RUT-ROH … Imagine the embarrassment of Obama losing a primary to an unknown?
President Barack Obama might be having a Southwest commercial moment in the upcoming Arkansas primary and might just “Wanna Get Away”. According to a new poll of Arkansas Dems, Obama leads his unknown primary challenger, Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe, Jr., by a mere 7%. WOW. Just how embarrassing would it be for incumbent President Obama to lose to a complete unknown? The Weekly Standard interviewed Democrat primary challenger Wolfe who said, the poll results were “unbelievable” and said a defeat for Obama in the Arkansas primary would be “politically cataclysmic.” YA THINK!!! Heck, if an unknown actually finished within double digits of a sitting president in a primary is a big deal.
Obama is likely to experience a similar wave of discontent from Fourth District Democratic voters in Arkansas.
In our latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll, conducted last Thursday, May 10, 2012, 38% of Democratic primary voters in the Fourth say they’re casting ballots for John Wolfe, a Tennessee attorney who filed paperwork to qualify for the Arkansas Democratic primary.
Less than half — just 45% — say they presently support Obama.
45% – Barack Obama
38% – John Wolfe
17% – Undecided
As stated by Doug Ross, apparently Arkansas Democrats couldn’t find a convicted felon to run against Obama like they did in West Virginia. Classic! Recently, Obama struggled in the WV Democrat primary against Federal Inmate No. 11593-051 Keith Judd who garnered 41% of the vote.
More from the Weekly Standard’s interview with John Wolfe, Jr.
Wolfe predicted that the voters would move his way in the final days before the May 22 primary, despite his shoestring campaign budget. “There’s not been a single TV ad. There’s not been a single radio ad,” he said.
Wolfe is also competing against Obama in Texas’s May 29 primary.
Wolfe has criticized Obama for being too close to Wall Street and its interests (for example, Obama’s latest fundraiser with private equity lenders last night in New York City) and seeks to be a more principled Democrat than the 44th president.
Hillary Clinton was unavailable for comment as to why she never ran against Obama in the 2012 Democrat Primaries.
230,000 Unemployed Americans Losing Jobless Benefits Over Weekend as Obama Golfs & Fund Raises as First Gay President
Question: Who is out of touch? Answer: President Barack Obama.
230,000 unemployed workers lost their jobless benefits over the weekend in 27 states as President Barack Obama played golf with VP Joe Biden. Is it any reason why Obama and his reelection minions are playing the politics of distraction with contrived news stories like the false GOP war on woman and Obama, the first gay president?
More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire across several states.
All told, 409,300 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have lost upward of 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits by this past Saturday, even as the many state jobless rates remain high, according to a new analysis by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
The latest batch of cuts affects 236,300 unemployed people in eight states — California (11%), Texas (7%) Pennsylvania (7.5%), Florida (9%), Illinois (8.8%) North Carolina (9.7%) Colorado (7.8%) and Connecticut (7.7%) — half of which have jobless rates above the 8.1 percent national average posted in April.
However, these grim jobs numbers do not stop Obama from his golfing and fund raising. Honestly America, we cannot afford to have Obama reelected in 2012.
Former President Bill Clinton called Barack Obama an “AMATEUR”. Well, if the shoe fits …
According to a new unauthorized biography of Barack Obama by Edward Klein, entitled “The Amateur,” Bill Clinton was reported to have said to his wife Hillary Clinton that Obama was an “amateur” and that she should quit her job as Secretary of State and run against him in the Democrat Presidential primaries. Also, Bill Clinton is reported to have stated that Obama “does not know how to be President” and is “incompetent”.
Bill Clinton explaining to Obama the A, B, C’s of being President …
Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,
“The country needs you!” the former president told Hillary Clinton, urging her to run this year, according to accounts of the conversation included in Edward Klein’s new biography of Obama.
The title of Klein’s explosive, unauthorized bio of Obama, “The Amateur” (Regnery Publishing), was taken directly from Bill Clinton’s bombshell criticism of the president, the author said.
