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President Obama’s Failing Grade By the Numbers

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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President Obama is Driving Our Economic Train Wreck

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When pundits, critics and haters of President Obama claimed he was out to destroy the U.S. economy, I just passed this off as outrageous criticism. But I’m beginning to accept their indignation.

I don’t believe Barack Obama is consciously plotting to ruin our future, I just think he’s such an economic idiot, he has no idea what he’s doing.

Warren Buffett explaining to President Obama what a Balanced Budget means.

Obama’s opening gambit was the failed $800 billion stimulus that made unemployment rates rises and no new (private sector) jobs created or “saved”. His next trick was the constant railing against Wall Street, Big Banks, Billionaires and Millionaires. The President’s excuse for our economic doldrums was anything from the Japanese tsunami, the Arab spring, to his number one fallback; George W. Bush.

But all rhetoric aside, what finally opened my eyes to Obama’s stubborn left-wing ideology was what Harold Hamm, the Oklahoma-based founder and CEO of Continental Resources, the 14th-largest oil company in America, was told in a White House meeting.

First, a little background, Mr Hamm discovered the gigantic and prolific Bakken oil fields of Montana and North Dakota. The Department of Energy’s data says North Dakota is on pace to surpass California in oil production in the next few years.

Harold Hamm, ranks 33rd in Forbe’s list of the wealthiest Americans, so he was invited last July to the White House with the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to join in their “Giving Pledge”, meaning the rich give more to charity.

Finally, Mr. Hamm had his chance to speak with President Obama, “I told him of the revolution in the oil and gas industry and how we have the capacity to produce enough oil to enable America to replace OPEC. I wanted to make sure he knew about this.”

President Obama replied, “Oil and gas will be important for the next few years. But we need to go on to green and alternative energy. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has assured me that within five years, we can have a battery developed that will make a car with the equivalent of 130 miles per gallon.”

Mr. Hamm expressed his shock to Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, “Even if you believed that, why would you want to stop oil and gas development? It was pretty disappointing.”

Mr. Hamm calculates that if Washington would allow more drilling permits for oil and natural gas on federal lands and federal waters, “I truly believe the federal government could over time raise $18 trillion in royalties.” That’s more than the U.S. national debt.

With the right set of energy policies, Hamm believes the United States could be “completely energy independent by the end of the decade. We can be the Saudi Arabia of oil and natural gas in the 21st century.”

However Obama and his advisers are betting everything on the wrong horse and pouring billions into “green energy” companies, like the bankrupt Solyndra. Under Steven Chu’s direction, the DOE is awaiting  approval for $6.5 billion in loans to green energy projects.

These loans will create only 283 jobs at a cost of $23 million per! During the 2008 campaign, Obama promised five million green energy jobs. Once again an unrealistic, unfulfilled promise from this failure, President Obama.

The administration is so single-tracked on green energy that it is using every government agency it can to put road blocks up to stop any new oil exploration and drilling.

The Interior Department delays drilling permits by months and even years. The Securities and Exchange Commission is now tasked with requiring oil companies to report their production and federal royalties on thousands of individual leases under the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules.

A few months ago the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Continental and six other oil companies in North Dakota for causing the death of 28 migratory birds, in violation of the Migratory Bird Act. Wind Turbines are responsible for over 33,000 bird kills annually, this from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Have you seen the DOJ charging anyone in the Turbine industry?

While the national unemployment rate is 9.1%, North Dakota is the state with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 3.5%.  Harold Hamm claims that, “the state has 18,000 unfilled jobs, and these are jobs that pay $60,000 to $80,000 a year.”

Barack Obama has the wrong energy policy, just like he has the wrong jobs policy. But there he is, in hyper campaign mode, running around the country, blaming the Republicans again and yelling “Pass this Jobs Bill now!”

Obama’s own party doesn’t want to pass it, but that’s his plan to see it fail and blame, you know who.

