SPECIAL: Talk About Politics on Election Day in Claycord

November 6, 2012 · 424 comments

This is a special “Talk About Politics” post.

Use this to talk about politics today, and for the rest of the week, until Friday, when a new thread will be posted.

Enjoy!

401 Connie Dobbs November 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

#399 I know, right? Why is the campaign still pestering for money?

402 shadowblade November 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Dennis #384

Still no link?

403 commoncents November 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Connie – Karl Rove and the RNC are also begging for money after they spent over 400 million of Rich guys bling for nothing. I would get on the RNC beg-for-money list but it’s depressing – they are all so sad……..

404 Connie Dobbs November 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Is it the Romney campaign doing the asking, not just the RNC? I’m curious.

405 commoncents November 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Nope Romney was too busy closing all his hard working staffers credit card accounts before they got home. Typical 1%’er…

Obama is the head fundraiser for the DNC – because he didn’t lose – you think he’s writing the emails?

If you’re that curious I’m sure you can write the DNC or even Obama…..

406 The Truth November 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM

CIA Director David Peteras is the first to quit working for the White House. Clearly he is too honorable to continue working under the treasonous obama.
Who is next …………………..

407 CCC Anon November 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Breaking News… CNN is reporting that General Petraeus just resigned as CIA director. Petraeus said in a statement he resigned because he cheated on his wife after 37 years of marriage. CNN anchor is puzzled why infidelity would be a deal breaker. Wolf Blitzer says it could be a deal breaker in the intelligence community.

408 CCC Anon November 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Here the statement issued by General Petraeus:
 
9 November 2012
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA.  After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.  Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.  This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.
As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation’s Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard.  Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.
Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing.  I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.
Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.
With admiration and appreciation,
David H. Petraeus
 
CNN’s intelligence analyst is guessing that it was an affair with a subordinate, which would be totally unacceptable.

409 anonmtz November 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Here is Petraeus’ resignation letter:

HEADQUARTERS Central Intelligence Agency

9 November 2012
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.

As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation’s Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.

Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.
Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.

With admiration and appreciation,
David H. Petraeus

410 Donna Campbell November 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Re: General Petraeus. What would be worse cheating on your wife of 35 years or being the person who screwed up the handling of the Bengazi Incident? I believe the latter is true. He would want to save his career at the expense of saving his marriage. So, the wife takes the fall.

411 The Truth November 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

@ CCC Anon #407 –
That’s as good a cover story as any I guess.

412 MO November 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I wonder why a fine honorable man like Patraeus didn’t resign ”before Nov 6”? This is going to be a very much asked question.

He is such a strong, honorable, and of course disciplined person….hate to hear of his failure to control his emotions.

He says he will testify re: Benghazi ……

I just wonder why he waited until after the election….

413 CCC Anon November 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon correspondent, is reporting that there were rumors in Washington is that several reporters were working on profiles of Petraeus that weren’t going to be complementary. Perhaps he knew that info on his affair was going to come out.

Elizabeth Warren had recruited Petraeus’ wife Holly to work at the Consumer Protection Agency as an advocate for military families. She was very well regarded there and very well-liked personally.

414 J. November 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair

415 Pegasus November 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

RE: David Peteras resignation –
Oh yeah, this passes the smell test just fine.

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416 CCC Anon November 9, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I guess this explains it. MSNBC’s Richard Engel Is reporting that the FBI is investigating Paula Broadwell. She is Petraeus’s biographer and has been extremely close to him. The FBI is investigating if she had access to his emails and classified material.

Men! When will they learn to keep their pants zipped?

417 anonk.... November 9, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Super PAC’s results……

Return on Investment by percent elected or passed.

“Here are the organizations with the best ROI:
1. SEIU: 84 percent of $15,202,306.
2. SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION): 70 percent of $14,318,192 spent.
3. MAJORITY PAC 69 percent of $34,359,657 spent.
4. WOMEN VOTE! 69% of $6,072,693 spent.

The organizations with the worst ROI:
1. NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND: 0 percent of $10,955,688 spent.
2.AMERICAN CROSSROADS: 1 percent of $103,559,672. (However, Rove’s Crossroads GPS had a 13 percent ROI)
3. US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 5 percent of $31,937,037 spent.
4. AMERICAN FUTURE FUND: 5 percent of $23,613,532 spent.

What did Rove do with all that cash? For starters he spent $127 million on more than 82,000 TV ads for Mitt Romney, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising.

Rove says that President Obama won because he was “suppressing the vote” – i.e. Romney’s vote — with negative ads. Again, Karl seems to be working with a set of fact not based in this universe.

According to this, Obama spent $396 million of Obama’s ads, 85 percent were negative. Romney spent $472 million on ads, 91 percent of were negative.

It is time for Rove to quit — while he’s behind. Then again, he may have lost, he got paid. But because of the lack of transparency of the process, we may never know HOW MUCH Rove pocketed while his clients lost.”
SFGate.com

418 Howard K Mullins III November 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Did I just hear that Hilary has resigned as well?

I had heard that she was considering her options, I had not heard she had submitted her paperwork.

What’s scary is who will replace her. Kerry? The UN will be running this country in a month. Now that is really scary. Blue helmeted armed muslim foreigners controlling America.

419 The Phantom November 10, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Paula Broadwell. She is Petraeus’s biographer and he put her in his contacts file… She was improperly trying to access Petraeus’ email.

They had to check to see if he cc:’d her on any classified information.

Scares me that this mind was directing Middle Eastern strategic efforts and CIA operations. I have done dumb things too, but I’m a nobody. The country’s security did not depend on my decisions. Did he think he was James Bond?

Lucky our enemies are several hundred third world tribal cliques against a 4 trillion dollar Army, Navy, Air Force, CIA, FBI, INS, ATF, complex.

Russian and Chinese intelligence laughing like hell. Super genius spymaster shagging the groupie. She didn’t even write the book. The ghostwriter is on the cover.Vernon Loeb shares the author credit.

“Vernon Loeb, one of the Washington Post reporters who in 2003 wrote the botched story about Jessica Lynch’s purported battlefield heroics in Iraq, is returning to the newspaper (the Washington Post: 1/5/11), as its local editor.

“The electrifying but erroneous story about Lynch, then a 19-year-old Army private, turned her into the single most recognizable soldier of the Iraq War.
In a front-page report published April 3, 2003, the Post anonymously cited “U.S. officials” in saying that Lynch “fought fiercely” in the ambush of her unit in southern Iraq, that she had “shot several enemy soldiers,” and that she had fired her weapon “until she ran out of ammunition.”

“But the hero-warrior narrative–published beneath the bylines of Loeb and Susan Schmidt–was untrue.”

http://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/wapo-journo-on-jessica-lynch-story-rejoins-paper/

I love this stuff.

420 SHALLACKING November 10, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Obama wins Florida as final votes counted

With Florida, President Barack Obama’s tally in the Electoral College increases to 332 over Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206.

421 Dennis November 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Headlines from the year 2029

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions

in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia,
formerly known as California. White minorities still
trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia’s third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at
least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica.

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported
legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89
and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

85-years, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers,
fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.

Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal
political contributions to campaign accounts.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.

Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.

422 Dennis November 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

@anonk
“NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND: 0 percent of $10,955,688 spent.”

so does this mean we won’t have to listen to any more bullshit about the NRA buying Congress?

423 Dennis November 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

@shadowblade November 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

“Dennis #384 Still no link?”

whats the matter, Shadowblade? You can’t find a link on your own?

424 Antler November 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Mayor, I love the “America” banner icon with the flag at the top of this thread….hope you keep it !!! :-)

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