Friday, September 28, 2012
“The role of the media in the campaign, they’re an auxiliary of the Obama campaign, they ought to relocate to Chicago to save travel time. If you look at specific issues and how they’re covered, for example, in Charlotte, the removal of Jerusalem from the statement by the party versus the huge amount of coverage that Republicans were given over the abortion language. Or, for example, look at the way the media covered the ‘bump in the road’ comment which if Romney had made would have been a story for a week, versus how they covered the Romney statement when the Cairo Embassy issued a groveling statement about free speech and the video on the day of the first riot outside the U.S. embassy.
The cover up! Time line to follow Link here: !http://www.nationalreview.com/corner
Watch this video from Fox News Special Report it is very powerful.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hard to see a "red line" on this:
By KARL ROVEWhen George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney in a Sept. 14 "Good Morning America" interview what he's learned about President Obama as a debater, the former Massachusetts governor replied, "I think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate."
If Mr. Obama's debate performance mirrors his campaign, Mr. Romney's prediction will be dead on. To get a sense of how comprehensive the president's assault on the truth has been, consider some of his false claims in recent speeches and ads.
One Obama spot says, "To pay for huge, new tax breaks for millionaires like him, Romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class: $2,000 for a family with children."
That claim has been thoroughly discredited, including by PolitiFact Virginia and editorials in this newspaper. Mr. Romney, unlike the president, is committed to cutting taxes for everyone, including the middle class.
Another ad says, "As a corporate raider, [Mr. Romney] shipped jobs to China and Mexico." In response, the Washington Post editorialized, "On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue." As recently as Sept. 17, Mr. Obama claimed in Ohio that Mr. Romney's "experience has been owning companies that were called 'pioneers' in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like China." But that claim, too, is a fabricationThere is more. An Obama ad aimed at northern Virginia women intones, "Mitt Romney opposes requiring coverage for contraception." In fact, Mr. Romney opposes the president's unprecedented assault on religious liberties—in this case, the federal government forcing religious institutions (like church-sponsored hospitals, schools and charities) to provide insurance coverage for contraception in violation of their fundamental moral values and, incidentally, the First Amendment.
Candidates always have disagreements, arguing over the meaning of events or evidence. But Mr. Obama has taken ordinary political differences beyond anything we've seen. Every day, it seems, he attempts to disqualify his opponent through deliberate and undeniable falsehoods.
This is only one side of a two-sided coin. The president can't tell the truth about his own record either.
For example, Mr. Obama said at a Univision Town Hall on Sept. 20 that his biggest failure "is we haven't gotten comprehensive immigration reform done." The president then did what is second nature to him: He pinned the blame on Republicans. The problem with this excuse is that the Democrats controlled Congress by huge margins in the first two years of his presidency—and Mr. Obama never introduced an immigration bill or even provided the framework for one.
In the same interview, Mr. Obama claimed that his Justice Department's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning program was "begun under the previous administration." This time it was ABC's Jake Tapper correcting the record, pointing out, "it was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency."
The most troubling recent example of Mr. Obama's serial dishonesty is his administration's effort to deny that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist assault, as if the truth would somehow tarnish Mr. Obama's foreign-policy credentials.
Voters expect politicians to stretch the truth. But when the offender is as persistent with mistruths, half-truths and no-truths as Mr. Obama is, voters expect the other candidate to blow the whistle. They want their leaders to show toughness and be competitive. Which brings us back to the coming Oct. 3 debate, to be followed by two others on Oct. 16 and 22.
During these widely watched events, Mr. Romney must call out the president. That is not so easy: Mr. Romney can't call Mr. Obama a liar; that's too harsh a word that would backfire. Mr. Romney must instead set the record straight in a presidential tone—firm, respectful, but not deferential. And a dash of humor is worth its weight in gold.
While Mr. Romney must point out the president's misrepresentations, he can't take on the role of fact-checker-in-chief. He should deal comprehensively with several of Mr. Obama's untruths and, having done so, dismiss the rest as more of the same.
