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Obama And Democrats Try To Supress Votes In Swing State

Isn’t it Republicans that are supposedly dedicated to suppressing votes? Isn’t it Republicans that, when requesting voter IDs requirements, are actually re-instituting poll taxes? Isn’t it Republicans that want to make it so painful a process to vote that grannies, gran-pops, youngsters and the poor all release deep sighs of frustration and stay home?

In short, isn’t it Republicans that want to secretly strip certain citizens of their right to vote?

Guess again, crusaders, because apparently we got that all wrong. It’s Democrats. And the proof is in a lawsuit.

The Obama campaign, the Democratic party in Ohio and the DNC have all joined forces to try and strike down a Ohio state law that grants members of the military a few extra days to vote.

Given military deployments, exercises and other demands placed upon the people actually responsible for the nation’s protection, it seems reasonable to offer men and women in the armed forces a few extra days to cast a vote, yes?

Nope. Not according to Democrats. They disagree and feel the law has “no discernible rational basis.”

Don’t you find it interesting how looming military cuts, a 2012 swing state, and Obama’s re-election campaign all come together to create a sudden need to address an Ohio voting law because it has no rational basis?

We’ll skip discussing the well known disdain for Obama within the military.

This is nothing more than a devious, dastardly and despicable attempt at voter suppression against a population – military men and women – that should be given as much flexibility to vote as can be reasonably legislated.

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Obama’s Popularity Problem

Facebook, the popular IPO that was going to turn millions of online junkies into billionaires overnight, has turned out to be a bust.  Obama could be heading in the same direction.

In 2008, one of the things that drove voters to the polls was Obama’s slick ad campaign and pure popularity.  He was like the cheerleading captain on prom night.  The title was wrapped up before the campaign even began.  But this time around, there is rumbling in the clique and Obama is in danger of losing that edge.

In Kentucky, Obama nearly lost his primary battle to nobody.  The finally tally came in as Obama 58%, nobody 42%.  Even for a Democrat in Kentucky, that’s a pretty sad showing for an incumbent.  In Arkansas, Obama lost a significant share of the vote to Democrat John Wolfe who ran on repealing Obamacare.  Wolfe should have some convention delegates from his performance, but embarrassed Democrats have already threatened to strip the delegates.  It would be kinda like if the quarterback was caught kissing the girl at the library.

Obama is so unpopular that even populist RINOs like Colin Powell haven’t decided to support him yet in 2012.

Obama still runs a pretty good and slick ad campaign.  Although as I’ve highlighted previously, he must lie profusely to find anything that doesn’t sound completely embarrassing to say.  For example, he found a way to turn 2.5 million jobs lost into millions of jobs gained.  I can’t blame him for making up his record instead of running on reality.  If being born Kenyan sells more copies to his racist liberal friends, then I suppose he won’t hesitate to be a tax cutting, job creating President in his ads if it will win more votes.

One final note, and on a somewhat different subject, I’d like to give a shout out to Bill Maher.  Maher, one of Obama’s biggest donors, is a comedian with a BA from Cornell in English and History.  I guess that’s better than the fake school I graduated from (Liberty University) where they only teach one side of every issue and the students are mind numbed robots.  I guess that’s why the Liberty debate team has claimed their fourth national CEDA championship in a row after taking nine consecutive ADA championships. I don’t think Cornell even placed.  Bill, saying that Liberty is not really a college because it is a private Christian university was basically the equivalent of saying the University of Florida hasn’t had a football program because Tebow was their quarterback.  Oops.

RSVP the “Make Obama a One Term President” Event

Bookmark and Share  While we as Republicans may disagree on who would be the G.O.P.’s best presidential nominee, we all agree that President Obama does not deserve to be reelected.
 
That’s why 5 creative individuals, Santo Lippo, Cyrus OathKeeper Pacis, Donna Marie Majoros Oswald, Donna Marie Majoros Oswald II, Aleen Realmuto, have created a Facebook Group called Reagan Conservatives Fighting to Make Obama a One Term President  , and through that group they have begun inviting people to a very special event called Make Obama a One Term President.  
 
According to the Facebook Page, the event will take place Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 between 6:00am and 9:00pm and it will be held at “Every Polling Station in the Nation”.
 
Click here to R.S.V.P. this event on Facebook

This is one event that no American should miss, especially if you are conservative who values the defense of our nation and its interests, limited government, less spending, and more freedom.

 
After you R.S.V.P. it , share the page with your friends and urge them to do the same.
 
 
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Is Romney’s Campaign Panicking? Frontrunner Enters Dangerous Territory With Negative Attack Ad and Tactics

Bookmark and Share  Wednesday evening saw Mitt Romney appearing before the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce in South Dakota.  During his approximately 20 minute speech to the group at their annual banquet, the former Massachusetts governor told the 2,000 business leaders in attendance that “The great challenges we have we will overcome, if we have leaders that will tell the truth, and live with integrity, and who, by virtue of their life experience, know how to lead.”

In what seems to be turning into a theme for his campaign, Romney added that our nation’s ability to get beyond our economic problems was with a leader who “knows how to lead.”  Soon after that, Romney’s campaign posted a web ad on their Youtube page that proceeded to mock Rick Perry.  The ad was inititally announced on Romney’s Facebook page and where followers were asked “Do you think Governor Perry would be able to challenge President Obama in a debate?”  

The spot was an attack on Perry that spliced together the many moments of stammering and long pauses which Perry displayed during his poor debate performance.  Combined with some dopey looking Rick Perry facial expressions from the same debate that required precision angling and timing to capture, the ad made Perry look unprepared and too incompetent to lead.

But not long after the ad the appeared on both his Youtube and Facebook pages, it disappeared, leaving the following image in its place.

 The pulling of this ad could have been for any number of reasons, including the use of images contained that may be copyrighted and were quite innocently used but nevertheless created to questionable infringement issues.  Or it could be because it was decided that the ad went too far in trying to make Rick Perry look stupid.

Either way, there is something brewing here.  I expect that by mid or late Thursday morning, there will be some reason given by the Romney campaign for the pulling of the ad.  Whether the reason they give is true or not will be another question.   I believe that someone in the Romney campaign may have felt that the ad went too far, which is something that I am beginning to fear that the entire Romney campaign may unfortunately be doing.

On Tuesday, the Romney Campaign launched an anti-Perry website called  Rick Perry: Career Politician at www.careerpolitician.com.

When you arrive at it, it has several different flash displays that alternate between screens that feature headlines reading things such as “Perry and Obama: Immigration Imitation”, or  “26 Years in Politics and Counting”.  By clicking on the various available links, you will find Romney produced, anti-Perry ads, and articles written by the “Romney Communications Shop” and contain such headlines as “Don’t Forget – Perry Praised Hillarycare as “Commendable” , No Texas Jobs Miracle, Rick Perry has a Problem with the Truth, and more.

You will also find a petition page where you are asked to ad your name to the following statement;

“America is facing a jobs crisis. We need a leader who understands how the economy works. If you agree career politicians got us into this mess and they simply don’t know how to get us out, sign the petition.”

On its own, careerpolitician.com wouldn’t be so bad.  As it is, Mitt Romney has been operating ObamaIsntWorking.com for weeks now and no one has suggested that went too far or is inappropriate.  In truth, it is very creative and from a Republican standpoint, all quite true.  But when you combine the recently pulled web ad that was designed to make Perry look like a moron, along with the Rick Perry: CareerPolitican website, and what you have is the chance to plausible argue that Mitt is crossing a line of negative politics that he should not be rewarded for.

Don’t get me wrong.  No matter how much people say they hate the use of negative ads and the running of negative campaigns, such tactics work.  At least if they are done right and are easily believable.  However, after seeing the ad that the Romney camp now pulled, I believe Romney’s campaign was beginning to enter a danger zone and setting themselves up for a big backlash from voters who would have seen him as going way too negative, way too early.

No matter what though, as I stated in a separate White House 2012 post on Wednesday, it is interesting that Romney still obviously sees Rick Perry as the biggest obstacle between him and the nomination.  While Perry has raised good money in a short period of time, he has also lost favor among Republicans at a rate that is much faster than the pace of Perry’s fundraising.  Meanwhile, Herman Cain is the man which polls indicate is a much bigger threat to Romney than Perry is at the moment.  Perhaps the announcement that Perry will be the bold move of proposing a flat tax has caused some in the Romney camp to panic and cause them to pull the trigger on the negative stuff.  Whatever the reason is, Romney needs to take a step back and carefully assess where things are going.  And instead of going so negative, so quickly, and realize that maybe he should have upstaged both Perry and Cain by being the first one to propose a rational, and simple flat tax, a one  rate tax code for one nation.

I have argued that one of the things Romney needed to do most was demonstrate some ability to think out of the box and break the establishment mold he has been painted in to.  I further argued that he could have done that by  proposing a flat tax rather than throwing out a well planned but seemingly bureacratic 59 point economic plan.   Instead, it is now Rick Perry who will have the chance to do that.  Not Romney.

Meanwhile, the Romney camp, or at least someone in the Romney camp is beginning to worry.  So much so that they are jumping the gun and beginning to make some of the campaign’s first strategic errors.   We’ll know for sure once someone in the Romney explains why they pulled the Perry attack ad so quickly.

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