Signs of the Times...

Two Democrats on my street have posted a yard sign saying, "Anybody but Obama," so I walked over to ask them why they planted such a wonderful sign.

The hints that Obama is going to face a landslide next week is evident not just in California -- but on my street in Redlands.

My wife and I get one yard sign each. She's a liberal, so she stuck an "Obama 2012" sign in our yard. My skin crackles like a rice cake every time I see that stain in my yard when I leave for work. It sours my stomach even before coming home for dinner.

So imagine my delight recently when the two Democrats on my street planted a sign saying, "Anybody but Obama for President." (Okay -- you may not be able to imagine it; but I assure you. It was a euphoric feeling.)

I run into the neighbors every few days. I spoke with the wife. She said they were upset over Obama's failure to support Israel, inability to revive the economy, apology tour for America, among many other reasons.

The liberals must sense the election is already over when legions of their own are planting yard signs for the Republican side. This sentiment is what Republicans felt in 2008 when the nation was drinking Obama's "hope and change" Kool-Aide. 

I've noticed this fall that voters all over Redlands -- I run the canvassing initiative for the Redlands Tea Party Patriots -- can't wait to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

That sentiment is coming from more than just Republicans; it's also coming from numerous declined-to-state voters as well.

Yes, these voters realize California is hopelessly liberal and will, like sheep, fall in line for Obamaon Nov. 6. But despite that resignation, they are planting numerous "Romney/Ryan 2012" yard signs and placing a million bumper stickers nevertheless to show that not all Golden Staters are liberal.

And so we vote next week.

I'm sticking by my July prediction that Romney will win with more than 300 Electoral College votes. Considering states like Minnesota and Oregon are now in play, I'm wondering whether I was too soft in my prediction.

If I had seen my neighbors' sign in July, I might have picked a higher Electoral College number.