By carefully calling into question the president's veracity, Mr. Romney will have the opportunity to provide context: Mr. Obama doesn't shoot straight because he can't defend his record and has no agenda for the future except the status quo, stay the course.
What exactly about the past four years do Americans like? And why would they want four more years like them? Mr. Obama knows how most Americans would answer these questions, which is why he is being so fast and loose with the truth. Mr. Romney's job is to shine a light on this for voters.
Mr. Rove, a former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, is a co-founder of the political action committee American Crossroads.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Now, she just needs to get get her boss, the President of the United States, to admit that four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya, were killed by Al Qaeda terrorist and not a bad video movie!
Four Americans were killed and the President lied!
First off, a little about Jay Cost. As a Republican/Conservative political junkie, if Jay didn't exist I would have to invent him. A short biography from Amazon:
Now his comments on recent polls in the Presidential Campaign:Jay Cost has been a top political analyst for nearly a decade. He currently writes MORNING JAY for The Weekly Standard. He got his start with his simple, no-frills "Horse Race Blog" in September, 2004 because he was sick and tired of the inane media coverage of the Bush-Kerry contest. With his data-driven approach to the election, he was consistently ahead of the curve, and by the end of the campaign season his blog was drawing thousands of readers a day.
In 2005 he began working for the premier political website RealClearPolitics, where his audience reached into the hundreds of thousands. It was there that he again was ahead of the curve covering the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, predicting earlier than anybody else that Obama would be a real challenge to Clinton, then later sensing accurately that Clinton was down but not out. Today, he writes a twice-weekly column for the top conservative opinion journal The Weekly Standard.
Jay received a B.A. with High Distinction in Government from the University of Virginia, and later an M.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, where he is currently working towards his Ph.D. His approach to politics is an unusual blend of scholarly grounding, statistical know-how, and good old common sense.
I see two ways the polls are tilted in favor of the president.
First, many of the polls are guessing that Democrats are set to turn out at levels that match or sometimes exceed 2008........
Second major point: There is a subtler dimension to this Democratic polling advantage........It has to do with how tightly the two sides have control over their own coalitions........ As we can see, Obama has tighter control over his base at the moment.(In current polls) Now, the difference may seem insubstantial, but I assure you it is not. After all, this is a race that will see the two sides separated at most by 5 points, so this basically gives the president a one-point boost over Romney, simply by virtue of having a more unified base.But is this historically accurate? Not really. In fact, over the last forty years, Republican candidates have consistently had tighter control over their base than their Democratic counterparts. ......
But I suspect that when the Democratic enthusiasm bump from the DNC finally settles, we are going to see the two parties sort themselves roughly in line with what they have done through history – meaning a slight edge for the Republicans, not the Democrats. That is also going to shrink Obama’s margin.
Final thought: As I mentioned earlier, a big “tell” here is that Obama cannot build any kind of lead among independent voters. That suggests to me that his advantage is built entirely on Democratic enthusiasm, which right now is above its historical trends and clearly on a post-DNC bump. Nobody in the postwar era has won the presidency by carrying less than 49 percent of independents, and Obama is quite a ways below that mark, even if some polls show him at or above 50 percent nationwide and in the key swing states.
Jay has many examples and statistic to back up the points he makes above, so read the entire article for a short course in Political Science: Polls 101:
Monday, September 24, 2012
"Don't look now, but Islam is becoming the MSM's official religion of America."
"There is just a feeling in the air, a look in the sky at dusk, a look on people's faces. Fear is everywhere. Mr. Obama cannot lose this election unless enough people believe it's within their power to stop the ticking of the clock, and I do not feel that groundswell. Not at all. When the American media turns its back on our own religions of tolerance and adores a religion of intolerance, times are upside down. The MSM says it's all fine, trust The Prince of Grant Park, Chicago. But I have always preferred the admonition, "Put not your trust in princes." Something is wrong."
