Posts for October, 2012
Guess Old Glory just doesn't cut it anymore with Obama & Co. Nope, now we've got a redesigned American flag - for sale by the DNC and the store.barackobama.com. No, this is not a joke. See: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/photos/campaignflag.asp
Also go to: http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/20/obamas-stripes-ofa-sells-new-american-flag-for-35/ for more information.
In addition, another altered flag has been flying in some parts of the country. The stars and stripes - minus the stars, but replaced with an Obama photo. Seems a few American military vets were a bit upset over this flag desecration... See: http://www.staged.com/video?v=Sfmc
Just as Obama & Co. created an "Office of the President-Elect", now it looks like the country has a new flag, too!
Yet more examples of an abomination by Obamanation. Although, since it is Obama's goal is to tear down America and "re-build it," these new flags shouldn't surprise anyone... What's sad is the realization that Obama probably would really be offended if these new flags were burned or torn apart in protest. He sure doesn't seem to care too much when Old Glory gets ripped to shreds and torched by radical Islamists...
From the start, Romney looked very comfortable, composed, and presidential. Romney came out swinging for the first 30 minutes, taking control right away. For every one jab Obama took at him, Romney came back with three solid factual retorts. Obama tended to hang his head and smirk - and appeared to be simply enduring the debate. Contrast that with Romney, who seemed happy to be there. What was surprising about "The One" were his teleprompter-less use of slang: "jerk around" and "kids?" What? Presidential? No. When Obama is left to his own devices, without the words in front of him to read, he stumbles. At times, Obama's responses wandered off and he appeared to be losing his train of thought. Obama even ended up being allowed to "present his case" four minutes longer than Romney. Guess in this debate it wasn't quantity, it was quality, since Obama clearly was the loser. He did not have the media to run interference nor did he have his beloved teleprompter to recite off of... Romney stayed focused, didn't go off on tangents, and slammed home factual points about his own plans if elected AND calmly criticized (with facts) the past four dismal years of Obama.
What I found amusing was Obama's insistence that "Romney isn't telling us his plan." This isn't quite true, as both Romney and Ryan have indeed presented plans for an American recovery to the people - the mainstream media just doesn't tend to bother to report such. As for not "telling us his plan," look in the mirror, Mr. Obama. Who kept his ultra-liberal/socialist plans under wraps until elected? Oh, sure, Barry slipped up once on the campaign trail with his "Joe the Plumber" moment - admitting he wanted to "spread the wealth." But for the most part, Obama was allowed a free pass regarding his questionable associations with known terrorists and socialists, as well as what his true plans were to "re-build" America. And I laughed out loud when Obama claimed his number one responsibility is to keep the country safe as "Commander-In-Chief." Tell that to murdered American Ambassador Chris Stevens - who pleaded with those in power (Obama & Co.) to beef up security in the embassy he was stationed (to no avail). Romney could have really had a field day with Obama's response - look at the Middle East right now. Riots and terrorist attacks. Iran getting closer to a nuclear bomb - and continually threatening Israel. Israel being left out in the cold by Obama & Co.
Romney got it right on jobs, the economy, and the military. Romney scored big points by turning around and pointing to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence (displayed behind the debater's podiums)- saying he truly believes in what they stand for. He considers it to be the job of the President to support and uphold these documents which are the very foundation of the country. (Quite a contrast to the beliefs of Obama.)
What is very encouraging about the first debate is that fifty million people tuned in. I'd venture to say that many "undecided" voters were among them. Without the mainstream media filter to twist, spin, distort, and lie about Mitt Romney, (and continue to promote their pro-Obama agenda) many of the "undecideds" got a chance to see and hear the real Mitt Romney - the one most of us already know and want to vote for. Also, because fifty million viewers saw the debate, the media cannot declare Obama the winner - too many people know they would be lying. So surprise of all surprises, the media begrudgingly gives this one to Romney!
Way to go Mitt! Job well done...
On to Ryan vs. Biden... while they have many differences, at least both men agree that under Obama "the middle class has been buried..." Biden, like his boss, doesn't stand a chance.
That tweet came from former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, after the new jobs numbers were reported today. I agree.
What is funny about the 7.8% figure is that conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh actually predicted that the national unemployment number would fall below 8% right before the presidential election! Lo and behold - shazaam!!! It happened! Rush had been reporting this for months. Coincidence? Well, conservatives aren't the only ones shaking their heads in disbelief. The numbers just don't add up...
