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You Can't Fix Stupid, But...

Introducing the only bike DOG rack approved by Mitt Romney.

The Romney Bike Rack

When you're cruising the dangerous streets of Bordeaux on your bicycle, searching for unsuspecting French maidens to "convert" to your cult, ever wish you could have your dog with you? Well, now you can. Introducing the only bike rack approved by Mitt Romney. It's amazing! It's incredible! ...and it probably slices and dices too.


The Big Dog does it again: 'couldn't believe' Romney's 47% comments


I couldn't believe the other day when the president's opponent said that the 47 percent of the American people who don't pay income tax just want to hang around and be dependent on the government, and you know, we just had to wean them off of that—because they didn't want to pay income tax.

Now, the guy with a tax account in the Cayman Islands is attacking other people for not wanting to pay income tax? I mean, you've got to give him credit.

Boom. Absolutely perfect.


kpete's pic of the day...

!This is how you know Romney is getting crushed in Ohio!

WED OCT 03, 2012 AT 09:25 AM PDT
This is how you know Romney is getting crushed in Ohio

Yesterday afternoon I was browsing through the new We Ask America polls for Nevada and Missouri, and saw at the bottom of the page that they planned on releasing an Ohio poll later that afternoon. I excitedly awaited the new numbers, as I am want to do, but was deeply disappointed when, alas, no Ohio poll came forth. What happened? Well, this morning I checked the site again to see if it would come out today and here's what they had to say:

Later today: Ohio results. UPDATE: The Ohio poll which we had hoped to publish yesterday was being used with the permission of a private client. That client later retracted their permission, so we’ll be doing a new poll there soon on our own dime…probably after Wednesday’s debate.


They retracted their permission? Why would they do that? Well, the answer is obvious. We Ask America usually conducts polls for republican/conservative clients, so when these guys took a look at the poll, they must have seen Romney being dismantled (their previous Ohio poll had Obama +8) and decided to retract their agreement with We Ask America allowing them to publish the poll publicly for fear it would make Romney look bad, well, more bad than he already looks anyway. I can't say for certain this is the case, obviously, but it seems like the most plausible scenario to me. Romney is doing so bad in Ohio, conservatives don't even want anyone to see just how bad it is.


update to add:
*** Does Romney think about pulling out of Ohio? Given our new NBC/WSJ/Marist polls of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia -- as well as our other state polls over the past few weeks -- here are Romney’s best opportunities to win a battleground (in order): NC, FL, CO, NV, VA, WI, IA, NH, and OH. With Iowa, New Hampshire, and Ohio all increasingly heading to Obama’s column, that puts the president at 265 electoral votes. As a result, it means that Romney must run the table on the remaining states (NC, FL, CO, NV, VA, WI) to get to 270. And it raises the question, especially if Romney is unable to change the race tonight: Does Romney consider pulling out of Ohio with its size and all of its media markets, to put those resources in the remaining states? It’s a question that Boston has to be pondering right now. By the way, out of all of our new state polls (of FL, OH, and VA), Romney appears to be the best shape in Florida – not only by margin (down one point), but also in Romney’s fav/unfav (46%-43%) and Obama’s job approval (48http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/03/14199048-first-thoughts-why-tonights-debate-could-be-so-crucial?lite%)

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo: Obama up 50 among Latino voters

Source: Politico

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo: Obama up 50 among Latino voters

By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 10/3/12 12:33 PM EDT
A new poll of Latino voters out from NBC/WSJ/Telemundo this afternoon shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney among the demographic by 50 points.

Obama takes 70 percent in the poll, compared with just 20 percent for Romney. Obama has a 73 percent approval rating among Latinos, up 11 points from August. He's viewed positively by 74 percent of Latino voters, compared with 17 percent who view him negatively; for Mitt Romney, just 23 percent of Latinos view him favorably, and 53 percent view him unfavorably.

