And The Cain Train Keeps A-Rollin’ (UPDATED)

More positive news came out today for the political juggernaut that is becoming known as “The Cain Train.

The latest poll, (The Economist, YouGov) has Cain WAY ahead:

Mitt Romney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18%

Newt Gingrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%

Michele Bachmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3%

Jon Huntsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%

Ron Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7%

Herman Cain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33%

Rick Santorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%

Rick Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%

Gary Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0%

Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%

No preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9%

A New Hampshire poll, where Cain has been very weak, shows: Romney rocking, Cain creeping, Gingrich gaining:

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to strengthen his commanding position in the New Hampshire presidential primary contest but faces opposition from some surprising challengers, says a new survey conducted by Magellan Strategies on behalf of NH Journal.

Romney leads all the candidates on the primary election ballot with 41%. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has rocketed into second place with 20%. And Texas Congressman Ron Paul places third with 10%. All other candidates were in single digits.

Cain’s emergence as a top tier candidate following a series of strong debate performances has developed into a major subtext of the 2012 campaign. He has earned an extremely positive public image rating with 62% of respondents saying they have a favorable opinion of him and only 25% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of him. That is second only to Gov. Romney who maintains a stellar image of 68% favorable / 22% unfavorable.

And The Daily Caller is reporting that the influential Club for Growth is backing Cain’s ’9-9-9′ plan:

Chris Chocola, the president of the influential conservative group The Club for Growth, rebuffed critics of Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan on Friday. The Club’s embrace of Cain’s signature economic proposal comes after days of increased scrutiny of the plan, prompted by Cain’s sudden post-debate emergence as a GOP presidential front-runner.

Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist has been critical of the “9-9-9″ plan. Other conservative and libertarian economists have expressed worry that it would impose a new national sales tax without abolishing federal income taxes.

Chocola argues the plan’s skeptics just don’t get it. “Those who argue against the sales tax component of ’9-9-9′ really miss the mark,” he said in a statement.

He continued: “Of course a future Congress could raise taxes above the 9% levels, but under our current monstrosity of a tax system, Congress already can raise taxes at any time and often has … Herman Cain’s proposal might not be the perfect plan, but it is a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job creating tax cut on investments, savings, and income.”

See Also:

The Other McCain: Zonation Suggests Herman Cain ‘Smoke Crack’ To Impress Cornell West

UPDATE:

The Other McCain: Cain Campaign Finished Third Quarter With $1.3 Million Cash on Hand, No Debt

 

Hat tip: Charles B.
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Friday Free-For-All: #OWS Hidden Agenda Exposed

(AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

Andrew Breitbart at Big Government has the goods on the #QWS Vermin: ‘Crowdsource This': Emails Expose #OccupyWallStreet Conspiracy To ‘Destabilize’ Global Markets, Governments

In keeping with the new media notion of crowdsourcing–enthusiastically embraced by the mainstream media when trawling through Sarah Palin’s emails–Big Government will be providing readers later today with links to a document drop consisting of thousands of emails.

The email archive, created by a private cyber security researcher, appears to contain messages shared by the left’s anarcho-socialist activists during the strategic and daily tactical planning of the “Occupy Wall Street” and broader “Occupy” campaign this fall.

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The true purpose of the Occupy movement appears to be further economic and governmental destabilization, at a time when the world is already facing major financial and political challenges. By embracing the Occupy movement, President Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and their union allies may be supporting an effort to harm both the domestic and global economies; to create social unrest throughout the democratic world; and to embrace other radical causes, including the anti-Israel movement. Ironically, the emails suggest that the President and the Democrat Party may soon find their friends in the Occupy movement to be a political burden. The email below calls for the Occupy movement to begin “executing higher-risk actions, civil disobedience and arrests,” and suggests: “We must draw a line, disavow the Democrats explicitly, make our messaging a little uncomfortable.”

Visit link to see specific document files.

 Thomas Ryan, reporting at Big Government, and fellow activists went under cover, and attended some anarchist meetings in NYC. This document drop is the result of their inclusion on the email #Occupy email list:

Document dropemails reveal the forces behind the #OWS movement – Anarchists, Socialists, Unions, Democrats and their plans.

[Editors' Note - Crowdsourcing: At the end of this post, you will find links to download the #OccupyWallStreet email archive described earlier today by Andrew Breitbart. Send your thoughts, observations, and findings to feedback@breitbart.com, or post them in the comment section.]

On August 10, 2011, the hacker group “Anonymous” announced that it would join the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. That’s what sparked my interest in monitoring #OccupyWallStreet.

I reached out to a colleague and asked if he would be interested in studying the protest with me. At first, it seemed disorganized, and we believed it would only be a few hundred protestors.

As we engaged in monitoring its growth, we recruited other people to help us begin the collection of data available via social media. We began mapping out key players, and monitored Anonymous’s efforts to organize protests in the San Francisco Bay area public transportation system (#opBART) in order to detect patterns and key influencers.