Meanwhile those anarchistic, left loonies are “Occupying Wall Street” and blaming capitalism. Instead, we should be organizing a Million Unemployed March on Washington and occupy the White House and Congress to show them what real gridlock is! While we are at it let’s bring our pitchforks and torches and then throw them out at the ballot box in November 2012.

The guillotine is too good for the likes of them.

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The Path to 9/11 + 10: Is the U.S. Any Safer Today?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today, has been really tough. I tuned in to the memorial service at Ground Zero, honoring the victims, the survivors and the families of those that died on September 11th, 2001. The beautiful fountains that form the perimeter of the footprints of the twin towers, with the names of the dead etched forever in memorial.

I teared up when I heard Paul Simon sing a haunting rendition of The Sounds of Silence, when James Taylor performed You Can Close Your Eyes and a flautist played Amazing Grace. I cried when I listened to the children read the names of those killed that day. Life goes on, but the memory of 9/11 will remain with us for all time.

I  had to do something more to honor this day, so I attended a conference called, 9/11 + 10: Is the U.S. any Safer, put on by the American Freedom Alliance with a keynote address by former Ambassador John Bolton.

It began with the screening of the director’s unedited version of The Path to 9/11, by writer-producer Cyrus Nowrasteh. It aired in 2006 on ABC Television, after much pressure from Bill Clinton and Sandy Berger who wanted certain scenes removed, that essentially told the truth; how Clinton’s administrations dropped the ball after the first World Trade bombing in 1993 and refused to give the “kill order” when the CIA had Osama Bin Laden in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle.

As a result of all the political pressure, the film has never been rebroadcast, released on DVD or shown anywhere in it’s entirety. It is the only banned film in America.

The screening made the weight of this day even more mournful; what would have happened if we had killed Bin Laden in 1998? But then we the sang our national anthem. Each time I have sung it, I always get a little emotional, but today, on September 11th it had more of a special meaning.

There was a beautiful performance by the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir, led by Barbara Klaskin Silberg. They sang God Bless America and Silberg’s own creation, Statue of Liberty Song based on the Emma Lazarus poem that is inscribed on the iconic monument.

The Executive Director and Senior Fellow of the AFA, Avi Davis, presented their Soul of Liberty Award to Operation Gratitude, President, Carolyn Blashek. This organization sends 100,000 care packages annually, filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recuperating in Transition Units. This December they will have sent over 700,000 packages!

John Bolton was greeted with a standing ovation and his speech was delivered in his usual honest, clear-headed and direct tone. Ambassador Bolton chastised the politicians in Washington and the left for believing terrorist acts should be prosecuted like petty crime. “The attack on the World Trade Center was not a bank robbery, but an act of war.”

Mr Bolton, praised President Obama for launching more Predator Drone attacks than the eight years of George Bush and keeping Guantanamo open. He expressed that there will be terrorists held there long after Obama’s term ends, which he hoped would be January 2013. Bolton criticised the administration for accepting the eventuality of Iran having nuclear weapons and not focusing on North Korea which is very close to developing nuclear warheads for their missiles. He warned that North Korea is exporting their nuclear technology especially to Syria.

But John Bolton had his harshest words for Paul Krugman of the New York Times. Bolton explained that Krugman’s column, The Years of Shame, published today, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, called Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and George W. Bush, “fake heroes”, who “raced to cash in on the horror.” 

So ten years on are we any safer? We are still on guard and on offense. We’ve taken the fight to the Muslim extremists and killed many in Al Queda and the Taliban. But we still need to watch our backs from terrorist attacks on the homeland from the likes of Leftists like Michael Moore, Joe Biden, Maxine Waters, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., Andre Carson and Paul Krugman.

We all have the right of free speech of course, but Krugman and his ilk should not be throwing verbal bombs on September 11th, or any day on the calendar.

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President Obama’s American Jobs Act Guarantees Only One Term

Thursday, September 8, 2011

There was drama in the way our King President demanded to make a speech before a joint session of Congress. The details are traditionally worked out behind closed doors and most importantly, the request is formally made by the Speaker of the House, not the other way around.

