A Win and a Loss for Election Integrity

Liberals have been aggressively pushing the false narrative that voter fraud is something conservatives invented out of thin air – a phantom problem, they say, intended to “suppress” votes. But nothing could be further from the truth. Voter fraud is real. It is a proven threat to the integrity of our elections this year and beyond.

As noted recently in an editorial by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in the New York Post: “Current voter-registration systems are flawed, with huge numbers of dead or disqualified voters still on the rolls. And, since voter-ID enforcement is poor, in many places a person can simply claim to be one of those people and vote in their name with no one the wiser.”

Reynolds’ column centers on an excellent book, Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk, by journalist John Fund and former Justice Department attorney Hans von Spakovsky.

But don’t take their word for it. Or mine. Just review this list of real-world incidents of election fraud as compiled by ElectionIntegrityWatch.com, the most recent criminal voter fraud taking place just a few days ago on a college campus in Fargo, North Dakota.

In the context of the very real concerns about voter fraud, this week a Pennsylvania Court issued its ruling on the state’s new voter ID law.  It was a loss, but at the same time, something of a win, for election integrity.  Per CBS News in Philadelphia:

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that the state’s controversial new voter ID law will stand, but voters without a valid picture ID card will still be able to cast their vote and have it counted. Judge Robert Simpson has effectively decided to block part of the law.   Following his ruling, voters will still be asked for a valid voter ID at the poll.  But if they don’t have it, they will still be able to cast their vote in the usual manner. The judge suspended the portion of the law that would have required voters without valid ID to cast what is called a “provisional” ballot, which would not be counted unless the voter could produce a valid photo ID within six days after the election. Judge Simpson says he viewed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent directive as ordering that he sever the illegal portion of the law concerning the provisional ballots.

So on Election Day, Pennsylvania will feature a “soft rollout” of the new law, CBS noted, with later implementation of the stricter measures possible in the future. But this comes as no solace to those of us who are very concerned about the integrity of the elections this year.  Though we are happy that voters will be at least asked for voter ID and that the law is set to be fully implemented, over the objections of the Left, in future elections.

As I’ve said many times over the last six months, the Obama gang – which includes the Obama campaign, the Obama Justice Department, the Obama White House and liberal special interest groups – has launched an all-out attack on the integrity of our elections.

This campaign includes abusing federal election laws to try to register a “Food Stamp Army” to help gather more votes for the president. It includes attacking states that try to impose election integrity measures, such as voter ID laws. It includes partnering with scandal-ridden organizations such as ACORN and Project Vote. It includes “legalizing” illegal aliens. And it includes engaging legions of lawyers to oppose the election results if they are not favorable to Barack Obama.

This machine had a trial run in 2008 with massive voter registration fraud and with voter fraud, in some cases tipping the balance in favor of leftist candidates (See Al Franken). Judicial Watch, in partnership with its allies, True the Vote and the Election Law Center, is uniquely positioned to help protect the integrity of our election systems.

Judicial Watch launched its 2012 Election Integrity Project to counter the Obama gang’s attempts to “fix” the elections. And it has already paid dividends, earning key victories in Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, and elsewhere. JW has also exposed the corrupt connections between the Obama administration and radical leftist organizations, prompting a barrage of press stories that has educated many Americans about the threat to free and fair elections.

And when there are setbacks, we don’t give up. And that includes Pennsylvania. We have been actively engaged in support of the state’s voter ID law from the beginning. We’ve testified before the state legislature and filed briefs with the courts to articulate our view that voter ID laws are not only lawful, but necessary. And that battle will continue.

I just flew back last night from Denver, where I moderated a panel at CPAC Colorado on election integrity.  I can tell that the activists there are motivated and educated about this issue.  We will have our own “2012 Election Integrity Update” event next week (October 11, 2012).  You can attend in person or via the Internet.  Click here for more for more information.

Because if there’s one thing we know regarding election fraud, it is this: The enemies of free and fair elections, no matter which party or candidate they support, will remain active long after all of the votes (legal or otherwise) are counted this year. This is a long ballgame. And Judicial Watch is in it to win it for election integrity. If you want to join us in this effort, please visit www.judicialwatch.org today and consider making a secure online contribution.

