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The Daily 2012 – Latest Swing State Polls & the Republican ‘Brand’

I’m still holding on President Obama winning the Electoral vote and Mitt Winning the popular vote.  294 to 244.

The trending is still solid towards the re-election of President Obama in the Electoral College and a ‘renewed’ but still tentative trend towards a popular vote win for him. Too early on calling that.

On the popular vote – 3 things will effect that.

The President able by doing what the President is suppose to do on responding to Hurricane Sandy. Looking and acting calmly, decisively and ‘Presidential’.

See : ‘Storm Response Earns Obama Praise Amid the Election’s Deadlock Drama’
’78 percent rate Obama’s response to the hurricane positively (as excellent or good), while just 8 percent see it negatively. Romney, is rated positively for his response to the hurricane by 44 percent, negatively by 21 percent, with many more, 35 percent, expressing no opinion’.
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The Romney lie on the automakers sending jobs to China ad. The automakers themselves coming out and saying Romney is misleading, is having a National effect. A very negative National effect on the Romney campaign.

And these two events are going to effect the third – voter turnout.

A President BEING Presidential and actually caring (meeting with Chrisite) about the 100% in the most PUBLIC display of bi partisanship and Romney’s lies publicly exposed by the American auto industry.

As to the ‘Republican ‘brand’, I came accross this article :

‘Is the Republican Brand Keeping Romney Down’?

From the article – ‘Simply put, I think a case can be made that the Republican brand name is acting as a drag on Mitt Romney’s candidacy.”

The Republican ‘brand’ is composed of the character and principles of the politicians that represent Conservative values.

Some, a small minority, but very vocal and thus highlighted (and seen to reflect the party), have representated their values as being to the far right, the extreme right. As for Mitt Romney, he has shown repeatedely that it’s impossible to have a constructive debate because #1 he changes positions almost daily (telling whoever he is speaking to what they want to hear) and #2, lies openly and seemingly very easily.

The Republican party is not a ‘drag’ on Mitt Romney nor the other extreme candidates – they, Mitt Romney and the extreme candidates are a ‘drag’ on the Republican party.

In 2016, have a SERIOUS primary – WITHOUT people like Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Herman Cain as your ‘leading’ candidates.

Instead have Jon Huntsman, Jeb Bush, Chris CHristie.

Bring serious candidates and the Country will take you seriously.

Bring the same group as you did in 2012, you WON’T have the benefit of a fraction of your party voting AGAINST President Obama instead of FOR Mitt Romney.

Without that dynamic, the Republican party will lose and lose HUGE!

Here are the latest polls from the battleground states:

Colorado: Obama 50%, Romney 47% (We Ask America)

Colorado: Romney 46%, Obama 45% (Reuters/Ipsos)

Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Quinnipiac)

Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling)

Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 46% (University of Cincinnati)

Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Reuters/Ipsos)

Florida: Obama 48%, Romney 47% (Quinnipiac)

Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 47% (Gravis)

Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 49% (We Ask America)

Florida: Obama 47%, Romney 47% (Reuters/Ipsos)

Iowa: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling)

Iowa: Romney 45%, Obama 44% (University of Iowa)

Iowa: Obama 49%, Romney 47% (We Ask America)

Michigan: Obama 48%, Romney 45% (Detroit News)

Michigan: Obama 48%, Romney 42% (EPIC-MRA)

North Carolina: Obama 49%, Romney 49% (Public Policy Polling)

Pennsylvania: Obama 48%, Romney 44% (Franklin and Marshall)

Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 47% (Quinnipiac)

Virginia: Romney 49%, Obama 44% (Roanoke)

Virginia: Obama 48%, Romney 46% (Reuters/Ipsos)

Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Public Policy Polling)

Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 43% (Marquette Law)
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Sunday Picks – Week 9 – The Election Edition

I got the same feeling as last week. Too many teams aren’t playing like they should.

Oh well. It does make it entertaining.
Kane 64 – 54


13…….31 – Win(getting down on my knees)THANK YOU BUDDHA!!!!!!!!!
Kansas City(1-6) @ San Diego(3-4) – Pick – San Diego
Considering they BOTH lost last week? I’m guessing SD feels worse and will react better.

Baltimore(5-2) @ Cleveland(2-6) – Pick – Baltimore
Cleveland ISN’T Houston.

Arizona(4-4) @ Green Bay(5-3) -Pick – Green Bay
This might actually be a good game.

Buffalo(3-4) @ Houston(6-1) – Pick – Houston
Houston – you do NOT have a problem.

Miami(4-3) @ Indy)4-3) – Pick – Miami
Indy is getting there but Miami is 1 year ahead of them.

Chicago(6-1) @ Tennessee(3-5) – Pick – Chicago
Sorry Matt gotta go with the odds.

Detroit(3-4) @ Jacksonville(1-6) – Pick – Detroit
It’s not the Detroit is THAT good, it’s that jacksonville is THAT bad.

Carolina(1-6) @ Washington(3-5) – Pick – Washington
A question of which team is worse.

Denver(4-3) @ Cinci)3-4) – Pick – Denver
Gotta go with my man Peyton.

Tampa Bay(3-4) @ Oakland(3-4) – Pick – Tampa Bay
Another game of which team is worse/\.

Minni(5-3) @ Seattle(4-4) – Pick Minni
Seattle is on a roll- – – – – -downhill.

Pittsburgh(4-3) @ NY Giants(6-2) – Pick – NY Giants
The Giants are on a roll- – – – the good kind of roll.

Dallas(3-4) @ Atlanta(7-0) – Pick – Dallas
Looking at an upset here. A BIG upset.

Phily(3-4) @ New Orleans(2-5) – Pick – New Orleans
Still can’t break the NO hold.

Bye : NYJ(3-5), StL(3-5), San Fran(6-2), NE(5-3)

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘GOP Candidate Opposes Abortion Exception In Cases Of ‘The Rape Thing’

This IS the ‘new’ Republican Party.

‘John Koster, a Republican running for Congress in Washington, became the latest candidate to opine on abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest over the weekend at a fundraiser with Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)’.

“Incest is so rare, I mean, it’s so rare. But the rape thing…you know, I know a woman who was raped and kept her child, gave it up for adoption, she doesn’t regret it. In fact, she’s a big pro-life proponent. But on the rape thing, it’s like, how does putting more violence onto a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s the consequence of this crime, how does that make it better? You know what I mean”?
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ROTFLMAO!!!!! – ‘The Tea Party gets a news site’

Fox wasn’t ‘good’ enough for them?

And just look at what the tea baggers are giving away!!

A copy of 2016 – The ‘truth‘ about Obama.

But they really needed to look at a better acronym.

TPNN – Toilet Paper News Network

Should have gone for PNN – Patroit News Network.

Still a joke but when someone thinks/says TP that’s the first thing that comes to mind – toilet paper.

But very fitting teabaggers.

Here’s the site : – so lots of foder for future posts form us, to quote one commenter – ‘left-wing neo marxist-fascist liberal elite’.

(GRINS!) I’m ‘elite’!

‘The Tea Party News Network, self-described as “the only trusted news source and the antidote to mainstream media bias,” is already live but will announce its launch tomorrow morning, with plans to start live video on election day’.

‘TPNN claims to have a “war room of 40-plus volunteers” who will operate out of the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, and has established partnerships with the Talk Radio Network and radio host Rusty Humphries, who will be co-anchoring the election night coverage’.

“There are plenty of news websites out there, but there isn’t one that caters directly to Tea Party conservatives, providing activists with coverage and opinion that matters to them. The Tea Party News Network changes that,” Todd Cefaratti, editor of the Tea Party News Network, said in a statement for the forthcoming press release’.

‘As with many right-wing news sites, TPNN puts heavy emphasis on the anti-mainstream media message: “We don’t need our supposed betters in the mainstream media telling us which stories matter or what we should think. We don’t mindlessly mimic the talking points of Washington leaders. The Tea Party movement now has a home for news it can trust.”
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Blog Running Beyond The Election – ‘Prospects brighten for filibuster reform’

Almost (I repeat Almost) as important as WHO we elect is how we govern in the future.

