Monday Morning Ketch-Up – Fired Up and Ready to Go!

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze: An Obama Landslide? Here Are the Expert Predictions That Point to a Decisive Obama Victory:

It’s no secret that numerous — and notable – pundits are predicting a Mitt Romney landslide in Tuesday’s presidential election. But while many are claiming that the Republican candidate will secure a sweeping victory, others view the electoral scenario through a very different lens. In fact, some experts are projecting that President Barack Obama is actually the candidate poised for a massive win.

Below, find some of the most most prevalent predictions that Obama will sail to success at the polls on Tuesday:

Keep reading…

Benny Johnson, The Blaze: Romney Landslide: Here Are the Biggest Names Predicting It & How It Will Happen:

More and more pundits on both political sides are taking the electoral leap and predicting a landslide for Mitt Romney. Here are some notable ones:

Guy Benson at the Hot Air Green Room: Video: Romney’s entrance at enormous Pennsylvania rally.

These 30,000 Keystone State voters seem…fired up and ready to go, to borrow a phrase I think I’ve heard somewhere…

Stop the ACLU: Paul Ryan draws nearly 7,000 in deep blue Minnesota!

Yesterday there was a poll from Minnesota, home of Al Franken, Jesse Ventura and Walter Mondale showing Mitt Romney beating Obama by a point, and leading with independents by 13 points. I had to do a double take from a state that also sends the likes of Keith Ellison to represent them. But apparently the poll seems to reflect the feeling in Minnesota, as Paul Ryan was able to draw nearly 7,000 by himself in Minnesota for a rally. No Mitt Romney, just Paul Ryan, and they get crowd numbers like this, in MINNESOTA!

Twitchy: Stunning pics: ‘One more day,’ Romney rallies massive crowds in Lynchburg and Fairfax, Va.

Instapundit: REPORT: A Disappointing Turnout For The Obama Rally In Madison, Wisconsin. “Meade is on the scene, where he talked to a police officer who said they’d planned for 30,000 but were estimating the crowd at 15,000. And Meade encountered a friend who said he’d heard reports that it would be a nightmare trying to park downtown, but he pulled into a parking garage and was the first car there.”

Gateway Pundit: The End of Our National Tragedy? Romney Takes Lead in Final Rasmussen Poll:

Mitt Romney took the lead today in the final Rasmussen poll before election day.
Romney leads President Obama by one point, 49-48.
Rasmussenreported:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. Two percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided.

Image via Pseud O’Nym

Toby Harnden, The Daily Mail: Exclusive: Romney campaign internal polling puts Republican nominee up ONE POINT in Ohio and TIED in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio, according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source.

Internal campaign polling completed last night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin and – most startlingly – Pennsylvania.

Internal poll show Romney trailing in Nevada, reflected in a consensus among senior advisers that Obama will probably win the state. Early voting in Nevada has shown very heavy turnout in the Democratic stronghold of Clark County and union organisation in the state is strong.

Romney is to campaign in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on election day, reflecting the tightness of the race in Ohio and the tantalising prospect of success in Pennsylvania, which has not gone Republican in a presidential campaign for 24 years.

Nearly all public polling put Obama ahead in Ohio by whisker at least. The RealClearPolitics average of polls there gives the president a 2.8 per cent advantage. But the Romney campaign insists that pollsters have their models wrong and are overestimating Democratic turnout and underestimating Republican enthusiasm.

If the Romney campaign’s internal numbers are correct – and nearly all independent pollsters have come up with a picture much more favourable for Obama – then the former Massachusetts governor will almost certainly be elected 45th U.S. President.

Gateway Pundit: Dick Morris: 90% Chance Romney Wins, 60% Chance It’s a Landslide (Video):

Dick Morris doubled-down today telling Megyn Kelly on America Live there is a 90% chance Mitt Romney will win tomorrow and a 60% chance it will be a landslide.

Monty Pelerin, The American Thinker: The Election Will Not Be Close

There is not one person who voted for John McCain last time who will switch and vote for Obama this time.  There are many previous Obama supporters who plan to vote for Romney.  Republicans who stayed home four years ago rather than vote for McCain are not going to stay home again.  Many will vote not because of Romney, but in spite of Romney.  They want no more of Obama and his policies.

