would have continued unabated.
 
Next Tuesday, some feel they face a similar dilemma. They see flaws in the Romney/Ryan ticket and wonder if they can, in good conscience, vote for flawed candidates.
 
Moral theology says yes...
Read the whole thing.  Pass it on.  And then go vote.
 

Treason any way you look at it

Democrat Pat Caddell's comments begin about the 1:15 mark. This is not manufactured outrage:

What's all the buzz about?  In case you haven't been paying attention, here you go:

That timeline first aired over two weeks ago—other things have transpired since—but you get the idea.

Personally? I think we may be looking at a "Fast and Furious" style gunrunning operation in Libya—wherein we give guns to people who really don't like us—or a bungled "kidnapping" of the ambassador in order to appear to "save" him in exchange for the blind sheik...immediately before Election Day and so that our Islamophilic administration can continue to kiss up to people who really don't like us:

And our esteemed Vice President (keeping it classy, as always) said to the father of one of the Navy SEALs killed in the attack on our Benghazi consulate (sovereign territory, I remind you), "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?"

Bizarre and disgusting.
 
Have you seen much, or any, of this get covered by the MSM? Me neither. They're all complicit.  As Caddell pointed out (emphasis mine):
...This White House, this president, this vice president, the secretary of state...the leading mainstream media…they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American people.
And all this is with respect to only one aspect of our foreign policy.
 
What about domestic policy? Well, the President said at the end of the second debate
...I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world's ever known.
 
I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded...
Coulda fooled me. And I think there are some other folks who aren't fooled, either:
...The biggest dirty trick of all is fooling voters into thinking there is no difference. The huge voter surge in 2008 elected President Barack Obama, the first African American president. In the face of non-stop opposition, he pushed through:
+ Affordable Health Care..
 
...Many people wanted more. In 2010 they failed to turn out to vote. Tea Party Republicans won a sweep. President Obama---and all the rest of us--- have been fighting a defensive battle ever since...
 
...This is a fight by “We, the people!” against the secret minions of great wealth. The 99% of us are fighting back against the wealthy 1%...
These statements are from a GOTV flier published by—are you ready?—the Communist Party of the USA. For all intents and purposes, an Obama endorsement.
 
Can you imagine the CPUSA strongly favoring a genuine "free market guy," as the President has described himself numerous times? But the CPUSA wouldn't have any problem at all with some well-placed taqiyya that enabled a fellow traveler to attain a second term where he would have "more flexibility":
 

THROW. THEM. OUT.

VOTE ROMNEY-RYAN ON NOVEMBER 6TH. 
 

No enumerating those poultry just yet

Nevertheless, this feels good.

You've probably seen this:

After last night, there's this:

For Obama, this is a feature, not a bug

When my daughter was in fifth grade, we read (together) a sort of primer on economics called Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? It cited earlier versions of the following report, information that she hasn't forgotten.  My, how things have changed in just a few years.

Via the Daily Caller and Weasel Zippers, the Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report:

...the Fraser Institute released its “Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report.” Analyzing data from 144 countries based on 42 distinct variables, the study’s authors rank countries according to their relative level of economic freedom.

After ranking 2nd in 2000, the U.S. falls to 18th in this year’s report. As the authors explain:

“[T]he United States has fallen precipitously from second in 2000 to eighth in 2005 and 19th  in 2010 (unadjusted ranking of 18th). By 2009, the United States had fallen behind Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Chile, and Mauritius, countries that chose not to follow the path of massive growth in government financed by borrowing that is now the most prominent characteristic of US fiscal policy. By 2010, the United States had also fallen behind Finland and Denmark, two European welfare states. Moreover, it now trails Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Taiwan, and Qatar, countries that are not usually perceived of as bastions of economic freedom.”

But as Michael Tanner points out at NRO

...when it comes to defending economic liberty, Mitt Romney has spent most of his time in a defensive crouch. He occasionally breaks form to promise he won’t really reduce taxes on the wealthy, won’t cut Medicare, and wants to keep some parts of Obamacare. He’s actually running ads attacking the president for not confronting China over trade.
 
