“They were running”: Hundreds of Moore, OK Residents Run Westboro Freaks Out of Town

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church  were in Moore, Oklahoma, Sunday, to spread the message that a vengeful God sent the tornado that devastated the town nearly a year ago. Westboro had a permit to picket the  junior high school that has been housing the elementary school students whose school was destroyed.  24 people died in that tornado, including 9 children, 7 of them at the elementary school.

Hundreds of Moore residents lined the street across from Junior high, ready to confront the WBC clan, and some crossed the street to go after them.

Amanda Eccles said, “It’s just sic kening. You know, it’s just innocent kids that lost lives and it’s sickening for them to even think that way.”

Kristy Hensley said, “They’re judging us because they think that, you know, we deserve what we got you know. But you know, their judgement day will come.”

Westboro’s permit to picket was for half an hour.

They had been there a mere eight minutes when several people took matters into their own hands.

Dan Eccles said, “I was afraid of a riot really. I didn’t know how long Westboro would stay, which they were smart to leave.”

Police held the Moore residents at bay while the Westboro bunch fled the scene.

Dan Eccles said, “They shagged tail, got in them cars and was leaving in a hurry. Oh yeah, they was gone!”

Tina Johnson said, “I thought it was hilarious. I mean I really did. We sat there and laughed the whole time. They were running, yeah.”

Amanda Eccles, no doubt spoke for many when she said,  “I think it’s just impressive how Moore comes together as a family and stands for their town.”

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

‘Well Played': Marine Schools Anti-Military Ignoramus on Facebook

Seen on Facebook: 

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 You really can’t blame Miley, though. Let’s face it – she was only expressing the very same view our current Secretary of State expressed in 2006.

Remember this?

And this?:

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 Did you ever in your wildest dreams think Hanoi John would be a US Sec. of State?

Federal judge rules against NSA spying (Video)

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As  Obama’s policies continue to fail epicly both domestically and on the world stage, the Regime faces yet another blow to its credibility –   a federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance program that collects millions of Americans’ telephone records may be unconstitutional.

US News reports:

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled in a lawsuit brought by conservative activist Larry Klayman that the legal challenge to the massive surveillance program — disclosed in full earlier this year by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — would likely succeed.

Leon, appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, issued a preliminary injunction against the program but suspended the order to allow an appeal by the Justice Department.

“The court concludes that plaintiffs have standing to challenge the constitutionality of the government’s bulk collection and querying of phone record metadata, that they have demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of their Fourth Amendment claim and that they will suffer irreparable harm absent…relief,” Leon wrote.

During oral arguments in the case last month, Klayman, a former Reagan administration lawyer who leads the advocacy group Freedom Watch, called the judge “the last guard … the last sentry to the tyranny in this country.”

Justice Department lawyer James Gilligan argued that Klayman lacked standing to bring the case because he could not prove the NSA examined his phone or Internet records.

Via Zero Hedge, Judge Leon blasted, “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval.”

CNN video added:

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” 

Introducing… Tony Katz Tonight! (Videos)

Radio show host Tony Katz is launching a new internet based talk show,  Tony Katz Tonight, which promises to bring a new perspective to the news of the day and a fresh take on late night television.

Katz needs to raise $25,000 and has started a “crowdfunding” campaign to connect directly with fans.

“Late night TV is stale – it’s boring,” Katz noted in a press release, today. “The format hasn’t changed and the guest selection has gotten worse. Exactly how many vapid non-stars does America want to hear from? Johnny Carson used to smoke on the set. Now even talking about smoking can get you seven years in the PC gulag.”

Tony Katz Tonight is using Indiegogo to solicit the  funds needed to continue his endeavor.

“Contribution levels get people huge thanks, web links, personalized videos and a chance to be a part of one of the tapings”, Katz explained.

In an environment where media outlets are consolidating and programming is becoming homogenous, Tony Katz is pursuing an alternative path, proving that original content will thrive in a free market.  In addition to raising capital and awareness of the program, they are also pursuing traditional network distribution of the program.

