Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Obama 2016; A Review

I just recently finished watching Obama 2016, the documentary movie.  It's now available on U tube here:

I really recommend that you not watch this movie alone.  It will scare the hell out of you and shake you to your roots.  The movie goes a long way in explaining how Obama became a Socialist.  It also reminds us how little we knew about this community organizer and why we have become so amazed by his failures as President.

For example, I did not know that both Obama's guardians, his grandparents, were raging liberals, although I knew his mom was a radical, and his dad even more so.   I did not know that Obama's grandfather introduced him to an avowed communist , high on Bill Clinton's FBI's "most watched" list,  and arranged for this communist to serve as Obama's political mentor for seven years.

Having learned more about Obama I have now come to understand how much Obama really does hate America, considers America a colonial power exploiting third world nations, and how Obama set as his goal, the destruction of America as a Superpower in order to suppress our ability to affect world events and thus elevating the third world to an "equality of nations" status.

In the four years since we first elected Obama we have been afforded a little more access to his past.  We can now see the video of Obama ranting against "the great Whitey" in Harvard Square twenty years ago.  We now know that Obama was deeply involved in Socialist activism while attending Columbia, and we now know what we didn't know before about why Obama hung around America haters like the Reverend Wright and the Students for Democratic Action terrorist, Bill Ayres, who bombed the University of Wisconsin and drew up plans for bombing the pentagon.  Four years ago we didn't know enough, so that too many fell for Obama's golden words.  We now know those words are simply the cooing to ease our fears, even as he works to undermine everything that America has traditionally stood for.

Perhaps now I understand why Obama has dedicated time and $2 million dollars to his lawyers to make sure his college records are never made public.  I suspect there are a plethora of anti-American, socialist overthrow courses that he no doubt excelled in.  Obama knows those records wouldn't play well with Middle America.

And in learning more about Obama, we now understand more why he embraces the Muslim world, even to the extent of trying to cover for them in the Benghazi massacre, offering an apology to them for their attack on us, rather than an ultimatum, and why Obama, upon his election, travelled to the Middle East on his grand "apology tour".  Now we know why he told Muslims in Egypt's Parliament that America was not "exceptional"; it's because he really believes we're not.

Perhaps the key piece of information we get from the movie is the development of Obama's psyche; how troubled his mind is, how he suffers from the lack of a father figure in his youth, how he came to idolize his socialist activist father, and how his greatest motivation is in succeeding in advancing socialism to make his father's dreams come to fruition.

Frankly, I don't understand how any American who has seen the movie, and who has a fondness for America, could dare cast a vote for Obama.

Now I understand the news reports of Americans standing up in theaters all across America and offering standing ovations for someone brave enough to tell the truth about Obama.

Please don't watch this film alone.  If you have even a moderate bone in your body this film will scare the hell out you.

Barack "we hardly knew ya"...but now we do.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barack O'Santa Arrives Early!

From:  President, News Division, NBC

Date:  30 October 2012

Memo To: MSNBC (All Staff)

Ladies and Gentleman of all NBC News Divisions

1.  Just got a call from the Prez.  He's hit on a good idea which should put him over the top come next Tuesday and he needs our help to make it happen.  Here's the plan.  The plan heretofore will be referred to as "Operation Barack O'Santa".

2.  Drop immediately all news coverage of the Benghazi fiasco.  Initiate immediately blanket coverage of President Obama addressing any and all speech and photo ops of our President offering aid and succor to Hurricane Sandy victims.

3.  Put our best reporters on the scene in New York City and Maryland and New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia; cover President Obama's "compassion tour" as he offers up billions of dollars in federal aid to both individuals and states in any way affected by the storm.  I was briefed by the President's staff that there will be absolutely no refusals for even the most trivial of FEMA funding requests.

4.  Cover the President as he makes appearances at schools, subways, hospitals, homeless shelters.  Insure the mics are amped up to the max to capture the sense of angst and sorrow in the President's voice as he commiserates with those who have lost a home or a car or, if we're lucky, a loved one.

Note:  Under no circumstances are you to mention the massive disruption, and restoration delays generated by first responders having to divert their rescue efforts in order to support the President's massive motorcade requirements!

5.  When at all possible, identify the dollar amounts of aid going to each community affected by the storm.  (Caution:  do not mention that this aid is sourced from tax payers; make it appear this aid is coming right out of Barack's pocket!)  Note:  Cue up a "We Are The World" soundtrack whenever the President is in camera view)

6.  Gin up some story that Romney would have cut out all FEMA funds and let everyone drown; whatever you do, don't mention Romney loaded up his campaign bus with food and water and blankets and dispatched it to affected areas!

7.  As soon as Romney resumes his campaign, attack him mercilessly for ignoring our national tragedy and introducing politics in the face of so much destruction.

8.  Attention Chris Matthews:  I'm expecting you to carry the brunt of the load here; be sure and label Romney a "racist" if he evens used the words "Baltimore", "Harlem" or "Newark".

Okay, folks, as of this hour implement "Operation Barack O'Santa"!  Let's get going!

Liberals Fleeing To Therapist Couch On Nov. 6th

I have a feeling that Middle America is going to respond in waves on November 6th...and send millions of liberals to the therapist couch.  America has always been a "center right" nation politically, and they're getting damn tired of the arrogant "tyranny of the minority"; the liberal brown shirts who try to destroy Chik Fil A because the owner supports the traditional family, who tell you Gays will determine what America's values will be, who tell you what and when to eat and how much to drink, and how much to fork out to support liberal interest groups.

I believe Americans are tired of liberals rewarding the "takers" and punishing the "makers", that they are tired of Obama's class and race warfare game, of Obama's constant shifting the blame for his failures to others, of Obama's phony platitudes about transparency even as he initiates cover-ups of Fast and Furious and the Benghazi massacre.

I believe America stopped listening to Obama after about speech number 1,200 of his 1,675 speeches about hope and change.

I believe America recognizes that legalizing illegal aliens is both morally and Constitutionally wrong.  I believe the only ones who embrace Nancy Pelosi are the perverts in San Francisco who have awarded her a lifetime seat in the House of Representatives.

I believe America is sick and tired of living off unemployment checks and food stamps and just want a job that provides a living wage for they and their families.

I believe America can clearly see that four more years of Obama means four more years of misery.

I believe America finally sees Obama for what he is; simply another Chicago thug who uses the tactics of hate and anger and divisiveness to gain political favor.

I believe America knows that, rather than providing executive leadership, Obama has spent the last four years making campaign speeches.

I believe America now understands that Obama has never been a leader, was never qualified for the Presidency and should never have been elected the first time.

