10 September 2012

Why Clinton's speech proves that Obama does not deserve a second term

Clinton's speech last night was about a close as perfect speech as you can get at a convention.
Clinton had complete control of the audience and the media is still dabbing themselves off with warm wet washcloths in admiration
Clinton may have also given Obama a second term in a 50 minute speech.
But buried deep within the speech was a line that stood out to me that I want you to take particular note of, more on that later.
First this proves that Obama is the amateur and Clinton is the master.  For the third time is Obama "presidency " Clinton had to brought off the bench to save Obama's ass.
The first time was in Nov of 2009.  Obama Care was dieing on the house floor because the democrats really could not get behind Obama grand plan to take over health care.      Obama's leadership failed to provide the needed votes to pass the house.      Just Obama being Obama was not enough.      So he called in Clinton to save the day. "It's not important to be perfect here," Clinton said. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33824081/ns/politics-health_care_reform/t/bill-clinton-urges-passage-health-care-bill/)       Knowing that Obama was trying to pass a shit sandwich on the American people.      Clinton swoops in and by 5 votes Obama Care passes.
The second time Clinton had to save Obama's ass was during the Bush tax cuts extension deal in Dec 2010.     Yet again Obama failed to lead the congress to get a deal passed.  You can almost see how this went down.     The phone rings at the Clinton's....Bill?...yeah?....It's Obama on the phone again....tell him I'm not here....he knows your here because he already checked with the secret service before he called....Dammit I'm coming....Yes Barack what do you need now?       So Obama calls a press conference starts talking and then passes the podium over to Clinton because he "Had to go to one more Christmas party"  WTF!!!!       Clinton slides over and takes over as president yes Clinton took over as president.  He goes onto to explain to the press why Obama the guy who just walked out to go to a Christmas party agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYHDPxohkrc)       Yes real leadership on display.
The third time Clinton saved Obama's ass may have been last night.      If you saw it then you know what happened if you didn't Google it.        Which brings me back to what I want you to remember from his speech.       At one point when Clinton was on a roll he said, "For this to work we have to agree with how Obama thinks" .      Let that sink in for a moment.        For this to work we have to agree with how Obama thinks.       Clinton for all his gravitas and charisma slipped.       He knows the America people do not think like Obama.     He knows the America people do not want to think like Obama.     Clinton knows he does not think like Obama.    And there is his out.     He tried he may say but the American people just couldn't agree with how Obama thinks.    Oh well Hillary 2016 here we come!!!
We all know better now and no amount of speeches will cover up the mess that is this administration.
Third times a charm for saving Obama's ass???
Not this time Bill. 
America Prevails
Information Minister
Loyal Opposition

