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‘Condi Rice Pours Cold Water On ‘Benghazi-Gate’

‘Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice broke with the majority of her party last night on Fox News, as she tried to hit the brakes on the right wing’s politicization of the recent attack in Libya’.

RICE: : “But when things are unfolding very, very quickly, it’s not always easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11”?

“So there’s a big picture to be examined here. But we don’t have all of the pieces, and I think it’s easy to try and jump to conclusions about what might have happened here. It’s probably better to let the relevant bodies do their work”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/25/1089691/condi-rice-pours-cold-water-libya/?mobile=nc

 

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Rite-Hite owner warns employees of risks of voting Obama’

Come On America!

Vote ROMNEY/RYAN!!

Vote Republican!

And after these ‘job creators’ threaten your job if you don’t vote for Romney, you’re going to give them a tax cut!

And if you don’t?

Maybe they’ll just fire you.

Taking back America – for themselves!

‘Mike White, the chairman and owner of Rite-Hite, a major Milwaukee manufacturer of industrial equipment, wanted to be sure his employees understood what he feels is at stake in the presidential election’.

‘In an email sent this week to employees, White said his workers “should understand the personal consequences to them of having our tax rates increase dramatically if President Obama is re-elected, forcing taxpayers to fund President Obama’s future deficits and social programs (including Obamacare), which require bigger government.”

‘The email, which may conflict with state election law, stunned some employees’.

‘One employee said he felt threatened by the email. “It’s a good company, but for this to come out, it’s absurd,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from management’.

‘The employee said even supervisors were surprised by the tone of the email. “Many were really disappointed to see this,” the employee said’.

‘White did not return several calls and an email requesting comment’.
From : http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/175797801.html

‘Rasmussen Has a Two-Point Republican Bias Compared to Other Pollsters’

Just 4 years ago they were considered ‘THE’ polling.

‘Averaging all 82 polls, Rasmussen’s mean bias is -1.91 points, that is, Rasmussen appears to be making Obama look almost 2 points worse than the other pollsters’.

‘Enough presidential polling data is now available to analyze Rasmussen’s data. Here is the methodology. The database contains 119 Rasmussen state polls from Jan. 1, 2012 until yesterday.. For each poll, a check was made to see if at least one poll from a different nonpartisan pollster was in the data base within a week either way from the Rasmussen poll. For example, for Rasmussen’s poll of North Carolina on Oct. 2, a check was made for any other polls of North Carolina whose midpoint was between Sept. 25 and Oct 9. In this case, polls from PPP, ARG, SurveyUSA, and High Point University were found. For 82 polls, comparison polls within a week were found. For the other 37 Rasmussen polls, no other nonpartisan pollster surveyed the state within a week of Rasmussen’s poll, so those polls were not used in this analysis’.

‘For each remaining poll, the Obama – Romney score was computed. The arithmetic mean of the other polls’ scores was then subtracted from the Rasmussen Obama – Romney value. Ideally, the result should be zero, but statistically that is very unlikely. A positive result means Rasmussen is overestimating Obama’s standing and a negative one means he is underestimating it. For example, for the North Carolina poll cited above Rasmussen said Obama was 4 points behind but the average of the other pollsters put Obama 0.2 behind, so Rasmussen gets a bias score of -3.8 here’.
From : http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Oct25.html#item-8

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘The Dishonorable Colin Powell’

This isn’t a ‘fringe’ of the Republican Party.

This IS the ‘new’ Republican Party.

From the American Spectator.

‘So…. Colin Powell, fulminating about the economy (as if he is an expert on that!) and avoiding all discussion of the incompetence and dishonesty of the Obama administration’s handling of Libya, has endorsed Barack Obama again’.

‘Gee, what a surprise. This is a man still playing out his personal picque at some imagined sleights during the administration of Bush 43’.

‘But this is a man without honor’.
From : http://spectator.org/blog/2012/10/25/the-dishonorable-colin-powell

General Colin Powell. A man without honor according to a leading Conservative media…..

‘Powell’s civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom’,

‘The President’s Citizens Medal’,

‘The Congressional Gold Medal’,

‘The Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal’,

‘The Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal’,

‘And the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award’.

‘Several schools and other institutions have been named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country’.

‘In 1988, Powell received the Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award’.

‘In 1991, Powell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H. W. Bush’.

‘In 1991, Powell was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP’.

‘In 1991, Powell was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, which “honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in U.S. society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.”

‘On September 30, 1993, Powell was awarded his second Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton’.