Friday, September 21, 2012
1. We find out he lied to the American People when he claimed our Ambassador was killed because of a movie when in fact he was killed by a planned terrorist attack on 9/11.
2. His Middle East policy is in shambles as many of the people there still hate the United States and radical Islam is taking over !
3. Obama would rather appear on David Letterman than meet with the leader of our one friend in the Middle East, Israel.
4. Obama tells David Letterman he doesn't know what the U.S. debt was when he took office.
5. In an interview he tells the American People he can't fix Washington from inside but nevertheless deserves a second term.
6. With thousands of Americans unemployed and a mounting debt he tells an interviewer that his number one priority is immigration.
7. His convention "bounce" disappears from the respected Gallup poll.
Gallup reports Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
DO NOT READ FURTHER If YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE A GRAPHIC PHOTO THAT WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE L.A. TIMES
For days since the killings the Obama Administration has told the American people the reason for the killing was a video movie that made fun of the Prophet Mohamed
For example United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice was all over the Sunday talk shows saying:
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,”
"In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,”
As Victor Davis Hanson, a historian at the Hoover Institution writes:
Embarrassed White House press secretary Jay Carney and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice insisted that these assaults were just reactions to an insensitive video that disparaged Islam and was circulating on the Internet. As embassies burned, we were assured that there was no animosity directed at America in general, or at this administration and its foreign policy in particular.http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/327849
That is hogwash. The weeks-old video was a mere pretext, in the manner of the Danish cartoons that Islamists used to stir up mobs in their war against the West. The street rioting was long ago synchronized across the Middle East to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Apparently, the administration was left stunned and without a clue about the latest Middle East madness.
As a candidate and as president, Obama assumed that his own multicultural politics, his familiarity with Islam, his novel transracial personal story, and his repudiation of George W. Bush would all combine to win over the Middle East. Supposedly, Middle Eastern dislike of America had little to do with longstanding existential differences that did not start with Bush and won’t end with Obama.
Obama’s al Arabiya interview, Cairo speech, and loud reset diplomacy sent mixed messages. He gave the impression that Middle East anger was largely either America’s fault or due to misunderstandings that the sensitive Obama alone could mitigate — as he distanced himself from the supposed pathologies of prior American policy in the region.
That myth-making is now discredited. But it still makes it hard for the administration to admit that hatred in Egypt is deep-seated and irrational — and has very little to do with a silly video. Those in the Arab street hate the West and America because they are told daily that our supposed godlessness and decadence should not make us so rich and powerful — especially when such pious believers as themselves are so poor and impotent.But rather than addressing the real causes of their present misery — tribalism, misogyny, statism, corruption, authoritarianism, fundamentalism, and religious intolerance — amid rich natural resources, Islamists scapegoat. Sometimes they fume at American support for Israel, at other times at an obscure video, cartoon, or rumor of a torched Koran.
We only feed these adolescent tantrums when America wrongly apologizes for the occasional insensitivity of a few of our citizens, who enjoy free speech under the U.S. Constitution.
What particularly outrages me is the fact the Obama Administration has been misleading the American people and covers for their incompetence by shifting the blame to an American citizen who made an insensitive video
Now CNN is reporting:
Sources tracking militant Islamist groups in the region said that a pro-al Qaeda group was the chief suspect and that the attack appeared to have been planned. The attackers used the protest as a diversion, the sources said.
If the Obama Administration would mislead us on this what else are they misleading us on. I am mad, very mad, at their incompetence and dishonesty. Four good Americans died and more will die before this is all over. President Obama has time for David Letterman but not time for his daily intelligence briefings and to meet with our one strong ally in the Middle East, the leader of Israel, Prime Minister Netanyaho! While we spend our time "fiddling" on a supposed gaffs by Mitt Romney and Obama immerses himself in our pop culture , the Middle East burns, and Iran is building "The Bomb!"
Now we know what it was like to be in the Rome Empire during the fall part of the Rise and Fall!
Monday, September 17, 2012
The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte because they worship at the same altar and feed at the same trough. Two and a half centuries ago Edmund Burke said the reporters’ gallery in Parliament was an estate “more important far than” the other three put together. Today America’s Fourth Estate is not merely predisposed, as it has been for generations, to favor a particular political party: It is deeply engaged in the hero worship of a particular political leader. The closeness of mainstream journalists to President Obama has debauched their integrity. Some of them give the White House veto authority over their stories. Others look to be rewarded with plum jobs or stimulus-funded ads. This abasement before power presages a return to a time when political writers, among them Swift and Defoe, were the professed protégés of statesmen and relied on Whig or Tory patronage for their bread; it also leaves the country vulnerable to the distortions of ostensibly neutral journalists who are too fervently committed to the leader to tell the truth about him. Obama worship, once the quaint foible of Grub Street liberalism, has become its opium, perhaps its bath salts.......When, after days of media cheerleading, Obama rose modestly in the polls, the acolytes instantly sounded the death knell for Romney. The election was all but over, the princes of palaver declared. Time’s Mark Halperin spoke of the Romney campaign’s “death stench,” and MSNBC’s Steve Benan said that the president was now “exactly where he wants to be.”......Then came Cairo and, still more terribly, Benghazi. The “Gang of 500,” as Halperin styles the bigwigs with whom he shares the liberal soapbox, was duly outraged . . . by Mitt Romney. The Republican nominee had the lèse-majesté to criticize Obama’s foreign policy. The president’s own statement on Benghazi, which he delivered in the Rose Garden before departing for a campaign event in Las Vegas, went largely unscrutinized by the media gang..... Having been corrupted into a semi-official state press, America’s mainstream media is now transforming the most important election in a generation into the political equivalent of an episode of The Bachelor. Liberalism’s scribal class is actually pleased that the contest has become a referendum not on the president’s record or his plans but on his charisma and popularity. In the kingdom of vapor, substance has no place. This is how republics die, in thrall to the inane, the frivolous, and the inconsequential. A liberalism incapable of persuading the public to embrace its policies has been converted by its media tribunes into a publicity stunt. As a result, the nation that gave the world the Federalist Papers and the Lincoln–Douglas debates may very well reelect a flawed chief executive for no other reason than that he has been continuously portrayed as a super-nice guy by the media lackeys who tend the Obama cult. Is it later than we think? Very possibly.http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/321100/how-republics-fall-michael-knox-beran
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The United States of America believes in Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. If you, acting on your religious beliefs or otherwise try to limit either of those Rights that all Americans have or attack and/or injure Americans for excising those Rights , you are an enemy of mine and I will fight you to the death.
I will oppose any American elected leader who waivers from that position or finds excuses or rationalizations for a religious follower that violates the above proposition .
The Government Accountability Institute, a new conservative investigative research organization, examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country. During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times — or 43.8 percent of the time. During 2011 and the first half of 2012, his attendance became even less frequent — falling to just over 38 percent. By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.
He is too busy flying all over the country campaigning full time. He also gives low priority to foreign threats because it doesn't interest him. Read Woodward's new book...... the guy is an empty suit, he is in over his head.... he has the wrong personality to be a good President !
Bob Woodward this morning on CBS:
Wednesday morning, Woodward also touched on the recent turmoil abroad, speaking with CTM's Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about Tuesday's attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt and tension with Israel over reports that President Obama had denied a request to meet with Israeli Prime MInister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
He allowed that "there is a lot of behind-the-scenes jockeying going on," but said Obama's icy exterior could add to the tension. "The president gets distant from people that he needs to engage. If you think about it, given the nature and the importance of the relationship with Israel, you would be able to find a way to meet," Woodward said.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
From the Weekly Standard Blog: The U.S. embassy in Cairo released the following statement:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others
The statement comes after a mob of Egyptians climbed the walls of the embassy and tore down the American flag. Reuters reports:
Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters reporter said.
Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, protesters tore it up, with some showing off small pieces to television cameras. Then others burned remains.
"This movie must be banned immediately and an apology should be made ... This is a disgrace," said 19-year-old, Ismail Mahmoud, a member of the so-called "ultras" soccer supporters who played a big role in the uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak last year.
Krauthammer to Egyptian Protesters: "Go to Hell"
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Only at a Democrat Convention would the delegates boo putting the word "God" in the party's platform. How stupid and how far left they have become. Millions of American believe in a supreme being and the Democrats had to alienate them. This was not just a few but the majority or almost a majority. Watch and listen yourself. If this had been at a Republican Convention it would have lead the news coverage for days and days. These are the same people who want to take Christmas and make it "the holidays or the winter festival. They belittle people who believe! But what do you expect when their leader talks about people who cling to their guns and religion in a derisive tone.
Don't cry for me America!
I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as "us" and "them" - he doesn't care whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above . he knows that we all love our country. and he's always ready to listen to good ideas . he's always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.Where has she been the last four years....... oh, vacationing without Barak in luxury resorts!
The list according to the Washington Examiner:
The Obama Vacation List ( * without Barak)
-- President’s Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski.*
-- Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
-- Summer 2011, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
-- June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.*
-- President’s Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.*
-- Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
-- August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
-- August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
-- August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.*
-- August 2010, summer vacation again at Martha’s Vineyard.
-- July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
-- May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
-- March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.*
-- Christmas 2009, Hawaii again for the annual break.
-- August 2009, at Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
-- August 2009, their first summer vacation as first family at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
|Ike talking to the Paratroopers who would be dropped behind the Atlantic Wall the night before D-Day.|
“My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
However, President Barak Obama had a very lawyerly memo drawn up that was meant to cover himself if the raid to capture or kill Osama bin Laden was a failure
“The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the president. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the president for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out.”
"Risk profile presented to the president" ??? Give me a break..... this was a CYA memo by someone who couldn't vote "present". He may be able to make great speeches but he is no leader!
Monday, September 03, 2012
A friend offered me a free ticket to the Oregon game in Eugene last Saturday night so I took the charter buss sponsored by the Oregon Club of Southern Oregon and saw a spectacular performance by redshirt freshman QB Marcus Mariota. He can run and he is an accurate passer. He has a lot of poise and I can't remember when I felt so comfortable watching a new QB for my Ducks! He may be the best QB in long long time. Only the level of the competition, Arkansas State, keeps my enthusiasm in check. However, Arkansas State is not a bad team. This could be the beginning of something great and special!
It was a perfect night in Eugene. It was shirtsleeve weather in the first half and only a light jacket in the second half. A wonderful sunset and a full moon at the end of summer. Oregon Duck fans are a zany non conforming bunch and it's always fun to be at a gathering of the flock. Trips to Eugene and Autzen Stadium always bring back a flood of memories. It was a feeling of contentment and nostalgia all at the same time. All was well with the world for a few hours and you can't ask for more than that. Let's Go DUCKS!!!!!
PS Love the new uniforms and that's not always true for me.... I'm kind of a traditionalist.
As a political junkie I will be watching the Democrat Convention starting tomorrow but I feel like a movie critic going to a movie that he knows will be bad but goes because he is a movie buff. I know the "actors" are bad, the "plot" is bad, the "ending" will be bad and I don't like the genre; but, I go to check out the production values. I have never liked horror movies. Too bad, it's not just a movie or it could be so bad it will be "camp." No, the times are too serious for that! I will go with my friends at FOX NEWS so the companionship will be good. I know our friends in the mainstream media have invested in this movie so I will be finding my "fact checking" elsewhere. So let's go see: "Obama II, No Hope and Keep the Change."
That's what John Burton, the Chairman of the California Democratic Party, called Paul Ryan this morning.
Here's exactly what he said:
"They lie and they don't care if people think they lie... Joseph Goebbels - it's the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told "a bold-faced lie and he doesn't care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie."