Obama Supporters Threaten To Assassinate Romney

Despite numerous media outlets attempting to downplay the issue, Twitter exploded last night following the debate with new threats from Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the presidential race.

As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney.

The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps.

If the tables were turned and conservatives were making death threats against Obama in these numbers, it would be a national news story. Indeed, the mere act of hanging empty chairs from trees as a reference to Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech was hyped by the media as a deadly sign that conservatives were out to lynch black people if Obama won.

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Romney’s Secret Blowout

While the left cheers President Obama’s second debate performance with the excitement of Chris Matthews on a prom date with The One, the fact remains that this was not just a bad debate for President Obama. It was a disastrous debate for President Obama. He may have achieved firing up the base, but the base had already been fired up by Vice President Joe Biden’s bizarre performance in the vice presidential debate. He may have achieved not looking comatose, but instead he looked angry and puerile.

Actually, Obama lost in three major ways.

Economy. The first loss is the most obvious. Mitt Romney absolutely dismembered Obama on economics. Obama wasn’t merely outclassed. He was out-leagued. Take, for example, the Romney-Obama exchange on gas drilling. After Obama blathered on about how he’d been great for oil supply (false), Romney gutted him with a single line:

The proof of whether a strategy is working or not is what the price is that you’re paying at the pump. If you’re paying less than you paid a year or two ago, why, then, the strategy is working. But you’re paying more. When the president took office, the price of gasoline here in Nassau County was about $1.86 a gallon. Now, it’s $4.00 a gallon.

Obama’s response was perhaps the worst economic gaffe in modern debate history:

Well, think about what the governor — think about what the governor just said. He said when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86. Why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse, because we were about to go through the worst recession since the Great Depression, as a consequence of some of the same policies that Governor Romney’s now promoting. So, it’s conceivable that Governor Romney could bring down gas prices because with his policies, we might be back in that same mess.

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One of the most talked-about and debated moments from Tuesday night’s presidential debate is when Mitt Romney was calling out Barack Obama for blaming the Libya attack on a YouTube video and moderator Candy Crowley stepped in to defend the president (she later admitted Romney was right). When that happened, the audience broke the debate rules and clapped. And video has surfaced today showing one of those clapping was Michelle Obama.

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Crowley ‘Correcting’ Romney on Libya Looked Like ‘The Ref Just Threw the Flag’

Conceivably the biggest moment in Tuesday’s presidential debate was when moderator Candy Crowley injected herself into the discussion siding with Barack Obama on remarks he claimed he made in the Rose Garden following the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Long-time Democrat campaign strategist Joe Trippi said on Fox News shortly after the debate’s conclusion that this looked like “the ref just threw the flag”

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Record High Enrollment for Food Stamps: 46,681,833 Million

Food stamps enrollment has hit a new record high. 46,681,833 million are now enrolled in the social welfare program, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the federal department that runs the program.

Here’s a chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, outlining the program’s enormous growth:

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Reporters Preparing to Cover Debate By Drinking Free Beer

Some of the reporters covering tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island may be F.W.I.–filing while intoxicated. Anheuser-Busch is apparently a sponsor of tonight’s rhetorical battle and the beer company has set up a “hospitality tent” outside the media filing center where reporters are being treated to free food, brews and souvenir glasses.

The beers being served at the debate are apparently Anheuser-Busch’s “small batch” brews. Bartenders inside the tent confirmed they were indeed quite “busy” this evening.

Anheuser-Busch, which has apparently been the “official beer” of the the presidential debates since 1996, set up similar tents at the vice presidential debate last week and the first presidential debate earlier this month. The company also set up a Twitter feed for their hospitality tent, where most of the messages make sure to note that the free beers are “4 21+ only.”

We reached out to Anheuser-Busch’s P.R. line to ask whether they were concerned giving free beers to reporters covering the debates might lead to inaccurate media coverage. Their press voicemail box was full, but based on their Twitter feed, it’s clear the company thinks beers are a perfect compliment to presidential debates

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Fox Debate Focus Group Devolves Into Frank Luntz Calling Participant ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ and a ‘Bullsh**’ on Live TV

One of the staples of the election season on Fox has been pollster Frank Luntz’s focus groups. Tuesday night, however, may have provided fireworks no one could have predicted. Don’t believe me? What if I told you it involved Luntz referring to one of the members jokingly as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and another participant dropping a “bullsh**” all on live TV?

It all happened in the span of about five minutes:

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Candy Crowley Was Essentially Incorrect and Contaminated the Argument


Candidates go for the jugular

In a showdown that analysts predict could tip the scale in the race for the White House, Obama and Romney hammered one another on topics such as unemployment, taxes, gas prices, health care, immigration policy, guns and the recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the second presidential debate, which took the form of a town-hall meeting here at Hofstra University on New York’s Long Island. “Uncommitted voters” in the audience asked questions of the candidates.

Addressing America’s unemployment crisis

For the first question, a college student asked whether the candidates could ensure that he could get a job after graduating.

Romney promised to keep the federal Pell Grant program and federal loan program “growing.” He also emphasized the need for job growth and cited Massachusetts’ program to employ top students.

“I want you to be able to get a job,” he said. “With half of college kids graduating this year without a job, that’s unacceptable. I know what it takes to make sure you have the kind of opportunity you deserve. I know what it takes to create jobs.”

Obama promised to build manufacturing jobs, invest in education, develop solar, wind and biofuel energy and “rebuild roads and schools.”

He accused Romney of wanting to force auto companies into bankruptcy and trying to help those with higher incomes pay fewer taxes than middle-class families. He claimed Romney’s tax cuts would cost $20 billion, plus $7 trillion for the U.S. military and another $1 trillion to keep Bush’s tax cuts.

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