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CONTENTS: Electors – Mitt 206,  Barry 201, Toss ups 131; Simon  – BO resigns tonite; Regnery – what to expect; Foreign policy clashes; Shapiro – having a plan; Character & global leadership; Ft Hood  not terrorism; Pa Health Exchange – runs late; Rabinowitz – the last 4 years; Hanson – ministries of truth; Why women abandon Barry; Agenda at odds with founders; Meet Tom Smith; West leads Murphy; Zito- Paul Ryan; Binder blunder; Islam’s radicals at White House; International monitors; Foreign web donations; $15M from BofA; McCarthy dangerous nonsense; Green energy failures; Mika’s money; Announcements.



“The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Fluke’s speech in Reno, Nev. Saturday drew ‘about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save.’”

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October 22nd: Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

October 27th, Joint Rally

In the three hours we’re there, we’re seen by 10- to 14,000 passing motorists and passengers. This is reputed to be the largest mall in the U.S. And soon to grow larger by about one-third!

Schedule: Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.; or to 5:00 if we’re pumped by audience reactions. or whatever you can handle. Bring a folding chair if you like. And water.

Location: The sidewalk at Route 202 & Mall Boulevard at King of Prussia Malls, by the Wells Fargo Bank. This is the turn where Mall Boulevard leads you between the two malls.

Parking: Park in the large lot adjacent to the Wells Fargo property. Do not park in their lot.

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November 1st, 6:30 PM: RJC Townhall – The Jewish and Pro-Israel Community at a Crossroads.

Senator Norm Coleman, former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleisher, and RJC Executive Director,  Matt Brooks.

Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park PA, 19027

No cost, RSVP required: Barbara Efraim at or 202-638-2909, ext 110.

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Electoral College – Mitt 206, Barry 201, Toss-Ups 131.

Roger Simon, PJM: Should Obama Resign Tonight?

“I won’t hear what I’d like to hear at the presidential foreign policy debate Monday.

“What I’d like to hear is Barack Obama resigning over Benghazi, the most extreme public mishandling of an attack on American personnel ever, certainly in my lifetime. If I (or most people) had been president and something like that happened on my (our) watch — and then I had lied about it myself while urging others to cover up — I would be so ashamed of myself I wouldn’t be able to come out in public.

“But that’s not what happened. In fact, the reverse occurred. The president acted as if it was Mitt Romney’s fault for ever bringing the subject up. And he had a willing co-conspirator in the morally stunted Candy Crowley.

“Obama’s outrage during the second debate even at being questioned on his response to the terrorist killings is one of the ugliest displays of narcissism I have ever witnessed from a politician and certainly the ugliest if you consider the ramifications of his behavior.

“That the mainstream media ignored this reaction is a testament to their enduring pathology. Or perhaps to a secret longing for the divine right of kings…”

Alfred Regnery, Big Peace: What to Expect This Evening

“Monday night’s foreign policy debate may be the capstone of Mitt Romney’s rise in the polls and, if he handles it like the first two, it could be Obama’s Waterloo.

“And what should Romney do? Very simply, he needs only to instill in voters the confidence that he is capable of being Commander-in-Chief of the military and a forceful leader to guide the United States through the encounters and crises the he is likely to confront as President. He needs to be strategic, he needs to avoid petty and small-minded spats with Obama, and he needs to demonstrate a commanding presence.

Americans want a strong America. Be a strong Commander-in-Chief–not hard, when paired with the weak Obama–and Romney wins.

“Romney is anything but an expert on national security and foreign policy issues, but he is a quick study and has been thoroughly tutored by a highly professional and experienced team of experts and likely knows enough about whatever will come up to hold his own. I had a long discussion late last week with one of those experts, a top Defense Department official in the Reagan Administration, who assured me that Romney would be able to respond intelligently, on substance, to anything that might arise.

“Obama, of course, is no expert either and, as he demonstrated in the first two debates, relies on talking points, old speeches and accusations of Romney’s dishonesty and failure to connect with the American people.

“Romney’s monologue on Obama’s domestic failures last Tuesday was a tour de force. It threw Obama on the defensive and scored more points for Romney than anything else in the debate. He needs to do the same thing on Monday, and my guess is he will…”

David Sanger, NYT: Monday’s Debate Puts Focus on Foreign Policy Clashes

“But we can hope that it is a chance for both candidates to describe, at a level of detail they have not yet done, how they perceive the future of American power in the world. They view American power differently, a subject I try to grapple with at length in a piece in this Sunday’s Review, “The Debatable World.”

But for now, here is a field guide to Monday’s debate.

Ben Shapiro, Big Govt: Having a Plan

“While the Obama campaign continues to demand that Mitt Romney spell out every aspect of every plan on every issue, Obama has demonstrated zero interest whatsoever in laying out his plans for the future.

