In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Obama Schedule || Friday, October 5, 2012

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:50 am || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 12:05 pm|| Departs Virginia 1:15 pm || Arrives Cleveland 2:30 pm || Delivers remarks at at campaign event; Cleveland State University 4:55 pm|| Departs Cleveland 6:20 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Plouffe to Reporters: Taste My Sour Grapes

Obviously bitter about President Obama’s losing performance in Wednesday night’s debate, senior White House political adviser David Plouffe today repeatedly called Gov. Mitt Romney a liar. I’ve never heard so much whining and or seen such unprofessional bad form from a top presidential campaign official. And the bar for that sort of stuff is pretty low. There must be some real nervousness in the Obama

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Obama Aide Appears on Verge of Explosion

Stephanie Cutter, who normally does an excellent and remorseless job spinning for President Obama, seemed on the verge of a primal scream last night talking to CNN’s Jessica Yellin. Cutter was unhappily stuck in the “spin room” post-debate with reporters, where her job was to pretend Obama did just great. Even Cutter, you’ll see, was having trouble making lemonade from the batch of lemons Obama

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Cartoon of the Day – October 4, 2012

Just remembering, after last night, the last time Obama was seriously challenged to his face. Not by a mainstream reporter, but by Univision. Thanks to our friends at Terrell AfterMath.

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Obama’s Hubris Cost Him the Debate

The cause of President Obama’s stunning loss in Wednesday night’s debate can be distilled to a single factor: The man thinks too much of himself and his “accomplishments,” and his advisers feel the same way. The president who showed up Wednesday night really believes his own PR. He didn’t think there was anything to debate. He actually is under the impression he’s done a great

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, October 4, 2012

10:05 am MT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, Colorado 11:35 am MT || Departs Denver 2:35 pm CT || Arrives Madison, Wisconsin 3:40 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; University of Wisconsin-Madison 5:05 pm CT || Departs Madison, Wisconsin 8:05 pm ET || Arrives White House

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