Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Non Political Shout Out !!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I am making an exception to my self imposed unstated resolution to not make any  non political posts on this blog until after the election to give a big shout out of CONGRATULATIONS to a family member ! We are very proud of you and GOOD LUCK!  Have a drink on us!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hume blasts media for Benghazi coverage: Fox News does ‘all the heavy lifting’



Britt Hume:

“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)

Navy Seal Tyrone Woods ran toward the sound of gunfire


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.

FOX NEWS FILLS THE BREACH

FOX NEWS has filled the breach created by the Main Stream Media, who  in protecting Barack Obama,   have refused  to cover the Benghazi slaughter of four brave Americans. In the end, FOX NEWS and Bret Baier and Fox  News Pentagon corespondent, Jennifer Griffin, will become the Washington Post and  Woodward & Bernstein  of their generation. The nation owes a debt to FOX NEWS for their standing alone on this issue.

Newspaper Endorsements: Mitt Romney For President



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

The choice is clear. Read why newspapers across the country are endorsing Mitt Romney for president.

Cedar Rapids Gazette: “Gazette Endorsement For President: Romney”

What we believe most strongly is that Romney has the pragmatic skills and commitment to address Job No. 1: get our economy humming and create many more of the jobs Americans need to take care of themselves and their families. Creating more opportunities for all Americans — not more safety net guarantees — must still be at the heart of this nation’s future if we are to prosper. We endorse Mitt Romney as the best choice toward making that happen.

Quad City Times: “Ready For Change”

Today, we endorse a successful leader focused on economic recovery and growth and deficit reduction. We endorse a proven manager who won’t need on-the-job training. We endorse a compromiser who offers the best hope of breaking congressional gridlock. Most of all, we endorse change. We endorse Mitt Romney for president.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Prudent Change: Romney Promises Hope For Recovery”

Mitt Romney has succeeded as a family man, governor, entrepreneur, Olympic leader. He is a man of character, a problem-solver, a turnaround specialist. He has earned our enthusiastic endorsement. America needs President Romney.

Lynchburg News & Advance: “America Needs Mitt Romney In Oval Office”

President Obama’s greatest weakness, though, is Mitt Romney’s greatest strength, and it’s a strength we need in the White House, now more than at any time in the last 80 years: a deep knowledge and understanding of what makes the American economy run

Hampton Roads Daily Press: “Time To Change Course”

Mr. Romney is an intelligent, deliberate man who built upon a successful business career with a productive stint as governor of Massachusetts. While in office, he demonstrated an ability to work across political lines that has eluded Mr. Obama, who doesn't even command the respect of his own party elders. And while his opponents may try to paint Mr. Romney as a cold-hearted businessman, his actions speak otherwise. Mr. Romney donates 30 percent of his income to his church and to charity, a sum that eclipses the donations of most sitting politicians, including our president.

Naples Daily News: “President Of The United States”

After two years of speeches, forums, debates, press releases, testimonials and attack ads, the presidential election yields something clear and concise. This really is all about the economy. Given Democratic President Barack Obama's attempts over the past four years to improve it, and Republican nominee Mitt Romney's credentials as an astute businessman who understands how money works, our endorsement goes to Romney.

Cincinnati Enquirer: “Enquirer Presidential Endorsement: Mitt Romney”

The No.1 issue in our region and our nation today is how to recharge our economy and get more people working in good-paying jobs. President Barack Obama has had four years to overcome the job losses of the Great Recession he inherited, but the recovery has been too slow and too weak. It’s time for new leadership from Mitt Romney, a governor and business leader with a record of solving problems.


Des Moines Register: "Mitt Romney Offers A Fresh Economic Vision"

Consumers must feel more confident about their own economic futures to begin spending on the products and services that power the economy. A renewed sense of confidence will spark renewed investment by American companies. Industry will return to full production and hiring will begin again. That should come with Mitt Romney in the White House.

Long Beach Press-Telegram: “Mitt Romney For President”

Four years ago, as America faced serious trouble at home and abroad, this news organization embraced the need for bold change to a different brand of leadership and endorsed Barack Obama for president. That assessment of the depth of the nation's problems and the most promising solution was correct in 2008. Regrettably, it applies no less in 2012, after nearly a full term of Obama's administration. This is why the editorial board urges voters to choose Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election. He is the leader this country needs for the future.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: “Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President”

In these uncertain times, we need a leader who will chart a clear course, sweat the details and get the job done right. We believe Romney’s past performance is a predictor of his future behavior. He’s proven himself to be a successful businessman. He rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from scandal and mismanagement. He worked with a Democrat-dominated legislature as governor of Massachusetts to close a $3 billion budget deficit — without borrowing and raising taxes.

