Video: Obama Claims to Spend "Every Waking Hour" Thinking About the Economy

July 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm (Economy, Every Waking Hour, Florida, Golf, Jacksonville, Jobs, Jobs Council, Obama, President Obama)

President Obama, in a speech regarding the economy and jobs in Jacksonville, Florida today, claimed he spends “every waking hour thinking about you”.

Here is the full quote (video below):

“And most of all, I would wake up every single day, every single day and spend every waking hour thinking about you. Fighting as hard as I knew how for you.”

The problem is that this doesn’t match up with a recent report indicating that he hasn’t spent a single hour – let alone every waking hour – to meet with his own jobs council in over six months.  The Wall Street Journal reported:

“President Barack Obama is at odds with some of his handpicked outside advisers on hot-button election topics such as regulations and corporate taxes. Many of the recommendations at issue stem from the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, a group of business and labor leaders with whom Mr. Obama hasn’t met in six months.”

Another report from the National Journal shows that the President has had time to attend 106 political fundraisers during that same six month period.

And then there’s a report from Breitbart today showing that Obama has spent more time golfing (over 100 rounds) than he has spent focusing on the economy.

An eye-opening new report by the Government Accountability Institute reveals that President Barack Obama averages just eight minutes more a week on economic meetings than the average dog owner spends walking their dog.

When it was recently reported that Mr. Obama had played his 100th round of golf, the president said that playing golf was “the only time that for six hours, I’m outside.”  Therefore, by his own estimate, the president has spent 600 hours playing golf, as compared to just 412 hours in economic meetings of any kind throughout his presidency…

… just how little time Mr. Obama has spent working on the economy can be seen in the data contained in the Government Accountability Institute’s analysis:

  • Throughout the first 1,257 days of his presidency, Mr. Obama has spent just 412 hours in economic meetings or briefings of any kind
  • In 2012, so far Obama has spent just 24 total hours in economic meetings of any kind
  • Assuming a six day, 10-hour workweek, Obama has spent less than 4 percent of his total time in economic meetings or briefings of any kind
  • There were 773 days (72 percent), excluding Sundays, in which he had no economic meetings
  • Mr. Obama has spent an average of 138 minutes a week in economic meetings.  According to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, new dog owners spent an average of 130 minutes a week walking their dogs

The study, which was based upon the president’s official schedule, practically bent over backwards to include anything even remotely akin to an economic meeting.

Read the report here… 

And here is the video of Obama’s outrageous claim…

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Massachusetts Governor Requests Pot Holes Filled In Preparation For Michelle Obama Fundraising Visit

July 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm (Deval Patrick, Massachusetts, Michelle Obama, Obama Victory Fund, Pot Holes, Repairs, Richmond, Road, West Stockbridge)

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has been dubbed ‘Mr. Smooth’ by the Boston Herald, due to his recent request that a road expected to be traveled by Michelle Obama next month, have pot holes filled in to provide the First Lady with a smooth ride.

The governor’s office personally lobbied for the repairs, calling town officials to see if they could fill in what most witnesses refer to as minor pot holes.  As luck would have it, the road also happens to be in close proximity to Governor Patrick’s home.

Mrs. Obama will be in town on August 3rd for a $20,000/seat soiree for the Obama Victory Fund.

One visiting lawyer called the act a courtesy, citing a tragic scenario in which the First Lady could be “talking on her cell phone and hitting a pothole”.

The horror.

Town officials say it’s not a big deal, setting the cost of a couple of tons of blacktop at a couple of hundred dollars.  This of course, doesn’t take into account the labor that would have to be paid to government workers repairing the roads.  Probably not much time, but hourly work nonetheless. 

Not to mention, multiple witnesses have said the road appears to be in good shape, with some neighbors even stating that the road was resurfaced just last month.

It’s good to be queen…

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Shades of 9/11? TSA Allows Illegal Aliens to Attend Flight School Owned By Illegal Alien

July 19, 2012 at 9:00 am (9/11, Flying Lessons, Illegal Aliens, Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School, Illegal Immigrants, Janet Napolitano, Massachusetts, Pilot License, September 11th, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, WTF)

If you thought a story from earlier this week that 9/11 terrorists had won the right to postpone their trial due to religious consideration was insane, then you’re going to love this story.

