Friday, September 28, 2012

ROMNEY

From a comment in a RCP article on "Obama's Dereliction of Duty" article by Mark Salter:

B Ha Moderator 1 day ago

why meet with world leaders who expect actual governance when you can meet with fawning celebrity fans on a national tv show that has a mostly female (who votes you need) audience? he's not an empty chair; he's an empty suit.
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Twister Moderator 22 hours ago in reply to B Ha

B Ha -

Agreed! Think a guy like THIS would abdicate responsibility? (By the way, Democrats and Independents, I wrote every single word of this myself over a period of almost 5 years of reading and learning about Romney from independent sources, meaning, not one single statement came from the Romney website or a Romney mailer. Verify it all yourself.)

ROMNEY:

- Graduated with “University Honors” from BYU (also known as “Highest Honors”, their most prestigious form of recognition, somewhat equivalent to valedictorian) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; he’s not just a numbers guy

- Master’s degree in Business (Harvard, a Baker's scholar: top 5% of business students)

- Master’s degree in Law (Harvard, graduated Cum Laude / with Honors, top 1/3 of his class)

- Earned both master’s degrees (business AND law) at Harvard University simultaneously (Could you do that? I couldn’t.)

- Had an incredible 80% success rate in private business and now worth between $200 and $250 million (compare this to Obama and many of Obama's closest advisers who have never had to turn a profit or go hungry, and, no, don't whine about workers Romney let go when investing in a company while at Bain Capital because you'd be forgetting to look at: A) the fact that Bain was INVITED by the companies to have Bain invest in them; there were no “hostile takeovers” by Bain Capital and B) the workers' jobs Romney saved by saving a dying company and C) the jobs he created after those struggling companies were turned around and started to grow again)

http://theweek.com/article/ind...

- Gave away his inheritance in 1998 to start / help fund the “George W. Romney Institute of Public Management” at BYU (his father, George Romney, died in 1995)

- As head of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City) turned a potential loss (-$379M shortfall) into one of the few profit-earning Olympic games (+$100M profit)

- Donated his entire Olympic Games salary and severance package ($1.4M) to charity

- Put aside partisanship prejudices/trash-talk by successfully campaigning/winning the governor's seat (2003 – 2007) as a Republican in a heavily Democrat-controlled state LONG before Scott Brown

- While governor of Massachusetts, at HIS request, served the people of MA at the salary of $1/year (that’s right, ONE DOLLAR)

- Previous executive leadership experience as a state governor, including Massachusetts' Commander In Chief of state military forces (Yes, a state governor is legally the Commander In Chief of that state's National Guard forces unless those troops are called to active-duty by the President)

- Turned Massachusetts' budget from red to black while governor (- $3.0B to +$2.16B; that’s “billion” with a “B”)

- Cut taxes 19 times as Massachusetts governor (that’s not a typo, NINETEEN)

- As MA governor, developed a plan that would make deadbeats pay for their own health care (you may not like the MA health care law but that's what it's sole purpose was. Still don't like it because of the mandate? Don't move to MA.) (BTW, how would YOU have solved the MA healthcare free-loader problem and how would you have done it with an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled state legislature like Romney had to work with?)

- “Service over self”. Romney endorsed McCain only 2 days after ‘Super Tuesday’ in 2008 when it became obvious McCain was the clear front-runner; America is more important to him than his ego (Can you say “He’s not Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum”?)

- Volunteer service to community as a church head pastor for 13 years all with ZERO pay (that's right, none); 5 years as a “bishop” and 8 years as a “stake president”

- Would give ALL his Presidential salary ($1.6 Million total) back to the American taxpayers if elected (yes, he's on record as committing to this)

- Voluntarily turned down enrolling in Medicare when he turned 65 on March 12, 2012
(in other words, he’s NOT sucking up our precious tax dollars because he knows he can, and therefore should, take care of himself)

- He also chose to NOT receive any Social Security payments upon turning 65 because, again, he knows he can take care of himself and therefore should not rely on our tax dollars to help fund his daily living

- Looks, talks and acts "Presidential"

- Released his last 2 years of filed tax records (2010 AND 2011) proving he’s not a tax cheat; paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes in 2011giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%. AND, the private firm which prepared Romney’s taxes from 1990 through 2009 issued a letter stating that Romney paid 100% of the federal and state income taxes owed during those 20 years. The firm also said Romney’s average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.2% for those 20 years. Satisfied?

http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/2...

- Cares about his fellow man: gave $3,000,000 to charity in 2010 and $4,000,000 to charity in 2011; that’s $7 MILLION in just 2 years. Would you have done that? Romney did.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...

- He’s pledged (repeatedly) that he’ll repeal Obamacare and REPLACE it with something better.

- And finally…..he’s N-O-T Obama

P.S. - If all one can say about a candidate is that they are a member of "X" church and ignore the talents and character of the person, that person does not deserve the privilege of voting.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oh well then..

..as long as you put if that way you silver-tongued devil, you talked me into it. I'm convinced! I mean, what a persuasive argument!


OBAMA 2012!

..NOT!

UPDATE: Here is Mike Ramirez's take on this; different race, same pathetically diminished capacity to reason:

Monday, September 24, 2012

The kids wake up..

Great ad from our kids who finally get the message:


Feel sorry for these young folks. I got the Good Lance Corporal (USMC Reserves) living home with me, working at odd jobs, putting himself through college, his girl friend -- both lives and careers on hold.

