Friday, August 31, 2012

Eastwood's Chair VS Obama's Chair

I don’t care what the Left, whose hair is on fire right now, says about Clint Eastwood’s Q & A with an invisible POTUS last night at the RNC Convention.  I don’t care.

This thin-skinned, crybaby of a president has Clint Eastwood in his head.  All the evidence anyone needs is that the errand boy sent by grocery clerks responded on Facebook and Twitter saying, “This seat’s taken.”

What’s puzzling about Eastwood’s empty chair is why Obama felt he had to respond to the whimsical superstar?  The only answer is he feels threatened.  What we see is an actor’s roughest mockery of a politician and the politician lacking the discipline to let it go.

The Left is struggling to end the conversation about “You didn’t build that.”  They are powerless.  “This seat’s taken” was a petulant response and is definitely not going to be the last word.

The man on the stage, Eastwood and his chair, directed the 35,000-plus at the Tampa Bay Times Arena to reply to the famous Dirty Harry line, “Make my day.”  That made Eastwood the winner and Obama the whiner. 

Eastwood reminded conventioneers and viewers, “I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen.  Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we own this country.  We, we own it.  It is not you (looking down at the empty chair) owning it and not politicians owning it.  Politicians are employees of ours.  And, so they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years.  It is the same old deal.  But I just think it is important that you realize that you’re the best in the world.  Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re a Libertarian or whatever, you are the best.  And we should not ever forget that.  And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.”

Monday, August 27, 2012

Grim Political Landscape August 22-25, 2012

“Full Metal Jacket” Star Says Insurance Giant GEICO Gave Him A Pink Slip For Bashing Old Jug Ears

R. Lee Ermey, who played the iconic drill sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ claims he was fired by Geico for his vocal opposition to the Obama Administration.

Who owns Geico? Why none other than Warren Buffett. Obama's wealthy pal and contributor.

“Gunny,” a retired US Marine, starred in a single commercial for the insurance company in 2010 in which he hilariously demonstrated why a former drill instructor makes a terrible psychiatrist.

Not long after the ad debuted, he was forced to apologize after saying President Barack Obama was bringing America to its knees and ‘imposing socialism’ during a Toys 4 Tots fundraiser that was broadcast live in the Chicago area.

Here’s what he said:
“The economy really sucks. Now I hate to point fingers at anybody, but the present administration probably had a lot to do with that. And the way I see it, they’re not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees. So I think we should all rise up and we should stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country. They’re driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us and that’s exactly what they’re doing. And I’m sick and damn tired of it, and I know you are too. But I know that the Marine Corps will be here forever; this administration won’t. Semper Fi.”
“Yeah, I got fired… Geico fired me because I wasn’t too kind about speaking about the present administration,” Ermey told TMZ.

He said its part of a bigger problem in Hollywood.

‘If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out,’ he warned.

Ermey, who was a Marine drill instructor and served in the Vietnam War, has made an acting career out of playing hardened, angry military commanders.

His best-known role, though, is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the brutal Marine trainer, in the 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket.”

NOTE:  I chose that now famous “teleprompter obstruction” photo from Reuters to Photoshop™ Ermey into it doing what we all wish he could have actually done asking, "What's your major malfunction, numbnuts?"

His Smugness And Arrogance Begs To Be Mocked

Writing at Breitbart, Mike Flynn noted that following the passing of American hero Neil Armstrong, “Obama took to his Tumblr page to offer a tribute to Neil Armstrong. The words—two sentences—are fine in a generic politician way. But, Obama being Obama, he injected himself into the tribute. He included a photo, not of Armstrong or the iconic step onto the lunar surface, but of himself, gazing up at the moon.”

Opining that “his smugness and arrogance are beyond the ability of science of measure,” Flynn continues, “Obama's greatest achievement, though, is creating his own personal narrative. He is his own personal touchstone. Even when honoring a great American hero, Obama can't help but thrust himself into the event.”