09 August 2012

Tax Plans

If Romney just came out and spoke clearly about his tax plan Vs Obama's he might be in better shape going forward.  Maybe He'll relaunch his plan at the convention.   From The American Spectator;
In a campaign stop at Rollins College in Florida last week, Barack Obama suggested that the middle class should resent Mitt Romney's tax proposals:
"I want everybody to understand here -- he's not asking you to pay an extra $2,000 [in taxes] to reduce our deficit; he's not asking you to pay an additional $2,000 to help care for our seniors; he's not asking you to pay an additional $2,000 in order to rebuild America or to fight a war," the president said. "He's asking you to pay more so that people like him can pay less."
But here is the actual truth: Mitt Romney is not asking the middle class or anyone else to pay more taxes. Mitt Romney is proposing to cut tax rates for everyone, across the board. That would finally liberate the economy for a long overdue recovery. Increased revenues from that booming economic growth, combined with savings from cutting Obama's runaway spending and closing loopholes that mostly benefit the highest income taxpayers, would enable a U-turn, from the four straight highest deficits in world history to a balanced budget in 5 years. The roadmap for doing that is Paul Ryan's 2013 budget, which has already been adopted by the Republican controlled House. (The Democrat majority Senate, by contrast, has never shown up for work.) This is classic tax reform, cutting rates and closing loopholes.
Obama's Tax Plan: Higher Taxes, No Jobs
The only candidate in this race proposing to increase taxes is Barack Obama. He has already enacted increases in the top rates of virtually every major federal tax, which will go into effect January 1. That is when the tax increases of Obamacare will hit, and when the Bush tax cuts will expire. (Remedial education for Obama supporters: "Bush tax cuts expire" means tax increases).
As a result, the top two income tax rates are already scheduled in current law to increase by nearly 20 percent; the capital gains tax rate is slated to soar by nearly 60 percent; the tax rate on dividends will explode to nearly three times its current level; the Medicare payroll tax rate will rocket up by 62 percent for disfavored taxpayers (the nation's job creators, investors, and successful small business entrepreneurs); and the death tax will rise further from the grave with a 57 percent increase in the top rate.
This is all on top of the corporate income tax rate, which under President Obama is already the highest in the industrialized world at 35 percent -- or nearly 40 percent counting state corporate rates on average. Even Communist China has a lower corporate income tax of 25 percent. The average in the social welfare states of the EU is less than that. Germany has an 18 percent federal corporate rate. Canada, which has been booming under a conservative government, is now at 15 percent.
American businesses are uncompetitive in the global economy under these tax policies. But with President Obama there is no relief in sight. Instead he is continually barnstorming the country calling for still more tax increases. Under his so-called Buffett rule, the capital gains tax rate would increase by 100 percent, to the fourth highest in the industrialized world.
Then in 2014, the Obamacare mandate tax will go into effect, requiring every employer and every worker in the country to buy the expensive health insurance plan that the federal government decides you must have. That is another tax increase on the middle class, which -- in addition to all the other tax increases in Obamacare they will have to pay -- trashes Obama's central campaign promise in 2008 not to raise taxes on working people.
Obama promised in 2008 that he would only increase tax rates on the wealthy -- the nation's job creators, investors, and small business owners -- to the levels that existed under President Clinton. But this talking point, which he and his brain dead supporters are still repeating, is now long outdated. In total, these tax increases will raise top rates well beyond the Clinton rates, and in an even worse context. Other countries have learned the lessons of Reaganomics and slashed rates on capital in particular since then, and so they are already outcompeting America today. Thus, the combined effect of all those tax rate increases on "the rich" would be a renewed recession, double-digit unemployment, and a federal deficit that tops $2 trillion.
The Romney Tax Plan
Mitt Romney, in sharp contrast, actually has a very good tax plan that will get the economy booming again and restore the American Dream. The key is reducing tax rates, in particular marginal tax rates, which are the rates that applies to the next dollar of income. Marginal rates determine the incentive for productive activity, such as working, saving, investing, expanding businesses, starting businesses, or creating jobs.
Romney's tax plan proposes to:
• Extend all of the Bush tax cuts that are scheduled to expire in January.
• Repeal the unfair death tax, which taxes yet again a lifetime of savings that have already been taxed multiple times.
• Repeal all of the Obamacare taxes.
• Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), which was originally meant to stop the richest from avoiding taxes altogether, but which increasingly applies to millions in the middle class.
• Cut income tax rates by one-fifth across the board. So the top rate would be reduced from 35 percent to the 28 percent originally established in the Reagan tax reform. The bottom tax rates, paid by working people and the middle class, would be reduced to 8 percent and 12 percent -- even lower than under Reagan.
• Completely eliminate federal income taxes on long-term capital gains, dividends, and interest income for workers earning less than $100,000 and married couples earning less than $200,000.
• Reduce the federal corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a more internationally competitive 25 percent, close to the global average, which would restore international competitiveness for American business. That rate would be reduced further in conjunction with broader corporate tax reform to close the numerous and extensive loopholes.
• Allow a tax holiday for the repatriation of the trillions in profits that corporations have parked overseas to avoid the double taxation they face in bringing the money back to America. Over the long run he would eliminate that double taxation by adopting a system of territoriality, so taxes apply to corporate profits only in the country where those profits are earned. Romney also proposes to make the federal research and development tax credit permanent.
The central theme is actually to cut taxes on the middle class, multiple times, over and over. Romney nowhere proposes any tax increase on the middle class, or on anyone else for that matter. Obama's allegation that Romney would raise taxes on the middle class by $2,000 per family is a complete fabrication. Obama did the same thing to Ryan's budget plan, alleging a litany of supposed cuts that were nowhere to be found in the plan. Obama just made them up well.
Even the Tax Policy Center study that Obama cites for his charge says that Romney "promises that low- and middle-income households will pay no larger shares of federal taxes than they do now." The study argues that in order to raise the same amount of money, the federal government would have to raise taxes on middle- and lower-class families -- but it does not suggest that any such thing has been proposed by Romney. In addition, the study fails to give nearly adequate credit to the fact that Romney's tax plan will increase economic growth and jobs -- and thus, tax revenue. Reagan cut overall tax rates by far more than Romney is proposing, and during the 1980s, federal revenue doubled.