And Latino voters are optimistic about where the country is headed: 55 percent of those surveyed said the country is moving in the right direction, a 12-point increase since just August. Asked which candidate can better create jobs and handle the economy, a full 58 percent chose Obama; just 20 percent chose Romney.

Obama's large double-digit lead among Latino voters is nothing new, but the fact that he's maintained it reflects the fact that the Romney team's Spanish-language media and Hispanic outreach efforts aren't breaking through. Numbers like these, barely a month before Election Day, it helps explain Romney's announcement yesterday about two-year immigrant visas after months of not commenting on the issue.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/10/nbcwsjtelemundo-obama-up-among-latino-voters-137338.html?hp=r2

Happy-Happy-Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to Barack and Michelle



BASHIR: Romney going into debate: "stuck at the corner of 47th and Bain"

And yet ANOTHER Team Romney strategy is revealed
Posted on October 3, 2012

National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/329019
Romney’s advisers have a simple strategy: They want their candidate to balance his finely tuned arguments with personal warmth. Since Romney is a reserved man, his advisers acknowledge that it will be difficult for him to endear himself to the country, especially under the hot studio lights. But they consider it critical. “This is really about introducing him to the country,” a Romney adviser says. “It’s the largest audience he has ever had. Everybody’s watching.”

Bob Cesca: http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/10/the-romny-debate-strategy-part-iii.html
“It’s really about introducing him to the country? Was the convention not good enough? …Was the last 9 months of the campaign not enough of an introduction? I believe America has been properly introduced to Mitt Romney, and Americans don’t like what they see. And if you’re just getting around to introducing yourself, or still struggling to demonstrate that you aren’t a cyborg when the election is only five weeks away, you’re losing.”

47 percent of the country is already pretty familiar with Willard Romney. We’ve been introduced. Which reminds me of the best headline today, and which highlights the essential problem with Mitt Romney, from Martin Bashir:

Romney stuck at the corner of 47th and Bain


Exclusive: President Obama Considered Putting Osama bin Laden on Trial if Taken Alive

Source: Vanity Fair

Exclusive: President Obama Considered Putting Osama bin Laden on Trial if Taken Alive

Michael Lewis’s Profile of President Obama from October’s Vanity Fair.
In an adaptation from his new book, The Finish—first reported for Vanity Fair—magazine contributing editor Mark Bowden reveals that President Obama intended to put Osama bin Laden on trial in the federal court system if he had been captured, rather than killed, during the Abbottabad raid. Bowden had access to key players including C.I.A. deputy director Michael Morell and the president himself.

According to Bowden in the story—in November’s Vanity Fair—in the unlikely event that bin Laden surrendered, Obama saw an opportunity to resurrect the idea of a criminal trial, which Attorney General Eric Holder had planned for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. This time, the president tells Bowden, he was prepared to bring bin Laden back and put him on trial in a federal court. “We worked through the legal and political issues that would have been involved, and Congress and the desire to send him to Guantánamo, and to not try him, and Article III.” Obama continues: “I mean, we had worked through a whole bunch of those scenarios. But, frankly, my belief was if we had captured him, that I would be in a pretty strong position, politically, here, to argue that displaying due process and rule of law would be our best weapon against al-Qaeda, in preventing him from appearing as a martyr.”

President Obama tells Bowden that he was aware of the possibility that “The Pacer”—as the team called the figure captured on surveillance video regularly walking around the Abbottabad compound’s vegetable garden—“was some warlord from Afghanistan who had set up shop, the possibility that this was a drug dealer from the Gulf who valued his privacy or had a mistress or a second family.” He also understood that The Pacer might be exactly who they thought he was. Obama had never bought the line that bin Laden “was living an ascetic life somewhere, in some mountain somewhere.

Read more: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/10/obama-put-osama-bin-laden-on-trial

Wow. GREAT JOB: President Obama has lost Hannity and Carlson for sure!

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