Four Weird Things They Said About the Election in Pennsylvania—Just This Week

Can you feel it? That’s the “Goodbye Cruel World” sensation of dread both liberals and conservatives are getting as the election draws near.

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Is Obama up in Ohio? Is Chris Christie giving the election to the Democrats? Is Wisconsin in play for Mitt Romney? What about Minnesota? Is that even still a state? Who lives there? And where the hell is my Chinese food? I called it in an hour ago!

Anyway, with all those questions come answers. Made up answers, ridiculous predictions and uber-radicalism. Sometimes, dumb things are said, and as we get closer to the election, they get worse. I mean have you read this blog recently? It’s terrible!

Anyhow, an election so negative and bland comes along just every so often. Here are the three weirdest things I’ve read about the election. So far. This week. Enjoy.

“A vote for Obama helps Muslims murder Christians and Jews.” – That’s from a new campaign ad out from anti-choice activist Randall Terry, who is running as a write-in candidate for president. He’s released an ad—which is being shown in Pittsburgh—depicting a woman dreaming about decapitations and dead bodies with a voice over of Obama praising aspects of Islam. She wakes up and says, “I can’t vote for Obama again.”

“I think the most important thing is, after the election – and I believe I’m going to win – to once again bring the Republicans together with my administration and Democrats and say to them, the election is over; we still have some big problems to solve, and the goal of making me a one-term president is behind us.” – President Obama, speaking to Philly talk show host and Inquirer columnist Michael Smerconish. …Bringing the parties together? Ehhh, not going to happen.

“I will come on Morning Joe and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states … I’m very confident that I’ll still have this mustache on November 8th. We’re going to win those states. So, the bottom line on all this is that this professed momentum of the Romney campaign is really ‘faux-mentum.’ ” – Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod, on NBC News’ “Morning Joe” program, on what he’ll do if Romney wins Pennsylvania (or Michigan, or Minnesota). What will be weird is if Obama actually does lose any of those states. Axelrod will have to go on TV and talk about the election and all that, sans-stache; like it’s one big joke.

“[I]n Pennsylvania, Smith has powered his campaign to a small lead over Democrat Bob Casey Jr.” – From ‘Here Comes the Landslide,’ by political consultant Dick Morris, in which he argues not only is Obama going to get crushed on Tuesday, but so will Democrats in the Senate and House. Democrats like Bob Casey will LOSE AND LOSE BAD! The problem: That “small lead over Democrat Bob Casey, Jr.” doesn’t exist. A total of one poll, ever, has shown Smith leading Casey—and it was an internal GOP poll they released to the Washington Examiner to make it seem legit in mid-October. (Another problem is that Smith very well should be leading Casey at this point, but that’s another story.) Morris is notoriously bad at predicting elections and other things.

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