Cause for Termination, Lack of Respect
September 1, 2012 15 Comments
I’m going to combine a couple of stories I ran across from the Daily Caller, because I think they have a common cause. What is that cause? That cause is disdain for the people of the United States. It seems to me that Obama in everything he does shows disrespect for the common people of this country, and I think the country has had enough of it.
His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.
The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.
“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.
The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.
CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.
It predicts Romney winning the electoral college by a 320-218 margin and winning 52.9 percent of the popular vote when only the two major parties’ candidates are considered, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Romney, it concluded, will win every state currently considered by pollsters to be a swing state, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire and North Carolina.
The model even predicts Romney will win Minnesota and Maine’s Second Congressional District, the electoral votes of which most pollsters consider to be “safe” for President Obama. Nevada and Iowa are the only swing states it assigns to Obama.
“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” explained Kenneth Bickers, a political science professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder who developed the prediction model with Michael Berry of University of Colorado-Denver.
“The apparent advantage of being a Democratic candidate and holding the White House disappears,” Berry noted, ”when the national unemployment rate hits 5.6 percent. The incumbency advantage enjoyed by President Obama, though statistically significant, is not great enough to offset high rates of unemployment currently experienced in many of the states.”
Not the best week ever for the Hopenchange crew.
- Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes (hotair.com)
- Colo. election study predicts Romney presidential win (wtvr.com)
- CU election study predicts Romney win (kdvr.com)
- Romney visits gulf as Obama tends to troops (cnsnews.com)
- Soldiers silent as Obama uses them as props (righttruth.typepad.com)