Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why Do We Fall Sir? So That We Might Learn To Pick Ourselves Up.

Last night was, to put it mildly, a difficult night.  I don't really know what to say that hasn't already been said by others elsewhere.  The results were troubling in many respects and, frankly, I have grave fears for the future of this country.  But we have no choice but to pick ourselves up.  How do we do that?  I'm not exactly sure, but I think these two articles are on the right track:

Courage For The Long War Ahead

The Long Game

It's not politics that make the country.  It's culture.  Conservatives/libertarians often overlook that, but cannot afford to do so any longer.

As the name implies, I started this blog with one objective in mind.  Clearly I fell short, but life goes on.  I had debated whether I would continue blogging after the election, in one form or another.  For now at least, I think the answer is no.  I am going to take some time to regroup, focus on my family and my work, and find new ways to fight.  We lost a major battle, but I'm not ready to concede the war or my country.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Here We Go

I just got home from work, made my last few calls for the Romney Campaign to get out the vote (you can still call, if you have time), and am ready to settle in with a drink and watch the results come in.

If you haven't voted yet, GET TO YOUR POLLING PLACE NOW.

Otherwise, I don't expect to post much tonight, but will instead refer you to the following, who will do a far better job of keeping you informed for election night coverage:





Legal Insurrection


This Is It

I'm getting ready to head to the polls to vote.  Do the same.  And then make sure every Romney supporter you can find also does the same.  Trust me, you do not want to be sitting at home tonight wishing you had done more.  Do not leave anything on the table. 

Here is more advice on what you can do today.

And don't be swayed by any dirty tricks played by the Obama campaign/media.  Let's just get it done.  Then the celebrating begin.

Monday, November 5, 2012

With A Whimper?

Obama Ends Campaign In Half-Empty Arena.

Vote Fraud

Who You Gonna Call?

Via Instapundit.

What's Our Theme For the Day?

Get out and vote!  Listen to the whole thing.

Vodkapundit - Wargaming: The Final Edition

Click away.

Tea Leaves

Via Charlie Martin - Rasmussen Voter Identification: R+6.

As the chart shows, this represents a roughly 13 point swing from November.  If this is accurate (and who knows what is accurate, all the polls are way off and Romney is going to win in a landslide.  For example, CNN's latest poll has the race tied with a D+11 sample.  Rasmussen's own poll is still using a D+2 sample to show Romey up 1.

What does all this mean?  Get out the vote tomorrow.  Those will be the only numbers that matter and this country cannot afford to get them wrong.   


Via Gateway Pundit:  RNC Political Director Rick Wiley released a statement today.
Republican insiders are very confident going into the election tomorrow.
The Obama camp has been firing off a number of memos in desperate attempt to convince the media (and themselves) that they’re not losing. What they aren’t telling you is this isn’t 2008; the numbers show we’re doing much better in early voting, and they are doing much worse.
But more importantly we are poised to blow the Obama campaign out on Election Day thanks to a superior GOTV program and a historical GOP Election Day advantage . . . .

So, when you add it all up, the Democrats’ early vote advantage just isn’t big enough. Republicans will come out ahead, and Mitt Romney will claim victory. And our superior ground game will ensure that the margin of victory is even greater than these numbers would suggest.

The Obama campaign’s superior ground game is a myth.
They claim they have double and triple the people and offices across the country, yet poll after poll has shown voters have been contacted equally if not more by the Romney campaign and the Republicans. It goes to show you what big government bureaucracy gets you.
I’m glad Democrats are so eager to talk about their ground game. The more they talk, the more they prove the numbers don’t add up.
By contrast:  Obama Campaign - Remain calm, and don’t let tomorrow’s early tallies get you down

Making Calls For Romney

I implore you to do the same.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

GEN Tommy Franks, GEN Hugh Shelton Among 500 American Warriors to Run Full-Page Ad Endorsing Mitt Romney For President

PJ Tatler reports.

Romney Rally In Pennsylvania Appears To Be Overflowing

I'm watching now.  Looks like there may be more than 30,000 people there. 

Red Rocks

Hat tip to Ace.

Obama's Katrina?

America's Northeast Suffers As President Puts Re-Election Ahead Of Relief.

Not that you will see anyone in the legacy media making the comparison.


I have been making calls from home for the Romney Campaign, but thought I would take a break for some lunch and a polling update.

Latest polls from Michigan and Pennsylvania (both states Obama thought he would win easily) both show virtual ties. 

Plus:  A prediction from Charlie Martin:  Romney 341 Obama 197.

Good News - Dan Riehl Appears to Be On The Mend

As my progress, prospects and prognosis regarding both health and blogging can now be filed under long-term and positive, there’s no urgency, which would only distract from what we’ve all fought for these last 4 years – beating Obama and winning with Romney at the polls on November 6th.
I currently effort to help there as I can and ensure my own ability to fight even harder another day, as no matter the outcome this week, I trust we will all again share that priority as happy warriors in the very near future. As for certain support, I didn’t even sign in to PayPal to check until today. It was awe inspiring to see. The thoughtfulness and generosity of the people on the Right speaks volumes for us as a treasured movement in which I’ve been honored to participate these past many years. Continuing to do that in the future remains a key priority for me.

Navy SEALS Ad Blasting Obama


The Ground Glass Election

Glenn Reynolds:
For a lot of people, the thought is that four years of Obama might be damaging but survivable, while eight years of Obama might -- in the president's own words -- "fundamentally transform America" in a way that they don't like.

Ultimately, the question is whether "a lot of people" will be enough people to overcome Obama's own showing-up mechanisms, which include unions' formidable get-out-the-vote operations and the still-extant remnants of organizations like ACORN.

There's no way to know the answer to that until next week. But if the answer is important to you, I have one suggestion: Show up.

Drip Drip Drip

Fox News Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Jay Cost:  Why Romney Is Likely to Win.

Related:  Obama Attracting Smaller Crowds than McCain in ’08

Vote for revenge . . . or love of country?

Althouse (a former Obama voter, who yesterday revealed her support for Romney):  This clip neatly embodies a reason why I believe Romney will win. He feels like optimism, and Obama — who once owned the word "hope" — seems petulant, divisive, and ungrateful.

By the way, revenge for what?


A few days ago, Karl Rove came out with his prediction that Mitt Romney would win the election. 

Yesterday,  Michael Barone did the same, only with a bigger spread.

It seems worth noting that both men also predicted Obama's victory in 2008.

Firewall: Falling On Principal

Report: Ambassador Stevens Called For Help During Benghazi Attack, Got None

Chaffetz also told van Susteren that Gen. Carter Ham, former head of U.S. Africa command, "personally" told him that “he did not get a directive from the White House, from the president of the United States to engage in the fire fight to help protect those people.”

Plus:  Benghazi consulate warned 3 hours before attack of militia gathering arms.

And:  Fox News defends Benghazi “stand down” report against new CIA timeline released.


Six Enormous Stakes In Presidential Election.

Where I Beg And Plead

After a campaign that has gone on for, what feels like, four years now, we are in the home stretch.  Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.  That's it.  On Tuesday, we will hopefully be celebrating the election of a new president.  But to get us there, you need to do your part. 

Now obviously, you need to make sure you get to the polls and cast your vote for Romney.  But that's not enough.  Make sure any Republican family or friends you have also get to the polls.  If you know independents or Democrats who can be persuaded, persuade them and then get them to the polls.

And then go still beyond that.  If you live in a swing state, locate your nearest Romney Victory Center and get directly involved.  Distribute literature in your neighborhood, knock on doors, and make calls.  Volunteer as a poll watcher.  If you don't live in a swing state or can't make it to a Victory Center, make calls from home.  All you have to do is go here and follow the instructions.  It's free, it's easy, and it can be done at your convenience (anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.).  And it makes all the difference.  Elections are won and lost with the ground game. 

So don't be caught sitting on the sidelines.  Act as if your way of life depends on it.  It does.  Act as if the future of your country depends on it.  It does.  Come Tuesday night, you don't want to be wishing you had done more.

If you have any questions or further advice to give, leave it in the comments. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

October's Dismal "New Normal" Jobs Report

James Pethokoukis analyzes the data here.  Read the whole thing, but here is the bottom line:
Anemic economic growth of around 2% not only puts the U.S. economy at heightened risk of recession, but is also too slow to a) generate enough jobs to quickly close the jobs gap, and b) boost take-home pay. Anyone satisfied with or hyping this report does a great disservice to the America worker.


Plus:  Additional thoughts from Ed Morrissey.

In just four more days, we can set a new course.

Fred Thompson "Totally Disgusted" By Obama Administration's Handling of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Via The Other McCain: 
[T]he former Republican senator from Tennessee invoked his experience nearly 40 years ago as a Watergate investigator, saying that Congress must “get to the bottom of” the administration’s failures in the Sept. 11 incident that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead in Libya.
“This is probably the biggest cover-up in American history – and you’re talking to an expert in cover-ups,” Thompson said

Freedom to Succeed

This ad has been put out by an immigrant who fled socialist Hungary to make an incredible success for himself in the United States.  It's a stirring message and one that should hopefully resonate:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal Not Only Endorses Romney . . .

It Excoriates Obama as "Unworthy" while slamming him on everything from foreign policy and Benghazi to the economy and energy.

Read the whole thing.  And hat tip to Instapundit.

Plus: Survey USA Nevada Poll - Freakout time for Dems.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It Just Keeps Getting Worse And Worse

More and more information continues to trickle out about the attack on our Benghazi Consulate and CIA annex: Via Hotair:
  • Troubling Surveillance Observed Outside Consulate Before Attack
  • Today, the White House press secretary let it slip during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One that President Obama’s inaction on the Benghazi situation now extends to inaction on the supposed investigation taking place. The administration has still not made clear what exactly is being investigated, or the extent of the investigation. And President Obama doesn’t much care.
  • Senior Department of Defense official:  “There was no request from the Department of State to intervene militarily on the night of the attack.”The president, however, would have the final say as to whether or not to send in the military.
Plus - Via Ace:
[D]uring the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG)
"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon." ...

Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack...

Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior US counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. The official says the FBI received a call during the attack representing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and requesting agents be deployed....

Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.
 Sadly, the most shocking thing about this last story may be that it was actually reported on by the legacy media over at CBS News.  It would also seem to confirm the rumors Newt Gingrich referenced Tuesday night.


Someone in Point Pleasant, NJ wrote Romney in the sand during Obama's aerial tour of the Jersey Shore.

Culture of Corruption

Via Jammie Wearing Fools
President Obama claims that political considerations did not influence the Energy Department’s green energy loan program, but newly-released internal emails show that his administration subsidized Nevada companies in order to help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., win his 2010 reelection campaign.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released emails revealing both that the White House — including the president himself — was involved in approving loans to green energy companies and that the DOE officials regarded loans as a way for the White House to help Reid by giving him a way to brag about bringing federal money into Nevada.
Now just imagine the media's reaction if this were 2004 and the story involved Bush and oil companies.