VIA Mark Levin

29 June 2012

Change Has Come

Just so everybody understands what happened.

As of yesterday, you, me, your kids  and everybody you know have ceased being citizens and are now simply FUNDING MECHANISMS in the eyes of the federal government. This ruling has "Transformed" the fundamental relationship between you and the government forever.  Freedom of choice has been removed from us all because Obama said it's the right thing to do.  
How does this effect the 47% of the population that pays no federal taxes?  Will they have to start paying now....most likely not.  So where will the burden fall? Most likely the middle class .  So now it's Life, Liberty, Obama Care Tax, and the Pursuit of Happiness.   So all of the politicians will be smiling and patting them selves on the back and tell us how great this is for us, which they themselves are exempt from.  Because if you remember they wrote themselves out of having to participate in Obama Care.  Remember that little nugget?  Bet you forgot about that one. 
November is coming

Well they passed it, now we know what's in it, it sucks but it's constitutional...Sour

If this doesn't mobilize the Republican party I don't know what will. 
Yes Obama used his first term on HC and not the economy yet Obama tried to tie HC to saving the economy, which we now know was a load of crap. 
Obama care was never about the economy.  It was about Obama having total control of all three branches of government and the largest pile of money ever created by man.   What did you think would happen?  He took his shot and passed HC and hoped no one would notice the spending, debt & deficit.  Because hey, It's cool to love Obama.  But make no mistake the Democrats will not give up until they have achieved universal health care like the folks in England enjoy.
Well we did take notice and in 2010 the Dems lost control of the congress and Obama stopped being President.  Obama is trying to run against the do nothing congress but we all know him now as do the nothing but blame everybody else President.  What the county needed and still needs is a leader and a leader doesn't waste time blaming others he leads. 
The statements that concerned me the most from Obama were as follows;
"I do believe there comes a point when you've made enough money"
"The private sector is doing fine"
"If Congress won't act I will"
This last one is the most concerning to me.  Every American regardless of party should be afraid when a President acts outside of the Constitution.
We should all be afraid when a President just does stuff because he wants too.   Say what you want about Bush but everything he did he did with Congress approval. 
Now we have Obama's transformed America starting to take shape. High unemployment and gas prices that we are supposed to be happy about because it could be worse. He makes recess appointments when Congress is not is recess.  He tells the justice dept not to uphold laws he does not agree with even though he swore an oath to uphold the laws of the land.   He forces private companies to pay for birth control. He forces the Catholic Church to also pay for birth control.   He sites executive privilege to cover up for the scandal of Fast & Furious.  He grants amnesty to millions of Illegal aliens then tells Homeland Security to Ignore calls from Arizona. All of these action are outside the Constitution. The man is playing catch me if you can with the greatest country in history.  The firewalls are all but broken down but some people will still vote for him because they still want to vote for the cool guy.  I'll  use an Obama phrase to drive this home....Let's Vote Obama out of office...Because it's the right thing to do!   I am sure that the spin from both sides will likely throw the planet our of orbit
The country will not survive if we continue on the path.  Most great nations were destroyed not from outside forces but from within and by they're own doing.
I wonder what history will say about America in a hundred years? 
Yes the country is still bleeding and Obama is still in office, and our best hope is Romney.  Yeah for us!
November is coming!
Information Minister
Loyal Opposition

18 May 2012

Why not post this

A big reason why Romney may lose to Obama

The other day a private citizen was reviewing a proposal for an AD campaign shedding more light on the long relationship between Obama and Rev. Wright.

