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Trail Mix: Battling for votes while ‘Frankenstorm’ looms

Editor’s Note: From the perspective of an outsider watching from the sidelines, I pretty much assume that whoever AIPAC (American-Israel Political Action Committee) selects will be elected President in the forthcoming election. Nothing has really changed that much in America.

The “people” of America are powerless because they are no longer needed. Their vote is of no value, inasmuch all the votes have been bought by higher bidders, and the popular ballot is not relevant. They used to be valuable producers and consumers, but the system has found cheaper producers elsewhere, and having lost their employment in the cotton fields, they are no longer consumers but expensive leftovers who have to be fed, and somehow entertained sufficiently to keep them from gathering in front of the Palace walls.

It has become a nation of bread and circuses, and for the able bodied, the Army! Rome redux!  For the disgruntled, exile to some Club Fed.

As I have said so many times during George Bush’s reign, “Anyone can be elected President in democratic America, One just was!”  Donald Trump did raise the frightening spectre that, in America, he could be elected President.

Even with a powerful popular vote, the Electoral College can be stacked.  The  Electoral College is probably one of the greatest failures and contradictions of the”democratic” franchise which America brags so much about.  It makes the entire “”Democracy” a farce and a laughingstock!


To break it down thus far: winning the White House requires 270 electoral votes. Mr Obama is ahead in states and the District of Columbia representing 237 electoral votes; Mr Romney has a comfortable lead in states with 191 electoral votes.

The rest lie in nine contested states that remain too close to call.

 

The Daily Telegraph

STILL neck-and-neck in their battle for the White House, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney face a stormy few days ahead.

Voices hoarse from shouting, hands calloused from shaking other hands, the life of a presidential candidate is hard work.

As if all that campaigning wasn’t enough, there’s now a bloody big storm wreaking havoc across the east coast of the United States.

President Barack Obama attends a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, right, at the National Response Coordination Centre at the FEMA headquarters in Washington.

Hurricane Sandy is causing wild surf and wind-driven rains and is making a significant impact in North Carolina – which is more than either candidate can say they’ve done at this point.

 

Move over political forecasters and bring on the weather forecasters, who have predicted a 100 per cent chance of rain in the capital on Monday and Tuesday as “Frankenstorm” rears its ugly head.

Romney 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gestures during a campaign speech on Saturday in Florida.

Both Mr Obama and Mr Romney have been forced to cancel campaign events in lieu of the storm. Mr Obama moved up a campaign trip to Florida yesterday so he could be back in Washington when the storm hits on early Tuesday – in order to assure the American people their safety is his main concern.

Also causing unease among Obama’s campaign party is the possibility that “Frankenstorm” could keep voters from the polls.

“Obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we’re going to do,” Mr Obama’s campaign advisor David Axelrod told CNN’s State of the Union yesterday.

“And so the best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we’ll be free of it and people can focus on the election.”

Oh yes, the election.

To break it down thus far: winning the White House requires 270 electoral votes. Mr Obama is ahead in states and the District of Columbia representing 237 electoral votes; Mr Romney has a comfortable lead in states with 191 electoral votes. The rest lie in nine contested states that remain too close to call.

An Associated Press analysis shows Mr Obama probably would win with at least 271 electoral votes from 21 states, including Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa, and the District of Columbia.

Mr Romney seems on track for 206 from 23 states, including North Carolina – which Mr Obama won in 2008 but has said this year will be difficult for him to win as enthusiasm is low and unemployment is high.

As more Republicans than Democrats typically vote, Mr Obama has been counting on early voters. About 35 per cent of voters are expected to cast their ballots before November 6, either in person or by mail.

More than 5 million people have already voted and while no votes will be counted until November 6, some states report the party affiliation of people who have voted. Democrats have the edge in Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina, according to state figures and data collected by the United States Elections Project at George Mason University. Republicans have the early edge in Colorado and Mr Romney is also banking on the support of fellow Mormons in Nevada.