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Marilyn Snyder October 31, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I'm with you, John. I've also been predicting a landslide for Romney, despite all the polls to the contrary. If everyone watched the video "Obama may go to prison" (YouTube) regarding the Benghazi debacle, just the clarity (or confusion) would halt their hand inclining toward an Obama vote. That video is the first reasoning to make sense of the whole mess!
Eric Shamp November 01, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Do I get a choice on which Romney to vote for? I like the centrist one who invented Obamacare and wants to keep FEMA.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Look for Dem Dirty Tricks and Vote Fraud It is almost a foregone conclusion that the Obama administration will bomb somebody in Libya this weekend, even if it is a herd of goats. What are the Dems planning to release this weekend about Mitt Romney this weekend? In 2004, the Dems forged documents regarding George Bush’s National Guard service. They plan to release them on 60 minutes the Sunday before the election. Fortunately, they leaked early and were thoroughly debunked and shown to be forgeries by the election. Fortunately, in 2004, they are lousy forgers using proportional space font that was very rare when the documents were supposedly written. The Dems will probably use better forgers next time. Then we have the Dems’ vote fraud. Please see http://www.theblaze.com/stories/more-electronic-voting-machines-changing-romney-votes-to-obama-we-looked-into-it-and-heres-what-a-vendor-told-us/comment-page-8/#comment-4364524 Of course, there are no reports of “malfunctioning” voting machines switching Obama votes to Romney. What are the odds GEU members “maintain” and “calibrate” the voting machines? We should continue to work and contribute as if we are two points behind.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Jay Leno reports: "Don't ask, don't tell" is back. Not for gays in the military — it's Obama's new policy on Libya.
SBSWZ November 01, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Why won't Obummer be transparent to America about Benghazi? It's been 7 weeks! Why won't the mainstream media seek and expose the facts about Benghazi? It's been 7 weeks! Had it been Obummer's loved ones in Benghazi, would he have sent in support? Obummer has 7 days...
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Whether you like the MA healthcare plan or not, there are vast differences with Obama care including: 1. No rationing board for Medicare. 2. No $716 Billion cut to Medicare. 3. One state only. 4. No tax increases. Obamacare increases taxes $1 Trillion over 10 years.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:29 AM
If you think America is on the right track with Obama and his policies, you should vote for him. If not, you might head the words of the Des Moines Register that has not endorsed a Rep for president since 1972: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121027/OPINION03/121026026/The-Register-endorsement-Mitt-Romney-offers-a-fresh-economic-vision?Frontpage&nclick_check=1 “Mitt Romney offers a fresh economic vision.” Some highlights, “The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House.” “Consumers must feel more confident about their own economic futures to begin spending on the products and services that power the economy. A renewed sense of confidence will spark renewed investment by American companies. Industry will return to full production and hiring will begin again. That should come with Mitt Romney in the White House.”
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Des Moines Register endorsement part 2 “Throughout the campaign, he has expressed faith in the private sector to fuel a more robust economic recovery if it has more confidence that the federal government will not be an obstacle. Romney has a strategy for job growth through tax and regulatory relief for small businesses, encouraging all forms of domestic energy production, education that prepares graduates with job skills, expanding foreign trade and reducing the burden of federal deficits. That formula, coupled with his business acumen, should unlock this nation’s economic potential.”
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:31 AM
This Chinese professor does a great job of explaining the historic choice facing America this election. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSQozWP-rM
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Key Obama facts GDP growth in the 12 quarters after a recession Average since WWII 15.2% Ronald Reagan 18.5% Obama 6.7% http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444813104578016873186217796.html?mod=opinion_newsreel Even the recent job numbers are real, if the labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office, the unemployment rate would be ~11%. Obama’s debt and deficits are unsustainable. His $4 Trillion deficit reduction plan is phony even according to the MSM WaPo. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “The Repeated Claim That Obama’s Budget Reduces The Deficit By $4 Trillion Is Simply Not Accurate. … Virtually No Serious Budget Analyst Agreed With This Accounting.”(Glenn Kessler, “Fact Checking Bill Clinton’s Speech And Other Democrats At The Convention In Charlotte,” The Washington Post’s “The Fact Checker,” 9/6/12) Obama's proposed budget for 2013 was so phony and irresponsible it lost 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate. Not a single Dem voted for Obama's budget. Obama has given no reason to believe his policies will work any better in a second term than in his first term. In fact, his large tax increases (Obamacare alone is $1 Trillion ) will make the economy worse. There is also a regulatory avalanche waiting to fall on American business.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:34 AM
There is also a regulatory avalanche ready to fall on American business. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=b4e25337-d765-46cf-9e27-b9ca21ddf148 http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/13305-inhofe-obama-stalls-epa-regulations-until-after-election
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:36 AM
When you have a terrible record like Obama all you can do is lie, mislead, divert and try to make your opponent scary. Obama said in 2008 "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things." In 2012, he is taking his own advice.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:38 AM
If Obama had the right policies, but it just took time to work our way out of the recession, growth should be accelerating not decelerating.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Why did Obama promise Russia more "flexibility" after the election? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Czo5Vf8KZs&feature=relmfu Who else has Obama promised to be more flexible with after the election? Unfortunately, it is not American business and job creators.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 01:42 AM
“A Vote For Obama Is Like Backing Up the Titanic and Hitting the Iceberg Again” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/27/Recession-Looms-GDP-Collapse-Durable-Goods If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you are not a racist, you have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot.
Gregory Brittain November 01, 2012 at 02:29 AM
“In a new poll conducted between Oct. 22-24 by the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, Israeli Jews preferred Romney over Obama by 35 percentage points, 57% to 22%, while the Arabs preferred Obama by 30 points, 45% to 15%.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/30/Israeli-Jews-Support-Romney-by-Wide-Margin
Mike Saifie November 01, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Less Government control not more is the answer for the prosperity. That is my opinion. Mike Saifie ( Candidate for Redlands City Council)
Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 01:18 AM
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Mitt Romney in a spot on, the truth hurts, editorial. http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/benghazi-blunder-obama-unworthy-commander-in-chief-176736441.html Some highlights, Regarding Benghazi, “The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday's election.”
Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Part 2 The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Mitt Romney in a spot on, the truth hurts, editorial. http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/benghazi-blunder-obama-unworthy-commander-in-chief-176736441.html Some highlights, “This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy - though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity. Back in January 2008, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle that under his cap-and-trade plan, "If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them." He added, "Under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." It was also in 2008 that Mr. Obama's future Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, famously said it would be necessary to "figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" - $9 a gallon.” “These behaviors go far beyond "spin." They amount to a pack of lies. To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation's economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie "Dr. Strangelove," would be disastrous.”
Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Part 3 The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Mitt Romney in a spot on, the truth hurts, editorial. http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/benghazi-blunder-obama-unworthy-commander-in-chief-176736441.html Some more highlights, “Candidate Obama said if he couldn't fix the economy in four years, his would be a one-term presidency.” “Mitt Romney is moral, capable and responsible man. Just this once, it's time to hold Barack Obama to his word. Maybe we can all do something about that, come Tuesday.”
Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 11:16 PM
“Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” John Adams
Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 11:27 PM
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” John Adams
Gregory Brittain November 03, 2012 at 12:06 AM
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin
SBSWZ November 04, 2012 at 12:55 AM
RAMOS is a DEMOCRAT buying votes through his "donations" - many people would vote (blindly) for him because of his "donations" but later become dependent on his "donations" irrespective of his accomplishments.
SBSWZ November 04, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Didn't Dutton endorse Ramos the Democrat?
SBSWZ November 04, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Why would Ramos have two mediocre businesses (and 2 failed businesses) yet have a financially sound casino business to support him?
SBSWZ November 04, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Dutton running for Supervisor in 2014 and 2018? Why? (typical buffet-style politician)
SBSWZ November 04, 2012 at 09:11 PM
RAMOS is a DEMOCRAT buying votes through his "donations" - many people would vote (blindly) for him because of his "donations" but later become dependent on his "donations" irrespective of his accomplishments. Follow the money (Lewis, Emmerson, Dutton). Most of us don't have $$$$ to "donate" to buy a political seat.
Clavell Jackson November 07, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Great predictions. Four more years!!! :)
Bopifas November 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM


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