Man Who Called Bush Unpatriotic Says He’s Never Called His Opponents Unpatriotic

September 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm (David Letterman, Debt, Deficit, George W. Bush, President Obama, Unpatriotic)

Obama (2008):

The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”

Obama (2012):

“One thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic.”

Never tried to do?  Not only did you try, but you actually did.

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New Romney Ad – ‘Dear Daughter’

September 18, 2012 at 7:02 am (Daughters, Dear Daughter, Debt, Jobs, Mitt Romney, Mothers, Romney, Unemployment, War on Women, Women)

President Obama’s policies are making it harder on women. Over 5.5 million women are unemployed and their individual share of debt is over $50,000. That’s what Obama’s policies have done for women.

Here is the ad…

AD FACTS: Script For “Dear Daughter”:
VOICEOVER: “Dear Daughter”
VOICEOVER: “Welcome to America.”
VIDEO TEXT: “$50,000 For Each Person”
VOICEOVER: “Your share of Obama’s debt is over 50 thousand dollars. And it grows every day.”
·         Under President Obama, The National Debt Has Surpassed $16 Trillion – An Increase Of More Than $5.4 Trillion. (Department Of The Treasury, 9/10/12)
·         Every American’s Share Of The National Debt Currently Stands At Over $51,000 – An Increase Of Over $16,000 Under President Obama. (Department Of The Treasury, 9/10/12; U.S. Census Bureau, 9/10/12)
VOICEOVER: “Obama’s policies are making it harder on women.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Highest Level In 17 Years”
·         16.3% Of Women Are Living In Poverty – The Highest Rate In 17 Years. (U.S. Census Bureau, 9/12/12)
VOICEOVER: “The poverty rate for women – the highest in 17 years.”
VIDEO TEXT: “Over 5.5 Million Women Unemployed”
VOICEOVER: “More women are unemployed under President Obama. More than 5.5 million women can’t find work.”
·         Since President Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For Women Has Increased From 7% To 7.8%. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 9/10/12)
·         Currently, The Nation Has Over 5.5 Million Women Who Are Unemployed. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, 9/10/12)
VOICEOVER: “That’s what Obama’s policies have done for women.”
VOICEOVER: “Welcome, daughter.”
MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.”

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Obama’s Answer For Debt Negotiations? ‘Sitting on His Patio’ and ‘Playing Golf’

September 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm (Bob Woodward, Congress, Debt, Debt Negotiations, Deficit, Golf, Jay Carney, Playing Golf, President Obama, Sitting on His Patio, The Price of Politics)

Let’s move! … Our debt negotiations to the golf course.

A reporter today posed a question about whether or not the President had developed the relationships necessary with members of Congress to avoid a debt deal collapse last year.

Specifically, the reporter was referring to excerpts and reports from Bob Woodward in his new book, The Price of Politics.

“Gaps” in President Obama’s leadership contributed to the collapse of a “grand bargain” on spending and debt last year, with the president failing to cultivate congressional relationships that may have helped him break through Republican opposition, author Bob Woodward told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer. 

Woodward’s reporting in his new book, “The Price of Politics,” reveals a president whom he said lacked the “stamina” in turning personal relationships with congressional leaders into action the way some of his predecessors have done. 

“President Clinton, President Reagan. And if you look at them, you can criticize them for lots of things. They by and large worked their will,” Woodward told Sawyer.”On this, President Obama did not.”

So how did Press Secretary Jay Carney counter the argument that President Obama was not committed to debt negotiations?  (h/t Gateway Pundit)

Carney:   “It’s a funny conclusion to reach given how many hours the President spends with leaders of Congress of both parties in these negotiations, including sitting on his patio, including playing golf, including you know, at the residence…”

And here we thought all this time that he was simply golfing over 100 times in the last four years, when in reality he was working hard on debt negotiations.
I’m wondering if we can now be compensated at our jobs for time spent golfing and sitting on our patio.
Take a listen to the clip, at one point it sounds like Carney is about to say Obama spends hours ‘sitting on his potty’.  That’s a negotiation I don’t care to hear about…

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Video: Guess Who’s Calling Obama a Liar Now … Obama

September 9, 2012 at 9:30 am (2008 Campaign, 2012 Election, Debt, Deficit, Economy, Jobs, Liar, Lies, Mainstream Media, Obama Administration, President Obama, Promises, Worst President)

Honestly, after watching this short video (starring Obama himself), it’ll be hard to remember anything the President said during the 2008 campaign that he actually told the truth about.  Or any promise that he actually kept.