"Job growth remained tame in September, with the economy creating just 114,000 net new positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent, the first time it has been below 8 percent in 43 months. The report presented a slew of contradictory data points, with the total employment level soaring despite the low net number.The falling jobless rate had been a function as much of the continued shrinking in the labor force as it was an increase in new positions."
ABC News reporter Chris Cuomo also tweeted:
I do think that Mitt Romney can use this to full advantage in the next debate. We cannot believe fudged numbers that just don't match reality. The number of Americans who have stopped looking for work has never been higher - due to the economic conditions and anti-business climate created by Obama & Co. For Obama to "celebrate" 7.8% (when Obama had promised that the unemployment rate would be 6% by 2012) is horrible and is akin to a baseball team having a losing season and winning a few games. Time to party? No. The team is still a loser.
Here is an excellent read on the recent unemployment numbers (that will only be "adjusted" after the election!):
Come mid-November, that 7.8% number will miraculously be revised - perhaps a wee bit above 8%?
In the words of Gomer Pyle: "surprise, surprise, surprise!"
As most Americans know, the vice-presidential debate will soon take place. Republicans and conservatives usually have some apprehension as to a "stacked deck" when it comes to who is picked to moderate (liberal), what questions are asked (liberal-friendly), and how the debates are managed (favoring the liberal).
We are used to it.
Yet, for the VP debate, the "mainstream media assistance factor" has multiplied substantially.
What most people may not know is that the moderator of the debate, ABC senior foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz, had a very special guest at her wedding in 1991. Barack Hussein Obama.
Raddatz's groom at the time (the two have since divorced) - Julius Genachowski - was later picked by Obama to head the Federal Communications Commission, All three were Harvard Law School classmates together and members of the Harvard Law Review. (Unlike "classmates" at Columbia, Raddatz and Genachowski DO actually recall going to school with Barry Obama!)
Does anyone really think that Raddatz will be able to keep her favoritism in check? We've seen blatant fawning and help by leftie moderators towards liberal/Democratic candidates during past debates. We realize it happens. But isn't this kind of ridiculous? And why is it just coming out now? If this isn't considered a red flag, what's next - Bill Clinton serving as a moderator for the final presidential debate?
Paul Ryan will do well regardless. It is just rather unsettling to know that Ryan probably will not get a "fair" shake and will have to overcome the obstacles that a very biased moderator can throw at him. If anyone is up to the task of taking on the challenge, Ryan is.
Guess the left felt that Joe "we be gaffes" Biden will need all the help he can get - so Raddatz got the nod to become part of the Obama Tag Team.
There is definitely trouble in the Obama campaign, which really came to the forefront in the recent Ryan/Biden vice presidential debate. Obama is falling behind Romney in the polls. The Obama "message" (if you can call it that) is nothing more than attack, attack, attack. When a sitting president has few, if any, accomplishments to point to, what else can he do? The crowds are dwindling around Obama, while Romney and Ryan are enjoying the kind of audiences that The One had grown accustomed to when campaigning in 2008.
What was very telling about how desperate Obama/Biden have become was the behavior of the Vice President during the debate. Joe Biden could not control himself. He acted like a child - giggling, smiling, guffawing, interrupting, and just in general making a fool of himself. Biden also laughed at very inappropriate times (is it really funny that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon? that millions of Americans are living in poverty? Joe apparently thought so). Joe Biden was very disrespectful towards Paul Ryan during the entire debate. His behavior was not addressed by liberally-biased moderator from ABC, Martha Raddatz (whose 1991 wedding was attended by pal Barack Obama and whose ex-husband was hired by Barack Obama as the head of the FCC), either.
Some "fun facts" from the VP debate:
1) Paul Ryan spoke for 40:12 minutes
2) Joe Biden spoke for 41:32 minutes
2) 23 minutes of Joe Biden's speaking time occurred when Biden interrupted Ryan
3) In a total of 81:44 minutes of speaking time, Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times
4) Debate moderator Martha Raddatz interrupted Paul Ryan 40 times
By all accounts, many news organizations and politicians were shaking their heads concerning Biden's manic behavior. FOX News anchor Chris Wallace stated:
"I think I have watched almost every presidential and vice-presidential debate since the first four Kennedy/Nixon debates in 1960..I don't believe that I have ever seen a debate in which on participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan tonight. It was openly contemptuous and disrespectful. And it wasn't just the facial gestures, it was also the words. In the course of the night he dismissed various arguments by Ryan as "malarkey"; "bunch of stuff"; "I don't know what these guys are talking about"; "loose talk" and "bluster." It was really an extraordinary, and I have to say...unprecedented performance in a vice presidential debate."