The Dems say that's old news but after Wright himself just revealed that Obama was willing to pay Wright a $150K to go away until after the 2008 election, which he did if you remember, the Wright topic is fair game.     So using his own money this person decided to take a side and express himself using his First Amendment rights.  Unfortunately for him he chose to exercise this right against Obama.   Big mistake.     Because if the person decided to speak out against Romney we wouldn't even be having this conversation now would we?       And before you can say Citizens United the Romney campaign put it's tail between it's legs and denounced the ad even though the ad was never approved nor was planned to be released.
This "I'm not going to go there" crap right out of the McCain play book may cost Romney the election.    Because I have news for Romney, Obama and his surrogates i.e Alxrod will "Go there".      In addition, look at the backlash already heaped on this person who was only thinking about using his own money to support a cause.      He's on the front page of the Chicago Tribune with the headline "Anti-Obama tiff jolts Wrigley plan"  with the sub head of Emanuel calls proposed ad blitz insulting to the country.      What insulting to the country is the combined effort to silence any opposition to Obama.      I haven't checked yet but I'm sure there will be tons of articles both in print and online running with the headlines like, "Who is the person really?"  or "The Man responsible for Obama attack ad had questionable business dealings"      It will be something, anything to discredit this guy and make others like him think twice before they come out in support of Romney.   Talk about voter suppression.
Which gets me back to Romney.  Mr. I wont go there Romney spent tens of millions of dollars running negative ads against Cain, Bachmann, Perry and he made it his mission to destroy Newt and Santorum.     So don't give us this BS that your only going to take the higher road in this campaign.    McCain lost to Obama and Romney will lose if he lets the media and team Obama decide what is and what is not off the table.      Because everything will be on the table for Obama and everything will be off the table for Romney....don't you get it.     The media spent a week talking about something Romney may have done back in 1965 and that's OK but if Romney or a supporter brings up Obama past it's insulting to the whole entire country.     If I had the means to form my own PAC and the media came after me I would only want to spend more money to make sure these issues come out. 
So grow a pair Mitt and get out there and win this.     Millions of us have your back.  You need to win this not only for this generation but for the next.  Yes, focus on jobs and Obama's record.  But take your own advice from the primary when it comes to the super PAC'S.  Say by law you can have no influence on the material these super PAC's present.  I may not agree with the ad's they are running but I cannot influence them.  You used this as your fallback when Newt called you out on the negative ads these PAC's were running against him so what changed now?  
America Prevails
Information Minister
Loyal Opposition

What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

20 April 2012

200 Days until the election and over a 1080 days since Obama signed a budget

I may have been off the radar for a while but that does not mean that I have not been paying attention to the disaster that is our current President.
The Republican nomination process all but over, which means Mitt Romney will be the standard bearer for the party.  I am not comforted by this.   The establishment has their nominee and Obama has his target.   Yes there is my hate filled comment saying that Obama has his target.  By Obama I mean Axelrod.
All in all I like Mitt and I was a Mitt guy in the last election and as I said before I will vote for an empty milk bottle before i would vote for Obama. However, this is not a lesser of two evils election. What I am counting on is that people will just look at Obama and see that he does not deserve a second term.
Obama has made it his mission to stunt the country in order to equalize it with the rest of the world.  Here is just a few off the top of my head reasons not to vote for Obama.
The unemployment in the EU is 10%.  The unemployment in this US is a close 9%. Oh so close Mr President but keep trying to surpass the EU, we have "HOPE" in you.   Obama has not signed a budget in 3 years. Obama care.  The Obama tax cuts will expire after the first of the year. The debt ceiling is set to expire this year.  Fast and Furious, Secret Service, and the Solyndra scandal is still out there.  So much for having a squeaky clean administration.   Housing is at an all time low.  Obama disregards the Constitution almost as much as he goes on vacation. Obama's weakness in foreign policy, (telling Putin he'll be more flexible after the election & his general dislike of Israel to name a few).  Gas prices, yes gas prices. And in keeping with Obama's laser focus on job creation according to the official White House web site the President has NO official business today.   Nothing, zip, zilch, Nada. 
And Obama's plan?
It's not fair that some people have more money then others, but it's fair to hate them for it and free condoms.  That's it!!!  The smartest man to ever hold the office plan is to try to get a majority of the population to hate the other in order to get elected.  Obama is counting on the population being okay with high gas prices, little or no growth of the economy, and creeping inflation as long as the guy down the street who happens to make more money than Obama deems acceptable gets taxed out of his ass.  Yes equality for all except who pays for it.  That's the Obama way! 
And Romney?
A pro-growth agenda focusing on jobs, tax reforms and the economy.  Big difference don't you agree?
So here we go.  The field is set and we have our candidates.  It's time for all of us to stand up for our country, for our family and our friends and Vote Obama out of office!
And for all those Obama lovers out there who may feel guilty for NOT voting for Obama this time around.  Fear not for Obama like Clinton will never truly go away.   If Obama follows the past Democratic President's pattern he will be more effective out of office then when he was in office.  Moreover, just imagine the Obama-Clinton  "HOPE HUG THE WORLD" speaking tour.  I can just picture it now. After some natural disaster there will be Obama and Clinton wearing cargo pants and a vest with lots of pockets handing out grain to some refugee. Or hosting a telethon with George Clooney?  Either way Obama will have lots of time after Jan 20th of 2013 to work these things out.
 America Prevails
Information Minister
Loyal Opposition