Then, at the end of August, we were alerted by a fellow researcher that information about USDoR (U.S. Day of Rage, to which Occupy Wall Street is connected) had been posted on Shamuk and Al-Jahad, two Al-Qaeda recruitment sites. We began to take the “Occupy” protest more seriously, and dedicated more time to research and monitoring.

Days later, Anonymous announced that it would be releasing its new DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) tool. Because of the Al-Qaeda posting, we contacted the New York Field Office of the FBI so they could investigate the potential threat. From that point on, we decided we needed to include the Human Element of Intelligence (HUMINT), and to infiltrate the protestors to map their ties to Anonymous, and to the postings on Shamuk and Al-Jahad.

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The emails also reveal that the Occupation attempted to provoke the New York Police Department prior to some of the clashes that occurred with activists.

You can see them employing that tactic this morning at Moonbattracker: Video: After Being Allowed To Stay In Zuccotti Park, #OWS Protesters Clash With Police On March To Wall Street – At Least A Dozen Arrested

Emboldened after being allowed to stay in the Zuccotti Park indefinitely, protesters took to the streets again to “clean up Wall Street”. A violent clash with police ensued, spurred on by protesters who threw garbage and bottles at them.

The Blaze reported:

The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.*

Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the owners of the private park, Brookfield Office Properties, had put off the cleaning, scheduled for 7 a.m. More than hour beforehand, supporters of the protesters had started streaming into the park, creating a crowd of several hundred chanting people.

A confrontation between police and protesters, who had vowed to stay put through civil disobedience, had been feared. Boisterous cheers floated up from the crowds as the announcement of the postponement circulated, and protesters began polling each other on whether to make an immediate march to Wall Street, a few blocks away.

More provocation via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: USCG warns staff after Occupy Boston protesters spit on Coast Guard officer:

Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents: MyFoxBOSTON.com

The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters.

The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her.

Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

A spokesman for Occupy Boston tells Fox that anyone could have shown up at their protest to spit on and harass Coast Guard officers in an attempt to “defamate” the movement. Uh, sure. Two men spent time at Occupy Boston just on the off chance that a uniformed member of the armed forces might walk by so that they could spit on her — just to discredit the movement?

Michelle Malkin on the predictable filth that’s always left in the wake of any left-wing gathering: Costs of the Occupiers; Plus: Friday showdown in NYC, Boston backlash, Austin arrests:

My column today tallies up some of the taxpayer costs imposed by the Kamp Alinsky Kids across the country so far. There have been other nasty consequences, too — like the cancellation of a food drive and festival in Boston due to Occupier overload. Go here to donate. Latest word from NYC is that protesters are gearing up for a sunrise showdown to fight clean-up evacuation by Zuccotti Park’s private owners. (Update: The rabble-rousers got into a scuffle with police, as they wanted. The rabble is still piling up. Several arrests. See NYPost.) In Austin, TX, four squatters were arrested after refusing to leave while city workers power-washed the filthy plaza that served as Occupation Central. We’ve only just begun to see the dark side of the movement. They’ve been spoiling for a fight long before Day One of the Month of Rage.

More updates: The occupiers have met the enemy and it is…SANITATION!

PJTV’s Bill Whittle on the more benign OWS protesters (the clueless drones), or “precious snowflakes” – the beneficiaries of “the self esteem movement”  out in the real world finding out that everything isn’t going to be given to them on a silver platter:

On the Fast and Furious front:

Via Katie Pavlich at Townhall, CNN’s John King asks a damn good question, How Did Obama Know About Fast and Furious Before Eric Holder?

In the interview with Cummings, King shows a clip of stumbling President Obama trying to explain who knew about Fast and Furious and when. The problem? Obama gave the interview in March 2011 and Holder testified before Congress on May 2, 2011 that he had only known about Fast and Furious for a “few weeks.”

See the video at the link.

From Sipsey Street Irregulars:

Sipsey Street Exclusive: Was the Gunwalker Plot Bill Newell’s idea and the Obama National Security Council’s opportunity? Will O’Reilly survive?

Here he comes to save the day! Mighty Mouth is on the way! Lanny Davis defends Gunwalker. Which tells you Hillary is in it up to her eyeballs.

CBS: “Grenade-walking” part of “Gunwalker” scandal.

Roll Call: In Holder Subpoena, Issa Also Probes White House Press Aide.

More to come…

The ever-morphing policy positions of Mitt Romney are sufficiently disturbing on their own.

But if it’s true that Romney consulted with Obama’s crazed ‘Science Czar’ John Holdren, he should step out of the GOP race today.

Barack Hussein Obama has clotted the executive branch with unaccountable “czars” — unsavory characters too extreme to be confirmed for cabinet positions even by a hyper-partisan, Democrat-controlled Senate. Among the most alarming of these malevolent lunatics is Science Czar John Holdren, a participant in ClimateGate who has advocated de-developing America and putting sterilants in the public water supply…

Gad.Keep reading.
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