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October 22, 2012

2012 Election polls are now as divided as the country…

  • 46 - 46 The electorate is split down the middle according to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters. That’s up one point for Mitt Romney, who trailed President Obama as recently as Saturday.
  • 51 - 45 Mitt Romney leads President Obama by six points, according to Gallup’s most recent poll of likely voters. Considering tonight’s debate is the last one before Election Day, which itself is just over two weeks away, that seems like a pretty big difference in the numbers. Which one seems most accurate to you?
20:04 // 1 year ago
Callin’ it early: Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate KPHO accidentally called the 2012 Presidential Election in-favor of President Barack Obama for approximately seventeen seconds during a broadcast of ‘The People’s Court’ last Friday. Coincidentally, they gave the President the exact same lead that Mitt Romney is currently enjoying in the polls. What you may not have noticed, at first, is that they only alocated 83 percent of the vote between the two candidates. Does handing 17 percent of the electorate to third party candidates seem a bit ambitious to anybody else? source

Callin’ it early: Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate KPHO accidentally called the 2012 Presidential Election in-favor of President Barack Obama for approximately seventeen seconds during a broadcast of ‘The People’s Court’ last Friday. Coincidentally, they gave the President the exact same lead that Mitt Romney is currently enjoying in the polls. What you may not have noticed, at first, is that they only alocated 83 percent of the vote between the two candidates. Does handing 17 percent of the electorate to third party candidates seem a bit ambitious to anybody else? source

15:22 // 1 year ago

Can’t make this stuff up: “America Needs Romney” blimp crash lands in Florida

Not a whole lot to be said about this story. We’re glad to hear that nobody got hurt, and look forward to hours of scrutiny that will likely surround this video during the days and weeks ahead. source

14:35 // 1 year ago
October 20, 2012
mauricecherry:

thedailyfeed:

The Artist behind “Dilbert” is a Democrat — but says he’s voting for Romney.

The doodler is blaming the Obama administration for enforcing federal drug laws that earned Aaron Sandusky, a 41-year-old from Southern California, a 10-year prison term for running a medical marijuana dispensary.“While President Obama didn’t technically kill a citizen, he is certainly ruining this fellow’s life, and his family’s lives, and the lives of countless other minor drug offenders,” Adams wrote. “And he is doing it to advance his career. If that’s not a firing offense, what the hell is?”


People are still reading Dilbert?

Hold up for a second. While Obama’s faced some understandable criticism over his handling of medical marijuana laws, the prior president spent millions of dollars investigating and prosecuting Tommy Chong for running a business that sold bongs — not even the drug themselves — because the administration wanted to set a high-profile example. Romney has a far tougher stance on this issue than Obama does, and he’s on the record for saying “I’m going to fight it tooth and nail.” If this is what’s going to make Scott Adams bend, why isn’t he voting for Gary Johnson? He actually has a platform that runs counter to either of the two candidates.
(Side note: Scott Adams is complaining about media outlets misrepresenting what he’s said on the blog post. If you’re going to complain, Scott, then give a better reason for voting for Romney than claiming “he’s enough of a chameleon and a pragmatist that one can’t be sure” he’ll stick with a tough marijuana policy. Saying we’re going to fire a president for something the other candidate is likely to also do is no way to deal with a problem. If you think we’re taking you out of context, too, it’s because you’ve created a terrible context.)

mauricecherry:

thedailyfeed:

The Artist behind “Dilbert” is a Democrat — but says he’s voting for Romney.

The doodler is blaming the Obama administration for enforcing federal drug laws that earned Aaron Sandusky, a 41-year-old from Southern California, a 10-year prison term for running a medical marijuana dispensary.

“While President Obama didn’t technically kill a citizen, he is certainly ruining this fellow’s life, and his family’s lives, and the lives of countless other minor drug offenders,” Adams wrote. “And he is doing it to advance his career. If that’s not a firing offense, what the hell is?”

People are still reading Dilbert?

Hold up for a second. While Obama’s faced some understandable criticism over his handling of medical marijuana laws, the prior president spent millions of dollars investigating and prosecuting Tommy Chong for running a business that sold bongs — not even the drug themselves — because the administration wanted to set a high-profile example. Romney has a far tougher stance on this issue than Obama does, and he’s on the record for saying “I’m going to fight it tooth and nail.” If this is what’s going to make Scott Adams bend, why isn’t he voting for Gary Johnson? He actually has a platform that runs counter to either of the two candidates.

(Side note: Scott Adams is complaining about media outlets misrepresenting what he’s said on the blog post. If you’re going to complain, Scott, then give a better reason for voting for Romney than claiming “he’s enough of a chameleon and a pragmatist that one can’t be sure” he’ll stick with a tough marijuana policy. Saying we’re going to fire a president for something the other candidate is likely to also do is no way to deal with a problem. If you think we’re taking you out of context, too, it’s because you’ve created a terrible context.)

(via mauricecherry)

21:02 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2012
I have to be honest with you. I love these debates. These things are great.
Mitt Romney • While discussing last night’s Presidential Debate during his speech at a campaign rally in Virginia Beach on Wednesday. Surprisingly, Mitt chose not to address the recent terrorist attack in Libya, and instead hammered President Obama for what the Republican candidate perceived as a lack of any real agenda for his second term. ”When it comes to his policies, and his answers, and his agenda, [President Obama’s] pretty much running on fumes,” said Romney, adding, “The American people want real answers.” source
16:52 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012
23:56 // 1 year ago
I think Mitt Romney is a good man… but when he said, behind closed doors, that 47% of American wouldn’t take responsibility for their lives? Think about who that is… when my grandfather came home from World War 2, and got the GI Bill, that wasn’t a handout.
President Obama, closing out the debate tonight with his take on Mitt Romney’s 47% remarks.
22:40 // 1 year ago
China’s been cheating over the years, number one by manipulating their currency, number two by stealing our intellectual property.
Mitt Romney, calling out China on currency manipulation. If you had ‘cheating China’ in your Mitt Romney debate drinking game, raise a toast!
22:34 // 1 year ago
…I don’t think that weapons made for battle in military theaters should be on our streets.
President Obama, answering an unexpected but very welcome question on gun control. Mitt Romney responded that he didn’t favor new laws regarding guns, but rather wanted to see a restoration of the family unit and social values, then pivoting to criticism of the ATF’s Fast and Furious operation.
22:23 // 1 year ago
She works for me. I’m the president. And I’m always responsible.
President Obama, taking responsibility for attacks in Benghazi that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens. Mitt Romney attacked him quite staunchly over the incident, and the lack of additional requested security at the embassy. Over the past couple days, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had accepted responsibility for it, but tonight Obama said the buck stopped at him. Romney’s reaction immediately afterwards seemed unsteady – it seems plausible that he didn’t expect this answer, and it threw him pretty badly off his planned course.
22:20 // 1 year ago