Here at summer 2012′s end, the unfortunately, but aptly, named
Susan Fluke has become something of a familiar figure. For months now,
this “Queen of Contraception” has been all over TV screens, radio talk
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TAMPA — The next time Republicans are searching for a presidential candidate,
rest assured: Condoleezza Rice will be a part of that conversation.
Rice’s speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention was
easily the best-reviewed of the week so far and, at times, even seemed to
out-hype vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s keynote remarks.
The former secretary of state used her time on stage to deliver a speech that
was at times wonky, at times red meat for the base, and at times personal
reflection. It was good without being gimmicky — a trap other GOP speakers
seemed to fall into.
Through it all, the audience was rapt.
And really, it’s not all that surprising. Rice’s popularity in the GOP seems
to transcend whatever reservations exist about George W. Bush’s tenure in the
White House and her close ties to it. And by delivering a rousing speech
Wednesday, she created a new version of Condi that could put some distance
between her and that resume.
Towards the end of her speech, Rice even alluded to the idea that she could
“And on a personal note: A little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the
most segregated big city in America,” she said. “Her parents can’t take her to a
movie theater or a restaurant, but they make her believe that even though she
can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter, she can be President of
the United States. And she becomes the Secretary of State.”
This wasn’t thrown into Rice’s speech on a whim; these speeches are
meticulously combed for their content. And while it could be dismissed as
Republicans again seeking to play up the electoral achievements of black and
Hispanic members of the party, this seemed to take it a step further.
In other words, it’s clear that Rice — and Republican officials — are happy
to have her name bandied about in the context of future presidential
The question from here is whether she actually wants to be president — or
serve in some other elected position (senator from California, perhaps?).
Rice has made a significant effort to stay in the political game in recent
months, and there is clearly a place for her there. A recent Fox
News poll in advance of Ryan’s selection as vice president showed that Rice
was the No. 1 choice for the job, with 30 percent of Republicans picking her,
well ahead of Ryan and even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Much of that could be attributed to the fact that she had higher name ID than
the likes of Ryan and Rubio, but it shouldn’t be discounted as a reflection of
enthusiasm for her role in the party.
As we’ve written several times, there were plenty
of reasons she wasn’t the V.P. pick this time — not least the fact that she
has expressed some pro-abortion rights tendencies and may or may not have voted
for President Obama in 2008. Oh, and there’s also the matter of her having
served as a close adviser to Bush, who Republicans would still like to pretend
doesn’t exist. Rice was deeply involved in the Bush administration’s foreign
policy, which even many Republicans now balk at.
But time heals wounds, and parties (and politicians) evolve. The fact is, if
Rice wants to run in 2016 or 2020, abortion may not be as huge a hurdle as it
once was. And by that time, Rice will only be in her low-to-mid-60s, and Bush
and Obama could be a relatively distant memory.
One thing’s for sure: the Republican base already liked Rice a lot even
before Wednesday night. And on Thursday, they are going to like her even
The speech she gave is the kind that keeps politicians in the national
dialogue for years to come. It wasn’t on the same level as President Obama’s
2004 Democratic convention keynote — which effectively stamped his ticket for
the 2008 race — but it’s along the same lines.
Rice has said she’s not interested in running for elective office, but things
can change, and the will of the masses can be pretty compelling, if in fact a
movement materializes in advance of 2016 or 2020.
From there, the question is whether she has the desire to jump into that
arena — an arena, we should note, that is looking very receptive to her.
Mormonism makes a comeback: As we noted late Wednesday,
Mormonism has really fallen
off the radar of most Americans, despite Romney’s nomination for
That’s about to change.
Paul Ryan and Mike Huckabee addressed Romney’s religion in their speeches
Wednesday night, urging evangelicals to vote for Christian values rather than
for the one man in the race — Obama — who is an evangelical. And Thursday,
Mormonism is expected
to be a significant part of Romney’s speech and the night’s overall
Huckabee, perhaps the preeminent evanglical voice in the GOP right now,
offered this: “Of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed
evangelical is Barack Obama, and he supports changing the definition of
marriage, believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in
the womb or even beyond the womb, and tells people of faith that they must bow
their knees to the God of government and violate their faith and conscience in
order to comply with what he calls health care. … I care far less as to where
Mitt Romney takes his family to church than I do about where he takes this
Ryan added: “Mitt and I also go to different churches, but in any church, the
best kind of preaching is done by example.”
This is a tough issue for Romney to talk about, given the reservations of
some in the evangelical community — and outside it — toward the Mormon
Now that the RNC convention is over and the candidates have accepted the nominations of their party, I thought it would be interesting to post some interesting facts about Congressman Paul Ryan.
He's not a graduate of Columbia University . He's not a graduate of Harvard. He wasn't selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review. He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio. The man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!
One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack. He didn't write two books about that experience. Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.
Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimers, into their household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma. His grandma wasn't the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of "need".
Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin's office. The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer. No one offered him a "token honor" position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.
When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him. He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office. In Janesville, Wisconsin they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.
After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists. He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.
Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville . He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan. He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.
For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a "mobile constituent office" and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.
No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this. He doesn't have a regal pedigree; he's Irish for Goodness sake! No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected. No one threw flowers or got "chills down their leg" as a he took his seat in Congress.
What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row. He's is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years! The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own. What is wrong with this guy? If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra? Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1? Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico ?
