OH SOS Jon Husted Latest Idea: Divide Electoral Votes by Congressional Districts, Would Work in GOP’s Favor

Jon Husted Ohio secretary of state

OH SOS Jon Husted Latest Idea: Divide Electoral Votes by Congressional Districts Would Work in GOP’s Favor

The residents in the state of Ohio, who support the Democratic Party take note:  Secretary of State Jon Husted’s latest idea, to divvy up Ohio by Congressional districts, would have handed the 18 electoral votes to Mitt Romney if he had his way:

He says we should make Ohio less important in the election by dividing up our electoral votes by Congressional district.

This is huge and should raise giant red flags. Under the current winner-take-all system, Obama won all 18 of Ohio’s electoral votes. Under Husted’s plan, 12 of those 18 electoral votes would be handed to Mitt Romney, the popular vote loser.

The reason for this is Ohio’s incredibly gerrymandered Congressional districts have been drawn to pack Democrats together so they have the majority in only 4 of the state’s 16 congressional districts. In addition to winning those four — assuming Husted would have us adopt the electoral vote allocation used by Maine and Nebraska, the only states to split their EVs by Congressional district — Obama would have also gotten the two at-large electoral votes bringing the final tally to 6 for Obama and 12 for Romney. Source

Besides making it incredibly harder for Ohioans to take advantage of early voting with an endless barrage of ridiculous lawsuits, it’s amazing this gem missed the mainstream media. The Republicans are out to steal elections from right under us by any means necessary and Jon Husted isn’t finished yet.

Bill Maher: Mitt Romney Lost Election Because Most Americans Frightened by Bible-Thumpers, Xenophobes

Bill Maher gave his two cents on President Obama’s routing of Mitt Romney in the presidential election and offered reasons on why Mitt Romney, “the white Barack Obama” won:

Mitt Romney has lost and he’ll soon be accepting his new job as professor of method acting at The New School in New York City. And after watching him play all these different characters over the last two years, really, who better?

Now comes the hand-wringing and finger-pointing that always follows electoral defeat; 500 columns of “If they’d done what I said, something, something, measuring the drapes in the Oval Office.” And they’ll all miss the forest for the trees. Except Dick Morris — he’s always right.

So now that I’m done telling you how everyone else will be full of shit and focusing on the wrong things, let me focus you on the big picture thing that’s absolutely correct: Mitt Romney lost because of the Republican brand and Republican policies. There are other reasons, of course, like Mitt being unlovable to anyone not named Ann Romney, but nothing trumps the idea that 2/3rds of America thinks the other 1/3 is a frightening conglomerate of Bible-thumpers, xenophobes, and vaginophobes. (Not a word, but should be.)

Take Mitt’s pivot from being “severely conservative” to being “the white Barack Obama.” Sure, everyone tacks to the middle after the primaries, but Mitt’s performance was different: it was a full-scale repudiation of just about every idea that conservatives hold dear. The positions were changed. The rhetoric was completely different. He was basically Barack Obama, Caucasian Edition. Source

The bottom line is that Mitt Romney misjudged the power of the Obama ground game, even though they had a clear money advantage. In short, they don’t know how to play the game that led Barack Obama to victory against John McCain in 2008. The Republican Party has a Dr. Seuss problem.

LMAO: Karl Rove Accuses the Obama Campaign of “Suppressing the Vote”

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LMAO:  Karl Rove Accuses the Obama Campaign of “Suppressing the Vote”  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HUBRIS:  Karl Rove, who tried to influence the presidential election with his American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS super PACs, is crying foul, saying the Obama campaign “succeeded in suppressing the vote.” Um, funny he should use the word suppressing, since it’s evident from the deliberate actions by Republican leaders in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania to suppress voters. I also didn’t realize Karl Rove was the spokesman for the Republican Party, but then again, in an earlier post, I said the GOP had a Karl Rove problem.

