Category Archives: 2012 Election

Obama’s Arrogance On Display

It was much more than simply arrogance on display at today’s White House Press Conference. More lies and obfuscation and finger-pointing. More ducking responsibility for his own lack of leadership. Stunning, but not surprising.

Hard as he may try, and contrary to what he said, he does not have a mandate to increase the national debt and continue deficit spending year after year just because he was re-elected. The first time he was elected, he ran on decreasing the deficit by half by the end of his first term. It was $500 billion when he took over. The deficit isn’t $250 billion. It is 1.2 trillion, for four years in a row. The Republican majority House was also re-elected. And that’s where the spending is authorized. According to the Constitution. I know. He doesn’t like it, nor has he tried to protect and defend it. Remember, that is what he took an oath to do. And what he will do again next week. But that’s another story altogether. The people don’t want deficit spending. They want the debt to be paid down. Not added to.

At the presser, he said he cut the debt by $4 trillion dollars. Where? On Mars? He has added over a trillion dollars in deficit spending for each of the first four years of his administration. And, plans on adding another $4 trillion dollars over the next four years in his second term. Bringing the total national debt from the $10 trillion he inherited, to $16 trillion now, and to $20 trillion by the end of his second term. And he stands there with a straight face and chastises Republicans for being irresponsible for not wanting to pay our bills. And the press corp let him stand there and get away with it. Not one question challenging the truth and voracity of his claims.

On the contrary. He was irresponsible for not only maxing out the credit card, but for treating it like there is no maximum amount he can spend. He paints a picture of dire consequences if the U.S. doesn’t pay its bills. Like a child who misbehaves, he has to face the music. His actions have consequences. He is the one that overspent. Now, not only he, but all of us must pay the piper and face whatever dire consequences we have coming because we’re tearing up that credit card. Forget about raising the debt ceiling another dime. Deal with it. Only after that will this country be able to recover and get itself on the right track again.

He proved himself incapable of making the tough decisions needed to insure the sustainability of Medicare, Medicaid,  and Social Security. That is the epitome of irresponsibility. Instead, he demagogues Republicans for wanting to cut it. The hard truth is, those programs can’t be saved without cutting them somewhere and somehow. They no longer fit the demographics for which they were designed. Period. And they cost many times more than they were anticipated to be in the first place. Sooner or later, interest rates will return to ‘normal’ levels. And by the time that happens, the interest on our debt will be equal to or greater than our GDP. By any definition, that’s broke. That’s irresponsible.

Fact is, he is the irresponsible one. First by neglecting his duty to pass a budget and work by one for all of his first term. Having no budget to hold him back allowed him to run up the debt via CR’s (continuing resolutions) for every year of his administration. Paying off donors, unions, and bailing out his buddies created no jobs. It merely completed the quid pro quo. Wasting taxpayer dollars on one green energy bankruptcy after another. And enriching the bankruptcy lawyers in the process. It’s a win, win, lose. Green investors who are also donors and campaign bundlers win. The bankruptcy lawyers win for handling the bankruptcies with zero transparency. And the taxpayers lose all the way around.

One of the punch lines in this presser was his declaration that the government is part of the economy. As if that is a justification for the never-ending spending. He is right to the extent that the government is part of the economy. It is the overhead of the economy. It produces nothing. It only takes from the producers in taxes, and borrows and spends on growing the government even bigger. The cost of government used to be 18 percent of GDP. Then 20 percent under Bush 43. Now it is over 22 percent heading to 25 percent. The community organizer does not care that there isn’t enough money to sustain a government this big. Nor does he care that as government grows, the private sector gets smaller, along with our freedom and liberties.

That’s Obama’s vision of fundamental change in America. That’s what being irresponsible is. And there’s no way in hell he can embarrass me for not paying our bills by not raising the debt ceiling. It’s time for him to be spanked (figuratively of course), take the credit card away, and do what every other American has to do to survive within their means. Whatever happens is the result of his misbehavior. It won’t be the end of the world as we know it. It will mark the dawn of sanity in running the country.

Surprise! Taxes On Working People Go UP

Truth is, if you knew why you got a payroll tax break in the first place, then you should be ashamed of yourself for not wanting to pay more taxes now. Long story short, you’ve been had. Senior citizens have been had. The low-information voters have been had. And President Obama got re-elected.

