This is It. Let’s Do This Thing.

I told you during last Sunday’s show that I don’t buy into the CW (Conventional Wisdom) that we’re going to have a late night. I think we’ll know pretty early that Mitt Romney has been elected after we get the results from Virginia and Florida when the polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Ohio (7:30 pm Eastern) and Pennsylvania (8 pm Eastern).

Having said that, none of our enthusiasm and optimism amounts to a hill of beans if we don’t get out and vote, and get others to do the same. If you have time, phone bank for Mitt Romney. There is still time to make a difference.

If you’re one of those who tell yourself that it doesn’t matter because you live in a blue state that Obama will carry, you couldn’t be more wrong. For example, consider those of you who live Illinois. Even though I am confident that the One will take Illinois’ 20 electoral votes, it’s still important for you to vote for the Republicans running for state representative and state senator to try to stop Mike Madigan’s reign of terror in Springfield.

Speaking of which, as you know, we’ve been following the race in the 18th State Senate in Illinois, and I urge you to vote for Dr. Barbara Bellar. She is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-taxpayer, Plus, she will do everything she can to stop Madigan and his democrat mob from continuing to drive productive citizens out of this state with their crushing taxes.

I don’t need to say it, but I will any way: EVERY SINGLE VOTE COUNTS.

Let’s do this thing.

The Coming Romney Victory: Show Notes, 11/4/12

Washington Post says that the Romney campaign “insults” voters. Seriously? Nearly two months after 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi, Barack Obama and his mouthpieces continue to stonewall, saying that we must await the results of an “investigation” to find out what Barack Obama knew, when he knew it and what he did afterwards. This “investigation” routine is the same con they ran with Fast and Furious, and, just as it did in that case, it stinks to high heaven. Meanwhile, the One jets around the country screeching that “al Qaeda has been decimated and Osama bin Laden is dead,” when the truth is that al Qaeda is on the march, and their attack on our consulate in Benghazi is their greatest success in their on-going war with America in years. Note to Obama: Ray Croc is dead and McDonald’s is stronger than ever.

Mitt Romney’s election campaign insults voters – The Washington Post

Mitt Romney insults the American electorate one last time – The Plum Line – The Washington Post

Review & Outlook: The Fog of Benghazi – WSJ.com

MOTHER OF SEAL: ‘I BELIEVE THAT OBAMA MURDERED MY SON’ | UTSanDiego.com

Landslide Watch: Romney Up in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Minnesota – Tied in Pennsylvania | The Gateway Pundit

In Shift, Romney Campaign Makes Push in Pennsylvania – NYTimes.com

Not only is Barack Obama’s foreign policy a disaster. As noted in a previous post, he is a complete failure when it comes to job creation.

Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess | Committing Common Sense in the Age of Obama

The Real Story Of Job Creation – Forbes

Help turn the state of Illinois around. If you live in the 18th District, “raise the bar. Vote for Bellar.” Punch 22.

Map of 18th District here: ‎www.precinctmaps.com/maps/GA/Senate2011/senate18.pdf

Barbara Bellar, Candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 18 | Elect Barbara Bellar

100 Most Powerful Chicagoans: Mike Madigan – Chicago magazine

Former Cook County Detainees Win Strip Search Lawsuit: Chicagoist

Thanks to our guest Jacob Larger, contributor to the excellent Ohio-focused political blog, Third Base Politics. He protects a Romney victory in Ohio.

Third Base Politics

Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio? – Conservative News

Few knew about Stevie Wonder appearance for President Barack Obama at Cleveland State University on Saturday | cleveland.com (only 200 people show up at a college “early voting” event in Ohio)

Last-Minute Ohio Directive Could Trash Legal Votes

Ohio Voting Count ‘Nightmare’ Looms

Thanks to our guest, Sarah Rumpf, who hosts the terrific Florida political blog, Sunshine State Sarah.

Sunshine State Sarah

Thanks to our guest, intrepid Chicago journalist Marathon Pundit, who shared his ideas about why it would be possible for Mitt Romney to capture Illinois’ 20 electoral votes.

Marathon Pundit: Can Romney win Illinois?

Why Romney Will Win in a Landslide: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show, 11/4/12

Our friends in the Lame Steam Media are trying to convince themselves that Barack Obama’s “presidential” handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, along with the effusive praise he received from Gov. Chris Christie, will push him over the finish line on Tuesday. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think that images of the One playing dress-up in a bomber jacket, and hugging a couple of storm victims before jetting off to another screech fest of silly slogans, are sufficient to cause the American public to ignore images of people in Manhattan dumpster diving, not to mention his demonstrable and pathetic performance on the issue of the economy. Unemployment is higher today than when he took office. How can this be? All Obama mouthpieces on the Sunday shows claim that they have created 5.5 million jobs, but just how many jobs have been created during Barack Obama’s tenure in office? (Hint: a lot fewer than David Plouffe, David Axelrod, and Barack Obama are telling you.)