I don't know. Paul Ryan seems heartless to me. He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit! The guy's no fun at all!
Who wants a numbers cruncher? Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill? Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.
One of the new additions to the Republican Party platform is opposition to Agenda 21. In its section on leadership in international organizations, the platform now reads, “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax.” I’m glad they added this language to the platform, but I wonder how many people who voted in favor of this addition know what Agenda 21 is.
Agenda 21 is a plan put forth by the United Nations that seeks to implement “sustainable development.” Nebulous government-speak terms like “smart meters,” “smart growth,” “sustainable communities,” “greenways,” and my personal favorite, “social justice” all have to do with the U.N.’s Agenda 21. On the surface, sure they sound good. Why would we not be in favor of “smart” things and “sustainability?” Why would we not be in favor of “social justice?” They sound like things we could be in favor of, but what do they mean by them?
At the U.N.’s “Earth Summit” in 1992, George H. W. Bush was one of 178 world leaders who signed the Agenda 21 protocol and agreed with its goals. Maurice Strong was the Secretary General at this conference. He stated that “current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Cont. Reading
Comment This Agenda 21 is one sick pile of crap, gives power over the citizens of he
U.S. to the UN... LIKE THEY HAVE DONE SO WELL... THEY AMOUNT TO NOTHING
EXCEPT BABBLE MUCH LIKE OLD QUEER BILL MAHER OR CHRIS ROCK....
My husband stopped purchasing Streisand music a long time ago. Ditto for me and Springsteen.
Some refuse to pay to see a George Clooney movie, cringe when Alec Baldwin touts Capitol One credit cards and shake our heads in dismay when Sarah Jessica Parker gushes like a valley girl about “that guy” in the White House.
I was sad–really–when Tom Hanks joined the fray. So much talent. So little common sense.
Many of us decided that Hollywood and the music industry (except for many country music stars–which the left hate as a rule) are all hopelessly out of touch with regular Americans who have made their lifestyles possible.
If your livelihood or your legacy is dependent upon having the most people possible pay to enjoy your talent, be soft-spoken, or better yet, silent about your political views. Better to have the adoring public wondering than open your mouth and erase all doubt that you are a fool.
By taking the national stage at the RNC convention, Clint Eastwood not only was a big plus for Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, he did Hollywood a big favor. By confirming that there are many non-leftists in Hollywood, by putting his reputation among his oh-so-liberal-peers on the line, he brought new respect to an industry that frankly, gives most of us very little to respect most of the time.
My cowboy hat is off to you, Mr. Eastwood. Nice Shootin’!
1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)
4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when necessary.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School ...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America ?
7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons ... and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.
9. Oh yes ... he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.
10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF ... as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable to Americans.
My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?
His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old
His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan
He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.
B.A. from Brigham Young University ,
J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary. After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States.
In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.
Some Interesting Facts about Romney:
Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.
Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply and many others.
He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.
Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.
Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:
He will show us his birth certificate
He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
He will show us his social security card.
He will show us his law degree.
He will show us his draft notice.
He will show us his medical records.
He will show us his income tax records.
He will show us he has nothing to hide.
Mitt Romney's background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States .
You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won't desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won't like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney's background can do it.
But, on the minus side, he never was a "Community Organizer", never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to @#!*% the US. Just imagine the contrast between the Romney’s in the White House compared with the current occupant.
Former Marine Brandon Raub speaks to John Whitehead in a one on one interview. Raub’s case went viral on the Internet earlier this month when on August 16, the former Iraq and Afghanistan veteran was kidnapped from his home by police, FBI and Secret Service agents and forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia in response to Facebook posts which the FBI deemed “terrorist” in nature.
Raub was released after a week when a judge concluded that the original petition ordering him to be detained contained no information whatsoever on the reasons behind Raub’s incarceration.
Are real Americans going to allow this... Where are the George Clooneys,
the Brad Pitts or the Sean Penns who are always attempting to show the rest of
us AMERICANS just how much they want fairness and equal justice.. Now is the
time for them to step up and go with BRANDON RAUB...
A picture is worth a thousand words, and if ever a person needs to know how four years of Obama have impacted our nation, take a look at "Obamanation".
"Obamanation", painted by Jon McNaughton, uses 60 or so images to illustrate Obama's many betrayals, failed policies and backlashes on everything the USA stands for. From "Cash for Clunkers" to slighting our allies while currying favor to Islamic radicals, to various policies unconstitutionally shoved down Americans' throats, the painting is impressive, shocking and eye-opening all at once. McNaughton, whose website www.jonmcnaughton.com features his artworks, also painted other artworks you may have seen on the Internet like "The Forgotten Man" and "One Nation Under Socialism." More impressive than "Obamanation" itself is the fact that jonmcnaughton.com visitors can click on each image in "Obamanation" to see how that image (backed up by links to sources) specifically relates to the disaster that has been Obama's presidency. Each image in the painting tells its own story, but all put together on one canvas, tells the bigger picture that is "Obamanation."
McNaughton's video discussing "Obamanation" is below. I advise you to visit his website, see the painting, and hover your mouse pointer over each image in the painting for more information. McNaughton has challenged Obama supporters to study the painting and review each image: ""Do you still support Barack Obama? If so you are a part of the Obamanation."
TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio finally got his moment in the spotlight Thursday when he formally introduced Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, attacking President Obama’s record while weaving in his own personal history as a call to arms that anyone, from any background, can make it in America.
The freshman lawmaker started by recalling the first Republican convention he watched with his Cuban grandfather, who was permanently disabled from childhood polio, and the time he spent listening to him talk about history, politics and baseball.
“I don’t remember all the things he talked to me about,” Mr. Rubio said. “But the one thing I remember, is the one thing he wanted me never to forget: that the dreams he had when he was young, became impossible to achieve. But there was no limit to how far I could go, because I was an American.”
But at the same time, unlike previous convention speakers, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a one-time presidential candidate himself, Mr. Rubio almost immediately went on to lavish praise on Mr. Romney rather than wax extensively on his own experiences.
“Now tonight, we’ve heard for a long time now about Mitt Romney’s success in business. It’s well known,” Mr. Rubio said. “But we’ve also learned that he’s so much more than that. Mitt Romney’s a devoted husband, a father, a grandfather. A generous member of his community and church. A role model for younger Americans like myself. Everywhere he’s been, he’s volunteered his time and talent to make things better for those around him. And we are blessed that a man like this will soon be the president of these United States.”
“The telegenic Cuban-American, 41, also hammered home oft-cited indictments of Mr. Obama, criticizing him for the $831 billion economic-stimulus package and his health care overhaul while accusing him of dividing Americans — rich and poor, for example — against one another.
“Hope and change has become divide and conquer,” Mr. Rubio said.
Touching on his own background — his father a bartender, his mother a cashier, a maid, and a Kmart stock clerk — Mr. Rubio also painted a sweeping, optimistic view of American exceptionalism and potential for the future — if Mr. Romney is elected.
“The story of our time will be written by Americans who haven’t yet even been born,” he said. “Let us make sure they write that we did our part. That in the early years of this new century, we lived in an uncertain time. But we did not allow fear to cause us to abandon what made us special.”
He added, “We chose a special man to lead us in a special time. We chose Mitt Romney to lead our nation. And because we did, the American Miracle lived on for another generation to inherit.”
The worst-kept secret of the Republican National Convention was revealed Thursday evening, when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood took the stage, lending his magnetism and distinctively gravelly voice on behalf of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The 82-year-old actor and two-time Oscar-winning director, who in early August endorsed Mr. Romney, joked with the crowd and mostly ignored his hard-edge persona while warning about the country’s path under another four years of President Obama.
“When someone doesn’t do the job, you’ve got to let him go,” he said to big cheers. “Just remember that.”
Pundits had speculated all week about who would fill the to-be-announced speaking slot that RNC organizers reserved ahead of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Mr. Romney, to round out the convention.
Republicans tried to keep the speaker’s identity under wraps, but Fox News and CNN cited anonymous GOP sources earlier in the day who said it would be Mr. Eastwood.
“When someone doesn’t do the job, you’ve got let him go,” Academy ... more >
Mr. Eastwood praised Mr. Romney’s entrepreneurial experience, saying, “I think it’s maybe time for a businessman … a stellar businessman.”
A self-described libertarian, Mr. Eastwood endorsed 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. He expressed support for Mr. Obama after he won the presidency four year ago, but later appeared disillusioned with the Democrat, calling him a “greenhorn.” Mr. Eastwood appeared in a Chrysler car commercial for a Super Bowl TV ad this year, leading some to think it was an endorsement of Mr. Obama’s bailout of the domestic auto industry.
The Hollywood icon also served as mayor of Carmel, Calif., a wealthy coastal city of 3,700, from 1986 to 1988.
TAMPA, Fla. — Carrying a post-convention glow from his coronation as the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, Mitt Romney now turns to the final leg of the campaign — the more than two-month sprint that will determine whether his six-year quest to become commander in chief comes to fruition.
The strategy going forward?
The former Massachusetts governor plans to take a page out of Ronald Reagan’s playbook from the 1980 presidential campaign by urging voters to ask themselves: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
“That question can’t be answered in the affirmative by many voters,” senior Romney adviser Kevin Madden told The Washington Times in an interview Thursday.
With polls showing Mr. Romney and President Obama running neck and neck nationwide as well as in key battleground states, the challenge facing both camps over the next 60-plus days will be to win over as many of the 8 percent to 12 percent of the electorate — Mr. Madden’s estimate — who have yet to throw their support behind either of the respective candidates. Cont. Reading
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. The Olympics just ended about three weeks ago. They are still fresh in our mind. But it’s been enough time that our Olympic athletes will soon be visiting the White House for that ceremonial visit with President Obama. You know, the President who believes you didn’t build your business. You don’t get credit for success. It’s always government that made it happen. So I thought it would be funny to imagine what Obama might say to our Olympic heroes. I call this commentary, You Didn’t Win That.
Can’t you just hear Obama’s speech to the U.S. Olympic athletes when they visit the White House? He’ll point to their gold medals and say, “You didn’t win that. Government did it for you. We built the Olympic training center, the roads that lead to it; we provide the coaches and team doctors. Since we won the medals for you, please place them in the communal pot behind the stage. These medals are now the property of the United States government.”
But wait. There’s more. With ultra-liberals there is always another lecture. Obama cares so much about “fairness,” “equality” and “social justice,” he can’t possibly allow a teachable moment to pass without a lecture.