Arizona Republic: “Romney Can Lead Economy Forward”

Our belief that Republican Mitt Romney should be elected the 45th president of the United States is anchored in that tough reality. We believe the nation's best opportunity to escape the compounding woes of spiraling debt and economic stagnation lies with a president who believes in the free market's capacity to heal its own wounds. That leader is Romney. The nation's economy now is in desperate need of the kind of jobs-creating animal spirits that President Romney would encourage.

Bismarck Tribune: “Nation Needs A Romney Presidency”

The American people have become dangerously divided and polarized over the past four years, disastrously so. It’s critically important that the next president be able to heal this national division, and Romney is best suited to making that happen. Mitt Romney can restore fiscal order to our families, to main street and to the nation, with less government and a certain course. He can bring America back together again.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV): “President Of The United States, Republican Mitt Romney”

Yes, the war on coal is real. It’s very real. And it has to be stopped. Republican Mitt Romney is the man who will end this war. He has embraced coal, natural gas and our other naturally abundant fossil fuels. He advocates a common-sense national energy policy that will put millions of Americans back to work. An energy policy that includes coal, oil, natural gas and — yes — even green energy sources.

Boston Herald: “Romney’s The One”

During the last four years the world has become a more dangerous place. We can’t afford four more years of a leadership vacuum. Not when in Mitt Romney voters have the choice of a strong, smart hand on the helm, a decent, caring man, who lives his faith, who loves his country and would serve it well. For all of those reasons, the Boston Herald is pleased to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

Columbus Dispatch: “For President”

After nearly four years of economic stagnation, massive unemployment, record-setting debt and government intrusions into the economy that have paralyzed the private sector, the United States needs a new direction. For this reason, The Dispatch urges voters to choose Republican Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election.

Detroit News: “Mitt Romney For President”

Romney's five-point plan for economic revival centers on energy independence, a goal that is finally achievable thanks to the natural gas boom and development of the Canadian oil sands; a better trained work force; trade that increases the demand for American goods and services; debt and deficit reduction and promoting the growth of small businesses. If implemented in urgent fashion, we believe the plan will work. Romney would simplify the tax code and create a regulatory environment that works to protect consumers and assure a fair marketplace, but doesn't place the regulators in control of every private sector decision.

Fort Dodge (IA) Messenger: “Mitt Romney For President”

The past four years have not been good. The next four would be worse under Obama. Romney represents a real and realistic alternative. His economic policies will hold taxes low, allowing the private sector to create new jobs. More importantly, Romney brings the predictability on government regulation and taxes that businesses need to create jobs - and families need to begin buying again and thus, growing the economy.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “Mitt Romney: New Leadership For More Economic Growth”

Romney has laid out a consistent theme focused on encouraging business innovation and growth, reducing government spending and its economic footprint and educating and retraining people to take new jobs. That theme is a winner, and Congress will be receptive when Romney brings it.

Foster’s Daily Democrat (NH): “It's Now Time To Decide”

As readers know, there is no doubt on the part of the editorial board here at Foster’s Daily Democrat new leadership is needed from the White House. We believe all three debates — but especially the first — support that notion. We believe that, on balance, the debates have shown Mitt Romney to be the more capable and with a vision for the future — a vision President Obama has failed to offer. On Nov. 6, we urge voters to give Mitt Romney a chance to offer the nation real hope and change.

Galveston Daily News: “Romney For President”

Which is why we recommend Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger, for president. The most critical issue facing the country is the economy, and when you look at the backgrounds of Romney and the president, it is clear Romney is better positioned to get the economy moving in the right direction again.

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: “Elect Mitt Romney As President Of The United States”

We can’t promise things will be better four years hence if Romney is elected. However, Obama offers little but more of the same ideas under which this nation’s economy has remained stagnant. Also, Wall Street does not seem to trust Obama, which may further restrict economic growth. The Romney-Ryan plan will be more encouraging to businesses and consumers. It offers more hope for seriously dealing with debt and entitlements and more likelihood of improvement. Vote for Romney for president.