17 April 2012

The Speech Mitt Romney Should Give By Mark Levin

This is what Mitt should say at his next speech
Levin tells it like it is, should and will be.
It's worth the few minutes of your time.
And let's face it Mitt NEEDS help, I have great concerns that he does not have what it takes to win in November.

Best of Crazy Uncle Joe Biden

Is it bad lip reading or the real thing....the world may never know.

12 April 2012

Another reason NOT to vote for Obama / Little Timmy Geithner all but confirms that team Obama has NO plan to save the ecomony

I really like these Firewall videos so please indulge me by watching the below link.
Keep in mind the Obama has not passed a budget in 3 years. After watching this video you will know why.   In the video little Timmy Geithner all but confirms that team Obama has NO plan to save the ecomony.  Oh and if the ecomony falls so goes the country by 2027.  
There goes Obama transforming the country again.

24 March 2012

President Obama’s Hall of Blame

Captain Obvious strikes again!

Let's play the blame game....

President Obama’s Hall of Blame

by Keith Koffler on March 23, 2012, 9:18 am
President Obama has passed the buck to others – mainly George W. Bush – for no less than 13 problems that characterize his presidency, suggesting time and again that his own policies are not to blame for his difficulties and he is simply doing the best that can be done with the cards he was dealt.
Even so, Obama is aggressively staking a claim for successes for which Bush shares significant or nearly all responsibility, including increased drilling for oil and natural gas, the end of the Iraq War, and the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
What follows is a roster of Obama’s efforts to assign blame for 13 problems that prevail or have faced him during his presidency. In several cases, the quotes here are just one or two of many that show Obama passing the buck on a particular issue.

Oil Prices
“The key thing that is driving higher gas prices is actually the world’s oil markets and uncertainty about what’s going on in Iran and the Middle East, and that’s adding a $20 or $30 premium to oil prices.”
- March 23, 2012

“Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn’t gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn’t compete. But understand, this was not our program per se. Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program.”
- March 22, 2012

“When I came into office there has been drift in the Afghanistan strategy, in part because we had spent a lot of time focusing on Iraq instead. Over the last three years we have refocused attention on getting Afghanistan right. Would my preference had been that we started some of that earlier? Absolutely. But that’s not the cards that were dealt. We’re now in a position where, given our starting point, we’re making progress.”
- March 14, 2012

“When I took office, the efforts to apply pressure on Iran were in tatters. Iran had gone from zero centrifuges spinning to thousands, without facing broad push back from the world. In the region, Iran was ascendant.”
- March 4, 2012

The Economy
“We’ve made sure to do everything we can to dig ourselves out of this incredible hole that I inherited.”
- February 23, 2012

The Deficit:
“We thought that it was entirely appropriate for our governments and our agencies to try to root out waste, large and small, in a systematic way. Obviously, this is even more important given the deficits that we’ve inherited and that have grown as a consequence of this recession.”
- November 9, 2011
“When I first walked through the door, the deficit stood at $1.3 trillion, with projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. If we had taken office during ordinary times, we would have started bringing down these deficits immediately.”
- February 1, 2010

The Debt:
“Look, we do have a serious problem in terms of debt and deficit, and much of it I inherited when I showed up.”
- August 8, 2011
“I inherited a big debt.”
- March 29, 2011

“We inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression, a banking system on the verge of meltdown. We had lost 4 million jobs by the time I was sworn in and would then lose another 4 million in the few months right after I was sworn in before our economic policies had a chance to take root.”
- May 10, 2011

The BP Gulf Oil Spill
“In this instance, the oil industry’s cozy and sometimes corrupt relationship with government regulators meant little or no regulation at all. When Secretary Salazar took office, he found a Minerals and Management Service that had been plagued by corruption for years –- this was the agency charged with not only providing permits, but also enforcing laws governing oil drilling.”
- May 27, 2010

Decline of the nuclear stockpile
“Among the many challenges our administration inherited was the slow but steady decline in support for our nuclear stockpile and infrastructure, and for our highly trained nuclear work force.” (This one was offered up on Obama’s behalf by Vice President Biden).
- January 29, 2010

The Election of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
“The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office. People are angry, and they’re frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”
- January 20, 2010

“I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. And this has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for collective inaction.”
- September 23, 2009

The Financial Crisis
“We inherited a financial crisis unlike any that we’ve seen in our time. This crisis crippled private capital markets and forced us to take steps in our financial system — and with our auto companies — that we would not have otherwise even considered.”
- June 1, 2009

OBAMA: All countries are close allies!!

17 March 2012

The Information Minister makes his endorsement the Republican Primary

I have tried to say as neutral as possible during this republican
primary process save for my blatant dislike for Ron Paul.     However,
now I'm going to take time away from my war on women and before the
race war starts to announce my endorsement for President for the
Republican Primary.    Because you know Team Obama will pull the race
card as soon as the Republicans pick a nominee.

First a note on the primary.   We live in the greatest country in the
world because we live in a free society where citizens can compete for
the highest office in our land.  It's supposed be a long process.
This is a big decision that should not be rushed just because the
media wants it to be over.    After all we all know the media loves
Obama.    We should also have no problem with the duration and tone of
this race because the stakes are so high.     This is a very important
process that needs to work it self out.      I for one will not
endorse a candidate who the media calls the most electable.   MaCain
was called the most electable and look where that got us.     That got
us Pete doing a happy dance in Grant Park with Shamwows taped under
his eyes because that was the only thing strong enough to soak up his
tears of joy with an Obama victory.     I know NONE of us want that a
second time.

So this time I'm going with my gut for who I want to be the next
President.     I asked myself who would I like fighting Obama right
now if I had a choice between Santorum, Gingrich or Romney as Speaker
of the house?     Then I asked myself to turn this question around,
who would I like as President fighting Pelosi and Reid if my choices
are  between Santorum, Gingrich or Romney.     Then I asked myself who
has proven himself  to be a Constitutional conservative who
understands our history better then any other candidate?  Who stopped
Hilary Care?     The Democrats last attempt before Obama Care was
rammed down our throats.     Who is the last Republican who balanced a
budget? (Fun fact: it's been over 1059 days since Obama passed a
.    Who is the candidate that Republican establishment fears
more then any other?      I kept returning to one person for all these

That is why I'm endorsing Newt Gingrich for the Republican Primary.

I feel Gingrich is best suited to bring back the founding principles
to these States United.

The Illinois Primary in Next Tuesday March 20th.  Please take time to
vote it's very important that we all get out of our chairs and
stand up to be counted.

Illinois for the first time in a very long time will be a key state in
the national primary and Republicans need to be heard now more then

My "HOPE" is that regardless who you vote for next week that come
November we all unite to vote Obama out of office.     If Obama is
re-elected Obama Care will solidify and end up destroying the country.
  Even before it is fully implemented the cost already has doubled to
almost $2 trillion dollars.    That's an additional $2 trillion each
and every year...forever.     This madness must end before the country

America Prevails

Information Minister
Loyal Opposition

Huckabee Forum 3: "Jobs" Full Analysis /Saturday (3-3-2012) - FINAL FOUR - // I'll watch so you don’t have to

Sorry about the late posting of this

FOX NEWS - FINAL FOUR - Republican Presidential Forum 

I must admit that I like this "Forum" the best for really digging into each candidate's position rather then the standard 1 minute to answer and 30 seconds for rubble.
Huckabee does a very good job at keeping all the candidates on time and on topic. It is refreshing to see the candidates just answer questions instead of attacking each other.  Ron Paul did not attend due to scheduling conflict.
And the Oscar goes to…