Around Washington D.C. and in other political/news circles, Biden has a reputation as a "nice" guy. Obviously, his evil twin must have appeared at the vice presidential debate. Now, whether or not Biden's bizarre performance was intentional, designed to distract from the Romney/Ryan message, is not crucial at this point in the campaign. What is important is that the American people got a chance to see a very presidential, mature, composed, thoughtful, and intelligent adult - Paul Ryan - take on an immature, childish, and rude Joe Biden. As many - including myself - have said, Paul Ryan was the only adult on that debate stage. The Martha Raddatz/Joe Biden tag-team tried hard to bait Ryan, but to his credit, Ryan didn't bite.
Joe Biden lost more than the debate Thursday night. With his nasty and childish behavior on display for millions to see, Biden lost many independents and undecided voters. In addition, I'd venture to say that Biden lost his own dignity by sacrificing himself to save a sinking presidency.
While Obama did indeed show up to the second presidential debate, in the end the win went to Mitt Romney.
1) Mitt Romney successfully explained the failings of four years of Obama
"I think you know that these last four years haven't been so good as the president just described and that you don't feel like your confident that the next four years are going to be much better either. I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you're going to get. You're going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can't afford four more years like the last four years. He said that by now we'd have unemployment at 5.4 percent. The difference between where it is and 5.4 percent is 9 million Americans without work. I wasn't the one that said 5.4 percent. This was the president's plan. Didn't get there.
He said he would have by now put forward a plan to reform Medicare and Social Security, because he pointed out they're on the road to bankruptcy. He would reform them. He'd get that done. He hasn't even made a proposal on either one.
He said in his first year he'd put out an immigration plan that would deal with our immigration challenges. Didn't even file it.
This is a president who has not been able to do what he said he'd do. He said that he'd cut in half the deficit. He hasn't done that either. In fact, he doubled it. He said that by now middle-income families would have a reduction in their health insurance premiums by $2,500 a year. It's gone up by $2,500 a year. And if Obamacare is passed, or implemented -- it's already been passed -- if it's implemented fully, it'll be another $2,500 on top.
The middle class is getting crushed under the policies of a president who has not understood what it takes to get the economy working again. He keeps saying, "Look, I've created 5 million jobs." That's after losing 5 million jobs. The entire record is such that the unemployment has not been reduced in this country. The unemployment, the number of people who are still looking for work, is still 23 million Americans.
There are more people in poverty, one out of six people in poverty.
How about food stamps? When he took office, 32 million people were on food stamps. Today, 47 million people are on food stamps. How about the growth of the economy? It's growing more slowly this year than last year, and more slowly last year than the year before.
The president wants to do well. I understand. But the policies he's put in place from Obamacare to Dodd-Frank to his tax policies to his regulatory policies, these policies combined have not let this economy take off and grow like it could have.
You might say, "Well, you got an example of one that worked better?" Yeah, in the Reagan recession where unemployment hit 10.8 percent, between that period -- the end of that recession and the equivalent of time to today, Ronald Reagan's recovery created twice as many jobs as this president's recovery. Five million jobs doesn't even keep up with our population growth. And the only reason the unemployment rate seems a little lower today is because of all the people that have dropped out of the workforce.
The president has tried, but his policies haven't worked. He's great as a -- as a -- as a speaker and describing his plans and his vision. That's wonderful, except we have a record to look at. And that record shows he just hasn't been able to cut the deficit, to put in place reforms for Medicare and Social Security to preserve them, to get us the rising incomes we need. Median income is down $4,300 a family and 23 million Americans out of work. That's what this election is about. It's about who can get the middle class in this country a bright and prosperous future and assure our kids the kind of hope and optimism they deserve.
2) Mitt Romney successfully explained what he would do differently from Obama (and Bush! funny how that was asked. Wonder why no one asked Obama how he differs from Jimmy Carter?) - and what his plans are.
3) Mitt Romney didn't back down, stood firm, and behaved with class and dignity.
4) Mitt Romney had to contend with a liberal moderator (who had Obama's back) and Obama.
5) Mitt Romney had more to offer in regards to swaying independents and the undecided, while Obama repeated the same empty rhetoric just to keep his base happy.
Romney will continue his surge. Obama did not do what he needed to. Obama appeared very negative and angry - making himself look petty and unpresidential. The constant smirk didn't help, either. Obama cannot do much more than attack Romney and lie about his own record, because his performance as president has been an utter failure.