So why the need for a “big” speech before a joint session of the House? President Obama has been hinting that he was going to make a speech for well over a month. We have a jobs crisis, but this one has been with us for over two years and all due to the stifling economic policies of Barack Obama.

President Obama has the lowest approval numbers of his term and he can’t find his ass with two hands. This was only a campaign speech and an enormous waste of time for the American people and the members of Congress. This was Grand Kabuki Theater.

Obama’s speech can be summed up as desperate. “You should pass it right away.” Like a nagging child, Obama used it over 15 times. Some pundits called Obama’s tone urgent and forceful —  my take; it was panic. Barack Obama is frightened to death that he will not be re-elected. Campaigning is all he knows and that’s all he is capable of doing.

“The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities.  The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours.  The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning.”

The start of the “political circus” began with Barack Obama, who consistently uses class warfare and demagoguery to make his political points.

This is a $450 Billion spending bill and Obama’s claim that it will cost us nothing is playing his old three card monte game. This is Stimulus 3, another half a trillion dollars in deficit spending.

“Pass this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small businesses will get a tax cut if they hire new workers or raise workers’ wages.  Pass this jobs bill, and all small business owners will also see their payroll taxes cut in half next year.  If you have 50 employees making an average salary, that’s an $80,000 tax cut.  And all businesses will be able to continue writing off the investments they make in 2012.”

That is only a tiny $1600 per employee and doesn’t even cover the cost of the paper work involved.

“The American Jobs Act will repair and modernize at least 35,000 schools.  It will put people to work right now fixing roofs and windows; installing science labs and high-speed internet in classrooms all across this country.  It will rehabilitate homes and businesses in communities hit hardest by foreclosures.  It will jumpstart thousands of transportation projects across the country.  And to make sure the money is properly spent and for good purposes, we’re building on reforms we’ve already put in place.  No more earmarks.  No more boondoggles.  No more bridges to nowhere.  We’re cutting the red tape that prevents some of these projects from getting started as quickly as possible.  And we’ll set up an independent fund to attract private dollars and issue loans based on two criteria:  how badly a construction project is needed and how much good it would do for the economy.”

The government funding of school repairs and modernization is only a payback to the unions in the construction industry. That’s a small number of potential employees as only 13% of all construction workers are unionized. The President’s proposal is a boon to the Teacher’s union, where they represent 37%. The Teacher’s unions traditionally gives large amounts of their hard earned money to Obama and the Democratic party. Their PAC, American Federation of Teachers donated $2,348,750 to Democrats in 2009-10.

“Pass this jobs bill, and companies will get a $4,000 tax credit if they hire anyone who has spent more than six months looking for a job.”

That saves an employer $77 a week per new hire. This will not get employers to suddenly start hiring. The roadblock is the thousands of pages of new federal regulations and the unknown traps of Obama Care.

“Pass this jobs bill, and the typical working family will get a fifteen hundred dollar tax cut next year.  Fifteen hundred dollars that would have been taken out of your paycheck will go right into your pocket.”

This amounts to only $29 dollars a week per working family, enough for about seven gallon of gasoline in their automobile per week.

The rest of Obama’s speech was a wash-and-repeat of his campaign proposals he has been making all over the country since June. A Veterans job plan, a mortgage refinancing gimmick, an internship, training and community college tuition incentive. Typical Democratic party entitlements to make workers reliant on the government, instead of themselves. The bill is a program for more spending, a democrat’s wet dream.

No speech from Barack Obama would be complete without imparting class warfare and an attack on corporations and the wealthy. Obama of course, never sees it that way through his Saul Alinsky contact lenses.

“Should we keep tax loopholes for oil companies?  Or should we use that money to give small business owners a tax credit when they hire new workers?  Because we can’t afford to do both.  Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires?  Or should we put teachers back to work so our kids can graduate ready for college and good jobs?  Right now, we can’t afford to do both.

This isn’t political grandstanding.  This isn’t class warfare.  This is simple math.  These are real choices that we have to make.  And I’m pretty sure I know what most Americans would choose.  It’s not even close.  And it’s time for us to do what’s right for our future.”