Here are a couple of test run episodes:

Video: Rep. Marsha Blackburn Challenges Obama to a Skeet Shooting Match

On CNN’s “Erin Burnett Out Front”, Monday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee expressed doubt about Obama’s recent claim that he “does skeet shooting all the time”.

Via Weasel Zippers:

“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn’t he referenced this at any point in time?” Blackburn asked.

“I tell you what I do think,” she later added. “I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him.”

 It probably pained Mark Knoller to admit that he hasn’t seen any evidence of Obama shooting skeets. But there’s only so far an ObamaMedia sycophant should be expected to go.

Roland Martin immediately tried to nip the skepticism in the bud by comparing it to doubts people have about whether  Obama is an American or a Christian.  Martin says he doesn’t need proof that Obama is what he alleges he is and he doesn’t care. Spoken like a true media lapdog. “We’ll just go with whatever you tell us, Master….”

David Frum managed to miss the salient point of his assertion that violent crime has dropped monumentally in the past twenty years. “They (Americans) don’t need firearms”, he alleged, “because they are safer than ever before.”

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Of course, the monumental drop in violent crime is due to the passage of conceal carry laws across the nation.

More Guns, Less Crime is a book by John Lott that says violent crime rates go down when states pass “shall issueconcealed carry laws. He presents the results of his statistical analysis of crime data for every county in the United States during 29 years from 1977 to 2005.

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy: Photo stonewalling! Carney on Obama’s ‘all the time’ secret skeet shooting: ‘I don’t know how often’:

Zing! As Twitchy readers know, President Obama reportedly does some super secret skeet shooting. All the time, no less! Twitter users were looking for more answers, while also providing helpful tips to the Skeet Shooter in Chief.

The American Thinker: Dial 911 and Die:

Titled “Percent distribution of incidents where police came to the victim, by police response time and type of crime”:

Crimes of Violence:

  • Within 5 minutes 31.0%
  • Within 6 – 10 minutes 24.5%
  • Within 11 minutes – 1 hour 32.4%
  • Within 1 day – 6.5%
  • Longer than 1 day – 1.9%
  • Time of response not known – 3.6%
  • Not ascertained – 0.2% [2]

From American Police Beat website: the average of seven same-sized city police response to a High-Priority 911 call is a staggering 11 minutes, 11 seconds. [3]

Before I go further, note neither our national media nor our national crime fighter data takes into account if you are – (1) middle of a heavily populated metropolitan area, (2) in the perimeter urban areas, (3) in suburban areas or (4) you’re out there in rural areas.

Makes a difference. Makes a big blankety blank difference.

Liberals are all gung-ho about removing scary “assault weapons” from the hands of law-abiding citizens – they say that we shouldn’t have the “right” to purchase anything that has the potential to kill dozens of people at a time…..

…..and yet, they claim that we can’t take away their “right” to a lethal weapon that legally kills over 3,000 potential people a day in this country:

On Monday, in a morning meeting at the White House, President Obama spoke with law enforcement officials from across the country on the issue of gun-related violence.

While the gathering had the look of a free form and open discussion, it was quite clear that Obama was sending a message to those in attendance: I need you to support my push for gun control reform.

Of course, it was never directly stated.  It was only implied.

“The only way that we’re going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with the cooperation of Congress,” Obama told the police chiefs in attendance, at least four of whom work in communities victimized by mass shootings: Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, and Tucson Police Chief Robert Villasenor.

Twitchy: Oops! The New Republic tweets parody site ‘proof’ of Obama shooting skeet, quickly deletes:

If it’s too good to be true, The New Republic is on it!

President Barack “Bitter Clinger” Obama claimed he totally goes skeet shooting “all the time” at Camp David, but White House press secretary Jay Carney couldn’t say for sure whether photographic evidence exists. Luckily, we have the resourceful “real journalists” at The New Republic to boldly scour White House parody sites for “proof.”