But back to the storm. Mr Obama brought a little ‘Fire and Rain’ of his own to New Hampshire on Saturday, when singer James Taylor performed that hit and several others in front of supporters. Taylor said storms like the one expected to hit the Northeast early next week make it clear that “we need someone there to help us.”

James Taylor

Musician James Taylor performs during a campaign rally for US President Barack Obama at Elm Street Middle School in New Hampshire. Source: AFP

Meanwhile another singer, Madonna, also tried to show her support for the president, urging concert goers to vote for Mr Obama. “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama,” she said in New Orleans, but her comments triggered boos and some people even walked out.

Madonna

singer Madonna performs during her MDNA concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain Source: The Daily Telegraph

Mr Obama has also caused a stew and upset health food factions by saying that as its an election year he will be giving out candy for Halloween next week instead of healthy fruit and nuts – which he normally does. “It’s an election year, so candy for everybody,” and giant chocolate bars for “anybody [that] comes from Ohio to the White House” to trick-or-treat, the President joked, much to the chagrin of fruit bowls all over the country.

But you certainly can’t please all of the people all of the time, as one southern Californian man recently discovered when he hung a hanged President Obama in his yard for Halloween. The “decoration” alerted the Secret Service to his door – and they were not trick-or-treating.

Agents told the man his actions “could have been construed as a threat to the president,” to which he replied: “If I had it to do all over again, I absolutely wouldn’t have done it. It was not meant to offend anybody. It was just supposed to be a decoration.”

At least Mr Obama can rest assured that a new “poll” indicates he is well ahead of Mr Romney by 20 per cent – based on the nationwide sales of Halloween masks.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

Editing:  Debbie Menon


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5 Comments for “Trail Mix: Battling for votes while ‘Frankenstorm’ looms”

  1. The fact that money has such a say in the election choice of two feckless candidates is a serious indictment of the Congress and the current President, allowing this to become law.

    So the money pours in to the Republican campaign from every Jewish Synagogue, every military contractor who needs wars to stay profitable, from the movie studios and their Jewish head honchos who need to maintain control so that keep up the output of syscophant Israeli movies and from the media who need to repay all the Rothschild’s for their loans and backing, started years ago, the greatest recipient being Murdoch and his rightwing Israeli-oriented “news”. Everyone has an angle whereas once up on a time, when America amounted to something and justified some respect from the world, most of these activities, now the norm, were illegal in some way. Rightly so.

    A reversal of these ‘illegal’ acts would require an honest Congress and would also require the US people wanting to see a different country than it has right now. No chance of that. Corruption is the name of the game until we see a movement on a grand scale like Occupy Wall Street in every major city in the US where the law enforcers, instead of belting the people with batons, joined in as well, ignoring the graft from the Jewish owned banks, corruption from public officials, all brought body and soul , years ago.

    Smacks a bit of Hans Christian Andersen

    Perhaps Israel, continuing under the directions of Netanyahu, Lieberman, the charming Rabbi Yosef, the historian Martin Levi van Creveld (“we got a bomb for every capital in Europe) may one day, in a fit of pique, press the wrong switch and send a nuclear warhead to Washington by mistake, blaming Iran as it speeds toward its target. Still, as with the USS Liberty when the infamous Johnson and his Jewish paramour were locked in a Israel / US embrace, AIPAC, the Congress, media, banksters and half of new York would accept the fact that Iran was the culprit, even though they do not have a bomb. That’s the way it is, false flags flying everywhere, all known by the people, who again do nothing particularly if it is the baseball season.

    So really, what difference does this election make, one way or another. We will just go to the Washington Institute for Far East Studies, an AIPAC subsidiary, and listen to Patrick Clawson deliver his next lecture after he recommended on September 25 that Israel should create a ‘False Flag to start a war with Iran”. with Americans doing the dying, of course. Iraq Redux.

    Business as normal

    There you are. Out in the open. Did you see that on page 1 of the paper of Jewish record, the NYT? No.

    Whatever happened to un-American activities, What the hell is that I hear you ask.
    But un-Israel activities are there under the arrogant ringmaster, Foxman, who masquerades as an American..

    What a charade.

    • Sadly, the public don’t have a clue what you and I are talking about Rex. They don’t see what you see that both candidates are bought and paid for by foreign interests, and heavily decorated with foreign stickers.

      They are led to believe their candidates are fighting hard on issues:

      “STILL neck-and-neck in their battle for the White House, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney face a stormy few days ahead.”

      They probably need outside intervention to rescue them from the foreign agents!

  2. Excerpted from DR. Alan Sabrosky’s article: “Israel’s Hidden Faces,”

    “Few Americans even suspect what much of the world knows: Israel, through the ownership of the mainstream media (MSM) and the leverage exercised by a hydra-headed pro-Israel lobby, effectively controls the US Government, especially the Congress.

    This is particularly true of candidates for the Presidency.

    No one today can be a serious contender for President from either major party without what have become obligatory pledges of fealty to Israel and laudatory appearances before major Jewish audiences.

    But I remember when that was not so, and when our President was expected to serve US & not Israeli interests…

    The same holds for the Administration, no matter which party is in power

    Almost all of the key US officials dealing with the Middle East were and are Jewish, many with dual citizenship. (The “neo-conservatives” began as Jewish Democrats dissatisfied with President Carter, but now include some who are not Jewish.) Those who are not are strongly pro-Israel, a virtual condition of their appointment, confirmation and support by a Congress whose members compete for Israeli approval – or keep silent Ha’aretz, an Israeli newspaper, remarked in late 2009 that “Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.“No surprise to Israelis, nor to anyone in the US policy community, but a great surprise to most Americans – if they ever heard or read about it.

    Anyone in the US pointing this out, or even criticizing Israel in any way, is immediately assailed as an anti-Semite or (if Jewish) a self-hating Jew, no matter how ridiculous the charges might be in reality.

    This is not surprising. Israel’s politicians and supporters have no choice. Like lawyers who find themselves defending a hopelessly guilty client with both law and evidence against them, they pound the table and hurl vile accusations, hoping to quiet the accusers.

    But it is important to understand that the current concept of anti-Semitism has nothing to do with bigotry towards Jews or Judaism.

    Indeed, the entire debate over Israel is not one of “Jew versus anti-Semite” as Israel’s supporters would have everyone else believe. It is one of Zionists (supporters of Israel, not all of them Jewish) versus Israel’s critics, a growing number of whom are themselves Jewish, including some Israelis.

    What “anti-Semitism” means now is any criticism of Israel, or its foreign or domestic policies and actions, or its treatment of Palestinians, or of any individual in the US or elsewhere who supports Israel.

    The “new” charge of anti-Semitism is therefore intended to shield Israel in the face of activities that, to Israel & its supporters, are “existential threats” to “delegitimize” it, and not an elementary quest for justice and peace, which to most Israelis means only their hegemony.

    ..So what is this about the control of the US mainstream media (MSM)?

    MEDIA CONGLOMERATES OWNED OR LED BY ZIONISTS IN 2011 CONTROL:

    All of the major networks (ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC).
    All of the major national newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today).
    All three weekly news magazines (Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report).
    All major political journals (Nation, National Review, New Republic, Weekly Standard).
    Most of the major film studios in Hollywood and New York City.
    Most of the major publishing houses.
    Many ISPs (internet service providers)

    Raising the subject of Zionist (pro-Israel, most but not all Jewish) control of the media truly excites Israel’s supporters, not because it is anti-Semitic but because it is (at least to them) an unspeakable truth.

    Information is power, and the overwhelmingly Zionist-owned MSM makes sure that Americans see, hear and read what Israel wants them to do.

    This, plus the enormous financial leverage provided by a brigade of Jewish political action committees (PACs) in the US, gives them effective control of both public opinion and the US Government. The Congress has for decades accurately been depicted as “Israeli occupied territory.”

    And this is what it looked like in 2001-2002… Zionist control has visibly increased today

    CEOs and Directors of companies can change as often as Boards of Directors vote. But if we could “freeze frame” the CEOs of the largest U.S. Media companies in mid 2002, covering the aftermath of 9/11, the attack on Afghanistan and the lead-in to the war in Iraq, we would find that ten outspoken Zionists ran the vast majority of U.S. television networks and other media companies including movies, radio, and publishing at that time.

    Note that all except Rupert Murdoch are Americans and Jewish; Murdoch is an Australian, apparently with one Jewish grandparent, but a fervent & influential Zionist nonetheless.

  3. Where does the Muslim/Iran animosity stem from? A wake-up call for Americans…
    *IRAN SANCTIONS ACT of 1996 Sponsor: Ileana Ross-Lehtinen (Jew)
    *S.Res. 185, Sponsor: Sen. Ben Cardin (Jew) states that if the Palestinian Authority goes ahead with its plan to seek unilateral recognition as a state, the US would suspend its financial aid.
    *H.Res. 268, Sponsor: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Jew) The resolution called upon the administration to announce that it would “veto any resolution on Palestinian statehood that comes before the United Nations Security Council.
    *H.Res. 4133, Sponsor: Eric Cantor (Jew) United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012
    *H.RES.568, Sponsor: Ileana Ross-Lehtinen (Jew) preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.
    *H.R. 2194, Sponsor: Howard Berman (Jew) Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010
    *H.R. 1905, Sponsor: Ileana Ross-Lehtinen (Jew) Howard Berman (Jew) will place virtually all of Iran’s energy, financial, and transportation sectors under U.S. sanction. Companies conducting business with Iran in these sectors face losing access to U.S. markets; impose sanctions designed to prevent Iran from repatriating any proceeds from its oil sales, thus depriving Iran of 80 percent of its hard currency earnings and half of the funds to support its national budget; impose tough new sanctions on the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); target Iran’s use of barter transactions to bypass sanctions, the provision of insurance to Iran’s energy sector, and the provision of specialized financial messaging services to the Central Bank of Iran.

  4. Who designs American Foreign Policy..A wake-up call for Americans:
    *Steve Simon (Jew) National Security Council Middle East Desk
    *Dan Shapiro (Jew): former Head of Middle East Desk at the National Security Council now ambassador to Israel
    *Robert Einhorn (Jew) Special Advisor for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control
    *Dennis Ross (Jew): Special Advisor for the Gulf (Iran) and Southwest Asia to the Secretary of State
    *Colin Kahl(Jew) – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East (Current National Security Advisor)
    *James N. Miller(Jew) – Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
    *Lee Feinstein (Jew): Foreign Policy Advisor
    *Mara Rudman (Jew): Foreign Policy Advisor
    *Eric Lynn (Jew): Middle East Policy Advisor
    *William Burns (Jew) Current Deputy Secretary of State
    *James B. Steinberg (Jew) Former Deputy Secretary of State
    *Stuart Levey (Jew) Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
    *David Cohen (Jew) Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
    *The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs headed by Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman (Jew),deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. diplomatic relations with Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Regional policy issues that NEA handles include Iraq, Middle East peace, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and political and economic reform.
    *Hannah Rosenthal (Jew) State Dept Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
    *Cass Sunstein (Jew) Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration
    *Wendy Sherman (Jew) Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
    *Victoria Nuland (Jew) (career Foreign Service officer) and spokesperson for the United States Department of State. (and married to Jewish neocon Robert Kagan co-founder of PNAC the ideological manifesto for the Iraq war)
    *Diane Feinstein (Jew) Chairperson Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    *Michael Ratney (Jew) U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem
    *Daniel Rubinstein (Jew), former Consul General Jerusalem
    *Michael Chertoff (Jew) former Homeland Security chief
    *Daniel Benjamin (Jew) head of the State Department’s Bureau of Counter-Terrorism
    *Ronald Klain (Jew) Former Biden Chief of Staff
    *Rahm Emanuel (Jew) former Obama chief of staff and former Israeli Defense Force soldier
    *Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Jew) Democratic National Committee Chairman
    *David Axelrod (Jew) running Obama re-election campaign
    (This is only a very partial list. Do the arithmetic yourself)

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