I believe America now recognizes that those Democrats in the Senate who have failed to present a budget for three straight years failed to do so because they are cowards...cowards who are scared to death that America will see how wasteful their socialist programs have proven to be.

SO....come November 6th America is going to give Obama a pink slip and a one way ticket back to Chicago.  America is going to shock liberals, blinded by their own ignorance...and send liberals flocking to the therapist couch with a bad, bad case of the vapors!

God Bless America!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sentinels Of Honor

A Washington D. C. reporter this morning, having learned that federal government employees have been given the day off because of Hurricane Sandy bringing such brutal weather conditions to the area, was curious if the sentinels at the Tomb of The Unknowns would be relieved of duty from their 24-hour, 7-days a week, 365 days a year watch over their deceased brethren.  So, he called Arlington Cemetery and asked.

"We will not abandon our post", the reporter was told.  The veterans buried here, and known only to God, shall always have God's angels, and the U.S. military, to insure they are never left alone.  Those ram rod straight sentinels have been "on watch" since 1948.

Until in recent years, Americans, whether civilian or military, could count on America having their back.  That trust was first breached when President Clinton, on the golf course, became agitated that his game was threatened to be interrupted by a military attaché who approached him with a mobile phone.  The call was from the Situation Room and the military request was for an "okay" to mount a rescue operation for those soldiers whose helicopter went down in Somalia.  The delays, and the failure of not having a rescue plan resulted in the unnecessary deaths of our soldiers as they were dragged through the streets.  The Secretary of Defense and an Army general took the fall and the Commander in Chief, Clinton, survived, going on to have affairs with White House interns, pardon felonious campaign donors on his last day in office and recounting stories of success at various Democratic National Conventions.

Then, last month our Ambassador in Libya and three of his staff were killed by terrorists.  When Tyrone Woods heard of the attack he begged for permission to mount a rescue effort.  Someone in the Situation Room directed him to "stand down".  But Tyrone Woods, just like those sentinels at the Tomb of The Unknowns, was taught that America does not abandon Americans.  He defied those orders,  risked his career and gave his life to save others.   Though American forces were available a mere hour's flying time away, they too were told to "stand down".  When the smoke cleared, and when we ferried our dead home to Andrews Air Force Base, our leaders stood over the graves of those Americans and blamed the attack on an anti-Muslim video.  Our leaders over a period of two weeks, though knowing better, continued to deny that terrorists were responsible for American deaths.

As with the Black Hawk Down incident on Clinton's watch, someone else is left to take the fall for a massive leadership failure.  A navy admiral has been relieved of duties, even as our Commander in Chief, Obama, lives to offer still another apology to Muslims about a two-bit film.

So, yes, those soldiers at the Tomb Of The Unknowns will stand tall.  As they said today "we will not abandon them".  Sad that our civilian leaders do not have that same sense of dedication and honor.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Inequality In A Safeway Store

Liberals have been campaigning against inequality for a century.  For a time that campaign was necessary.  Then, the federal government implemented preferential racial quotas for free education and employment hiring, expanded social welfare programs, established a coddling educational system that says it's okay not to study in class, or do homework, or seek a skill that might provide a living wage.  Big government then altered the tax code to directly encourage irresponsible breeding.  Not only are breeders supported by food stamps and welfare but are given tax deductions and child tax credits as reward for a hyper active and irresponsible sex life.

So, when one walks into their local Safeway grocery store a microcosm of American society is there for anyone to study.  Let's assume there are a representative 100 people in the store.  One of that hundred will saunter over to the deli, order up some lobster bisque, a pound of calamari olives, and perhaps a pound of beluga caviar, before heading over to the butcher to pick up five pounds of filet mignon.  He then heads to the checkout counter and takes out his money clip to flip a couple of hundred dollar bills on the counter for the evening dinner.  He's that "one percent" that the occupiers talk about.  And he doesn't feel a damn bit guilty because he's forked enough over to Uncle Sam to pay 70% of the tax bills.

Then there's a group of 49 other people in the store.  They are "blue collar" working people.  Their cart is full of hamburger meat, off brand hot dogs, store brand vegetables and Hamburger Helper.  They are running a calculator and counting every penny as they shop.  At checkout they will not relax until they see they have enough to pay the cash register total.  They know they have to be careful so that they have enough to pay the rent, electric and water and gas bill, and gas for the car to get to work.  The "working 49" can't even dream of sending their kids to college...or even take them out to McDonald's.

The other group of 50 are more light hearted, worry less as they roll down the aisles.  Their grocery cart has steak, roast and hamburger, brand name cold cuts, potato chips, cases of Coca Cola and Pepsi and gallons of milk and ice cream.  When they reach the check out they whip out a Food Stamp card and they're on their way home.  Home may be a government provided Section 8 house, the address where they receive their welfare check, the address where the IRS will mail their $7,000 or $8,000 dollar Child Tax Credit "IRS Welfare" check.  They need not worry about paying full price for any of their utilities because the utility companies gives them a "poverty discount" and just bills that "middle working 49" up above as part of "the working man's utility bill."  The group of the "happy 50" have no qualms about sending their kid to the doctor for the sniffles because they're on government provided Medicaid (paid for by the working 49, who can't afford health care for their own and don't qualify for Medicaid cause they work) and even dental care, also provided.  The "happy 50" can't even be charged a co-pay for doctor's visits or hospital care.  The "happy 50", thanks to a benevolent government can take their kids out for fast food and pay for it with their EBT card.  They can even send their kids to college for reduced tuition or even free, depending on the color of their skin.  And everyone of those "happy 50" pay not one dime in income tax.

2012:  The New Inequality.  Reward the "takers" and punish the "makers"......until the "makers" are no more, having surrendered to the forces of big government, and learned that the free ride gravy train is a lot more pleasant than trying to work for a living.

Just a few observations from the aisles of a Safeway store.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cheering The Death of A Liberal Rag

Well, we recently learned that Newsweek will cease printing a paper edition of the weekly news magazine in December.  Good.  Newsweek is a prime example of the madness of liberals; they would rather die in some weird form of martyrdom than clean up their act and offer unbiased and objective reporting.

Newsweek began printing in 1933 by a former Time Magazine staffer.  At the height of their readership  over 4 million Americans read Newsweek weekly.  However, in the mid 1990's the magazine began turning into a "publication of liberal advocacy" rather than sticking to a proud tradition of objective reporting.  Like so many other liberal media outlets, readers began having to sift through speculative opinion in order to garner the facts.  Circulation began to decline.

