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The systematic violation of Constitutional limits on federal power is neither hope nor change, but rather the subversion of American law and a declaration of war on the individual citizen. To say, as the President of the United States did of Congress, a little over a year ago that, "Where they won't act, I will," is to announce the seizure of legislative power and the brazen violation of his own oath of office. From unilaterally violating federal immigration law, to defying a court order to resume oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, to illegally taking upon himself the power to declare Congress in recess, to commanding private citizens to enter into contracts against their will, to reaching into federal welfare reform law and removing requirements he found objectionable, he has undertaken intrusions into the private lives of a free people that make George III look like an amateur.His government prescribes the content of our food, and the size and type of plumbing in our toilets and showers. They dictate what we can and cannot do with a puddle of water on our property, and even presume to intrude into our healthcare and thus into matters of our life and death. They swallow up private businesses under the guise of helping them, and distribute the bounty to cronies and union bosses. They choose which industries to favor (solar) and which to disfavor (coal), with the predictable result being that both fail. All this and more will be yours, your children's and your grandchildren's, for the bargain basement price of a mere $16,000,000,000,000.00 (before interest), along with enough regulations to sink the Queen Mary.What are we to make of a President who sees no moral prohibition against forcibly seizing whatever portion of an individual's property he views as necessary to finance his utopian projects; who routinely violates the law and yet expects the rest of us to abide by the volumes of laws and rules his leviathan administration hurls in our direction; who spends more time on the golf course than in intelligence briefings; who has taken more vacations in one term than many of us take in a lifetime; and who rails against "fat cats" while taking his family on lavish trips in separate jets at our expense? Are we actually to believe that he relates to us? What are we to make of a Commander-in-Chief who tells victims of the hurricane that we leave no one behind, when he very specifically abandoned Americans under terrorist attack in Benghazi and refuses to tell the truth about it? Answer: That he is perhaps the worst Commander-in-Chief in American history.And how does Barack Obama answer? By playing adolescent word games with his opponent's last name, and describing such ideas as are contained in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as, "the failed policies of the past."This election, certainly the most significant in our lifetime, is not about "revenge," as the President so boorishly announced. It's about 9,000 coal mining jobs lost in the last month alone. It's about 48 million people on food stamps, and 23 million people unemployed. It's about a work force that is smaller now than when Barack Obama was inaugurated. It's about a 14.3 percent unemployment rate in the black community. It's about a new IRS requirement that will take effect in 2014, requiring all taxpayers, in the words of sworn testimony, to, "… file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment." It's about the evisceration of our national defense and, in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack, troops who no longer trust their Commander-in-Chief.It is ultimately a referendum on us, and it's about what kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit. It's about whether they will be free men and women -- freedom here being defined differently than the progressive's definition, which stipulates that one must be freed from want or fear through the dictates of centralized planners.We see now what the Founders knew over two centuries ago; that free people and free markets are the surest means to freedom from want and fear, and that centralized government control over a nation is the surest path to despair, want, fear, and servitude. It's about Liberty. It's about We the People, endowed with unalienable rights, being the masters of our lives and our government instead of the other way around. It's time to reclaim the American ideal.
Also, both national and target state polls show that independents, voters who don’t identify themselves as Democrats or Republicans, break for Romney.I can see PA ending with a big surprise Romney win. I would say Obama has a better shot there, but anything is possible. The big surprise for me is Barone’s take that Nevada would go Obama… even in this environment.
That might not matter if Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 39 to 32 percent, as they did in the 2008 exit poll. But just about every indicator suggests that Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting — and about their candidate — than they were in 2008, and Democrats are less so.
That’s been apparent in early or absentee voting, in which Democrats trail their 2008 numbers in target states Virginia, Ohio, Iowa and Nevada.
Nevada (6). Democratic early-voting turnout is down from 2008 in Las Vegas’ Clark County, 70 percent of the state. But the casino unions’ turnout machine on Election Day re-elected an unpopular Harry Reid in 2010, and I think they’ll get enough Latinos and Filipinos out this time. Obama.Here’s the thing. Las Vegas outright rejected Sharon Angle in 2010. In fact, Angle couldn’t even win her own home county of Washoe, which is traditionally a very conservative/Republican county. The 2010 race in Nevada was less an acceptance of Harry Reid as it was a rejection of Angle. Additionally, Dean Heller is set to win a big Senate battle and Angle didn’t have another epic race on the ticket alongside to help.