Susan Rice, Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, appeared on several of the Sunday morning news shows and mislead the American people by claiming the vicious attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was unplanned and provoked only by an anti-Islam video. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Libya’s head of state, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, president of Libya’s | Read More »
President Obama continues to tweet inappropriate, tone deaf and politically incorrect tweets at politically embarrassing moments. Friday, as Obama was about to participate in a solemn transfer of remains ceremony for the victims of the vicious attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Obama Tweeted: “@BarackObama Winter is coming, but these sweatshirts are perfect for fall: OFA.BO/rj5Tns” The ill-advised tweet was sent at 2:20 p.m. | Read More »
Like many Americans I spend time on September 11 contemplating the terror attacks. This year my contemplation didn’t end on the 11th. I have spent the entire week watching as riotous Muslim mobs, first in Egypt, then Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and Sudan attack U.S. embassies espousing hate for American values and belief. It got much worse. The hateful Muslim mobs multiplied throughout the Muslim world, | Read More »
You are familiar with the Tax Foundation’s “Tax Freedom Day” — the date by which the average American has earned enough to pay his taxes for the year. This year Tax Freedom Day finally arrived on April 17th. To borrow a phrase from President Obama, let me be clear, on average Americans, must use every penny they earned from January 1st until April 17th to pay their taxes for the year.
One of my favorite economists, Professor Antony Davies, and his colleague, James R. Harrigan, suggest we also celebrate what they call “Deficit Day” to focus Americans’ attention on the on fact that we are headed to bankruptcy. They explain it all in an excellent article they published at Real Clear Markets.
Just when you think that MSNBC can’t be any more in the tank for Obama’s reelection campaign, they managed this week to run the ball even further down the field. MSNBC, and their Comcast overlords, give loads of money to the Obama campaign, their hosts are all Obama defenders — so much so that they may as well slap the Obama 2012 logo on their TV chryon and call it a day.
MSNBC was treated like a celebrity in Charlotte. Apparently hundreds of convention-goers waited in rain and in lines to see MSNBC programs, and MSNBC swag items were among the hottest things to buy. Liberals are star struck with the network, and for good reason. MSNBC has repeatedly spun the Obama line in good times and in bad — especially in bad during this campaign. This isn’t a surprise, because money talks, and according to a recent report from ABC, employees from Comcast (MSNBC’s parent company) “have contributed more money to President Obama’s reelection bid than employees from any other organization.”
David Axelrod and the Obama campaign have some explaing to do. The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle reports that emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempted to intimidate the polling firm when its poll results found Mitt Romney leading President Obama. According to Boyle, after Gallup declined to change its polling methodology, Obama’s Department of Justice hit | Read More »
In another blow to the so-called fact-checking propaganda wing of the Democrat Party, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said yesterday that the Obama regime must give Congress the chance to block President Obama’s scheme that lets states change, some say “gut,” the Clinton-era welfare to work rules Obama long opposed:
“In July, the Obama administration offered states more latitude in how they can run cash-assistance programs that replaced the welfare system after the 1996 overhaul passed by Congress and signed in to law by President Bill Clinton. … ‘It must be submitted to Congress and the comptroller general before taking effect,’ wrote Lynn H. Gibson, GAO’s general counsel, in a letter to the lawmakers on Tuesday.”
That is such a foreign concept. To me Saying you belong to the government is like saying you are a subject of some monarch, or worse enslaved.
You can’t say it any better than Mitt Romney did:
“We don’t belong to government, the government belongs to us.”
It is not surprising to me that the Obama campaign is already trying to distance itself from the ill-conceived tag line by claiming it was neither an OFA nor a DNC video.
What is surprising is that Democrats actually do believe we all belong to the government. Watch the following video put together by the good folks at Revealing Politics after Caleb Bonham and Kelly Maher interviewed convention-goers about the we belong to the government tag line.
Today, the national debt is $16,015,769,788,215.80 (as of 8/31/12 — US Department of the Treasury, TreasuryDirect.gov, accessed 9/4/12). It was $10,626,877,048,913.08 when Obama became president. That is an increase of more than a five and one-half trillion dollars (50 percent) during in the forty-two months of the Obama presidency.
In honor of this momentous occasion, the Republican National Committee in conjunction with Romney for President released a new video titled, “$16 Trillion.”
The Congress doesn’t cut spending and balance the budget because they can’t. Not even if they remove every department and employee including the military.
So says Hal Mason in the shocking accompanying video titled, “United States Budget Dilemma.”
President Obama, in his proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, would spend $3.8 trillion. But the federal government will only collect $2.5 trillion in taxes, resulting in a deficit of $1.3 trillion. That $1.3 trillion is an amount larger than Congress appropriates to operate the federal budget.
The problem is easily stated; spending on mandatory programs and interest is greater than taxes collected. According to Mason, in order to balance the budget, Congress would have to raise taxes 50 percent or eliminate the federal government.
President Obama finally arrived in Louisiana to inspect the damage done by Hurricane Isaac six days after the storm made landfall and three days after Mitt Romney inspected hurricane damage with Governor Bobby Jindal.
Romney got there three days earlier because he cared enough to skip a campaign rally in Virginia in order to inspect the damage done by Isaac. If Romney had not made the extra effort to visit Louisiana, does anyone seriously think Obama would have bothered to show up at all.
In honor of Labor Day, and as Democrats gather for their national convention, Conservatives have declared today “National Empty Chair Day.”
Yes, it’s play on Clint Eastwood’s infamous speech to an empty chair representing an absent President Obama during the Republican National Convention. Conservatives are going after Obama’s record using the hashtag the hashtag #emptychairday.
As the delegates to the Democrat Convention gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, they are greeted with a discouraging headline in the Charlotte Observer, “As DNC begins, Romney Gains in N.C.” The headline is a reference to the new Elon University/Charlotte Observer Poll shows the GOP presidential candidate leading President Barack Obama 47 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in North Carolina.The poll found the women vote almost evenly split on their support 45 percent for Obama 44 percent Romney. So much for the gender gap.
After accepting the Republican nomination with a terrific speech Thursday night, former Governor Mitt Romney is flying to the New Orleans area Friday to inspect storm damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.
Romney will meet with Gov. Bobby Jindal and first responders and thank them for their work and see areas impacted by the storm. Romney found it important enough to make such a visit that he is skipping a previously scheduled rally with his vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan in the battleground state of Virginia this afternoon.
The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Romney leads 47 to 46 percent among likely voters. Yes, that is well within the poll’s 4 percent margin of error, but like previous Post-ABC polls, this skewed poll greatly under sampled Republicans giving it a Democrat-leaning bias.
This poll’s sample was 31 percent Democrat, 22 percent Republican, and 39 percent Independent. We’ve been through this before. As mentioned in connection with a previous ABC News/Washington Post poll, based upon exit polling, the 2008 electorate was 39 percent Democrat, 32 percent Republican, and 29 percent Independent. In 2010, it was 35 percent Democrat, 35 percent Republican, and 29 percent Independent.