Crowd comparisons between Romney and Obama reveal Obama as a fad whose time has passed.  There is energy and enthusiasm in the Romney campaign.  There is anger and pettiness in the Obama campaign.

Early voting suggests a tsunami for Romney, at least when compared to the corresponding numbers four years ago.  Women are breaking for Romney.  States that were never thought to be in play by pollsters suddenly look even or even trending toward Romney.  Pennsylvania and Michigan are two examples.  Nothing is moving toward Obama.  Everything is moving away.

Newspaper endorsements reflect the mood of their readers.  The Des Moines Register endorsed Romney.  Ditto the NY Daily News and many other papers who routinely endorse Democrats.  Ben Shapiro reports:

According to the University of California, Santa Barbara American Presidency Project study of the top 100 newspaper editorial endorsements, Mitt Romney has seen a vast wave of switches from 2008 Obama endorsers. Obama, meanwhile, has seen only one newspaper that endorsed John McCain come around to endorse him. At the same time, many newspapers have also switched from Obama to “no endorsement.”

There is not one constituency group that reasonably can be seen increasing its support for Obama.  Hardcore Democrat groups are uninspired.  Turnout among them will be lower.  Obama will win these groups by overwhelming majorities, but the groups will be much smaller this time around.

Image via the Chicago Boyz

In case you needed a refresher course, here’s a look at some of the top members of the Hope and Change-minted team that the Beltway reformer-in-chief brought with him four years ago. Barack Obama’s Chicago-marinated culture of corruption brought us $16 trillion in debt, trillion-dollar porkulus, Obamacare, and edujobs slush funds, heightened national INsecurity, and entrenched wealth redistributionism disguised as social justice. The First Lady exulted on Twitter yesterday:

“If this is what the President can do in 4 years, imagine what he can do in twice the time.”

Yes. What you see here is what you’ll get. Imagine the continued horror, wreckage, obstructionism, deception, divisiveness, and cronyism. Then make sure you do your part to stop it tomorrow and send all of them packing.

The Weekly Standard: Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting—in Chicago:

The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election.

According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That’s a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.

Bob Krumm writes a column as a retrospective, from after the election, looking back at all the reasons why Romney won — and why this outcome should not have taken people by surprise.

It’s good.

Like everyone is now saying, someone is going to be shocked on election night. Following the shock, everyone will say, “Of course, it was so obvious.

Commies in Seattle, Frisco, Chicago, and New York are going to have a pounding hangover to match the pounding #OccupyResoluteDesk takes tomorrow:

The GOP won the current majority with a big turnout at the voting booth, and a switch in support from independents.  Each one of these seats has to be won again by Republicans in order for them to hold their majority.  What does that tell us about the likely voter turnout tomorrow — and the direction they are going — if media analysts believe Republicans might  actually increasetheir majority?  It sounds as if the Congressional race voters will turn out and vote pretty much the way they did in 2010, not 2008, and that puts the electorate models of most pollsters far out of range.Democrats have insisted that the pollsters have gotten it right, and that turnout will return to 2008 levels, despite numerous surveys showing Republican enthusiasm far outstripping that of Democrats in this cycle.  If so, though, would their candidates distance themselves like this from their national party leaders?

They’ve played up their folksy demeanor, campaigned on local issues and gone to great lengths to proclaim they’re not President Barack Obama’s acolytes.

But red-state Democratic Senate candidates are still trying to survive the anti-Obama wave that started in 2010 and is threatening to wash away Democrats from the Great Plains to the Mountain West.

Of course, these are red-state Democrats … but you’re not seeing swing-state Democrats embracing Obama much these days, either.  If the electorate in 2012 was going to resemble the 2008 model, you’d see incumbents like Bob Casey and Claire McCaskill rushing to embrace an incumbent President at the top of their ticket.  Instead, they’re attempting to convince voters of their independence from the White House.