Rather than restoring Newsweek to straight reporting, Newsweek continued the biased championing of all things liberal.  The situation worsened in 2008 as Newsweek, with a failing circulation base, found itself unable to compete with other news gathering agencies and opted to transform the publication into a "news comment" format.  Of the 10 regular contributors to Newsweek's content, only two are considered to be moderate to conservative in political persuasion.  The "tyranny of 8 liberals" turned Newsweek into a liberal rag advocating for The Anointed One and his converts.  Not surprisingly readership dropped in half in five short years.

With the exception of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime, few readers are mourning the death of this 75 year old publication.  Why mourn for something that died 15 years ago when the concept of objective reporting was surrendered to the liberal agenda.

Tina Brown, liberal sister to Nancy Pelosi, has been running Newsweek for awhile now.  She says the publication will continue as an on-line paid publication.

I suspect Tina and company will find themselves quite lonely in the land of ether.  Only hard core liberals are willing to pay to be told "how to think".

Sad.  Damned Sad.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Citizen Ignorance And Government Spendthrifts


You've surely heard the term "dumb as sheep".  I've come to believe most Americans, when it comes to politics and government, really are just that dumb.  Why else would big spending politicians get by with the obscenely wasteful spending they do, and without consequence?  Why would anyone in their right mind approve of raising taxes for Uncle Sam after reading about massive government waste, fraud, and abuse?

For example, Democrats absolutely insist that we must raise taxes if we are to bring our budget into balance.  And while they give lip service to cutting out government waste, they never seem to want to do that when push comes to shove.   It is just so much easier to demand more money from the taxpayer.

Look, most people know how to balance their personal checkbook.  And most folks can look at their budget and know what they can easily cut back on in order to get by.  The feds never do it, whether it is a small budget item or a large one.  While you may opt to fore go your morning Starbucks in order to pay your rent, the federal government treats their small budget items as "rounding errors".

But when these "rounding errors" add up to tens of billions of dollars they are significant!  Let's look at some examples:

1)  Until they were busted last year for that $900,000 dollar Vegas Boondoggle, GSA was holding conventions at luxury resorts all over America.  When Congress began holding investigations on the matter they ask the Government Accounting Office to provide the dollar expense of GSA conventions just over the last decade.  The GAO was unable to provide an exact number but, when pressed, they admitted that GSA spent tens of billions of dollars over the decade, enjoying their $20 dollar morning muffins and $5 dollar shrimp cocktails...all on the taxpayer dime.  Were there no government facilities in Washington to hold these conventions?  Yes there were....which led me to discover this!

2) Jonathon Karl, of ABC news just this past June, did an investigative report on the cost to maintain government facilities.  Karl was shocked to learn that, in Washington D.C. alone, over 20 percent of government owned facilities are unoccupied, and they've been unoccupied for over ten years!  Annual cost to maintain these empty facilities?  $190 million dollars per year!  Mr. Karl also looked into where these building were located and found they stand on some of the most prime real estate in the nation's capitol.

3).  Question for the Sheep:  1) Why are GSA conventioneers flying off to Miami and Vegas and the Bahamas to hold their conventions, spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars, when facilities are readily available in Washington D.C.?    2)  Why are we spending $190 million dollars a year to maintain and provide heat and air conditioning for government buildings that haven't been occupied for over ten years?  3)  Why aren't we selling that prime real estate and bringing billions of dollars back into the treasury?

Does anyone know Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma?  The guy is a deficit hawk that regularly flays the wasteful spending habits of both Republicans and Democrats.  Each year he publishes a list of wasteful government projects for really silly purposes.  Remember that $787 billion dollar Stimulus Program that the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime rammed through Congress in January 2009?  Remember that it didn't work to stimulate the economy?  You might want to browse through the following to see just why:

