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Breaking.  and this is an ongoing story that reminds me so much of the Russian coup against Gorbachev that looked so frightening at first, then the coup leaders were all found locked in a room, half naked, drunk off their asses.  What bumblers…

We had three scandals in three days…

  • Benghazi.
  • AP Reporters getting wiretapped.
  • IRS searching up Tea Partiers…

Turns out none are scandals.

A)  Obama and Hillary are absolved from the Benghazi episode.  The ABC email that started it all, was doctored. The whole thing was built off a piece of misinformation.

B)  The AP Reporters?  A very serious leak compromising considerable resources needed to be tracked down.   The  House Bill which would have made listening to journalist illegal was voted against by none other than Darral Issa..  Only 20 others were extremely discombobulated enough to do so.  Though is passed overwhelmingly over Issa’s objection,  a Republican filibuster killed it in the Senate.  Obama then a Senator, had committed to voting for it.  “Republicans killed it” quoted Patrick Leahy, forever known for his episode in Dark Knight.

C)  IRS searching up Tea Partiers.  The IRS is a non partisan machine and is in a complete disconnect with any administration.  The head of the IRS during this time-frame was a Bush appointee.  The head of the division what oversees these tax exempt organizations, was appointed by Bush and approved by the Republican Senate in 2005…  Why either of these would target the Tea Party for political means is unfathomable.   But to do so because these organizations being investigated were formed to promote the NOT PAYING OF TAXES….. well, wouldn’t you do the same?

All three cases were complete duds. There was no “there”, there.  All the prophecies of you had better watch out, …were premature.

The big question is… why are we even talking about this?  Can you say poll results?

  • December 12, 2012: Kentucky: Hillary Clinton would beat Paul, Rubio in 2016
  • January 10, 2013: Clinton could be unstoppable if she runs in 2016
  • January 17, 2013: Clinton could beat Bush and Rubio in Florida in 2016
  • January 31, 2013: Clinton could win Texas in 2016
  • February 8, 2013: Clinton potentially competitive in Alaska
  • February 14, 2013: Clinton tied or ahead against GOP candidates in Louisiana
  • February 28, 2013: Clinton would beat Walker, Ryan in Wisconsin in 2016
  • March 21, 2013: Clinton’s popularity soars in Florida while Rubio stumbles
  • April 11, 2013: Clinton and Paul are neck and neck in Kentucky
  • April 25, 2013: Clinton would be dominant in New Hampshire in 2016
  • May 8, 2013: Republicans decide it’s time to find out just how responsible Hillary Clinton is for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi

Can you say …. “getting trounced in Red States”?

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Here is the editorial from the Guardian, a UK paper…   The Republicans try to shunt its criticism by saying it is bias.  Actually, it is just the truth they don’t want to hear….

Before you go further, ask yourself, …. how many times have you heard on American television or in American editorials, that it is “BOTH”  parties’ fault?   Too many to remember?

Here is what the Guardian says….

 

And virtually this entire situation is the result of Republican intransigence. If you’ve come looking for false equivalence or a pox on both houses-style argument, you’ve come to the wrong place. This one is all on the GOP. They’ve created this crisis; the perpetuated it and then refused to resolve it until the country had basically gone over the fiscal cliff they manufactured.

 

Since Republicans won the House of Representatives in 2010, the country has staggered from one pointless fiscal showdown after another. In every case, Congress and the president have repeatedly kicked the can down the road rather than pass legislation that either made serious efforts to right the country’s fiscal imbalances, or would stimulate economic growth.   Meanwhile, the US economy continues to underperform; unemployment remains frustratingly high; climate change is worsening; the immigration system is a mess; the nation’s infrastructure is still falling apart … and I could go on. In fact, this Congress is the least productive since the 1940s.

There you have it:  straight from the horse’s mouth… As those of us on this side of the pond who don’t have editors changing the truth in what we write, we say… Hear! Hear!

No, Meg.. Meg Whitman… You remember her?

No?

She got clobbered (53/40)by Jerry Brown in California after she spent more of her own money on the race than any other political candidate spent on a single election in American history, spending $144 million total of her own fortune and $178.5 million including donors.

Facts:

She ran similar to Romney’s Run now.

The former eBay CEO told voters that her business background made her the right choice to boost job creation in a state troubled by high unemployment. Sound familiar? It’s the same spiel we hear from Mitt Romney every single day. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

As a consolation prize for getting clobbered by Jerry Brown in the gubernatorial election, Whitman landed a plum job of her own — CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a company that, like California, has been going through some tough times. But this week Whitman made clear that as a business leader, her approach to job creation doesn’t quite mesh with her political promises. Multiple media outlets are reporting that HP is planning to cut its workforce by around 30,000 jobs — a number that accounts for 7-8 percent of HP’s total workforce.

So you see? Mitt’s plan doesn’t work in the real world. No Republican’s plan works in the real world… You can’t even find a Republican who will privately say they endorse their parties financial plan….

What we have is an Alf Landon running against Franklin D. Roosevelt… ( I think he carried Vermont and Maine and no one knows why?) Except this Franklin Roosevelt is half black…..

If you haven’t gotten it into your head since the elections of 2000, TWELVE YEARS AGO! …. republicans are a joke… nothing they do works.

Oh, yeah? Name one……

Silence…….

Republicans Always Look Bad; Mitt Makes It Worse
Courtesy of Atlanta Journal

I’ve commented on a lot of local blogs today. There is a common theme that needs pulled up for discussion.

Can we trust today’s polls?

WTF?  You guys actually expect us to believe you?
Chart Courtesy of Michael Brogan, Political Forecaster(right click for full view)

I say no.

First, the numbers being given do not match the 80% support Obama has on the street.

Second, with today’s technology, it is rudely simplistic to assume that polls aren’t being tweaked. Even as simply as choosing who to call, That one factor can throw a poll off the deep end. And don’t think, you’re cookies don’t tell everyone how you vote…

Hmmm, who should we call to represent Delaware… kavips? … or Ms. Evans?… it is that easy.

Third. The average national poll consists of 700 people. That means 7 people can throw a percent; 4 people throw it, if you round up or down. And you tell me you can’t “randomly” find 4 more conservatives than progressives, or vice-versa?

Fourth. The polling organizations are companies that pay out dividends to someone. People buy stock; they want results. Obviously reporting that a race is over in August, does little to generate more polls. More polls equal more revenue. There is considerable pressure to keep a national race appearing closer, than it really is.

Fifth. Who checks the veracity of pollsters? No one. There is no watchdog exacting penalties over fake results. So how do we trust it is real? Exactly. We can’t…

That is enough. Polling is only believable if it fits in with the general scheme of things as we see it.. If 80% of the population is hopeful this recovery is real, and happy about YAY! JUST PAID UNDER $3.50 FOR A GALLON OF GAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, then any poll not showing Obama leading 80 to 20 is simply a fabrication of one’s imagination…..

And in local elections? Forget it. Ask your neighbor who their county commissioner is? Yep. Exactly.