“I want all the champion gold medal winners to share their winnings with the losers. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, come on down. You guys are Exhibit A. It’s the collective — not the individual — that is important. All those gold medals you won hurt a lot of feelings. You are dividers — not uniters. You’re greedy. You should feel guilty for not slowing up enough to let others win a few medals too. We’ve got to spread the gold around.
“Michael and Ryan, you’re going to make $50 million off these Olympics. But that’s just not fair. What about all the other U.S. Olympians who will make nothing? The rowers, the fencers, the curlers. We can’t have winners and losers. Everyone should share in your success. So…
“Here is my Executive Order. Michael and Ryan: In the interest of equality, you will both give 50 percent of your $50 million endorsement money to the rest of the Olympians. That takes care of the Olympians. But remember, without our bean-counting bureaucrats and egomaniacal, blowhard politicians, you would never have won a thing. So, of the amount you have left, you have to give 70 percent to the IRS. I think that’s paying your ‘fair share.’ You owe us.”
But then Obama couldn’t help himself: ”One more thing. I am taking this opportunity to announce my new Executive Order for Social Justice. It isn’t fair that there are so few African-American swimmers and so few white track athletes and basketball players. I am ordering the U.S. Olympic Committee to no longer determine who makes the Olympic team based on talent. From this day forward, it must be based on quotas and affirmative action. You must set aside 50 percent of all swimming spots for black athletes and 50 percent of all track and basketball spots for white athletes. And, of course, I’m also mandating a few token slots for Latinos, Asians and American Indians.
“For far too long, the Olympics have been about talent, regardless of race. That was wrong. That was offensive. That was then. Now it will be based on social justice. Who says people want to see good swimmers? I think they’d rather see a rainbow of diversity and equality.
“And, one last thing: taxes. Each medal winner has to pay a $25,000 tax on your medals. You know, those gold things you no longer own. Just because you work harder and smarter than the next guy you will no longer be allowed to hurt people’s feelings by beating them. Win and you will be punished with massive taxes.
“Finally, by Executive Order I’ve also added a United Nations carbon tax to your taxes due. Each of you polluted the world and caused a dramatic increase in global warming with your carbon footprints traveling to Europe. So whether you won a medal or not, each of you is fined $10,000. Make the check out to Michelle Obama.”
As the White House press conference ends, the athletes are depressed and bewildered. The entire Olympic team, now with no incentive to ever again train past the point of exhaustion, retires en masse. Obama is thrilled. It is exactly as he planned. By retiring at such a young age, they remind him of government employees. He promises them pensions for not working for the rest of their lives and, of course, that guarantees them as Democrat voters.
Thinking of the hope and change he has just created: fairness; equality; social justice; the joy of the collective; and, of course, the full credit now assigned correctly to government, for all of these Olympic triumphs bring tears of joy to Obama’s eyes. He thinks to himself: “Gosh, isn’t this great? The Olympics are now just like my economy. Talent is replaced by fairness. It’s great to be God!”
And now you know exactly how every business owner in America feels under Obama! I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week, same time, same place.
Actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood was revealed as the Republican National Convention's "Mystery Speaker" Thursday night, talking to the crowd about the need for change and supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney formally accepted the Republican nomination for president and addressed the convention crowd Thursday night in Tampa, Florida.
"We will honor America's democratic ideals, because a free world is a more peaceful world," Romney said. "This is the bipartisan foreign policy legacy of Truman and Reagan. And under my presidency, we will return to it once again."
Pam Finlayson, friend of Mitt Romney and his family, spoke to the Republican National Convention crowd Thursday night, sharing how she met and came to know Mitt Romney, and how he became involved in her and her family's life.
New Mexico governor Susana Martinez spoke to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, addressing the need for a real debate on the issues. "It is the responsibility of both parties to offer up real solutions and have an honest debate."
Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan addressed the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, and pledges to take on tough issues, take responsibility and stick to their "founding principles." Ryan characterized Obama administration big government. He said: "I was on my own path, a distinct journey, an American journey ... that's what we do in this country - that's the American Dream. And I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners," Ryan said.
Former Democratic Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, who introduced President Barack Obama in 2008 at the Democratic Convention in Denver, appeared before the Republicans in Tampa on Monday and fired up the crowd with a powerful speech. He said that he regretted his vote and spoke directly to the nation's independents and Democrats who do not support Obama anymore. "May it be said of this time in our history, 2008 to 2012: mistake corrected," said Davis.
Davis opened by thanking Republicans for letting him addresses their convention as a former Democrat. He slammed President Obama and said that the nation that elected him was blinded by his ability to speak and their hopes that the nation would move forward under his leadership.
He went on to say that he was depressed by how Obama has performed in office. It did not take long before he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand as he ramped up the rhetoric of a former Obama supporter.
"Now, ladies and gentlemen, there are Americans who are listening to this speech right now who hasn't always been with you," said Davis. "To those Democrats and independents whose minds are open to argument, listen closely to the Democratic party that will gather in Charlotte and ask yourself if you hear your voice in the clamor. Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you.
"When they say, 'We have a duty to grow government even when we cannot afford it,' does it sound like compassion to you or does it sound like recklessness," Davis continued. "When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success, when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?"
"When they tell you America is this unequal place, where the powerful trample on the powerless, does that sound like the country your children or your spouse risked their lives for in Iraq or Afghanistan," Davis continued. "Do you even recognize the America they are talking about?"