“Barack Obama,” Bill Clinton said, according to book excerpts, “is an amateur.”
Clinton further went on to say that Barack Obama was incompetent. In the end, does any one really disagree with Bill Clinton at this point? There are many Democrats who begged Hillary to run against Obama in the Democrat primaries. Had Hillary Clinton challenged Obama, she would have won. Hell, a felon managed to get 41% of the vote in West VA while being incarcerated.
“The economy’s a mess, it’s dead flat. America has lost its Triple-A rating . . . You know better than Obama does,” Bill said.
Bill Clinton insisted he had “no relationship” with Obama and had been consulted more frequently by his presidential successor, George W. Bush.
Obama, Bill Clinton said, “doesn’t know how to be president” and is “incompetent.”
WOW … It is safe to say that Barack Obama need not campaign in West Virginia after last nights embarrassing Democrat Presidential primary. Now imagine if Hillary Clinton or any credible Democrat had challenged Obama in the Democrat primary … Obama would have lost.
Just how unpopular is Barack Obama in West Virginia? A federal inmate actually received 41% of the vote. YIKES! How’s that for some “Hope & Change”? Just how bad is it for an incumbent President when a felon gets 41% of the primary vote. UNREAL. What you will not see during the campaign season of 2012 is Barack Obama and current Democrat West Virginia US Senator Manchin doing any political events. Not if Manchin wants to retain his Senate seat.
Name: Keith Judd
Address: Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution, Texarkana, Texas
Known as: Inmate Number 11593-051
Education: Member of the Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982
Barack Obama, the rock start, the One, the Obamamessiah, the incumbent Democrat President managed to lose 10 counties and 41% of the vote to Federal Inmate No. 11593-051. That is correct sports fans, Barack Obama had a primary challenge in last night’s WVA Democrat primary from Keith Judd, a federal inmate. Laughter does not even begin to express these primary results.
In an embarrassment to President Obama, Federal Inmate No. 11593-051 – otherwise known as Keith Judd – won 10 counties and 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary Tuesday.
Mr. Judd is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, where he is serving a 210-month sentence for extortion, according to The Charleston Gazette. Judd had paid the $2,500 filing fee and submitted a notarized “certificate of announcement” to appear on the ballot.
He is even qualified to have a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, because he won at least 15 percent of vote. However, no one has stepped forward to fill that role.
Inmate Keith Judd circulated his political standpoints to local media. They included opposing national health care reform on the grounds that it violates the 10th Amendment. Also, Obama’s war on the coal industry did him no favors in WV either.
There is embarrassing and then there is this. Inmate 11593-051 actually received enough percentage of the vote that he gained a delegate. Good grief!!!
Mitt Romney Has Big Clean Sweep in Tonight’s GOP Primaries … Wins CT, DE, NY, PA & RI … Former Mass. Governor Says “A Better America Begins Tonight”
Mitt Romney wins big, no huge, tonight in the GOP Primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode island. In the end, it was not even close. Romney thanks those in the five primary states he won this evening. The GOP primary is officially over. The Mittster gave a victory speech tonight that was full of optimism, a welcome change from the negative and divisive class warfare from Barack Obama.
“I see an America with a growing middle class, with rising standards of living,” Romney will say. “I see children even more successful than their parents — some successful even beyond their wildest dreams — and others congratulating them for their achievement, not attacking them for it.”
RHODE ISLAND: With 99% of the vote counted, Romney 63%, Paul 24%, Gingrich 6%.
PENNSYLVANIA: With 66% of the votes counted, Romney 56%, Paul 13%, Gingrich 11%. Some thought that a narrow Romney victory in PA would be embarrassing to Mitt seeing that Santorum had previously dropped out of the race. The pundits got that one wrong too.
NEW YORK: With 7% of the vote counted NY has been called for Romney … Romney 56%, Paul 16%, Gingrich 16%.
CONNECTICUT: With 65% of the votes counted, Romney 67%, Paul 14%, Gingrich 10%.
DELAWARE: With 98% of the vote counted, Romney wins huge in DE, a states that some so-called pundits actually thought Gingrich might win. Romney 57%, Gingrich 27%, Paul 10%.
UPDATE I: Mitt Romney nailed his speech tonight. Romney connected with so many Americans, whether they be Republicans, Democrats or Independents when he said … “Americans are tired of being tired.” BINGO!!!
Romney used the line of the late, great Ronald Reagan, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” – Romney sought to appeal to average Americans. Mitt Romney just wowed them with his speech in Manchester, NH after his impressive 5 state primary victory. For the first time since the outset of the GOP Primaries, Romney truly sounded Presidential, went after Obama’s failed agenda and offered a positive vision for the future.
UPDATE II: Mitt Romney’s Speech: “A Better America Begins Tonight”
Americans have always been eternal optimists. But over the last three and a half years, we have seen hopes and dreams diminished by false promises and weak leadership. Everywhere I go, Americans are tired of being tired, and many of those who are fortunate enough to have a job are working harder for less.
For every single mom who feels heartbroken when she has to explain to her kids that she needs to take a second job … for grandparents who can’t afford the gas to visit their grandchildren … for the mom and dad who never thought they’d be on food stamps … for the small business owner desperately cutting back just to keep the doors open one more month – to all of the thousands of good and decent Americans I’ve met who want nothing more than a better chance, a fighting chance, to all of you, I have a simple message: Hold on a little longer. A better America begins tonight.
Tonight is the start of a new campaign to unite every American who knows in their heart that we can do better! The last few years have been the best that Barack Obama can do, but it’s not the best America can do!
- It’s time for Gingrich to drop out and for the GOP to unify behind Romney
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Putting the “Moon” in MOONBAT!
Democrat primary candidate Lee Whitnum calls Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) a whore during last nights debate for Connecticut’s open US Senate seat. Well, at least she did not call him a “SLUT”. However, what might have been more eye popping was her stance and comments regarding Israel. This loon went on to say that she wants the US to prosecute Jewish Americans who go to Israel and join the army and kill. Huh? Whitnum actually believes prosecuting our own American citizens “would solve anti-American sentiment world-wide”.
Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was called a “whore” by a primary opponent during Thursday night’s debate for Connecticut’s open Senate seat.
Lee Whitnum, who is mounting her second bid for the Senate in Connecticut, blasted Murphy over his support for Israel, the New Haven Register reported.
“I’m dealing with a whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC, who will say anything for the job,” Whitnum said, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Whitnum said anti-American sentiment worldwide could be cured if the federal government were to prosecute U.S. settlers who “go to Israel and maim or kill in the Promised Land.” She also called for the elimination of U.S. aid to Israel.
As the Gateway Pundit states, as least she is honest regarding her position and feelings on Israel. Most Democrats try and hide their true feelings. As Jim says, with such venom towards Israel, Barack Obama probably has a spot for her in his Administration.
Mitt Romney Takes Lead in PPP Poll in Pennsylvania … Santorum Will Certainly Exit Race if He Loses the Keystone State
GOP Presidential primary hopeful Rick Santorum has been defiant in remaining in the primary race even after last Tuesday’s clean sweep by Mitt Romney and the fact that Santorum trails badly in the delegates count. Pennsylvania was supposed to be Santorum’s fire wall and the spring board back into relevance. Maybe not.
However, what happens if Santorum loses his home state of Pennsylvania? According to a recent PPP poll, Romney now leads in PA.Romney now leads Santorm 42% to 37% which marks a 17% gain by Romney in just one month and a 6% loss by Santorum. What is good for one goose, should be also the same for the other. There was much talk heading into the Michigan primaries, that if Romney lost the state that he should step down. Would not the same be true for Santorum?
Mitt Romney’s taken the lead in PPP’s newest poll of Rick Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania. Romney has 42% to 37% for Santorum with Ron Paul at 9% and Newt Gingrich at 6%. The numbers represent a dramatic turnaround from when PPP polled the state a month ago. Romney’s gained 17 points, going from 25% to 42%. Meanwhile Santorum’s dropped 6 points from 43% to 37%, for an overall swing of 23 points in the last four weeks.
Pennsylvania Republicans are expressing major doubts about Santorum’s viability both in the primary and the general election. Only 36% of GOP voters think Santorum has a realistic chance at the nomination to 54% who believe he does not. And when it comes to matching up against Barack Obama in the fall only 24% of Republicans think Santorum would provide their best chance for a victory while 49% think that designation belongs to Romney.
With all due respect to Rick Santorum and his aspirations, if you can’t win your home state … goodbye to you. Or will Santorum drop out before such an embarrassing loss in Pennsylvania?
Mitt Romney … Clean Sweep in GOP Presidential Primary Wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and District of Columbia
ROMNEY SWEEPS THE NIGHT …
It was a big night for Mitt Romney as the former Governor of Massachusetts swept through last nights GOP Presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.Romney was an easy winner in Maryland and DC; however, the big race of the night was in the Cheese head state of Wisconsin where Romney defeated Santorum.
Romney sweeps Wisconsin, Maryland & DC primaries … shortens the number of delegates needed for nomination
Mitt Romney won all three of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primaries, putting more distance between himself and his closest contender, Rick Santorum, who indicated he plans to fight on to his home state of Pennsylvania and beyond.
Romney’s wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia put him past the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination and add to a wide delegate lead that he holds over the other major GOP presidential candidates, according to CNN estimates.
Yet Santorum indicated Tuesday night he would compete in the April 24 primaries in five states, including Pennsylvania, where his campaign hopes a win would be a gateway to a run of May primaries in states where he can capitalize on higher percentages of conservative voters.
Romney turns focus to Barack Obama following sweeping victories … VIDEO
The total delegate count to date can be seen HERE. Romney is now more than half way to victory of the necessary delegates to get the GOP nomination. However, Rick Santorum stated following last night’s sweep that he was not going away.
But Santorum has made it clear he’ll continue on through the April 24 primaries, which include his home state of Pennsylvania as well as a number of states friendly to Romney: Connecticut, New York, Delaware and Rhode Island.
GOP strategists say it’s unlikely Santorum could be swayed by any Romney endorsements, and that unless Romney beats him in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania the race could continue on through the end of May. Romney has fallen behind Obama in the polls, a sign the long and nasty primary is hurting his campaign.
George H.W. Bush Endorses Mitt Romney … Know When To Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em … Paul Ryan to Endorse Romney As Well
GOP Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney has gained yet another big enforcement, this time it is former President George H. W. Bush. The former President Bush 41 called for Republican unity behind Romney as stated as Kenny Roger’s once sang, “You got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em … know when to walk away and know when to run”.
Spouting some home-grown Texas wisdom, President George H. W. Bush urged his party to coalesce behind GOP candidate Mitt Romney with a formal endorsement Thursday.
“‘It’s time when to hold ‘em and time when to fold ‘em,’” the elder Bush said, quoting Texas crooner Kenny Rogers after an interjected reminder from his wife, Barbara. “I think it’s time for people to all get behind this good man.”
Earlier this week Mitt Romney gained the endorsement from Tea party darling Florida US Senator Marco Rubio. The word on the street is that later today US House Representative from Wisconsin Paul Ryan will endorse Romney as well.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the icon of the anti-spending movement in the Republican Party, has communicated to former Senator Rick Santorum that he will endorse Mitt Romney, according to a source familiar with the conversation.
The move is also timed to end the Republican contest, coming after another major conservative leader, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, backed Romney. It badly undercuts Santorum’s case that he can rally a conservative opposition to the moderate frontrunner, and is likely to further squeeze the money and political support Santorum has sought to command.
The Hot Air Pundit has the Democrat video ad they had been holding waiting for the Ryan endorsement of Romney … “That’s Amore”. Actually, that’s rather lame.