Republican Internal Polling Has Romney Up in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Tied in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
If these figures are correct, Romney will almost certainly become the 45th President of the United States…
Via the Daily Mail:
Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio, according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source.
Internal campaign polling completed last night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin and – most startlingly – Pennsylvania.
If the Romney campaign’s internal numbers are correct – and nearly all independent pollsters have come up with a picture much more favourable for Obama – then the former Massachusetts governor will almost certainly be elected 45th U.S. President.
Then there’s these headlines on Drudge:
It’s going to be a stressful day tomorrow for most of us. But not in the mind of Dick Morris, who is predicting a Romney landslide.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Dick Morris doubled-down today telling Megyn Kelly on America Live there is a 90% chance Mitt Romney will win tomorrow and a 60% chance it will be a landslide.
Mitt Romney today announced Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Below is Congressman Ryan’s biography:
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused on simplifying the tax code and making health care more affordable and accessible.
In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a proposal to eliminate the federal deficit, reform the tax code, and preserve entitlements for future generations.
Representative Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsin native, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., who worked as an attorney, and Betty, a stay-at-home mom.
In April 2000, Ryan proposed to Janna Little, a native Oklahoman, at one of his favorite fishing spots, Big St. Germain Lake in Wisconsin. Later that year, the two were married in Oklahoma City.
The Ryans reside in Janesville with their three children, Liza, Charlie and Sam. The family are parishioners at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Upon entering Congress in January of 1999, Ryan was the youngest member of the freshmen class at the age of 28. Prior to running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Republican Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. and Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.
Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned degrees in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio. He is an avid outdoorsman and is a member is of his local archery association, the Janesville Bowmen.
Late last night, the Romney campaign announced that the Republican presidential candidate will be revealing his choice for running mate at 8:45 EST in Norfolk, Virginia.
Speculation has been running rampant, but most news outlets have been leaning toward the choice as Paul Ryan, the Congressman from Wisconsin.
Fox News is now reporting that a Republican source has confirmed that Ryan is the choice. The Los Angeles Times adds details on that report:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. They will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the newly minted GOP ticket to the nation.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.
And now, NBC adds further confirmation with more sources:
Three different sources close to the Romney campaign indicate to NBC News that Mitt Romney will announce House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at tomorrow’s campaign event in Norfolk, VA.
Fittingly, this morning’s announcement will be made in front of the USS Wisconsin.
Time to break out the “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” tumblr site again…
If ever there were a more descriptive sentence on the issue of gun control, and why curbing Second Amendment rights only serves to hurt or even kill law-abiding citizens, I have yet to see it.
“The dead included temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was shot as he tried to fend off the shooter with a butter knife.“
Perhaps as Boortz said in regards to the Aurora shooting:
Too bad there wasn’t someone at that theatre with a concealed carry permit. How many lives could have been saved? — Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster)
Ah, the unhinged left at it’s finest. They absolutely have to be beside themselves after Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin last night. This person took the loss particularly hard, taking out their anger on … Tom Barrett?
From the National Review (h/t Jim):
Those warm, loving, kind-hardest leftists will turn on you so fast: last night an enraged supporter of Tom Barrett slapped him for conceding the race.
I don’t recall – no pun intended – this sort of thing ever happening on an Election Night before.
I wonder how Democrats feel about having a grassroots base that is, in part, psychotic to the point of physical violence upon their own candidates for acknowledging reality. At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes; as of this morning, Walker won by 7 percentage points, or roughly 173,000 votes.
And here’s the video violence…
NBC has just announced that they project Scott Walker to emerge victorious in his recall election in Wisconsin. This marks the first time that a Governor has ever survived a recall election.
President Obama’s overwhelming Twitter support appears to have failed Mayor Tom Barrett. As did rapper Proph’s support via the poetic singing of “Bitches who ride me”.
Obama was wise in not campaigning for Barrett – a losing proposition, and the President can’t afford to attach himself to a loser in Barrett.
Additionally, this recall election represents everything the Democrats hold dear – they asked for this recall based on their belief in a union’s right to strangle a state’s economy. Labor unions have poured millions into Walker’s defeat, Democrats from across the United States have placed all of their eggs in this recall basket, and a loss deals a mighty blow to the liberal message.
Not being covered here is this – how will Obama’s lack of support translate to any union support of the President come November? Union leaders and local Democrats have already expressed disgust with the President’s lack of support, and his tweet did nothing to quell their anger.
Now, the media response will be interesting. How will the 25 journalists who were caught signing the recall petition cover the results? Even-handedly, I’m sure.
Expect some rioting by union goons or occupy thugs before the evening is out.
From Michelle Malkin:
Ari Fleischer just raised a question: Since Obama virtually abandoned the unions in Wisconsin, will the unions abandon him heading into the general election?
Ed Schultz of MSNBC embarrasses himself (for reasons other then being on MSNBC) with this tweet 18 minutes before his network called the race (h/t Weasel Zippers):
Usually the Democrat candidates are running away from Obama like he has the plague, this time the President is running from the candidate. More specifically, he is running away from today’s recall election in Wisconsin.
The Huffington Post reports:
In the final hours before the Wisconsin recall, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Scott Walker, over Twitter.
“It’s Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I’m standing by Tom Barrett. He’d make an outstanding governor. -bo,” Obama said in a tweet Monday evening.
The underwhelming show of solidarity follows weeks of speculation around why the president, who has been traveling around the country for a host of fundraisers as part of his reelection bid, did not stop in Wisconsin to campaign for Barrett.