JW Obtains USDA Records Detailing Agency’s “Cultural Sensitivity Training” Program

A few months ago, I told you about a new Judicial Watch investigation looking into a February 2012 meeting between FBI Director Robert Mueller and Muslim organizations. That meeting took place just prior to the FBI’s controversial decision to purge the agency’s training curricula of material deemed “offensive” to Muslims. Some of the groups involved in this meeting have ties to Islamic terrorists who want to do us harm. The decision by the FBI to bow to their whims is irresponsible at best and flagrantly dangerous at worst.

Well now I want to tell you about another shocking example of political correctness run amok inside the Obama administration. Our investigators recently obtained records from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about a cultural sensitivity program held for the agency by Souder, Betances Associates, a Chicago-based company that focuses on “diversity training.”

The USDA training program, which took place following the knee-jerk firing of former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, is part of a large-scale effort by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to “culturally transform” the agency.

Judicial Watch filed its FOIA request on May 18, 2012 after being notified by a USDA whistleblower about a compulsory national USDA training program that allegedly – get this – requires staffers to bang on tables while chanting in unison that America’s founding fathers were illegal immigrants!

(Can someone please explain to me how such an exercise helps the bureaucrats at the USDA do their jobs effectively?)

Our FOIA request sought access to all records since January 2010 of USDA’s dealings with Souder, Betances Associates. And in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, and a subsequent administrative appeal, we received 46 pages of documents from one division of USDA called the Food Nutrition Service (FNS).

The records show that FNS spent $2,350.97 to send Vincent Loran, the division’s Training Administrator, to Skokie, Ill., for Betances’ three-day diversity training course May 29-31, 2012. The records also include email correspondence between Loran and the firm’s principal owner, Samuel Betances, prior to Mr. Loran’s attendance at the training course.

Here are just two highlights from the records (which you can read in full here).

In an October 10, 2011 email, USDA Training Administrator, Vincent Loran, issues a request to the firm’s principal owner Samuel Betances for a copy of a video documenting a training session on USDA premises. Loran promises to keep the video secret: “It will not be used for or show (sic) in any way shape or form,” Loran wrote. (That video remains a secret today.)

In a January 17, 2012 email USDA Training Administrator Vincent Loran begins his message, “Bendición   Papa” (“Blessings Father”) and closes the letter, “Se te quiere mucho” (“I love you”). Hardly the type of professional message one might expect between a government employee and a hired consultant.

Now, according to usaspending.gov, as part of this initiative, the USDA has paid Mr. Samuel Betances and his firm nearly $200,000 in 2011 and 2012 for consulting and training programs. Among the company’s self-described areas of expertise: Diversity Awareness, Race and Gender, and Hispanics at Work.

(Betances, is a Harvard grad who describes himself as a “biracial, bicultural and bilingual citizen of the world.” Betances’ biography states that he is a “great motivator who rose out of the bowels of inner city poverty, stigma of minority group status, violence, welfare and illiteracy in two languages.”)

And, as far as the USDA’s wasteful and irresponsible government initiatives are concerned, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

In April, 2009, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack sent a memo to all agency employees announcing a “new era of Civil Rights” at the USDA. As described by the USDA’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights website: “Our efforts to tackle our history of civil rights are part of a broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.”

In addition to diversity training, this major USDA diversity initiative includes public education campaigns, the settlement of class action lawsuits for minority populations, such as Native American and Hispanic farmers, gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual diversity programs, streamlined systems for the processing of civil rights complaints and “special events.”

For example, check out this April 2011 issue of the USDA’s Cultural Transformation Newsletter. It describes an FNS event called a “Taste of Culture” where 300 USDA employees were treated to a “tasty celebration” of dishes from around the world, salsa dancing lessons from training administrator Vincent Loran, and a rap music performance by another USDA employee about his feelings on human differences.

Again, I ask, how is a culinary festival, salsa dancing and rap music related in any way to the proper functioning of this federal agency?

I suspect the Obama USDA does not have an answer. Fox News covered this new Judicial Watch disclosure over on its site.  Interestingly, the Obama administration refused to confirm or deny the whistleblower’s description of the event.  What an embarrassment for the Obama administration to waste precious taxpayer dollars on such ridiculous programs. The USDA should release all records pertaining to this diversity initiative, including the secret video referenced in these records, immediately.

As I say, the Betances’ diversity training program took place following the USDA’s controversial July 2010 firing of employee Shirley Sherrod in a reaction to certain racial comments by Ms. Sherrod at a meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on March 27, 2010.

