After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to
simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first
debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy
Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by
forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have
won the night, but he lost the week because of it.
Had the president simply taken responsibility for his
administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him
and shape his actions from that moment forward to ensure it never
happened again, this scandal would be done. But narcissists don’t man-up
because they can’t admit they’ve made mistakes.
Instead, we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accept
responsibility the day before the debate, which forced the man in charge
to. Thus, five weeks after the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and
three others, five weeks after lying about denying repeated pleas for
more security, five weeks after muddying blame by demonizing an innocent
American who made a video – with nowhere else to go and no way to
continue to hide behind Hillary’s pantsuit – the president finally took
responsibility. Then he lied about having called it a terrorist attack.
That was the story after the debate. So whatever victory he had that
night was wiped away by the reality of failed leadership and his
callously calling the murder of 4 Americans “not optimal.”
Even debate night, as his media allies did their touchdown dance,
polls showed Mitt Romney destroyed the president on every issue.
CNN’s snap poll had Obama with a 46 percent to 39 percent advantage
but found people supported Romney’s answers on the issues they cared
On the economy it was Romney, 58-40.
On health care, it was Romney, 49-46.
On taxes, Romney, 51-44.
On the deficit, Romney, 59-36.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, to build on his “win,” the president
and his allies set about trying to mock Romney for this “binders of
women” comment. And it backfired.
Democrats must think women are stupid enough to think Romney actively
seeking out qualified women through collecting three-ring binders of
resumes means he’s a sexist. Especially when the Obama administration
pays women 18 percent less than men.
But progressives seem to think women can be bought off like a puppy,
with free birth control pills as milk bones. The mentality that all you
need to do is feed women a can of contraception kibble and they’ll be
loyal is the real war on women.
Sandra Flukes of the world aside, most women would like a job and the
ability to buy not only their own contraception, but whatever else they
want. But progressives see Americans, particularly women and
minorities, as special needs children being bullied on the schoolyard of
life. They have no faith in the individual’s ability to succeed, to
But people aspire, women aspire. No amount of handouts can suffocate human nature in everyone.
As the week continued, the desperation grew.
The week of failure culminated in the president reciting the cheesy
accusation Mitt Romney suffers from “Romnesia” – the inability to
remember past positions. This from the man who promised to cut the
deficit in half his first term, who hasn’t signed a budget in more than
three years, who called adding $4 trillion to the national debt in eight
years “unpatriotic” … then racked up nearly $6 trillion in four years;
who promised unemployment at 5.3 percent and delivered 43 straight
months of 8 percent or higher. Perhaps he’s suffering from “Obamnesia”?
Just when you thought progressives couldn’t get any dumber – enter MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.
Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, was asked how he feels when he hears the
president call his father a liar. Tagg had the natural reaction of
anyone who loves their father and said he’d like to hit him, but that
he’s not going to because that’s how politics is.
O’Donnell, a child of privilege who attended an exclusive private school, then Harvard, put on his best fake Boston accent to challenge Tagg to a fight.
It was always clear O’Donnell was a waste of human flesh with
desperation for attention and relevance wrapped around him like flies
around a horse’s ass. Now it’s clear he’s a cowardly creature comprised
of what drops uncontrollably out of the place those flies circle.
Maybe O’Donnell didn’t love his father, and maybe his children don’t
love him the way normal people love their families (and who could blame
them?), but this was a new level of pathetic even for him.
But just like “binders” and “Romnesia,” desperate times inspire desperate measures.
President Obama, Lawrence O’Donnell and their progressive brethren
have nothing to offer and bring nothing to the table but an inability to
learn from their failures. They read their own press releases and
believe them. They also write them first.
President Obama could have avoided his current situation by simply
not being an epic failure as president, but O’Donnell simply isn’t
bright enough to have avoided his fate. Let’s hope more voters than not,
particularly in swing states such as Ohio, see through this fog of
feces from the left and vote against a life of servitude to government.
As the election draws closer, progressive’s lies will grow more
desperate. They can’t defend the president’s record, which is why he
doesn’t even try; they can’t offer a positive agenda for the future,
which is why the president hasn’t even bothered. All they have are
childish slogans and pranks that would make junior high school students
shake their heads.
The last true thing President Obama said may have been in 2008 when he said,
“[I]f you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to
scare the voters. If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint
your opponent as someone people should run from.” When the “hope” has
changed and your word is deemed worthless, it’s no longer “optimal” to
do anything but smear.
Politics above science; politics above economics—together these two philosophies have created “true sustainability.”
We first saw the impact in the science world. Global warming was
touted as a catastrophic threat to life on earth. Modern life was deemed
to be the cause. More specifically, the blame fell to the burning of
hydrocarbons—which are the source of the abundant, affordable, and
available energy that has given the developed world its many advantages
and luxuries. Carbon footprint guilt was heaped upon big
energy-consuming countries. After all, we were ruining the planet.
Change was needed to slow the rise of the oceans.
This opened the door for a whole host of policies aimed at reducing
the use of fossil fuels. A Renewable Portfolio Standard—which mandates a
set percentage of electricity be from renewable sources (mainly wind
and solar)—is law in more than half the states. Cap and trade was
proposed and passed by the House.
Because it didn’t make it through the
Senate, the EPA has been successfully bringing about the end goal
through regulation. On a global scale, oil and coal have been demonized
and natural gas is next. Untold billions have been poured into wind and solar subsidies.
The supposed “science” behind global warming—which morphed into climate change, paved the way for politics above economics.
The Obama Administration’s stimulus allocated $80-90 billion for
green energy—even though the economics didn’t add up. Companies like
Solyndra and A123 Systems (the first and the most recent domino to fall)
received loans, grants, and, tax incentives to produce “green energy,”
despite the junk-bond ratings that prevented private equity from jumping
in until taxpayer dollars were committed. The majority of the
recipients of the funds had favored status—they had connections to
high-ranking Democrats such as President Obama, Vice President Biden,
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
or Senator Diane Feinstein (just to name a few)—politics above
Interestingly, a series of emails exposed global warming, er, climate
change, and the funding of green energy to be the scams that they are.
Together they are “sustainable.”
On global warming, the “climategate” emails revealed that data had been manipulated and suppressed to produce the desired results.
On green energy, emails that came to light in the hearings held by
the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight showed how
political connections were used to push loan guarantees through and
Within the past week some interesting details came to light on both scams.
On October 13, The UK Daily Mail newspaper brought out some new data. The Met Office, a British government agency described on its website
as “a world leader in providing weather and climate services,” released
some new data on climate change that seem to conflict with the
generally accepted view of catastrophic manmade global warming. Back in March,
the Met Office promoted data from 1998-2010 that supported the idea
that the world had warmed even more than expected in the past ten years.
They sent out a press release and held briefings for journalists.
However, when the full dataset—up through August 2012—was released,
showing that “the world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago,” the
Met Office issued the new data “quietly on the internet without any
fanfare.” The Daily Mail quotes Professor Phil Jones, of the climategate
scandal fame, as admitting that “the climate models are imperfect,” and
quotes Professor Judith Curry, head of the climate science department
at Georgia Tech as agreeing that the computer models used to predict
future warming were “deeply flawed.”
The new data “poses a fundamental challenge to the assumptions underlying every aspect of energy and climate change policy.”
On October 12, the Denver Post
featured a guest commentary from Roger Pielke Jr., professor of
environmental studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Titled
“Climate spin is rampant,” Pielke addresses the “willing media”
“spreading misinformation.” He states: “The logic behind such tactics is
apparently that a sufficiently scared public will support the political
program of those doing the scaring.”
While not directly referencing the Met Office’s quiet data release,
Pielke cites Andrew Revkin, “who has covered the climate issue for
decades for the New York Times.” Revkin explains that “the media tend to
pay outsize attention to research developments that support a ‘hot’
conclusion … and glaze over on research of equivalent quality that does
not.” Surely this is what happened with the Met’s report.
Pielke concludes his commentary
with these words: “There is one group that should be very concerned
about the spreading of rampant misinformation: the scientific community.
It is, of course, thrilling to appear in the media and get caught up in
highly politicized debates. But leading scientists and scientific
organizations that contribute to a campaign of misinformation—even in
pursuit of a worthy goal like responding effectively to climate
change—may find that the credibility of science itself is put at risk by
supporting scientifically unsupportable claims in pursuit of a
Politics above science. But this politically driven “science” is needed to support politics above economics.
On October 15, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial
discussing the special treatment Solyndra, the bankrupt solar
manufacturer, received from the Department of Energy: “Solyndra’s
investors could be rewarded for their failures.” The WSJ claims that
“Solyndra’s only real assets are what the IRS calls ‘tax attributes.’”
The short version is that Solyndra’s
investors, who finagled a deal to subordinate taxpayer repayment rights
to private investors, could emerge from bankruptcy with the ability to
apply the net operating losses (NOL) against the profits of a profitable
company owned by the same investors. What is interesting is who the
“investors” are. WSJ states that Argonaut Ventures I LLC is “Solyndra’s
largest shareholder and the primary investment arm of the George Kaiser
Family Foundation. Mr. Kaiser is a Tulsa oil billionaire who bundled
campaign checks for Mr. Obama in 2008.”