"John Kennedy asked us what we can do for America. This Democratic party asks what can government give you," Davis went on, attacking Obama's changes welfare reform's work requirements. He concluded by expressing his hopes that the nation sends Mitt Romney to the White House next year.
Especially in politics it is of the utmost importance to try to look behind the facade: who makes up the team of the presidential candidate? The future president of the United States of America is for a large part dependent on and being fed by his team of advisors and future cabinet members. Webster Tarpley wrote a book on the men and women behind presidential hopeful Barack Obama. He argues that there is more to Obama than his charismatic appearance and that some of his advisors pose a danger to the US and the world in case Obama might be elected to become the next US president. Whether Tarpleys view is correct for now is a matter of opinion and remains to be seen, but for the public debate it is relevant to take note of his facts and arguments. Therefor DeepJournal interviewed Webster Tarpley on the topic of his recently published book Obama, The Postmodern Coup,The Making of a Manchurian Candidate.
TAMPA, Fla. — In her speech Tuesday evening, Ann Romney’s job in part was to humanize her husband — to show a more personal, intimate side of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with anecdotes about his family life and the couple’s journey prior to his years of running for president.
She delivered on all that was asked of her and more. But first, she tackled one of the most hard-to-reach demographics for Romney’s campaign — women voters. President Barack Obama led in the demographic 56 to 43 percent in 2008, and has sought to extend his lead by aligning himself with Planned Parenthood and airing campaign ads attacking Romney for his pro-life stance on abortion.
Ann Romney stressed that she identified with the women of America, from single working mothers struggling in a hard economy to those struggling with the everyday challenges that come with raising a family or being part of one.
“They’ve said to me, I’m running in place and just can’t get ahead,” she said. “There’s a collective sigh from moms and dads across America who just want to make it through another day. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the women sighing a little more than the men.”
At some points–as when she spontaneously shouted “I love women!”–Romney’s efforts to connect seemed almost too overt, a clear plea to win over the female vote. But when she started to describe her husband, beginning with their meeting at a high school dance, she truly hit her stride, sincerity echoing in her voice.
She described a softer view of Romney than the caricature of wealth and elitism embraced by the media — instead, painting a self-made man from humble roots, whose father was a carpenter who never got a college degree. She recalled living with Mitt in the salad days, when she was in her early 20s and he was in business and law schools.
“We got married and moved into a basement apartment. We walked to class together, shared the housekeeping, and ate a lot of pasta and tuna fish … Those were very special days,” she said.
Life had been far from a fairy tale for her and Mitt, Romney said.
“I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a “storybook marriage,” Romney said. “Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer. A storybook marriage? Nope, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.”
Turning attention to Mitt Romney’s record outside of the political arena, Ann Romney briefly discussed his caring nature and habit of helping others in his private life.
“From the time we were first married, I’ve seen him spend countless hours helping others,” she said. “I’ve seen him drop everything to help a friend in trouble, and been there when late-night calls of panic came from a member of our church whose child had been taken to the hospital.”
This view of Romney will be reinforced Thursday night. Before Romney receives the Republican nomination, members of Romney’s church and a trio of Olympic medalists he aided through management of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics will share their own stories about how he helped them.
Ann Romney closed her speech on a crescendo as she challenged those who opposed Romney because his hard work and discipline had paid off.
“It’s true that Mitt has been successful at each new challenge he has taken on,” she said. “It amazes me to see his history of success actually being attacked. Are those really the values that made our country great? As a mom of five boys, do we want to raise our children to be afraid of success?”
True, Romney had risen to the top of his game. But, Ann said, “he built it.”
She ended with a solemn promise that her husband would approach leading the nation with the same care and resolve that he had applied to every other life challenge.
“No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live!” she said.
As Mitt Romney appeared in person to escort his wife off the stage, the crowd roared.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the keynote speech Monday night at the Republican National Convention, talking leadership and emphasizing change.
""It doesn't matter how we got here. There is enough blame to go around. What matters now is what we do. I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning re-election, it's possible to work together, achieve principled compromise and get results for the people gave us these jobs in the first place. The people have no patience for any other way anymore."
TAMPA, Fla. – Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign earlier this year as the one rival who came closest to catching Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney, but in taking the stage Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, it was clear his focus was on President Obama.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, cast his own story as emblematic of the American dream, from his grandfather's hands that built a future for his family to the hands of Santorum's young daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic condition.
Throughout his family's history, he said, the American dream has loomed large.
“Under President Obama, the dream of freedom and opportunity has become a nightmare of dependency with almost half of America receiving some government benefit,” said the two-term senator who arrived at the Tampa Bay Times Forum with his 93-year-old mother, wife Karen and some of their children.
Santorum, who battled in the primaries until April with the message that he was the GOP primary’s true conservative candidate, essentially picked up where he left off, mentioning Romney only three times but taking time to accuse Obama of creating a country of entitlement and decline under failed economic and social policies.
Santorum’s improbable primary run began with a victory at the Iowa Caucus -- the first vote in the primary season – and continued across the country, highlighted by string of wins in the conservative South.
He won in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee on his way to 11 first-place finishes. However, his string ended as the campaign trail moved North, where Romney racked up a series of impressive wins.
On Tuesday, the 54-year-old Santorum told the story of how his grandfather, then his father immigrated to the United from Italy and how he launched his bid for the presidency “just down the road from the deep mines” where his grandfather worked until he was 72.
