23 November 2011

Steve Jobs' Heirs Could Be Forced to Sell Apple Shares / Tech moguls estate faces $867 million tax bill

And If Obama has his way he’ll take an additional 50%plus of his total wealth in inheritance tax or Estate Tax just because he has it!  Yeah Screw the Rich...Oh wait the rich guy is dead...OK Screw the Rich guys family!!! It's their fault they live in a rich family.  Occupy Apple

Tech moguls estate faces $867 million tax bill.

Steve Jobs' Heirs Could Be Forced to Sell Apple Shares | NBC Bay Area

Tuesday's 11-22-2011 Republican Debate on National Security // Analysis // I'll watch so you don’t have too

Tuesday’s Republican Debate Analysis, I’ll watch so you don’t have too.

The Debate topic was National Security
Let me start by saying all of these candidates save Ron Paul are more informed and better prepared  to defend the country than Obama.
However, I would very much like to see less people on the stage.  Another thing I would like to see is a random drawing for where the candidates stand on the stage.  Why is Mitt always in the middle?  It’s disingenuous at this point to put Mitt as the front runner.  Each debate up to now has Mitt anchored in the center and the also ran’s are shuffling around him.  Time to change it up to keep it interesting.

Michelle Bachmann
She a good night. She sounded confidant in her responses and had one of the best lines of the night.  She rightly stated that Obama has a cross your fingers and hope for the best foreign policy.
Which is true. However, she missed on trying to hit Newt with supporting amnesty. More on Newt and his new policy idea later . Will it change her in the polls…not likely but she has stayed consistent throughout all the debates. 

Herman Cain
He did so-so in my opinion. Months ago he started off strong but his weakness in foreign policy and lack of substance on national security is starting to become more and more evident.
He fell victim to Wolf Blitzer’s leading questions of would you support this or would you support that? Wolf was trying very hard to channel Obama when Obama divides up the country with his, “Are you for the billionaires or are you for the working class”.   Many of Wolf’s questions were of that nature and all save Cain didn’t take the bait.  Durability counts in a long term campaign and Cain may not have it.

Newt Gingrich
Newt did as well as expected last night.  The guy knows what he is talking about there is no doubt about that.  However, Newt may be his own worst enemy.  His going to have to balance his depth of knowledge without sound condescending. This may be a big problem for Newt but only time will tell on that one.  Newt explained in detail the difference between a terrorist and criminal.  It’s a big difference that needs to be explained.   The big bomb shell was Newt’s stance on long term illegal aliens. People who have been here for 25+years. Newt’s Idea is that they are afforded legal status without being classified a citizen.  How’s is that going to work?   He stated that long term illegal’s who pay taxes and are contributing members of the society should not be thrown out of the country.  There are many problems with this idea, like everybody who is illegal trying to fake that they have been here for 30 years or more the just to receive the benefit of legal status.  Mitt and Bachmann already jumped in the calling it amnesty.  Newt is going to have to spend a great amount of time explaining himself in order to maintain his lead in the polls.  But I think it was important to at least start the conversation.  Most republicans hold firm on the bus them all out policy so I give Newt credit on taking a different position.     It will also take away a Democratic talking point that the Republicans are anti Latinos should he become the Republican nominee. Newt may pay the price with the “base”, but he may be thinking long term.  I’m trying to picture which candidate I would like to see debate Obama and Newt is currently on the top of the list

 Jon Huntsman Jr
Give it up Jon,  It’s time to go home.

Ron Paul
I’ll sum up Ron Paul’s foreign policy and nation security stance.  Maybe if we mind our own business terrorist will not want to attack America. He really said we should mind our own business so the Taliban will leave us alone.  Oh and it’s our fault that we were attacked because America has a presence around the world. This man has no business being the President of the United States.  I hope he drops very soon, but I don’t see that happening.  My only fear is that he’ll go independent and mess things up enough to give Obama a second term.  I hope I’m wrong.

Rick Perry
Perry is getting his legs underneath him and is starting to get comfortable in the national debate stage. He has a strong America first policy that is refreshing to see.  Given Obama’s current policy of the world only likes America because I’m the President. Perry will be tough on national security and I like the fact the he’ll make the world earn our support before we just give billions away just because it’s the way it is.  If he can keep his head he may be able to hold his own against Obama.

Mitt Romney
Mitt is very good at redirecting the argument back to Obama failures. He is articulate and very comfortable on stage.  He had a very strong showing and Mitt has a clear understanding of the threats to America.  However, I am starting to wonder how this will play against Obama.  If Mitt can keep the pressure up and stay focused and hit (figuratively) Obama on his record he may stand a chance in beating Obama in the general.  But will last night performance give him a jump in the polls??  Not in my opinion.  Just the fact the Mitt has not jumped in the polls shows that conservatives are still out there looking for a candidate.  It also shows that we are not letting the media pick our candidate this election like we did with McCain.  Which is why the primary process is so important. 

Rick Santorum
I must admit I was impressed with Santorum.  National security is strong a suit but It may be too little too late for Rick.  He’s only going to amount to be Ron Paul’s sparring partner for the rest of the primary and not much else. Sorry Rick.     

More next time

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The Hillary Moment, President Obama can't win by running a constructive campaign, and he won't be able to govern if he does win a second term..

A very interesting opinion piece on the WSJ.


When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion.
He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Never before has there been such an obvious potential successor—one who has been a loyal and effective member of the president's administration, who has the stature to take on the office, and who is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy.

Certainly, Mr. Obama could still win re-election in 2012. Even with his all-time low job approval ratings (and even worse ratings on handling the economy) the president could eke out a victory in November. But the kind of campaign required for the president's political survival would make it almost impossible for him to govern—not only during the campaign, but throughout a second term.

Put simply, it seems that the White House has concluded that if the president cannot run on his record, he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance. With his job approval ratings below 45% overall and below 40% on the economy, the president cannot affirmatively make the case that voters are better off now than they were four years ago. He—like everyone else—knows that they are worse off.

Associated Press
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
President Obama is now neck and neck with a generic Republican challenger in the latest Real Clear Politics 2012 General Election Average (43.8%-43.%). Meanwhile, voters disapprove of the president's performance 49%-41% in the most recent Gallup survey, and 63% of voters disapprove of his handling of the economy, according to the most recent CNN/ORC poll.
Consequently, he has to make the case that the Republicans, who have garnered even lower ratings in the polls for their unwillingness to compromise and settle for gridlock, represent a more risky and dangerous choice than the current administration—an argument he's clearly begun to articulate.

One year ago in these pages, we warned that if President Obama continued down his overly partisan road, the nation would be "guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it." The result has been exactly as we predicted: stalemate in Washington, fights over the debt ceiling, an inability to tackle the debt and deficit, and paralysis exacerbating market turmoil and economic decline.
If President Obama were to withdraw, he would put great pressure on the Republicans to come to the table and negotiate—especially if the president singularly focused in the way we have suggested on the economy, job creation, and debt and deficit reduction. By taking himself out of the campaign, he would change the dynamic from who is more to blame—George W. Bush or Barack Obama?—to a more constructive dialogue about our nation's future.

Even though Mrs. Clinton has expressed no interest in running, and we have no information to suggest that she is running any sort of stealth campaign, it is clear that she commands majority support throughout the country. A CNN/ORC poll released in late September had Mrs. Clinton's approval rating at an all-time high of 69%—even better than when she was the nation's first lady. Meanwhile, a Time Magazine poll shows that Mrs. Clinton is favored over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points (55%-38%), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points (58%-32%).

But this is about more than electoral politics. Not only is Mrs. Clinton better positioned to win in 2012 than Mr. Obama, but she is better positioned to govern if she does. Given her strong public support, she has the ability to step above partisan politics, reach out to Republicans, change the dialogue, and break the gridlock in Washington.

President Bill Clinton reached a historic agreement with the Republicans in 1997 that led to a balanced budget. Were Mrs. Clinton to become the Democratic nominee, her argument would almost certainly have to be about reconciliation and about an overarching deal to rein in the federal deficit. She will understand implicitly the need to draw up a bipartisan plan with elements similar to her husband's in the mid-to-late '90s—entitlement reform, reform of the Defense Department, reining in spending, all the while working to preserve the country's social safety net.
Having unique experience in government as first lady, senator and now as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton is more qualified than any presidential candidate in recent memory, including her husband. Her election would arguably be as historic an event as the election of President Obama in 2008.

By going down the re-election road and into partisan mode, the president has effectively guaranteed that the remainder of his term will be marred by the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity, common purpose, and most of all, our economic strength. If he continues on this course it is certain that the 2012 campaign will exacerbate the divisions in our country and weaken our national identity to such a degree that the scorched-earth campaign that President George W. Bush ran in the 2002 midterms and the 2004 presidential election will pale in comparison.

We write as patriots and Democrats—concerned about the fate of our party and, most of all, our country. We do not write as people who have been in contact with Mrs. Clinton or her political operation. Nor would we expect to be directly involved in any Clinton campaign.

If President Obama is not willing to seize the moral high ground and step aside, then the two Democratic leaders in Congress, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, must urge the president not to seek re-election—for the good of the party and most of all for the good of the country. And they must present the only clear alternative—Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Caddell served as a pollster for President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Schoen, who served as a pollster for President Bill Clinton, is author of "Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond," forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield.

21 November 2011

Let me just remind everyone of something


The Republicans passed a budget in the House but Harry Reid stopped it.

Obama submitted a budget that was voted down by both parties in the Senate because it was so bad.

So thanks to the Democrats for putting the country in crisis...again.

Thanks Obama!

Do we really need a Obama second term?

I'm sure I have said this before but I've been thinking about this a lot lately.

What will Obama do with a second term?  What grand plan will he unvail to the American public that will ensure him a victory in 2012?

Somebody??  Anybody??  Notice how Obama never talks about "HOPE and Change" anymore?  All he's doing is running around playing the blame game?

I was going to write my thoughts on this then I watched a video from Chris Matthews from all people who basically said everything you need to know (as of now) as to the utter and complete failure of the Obama administration.

P.S there is a republican debate in Tuesday, I will follow up with my award winning analysis before the weeks end.

17 November 2011

15 Trillion

Well last night we hit the 15 trillion mark.  We are so doomed!

I hope America prevails

Nadmenny Millicent