Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Chilling Letter Eisenhower Drafted in Case the Nazis Won on D-Day


By Eloise Lee / Business Insider

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
On this day 68 years ago, nearly 3 million Allied troops readied themselves for one of the greatest military operations of world history.

D-Day. And the push that lead to Hitler's defeat.

At least 160,000 of those troops landed on the shores of Normandy, France. As they stormed the beaches, General Dwight D. Eisenhower's confident words summed up the incredible significance of their mission:

"You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you," he wrote in a famous letter sent to troops before the assault.

"We will accept nothing less than full victory! Good Luck!"

But there's another letter that he set aside "in case of failure." What if we lost?

As you may have seen before in the National Archives, General Eisenhower had doubts in the face of a "well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened" enemy. If the invasion of Normany failed, this is the message he would have relayed to the public. How different the world would be.

Scroll down for a transcription.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Here's what it says: "Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."

*He accidentally dated the letter July 5. It should have been June 5. We're sure he had a lot on his mind.

Obama Will Lose Without Race Card 

Mitt Romney speech 3 SC Obama Will lose Without Race Card
Forget the rigged polls and the media happy face. Mitt Romney will win the White House in November, probably in a big way, unless he is foolish enough to repeat John McCain’s 2008 display of campaign cowardice.
 
The 3 ½ year reign of Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster for taxpayers, most of the business world, and the American public in general.
 
He has waged war on energy producers, threatening the coal industry with destruction, shutting down the drilling of oil, and driving natural gas suppliers from the country, all the while wielding the EPA like a sword to wreak havoc on corporations and individuals alike.
 
He has wasted billions of tax dollars in politically motivated green energy ventures, usually for the purpose of enticing money from–or bailing out–big money contributors to the Democrat Party.

He has created virtually no jobs, except for members of public employee unions.

He has weakened the armed forces of the United States, insulted and betrayed longtime American allies, and provided our enemies with a level of support bordering on treason.

He has smuggled guns into Mexico, made deals with murderous drug cartels, and brought about the death of hundreds as a result of his criminal attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment.

He cheered his Department of Justice as it justified the intimidation of white voters and prevented states from cleansing their voter rolls of illegals, felons, and corpses.

He has refused to enforce immigration law while encouraging the filing of lawsuits against states that have worked to protect their citizens from an endless invasion of aliens carrying disease, committing crime, and living on funds confiscated from unwilling taxpayers. The cynical claim of DOJ attorneys: enforcement of immigration law is a FEDERAL matter!

In 2008, the liberal media suckered and intimidated a gullible voting public into buying the meaningless, “hope and change” scam of a constitutionally ineligible, Manchurian Candidate. Yet it’s quite possible Obama would still be a senator from Illinois if McCain had run a campaign designed to win the election rather than applaud the media-invented genius of his opponent!

Obama will not be able to campaign on his record. “Hope and Change” were abandoned for “Forward,” a bust that has already been discarded. The public will remain solidly against ObamaCare, regardless of any ruling handed down by the Supreme Court. And as his arrogance and thuggish nature are now well known, even the concerted efforts of the media won’t allow The One to relive the glory days of the 2008 campaign.

So Obama will follow the same strategy that prompted John McCain to destroy himself—he will play the race card. Any attack by Romney will be met with the phony lament of Obama’s “blackness.” Reveal the truth about the President’s willful destruction of the economy, and it will be immediately related to a mythical study of race.  The question is, will Romney fall for it?

Democrats played the race card for months during the 2010 campaign, yet were destroyed on Election Day.  Will the Romney campaign remember the utter failure of the left to shock American voters with the
fabricated, racial insensitivity of Republicans just 2 years ago?

The outcome of the election will depend on Mitt Romney’s realization that a well-played race card is Obama’s only hope of victory. If he has the guts and smarts to avoid McCain’s mistakes, he’ll be the new president.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)

The Battle For Florida 

by / Personal Liberty Digest

The Battle For Florida


Two huge battles are under way in Florida that could have a major impact on the Presidential election and the validity of the voting process. These must be closely watched in the coming days.

First is a challenge to President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be on the Florida ballot. Democrat Michael Voeltz filed the challenge which claims that Obama is not a natural-born citizen as defined by the Minor v. Happersett ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court because Obama is not the offspring of two citizen parents.

In the case, Obama lawyers filed briefs claiming the discovery process would place an undue burden and expense on the State. Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis rejected that argument and ruled that Obama lawyers must cite the authority on which they based their argument that it isn’t necessary to have two citizen parents to be a natural-born citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.

It is the first time that a judge hearing an Obama eligibility case has not dismissed it based on standing or “because the issue was settled by snopes” as one judge ruled. Lewis, who was appointed to the bench in 1998 by Democratic Governor Lawton Chiles, set a hearing for June 18.

The second case involves a looming battle between Florida election officials and the Obama Department of Justice and criminal enabler and racist Attorney General Eric Holder. The DOJ has ordered Florida election officials to stop their efforts to purge the voter rolls of “non-citizen voters.”

Florida officials are indicating they may fight the DOJ and have expressed frustration that the Obama Administration has stonewalled the State’s non-citizen voter hunt for nine months. Election officials say they have identified about 2,700 non-citizen voters. Florida was decided by just 236,000 votes out of more than 8.2 million cast in the 2008 Presidential election.

Media humiliated over election coverage 

CNN's Wolf Blitzer transforms from 'joyous' to somber in 1 hour


CNN's Wolf BlitzerCNN's Wolf Blitzer

Some members of the national news media are coming under heavy criticism today for their coverage, or lack thereof, of last night’s Wisconsin recall vote.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker easily won the race with 53 percent of the vote, compared to 46 percent for Democrat challenger Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee.

At 9 p.m. Eastern, when polls officially closed and networks could make their prediction, all of the cable networks including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News all announced the race was “too close to call.”

Radio host Rush Limbaugh said CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer sounded “joyous” when he declared at 9 p.m.: “We begin with breaking news out of Wisconsin where polls have just closed in a recall vote that could preview November’s election. Look at this! Our exit polls show it’s a 50/50 race as of this minute!”

“Why was Wolf Blitzer excited?” asked Limbaugh this afternoon. “Why was 50/50 exciting to Wolf Blitzer and anybody on the left? It was because all the pre-election polls had Walker winning by anywhere from 3 to 10 [points].”

During the 9 o’clock hour, CNN actually departed from election news to cover Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in Britain.

But at 10 p.m., Blitzer returned with another update on the vote, but his tone was much more low key, without the exuberance expressed an hour earlier.

“We have breaking news,” said Blitzer. “CNN can now project a winner in the Wisconsin gubernatorial contest. The incumbent Republican, Scott Walker, will retain his job as the governor of Wisconsin. The Democratic challenger Tom Barrett will not be the next governor of Wisconsin. Once again, he loses to Scott Walker.”

“Notice how Blitzer stopped talking at that point about how the Wisconsin vote would be a preview of November,” Limbaugh said.

“Once they called it for Walker, then this race didn’t mean anything. Didn’t mean a thing. At 9 o’clock, when they believed their own exit polls, it was nirvana. And I guarantee you, throughout the Democrat Party coast to coast, they are looking at all the polling data they’ve got and they’re wondering, ‘Is any of it right?’

All the polling data they have that shows Obama with whatever number of electoral votes now based on polling, all the polling data they have that shows Obama’s personal likability – which is pretty high in these polls – they’re looking at it and they’re wondering if they can trust any of it. And the odds are, if they’re smart, they’re going to tell themselves they can’t.”
 
Today at the Politico, analyst Dylan Byers wrote:
MSNBC was blatantly rooting for Tom Barrett to defeat Gov. Scott Walker, even sending union champion Ed Schultz to cover an event with no apologies for the dog he has in the fight. (Earlier tonight, Chris Matthews even told Schultz that if he wasn’t an MSNBC host, he could be head of the AFL-CIO.) When it became clear that Barrett would lose, Schultz looked almost teary eyed. Not long after, the network’s contributors immediately began suggesting that this was, in fact, good news for Obama – who, after all, hadn’t even set foot in Wisconsin – and began attacking Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, Fox News was blatantly rooting for Gov. Walker, and the moment it became clear that Walker might win, host Sean Hannity called it “a repudiation of big unions,” which did “everything they could do to demonize Scott Walker.” Guest Hugh Hewitt then predicted that, five months from now, Romney would follow Walker just “as Reagan followed Thatcher.” Fox’s Greta Van Susteren later hosted what amounted to a victory celebration for the Republicans.
Given this blatant partisan coverage, it was absolutely impossible to watch either network and weed out any clear understanding of the actual significance of the event, much less what effect it would actually have on the 2012 presidential election.
Limbaugh noted that irrespective of any partisan political beliefs, all Americans should be celebrating Walker’s victory in Wisconsin.

“Strip away all the partisanship, strip away all of the reasons that there’s acrimony,” Limbaugh explained, “doesn’t this victory last night by Scott Walker, doesn’t it mean that states all over the country now have another choice when it comes to dealing with fiscal emergencies?

“They don’t have to raise taxes. States do not have to lay off people. They don’t have to go bankrupt. The federal taxpayer does not have to bail out these states. There’s now another choice. The states can trim a little fat from the public-sector union contracts, which is always their biggest expense. Isn’t that good news?

There’s a way here that’s been lighted. In the real world where we’re in fiscal trouble, here is a state which has shown a way out of it. I know, I’m whistling ‘Dixie’ here because … the left doesn’t care about that.

They don’t care about fiscal responsibility or sanity. They don’t care about balanced budgets.”
The Meaning Of Scott Walker's Win
By DICK MORRIS
Published on DickMorris.com


"If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Great Scotts!  Just as Scott Brown's 2010 victory in Massachusetts foretold the Republican rout later that year, so Scott Walker's win is but a foretaste of the November election's likely result.  Polls come and go.

But when a Republican governor, in a Democratic state that Obama carried by 14 points in 2008, wins by seven points (Walker 53% - Barrett 46%), it shows how overwhelming our victory later this year will be.

Add to these facts the high turnout in Wisconsin (over 60 percent, compared with less than 50% in 2010) and the handwriting is clearly on the wall for Obama.

But the real meaning of the Walker victory goes far beyond its obvious role as a predictor of the fall elections.  It marks the same kind of catalyst for a downward decline in state and local public employee unions that the air traffic controllers' strike in the 80s signaled for federal and private sector unions in general.  It is the beginning of the end of their reign of power - or terror - over our states and localities.
        
While only 7% of the private sector labor force is unionized, 41% of state and local government employees are.  A majority of union members are now public employees.  After foreign competition has decimated private sector unions, the labor movement has found new power in using it leverage over complicit legislators to prey on helpless taxpayers.
        
But, in Wisconsin, Walker flung down the gauntlet to public employee unions and they accepted the challenge only to go down to a total defeat.  Their power will never be the same.  Already, the National Education Association (NEA) has experienced a 150,000 decline in its 3.2 million memberships this year and expects another 200,000 falloff in the next few months - more than a ten percent drop.  As states follow Wisconsin's example and stop automatically deducting union dues from their employee's paychecks, the funds available to unions will continue to drop - and with it will go much of their political power.
        
But even the fall of the power of public employee unions fails to capture the full extent of the impact of the Walker victory.
        
Its most important impact is on America's schools.  By elbowing teacher unions aside and permitting local school boards to abolish teacher tenure and insist on merit pay and school choice, the Walker reforms open the door to a vast and rapid improvement in educational quality throughout the nation.  No other education reforms have worked.  Now we have no choice but to insist on competition at every level of our educational establishment to improve the product.  Teachers must compete for jobs and higher pay even as their schools compete for students.  It is the only way we have left that can raise student performance.
        
The sun is shining and Walker won!
Op-ed:
Wisconsin...America loves you! 
By: Diane Sori

Barack Hussein Obama’s downfall started last night...thank you Wisconsin!!!

WooooHooo....Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch both won and won big!  While the speculation about what this means for the presidential election begins in earnest today amongst all the political pundits, I can tell you in a nutshell that the writing is now on the wall for Barack Hussein Obama.

With Wisconsin being one of the swing states that will decide the presidency, I believe I can safely say that Governor Walker’s win bodes very badly for the Obama political machine, and I couldn’t be happier. 

Walker’s victory, while obviously good for the people of Wisconsin, is also good, in fact very good, for Republicans everywhere, as this should help turn Wisconsin back to RED again...and the best part is that Obama knows it.

The last Republican to carry Wisconsin was in 1984 when Ronald Reagan handedly beat Walter Mondale by 9 points.  In the six presidential elections since then, the Democratic nominee averaged 49.16 percent of the vote, while the GOP nominee averaged 43.71 percent of the vote.

But that will soon change, and it’s thanks to Scott Walker and the good people of Wisconsin.  This victory was NOT accomplished by Republican votes alone, but also by Democrats who had the courage to cross party lines and vote for what they knew was right.

This long drawn out recall fiasco started  when Governor Walker moved to reign in the out of control collective bargaining powers and demands by ‘big union,’ but the bottom deciding line for Wisconsinites was that Governor Walker kept his promises, including to balance the state’s budget without raising taxes.  That was something the people did NOT forget no matter how hard Barrett and his cronies tried to twist, distort, and lie...they just couldn’t change the simple fact that Governor Walker was, and is, doing a good job for the people of his state.

Just as David won against Goliath, Scott Walker won against the big money union bosses with their Chicago style bullying tactics.  And even Obama sending in the likes of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (insert gagging here), and the big kahuna Billy-Boy Clinton himself, that still couldn’t hold Walker down. 

Liberals and unions were on the losing end last night, and the people of Wisconsin and all of America are the winners.

Mitt Romney issued the following statement on Walker’s victory:

“I congratulate Scott Walker on his victory in Wisconsin. Governor Walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around, and I believe that in November voters across the country will demonstrate that they want the same in Washington, D.C. Tonight’s results will echo beyond the borders of Wisconsin. Governor Walker has shown that citizens and taxpayers can fight back – and prevail – against the runaway government costs imposed by labor bosses. Tonight voters said ‘no’ to the tired, liberal ideas of yesterday, and ‘yes’ to fiscal responsibility and a new direction. I look forward to working with Governor Walker to help build a better, brighter future for all Americans.”

To that I say, ‘amen.’

I have said since day one that MITT ROMNEY will be our next president and last night's BIG win in Wisconsin convinces me even more so of that.  But I also know that with this victory comes the fact that we must NOT let our guard down, for now Obama and crew will get nasty...real, real nasty.  But if we're all prepared for it we can handle it, and I have the utmost confidence that Mitt Romney can handle anything Barack Hussein Obama can dish out.

'We the People' WILL take our beloved America back, and last night’s victory in Wisconsin has led the way.  The ‘silent majority’ is silent no more!