Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Obama: Lost President, Desperate Candidate

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 This is the worst of times for President Obama.  He’s a president on the ropes, up for re-election in the worst economy since the Great Depression with no  successes to run on and a Supreme Court who may rule this month his signature initiative Obamacare is unconstitutional.  And just when you think Obama can’t step into any more proverbial poop . . . well, he does.

With nothing left in his arsenal and desperate to save his job, Obama has resorted to pandering to black voters, whom he largely  has ignored during his presidency, and petty attacks on Mitt Romney. Obama is losing ground with black voters among the 95% of blacks who voted for him in 2008. Outraged over Obama’s support of gay marriage, the Coalition of African American Pastors said they would not support him in 2012.  A new poll found Romney would get 20% of the black vote in North Carolina if the election was held today. What does Obama do to keep blacks happy? He launches a slow jam radio ad  this week with a deep voiced black man urging blacks to show Obama “We’ve got your back.”

The ad is insulting on many levels.  Not only is it void of any message but the subtext is all Obama has to do is throw blacks an ad filled with R&B music and blacks will vote for him because he’s black. The ad is particularly repugnant when you take it’s words to heart. With black unemployment at 13.9% and in 2011 the jobless rate was at an historic high of 16%, the highest since 1984, black wealth plummeting compared to whites, more blacks plagued by foreclosures, it doesn’t look like America’s first black president “has your back.”

But Obama had even more laughable moves this week. Because Obama can’t give the American people a reason to re-elect him, other than his worn out 2009 excuse he needs four more years to get us out the of mess he inherited, he has turned his attention to personal attacks on Romney.

During a recent speech in Philadelphia, Obama said Republicans and Romney’s campaign message could be fit in a tweet: “Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault.” The inconvenient truth is Obama refuses to take responsibility for his presidency and the bad economy is a result of his failed policies and therefore his fault. Obama is full of excuses like the big bad Republicans. Reagan and Clinton managed to get things done with Congresses controlled by their opposing parties.

Democrats enjoyed a supreme majority during Obama’s first two years in office and what do they have to show for it? Zero economic growth, $16 trillion in debt, US debt downgrade, historic unemployment, $1 trillion plus deficits, etc.

Obama added in his Philadelphia rant, “They [Republicans] ran up the tab and are trying to pass off the bill to me.” No, Mr. President, you came into office and inherited $10 trillion in debt then ran the tab up yourself on a failed $800 billion stimulus, $80 billion in auto bailouts, $1.7 trillion Obamacare, and more.

Attending all those fundraisers, 160 to date, seems to be distracting Obama from his day job of running the country because it’s been “Junius Horribilis” for Obama, as described by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. The month looks a little like this: Walker victory, Bill Clinton’s support of Bain Capital (can we say Romney’s “stellar” performance at Bain) and extending all the Bush tax cuts, weak jobs report, national security leaks to reporters, Attorney General Holder mess, and the list goes on.

But after three and half years long years of sucking up to the Commander- in- Chief, the liberal news media finally seems to be ready to acknowledge Obama’s failures. As Milbank admitted, “In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and there may be no second term.”  No, Dana many of us realized Hope & Change bottomed out a long time ago but we’re glad you’re gaining consciousness to this reality because Obama’s presidency can fit into one tweet with #characterstospare: Failure.

Notes from Newt on Earning GOP Nomination

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Over the past week, I’ve been receiving lots of hate mail from fellow Newt supporters about my comments on CNN that if Newt doesn’t win more than two contests, he needs to consider dropping out. Staff are jumping ship like fleas running from repellent applied to a dog. Newt’s campaign CFO Roberto Coquis left the campaign recently. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose family has donated $16 million to Newt’s PAC, said he thought “Newt had come to the end of the line.”

As a pledged delegate for Gingrich in Washington, DC, who cast my vote early for him, I’m not happy Newt hasn’t been winning and that’s a fact. I still maintain Newt is the best person to take the fight to Obama. As Speaker, he brought Republicans back into the majority rule in Congress after 40 years of the isolation in political Siberia. Newt worked with President Bill Clinton to balance the budget, bring unemployment down to 4% and reformed welfare. His Contract with America, “Promises made. Promises kept” isn’t like the failure of Obama’s Hope & Change, Promises made. Promises broken.

But we need to ask why Newt isn’t winning races? It can’t be just because Romney is running a negative campaign. If Newt had more money, he too could run negative ads against Romney like he did in South Carolina when his campaign had money. Newt also failed to get on Virginia’s primary ballot. Whose fault was that, Romney’s? The truth is when one runs for POTUS one must have an organized operation which in turn helps a candidate raise money so the candidate can advertise against his or her opponents. That’s why Obama raised $700 million in 2008, won the Democrat nomination and won the presidency!

Here’s what some people told me:

Marsha:  I saw your comment about Newt Gingrich on CNN…
YOU are an EMBARRASSMENT to our party, AND to Newt! I cannot believe you are Newt’s DELEGATE! I truly wonder if you aren’t part of the Illinois/Chicago regime making us the #1 state for corruption! I’m SOOO disgusted with YOU!

Crystal: You need to be SOOOO Disgusted with Newt. Sorry you feel that way. Instead bashing me and his staff who are leaving him in droves. You should direct your anger at Newt, fish rots from the head down+I’m tired of his BS. He needs to act the candidate we all believe in a winner not a loser. Winners win and don’t make excuses why they aren’t.