So there it was, all the pomp and circumstance of a “State of the Union” address or an emergency that suddenly threatens the security of the nation. It was neither; we’ve known about the state of our economy for the three awful years of the Obama presidency.

The only urgency we have is that Barack Obama is scared shitless that he will lose the election in 2012. I say, Yes He Can and Will.

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MSNBC Holds Gotcha Republican Debate

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What happened to the days when Presidential candidates were asked direct questions in regards to the nation’s economy, security and foreign policy instead of gotcha questions designed to embarrass, demean or create controversy and maybe even a fist fight?

Robert Gibbs dissing the GOP on MSNBC after the debate. Notice the "smoke" pouring from his head as he realizes that Obama will lose in '12.

Newt Gingrich got testy after John Harris tried a zinger question and Newt was all fire and brimstone,

“I for one, and I hope all of my friends up here, going to repudiate every effort of the news media to get Republicans to fight each other to protect Barack Obama who deserves to be defeated. And all of us are committed as a team, whoever the nominee is, we are all for defeating Barack Obama.”

NBC/MSNBC have proven themselves to be the most partisan left leaning television network in U.S. history. Their entire News operation has a singular agenda to continue the progressive movement and the re-election of Barack Obama.

With two biased moderators in NBC’s Brian Williams and POLITICO’s John F. Harris, followed by a round table headed by Rachel Maddow, Chris Mathews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell and Eugene Robinson, says everything about the intent of MSNBC in televising this debate. They are out to destroy the leading Republican candidates for the benefit of Barack Obama.

There was no coin toss to see who would get the first question, but there was a show producer who made sure that there would be a gotcha moment every five minutes, so the first question went to Texas Governor, Rick Perry.

Brian Williams asked, “You have touted your state’s low taxes, the lack of regulation, tough tort reform as the recipe for job growth in the Lone Star State, but Texas ranks last among those who have completed high school, there are only eight other states with more living in poverty, no other state has more working at or below the minimum wage. So is that the kind of answer all Americans are looking for?”

Rick Perry answered crisply, “Actually, what Americans are looking for is someone who can get this country working again. And we put the model in place in the state of Texas. When you look at what we have done over the last decade, we created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas. At the same time, America lost 2.5 million.

So I will suggest to you that Americans are focused on the right issue, and that is, who on this stage can get America working? Because we know for a fact the resident of the White House cannot.”

But Williams was there to goad and try to get a candidate to mess up, “But you know by now the counter argument to that is the number of low-wage jobs and the fact that unemployment is better in over half the states of the union than it is right now in Texas.”

Perry: “Well, the first part of that comment is incorrect, because 95 percent of all the jobs that we’ve created have been above minimum wage.

So I’m proud of what we’ve done in the state of Texas. And for the White House or anyone else to be criticizing creation of jobs now in America, I think is a little bit hypocritical.” (Full Text here)

What do Liberal commentators and Democrats have against any jobs, even low paying jobs? These elitists sneer at hamburger flippers or grocery store workers, while over 14 million are still unemployed.

The first series of questions summed up the entire game-plan of MSNBC and it went down hill from there.

The candidates respectfully held their own and gave us a snapshot of their platforms in this limited and scatter shot set up. I’d say that both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney came out on top, with a surprising Newt Gingrich giving some of the best answers in third.

Michelle Bachmann was given too few questions and was over shadowed by Jon Huntsman, who showed himself to be the most centrist.  Rick Santorum and Herman Cain got just a passing grade, while Ron Paul was the most controversial, because he’s so desperate for attention.

Newt Gingrich had one of the best come backs of the entire night, “The fact that President Obama doesn’t come to the Reagan Library to try to figure out how to create jobs, doesn’t talk to any of these three governors to learn how to create jobs, doesn’t talk to Herman Cain to learn how to create jobs tells you that this is a president so committed to class warfare and so committed to bureaucratic socialism that he can’t possibly be effective in jobs.”

Personally, I would vote for any of these candidates (except Ron Paul), over Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. The ranks will start thinning out and the odds are on it being either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry.