The damage from the 4 years of Republican filibuster have brought our Country to it’s knees.

This has to stop.

‘During his presentation, Norquist explained why he believed that there would be a permanent Republican majority in America’.

‘One person interrupted, as I recall, and said, “C’mon, Grover, surely one day a Democrat will win the White House.”

‘Norquist immediately replied: “We will make it so that a Democrat cannot govern as a Democrat.”
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By Greg Sargent at WaPo

‘Here’s another reason to be cautiously optimistic about the way the political winds are blowing: With Dems seemingly on track to hang on to the Senate — and with Obama’s electoral edge perhaps holding — the prospects are brightening for an overhaul of the filibuster’.

‘Senator Jeff Merkley, the co-author of a package of filibuster reforms, has secured commitments from nine leading Dem Senate candidates to throw themselves behind fixing the filibuster if they are elected’.

‘If Dems do hold the Senate, we could be looking at a more progressive Democratic caucus next year, thanks to this year’s crop of unexpectedly solid progressive candidates. This could result in more pressure on the Dem leadership to actually go through with reform’.

‘Merkley is calling for reforms that, among other things, would force the filibustering party to play a much more public role in obstructing the majority — perhaps making it politically less appetizing. The Senate has already adopted one proposed reform, the elimination of the secret hold’.

‘This spring, Harry Reid caused a stir when he said he’d finally seen the light on the need for real reform’.

‘Republicans are skeptical that Reid is serious about changing the filibuster, and there’s some grounds for that skepticism. However, it’s also possible that the unprecedented GOP obstructionism of the last four years may have persuaded Reid, as David Dayen put it recently, that the Senate has become a “super majority institution” that is “governed by a tyranny of the minority” and is “horrendously broken.”

‘But if Dems hold both the White House and the Upper Chamber, reform may become a real possibility’.

‘It would be an ironic outcome if the very plot hatched by GOP leaders to deny Obama a second term — abusing the rules and rendering the institution dysfunctional to turn his presidency into a failure — is what finally created the political will among Dems to take steps towards ending such dysfunction and abuse for good’.
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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Major Retailer Urges Workers To Take ‘Civics Course’ With Anti-Obama Content’

(The image is from this ‘course’.

Along with employers ‘suggesting’ who you should vote for in employee memos, now employers are give ‘civics’ lessons.

‘If you live in the Midwest and you’re working on a home-improvement project, you’re as likely to do your shopping at a Menards store as at a Lowe’s or Home Depot’.

‘With 270 stores and 40,000 employees , Menards is the third-largest home-improvement chain in the U.S., and one of the largest privately held corporations in the country’.

‘But Menards stores sell more than just lumber and building supplies; their employees are sold a bill of goods in the form of right-wing ideology’.

‘This January, as the Iowa Caucuses were underway, Menards began encouraging employees to take an at-home online “civics” course that characterizes the economic policies of President Barack Obama as a threat to the success of businesses such as Menards, and by extension, to the employees’ own well-being’.

‘The course, titled “Civics 101: The National Self Governing Will In-Home Training,” incorporates much of the material comprising the Prosperity 101 program — a program concocted by Koch-linked political operatives Mark Block and Linda Hansen, late of the now-defunct Herman Cain presidential campaign’.

‘In March, Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the FBI is investigating possible financial improprieties involving two non-profit organizations founded by Block that are linked to Prosperity 101, which is a for-profit venture’.

‘Menards employees who sign up for the course are graded on their knowledge via a multiple choice pass-fail test, and those who pass the test are acknowledged in company publications and bulletins’.

‘While workers are not required to take the course, those who hope for promotions may feel pressure to do so, since it is clear that management is paying attention to who is or isn’t taking the at-home classes, which are conducted on the employees’ own time’.

‘The civics course is offered as part of a battery of courses, most of which pertain to products sold by the company, or other aspects of working at Menard’.
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