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn wants to shed light on the wasteful spending in the federal stimulus and his list includes projects in his home state of Oklahoma.
One of the 100 examples Coburn has compiled is $1.5 million in “free” stimulus money for a new wastewater treatment plant results in higher utility costs for residents of Perkins, Okla. Another is $1.15 million for installation of a new guardrail for the non-existent Optima Lake in Oklahoma. There is no lake - it’s a dry hole.
Coburn’s report, 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion, is available in its entirely on his website.
“Why is the federal government wasting your tax dollars on a guardrail for a ‘lake’ that doesn’t even contain any water?” Coburn asked.
The 100 projects he lists- worth $5.5 billion - range from Maine to California.
“The American people have a right to know how their stimulus dollars are being spent. In too many cases stimulus projects are wasting money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Dr. Coburn said. “Rather than growing our economy, the overall impact of stimulus spending may prove to be harmful to our economy. For example, Washington’s efforts to ’stimulate’ the economy are increasing utility costs, repairing bridges nobody uses, building tunnels for turtles, and renovating extravagant train stations in remote areas while widely-used bridges and roads in poor shape are passed over.”
Coburn said he opposed the bill because it just wouldn’t stimulate the economy.
“I opposed the stimulus bill because I was concerned that 80 to 90 percent of the spending would not be true stimulus,” Coburn said. “I hope I am proven wrong. Yet, our initial findings continue to show that taxpayers are not getting the value they deserve and need.”
Dr. Coburn said Earl Devaney, head of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board, estimates that at least $55 billion of stimulus funds may be lost to waste, fraud and abuse. However, the final number will likely be much higher. If stimulus funds do not promote economic growth, history may indicate that the vast majority of stimulate dollars would have been better off staying in taxpayers’ pockets, Coburn said.
Besides the two Oklahoma projects, Coburn emphasized the following eight projects:
• $1 billion for FutureGen in Mattoon, Illinois is the “biggest earmark of all time” for a power plant that may never work.
• $15 million for “shovel-ready” repairs to little-used bridges in rural Wisconsin are given priority over widely used bridges that are structurally deficient.
• $800,000 for little-used John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania airport to repave a back-up runway; the “airport for nobody” has already received tens of millions in taxpayer dollars.
• $3.4 million for a wildlife “eco-passage” in Florida to take animals safely under a busy roadway.
• A Nevada non-profit gets a $2 million weatherization contract after recently being fired for same type of work.
• Nearly $10 million to renovate an abandoned train station that hasn’t been used in 30 years.
• Ten thousand dead people will get stimulus checks, but the Social Security Administration blames a tough deadline.
• Town of Union, New York, encouraged to spend a $578,000 grant it did not request for a homelessness problem it claims it does not have.
“There’s no question that our economic situation required bold action when Congress rushed to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - more commonly known as the stimulus bill,” Coburn said. “Unfortunately, the stimulus has yet to really stimulate anything at all. Our nation’s unemployment rate has continued to increase every month since the passage of the bill and now President Obama expects it to hit 10 percent.
The unemployment rate already reached 9.4 percent in May, but the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that true unemployment could be as high as 16.4 percent when adjusted for discouraged workers - those who would like to work full time but are discouraged from doing so.
“In my estimation, Congress chose the wrong approach to stimulating the economy by spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Coburn said. “Real stimulus includes lowering the tax and regulatory burden on hardworking families and businesses, which creates good jobs for the long term.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that we keep fighting against wasteful government spending and instead focus on implementing legislation that will actually help grow our economy and create jobs for out of work Americans.”
Some projects funded by the President Obama’s Stimulus Package
Midwestern Region
 An Illinois county will spend $173,824 from a weatherization grant on eight pickup trucks
• A Wisconsin nursing home receives $2.8 million in stimulus money it didn’t need or request.
• Road signs costing $300 each are being placed at construction sites to alert motorists that the project is being paid for by stimulus money. In Illinois alone, the signs are expected to cost $150,000, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
 In Macomb, Illinois, $643, 945 was spent on a Prairieview public housing parking lot that no one wants.
• Illinois will spend $350,000 to build a four-person bunkhouse at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. The median price for a home in Marion, Illinois, the site of the park, is currently $71,000.
• Akron, Ohio will use up to $1.5 million to erect a suicide-prevention fence to keep people from jumping off the All-American Bridge despite concerns such a project would be wasteful, ineffective and ugly.
• Rather than help welfare recipients obtain jobs and escape poverty, $1 million will be used to study whether 300 people in Chicago are healthier when living in “green” public housing facilities.
• The National Institute of Health gave an Indiana University professor $356,000 to study how kids perceive foreign accents.
 The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve’s new visitor’s center and a pedestrian and bike project over U.S. Highway 75 in Kansas were some of the first projects approved for stimulus funds in the state. Failing to cite an economic benefit from the projects, officials noted that they chose “projects that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic or environmental value of our transportation system.”
• A National Forest in Missouri will receive $462,000 to replace toilets.
The Southern Region
• Memphis, Tennessee will spend $1.5 million to redevelop fairgrounds and $250,000 to rehabilitate a dilapidated laundromat.
• Stimulus money will pay for housing used by Soyono the Sumatran tiger and Luke the Lion at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Despite federal law that prohibits spending federal funds on local zoos, money will go to the National Zoo. The Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, is spending $11.4 of its $25 million in stimulus funds on the National Zoo and its Zoo research center in Virginia.
• Washington, North Carolina is using stimulus funds to pay for “project-funding manager” whose job it is to secure even more stimulus funds.
• Lexington, Kentucky, plans to spend $4.7 million on a trail connecting downtown with a horse farm.
• Virginia will spend $340,000 on a rural bridge that carries only 20 cars a day.
• The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will spend $1.7 million to grow oysters.
Western Region
• Washington State University (Vancouver) is receiving $148, 438 to analyze “the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morphine.” According to local reports, “this is the first ARRA funding received by WSU. The project is uniquely qualified to receive these funds because of its potential to stimulate the economy and create or retain jobs within the community.”143
• “Microsoft Bridge” in Seattle will receive $11 million in stimulus funds. Despite having nearly $20 billion in cash reserves, Microsoft will be the prime beneficiary of $11 million for construction of a bridge to connect the two campuses of its headquarters.
• Oregon will spend $4.2 million to raise railroad track 18 inches. In Scappoose, Oregon (pop. 6,200), drivers are tired of taking a detour to get past railroad tracks that are not level with the main road.
• Portland, Oregon, will spend $1 million in stimulus funds for bike lockers.
• Tualatin, Oregon, plans to spend $2.5 million on a “train-horn-free” zone.
• A Utah sheriff’s office is plans to purchase a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
• Montana’s state-run liquor warehouse will receive $2.2 million in stimulus cash to install skylights.
• A California skate park will get a $620,000 “facelift.”
• The Bureau of Land Management is using stimulus funds to study the impact wind farms have on the sage grouse population in Oregon.
Northeastern Region
• Pawtucket, Rhode Island is spending $550,000 on a skateboard park.
 Yale and the University of Connecticut are receiving $850,000 in stimulus for research “to study how paying attention improves performance of difficult tasks.”
• Maine to spend over $1.3 million on “government arts jobs,” including $30,000 for basket makers, $20,000 for story telling, and $12,500 for a music festival.
• The National Institutes of Health is giving Yale University $680,100 in stimulus funds to study the effectiveness of diet and exercise at reducing obesity.
 Altoona, Pennsylvania is getting $819,000 for a homelessness prevention program despite local reports that the town may not have enough of a homeless problem to use it.
• Nantucket, Massachusetts, will spend $5.6 million in stimulus cash to resurface 6.4 miles of road and bike path, or roughly $875,000 a mile.
Source: 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion

I don't want to pay a dime in more taxes until the federal government quits wasting what I give them now!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why Seniors Favor Romneycare

The Big Obama Lie:   "I'm not taking $716 billion dollars from Medicare..I'm just reducing payments to providers"

Has anyone wondered why seniors haven't bought into the Obama campaign's lies saying Romney's policies on Medicare threaten them?  Perhaps it's because Obama's policies are far worse!

You see, seniors are already running into problems in getting health care as both Congress and Obama has done much to damage the relationship seniors have with their personal doctors.  Democrats in Congress, in order to fund more freebie health care for their welfare constituents, have been ripping off funds that seniors paid into the Medicare Trust Fund.   Until Obamacare raised its ugly head, Medicare was paying $60 dollars for a doctor's visit.  Thanks to Obama stealing $716 billion dollars from the Medicare Trust Fund Obama plans to pay doctors less than $30 to see a Medicare patient.  That is even less than what Medicaid allows for a doctor's visit!  Accordingly, a report from the Centers For Disease Control over half of America's doctors say they will no longer accept new Medicare patients.

The following illustration was taken from the CDC's own site and is based on actual "real world" practices.  Note that the most liberal state in the nation, California, is actually experiencing a decline in doctor participation in Medicare, same with Florida, and with many of the so called liberal "blue states".
It is no surprise then that seniors, having seen the real world results of the first assaults on Medicare, are not buying Obama's golden toned reassurances.  And when one looks at the out years it becomes even scarier because the real onus on Medicare does not occur until 2014 when that $716 billion dollars is ripped out of the Medicare Trust Fund and re-allocated to pay Obamacare premiums for another 30 million government tit-suckers who have learned to game the system!

