Apparently, Ponce de Leon was looking in the wrong place. The fountain of youth is located in the state of North Carolina, and it’s remarkably politically biased.
According to a post originally from the Silence Dogood political blog report, there were at least 758 individuals over the age of 112 who had either risen from their respective graves, or otherwise, to vote once again for the Democrats in charge, who might apparently have also guaranteed them an ever-lasting vote for life and beyond.
In visiting the political tracking site, we later found the same story in evidence, except the number of centenarian voters had increased measurably to 832 voters over the age of 112. Of these voters, over 70% were slated as Democrats, with a diminutive 25% counted as Republicans. The rest were unaffiliated.
When peering a little more deeply at the numbers we find that an astounding 2,374 people between the ages of 94 and 100 have already voted in the NC election to date. While an even more astounding 832 votes came from those individuals aged 112. However, according to the Guinness book of world records, the oldest living person in the world, at present, lives in Japan and is 114 years old. It would seem obvious that, according to the NC vote registry, this old fellow might be nudged aside in the near future, especially considering the crop of spry 112 year-olds seemingly alive and well in the old North State.
But, but, voter fraud is a myth!
Nice Deb writes:
The only way the Empty Chair can win is through voter fraud and campaign finance fraud. What can be done when the only thing the regime’s corrupt DOJ is doing to police the vote is focusing on “conservative voter suppression.”
Yesterday, organizers for the Democrat National Convention announced a change in venue for Barack Obama’s big acceptance speech, citing a
100% chance of empty seats 40% chance of showers and lightning.
With the President set to speak at 10:30 pm, we’d like to show you the terrifying weather pattern developing over Charlotte during that timeframe, a situation so death-defying that it had to be moved to an arena with one-third the seating capacity of the original stadium.
We urge those of you with weaker stomachs to please look away…
There has been speculation for much of the week that the DNC would have to shift their convention site to a smaller venue for fear that the President Empty Chair would be on live television talking to a lot of … well … empty chairs.
Speculation has become reality now, as they are relocating the President’s speech from Bank of America Stadium to a much smaller Time Warner Cable Arena.
The capacity for BOA Stadium is roughly 65,000 people, whereas the new arena only seats about 20,000.
Of course, CBS dutifully bought the DNC’s reasoning for the change…
Democrats are significantly downsizing the final night of their national convention, moving the events — including President Obama’s acceptance speech — from Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena because of threats of thunder and lightning.
Of course, as Ben White points out, there is only a 40% chance of afternoon showers in the Charlotte area, hardly a major threat of lightning storms, and certainly not cause for worry over 24 hours out.
Mitt Romney today made the following statement on Labor Day…
“Labor Day is a chance to celebrate the strong American work ethic. But for far too many Americans, today is another day of worrying when their next paycheck will come. Over 23 million Americans are struggling for work and job creation has not returned to our economy the way it should. Even President Obama has said we aren’t better off today than we were four years ago. My plan for a stronger middle class will champion small businesses, create millions of good jobs, and build a better future for our country.”
Meanwhile, as the DNC in Charlotte is set to begin, the Charlotte Observer is reporting on a new poll which has Romney in the lead by four points. In North Carolina, Romney leads Obama on handling the economy by a 52 to 39 edge. Not exactly good news as the Democrats set to open their convention, where they will talk about anything but the economy.
It’s been a bit crazy on the Presidential campaign trail this week, but as we draw to a close we’d like to point out differences between two men who are giving off two very separate vibes.
We have Mitt Romney:
Speaking at a fundraiser in Charlotte, N.C., Mitt Romney reflected on the responsibility of being commander in chief. Via the pool report:
I have been touched and humbled by people who I’ve met who’ve expected me to do — who expect me to do things that will improve their lives. I was at a coal mine yesterday, outside a coal mine, a group of miners, about 2,000 people gathered and one with tears in his eyes, I mean really emotional, said I need you to save my job and help my family. I need you to save my job. And it hit me how big the responsibility is. A rally last night, several thousand people in Ohio, and as I went along and met them one by one, again, you have to help us. You have to get the country on track. And I hear this time and again. And I feel how great the responsibility is and how much people are counting on me to get the job done, to win the White House and to get America back on track.
And then we have President Obama:
If President Barack Obama could have any “super power,” it would be the ability to speak any language.
Obama discusses a number of offbeat topics in an interview with KOB-FM in Albuquerque, N.M., that aired Friday, including his favorite music, red and green chili and some restaurant recommendations for his hometown of Chicago.
The president says he would “love to be able to speak any language,” even though “it might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building.” Obama says he’s a “big believer in making connections with people.”
Obama says Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love,” is a great song to “get my heart rate up,” and he also likes Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire and Jay-Z.
Asked his favorite chili, Obama says, “classic red.”
No wonder he is actively seeking out interviews with tabloid-like journalists from People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight, instead of meeting with the White House press corps. If he’s not discussing his favorite chili, his press secretary is out discussing his favorite canine.
Which one sounds like a United States President to you?
Yesterday, good ol’ Joe Biden was on a roll, telling a predominantly African-American crowd that the Republicans want to put them “in chains”, and then telling the city of Danville, Virginia that they could lead the Democrats to victory in North Carolina.
It seems Uncle Joe is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Via the Weekly Standard:
In a speech today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to forget we’re in the 21st century. ‘Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles?,” said Biden.
UPDATE: Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the Romney campaign, responds: “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will ensure America leads the world in the 21st century by strengthening middle-class families and creating jobs. President Obama and Vice President Biden have taken our nation backward with failed policies that have resulted in higher unemployment, more debt, and a weaker economy. A campaign based on rage and divisiveness can’t hide the president’s failed record.”
To be fair, the Obama administration has set us back quite a bit, but a full 100 years?
Tell us something we didn’t know, Mr. Mayor.
While most Republicans are outraged over Joe Biden’s remarks to a largely African-American audience that a Romney administration would “put y’all back in chains”, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has a different take on the situation.
Giuliani jabbed at Biden on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” saying that the remarks would have been cause for excitement if they were made by a mentally capable politician.
“I think if it came from somebody serious, maybe we would get all excited about it,” Giuliani said.
“But I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean — I have never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it.”
“I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. People think well, he just talks a little bit too much. Actually, he’s just not very smart.”
Biden had the last laugh however, telling a crowd in Virginia how their help could propel the Obama campaign to victory in … North Carolina.
Take that! Who’s not the brightester one now?
The question here is – Which is the word they take more offense to, ‘bank’ or ‘America’?
President Obama will be delivering his acceptance speech at the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte in early September. Recent campaign e-mails have been touting the event, held at Panther Stadium.
Problem is, there’s no venue by that name in Charlotte.
National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as “Panthers Stadium.”
It’s the place where the Panthers play, but it’s actually called Bank of America stadium.
A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap “Thursday night at Panthers Stadium with President Obama.”
Another email in June made the same pitch about the stadium.
A host committee spokeswoman didn’t respond to an email. But it’s not like the stadium was ever called Panthers Stadium – first opened in 1996, it was Carolinas Stadium, and later Ericsson Stadium. Then the current corporate iteration.
Here is a copy of Brazile’s e-mail (h/t Outside the Beltway):
Support for President Obama among African-American voters is plummeting in North Carolina, likely a result of his ‘evolution’ from opposing gay marriage, to becoming the nation’s first gay President.
North Carolina, considered a crucial enough swing state for the Democrat party to hold their convention there, is leaning Romney right now, 48 to 46 percent according to a new poll.
But the stunning information coming out of this poll is that Obama only leads the African-American vote by a clip of 76 to 20 percent. Still a huge difference sure, but in 2008 Obama beat McCain for the African-American vote by a 95 to 5 percent margin. Just last month, Obama led 87 to 11 percent, so clearly blacks are abandoning Obama like the sinking Titanic his campaign has become.
To add to the misery expressed in this poll, it is not a conservative think tank poll, nor even a supposedly objective media poll – it is from the Democrat leaning Public Policy Polling.
From Business Insider:
President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.
The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.
… All of Obama’s numbers with African-Americans are sliding. His approval rating is down from 86 percent to 77 percent. Romney’s favorability, meanwhile, has doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent.
… (Jim) Williams (polling analyst) added the obvious: If the results keep turning up like this, it would be “very bad news for him.”
Bad news for Obama = Good news for America.
The teacher in this clip (seen below) is a point-blank unhinged propagandist.
Breitbart News obtained information from a source claiming that the student recorded the classroom discussion to “prove to his parents what he has been trying to tell them for some time.”
According to the source, “The teacher in this video has a long history of pushing a liberal agenda, by shouting down students. She is very intolerant of other points of view that she does not share.”
When you listen to the audio, you get the sense that perhaps the student should have been teaching the class about First Amendment rights.
From the Salisbury Post:
After reviewing a video in which a North Rowan High School teacher tells a student he can be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said it can be a learning experience.
Meanwhile, an expert on politics at Catawba College says the social studies teacher just doesn’t have her facts straight when she insists speaking your mind about a president can get you charged with a criminal offense.
Although two students provided the name of the teacher, the Post is not publishing it because officials within the school system would not confirm her identity and she could not be reached for comment.
The video captures audio of the dispute but does not show the teacher or anyone else. It appears to have been shot with a phone or other device as the camera pointed at the ceiling the entire time.
Rowan-Salisbury spokeswoman Rita Foil confirmed the teacher is still employed with the district and has not been suspended for disciplinary reasons. Foil emailed this statement to a Post reporter Friday on behalf of the school system:
“The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students.
“Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”
Here are some excerpts provided by Breitbart:
The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student responds that both are “just men.”
The teacher yells — literally yells — that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues, “let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” She yells over the student repeatedly, and yells at him that it’s disrespect for him to even debate about Romney and Obama.
The student says that he can say what he wants.
“Not about him, you won’t,” says the teacher.
The teacher then tells the student – wrongly – that it is a criminal offense to say bad things about a president. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
Holy hell. It’s criminal to slander the President in this country? If so, there’d be an awful lot of people in jail for holding up Bush is Hitler signs.
What’s worse? She is a Social Studies teacher with seemingly no concept of recent history, or the Constitution.
Now it’s one thing if you think the kid is being a punk in his delivery (and he is), but as a teacher are you not better equipped to counter that with something other than shrill, screaming, propagandizing?