Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Truth About Romney's 47% Remark.

Liberals have been having a field day with Governor Romney's remarks about The 47%.

At the heart of it, they want voters to believe that Romney called 47% of Americans lazy sponges, and said he's written them off. Of course, he said no such thing but context doesn't matter where political points can be scored.

The 47% figure was part of a donor's question and it comes from reports that about 47% of Americans receive some kind of government benefit and pay no income Tax.

Liberal bloggers have taken to categorizing these 47% who don't pay taxes. They profile single parent families, hard working Americans who pay their mortgage on time and have a steady job. They point out that within that 47% are retirees who receive social security checks, or medicare benefits. Some of the 47% are even veterans who received aid to get a college education after serving on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The problem of course is that Romney is not talking about them. The basis of Romney's remark is that a platform of tax cuts and keeping taxes rates low doesn't hold much sway over people who receive benefits and pay nothing (or little) for them.

Liberals say that a President needs to be President for 100% of Americans, not just 53%. Implying that Romney essentially only cares about little more than half of the country's citizens.

In actuality, Romney's remarks were in reference to campaigning. He's acknowledging that there is a percentage of the American electorate that will vote for Obama no matter what Romney does or says (or Obama for that matter), and he's not going to expend resources trying to change their minds while there are others who have not yet decided.

It's the same for Obama. There is a part of the electorate that is simply never going to vote for him. It would be foolish for him to focus his resources on trying to win their votes.

The 47% in Romney's sound-bite is rhetorical shorthand for the people dependent upon government assistance for subsistence. Nothing more.

But liberals know this, and they also know that most Americans actually agree with Romney. It's why they're too frightened to share the video with their supporters.

For the record, I happen to believe that not everyone in the rhetorical 47% - those on food stamps, unemployment benefits, and other welfare recipients - want to be there. The Democrat party is trying to grow the dependency class, there's no doubt about that, but not everyone in that class wants to be there and I believe a good many of them will vote against Obama in November.

We shall see.

Romney's original remarks (RSS Subscribers may have to read the post on the blog to view the video):

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Same Speeches. Same Promises. Are You Better Off?

President Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight and lays out his vision for the next four years, should we be unlucky enough for him to win reelection.

He cannot run on his record, so he will attempt to convince voters he has not been President for the last four years. Of course, not everyone will fall for this bait-and-switch tactic, so he will have to convince those who know good and well that he is the incumbent and not the agent of change that his agenda was held hostage by evil right-wing extremists seeking to restore government to its proper size and scope, and force it to live within its means.

Leaving aside obvious implications of his lack of leadership evident in his failure and unwillingness to compromise, I think it's important to remember that his reelection campaign consists largely of the same speeches and the same broken promises.

All of his attempts are meant to keep you from considering the question:

Are You Better Off?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Best of National Empty Chair Day

Clint Eastwood sparked an internet sensation with his offbeat debate with an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention last week.

Eastwood's "dialog" with an empty chair led to National Empty Chair Day - where thousands of photographs showing an empty chair as a metaphor for Obama.

Here are my picks for the best of 'National Empty Chair Day'

Obama sitting in front of his flagship alternative energy investment.

Obama taking a break from a round of golf for a beer summit

Obama's Jobs Council. Very diverse...

In the end, Empty Chair Day was an extension of Eastwood's inspired improv speech which only provided a visual focal point for what many Americans already knew - Obama is an empty suit. His words are just words and carry no weight or significance because his actions undermine them at every turn.

At last, the REAL Obama.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Democratic National Convention 2012 Schedule

I have been sent a leaked copy of the "Democratic National Convention 2012 Schedule" from a friend, and I thought I'd share it with you here today.

2012 Democratic National Convention Schedule -- Charlotte , N.C.

4:00 PM - Opening Flag Burning Ceremony - sponsored by CNN
4:05 PM - Singing of "God Damn America " led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM - Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM - Ceremonial 'I hate America' led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM - Tips on "How to keep your man trustworthy & true to you while you travel the world" - Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM -Al Sharpton / Jesse Jackson seminar "How to have a successful career without having a job."