And here’s why. Playing Politics On The Backs Of Senior Citizens

But the fun deception doesn’t stop there. The so-called fiscal cliff deal greased the palms of those one-percenters. It’s crony capitalism at its best. Check this, How do you like your smaller paycheck?

 

West Won’t Concede

I thought we got past the ‘every vote counts and count every vote’ thing in the 2000 election? Apparently not for Rep. Allen West (R-22).

A handful of overseas and military ballots remain outstanding, but under state law the decision for a recount is based on Saturday’s count.

In 2000, Democrat candidate Al Gore’s lawyers were in the Court House downtown, trying to prevent military absentee ballots from being counted. Then Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-1) was there to represent the military voters.

How ironic that twelve years later it’s back to court for our absentee military voters and a military veteran. It certainly puts a new twist to ‘Veterans Day’ doesn’t it?

Link: Fla. vote beyond recount range; West won’t concede

America Votes ‘Present’

The re-election of President Obama says a couple of things about the electorate, and sets a new template for political campaigns.

The voters chose to ignore the worst economy since the great depression and, incredibly, still blame Bush for it. They chose to ignore the largest debt of any country in history. They chose to ignore increasing government control of business and industry, private enterprise. And they chose to ignore the increasing intervention into the private lives of the citizenry. All of which must have our founding fathers turning over in their grave. And, all of which was on the Republican platform to fix.

Yesterday was the time for choosing. And we chose to vote ‘present.’ Same President, same Senate, same House.

Why? Simply because fixing the problem necessarily means ‘taking away’ something from someone. It means tightening our belts as a country and not spending more than we make. Neither President Obama nor his party will have any of that. They have become, as Rush Limbaugh characterized it today, ‘Santa Claus.’ Santa Claus to voting blocks that Obama and his advisers spent the last four years cultivating. Voting blocks of recipients of government money that comes from taxpayers and China.

Republicans have a HUGE up-hill battle to get people to understand that their policies are geared toward helping people help themselves move up and out of poverty, instead of depending on the government to be their caretaker, and keeping them in poverty. Encouraging personal responsibility is so easily demagogued as Republicans hating the poor (or any other segment of the population they find). And Democrats never miss the opportunity to do just that.

That battle was lost yesterday.

The winning campaign strategy for the President was to attack his opponent on a personal basis, not policy basis. It is how Obama won all his political campaigns. Painting Romney as an evil rich guy that doesn’t care about them. It never got down to the policy level, or as I call it, “the high road.” And telling flat-out lies about his opponent doesn’t matter. All from a guy who preaches civility, and does the opposite. Credit the community-organizer-turned-president for setting a new precedent in American politics.

Democratics Getting Their Feelings Hurt

Howard Kurtz, writing in The Daily Beast, is appealing to Mitt Romney to show some compassion for members of the “Democratic Party.”

Romney also noted that in Massachusetts, “with a Democrat legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus.” (Memo to Mitt: its members prefer that it be called the Democratic Party.)
{emphasis added}

As the ‘church lady’ would say, “Isn’t that special?” No problem Howard. From now on, the term to describe Democrats, as members of the Democratic Party, shall be Democratics. It goes something like this. Republicans are of the Republican Party, and Democratics are of the Democratic Party.

Obviously, Mr. Kurtz must not see anything awry with democratics saying that republicans want to poison the water and air, kill senior citizens, and starve children. As if republicans breath different air and drink different water, and use different schools, hospitals and doctors.

So if calling members of the Democratic Party democratics has him all torqued up, then he and democratics  should grow some thicker skin.

Always quick to sweat the small stuff and ignore $16 trillion in debt. And if re-elected, $20 trillion by the end of a second term. Then there’s the record high unemployment, socialized medicine in the name of Obamacare, wasteful spending propping up union pensions and paying back campaign contributors. Not to mention selectively enforcing and not enforcing laws from immigration to bankruptcy.

Nothing personal Howard, but republicans don’t ‘prefer’ to accept that.

Tuesday’s Election Day Anniversary

Next Tuesday, election day, is the 28th anniversary of the re-election of Ronald Reagan. He believed in the American people, not government for government’s sake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsa4uLmTw0M

This Reagan quote lives true today, “Government is not the answer to our problems. Government is the problem.”