All because of this socialist jerk's ineptitude.

UPDATE: Well, most of them have, at any rate. The young lady below, not so much:


UPDATE II:
Nor these folks, I guess:


Remember, Fellow Babies, these people walk amongst us!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Justice Department Clears Itself

Otherwise known as the crock 'o' sh*t report.
Holder's own department investigating itself?


The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.
And what about Eric Holder and his involvement? He wasn't in the loop?
The report did not criticize Attorney General Eric Holder, but said lower-level officials should have briefed him about the investigation much earlier. 
If it smells like sh*t, it probably is.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The old Three-Card Monty..

The debates are coming up and you can expect to get a good dose of the old Three Card Monty when that lip-flapping liar gets his turn. Hell, you hit the comment threads on a lot of the political blogs and articles and you will see the comment stream festooned with this clown's sycophantic minions pumping his "four million jobs created" Bravo Sierra - the latter day reincarnation of the old "saved or created" mantra. Anyway, here's a little primer that you can use to study up for that first debate on October 3rd. It moves pretty fast but, hey, it's free so you can replay it as many times as you want to get it down pat.


..so, there it is! Oh, and for your reference, here's some Bravo Sierra:


And here's some more:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Obama, the Final Straw!"

I know most are familiar with 'Wild Bill for America' but this time around he really sums it up for me:







 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1980 = 2102?

Some remembrances as to why this November might be reminiscent of that memorable November 32 years ago.

In November, most of us will be going into that voting booth with one thing on our minds: put the best person in place to solve the problems of this economy. This is an almost identical scenario to 1980. We had a weak-kneed POTUS and an economy in bad shape. (Although it was not as bad as this one.) We have been beset for four years with a media that has been humping this POTUS’s leg for his entire term. We cannot get a break as they still persist in polishing this turd.

The alternative is a good, honest, clean living family man who does not need this job, could care less about the power it brings, but has volunteered out of the goodness of his heart and through love of this country to try to lead us out of this dreary wilderness. (Think about it. What is Romney’s motivation? He could live the rest of his life comfortably irrespective of who was steering the ship the next four years.)

On a conservative blog when I postulated that Romney is in the same position as Reagan, some TrueCon outgassed that Romney is no conservative, cannot arouse the base and, therefore, the 1980 analogy does not apply.

To which I respond Bullshit!

The people’s main motivation back in 1980 was to rid ourselves of that crapsack Carter. The majority who knew Reagan voted for him, not because he was a true conservative but rather because he was a good and decent man. After the debates, they agreed he was up to the job. Doubt me? Then please provide a valid rationale for the so-called Reagan Democrats. Surely those folks would have preferred other than a rock-ribbed conservative. All of us back then suffered under a suffocating media blanket. The only outlets were the alphabet networks who heard no evil, saw no evil, and spoke no evil of Carter. There was no “new media” then. Consequently we all sat in our homes and seethed at Carter’s jelly-kneed fecklessness. We went into those polling booths — true conservative, centrist, Reagan Democrat — in a blind rage and the results were memorable.

Anyway, whatever happens in November happens. if Romney loses then I believe we have gone past the tipping point where most Americans will want the nanny state to raise them, clothe them, feed them, and wipe their asses all the way to the grave.

However, I believe Romney will will and will win handily. My belief is anecdotal to be sure. No D+10 skewed polls; no babbling talking heads expelling endless persiflage, no super hip Pantload Preezy hangin’ with the homeys.

Just me, my seething, 80s retro anger, and my belief that the American public — not the mirror-fogging mouth-breathers, the good, common, decent folk — do not like what has happened to all of us over the last four years and want to do something about it.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Downsiding..

As long as we're skimming over the Charlotte Freak Show, here is something we need to get back in touch with. If is the absolutely heart-wrenching commentary of Karen Vaughn, mother of fallen Navy Seal of Aaron Carson Vaughn, reacting to Barack Obama’s campaign ad “One Chance.” Karen and Billy Vaughn lost their son Aaron last year in Afghanistan. Video courtesy of Andrew Marcus:


The offensive segment of the ad is interspersed between this courageous mom's lamentations.

Hint: you want to understand her being on the verge of tears? Try imagining your son or daughter had died in a foreign conflict and you could no longer see them, hear them, or talk to them. I did this with THE GOOD LANCE CORPORAL and it brought me to tears.

God bless this woman, God bless her husband, God keep her beloved son in the cradle of his arms..

..and God damn Obama to Hell.






Monday, September 3, 2012

Alternatives..

Here is something to occupy your time instead of that vomit-inducing spectacle in North Carolina.


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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Getting the message (again)..


Via Drudge and CBS:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.

Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was  a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.

The message appeared to be a response President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark from a July campaign rally, when he was trying to explain that government — not businesses — constructed public infrastructure on which the economy relies. Republicans have used the four words to attack Obama as out of touch with the realities of owning and operating a small business.
So SUX is the ICAO of Souix City? You know, like LAX (actually KLAX) is for Los Angeles International and and JFK (actually KJFK) is for John F. Kennedy in New York. Sure is helpful to craft a message like that described above with the double entendre!

Sure look like Obama is racking up the greetings from his adoring fans. First Ohio, then Iowa, and now Iowa again.

Think I'm beginning to see a trend here.

(Cross-posted at The War Planner.)