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Video: Jon Hammar Back in the US

Jon Hammar has finally been released form prison, and safely crossed the border, last night. The first thing he wanted to do, reportedly – is take a shower.

Fox News interviewed Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who’s efforts contributed in no small part to this happy outcome.

Home for the Holidays: Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today (Update – He may be delayed past Fri.)

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And according to reports, the gun charges are being dropped.

Fox News reports:

DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine who has been in a Mexican prison since August on a dubious weapon charge is being released today, his father confirmed to FoxNews.com.

Jon Hammar Sr. said during a flight layover in Houston that he was on his way to get his son, after he and his wife Olivia received a call Thursday night from their attorney, Eddie Varon-Levy telling them their son was going to be released.

“I haven’t seen it in writing yet but Eddie has confirmed it with the court that Jon is being released today,” Hammar Sr. said. “The U.S. consulate said they would pick Jon up at the prison and accompany him to the border crossing.”

Jon’s father told reporters he’s  “excited and scared”, and won’t rest until his son is on the U.S. side of the border.

He said the two planned to bond on the the trip home to Palmetto Bay, Fla., which Hammar Sr. said would be made by car.

“Jon and I will drive back to Florida to give him some time alone, I don’t think he would do well on a flight back,” Hammar Sr. said.

Varon-Levy shared Hammar Sr.’s apprehension, saying his his optimism is tempered by security issues in Tamaulipas state which is controlled by Los Zetas Cartel. Hammar Jr.’s life was threatened while in prison resulting in a midnight extortion attempt from the prison.

“His security is at stake until he cross the border into the U.S.,” Varon-Levy said.

According to the NY Daily News, Mexican diplomats in the U.S. will not confirm Hammar’s impending release, today.

“At this time we will not be providing any comments confirming or denying this information,” saidLydia Antonio, a spokeswoman for the Embassy of Mexico.

Via Gateway Pundit, this morning on the radio, Bill O’Reilly excoriated the US media, calling them “lemmings” for not picking up on the Hammar story:
John Bolton went on Fox’s “On the Record” with Dana Perino filling in for Greta Van Susteren, last night to discuss the issue. He said that there was very little evidence that the State Dept. had given the case the attention it deserves.
UPDATE:
The NYTs reports that Hammar may be delayed past Friday because he’s determined to retrieve his confiscated Winnebago that he drove to Mexico. His mother, who along with his father flew to Brownsville, Texas –  across the border from Matamoros, said  that she expected her son home by Christmas.

She added that his arrival might be delayed past Friday because even after a horrendous four months, enduring death threats and ransom demands from members of Mexican drug cartels, her son was determined to get back the confiscated 1972 Winnebago that he drove to Mexico.

“It’s really important to him, and we feel like it’s going to bring him some closure,” she said.

Almost Forgot: It’s Papa John’s Pizza Night!

I’m a little late on this, but if you haven’t already had dinner – today has been designated, National Papa John’s Appreciation Day.

Please send your Papa John’s pictures and videos to rebootingDOTusaATgmailDOTcom

Papa Johns has been targeted by the left for a boycott, for simply articulating that ObamaCare would hurt profits and force cutbacks in employee hours. Stand up to this nonsensical and illogical action and support Papa Johns this Friday!

The CEO of Papa John’s, John H. Schnatter, has said that he will have to cut employee hours because of Obamacare. Schattner has received intense media scrutiny in addition to being demonized as an evil rich guy by the Left. Obamacare is a fiscal nightmare and because of it, many small businesses aren’t hiring now. Some are even closing their doors. Obamacare is now, as John Boehner said, “the law of the land.”In solidarity with John H. Schnatter, we propose that November, 16th, 2012 be National Papa John’s Appreciation Day. The Left thinks we are discouraged; they think they have won. Let’s send a clear message this Friday, like we did on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, that we are here to stay and that we won’t stop fighting. There are over 2,600 Papa John’s stores in the United States. Let’s flood all of them like we flooded Chick-Fil-A.
How the event works:1. “Like” Papa John’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/papajohns

