Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
“One of the problems we’re having here is that it has fallen to this news organization, Fox News, and a couple of others to do all the heaving lifting on this story,” the mainstream organizations that would be on this story like hounds if there were a Republican president have been remarkably reticent.”
“There’s been some good reporting but nothing on the scale and to the degree of specificity that you would expect by now,” .“Normally, the big news organizations would have this thing out there and we would know a lot more than we do about what the president did, what he knew, when he knew it, when he made what order he made and on what basis. We still don’t know that and to some extent, a lot of the media who are a combined potent force have not done their job.”
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1rcY5)
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1rcY5)
Tweet of the week!
Navy Seal Tyrone Woods ran toward the sound of gunfire to save lives while Obama scurried towards Las Vegas to get reelected.
While the Main Stream Media such as NBC,CBS,ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, and the Washington Post are all pulling for and covering for Obama; Romney has picked up a large number of endorsements from local newspapers as follows:
Newspaper Endorsements: Mitt Romney For President
Team Romney | 27 October, 2012
The choice is clear. Read why newspapers across the country are endorsing Mitt Romney for president.
Friday, October 26, 2012
As a retired military man just said on Fox News, when the situation is unclear and you have men engaged in a desperate fight you march to the sound of gunfire. You DO NOT allow them to die without using everything in your power to bring them relief. Twice today, President Obama refused to answer direct questions from a Denver TV reporter if Americans under attack were denied help. He wouldn't answer and that speaks volumes. Why did it take a local reporter to ask that question ?
"This news that he disobeyed his orders does not surprise me. My son was an American hero, and he had the moral strength to do what was right … even if it would have professionally cost him his job, even if it would have cost him his life.”
“The reason I’m speaking out right now is that after the facts came out that the White House [...] watched my son and denied his pleas for help, my son violated his orders to protect the lives of at least 30 people,” he said, adding, “He risked his life to be a hero; I wish the leadership in the White House had the same level of moral courage that my son displayed.”
Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. Consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/#ixzz2AQJuAX8E
Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the Consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged.This makes my blood boil!!!!!
According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.
Tyrone Woods was later joined at the scene by fellow former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, ........They were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the Consulate began -- a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe,
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/#ixzz2AQLHhJg9
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/cia-operators-were-denied-request-for-help-during-benghazi-attack-sources-say/#ixzz2AQKfX8XS
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Anything to get our minds off the economy or the deficit or Benghazi-gate.
Within two hours of the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and while the seven hour battle was going on, President Obama revived an email from our Embassy in Libya, telling him that it was a terrorist acttack and not a spontaneous crowd reaction to a little known video. Before the battle was over he had received two more email including the name of the Al Quada linked terrorist group carrying out the attack. He then chose to lie to the American People as to the the cause of the attack and killing of four Americans, including our Ambassador to Libya !He stood over their coffins and knew! He looked us in the eye and lied!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.Yes, folks that is a Reuters report. Not Fox News but REUTERS !
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.Read the rest and weep;
Monday, October 22, 2012
After the third Presidential Debate, America is ready for a new President. At the end of the debate you could see defeat in President Obama's face as he went to hug his wife. He knew he hadn't done what was necessary. He may have been on the attack most of the night but there were few damaging hits and Romney showed he was thoughtful, knowledgeable, calm and Presidential. In the end, President Obama couldn't defend his record of the last four years or give any hope that four more years would be any different. His only ploy was to attack Mitt "Romney who looked past him and talked directly to the American People. With Mitt Romney, America has found a moderate, competent administrator who gives it the best chance of fixing it's terrible economy, mounting debt and crisis of confidence.
Obama's supporters were momentarily boosted by Obama's sound and fury but in the end they saw Romney standing tall and headed to the Presidency. A good night for America!
Friday, October 19, 2012
If you care about this country you will watch an hour long documentary made by Fox News reporter Bret Baier. It will make your blood boil ! I just watched it earlier tonight and find I can't get it out of my mind. It brings together what happened in Benghazi Libya including a detailed description of the attack on our consulate up through the Presidential debate last Tuesday. The report is like something out of the movie "Black Hawk Down" combined with "All the Presidents Men" The Documentary will be re broadcast on FOX NEWS at 1 AM Eastern Time (10 Pacific) and on Sunday at 3 PM & 10 PM Eastern (12 Noon & 7 Pacific) Bret deserves a Pulitzer and an Emmy!!!! Very Powerful.