‘On November 9, 1993, Powell was awarded the second Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, by President Ronald Reagan. Powell served as Reagan’s National Security Advisor from 1987–1989’.

‘On December 15, 1993, Colin Powell was created an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom’.

‘In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award by the United States Military Academy for his commitment to the ideals of “Duty, Honor, Country.”

‘The 2002 Liberty Medal was awarded to Colin Powell on July 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his acceptance speech, Powell reminded Americans that “It is for America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, to help freedom ring across the globe, unto all the peoples thereof. That is our solemn obligation, and we will not fail.”

‘The Coat of Arms of Colin Powell was granted by the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh on February 4, 2004. Technically the grant was to Powell’s father (a British subject) to be passed on by descent. Scotland’s King of Arms is traditionally responsible for granting arms to Commonwealth citizens of Scottish descent. Blazoned as:
Azure, two swords in saltire points downwards between four mullets Argent, on a chief of the Second a lion passant Gules. On a wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest the head of an American bald-headed eagle erased Proper. And in an escrol over the same this motto, “DEVOTED TO PUBLIC SERVICE.”

‘In 2005 Powell received the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for his contributions to Africa’.

‘AARP honored Powell with the 2006 AARP Andrus Award, the Association’s highest honor. This award, named in honor of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is presented biennially to distinguished individuals who have generated positive social change in the world, and whose work and achievements reflect AARP’s vision of bringing lifetimes of experience and leadership to serve all generations’.

‘In 2005 Colin and Alma Powell were awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution’.

‘Colin Powell was initiated as an honorary brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon’.

‘Powell is a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest adult award given by the Boy Scouts of America’.

‘A street in Gelnhausen, Germany was named after him: “General-Colin-Powell-Straße”.

‘In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Colin Powell on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans’.

‘In 2009, an elementary school named for Colin Powell opened in El Paso. It is in the El Paso Independent School District, located on Fort Bliss property, and serves a portion of Fort Bliss. There is also a street in El Paso named for Powell, Colin Powell Drive’.

‘Powell is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian organization Wings of Hope’.

‘Since 2006, he is the chairman of the Board of Trustees for Eisenhower Fellowships’.

‘In 2006, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem awarded Colin Powell with the Truman Peace Prize for his efforts to conduct the “war against terrorism,” through diplomatic as well as military means, and to avert regional and civil conflicts in many parts of the world’.

But to the Conservative America Spectator – he is a man without honor.

 

This is Mitt Romney – ‘Romney Campaign Chair: Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He Is Black’

The Romney ‘chair’ is none other then John Sununu. You remember him speaking of President Obama :

“I wish this president would learn how to be an American,” Sununu added.
From : http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/17/sununu_obama_needs_to_learn_how_to_be_an_american.html

‘In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan this evening, Romney Campaign Co-Chair and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R-NH) offered a surprising theory on why General Colin Powell endorsed President Obama for reelection today — because both men are black’:

SUNUNU: ‘You have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or that he’s got a slightly different reason for President Obama’.

MORGAN: ‘What reason would that be’?

SUNUNU: ‘Well, I think that when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States — I applaud Colin for standing with him’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/25/1094211/romney-campaign-chair-colin-powell-endorsed-obama-because-he-is-black/?mobile=nc

 

A Conversation with a ‘Conservative/ Libertarian Romney supporter – who laughs at the death of 4 Americans serving their Country in Benghazi, Libya

I recently had a back and forth with a post I wrote : ‘”Facts!? – We Don’t need no stinking ‘facts’ – When Mitt Romney needs help because he can’t lie fast enough on his own – @ https://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3908&action=edit

There’s a lot to go over and most I will after the election as I am doing everything I can to make sure Mitt Romney ISN’T elected but I’m going to start with what he wrote here :

“Federalist loons like you of course will only see that Obama won on substance; which at this point, on that topic, is irrelevant (especially after his treatment of Benghazi ROFL)”

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Liberal and damn proud too. And calling ‘substance’ ‘irrelevant’ will be for another post, but setting that aside, I don’t know of anyone, ANYONE who thinks there is ANYTHING funny (ROFL) about the deaths of the 4 Americans in Benghazi.

Well except for the militants in Libya.

How empty a person’s soul must be to find humor in those deaths or anything involving them or to make their deaths political like Mitt Romney did.

Is this a judgement of ALL ‘Conservative/Libertarians’? No.

Just the start of an on going conversation that is very much needed.

America’s future direction.

