White House Releases Photo of Obama in Situation Room Monitoring Hurricane Sandy, Still Waiting on Picture of Him Monitoring Dead Americans in Benghazi

October 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm (Benghazi, Briefing, Charles Krauthammer, Hurricane Sandy, Libya, Politics, President Obama, Situation Room, White House)

The White House has released this very convenient photo-op of the President actually acting like a … President.  (h/t Weasel Zippers)

The caption reads in part:

President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 29 2012.

Of course, we’re still anxiously awaiting any pictures of the President monitoring the situation in Benghazi on September 11th, as he and his staff were able to watch the 7-hour struggle in real-time.

Charles Karuthammer earlier today noted the contrasting events.

Via the Daily Caller:

As Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Jersey Shore, President Barack Obama has suspended his campaign activities to be at the ready for the pending crisis. But on Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer wasn’t convinced it wasn’t just for political imaging purposes.

Krauthammer compared Obama’s willingness to be out front on Sandy to his lack of willingness to be out front on Benghazi, which he said suggested political opportunism.

“He says he’s not concerned about the impact on the elections,” Krauthammer said. “I’m sure he’s very sincere on that. It is a little odd that he shows up in the briefing room, where he hasn’t shown up in the briefing room for about, what — a month and a half on Libya, or for everything else for that matter? Then you get the photo-ops of him in the situation room deploying, I guess, the utility crews who will restore power all over America. Whereas you would think he might want to use the situation room and had convened high-level people during the nine hours our people were under attack in Benghazi.”

Watch Krauthammer below…

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Virginia Democrat Suggests Veterans Are Unqualified to Serve In Congress

October 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm (Chris Perkins, Colonel Chris Perkins, Congress, Gerry Connolly, Green Beret, Veterans, Virginia)

A liberal Democrat from Virginia recently told a shocked audience that military veterans are not fit for duty when it comes to serving in Congress.  Gerry Connolly made the comment at a neighborhood civic association meeting.  (Video below)

His reasoning?  Their deployments (vets) prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they represent.

Connolly then went on to favorably compare his service to country by sitting on committees, while downplaying his opponent who is a veteran, stating that he wished his opponent would honor his service as a representative.

By comparison, Connolly’s opponent, Chris Perkins, is a green beret.

Via the Las Vegas TSG Business News:

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress.

Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas. Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes him unqualified to hold federal office.

In an October 22nd Washington Post interview, Connolly “dismisses Perkins as unqualified” for Congress, despite Colonel Perkins’ many leadership assignments that included command of a Special Forces Battalion of over six-hundred men, and numerous combat deployments.

While speaking to a local Chamber of Commerce a few weeks earlier, Connolly asked the audience, “Where has my opponent been” while Connolly served in local government for 16 years.

Days later at a neighborhood civic association, Congressman Connolly subsequently pressed his line of attack dismissing Colonel Perkins’ extensive military experience saying, “I expect a [Congressional] candidate to have demonstrated some sweat-equity” on local issues, ignoring the 24 years Colonel Perkins served as an Army Green Beret.


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Video: Biden Invents a New Number, ‘One Point Trillion Dollars’

October 30, 2012 at 7:38 am (2012 Election, Joe Biden, Million, One Point Trillion, Trillion, Vice President)

If nothing else, I will miss the comedy relief Joltin’ Joe provides on a near-daily basis.

Biden:  “The first one is the $5 trillion tax plan that the President spoke about – President Clinton – which will provide I might add an additional one point trillion dollar tax deduction to people making a minimum of $1 million a year.”

Watch…

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