A new poll shows President Obama widening his lead in Ohio and Florida. President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 53%-44% in Florida, 53%-43% in Ohio and 54%-42% in Pennsylvania, according to a new swing state poll from Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times …. About seven in 10 Americans think the Obama administration’s landmark health care law will go fully into effect with some changes, according to an Associated Press poll.
Just about everything Zuhdi Jasser says in this video is exactly right--except the part about the "Islamists" not being the true representation of Islam. However truthful Jasser may be up to the last point, whenever he speaks, the fairytale about his bizarrely reinterpreted brand of faux-Islam being "true Islam" is where Jasser always sharply diverges from reality.
Jasser's disconnect brings up an important issue that has become a major sticking point between the various people, organizations, and movements that make up the "Counter-Jihad". At one of the end of the Counter-Jihad spectrum, there are those (Act! for America being a notable example) who have embraced the delusions of the faux-Muslims and parade them around like the answer to our problems with Jihad. On the other end, there are those, like my good friend Christopher Logan, who would be happy to never again hear another mention of any of the faux-Muslims.
Personally, I fall in the spectrum pretty close to Christopher Logan. It's clear to me that the Jassers and Fatahs of the world are very conflicted, highly confused, and suffering from serious denial. And I believe it's dangerous to present them as the face of "Muslims in America" because they simply don't represent the Islam described in the Qur'an and Hadith. They bear no resemblance to the example set by their so-called "prophet". And the Muslim world has millions and millions more Islamists, Jihadists, and Jihad-enabling "moderates" than it does delusional apostate-Muslims like Jasser.
For the reasons outlined above, I am highly intolerant and critical of the leadership at "Act! For Muslims" and their ludicrous campaigns designed to offer up fake Islam as the remedy to Islamization in America. On the other hand, I've also figured out that some people have been so indoctrinated, particularly those on the left, that nothing I say or type is capable of breaking through the psychological conditioning. I have found the faux-Muslims can sometimes serve as useful tools for partially mitigating the effects of the Islamo-brainwash among the intellectually impaired. In that regard, I have no problems posting what the faux-Muslims say. As far as I am concerned, the sin isn't in bringing attention to the faux-Muslim mental illness. The sin is regurgitating fables about the faux-Muslims being the answer to global Jihad and representative of "true Islam".
In a chat with the web community Reddit (a question-and-answer session so popular it briefly crashed the site), President Obama suggested a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. the FEC.
“Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn’t revisit it),” he wrote. “Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change.”
While Obama’s campaign manager signaled earlier this year that the president was open to such a move, a direct stamp of approval from the man himself carries a lot more weight.
Liberal-leaning activist groups have been pushing for an amendment to overturn the decision, which paved the way for super PACs that can raise and spend unlimited funds. [MORE]
Polls suggest Hispanics favor President Obama over Mitt Romney by at least a 2-to-1 margin. And while the Hispanic share of the population is growing fast, the turnout rate remains low. But immigration issues are crucial. Romney's low levels of support stem largely from the hard line he has taken regarding illegal immigrants. Hispanics have also been disappointed throughout Obama's presidency by his failure to enact changes in immigration law.
The first full day of the Republican National Convention was heavy with female speakers and light on the red meat that normally fires up the base. Here are five things we learned from the convention's first night:
1) Ann Romney's speech lives up to expectations... [MORE]