And now American citizens are paying for the USDA’s scandalous firing of Ms. Sherrod in the form of taxpayer-funded exercises that are offensive, wasteful and unnecessary.

Judicial Watch’s Public Education Campaign Soars to New Levels

Judicial Watch has always taken very seriously its responsibility to not only fight government corruption in every corner of our country, but to also educate the public about government scandals and abuses of power. Through our monthly newsletter, The Verdict, this weekly email update, special reports, press releases, media appearances, educational panels and press conferences, we make certain we spread the word far and wide about our important work.

But in 2012, Judicial Watch’s public education campaign soared to a completely new level, reaching millions of Americans in exciting new ways.

Here’s one example.

This week a landmark event in the history of Judicial Watch will take place when the Fox News Channel’s Hannity program taped a one-hour special dedicated to the work of Judicial Watch. This special focuses specifically on an exciting new feature length documentary film produced by Judicial Watch focusing on corruption in the White House, including the corrupt wheeling and dealing of the current administration.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, The District of Corruption is a fast-paced, comprehensive examination of White House corruption through the last three presidential administrations (Clinton, Bush, and Obama). Steve and I joined Sean Hannity to tape the program earlier this week. No air-date has been set, but I will email, as soon as it is scheduled.

The name Steve Bannon may be familiar to you. He has quickly become the conservative movement’s most respected and prolific filmmaker. Steve directed the hit documentary film, The Undefeated, about former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, among a number of other important works, including the new hit movie, Occupy Unmasked.

I may be biased, but I believe The District of Corruption, which was produced in association with Victory Film Group and Constant Motion Entertainment, is Steve’s best film yet. It is exceptionally well-crafted, featuring interviews with yours truly and my colleagues Chris Farrell and Paul Orfanedes, as well as the conservative movement’s most influential journalists, including best-selling author Peter Schweizer, Matthew Boyle (The Daily Caller), Mark Tapscott (The Washington Examiner), Kerry Picket (The Washington Times) and Mike Flynn (Breitbart.com).

Following on the heels of taping the Hannity program’s one-hour special, we are now putting in motion our distribution plan which should see the film released to the public in the coming weeks.  (If you would like to assist us in helping the film reach the widest audience possible, please consider making a secure on-line contribution to JW.)

The official public release of The District of Corruption makes an historic new expansion of Judicial Watch’s efforts to educate the American people about the threat posed to our nation by public corruption and invasive big government.

And, as you know if you’ve been reading this space, this is the second major public education initiative launched by JW in 2012.

In July we released our new book, The Corruption Chronicles: Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption and Big Government. The book, published by heavyweight Simon and Schuster’s Threshold Editions, quickly became a New York Times bestseller, which is no easy feat.  (My sincere thanks to all of the Judicial Watch members who helped make this happen.)

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy, please consider doing so today.  (You can find the book here, and in book stores and other popular online stores such as Amazon.com.)  To whet your appetite, here is a quote from the publisher’s “write-up” promoting The Corruption Chronicles:

In 2008, Barack Obama made a promise to have the “most transparent administration” of any U.S. president; it was the very cornerstone of his campaign.  No secrets.  No masks. No smoke and mirrors.  No excuses.  But over the next four years, President Obama’s administration would prove to be one of the most guarded and duplicitous of our time. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, America’s largest nonpartisan government watchdog (challenging George W. Bush as well as Bill Clinton), has been investigating Obama ever since he splashed onto the national scene in 2006.  Now Fitton exposes devastating secrets the Obama administration has desperately fought-even in court-to keep from the American public. For a while, the Obama stonewall seemed to be holding.  Until now. And the revelations are astonishing.

If you want to know the full truth about Obama corruption, this book is the place to start. It is a “greatest hits” presentation of all of the scandals that have plagued Barack Obama from his days in Chicago right through his first four years as President of the United States. As a regular reader of my weekly update some of these scandals will be familiar to you. But to read this book in its entirety with Obama scandals (and scandals of our prior two presidents) laid bare in one tome is a different experience – it will become a reference guide you will use again and again.

It is certainly no small task to release a national best-selling book and a feature film in one year. But we are now in a very critical moment in our nation’s history. With the unprecedented expansion of government that has taken place over the last four years, there has come a massive increase in government corruption and abuse of power. And the American people need to be better informed about what is taking place behind closed doors in Washington.

Please visit www.judicialwatch.org to stay up to date on the progress of these two new exciting projects, made possible, as always, by the generosity of our donors and supporters.

Until next week…

Tom Fitton

Diane Clohesy


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via Election Rolls with Disqualified Voters and Politically Correct Law Enforcement | Coffee Talk Shop….

By Brandon Darby.

Almost as quickly as the Occupy Unmasked film was released, Andrew Breitbart’s expose on the Occupy Wall Street movement, liberal critics began to attack the film’s honesty. Many claimed the film was inaccurate for portraying the movement as revolutionary in nature and prone to violence. Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin attended an advanced screening of the film and denounced it as “dishonest” for portraying the movement and its leaders as violent or driven by anything other than bettering the lives of Americans.

The mainstream media support of the Occupiers, Barack Obama’s “sympathizing with their frustration,” and Nancy Pelosi’s “applauding them for their spontaneity,” was a difficult time for those of us actually covering the movement. We saw it for what it was; a revolutionary effort to overthrow the US Constitutional government and shatter our economic system. We knew the “peaceful” portrayal offered by mainstream outlets didn’t jive with a movement we knew supported the use of violence.

Late September brought a breakthrough as the CUNY Grad school hosted a panel of Occupy leaders and strategists. The panel, appropriately named “Occupy Tactics: Violence and Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement and Beyond,” featured some of Occupy’s foremost strategists identifying themselves with global and foreign revolutionary movements. The primary focus of the panel was the debate between “a diversity of tactics” vs non-violence. Perhaps the most telling aspect of the discussion was that all speakers believed in the justification of the use of violence. The debate was not about the morality of violence; it was about whether violence was an appropriate revolutionary tool at this particular time in the movement.

The CUNY Grad school panel was organized by Andy Stepanian, an activist convicted of domestic terrorism for his participation in radical far Left campaigns to stop animal lab testing by terrorizing shareholders of an animal testing company. Stepanian founded and runs The Sparrow Media Project and also contributes to the Huffington Post.

The panel was moderated by CUNY Associate Professor of Sociology Sujatha Fernandez. Fernandez covers political revolutions and “uprisings” for the New York Times.

The two notable panelists were Brian Travin, a Black Bloc advocate and self-described revolutionary, and Chris Hedges, a writer and journalist who covers revolutions and war, and who also participates in strategizing for Occupy.

Here are a few of their quotes from the panel:

“I’m not here to argue for violence, I’m here to argue for a more nuanced analysis of a more nuanced analysis of the use of force than the violence/non-violence dichotomy….”

Brian Travin

“Perhaps the Black Bloc is also singled out as a bugaboo, to scare us away from tactics that perhaps we need to be able to advance the social movements that we want to participate in.” Brian Travin

“I certainly support the diversity of tactics.”

Chris Hedges

“I’ve covered revolutions, insurrections, most of the revolutions in Western Europe, five years in El Salvador, two Palestinian Uprisings, I was in Sarajevo during the war… I’m not a pacificst, I understand that there are moments in human history when armed forces wish to destroy you…”

Chris Hedges

“Occupy itself, was a tactic. And I don’t buy this argument that Occupy is dead. Occupy is not dead. Look at the streets of Chicago. It may not be called “Occupy,” but if you’ve been following [the teachers union strike], the most important strike in recent memory, when those teachers go into the police stations…the police will applaud.

And that terrifies the corporate state. Because in every revolution that I cover, when the pillars or the foot soldiers of control can no longer be counted upon to defend a corrupt, fragile, ruling elite, then that elite is in danger.”

Chris Hedges

via Occupy Unmasked Vindicated: Leaders Concede Goal Is Revolution, Support Violence.

By Christian Toto.

The late Andrew Breitbart wouldn’t be surprised to learn 2012 was the year conservative films finally broke through.

He had a way of predicting media trends, sensing the Web-based technological revolution would let conservatives have a louder voice in the marketplace of ideas.

Breitbart is a critical part of that wave even after his passing. First, he lent his energies to “Occupy Unmasked,” last week’s hit documentary exposing the forces behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Now, the camera is being trained on the Happy Warrior himself.

“Hating Breitbart,” a feature-length documentary focusing on the conservative icon, opens Oct. 12 with exclusive engagements in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Written and directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Andrew Marcus, the film explores two years in the life of the man who achieved national attention by upending the traditional press while finding himself the target of a media feeding frenzy. Marcus was given behind-the-scenes access to Breitbart during his various high-profile and often contentious battles with the media – from the release of the explosive ACORN videos through the Anthony Weiner scandal.

The film’s release comes on the heels of two successful, right-leaning documentaries – “Occupy Unmasked” and “2016: Obama’s America.” “Hating Breitbart” is being distributed by the folks behind “2016.”

“The success of those films prove that there’s a hungry market for counter-narrative films, stories that appeal to a center-right demographic that Hollywood tends to ignore,” Marcus tells Big Hollywood. “The success of ‘Occupy Unmasked’ and ‘2016’ and, hopefully, ‘Hating Breitbart’ shows that the progressive monopoly on the narrative is dying in Hollywood just as it has died in newsrooms across the country. Andrew Breitbart predicted this would happen, and it appears that he is being proven correct.”

Marcus credits “the digitization of the theatrical distribution process” for part of the change.

“The barriers to entry have been irreversibly lowered thanks to digital distribution and projection. Andrew Breitbart was known to have said, ‘The media class is the wall that we need to climb over in order for our voices to be heard.’ Andrew Breitbart was a master in the art of identifying the media’s narrative wall, and defeating it in order to tell the stories that were being ignored.”

via NewsBusters.org.

The Hope and The Change: The surprising journey of 40 Democrats and Independents from across America who supported Obama in 2008….

Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was a cathartic moment in American history that promised the electorate “Hope” and “Change.”  Citizens United Productions’ latest film, The Hope and The Change, examines the journey of forty Americans – Democrats and Independents – who supported and voted for President Obama four years ago.

This 60 minute documentary follows the daily lives of hard-working Democrats and Independents through unscripted and unrehearsed interviews.  Our diverse cast encompasses a broad cross-section of America’s racial and socio-economic spectrum and comes from seven swing states that experts say will decide the 2012 presidential election. Viewers will see how their nation’s economy and society has changed over the past four years under the policies of President Obama.

The award-winning team of Producer David N. Bossie and Writer/Director Stephen K. Bannon traveled to Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to search out these authentic American stories from citizens who have lost faith in their President.  President Obama campaigned in 2008 on “Hope” and “Change” and what these stories from Americans show is that they are disappointed in the direction of the country.  The voices of everyday Americans in this film will have a major impact on the debates that are currently raging across America.

Click here for the movie trailer and here to order your copy!


Categories:  Activism | Call To Action | Elections – 2012 | GOTV (Get Out The Vote) | Movies for Conservatives | Presidential Election – 2012

via NE Tarrant Tea Party.

Diane Clohesy

By Lee Stranahan.

Occupy Unmasked” is now available to watch instantly, both on cable and satellite video on demand services as well as computers and mobile devices.

Audiences everywhere now have a chance to see Andrew Breitbart’s last major project after it played to sold-out audiences in theaters and became the best-selling documentary DVD on Amazon this past weekend.

“We are pleased to make this exciting title available on Video on Demand on the heels of its limited theater release,” Citizens United President David N. Bossie said. “‘Occupy Unmasked’ must be seen to be believed, and now millions more will have that opportunity right in their own homes.”

“The truth must be told about the Occupy Wall Street movement and after a successful limited theater release now many more Americans can see this explosive film on VOD,” said writer/director Stephen K. Bannon.

The VOD providers carrying Occupy Unmasked are iTunes; Amazon; Charter; Comcast; Google Play; Direc TV; Playstation 3; Suddenlink; Time Warner; Verizon FIOS; VUDU; Xbox Zune; AT&T UVerse; Cablevision; Cox; and Dish Network.

For more information, you can visit the film’s official VOD page.

via BigHollywood.

Washington, DC – David N. Bossie President of Citizens United announced that “Occupy Unmasked” will be available on Video On Demand (VOD) starting today. The VOD providers carrying “Occupy Unmasked” are iTunes; Amazon; Charter; Comcast; Google Play; DirecTV; Playstation3; Suddenlink; Time Warner; Verizon FIOS; VUDU; Xbox Zune; AT&T UVerse; Cablevision; Cox; and Dish Network. For more information on VOD please go here.

“We are pleased to make this exciting title available on Video on Demand on the heels of its limited theater release,” said Citizens United President David N. Bossie. “‘Occupy Unmasked’ must be seen to be believed and now millions more will have that opportunity right in their own homes.”