5:00 PM - "Great Vacations I've Taken on the Taxpayer's Dime Travel Log" - Michelle Obama
5:30 PM - Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Family Values" via Satellite
5:45 PM - Tribute to All 57 States - Nancy Pelosi

6:00 PM - Sen. Harry Reid - 90-minute speech expressing the Democrat's appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and George Soros for sparing no expense, for all that they have accomplished to unify the country, improve employment and to boost the economy.

8:30 PM - Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM - "Bias in Media - How we can make it work for you" Tutorial - sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times

9:15 PM - Tribute Film to Brave Freedom Fighters incarcerated at GITMO - Michael Moore
9:45 PM - Personal Finance Seminar - Charlie Rangle
10:00 PM - Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners and Bible readers
10:30 PM - Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ , & Afghanistan
11:00 PM - Obama Energy Plan Symposium / Tire Gauge Demonstration / You too can get rich with Green Investment bankruptcies
11:15 PM - Free Gov. Blagovich rally

11:30 PM - Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM - Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish - Obama Presiding
12:00 AM - Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher and Chris "He sends a thrill up my leg" Matthews

12:01 AM - Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM - Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM - Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech

Monday, August 27, 2012

What Does Romney's 'Firestorm' Birth Certificate Joke Reveal About Obama?

You've no doubt heard that Mitt Romney has "raised the birther issue again" in this campaign.

In fact, some PBS stations are even calling it a "Despicable Birther Joke" and asking to raise questions of Romney's faith in retaliation. (One wonders what PBS thinks of truly despicable insinuations by Obama's staff and PACs. Such as the infamous Romney responsible for cancer death ad).

(For point of reference, here is that 'despicable' joke in its entirety)

Romney was speaking to a crowd of several thousand people in his home state of Michigan. Here's the transcript:

"I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said. "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

It didn't take long for the legacy media to get the memo, and they all started "framing" the "narrative" (is there any journalism left out there?) as a "firestorm".

Consider Romney birth certificate remark sets off firestorm - , from the Political Hotsheet at cBS News

The only problem is that Mitt Romney has always taken pains to state that he believes the president was born in the United States.

Romney was making a joke while delivering what is an otherwise perfunctory statement delivered by all politicians, the "it's great to be back" segment of the campaign speech.

So why such a knee-jerk reaction to Romney's joke?

it strikes me that there are 2 general explanations for the media reaction:

  1. The Obamites are really touchy about the subject of his past in general, and his birthplace in particular.
  2. Obama supporters are desperate to change focus and tarnish Romney, and since the "he's rich = he's evil" narrative only plays well to the Occupy idiots, they hope to strike at middle America and convince them that Romney is some fringe birther nutjob.

I don't know if there's anything about Obama's birth or birth certificate that warrants the kind of speculation it's received.

No need to go there..

Ultimately, I don't think Obama's place of birth matters because there's simply no reason to go there. Obama has a record, and it is one of failure.

whether you focus on the worst recovery in U.S. history, the largest and most unpopular expansion of government power that is Obamacare (not to mention the shady tactics used to pass it), the $831 billion slush fund erroneously called a "stimulus" bill, $6 trillion in new debt and record deficits as far as the eye can see; there are a host of arguments in the case against reelection that are simply much stronger arguments than Obama's birth certificate.

Basically, Obama's already proven himself to be a failure and generally bad for the country. Republicans should stick to that.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Is Media Setting Up Excuses For Obama's Loss In November?

Is it me, or is does it seem strange for the media and Obama to be drawing attention to the fact that he's being out-spent and out-done in fundraising?

After all, we're talking about Barack Obama who obliterated every political fundraising and spending record in U.S. history in 2008. Being outdone in 2012 is kind of like an admission of failure, isn't it?

I think it is.