The picture on the aforementioned Tumblr page can be seen here.

The Armstrong family had a simple request for those wishing to honor him:  “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

At first blush, you’d think the photo provided by the Palace Guards was a nice tribute of him winking at the moon, but alas, it is photo No. P042412PS-1469 with the accompanying caption:  President Obama stops to view the moon and Venus before boarding Marine One in Boulder, Colo., April 24, 2012.

Thanks to super sleuth, Sooper Mexican, we now know that the photo was taken four months before Armstrong’s passing.

Armstrong said of his lunar landing, “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Not so for the Preezy of the United Steezy.  Obama must go!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Terminally Stupid Old Geezer Upsets Nattering Nabobs

Celebrities holding onto their fame by the skin of their teeth like Nathan Lane, Ellen Chesler, Matthew Mallow, Julianne Moore, Amy Sullivan, Jane Holzer and Russell Simmons, were treated with great disrespect, nah, let’s be honest with one another, they got pissed off when Joe Biden showed up late at a Hamptons fundraiser for the world’s most interesting man and the fourth best president ever.

The regime dispatched Biden to the fundraiser thinking it would do the campaign no harm after Biden's recent rash of blunders on the campaign trail.

Pampered pus buckets don’t keep well in the heat.  After having waited for Joe “Chains” two-and-a-half hours some began to wilt in the sun-baked tents.

VIPs who paid up to $10,000 a ticket and waited for Biden to show included Joy Behar, Roger Waters, Jay McInerney, Du Jour’s Jason Binn and wife Haley, Book Hampton’s Charlene Spector and Almond Restaurant’s Eric Lemonides.

I can hear Joy Behar now kvetching about the heat and demanding to go inside before her overly done makeup began to melt off her face.  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall.

The New York Post reports that Russell Simmons left the event out of frustration before Joey Plugs showed up.

According to those in attendance Biden said, “I had a speech for you, but it’s not fair of me [to talk too long]... I am shocked everyone stayed. In college if my professor was 20 minutes late, I’d be out of the classroom.”

Exit Question:  We’ve stopped listening Joe.  Why are you still talking?

Hateful Liberals Think You Are Racist and Hateful

Right Jabs For August 26, 2012

Politics is not a playground, it’s a battlefield.  Here are a few links from conservative bloggers who are waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism.

Who can tax the sunrise, who can tax the trees?

Underneath the poseur narcissism, the half-wit demagoguery, and the 13-figure innumeracy is bleak reality: a flatline economy, underwater property, declining social mobility, half the population getting a check each month from the government and with minimum-wage service jobs as the only alternative to long-term dependency.”

“If you seriously think this election is about gay marriage or affordable contraception, you’re about to do to America what Gavrilo Princip did to the Habsburg Empire.”

“This is weapons-grade hypocrisy…”

As you know, guns have a violent tendency to get up, leave their homes, and arbitrarily shoot people. This gun violence must stop. As such, we long ago banned gun ownership in New York City because of the violence perpetrated on innocent New Yorkers by these reprehensible, violent, unpredictable guns!

Democrats snivel and whine that voters are disenfranchised because they have to drive a couple of miles to get photo ID so they can legally vote. Not a peep from them about…

“Something is happening in this country—something both the Obama campaign and its media cronies know is happening but won't acknowledge. What's happening is on the ground and not yet quantifiable in polling that doesn’t yet have its sea legs. But it's out there and it's real and before the media and President Obama are forced to acknowledge it, they're spending every bit of their dignity and credibility and integrity to kill it.”

Pour a tall glass of mind bleach.

The left only has temper tantrums when they feel politically vulnerable.

An operative from Biden campaign headquarters confides that Biden seems to have dated at least twelve black women, seven American Indian women, eleven Asians, four native Hawaiians or others from the Pacific Islands, thirteen Hispanics, five women of mixed races and twenty-two whites. The Biden operative said that the Veep’s girlfriends represented every religious group in the world, “in exact proportion to their presence in the American electorate.”