United we stand or States rights?

 

The Daily 2012 – ‘The Latest View from One Prudential Plaza: Why the Obama Campaign Is (Still) So Confident About Beating Romney’

And yes I still see President Obama winning the electoral vote and Mitt Romney the popular vote.

GET OUT THE VOTE!

‘Obama Holds Big Lead Among Early Voters’
‘The latest Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll finds President Obama had a lead of 53% to 42% among the 17% of the surveyed registered voters who said they had already cast their vote’.

‘In the crucial swing state of Ohio, a new Time poll finds Obama holds a two-to-one lead over Romney among those who have voted early, 60% to 30%’.
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/10/24/obama_holds_big_lead_among_early_voters.html

‘Chicago remains sufficiently funded and emboldened by its own polling to compete for the final two weeks in all nine of the battlegrounds’:

‘Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the South; New Hampshire in the North; Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the Midwest; and Nevada and Colorado in the West’.

‘As they have in the past, Obama campaign officials say they expect to win a high percentage of those states and conceivably could sweep all nine’.

‘When pressed, the Obama officials with whom I met said that five of the nine stand out’:

‘Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire’.

‘In that quintet, Democrats believe the combination of their current leads in polling, early voting (where applicable), and ground game makes their chances of winning even greater there than in the other four’.

‘And given the Electoral College math, unless Romney picks off one or more of those five states, Obama would win a minimum of 281 electoral votes and re-election’.
Mark Halperin
From : http://thepage.time.com/2012/10/24/the-latest-view-from-one-prudential-plaza-why-the-obama-campaign-is-still-so-confident-about-beating-romney/

October 24, 2012
‘Latest Swing State Polls’
‘Here are the latest polls from the battleground, updated through the day’:

Nevada: Obama 50%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)

Nevada: Obama 51%, Romney 47% (Public Policy Polling)

New Hampshire: Romney 50%, Obama 48% (Rasmussen)

New Hampshire: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Lake Research)

Ohio: Obama 49%, Romney 44% (Time)

Ohio: Obama 47%, Romney 44% (SurveyUSA)

Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)

Ohio: Obama 46%, Romney 44% (Lake Resaearch)

Virginia: Obama 50%, Romney 43% (Old Dominion University)

Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 46% (Newsmax/Zogby)
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/10/24/latest_swing_state_polls.html

‘5 Voter Misinformation Campaigns To Watch Out For’

Everybody.

If you can vote- then vote now. Don’t wait.

If you know of someone who hasn’t vote – grab them and votge together.

If you can’t vote until the 6th, make plans NOW to pick people up and take them to the voting booths.

‘Though most voter ID laws and voter purges have been thrown out or delayed by judges, voter suppression efforts are still alive and well’.

‘With two weeks to Election Day, voters in critical swing states are being inundated with false information and intimidating messages meant to discourage them from voting’.

•’Phone voting’.
‘Residents in Florida, Indiana and Virginia are receiving mysterious phone calls telling them they can vote by phone instead of going to the polls’.

‘Virginia’s board of elections has received at least 10 complaints, mostly from seniors, though the total number of people affected by these calls is unclear’.

•’Fake voter purge letters’.
‘Also in Florida, a mass mailing of fake letters questioning voters’ citizenship is being investigated’.

‘The letter, written on fake letterhead of a local county’s Supervisor of Elections, tells recipients in 23 counties to fill out a “voter eligibility form” with their Social Security information, Florida drivers licence number, and addresses. The letter claims the recipients must send the form to the Supervisor of Elections within 15 days or be purged from the rolls — mimicking actual purge letters ordered by Florida governor Rick Scott (R) challenging 200 Floridians’ citizenship’.

•’Intimidating billboards’.
‘Dozens of billboards warning that voter fraud is a felony popped up suddenly in predominantly African American and Latino neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio earlier this month’.

‘The company, Clear Channel Outdoor, announced they would take down intimidating voter fraud billboards after the sponsor refused to come forward’.

•’Misleading voter ID ads’.
‘Though a judge ruled that Pennsylvania voters without a photo ID could still cast a regular ballot, state-sponsored ads have continued to tell residents they must show an ID’.

‘These ads are aired on television and radio, at posters at the DMV, and were mailed to thousands of seniors via a state prescription drug program’.

