Archive for the ‘The Blame Game’ Category
“…Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.”
Facebook, A Tool Of The Liberal Media?
Has facebook joined CNN and the rest of the liberal media in manipulating the truth? Breitbart.com published an article that calls into question the motivations of facebook.
“Facebook Manager Andrew Noyes emailed the following to Breitbart News this morning: We wanted to follow up on the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) article published on Breitbart.com last night. I assure you that removing the image was not an act of censorship on our part. This was an error and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi.
The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get Osama bin Laden, and how he had turned around and denied them when they called for backup on Sept 11.”
Click here for the whole article.
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Obama’s lack of understanding is beginning to stand out on the world stage. And Timonthy Geithner, the US Secretary of Treasury, is showing his lack of understanding and his lack of independence from the Oval Office.
In a recent decision, the federal reserve has decided to buy $75 billion worth of bonds through mid-2011.
No Understanding of World Economics
Obama’s lack of understanding world economics has made itself obvious in a statement made in Seoul, Korea at the G-20 meeting.
From everything I can see, this decision was not one designed to have an impact on the currency, on the dollar…It was designed to grow the economy.
A basic economics course in international economics at nearly any college or university in the US will teach you that a decision, such as the one to increase the money supply by $75 billion, will make a major impact across the world economy.
Click here to read the Wall Street Journal Article.
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Americans Are Waking Up
Gallup data is showing that more and more Americans are becoming aware of Barack Obama’s leadership capabilities. His approval rating is now near 40%.
As we fall further into the abyss, it’s getting harder and harder to pass the blame for our current economic situation on George Bush. We are nearly seven quarters into Obama’s presidency and there is very little sign of economic recovery. After the passage of one of the largest spending packages in the history of our country, $787 billion for economic stimulus passed February of 2009, the outlook is still grim. Housing prices have plunged 30%. The primary asset of the working American has tanked. Unemployment remains steady at levels the Obama administration said would never be reached if the package were passed.
The Bush blamers tend to forget a couple of very important facts concerning our current economic situation. From 2007 to the end of his presidency, George Bush had very little control the direction our government was taking. The Democrats controlled the House and the Senate from 2007 until the end of Bush’s presidency. At that point the Democratic party made the acquisition of the presidency it’s top priority, at any cost. And they did it with smoke and mirrors that predicted a recession, or even a depression.
Politics Caused The Worst Recession Since The Depression
In late 2007 and early 2008 the Democratic party’s prediction of a recession became a self fulfilling prophesy. Consumer confidence began to fall sharply. People started to hold onto their money.
Enter Barack Obama. Pounding the campaign trail with threats of higher taxes and tighter controls over the economy, investors across the country began to convert their assets to cash. The stock market entered one of it’s worst declines in history. On March 6th, 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached it’s lowest point since April 15, 1997. Those were the days of Bill Clinton.
Where to you put the blame?
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While the Obama administration managed to get a $20 billion commitment out of BP to cover spill victims wages and clean up costs, they didn’t think it was enough. They wanted BP to pay the cost of Obama’s drilling moratorium.
BP successfully argued it shouldn’t be liable for most of the broader economic distress caused by the president’s six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. And it fended off demands to pay for restoration of the Gulf coast beyond its prespill conditions. – Wall Street Journal
Just another classic example of Obama trying to pass the buck.
Make Obama Follow His Own Rules
If BP should be required “to pay for restoration of the gulf coast beyond prespill conditions,” then Obama should be required to pay for the restoration of the economy beyond pre-Obama conditions. His threats of higher taxes and government handouts caused businesses to circle their wagons so they could wait and see what to do next. And that brought our economy to the greatest slow down since the Great Depression.
The cost of the damage Obama has caused to the US economy is many times the cost of the damages caused by BP.
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In October Obama Tells New Orleans He’s Prepared
“Hope and Change”, where is it? In October of 2009 President Obama was quick to jump on Air Force One and bash Bush for his lack of preparedness on Katrina. He told the people of New Orleans that he would be prepared for disaster. But where has he been? When it was his turn he showed up a little late. He has spent over 40 days dodging the oil spill calamity. And he shows little sign of vision for the future.
An Expert On Oil Spills, Not On What To Do About Them
Obama made his first trip over a month after the start of the disaster. When you watch videos of his trip you can’t help but notice that he’s more interested in showing you what an ‘oil spill expert’ he is then he is about what he is going to do about this major problem. Why? Probably because he doesn’t know.
This from Perry Noonan’s May 29th article in the Wall Street Jounal:
His philosophy is that it is appropriate for the federal government to occupy a more burly, significant and powerful place in America—confronting its problems of need, injustice, inequality. But in a way, and inevitably, this is always boiled down to a promise: “Trust us here in Washington, we will prove worthy of your trust.” Then the oil spill came and government could not do the job, could not meet the need, in fact seemed faraway and incapable: “We pay so much for the government and it can’t cap an undersea oil well!”
This is what happened with Katrina, and Katrina did at least two big things politically. The first was draw together everything people didn’t like about the Bush administration, everything it didn’t like about two wars and high spending and illegal immigration, and brought those strands into a heavy knot that just sat there, soggily, and came to symbolize Bushism. The second was illustrate that even though the federal government in our time has continually taken on new missions and responsibilities, the more it took on, the less it seemed capable of performing even its most essential jobs. Conservatives got this point—they know it without being told—but liberals and progressives did not. They thought Katrina was the result only of George W. Bush’s incompetence and conservatives’ failure to “believe in government.” But Mr. Obama was supposed to be competent.
Bush Was There On Day 5 And They Complained
This is the Video from Americans United on George Bush’s response to Katrina. Visit their YouTubeSite now. Where is there bashing of Obama?