…the “extremist” in this race is not Mitt Romney, it is President Obama.

If we ever do get around to doing the right thing, in space or on the ground, Neil Armstrong will not be around to see it. The famously reclusive astronaut passed away after being drawn out to make a final bid at reviving the space program. His final contribution may be that he joined the many voices warning of the decline of America. His final legacy may be determined by whether the American people choose to listen to some of his final words.

The obvious question here is do these folks actually believe their own incoherent, delusional ramblings?

Now, one of our heroes who helped to unlock so many mysteries of space travel and our neighboring moon is himself, privy to God’s innermost secrets.

Photoshop™ Of The Day: Joe “Ummm, Tastes Like My Foot” Biden

The idea for this Photoshop™ was blatantly bogarted from Peggy Noonan who said, “I wish that were mine. It came in the mail from a Hollywood screenwriter, one of the gifted conservatives who quietly toil there.”

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Houston, Tranquility Base Here, Neil Armstrong Stopped By On His Way To Heaven

At 3:33PM news wires started reporting that Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon had died.  Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery just two days after his birthday on August 5th to relieve blocked coronary arteries.  He died today from complications of that bypass surgery.

When former astronaut Buzz Aldrin heard that Armstrong “was doing great” following the surgery, he tweeted that he planned on joining Armstrong for the 50th anniversary of the famous Apollo 11 mission in 2019.

Armstrong said he did not want to be an icon, remembered only for that one-week trip he made in 1969. In 1994, Armstrong appeared at the White House to mark major anniversaries of Apollo 11, and urged America to go on exploring saying, "There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth's protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief."

Here is the full statement from the Neil Armstrong family:
We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job. He served his Nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. He also found success back home in his native Ohio in business and academia, and became a community leader in Cincinnati. 
He remained an advocate of aviation and exploration throughout his life and never lost his boyhood wonder of these pursuits. 
As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of good will from people around the world and from all walks of life. 
While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves. 
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."
I will not only wink, I will smile broadly as I remember with great fondness the pride that swelled in my heart when you accomplished the dream of man to slip the surly bonds of Earth.  You planted the American flag on the surface of the moon.  It is still there.  Thank you, Mr. Armstrong.  May you rest in eternal peace. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

He Waved Through The Tinted Windows

Teh Won was in Marshalltown, IA campaigning last week.  Andrew Malcolm noted that, “Obama’s experienced advance team had a bunch of flubs.”

The flubs to which Malcolm refers were not as poignant as the moment when, “As the president's big, black armored bus began to waddle its way out of town along one of the leafy streets, a little girl was standing, up ahead. She'd set up a sidewalk lemonade stand, like thousands of kids across the heartland on hot summer days.”

“Many strangers, even non-parents, find it hard to drive by such genuinely small businesses without stopping to feign an immense thirst that can only be quenched by a 50-cent cup of tepid lemonade. And then, claiming a lack of change, they suggest the youngster just keep a dollar bill. It's the way American adults encourage enterprise and independence in the next generation—and feel good about it.”

Presidents don't normally do genuinely spontaneous stops.

“Can you imagine the media coverage if a president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, actually stopped his important, snaking motorcade on the spur of the moment to buy out a little girl's pitcher of homemade lemonade? And perhaps demonstrate that one government official at least cares about helping a small business. Think that touching scene might make the news? Over and over and over?”

Mitt Romney did just that during last fall's New Hampshire primary campaign. And you should have seen the TV crews falling over each other for the shot.  (Romney did so in Logan, UT as well.)

As Obama's huge, ominous vehicle neared the little girl's lemonade stand in Marshalltown, she fell to her knees. Perhaps in awe. More likely pleading.

But the president's big, black bus rolled right on by.

He waved through the tinted windows.

Exit Question:  How long before we are treated to a staged “optic” of the inept messiah buying lemonade in a bogus moment of caring?