In the end, the third debate is coming up - on foreign policy. Obama doesn't have any positives to offer - other than begrudgingly allowing the Navy Seals to kill bin Laden. Besides that, Romney has many Obama foreign policy failings to point out: the presidential apology tours to various countries, the Middle East cover-up, the lack of support for Israel, the dissing of our allies in favor of our enemies.
Going forward, I believe that Obama will not work as hard to prep for the third debate. After all, the liberal news outlets are giving Obama a slight edge for the second debate. Obama's narcissistic and arrogant personality may lull him into believing the upcoming debate is in the bag. Why waste time prepping when one could be golfing or rubbing elbows with JayZ and Beyonce?
As Mitt Romney stated:
"We don't have to settle for what we're going through."
The "cool" president, Barack Hussein Obama, has now shown himself to be simply "cold."
While appearing on Comedy Central (rather demeaning to the office of the president to begin with), Obama had the following exchange with host Jon Stewart:
Many, besides Pat Smith, are weighing in - outraged - on Obama's casual and callous remark. Remember, this is a president who called a YouTube video (that was falsely blamed by Obama & Co. on causing Middle East violence) "offensive, reprehensible, and disgusting."
I'd say the death of four Americans in the Benghazi consulate is "offensive, reprehensible, and disgusting." Obama, when off 'prompter, really gives the American people an insight into how he really thinks. He is arrogant, cold, and flippant about a very serious situation. Obama uses terms like "folks" (he's done this to refer to terrorists), "screw up," and now "not optimal" (when referencing the deaths of four Americans!). The real Obama comes out when he cannot read from a script. Americans need to take note. Just think - here is a president appearing on a comedy show - while the Middle East is a tinderbox, the economy is in the tank, millions of Americans have given up looking for work, employment numbers are dismal, gas prices are high, more people are on food stamps, Israel is on shaky ground, and Iran is headed towards a nuclear bomb, and the government is spending money like never before - putting the nation on the road to fiscal ruin, Meanwhile, Obama is busy trading sarcastic barbs with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central?!? Presidential? Not in any sense of the word!
Obama himself may have just provided voters with the "October Surprise." This was not a gaffe. This was Obama being Obama. Just watch any of the clips of Obama on Comedy Central. Hopefully even more Americans will vote to show Obama a "November Surprise" by kicking him out of office - and rightly so.
America needs a real leader. A real president. A person who honestly cares for America, the Constitution, and the American people. And it ain't Barry Hussein Obama (aka President Kardashian). Never has been.
Vote to save America on November 6th, 2012 - vote for Mitt Romney.
Readers often e-mail me articles, pictures, etc. that they wish to share. Such items usually relate to the current political environment and people's displeasure, fear, and anger with the current president and administration in Washington D.C. Rather than devote an individual blog to one particular e-mail as I have done in the past, I thought I'd post a few of the pictures and a quote (the same quote was sent from several readers - interesting!) that I have received over the past week or two. Enjoy!
Here is the interesting quote sent to yours truly from several of my blog followers. Guess who said it?
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies.
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
No. Mitt Romney did not make this statement! ( Although Governor Romney surely could use this in campaign ads!) The actual words were uttered by - drum roll please - Senator Barack Hussein Obama from 2006, criticizing President Bush. Just a few short years ago. Simply amazing, isn't it? The irony is priceless.
In response to the failed policies of Obama comes the following yard sign, which has been popping up in various states across the nation, including Illinois and Michigan:
Or how about this:
Down south in Georgia we find:
A two-sided sign (front): that caused quite a stir:
And this one:
Following is a billboard that has been popping up nationwide, even in Wisconsin. Yes, you can see the same billboard off of I94 eastbound not far from Milwaukee::
And last but not least, photos of things to come - in January 2013:
Thanks to all my readers who sent me the e-mailed pictures/quote I used in this post. Enjoy a good laugh and remember- go vote (and like good Republicans/conservatives - only once!)! Even with the "cheat" factor in play, it's looking good for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The polls are showing Romney/Ryan ahead - and I'd venture to say they have a bigger lead across the nation than what is actually being reported. (As an added plus, Mitt Romney did yet another excellent job in the debates. Last night he was clearly the winner over a petty, angry Obama. As some have suggested, Romney appeared to be the president during the debates, while Obama appeared as more of a desperate, childish challenger!)
We are now going into the home stretch - both in Wisconsin and the nation. Two more weeks to go!
As uber-leftie Michael Moore stated: "People should practice the words "President Romney!"
