Obama Sending Form Letters to Families of Fallen Soldiers – Signed By Electric Pen

August 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm (Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Electric Pen, Form Letter, George W. Bush, Navy SEALs, President Obama)

That letter to families of our fallen soldiers?  You didn’t write that.  Somebody else did that for you.

And then signed it with an electric pen.

Jim Host writes:

On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.

Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.

It’s a form letter.

(Photo:  Gateway Pundit)

Something a touch more personal would be nice, considering these were members of the Navy SEALs who gave their lives at the direction of the Commander-in-Chief.

Well, at least the signature on those letters was a nice personal touch.

That’s not all.

Karen Vaughn reached out to the parents of the other SEALs killed in that crash. Their letters were all the same.

Form letters – signed by an electric pen.

It must be standard practice, right?  Surely the cold-hearted former President Bush only sent form letters to the families of our fallen soldiers.

From the Washington Times (2008):

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.

Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.

But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soliders and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.

“People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”

I don’t get it.  For eight straight years, we were told that George W. Bush was eeee-vil, while President Obama was the compassionate savior.

No matter, bottom line is that more American troops were killed in Afghanistan under Bush’s watch than Mr. Nobel Peace Prize.

CNS News:

Although President Obama has only served 39 months in office, 69 percent of the U.S. military fatalities in the more than 10-year-old war in Afghanistan have occurred on his watch.

Through April 30, the Defense Department had reported that 1,844 U.S. military personnel have been killed in and around Afghanistan while deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom, which was launched in October 2001 after al Qaeda terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.

According to CNSNews.com’s comprehensive database on Afghan war casualties, at least 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in the Afghanistan conflict have been killed since Jan. 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated as president.

Wait, what?

Could it be that the media has lied to us?  That the portrayals of these two men have been wrong?

Nah…

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Wendy Long Receives Endorsement From Senator John Cornyn

August 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm (Economy, George Pataki, Jobs, John Cornyn, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York, NRSC, Obamacare, Wendy Long)

Senator John Cornyn, in a statement today, enthuasically backed Wendy Long.

“Wendy Long would make an outstanding addition to the U.S. Senate, and I believe she is the perfect candidate to break the Democrat stranglehold on New York. I endorse her with enthusiasm and believe with her platform of Jobs, Freedom, and Accountability she can win this race,” said Cornyn.

Cornyn is the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and was named one of the “most conservative congressmen” by the National Journal in 2010.

Cornyn joins former Governor George Pataki in endorsing Long in her bid to unseat liberal Kirsten Gillibrand.

Pataki stated, “We need to send Wendy Long to Washington to cast the deciding vote to repeal Obamacare, end our dangerous addiction to borrowing and do what the Senate has failed to do for over three-years: finally pass a budget.”

Added Pataki, “In Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long, New Yorkers have a clear choice between an ultra liberal agenda that favors higher taxes and government intervention versus a belief in limited government that values individual freedom and private sector initiative.”

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Yahoo News Chief Caught Saying Romneys "Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown" Update: Fired!

August 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm (ABC News, Ann Romney, Black People Drown, David Chalian, Mitt Romney, Racism, Republican National Convention, Tampa, Washington, Yahoo)

This is the prevailing attitude of your modern mainstream media.  Presented without much commentary, as it pretty much speaks for itself.

Via NewsBusters:

During live coverage of the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.

In video broadcast Monday night by ABC and Yahoo over the Internet, Chalian can be heard claiming that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are unconcerned about the fate of residents of the New Orleans area who are currently being hit by Hurricane Isaac.

“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party when black people drown.”

That line elicits laughter from several employees listening in on the joke.

Well that didn’t take long.  Chalian has been fired effective immediately.
Politico reports:  

“David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!.  He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.”

I’m certain there’s an opening for him at MSNBC. 

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Did MSNBC Intentionally Cut Every Speech Made By a Minority Speaker at the RNC?

August 29, 2012 at 7:09 am (Artur Davis, Blacks, Brian Sandoval, Chris Matthews, Hispanics, Luce Vela Fortuno, Mia Love, Minorities, MSNBC, Republican National Convention, Ted Cruz)

There’s no question that MSNBC omitted every single speech delivered by a minority speaker at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.

Mia Love.  Artur Davis.  Ted Cruz.  Brian Sandoval.  Luce’ Vela Fortuño.

All noticeably glossed over.

None of these fine speakers were highlighted by the network recently famous for watching miserable hack Chris Matthews practically foam at the mouth in an effort to label the Republicans racist, and for Toure claiming that Romney is involved in the “niggerization” of President Obama.

When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.

MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.

Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.

And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.

Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.

The only question is, did the network really intentionally cut away from minority speeches in an attempt to further paint the Republican party as a group of racist, white, old men?  It’s certainly plausible, is it not?

By the way, here is Utah congressional candidate Mia Love, absolutely lighting it up and living up to her conservative rock star image last night at the RNC.

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