2. Change your Facebook avatar to the Papa Johns logo on Friday.

3. Go into your local Papa John’s this Friday, November 16th, and order a pizza. This will only be effective if you go into the store itself. Take a picture of your visit and your pizza, share it on your Facebook wall and/or tweet it with the hashtag #IStandWithPapaJohns

4. If you live further than a half hour from Papa Johns. Participate on twitter with the hashtag #IStandWithPapaJohns

Also: We would like to suggest that anyone participating in this event also purchase an additional pie to share with someone that is struggling right now. Perhaps a neighbor who lost a job, a food shelter, church group, afterschool program for kids in need…. There are many options, but please consider buying a pie to share!

Let’s send a clear message this Friday. Thank you, everyone.

This event was created by the team at @Reboot_USA

I’ll post a pic of our delicious pizza as soon as it arrives. The wait at local Papa John’s is currently an hour – they’re exceedingly busy, said the girl who took my order.

Video: American Hero 2012

A fantastic, inspirational video courtesy of @MastadonArmy:

A country on the brink. A president, failing. And an election that will go down in history….

Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.
~ Ronald Reagan

Romney Making a Serious Play For PA – Paul Ryan Stumps In Moon Township – John Bolton to Hold Townhall in Pittsburgh – RNC Sending in Reinforcements (Video)

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The Washington Post reported that Ryan spoke before about 800 supporters, many of whom didn’t even know about the event until Friday night. His speech focused, naturally on Obama’s “war on coal”:

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Stoking speculation about whether Republicans may seek to make an 11th-hour play in this long-Democratic state, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Saturday headlined a brief, hastily scheduled rally in an airport hangar here on his way to an event in eastern Ohio.

Addressing an enthusiastic group of about 800 supporters, many of whom got word of the rally only on Friday night, Ryan told the crowd that President Obama is waging a “war on coal” and cast the decision facing the country as one that will have consequences beyond the next four years.

“This is not just a paycheck election,” said Ryan, who wore a red-and-black jacket. “This is not just an election about growing the economy or about giving our kids a debt-free nation. This is about the meaning of America.”

The stop is only Ryan’s second in Pennsylvania since he became Mitt Romney’s running mate in August. His last visit to the Keystone State was on Aug. 21, when he held rallies in Carnegie and West Chester and raised campaign cash in Philadelphia.

Via ABC News:

“If he’s reelected we know exactly what the next four years will look like,” Ryan said. “We’ll have more of the same failed policies. More taxes, more spending, more debts, and four more years of these disastrous energy policies. Look, gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago, who knows what they’re going to be if he got four more years.”
Ryan often hits his Democratic opponents on their energy policy, but his remarks Saturday were more pointed, accusing the president of employing policies that would both prevent getting “people back to work and lower(ing) our energy prices.”
“He’ll keep his war on coal going,” Ryan said of Obama. “Over a hundred coal plants are scheduled to close costing us thousands of jobs…not only do these policies cost us jobs, not only do they mean that American energy dollars go to the Middle East they are keeping us from having a boon, they are keeping us from having jobs, they are keeping us from making our pay checks stretch farther.
He ended the attack by assuring the enthusiastic group of supporters his ticket would be victorious, noting Pennsylvania would help them get there.
“The good news is none of that’s going to happen because we’re going to win this election and we’re going to turn back on American energy,” Ryan said.

Battleground Watch reports: Mitt Romney’s Campaign, RNC Have 60+ Staffers In Pennsyvania, Planning More:

Now the official reinforcements are getting sent in:

The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee are planning to send more than 60 staffers to Pennsylvania for the closing two weeks of the presidential election, a RNC official told The Huffington Post. The move is the clearest sign to date that Republicans view the Keystone State as in play this November, though it’s not entirely clear whether the staffing is being done as a head-fake for Democrats or out of general electoral optimism. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign had previously moved its Pennsylvania communications director to Virginia. That communications director was recently caught tweeting from Virginia even as vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was appearing at a Pittsburgh-area rally.

