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Anti-Colonialism Aside, Obama Endorses U.K. via Twitter

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Colonialism Défense de Rorke's DriftPresident Barack Obama is an ideological guy, Save Jerseyans. No one disputes that. And his far-left worldview makes him predisposed to blame most of the world’s problems on the colonial powers (and their progeny – like us). Consider his ill-fated backing for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammad Morsi in Egypt. Morsi’s predecessor was propped up by western powers (primarily us) and, to the President, that meant he was worthy of deposition. Look how that turned out.

So was the President mugged by global reality (or taking leave of his instincts) prior to tweeting THIS:


Polls Auger Well For GOP This November

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Obama in EgyptThe latest polls show President Obama’s approval at a new low – 38%.

That’s the verdict from the respected Gallup poll. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the same poll shows that nearly 60% of those surveyed disapprove of the president’s job performance so far.

And there’s more bad news from a just-released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that shows Obama’s approval rating for foreign policy is at a new low of 30%

The poll also found that 47% believe the country is less safe than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks—up sharply from 28% just one year ago.

And thats not the half of it. Consider the following:


Obama Approval Hits 36% in New Jersey

Booker Tops Bell By 13-Points But (Still) Well Under 50%

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Obama Bows to ChristieYou’re going to miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. The Great One had it right, Save Jerseyans.

A new FDU Public Mind poll of 721 registered voters out Wednesday found 42% of those polled supporting Cory Booker (D-Twitter) for reelection whereas 29% were in challenger Jeff Bell’s corner.

That’s a 13-point lead for His Royal Twitterness but he’s 8-points south of the 50% threshold with two months to go.


Obama ‘Detached?’ Guess Who Pegged It First…

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

Barack ObamaIn the wake of his failure to act or even say very much in response to recent horrific events and considering his frequent vacations and golf outings, everybody’s now talking about how President Obama seems detached, bored, disinterested and certainly disengaged from his job and the nation as a whole.

Even the usually adoring Maureen Dowd of the usually gushing New York Times has now been forced to admit that Obama is, by his own choice “a man alone” and she concludes: The president who was elected because he was a hot commodity is now a wet blanket.”

A hot commodity?



The Lies Keep Getting Bigger

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Obama the LiarCarnage. Absolute carnage. Tens of millions of Americans are losing their health insurance plans, Save Jerseyans, including over 800,000 over our fellow Garden State residents.

Someone who lies is called “a liar.” President Obama repeatedly lied about millions of folks losing their health insurance. The President is, therefore, a liar. Even hardcore lefties like Bill Maher get the joke; the HBO host recently observed that Obama “didn’t lie; he evolved on honesty.” So why is it so hard for so many of our countrymen to form the syllables and admit the obvious?

As with most things, folks, the answer lies in the history books. And you don’t need to dust off too many tomes or reach back very far for the answer.

Let’s revisit the events of January 1998 surrounding one of Obamacare’s most popular and high-profile apologists…


Obama’s Funny Booker Joke

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Not planning on voting tomorrow because you don’t “like” Steve Lonegan, Save Jerseyans?

That’s nice. But you should know that President Obama and his flunkies are showing up regardless of whether you’re there; he cut this web video on Monday to help the campaign GOTV efforts of Cory Booker (D-Twitter):

The best part of the video: when POTUS declares that Cory Booker is a “leader” with “uncommon character.” If that was supposed to be a joke, Mr. President, then you should know that we’re not laughing.


About-Face: Obama Embraces Bain

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Bain CapitalCory Booker (D-Twitter) was for Bain Capital-style venture capital firm before he was against them, Save Jerseyans.

An apparent scolding from Barack Obama’s White House affected a change of heart.

Good news, Mr. Part-Time Mayor! You can go back to embracing capitalism again.

Why? Because after running ads attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital tenure in 2012, President Obama just tapped a Bain executive as his new top economic adviser! (h/t Daily Caller). Mitt ran on the notion that his experience turning around giant, failing corporations made him well-suited to rescue the federal government. President Obama finally concedes the point.

Changing your principles on a daily basis must be exhausting…

Slick Willy Strikes Again

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

President Obama called for “collective action” (shiver) to transform the country during today’s inaugural address.

But some things never change. Like Bill Clinton and his roving eyes… particularly when Kelly Clarkson is on the podium.

Slick Willy

Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy and the Rules of Crisis Communication

Cross Posted at Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot


Let’s get this out of the way.

People are asking us to opine on the Christie/Obama bear hug so we’re just gonna have to go down this road.

To begin: Just as Chris Christie was the first governor to come out and support Romney and just as Chris Christie worked damned hard for Romney, this blog was among the first to support Chris Christie for governor nearly four years ago and we’ve spent countless hours helping to advance Christie and his agenda and his cause.

And we make no apologies for it. We’re damned proud of it.

We love Chris Christie.

But loving Christie is not like loving any other politician. He’s real, he’s three-dimensional, he’s smart and he can be unpredictable, if not exasperating. Though his quips and answers are often entertaining and may sometimes seem simple, they’re not. They reflect the mind of a man who is relentlessly pragmatic and admirably goal-oriented. This is a man who does not follow — in fact, who defies — any rigid idealogical path. He cannot be pegged or contained or compartmentalized.

So, when Christie saw Superstorm Sandy coming, he had one thought in mind: Get out ahead of it; get ready and use every means at our disposal to help the people of New Jersey — to warn them, to fortify them, to serve them and to protect them.

Having been involved in public relations for more than four decades, we can tell you that by the rules of crisis communication that we teach, Christie instinctively did what he was supposed to do. He became not only the chief spokesperson in this crisis but the unquestioned leader of the response to it.
And he has worked damned hard, without a break for two weeks now often putting in 14 and 20 hour days. Some nights he got little more than five hours sleep.