Newt Gingrich
Newt talked a great deal about his energy policy and claims to be able to get gas prices down to a manageable  $2.50+-.   Although other candidates talk about energy Independence, Newt is making it his hallmark policy.  Newt also related that he is a strong believer in job training as a major component to receiving unemployment benefits.  He feels that is a great way to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector on top of his flat tax plan.  Newt has a lot of catch up to do if he plans to stay in it for the long run.  I believe that if Newt did not have the so called media created baggage he has he would easily be the front runner in this race. He answers clearly and succinctly to every question asked, and is comfortable in any format presented.  If he sticks to energy and growth he still may have a chance.
Mitt Romney
I use to question why Mitt had 59 point platform.  I really did not understand why in a sound bite society Mitt would take the long form.   However, Mitt was very comfortable walking the moderators through his plan.  Breaking down the larger points into 7 workable solutions.  The man know what he is talking about when it comes to the economy.  Mitt did make it a point to say "When I'm President" more than the other 2 candidates at the forum.  It's these little things that people remember walking into the voting booth.  I have a feeling that Mitt would make a better President then he is a candidate and this being super Tuesday Mitt may close the door on the nomination.
Mitt still has a lot of baggage that Obama is just waiting to hit him with.  Mitt still has in my opinion NOT explained away Romney Care Vs Obama Care to my and I'm sure other conservatives satisfaction.  But will this be enough to keep conservatives at home in November?  My hope is that the thought of another Obama term will be reason enough to vote for Mitt if he becomes the nominee. 

Rick Santorum
Santorum is a very likable guy.  Of all the candidates Santorum is the closest to regular person compared to the rest of the field Including Obama.  On his pro-manufacturing stance alone Reagan Democrats should, I say should think of voting for him.  However in my opinion the social issues will be the greatest hurtle for Santorum to over come.
This was not mentioned in this forum because the main topic was Jobs.  Santorum is not a flat taxer like Newt is but he does have a reasonable tax policy.  After hearing Mitt and Santorum's explain their tax policies I have a feeling that a flat tax under the current Government would never happen.  Santorum adds substance to the debate and my hope is that he will survive Super Tuesday.   Santorum needs to stay in this in order to keep Mitt on his toes. 

Final thought
I strongly suggest that you pay close attention to the election going forward from Super Tuesday.  All I say all of these candidates have a workable plan to bring the country back from the brink that Obama has brought us to.  They are focused and determined to beat Obama on substance of his record.  While Obama's plan for the success of the country is to tax the rich and give free condom's to the population, and try to make everyone believe that Republicans hate women.  How is that a plan to my and your success???  It makes NO sense to me. 
P.s If anyone cares,  I have decided to make my endorsement before the Illinois Primary on March 20th.  I will have this for your consideration before that date.

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11 March 2012

Ed Schultz literally on the union payroll?

Taken from Hotair.com, link below

This is one story I’m going to need some help with, because clearly some of my preconceived notions about the nature of the media universe have been tossed into the dust bin. Jack Coleman did a little digging into the Department of Labor, which reports the financial activities of labor unions, including who is on their payroll. What he came up with regarding one very lucky “employee” should have some jaws dropping across the political world. The “employee” in question is none other than MSNBC shouter and syndicated radio host Ed Schultz.
In fiscal 2011, Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for what the U.S. Department of Labor categorized as “representational activities.”
For swag like that, you’d think Schultz could at least get it right about the CWA name. Instead, he invariably refers to it as the “Communication” Workers of America when its president, Larry Cohen, is a guest on Schultz’s radio show, as Cohen often is.
Schultz also received $9,900 in fiscal 2011 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), putting his union haul for the year at almost $200,000.
This represented a fivefold increase over the $37,350 Schultz received from unions in fiscal 2010 — $15,000 from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), $14,850 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and $7,500 from the Communications Workers of America.
Click through for the full list of payments which Schultz had been pocketing from a variety of unions going back to the earliest days of his radio career. The grand total is well over a quarter million dollars. There is little indication as to precisely what Schultz is doing which qualifies as “administrative work” for the unions in question. The guy is on the air pretty much constantly, so I’m not sure how he finds time to zip over the local union hall and sort time cards or fill out insurance forms or whatever it is he’s supposed to be doing.
Now, maybe I’m totally off base here, but if there’s isn’t something going on in this story that’s illegal, isn’t there at least something that’s against the rules? Schultz talks about unions constantly in his “reporting” on MSNBC, and has gone so far as tofly out to Minnesota to lead the union faithful in a rally against Scott Walker. I’m no expert, but if you’re reporting and providing expert opinion commentary on a story like that, shouldn’t you be mentioning that they gave you two hundred grand?
I’m just a blogger, and nobody else is paying me, but when an outside interest – such as an energy company – even pays for travel and lodging expenses to go cover a story somewhere, I can’t even put up a post here without stipulating that they covered such expenses. Doesn’t that apply to the political media? I seem to recall MSNBC suspending Scarborough just for writing some contribution checks to friends and family members running for local offices. But they don’t make Schultz disclose taking in this kind of a haul from groups which he then goes out and uses a very large national megaphone to support?
My first thought was, this has to be a different Ed Schultz, right? I mean, it’s not that uncommon of a name, after all. But the author apparently contacted the labor department for confirmation and got it. Also, in addition to “administrative” duties, some of the payments list Schultz’s work as “broadcasting.” But we’ll leave the door open for now to the possibility that it’s a mix-up.
I hope someone else can explain this better than I. I honestly don’t know how anyone can get away with this and keep their job.
(EDIT: “jaws” would be much better than “draws” I suppose)

What a complainer

Rue St. Michel posted this on facebook.  I thought you might get a kick out of it.