Addendum: This move supplements the Old Line Staters (that’s Maryland for you out-of-towners) who are there already:

“In my opinion, any active Republican not currently working on a local campaign should be heading to Virginia or Pennsylvania,” said Chris Cavey, a longtime GOP leader in Maryland who is vice chair of Romney’s state campaign. “When it’s within the margin of error, you can’t say which door or set of doors … or which phone call it was that made the difference.” Both campaigns are exporting hundreds of Maryland volunteers to neighboring states each weekend. They travel on buses or carpool into critical precincts. They knock on doors, hand out campaign literature and staff telephone banks. Sometimes they are waved off by voters weary of the attention that living in a political battleground brings. Occasionally, initial encounters between strangers spark conversations that continue for weeks. With 16 days to go before the Nov. 6 election, such scenes are playing out across the country. In Alabama — where voters last chose a Democratic candidate for president in 1976 — the state Republican Party is organizing bus trips to Ohio and Florida, a spokeswoman said.

Also - Romney Campaign Town Hall Town Hall Event with John Bolton in Pittsburgh Tuesday (Oct 23) 8pm:

First Paul Ryan, now Conservative hero John Bolton? Something’s happening in Pennsylvania


You’re Invited to a Town Hall Event with Ambassador John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Doors Open 7:00 PM | Event Begins 8:00 PM

Where: Rashid Auditorium, 4th Floor, Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPDATE:

Americans For Prosperity comes through with more reinforcements: AFP plans to send five busloads of conservatives from New Jersey, New York and Maryland to fortify its ground game in Pennsylvania.

ROLL Call: Conservative Nonprofit Dispatches Volunteers to Canvass Battleground States:

This weekend, the powerful nonprofit, founded and funded by billionaire David Koch, is sending 160 Oklahoma activists to help mobilize voters in Colorado. Meanwhile, 180 canvassers from Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon and California will converge on Nevada, another key swing state in the presidential race.

The deployments mark the final stage of a $30 million effort to oust President Barack Obama and Democratic Senators, relying almost exclusively on issue advocacy advertisements, direct mail and other get-out-the-vote efforts.

Two weeks from now, AFP plans to send five busloads of conservatives from New Jersey, New York and Maryland to fortify its ground game in Pennsylvania. The group’s Georgia chapter has a crew of 200 lined up for Florida. Maryland also will send a team of 40 activists to neighboring Virginia during two separate weekend bus-ins. The weekend before the elections, the Arkansas state chapter expects to send two buses to the crucial battleground of Ohio.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Rusty Humphries Blasts Democrat “Political Pimps of Despair” at Liberty Loyalists Event in Adrian, MO

Popular conservative radio talk show host, Rusty Humphries gave a rousing speech before a gathering of the Liberty Loyalists, in Adrian, MO, Saturday night.

He couldn’t resist tweaking Dems for voting down God at the DNC:  “We learned at the DNC that the Democrats don’t like to talk about God, do they? What’d it take – 3 times for the Democrats to vote to try to put God back in the platform, so God was denied – what? 3 times…I’ve heard of that before, in another book about a guy being denied 3 times…”

He blasted the Obamacrats in power as “political pimps of despair who have nothing useful to say about the American dream because they don’t understand it and don’t care.”

Can we stop this fiscal train wreck from happening, he wondered, later.

“Yes we can, Barack Obama – yes, we can.…mmmm mmmm mmmm!”

Mission Statement and Core Values of The Liberty Loyalists:

Less Government
Less Regulation
Less Taxes

MORE FREEDOM
Working to restore sanity and sanctity to government and to make Missouri the safest place to live, raise a family and to start a business or relocate an industry. We want Missouri to be a shining  example of the American Dream; Liberty and Justice for all.

