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Never Count a Clinton Out
Townhall, by Carol Platt Liebau

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/16/2012 1:06:37 AM

Oh, my, this is priceless. From Peru, Hillary Clinton has "taken responsibility" for Benghazi. No doubt, on its face, the act would seem to be a heroic effort to take the heat off the President and Vice President as the election nears. But with the Clintons, nothing is ever as it seems. Keep in mind that: She did this the night before a real make-or-break debate for the President; By doing it she made Obama and Biden look small and cowardly for seeking to throw her under the bus, thereby elevating her stature while diminishing theirs; She did nothing to

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That's Liebau's evaluation. We'll know Tuesday before, during and after the debate if the press whores are going to go after 0bama on this still or will totally switch to Hillary who is conveniently hiding in South America. If Hillary IS doing this for herself then I expect to hear another comment from her soon on the line of ''But wait, there's more.''

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: danu, 10/16/2012 1:25:26 AM     (No. 8936236)

liar liar cloven hooves on fire

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Reply 2 - Posted by: janylou, 10/16/2012 1:28:52 AM     (No. 8936238)

"She raised the question -- which now may be put to Obama -- of whether she should be fired. If she is asked, of course she may answer demurely that she serves at the pleasure of the President. In any case, he is now hamstrung; if he answers "yes," she should be fired, he infuriates a lot of Dems -- and potentially a lot of women, but if he answers "no," he risks seeming insufficiently upset about what happened to the ".
HillBilly may get their revenge yet!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/16/2012 1:49:05 AM     (No. 8936249)

The poisoned chalice ploy? Wishful thinking? Too clever by half?

Ife Hillary has set a trap I hope it works. Not for her sake but because anything that costs Obama votes is fine with me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Frank G, 10/16/2012 1:49:18 AM     (No. 8936250)

Chess is such an interesting game.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: anniej, 10/16/2012 2:11:14 AM     (No. 8936262)

Huma on Line 1.
Period.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Butch, 10/16/2012 2:18:45 AM     (No. 8936264)

Hillary is busy, busy, busy as a beaver in Lima, attending an international conference about women's empowerment. That's too rich.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/16/2012 2:35:11 AM     (No. 8936268)

This really does make Obama look like a coward for not accepting responsibility for it.Obama continued to spew the video line long after it was known it was a terror attack.
If these people ever told the truth about anything,you wouldn't recognize who they are.Obama has no respect at all for anybody that gives their life for their country."Somebody died? Oh,I'd better get to that fundraiser"

By throwing herself on the sword for Obama,,Hilldawg has built up some creds for 2016.There had to be some kind of deal cut,the Clintons don't do anything without a price.

The Clintons and Obamas are plagues on this country that will never go away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/16/2012 2:44:03 AM     (No. 8936272)

...Hillary has made it well known that she was leaving after this term...

...we may well be watching a game of "political chess" going on. The Benghazi story is just starting to boil and this move will perk up tomorrow's debate, keep the story growing as we hit the last debate next week...

...0bama is gone, the question is which move is the checkmate?...




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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/16/2012 3:00:19 AM     (No. 8936278)

You have to hand it to the Clintons, no matter how grudgingly. This is diabolically clever on several levels. On the surface level, it creates a nod of admiration for the acceptance of responsibility and invites immediate comparison to "him who never accepts blame". Beyond this initial reaction, one realizes that this is a case where the acceptance of responsibility won't have any consequences. For you chess players, think of it as a "poison pawn sacrifice". In other words, if Obama accepts it (actually, whether he fires her or not) it's deadly for him.

At a deeper level,even if you conclude that Hillary is the primary person at fault, it invites the question, "Mr. President, how could you NOT be aware of such a major decision by your Secretary of State, and once you were made aware, how could you not take appropriate action or even personally correct the record?"

This is at least "discovered check" if not imminent checkmate of the black king by the white queen.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 10/16/2012 3:19:18 AM     (No. 8936286)

Did her new pony tail pull her hair a bit too tight? Stay tuned for more thrilling action on, "Affairs Of State".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/16/2012 3:35:50 AM     (No. 8936293)

Doesn't matter. Both are for the destruction of America.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/16/2012 3:41:43 AM     (No. 8936294)

The order to fall on her sword came from Baraka Hussein Obama II. If this imperils PianoLegs' 2016 campaign Monica's Boyfriend will sink Hussein in no time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/16/2012 3:44:42 AM     (No. 8936295)

This is a poor strategy. It does not account for all of the conflicting lies and coverups after the fact. Those are the work of the pResident and many others, all part of the 0bama administration.

Romney will not back off of the complete failure of the pResident's foreign policy. Hellary's confession is a good start, but does not change the situation. We need more confessions, prosecution, and incarceration.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smaj, 10/16/2012 4:22:31 AM     (No. 8936311)

When will we be rid of these insufferable fools?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh, 10/16/2012 4:32:09 AM     (No. 8936319)

Obama is a coward of the worst kind. He has never taken responsibility for anything. How is that possible? He is in charge or is he not? Is he totally incompetent? I think so and also a coward. This whole administration is a slime bag.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/16/2012 6:37:23 AM     (No. 8936416)

This just opens the new can of worms...how could they both have stood there and lied, lied, lied in tandem?

Oh, so just Hillary was lying, taking Barry with her.
Right, ok then.

So, um, no one else called the White House? Barry was simply photoshopped into the picture, innocent as a lamb? And as dumb, apparently because he obviously didn't ask any questions or delve into it himself.

Just stood up there and parroted the lines he'd been given. Like a complete moron with no critical thinking skills?

Wait. Never mind.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/16/2012 7:08:41 AM     (No. 8936442)

Is she next going to announce her regret at letting Obama talk her into lying about this for a week? I cannot get out of my head that video of her standing with Obama next to those caskets and they are both STILL blaming that video. I feel very sorry for Ambassador Stevens' Dad but we are not going to stop talking about this until the day of President Romney's inaugeration.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: goose, 10/16/2012 7:28:55 AM     (No. 8936486)

Not chess, Mr Spock. Poker.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/16/2012 7:54:03 AM     (No. 8936530)

A great Professor from Wharton business school had a thesis entitled: "...never expect anyone to do something for you unless there is something in it for them..."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: sagman, 10/16/2012 8:26:01 AM     (No. 8936591)

Hillary War Room: It’s Whose Party?

HILLARY: Yeah, I took one for the team on Benghazi, or so it seems.
BILL: Starting now, we work to see Zero thrashed by Romney. Obama loses, the Party turns to Hillary for salvation in 2016.
PAUL BEGALA: Obama will know what you’re doing, Eminence. Suppose he asks you to resign?
HILLARY: I will remain Secretary of Stasis. It’s about a woman’s right to choose. The decision to resign is between me and my spin doctor.
JAMES CARVILLE: So, how will you undercut The Chosen, M'Lady?
HILLARY: By dropping the mask of neutrality and, uh, speaking out for him. I’ll commend his Muslim roots, his resolve to take out terrorists even if it means obliterating their families, his “Buy American” initiative encouraging drug cartels to shop here for their arms needs.
BILL: Reverend Al sees the writing on the wall and is joining us.
SHARPTON: As the inimical Popeye might say, resist we musk, or the foul ordure of the Obama regime will Kaiser Permeate the very fabric of our national travesty the Geek Fakes are weaving as we speak.
HILLARY: Well said, Al.
BEGALA: How do we neutralize Oprah, My Liege?
CARVILLE: My grandma would cut off the ends, sprinkle salt over the slices, put ‘em in a pan with possum innards, then. . . .
BEGALA: Oprah, not okra, Jimbo.
SANDY BERGER: Your magnitude, suppose I sneak into Obama reelection headquarters and stuff a copy of his campaign plan down my jockeys. If his people catch me and ask what’s in my pants, I’ll just say I’m glad to see them.
BILL: Good ‘un. San. . . .
HILLARY: Shuddup, Bill. Who let Berger in here?

reprise

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fed-up, 10/16/2012 8:30:24 AM     (No. 8936600)

This is a good move for a person who has her political future at stake. Im sure the clintoon machine has been working overtime to figure this out so she looks good. What has she admitted to that everyone doesnt already know? Of course she is responsible for State Deptartment, but the security "officials" made the decision. Notice she doesnt really accept that she made any decisions. So she hasnt done anything but state the obvious. This is only gonna put pressure on O to answer about the lie about the video.. "Fog of war" is not gonna cut it. People died here. It wasnt like they said they didnt know what happened.. the told us for days what caused it. That is the question I want answered. By our president. time to buck up, O

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rita, 10/16/2012 8:33:32 AM     (No. 8936605)

Hillary Clinton IS Obama's foreign policy. Hillary IS the "light footprint", as Barack has never pretended foreign policy interest, other than hating Jews, unionizing workers around the globe and our military.

Indications are that Hillary accepted the spot at State ONLY if it came with plenty of power and powerful MEN under her to do the heavy lifting, the real negotiations, with our enemies, and with Israel. Then comes George Mitchell and the guy who died from a massive heart attack. What is his name?

Hillary was plenty casual in taking responsibility, sitting down, in a casual interview, out of country, STILL blaming intellegence without naming a single community that had posited the early fiction SHE ran with, passed to the White House, and hammered for 11 days herself.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Texasgoatrancher, 10/16/2012 8:40:21 AM     (No. 8936621)

#20 you KNOW those people. Good one, I'm still choking on my coffee.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/16/2012 8:43:04 AM     (No. 8936627)

Is this a possibility? Obama and Biden approach Hill and Bill with a deal. If she helps him get elected Biden will resign after a year and she will be chosen as VP, giving her a leg up in 2016.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/16/2012 8:46:04 AM     (No. 8936635)

#20....more Rev Al please.. That line is classic.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/16/2012 8:49:44 AM     (No. 8936641)

So glad to see #20 again!!

And soooo right own!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/16/2012 8:49:59 AM     (No. 8936642)

I said yesterday this was most like Bill's idea of trying to belittle obama by putting him in a corner. I still believe the same today.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/16/2012 8:53:53 AM     (No. 8936651)

First move of the 2016 campaign, whoever wins 2012. This smells more like Bubba than the Beast.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: LZK, 10/16/2012 8:53:56 AM     (No. 8936653)

Since "when" does a Secretary of State attend a meeting of "empowering women"?

She threw four men in Libya under the bus and she talks about women's issues????? What the h@ll is going on???

LZK

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sherlock1, 10/16/2012 9:36:00 AM     (No. 8936696)

Romney need only ask "Does Hillary's statement absolve you of blame?" And then be ready with the numerous quotes wherin Obama and other Dems demand GWB be held personally responsible for every mishap over the 8 years he served. Then just ask why we should expect Bush to man up but not him.

That should do it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nosillod, 10/16/2012 9:40:24 AM     (No. 8936705)

What if this attack in Benghazi was a planned attack by the Obama people with the intent of having the Ambassador and/or some of his staff taken hostage? Then Obama sends in our troops right before the election and rescues them. How else to explain the scaled down security there? Just like Fast and Furious was a plan to lay the groundwork to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Maybe both plans failed big time. I know it is more than a little tin foil hat time, but I wouldn't put anything past Obama.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: zek, 10/16/2012 9:58:41 AM     (No. 8936755)

The media is still in Obama's corner. It wouldn't matter what Hillary said, or anyone else. They heard someone else take the blame and that takes Obama off the hook as far as they are concerned. As far as the media Benghazi has nothing to do with Obama anymore. Probably happened because Romney didn't release enough taxes. Fog of war, my back end! How could everyone else see it was terrorism right out of the gate except for the Whitehouse? Their in a fog alright, but probably from the stuff their smoking

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/16/2012 9:58:47 AM     (No. 8936756)

As a campaign tactic intended to benefit Obama, it has maximum backfire potential. As a campaign tactic designed to benefit Hillary in her 2016 run, ditto.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: mabelkitty, 10/16/2012 10:02:33 AM     (No. 8936771)

I just posted a similar sentiment.
Biden really screwed the narrative during the VP debate, and Obama really needs to not have this hanging over his head tonight and next week.

What he doesn't understand is that nobody believes this because you can see the lies throughout. Biden alienating women wasn't bad enough - PUMAs will now sit on their hands and won't vote.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: udanja99, 10/16/2012 10:02:51 AM     (No. 8936773)

Haven't read all of the posts yet so please forgive me if I'm repeating someone else. I want Romney to hit zippy with this tonight and ask him, "Hillary has taken responsibility for the Benghazi mess. Why haven't you?".

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Reply 36 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/16/2012 10:06:44 AM     (No. 8936784)

#33 Bingo. Makes more sense than most of the spin being spun these days.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: faldo, 10/16/2012 10:07:39 AM     (No. 8936788)

I like #32's "strategery"

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Reply 38 - Posted by: udanja99, 10/16/2012 10:10:01 AM     (No. 8936792)

#31, it's what Hillary does and possibly why she was caught flat footed on Benghazi. I know a woman who works at State who raved about Hillary to me one day because Hillary was busy getting promotions for women who work there, unlike the male Secstates. I pointed out that it wasn't Hillary's job to be doing that but the woman didn't care.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dman, 10/16/2012 10:20:27 AM     (No. 8936821)

Good takes, all. Sagman great as usual. Regardless: all we need to know at this point is that this Chicago crowd (wasn't Hillary from Chicago, too?) must go.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/16/2012 10:54:50 AM     (No. 8936896)

#21, (bowing lower than a tuition-needy Obama before a gold lame-turbined Pakistani) that's your best ever.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/16/2012 11:25:48 AM     (No. 8936973)

Oh, #20...I think - nay, I know - I love you. ;)


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Reply 42 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/16/2012 11:47:46 AM     (No. 8937049)

So, Hillary Clinton has "has taken responsibility" for Benghazi without assuming "full responsibility". Hmm... She's a lawyer, Bill's a lawyer, everybody is a lawyer. Obviously it will boil down to dissecting the term "responsibility". She's no fool. She's confident that she would not be held truly responsible.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 10/16/2012 12:01:31 PM     (No. 8937093)

I hate to sound a little sexist here, but do you realize what Hillary will look like in 2016?

There's no way (without a lot of work) she'll be able to run a successful campaign in four years.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: gollyneds, 10/16/2012 12:03:53 PM     (No. 8937101)

bill remembers early in his administration, he avoided responsibility for everything. then after waco, janet reno said she took full responsibility. people admired that someone in his administration finally took responsibility for something.

lesson learned

it never hurt janet reno. this is hillary's janet reno moment

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Marzon, 10/16/2012 12:57:48 PM     (No. 8937284)

Re #33, That's been my theory all along, and I think some of Libyan factions were in on it. The political benefit for Obama and his Libyan partners would have been huge. Obama covers himself with glory for successfully thwarting a terrorist attack and the Libyans get more help consolidating their power and diminishing or eliminating that of their rivals.

It would explain alot of things such as the reduction in security despite the known threat, the transfer of what security there was to Libyan nationals, and why Zippy didn't care and went out partying even as the attack was in progress. If things went according to plan, not only would he get credit for the "rescue" but the media would praising him ceaselessly for his "coolness under pressure".

I think what they didn't count on though was the off duty ex-SEALS coming in and making a real fight of it. Or perhaps they simply underestimated the extent to which their Libyan partner's were infiltrated by Al Queda, who didn't stick to the script because they simply want to kill Americans.

Blaming the video, which had been around for months with nobody paying any attention to it, was the back up plan, which Obama immediately went to after he got word that things went wrong. Zippy was no doubt supremely confident that the media would once again accept his story at face value and not ask any too many questions. But in this case he just couldn't pull it off. The media tried to play their part by immediately attacking Romney and tried to keep the focus on his supposed "terrible gaffe" but the images of the mutilation and death of the Ambassador were just to powerful for the media to keep buried.



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Reply 46 - Posted by: strike3, 10/16/2012 1:00:56 PM     (No. 8937299)

Really? This woman has failed at everything she has attempted since I first heard her name in 1991. Besides, America is very tired of her.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/16/2012 1:08:22 PM     (No. 8937318)

All politicians spin, but Slick Wille took it all to a new level when he pondered what the meaning of the word 'is' is. Nothing but weasel words from then on.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/16/2012 1:57:03 PM     (No. 8937467)

Ah, #20! Thou art Truth personified.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 10/16/2012 2:50:19 PM     (No. 8937624)

The devil in the woodpile is not to be forgotten. Hill took responsibility in a political fashion. (If she had actually taken responsibility she would have resigned or been fired. So it's just politics.) But the devil that is being overlooked is the IC. Hill threw the IC under the bus when she took 'responsibility'.
Any deal has to be made there or the wheels will come off before the election. Maybe that's why we haven't heard from Gen. Betrayus? But it would have to include more that just the CIA.
There's more to come.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: cadillaqjaq, 10/16/2012 2:52:28 PM     (No. 8937632)

#23 posted in part: ''...she will be chosen as VP, giving her a leg up in 2016."

Sorry, I can do without that visual.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot, 10/16/2012 4:51:23 PM     (No. 8937961)

Hillbuzz has this one up about the issue.

http://hillbuzz.org/what-shes-really-up-to-something-you-miss-if-you-buy-the-stupid-falling-on-the-sword-meme-being-pushed-about-hillary-clinton-today-95552



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Reply 52 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/16/2012 4:59:25 PM     (No. 8937972)

At this minute, the pressure is on the US military to track down (before the election!) and kill the extreme camel-likers who murdered the Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Zero and Hildebeast, who finally 'protected' our four brave Americans with US Marines - at the brief service over their coffins at Dover, DE - are a disgrace.
Shame.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: InThePines, 10/16/2012 5:19:45 PM     (No. 8938009)

Hillary's waiting for that Supreme Court nomination promised her.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: spengler, 10/16/2012 6:56:12 PM     (No. 8938202)

Nothing must stand in the way of Frank Marshall Davis Jr's Soviet Revolution.
Hildebeast must be thrown under the bus

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A week after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, a majority of voters said President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis wasn’t a factor in their vote, according to early exit polls. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed, per CBS News’ early exit polling released by radio station WKZO in Kalamazoo, Mich., said Obama’s handling of the storm was a minor factor in their vote or wasn’t a factor at all. Twenty-six percent named Sandy as an “important” factor, and 15 percent said it was the “most important” factor in their decision.

Exit polls 2012: Mitt Romney
winning independents
Politico, by Emily Schultheis    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 8:47:41 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney is leading among independents in both Ohio and Virginia, early exit polls show. In Ohio, the former Massachusetts governor takes 56 percent of self-identified independents, compared with 40 percent for President Barack Obama. That’s a huge decrease for Obama from 2008, when the exit polls found him winning independents in Ohio by 12 points, 52 percent to 44 percent for John McCain. The numbers are similar but slightly tighter in Virginia: Romney takes 53 percent of independents there, according to ABC News exit polls, a 12-point lead over Obama. In 2008, Obama won independents in the state by

Obama, Romney locked in tight race
with battlegrounds too close to call
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 8:24:14 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney and President Obama each racked up early and expected victories Tuesday night in relatively safe territory, while some of the biggest battlegrounds that will decide the election remained too close to call. All the big swing states where polls have closed -- Florida, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina -- were too close to call, Fox News projects. (Snip) Obama will also win three of Maine's four electoral votes, Fox News projects. It is unclear where the state's fourth electoral vote will fall. The latest batch of poll closings, and results, has allowed Obama to take

Romney wins South Carolina
Market Watch, by Robert Schroeder    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 7:53:12 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney was projected the winner in South Carolina on Tuesday night, taking home the state’s nine electoral votes. So far Tuesday the former Massachusetts governor has taken other reliably red states including Kentucky and West Virginia. Romney leads in the Electoral College with 24 electoral votes to President Obama’s three.

Ohio exit poll: More Democrats vote,
but independents back Romney
CBS News, by Brian Montopoli    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 7:45:37 PM     Post Reply
As expected, the presidential race is tight in Ohio, where the polls just closed: President Obama is winning women 55 percent to 44 percent in the early CBS News exit poll, while Mitt Romney is leading 52 percent to 46 percent among men. Women made up 51 percent of the electorate, compared to 49 percent among women. Thirty-nine percent of voters so far identified themselves as Democrats, compared to 30 percent calling themselves Republican. Thirty-one percent identified as independent or something else, and Romney has a big edge among this group - 56 percent to 40 percent for Mr. Obama.

Romney Projected To
Win West Virginia
MetroNews [W. Virginia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 7:35:52 PM     Post Reply
As expected, Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney, won West Virginia’s five electoral votes in Tuesday’s General Election over President Barack Obama. National media outlets called the race in West Virginia shortly after polls closed at 7:30 p.m. President Obama’s fate in West Virginia has never been in question, as he garnered just 60 percent of the democratic vote in the May primary. The other 40 percent of that vote went to Texas federal inmate Keith Judd, who was placed on the ballot in West Virginia. President Obama has been hugely unpopular in the Mountain State since he first ran

Exit poll show voters lean
toward GOP compared to 2008
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: Photoonist- 11/6/2012 7:18:08 PM     Post Reply
Early exit polls show Election Day voters are slightly more Republican than in 2008 and broadly concerned about the state of the U.S. economy. Six in 10 voters said the economy is their top issue according to the poll, which was released by The Associated Press and conducted on behalf of a consortium of media companies. Less than a quarter of voters said their families were better off than four years ago — a point seized on by many Republicans as the results leaked out.



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New York Times, by PETER BAKER    Original Article
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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. — With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he runs for president, one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thinks he could avoid “the vortex of


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