The two biggest battleground prizes are Ohio and Florida. We’ll be joined today by experts on the ground in both of these states to help us figure out what to make of the dizzying array of polls. Jacob Larger, a contributor to one of the leading political blogs in the Buckeye State, Third Base Politics, and Sarah Rumpf, self-described over caffeinated lawyer and the publisher of Sunshine State Sarah. I want to ask her whether democrats are planting fake bombs in Winter Park, FL. I’ll ask them both if they agree with me that all the clichès repeated endlessly today by the talking heads about the presidential race being “so close,” even “tied,” so that we are in for a “late night” are not true. I plan to be sipping champagne by 11 pm Central because I’m convinced that Gov. Romney will win both Ohio, Florida, and probably Pennsylvania. Am I engaging in wishful thinking? Perhaps I’m not being optimistic enough. Is it possible that even bluer than blue Illinois could turn red? Chicago journalist/blogger Marathon Pundit will weigh in on that, and tell us about the invitation he got from the Obama campaign to attend and “election night” (not “victory”) party.

Regardless of who gets its 20 electoral votes, Barack Obama’s home state Illinois is Exhibit A for those who want to see the results of liberal democrat, big government, tax-and-spend policies. For the last three decades, Illinois has been controlled by Mike Madigan, who has been Speaker of the House for 27 of the last 29 years, and who is also Chairman of the Illinois democrat party. Any hope of changing things in this state starts with changing the people in Springfield, and not electing any more foot soldiers for Mike Madigan’s army. Dr. Barbara Bellar, candidate for the Illinois State Senate, is one courageous citizen who hopes to do that. She’ll join us to respond to her opponent’s recent accusations that she has inflated her resume, and explain what a lawsuit over strip searches in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office filed in 2007 has to do with her opponent’s qualification for office.

Not only are Barack Obama’s policies are failure at home. Nearly 2 months ago, Ambassador Stevens and 3 other brave Americans were murdered in Benghazi, and we still don’t have the answers to at least two critical questions: (1) what did the president know and (2) when did he know it? Will this issue have any impact on Tuesday’s election?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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Ask Teri: Mike Madigan and His Democrat Cabal Try to Pull Another Fast One, The Proposed Illinois Constitutional Amendment

Recently, I received a note from one of our SL’s (Smart Listener), who is also a subscriber to the Teri O’Brien Show. It read:

Do you know anything about this proposed Amendment to the IL Constitution?  Do you know where I can find out the conservative view on it?  On the surface it looks like something I’d support.  But Mike Madigan sponsored it so that concerns me.  I just don’t see how something like this that appears to be fiscally conservative could get through in IL.  I don’t trust them!

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SL, your intelligence is showing, not only because you like the show, but because you view anything sponsored by current Illinois Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Illinois State Democrat Party Mike Madigan with suspicion. For readers who don’t know much about Mike Madigan, and why his involvement in any legislation raises a red flag, please check out this column from the Chicago Tribune’s always insightful John Kass. Mike Madigan runs the IL democrat party, and under its fine stewardship, this state his been run into the ground. It has $85 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and $8 billion in other unpaid bills. Businesses and productive citizens are fleeing the high taxes. Madigan accepts no responsibility for any of it. 

So what does the amendment say and what would it do? To put it simply, as the folks at BallotPedia state “If passed, the measure would require a three-fifths approval by the General Assembly, city councils, and school districts that wish to increase the pension benefits of their employees.” Here’s the text, from the official Illinois General Assembly website. It would take effect on January 9, 2013.

This amendment is exactly what I would expect from the sleazy pols who run this state, with Madigan at the top of the garbage heap. It is a cynical attempt to allow him to pretend that he and his party, which runs this state, are doing something about the fiscal mess, when in fact it would do nothing to fix the real problem; specifically, that Illinois has spent billions it doesn’t have and has borrowed billions to keep spending.

So, is it good idea to require supermajorities to increase spending even more? As we say about chicken soup, it couldn’t hurt, but as a practical matter, it’s not going to fix anything, and voters shouldn’t be fooled into thinking it will. Does that mean we should vote against it? In my opinion, no. In theory, it’s a good thing. Public employee unions oppose it because they oppose anything that makes it harder to spend more on public employee goodies. One thing we need to do is pass some actual pension legislation that will shore up the system by requiring bigger employee contributions, higher retirement ages, and reduction in the amounts paid to cronies to manage the pension funds. This amendment doesn’t touch any of those things. The Illinois Policy Institute calls it a “do nothing” amendment, and they are correct. I will probably vote in favor of it anyway because I don’t want to send a message to the clowns in Springfield that I’m not concerned about their profligate spending. I also understand those who say not to vote on it either way, precisely because it’s a ridiculous charade.

The real solution to Illinois’ fiscal woes is to get rid of one-party control, and for people to stop voting for the democrats who have destroyed this state.