I’d like to see Mitt Romney show more fire in the belly and for Rick Perry to better explain his more controversial comments. The nation is very tired of Obama, but in order to win we need to get the attention and the support of the independents and the undecided to win back the White House once again.

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Shocker: Obama Will Ask To Spend More Money In Big Jobs Speech

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day, 2011 and Barack Obama made a campaign speech in Detroit in front of a friendly crowd at an AFL-CIO rally. With an economy going backwards and zero job growth, where else can Obama get cheers but in front of a crowd of his rapidly shrinking supporters.

Naturally the “mob” needed to be fired up first with an incendiary speech by Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr.,

“We gotta keep an eye on the battle that we face, a war on workers, and you see it everywhere in the tea party, and, there’s only one way to win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight, and you know, what, they got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner, it’s going to be the workers up in Michigan and America. We’re going to win that war. President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.

A few facts that are ignored by  Barack Obama, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., Richard Trumka and Linda Solis; the unemployment rate in Michigan is 10.9%, and in Detroit it’s 12.5%.

That didn’t stop Barack from saying his usual class warfare ad hominems, “We’ve gone through a decade where wealth was valued over work, and greed was valued over responsibility.  And the decks were too often stacked against ordinary folks in favor of the special interests.”

What got me screaming back at my television and Barack Obama, was his patent campaign rhetoric of blaming others and his refusal to accept responsibility for his disastrous economic policies during the last two and a half years.

“But I’m not satisfied just to get back to where we were before the recession; we’ve got to fully restore the middle class in America. And America cannot have a strong, growing economy without a strong, growing middle class and without a strong labor movement.  That’s the central challenge that we face in our country today.  That’s at the core of why I ran for President.  That’s what I’ve been fighting for since I’ve been President. Everything we’ve done, it’s been thinking about you.

Obama then launched in to his “achievements” that have strangled job growth, bankrupted our treasury and caused misery all over this nation. The crowd still applauded.

“On Thursday, we’re going to lay out a new way forward on jobs to grow the economy and put more Americans back to work right now. We’ve got roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding.  We’ve got private companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building.  We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now.  There is work to be done and there are workers ready to do it.  Labor is on board.  Business is on board.  We just need Congress to get on board.” (Full text here)

So there you have it, the President with the worst economic record in the last 50 years is about to make what he calls an important speech on jobs to a joint Session of Congress on Thursday. All he is going to ask for is more spending, more “investment” and more time to fix his broken and washed out road “forward”.

Here are a few hints of what’s in this time-waster of a speech; a call for more education spending specifically new federal funding for school construction. Obama to Call for Washington-Built Schools in Thursday ‘Jobs Speech’

More “Green Jobs” from the mythical green manufacturing industry. Extension of the “Payroll tax holiday” and give backs to employers for new hires.

Forgotten by Obama’s economic brain-trust is that there needs to be a reason to hire new employees. That’s not going to change unless Obama rolls back thousands of pages of new regulations and starts to get the government’s foot off the neck of corporations.

Michael A. Walsh of the New York Post, in “Obama’s Big Chance” says, “The fact is, this administration is as bankrupt as Solyndra. Its Keynesian bromides have failed, and it’s pretty much run through the available supply of academic eggheads that will give it the economic advice it wants to hear.

If the president really wants to jump-start the economy, he should also lift his de facto ban on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which would put thousands back to work from Florida to Texas. Indeed, if he’s serious about jobs, he’ll promise to halt all new regulation.

Oh, and stop holding up those free-trade treaties because the labor unions don’t like ’em.

And if he really wants to kick-start the economy, he should call for a radical revision of the tax system: Flatten the rates for everybody (including corporations), eliminate all or most deductions and tax credits and make everyone pay at least something, and Americans will move billions of dollars from less-productive tax shelters to job-creating investments.

In short, this is Barack Obama’s moment. For once, one of his big speeches actually needs to have specific proposals leading to practical, beneficial results.”

Of course Obama will stick to his failed policies as well as throw as much blame as he can on the Tea Party, Republicans and even George Bush.

I thought Presidents were supposed to unite the nation and lead by example. Not Barack Obama, he’s a thug and a classless one at that.

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President Obama Less Than Zero

Friday, September 2, 2011

In Washington it’s called optics and in Hollywood it’s image. Out here on the left coast, if you are even semi-important you have handlers, agents and publicists. In the White House, you have a Chief of Staff; Bill Daley, a Senior Advisor to the President; David Plouffe, a Domestic Policy Adviser; Melody Barnes, a Political Strategy Adviser; Katherine Archuleta, and a Press Secretary; Jay Carney.

Obama looked good in the previews

Barack Obama was portrayed as historic, intellectual, the smartest man in the room, quick thinking, pragmatic and the greatest public speaker in America. Obama was swept into office in a wave of both relief and huge expectations.

But then reality struck, Barack Hussein Obama was President and he was expected to lead this nation. Surrounded at the beginning with David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina, Valerie Jarrett and Robert Gibbs he was coached and massaged every day, like a prize fighter, carefully nurtured and expected to win the fight.

So what happened? Barack Obama is so ‘smart’ that he refuses to listen to anyone but himself. Obama is so tightly wrapped in his extreme leftist view of America that his pivots to the center are only symbolic words, read off a teleprompter. In the sanctity of the Oval Office he returns to his dogmatic view of the U.S.A. that he fundamentally wants to change.

After a stimulus bill, bank bail outs, automobile company take overs, and a long drawn out battle for Obama Care, the nation is still in economic shutdown.

Today, at the start of the Labor Day weekend, just seven days from what Obama calls a major speech on jobs, before a joint Session of Congress, the Labor Department reported that there were zero new jobs created during the month of August.

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That’s right, after spending billions in union payback stimulus dollars for “shovel-ready jobs” that never existed, unemployment is stuck at 9.1% where it has been for over five months. The last time the nation had zero new jobs was in February of 1945, over 66 years ago.

Finally Obama’s optics and policies have hit the wall and this President has fallen flat on his face. A complete failure of leadership.

Surrounded by a group of advisers too frightened to say anything but “Yes, Barack.”, they have not a shred of reality of what is truly happening to the average American. Combined with an ideologue who thinks the world loves him and he’s too brilliant to take on hard work, political blindness sets in.

At this point Barack Obama is less than zero and his chances of four more years is shrinking by the second as the nation’s voters are getting frustrated with reams of unfulfilled promises, unmet expectations and zero solutions.

Barack Obama and the DNC do not want to talk about his failed record, so the campaign will be all about distraction. “The Tea Party are racist”, “The Republicans are to blame.” The attacks began this month and will only escalate, as his proxies and the media pick up and run with this theme.

The Republican presidential candidate for 2012 has to ask only one question; “What is your record of achievement Mr. Obama?” That needs to be driven home every day of the campaign.

Early Friday, Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council was on the White House lawn doing the network and cable rounds, defending the moribund economic reports and yet still saying that, “President Obama is focused like a laser beam on jobs.”

Obama was so focused that he was seen boarding Marine One at 10 A.M. on his way to Camp David for the long weekend. Barack Obama is definitely focused like a laser beam, but it’s not on the economic peril facing the nation, it’s on his re-election in 2012. That laser beam focus on his re-election has been there since the day he was inaugurated.

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Obama in Crisis — Can’t Play Golf This Weekend

Saturday, August 27, 2011

President Obama cut his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard short by one day to rush back to Washington and huddle with his top advisers to discuss the coming emergency, his re-election campaign. Oh, the economy, the sky rocketing debt, the terrible unemployment numbers and even fierce hurricane Irene were ninth or possibly tenth on his to-do list.

Obama discussing how he can get a round of golf in between campaigning

This is a President who has been campaigning since he was elected to the Illinois State Senate and that is the only thing he can do. We look to our Presidents to show humility, sacrifice and strength so as to give us hope and motivation to continue the fight for this great nation.

