Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don’t Panic Over Early Exit Polls

In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney.

“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.”

The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.

“Keep calm and tweet on,” Ms. Cutter said. “So, no matter what you hear tomorrow about turnout in Republican counties or exit polls, particularly early in the day, please remember and remind your readers that, because of early votes, we’re where we need to be to win….I don’t think there’s going to be official exits until the end of the day, but if things leak out that aren’t validated or weighted, please stay calm.”



Obama Loses

Obama’s Libya Lies Collapse: Senate Democrats Demand Answers

The wheels appear to be coming off a two week attempt by the Obama Administration to cover up its fatal security failures at our consulate in Libya and to cover up the very fact that this was a successful pre-planned terrorist attack that cost four American lives, including that of our Libyan Ambassador, Christopher Stevens.

Not only has the scandal picked up steam in the mainstream press (Jake Tapper’s ABC News report tonight is a must-watch), but high-ranking members of the President’s own party are now demanding answers. This includes the man most often cited as a likely Secretary of State should Obama win a second term, Senator John Kerry:

Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration’s handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that it was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.

The letter marks the first time congressional Democrats have so directly expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration’s response to inquiries about the attacks, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others and raised questions about U.S. security throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel’s 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.

The false White House narrative blaming the murders on a protest gone bad over a YouTube video never really passed the smell test. But Obama maintained that illusion straight through to his speech before the United Nations two days ago, even as reports surfaced that our government knew al-Qaeda was behind the attack within 24 hours. Apparently, this has become too much to sweep under the rug for some of the mainstream press and Democrats.

The behavior of Obama and Secretary of State Clinton over the past 14 days is a scandal of the highest order. Lies, cover ups, and neglect for security of American intelligence and personnel that borders on criminal.

I’ve been skeptical that the same media, that early on conspired in this cover up by intentionally pouring all of its focus and fire on Mitt Romney’s criticism of the Cairo Embassy apology, would go near this before the election. But the sins are so great and glaring, it doesn’t look as though ignoring it will be possible for another 40 days.


John Sununu Once Again Destroys Obama

The Obama campaign visited the Master Lock Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week

The Obama campaign visited the Master Lock Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week. While walking through the plant, Obama stopped to talk to an assembled group of plant employees.

During his speech, Obama looked up at a banner hanging on the wall, and said to the workers, “It “It is great to be in a union shop, and especially one as old as this union is.” Then pointing to the banner, he said, “A Union shop since 1848.” … then he continued to talk about what that banner stood for, and how important it was to display it to demonstrate union support.

One of the workers then pointed out to Obama that the banner was actually the flag of the State of Wisconsin, which joined the U.S.A.union in 1848, and that the shop was, in fact, non-union.

This Obama gaff was reported by a local radio station in Milwaukee (1130AM), but was NOT picked up by any of the major news networks. I guess that they didn’t want to embarrass this “ain’t got no friggin’ clue “President”!

Obama skipped the remainder of his scheduled stops in Wisconsin, and went directly on to Chicago.

Since the media won’t do its job reporting this kind of thing, the only way for the news to get around is by us … on the Internet.

Do your job like I just did mine, so that the U.S. voters will know what really happened, and just how damn dumb this guy really is!


Obama Campaign Fraught With Political Turmoil

by Brian Koenig

The Obama campaign, hailed in 2008 for its unparalleled coherence and fundraising strategies, is enduring a range of political feuds and personal disagreements that has left it in severe disorder. Differences in ideology, along with an array of personal disputes, have overshadowed the efficacy of Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to a number of current and former Obama advisers.

In a damning new e-book, Obama’s Last Stand, written by Glenn Thrush and released by POLITICO and Random House, sources have highlighted the president himself, who has expressed grave discontent with actions pursued by his campaign. The exposé contains interviews with dozens of current and former members of the Obama team, illuminating how the attitude of the 2012 reelection effort has evolved — with the president’s character and morals influencing his campaign just as compellingly as they did in 2008.

Thrush begins with Vice President Joe Biden’s slipup in May when he disclosed his approval for gay marriage, forcing Obama to do the same, nudging the president into a polarizing political situation he preferred to avoid at the time. In a meeting with the president, Biden apologized for his misstep and blamed campaign manager Jim Messina, among other Obama aides, for “throwing him under the bus.”

Attempting to relieve Biden’s irritation, Obama responded, “Look, Joe, there are people who want to divide us. You and I have to be on the same page from now on. You and I have to make sure that we don’t get divided.” POLITICO reported on another instance that revealed tension among Obama and various members of his campaign team:

Obama personally dispatched senior West Wing aides to Chicago — led by David Plouffe and Pete Rouse — to better coordinate operations between the White House and Chicago. He was especially irritated by what he viewed as self-promotion by subordinates — and fumed that ad consultant Jim Margolis had appeared in a New York Times profile on Obama’s negative ad operation. Margolis sent a mea culpa to Obama and the staff, but Obama remained miffed.

Indeed, Obama’s growing dissatisfaction with the campaign has been an evolving theme of his 2012 reelection effort. In May, the campaign dispatched senior operative David Axelrod to Boston to deliver a public attack on GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney on the steps of the State House.

As Axelrod was confronted by a group of pro-Romney hecklers chorusing “Axel-Fraud,” the president was visibly disgusted with the event. “We aren’t going to do that kind of thing again, are we?” he asked, more as an order than as a question. Obama has no problem with putting up a fight, aides affirmed, but he can’t stand appearing foolish in front of the media.

Meanwhile, the campaign’s effort in Chicago has been consistently embroiled in drama, including a heated conflict between Axelrod and fellow senior operative Stephanie Cutter that left them barely on speaking terms. Moreover, growing antagonism about the competence of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has spurred conflict among the president and his advisers.

Numerous Obama staff members have questioned whether Wasserman Schultz was the right decision for the DNC chair, as her choice of staff and hyper-partisanship on national radio and TV programs have left them perturbed. Suspicion about the competence of certain staff members has grown so intensive that the Obama brain trust covertly employed two internal focus studies to find out the esteem of top White House officials and staff members. Among those sampled were Cutter, Axelrod, former press secretary Robert Gibbs, and Wasserman Schultz — the latter of whom ranked at the bottom of the list.

POLITICO also explained the president’s often combative remarks toward his political opponents:

Obama’s trash-talking competitiveness, a trait that has defined him since his days on the court as a basketball-obsessed teenager in Hawaii, was on display one night last February, when the president spotted a woman he knew was close to Sen. Marco Rubio in a Florida hotel lobby. “Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?” the president asked her. Maybe, she replied.

“Well,” he said, chuckling, according to a person who witnessed the encounter. “Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.”

Among other revealing problems within the Obama campaign, Thrush reports that Obama has told advisers “that Romney stood for ‘nothing,’” and that his contender was a “weak” candidate. “Too weak to stand up to his own money men, too weak to defend his own moderate record as the man who signed into law the first health insurance mandate as Massachusetts governor in 2006, too weak to admit Obama had done a single thing right as president,” Thrush writes.

One source said Obama fears “a nightmare scenario in which Romney beat him, Republicans won both houses (of Congress), and two liberal Supreme Court justices quickly departed the bench.” Another source added that sometimes Obama has “a deep uneasiness, bordering on anxiety, that Romney would win and steal credit for all of Obama’s hard work.”

Thrush’s findings illuminate speculation that Obama’s 2012 reelection effort has been confronted with a slew of political and organizational blunders — a 180-degree turn from his landmark campaigning accomplishments from four years ago.