On Tuesday, 28 years later, we have the same choice. And the Romney/Ryan ticket have the solution to the nation’s problems.

Pensacola News Journal Endorses Romney

Considering that our local newspaper, the Pensacola News Journal, endorsed Barack Obama in ’08, their endorsement of Mitt Romney today was a surprise. Whether it is a sign of buyers remorse or their own economic situation, the basis for their endorsement is the economy, and the likelihood that Romney can turn things around for the better.

Obama failed to adequately address the rising national debt that will cripple future generations. He has not pushed the approval submitted two years ago by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also known as the Simpson-Bowles plan, that called for higher taxes to bring the debt under control. Congress also has failed to take the debt seriously, instead passing the buck, or in this case, $16 trillion of them.

Clearly, President Obama is disconnected from reality with this statement.

If the economy and our economic situation in NW Florida is as important to them as they say, the Romney endorsement seems to be inconsistent with their ‘NO’ recommendation for all of Florida’s 11 amendments. Early voting started yesterday in Florida. But don’t hold your breath waiting to see them reverse themselves on those too.

Links: WE RECOMMEND: Mitt Romney for presidentVote ‘No’ on amendments

Benghazi, Obama’s ‘Disqualifier’

Now the parents of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty know they were lied to.

Now, from the newly leaked emails, not from the President in the Oval Office, Charles Woods, father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, breaks the family’s silence.

Obama’s campaign goal (like all of his campaigns) has been to disqualify his opponent. In this case, Mitt Romney. And that hasn’t been going well lately as Romney seems to be picking up those treasured ‘undecideds’ and Independents.

The way President Obama has handled the terrorist attack in Benghazi disqualifies him to be Commander-in-Chief for another term. Leaking sealed divorce records are not required. Producing a birth certificate, school records, or passport records are not required.

Just from what we now know, from the weeks of the coverup, and not lifting a finger to help them, and telling CIA operatives who could help not to, President Obama has done to himself what he’s been trying to do to Mitt Romney.

Link: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

Libya, A Distraction to Obama And Biden

Today’s White House press briefing confirms why Biden said in the debate last night, that the Consulate in Benghazi did not request additional (from practically nothing) security. Neither he nor Barack were interested enough or involved enough to find out.

When asked when, and whether, President Obama was updated in the PDB’s about the request for more security and why, as was revealed the day before in congressional testimony, Jay Carney could not answer in the affirmative. That’s how cavalier these people are about the war on terror.

Now Carney is defending Biden’s ignorance by saying that although the ‘administration’ was advised of the request for more security at the Consulate, that Biden and the President were not told. (Nor did they want to know. They’re liberals first.) Who would have thought that the ‘administration’ did not include the Commander-in-Chief and his number 2? They don’t talk to their Secretary of State? The Secretary of State doesn’t talk to her boss?

Carney’s statement . . .

MR. CARNEY: The Vice President was speaking about himself, and the President and the White House. He was not referring to the administration, clearly, since there was a public hearing for four and a half hours where it was discussed openly by individuals working at the State Department requests that were made. Obviously, he was referring to — he wasn’t talking about the administration writ large. He was speaking about himself, and the President and the White House. {emphasis added}

Obama and Clinton doing the Andrews AFB funeral show for Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty.

Sean Smith’s mother is still waiting for answers from Joe Biden about her son’s death. Now, Joe Biden just told Mrs. Smith that not only were they not interested enough to be personally informed on the terrorist attack that killed her son and three others, but that their promises and condolences given her by them, while at her son’s casket, was what an uncaring Commander-in-Chief and number 2 look like. Uncaring for her son, and uncaring for her.

It is apparently too much to expect President Obama to have a sit-down ‘address to the nation,’ from the Oval office. The Empty Oval Office. It’s been over a month and still nothing  from the President (except the UN and morning TV) that resembles the truth about Libya up to and including the 10/16/12 debate. By contrast, his predecessor would have addressed the American people on the day of or the day after the attack. And do it from the Oval Office. Only without the choreographed story line.

This is Sean Smith’s mother, Pat, interviewed by Jeanine Pirro 10/14/12. Nothing has changed. She’s still waiting.

On a personal level, they’re disgraceful. On a national level, they’re dangerous.

Link: Sean Smith’s Mother Being Lied To Too!  |  Why Benghazi-Gate?  |  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/12/2012