Governor Walker ripped into the President for shying away from Wisconsin, saying it shows “a real concern” on the left that the recall effort will fail.
“There is a real concern out there. For all the hype a year ago, you would have thought there is no way they can win. I knew once we hit September 1st, people in our state would see our schools were better, in December when property tax bills came out and they saw in many cases their bill went down, I knew it didn’t matter how many attack ads you could run, things like that people could see with their own eyes would trump all the attacks in the world,” Walker said. “I think why you have seen the national Democrats backing away is because as people have seen the facts they realize there was a lot of misguided anger.”
There are basic reasons Obama is avoiding Wisconsin.
First, Walker will likely win the election today and Obama doesn’t need to attach himself to a loser in Barrett.
Second, this recall election represents everything the Democrats hold dear – they asked for this recall based on their belief in a union’s right to strangle a state’s economy. Labor unions have poured millions into Walker’s defeat, and a loss deals a mighty blow to the liberal message.
Not being covered here is this – how will Obama’s lack of support translate to any union support of the President come November? Union leaders and local Democrats have already expressed disgust with the President’s lack of support, and a tweet will do nothing to quell their anger.
Prediction – He is alienating yet another group that he needs desperately to beat Romney.
Scott Walker Opponent Criticizes GOP On Women, Promptly Turns Stage Over to Rapper Who Sings About "Bitches Who Ride Me"
I’m sure the irony was completely lost on the Democrats in the crowd.
A rally was held in Milwaukee on May 19th, for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s opponent in the upcoming recall election, Milwaukee Mayor, Tom Barrett. During his speech, Barrett blasted the Republicans for their so-called “War on Women”.
Barrett then turned over the mic to rapper Prophetic (a.k.a Proph) who launched into his first number, “Sucka MCs”. The ditty contains such lyrical gems as “bitches who ride me” and “make a n***** comfortable”. If you were to ask Proph why they make him comfortable, he would respond with – “cash make the women shake they asses” so “get (on) the tour bus, bitch.”
Oh Mensa, how did you ever decline Proph’s application?
The cover art to his album shows the level of respect Proph has for women, and can be seen above.
Counter Contempt has more details, and also provided the video below. It is surreal to watch Mayor Barrett shaking hands with the crowd after making a campaign speech involving women, whilst the poetic one raps behind him about his bitches…
First we had 29 supposedly impartial judges signing the Scott Walker recall petition. Now, we have 25 supposedly impartial journalists.
Via Fox News:
Twenty-five journalists with the Gannett media group in Wisconsin signed a petition calling for the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, according to a Green Bay newspaper where some of those journalists work.
Kevin Corrado, publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, disclosed the actions of Gannett Wisconsin Media employees in a recent column and said they are facing disciplinary action.
“It was wrong, and those who signed the petition were in breach of Gannett’s principles of ethical conduct,” Corrado wrote.
Corrado later added…
“The journalists’ instincts, if not their training, should have kicked in, warning them not to get personally involved.
Corrado seems to be confused. It’s precisely because of their instincts and training as journalists that they got involved. Such is the state of media today.
A few days ago, conservative author Ann Coulter summed up the left’s reaction to the death of Andrew Breitbart with this statement: “Even in death he shows liberals in their true colors”. With that, those true colors, the same rage and venom being spewed in Breitbart’s direction, continues.
Last week, we saw Rolling Stone publish a piece in which author Matt Taibbi lamented how happy he was for Breitbart to be gone. We saw Slate columnist, Matt Yglesias, proclaim that “the world outlook is slightly improved” with Breitbart dead. And then there was former editor of the New York Press, and Taibbi cohort, Jeff Koyen, mock writers defending Breitbart as “hitching yourself to a corpse”.
Continuing in that same vein of sub-standard decency is liberal radio host, John “Sly” Sylvester of WTDY in Madison, Wisconsin. Sylvester recently aired a 20-minute segment on his radio show which was posted as a Podcast entitled, “Andrew Breitbart: Dead (thankfully)“.
Last Friday, liberal Madison radio-host John “Sly” Sylvester aired an extended segment on 1670 WTDY that celebrated in no uncertain terms the death of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart. Sly posted the 20 minute podcast on his website under the title “Andrew Breitbart: DEAD (thankfully).”
While the title was simply beyond the pale, the content of the podcast is as vile as it gets. Starting at the 5:00 mark and continuing to 6:43 is a monologue by the host Sly in which he mockingly says he would pour weed-killer on Breitbart’s grave. He then compares his joy at the news of Breitbart’s death to that of Yemeni terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki’s death in September 2011.
Here is a short list of Sylvester’s most vitriolic comments towards a recently deceased husband and father of four young children:
- “I’m gonna pour Round-Up on his grave …so there’s no chance that he ever comes back to life! And I can kill him like the weed that he was.”
- “I’m glad he’s dead!”
- “To me Andrew Breitbart’s death is kinda similar to Kim Jung Il. Kind of a similar thing.”
The podcast has since been removed from Sylvester’s site, but fortunately the folks at Media Trackers posted a screenshot, which can be seen here.
Sylvester has a history of such controversial segments, once referring to Condoleeza Rice as an “Aunt Jemima” and also accusing GOP Lieutenant Governor, and cancer survivor, Rebecca Kleefisch, of having performed “fellatio on all the talk-show hosts in Milwaukee.”
Additionally, I’ve contacted Program Director for WTDY, Rex Charger via e-mail seeking a comment, but have yet to receive a response. Perhaps Mental recession readers would have better luck (h/t Bethany) by clicking here…