Did you know that 14%of Americans think they’re registered, but are not?

Click here to find out if you’re registered, and for voter registration tools to register yourself and loved ones before it’s too late..

Just Released Rock Anthem: “Obama Gotta Go” ~ by Glen Shulfer (Video)

This brand new ditty,  “Obama Gotta Go” by Glen Shulfer is a toe tapper I think you’ll enjoy:

Lyrics:

I been trying not to say anything,
but I been waiting for the end of his fling.
And I can’t wait to hear the Fat Lady sing.

I’m so tired of all the money he spent.
And I wonder where the heck it all went.
But now we got to get a new president.

Doing all his calculation on where to go on his next vacation.
All the while the nation hurts so much, I can’t hold back.
No I can’t hold back any more.

Obama gotta go.
Ship him back to Chicago.
I’ll even help him move his cargo.
I had enough of B.O., so Bama gotta go…go back home!

I been working at my job every day,
just to see him take it all away,
so he can build another Chevrolet.

I don’t know how he could make such a mess.
But I sure can take a pretty good guess.
ObamaCare and the Stimulus.

Doing all his redistribution is only stepping on the Constitution.
All the destitution hurts so much, I can’t hold back.
No I can’t hold back any more.

Obama gotta go.
Ship him back to Chicago.
I’ll even help him move his cargo.
I had enough of B.O., so Bama gotta go!

I have to say with no exception,
I won’t be paying for his contraception.
All of his deception hurts so much, I can’t hold back.
No I can’t hold back any more.

Obama gotta go.
Ship him back to Chicago.
I’ll even help him move his cargo.
I had enough of B.O., so Bama gotta go…go back home!

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RELATED:

Doug Ross: That Roar You Hear in the Distance May Be a Tidal Wave Building

I truly believe that the American people — all races, all creeds, all colors, all religions, all income levels — are marshaling together to try to save this Republic in November — first and foremost, by rejecting the Cloward-Piven Democrat Party. Consider the following data points, all collected over the last 24 hours:

Finish reading at the link.

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Here’s another  gem by Shulfer from earlier this summer: “Blame Someone Else”:

 

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

The Ryan Bump: New Zogby Poll Shows Huge Boost for Romney in Swing States

Meet the other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna, at The Deacon’s Bench.

According to a new poll by JZ Analytics, Mitt Romney has gotten a very definite  bump upwards with the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

The poll — the first survey conducted completely after Romney announced that Ryan was his vice presidential choice – shows the Romney/Ryan ticket tied with Obama/Biden at 46 percent.

But a JZ Analytics poll from a few weeks ago had Obama leading Romney by five percentage points, and most major polls also had Obama comfortably in the lead before the Ryan selection.

A CNN survey completed on Thursday, Aug. 9, had Obama up by seven points. A Fox poll on Aug. 9 had the president ahead by nine points, and a survey by Public Policy polling on Aug. 7 showed Obama with a six-point lead.

Clearly there is a Ryan bump,” pollster John Zogby, managing of JZ Analytics, told Newsmax. Significantly, the new poll shows the Romney/Ryan ticket with a substantial lead among voters in swing states, 49.1 percent to 41.2 percent.

You could say, Romney just “poll”-vaulted past the desperate and flailing Obama campaign.

Also, the Republican ticket garners 45.2 percent among independent voters, ahead of the Democratic ticket at 40.1. Obama led in an earlier poll of independents. That shows that the Ryan choice has not hurt the Republican ticket in this important demographic, and has actually helped.

What is also significant here, according to Zogby, is that the percentage of voters who say they are still undecided now stands at just 14.7 percent, compared to over 20 percent in an earlier Zogby poll.

Also, a Washington Post-ABC poll shows a 15 point bump for Paul Ryan’s favorability ratings.

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan — the freshly minted Republican vice presidential candidate — got an immediate ratings boost in the wake of his selection as Mitt Romney’s running-mate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Little known nationally before Saturday’s announcement, favorable impressions of Ryan jumped 15 percentage points among the overall electorate with positive views soaring from 49 to 70 percent among conservative Republicans. In Wednesday through Friday interviews, fully 45 percent of Americans expressed no opinion of Ryan, dropping to 30 percent on Saturday and Sunday. The increasing familiarity all went to the positive side of the ledger, giving Ryan an initial advantage in the sprint to define his candidacy.

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Prior to his selection, Ryan’s favorability rating among senior citizens was evenly split at 28/28.  It has now jumped to 46 percent favorable, 28 percent unfavorable.  This explains why Democrats are desperately rushing to distort Ryan’s plan in a bid to strike fear into the hearts of elderly voters.

The Democratic  media complex will need to work overtime to make a villain out of the affable Paul Ryan, but they are on it, baby.

David Brock, head of the progressive, left-wing media “watchdog” group Media Matters, has released an opposition research book on Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan through Brock’s super PAC American Bridge 21st Century.

Brock’s American Bridge super PAC is also tied to Bill Burton’s super PAC, Priorities USA. As you may recall, Priorities USA recently ran an ad accusing Mitt Romney of killing Joe Soptic’s wife, a claim also tied directly to the Obama campaign.  Due to initial lackluster fundraising by both Brock’s and Burton’s super PACs, they combined to form American Priorities Joint Fundraising Committee.  Obama’s super PACs have no problem getting into the campaign mud.

Be on alert when Brock’s “research” hits the mainstream media on TV, internet, and print journalism. The Daily Caller revealed back in February a list of media figures eager to get Brock’s message out to the public under the guise of “news.”

Use Freedomworks‘ indispensable “roadmap” resources to combat the lies:

We’ve compiled this list of links to help activists, bloggers, and journalists learn more about the policy vision of Paul Ryan, the young conservative and legislative entrepreneur whom Mitt Romney has chosen as his running mate.

The three basic iterations of the Roadmap are presented in reverse chronological order, from newest to oldest.

SEE ALSO:

Twitchy: #PaulRyanAttacks: What will Obama and the Left try next? Hilarity ensues:

JWF: Email Panic From Democrats: ‘Disturbing Report’ of Overflow Crowds at Romney/Ryan Events

Twitchy: #RomneyRyanEconomics bus tour fail in photos; kicks off with liar Wasserman Schultz lying about Ryan:

Oh, dear. The DNC is trying the pitiful “bus tours” again. Last week Dems parked their bus in front of RNC headquarters, blocking food trucks from setting up shop where they normally operate. This week, they are adding lying liar Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the mix. And, of course, she kicks it off with another whopper of a lie.

Hat tip: Charles B.

Pic of the Day: An Emotional Homecoming For Paul Ryan Before Crowd of 10,000 in Waukesha – Updated with Video of Ryan’s Speech

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) smiles as vice president select U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) reacts arriving at a campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin August 12, 2012.Getty Images.

Via ABC News:

WAUKESHA, Wis.—Rep. Paul Ryan wiped away tears as he made his first appearance as Mitt Romney’s running mate in his home state, telling a crowd of 10,000 people here that the upcoming election is a “special moment” not just for him, but for the country.

Arriving here at an early evening rally, Romney and Ryan made what can only be described as a movie star entrance, riding in on the Romney campaign bus and then making their way through the crowd to the soundtrack of the movie, “Air Force One.”

Upon taking the stage, Ryan become visibly emotional, wiping his eyes. He blew kisses to the crowd. His first words on the stump were, “Hi, Mom.”

Joking that half the crowd were his relatives, Ryan talked up his Midwestern roots and his love for his home state.

“My veins run with cheese, bratwurst, and a little Spotted Cow and some Millers,” Ryan said, his voice cracking with emotion. “I even think ice fishing is interesting.”

Some Tweeps captured the moment on Twitter :

What’s not to love?

Video via Barracuda Brigade:

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