Mata: Can’t polive you change your position from supporting Newt , you tretor, make sure that all that support Newt know about you i well tell as many people as i can.

Crystal: “Sorry you feel that way. I feel like Newt is traitor to his DELEGATES+SUPPORTERS who stick their necks out for him+then he runs haphazard, SLOPPY campaign. Your hatred should be directed at him.”

Mata: Go to hell

The main way the nomination process works is candidates compete in primaries or caucuses to win delegates toward the magic number of 1,144. Logic tells us a candidate needs to win races to rack up delegates. This isn’t rocket science but basic math. That said there are other paths to the nomination like a brokered convention. Newt’s new strategy is making himself a “big choice convention” candidate where he will win the nomination in a brokered convention, assuming Romney arrives without the necessary 1,144 delegates.

In a brokered convention, all the pledged delegates are released and can cast their votes for a different candidate but according to RNC rules, a candidate must arrive at the convention with at plurality of delegates won across a minimum of five states, which Newt has yet to do. Yet, Newt insists he will be the GOP’s Harding of 2012.

Anything’s possible and nowhere in the rules of  running for president does it say candidates must drop out of the competition. Rather than hating me because I point out Newt’s flaw as is lack of  organization, Newties need to demand Newt man up and become the candidate we thought he was. With the lack of more wins under his belt, I’m having a difficult time understanding how Newt thinks he can woo delegates with conviction to vote for him in Tampa. If he can’t achieve the basics of getting on ballots and winning, how can we trust him with being POTUS? Organization is more than 50% of the job.

If Newt is indeed the most qualified conservative in the race, why has Santorum and Romney won more contests than Newt? Of late, Newt declared Romney needs “to earn the nomination.” Sounds like Newt needs to do some earning of his own and less talking about winning the nomination.

The time is now for Newt to either rise up or stand down. Republicans need to identify a candidate soon to take on President Obama. Otherwise we’re squandering precious dollars needed to defeat the billion dollar man in November.  Obama is the problem and this is the GOP’s race to lose.

King Obama and the Republicans

Friday, July 8th, 2011

With unemployment surging to 9.2% in June, President Obama is in NO position to tell Republicans what to do much less command them to capitulate to his wishes on raising the nation’s debt ceiling by August 2, 2011. Democrats got a big shellacking in the 2010 mid-term elections, giving Republicans control of the House and more Senate seats. Obama’s budget was rejected by the Senate 97-0 and Democrats haven’t produced a budget in over 700 days. Meanwhile, the president, riding a sky high spending spree, introduced a $3 trillion budget for 2012.

In two short years in office, Obama has spent $4 trillion about the same amount President Bush spent in his entire eight years in office. President Obama is not the Messiah and I hope by now the liberal news media and supporters can painfully see this and end this sickening fawning over a man, who has failed as president. Last week Obama held a White House press conference acting like a king holding court over his loyal subjects. His demeanor was childish, glib and anything put leader-like.

In true blame game fashion, Obama said Congress needs to grow up and give him a $4 trillion debt buster budget plan HE likes so HE can sign it, because HE is KING. Obama’s churlish rhetoric was aimed at sticking it to Republicans and grabbing headlines than engaging in a meaningful discussion about reducing the nation’s $14 trillion debt, he jacked up over the past two years.

Obama chastised Congress, which is really code for Republicans, for waiting until the last minute to bring him a debt deal, saying even his kids Sasha and Malia “finish their homework a day ahead of time. . .Congress can do the same thing. If you know you’ve got to do something, just do it.”

Obama should heed his own advice and just agree to the Republicans terms for reducing the nation’s debt. Ending tax breaks on corporate jet owners sounds good but would only amount to minuscule savings. As for all those “wealthy Americans,” most of those millionaires Obama describes make less than $1 million. People making $250,000 and over in this country already PAY ENOUGH TAXES! Nearly 75% of small businesses are set up as partnerships, sole proprietorships or LLC and taxed at individual rates so raising taxes on these “rich” earners will mean job cuts. Not the remedy we need right now with 14 million Americans unemployed.

There is something very wrong in this country when 10% of people pay 55% of taxes and nearly 50% pay NO taxes. When you have no skin in the game, you think government money grows on trees and the nanny state will always be there to pick up the tab. Well, the nanny state is bankrupt.

The federal government must stop its spending binge and as all 47 Senate Republicans support, add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. We have only balanced the budget five times in half a century, which will force Congress to make necessary cuts. Everything should be on the chopping block, Defense, entitlement programs, regulatory redundancy including staffing but not tax increases on individuals. Americans are taxed enough already and when numerous studies show when taxes are cut state and federal revenue grows.

For the past three years, the federal government has been on a spending binge, borrowing 40 cents for every dollar it spends. Under Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid’s leadership, Democrats ballooned the nation from $8.67 trillion to $14.1 trillion, an increase of $5.43 trillion or 63%. From the presidencies of George Washington to Bill Clinton, the federal government amassed as much debt as Democrats added in just four years in power (2007-2011).

This debt reduction showdown between Obama and Republicans reminds me of the 1960s’ TV series Lost in Space. The president is drifting around in outer space while the robot, played by Republicans, issue him stern warnings, “Danger Will Robinson, Danger!” Are you listening Mr. President?