Quotes of the day

posted at 11:04 pm on October 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

The expected force of the superstorm, combined with its timing and the growing importance of early voting in battleground states, had the potential to affect the outcome like no other weather event in U.S. presidential election history.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Allan J. Lichtman, a professor of history at American University in Washington…

“I don’t have a clue what this will do,” said Charlie Black, a Romney adviser. “Neither does anyone else.”

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My advice to everyone is to hold your breath, say a prayer for everyone affected or donate to the recovery, wait as patiently as you can, and ignore any polls until this weekend at the earliest. Up until Sandy hit the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, this extremely tight race had been roughly stagnant for two weeks. Mitt Romney had a slight advantage in the national popular vote, and Obama had a slight advantage in the Electoral College. (A split between the popular vote and Electoral College I spoke about as a possibility in a column in June.) That is the last signal we had as of Monday a.m.

Sandy could turn this race in a way none of us anticipated. A few months ago, I said that there would be five events in October that would determine who was going to get elected: three presidential debates, one vice-presidential debate, and an unexpected event. I never anticipated the unexpected moment would be a historic hurricane hitting the most populous regions of the country. Just shows you there are some things in life we can’t predict or control—an important life lesson and political lesson. No we wait and see what the result of all this will be.

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But Romney has one big advantage: He is free of the risk the president bears in failing, or even appearing to fail, to pull the levers of government to effectively respond to the expected devastation. And he has little choice but to limit his campaigning…

Romney appears to have learned a valuable lesson from Obama’s approach to the optics of how a campaign reacts to real-world crises: Sometimes in politics, less is more.

In September 2008, the financial crisis provided a perfect metaphor for Obama’s team, which had sought to portray its relatively young and indisputably inexperienced candidate as the steady, presidential hand and McCain as unpredictable. McCain made that contrast easy: He suspended his campaign, temporarily pulled out of a debate and raced back to Washington to pass the TARP bill. Only it didn’t work out that way. Many Americans hated the Wall Street bailout, most House Republicans defected from McCain and the bill was defeated on the House floor — before it was brought up a second time and passed.

McCain’s over-the-top response to the financial crisis was the opposite of George W. Bush’s too-little, too-late reaction to Hurricane Katrina, which, though it did not strike in the midst of an election, did more damage to Bush’s image than any other domestic issue during his presidency. At times since then, Republicans have shown extra sensitivity to natural disasters, abbreviating both their 2008 and 2012 national conventions because of hurricanes.

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It’s as simple as this: If the storm knocks out your power, you can’t watch TV.

Both campaigns are planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on a final assault of campaign commercials. But Sandy could knock those plans off the air in such battleground states as Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and the lean Obama-state of Pennsylvania, which are all in the storm’s path. And while it won’t get a direct hit, battleground Ohio will also feel the wrath of Sandy.

“In areas without power and thus without either TV advertising or TV news, the race is likely to be frozen in place,” said Elizabeth Wilner, vice president at Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks political ad spending on broadcast and national cable TV.

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Imagine a scenario in which Romney edges Obama by 100,000 in Ohio, 30,000 in Iowa, 15,000 in New Hampshire, and 50,000 in Virginia. That’s 41 electoral votes with a microscopic edge of 195,000 votes in four states. That 195,000 would be slightly more than a third of the average Democratic margin since 2000 in New Jersey and one-tenth of the average Democratic winning margin in California.

Here’s where Sandy comes in and could make a profound difference in terms of the popular vote and electoral vote…

Storm-diminished turnouts in [Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York] could cost Obama tens of thousands of popular votes. It could also cost him 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania. The implications are obvious in Virginia as well, but that state was always going to be close and the margin of victory understood to be narrow. There are ways Obama can win without Virginia but not many without Pennsylvania.

The chance of a Romney popular-vote victory and Obama Electoral College victory were always statistically and mathematically remote. The chances of the opposite occurring were always easier for me to see. And Sandy may alter that terrain in ways that prove more harmful to Obama than Romney.

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Under the Constitution, Congress has the authority to change the “first Tuesday in November” date for the presidential election. But as of Tuesday morning, there had been no serious discussion of moving the date of Election Day by the top leaders in the Republican-led House or the Democratic-led Senate, according to senior congressional aides. A spokesman for the House Committee on Administration did say that the committee “is closely monitoring the impacted states.”

Delaying the election might be an option given that hard-hit states are likely to be dealing with power outages and flooded locales that could extend well past Nov. 6. And with this presidential race projected to be close electorally, imagine the controversy and lawsuits that would inevitably result because enough back-up generators can’t be found to power electronic voting equipment, or if voters are displaced from home or can’t get to polling places…

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are telling states that the federal government would help them pay to move polling places, or to bring in generators next week to areas without power. But political and legal experts underscore that — even after 9/11, which occurred just before a mayoral election in New York — that the federal government has never put in place any solid plan to deal with such disruptions. “So we are left with the situation where the people who probably most know where we might stand on Election Day are the utility companies,” says Edward Foley, an election law expert at Ohio State University Law School in Columbus.

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All of this chatter about delaying Election Day is ridiculous on every level. First, it’s not going to happen. Despite the chatter, the president has no authority to change Election Day. None. Zip. Nada. Those people who simply assume this is a presidential decision are betraying the degree to which they simply accept the legitimacy of an imperial presidency. Now I understand limitations on presidential power haven’t always curtailed this president. But if he tried to move or delay Election Day, it would be a national scandal and outrage (or at least it should be). The power to set the Election Day lies with the states. You’d have to change a vast patchwork of state laws (all the Constitution requires is that the states deliver their electors in mid-December). Also, Congress has a role to play because it determines, by statute, the timing of elections.

Chuck Todd who knows vastly more about politics than I do, should recall that 9/11 did not delay the New York mayoral race. It delayed the primary — which was scheduled on 9/11. Sandy made landfall eight days before the election — and wasn’t an act of war. If 9/11 is the best precedent for moving the federal election day, there is no precedent for it. And there is none. Sure, some local elections have been delayed for this or that reason. But this country held elections during the Civil War! Even FDR who violated a near-sacred tradition to run for a third term and fourth term, still ran for them.

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Via Breitbart.

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I have a quote of the day for you… Obama sucks… Hows that for a quote of the day…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Busy night

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

So I guess you guys are ignoring the rampant trolling? Ok then.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Obama looks so tiny, more so lately than ever before.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Ban the Gumby.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Riders On The Storm

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

The die is cast. The pattern is there for the unblikered eye to see.

Why then isn’t everyone seeing it?

Because they are still listening to the voices of disinformation.

aka the MSM.

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Imagine a scenario in which Romney edges Obama by 100,000 in Ohio, 30,000 in Iowa, 15,000 in New Hampshire, and 50,000 in Virginia.

Thousands of Obama lawyers go into action.

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

So I guess you guys are ignoring the rampant trolling? Ok then.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Where?

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

unblikered = unblinkered

lol

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Hows that for a quote of the day…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Almost..:)

PS..The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Stormy Weather – Horne

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Sandy appears to be an Obama thought balloon in the photo. One much less detructive than most of his thoughts.

Ufdaubet on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Stormy Weather

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Ban the Gumby.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

And miss seeing his head explode Nov 6?

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Good evening!!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

NYC subways are underwater.

When will Obama get New Yorkers back to work?

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I have a quote of the day for you… Obama sucks… Hows that for a quote of the day…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Not according to the rumors from Man Country.

RickB on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

The next big storm will be named November 6th.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

You win :)

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Thank Goodness there is no Auto Ad..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

“Chris Christie has not been a good surrogate for Mitt Romney starting with his speech at the convention”
.
.

……..A.B.Stodard, tonight on Greta.

JPeterman on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

.
Imagine a scenario where it is all over but the shouting by 11:00 PM ET on November 6th …

… but where is the “creative tension” for media memes in that storyline?

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Stormy Monday – Allman Bros.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew

Wow, awful. RT @c_heller: This is what Breezy Point looks like from above. I’m speechless. (Credit: Mike Groll, AP) http://twitpic.com/b8vw7m

http://twitpic.com/b8vw7m

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Almost..:)

PS..The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

But then there is Obama..

Fathers and Mothers are wondering…

Why this President will let their loved ones die..

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

just adopt the “Panetta Doctrine” on the storm champ…..sit on your thumb and twist till you figure out something to do. Just make sure no one ‘gets hurt’, mmkay?

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Good evening, Dire. Nice to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Then run off to Vegas..

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Sorry… I got carried away! How are you this evening, my friend? :)

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Oh dear, that looks like a flacid… um… storm behind Dear Leader.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The next big storm will be named November 6th.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Richter 9.

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Floods

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Consider this blue staters…..Captain America told you 4 years ago that the seas would begin to recede.

how’s that working out for ya?

