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Did Obama Just Throw
The Entire Election Away?

Daily Beast, by Andrew Sullivan

Original Article

Posted By:rolanddd, 10/8/2012 10:41:55 PM

The Pew poll is devastating, just devastating. Before the debate, Obama had a 51 - 43 lead; now, Romney has a 49 - 45 lead. That's a simply unprecedented reversal for a candidate in October. Before Obama had leads on every policy issue and personal characteristic; now Romney leads in almost all of them. Obama's performance gave Romney a 12 point swing! I repeat: a 12 point swing. Romney's favorables are above Obama's now. Yes, you read that right. Romney's favorables are higher than Obama's right now. That gender gap that was Obama's firewall? Over in one night:

The Pew poll doesn't have the same internal skew that the MSM has been trying to pass off as unbiased. Still, it's amazing how many otherwise intelligent folks can't apply Occam's razor to last week's presidential debate. This wasn't a debate about an obscure topic , it was a debate about the self stated first priority of the Obama admin and BO was totally incapable of coherently stating his position let alone effectively defending it; It's clear that an utterly vacuous man has given us four years of drift and decay based on an imploding personality cult.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/8/2012 10:45:44 PM     (No. 8919301)

Andrew Sullivan is in full pearl clutch mode.

No, Obama didn't just throw the election away. The msm won't let that happen. Already they're helping to spread the false meme that Romney was dishonest during the debate.

Obama doesn't have to do anything but stand there and be eye candy and his followers will drag him across the finish line.

No getting cocky for the Republicans.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 10/8/2012 10:45:46 PM     (No. 8919302)

I sure hope so




Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 10/8/2012 10:47:44 PM     (No. 8919308)

I hope! At the gym tonight, the only television I could see was showing MSNBC, and the talking Leftists were talking about how Joe Biden was going to bury poor Paul Ryan.

They were claiming that Joe Biden was a Foreign Policy Master, and understood every nuance of Foreign Policy... No Joke!

Reply 4 - Posted by: Cinwasp, 10/8/2012 10:48:20 PM     (No. 8919310)

Read the last paragraph

Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/8/2012 10:49:52 PM     (No. 8919313)

The only thing Plugs is Master of is his own Domain!

Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/8/2012 10:51:19 PM     (No. 8919316)

Andrew has undoubtedly torn the lace off his panties. In a real tizzy.

Reply 7 - Posted by: thegare, 10/8/2012 10:52:16 PM     (No. 8919320)

I think Pubies were way over sampled in this poll......if so then the poll is way off. Can't any polling service not over sample so much either way?????




Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/8/2012 10:55:52 PM     (No. 8919329)

This was a great read. No Republican is thinking this is in the bag but boy are we energized. We are still the broken glass party. I hope Andrew put his deodorant on today because it sounds like he is in a real sweat. If they are counting on Biden coming across as sane they really are grasping at straws. Sorry, Andrew, but the fact that you are devastated makes me want to happy dance.

Reply 9 - Posted by: twculver, 10/8/2012 11:02:44 PM     (No. 8919342)

I agree with #7. The Republicans do appear to have been oversampled.

I believe Romney is probably ahead, based on Rasmussen and the fact that he is leading among independents, but I am trying to be cautious about polls that seem to oversample either party.

I still like seeing the media go nuts over this poll, though.

Reply 10 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 10/8/2012 11:06:59 PM     (No. 8919346)

Notice, again, how the left accuse Romney of lies, lies, lies, but never give specifics.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 10/8/2012 11:12:26 PM     (No. 8919354)

Pew is hardly a conservative entity... oversampling = dirty tricks? Does anyone know what the breakdown really is?

Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 10/8/2012 11:19:43 PM     (No. 8919360)

Darln' Schadenfreud'...."

For the first time, I clearly see Wayne Newton's appeal! Love, ya, Wayne, love ya, guy.




Reply 13 - Posted by: NY Betsy Rose, 10/8/2012 11:24:17 PM     (No. 8919368)

I too hope the polls are right but hold back my applause until we get Mitt in office. Either Obama doesn't want another four years or he's going to steal it in some way or other. He's way to complacent about this and THAT worries me. Candy Dandy Andy cries in his lace undies. Too bad Andy. An empty suit is an empty suit and a ruse is a ruse. Your guy is outed. Get over yourself.

Reply 14 - Posted by: thegare, 10/8/2012 11:29:24 PM     (No. 8919375)

number eleven.......the Pubies were over sampled thirty six to thirty one in this poll...four points is really off, ... in my humble opinion

Reply 15 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 10/8/2012 11:31:06 PM     (No. 8919377)

Several LDotters have cited this blog in the past. He is saying that its accurate. He's also saying its registered rather than likely voters. I don't know what to think except to run like we're ten yards behind, and run all the way through the tape.

Whatever you're doing to help the cause- keep doing it. Do MORE of it.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/8/2012 11:36:21 PM     (No. 8919384)

Gosh, I had a great time reading this aloud to my spouse. Heh, heh. The left is really, really depressed......and I'm loving reading their columns right now. When will they realize he really is an empty suit, empty chair with nothing there, there?

Have you noticed a lack of the red and black hope and change posters this time around? I know the Dems lie, cheat and steal, but we're planning to pop the champagne early on November 6th.

Reply 17 - Posted by: msjena, 10/8/2012 11:45:11 PM     (No. 8919389)

Andrew has the vapors over this. I don't think Obama has thrown the election away. Romney can't get complacent. Remember how Bush came back after a bad first debate in 2004--or more accurately, how Kerry self-destructed by talking about a Cheney's "lezzzbian" daughter? A similar misstep by Romney could put Obama right back in it.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/9/2012 12:38:59 AM     (No. 8919425)

"and his opponent shines with lies " how can the left keep getting away with saying this. I am furious at how all these usual obamaheads keep saying Romney is a liar. There is none so blind as those who will not see.

Reply 19 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/9/2012 1:01:44 AM     (No. 8919441)

Sullivan is just determined to say that Romney is just lying about his whole plan. Yet he gives no real evidence. I actually watched the debate a couple days late and I didn't observe the meltdown that people were moaning about. Certainly BO looked uneasy and made some foolish faces but several things he was criticized over, like saying the moderator could move on, were mis-characterized.

But what BO did is the same thing that Sullivan is doing, INSISTING on their own version of truth. Romney says there is no plan for a $5 trillion cut, in fact says that his guiding principle is that the wealthy will pay the same amount in total dollars. That's pretty clear.

BO's only response was to repeat the lie about $5 trillion in cuts, which I'm sure Sullivan believes as well. That's because their "math" skills apparently stopped at first grade. Only considering the rate, taxes would drop. But there is crystal clear evidence that when rates drop the amount of revenue often goes UP. Why? Because people make more money. You may pay less when you make a $million but you now make $2 million instead. Your total tax paid goes up. Everyone wins. But BO apparently flunked Real Economics 101.

Every time BO lied, Romney corrected him. Real people clearly did NOT believe BO and took Romney at his word. Further, Romney clearly showed that BO made many promises that he failed to keep and others that he lied about. Romney essentially called BO a "young man" lying and it went unanswered. It's hard to rebut the truth.

Reply 20 - Posted by: rambo77, 10/9/2012 1:05:22 AM     (No. 8919445)

This getting exciting!!! But we need to be very cautious. Zippy senses his situation and since the door closed behind him Wednesday night, I'll bet he's stirred every pot and chewed out anyone who came close to him. You know he's in a tight and we know how people who are in this tight of a spot can react. There's no telling what he'll come up with. That Ex.ORd.13603 is probably in his pocket, ready to go along with several other goodies that could really mess things up in the next 4 weeks.
So let's all pay very close attention and make sure we understand everything that happens. NO SURPRISES!! I am locked and loaded, too.

Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2012 1:22:06 AM     (No. 8919453)

Obama left on his own is a loser. He's on his own now and it isn't pretty.

Reply 22 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/9/2012 7:31:41 AM     (No. 8919650)

I loved this article. I did , however, expect that I would have to clean up a puddle of Andrew's flopsweat under my monitor. Man! The guy is a talented writer- you can actually hear his hysteria in print.



Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/9/2012 9:43:59 AM     (No. 8919970)


n 1957, J Howard Pew, founder of Sunoco, created the J. Howard Pew Freedom Trust with his $1 billion estate trust with instructions that it use its funds to "acquaint the American people" with "the evils of bureaucracy," "the values of the free market," and "the paralyzing effects of government controls on lives and activities of people," to "inform our people of the struggle, persecution, hardship, sacrifice and death by which freedom of the individual was won" and to educate them about how "Socialism, Welfare statism [and] Fascism . . . are but devices by which government seizes the ownership or control of the tools of production." In accordance with those wishes, the Freedom Trust funded mostly libertarian and conservative activities, as long as its board consisted of Pew family members and friends.

Think that's still Pew today?
Think someone got in there and twisted J Howard's clearly stated estate instructions to fortress the Left?

Dang right it happened. NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING FROM PEW.

Reply 24 - Posted by: fysammy, 10/9/2012 9:44:22 AM     (No. 8919971)

And Andrew used to be Conservative; he just let the "gay" thing muddle his mind.

Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/9/2012 9:45:32 AM     (No. 8919977)

Ooops. Wrong article. See Next Article.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/9/2012 9:55:20 AM     (No. 8920014)

Nice to see excitable Andy getting in lockstep with the rest of his new (since 2007) BFF's, babbling about Romney's so-called "lies." Andy seems to be a bit petulant that Obama didn't "rebut" Romney's "lies", which is the sole reason, he thinks, that Obama is dropping in the polls like a paralyzed buzzard.

This is boilerplate Sullivan, minus the Trig Trutherism -- for a change.

Reply 27 - Posted by: little guy, 10/9/2012 10:00:04 AM     (No. 8920029)

Ole Andrew may be wetting his panties now --- but read between the lines. He is saying that the LEFT will do ANYTHING to help save Obama from himself. Everyone be warned! This means thermo-nuclear war from their side. They will now lie much more, cheat like they are going to be hanged tomorrow and Obama will bomb Iran before they lose.

Desperate people do desperate things when they are trapped and a wounded animal is much more dangerous than normal --- especially if you corner them in your barn!

Reply 28 - Posted by: LComStaff, 10/9/2012 10:00:42 AM     (No. 8920032)

As this was posted at nearly identical times please go to this thread as well. http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=705693

Reply 29 - Posted by: Gallo3, 10/9/2012 10:04:20 AM     (No. 8920046)

Wasn't this guy one of the founders of the 'Log Cabin Republicans'?

Didn't he throw Bush under the bus during the Iraqi War?

First thing I've read from Sully for years. Like poster above said, read the last paragraph. He is still on the Dark Side.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/9/2012 10:08:40 AM     (No. 8920062)

#4, I'm looking particularly at the last two sentences. There are some faint, but ominous echoes of Henry II; perhaps from Sullivan's subconscious, perhaps from mine, but nevertheless disquieting.

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