This sort of thing is all consuming.

And you can quickly lose perspective.


The Six Reasons Why Romney Lost and Obama Won

Cross-Posted from Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

So, you wanna know the “why” of it all, huh?

Why or why did this happen?

For what it’s worth, here are my top six reasons:

1) Needless GOP bloodshed. The long Republican primary battle was unecessarily contentious and no one epitomized the irrationality of this more than Rick Santorum who continued to take shots at Mitt Romney well past closing time. And Newt Gingrich wasn’t much better. All of this simply set the stage for . . .

2) Obama’s early negative blitz. The Obama team wisely decided to define Romney before he had a chance to define himself. So, they gambled and took a huge chunk of dough early on and invested it in a relentlessly negative ad campaign painting a picture of Romney as a selfish, disconnected corporate titan who cared only about the rich: self-centered, mean, uncaring and greedy. People say they hate negative ads, but people remember negative ads. Since Romney held back and didn’t immediately answer the ads and forcefully counterpunch, this pre-emptive Obama effort worked.


POLL: Who Wins Tuesday… Romney? Or Obama?

Nate Silver and Save Jersey can’t both be right, folks.

Everyone’s pretty sure Dick Morris is wrong. Not because I don’t like his outcome! I’m just a realist, and this country has changed a lot since 1980 (we’re much more diverse, and there’s a lot more people living subsisting on the public dime); Barack Obama is also a significantly stronger incumbent than Jimmy Carter.

I’ve nevertheless predicting a Romney victory for reasons explained here.

We’ll know the answer soon enough. About 36 hours from now? Or sooner if Dick Morris is indeed correct…

What do YOU think? Let’s hear it… and if you’re feeling lucky, give the best argument for your electoral theory in the comments section below…

Who Wins the 2012 Presidential Election? free polls 

Final Electoral Projection (No Toss Ups): Romney 320, Obama 218

Save Jersey's Final Electoral Projection (No Leaners): Romney 320, Obama 218

One day to go, Save Jerseyans.

Building off of our final 11/2/12 projection (without toss ups included), I’ve decided to take a shot in the dark and eliminate leaners/toss ups from our final Save Jersey electoral projection. This is my political nerd version of living dangerously…

The same basic methodological rules apply as before. Of particular note, I’m still refusing to put any stock in absurd polls with turnout models that will never be realized. Case in point? Last night’s CNN poll (akin to a recent Q poll in VA) wherein Mitt Romney manages to (1) win Independents by 22-points but (2) still finds himself tied with the President, 49-49, owing to a… D+11 turnout model? When Dems managed just D+7 in ’08?

Yeah, right!

Thirteen states, one post, 320 electoral votes projected for Mitt Romney…


Projected Winner: Obama

Think Arizona, but significantly more Hispanic and with a strong union-backed machine based in and around Las Vegas. All hope still isn’t lost. Obama’s leads are persistent but close and yes, a bit skewed. Lots of NRA members outside of Clark County. There’s also not-so-bad data in certain bellwethers like Washoe County. I’m primarily throwing this one to O because Romney is on the air more than he’s on the ground. He seems to think it’s not his best shot of the Obama so-called “firewall” states. So why should I?

North Carolina

Projected Winner: Romney

Obama is far less attentive to North Carolina than Mitt’s been to Nevada. The President hasn’t been there in some time… a North Carolina convention helped him not at all, and the gay marriage amendment provided a stark demonstration of GOP strength in the wake of 2010. He effectively abandoned the state after initial early voting totals showed OFA upside down versus 2008. Now it’s Romney in a walk.


Like Lemmings Over a Cliff

One of the most advertised and yet under-analyzed themes of this presidential campaign is President Obama’s slogan “Forward”.

It’s been said that Karl Marx used a similar phrase to generate support for his worker’s movement in the 1800’s that resulted in the formation of the Communist Party. Whether Obama and his campaign managers sought to mirror Marx, consciously or unconsciously, is unknown.

However, what we do know is that President Obama is urging voters to support his re-election because “we’ve come too far to turn back now.”

The question is “too far to what?” In what direction are we traveling and what is our ultimate destination? Perhaps more importantly, does the driver have any idea how to operate the vehicle?


Save Jersey Electoral College Projection Map (11/2/12): ROMNEY 285, OBAMA 197

Only 4 full days left to go before Election Day 2012 is decided, Save Jerseyans.

Where does the White House race stand?

Seven (7) states changed position since our last projection on October 24th, and all of them moved in Governor Romney’s direction. Overall, Mitt Romney gained a net of eighteen (18) electoral votes over the past week and Barack Obama lost forty-six (46). Fifty-six (56) are still complete toss-ups, but the winds down the stretch clearly favor Governor Romney.

You’ll also notice a common thread this week: early voting analysis. Why? Larger numbers of Americans are doing it every year. I’m still operating under the educated assumption that many national and state polls are skewed (badly) by using 2008 turnout models. Even in those polls, however, Obama is locked in a close, margin-of-error race despite projected favorable Democrat turnout conditions… not good for him!

THEREFORE, my Save Jersey map assumes Obama is in knee-deep electoral doo-doo anywhere (1) early voting is way down, particularly in his key counties, and (2) the President continues to poll well below the 50% mark (since undecideds this late in the game typically don’t vote at all or break in high percentages to the challenger). Mitt’s ground game is as good or better this time according to most reliable sources. Obama needs at least an Election 2008-ish turnout to stay competitive considering how poorly his early vote operations is performing… 

I’ll explain these latest developments below the fold….