I see two explanations for this admission:

  1. Team Obama is hoping to strike fear in the hearts of liberals in the hopes of spurring them to empty their savings to support their guy.
  2. The media is sowing the seeds of excuse for his eventual (possible in their eyes) defeat come November.

Evidence of the first can be seen in recent MoveOn mailings. Incidentally, Team Obama also used his birthday as a fundraising event. If that isn't desperation, I don't know what is..

Evidence of the second point can be seen in various media articles that reference the fundraising gap. By way of example, I offer you: Money corrupts politics more than you realize- MSN Money.

Of course, articles like that never mention the corruption in giving tax payer funded "stimulus" money to Union backers by way of a sham bankruptcy (see: How the Obama Auto Bailout Screwed Taxpayers and Paid Off Unions )

The purpose of this recent media blitz is to pave the way for such slogans as:

"Romney and the Koch brothers bought the election"

The background message to all of this is: "money, money, money." which will lead the left to recycle calls for campaign finance reform.

It will be used to distract the population from the obvious cause of Obama's loss: rejection of liberal policies.

They will not admit that defeat.

They will blame "messaging" and "big money," but they will not question their own failure.

The truth is that it will be Obama's record of stewardship that will sink his re-election effort:

 Come November, Obama will be seen as what he is - just another big government failure.

Obama - Big Government Failure

Thursday, August 9, 2012

MoveOn: We're Getting Beat!

Panic on the left?

I'll let you decide.

Here's a copy of a recent email from the liberal kooks at MoveOn:

Dear MoveOn member,

We're getting beat and it's time to wake up.

The unlimited money ushered in by Citizens Unitedmeans the right wing could outspend progressives 2 to 1 this election—and Romney's just out raised President Obama for the third straight month.

Congressional Republicans sabotaged our economic recovery by crashing the debt ceiling and blocking every jobs measure put forward by the president. Republican governors drastically cut jobs, offsetting private sector job gains. Now Romney is blaming Obama for high unemployment.

Republicans passed Jim Crow style voter suppression laws that will disenfranchise millions of progressive voters, targeting low income folks, people of color, and the young.

And the worst of it is—we're still asleep. Because despite all this, a Gallup Poll shows that Democrats are much less enthusiastic about voting than Republicans. That means we lose.

MoveOn members are 7 million strong. We have a proven record of creative, dynamic, and grassroots election campaigning. From launching the most talked about political ads to running the most inventive and effective voter contact programs, MoveOn can provide the shot in the arm that progressives need right now.

But to do that we need to double our number of "movement makers"—the members who make a regular monthly donation—from 15,000 to 30,000. Can you help join the wake up call?

In past elections MoveOn members funded one of the most covered political ads, for the least money, in history. We also produced one of the most effective voter contact programs ever studied. But with a torrent of 1% money being unleashed, we need to double the impact of our election plan:
Showing America that Mitt Romney is running for President of the 1% through creative ads and daring actions on the ground.

Fighting back against Republican voter suppression of the Rising American Electorate—the people of color, single women, and young people who helped elect President Obama in 2008.

Making calls, knocking on doors, and using innovative new technology to register and turn out as many progressive voters as humanly possible.
Just imagine taking everything we can do together and doubling it. That's what our goal of reaching 30,000 movement makers is all about. For a small regular donation each month you can become a MoveOn movement maker and make that happen.

Contributing to any cause or community of people, especially making a regular contribution, is an act of great trust and faith. Today you can place your faith in a community of 7 million fellow MoveOn members and trust that your contribution will help empower their passion, commitment, and energy.

Thanks for all you do.

Aside from their delusion about "Jim Crow style voter suppression laws" (the actual laws require voters to prove who they are, thus eliminating illegal voters and the dead . You can see why the Democrat party would be panicked), I especially liked the bit about "Congressional Republicans sabotaged our economic recovery..".

It's comical how backwards they are. At the same time it's frightening how many Americans actually believe such things.