“My grandfather, like millions of other immigrants, didn’t come here for some government guarantee of income equality or government benefits to take care of his family,” he said to applause.
“It is no surprise fewer and fewer Americans are achieving their dreams,” said Santorum, the only one of Romney's former GOP challengers to speak at the convention. “President Obama spent four years and borrowed $5 trillion trying to convince you that he could make things better for you. … The result -- massive debt, anemic growth and millions more unemployed.”
He also said that marriage is disappearing in places “where government dependency is highest.”
“Most single mothers do heroic work and an amazing job raising their children, but if America is going to succeed, we must stop the assault on marriage and the family,” Santorum said.
He urged voters to pick Romney and running mate Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan because, he said, they will lower taxes and reform social programs.
“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are dedicated to restoring the home where married moms and dads are pillars of strong communities raising good citizens,” he said.
Santorum said Obama’s decision this summer to give states more flexibility on work requirements for welfare “showed us once again he believes in government handouts and dependency.”
ByBruce Walker It is hard in the midst of battle for us to see, but we are winning. We ought to win the presidential election this year, and we must do everything in our power to make that happen, but the defeat of the left today is sure. The only way to lose this war is for us to quit, and we are not doing that . Begin with the basics. Americans, overwhelmingly, are conservative. The latest Battleground Poll shows what every other Battleground Poll has shown for the last decade: Americans, by a huge majority, choose to call themselves "conservative," even when they can choose "moderate" or "unsure" as well as "liberal." Look at May 2012, or the twenty consecutive Battleground Poll reports dating back more than ten years in which conservatives have always been an overwhelming majority. The Gallup Poll findings are just as stark. The last poll in February 2012 showed that conservatives outnumber liberals in every state except Massachusetts, and the one in February 2011 showed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in every single state. The one in August 2010 showed that conservatives outnumbered liberals in every state except Rhode Island; in February 2010, again, conservatives outnumbered liberals in every single state. And yet again, back in August 2009, conservatives outnumbered liberals in every single state. Every time the question is asked, by every polling group which asks the question, and however the question is worded, the answer is still the same: conservatives dramatically outnumber liberals. Even polls limited to particular states show that this is true, like in Washington State or New York State or Minnesota. This is a salient fact in American life which separates the United States from every other nation. The political problem which conservatives have faced reflects an elitist leftist control of the nongovernmental institutions of American life. The establishment media, for example, is not an organ of government so much as government is an organ of the media. Remove the leftist media, and how long could leftism last in America? What has been happening over the last quarter-century is the inexorable rise of a media -- sometimes more akin to an underground press -- which reflects accurately the conservative values of America. Moreover, the left has proven unable to stop this rise. Rush Limbaugh, of course, is the ultimate example in broadcast media, and the boycotts, the name-calling, the smearing of Rush have all failed miserably and shown other conservatives how toothless the censors of the left are in American society. Fox News is the most popular television news network, and the leftist media is losing audience rapidly. CNN, for example, now has the smallest number of viewers in ten years. The left controls academia, but one consequence of that domination is that very little real critical thinking occurs on American campuses -- a phenomenon which is diminishing the value of leftist indoctrination passing as education. One result has been the rise of online colleges, which has raised the ire of leftists like Senator Harkin of Iowa. These are often for-profit academic institutions, which means that real market forces drive enrollment and curriculum decisions. These courses are not conservative; the courses, instead, tend to be practical and non-ideological. The education of children is also moving from public schools to home-schooling, which is rising exponentially. What is true of the media and the educational system is true of entertainment as well: July 2012 data shows that movie audiences have dropped to a 25-year low. Television viewing in May 2012 was reported to have declined for the first time in twenty years. The tools of leftist manipulation of the conservative majority in America are losing their power. In areas like book publishing, the brilliantly irreverent Regnery Press's PIG series (Politically Incorrect Guide) tweaks staid and dreary leftism with sharp and clear laser beams, and the Christian Science Monitor reported in late August of this year that conservative books were dramatically outselling liberal books. But it is not so much that conservatives are gaining control of these media of influence as it is that the left is losing control of these levers. Without totalitarian domination of education, information, and entertainment, the left has only its own disciples, which in most states are about 18% of the population; even in Vermont, such people make for only 28%. Winning these battles -- the battle which we fight every day when we turn off the television set, pass up the lame tripe which masquerades as cinema today, sign up for nontraditional college learning, and buy conservative books -- and not quitting means winning the war. There is a final and fatal nail in the coffin of leftism: it has no ideas, and it scarcely pretends to have ideas anymore. Listen, when you can bear it, to the drivel from the Obama campaign. What is true of this presidential campaign is true of the whole of leftism in our land. It is sterile, vapid, and boring. The recent exchange between Anderson Cooper and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Newsweek editorial against Obama show just how sick even the flacks of the establishment have grown from the nausea of leftism. We will win. Indeed, we cannot lose.
The Republican ticket may hail from Massachusetts and Wisconsin, but Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan head the most Southernized major U.S. political party since Jefferson Davis’s day. In its hostility toward minorities, exploitation of racism, antipathy toward government and suspicion of science, today’s Republican Party represents the worst traditions of the South’s dankest backwaters.