A massacre in Libya ends in the deaths of four Americans.
In an exclusive interview, Bret Baier reveals the hidden story behind the killings. What did Washington know and when?
Plus, Greg Palkot is on the ground with a moment-by-moment account of the attack, Catherine Herridge searches for signs of growing Al Qaeda power, and Ed Henry has the latest White House reaction.
Have your DVR ready!!!
- John Nolte's review of the documentary:
For starters, Fox News' Bret Baier has tirelessly (and thus far, flawlessly) done superb work in connecting the Libya dots. Last night was his best reporting yet in an hour-long "Special Report" that focused exclusively on Benghazi -- from the security failures and heart-wrenching details of the attack itself, straight through to the White House cover up that would follow.
The special reruns Sunday on Fox News at 3 and 10pm Eastern, and if you haven't already, I urge you to tune in (it's on YouTube, as well). Baier does deliver some new news -- including an interview with the head of the U.S. Embassy's Site Security Team. Known as the SST, this was a 16-member Special Operations unit that we're told might've made the difference in the hours-long firefight that ensued the night of the attack.
Inexplicably, and against the wishes of the Libyan Embassy staff, the SST was pulled out in August even as security conditions worsened. Targeted attacks against Westerners were on the rise, including attacks against the consulate itself. The only reason the removal of this team makes sense is through a political prism. Apparently, the Obama Administration was worried an extension of the SST's stay would send a signal that Libya wasn't as flawless of a lead-from-behind success as advertised.
Baier devotes an entire segment to the details of the actual seven-hour attack -- and it's both harrowing and inspiring. You won't soon forget the individual stories of heroism as American security forces risk all to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and another diplomat. Of course, Stevens and his staff showed just as much bravery in doing their duty even as other Westerners fled Benghazi as the security situation crumbled.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
That for the mathematically challenged this is a 7 point lead for Mitt Romney. In the last 4 days Mitt's lead has gone from +2 to +4 to +6 to +7. Notice a trend. Mitt increased his lead from +6 to +7 after Tuesday nights Presidential Debate. So who won that debate? Yesterday when he had a +6 at 51% of likely voters it was pointed out that no candidate with that lead this late in October in the Gallup Poll has ever lost in November. Now he is up to 52% of likely voters. Can Obama recover? No time to get overconfident! As Han Solo said in Star Wars : "Great, kid. Don't get cocky."
"You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately... Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"
A member of Parliament read this quote from Oliver Cromwell when urging Chamberlain to resign as British Minister during the dark days of World War II to be replaced by Winston Churchill.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
How would you like to be Candy Crowley, waking up on the morning after being the moderator of a high stakes Presidential Debate, with that sick feeling in the pit of her stomach that no matter what she accomplishes in the rest of her life, she will always be remembered for the biggest screw up of a debate moderator in United States Presidential debate history?
You could see in her eyes and manner she realized her mistake as soon as she spoke out as a “fact checker” and not a debate moderator. In realizing her mistake she tried to back track and state both sides of the Libyan Benghazi cover-up issue but it was too late. Worse, she was wrong! Later on in CNN’s post debate coverage she attempted a mea culpa but again it was too late.
All week in the lead up to the debate she had attempted to make the debate more about her as the moderator and she succeeded in her worst nightmare.
In the many years to come political historians will refer back to her mistake as what not to do as a moderator and the video clip will be played over and over much as Nixon’s performance in the 1960 debate. This will be the opening line in her biography.
Today Candy joins the replacement ref, who a few weeks ago, called a “winning” Seattle Seahawks touchdown catch in the last second of a football game with the Green Bay Packers.
CNN poll of Wednesday's debate watchers show:
On Economy: Romney wins 58-40%.
On Health care: Romney wins 49-46%
On.Taxes: Romney wins 51-44%.
On Strong leader: Romney wins 49-46%.
Romney also won "undecided" focus groups on Fox News and MSNBC.
63% of debate watcher in a CBS poll say Romney won or it was a tie.
Romney looked like a leader and Obama looked peevish.