Hat Tip Ed Driscoll

Photoshop™ Of The Day: Completing The Reagan Revolution

Afterburner With Bill Whittle: A Great Way To Win And Lose

Saturday, August 18, 2012

#ObamaSoftBallQuestions: The Next Headwind

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#ObamaSoftBallQuestions: Rev. Jeremiah Wright

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#ObamaSoftBallQuestions: Teleprompter

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Right Jabs For August 18, 2012

Politics is not a playground, it’s a battlefield.  Here are a few links from conservative bloggers who are waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism.

Who is manlier? You decide!

Remember, putting Slow Joe a heartbeat away from the nuclear button was Obama’s first executive decision.

Vladimir Putin is scared of pussy.

When people call him a "lightweight", as I do, they're not thinking "boxing division". 

That last line is the perfect segue.

It means you and I die, our children die, our grandparents, aunts and uncles die. The man talking is one of the men Eric Holder refused to hold accountable for voter intimidation in Philadelphia.

The media should serve as an amplifier, so that if politicians reveal themselves to be totally unsuitable to hold positions of responsibility, it will reach the ears of all reasonably informed citizens. Fortunately for Obama, instead of a responsible media we have an obsequious propaganda corps, the purpose of which is to keep him in power.

Obama’s politically correct spin on Islam grows more and more buffoonish.

May it all mercifully come to an end, soon.

Isn't it about time somebody asked our 'caring' and hyper-tolerant humanist president why he's still playing nice and sending millions/billions of dollars to Gaza and Egypt when they are now run by the most intolerant, eliminationist kooks this side of Tehran?

Ohhhh…this is perfecto; Lefties singing about the need to give O one more term.

President Obama stated that he would veto the bill if there was any attempt to undo the cuts to Medicare.  Just words?

I suppose if the Romney campaign mentions this Politico will be offended that they’re being so negative.

I’m sure Mitt Romney will be blamed for this, somehow.

Warmists who refuse to give up their fossil fueled travel and big “carbon” lives hit hardest.

“And then he pauses, gives her a winning smile, and says: ‘Just doing my job, ma’am.’”

Fish  & Game personnel who restrained the (rare, leaping) manatee speculated that it may have been reacting to a perceived threat to what it considered its entitled feeding grounds.

Tell me again why this state favors Obama by 13 points?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dishonorable Disclosures


Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations Forces and put future mission and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious—that for the first time ever—former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go 'on the record' in a special documentary titled "Dishonorable Disclosures." Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Use of military ranks, titles & photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement of the Dept of the Army or the Department of Defense. All individuals are no longer in active service with any federal agency or military service.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Unexpectedly, Obama Regime Plays The Race Card

While on a campaign stop in Danville, VA, Vice President and village idiot Joe Biden, told supporters using a repugnant  “blackcent” that Republicans would “put ya’ll back in chains.”

This was naked race-baiting. Disgraceful. Think for a moment…Biden is the first person in the presidential line of succession behind Old Jug Ears.

And the president’s campaign spokesperson said he probably agreed with his comments.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan: Who Built America?

President Obama recently made a stunning remark about business owners in America's free enterprise economy. After dismissing the hard work and ingenuity of successful individuals, the president said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Who? Ultimately, the government.

Yet this was only the latest version of the president's four-year disparagement of American entrepreneurialism. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said he intended to "spread the wealth around"—not his own wealth through voluntary transactions, of course, but the earnings belonging to American families through coercive redistribution. In April 2009, he claimed that the founding principles on which America was built are too weak to withstand 21st century pressures. He called our free economy a house built upon sand, destroyed when the financial storm of 2008 hit. America must be reconstructed, he asserted, upon a "new foundation" of "pillars" hewn from the solid rock of big government.

The agenda he promoted demonstrated in a practical way what his rhetoric meant. He pushed unprecedented stimulus spending, a government-driven health care overhaul, further distortions in the U.S. financial sector, an expensive cap-and-trade system to restrict American energy, and more. His transformative proposals were based on a vision of a government-centered society that conflicts with the foundational principles of freedom and equality rooted in our Declaration of Independence. To support his expansive new vision of government without limits, the administration sent Congress four massive annual budgets that called for crushing levels of debt. The Democrat-controlled Senate, cognizant of the political peril of voting for such reckless spending, taxes, and new debt, gave up on budgeting altogether. The U.S. Senate unanimously rejected Obama's budgets, without passing any budget of its own for over three years.

The failed leadership and the dismal results from a president of such great promise have been disappointing. The moment of truth in front of us is, of course, not entirely his fault. Both political parties have failed the American people over the years, and both political parties have—time and again—prioritized political gain at the expense of principle. Thankfully, we have a historic opportunity in the year ahead to chart a new course, build a broad coalition for reforms that apply our timeless principles to today's most pressing challenges. It begins by reclaiming the core of what makes America exceptional: our commitment to freedom.


President Obama's comments reflect an ideology that casts the private sector as an arena driven by greed and indifference to the well-being of others. In government-directed economies, the collective takes priority over the individual. The moral ideal is equal results.

Enforcing this contorted view of equality requires sharp class division—the wealthy versus the middle class versus the poor. In this narrative, success is a zero-sum game. There is only so much wealth to go around, and one person's gain is another's loss.


Embracing the politics of class division, President Obama's principal solution to the nation's fiscal and economic problems is to raise the barriers to success with higher tax rates and greater centralized control over our economy. As a fiscal and an economic matter, the argument unravels as he remains unable to explain how the tax increases he's put forward can ever catch the spending increases ahead, and how such polices improve incentives for entrepreneurial investment and job development. Given such problematic realities, his appeal is more often moral in nature. Higher taxes are our patriotic duty. We're all in this together. Forcing the rich to pay their "fair share" is the right thing to do. Yet, on moral grounds, the president's argument cannot withstand scrutiny.


The moral case for individual initiative in a free economy holds that people have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve their lives. A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, reward effort with justice, promote upward mobility, and build solidarity among citizens. The president's vision of a collective, government-centered society -- reflected in his troubling rhetoric and failed policies -- divides class against class and belittles fair rewards for workers, entrepreneurs, and investors -- those who have built America into the greatest nation in the history of mankind.

We face a defining choice in November. For four more dreary years, President Obama will pursue his economically and morally bankrupt approach—if we let him. Governor Romney, on the other hand, has embraced the vision of our exceptional nation, which Americans have always held, to guide our policies in the 21st century. He will follow a better path, consistent with the timeless truths of our nation's founding. A Romney administration would not put its faith in nameless government officials, but would trust persons and communities to determine what is in their best interests, and to make the right choices about the future.

We don't need to change the nature of America. We do not need to disparage our success, deny our exceptionalism, or transform America. We need to recommit to our founding principles and rebuild what has been broken. The comeback begins this November.

The U.S. Economy Shuts Down In 2027? Had You Heard About That?

Graph used in embedded video below.
Now we will. If the American people vote for the no-plan team, they can’t say they weren’t warned.

Transcript from video:

Congressman Paul Ryan: Let's show Slide 8. I know you didn't necessarily want to see this chart. The red is the status quo, that's the baseline we're on. 

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: You could have taken it to 3,000 or 4,000...

Congressman Paul Ryan: Yeah, right. We cut it off at the end of the century because the economy, according to the CBO, shuts down in 2027 on this path.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: I like this chart; I looked at this chart yesterday. You're talking about I think more than half a century. But if you look at the gap between us—

Congressman Paul Ryan:  I understand the gap.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: —between 10 and 20, it's a pretty small gap. In that gap though—that 10 to 20 gap, which is all we're debating today—is a gap where you’re achieving that slightly diminished path.