Honestly, has Barack Obama shown us even an ounce of any of these attributes? Nope, none at all.

Barack Obama has harangued us, ridiculed us, laughed at us and insulted us, while doing any thing he wants, defying Congress and living like a King.

The framers of our Constitution wrote specific language to prevent the U.S. President from ever gaining the trappings of royalty, succession or right of birth. Through out our history, much has been written about many who became an “Imperial President”.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. wrote about this in his 1973 book, The Imperial Presidency, where he stated that the US Presidency was out of control and had exceeded the constitutional limits.

I wonder what most Americans think as they struggle to put food on the table and see images of the President’s lavish Martha’s Vineyard vacation among the very millionaires and billionaires he condemns? There are a flood of stories on the travel expenses of First Lady, Michelle Obama.

“White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.”

The Daily Mail has this headline; “Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations”

The White House frames every moment of Obama’s day as another campaign opportunity. Today, he was seen “leading” a meeting with FEMA and DHS, asking “questions” to give us the impression that he’s in charge. Described as the smartest man in the room, he really is as dumb as the character “Chauncy Gardner” in Peter Seller’s, 1979 film “Being There”.

Obama has led a privileged and cocooned life, never experiencing a shred of what he pretends to understand about you and I and America.

Working in the Entertainment business, every day I hear more and more excuses for why Obama has done nothing to fix this troubled nation. Their blindness only points to a self righteous belief that this “historic” figure only has to simply show up and miracles happen.

Wake up Liberals, see and read the truth you Leftists. The nation is rapidly going down the toilet, while you pretend to believe in President Barack Obama.

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President Obama Worse Than Jimmy Carter

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Way back, before Barack Obama was elected president, I warned you that he would prove to be a Jimmy Carter redux. I am wrong, Obama will stand alone as the worst President of the United States ever elected. The legacy of Jimmy Carter will look like good years compared to this bumbling fool.

However, I must compliment Barack, he is the best bullshiter of any elected official in the world. Proudly the American voters eat that bullshit and now we are reaping all the ‘benefits’ of the Obama policies.

President Obama cannot keep his eye on the ball

You like 9% plus unemployment, are you enjoying an economy stuck in neutral? Are you thankful that home foreclosures are still rising and new home construction is at a standstill? Do you like out of control stimulus spending, higher taxes and more government regulation?

These are just a few of the perks of Obama’s fabulous leadership. Kudos should also be given for that dynamic foreign policy he sloughed off on to Hillary Clinton. We have gone from the most powerful nation on earth to the biggest laughing stock; leading from behind.

I watched Austan Goolsbee, the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, tap dance his way through an interview on the Sean Hannity Show. Goolsbee’s attempt at excuses for the Obama $4 trillion dollar rise in the deficit, was laughable. It is systematic of the kind of rhetoric that this administration constantly parades out to the media, thinking we are too stupid to see through the haze of talking points and the Bush blame-game.

Obama and all his proxies are Harvard and Yale alumni, having never worked at real jobs, never getting their manicured hands dirty and never making a payroll. They are egg heads, tasked with running this nation — and they are certainly running it, but in the direction of straight into the ground.

The official Obama re-election campaign will be nothing less than an all out attack on conservative ideals. They will brand us and the Tea Party as the enemy, as racists, as homophobes. Republicans will be labeled as wanting to stop “progress”, kill granny, end Medicare and Social Security.

The Left has no morals and certainly no belief in a higher power, except themselves. Ann Coulter in her newest book “Demonic”, correctly labels the Left as an unruly mob, filled with agitators, race-baiters, fanatics and even terrorists. They act no differently than the leaders of the French Revolution, who guillotined thousands that didn’t fit their view of what society should be.

Beware, these Democrats will stop at nothing in changing our way of life. Barack Obama has a perverse and hard-left view of what this Republic is and he will do everything he can to alter it and bend it to his liking.

November 2012 cannot come fast enough.

Posted: 8/25/11 2100PT


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Our Declaration of Independence

Friday, July 1, 2011
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton