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Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

Pep Talk – We’ll just have to win

Consider this Pep Talk V.

Every 3-4 days for the past several weeks there has been a mass media pronouncement that Romney has lost:  When Paul Ryan was nominated and false “fact-checks” purported to declare him a proven liar.  When Clint Eastwood took the stage and presented the perfect metaphor for the Obama presidency, an empty chair.  When Mitt Romney did not get enough of a post-convention bounce.  When Obama got a post-convention bounce.  When Mitt Romney spoke the truth about Obama’s collapsing Middle East policy and proclivity to sympathize with the hurt religious sensibilities of anti-American Islamists, and the media lost its mind.

And now that a tape has been released that shows Romney stating an obvious truth about the dependency state, although as Romney said, not very elegantly.  The media is giddy with delight.

The collapse of job growth, staggering debt, a failed and destructive Middle East policy, the likelihood of a nuclear Iran, an Israel which will not survive a second Obama term … none of that matters to a media which openly is advocating for Obama.

You can let the media win, or you can double your efforts to defeat a President whose reason to be is to lessen U.S. influence in the world, to reduce the country to just one among many, to impose a European-style socialism, and yes, to create a dependency state in which the Julias of the country look to government as savior.

If Obama’s vision is your vision, then give in to the media hype, get demoralized, and start piling on Romney.  You will have company among some “Republican” pundits.

If Obama’s vision is not your vision, then none of what is going on should matter.  Whether the tape hurts Romney is irrelevant.  Was this fight ever about electing Romney?

Defeating Obama is a fight which needs to be fought with everything you have, regardless of who is winning the media narrative.

The media was stunned in 2010 because they believed their own spin and expected that the rest of the country did too.  We know better.  The spontaneous outpourings of protest by the people the media hates — at Chick-fil-A and with empty chairs — show that you are not alone.

Fight below the media radar.  Turn November 6 into the biggest shock of their lives.


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Shut off the MSM. Lie to the polls. Make calls and pound the pavement.

    Joan Of Argghh in reply to MacsenMcBain. | September 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Invoking Honey Boo Boo rules here:

    MITT ROMNEY COMES OUT OF THE FISCAL CONSERVATIVE CLOSET! RON PAULBOTS HARDEST HIT! In an unprecedented revelation, the GOP leadership is shocked to learn that their RINO darling has been fooling them all along. However, this has caused a tremendous sense of euphoria and relief for the disenfranchised flyover conservatives across the U.S.

If George Zimmerman had only known that he should have been a US ambassador, then the press would have let him shoot up an entire bar and there would be no press.

Obama lies through his teeth about the Embassy attacks in the Middle East and lefties hardly yawn. Romney speeks the truth and they react like they’ve just been tasered. Very entertaining.

Bravo Professor! And thank you!!

It is just amazing to watch the media openly and brazenly make up stuff. Even my democrat mom is noticing and that is a big deal. She is quite upset with the media that she can see is lying to her.

Another suggestion. Dont look at Memorandum seriously as thats how media perpetuates spin.
I take it for what its worth and the pattern is fairly obvious.
Obama campaign in trouble with reality?
A new narrative is born.
The crisis d’jour is the supersecret Romney tapes.
The reality boils down to a few things:
Obama’s big lead at Gallup has evaporated.
We are witnessing one of the biggest National Security coverups in history
State Department: Empty Chair
FBI: Empty Chair
President: Busy with Fundraisers

All enabled by a curiously uncurious media.

Every day, the demarcation is getting more clear. Personally, I like that.

Romney is being pushed to the right, and he’s defended the Constitution. I like that.

Obama is being exposed as a failure on all fronts, who is at enmity to the Constitution. I like that.

All-in-all, I am tickled with where we are right now.

“Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out”.

Datechguy has an analysis of poll results that the media is NOT talking about.
Interesting –

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

Scott Brown; Chris Christi; Tea Party; the biggest Congressional turnover in almost a century in 2010 which also led to several hundred Republicans replacing Democrats at the municipal, local and state level; Scott Walker winning his recall by a stronger margin than he won the general election after a more than year long Democrat hissy fit; Justice Prosser winning his recall; Chick-fil-A; Empty Chair Day; Kansans threw out every RINO in the state legislature and replaced them with true conservatives; Ted Cruz; Richard Mourdock; Tom Cotton; Mia Love; Artur Davis seconding Obama’s nomination in 2008 only to switch parties and endore Romney in 2012; Republican registration the highest its been since they started tracking it (I doubt people get registered to vote so they can stay home).

Yeah, Obama’s got it locked up.

    Thanks for the reminders. I really want to believe that Americans just can’t be, won’t be, that stupid to fall again for the Democrat Party in the WH. But the mere fact that the Democrat Party exists, with its incredible platforms, positions and numerous clownish political practitioners, as a serious party just frightens me.

9thDistrictNeighbor | September 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

The media behaves like a fifth column. Some of them probably are; some are dupes.

To paraphrase Churchill: Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if this United States and its Constitution shall last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’

“Turn November 6 into the biggest shock of their lives.”

AMEN, William!! AMEN, AMEN, A-Freaking-MEN..!

I want to see the MSM-Lapdog Slime literally gasping from shock & awe by early evening, November 6th. What’s at stake? The Supreme Court, The Economy, American Medicine, American Power and American Culture. My God, that this moral midget in the white house isn’t 20%-points behind is either proof that folks aren’t telling the pollsters the truth OR that our great liberty loving people have morphed into the French. I REFUSE, yet, to buy the latter.

ROMNEY: 40-44 States/Victory!

” You will have company among some “Republican” pundits. ”

Do these people expect, at this stage, to have a choice other than Romney to defeat Obama?

I suppose that if they’re content with paying towards constraining the fallout from someone’s sexual excesses or continuing helping provide for the handouts to almost half (47%) of America then there is little that can be said.

The media will continue with its hype until such time as retribution is exacted from the pundits for their misleading disinformation.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

I can see why Democrats are so offended. How dare Mitt Romney say they’re dependent on the government? Only Democrats get to say they’re dependent on the government!

Has everybody already forgotten “Julia”?

Their intent is to discourage us with their lies.

Take out the trash on 6 November.

The media was stunned in 2010 because they believed their own spin and expected that the rest of the country did too. We know better. The spontaneous outpourings of protest by the people the media hates — at Chick-fil-A and with empty chairs — show that you are not alone.

Fight below the media radar. Turn November 6 into the biggest shock of their lives.

They believe their own hype. People – is anyone offended by Romney’s “super-secret” remarks?! If you’ve been paying attention since 2008, this is ho-hum, nothing-burger just-the facts! They live in their bubble; they never hear or see reality, what those outside their circle think…or how they survive in this horrible economy.

Let’s shock ’em, maybe even into sobbing silence, Nov. 6th!!

How many of you are talking to friends, making sure your relatives are informed, getting those “on the fence” or “not voting this time” types to see the big WHY – that staying home is a vote for Obama, that this is the most important election in decades – maybe ever?! That’s what we need to do, along with share the truth (link articles and videos, expose MSM lies, expose Teh Won’s thuggery and lies, etc.), contribute to and support Conservatives!

Win back the White House and the US Senate?! Yes, we CAN!!! Let’s roll!

Thanks, Prof., this is just what the doctor ordered along with all these positive comments. They’re trying to dispirit us and we can’t let it happen. Onward to victory!

The truth hurts. That’s why the MSM is all over this. They are trying to paint Romney as out of touch, but he is the one telling the truth.

Keep on bringing up Obama telling the Russian PM that he’ll be more flexible after the elections. THAT should scare people.

Last election Obama said he’d cut the deficit in half, that Bush’s deficit was anti-American and irresponsible. Obama instead tripled it, with no attempt to act on his promise.

Now he is again saying he will cut the deficit. There is no contact with reality. Obama’s world is blowing up on all fronts, and only MSM’s obsession with attacking Romney keeps some voters for getting the message. But still Rasmussen has Romney up in swing states, and their polling has been best historically.

This last lie that Obama saved the Middle East, but this stupid video broke it, is another shark jumped. People are only now beginning to pay attention. When they finally get past the headline hysteria, they will see Obama must go. Romney’s message will emerge from the smoke screens.


It was not so very long ago, that the Great Pretender came.
He had an “air”; he had “flair”; but he didn’t have a name,
He had often just said “present” when the time for voting came*.

He was the perfect Manchurian Candidate*, his past shrouded and obscure,
He seemed articulate, so “bright and clean”*, and so willing to “endure
The sacrifices” * of the Presidency”—OF THAT HE WAS QUITE SURE!

He conquered the fools; ignoring the rules which had served us in the past—
A “vetting”* process with power to weed the good from the evil and crass.
His “handlers” learned that the cry of “RACISM” ended all questions, FAST

A few of us warned, but were so quickly scorned, when we cried “IMPOSTER AND SHILL”
But the facts were free, for any to see, HE HAD TRUMPETED HIS UNHOLY WILL:
“I am a blank screen” * for you, he had written, project on it as you will.

There was pomp and celebration when he pulled the wool over our eyes.
He mimicked Lincoln; FDR and King—“I am Reagan” he once lied*.
“I will heal the land and calm the seas”—such brazen, blasphemous cries!

At “four years in”, our world’s in a spin, and his flaws have “come home full bore”.
He has squandered our fisc*, we’re a nation at risk for bankruptcy, chaos and war.
And the only plan we hear from this man is “I HAVE TO BORROW MORE”.

But our flags now burn; our envoys are dead; our embassies gutted in Islamic sands.

[I can’t get FOOTNOTES to carry over. Facts and sites below–the’re pretty self-explanatory.]

As a state senator in Illinois, BHO voted “present” about 129 times over eight years—often on key issues. See,
“Manchurian Candidate” = originally the name of a movie from 195_, the term now means “a mind-controlled slave”or puppet.
Joe Biden on Obama in 2007: “”I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” See:
Conga lines in the White House; wagyu steak @ $100-300/lb; AND THOSE VACATIONS; GOLFING…
“Vetting” = to subject to usually expert appraisal or correction. See,
“Obama has told us there is no there, there. In his book he wrote: “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” So perhaps searching for Obama’s “core” is a fool’s errand. He is glib and clever and seized upon a clever formulation (Agent of Change) to attract young and idealistic people longing for meaning. But perhaps that is all there is.” See,
See, [also FDR; King; and Lincoln]
Fisc = national treasury. “Since the president took office, our debt has exploded from $10.6 trillion to $16 trillion.” See,

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

People need to understand that, if The One wins again,

1. Any hopes of finding jobs for the 8.1 percent of people who are unemployed go to pot;
2. Any hopes for those who are underemployed to find employment commensurate with their skills and experience go to pot;
3. Any hope for those who are fully employed to have some measure of career advancement is gone, due to economic contraction and the (still there) presence of people who should have been retired from the workforce at this point because they, too, are unsure of their retirement prospects;
4. And, any hope for our youth around voting age to find any kind of employment is little to none, especially if they have to pay exorbitant amounts of student loan debt.

This last point is even more important since, as we all know, “Idle hands make the Devil’s handiwork.”

You all have to see all those unemployed people with no hope whatsoever in the Middle East to figure it out. No work. No prospects. Only empty words from people who speak to them pretty words. Vulnerable to fanatics and malcontents. A recipe for disaster.

Exactly what The One wants, in order to keep power.

Only a country with a truly free enterprise system can rise from these doldrums. Make the slogans simple.

“Vote Obama = Lose Your Job.”
“Vote Obama = Stay With No Job.”
“Vote Obama = No Career Advancement.”
“Vote Obama = Hell on Earth.”
“Vote Obama = Rise the National Debt.”
“Vote Obama = National Suicide.”
“Vote Obama = You’re an Idiot!”
“Vote Obama = No Freedom, But… Free Birth Control!”
“Vote Obama = Health Care at a High Price.”
“Vote Obama = Kiss Your Freedom Good-bye!”
“Vote Obama = Kiss Your Rights Good-bye!”
“Vote Obama = Kiss the Constitution Goodbye!”
“Vote Obama = Hello Shariah!”
“Vote Obama = Gravy Train While Country Burns!”

There are so many! Can y’all help me?

I go from complete and total depression and loss to the euphoria of victory over the coming election results. Thank goodness i have Prof.Jacobson to bring me back to sanity! We will win in November! America cannot survive if the communist, Marxist, socialist, progressive, liberal Democrat party survives. We must drive them out with extreme prejudice!

    theduchessofkitty in reply to texaszea. | September 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    You see, I refuse to be depressed.

    The fact that Romney said the truth about the core Obama constituency reassures me quite a lot on what’s at stake. A lot of people know in their lives that depending on government for their sustenance is not a good thing in the long term, for themselves or their descendants.

    This nation was founded by people who knew the meaning of the term “Protestant Work Ethic.” The “Work Ethic” has served generations of Americans very well. Socialism never has worked and never will. Those who know the “Work Ethic” from their bones know exactly what that means. Romney obviously supports Free Enterprise… which means the “Work Ethic” that this country was founded upon.

    A lot of people thought Romney was a RINO… until last night. Think about that for a minute.

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Rush just said it: “This is a golden opportunity to espouse conservatism, and we know Romney’s got it in him…”

Go listen to Rush… Now!

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Gallup confirms that a lot of Democrats think exactly that way. 67 percent of Democrats think the government “should do more.”

Romney has been proven correct, once again.

“The appropriate role of government in addressing the nation’s problems is one of the most divisive issues in this year’s presidential election. President Barack Obama tends to support the idea that government should do more to address the country’s problems, while Mitt Romney generally takes the opposite view.

It is thus no surprise to find large partisan differences in Americans’ views on the appropriate role of government. Two-thirds of Democrats think government should do more, while an even larger percentage of Republicans say government is doing too much that should be left to individuals and businesses. More than six in 10 independents agree that the government is doing too much.

If most Independents agree that “government is doing too much”, then Romney is OK. Most Independents are breaking for Romney, anyway.

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Guys, Rush is on fire!

Amazingly stupid. Now all of the debates will be nothing but Obama citing 47% statistics. Any attempt to blow Obama out of teh water with facts will just get a “47%” response. Assinine!

“A lot of people thought Romney was a RINO… until last night. Think about that for a minute.”

But we don’t need another Bush Republican. If he gets portrayed that way, and this remark aids that, he will LOSE.

We need a Tea Party Republican who represents the conservative MIDDLE CLASS.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to H_Tuttle. | September 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    You didn’t see the tape… did you?

    Besides, most Mormons that I know of are very much of the “built yourself on your own bootstraps” kind of people. They take the term “Work Ethic” very seriously. I’m not surprised Romney thinks so, too.

    Why are you so concerned? Be glad that he agrees with us!

    Rosalie in reply to H_Tuttle. | September 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Many of us wanted someone else. We didn’t get who we wanted. We don’t have a Tea Party candidate, so let’s get behind someone who believes in America and its Constitution. We know what we’ve got with O, and it ain’t pretty.

I think this validates part of what I suggested this morning. I asserted the overinterest in Romney by liberal media was a distraction and this is one

Take a look folks. What Liberals are really worried about.

Just in Obama +1 over Romney at Gallup

Lets write an appropriate headline

Gallup: Obama’s Support Crumbles as Fires Burn In ME

Thats a 6 oinnt swing in about a week

How do you stay upbeat when 47% of the population thinks Julia is more appealing than a fox like Betty Rubble or Jane Jetson?

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I just saw this letter to the Editor at Professor Reynolds’:

“Reader Eric Cowperthwaite writes:

My wife saw the clip of the secret video tape on The Today Show this morning, turned to me and asked, “So, what’s wrong with what he said? He’s just telling the truth.”

I think people all over the country saw that this morning and asked the same question. Can’t wait to see the polls next week.

Well, if you’re wrong, it’s basically already over for America. At least until after the inevitable financial collapse.”

I think this video is going to have an effect… but not the one Liberals think it is…

theduchessofkitty | September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I think another strategy would be for us to tell Mother Jones to… ahem… “Stuff it!”

I find Sir Winston best when I get that feeling

“In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we’ve done, and they will say ‘do not despair, do not yield…march straightforward.”

Who cares if the Media is giddy with delight. I say, BRING IT ON. This is the fight we want. This is pure policy. Romney has stood up and said it directly. If you WANT FREE STUFF, Vote for the other guy.

I think that his stance will do very well come the first tuesday in November.

Well, I feel better. Went out and shot off more than a few. Afterwards, had a couple glasses of Jack and a good cigar. Then, read “Pep Talk” with accompnying comments.

Ought to hold me for awhile.

1. I won’t pretend to be enthused about the Romney campaign. Compare Pat Caddell last year (linked at LI) and apparently just before the Mideast attacks. I grant that Caddell might be criticizing Romney to paper over his own defective prediction.

2. To different degrees, Intrade and Rasmussen saw the 2010 results coming. They are the indicators I continue to follow. It’s still way too early to draw conclusions about November 6.

3. Bill’s heroic efforts are making a difference. Whether it’s enough difference remains to be seen. Afaic, if Romney and Brown fall short, the responsibility will not lie with conservative voters; it will lie squarely with Romney and Brown. It’s too soon to say whether or not things will come to that.

huskers-for-palin | September 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Robopoll records silence as support for Obama.: via @youtube “No Answer” equates to a vote for Obama. One more reason to call today’s polls BOGUS

BannedbytheGuardian | September 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I agree with Jeffrey.

Just yesterday -to 3 dislikes – I asked where the rallies were , where was Ryan & indeed Romney.

This has given them an escalator back to the top of the Hate Parade.

Why I do declare Mitt might be getting some Palin . It had to be dragged out but he may be saved by the bell.

Just to really send them into hypoxia he needs to bring Palin back.

With no apologies to no one: We shall fight them on the internet, we shall fight them in the letters to the editors, we shall fight them in the polls of public opinion, we shall fight their many lies, we shall fight them wherever they attack us, we shall never give up, we shall have victory in the end this country, for truth, justice, and the American Way! 🙂

Jerry Pournelle likes to have many of the military characters in his work recall a specific aphorism: “Defeat is in the mind of the enemy commander.” That is, if one can convince an opponent he defeated, this becomes the truth.

I think we can extend that to foot-soldiers of various stripes; in this case political campaign operatives. If one can convince the opposition they have already lost, this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

It doesn’t always work that way. Ask the Germans how well it worked for them in Russia…