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Is this Cover to steal Ohio?

Drop in Ohio voter registration, especially in Dem strongholds, mirrors nationwide trend
By Doug McKelway
Published September 28, 2012

"Don't boo, vote," President Obama often says in his stump speech whenever crowds boo a Romney plan.
The off-hand call to vote may be by design. It comes amid a precipitous decline in Democratic voter registration in key swing states -- nowhere more apparent than in Ohio.
Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.
"I think what we're seeing is a lot of spin and hype on the part of the Obama campaign to try to make it appear that they're going to cruise to victory in Ohio," Cuyahoga County Republican Chairman Rob Frost said. "It's not just Cuyahoga County. Nearly 350,000 of those voters are the decrease in the rolls in the three largest counties, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Franklin."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/27/drop-in-ohio-voter-registration-especially-in-dem-strongholds-mirrors/

Danziger Toon: Mitt Courts the Florida Jewish Vote

Toon: In Search Of...the Afghanistan War

Toon-Mitt's Route to Victory!

Best animal photo bomb ever!


GOP: The Party That Can't Shoot Straight


By all accounts, this was the Republicans’ election to win: an economy stuck at a level insufficient to generate enough jobs or income gains; a somewhat disillusioned Democratic base; and a stunted generation of young adults who supported Barack Obama last time by a margin of 71-29 and are unlikely to do it again.

Yet Obama’s lead keeps widening. It’s worth unpacking why.

The most obvious reason, of course, is the sheer clumsiness of Mitt Romney, God’s gift to the Democrats. If a computer had been asked to generate a candidate guaranteed to alienate independents and divide his own base, it could not have done better.

The far right’s effort to “let Ryan be Ryan” only shines a spotlight on the unpopularity of the GOP’s designs for Medicare and Social Security, while Romney’s serial gaffes lead Senate candidates in swing states to disparage their party’s nominee and right-wing commentators to weep.



Mitten's long, dark night

40 Days of Night
Published: September 28, 2012

Mitt Romney is losing badly. And he has only himself to blame.

Not only is he trailing President Obama in almost every national poll, he’s trailing in almost every poll of swing states.

What is the Republican response? That there must be some magical, maniacal skew in the numbers, and the skew must be a conscious effort by a scheming, elite media to dampen Republican enthusiasm.

There may be an oversampling of Democrats in some polls, but this is by no means universally true. And the fact that Obama has a growing lead when the polls are taken in aggregate is undeniable.

This is just an extension of the Republican war on facts. If you find a truth disagreeable, simply deny it. Call it corrupt. Suggest that it is little more than one side of a story — an opinionated, biased one — and insist that there is another explanation. The base will buy it.

Let’s just call this Operation Ostrich.



One-legged player excels in soccer in Mass.

TOM LAYMAN, Boston Herald
Published 9:35 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Nicolai Calabria stands draped in the cardinal colors of his Concord-Carlisle soccer uniform, intently absorbing the fluid motions of his teammates.

His glare and his focus never waver as he watches from the sidelines, waiting for the call to help contribute in any way that he can. Just being part of one of the most dominant Division 2 soccer programs in the state over the past decade is an accomplishment in itself for any soccer player in the Concord area, but Calabria's resume goes way deeper than that.

The 17-year-old has already become one of the best 106-pound wrestlers in the state. He has successfully climbed to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, and, most importantly, he's changed the viewpoint of any able-bodied person who watches him compete.

Nico Calabria has one leg. He was born that way, but his goal is to show it's not the one thing that defines him. He would also be the first one to tell you in his straightforward, to-the-point manner that he just wants to prove to others and himself that he's just like another normal teenager. Just like another athlete on the field.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/One-legged-player-excels-in-soccer-in-Mass-3902974.php

Another real 'winner' in the t-bagger image sweepstakes

From the People of Walmart site:


Mike Luckovich cartoon: Mitt's Latest Makeover

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