No other party in U.S. history has done such a 180. Founded as the party of the anti-slavery North and committed to deep governmental involvement in spurring the economy (land-grant colleges, the Homestead Act, the transcontinental railway), today’s GOP is the negation of Abraham Lincoln’s Republicans. It is almost entirely white — 92 percent, compared with just 58 percent of Democrats. It is disproportionately Southern — 49 percent of Republicans live in the South vs. 39 percent of Democrats. Cont. Reading
The U.S. Constitution was a magnificent document. In that long, hot Philadelphia summer, your Founding Fathers thoughtfully debated the instrument of your freedom – a document that inspires all of us who no longer live in the knowledge that the only people who can impose laws or taxes upon us are those whom we have elected Cont. Reading
While all eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast, the White House was quietly jacking up the price of automobiles and putting future drivers at risk.
Yes, the same cast of fable-tellers who falsely accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of murdering a steelworker's cancer-stricken wife is now directly imposing a draconian environmental regulation that will cost untold American lives.
On Tuesday, the administration announced that it had finalized "historic" new fuel efficiency standards. (Everything's "historic" with these narcissists, isn't it?) President Obama took a break from his historic fundraising drives to proclaim that "(by) the middle of the next decade, our cars will get nearly 55 miles per gallon, almost double what they get today. It'll strengthen our nation's energy security, it's good for middle-class families, and it will help create an economy built to last."
Jon Carson, director of Obama's Office of Public Engagement, took to Twitter to hype how "auto companies support the higher fuel-efficiency standards" and how the rules crafted behind closed doors will "save consumers $8,000" per vehicle. His source for these claims? The New York Times, America's Fishwrap of Record, which has acknowledged it allows the Obama campaign to have "veto power" over reporters' quotes from campaign officials.
And whom did the Times cite for the claim that the rules will "save consumers $8,000"? Why, the administration, of course! "The administration estimated that the new standards would save Americans $1.7 trillion in fuel costs," the Times dutifully regurgitated, "resulting in an average savings of more than $8,000 a vehicle by 2025."
The Obama administration touts the support of the government-bailed-out auto industry for these reckless, expensive regs. What they want you to forget is that the "negotiations" (read: bullying) with White House environmental radicals date back to former Obama green czar Carol Browner's tenure -- when she infamously told auto industry execs "to put nothing in writing, ever" regarding their secret CAFE talks.
Obama's number-massagers cite phony-baloney cost savings that rely on developing future fuel-saving technology. Given this crony government's abysmal track record in "investing" in new technologies (cough -- Solyndra -- cough), we can safely dismiss that fantasy math. What is real for consumers is the $2,000 per vehicle added cost that the new fuel standards will impose now. That figure comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
War on Middle-Class Consumers, anyone?
Beyond the White House-media lapdog echo chamber, the economic and public safety objections to these sweeping rules are long grounded and well founded.
For years, free-market analysts and government statisticians have warned of the deadly effect of increasing corporate auto fuel economy standards (CAFE). Sam Kazman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute explained a decade ago: "(T)he evidence on this issue comes from no less a body than the National Academy of Sciences, which issued a report last August finding that CAFE contributes to between 1,300 and 2,600 traffic deaths per year. Given that this program has been in effect for more than two decades, its cumulative toll is staggering."
H. Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis adds that NHTSA data indicate that "322 additional deaths per year occur as a direct result of reducing just 100 pounds from already downsized small cars, with half of the deaths attributed to small car collisions with light trucks/sport utility vehicles." USA Today further calculated that the "size and weight reductions of passenger vehicles undertaken to meet current CAFE standards had resulted in more than 46,000 deaths."
These lethal regulations should be wrapped in yellow police "CAUTION" tape. The tradeoffs are stark and simple: CAFE fuel standards clamp down on the production of larger, more crashworthy cars. Analysts from Harvard to the Brookings Institution to the federal government itself have arrived at the same conclusion: CAFE kills. Welcome to the bloody intersection between the Obama jobs death toll and the Obama green death toll.
What do elephants have to do with human babies? Do
elephants and other animals deserve as much concern as a human being? Today's
commentary addresses a recent article in which some people seem to think so.
Read on for Judie Brown's insights. A headline caught my eye
recently. It read,
"Why Elephants Require Legal Personhood," and was written by Steve Wise, the
president of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights. He was
expressing his concern over a zoo's treatment of three Asian elephants — Billy,
Tina, and Jewel. According to a lawsuit, these elephants seem to be routinely
abused, as everything about their habitat and those caring for them is anything
but good for the elephants.
While I agree with the concerns that should
be expressed for any animal that appears to be abused by those caring for it,
there is a line that must be drawn when it comes to personhood — a category of
identity that refers to human beings. Among those who have made the point
eloquently is Nancy Flanders, who wrote,
"A 'human being' is defined as
'any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo
sapiens; a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as
representing the human species.' There isn't a definition of 'human being' that
excludes the unborn."
And that's the point. The culture of death would
argue that the term should refer to only those who are born. Yet, the fact is
that common sense would take issue with this kind of discriminatory segregation,
for it sets aside an entire class of humans and alleges that they are less than
equal to the rest of us. Cont. Reading
There is a very simple reason why Dennis Miller’s radio career has gone so well; he’s the king of rants and, in my opinion, the king of common sense. Miller, who’s heard in all of the top 24 radio markets, was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night.