Doug Giles, Right Wing News: I Hope This Is The Last Column I Ever Have To Write About Bronco Bamma:

This past week a YouTube video of a crying four-year-old little girl named Abigail went viral. In the video Abby’s mom asks her why she’s so sad. Abigail replies through a steady stream of tears and mucus that she’s “tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.” Well, little sister, I feel your pain. Now, mind you, I’m not tired of Romney and Ryan, but good Lord … and believe me when I tell you … I’m pig sick of Bronco Bamma.

Yep, I’m beyond ready for this ignoble thing called the Obama presidency to be officially finito. These past four years have been brutally lugubrious for this God- and country-loving rebel.

To what shall I compare the failed policies, ridiculous debt, over-the-top obfuscation and overall diminishment of the White House by this pusillanimous food stamp president?

Let’s see. Think, Doug. Think. Oh, I know! For me, Obama’s term in office has had all the appeal of watching Honey Boo Boo’s mom trying to get into a cat suit while eating a double meat burrito with extra guac and motor oil. How’s that?

Yep, hopefully this is one of the last columns I’ll ever have to pen about the crappiest sitting president ever. Oh, I’m sure Obama will come up in future articles after he’s ousted. For instance, I’ll probably have to cover him again when he, Hillary and Holder go to trial for the murderous Benghazi and Fast and Furious cover-ups—but that will be more fun than it will be work.

Big Government: True the Vote Announces National Election Integrity Hotline:

Today, True the Vote (TTV), the nonpartisan election integrity organization, announced the availability of its Election Integrity Hotline, to help document illegal activity inside or outside of America’s polling places.

“If you want to make a difference on November 6th, True the Vote has a job for you,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Election integrity captured the American conscience with a rough cell phone video of New Black Panthers intimidating voters in Pennsylvania in 2008. Intimidation and electioneering is illegal inside and outside of polls. You have the power to be America’s eyes and ears.”

Concerned citizens are encouraged to report any incidents outside of polling locations using True the Vote’s official Election Integrity Hotline. Citizens may submit incidents over the phone by calling 855-444-6100. Descriptions and photos should be directed to freeandfair@truethevote.org. True the Vote will verify credible reports and submit those appropriate local authorities.

Heh. Once again, comedian and Fox News contributor Steven Crowder took over a hashtag in order to teach a lesson. He also did last month, when he used Biden’s own words to expose the Left. He did it again yesterday with the #SaysomethingniceaboutObama hashtag, this time throwing Harry Reid into the mix.

Secret or out in the open, any negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program are as delicate as they are important.   Obviously they must be handled by a very experienced diplomatic negotiator ..well not according to this President.

Israeli Newspaper Yediot Ahranot published in their Print edition today, that it is friend of Obama , former slumlord, supporter of crony capitalism, and friend of the radical Islamist community Valerie Jarrett who is the president’s secret envoy to Iran.

You may remember the reports about Jarret’s last foray into foreign policy, she tried to convince Obama NOT to approve the raid on Bin Laden.  She was also Obama’s representative to the convention of the Hamas-affiliated ISNA convention.

Ask yourself this, do you really want “re-hire” as commander-in-chief a person that sends a former slumlord with no diplomatic experience to negotiate with Iran about its Nuclear Program?

Rusty Weiss, Freedomworks: Obama’s EPA Set to Crush Coal Country:

Lurking quietly in the shadows, behind a wall of political rhetoric and campaign season hype, is a post-election surprise that could ring the death knell for the coal industry, killing massive amounts of jobs in states such as Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.Reports are beginning to surface that the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to implement a slew of anti-coal regulations after the election, which will result in the elimination of nearly 900,000 jobs annually.

All of this of course has been carefully calculated for political reasons.

First, an October report from Republican Sen. James Inhofe indicated that the EPA specifically “punted” on numerous regulations in an attempt to “earn votes” for a second term.

Then, the administration illegally failed to meet a deadline for releasing regulatory plans for the coming year, a move which prompted Inhofe to release the following statement:

“President Obama is refusing to comply with the law that requires him to publish forthcoming regulations because he doesn’t want the American public to know the terrible cost of the regulatory barrage he plans to unleash in a second term.”

