Wednesday, October 31, 2012

President Obama Offended Over Benghazi Criticism?

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Wednesday, October 31st

Sean Takes Issue With Chris Christie Comments
As the New York City area begins to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, many have been impressed with the leadership shown by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, usually an Obama critic, praised the president for his storm response. "When the president does things that deserve praise, I will give him praise. And when the president does things that deserve scorn, I'll give him scorn," Christie explained during one press conference. While Sean praised Christie for his leadership he was quick to criticize the governor over comments he made regarding the apparent politicizing of this natural disaster by Democrats. Christie told a large gathering of reporters that he "has a job to do. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me." "I'm sure the governor needs more federal money for the state and I understand that. And it's well deserved for the people who have such a heavy tax burden in New Jer sey. I found Christie's comments kinda parochial. This is a historically important election. You've got to care about it. We can take care of our friends in New Jersey and care about the election as well. New Jersey people are tough - they're known for being tough. It matters a hell of a lot who the next president is of the United States. It matters to the people of New Jersey big time! This is a consequential election - this is a tipping point election," Sean added.

President Obama 'Offended' Over Benghazi Criticism?
President Obama just keeps digging himself into a deeper hole when it comes to his administration's cover-up of the Benghazi terrorist attack. During an interview when asked about the changing story that keeps coming out of the White House, he did what he does best - deny, deflect, and not tell the truth. Sean was joined with reaction to Obama's statements by former presidential candidate Fred Thompson. "what did the president know and when did he know it. Specifically, on the afternoon and evening of September 11th of this year?" Thompson asked. "He supposedly should have been in the situation room calling the ultimate shots with regard to this, and they hide behind fog of war, we've got to put everything together, conflicting reports. He knows what he did. He knows what he instructions he gave. He knows what feedback he got at the time, and to not go before the American people and the parents of these -- of these young people who go out there and put t heir lives on the line is absolutely disgraceful, and he's getting away with it until after this election," Thompson added. To watch Sean's entire conversation with Fred Thompson, please click here.
Race Tightens In Virginia
Democrat Tim Kaine is hanging on to a dwindling lead over Republican George Allen in Virginia's Senate race, but the gap is narrowing, a new poll today showed. Kaine is now ahead of Allen, 50 to 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Allen has closed the gap since earlier in October, when Kaine was up 51 to 44 percent in the same poll. Allen joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline and discussed his pro jobs growth blue print. Allen has been vocal about his plan that he says would bring jobs back to the people of Virginia. Allen is particularly upset by the destruction of the coal and energy industry, who employe many of his constituents. Allen explained that his motto is to have the state of Virginia as his priority, whereas his opponent wants to be Barack Obama's Senator - a mouth piece for his liberal agenda. Allen knows that the American spirit is alive and well it just needs the right leadership to get it back into the forefront once again. To listen t o Sean's radio interview with George Allen please click here.

Today's "Hot Topic" From The Hannity Forums:
Thank you Obamacare! - killSocialism

I work for one of the largest financial institutions in the world. This time of the year is when employees make their benefit selections for the upcoming year. The company has gone from 7 choice providers to now 2. The provider I have had for over 12 years now and was extremely happy with to protect my family is no longer a choice. An HR rep for the company stood at one of our town hall meetings and directly told us a lot of our plans are classified as cadillac plans under the new law and would be dropped. I am a middle class worker. I am not an executive of any sort, just a middle class IT guy. Thanks obama for raising my healthcare costs and narrowing my choices.

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Afternoon Fix: Obama leads Romney by eight in Wisconsin, poll shows

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  • President Obama, Gov. Chris Christie touring storm damage together in New Jersey
  • WaPo-ABC tracking poll: High marks for President Obama on Hurricane Sandy response
  • Democrats set to win early vote, but GOP outperforms 2008
  • The story of Congress has grown more partisan - in one amazing chart
  • Mitt Romney's late night problem
  • Why Mitt Romney can't, won't and shouldn't give up on Ohio
  • The 5 closest swing states
  • Why voter turnout in 2012 is likely to be down
  • Swing state polls show Obama up five in Ohio, four in Pennsylvania
  • Romney's expand-the-map strategy: Opportunity or necessity?

    * President Obama has opened up an eight-point lead over Mitt Romney in Wisconsin, according to a Marquette Law School poll of those likeliest to vote in the Badger State. Obama leads Romney 51 percent to 43 percent in the survey, which was conducted from Oct. 25-28. The same pollster found Obama leading Romney by just one point (49-48) two weeks ago. In the Wisconsin Senate race, the poll showed Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) with a slight 47 percent to 43 percent advantage over former governor Tommy Thompson (R). 

    * Obama released a new radio ad touting the endorsement of former secretary of state Colin Powell, who crossed party lines to back the Democrat for a second time. Powell's endorsement prompted top Romney surrogate John Sununu to suggest the former Bush administration chief diplomat made the move because both men are African American, a claim he later backed away from. 

    * Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) leads state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) 47 percent to 38 percent, according to a Global Strategy Group poll conducted from Oct. 28-30 for the Democrat's Senate campaign. When the Libertarian candidate is included, Donnelly's lead over Morudock shrinks to 43 percent to 36 percent. An internal poll conducted for the Democratic Governors Association and Indiana Democratic gubernatorial nominee John Gregg's campaign by Clarity Campaign Labs showed Donnelly leading Mourdock 49 percent to 42 percent (more on that survey below). As we noted this morning, a Mourdock internal poll released Wednesday showed a virtual tie between him and Donnelly. 

    * In the Democratic poll referenced above, Rep. Mike Pence (R) leads Gregg by a closer-than-expected 47 percent to 44 percent margin among those likeliest to vote. Pence has been regarded as a substantial favorite over Gregg in the race to replace outgoing Gov. Mitch Daniels (R). 


     * Rep. Todd Akin has placed a large ad buy for the final days of his campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). The Akin campaign placed a $300,000 buy and a $386,000 coordinated buy with the state GOP. When asked by The Fix if the National Republican Senatorial Committee was pitching in for the coordinated buy, committee spokesman Brian Walsh had no comment. The NRSC said they would not spend money on Akin when it was trying to force him out of the race after he stoked controversy when he remarked in August that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy, but has since opened the door to the possibility The Missouri state GOP had $230,000 cash on hand as of this week, so a coordinated buy would probably have used the lion's share of its money unless it got a big transfer.

    * Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) rejected Elizabeth Warren's (D) proposal to debate on Thursday, following their mutual decision to skip Tuesday's debate because of Hurricane Sandy. "With only days remaining in the campaign, and with a long-planned bus tour kicking off Thursday through Election Day that will take Scott Brown to every corner of the Commonwealth, our calendar simply cannot accommodate a rescheduling of this fourth debate and the planning and preparation that would go into it," said Brown spokesman Colin Reed. Meanwhile, Warren released a new positive ad in which she says, "If you send me to the Senate, I'll work my heart out for you."

    * Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will campaign for Pennsylvania Republican Senate nominee Tom Smith on Thursday. Like Johnson in 2010, Smith is a wealthy businessman running against a Democratic incumbent. 

    * Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod bet his mustache Obama will win Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. 


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    Politics News Alert: Post-ABC poll gives Obama high marks for storm response

    Politics News Alert from The Washington Post
    Post-ABC poll gives Obama high marks for storm response
    The Washington Post Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:09:44 PM

    Politics News Alert

    Post-ABC poll gives Obama high marks for storm response

    Nearly eight in 10 likely voters say President Obama has done an "excellent" or "good" job dealing with the storm that has ravaged the East Coast, according to the latest release of the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll. Almost as many give positive reviews to the federal government's response generally. Even two-thirds of those who support Republican Mitt Romney in next week's presidential election say Obama is doing well in this area.

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