Still A Long Road To Go
Barack Obama has over two years left in office. We can only hope that we make it through that time without the crisis of another 9-11 attack. Contemplate how he would handle it. If that doesn’t scare you very little will.
This man does not have the competence to manage a small corporation, much less that to run the most powerful nation on this earth.
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Imagine someone had come to you in the spring of 2008 and told you we would be where we are today. You would not have believed such a transformation could occur. In less than 18 months we have added $2 Trillion to our national debt. Our economy is in it’s worst period since the Great Depression. Our political leaders are contemplating granting amnesty to illegal aliens. And a bill has passed to nationalize the health care system. But it will not be implemented until Obama has left office.
If someone had told you this is where we would be, you would have laughed. Well, here we are.
Obama’s Trip To Buffalo
Obama gives himself credit for saving us from another great depression. You can see it in the video below. He is too short sited to see that our economy didn’t start it’s free fall until he came on the scene in the political arena. The investors in our country saw a man on the way in early 2008. A man who was making promises that couldn’t be kept. Fear caused them to pull there assets our of the US economy. They took their money to China and India. Our stock market plummeted and employers started laying off workers.
President Obama complains about being left with a $1.3 Trillion deficit. But he has added more that $2 Trillion to the deficit in less than 18 months. Where will this be by the time he is thrown out of office in 2012?
Obama talks about keeping the American dream alive, but he is doing nothing to keep the American dream alive. Americans are more dependent on government than they ever have been. Our economy is growing again despite a President who has no experience in how the economy works. Why is it growing? It is growing because we are getting closer to his final days in power.
The Small Business Agenda
Obama tells us we are “on a course that is working”. He talks about the incentives and the loans small businesses are now able to get thanks to legislation he has signed. Factories, stores and other businesses have closed their doors as a result of Obama’s pre-election threats. He threatened higher taxes and he threatened tighter restrictions on businesses. As a result, large businesses with adequate assets took the route of caution. They stopped investing their money in growth. And this killed many small businesses.
Watch The Newly Clothed Emperor Praise Himself:
We ask you to connect us with businesses that are receiving the benefits Obama talks about. We can’t find them.
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Michel Martin interviewed Congresswoman Diane Watson on her show on February 19, 2010. Arguments we not made for the causes of the Obama administration, they were made against those opposed to the Obama programs. Those opposed were associated with Klan members.
“I’ve seen the rise of the Tea Party and their Klan activities. And I think we see the haters coming forth.” –Congresswoman Diane Watson – from Michel Martin’s “Tell Me More” Show on NPR
Here is a portion of an interview Michel Martin had with Congresswoman Diane Watson, from the 33rd district in California. The full interview is posted at:
MARTIN: You are one of 32 members of the House who have decided not to seek re-election. There’s 11 members of the Senate who’ve also made that decision. One of the ones that’s gotten a lot of attention of late is Evan Bayh of Indiana, also a Democrat. He says – in part, he’s leaving because of the hyper-partisanship. He just says that just not enough is getting done. And I know that you said that you’re retiring for personal reasons, but do you share that view?
Rep. WATSON: Partially. The atmosphere is so toxic that one evaluates whether they can be effective, and let me kind of give that some foundation. I have never seen such resistance to the presidential priorities as I have this year. And I kind of connect it to the phenomena of Barack Obama being elected as president. And I see things happening around this country that indicate to me that there are people out there that rather not have an African-American. I’m just going to put it where I think it is. I’ve seen the rise of the Tea Party and their Klan activities. And I think we see the haters coming forth.
Rep. WATSON: You know, I’m going to tell you something. When I came in, of course, I came in to fill an unexpired term of Julian Dixon. And I took his office. And the people across the hall – a Republican member – his staff was so kind and accommodating to me. And nine months later, the member died. And I went across to thank the member’s staff, and to ask where the chief of staff would be going. And he pointed to my office and he says, I’m leaving the Hill because the last four people in your office have died in office as well.
And moving in to his office was Joe Wilson. Joe was the one that during the joint session, yelled out: You lie. Now, I never detected that in him. And it was not only disrespectful, but it was the first time its ever happened in a joint session. For him to do something like that, I knew it was programmed.
MARTIN: But you think it was race, you think it’s generational? Or do you think it’s partisan – or some combination of the three?
Rep. WATSON: All of the above. And I said, why this president? This president -and think about this, listeners – the blood that runs through my veins runs through his, and the blood that runs through his veins runs through theirs, for hes Kenya and Kansas. The Rush Limbaughs of the world: I hope he fails. When the president fails, the country fails. Its the presidency, and I’m saying what is motivating this? Why the Tea Party?
What are they angry about when we talk about health care? And I just put it where I think it really is. President Carter said its emanating out of hate. But as I travel the globe, and I’m on international relations, I am told by people of color – two-thirds of the worlds population is of color – that we are so proud to see someone who looks like us rather than and with all due respect rather than an old, white-haired, white man. So that’s whats happening out there.
MARTIN: If you’re just joining us, you’re listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I’m speaking with congresswoman Diane Watson of California. Shes a Democrat. Were talking about her distinguished career in public service, and also about her decision to retire at the conclusion of this term. I did want to mention one other thing that’s been in the news, which was that there was a big story in the New York Times earlier this week about some of the fundraising of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
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Obama declares he has saved the country from another depression. He blames the budget deficits on the previous administration and the previous congress.
Passing the blame in recent history is unique to the Obama administration. The 9-11 disaster was the worst in US history. It occurred less than eight months into the Bush administration. If there is an administration to blame it is the Clinton administration who let our national defense deteriorate for the eight years prior. But you didn’t hear Bush passing the blame to the previous administration. That’s character.
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