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The PR campaigns to rehab Common Core before 2016 have begun. Having said that,
this is the most hilarious, talking point laden puff piece I’ve seen in a while:
Former Romney spokesman: Common Core popular in many quarters
The thrust of this article repeats the biggest talking point out there, that Common Core allows for ‘local control’. What’s more that McCoy’s assertion of ‘local control’ is somehow tied to how ‘popular’ Common Core is. We’ll get to the latter of that, first let’s talk ‘local control’.
Was Mr. McCoy intending to insult the intelligence of the reader?
To say that Common Core is about local control of any kind is to tell a whopper. Continue reading
Daily Fuel Gauge Report: What are Obama’s Policies Costing You Today?
Site of the Day: “Free Beacon” and Revealing Politics
It’s election day. We’ve waited for what seems like forever for this day to get here. If you have not already voted, GET OUT AND DO IT. Take a friend. Take two. If you have already voted, go by a polling location near you and make sure nothing funny is going on. All you need is your cell phone and this number to report any incident you might see: 855-444-6100
I will be on Twitter, Facebook and here at the blog tonight while the returns come in. Stop back and see my running links and commentary.
LL 1885′s Picks:
Obamanomics: 9,000 mining jobs lost in October
More Regulations: EPA Gearing Up To Ram Through Coal Killing Regulations After Election Day
Encouraging more underemployment: ObamaCare Encourages Shift to Part-Time Workers
And more: Business Owners Warn Of 4,100 New Regs And The Administration’s Secrecy About Them
Free Pass: Jon Corzine’s MF Global collapse, one year later
Pinnacle of desperate: Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies
Too early is late: Democrats Sue to Extend Florida’s Early Voting
TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media
The TSA actually caught one: Man arrested at O’Hare with loaded handgun in carry-on
Some Joke: #NC Alleged Voter Fraud – Jim Turner, NC BOE Answers
Must Reads Of The Day: BENGHAZI[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idlqAPWd12I]
Cables show Amb. Stevens voiced concern about security
Navy SEALS Waited 5 Hours for Air Support Before They Were Killed
Was Obama too Busy Watching Television to Respond to Bengahzi Attack?
Axelrod Claims Obama ‘Convened the Top Military Officials that Evening’
Video: On Spetember 12 President Obama Refused To Call Benghazi Attack A Terrorist Attack
Armed Services Chairman Denounces White House Benghazi Cover-Up and Muzzling of Military Leaders
After Benghazi, Muslims attack free speech
Obama Campaign Struggles to Explain ‘Revenge’ Remark
Wow! CNN poll with D+11 has race tied, but Romney crushing Obama by 22 percentage points with independents !
With 1.7 million votes cast, Republicans continue to lead in Colorado’s early voting
Early voters break turnout records in North Carolina with 2.7 million
Mitt Romney rally in Morrisville, PA – VIDEO
30,000+ Rally for Romney in Bucks County PA
Amazing photos: ‘Unreal’ crowd packs Romney rally in Bucks County, Pa.
Awesome pics: Massive, fired up crowd for Paul Ryan in Minn., Biden flops
Pew: Romney Holds Turnout Edge Ahead of Vote
Clinton Performs Weird Stand Up Routine in Raleigh
Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting—in Chicago
Voting machine swaps Romney for Obama Romney Sign Vandalized Liberals accuse Romney campaign of imprisoning its supporters at Pa. rally. Ignore Secret Service ordered it.
Twitter / JFKucinich: @gracels it was a security issue, people were cold and tired. We’re eventually let out once secret service cleared a secure way out
People Walk Out on Obama at Virginia Rally
Protester removed from Obama rally in Ohio
Election 2012 Videos
On FNS, David Axelrod Has No Response To OH Early Vote Numbers
VP Biden Thinks Bill Clinton Is Still President
Obama Relies With Bill Clinton – Even Steals Bill Clinton’s Theme Song
Obama Rally Heckler at Cincinnati Rally 11/04/2012
Foreign Affairs/The Religion of Peace:
Report: Valerie Jarrett Leading Secret Talks With Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei
Iran threatens again to stop all oil exports
Nearly 60,000 Drug War Deaths in Mexico Under Calderon
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rules AFDI Islam ad is political. Geller: opinion is “tortured and twisted.”
Pakistani Muslim parents arrested for ‘honor’ murdering their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid
Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2012
Obama-funded Syrian Rebels Broadcast Torture Videos
Nancy Pelosi Headlines Secret Fundraiser With Islamists
Video: TX Democrat Nick Lampson Pulls a Bob Etheridge; Lashes Out at Citizen Journalist
Wasserman Schultz Violates Yet Another Campaign Finance Law
New Black Panther Thugs Say They Are Considering Monitoring Polling Stations
Prosecutors allege 5 women in general’s sex crimes
Hurricane Sandy Links
Sandy Victims Beg For Help
Sandy Survivors Report Crapping in Halls – Rape In Stairways
FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim’s Needs
Bloomberg Wouldn’t Let Guard Into Brooklyn Over Their Possession of Guns
New Yorkers Cuss Out Mayor Bloomberg: “When We Gonna Get Some F*cking Help?!”
