BREAKING NEWS: FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY TOLD CONGRESS, ON SUNDAY MORNING, THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES IN CONCLUSIONS REACHED IN JULY REGARDING HILLARY CLINTON’S EMAIL AND SERVER. IN A LETTER, COMEY SAID, “BASED ON OUR REVIEW, WE HAVE NOT CHANGED OUR CONCLUSIONS THAT WE EXPRESSED IN JULY,” ACCORDING TO CNN.
A new poll conducted by CNN and ORC makes it appear as if Speaker Boehner should be fired along with the entire Republican party, and that Barack Obama has won a glorious victory including ever-increasing popularity with Obamacare. (http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/10/21/rel12a.pdf.) DON’T BELIEVE IT!!!!
The suck-up media is bound for the next few days to tout these poll results. Talking heads on TV and radio will be doing their part for the Regime to convince you and me that it’s over for the Teaparty, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and the rest of us who believe in real freedom and liberty from the oppression of Obamacare and the socialists attempting control over our government.
Here is why I say DON’T BELIEVE THESE POLLS: public opinion polls are not meant to educate or elucidate!!! Public opinion polls are meant for only one thing – PROPAGANDA!!!! I know from my own experience working in the public opinion polling business that polls are taken over and over again with sample respondents UNTIL they obtain the results that the pollster is paid to get.
Ask yourself this question: when was the last time YOU were polled on political issues? If you are conservative or have religious right views, your answer may be never, or seldom. If you have been called for a political poll at all, it was probably very short – one or two questions – and as soon as they find out you have views that are not progressive or liberal, they thank you and hang up.
Just because a poll is conducted by CNN or Gallup or any of the other polling outfits does not mean that they come up with the poll themselves. Usually, they don’t because if they did, there is no money in it for them. These polls are PAID FOR BY POLITICAL PARTIES OR POLITICIANS. They HIRE credible-sounding outfits like CNN to gather the results they want. Again, NOT to inform the public, but instead to manipulate the public, especially at the ballot box.
Republicans don’t necessarily do public opinion polling (although they are usually the target). You and I both know the party that is poll crazy (just remember the Bill Clinton days).
Right now, Obama and the Dems are doing anything they can think of to try and rescue the failing Regime and Obamacare. If polls can convince you that Conservatives and the Teaparty are a lost cause, and stop you for going to the voting booth in 2014, then they will have victory. But just be aware that not all you read in poll results or hear from the media talking heads (including GOP pundits like Karl Rove) is true. And remember that there are those forces trying to steer you away from voting by manipulating public opinion.
- The Morning Plum: Don’t squander your shutdown gains, Dems (washingtonpost.com)
- CNN poll: Obamacare more popular than Republicans (dailykos.com)
- Surprise! Obamacare is Actually Fairly Popular (motherjones.com)
- Ted Cruz antics hurt Ken Cuccinelli (fearofwater.wordpress.com)
- CNN poll: GOP, Boehner take big hit in post-shutdown fallout (cnn.com)
- National Polling Data Just Released Shows That Obamacare Is More… (prweb.com)
- Obama lashes Republicans as government reopens (bigstory.ap.org)
- The Polls Driving GOP Surrender Are Unscientific Garbage (pjmedia.com)
- Steve King: Shutdown Worth It for Drawing Out ‘Good, Strong’ Conservatives (pjmedia.com)
- Poll: Congress approval at 10 percent (wptv.com)
Rick Santorum ended his campaign today from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In a long, sometimes tearful speech, Santorum said that “it’s over for me.” He said the decision was a “family decision” made “over the kitchen table.” Santorum was expected to return to the campaign trail today in plenty of time for the Pennsylvania primary on the 24th. Instead, he used the Gettysburg event for a press conference to end his presidential campaign.
Santorum had taken several days off to tend to his three-year-old daughter who was hospitalized because of a genetic condition. This has been the second time this year Santorum left the trail.
Mitt Romney released a statement, according to CNN, “congratulating” Rick Santorum on a well-rum campaign. Although Gingrich and Paul are still in the race, Mitt Romney will now be the GOP presidential candidate, unless something spectacular happens.
Santorum summed up his campaign using the phrase “against all odds” citing the fact that “we won 11 states.” The math, however, wasn’t there for Santorum whose chances of winning home state Pennsylvania were iffy at best.
- Smart, Human Romney Decision on Pennsylvania Anti-Santorum Ads (themoderatevoice.com)
- Campaign says Santorum’s daughter is recovering (nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com)
- Campaign says Santorum’s daughter is recovering (newsok.com)
- Spokesman Says Santorum Will Continue (myfoxny.com)
- Spokesman Says Santorum Will Continue (myfoxorlando.com)
- Daily Santorum: Project Petrus (earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com)
- Rick Santorum to stay with ailing daughter Monday (pennlive.com)
- Santorum Campaign To Continue (myfoxorlando.com)
- Santorum Campaign To Continue (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Rick Santorum Will Not Campaign Monday To Tend To Sick Daughter Bella In The Hospital (businessinsider.com)
- Santorum cancels Monday events after daughter hospitalized (thehill.com)
- Santorum Campaign To Continue (myfoxny.com)
- Romney Campaign Pulls Anti-Santorum Ad In Pennsylvania While Daughter Bella Is Hospitalized (mediaite.com)
- Romney Camp Pulls Negative Ads in Pa. (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Romney Camp Pulls Negative Ads in Pa. (myfoxorlando.com)
- Romney Camp Pulls Negative Ads in Pa. (myfoxny.com)
- Spokesman Says Santorum Will Continue (myfoxphoenix.com)
The fireworks which were expected last night during the Republican candidate’s final debate on CNN never materialized. There was a period a few moments in when Mitt Romney and front-runner Rick Santorum started to mix it up but it fizzled.
Two of last night’s four candidates used the forum to attempt to reverse the public’s views on women’s rights and healthcare; and one was unusually quiet. Only one out of the quartet remained constant in his views and behavior, drawing more applause from the audience for this than anyone else.
Santorum used every chance he could to soften his views on birth control and women’s rights. While he said that he still holds these views, he said he would do nothing to enforce his views on others if he were president. Yeah right, then why talk about it at all?
Romney attempted to cast off Republican attitudes that he is responsible for President Obama’s healthcare program; the truth is that parts of the law – including the mandate to carry insurance – are modeled after the Massachusetts healthcare law which Romney signed when he was governor. But instead of addressing the issues directly, Romney chose to blame Santorum!
Newt Gingrich was unusually quiet; gone was his sharp-edged criticism and rhetoric; and he was sullen. At one point he mouthed the words “good job” to Romney who was seated beside him. Don’t be surprised by this however. It’s not that Gingrich has found a new admiration for his rival; it’s more that his casino-mogul benefactor told him to back off from criticizing Romney if he wanted any more money to support his campaign.
One of the most interesting moments came toward the end of the debate when moderator John King asked each candidate to use one word to describe themselves. The candidates answered as follows:
Ron Paul said he was “consistent” which describes him perfectly. Like him or not, Ron Paul is who he is; he doesn’t pander or placate to get voters. To his credit, he answers questions directly no matter the consequences. An example came last night when John King asked Paul about a campaign ad and why he called Rick Santorum “a fake.”
Paul answered, “Because he’s a fake.”
Rick Santorum used the word “courage” to describe himself. Really? He admitted almost in the same breath that he “took one for the team” by consenting to vote for No Child Left Behind even though it violated his principles. Some courage!
Mitt Romney described himself as “resolute.” The only thing Romney has made up his mind about is that he wants to live in the White House!
And finally, Newt Gingrich said he was “cheerful.” On what planet? A look at any videos of himself would reveal to Newt that he is anything but cheerful!
- Republican Debate: Mitt Romney Seeks to Derail Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich Kind of Throws in Towel (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- LIVE: Mitt Romney And Rick Santorum Throw Down In GOP Debate (businessinsider.com)
- Santorum Takes His Lumps At GOP Debate (npr.org)
- Do Romney and Paul Have a Deal? (politicalwire.com)
- Santorum Uses GOP Debate to Snatch Defeat from Jaws of Victory (queerty.com)
- GOP Debate Reaction (politicalwire.com)
- Santorum on the defensive early in debate (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Romney to make Ron Paul his running mate? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Nomination Excitations: Is It Walking Like A Duck? (thecampofthesaints.org)
- Prison Planet.com ” Has Ron Paul Formed a Political Alliance With Mitt Romney? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
“Qaddafi has ruled Libya for four decades with an iron fist and we can definitively say that the Qaddafi regime has come to end,” President Obama opened his announcement. President Obama said that the Libyan tyrant is “no more”
The President congratulated the Libyan people. Saying that this is “a momentous day” President Obama also added that with liberty, “the Libyan people have a responsibility” now to form a government that will ensure “free and fair elections.”
President Obama also remarked that today’s victory for the Libyan people required a global “coalition” of NATO, Arab, and American efforts.
Libya’s dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi has been captured and killed, according to unconfirmed reports. Video has been released by Libyan rebels that shows what appears to be Qaddafi but the United States has not confirmed anything yet.
- Unconfirmed reports of Qaddafi death (cbsnews.com)
- Breaking: Qaddafi captured, killed? (hotair.com)
- Qaddafi Dead as Troops Seize Stronghold, Officials Say – New York Times (news.google.com)
- You: Libyan Fighters Say Qaddafi Stronghold Has Fallen (nytimes.com)
- Conflicting Reports Say Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi Has Been Captured or Killed (foxnews.com)
- Libyan Fighters Capture Qaddafi Hometown (foxnews.com)
- Qaddafi’s hometown falls: witnesses (cbsnews.com)
- Qaddafi’s hometown falls: witnesses – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi dead: unconfirmed reports (marketwatch.com)
- BREAKING NEWS Reuters: A Captured Wounded Moammar Gadhafi Reported Dead (themoderatevoice.com)
- BBC Reports: Gaddifi Captured (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Qaddafi Dead (lezgetreal.com)
- Muammar Qaddafi Dead, Say Libyan Officials (alan.com)
- Qaddafi Died After Capture, Misrata Military Council Says (businessweek.com)
- Qaddafi dead after Sirte battle, PM confirms – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Breaking………..Muammar Qaddafi Captured In Libya, Commander Says (annem040359.wordpress.com)
- Qaddafi Has Been Killed [Libya] (gizmodo.com)
- Qaddafi Is Dead, Libyan Officials Say (theroot.com)
- Libya’s Dictator Qaddafi Confirmed Killed (wirk.radio.com)
- Libya’s Dictator Qaddafi Confirmed Killed (buzz103.radio.com)
- Libya’s Dictator Qaddafi Confirmed Killed (thenewx1023.radio.com)
- Qaddafi Has Been Killed [BREAKING] (suburbanmen.com)
- Breaking: Qaddafi Is Dead, Unconfirmed Reports (thepracticalvegetarian.wordpress.com)
CNN is reporting that the House leadership has reached a compromise “deal” with fiscally conservative blue dog Democrats on health care reform, even though they agree that there will be no final vote on the measure “until Fall,” according to CNN.
The House is trying to achieve some modicum of success on the controversial health care measure before they leave for recess next week and face their voters at home. Meanwhile President Obama continues his town-hall meeting tour in his attempt to put people at ease about the legislation which, if passed, could cost taxpayers $2 trillion or more inside a decade.
At the same time, the president’s personal physician is saying that the current legislation will fail. Dr. David Scheiner, who was Obama’s personal physician for more than two decades, predicts that the legislation “is bound for failure,” according to Sam Stein of The Huffington Post. Obama’s doctor is a fan of a single-payer health care system which would end private health insurance and make the government the sole payer for all health care. His criticism, according to the Huff Post article, cites Obama’s “pragmatism” to the political reality that Americans with private health care would be unwilling to give up their policies in favor of government-run health-care.
Links to Huff Post article:
Read the current legislation for yourself:
1. House Energy & Commerce Committee Legislation: http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1687&catid=156&Itemid=55
2. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions: http://help.senate.gov/
More Info on health-care reform legislation:
1. Kaiser Family Foundation Info: http://www.kff.org/
2. White House, President’s remarks to AARP: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-in-AARP-Tele-Town-Hall-on-Health-Care-Reform/
3. Wall Street Journal Q & A: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203609204574318132550338334.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Remember when Colin Powell publically endorsed then-candidate Obama for president?
Who knows how much, or even if, Powell’s public statement of support helped get Obama elected, but it now appears that Powell, a Republican and former secretary of state for Bush, is having his doubts about Obama’s agenda.
In an excerpt from CNN’s “State of the Union” hosted by John King, Powell expressed concern about Obama’s spending telling King, “I never would have believed that we would have budgets that are running into the mult-trillions…and that we are amassing a huge, huge debt,” urging the President “to start really taking a very, very hard look at what the cost of all this is,” according to the NY Times and Washington Times.
Powell also expressed concern over Obama’s trend to super-size the Federal government.