Finally in the end the "moderator" Candy Crowley did Romney a favor by guaranteeing that the Mainstream Media will no longer ignore the Benghazi cover up by the Obama Administration and will cover it until the next debate on foreign policy on Monday. That can't be good for Obama. Thanks Candy!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
CNN Poll of Registered Voters say Ryan beat VP Biden 48 to 44.
CNN Poll: 60% say Ryan qualified to be President vs. 57% for Biden.
CNN Poll: 53% say Paul Ryan more likable, 43% say Biden.
Chris Wallace: I've never seen a candidate as disrespectful as Biden.
Would you buy a car from Joe Biden?
Who's laughing now!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sometimes politics gets too serious so let's have some fun. If we cast the 2012 Presidential election as "The Return of the Magnificent Seven" who would we cast.
Yul Brynner as Chris Adams = Mitt Romney
Steve McQueen as Vin = Paul Ryan
Horst Buchholz as Chico = Marco Rubio
Charles Bronson as Bernardo O'Reilly= Bobby Jindal
Robert Vaughn as Lee = Tim Pawlente
Brad Dexter as Harry Luck = Chris Christie
James Coburn as Britt = Rob Portman
Eli Wallach as Calvera = Barak Obama (just in fun guys)
Now we just need to start the theme song!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Who would have guessed
This morning shows a +2 lead for Romney/Ryan in in the latest Rasmussen poll. That is a 4 point swing since yesterday and only two/thirds of the poll results are since Thursday's debate! Rasmussen has said full post debates results will not be in till Sunday morning.
PS:The Oregon Ducks are playing the Washington Huskies today. Go Ducks!
Thursday, October 04, 2012
The most important thing about these debates is that they give voters an idea of which candidate can take command for an office one of whose titles is commander-in-chief. Romney, in his interactions with Lehrer and with Obama, established that he is a man who can take command. Obama, through the whole debate, seemed like a man who cannot. Romney took command tonight and Obama looked irritable and weak. Americans don’t usually want irritatble and weak leaders as their commanders-in-chief.Joe Klein of Time Magazine"
Which one looked more like a president? Mitt Romney.
Well, I’m with all the other talking heads: Mitt Romney won this debate. Barack Obama lost it. I mean, he got his butt kicked. It was, in fact, one of the most inept performances I’ve ever seen by a sitting President.......
Did the President send out his body double to this debate? Because if that were the actual Barack Obama out there, I’m not sure he could communicate well enough to be an effective President in a time of trouble, to say nothing of winning a second term.Chris Matthews of MSNBC:
"I don't know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it,"
Tom Brokaw of NBC NEWS:
You know this is the most important debate of the campaign. Everybody has been saying that, including his advisers. Get it together, you're the President of the United States. You have all these resources that you can draw on, he's been over in Nevada prepared for it and then he showed up or didn't show up, depending on your point of view, and was utterly inadequate. It seemed to me, if he had shown up for a morning briefing at the White House in July of this year on a Thursday, on a routine day, he would had been more engaged than he was last night,Charles Krauthammer:
It's not just that it energizes his base, I think what's important here is that people who have heard millions of dollars worth of ads about Romney, that he's the Gordon Gekko of our time, that he wants to inflict the pain on the middle class, look at this guy and say, 'He's got no horns. He's a guy that has ideas, some of them perhaps are wrong. But he's got some concern for the country, he's got ideas and he knows his stuff.' So I think it helps to wipe away a lot of that advantage that Obama's had from this huge amount of advertisement that you've seen in the swing states and I think that we might begin to see some slight narrowing. Perhaps a point or two, but that's all you need to change the direction of an election with a month to go.
From a friend by email after debate :
Obama blames Bush for his debate debacle
Romney was on top of his game....Eastwood's chair showed up in place of Obama.
|A picture is worth a thousand words!|
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Many Americans, including myself, hoped having a African-American president would bring the nation together and help heal racial divisions. In fact, even though I supported Senator John McCain in 2008, I quoted on this blog Senator McCain's concession statement where he said:
This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.Too bad it didn't work out. Rather than heal the nation President Obama continues to divide us on race and is willing to appeal to those old prejudice to win reelection at any cost. He was not and is not the transformational President we had hoped for. He fooled many good Americans once, shame on him. Fool us twice shame on us.
I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Sen. Obama believes that, too.
But we both recognize that, though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.
A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters.
America today is a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African-American to the presidency of the United States.