Finally, while Romney gives seniors the option of sticking with the traditional Medicare program, or opting for a private voucher program where they choose their own provider, Obama says "hell no!..."I need that bread to pay for my voters!".    Seniors also know that Obama wipes out Medicare Advantage which allowed some 30 million seniors to buy secondary insurance to ease the pain of hospital co-payments.  But, of course that doesn't go into effect until after Obama gets reelected!

The grand theft of Medicare is just one of the many lies this Chicago socialist has inflicted on the American people.   Come November 6th let's see if there are still enough folks willing to foot the bill for his socialism or whether voters send him back to Chicago.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Final Debate; An Assessment

Well, we've had our last debate.  We'll not see any more post debate pundits spinning their respective party lines.  One of the first thing I noticed was that Obama made it clear he was coming in with gloves on, ready for the Chicago thuggery that is his style when feeling threatened...and those poll numbers certainly have Obama's campaign running scared.

Mitt Romney tonight countered with a calm and serene air, totally in charge of his personal political philosophy.  He looked Presidential and far above the pettiness and demagoguery that Obama personified.  And Romney won during two critical points; his reminder to Americans of when Obama stood in the halls of the Egyptian Parliament and telling Muslims that they were special and Americans were not exceptional.  Romney derided Obama's "apology tour" and pointed out that the tour did nothing more than showing the Muslim world that we were weak apologists.  This gave Iran the notion that it was perfectly okay to advance their nuclear program.

The second "conversation changer" was Romney's reminder of our massive and growing trillion dollar plus debt to China which hinders our ability to bring China to task for copyright piracy and currency manipulation.

The Obama campaign, as they did during the last debate, are already declaring victory over a "bon mot" about bayonets.  This seems to be the Obama campaign's fatal flaw; they seem to believe that a few "gotcha" comments represent a winning agenda.  As we have seen from the last Presidential debate, as well as the Vice Presidential debate, Americans are not buying the sparkling repartee.  People are hurting far too much to any longer be enraptured by "golden tones and golden promises".  This was evidenced by the CNN polling after the debate; 80% said Obama attacked more, 46% said he won the debate, and yet more people said they'd vote for Romney after watching the debate.  Time will tell but the last two debates have done nothing.  Perhaps it's because we've heard Obama's pat speech 1,655 times?

Bayonets and Battleships; let's see how that plays out in Norfolk, Virginia.  And let's see if Obama's defense of his "apology tour" plays well in Ohio.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 3rd Debate; Any CBS Integrity Left?

When CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow returned to America after covering World War II, he and CBS Chief William Paley sat down and drew up plans for making the CBS News Bureau the finest in broadcast history.  They recruited the finest reporters on the planet, staffed their foreign news bureaus and said to hell with the costs.  Murrow further insisted that CBS news be an independent arm from the entertainment network and hold no allegiance to any political point of view, except the pursuit of truth.

For over a decade that news charter remained intact.  And during that time the independence from the corporate bottom line allowed Murrow and company to reveal the awful truth about Joseph McCarthey.  It sent reporters into the streets of Birmingham to pry open the infested nests of Ku Klux Klanners.  It illuminated the painful plight of West Virginia coal miners and Mexican field workers in California.

Then, James Aubrey took over the running of the entire CBS network in the 1960's and began to look at the CBS News Bureau from a profit standpoint and deemed the corporate bottom line more important that a costly and independent news bureau.  Murrow died, but even then we had Walter Cronkite to tell us "and that's the way it is"...and so often it was.  Then Cronkite retired and the prideful, tempestuous and ambitious Dan Rather began leading the charge...and CBS integrity eroded even further.

One of the "old boys" is still left at CBS news.  Bob Schieffer is 75 years old now, got his big start covering the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and has worked his way up to "sage" status at CBS.  Just a couple of years ago he was called upon to do the CBS Evening News after Katie Couric screwed it up so awfully.

Now, Bob, with so little left to prove, will be moderating the 3rd and final Presidential debate of this 2012 election season.  Anyone who knows Bob knows that he's an old style Kennedy-Johnson Democrat, so we know where his political loyalties lie.   But I'm hoping old Bob can channel a little Edward R. Murrow this evening;  I'm hoping he will hold Obama's feet to the fire and demand an explanation for the Libya cover-up.  I'm hoping Bob can summon the kind of courage "Uncle Walter" had when he reported the corruption and cover-ups of the Vietnam war.  I'm hoping that Bob will not settle for "well, we're investigating this..we're looking into this" from Obama.  I want Obama to explain why the White House and State Department both stonewalled the American people, why they tried to blame a terrorist act on an inconsequential anti-muslim film, and why the pleas from our diplomats for more security were met with apathy and negligence.

And finally, though I know it's too much to ask, I'd like to hear old Bob ask Obama why he thinks America is no more special than other nations on the planet, how Obama can so easily dismiss the American glory of saving Europe twice in the last century, how we selflessly re-built an Aggressor Japan at our own expense, post war...and how we spent fully ten percent of our entire GDP for five years in re-building a war tattered Europe following World War II.  Most of us who've studied our history know that's pretty damn special...the unprecedented generosity of America is something pretty damned special.

Good luck Bob....may Murrow be your muse in moderating this debate.  May you summon the spirit of what was once the finest news bureau that ever existed.   And may we finally get Obama to actually answer one damned question.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Obamanation" vs "Romnesia"

President Obama himself said four years ago that, if you had a poor record to run on, you talk about the "small things".  Indeed, this was one of the times he was right.  For he is surely trying not to run on his record these days.  Instead, in the current world of "140 word" diatribes, Obama has resorted to name calling in lieu of actually discussing our nation's problems...problems that he has been incapable of solving.

So, of late, someone on Obama's campaign staff came up with the term "Romnesia" to attack his opponent.  The strategy is not unlike that of little boys on the school playground.  Just as Obama's terming "not optimal" the death of four of our diplomatic staff in Libya shows how disengaged he is from American life, so too is his strategy of calling up cute little name calling, instead of seriously addressing the extreme pain of 23 million Americans and the ever increasing Obama Food Stamp Army.

Obama's name calling strategy was designed to avert the voter's attention away from America's real problems, most of them made intensely worse by Obama's own policies.  Having trained in the corrupt political streets of Chicago, one can only anticipate Obama's descent even deeper into the dirty politics of the desperate.

I don't think it's going to work.  With the exception of Obama's 30 percent of the extreme liberal contingent of followers, and of course his blind Black following, most Americans see Obama's strategy as juvenile and mean spirited.

It is indeed ironic that the term dreamed up by Americans themselves is probably more fitting to describe a political candidate...and that term is "Obamanation", for this President's performance has been abominable indeed!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Some Repubs Foul The Gene Pool

As a conservative Independent I find the large majority of liberals to be nutty as a fruitcake.  Their political philosophy is so lacking in common sense that I sometimes wonder how they came to their opinions.  It certainly wasn't using rational thought.

Conversely, I find conservative thought more rational, better thought out, and far more applicable to the issues we face in real life.

Then we have folks like Congressman Joe Walsh from Illinois and Senate Candidate Aiken from Missouri flapping their gums and saying that abortion is never, ever justified.  Congressman Walsh was the latest as he said recently that no medical condition ever justifies aborting a child.  None.  My guess is that about 98% of America's doctors, both Democrat and Republican, would disagree with that diagnosis.

But here's the real problem.  When Akin and Walsh speak with such wild-eyed idiocy it damages all Republicans, even those who believe that abortion in the case of rape or incest or the health of the mother are justifications for aborting a fetus.  In these times the far left will jump on anything they can grapple with to attack Republicans and divert attention away from a woeful record of political leadership.  They take the idiotic sayings of Akin and Walsh and paint the whole party with the same brush.

Ironically, when Akin and Walsh mouth these blatherings they actually promote more abortion by diverting attention, and the associated criticism, of welfare druggies who are known to abort as many as five babies in as many years.  While moderate women are so grossly insulted by far right wing pro-lifers, their attention is diverted sufficiently that  the abortion clinics can plow on with the deadly practice of murder with little criticism.

Will this hurt the election chances of other Republicans?  You damn right it will.  It's one thing to say you're against abortion but it's quite another to say that you'll not tolerate it to save the life of a mother, or to prevent a 13 year old from bearing Uncle Sammy's child!  I've written often of the extremists on both sides of the political spectrum who do severe damage to the reputation of their respective political parties.  There is no better case than the issue of abortion.

So, if Mitt Romney were to lose the Presidency by being looped in with the mad hatters there will be pain and suffering among conservatives for a long, long time.  And, sadly, they will have insured the election of a Socialist who believes if a woman wants to abort five or ten times, well, that's just fine with him.

Dems Think Women Are Stupid

Mitt Romney is never going to be as smooth an orator as The Anointed One.  He is not nearly as articulate.   So, when Mitt Romney tried to illustrate his immense respect for the abilities of women by recounting how he achieved a majority of women on his Governor's staff,  he related that, after demanding more women candidates, he was given "binders full of women".  Yes, Governor Romney should have said, aided by women's groups, he was supplied with more resumes for women for his staff.

Well, desperate to find some faux pas, the liberals and the liberal media jumped all over Romney's statement.  Even now I can't figure out how they could take such a minute piece of dialog and turn that into some "mission statement" that Romney is "anti-women".  Will that liberal strategy work?  I doubt it...and I doubt it for the same reason that the liberal effort to portray abortion and birth control as the American woman's "key issue" in deciding who the next President is going to be.

Liberals are trying to do to American women what they have done to Blacks....turn them into victims who are just incapable of competing in the American work force.  Democrats think that if they can somehow raise the spectre of gender warfare, as they have done with class and race warfare, that somehow they might succeed in consolidating their power.  They think that American women, like uneducated Blacks, can be manipulated into buying the phony war on women.

Again, I don't think it will work.  First of all, I've said it before and I'll say it again:  given my choice I would vote for a woman for President in a New York minute!  Women are smart, less prone to testosterone-fueled decision making, and are far more logical and practical when making essential decisions.  And, having dealt with the fumbling awkwardness of an inarticulate husband, women are more than capable of sifting through what men say and what they mean.

So, these smart American women sit at their kitchen table and go through their bills, look at the family budget, decide what's affordable this month and what's not, and quickly make the hard decisions on the family budget.   And while sitting at that kitchen table they see that their utility bills have gone up in the last four years, as has their gas and food bills.  They fret about the increasing costs of a college education for their kids and worry about the solidity of the job prospects for themselves and their husband.  And, in doing so, they know damn well life under Obama has been grim indeed.

And guess what libs?  Women can read too!  They know that action speaks louder than words, so that they can readily understand that Romney hired a wealth of wise women to his cabinet and paid them well!  And they also know that someone culled through Obama's White House staff directory and found that women on Obama's staff are paid 20% less than their male counterparts!

So, I'm not buying what the liberals and the liberal media are trying to sell.  I believe most American women are supremely practical, immensely intelligent, and won't be voting for President based on who  can coo the most comforting political pap.  As usual, the liberals will fail because, like the elites they think they are, they fail to underestimate the intelligence of the American woman.

A final note; isn't it ironic that, when someone had to step up and take responsibility for the Libyan fiasco, it was a woman.  And our President went around this week saying the four deaths from our diplomatic staff were not "optimal"...and not one main stream media said a word about that.

Friday, October 19, 2012

"A Tale of Two Senators"

Arlen Specter, long time Senator from Pennsylvania, died this week.  In this same week we learned that former Senator and 1972 Presidential Candidate George McGovern has entered hospice care and is in his last days.

I couldn't help but contrast the lives, and life choices these two men made for themselves.  While Arlen Specter became addicted to the pomp and circumstance, and the lush life style of the U.S. Senate, and abandoned his core principles and even changed political parties to ride the wind of change, just to stay a Senator, George McGovern walked away from the political arena and spent the rest of his life "living among us".  He and his wife opened a bed and breakfast inn, only to see it fail.  Returning to public service, McGovern was named Ambassador to the United Nations for Food and Agriculture, an interest dear to his heart.  He wrote of seeing Europeans starving during his service in World War II and it affected him greatly.  He served under two Presidents in trying to reduce world hunger.

I wrote in an earlier blog of casting my first vote for President for George McGovern in 1972.  Having just returned from my third tour in Vietnam, and seeing the corruption of Vietnam's leaders, I was convinced that McGovern was right to oppose our continued involvement in Vietnam.  Also, I just did not like Richard Nixon and voted for McGovern, a man with a superior character.  Among my military comrades, I'm sure I was in the minority supporting George McGovern.  Many called him a coward.  I knew better.  George McGovern was a highly decorated bomber pilot during WWII and proved heroic in his service to our nation.

As I grew older, and as I began to try and support my family, I became chapped at supporting a growing victim class, seeing a good portion of my salary going to government programs corrupted by greed and apathy.  There is nothing like paying taxes to convert a liberal into conservatism.  So it was with me.

But I never stopped admiring a man who showed the character and courage to stand up and oppose a war that still had majority support.  Three short years later the American people would come around to McGovern's position, and we would flee Vietnam with our tails tucked between our legs, thanks to politicians and at no fault of our valiant military.   Character; George McGovern had plenty of that to spare.

So, while I offer condolences to Arlen Specter's family, and while I sympathize with anyone who has had to battle cancer for eight years, I can find little respect for a man who chose the path of least resistance just to maintain a cushy seat in the halls of the U.S. Senate.  Arlen Specter, making one last desperate grab for his cushy Senate seat by switching from Republican to Democrat, showed what the man was made of.  When America needed conservatives to right the ship, to stop Obama's wild spending spree, Specter opted to take what he perceived as an easier path.  And voters saw through his lust and turned him out of office.

George McGovern chose to face the headwinds of majority opposition because he believed he was right.  He followed his conscience and his only failing, in his opposition to a corrupt war,  was being way ahead of where other Americans were at a moment in time, and he took as much flak for that than he did in the cockpit of that WWII bomber.  That's what leaders are supposed to do, aren't they?

I could never accept George McGovern's liberalism.  He was far too hopeful that government can provide solutions without becoming corrupt.  But I will always admire the man's character and his steadfast belief and commitment to his principles.  Most admirable was that he never compromised these core beliefs just for the expediency of preserving a seat in the halls of the Senate.

Rest in Peace George.

Another Four Years Of Irreversible Damage

Two blogs for publication today; one from me and one from guest writer Robert A. Hall, Marine veteran, legislator and proud American.

Barack Obama And The Fundamental Transformation of America
As president, Barack Obama has cynically broken promise after promise, often enough that it's hard to believe that his cognitive functioning is so impaired that he ever thought he could keep most of them. He wouldn't, of course, be the only politician to make meaningless pledges to get elected.
Unfortunately, his October 28, 2005 promise to set about "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" is one he has kept. If he is reelected on November 6, 2012, I believe that the transformation from the free republic we have cherished will be irreversible and permanent. And that the country will then be hopelessly on the road to fiscal, social, and political collapse.
He will fundamentally transform America from a society where the majority of people live by the sweat of their brows to one where the majority live off the labors of a shrinking productive class.
He will fundamentally transform America from one where the American dream is a job, home, and family to one where the dream is food stamps, welfare, Obama-phones, and government dependency.
He will fundamentally transform America from a society that strives, however imperfectly, for a color-blind equality to one where race matters in everything from enforcement of voter protection laws, to college admissions, to hiring, to school grades and discipline.
He will fundamentally transform America from a nation that is a beacon for freedom and democracy to one that leads from behind in the world.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country that believes in entrepreneurial efforts and free markets to a controlled economy where central planners make economic decisions for you.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country that rewards success and hard work to one where those who disagree still believe they are entitled to a "fair share" of what those who do have earned.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country that believes in rugged individualism to a caricature of a European socialist dependency, where citizens all belong to interest groups ever demanding more largess from the government.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country where our grandkids have a brighter future to one where they will live in poverty and destitution under the yoke of unpayable debts to fund ever-larger vote-buying schemes from leftist interest groups.
He will fundamentally transform America from a land of plenty to one where the poor cannot drive, heat their homes, or feed their families as they are crushed by energy costs to please environmental interest groups and green crony contributors at photo-op places like Solyndra.
He will fundamentally transform America from a society that strives to eliminate class to one of four classes: wealthy elite liberals, government union bureaucrats, the growing dependent poor, and the shrinking pool of working, productive folk employed in the private sector who are expected to support the other three classes.
He will fundamentally transform America from a society that believes in and defends our culture and values to one where multiculturalism declares equal respect and value for cultures that hang gay people, mutilate the genitals of young girls, stone women for adultery, execute "witches," murder apostates, prohibit education of girls, riot violently against free speech if someone offends them, and murder female relatives over trivial affronts to the family's "honor."
He will fundamentally transform America from one where there exists a balance of power between the states and the federal government, and between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government, to one in which an all-powerful president rules through unaccountable czars and unchecked executive orders.
He will fundamentally transform America from one that believed in life to one where babies are routinely aborted because of their gender or disabilities.
He will fundamentally transform America into a poor imitation of Greece.
He will fundamentally transform America from a society that rewards success and effort to one where everyone gets a trophy for showing up. And if you don't show up, the community organizer will deliver it to your section-eight subsidized door.
He will fundamentally transform America from one where small town values predominate to one locked in the corrupt grip of the Chicago Way.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country which the honored function of the military is to protect the nation and our freedoms to one where the military is the Petri dish for social experimentation. If that costs the lives of troops, well, it's a small price to pay for the liberal elites to have their dreams, because their children don't serve.
He will fundamentally transform America from a powerful nation to one that has to acquiesce in the dominance of corrupt, state-corporatist China over our Asian allies, because their military is more powerful, their economy stronger, and they hold the debt from liberal vote buying in the US and can cut off credit if we stand up to them.
He will fundamentally transform America from a land that welcomes immigrants who want to join our culture, adopt our values, learn our language, and participate in the political, economic, and social life of the nation to one where illegal colonizers are allowed to live off our economy and taxpayers while imposing the failed, corrupt cultures they came from on our people and society.
He will fundamentally transform America from a nation that respects religious freedom to one where religious beliefs must give way to imposed bureaucratic values of secular, leftist elites.
He will fundamentally transform America from a country with a healthcare system where people of means worldwide come for treatment and where doctors and patients made healthcare decisions to one where bureaucrats manage your healthcare decisions and ration and delay care.
He will fundamentally transform America... actually, he already has. Now he wants to make it permanent.
Will you let him?
Robert A. Hall is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic.
Note:  Robert A. Hall is the author of the now famous "I'm Tired" essay that went viral numerous times.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

"The Chick Fil A Election"

Our liberal mainstream media is projecting a huge Obama victory come November 6th.  All the adoring folks at MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC are all telling you the election is over so Republicans need not even go to the polls; you can't possibly stop Obama from achieving a huge victory.  Before Americans have cast a single ballot the mainstream media has awarded Obama 303 electoral votes (270 needed to win the election).

I seem to recall another election that had the Democratic Presidential Incumbent with those same 303 electoral votes, and a huge 7 point lead in the Gallup polls just a week before the 1980 election.  His name was Jimmy Carter and all the pundits were predicting a huge win over a former movie cowboy named Ronald Reagan.

Come election day here's what the 1980 electoral map looked like on the morning after the election:

All that red up there were Reagan victories and the pitiful blue were Carter "consolation prizes", led by his home state of Georgia.  

You see, the problem Democrats always have is a blinding arrogance.  They believe that just wishing it so will make it happen.

