Friday Night Quick Links – Mitt Now Has More Campaign Cash on Hand than Obama!

Ramirez Cartoon via Townhall

Mitt lagged way behind Obama in campaign donations, early last Spring, but since he secured the nomination in April, he’s been out-fundraising him, while the Campaigner in Chief has been spending his campaign cash like a drunken sailor. Now the unpopular incumbent  lags behind his rival.

Via The Washington Post:

Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have grown a more than $25 million cash advantage over President Obama, according to just-filed Federal Election Commission reports.

Romney; who trailed Obama by $90 million at the end of March, now leads the incumbent president $170 million to $144 million in cash on hand, thanks to a surge in GOP fundraising and heavy spending by the Democrats early in the 2012 campaign.

President Obama’s campaign spent $38 million on ads and $58 million overall in June, while Romney’s campaign spent less than half that and continue to build up its reserves for the fall campaign.

Obama’s campaign raised $46 million in June, including a $17 million transfer from a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee, but it spent $58 million and saw its cash on hand fall to $97.5 million.

Jay Cost, Weekly Standard: Morning Jay: Are the Polls Skewed Toward Obama?:

A topic that inevitably receives a lot of focus during election season is the partisan spread of the major media polls. Conservatives regularly complain that the polls are tilted against their side, and thus favor the Democrats.

They have a point.

Moonbattery: US Government Conspires With Mexico to Increase Food Stamp Rolls:

Our rulers will go to any length to get as many potential voters as possible hooked on the addictive and pernicious drug known as other people’s money:

USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

This goes nicely with our government’s aggressive Spanish language ad campaign to sign up ever more moochers for food stamps.

No worries, purr USDA bureaurats:

“USDA does not perform outreach to immigrants that are undocumented, and therefore not eligible for SNAP [i.e., food stamps].”

Everybody is posting this video of TX Rep Louis Gohmert grilling our dangerously corrupt and incompetent DHS Chief,  Janet Napolitano at a House Judiciary hearing. Gohmert was concerned that Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, accessed a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports on a fishing expedition for examples of  “Islamophobia” in the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Napolitano responded by basically accusing him of Islamophobia:

In a related story — Before It’s News has: Obama’s White House Compromised : Congressman’s 16 Page Report Outlines Muslim Extremist Infiltration:

Congressman Michelle Bachmann-along with several other members of the House of Representatives are calling for an investingation into Foreign influences in the White House from Islamic extremists. The link to the below 16 page report outlines an alarming set of facts that would be shocking to most Americans:

www.scribd.com/doc/100244266/Bachmann-Letter-Responding-to-Ellison

See also: American Power: The Vetting: Obama, Radical Islam, and the Soros Connection…

Meanwhile, a bill that included language to keep Obama from betraying defense secrets passed the House, this week:

The Hill: House votes to prevent Obama sharing defense data with Russia:

The House approved language on Thursday that would prevent the Obama administration from sharing classified information about U.S. missile defense technology with Russia.

The language was proposed by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) as an amendment to the 2013 Department of Defense spending bill and quickly approved by voice vote. Brooks said he proposed it as a reaction to the hot-mic conversation between President Obama and then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in which he said he would have more flexibility on the issue of U.S. involvement in European missile defense after the November election.

Has The United States Congress ever had to pass legislation to protect the country from being sold out by a President before? Is this not unprecedented?

Is it any wonder that a Super PAC of Navy Seals has formed to defeat this traitor?

SOFA, Special Operations For America:

Whitefish, Montana – State Senator and Former Commander at SEAL TEAM SIX; Ryan Zinke,
has announced the formation of Special Operations for America (SOFA). SOFA will advocate for
the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates who want to bring true leadership
back to Washington and who believe in permanent and enduring American Exceptionalism.
Leadership that does not apologize and bow to the world for America’s greatness or politicize
military operations for political gain. SOFA stands against the core threats to National Security
created and unchecked by the Obama administration. SOFA will strike to ensure that veterans
and our families receive the care and benefits their sacrifice has earned.

If Obama thought he was going to win votes with his epic “I killed Bin Laden” bona fides,  he can think again.

“Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain,” a statement announcing the loss of SOFA said. “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.”

Mr. Zinke, who has frequently slammed the president’s handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, reiterated his criticisms of the operation.

“The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground,” said Mr. Zinke. “For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”

Sick: Dems Exploit Dark Knight Massacre – Some Already Trying to Blame the Tea Party UPDATE: Just Nuts?

The massacre happened at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises:

A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

One of the injured was just 3 months old, hospital workers said.

The shooting unfolded inside a darkened theater packed with Batman fans, some in costume for the movie’s premiere. Screaming, panicked moviegoers scrambled to escape from the black-clad gunman, who wore a gas mask and randomly shot as he walked up the theater’s steps, witnesses said.

The shooter used at least four guns — an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns, a federal law enforcement official told CNN. The official also said the shooter used tear gas.

Already, Democrats are using the tragedy as a launching ground for a national discussion on increased gun control measures.

John Nolte of Big Journalism writes:

As we saw with the horrifying Tucson murders a couple of years ago, where within an hour the media was blaming Sarah Palin for the killings, these are awful people who can never stop proving how awful they are.

Case in point, CNN’s Piers Morgan who is already exploiting 12 deaths and dozens injured to push for gun control…

Hit the link to see screenshots of Morgan’s tweets.