Grand Rapids Press: “Mitt Romney's Experience And Leadership Can Rebuild America's Economy”

Romney has offered a 5-point plan built around boosting small businesses, calling them “our engine of economic growth” and creating energy independence by harnessing our own resources. He calls for an education policy grounded in parental choice and high standards intended to build American skills for an internationally competitive workforce. As a businessman, Romney wants to crackdown on nations including China that engage in unfair trade practices that hurt American businesses and workers. And he recognizes that it is time to for serious talk about changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to make sure the entitlements remain for future generations.

Longmont Times-Call: “Romney Best Suited For Presidency”

The nation's lackluster economy, its high unemployment rate, massive and growing debt, growing poverty rates and a lack of leadership in the office of the presidency call for an approach in the White House that Mitt Romney can best fulfill.

Loudoun Times-Mirror: “The Next Four Years”

Romney has made what appears to be a sincere push to the center of American politics and articulated an apparently genuine desire to create bipartisan solutions using his experience in business. And despite the acrimony that pervades all national elections, we know that Romney can work with members of the opposing party. His experience as governor of Massachusetts demonstrates that he can reach across the aisle.

Lowell Sun: “Mitt Romney For President”

Mitt Romney wants us to believe in America again. It begins with us believing in ourselves and each other. Wouldn't it be nice for America to once again stand as one against the serious challenges we face domestically and abroad? The Sun believes in Mitt Romney and his vision for America's future. Vote for Mitt Romney for U.S. President on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

New York Observer: “Romney For President”

A candidate has emerged from the rough and tumble of the primaries with his dignity intact. The system has produced not a demagogue but a manager, a candidate whose experience is rooted in the pragmatism of the business world rather than the ideology of partisan politics. That candidate is Mitt Romney.

New York Post: “For America's Future, The Post Endorses Mitt Romney For President”

America needs more than hope. It needs leadership. That is why The Post today endorses the candidacy of Mitt Romney for president of the United States. Scrape it down to bedrock, and Mitt Romney knows that there is but one issue in this campaign: America’s woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it.

Orlando Sentinel: “Our Pick For President: Romney”

But the core of Romney's campaign platform, his five-point plan, at least shows he understands that reviving the economy and repairing the government's balance sheet are imperative — now, not four years in the future. … We endorse Mitt Romney for president.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Mitt Romney For President”

The choice is yours. Our choice is the latter. And that’s why we enthusiastically endorse Republican Mitt Romney for president of the United States. He’s an exceptionally good and decent man who is a proven leader, administrator and deft politician.

Pueblo Chieftain: “It’s Romney”

Gov. Romney, along with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, has charted a course to protect current and soon-to-be retirees with full benefits, while restructuring how those two programs can be financed without breaking the budget. In short, seniors or soon-to-be seniors can rest assured a President Romney won’t pull the rug out from beneath them. Can Gov. Romney pull this off? We believe so.

Reno Gazette-Journal: “Nevada Needs A Change Now; Elect Mitt Romney President”

Based on our current fiscal condition, a still-weak economy and a Congress deeply divided along party lines, our next president will continue to face a daunting challenge, one that must be met for the good of the country. Four years later, we find ourselves in need of change yet again. Romney must be the leader to get things moving.

Tampa Tribune: “Mitt Romney For President”

Mitt Romney is the man who can lead the nation out of its lingering economic doldrums and restore faith in the United States. A successful executive in the public and private sector, Romney is a committed capitalist who understands that the nation's prosperity is driven by free enterprise, not government.

Washington Examiner: “The Clear Choice For Troubled Times”

The American economy is treading water in the short term and threatened by a crushing debt burden in the long term. To fix this mess, and to bring back what most Americans consider economic normalcy, we urge our readers to vote for Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. With his successful business career, Romney understands how government policies, however well-intentioned, can harm business growth and exacerbate unemployment. He will restore pragmatism, balance and fairness to a business climate that has been chilled by Obama's ideological approach to regulation. He will end Obama's appeasement of influential and moneyed constituencies -- especially organized labor, environmentalists and trial lawyers -- that has harmed entrepreneurs and, ultimately, the workers they wish they could hire.