•’Employer pressure’.
‘Several CEOs are pressuring their employees to vote for Romney by suggesting they will be forced to fire workers if Obama wins the election. While employers used to be banned from directly expressing political opinions to employees, the Supreme Court changed that with its 2010 Citizens United ruling’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/24/1079391/5-voter-misinformation-campaigns-to-watch-out-for/

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Fox News Completely Ignores Senate Candidate’s Claim That Rape Pregnancy Is A ‘Gift From God’

What is always so amazing to me is that when you ask ‘Conservatives’ if they get their ‘news’ from FOX, almost none of them will admit it.

Ditto Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Becck, Sean Hannity……

The ‘we report, you decide’ motto is laughingly skewed when they simply don’t report.

Makes it so much easier for to ‘decide’ something – when you don’t even know about it.

‘As of 1:30 pm, Fox News had not mentioned Richard Mourdock or the word “rape” in connection to Mourdock even once’.

‘In comparison, other cable networks are covering Mourdock and the fallout from his comments exhaustively. MSNBC mentioned “rape” in 15 segments about Mourdock, while CNN mentioned it 22 times’.

‘Silence seems to be Fox’s favored tactic for dealing with stories that may be unpalatable for conservatives. When Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made his highly-covered blunder, claiming that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” Fox barely mentioned his name’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/24/1082641/fox-news-completely-ignores-senate-candidates-claim-that-rape-pregnancy-is-a-gift-from-god/

 

What is always so amazing to me is that when you ask ‘Conservatives’ if they get their ‘news’ from FOX, almost none of them will admit it.

Ditto Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Becck, Sean Hannity……

The ‘we report, you decide’ motto is laughingly skewed when they simply don’t report.

FOX – dumbing down America.

‘As of 1:30 pm, Fox News had not mentioned Richard Mourdock or the word “rape” in connection to Mourdock even once’.

‘In comparison, other cable networks are covering Mourdock and the fallout from his comments exhaustively. MSNBC mentioned “rape” in 15 segments about Mourdock, while CNN mentioned it 22 times’.

‘Silence seems to be Fox’s favored tactic for dealing with stories that may be unpalatable for conservatives. When Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made his highly-covered blunder, claiming that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” Fox barely mentioned his name’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/24/1082641/fox-news-completely-ignores-senate-candidates-claim-that-rape-pregnancy-is-a-gift-from-god/

 

‘Official Republican Senate Campaign Committee Backs Mourdock, Defends ‘Gift From God’ Statement’

Just who will Mitt Romney stand for as President?

Any Republican regardless of what they say?

A woman that’s been raped but has to keep the child because ‘God intended it to happen’?

‘A top Republican has already jumped to Mourdock’s defense. National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chair Sen. John Cornyn (TX), the Republican tasked with overseeing the GOP’s Senate elections strategy, immediately defended Mourdock in a statement on Wednesday morning’:

“Richard and I, along with millions of Americans – including even Joe Donnelly – believe that life is a gift from God. To try and construe his words as anything other than a restatement of that belief is irresponsible and ridiculous.”

Remember, Mitt Romney ‘disagrees’ with Richard Mourdock’s statement :
“The only exception I have for to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” Mourdock claimed. “I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen. “

Mitt Romney : ‘”Governor Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views”.
From : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9629946/Mitt-Romney-disagrees-with-senate-candidates-controversial-rape-comments.html

That’s it from the Romney Campaign.

The courage and strength that Mitt Romney displays in taking a strong stand is …………..lacking.

That’s the Mitt Romney that will ‘lead’ us as our President.

Good luck with that.

Update
‘Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), the severely conservative congressman who is the GOP’s nominee for Indiana governor, parted ways with the NRSC’s decision to defend Mourdock: “I strongly disagree with the statement made by Richard Mourdock during last night’s Senate debate. I urge him to apologize.”

Update
‘In a statement emailed to ThinkProgress, NARAL Pro-Choice America called on Romney to withdraw his endorsement of Mourdock: “Mr. Mourdock’s lack of compassion for rape survivors is callous, insulting, and completely out of touch,” NARAL president Nancy Keenan said. “What is equally disturbing is the fact that Gov. Romney has endorsed Mourdock and appeared in a TV ad on his behalf. Unless Romney takes back his endorsement, women voters should assume that he embraces these same extreme anti-choice views of Mr. Mourdock.”

Update
‘Republican former New Jersey Governor and Bush EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman echoes the call for Romney to unendorse Mourdock: “Mourdock’s comments damage all Republicans and especially Romney as the fight for the woman’s vote intensifies. This could be a defining moment for Romney and he should immediately denounce both Mourdock and the comment.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/24/1078771/cornyn-mourdock-abortion/

 

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