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Why we can still win: Independents just don't like Obama

Posted by richardmoore on March 15, 2012 at 1:25 AM

From Bloomberg:


Obama-Romney Race Toss-Up in Poll Showing Independents Critical


Julianna Goldman, ©2012 Bloomberg News


A strengthening economy and a contentious Republican primary have not translated into a wave of support for President Barack Obama, who runs even in a matchup against his likely challenger, Mitt Romney.


Obama and Romney are backed by 47 percent of likely general election voters, while the president outruns the other Republican candidates, a Bloomberg National Poll conducted March 8-11 shows. While Obama's job approval has improved among independents, whose votes will swing the election in November, 49 percent support Romney and 41 percent Obama in the survey.

I'm just guessing . . .

Posted by richardmoore on March 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM

But I don't think this guy is going to get out anytime soon.

CNN: 6,060 years in prison for former Guatemalan soldier

Santorum wins Alabama, Mississippi

Posted by richardmoore on March 14, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Well, as Rick Santorum said himself tonight, he did it again, whipping both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in Alabama and Mississippi.


So what does it all mean?


Well, the mainstream press wants you to believe Romney's line that it is all about the math now, and neither Santorum nor Gingrich can catch up and win the number of delegates they need to cinch the nomination. That's true, but it doesn't tell the whole story.


The other end of the equation is probably equally true: Romney is not likely to win the number of delegates he needs to clinch the nomination before the convention, or, at least, it's a formidable challenge that's iffy at best.


In fact, the more Romney loses to Santorum, the more vulnerable he is down the stretch, even with big moderate state primaries looming. So there are two scenarios: Romney somehow limps to victory, or the conservative tag team of Santorum and Gingrich blocks him, and one of them – it sure looks like Santorum – snatches the nomination with the conservative majority at the convention.


Far from the picture the mainstream press is painting these days, it's looking a lot like Santorum to me, for better or for worse.

Further death of print

Posted by richardmoore on March 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Wow. From Media Decoder:


After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses


In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.


“It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., a company based in Chicago, said in an interview. “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated, it’s much more expansive and it has multimedia.”

Right now on American Investigator: Fighting for the First Amendment

Posted by richardmoore on March 13, 2012 at 1:25 AM

March 12, 2012 -- Richard talks about the intense attacks on the First Amendment by the Obama administration. Why both the Fluke controversy and its aftermath are all about -- and only about -- the First Amendment. Click here.

Obama numbers take a hit

Posted by richardmoore on March 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

From the Chicago Tribune:


"The Washington Post/ABC poll found that 46% of people approve of the Obama’s job performance, while 50% disapprove. That’s a reversal of the president’s ratings just last month, when his approval hit 50% for the first time in that survey in nearly a year.


The quick drop coincides with a spike in gas prices and an increase in criticism from Obama’s Republican rivals on the issue, even as the economy has shown noticeable signs of growth."


Notice how, at the end of the last paragraph, the mainstream media tries to rewrite the story. Every story – high gas prices, rise in unemployment claims – always includes the disclaimer that, don't worry, vote for Obama, the economy is improving!

Moore: Gingrich right on Afghanistan

Posted by richardmoore on March 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Newt Gingrich has called for withdrawal from Afghanistan and called the task "not doable." He is right, and the latest meltdown of a U.S. soldier only highlights this. We simply are not serving a national interest there as we once did.


We've spent enough in blood and money in this troubled region, in fact, and our continued involvement only makes terrorist attacks on us more likely.


Two of the four GOP candidates now support withdrawal, Ron Paul is the other. Seriously, isn't it time to come on home and put an end to this frivolous mission?

Recall elections certified

Posted by richardmoore on March 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Government Accountability Board has certified recall elections against four GOP senators: Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau and Sens. Pam Galloway of Wausau, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and Van Wanggaard of Racine.


The GAB wants May 8 date favored but needs approval of a Dane County judge or they will happen sooner.

Mainstream media shenanginans

Posted by richardmoore on March 10, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Today MSNBC reports that climate change might wipe out an entire island "as sea levels rise' and so leaders are eyeing a move of the entire population to Fiji.


Here's the headline: "As sea levels rise, Kiribati eyes 6,000 acres in Fiji as new home for 103,000 islanders"


Ah, but read the story. Turns out sea levels aren't actually rising except a fraction. These are just contingency plans because they are so close to sea level. But the headline and the lead of the story would have us believe climate change IS wiping the island out.


Typical example of mainstream media bias.

Limbaugh turns the tables

Posted by richardmoore on March 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM

From the LA Times:


Rush Limbaugh to advertiser: I don't want you back



Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy of an email that he said had been sent to Sleep Train Chief Executive Dale Carlsen. In it, Glicklich wrote that Limbaugh had personally received the company's requests to resume advertising on his show.


“Unfortunately," Glicklich wrote, "your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh's character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.”