Americans instinctively know the importance of economic freedom. They know that it is their ability to invest, start businesses, and hire workers that builds a prosperous country. They know that millions have come to this country and prospered because they had freedom to pursue their economic aspirations as well as their personal ones. And they find this freedom now slipping away.
 
They need a candidate to speak for them . . . and for freedom.
Come on, Governor Romney.  Time to trust your pants and take off the kid gloves.  It's time for bare-knuckle boxing.
 

Dora Dogood does her own magic...

...over coffee with her friend Peregrina.  Dora and Peregrina like to spread their business around town...the last time the old ladies had coffee together, it was in the Dryden Dunkin...

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At morning coffee with my friend Peregrina at the Queen Diner in Dryden we began discussing recent political ads.  The main thing these ads should be about, we agreed, was the dismal state of our economy.  However, the ads put out by the Obama camp include those attacking Mitt Romney over his income tax returns.  The case against Obama’s stewardship of our economy is pretty straightforward: an anemic recovery, huge unemployment which in fact is far worse than reported when you count the discouraged not looking for work and involuntary part-timers, and declining economic growth — all achieved at a price of another $5 trillion of accumulated debt. But some people’s attention has been diverted to a sideshow.

What we decided was that we are witnessing an attempted magician’s trick.  My late father taught me about magic and that part of the magician’s task is to divert your attention so you are looking in the wrong place.  Obama would have us look at Romney’s tax returns.  Why?  So, we don’t look at Obama’s mismanagement of the American economy.  There is one thing that Mitt Romney should not let us lose sight of, that it is about the economy, the economy, and the economy.  The basic question is whether people are better off now than they were four years ago (or, as Charles Krauthammer says, "Are you better off today than you were $5 trillion ago?") and if they believe that four more years of pursuing the same class warfare, anti-development, and anti-business policies will somehow miraculously turn the economy around if only we take on more government expenditures and more public debt.
 
The President maintains that those who are successful owe their success to help from government.  But, that help does not really come from government.  Roads and other public programs are paid for by taxation.  The government does not create wealth itself, it taxes away wealth from the private sector.  Roads may be constructed by government but they are financed ultimately by private sector dollars drawn out of the private sector by taxes.  So, successful people and businesses have paid their share of the costs of these improvements, they have not received them for free.  Ronald Reagan wisely said, “it is all our money.”  The successful get no “free lunches” from government.  And, as successful people will tell you, “If you’ve got government as your partner, you’ve got a thousand pound gorilla on your chest.”
 
The last thing we discussed over coffee was the growth of the “Imperial Presidency.”  Peregrina, who knows the value of our constitution, pointed out that the constitution requires the president to “faithfully execute the laws.”  Now, when I went through social studies classes in high school and later in college I learned that that means all the laws, not just those the president felt like enforcing.  Also, I learned that in a separation of powers government, Congress makes the laws, the president only enforces them.  But, this president not only has not enforced our country’s immigration and labor laws selectively, he has taken it on himself to modify them with executive orders.  He has appointed people to “recess appointments” when Congress would be surprised to learn it is on recess, and tried to use “czars” who are not submitted for Senate approval.  Some of his new policies he is well aware have not made it through Congress or could not make it through Congress.

There is one thing Obama should be really afraid of, public discussion of his economic record.  So, we decided that we face the grim reality of ever more outrageous attack ads on Romney to divert us from Obama’s record.  We think these will get worse.  Someday soon, we expect to pick up the newspapers and be told that an “unidentified source” told someone who related it to the administration that Mitt Romney eats babies for lunch or that he “masticates in public in front of little children.”  What the Obama administration will not talk about is the awful jobs outlook for our young people and those facing today’s labor market without jobs or in poverty.  The illusion is Romney’s alleged faults, the reality is Obama’s demonstrated economic record of incompetence.  Watch the magician at work, but keep your eyes where they belong, not on the sideshow.
 
 
 
Editor's note: In need of a little R&R?
 

 

Wisdom from The Old Perfessor

Casey Stengel:

I've been in this game a hundred years, but I see new ways to lose I never knew existed before.

Too good to check

This ranks right up there with the Joe Biden Gaffe-O-Matic.  Via RedState...David Axelrod just endorsed Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday...no, wait...

It was so good they had to repeat it.  And I'm gonna repeat it:

The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.
 

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