November 2nd, 2012

The Las Vegas Review-Journal

does not heart Obama.

Remember, as you read it, that it’s an editorial, not a column by a single person.

18 Responses to “The Las Vegas Review-Journal…”

  1. gcotharn Says:

    “This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy – though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity.”

    Wow. I never thought I would see that in a major newspaper.

  2. M J R Says:

    From Instatpundit — Predicting The Popular Vote
    ( )

    THE OBAMA DEFECTORS: You know things are a’changin’ when the Washington Post does a story on the Obama Defectors. Here’s their graphic:

    [ click on ]

    UPDATE: Interesting number crunching from reader John Bono:

    This looks like a good math experiment to try and predict the popular vote for ’12.

    In ’08, Obama had 52.9% of the vote (69,456,897), and McCain had 45.7% of the vote (59,934,814).

    According to the Washington Post, only 87% are committing to voting for Obama, and 13% are going to vote for Romney. 3% are either unsure, or voting for someone else. Let’s be generous, and assume 1.5 points of that 3% are going to Obama, 1 point is going to Romney, and .5 point to third parties. Assuming this poll is halfway accurate (a big giant if), that means Obama can reliably count on 88.5% of his ’08 electorate.

    That means Obama’s vote total of the ’08 vote will be 61.5 million give or take (88.5% of ’08 voters).

    It also means that Romney’s ’08 vote total will be (69,456,897*.135) + 59,934,814, or 69.3 million, give or take . That’s the 13.5% of disaffected Obama voters plus McCain voters. Note this does not take into account the wild differences between GOP and Dem motivation of ’08 vs. now.

    That means that Obama right now is at 47%, and Romney at 52.9%, or nearly a six point spread—and this is with the miserably depressed McCain GOP Electorate of ’08, and not the Crawl Over Broken Glass GOP voters of ‘12.

    I smell landslide.

    Posted at 1:19 pm by Elizabeth Price Foley

  3. Ray Says:

    The media has been in the tank with the Democrats for as long as I can remember. When they turn on a Democrat president you know he’s in trouble.

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    Ray: This paper endorsed McCain in 2008, however. Not a liberal rag.

  5. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    It’s not just The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Rushbo was talking today about another papers editorial that ‘excoriated” Obama. Sorry, I missed the papers name perhaps someone else knows.

    But no dearth of editorials, The U-T San Diego News Editorial; “YOU HAVE THE BLOOD OF AN AMERICAN HERO ON YOUR HANDS”

  6. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    oopps! continuing;
    “What did President Barack Obama know and when did he know it? Why has the Obama administration kept changing its story about how Ambassador Chris Stevens, security officials Tyrone Woods of Imperial Beach and Glen Doherty of Encinitas, and information officer Sean Smith, who grew up in San Diego, died on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya? Why won’t the mainstream media treat the incontrovertible evidence of the White House’s dishonesty and incompetence like the ugly scandal it obviously is?

    These are all questions that demand to be answered after revelations that demolished the tidy narrative the president has been offering about Benghazi.”

    “after a torrent of leaks of official emails and communiqués – likely coming from CIA officials who refuse to participate in a cover-up and/or who won’t accept the role of scapegoat – the “fog of war” narrative looks like damage control: a determined attempt to keep the facts from the public until after the Nov. 6 election. After the leaks, the president suddenly changed his story to say he was aware of the attacks as they unfolded and had quickly issued an order to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.”

    There was no “fog.” There was no spontaneous uprising. Thanks to a drone and other surveillance technology, the White House’s national security team knew in real time that the U.S. consulate and a “safe house” a mile away in Benghazi were under coordinated attack by a well-armed group, not from a protest that unexpectedly escalated. Over a seven-hour span on Sept. 11, the besieged Americans made at least two urgent requests for help; the U.S. military has considerable assets in the area that could have been deployed to Benghazi.

    Who told the besieged Americans they were out of luck?

    It has now been seven weeks since the terrorist attack. We deserve to know the truth. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, the former Navy SEAL from Imperial Beach, said it best in a Monday TV interview.

    “I can’t imagine anyone with any heart that would watch a battle rage for seven hours knowing that heroes were there that were going to be slaughtered if you didn’t have help sent in. … Whoever it was that was in that room watching that video of my son dying, their cries for help, their order ‘don’t help them at all, let them die’ … you have the blood of my son, you have the blood of an American hero on your hands. I don’t know who you are, but one of these days the truth will come out.”

    The senior Woods is correct. Inevitably, there will be a bipartisan fact-finding commission into this terrible tragedy and its cover-up.

    Unless the mainstream media stops abetting the cover-up and the facts come out without a commission wielding subpoena power.

    Isn’t this a story – a gigantic story?

    Of course. But we fear that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post will only choose to realize how obvious this is after Nov. 6. Then it will come to them – spontaneously, we’re sure.”

  7. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    Then there’s this incredible little tidbit.

    Biden: ‘There’s Never Been A Day In The Last Four Years I’ve Been Proud To Be His Vice President’

    “Joe Biden, at a campaign event today said, “There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his vice president.””

    At first I thought old Joe misspoke. But no, after that line, he reiterated it again and in a clear fashion which leaves little doubt! Judge for yourself, it’s a short little video.

    There’s no doubt that for just a moment, Joe Biden told the truth.

    We all know he’s an idiot or at least we thought we did but perhaps its more a case of loyalty. Though being an idiot doesn’t preclude a sense of loyalty.

  8. Artfldgr Says:

    You don’t elect Republicans to do things for you. You elect them to stop Democrats from doing things TO you.

  9. Artfldgr Says:

    No mention of ‘protesters’; knew 3 hours before attack armed militia was gathering…

  10. Artfldgr Says:

    Quote of the Day!

    David Plouffe, a top Obama strategist, found such panic attacks so common among his fellow Democrats that he’s even coined a name for the victims: he calls them “bed-wetters.”

  11. M J R Says:

    Just checked out the San Diego U-T editorial; started reading the letters to the editor [on-line comments] after that. Got through maybe thirty, and I’d estimate they were about 90 to 95 percent ^against^ the U-T editorial board’s piece, many comments being what I’d call vitriolic.

  12. Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master Says:

    Not to suggest any dispute with the LVRJ, keep in mind that they are the long-term home of Vin Suprynowicz

    He’s one of the most serious libertarian (small-l) columnists around. A very strong anti-Federal, minimalist government writer.

    So it is not THAT surprising that this kind of editorial would come from them, he might even have written it…

    Kind of a pit bull, you’re either with him or against him, but he can argue his case fairly well. Those back columns might be of interest.

  13. Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master Says:

    }}} I smell landslide.

    Watch them whine “Stolen Election!” again if it is.

  14. conrad Says:

    Sometuing interesting about this election: The Dems have really failed to present any compelling reason why a Romney presidency would be scary or unreasonably risky for the country. Usually, there some trait or quality allegedly possesed by the GOP candidate rendering him unfit to hold the reins of power. Reagan and McCain were senile warmongers, for instance. W was a drunken, illiterate stooge with daddy issues. You get the point. With Romney, however, they reallly haven’t been able to come up with a straight-face argument for why he’s personally disqualified to serve as chief executive and CiC.

  15. Curtis Says:

    Let us remember that the purpose of a federal government arose out of the failed Articles of Confederation. Their weakness-regarding any real power to make individual states contribute to the defense of all-made George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, the two people with the most credibility, hearty federalists.

    And federalism works great for enemies without, but for enemies within, it is a boon. Thus, the forces of Madison and Jefferson, who focused on the “enemies within” threat, undertook to safeguard the threat from the fifth column. The ninth amendment is most revealing here.

    Everything depends on balance and balance is not guaranteed. Still, even were Obama to win (which he will not) the extraordinary safeguards have still some potency. It is just like the irony of history that America would (could) be saved by the election of Barack Obama.

  16. Artfldgr Says:

    ‘Permeation’ is a peculiarly Fabian term, with a very long history. It is first found in print in Hubert Bland’s Fabian Essay – curiously enough Bland was not there advocating but warning the Society against it; but the casual reference shows that it was already in common use. Occasionally it seems to mean no more than what the Americans have taught us to call ‘pressure groups’ – persons organised with the purpose of forcing a particular measure, a particular interest, or a particular point of view upon those in power.
    Margaret Cole “The Story of Fabian Socialism”

  17. John Dough Says:

    Thank God for the Review-Journal. For those of you in other states wondering why an idiot like Reid was re-elected from Nevada and why Nevada is changing from a Red to Purple State. It is because of the great influx of Rust and Snow Belt Liberals who retired from their liberal home states (Minn, Wisc, Ill) to the climate of the Desert Southwest and to get away from repressive property taxes.

    They love the lower tax climate in Nevada, but they still want the same level of government programs that they had back home. The morons haven’t figured out that high taxes back home paid for all of the goodies that they got.

    Also Nevada is Service oriented economy with the Hotel/Casinos attracting many under educated and functionally illiterate to fill jobs requiring basic skills. A Valet attendant at a major resort can make $100,000 a year. Many of the people have always looked to the Guvmint to provide for them. Many of these are hispanics, some of who are voting illegally. There is a great influx of these folks from So Calif, as they try to leave the Mexican Gang infested communities there.

    Native Nevadans, remain very, VERY conservative. Our new population has diluted the politics of the state, much like the Dems would like to do to the entire country by letting so many illegals enter and stay in our country

  18. Kurt Says:

    John Dough–I would agree with most of your description of Nevada, but I would also add that both Las Vegas and Reno contain a significant share of Nevadans (both native Nevadans and people who have relocated from elsewhere) who like to travel to California regularly for the cultural offerings available there and who regard the state of Nevada as a cultural backwater. They like to think of themselves as sophisticated and intellectual, and therefore they let the politics and attitudes of the cultural left influence their worldview and their voting habits.

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