I seem to recall a few rude awakenings in the last few years too!  When Obama and Pelosi and Reid rammed Obamacare down our collective throats the Tea Party erupted and came out in droves to voice their displeasure.  And, only a few months ago, the Democrats decided they could punish the Chick Fil A restaurants because their owner advocates for family values and opposes same sex marriage.  Democratic politicians from Los Angeles to New York to corrupt Chicago heavy handedly decided they would destroy the Chick Fil A franchises.  One problem, Americans responded to the attempt to censor free speech by responding in droves to buy chicken sandwiches.  They lined up for miles around ever Chick Fil A restaurant in the nation and said "this is America!"...freedom of speech is still alive today!   Liberals were stunned by the size of America's response to an effort to quash free speech...they then hemmed and hawed, backed away, and dropped the subject as quickly as possible!

On November 6th far more is at stake than a fried chicken franchise.  We will go to the polls to decide whether we want a United Republic of Socialist States or a United States of America.  They will decide if they wish to be free, or have the heavy hands of government in every aspect of their lives.

We'll have several of those questions answered on November 6th.  We'll also find out if liberals were too blinded by arrogance to see what's happening in the hinterlands of America or if they were right in assuming that a government check can buy a vote.

I'm hoping for a hundred fold Chick Fil A type response on election day as Americans go out and prove that the only poll numbers that count are those that come on November 6th.  I'm hoping that Democratic arrogance has once more done them in!

Either way, I'll cast my vote, then head out to Chick Fil A for a nice American chicken sandwich.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Obama-Romney Debate

Well, the debate just ended.  I have no idea how the rest of America rates this one.  Personally, because I was seeking substance, I believe Mitt Romney won this debate going away.  While Romney fleshed out his 5-point plan by giving more specifics on his solutions, Obama offered more of the same.  For example, Romney advocated for expanding our capacity to generate clean coal, opening up the oil pipeline from Canada, advocating for alternative energy, but having those efforts coming from private enterprise in lieu of having the government invest in losers like Energy 1, Solyndra and other Obama campaign contributors.  This point worked against Obama as still another solar battery company went bankrupt on the morning of the debate.  Take one point away from Romney for not bringing that fact up in the debate.

Romney scored again when he pointed out that Obama had cancelled 14% of oil drilling contracts on federal lands and attributed that at least partly responsible for for America's $4.00 gas.  Romney landed another solid punch when Obama tried to take credit for increased oil production, only to be hammered by Romney by pointing out that the extra oil is being taken out of the ground on private land in North Dakota....and doing so despite Obama's EPA filing a criminal environmental suit because they killed a few birds!

To be honest, I heard nothing new from Obama.  Probably because his words were the same words he's been expressing in his 1,500 plus speeches he's made during his four years in office.  Obama offered absolute "0" on fixing Medicaid and Medicare or Social Security.

Perhaps Romney's hardest blow was when he pointed out that Obama was flying off for fundraisers while we were preparing to bring our dead Ambassador home.  This was preceded by Obama blaming this "act of terror" on a spontaneous protest and supposedly attributable to the anti-muslim video.  When Romney pointed out that Obama and company had stonewalled the truth for two weeks Obama got so angry he looked like the Black Militant that he is.  That was the point when the real face of Obama was evident to viewers....and it wasn't pretty.  Remarkably, Romney allowed Obama to go into a "clinch" and didn't nail him for the gross lies on the Libyan attack.

Finally, the only zinger I saw in this debate was when Romney pointed out to Obama that he too invests in Chinese stocks through his investment portfolio.  Obama could only grunt "well, I don't have as much money as you so I don't look at my mutual funds as often as you".

As was pointed out in CNN's reality checks, Obama's solution for reducing the debt, lowering our annual deficits and getting our spending in line was pure fiction.  I especially liked the CNN analyst's little "army men" showing how few "rich people" there are for Obama to tax..and how Obama's promise not to tax the middle class was an empty one.  The bottom line was this:  the only solution for getting out of this mess is to stop spending a trillion dollars more than we take in.

We'll just have to see what the Friday morning polls show.  The American people will judge who won this debate...and who wins on November 6th.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hope Obama Goes "Angry Black Man"

I just read that some of Obama's campaign strategists, for the next debate, are urging him to repeat the "angry candidate" portrayal that Mad Joe Biden displayed this past week.  God, I hope so.  While most of us know Joe Biden is a bit senile and very, very wacky, we are accustomed to his melodramatics, his brash rudeness and his arrogance brought on by spending his entire life as a pampered politician, so it wasn't a shock to us.

Conversely, except when Obama is addressing an all Black audience in "ebonics", he tries to come across as "reasonable".  Apparently, he still has half of America fooled into believing he's not the left wing Black radical who promotes race and class warfare, this despite his Trayvon Martin speech and his adulation of the Reverend "God Damn America" Wright (until it was unpopular to do so).  However, if he goes "Black Militant" on us, and allows us to see the "real Obama" I'll cheer and smile all evening.

This Kenyan chameleon, by turns, opts to speak in Harvard "lawyer-ese" or when addressing his Food Stamp and Welfare armies in urban Cleveland or Oakland or Baltimore, or the NAACP, speaks fluent race warfare ebonics.  Let's hope Obama shows his true character and unleashes his Chicago Thuggery and his Black and Socialist militancy on Tuesday night.

The moderator Tuesday night will be CNN's Candy Crowley.  I like her, and although I know her to be a liberal, she's never shown her political persuasion in any interview I've ever watched her do.  I posted on Candy's Facebook page and asked of her one thing; while I know she will ask for Obama's fix for the entitlement mess, I asked that she hold his feet to the fire and make him offer more than cooing words about how "everything will be all right".  If he says that, I want him to explain how that's going to happen without reform, since the Congressional Budget Office says Medicare goes broke in 2016 without reforms, while Social Security, already weakened by Obama's failure to enforce the payment of the payroll tax, won't last much longer than that.

As for taxes, I would love Mitt Romney to challenge Obama on his class warfare mantra, to wit; numerous economic studies have shown that if the feds taxed all millionaires and billionaires at 100 percent of their income it would only pay for 98 days of Obama's spending orgy.  I would then followup with this: "given that fact, Mr. President, how do you continue running a trillion dollar annual deficit without destroying America?

But, honestly, I'd surrender all of my challenges if Barack Hussein Obama just comes out and acts as rudely and angrily as his VP did last Thursday.  I'd easily settle for letting Americans see a glimpse of the angry Black militant that spoke in Harvard Square a few years ago.  Obama, then not running for elective office, was preaching socialism and White hate.  Please, Mr. President, just "be yourself" come Tuesday night; that'll be more than enough for me.