24 February 2012

CNN Republican Presidential Debate Full Analysis / Wednesday (2-22-2012) - FINAL FOUR - // I'll watch so you don’t have to

CNN NEWS - FINAL FOUR - Republican Presidential Debate

It’s been over a month since the last debate and I’m sure you have missed them as much as I have….NOT.  All in All CNN did a very good job last night.  The candidates along with the moderator were all seated.  Giving the appearance of relaxation but the content was everything but relaxed for this 2hr slugfest.  I also think there was a coordinated effort between Paul and Mitt supporters to mock every answer given by Santorum.
Also there was a clear alliance between Paul and Romney to take Santorum out as fast as possible.

And Away We Go…

Newt Gingrich
I’ll tell you when Newt is on you think to yourself what could have been? Now that Newt is not considered a front runner (for now) he has the ability to sit back a give concise answers that appeal to both the local voter and the broader base of viewers.  When a twitter question came up asking if the candidates supported contraceptives. Newt batted it right back to the moderator correctly stating that you would never ask this question in a Democratic debate.  Moreover, Newt called out the fact that Obama supported infanticide when in the Ill Senate but nobody would dare ask him about that.  Newt took a page from Rick Perry calling for a revamp of the federal government.  Stating that real change cannot take place until Washington breaks for the excuse that it’s just the way things are done here. The way things are going lately I cannot count out Newt for still having a shot at the nomination.  I really think the establishment Republicans would fear a Newt Presidency.

Ron Paul
Ron Paul made it clear that he has no intention to be President.  However, he is making it clear that he is solidly in Mitt Romney corner. Ron Paul has no opinion on anything save for it’s up to you, and the government has no power, and I never voted for anything.  Then what the hell is he doing still on the stage?  Ron Paul’s drones were in the audience for the sole purpose of over reacting to anything Santorum said. It was also clear Ron Paul was there to be Mitt’s attack dog.  Paul is in it for something but it’s not been revealed yet just what it is, but it’s not the Presidency.

Mitt Romney
Mitt really had nothing new to say last night.  I understand that he is going to reveal a new tax and growth plan this week but he gave no hint of it last night. This would have been a great opportunity to place himself above the fray with a bold now plan but, Mitt was busy hitting Santorum with everything he had. This was a mistake in my opinion, he had a nation audience, he should have made his case about why he is the better candidate than Obama.  But he wasted his time bashing Santorum on his voting record.  Mitt was too comfortable being the front runner for too long.  He should get back on track of making Obama the focus. That is where he is at his best.  And enough of the snide comments every time Santorum try’s to give a answer.  I’m already sick of the “Nice try’s” from Romney.  Get over it and stay on task

Rick Santorum
After several victories Santorum now is the target of the Romney hit machine.  Santorum tried to keep the focus on Obama but he had to waste all of his time defending his voting record.  Santorum does have issues that he has to overcome before he could be accepted as the nominee, and his voting record is one of them.   Paul hit Santorum for voting for something in the past that he is against now.  Santorum’s only defense was that he was a good republican only doing his job.  What I really did not like was when Santorum said sometimes you have to go along to get along with some of these large appropriation bills.  Saying you have to vote for something you are really against in order to pass a larger bill.  Well that’s how Obama care was passed and look where we are now.  You know you had a bad night when Ron Paul get the better of you. 

Final thought
Everybody is sick of these debates but they are proving to be an important part of the primary process.  More people are tuned into the process thanks to Obama’s 2008 election. For this cycle the voter is looking for a greater depth of knowledge of the candidates other than the cool factor that got Obama elected 4 years ago.  We all need to pay attention now more than ever before, because the stakes are that much greater. This is not theory we are experiencing, this is the practical results of a person and a party that is trying to transform nation into something very different than the one we grew up with.

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