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The next big storm will be named November 6th.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

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… and there will be much rending of garments (i.e. Tingles) and gnashing of teeth (Maddow, Schultz, Beckel)

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I grew up in Brooklyn and was in NYC for work this weekend and barely got out of dodge Sunday afternoon. Pretty freaky. The word is that it will take weeks to get the subways up and running. It will be hilarious to see all those anti-bus Manhattanits having to ride buses for once.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The next big storm will be named November 6th.

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That’s the day Hurricane Carter will die.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Newt paraphrased: “GM workers are going to be pissed when they find out that Obama is taking credit for their success over the last 2 years”

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM

The crap fest that was the Christy thread. Gumballs was in there, pleasuring himself on how “fatalities are a godsend to obama”.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

doesn’t obama need a lap dance from some big booty girl tomorrow??? I mean, how can he sit through such drudgery and all that mud……while lookin’ like he’s supposed to give a f*ck….?

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

SUPERSTORM SANDY:
*****************

Anyone who doubts the value of space exploration should watch this video of hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast of the United States on Oct. 26-28. Without weather satellites and space-age sensors, residents in the storm’s path wouldn’t know what was coming until the storm surge arrived. While many lives were lost, weather satellites undoubtedly saved many more.

NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites is doing more, however, than just tracking the storm. It is collecting valuable scientific data on Sandy’s inner workings:

This graphic shows the structure of Sandy’s eye illuminated on Oct. 28th by a radar onboard the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission) satellite. TRMM and other satellites continued to probe the organization of the eye as Sandy merged with a cold front to become a deadly superstorm. Such data will help forecasters anticipate future storms even more accurately than this one.

Check NOAA’s Storm Center for updated information about the storm.

HUNTER’S MOON ADDS TO STORM SURGE: A fraction of superstorm Sandy’s awesome storm surge was contributed by the full Moon, which raised high tides just as the storm was making landfall. No pictures are available from the US east coast, where Sandy’s clouds eclipsed the Moon. European observers, however, were able to confirm that the lunar disk was fully illuminated:

Antal Kocsis caught a British Airways Airbus flying in front of the Moon over Királyszentistván, Hungary. “The skies were clear and planes were flying,” notes the photographer. Across the Atlantic, the situation was sharply different.

According to folklore, this is the Hunter’s Moon, so-named by some Native American tribes to mark the time of late-autumn hunts they once conducted to top off their stores of food for winter. This year, “Storm Moon” is a better fit.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I have a quote of the day for you… Obama sucks… Hows that for a quote of the day…

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

It’s what I feel every day.

I have been watching the pundits/polls/idiots for months now, and it seems we’re still too close to call?

What do people see in this man?

ccrosby on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Gingrich breaking news – more to come out about the president’s role on telling “to stand down”…Panetta usurped Obama or Obama gave orders not to act…after 2 days of storm coverage Benghazi comes back.

It ain’t goin’ away and it will destroy Obama and Hillary. Anything else is wishcasting.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I am glad to be counted among the Fathers and Mothers!..:)

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Why won’t Obama fix the subways? Is he racist?

faraway on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Doing well Jackie and wishing same for you.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Obama is no Reagen..

Or “stain a dress” Clinton..

Obama is..

Obama…

Bumby…

Please chime in..

I have no words to defend this Piece Of Shitte..

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

McCain’s over-the-top response to the financial crisis was the opposite of George W. Bush’s Ray Nagin’s too-little, too-late reaction to Hurricane Katrina

FIFY Johnathan.

Flora Duh on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

“fatalities are a godsend to obama”.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

He’s been on that all day.

That is one sick puppy scumbag.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Obama looks so tiny, more so lately than ever before.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

…yeah…but his ears keep looking bigger lately!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

As I said before – Benghazi was not a consulate, just a building for secret meetings, at best a “mission”.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I have a bad feeling about this. Sandy will give the LSM the chance to laud the president’s response, even if its piss poor.

Zaggs on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I mean, really, what the heck is he going to do??? those states were gonna vote for him anyway so, he just hafta give a TOTUS speech, sound halfway reasonable, then get back to campain-in…..

his work here is pretty much done.
pack up champ… who else is NJ gonna vote for?? BTW, did you get Pookie on the horn?

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Imagine a scenario where it is all over but the shouting by 11:00 PM ET on November 6th …

… but where is the “creative tension” for media memes in that storyline?