The actual cutback in October regulations and subsequent plans in November bear this out.  We’ve seen an unprecedented number of ‘economically significant’ regulations being approved by the Obama administration last month.  Reports indicate that there were only 4 regulations approved during October, while Obama has averaged over 40 such regulations on average over his term.

Inhofe warns that 2013 will be much different – wide-sweeping regulations will be coming from the White House … after the election.

If you thought the War on Coal and various other job dampening EPA initiatives over the past few years were bad, apparently that was only a skirmish compared to what’s in store after this Tuesday. At the Examiner, Conn Carroll has the inside scoop on how Santa’s little elves at Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency have been very busy lately. But you might not care for the presents they have in mind for us all.

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.

More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.

Carroll goes on to speculate that the mad dash is a result of panic at the agency over the possibility that Obama may lose the election. They would, in that case, have to rush out a bunch of regulations which, “would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.”

I don’t tend to agree with that. It’s certainly possible that they could roll out some regulations in the next seven weeks, but shortly after President Romney is sworn in and put his own people in place at the agency, those could pretty well be swept aside at the stroke of a pen. (Or so I understand it, anyway.) I tend to think that this is preparation for a roll-out in the coming months in the event of an Obama second term, which is pretty much the analysis of Larry Bell at Forbes.

Those of you who live in coal country – vote like your livelihood depends on it – because it does.

Check back later – more to come.

UPDATE:

This just in via tipster Charles B:

October 31, 2012
Republican Democrat Other R – D Quarterly
2012
Oct 39.1% 33.3% 27.5% 5.8%
 GALLUP CONFIRMS REPUBLICAN PARTISAN ID ADVANTAGE ( R+1 ) AN 11 POINT CHANGE FROM 2008
And all the enthusiasm’s on our side. Do the math.
Flashback to April 2010:
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Via Staged: Jon Voight calls out Barack Obama:
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Jon Voight reads a special message to America about Barack Obama on FOX News’s Huckabee show.
Ace of Spades HQ: ICYMI: SCOAMF WARS
 Heeheeheee…

8 Responses to “Monday Morning Ketch-Up – Fired Up and Ready to Go!”

  1. Jackie Wellfonder - Raging Against the Rhetoric – Monday Blues? Keep Calm and Finish Him Says:

    [...] Deb’s Monday Morning Ketch-Up and Wombat Socho’s Live at Five (which is actually [...]

  2. John Says:

    CNN final poll – EVEN- based on D+11

    I expect huge voter fraud, but D+11?

  3. Cry and Howl Says:

    I gotta tell you, I’ve been watching the polls … and geez, it’s like who do we believe? I’ve come to the conclusion … we’ll see whose media is more believable tomorrow. I know that’s profound, but I’m just a regular guy.

  4. EricIndiana Says:

    Nice Catsup graphic. For anyone STILL undecided on the election, I bring you my deep analysis of the candidates based on the letters in their names: http://daisybrain.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/words-dont-lie-romney-and-obama-revealed/

  5. Geo Says:

    I don’t think there is any doubt that the msm is in full fledged protection mode. It’s nothing that they haven’t done in the past, but it’s very evident in this cycle. By now, most in the past have adjusted their polls to somewhat reflect reality. Evidently not this time, they are fully invested in this guy.
    They are relying on the ’08 model, which is totally irrelevant for this election. The thrill is long gone. I believe there is a undercurrent with the voters that pollsters cannot measure. We saw it in the ’10 election. I believe most Americans are disgusted with the direction of the Country for the last four years and are about to get their say about it.

    I’m thinking and have for a long time now that we are about to see the “Chic-Fil-A” push back tomorrow.

    Romney 7-10 point win & 300+ Electoral Votes

  6. Nice Deb Says:

    Wowwww, Barack means “blessed” and Hussein means “good and handsome” …huh Eric?

    After 4 years of Obamunism, I didn’t think such embarrassing Obama-worship still existed outside of MSNBC’s evening lineup and Chrissy’s tingly leg..

  7. Geo Says:

    Eric slopping up the kool aid from the trough in a state that is about to go back red. That’s some real deep analysis there Eric, hope it didn’t take too much time and energy to throw that together. None of it of course, based on real world reality or substance.

    Bottoms Up!


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