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Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 23

Election Day Empty Chair Countdown – Day 23

Each day until Election Day we will feature a previously unpublished photo sent in by a Legal Insurrection reader on National Empty Chair Day, September 3, 2012.

The countdown continues with 23 days to go.

Today’s Empty Chair photo comes to us from an Donna in New Jersey who writes that she included the poster from the first TEA Party she attended.


This is indeed a “choice” election.

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On “Face the Nation”, Issa turns “spiking the ball” into Obama’s own “Mission Accomplished” …

BOB SCHIEFFER: What do you think the reason for all this was when you come down to it? Was it simply incompetence?

REPRESENTATIVE DARRELL ISSA: This is not very Republican, if you will, but when President George W. Bush went aboard an aircraft carrier and said, “mission accomplished” I listened rightfully so to people saying, look, but there’s still problems, and they’re still dying, and quite frankly, things got worse in many ways after that famous statement.


REPRESENTATIVE DARRELL ISSA: We’re going through a mission accomplished moment. Eleven years after September 11th, Americans were attacked on September 11th by terrorists who preplanned to kill Americans. That happened and we can’t be in denial. Particularly, when there are– there are compounds all over the Middle East that need to be legitimately protected at a level that security professionals ask for it.

    Benson II in reply to Neo. | October 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I’m sick to death of hearing Republicans use liberal BS talking points. All but the truly brain dead Bush haters knew he meant they successfully topple the Saddam regime. He didn’t say the war is over and we’ve won. He was paying a compliment to the success of the effort so far a success that the evening news was saying was impossible 24/7. When I saw the clip of Bush on the ship I never once thought he was implying the effort was over. I understood exactly what he was referring to. Why do Republicans think they have to use liberal talking points about Bush to make a valid point about Obama. Is there any Republican who isn’t an stinkin apologist.

No “empty chairs” come Election Day; that is, get out the vote! No empty voting booths. Donna has given us a very clear visual about what’s at stake.


Kind of off topic but Arlen Specter has died. The AP headline is “Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies” ignoring that he was a Democrat when he entered and left office and he was NEVER a moderate…

Another off-topic post. The idiots editing the Daily Mail in the UK can’t tell the difference between smoke and water vapor. They have a picture of a power plant and have labeled the water cooling towers as emitting “smoke” instead of water vapor. Someone needs to remind them that there is VERY little CO2 in H2O…–chart-prove-it.html

    GrumpyOne in reply to WarEagle82. | October 14, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    It isn’t water vapor when it’s visible but rather condensate much like a cloud. Water vapor occurs during the conditions of forced, (heating beyond the boiling point), and natural, (ambient temperature evaporation).

    I caught that one early on but even then, someone beat me to the punch sort of.

    But they sure didn’t know the difference between a smokestack and cooling tower. Perhaps that’s why journalism is (in my opinion) the world’s dumbest profession…

    What about the story: no global warming. The gold standard for climate research data confirms that there is no pattern of global warming.

      Valerie in reply to raven. | October 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

      *Ahem* … pattern of global warming over two 16-year periods, which are insignificant on the scale of climate change.

      Oh, but perhaps that’s the whole point.

      What we are NOT seeing is the sudden, unprecedented climate change predicted by our human-centric models.

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