“That’s the point of a new Republican National Committee video culled from today’s Sunday morning news shows, during which David Gregory of NBC, George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Michael Duffy of Time, and Bob Schieffer of CBS all asked Obama surrogates just what Obama would do during his second term. Not one Obama official had a good answer.

“And that’s the problem for Obama. As we grow closer to the election, the American people are becoming more and more comfortable with Mitt Romney, and less and less comfortable with the president’s tacit slogan: “Trust me.” Obama simply hasn’t earned our trust…”

Robert Costa, NRO: Global Leadership a Character Issue

““The president will probably tell us ten times that bin Laden is gone,” says former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, a Romney adviser. Nevertheless, Romney’s high command is confident that the Republican nominee will push back against the president’s grandstanding. “There will be some very pointed back and forth on Libya,” says Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, a Romney ally. “There are serious questions to be raised about the administration’s changing story.”

AWR Hawkins, Big Peace: Ft. Hood Not an Act of Terrorism

This stinks…

“Victims of the Nov. 2009 Ft. Hood shooting are being denied benefits commensurate with combat injuries because the Obama administration refuses to label the attack an act of terrorism.

“Instead, the shooting Maj. Nidal Hasan carried out after screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ it [sic] is still being labeled ‘workplace violence.’

“The difference between labeling the incident ‘workplace violence’ and ‘terrorism’ is not only the rightful recognition 13 of our troops deserve for being killed in service to their country on Nov. 5, 2009, but also ongoing benefits that would help survivors pay for the physical therapy, and other medical and psychological treatments that might be necessary to a full recovery…”

Peter Jackson, Business Week: PA Health Insurance Exchange – Running Late

“Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine said development of the online exchange — a key element of the federal Affordable Care Act — has stalled because too many questions about its cost and other operational details remain unanswered by the federal government.

“‘We want to make smart, informed decisions for Pennsylvanians,’ he said ‘We’re not going to rush headlong into this and make poor choices.’

“Besides running their own exchanges, states have options that include jointly running exchanges with the federal government. If Pennsylvania does not choose one of those options, the federal government will operate an exchange in the state starting in 2014.

“There is no penalty for launching a state exchange later on, Consedine said. ‘We certainly think a wait-and-see approach has some advantages.’”

Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ: Unreality of the Past Four Years

“In the 1967 film ‘A Guide for the Married Man,’ a husband, played by a peerless Walter Matthau, is given lessons in ways to cheat on his wife safely. The most essential rule: ‘Deny! Deny! Deny!’—no matter what. In an instructive scene, he’s shown a wife undone by shock, and screaming, with reason: She has just walked in on her husband making love to a glamorous stranger.

‘What are you doing,’ she wails, ‘who is that woman?’

‘What woman, where?’ the husband serenely counters, as he and the tart in question get out of bed and calmly dress.

So the scene proceeds, with the distraught wife pointing to the woman she clearly sees before her, while her husband, unruffled, continues to look blankly at her, asking, ‘What woman?’ Confused by her spouse’s unblinking assurance, she gives up. Two minutes later she’s asking him what he’d like for dinner.

“For much of the past four years, the Obama administration’s propensity for asserting views of reality wildly at odds with those evident to most rational citizens has looked increasingly like a page from that film script…”

Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: “Ministries of Truth”

“Do you believe any more that some of our Secret Service agents — once the most esteemed of all professionals — on presidential assignment will not get drunk and womanize in their evening spare time? Do you believe that the grandees at the GSA — once the stern penny-pinchers that frowned when bureaucrats wanted a new bookcase — won’t flaunt the waste that they incur? Do you believe that the government will never sell assault rifles to drug lords? Or do you believe what the president, the secretary of state, and the director of national intelligence will say to us when the next embassy is hit? And do you believe that there were “shovel-ready jobs” and “millions of green jobs” that arose from the “stimulus”? And what is a “stimulus” anyway, but borrowed money, in the manner likewise of “investments”? Did any of you believe that Solyndra was the wave of the future?

“We don’t even believe that a commission on presidential debates will ensure us unbiased moderators, or that the candidates will have equal time in speaking, or that the supposedly quiet crowd won’t boo or clap to affect the tempo of the exchange…”

Molly Ball, National Journal: Why Women Abandon Obama

“CHANTILLY, Virginia — Remember the War on Women?

“A few months ago, it seemed like the battle for women’s votes was one Democrats had decisively won. While (male) Republican politicians talked about transvaginal ultrasounds, legitimate rape and the like, Democrats laughed all the way to the bank. President Obama’s steady double-digit leads with women in poll after poll were a major reason he stayed ahead of Mitt Romney for months on end.

“Then suddenly, a couple of weeks ago, Obama’s edge with women began to melt away. More than any other group, women have accounted for Romney’s surge in the polls, which has now given him a slim lead in the national popular vote and in some calculations of the electoral college. Women, it appeared, were not as firmly ensconced in Obama’s camp as they had seemed. Indeed, they were abandoning the president en masse…”–politics.html

Katherine Kersten, StarTrib; “From Obama, agenda at odds with founders”

“He’s carrying on the welfare work that progressives learned in Germany.

“Obama’s ‘Hope and Change’ campaign sprang from the progressive faith that change is inevitably good when led by well-intended visionaries like himself. As president, he announced he would “fundamentally transform” America. On his watch, our ‘living’ Constitution has become ever more incapable of placing limits on the size and role of government. Impatient of the limits on his power that remain, the president has frequently sidestepped Congress through regulatory actions and executive orders.

“Meanwhile, bureaucracy expands exponentially. Obama’s signature accomplishment — the 3,000-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — creates no less than 159 new boards, commissions and agencies. The president’s ‘Life of Julia’ Internet ad campaign reveals that his ideal citizen is completely dependent on government for ‘full self-development.’

Yet even if Obama wins this election, progressivism’s days may be numbered. As Kesler points out, the economic and moral sustainability of the welfare state grows more and more doubtful. We are seeing the beginning of its slow collapse in Europe. Obamacare, says Kesler, is “exhibit A in the case for the intellectual obsolescence” of progressivism.

The American people want government to protect their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But they know that government endangers liberty when it assumes the power to try to guarantee happiness itself…”

Bryan Preston, PJM: Meet Tom Smith…

“If the Republicans are to re-capture the U.S. Senate in November, they will have to take some seats in blue states. One of the most intriguing pick-up opportunities is in Pennsylvania, where incumbent Democrat Sen. Bob Casey finds himself in a tough fight with a tough man: farmer and businessman Tom Smith.

“Tom Smith grew up on a dairy farm in western Pennsylvania’s Armstrong County. Dairy farmers get out of bed long before dawn and often work well past sundown. Smith took over the family dairy when he was just 19 years old and his father passed away. While keeping that business thriving, he set about in 1989 to get into the coal-mining business. By the time he sold off his coal interests in 2010, his companies employed more than 100 people.

“This hard-working, close-to-the-earth background is one that Smith intends to take to Washington. He has traveled the Keystone State from west to east – he was on a campaign bus between events when I interviewed him – and turned a 20-point deficit in the polls into a true toss-up as Election Day nears. Quinnipiac says that as of October 16 Casey leads by just three points, which is within the margin of error. Smith says his campaign’s internal polls show his race and the presidential race tightening, and that Pennsylvania is very much in play. Those same polls show that Romney has a very good chance of being the first Republican presidential candidate since 1988 to capture Pennsylvania’s electoral votes.

“Added to the polls and the positive trends, Bob Casey’s record, says Smith, will haunt him…”

Nora McAlvanah, WPVI: West Leads Murphy by 9

“Among likely voters surveyed, 51 percent support West and 42 percent back Murphy. Eight percent are undecided.

“The same poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama in District 18 by a 50 percent to 45 percent margin…”

Salena Zito, TribLive: Ryan …

“Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan attacked President Obama’s policies on jobs and energy on Saturday morning during a quick stop near Pittsburgh International Airport.

“The rally between appearances in the election battlegrounds of Florida and Ohio highlights what analysts consider a renewed emphasis on Pennsylvania as polls show the gap narrowing between Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Ryan made a dramatic entry, walking on stage right off the plane at Atlantic Aviation in Moon and saying: “We are going to win Pennsylvania, and we are going to win this election…”

Mark Steyn, NRO: Binder Blunder

“…Yes, indeed. Romney wants to return us to the 1950s, when a woman’s place was in the binder, when every predatory male had his little black binder, and condescending misogynists would interview applicants for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and smirk, “Why, Miss Jones, you’re beautiful without your binder . . . ” It was the age of patriarchal sitcoms when the little lady would greet her man at the front door with his pipe and binders, where girls were told they could aspire no further than to ace Home Ec and thereby persuade some eligible young man to put a ring file on their finger. We all remember the careless sexist assumptions of the so-called family shows of those days — Leave It to Binder, Ozzie and Binder, Binder Knows Best, My Three Binders, Gilligan’s Binder, The Binder Bunch — until eventually the mold was broken by The Mary Binder Moore Show in the early Seventies. By then, feminists across the land were burning their binders, and Erica Jong had popularized the “zipless file.” As Gloria Steinem famously said, a woman needs a binder like a fish needs a three-tab manila hanging folder. Soon American wives were filing for divorce.

“But now, after four decades of movement on women’s rights, Romney wants to go back to when they were stationary. What sort of man looks to fill his cabinet with binders? As I write, Joe Biden is winding up a barnstormer of a speech before the National Organization of Women: “I wanna tell y’all they’re gonna put y’all back in binders…”

Neil Munro, Daily Caller: Islamist radicals find warm welcome in Obama White House

White House visitor records show that administration officials have hosted numerous White House meetings with a series of U.S.-based Muslim political groups that have close ties to jihadi groups and push to reduce anti-terrorism investigations.

The visits were discovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which compared the Obama White House’s visitor records with its database of Islamist advocacy groups.

Alexander Bolton, The Hill: International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

“The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers around the county on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places.

“Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.

“The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU, among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”

“The request for foreign monitoring of election sites drew a strong rebuke from Catherine Engelbrecht, founder and president of True the Vote, a conservative-leaning group seeking to crack down on election fraud…”

Vincent & Klein, NY Post: Foreign Web Donations

“…The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group.

“The report found that one Obama site — — gets almost half of its traffic from foreign computer addresses. The site directs users to an Obama donation page.

“‘We are not suggesting that just foreign traffic by itself is a problem,’ said Peter Schweizer, president of the GAI. ‘But for a campaign that is very sophisticated in its fund-raising capabilities, they do not make one effort to try to even see or ask somebody to check a box that says they are a US citizen.’

“Obama’s re-election campaign took in $130,867 from donors who provided no ZIP codes and $2 million from those with incomplete ZIPs in September…”

Free Beacon: Obama Campaign Borrowed $15 Million from BofA

“Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate.

“Warren Buffett, Obama donor and namesake of the infamous “Buffett Rule,” invested $5 billion in Bank of America last year in an effort to help the ailing financial institution. Last month, two weeks after OFA took out the loan, Bank of America announced a plan that would lay off 16,000 workers by the end of the year.

“Obama has a complicated relationship with Bank of America. The bank contributed $20 million toward the cost of the Democrat National Convention earlier this year. Bank of America stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers, was supposed to host Obama’s acceptance speech. At the last moment, the campaign switched to a significantly smaller venue. The campaign claimed that an impending storm would not allow the President to deliver his address. Many questioned whether move was made because the campaign was having trouble filling such a large stadium…”

Andrew McCarthy, PJM: Dangerous Nonsense

“The video was the heart of the administration’s initial lie and subsequent cover-up. The assertion that it caused the latest atrocity was always untenable. Now that this causation claim has been blown out of the water, you might think that the video’s relevance has been destroyed along with it. But in a significant way, it has not.

“Obama’s emphasis on the video as causation was so demonstratively false that detractors have focused myopically on the lying. This serves short-term political objectives: a president who richly deserves to lose is reeling with the election just 19 days away.

“Nevertheless, long-term societal needs are being disserved. Focus on the administration’s serial lies has left unrefuted the obnoxious premise of these lies.

“It is as though we have conceded that if the movie had actually triggered protests that led to violence (as Islamist protests are wont to do), responsibility for that violence would lie with the filmmakers. The culprit would be our culture of liberty and reason, not the anti-democratic culture of the Muslim Middle East.

“That is dangerous nonsense…”

Ashe Schow, Heritage: President Obama’s Taxpayer-Backed Green Energy Failures

“It is no secret that President Obama’s and green-energy supporters’ (from both parties) foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case.

“The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. The fact that some companies are not under financial duress does not make the policy a success. It simply means that our taxpayer dollars subsidized companies that would’ve found the financial support in the private market.

“So far, 36 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy…”

Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard, Mika’s Precious Bucks

“This morning, as MSNBC’s Morning Joe came to an end, co-host Mika Brzezinski had some praise for colleagues and the company she works for. ‘We’ve been talking a lot this week about women and equal pay and all these issues,’ she said.’”I have to say, in all seriousness, I’m very lucky to be working with you [co-host Joe Scarborough] and for a company [MSNBC] who has actually dealt with this problem transparently.’

“Which basically amounts to Brzezinski saying that she is ‘lucky’ to get paid half as much as Joe Scarborough.

After all, according to the Daily Beast (whose editor, Tina Brown, is a frequent guest on the show), Scarborough makes a cool $4 million per year, while Brzezinski’s salary is half as much, coming in at $2 million per year

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October 22nd: Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

“See you tomorrow, Sir” ….

Thx mouse…

One sunny day in January, 2013, an old retired Marine man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”

The old man said, “Okay,” and walked away.

The following day the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”

The man thanked him and again just walked away.

The third day the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.

“The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said,

“Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama.

I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir.

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