Karl Rove defended Republicans’ work this election cycle, arguing that President Obama only won by making neither candidate look palatable and that Mitt Romney, not outside groups, should have fought back harder.

The president’s campaign “succeeded by suppressing the vote,” Rove told Fox News. “They effectively denigrated Mitt Romney’s character, business acumen, experience.” Source

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Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

The Dark Knight Rising

Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

Are there parallels between the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” with presidential election?  The terrorist in the new movie goes by the name “Bane,” sounds very similar to Bain, drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement into the final Batman movie. Democrats think Mitt Romney fits the Bane character to a tee and there are other comparisons as well:  a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society.

And even while playing up the Bane-Bain tie, Christopher Lehane (former Clinton aide) suggested that Romney is a weak version. “The ‘Bain Romney’ should at least endeavor to match the comic book Bane in at least one way: prove to be a worthy adversary. Bane never asked Batman to apologize–neither superheroes nor super villains nor candidates for president should ever ask for apologies from their opponents if they are to be taken serious,” he said in a reference to Romney’s demand of an apology from Obama for his Bain attacks. Source: Washington Examiner

I am with Christopher Lehane on this, Mitt Romney isn’t as sophisticated as the fictional character in “The Dark Knight Rising.” Rather than dwelling on the movie and its fictional characters, holding Mitt Romney accountable for the outlandish claims of expertise he has made is more important. He claims he had nothing to do with Bain Capital when he went to run the Olympics, but somehow, many companies connected with Bain were somehow connected with the Olympics. How was that possible? Then there’s the “secret” deal with Jon Huntsman Sr.

Mitt Romney: “I Have Secret Black Supporters” Who Are Afraid to Go Public

MITT ROMNEY HAS SECRET BLACK SUPPORTERS:  Mitt Romney told Fox News (surprise, surprise) that black leaders support him, but are afraid to say so publicly. Ahem, which black leaders? Pray tell. After his speech at the NAACP convention, where he was booed after saying he would repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he told Neil Cavuto that he connected with black leaders in private and was assured that the loud booing he received for promising to repeal the ACA didn’t represent the feelings of all black voters, even if they can’t say so in public. What? Is he talking about Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), Ron Christie, J.C. Watts and new Teabag supporter Artur Davis?

“I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event and they said, you know, a lot of folks do not want to say they will not vote for President Obama but they are disappointed in his lack of policies to improve the schools,” Romney told Fox, according to a rush transcript.

“The president has not been able to get the job done and people want to see someone would can get the economy going so I expect to get the African American votes, and at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was generous and hospitable and I believe we disagree on some issues like ‘Obamacare’ on a lot of issues people see eye to eye, they want someone getting the economy going.” Source

Um, these black leaders lied to him because recent polls show he has made absolutely no inroads in the black community, much less to get their votes. Mitt Romney has secret black supporters. Are these imaginary friends like those who set up his offshore bank accounts in the blind trust? As I said in an earlier post, his campaign staffer who spoke with Roland Martin this morning was a hint at the fiasco his NAACP speech was going to be. The speech started off decent, but he kicked the hornet’s nest when he talked about repealing “Obamacare.”

Even though he told Neil Cavuto he has secret black supporters, he also said he expected the negative response from convention. Er, then why did he bother to go? Like everything else he tackles, he gives a lot of lip service. You know, “I don’t know” or “it wasn’t me” and “no, it’s not may fault.” The American Prospect brings a whole other twist to Romney’s train wreck a the NAACP convention by saying his speech was successful. SMH is all I can do.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie: Obama “Most Ill-Prepared Person to Assume Presidency in My Lifetime”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  President Obama “ is the most ill-prepared person to assume the presidency in my lifetime.”

– NJ Gov. Chris Christie, speaking to Kentucky Republicans, added Obama is “posing and preening” instead of working to resolve pressing issues facing the country and is “a guy who literally is walking around in a dark room trying to find the light switch of leadership.”

Damn, he just lit into Obama but is Mitt Romney a viable alternative? Not to take Obama’s side, but Washington in general is terribly broken. I agree Obama wants to be everyone’s friend and that can’t be. He needs to get some cojones and be tough, not spineless.

Obama Supporter Michael Eric Dyson Calls Black Christian Gay Marriage Critics ‘Sexual Rednecks’

It is absolutely shameful that black Georgetown University professor and President Obama supporter Michael Eric Dyson could denigrate black Christian critics of same-sex marriage “sexual rednecks.” He owes the black community an apology. This isn’t how you win over your critics by ridiculous name-calling. Dyson made the disparaging rant during an appearance on the “Ed Schultz Show” on MSNBC Friday night. Ed Schultz just yukked it up on Twitter. Dyson’s comments were directed at Sophia A. Nelson, Roland Martin and Pastor Jamal Bryant. Um, I wonder if a white person had called white Christian gay marriage critics “sexual n*ggers” what would the reaction be from people like Michael Eric Dyson and Ed Schultz?

Bill Kristol: Mitt Romney’s Attack on Obama Over Handling of Chinese Dissident are “Foolish”

Bill Kristol: Mitt Romney's Attack on Obama Over Handling of Chinese Dissident are "Foolish" (Reuters)

Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on Thursday over the administration’s handling of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, saying that was “a dark day for freedom and it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration.” We all know Mitt Romney was just talking out of his ass because Hillary Clinton was able to strike a deal with the Chinese government to allow the dissident to come to America on a fellowship at New York University. Bill Kristol during an appearance on Fox News, called Romney’s attack on Obama on the Chen case, “foolish:”

KRISTOL: I’m happy to be critical of the Obama administration as anyone is, but I think this is fast moving story. And if I were advising Governor Romney, I’d say you don’t need to get in the middle of this story. If this turns out badly, and it would be a terrible thing, it will turn out badly. People will know. … To inject yourself into the middle of this way with a fast moving target I think is foolish. […]

There is no need to butt into a fast moving story when the secretary of state is in Beijing with delicate negotiations and say it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or so. Source: Think Progress

This is a prime example of why Mitt Romney is like Seamus on the top of his station wagon or like a deer caught between two headlights — no clue on the gravity of the situation the American government faced with China on this dissident. President Obama and Hillary Clinton couldn’t just swoop in and remove this man and his family for China. There are laws to follow and it’s just not right, considering how indebted we are to the Chinese. Mitt Romney seems to think if he is elected our next president he can call the shots with China. Um, no, we owe them trillions. The lender is slave master over the borrower. You know, like he was at Bain Capital to all those people who lost their jobs under his watch.

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U.S. Unemployment Drops to 8.1% But 12.5 Million Still Out of Work, Economy Added Only 115K Jobs in April

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROPS: Under the right conditions, the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.1% would have been a selling point for Obama to use on the campaign trail, but the wind was taken out of his sail because the U.S. economy added only 115,000 jobs in April. In other words, nothing for Obama to brag about because 12.5 million Americans are still out of work.

Wall Street Journal:  Job growth was below expectations once again, “a fresh sign that the economy could be settling into a sluggish spring.”

First Read: “These jobs reports do have an impact on how people view the economy. We noted earlier in the week that Romney was having a tough week because of all the national security news that dominated. This will allow him to get back on message for a month.”

Etch-a-Sketch Alert: Mitt Romney On Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, “Even Jimmy Carter Would Have Given that Order”

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  Mitt Romney, quoted by Politico on whether he would have given the order to go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan:  “Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”

Um, really Mitt? Another Etch-a-Sketch moment. Didn’t he say back in 2008, the he would get permission from Pakistan first and it wasn’t worth the money to kill just one man? This speaks to his poor grasp on foreign policy and his lack of political integrity — flip flops depending on how the breeze blows. Don’t hate on Obama for doing what George W. Bush didn’t bother doing.