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To Romney supporters on the east coast: YOU built that? Let’s see YOU clean it up.

Wyoming Ballot Includes Unconstitutional Attack On Obamacare

Source: Think Progress

Wyoming Ballot Includes Unconstitutional Attack On Obamacare
By Ian Millhiser on Oct 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Before the Supreme Court largely upheld the Affordable Care Act against a legal challenge that had no basis “in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent,” right-wing lawmakers tried to undermine health reform through unconstitutional state laws or ballot initiatives claiming that parts of Obamacare simply did not apply in their state. The fact that these efforts violates the Constitution’s explicit text, which provides that duly enacted federal laws “shall be the supreme law of the land” did not seem to bother them in the least.

Months after the Supreme Court turned away the spurious legal attacks on health reform, conservative Wyoming lawmakers are still pushing this unconstitutional effort to undermine it with a proposed state constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot next week. And their unconstitutional nullification amendment is unusually explicit about the direct conflict it presents with federal law & the Constitution:

No federal or state law, rule or administrative decision shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer or health care provider to participate in any health care system

Ultimately, these kinds of unconstitutional attacks on a entirely valid federal law are cruelest to the conservative voters who turn out to support them. If this initiative passes, many Wyomians will be left with the entirely false impression that they no longer have to comply with a federal law. Some of them may even break the law as a result. But their legal obligations under the Affordable Care Act will not change one bit, even if the proponents of this amendment deceive them into thinking they have.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/31/1114081/wyoming-ballot-includes-unconstitutional-attack-on-obamacare/

US Navy sends in carriers to help NY, NJ after Sandy Barack Obama to visit flood-ravaged areas of th

Source: MSNBC

The U.S. Navy is sending three helicopter carrier ships to the coast off New York and New Jersey to help rescue and recovery operations in the wake of superstorm Sandy, officials told NBC News.
Navy officials said USS Wasp, USS Carter Hall, and USS Mesa Verde had been ordered to head to the area to provide landing platforms for Coast Guard, National Guard and civilian agency helicopters if needed.

The Atlantic Fleet command made the decision in the name of "prudent planning," officials said.

The USS Mesa Verde, seen in 2009, has been ordered to go to waters off the New York and New Jersey coasts.

With six days to go before the Nov. 6 elections, President Barack Obama will visit flood-ravaged areas of the New Jersey shore, where the storm made landfall on Monday.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49619068/ns/weather/#.UJFTu2_A9iB

BYE Mitt, please do NOT come back to San Diego

Obama vs. Mittens

and because I know Obama will win, i am beginning to feel a little selfish...
San Diego does not need Mittens to build his West Coast WH anymore
(imagine what those underground elevators could do to our ALREADY precarious coast)

any other states willing to take him?

or, perhaps his good friend Donald has an extra home for him in the Caymans...

thanks, kpete

How Many Houses Does Mitt Have? A Helpful Guide To Romney’s Landholdings

Romney's Window is Closing

Romney's Window is Closing

Nate Cohn: "Absent a possible but unlikely last-minute shift in the polls between now and Election Day, Romney's chances will come down to the low but existent risk that the polls are and have been completely wrong. As Senators Harry Reid and Michael Bennet can attest, the polls have been wrong before and could be wrong again. But the Romney campaign's revival of August's welfare attack and their recent Jeep outsourcing antics suggest that Boston's numbers don't show something too different, while Chicago has unwaveringly maintained that they hold a modest and clear lead in Ohio. With Obama near 49 percent and just six days to go before the polls close, Romney's window for a comeback is getting vanishingly narrow."


The very definition of irony: Sandy halts filming of Noah’s Ark epic

Superstorm Sandy stops filming of Aronofsky's Noah's Ark epic
By Jennifer Lipman, October 31, 2012

In what could be termed an ironic case of life imitating art, filming of a biblical epic telling the story of Noah and his ark was put on hold this week due to Superstorm Sandy.

Darren Aronofsky’s film, starring Russell Crowe as Noah, was due to be filmed on Monday at locations in New York.

Cast and crew stayed away following warnings about the path of the storm, and two arks built for the production were docked, one in Brooklyn and the other in Oyster Bay in Long Island, an area hit by the storm.

It is still unclear whether the 450 feet long and 75 feet tall vessel, which was not designed to be seaworthy, sustained any damage during the hurricane.


FEMA & This Election

wake up call

INTRADE: Obama Soaring



Mellman/Dem poll: Obama 49, Romney 47 in Florida

Mellman/Dem poll: Obama 49, Romney 47 in Florida

Polls are all over the map. RealClearPolics average puts it at Romney + 1.3 pecent n F. Pollster.com average has Fla 48-48. The latest from Democrats' Mellman group:

This analysis represents the findings of a statewide survey of the likely November 2012 Florida electorate using a registration-based sample including cellphones and landlines. Eight hundred (800 interviews were conducted in English and Spanish October 24-27. The margin of error for the whole sample is +/-3.4% at a 95% level of confidence and higher for subgroups depending upon size.

Our latest poll shows President Obama gaining momentum in Florida and now leading Mitt Romney 49% to 47%, with the pool of undecided voters shrinking to just 4%. Among the 29% who have already cast their ballot, the President received the support of over half—topping Romney 51% to 47%. Last week the President was tied with his challenger.

President Obama continues to lead Romney among women (52%-44%), African-Americans (94%-1%), Hispanics (56%-39%) and 18-to-39 year-olds (62%-39%). More importantly, he maintains his edge among swing voters, who often decide closer to Election Day, with stable leads among registered independents (51%-43%) and self-described moderates (61% to 33%). In addition, Obama maintains a stronger image among independents, who give the president a 54% to 45% favorable/unfavorable rating, but split evenly 48% to 48% on Romney

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/10/mellmandem-poll-obama-49-romney-47-in-florida-.html#storylink=cpy
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