A hat tip to the Independent Journal Review for pointing out the video, and a great job by YouTube user SnorkelDogg for producing it.

Case Closed: If Moderate Voters See This Video, It’s Over for Obama

This is a stunning thirteen minute video that shows Obama in his own words, with commentary from mostly mainstream media sources. If this video goes viral and reaches moderate and independent voters, it would be a big blow to the Obama re-election bid.

Like I said in the title, if an undecided voter sees this, it’s over for Obama.

Watch the video below, and then share this post with everyone you know…

Photo Credit:  Conservative Daily News

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Must Watch Video: Obama Too Cool to Rule

April 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm (American Crossroads, Cool, Debt, Deficit, Economy, Jimmy Fallon, President Obama, Unemployment)

American Crossroads asks this simple question:

“After four years of a celebrity president, is your life any better?”

Their latest video effort destroys the myth that Obama’s cool rockstar persona is a good thing.

The description of the video (which can be seen below) reads:

Obama slow jams with Jimmy Fallon and calls Kanye West a “jackass.” He also owns an economy where 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or underemployed, and 85% have to move in with their parents. Has four years of a pop culture POTUS made anyone’s life any better?

The fact is, Obama is cool much in the same way that the dude with the mullet, leather jacket, and pack of cigarettes was back in high school.

Everyone in school thought he was great until they realized he was six years into a four year education.

Enjoy!

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Video – Geithner on the Amount of Money Needed to Cover Future Obligations: "It Would Make You Uncomfortable"

March 22, 2012 at 7:00 am (Borrowing, Debt, Debt Ceiling, Money, South Carolina, Tim Geithner, Treasury Secretary, Trey Gowdy, Trillion)

More uncomfortable than we already are with the Obama economy?

Here is an exchange between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (The following exchange happened over a few minutes of back and forth. This is a condensed version.):

Gowdy: “If this were the last debt ceiling request you could ask for…the final one and you had to make it large enough for all current and future obligations, what would the request need to be?”
Geithner: “That I’d have to get to you in writing, I can’t do it in my head though.”
Gowdy: “How about a round number?”
Geithner: “No idea….
Gowdy: “$20 trillion?”
Geithner: “I just can’t do it in my head.”
Gowdy: “$50 trillion?”
Geithner: “I don’t know”
Gowdy: “A lot? Can we agree it would be a lot?”
Geithner: “It would be a lot. It would make you uncomfortable.”

The exchange begins at the 2:20ish mark…

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Washington Post Continues to Ignore Their Own Scandals

March 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm (College, Debt, Donald Graham, For-Profit College, GI Bill, Kaplan University, Online Degree, Student Loan, Veterans, Washington Post)

What better example of media bias, than when a company you own has been alleged to have conducted fraudulent business practices, questionable lobbying tactics, and possible insider trading – and you report nothing about it.
The Washington Post recently published an article regarding a potential ‘debt bomb’ on the American economy – student loans.  But in this article, the Post continues to do little in the way of reporting on for-profit colleges, a prime sector for student loan defaults.  And it most certainly ignores a for-profit college which is the main source of its very own revenue – Kaplan University.
Kaplan over the last several years has accounted for the vast majority of revenue at the Washington Post company.  In 2009 for example, Kaplan accounted for 58% of the Post’s revenue, while newspaper and magazine publishing accounted for a mere 19%.  So it stands to reason that the Post’s lack of reporting may be due to their reliance on cash from the university. 
By ignoring the story however, the Post is avoiding the dark side of the Kaplan enterprise.  The university has generated profit by putting many students into deep debt, with degrees that offer lesser value in the job market.  They pressure potential students into signing up at their school based on the reputation of their parent company.  The Post itself has lobbied to water down federal regulations which could have cleaned up the way Kaplan runs its business, while fighting to dissolve government regulations that would protect students.  Additionally, CEO Donald Graham has partaken in some rather timely stock selloffs on behalf of his family’s trusts.
But you won’t see these things reported in the Washington Post.
Other items not reported regarding the Post/Kaplan relationship can be summed up in my Accuracy in Media investigative report, including:
  • Kaplan University maintains a consistent dropout rate of over 70 percent; while graduates earn well below the national average.
  • The Post Company’s Washington lobbyists have fought to weaken a regulation that keeps Kaplan from receiving more than 90 percent of its income from federal student loan programs.
  • Kaplan aggressively recruits military veterans, since GI Bill and Dept. of Defense funds are exempt from the ’90 percent’ regulation.
  • Kaplan recruiters are encouraged to seek “true pain and fear” advantages over potential students as motivation to enroll.
  • The Post and Kaplan have successfully lobbied for regulations allowing for-profit colleges to a have a student loan default rate of 40 percent per year.
  • Post CEO Donald Graham has openly lobbied Congress to accept regulation changes by threatening tuition hikes on the financially threatened student body.
  • The Graham family has sold over $40 million worth of Washington Post stock since 2008, immediately prior to severe market drops.
The Washington Post article on student loans becoming the ‘next debt bomb’ on the U.S. economy is yet another example of a willingness to report on an industry-wide problem, while ignoring the role of one of their own in the process.  They speak of the perils of student loan defaults without ever mentioning the company’s personal lobbying efforts to allow default rates at for-profit colleges, such as Kaplan, to rise as high as 40 percent annually.
Despite student loan default rates currently over 30 percent, recruiting tactics which prey on an individual’s “pain and fear”, and a history of generating massive profits while saddling their most vulnerable students with massive debt, Kaplan University continues to escape scrutiny by their parent company.
What is worse here, the fraudulent tactics and questionable lobbying efforts, or the journalistic malpractice being exercised in failing to report on Kaplan?
Only the Washington Post can answer that question.

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Pataki: Obama Living in a ‘Bizzaro World’

February 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm (Bizzaro, Budget, Debt, Deficit, George Pataki, New York, President Obama)

He’s right, but the Republicans are offering no Superman…

Via Politics on the Hudson:

Former Gov. George Pataki took another swipe at President Barack Obama today, saying he is living in a “Bizzarro World” that isn’t dealing with the country’s debt…

Here’s Pataki’s statement:

“The Obama administration continues to govern in its own Bizarro World that fails to recognize the devastating impact of the debt crisis we face. Today’s election year budget with another staggering trillion dollar plus deficit is a clear sign that the Obama administration has given up on even the facade of fiscal restraint and is content to bankrupt America in a cynical bid to save his political career. Jack Lew is right about one thing, the time for austerity is not today, it was last week and last year. It’s not halftime in the debt crisis we’re in sudden death overtime and the clock is ticking down on our ability to effectively address this issue. President Obama must get real and revive the recommendations of the Simpson Bowles Commission.”

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Pro-Obama Group Says the Economy is Mostly Obama’s Fault

February 1, 2012 at 11:53 am (Debt, Deficit, Economy, George Bush, Obama, President Bush, President Obama, W)

Obama reportedly set to blame the results of the study on Bush.

Via the Washington Examiner:

Most of the soaring $1 trillion federal deficit is the blame of President Obama’s spending and political deals according to a pro-Obama think tank that pegged former President George W. Bush’s responsibility at just 35 percent.

While opening its analysis by blaming Bush and showing pictures of Senate GOP leaders, the Center for American Progress said that the other 65 percent of the deficit surge came on Obama’s watch, a combination of high spending, extension of the Bush tax cuts and additional defense spending.

“The analysis reveals that events that occurred before January 2009, including the onset of the Great Recession and increased spending—especially on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—attributed to 35 percent of the swing from surplus to deficit,” said the center founded by long-time Obama advisor John Podesta.

“The remainder of the deterioration did happen after 2009…”

File that under ‘duh’.

To be sure, Bush is not without blame for abandoning free-market principals, but Obama’s European-style socialism has made the economy infinitely worse.

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