Actually, it’s understandable to me that a person with liberal inclinations would grasp at liberal solutions to violence  in times of tragedy. Lax gun laws lead   to more gun crimes is their thinking. Gun rights advocates, of course argue that most gun violence happens in states with the strictest gun laws, while states with the weakest gun laws have the lowest murder rates. But it’s a natural human inclination to want to come up with a solution when something like this happens.

This, however is inexcusable, and disgusting: The Usual Suspects: ABC’s Ross, Stephanolpoulos Point to Tea Party in Dark Knight Shooting UPDATE: Wrong Jim Holmes?

On Good Morning America, ABC News’ Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same–and ABC News has led the way.

Yeah, I’m gonna make a crazy little prediction, here.

The 24 year old freak who did this will not only prove to not have any connection to the tea party whatsoever, to the extent that he has any political leanings at all, they will turn out to be of a decidedly leftward slant.

Wait and see.

Update:

Of course…

ABC Corrects, Apologizes–After Blaming ‘Social Media’ and the Public

UPDATE:

I wasn’t going to make my prediction this explicit, but this is exactly what I was thinking (H/T commenter NH_DAD):

Forum Post: Occupy Black Bloc Member James Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater Killing 12 And Wounding 50

James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987, the car he was driving had Tenn license plates. The Batman movie portrays the OWS crowd in a negative vein,the new Batman movie featured the villain as an Occupy Wall Street type. I would first look at the possibility that James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987, was caught up in the OWS movement took it upon himself to strike back against “THE MAN”. See: http://cheatersflorida.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/occupy-black-bloc-member-james-holmes-shoots-up-aurora-co-movie-theater-killing-12-and-wounding-50/

(That’s according to PI Bill Warner who doesn’t seem to be going on anything but gut instinct.)

MORE:

ABC News reports that the shooter was a student  pursuing a Ph.D in  neuroscience at the University of CO medical center.

The suspected “lone-wolf” shooter of the Batman movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., earlier today has been identified as Ph.D. student James Holmes, who recently withdrew from his neuroscience studies at the University of Colorado before shooting up “The Dark Knight Rises” screening.

Holmes, 24, moved to Aurora to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado medical center, living just blocks from the hospital in an apartment that is now laced with explosives and being searched by HazMat teams.

Holmes killed at least 12 people and injured as many as 50, including U.S. military members, during the midnight premiere of the movie at the Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora early this morning. He barged into the theater mid-show, setting off smoke bombs and stalking up and down the aisles firing as many as four weapons at viewers.

UPDATE II:

Ace thinks we’re dealing with a Loughner situation –

The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Given we now know his birthdate and both of his street addresses (his family’s, and his own, in Aurora), and yet we have no records of political activism after hours of digging, I’m going to guess myself: This is a Loughner situation.

I would note that while Loughner was a straight up loon, people who knew him described his political leanings as left-wing.

But There Was Some Barking Of a Different Kind: A source for the FBI says he was obsessed with Batman.

Reportedly his hair was dyed red to resemble the joker….

UPDATE III:

The New York Post: Massacre suspect trolled Web for sex:

Before launching his movie massacre, “Dark Knight” killing suspect James Holmes was unraveling — dropping out of a prestigious grad-school program, detaching from his family and trolling the Web for bizarre sex romps.

Police are looking into a posting on the sex Web site AdultFriendFinder.com that was apparently put up by Holmes to find group partners, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

In his lurid ad, he darkly alluded to crimes to come.

“Will you visit me in prison?” wrote the poster, who used the screen name “classicjimbo” to look for partners who were into “Women, Couples (man and woman), Groups or Couples (2 women).”

Precious: Levin Compares Romney’s Background to Obama’s (Audio)

This gem of a Levin monologue is something I found on YouTube whilst looking for something else. The point he’s  making, here, is a point I’ve made a number of times – usually spurred on by the Marxist in Chief, himself, when he invokes “our shared values”, as if  saying a thing will make it so.  I don’t care if he was born in Hawaii, or outer space. I share no values with this imposter.

He begins with drying acknowledging, that “Ann Romney has a horse”….

I don’t know what it is about owning a horse that the Democrat Socialists think we’re supposed to despise. Most kids grow up wishing they could have a horse — yes, it’s out of reach for most of them for one reason or another. So many kids go to horseback riding camp in the summer, or they ride ponies in county fairs, etc. No sane American begrudges a person for engaging in a quintessential American past-time.

Yet they actually ran an ad mocking Ann Romney for riding a horse, and were shamed into making a weak, obligatory “apology”:  I’m sorry if people were offended:

Today’s dose of Chicago thug politics comes from whichever genius at the Democrat National Committee decided it would be a good idea to mock Ann Romney and her dressage horse in a campaign video.  As ABC News explains, “The DNC used the horse in mocking way to attack Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns (and dancing around the issue).”

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“This is already a brutal campaign, but the Obamas have long said families are off limits.  Apparently somebody high up reminded the DNC of that.” said ABC News, evidently forgetting the essential rule formulated by Jim Geraghty of National Review: every Obama statement has an expiration date.

Ann Romney took offense to the DNC ad in a “Good Morning, America” interview Wednesday, while vice-presidential prospect Tim Pawlenty said the Democrats should be ashamed of themselves:

This led DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse to offer a tepid apology for the ad, and promise not to go after Mrs. Romney’s equestrian therapy in a political hit job again: “Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did.  We were simply making a point about Governor Romney’s failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race.  We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”

Yeah, we’re trying to get straight answers from Obama on a “number of issues”, as well:

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