One of the Republican Rock Stars was in town today...
...and I had the privilege of being in the audience when United States Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), stopped by for a visit. Some sixty-plus of my fellow employees and guests were able to see, hear, and ask questions of Senator Johnson. We had the opportunity to listen to his vision (and concerns) for America. Johnson has sound ideas for what needs to happen in order to get our flailing country back on the right track.
Senator Johnson presented some very informative (and frightening) statistics - in chart form - to show how the United States government has gotten too big, too bloated, and too fiscally irresponsible. The last four years have made things much worse at an unprecedented faster pace never seen before in our nations history.
Here are just a couple of the charts that Senator Johnson presented:
The chart above was used to point out that when Obama claims that "90% of the current deficit" was caused by the Bush wars and Bush policies, he is wrong - or lying.
Quite shocking to see in chart form the comparison in just four short years as to the huge increase in the number of people reliant upon food stamps in America.
The Senator also explained many of the myths coming out of Washington D.C. from Obama & Co. (one of which was that Social Security is "fiscally sound." It isn't.).
Johnson's presentation included a reference to the "war on poverty" begun in the 1960's, which has cost America over $16 trillion (yes, trillion) dollars since it began. Johnson asked: what kind of results have we seen after spending trillions upon trillions to "fight poverty?" Well, more people today live in poverty then ever before. Johnson was trying to make a point - that all the benevolent programs out there may sound good, but many simply do not work. And the government, using taxpayer dollars, simply continues to spend, spend, spend on such programs. Why? A lack of accountability. The Senator stressed that real reform begins by looking at the many entitlement programs that exist today - putting some of that sorely missing accountability into place and eliminating those programs that are failures. For those programs that are "broke" - fix them so they can continue. Senator Johnson said several times that as a society, Americans - ALL Americans - are very compassionate people. We help others who are less fortunate - whether it be in neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries. The government can continue to offer a safety net to those in need - only if we look at the value of each social program individually. If a program needs reforming in order to remain solvent, we must do so. If a program needs to be discontinued, it must be discontinued. If a program is working, leave it alone. (How many government programs really do work?)
The Senator did not mince words about Obamacare. It IS a government take-over of the health care industry. Americans will see the quality of health care go down and the costs go way up. It only makes sense. When a country takes 30 million people and puts them into the health care system, there will not be enough doctors to take care of them. Less doctors, more patients, less quality health care, longer waits, higher costs all around. Senator Johnson was adamant that Obamacare must be repealed.
For more information on Senator Johnson and a chance to see his presentation on the fiscal dangers facing America right now, go to:
(be sure to click on "view all charts")
Thank you, Senator Johnson, for taking time out of your very busy schedule to stop by and visit a small business and its employees. Your frustration and disgust with the way things have been run in Washington D.C. are shared by many. The country is well-served with a man like Johnson in office - his election was the first step in the right direction. Now lets get Mitt Romney in the White House. Only then can real "change" and "hope" begin. America IS exceptional. It is clear that Senator Johnson, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Tommy Thompson firmly believe so - as do millions upon millions of Americans.
How can the Commander-In-Chief and his minions stoop so low?
Is this supposed to be "cool?" I think the Obama campaign effort is really showing how desperate they are with this ad. Think this will attract more people to vote for Obama? I think quite the opposite. This kind of ad will turn even more people off.
Can you even begin to imagine - the President of the United States is now reduced to trying to get the youth vote by appealing to losing one's virginity. Can the left get any more absurd? Stay classy, Dems!!!
Anyone with a moral backbone will find this ad utterly disgusting. And rightly so.
For October 31st:
(Sent to me from a good friend and neighbor! Thanks so much and Happy Halloween to all!!!)
- It's Hemmer Time Rain: "Hold my umbrella" - Benghazi: "Stand Down" (182)
- Cook's Corner Facebook recipes, who knew? The Best Pork Tenderloin (1)
- The Engineering Perspective The Raw Milk Debate (173)
- Eagle's Eye Stroke Story (33)
- "Hear's" to Life! Outnumbered in the Elder Care Journey (2)
- A Day in Ion Square A Change in Topic (101)
- Community Splashes Come meet the team from Transport Waukesha and enjoy a community social
- Alien Relay 2.0 To discharge or otherwise discriminate against any individual because of any of the following (228)
- Lake Country Rotary Happenings Splash Pad Ground Breaking Has Happened!
- Dispatches from the GOP convention Photos from Romney, Ryan events (24)