CHAOS – COLD – DESPERATION In Wake of Hurricane Sandy’; Looters will be Shot Sign
The New Tone & New Media:
“Million Puppet March” on DC Misses Historic Head Count by Just 999,500!
John Cusack is giving me whiplash
Democrats unleash Sandra Fluke on Pennsylvania
Epic LadyParts Rant
And remember children: if you reelect Obama, you will suffer most
Laugh or Cry – The Videos of the Day:
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On the last day of early voting in Wake County, North Carolina, I took an afternoon to volunteer for Mitt Romney. It was my first time volunteering for a campaign of any kind. I wasn’t really nervous, but more on the side of excited.
When I got there, a great young man in his last year at NC State got me set up and started to work the phones. I quizzed him for a few moments about his experience at college and found he readily identified his professors as being nearly all liberal leaning. Go figure. He was undeterred and had been working with the campaign for quite a while.
Working the phones was basically calling and implementing a survey that consisted of inquiring if people had gotten out to vote already or if they planned to on Election Day. Seeing how it worked on the caller side was interesting and softened me on actually answering such callers instead of screening my calls in the future. The amount of disconnected numbers, wrong numbers and no answers was pretty high, but the live people I did get were incredibly nice and all had voted already. Of all the live people I spoke to, ALL offered that they had voted Romney.
I was struck by the diversity of the volunteers. Some as young at 15, elderly, women, men, black, white, asian and hispanic. The young lady I met, who was about 15, had interned at the headquarters all Summer and had won the chance to meet Paul Ryan when he came to Raleigh. I was thoroughly impressed with her dedication and clear grasp of the issues at hand this election. Her mother was equally as impressive and I chatted with her briefly as we worked the phones. I even ran into the mother of a child who was in my own child’s Kindergarten class. She was volunteering to go door to door, with her young daughter,in the suburb of Raleigh we both live in. What a small world!
During my volunteering, I had the honor of meeting and listening to three fantastic women, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Former SBA Administrator, Jovita Carranza and RNC Co-Chair, Sharon Day. I was pretty bowled over that the RNC Co-Chair was there. I was honored to have a few moments of her time after the speeches – she’s so down to Earth and her drive is amazing. After blogging and writing several stories on Congresswoman Ellmers, it was fantastic to meet her in person. Her energy just pulsed through that room when she spoke. Having her in Washington working for us is a BIG plus. The Congresswoman assured me they are going to work for #FullRepeal. I believe her.I wasn’t able to catch up with Ms. Carranza, regrettably. I loved her speech and I’ve linked to her bio (above). Please take a moment to read it and the corresponding article.
I shot some video of their speeches using my regular camera for pictures. I apologize for the shakiness; no tripod and I was doing this on the fly.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I8fJNRDrj8&feature=youtu.be]
Just a few of the pictures of the event via the NC Victory 2012 Facebook page: Continue reading
Related: The PJ Tatler » Obama Ticket Demand Low — In Boulder Continue reading
Last night was the final Presidential debate. This thread will serve as my usual rundown and link-around. My commentary from during the debate can be found here.
LL1885’s overall take:
Best moderated debate yet. Bob kept his trap shut and that worked out well.
Benghazi was swept under the rug.
Fast and Furious didn’t even get mentioned.
Obama lied a lot. Romney missed chances to hit him on them.
Romney kept an even keel while Obama seemed like he was racing to catch up each question. This resulted in a lot of creepy looks from Obama and quite a bit of petty snark. Net-net effect: Romney looked like the incumbent and looked more presidential.
Romney won. It wasn’t a win like the first debate, but he came out and did what he needed to do. He successfully pushed the narrative that Obama has not led and that the world doubts our resolve and strength as a nation. Obama has not delivered on his 2008 promises, but in fact made our reputation worse. Romney also effectively highlighted that the President’s default mode of debating is not to offer solutions and talk about himself, but rather to attack Romney. Shorter: “Attacking me is not an agenda.”
Romney displayed stability. Obama displayed narcissism.
In my opinion, Obama really blew it on ‘What role America should play’. He highlighted almost everything that he managed to screw up in the last 4 years and try to sell them as positives. Then he attacked Romney. Obama didn’t really answer to the question posed. Fail.
I doubt this will impact the polls or voter opinion much. If it does, I think it will be in Romney’s favor and not Obama’s. People know who they want by now. I maintain 201 is going to look like a warm up. (Note: As I was finishing this post, my suspicion was confirmed.)
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