Wheeling News-Register: “Move Forward With Romney”

Before casting your vote in the election for president, ask yourself two questions: First, is the United States better off today than four years ago? Even more important, will you be better off four years from now? Electing Mitt Romney as president will bring real change, giving Americans reason for hope about the future. President Barack Obama's record provides cause only for worry.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dereliction of Duty by our Commander in Chief

The Media is working overtime today protecting Obama for his actions or lack of action in protecting Americans who were  in a desperate running battle in Benghazi. There was evidence today that three times over 6 hours they ask for reinforcements and were turned down three times.

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 ?

Father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods



"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.”

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/26/i-do-not-appreciate-cowardice-and-i-do-not-appreciate-lies-father-of-former-navy-seal-killed-in-libya-attack-reacts-to-learning-his-son-disobeyed-orders-to-save-fellow-americans/

Rember Benghazi Nov 6th !!!!

At the  Battle of San Jacinto, Sam Houston said “remember the Alamo”!  On November the  6, remember Benghazi!

CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack


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
Interesting facts:

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.



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
This makes my blood boil!!!!!

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

A leader who appeal to our better angels.

“Wherever we are in life, whether we are rich or poor, black, brown, or white, American by chance or by choice, we are one nation, rising or falling together. That is the promise of America, and we can make it real in the lives of the many who feel left out.”

Paul Ryan October 24, 2012


Clint Eastwood for Romney



"The future of our country is at stake and we don't have much time left!"

Romney at Red Rocks!



A confident Mitt Romney, two weeks out from Election Day, spoke about his campaign as a movement sweeping the nation during a moonlit rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver on Tuesday night.

Read more: GOP nominees pack Red Rocks Amphitheatre to capacity - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21839256/romney-ryan-rally-at-red-rocks#ixzz2AE3Jz6st
Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse 

More than 10 thousand people showed up and many more  were were turned away.

 At Red Rocks you don't need fake Greek Columns. 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What will be Obama's October 2012 Surprise ?

Obama is now desperate and will try to  "Wag the Dog" in an attempt to give himself  four more years. A drone missile attack on a tent and camel in the dessert or a "pill factory" or  something more! Will American Armed Forces be put at risk for Obama's reelection campaign? Be prepared America! If he could lie to us over Benghazi for two weeks I don't put anything past him and his political hack National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.
Anything to get our minds off the economy or the deficit or Benghazi-gate.

Obama Knew!!!!

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.
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.
Yes, folks that is a Reuters report.  Not Fox News but REUTERS !

More Reuters:

 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;
http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKBRE89N02E20121024?irpc=932


Ambassador Chris Stevens,Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods deserved better from their Commander in Chief!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Can you say President Romney!

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!

FIX BAYONETS!!!


Mr. President, I bet Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi Libya would have liked a few bayonets and  the United States Marines that go with them on September 11, 2012!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Special Report Investigates:Death and Deceit in Benghazi


  •                                        (Watch video)
    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

Gallup: Romney 52, Obama 45 Likely Voters





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."




Hit the Road Barack!

"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

Candy Crowley and the Replacement Referee


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.







Romney the Winner!

Remember it's the economy stupid!

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

The Joker vs the thoughtful leader


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!

Win the Day!

I wouldn't be overstating it if I said  the free world is depending on you today! Get it done!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Help Is On The Way!


 
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

For my Liberal Friends

I know how they love it's sophistication, humor, and political analysis. Just think, a few weeks from Clint Eastwood at the Republican Convention to the cover of the Oct 15, 2012 New Yorker.
Who would have guessed

Rally to Mitt & Paul





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

Best Political AD of 2012 MUST SEE!!!!!

From the Oct 3 Presidential Debate in Denver! It is devastating! Also known as "The Smirk"

THE DEBATE


Michael Barone:

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.


Which one looked more like a president? Mitt Romney.
Joe Klein of Time Magazine"

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

Obama the race baiter!

The Main Stream Media won't show you this video but you can find it here. Obama telling a group of predominately Black Americans that their own government is withholding aid to other Americans because they are Black.  He also praises fellow race baiter Jeremiah Wright.


George Will in a column yesterday outlined the failures of the Obama Presidency and then gave a reason  many non ideological Americans may still vote for him:

the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure — thereby admitting that it made a mistake choosing him — seems especially reluctant not to give up on the first African-American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation’s heart, if not its head.


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.

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.
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.