By the award-winning team of writer/director Stephen K. Bannon @StephenBannon and producer David N. Bossie @David_Bossie, “Occupy Unmasked” is the last major piece of work by the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart.

“The truth must be told about the Occupy Wall Street movement and after a successful limited theater release now many more Americans can see this explosive film on VOD,” said writer/director Stephen K. Bannon.

“Occupy Unmasked,” takes viewers into the Occupy Wall Street camps across the country in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Portland, Denver and Oakland for an up-close look at what’s happened there and who’s at the heart of the movement. Exclusive footage and first-hand eyewitness accounts tell the story of the criminal activity and raw brutality in the camps – much of which has not been reported by the mainstream media.

Featuring the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart, as well as former leftist radicals turned patriotic citizen journalists Brandon Darby @BrandonDarby, David Horowitz @horowitz39, Pam Keys, Anita MonCrief @anitamoncrief, Mandy Nagy @Liberty_Chick, and Lee Stranahan @Stranahan, among others, this film delves beneath the surface of the Occupy movement to show its anarchist roots, led by those who advocate the use of violence and intimidation as protest tactics. These tactics stem back to the anti-war protests of the 1960’s, the anti-nuclear weapons protests of the 80’s, the WTO protests and Environmental Liberation Front of the 90’s, and the IMF protests of recent years.

by Tony Lee

The Citizens United documentary “The Hope and The Change” started to air on cable and broadcast television stations last week (including on HD Net on Sunday), and a recent focus group conducted by Luntz Global found the documentary could “change the election.”

In an election in which there are fewer undecided voters than before, it postulated, the best way to persuade those voters is by putting people like them on the television screen.

“If your goal is to change the outcome on Election Day, only one documentary truly accomplishes that goal,” Luntz Global wrote in a memo.

Luntz Global showed the movie to a group of 30 people, and after post-viewing interviews, the firm determined this one documentary “has the power and potential to truly change minds – and votes” and “moves the people who are truly undecided in the election.”

The memo determines “The Hope and The Change” is “a potential game changer that can win critical swing voters,” because the film “deploys the single best method for persuading voters who chose Obama in 2008 to vote against him in 2012: it uses their own voices.”

The Mitt Romney campaign is also realizing the effectiveness of this approach. On Monday, they released an online video titled “No, I can’t,” which portrays disaffected college students who voted for Obama and his promises of “hope and change” in 2008 and will not do so in 2012.

More than a third of the 30 swing voters in the focus group said they were “very much more likely to vote against Obama” after seeing the “The Hope and the Change,” and 23 of 30 voters said it made them at least a little more likely to vote against him.”

The memo notes that “swing voters don’t trust anyone — except themselves — in today’s environment,” and “The Hope and the Change,” by “allowing them to see themselves on screen,” is persuasive.

According to the research, 29 of 30 voters said that it was even more persuasive than they expected it to be, and 21 of 30 voters said it was “a lot more persusasive” than they expected.

Asked about their impressions of the film, one person in the focus group said, “I can see myself in the film.”

Another said: “I’m a business person and when I see their faces they remind me of people I have had to let go over the years.”

One participant also said, after watching the film, “the presidency is a much higher calling than a rock star or a celebrity.”

Others expressed a sense of somber and sadness:

“The single most important thing that I took away from that movie was how very very sad,heartbroken and torn up inside our America is. This is what we are now working through.”

“Looking at the families on that film, we’re all suffering. I live in my house with three generations of my family because the ones that have moved in with me can’t make it. We have to vote for the right candidate to help these younger people.”

And one viewer in the focus group cried in front of strangers because the movie reminded him of his family:

“I can relate to the guy (in the film) who is living on his mother-in-law’s couch in reverse. Meaning, I work three jobs and I had to put my mom, my dad and my handicapped sister in my house with me because they can’t make it on their own, and I can’t make it on my own with a mortgage.

I work three jobs and I can relate to those tears because those tears come every damn night!”

Luntz Global noted that only one person in the group of 30 thought the film was “too one-sided,” calling it “incredible.” They said this is why the design of the film is “backfire proof,” because “in this election, credibility is king.”

The mainstream media will not interview disaffected 2008 Obama voters because it will reflect poorly on Obama, but “The Hope and the Change” — or even commercials for the movie — could go over the heads of the liberal media by persuading disaffected Democrats and independent swing voters. They will directly see and hear voters that sound like them and share their hopes, fears, and disappointments.

via Tony Lee – Breitbart News.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez

‘I expect to be judged by results. . . .  If stuff hasn’t worked and people don’t feel like I’ve led the country in the right direction, then you’ll have a new president.”

Barack Obama may regret having said that at a stimulus pep rally in 2009.

“The party’s over, the smoke has cleared,” says Gerald from Iowa. Gerald, by the way, has “voted Democrat” his “entire life.”

“I’m a lifelong Democrat,” says Dorrie from Pennsylvania.

“My dad was a Democrat. My mother was a Democrat. I’ve converted my wife to a Democrat,” says Jack from Iowa.

“I voted for the wrong guy,” says Nancy, a Democrat from Ohio.

“As he would say, we’re ready for a change,” says Matthew, an independent from Virginia.

After hearing from 40 independents and Democrats from swing states, the new documentary The Hope and the Change ends with this question: “Can we go through another four years of this?” What would America look like after another four years of squandered opportunities for economic stewardship, and of leadership priorities driven by radical ideology contrary to the much-celebrated unifying tone Barack Obama rode into office on?

via When the Dreaming Stopped – Kathryn Jean Lopez – National Review Online.

By Josh Bernstein.

If you go to Google and put in the search bar Great Socialist Leaders in History you will find a pretty scary list. The list is as follows: Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jung Il, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and believe it or not Barack Obama. That is some list to be associated with.

I’m not saying that the President is as bad as all these notorious leaders. What I am saying is that the President’s beliefs are similar to many of the men on this list; and that is scary enough.

For those of you who are reading this and are part of the 70% that doesn’t pay attention to politics I urge you to educate yourselves before you vote. I highly recommend you see 3 new movies that have recently come out. The first one is called 2016 Obama’s America. This movie is an interpretation of Barack Obama’s own book Dreams from My Father. Contrary to what you may have heard this is not a right wing hit piece. In fact much of the movie is narrated by Barack Obama himself.

The second movie is called The Hope and The Change. This is the story of 40 voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but will not be in 2012. These are disillusioned and disappointed Democrat and Independent voters. They bought into the hope and change rhetoric whole-heartedly and definitely did not feel they got what they voted for.

The last movie is the late Andrew Breitbart’s last gift to freedom. Occupy Unmasked is a frightening and compelling look into the radical Occupy groups in America. These groups believe just as the President believes that big business is evil and greedy and that corporations should have their assets seized and their companies shut down. Like our President these folks believe in the radical redistribution of wealth.

Education is the key to defeating the left in America. The new media is starting to do that. The internet is now a source for information that used to be monopolized by the alphabet stations on night time television. Things are starting to turn around but not fast enough. When the vast majority of media outlets refuse to tell the American people the truth it is easy to see why this presidential race is so close. Hopefully there are enough Americans still left in the swing states especially who are not fooled by this impostor. The Obama Campaign’s message is believe me not your own eyes. In order for him to win he needs to convince just a small majority of Americans that he needs more time and that nothing he has done has been his fault.

The President is counting on 3 things to get him reelected. A leftist media with no fair objectivity, an uninformed or unaware electorate, and finally enough people dependent on government handouts. Let’s just hope that the voters this November are smart enough to see through it.

Read Full Article Examiner.com.

By Breitbart News.

The mainstream media did all it could to white wash the violence swirling around the Occupy Wall Street movement as well as its anti-capitalist support system.

Enter “Occupy Unmasked,” the new documentary which did the work most journalists refused to do. And the people were clearly eager to hear the truth behind the movement.

The film earned an impressive per-screen average of $11,000 on four screens over the weekend for a total of $44,000, and those numbers could rise today as final figures roll in. The box office haul is all the more impressive since traditional media outlets mostly ignored the film and the marketing push was limited to print ads in local papers.

Plus, four screenings were canceled on Friday – three in Dallas and one in Denver.

For comparison, the indie film “Compliance,” which earned plenty of buzz and critical huzzahs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, scored a $4,800 per-screen average in its second week of release.

The per-screen average of “2 Days in New York” was $2,550 in its third week, a number likely boosted by the copious media coverage afforded its lead actors, Julie Delpy and Chris Rock.

“Occupy Unmasked” debuts on both Video on Demand and DVD Tuesday.

via ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Trumps MSM, Scores Big in Limited Release.

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