“I want to help the helpless, but I don’t give a rat’s ass about the clueless anymore” Miller told Leno. This logic is one of the fundamental differences between conservatives and liberals. It’s a simple line, one I’ve heard Miller use before over the years, that has greatly help shape my political outlook. A little thing called Personal Responsibility.
Helping the helpless would be financial assistance for the man who was laid off from full-time work due to no fault of his own (i.e. downsizing or merger & acquisition). Helping the clueless would be providing free birth control, at the expense of others, for a girl who has been fortunate enough to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Buy your own damn contraceptives Ms. Fluke, thank you very much!
What I also found encouraging was the crowd seemed to agree with a lot of Miller’s common sense musings. Hopefully it penetrates open-minded people enough where they’ll do the right thing come election time. Cont. Reading
Investigator who cleared Obama in scandal is his campaign donor
The Face of Obama Corruption? President Obama appointed Herbert Allison to investigate President Obama. And after paying him with taxpayer money for his service, Allison donated cash to Obama's campaign.
National Legal and Policy Center
The financial institution executive who was in charge of the “independent probe" that ended up absolving the Obama Administration for wasting billions of taxpayers' dollars spent on green energy schemes was neither bi-partisan or non-partisan, but a big contributor to the Obama reelection campaign, according to a report by a Washington, D.C., public-interest group that investigates corruption.
According to a report on Friday, Herbert Allison’s role as a special investigator of the Department of Energy's stimulus-funded loan program that is sparking curiosity. Not long after Allison determined that billions in taxpayer dollars invested in Obama-favored “green” technology companies were at nominal risk, "he made campaign donations -- big ones -- to the Democratic National Committee and the president’s re-election efforts," officials at the National Legal and Policy Center claim.
In addition, according to officials at Judicial Watch, this situation raises doubts about the integrity of Wall Street maven Allison's investigation, "which centered on nearly $3 billion in loans that the Obama Department of Energy (DOE) doled out for experimental alternative energy projects."
Among the loans was an alleged fly-by-night California company named Solyndra, that was bankrolled by another Obama donor and fundraiser (bundler) George Kaiser, wasted more than half a billion dollars before finally going bankrupt.
In early 2012, a federal audit confirmed that “serious concerns” expressed by U.S. Treasury officials involving the risky $535 million Solyndra infusion were ignored as the deal was fast-tracked by top White House officials.
As a result, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Department of Energy to obtain records regarding the Solyndra loan because "the administration has blown off a public records request that dates back to early September 2011."
The Treasury Department Inspector General's report, “Consultation on Solyndra Loan Guarantee Was Rushed,” revealed that Department of Energy cut out the Treasury Department officials from issues regarding Solyndra, ignoring the agency’s advice and limiting its opportunity to review the high-priced, high-risk financing of what critics called "an Obama green pipe dream."
Incredibly, the so-called in-depth investigation that is now known to have been conducted by Obama’s donor found no wrongdoing on the part of the administration.
"The donor/watchdog scandal was uncovered this week by a mainstream media outlet, which in and of itself is incredible considering the love fest that exists between most news organizations and the commander-in-chief. Puff pieces dominate coverage of the administration -- in major newspapers as well as television networks -- so this is a rare treat," stated the Judicial Watch blog entry.
The veteran Wall Street executive Herbert Allison, who was handpicked by the Obama administration to investigate the Obama administration's disastrous green energy loan losses, contributed $52,000 to re-elect Obama in the months after he completed the in-depth probe.
It’s all documented in federal campaign records reviewed by the national wire service that broke the story. The cash started pouring in just two weeks after Allison testified before Congress about his report, which exonerated the administration and was heavily touted by the White House.
"It started with a $2,500 donation to the Obama campaign in late March, the story reveals. In May he plopped down another $15,000 for the Obama Victory Fund, a joint group that supports the president’s reelection and the Democratic National Committee. In the following two months, Allison generously deposited another $40,000 into the coffers of the Obama/DNC account. In the news story he defends the integrity of his probe and assures he did not make the decision to back a presidential candidate until after his work was finished," according to the National Legal and Policy Center.
According to Allison's thumbnail bio, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability of the United States having been confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2009. He left the Treasury Department in September 2010. As part of his duties he also oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the $700 billion fund to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions in order to strengthen the financial sector of the economy.
About a year ago I joined Twitter and set up an account, but soon found that I just didn’t have time to do anything with it. A number of other people that I know have said the same thing, while there are a few that seem to want to tell everyone about everything they are doing, as if anyone really cares.
Then there are those that wear their number of Twitter followers as some kind of badge of honor. The more followers they have, the important they feel. I suspect that this describes President Barack Obama and his Twitter account. According to an article I was reading, he has 18.8 million followers compared to only 900,000 followers of Mitt Romney. MORE
TAMPA, Fla. – President Obama is the real “radical,” who puts “restructuring the U.S. and its economy” ahead of national security, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, declared in a radio interview.
Bolton was firing back in response to an interview the president gave to the Associated Press in which Obama categorized Romney’s positions as “extreme.”
“I think the Obama tactic obviously is a familiar refrain that has been used against Republicans for years,” retorted Bolton.
Bolton charged “it is Obama who is the radical here on a whole wide range of issues, especially on national security.”
“He is the first president since FDR whose initial thought on wakening in the morning isn’t what threats does the U.S. face,” Bolton said. “Instead, he has thoughts of restructuring the U.S. and its economy. MORE