WATCH: What Was Just Caught On Video Proves That Even Obama’s Base Is Saying ‘Bye-Bye’

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As we count down the hours until election day 2014, there’s another kind of counting going on — adding up the number of people walking out on Barack Obama as he tries to rally the base for Democrat candidates.

Yep, it’s happened again…and this time it was caught on video.

Just over a week after attendees at a Maryland rally for the Democrat candidate for governor began to walk out of a speech by President Obama, the same thing has happened in Wisconsin.

The president was in the Badger State to campaign for Mary Burke, who is striving to unseat one of the Republican governors most often targeted by Democrats — Scott Walker.

And as Obama was trying his best to fire up the crowd with the usual red-meat rhetoric, it became obvious that quite a few had heard enough. No longer compelled to hang on Obama’s every word, these folks decided not to hang out.

You can watch their exit from the auditorium by clicking on the video above. And as you watch, listen carefully to see if you hear how Obama slips into that speech and pronunciation pattern he uses for a certain kind of crowd.

As for the Wisconsin gubernatorial contest, polls generally show it’s a dead heat.

 

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Ouch: This Democrat Just Shunned Obama, And The Reason Why Will Hit Him Where It Hurts

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It was no surprise that President Obama headlined a big pro-union Labor Day rally in Milwaukee — giving a predictable speech in which Obama boasted about the country’s “economic gains” under his leadership.

What could well be surprising to many, though, was a conspicuous absence from the stage on which Obama fired up the pro-labor crowd.

Wisconsin, while a big union state with a passionate Democrat base, has a high-profile Republican governor in Scott Walker — a governor who survived a hard-fought recall effort sparked by Walker’s curtailing of public-employee union collective-bargaining rights — a governor who now faces a tough re-election battle.

Walker’s opponent in the governor’s race is Mary Burke, a former executive at the Trek Bicycle Corporation who is widely supported by Democrats hoping to knock off Walker. So, you might think that Burke would jump at the opportunity to appear alongside the country’s big-time Democrat, Barack Obama. But no. When Obama spoke, Burke wasn’t on stage.

It didn’t take long for the Walker campaign to note and try to make hay out of her MIA status. Via rightwisconsin.com:

With Mary Burke doing the Obama-two step on Labor Day, Gov. Walker and his campaign took the opportunity to remind voters that while Burke is afraid to embrace the president publicly she holds many of the same views on politics and policy.

On Friday, Walker’s campaign reminded voters that Mary Burke had given $86,000 in campaign contributions to Barack Obama’s campaign – more than the average family of four earns in one year.

While Mary Burke might be able to keep the press from taking pictures of her and President Barack Obama together this weekend, she can’t keep the public from knowing that she gave more money to the president than the typical Wisconsin family of four earns in an entire year.  Burke’s most recent donation came in the form of a lump sum payment of $73,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012.

Recent polling shows the Walker-Burke race to be a virtual tie, which might help explain Mary Burke’s reluctance to be associated with a president whose public approval continues to drop. Via CNN:

The latest Marquette University poll released Wednesday, showed Burke at 48.6% to Walker’s 46.5% among likely voters. Among registered voters, Walker received support from 47.5% of respondents to Burke’s 44.1%. Both results are within the margin of error.

The August poll is in line with other independent polls that show the Walker-Burke race especially close.

 

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Media Reporting On Governor Scott Walker A Cacophony Of Lies

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The news was filled last week with breathless headlines: “Scott Walker part of ‘criminal scheme,’” declared The Washington Post. The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal Sentinel, which is intimately familiar with the facts of this case, nonetheless headlined “John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of ‘criminal scheme.’” The New York Times, all the networks, CNN, MSNBC, Time.com, and all the other usual suspects chimed in with a deafening cacophony of alarm, using the same “Walker at center of criminal scheme” headlines. Even Forbes took the bait.

In a year saturated with false, misleading, or downright fraudulent misreporting from the left-wing biased mass media, this disgraceful bit of propaganda vies for first place. The court documents in this formerly secret investigation were not new, and the case has been thrown out of court and declared illegal, not once but twice.

Not only were the same headlines used, but most news outlets used the same dishonest technique to make this old information sound like it was breaking news. Politico’s lead paragraph reads:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participated in a “criminal scheme” to coordinate fundraising for Republicans trying to beat back efforts to recall him and state senators from office, local prosecutors argue in court documents released Thursday.

Politico lies. By stating it in the present tense as “prosecutors argue in court documents released Thursday,” Politico implies the allegations are current. These documents are from last year and have only been unsealed because these same prosecutors are now being sued by their former victims for their rampant abuse of the legal system.

In fact, the whole thing stinks.

We now know that this document dump, authorized by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was requested by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a left-wing media advocacy group representing a who’s who of the mainstream media. The prosecutors, who had earlier asked that documents remain sealed, did an about face and sided with the Reporters Committee. Furthermore, it was the prosecutors who cherry-picked the documents to be released. So the media are not merely mischaracterizing the release of these documents; it is almost certain that this was a planned ambush.

This so-called “John Doe” secret investigation originally subpoenaed over 100 Wisconsin conservative groups, seeking to uncover illegal campaign coordination between these groups and Governor Walker. This included at least five pre-dawn, SWAT-style raids on the homes of some of the targets last October. Because the investigation was secret, conservative groups were silenced on the eve of an important election year. The Wall Street Journal observed that “the ‘coordination’ prosecutors have decried in Scott Walker’s case is nearly identical to the ‘coordination’ employed during the 2012 presidential campaign on behalf of President Obama.”

Sound familiar? In addition to restraining conservative groups during the 2012 elections, the IRS probe has recently revealed that Lois Lerner conspired with Justice Department officials to explore the possibility of criminally prosecuting conservative groups, just for applying for non-profit status. It appears that the Wisconsin prosecutors were way ahead of them.

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Red State Secession on the Brink





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Patrick J. Buchanan has raised the question asked here fifteen months ago: Is there a peaceful civil secession of Red States underway? Originally raised here in July 2012, we asked if there wasn’t a real possibility of what we described as a “constructive secession” which would accomplish what The Confederacy could not achieve. As we described the situation those states that have grown tired of the overbearing Barack Obama Administration and see it as no longer intolerable could engage in conduct that would amount to de facto if not a de jure secession from the United States.

Red Staters have long recognized that if we can’t find a way to stop Obama’s shredding of our Constitution by his arrogant abuse of Executive Orders we are certainly headed for a Constitutional crisis not seen since the Civil War.

Obama’s continued assaults on the rule of law to win support and reelection from those with no stake in our country are now coming at a dangerous pace.  His narcissistic  “L’État, c’est moi” (“I am the state”) delusion  must be stopped or at some point a state governor will refuse to comply with one of his Executive Orders –even one backed up by the Supreme Court.  The refusal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to allow Obama to close certain federal properties in his state could be just the beginning of a peaceful rebellion. It could be the beginning of a de facto, or constructive secession by states attempting to uphold our Constitution.

Borrowing from civil divorce law, constructive secession could occur when a state refuses to fulfill its obligations under the compact it has with the federal government. Obama is well on his way to setting the stage for this to happen.

Utah and South Carolina already have laws allowing the satisfaction of taxes with payment in gold. Should this become more widespread, gold will become the local currency and necessarily differ in value from one state to another which would in effect create state currencies and bring us another step toward constructive secession.

In a marriage “constructive abandonment” can occur even without the spouses separating and taking up new domiciles. In a constructive secession there would be no need for a formal declaration of secession. States opting for a constructive secession would merely comport themselves as separate countries as they administer the several matters that dominate everyday life.

We already have dozens of states that have indicated they will not comply with the requirements of Obamacare.

Given these facts, unless King Barack I is stopped, how far off could widespread constructive secession be?

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Teacher Publishes Student Drawings Of Republican Governor In Jail

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Though she denies prompting them in any way, a Madison, Wis., teacher has published some virulently anti-conservative artwork produced by her students on a personal blog.

The students (ranging from kindergarten to second grade) came up with the subject matter on their own, according to Kati Walsh, though the common theme among many of the pieces seems to cast doubt on that assertion.

Each drawing is heavily biased against Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a man against whom Walsh has a public record of opposition.

She claims one of her students said, “Scott Walker wants to close all the public schools,” which prompted the entire class to work on crude cartoons picturing him behind bars — or worse.

Some of the budding leftists envisioned Walker being physically injured, which Walsh said she discouraged. The tamer artwork, however, was prominently featured on her own blog.

“The cartoons started getting a little inappropriate so at this point, we stopped drawing and discussed what a political cartoon was,” she wrote.

Calling the process “an amazing teaching moment,” Walsh said she received support for her actions from a number of parents.

While denying any role in guiding the students, Walsh’s personal political views are no secret. She was a supporter, for instance, of the 2012 recall petition against Walker and has been present during teachers union strikes both in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Walsh certainly seems to embrace the First Amendment as it relates to her blog; however, she did not want to extend the same liberty to those reporting on her. In a correspondence with the Wisconsin Reporter, which initially broke the story, the teacher stated that the publication does not “have permission to publish anything about me, my classroom or my blog before I see it first.”

Thankfully, that is not how a free press works. One hopes she isn’t also planning to give her 5-year-old students a primer course on the Bill of Rights.