Emails revealed through the Solyndra
bankruptcy show that Steve Mitchell, Argonaut’s managing director, wrote
these words to Kaiser: “The DOE thinks politically before it thinks
economically”—politics above economics. After Obama called Solyndra a
“testament to American ingenuity and dynamism,” apparently the DOE
wanted to “delay the Solyndra crack-up that was fast becoming
inevitable.” Solyndra needed the “loan’s remaining $95 million
immediately, instead of in monthly drawdowns, and to restructure its
For Kaiser, the NOLs were the “consolation prize.”
The “true sustainability?” Government funds
climate change research that supports the “catastrophic” messaging.
Science and media willingly cooperate. Catastrophic reports provide the
foundation for “green energy” investments that go to Obama—and other
high-ranking Democrats—campaign donors. Investors get special
favors—like the Solyndra taxpayer subordination—and come out on top.
They, then, donate to the campaigns—getting their “friends” re-elected.
The perpetual motion machine keeps running at the taxpayers’ expense—all
to “evade political accountability.”
We know the story with Solyndra. Last week,
A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy. Who knows what special deals they
got? We won’t know before the election. There are 14 other
stimulus-funded green-energy companies that have gone bankrupt—though
the number could be higher. It will likely take years for the details of
each deal to be exposed.
This is what happens when politics take
precedence above all else. Obama’s economic model picks winners and
losers and misallocates capital, while sticking it to the taxpayers.
Perhaps this is why Obama’s crony rich
friends are willing to agree to higher taxes for millionaires and
billionaires—they have their “tax attributes” in their NOLs (paid for by
the average, middle-class taxpayer).
Today’s Op-ed is quite different as I was asked by a local
campaign office to please compose a list of notable Romney supporters for
dissemination. So here is that list and some of the names might come as quite a
surprise for while the left loves to tout all the famous so-called ‘Hollywood
celebrities’ who support Obama, Mitt Romney has NOT only celebrities from the
entertainment field who support him (not all Hollywood leans left contrary to
what the Dems believe), but also respected ‘people of name’ from varied
important fields. All these people ‘BELIEVE
IN AMERICA’ and believe that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan WILL turn our country
And oh yes, the left tries to say that NO notable Blacks Americans
support Romney...well how WRONG they are!
Below is a list of just some of them...
Famous Black Americans who support Mitt Romney: former Secretary
of State Condoleeza Rice...Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas...black Tea
Party speakers Deneen Borelli, Marcus Lloyd, David Webb, Alfonzo Rachel, and
Angela McGowan...Florida Congressman LTC Allen West...Former presidential candidate
Herman Cain... Congressional candidate Mia Love...political commentators Thomas
Sowell and Stacy Swimp...religious leaders Bishop EW Jackson, Bishop TD Jakes, Dr.
Tony Evans and Dr. Alveda King (Christian minister, conservative, pro-life
activist, author and a niece of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King)....Former
Congressman and past Obama campaign manager Arthur Davis...NBA player Karl Malone...Former football star Lynn Swann...Boxing
promoter Don King... actor and conservative Christian commentator and writer
Joseph C. Phillips...actors Jimmie Walker and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson...Comedian
Sheryl Underwood...Rappers LLCool J, 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj
And the list of some of the notables who support Romney/Ryan
Former presidents George Bush and George W. Bush and their
wives Barbara and Laura...Vice-President Dick Cheney and his wife
Lynn...Vice-President Dan Quayle and his wife Marilyn...Former First Lady Nancy
Former presidential and VP candidates Mike Huckabee, Sarah
Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Fred Thompson, Rick Perry, Tim Pawlenty, and Michelle Bachmann
Former top running VP possibilities Senator Marco Rubio and NJ
Governor Chris Christie
Former Virginia Governor and former Democrat Douglas Wilder
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton
Astronauts: Retired United States Navy Captain, former astronaut, and
last man to walk on the Moon Eugene Cernan...Retired United States Navy Captain
and former astronaut Robert Crippen...former astronaut Eric C. Anderson, former
astronaut Scott Pace
Medal of Honor recipients:
Retired United States Army
Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr...Retired United States
Marine Corps United States Captain John James McGinty, III...Retired
United States Colonel Ola L. Mize...Retired United States Colonel Leo K.
Former military leader Retired United States Lieutenant General Claudius E. Watts
Famous Clergy: Evangelist Jerry Falwell, Jr., Rev. Billy
Graham, Televangelist Robert Jeffress, and Televangelist Pat Robertson
Business giants: Lifelong Democrat and former CEO and
President of Chrysler Lee Iacocca, Donald Trump chairman and president of The
Trump Organization... Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard... Frank J.
Bisignano, Chief administrative officer and head of mortgage banking of J.P.
Morgan & Co... Kenneth Langone, Co-founder of The Home Depot, former
Director of the New York Stock Exchange... John Catsimatidis, Owner, chairman,
president and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods and chairman and
CEO of the United Refining Company... James B. Lee, Jr., Vice Chairman of
JPMorgan Chase... Scott McNealy, co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems...Rupert
Murdoch, Founder of News Corporation, Fox Broadcasting Company &
HarperCollins...Ross Perot, American billionare business magnate and former
Independent party US Presidential candidate...John Schnatter, Owner, founder,
and CEO of Papa John's Pizza... Charles R. Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the
Charles Schwab Corporation...Jim Walton, son of Sam Walton a founder of
Wal-Mart...Arthur Allen, CEO of ASG Software Solutions...Industrialists David
and Charles Koch...Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson...energy investor L.E. Simmons...billionaire
oil baron Harold Hammand, and many others too numerous to mention
Writers: H.G. Bissinger, Niall Ferguson, Dean Koontz, and sports
columnist for The Daily Beast, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Buzz Bissinger
Singers/Bands: former Democrat and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s frontman
Johnny Van Zant... country stars Lane Turner, Trace Adkins, Kid Rock, Ronnie
Milsap, Sam Moore, Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr., John
Rich, Collin Raye, Taylor Hicks, Jo Dee Messina, Sara Evans... Kelly
Clarkson... Gretchen Wilson...Donny and Marie Osmond...guitarist Dave Navarro...Aerosmith's
lead guitarist Joe Perry...Aerosmith’s rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford... Vandalls
base player Joe Escalante, drummer Chad Sexton...rock vocalist Sammy Hagar...rocker
Alice Cooper...Megadeath’s Dave Mustaine... Kiss’s Gene Simmons...punk rocker
Dave Smalley...punk rocker Bobby Steele... Randy Owen from Alabama...Ted Nugent...Meat
Loaf... Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican Reggaeton recording artist
Daddy Yankee...Avenged Sevenfold...Madison Rising...The Oak Ridge Boys...Lynyrd
Skynyrd...Beach Boys...Styx...Rush...Zac Brown Band...3 Doors Down...songwriters
Michale Graves and John Ondrasik
Actors: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Voight, Gary
Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Chuck Norris, Andy Garcia, Lindsay Dean Cain, James
Caan, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Selleck, James Woods, Erik Estrada,Lorenzo Lamas, Jon Cryer, Gerald McRaney, Jerry
Bruckheimer, David Zucker, Joe Eszterhas, Powers Booth, Scott Biao, and John
Ratzenberger, Vince Vaughn, Lindsay LohanJanine Turner, Patricia Heaton, Shawnee Smith, Victoria Jackson, Angie
Harmon, Heidi Montag, Connie Stevens, Suzanne Summers, model/actress Cindy
Comedians: Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Adam Sandler, Adam
Carolla, Jeff Foxworthy, and Paul Rodriquez
Television and radio personalities: Pat Buchanan...Rachel
Campos-Duffy...Ann Coulter...Monica Crowley...Elisabeth Hasselbeck...Robert
Kagan..Robin Leach...Rush Limbaugh...Meghan McCain...Leah Messer...Heidi
Montag...Wayne Allen Root...Mike Rowe...Michael Savage...Glenn Beck
Athletes: Baseball’s Dale Murphy...Basketball’s Greg Anthony,
Bob Cousy, and Chris Dudley...Football’s John Elway, Brent Jones, Nick Mangold,
and Burgess Owens....Golf’s Jack Nicklaus...and Ice skating/hockey’s Michael
Eruzione, Andy Gabel, Dan Jansen, Derek Parra, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton,
and Kristi Yamaguchi
So as the left loves to spout off that nobody of importance supports
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan all I can say is...get your heads out of the kool-ade
and start facing the reality that come November 6th America will be
heading in a new direction...back to the way she was always intended to be...’One
nation under God with liberty and justice for all’ because baby...the free ride
FOX news reported this morning that there was a surveillance drone
over Benghazi in the hours before and leading right up to the massacre of Ambassador Stevens and the others at our embassy. And they reported that there was a military team of our people (including FBI) in Italy ready to come to Stevens'
aid if need be, and that they could be there in less than an hour...only
'someone' told them it was a NO GO to help!
That bast*rd Obama and ALL his
minions knew for hours that there was going to be serious trouble at the embassy
and they did NOTHING!!!
Those 4 Americans did NOT have to die!!!
ON OBAMA'S HANDS...BLOOD ON HILLARY'S HANDS...BLOOD on the hands of the whole rotten bunch of them!!!