Filed here under, WTF?

The government organization known as the TSA, charged with securing airports and preventing terrorist attacks similar to 9/11, has been allowing illegal aliens to take flying lessons at a flight school owned by an illegal alien.  

CNS News reports:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.

Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.

So while TSA agents are actively scouring crotches in every major airport in the nation, pulling 80-year-old women aside, accosting 4-year-olds for allegedly harboring guns, and dragging disabled children aside for interrogation, potential terrorists have been roaming the skies freely, honing their craft in a potential steel missile.

Now where have we heard of this before?  Oh, right … 9/11.  Oh right … this guy …

The worst terrorist attack on American soil in history, and our government hasn’t learned that lesson.

All-American Blogger writes:

What in the world is going on in the Transportation Security Agency? How do you not only know about this and not send in Janet Napolitano and Janet Reno over to give the group the Waco treatment?

How can these incompetent nitwits claim to be keeping the skies safe? How can the look the American public in the eye and tell them another Mohammed Atta isn’t training for another 9/11 style attack in America today?

He is right, of course.  Nobody in this administration can tell the American people that they are safe in light of this news.

The report itself confirms this:

Stephen Lord, who is the GAO’s director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers’ subcommittee. Rogers asked him: “Isn’t it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?”

Lord responded: “At this time, no.”

Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.

Somebody needs to be fired over this.  Unlike that other major national security scandal Fast and Furious, somebody needs to be held accountable.  And it starts at the top.

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Democrats Forced to Apologize to Ann Romney For Offensive Horse Videos

July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am (Ann Romney, Brad Woodhouse, Democrats, DNC, Dressage, Horse, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mitt Romney, MS, MSNBC, Multiple Sclerosis, Therapy)

The Democratic National Committee has had to apologize for stooping to the level of lowly MSNBC hosts, producing a series of mocking ads featuring the Romneys’ expensive sport-horse.  The horse is used by Ann Romney as a form of therapy for her multiple sclerosis.

Even as late as last night, the DNC was defending the ads as an attack on Mitt Romney and not his wife.  One spokeswoman for the Democrats said:

“One of Mitt Romney’s hobbies and investments is his dressage horse. And, like his horse, Mitt Romney continues to dance around the issues, from answering why he’s invested in known foreign tax havens or trying to rewrite his position on letting Detroit go bankrupt.”

It’s not like they lacked the knowledge that the horse has been used by Ann Romney as a form of therapy for MS, since MSNBC host Lawrence O”Donnell embarrassed himself last month by mocking Mrs. Romney for the very same thing.  Is the DNC now getting their talking points from one of the most biased and fact-challenged networks in the history of mainstream media?

Perhaps, but for now the Democrats have been forced to apologize.

Via ABC News:

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now the Democratic National Committee is offering an apology of sorts to Ann Romney.

At issue is a DNC video featuring footage of Ann Romney’s dancing show horse. The DNC used the horse in mocking way to attack Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax returns (and dancing around the issue).

The DNC introduced the video as the first in a series of videos featuring the horse, which is owned jointly by Ann and Mitt Romney.

Ann Romney, who trains with show horses as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis, took offense in an interview with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America,” and now the DNC is saying it will put out no more horse videos, and is expressing regret for offending Ann Romney.

“Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse told ABC News. “We were simply making a point about Governor Romney’s failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race. We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”

This is already a brutal campaign, but the Obamas have long said families are off limits. Apparently somebody high up reminded the DNC of that.

Doubtful.  While the Obamas have claimed families are off limits, they have relentlessly invoked images and stories of their daughters to push their agenda throughout the campaign.  More likely, just as MSNBC had done, the DNC didn’t properly do a background check on the Romney’s use of the dressage horse, jumping at a chance to mock Mitt as being a rich horse owner.

Any chance to gin up a little class warfare, even if it involves mocking people for their chosen method of therapy for a dreaded disease.

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