PolAgnostic on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Imagine there’s no Obama lording over us
It’s hard but you can try
No power hungry fascists coming down at us
Above us only free blue sky
Imagine all the American people
Still free today…

Imagine there’s no enemies of the state list
It’s hard but you can try
No control freaks to worry about if they at us get pist
And no fascist DHS Secretaries too
Imagine all free Americans
Living life without them…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday all the sheeple will join us
And free Americans will be as one

Imagine no Imperial Presidendcy
I wonder if you can
No need for Prince Harry or Queen Nancy
A brotherhood of free American woman and man
Imagine all the people
Living without fascism…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday all the sheeple will join us
And free Americans will be as one

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

The Spark IV numerical copulator just blurped out its prediction, and it was dead on, but none of you will believe its a prediction because it happened after the fact.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Wow, awful. RT @c_heller: This is what Breezy Point looks like from above. I’m speechless. (Credit: Mike Groll, AP) http://twitpic.com/b8vw7m

http://twitpic.com/b8vw7m

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Republican Congressman Bob Turner, who replaced the disgraced Anthony Weiner, lost his home in the fire at Breezy Point.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Remember the Benghazi Consulate…..

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I am glad to be counted among the Fathers and Mothers!..:)

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

No posts was needed..

We are Americans…

This POS must go…

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Now we know why Obama is running ads in Detroit.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121030/POLITICS01/210300442/Poll-Romney-closes-gap-Obama-Michigan

Mark1971 on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

I saw you earlier.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Benghazi: Where cowards watch warriors die

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Thank Goodness there is no Auto Ad..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Agreed. I wouldn’t want to accidentally buy another Fiat 500.

Stupid iPad.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Benghazi: Where cowards watch warriors die

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You said it best yesterday, paraphr…

“Obama called on the SEALs and Osama is dead”

“Stevens called on Obama and 4 are dead”.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

The Spark IV numerical copulator just blurped out its prediction, and it was dead on, but none of you will believe its a prediction because it happened after the fact.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Just pretend we’re all liberals and tell us what it said anyway, after all, liberals will believe pretty much anything… ;p

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Who is Obama? He who has yearnings
Of equal divisions of unequal earnings.
Idler, bungler, or both, he is willing
To give up his penny and pocket your shilling.

Good night all!

Glenn Jericho on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher

New Detroit News Michigan poll has a 48-45 Obama lead (was O+7 early Oct). Romney “narrow lead” with indies. Now within margin of error.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

U.S. Dept of Defense ‏@DeptofDefense

Update on DOD’s current activities to support the states’ recovery from #Sandy: http://ow.ly/1PgBSl

http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15649
============================================================

George Little ‏@PentagonPresSec

Special @DeptofDefense coverage of Hurricane Sandy can be found at http://1.usa.gov/TQFWcU

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2012/1012_sandy/

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The crap fest that was the Christy thread. Gumballs was in there, pleasuring himself on how “fatalities are a godsend to obama”.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

“Himself”? Sitting on the internet all day, choosing a user name like that, and you think it’s a man? G&P is a female I’d bet my bottom dollar. And from my amateur FBI psycho profiling (learned at the movies), not a college student or professional, just a ultra-lib mom or single lady who choses to troll here all day.

Marcus on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Finally heard from all friends and colleagues in the storm area. All are safe and dry, now. :)

Very angry over Benghazi and the way the progressives are covering and obfuscating.

There’s something shockingly wrong with chain of command, response, and protocols.

It’s deeper than just Obama and rampant corruption in his administration.

Something must be done to see that this can’t happen again. There should be no necessity of a ‘green light’. The response should be automatic, deliberate, and swift.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Despite the chatter, the president has no authority to change Election Day. None. Zip. Nada.

Obviously you haven’t been following his EOs.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

that storm track in the pic looks like a deflating thought balloon next to Captain No Body Behind’s head……

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Just pretend we’re all liberals and tell us what it said anyway, after all, liberals will believe pretty much anything… ;p

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It said:

“Dire will give us the warning on page 1 at 11:08″

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Posted in advance of the infestation of LFOD and GP…..they’re working so hard (unusual for the Left) because they see their version of Utopia going down in flames. Take this as proof that the O campaign is totally freaking out and sending their B lister posters in here to infest Conservative sites with their crap. LOL.

ManWithNoParty on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

This is why I’m not worried. Mitt gets it.

He moves away from the group of people just a bit. Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so. Just enough to have a little space to himself. And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watching the governor. They can all kind of tell something is happening right then. It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment. And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.” And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.

I’m 100% convinced Mitt Romney was shaken to his soul right then and there. I think at that moment it was sinking in he might really be the next American president, and it humbled him right to his core, in every nerve of his body. And as he was saying that little prayer, you could hear the sound of thunder from all those thundersticks outside. Like this huge low rumble that just surrounded all of them at once. A quiet little prayer, and the sound of thunder.

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

NEWSFLASH: Obama Issues Executive Order That He Wins The Election No Matter What

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

http://twitpic.com/b8vw7m

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Republican Congressman Bob Turner, who replaced the disgraced Anthony Weiner, lost his home in the fire at Breezy Point.

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Resist We Much:That I didn`t know,it looks like a war zone,
unreal!!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM

What ever happens..

AP’s cat is in heaven…

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Remember the Benghazi Consulate…..

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

It was not a consulate, just a safe house, a secret meeting place…ask this question:

What was Ambassador Stevens doing there on 9/11, officially and unofficially?

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Storm-diminished turnouts in [Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York] could cost Obama tens of thousands of popular votes. It could also cost him 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania. The implications are obvious in Virginia as well, but that state was always going to be close and the margin of victory understood to be narrow. There are ways Obama can win without Virginia but not many without Pennsylvania.

Looks like the last crisis of your presidency is the one that’s going to lay you to waste, champ.

aw. chin up, buddy. There’s always 40 years in Leavenworth to look forward to…..

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It will be hilarious to see all those anti-bus Manhattanits having to ride buses for once.

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

I guess you need the laugh but it seems a little, oh, mean-spirited instead of understanding of the situation.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

It said:

“Dire will give us the warning on page 1 at 11:08″

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Damn… to bad it only does that when nobody is looking, just think of all the money you could make at the Belmont Stakes… ;p

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

He’s been on that all day.

That is one sick puppy scumbag.

cozmo on October 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

This is the “usual” path Liberal trolls take (Growfins..getalife..ect..ect)..We have all seen this before..Time to use the ignore button..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Riders On The Storm

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

That’s one of may all time favorite Pink Floyd songs.

Rock legend has it that Pink himself wrote that song on a napkin while drinking at a Pub.

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

What was Ambassador Stevens doing there on 9/11, officially and unofficially?

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Looking at photos????

About Obama’s failed policies….

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

No Quarter – Led Zepplin

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

What ever happens..

AP’s cat is in heaven…

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

His cat isn’t here?

22044 on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

OK be honest…what will y’all do if Obama makes a comeback and wins?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

gonna be awful hard to get pookie up off his couch now without his Obamaphone. I think his cell service is off da grid.

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Stop talking in slang. It makes you look stupid.

wargamer6 on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

SparkPlug on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Up until Sandy hit the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, this extremely tight race had been roughly stagnant for two weeks.

Hahaha~ Dreamers. Stagnant? Only if you want Obama to win.

They must have missed the Mittmentom of the last couple of weeks.

Jvette on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Con Ed cut power to parts of southern Brooklyn and central Staten Island leaving 160,000 in the dark – @eyewitnessnyc

12 mins ago by editor
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Photo: New York City skyline as seen from New Jersey tonight – via @NBCNews

13 mins ago from http://www.flickr.com by editor
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbc_news/8140456145/

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM

What ever happens..

AP’s cat is in heaven…

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Not bloody likely, more like stuffed and mounted and perched over the couch.

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 11:26 PM

It’s petty class warfare. It’s the best they’ve got just 6 days out with desperation and despair setting in on progressive dreams.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

There should be no necessity of a ‘green light’. The response should be automatic, deliberate, and swift.

thatsafactjack on October 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Reagan gave many orders, high level “Go do it” and let the leaders take it from there. In this case Obama gave the orders to stand down. The buck stops with him. If he gave the order to the contrary he needs to show it.

Even Bill Clinton is onto what’s going on. Hillary still has rosy glasses…not for long.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM

This is the “usual” path Liberal trolls take (Growfins..getalife..ect..ect)..We have all seen this before..Time to use the ignore button..:)

Dire Straits on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

K!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

OK be honest…what will y’all do if Obama makes a comeback and wins?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Strike and starve the looters, in turn the moochers too, and gulch.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

It’s as simple as this: If the storm knocks out your power, you can’t watch TV.

but, whaddabout my Xbox…? can i play that?
/Cousin Pookie

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

OK be honest…what will y’all do if Obama makes a comeback and wins?

libfreeordie on October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Let’s be more realistic, what will you do when he doesn’t and loses in a massive landslide?

SWalker on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Continue to strike and starve the looters, in turn the moochers too, and gulch.

…for more accuracy.

Schadenfreude on October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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