Congressman Paul Ryan: Here's the point, if you'll allow me. This is your time, so we'll just take a long time. Here's the point. Leaders are supposed to fix problems. We have a $99.4 trillion unfunded liability. Our government is making promises to Americans that it has no way of accounting for. And so you're saying yeah, we're stabilizing it but we're not fixing it in the long run. That means we're just going to keep lying to people. We're going to keep all these empty promises going.

So what we're saying is, in order to avert a debt crisis—you're the Treasury Secretary, of all people—if we can't make good on our bonds in the future, who is going to invest in our country? We do not want to have a debt crisis. It comes down to confidence in trajectory. Do we have confidence that we're going to get our fiscal situation under control and prevent the debt from getting to these catastrophic levels?

If we go back to the preceding chart, Chart 13, you're showing that you have no plan to get this debt under control. You're saying we'll stabilize it but then it's going to shoot back up. So my argument is, that's Europe. That is bringing is toward a European debt crisis because we're showing the world, the credit market's future seniors—people who are organizing their lives around the promises that are being made to them today—that we don’t have a plan to make good on this.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: Mr. Chairman, as I said, we're not disagreeing in that sense. I made it absolutely clear that what our budget does is get our deficit down to a sustainable path over the budget window.

Congressman Paul Ryan:  And then it takes off.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner:  Let’s ask ourselves why they take off again.  Why do they do that?

Congressman Paul Ryan: Because we have 10,000 people retiring everyday and healthcare costs going up.

Photoshop™ Of The Day: Uncle Sam’s Distress Signal

Where Is The Obama Medicare Plan?

Doesn't this regime owe us a Medicare Plan?  Making promises just won't cut it.  Paul Ryan has a plan to make the program solvent.  This regime, not so much.

In his most excellent post on the Paul Ryan vice presidential pick, AEI’s Andrew Biggs highlights some key facts about Ryan’s approach to saving Medicare. These are clip and save:

1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way.

2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose it. No senior would be forced out of the traditional Medicare program against his will.

3. Overall funding for Medicare under the Ryan-Wyden plan is scheduled to grow at the same rate as under President Obama’s proposals. Is this “gutting Medicare” and “ending Medicare as we know it”? In reality, it’s the market giving seniors cheaper, higher quality choices they can take if they wish, with the traditional program remaining an option.

“Mr. President, Take Your Campaign Out Of The Gutter”

Does anyone associated with the Obama campaign, including the President himself; retain a shred of character or integrity?  No.  Jug Ears keeps lying, unfazed.

At the homecoming arranged to welcome Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan held at the Waukesha County Exposition Center Sunday night, the Wisconsin Reporter noted, “liberal group Wisconsin Jobs Now! planned a protest at the R&R homecoming to “get Paul Ryan reacquainted with REAL Wisconsinites.”

“One protester planted in the Romney/Ryan rally crowd took the opportunity to scream words inaudible from the press rafters. They may as well have been heresies in a church service, as the crowd around the protester drowned him out with a flood of ‘USA! USA!’ chants.”

Police escorted the man away as Romney pretended not to notice “This is a critical time for the country,” Romney said. “You’re here tonight to celebrate the selection of an extraordinary guy to be our nominee for vice president, but you also know this is a time of great seriousness for the nation. We have 23 million people out of work.”

Another protester heckled the presidential candidate. This time, Romney answered back.

“You see, young man, this group here is respectful of other people’s rights to be heard,” Romney said. “And you ought to find yourself a different place to be disruptive, because here we believe in listening to people with dignity and respect.”

Romney, more fiery than in any of his previous Wisconsin speeches, took aim at Obama and a Democratic campaign Romney asserts has wallowed in the mud.

“Mr. President, take your campaign out of the gutter. Let’s talk about the real issues that America faces,” Romney said. “People in America are hurting right now. The middle class is struggling right now. Incomes have dropped by $4,000 per family under this president. Health care premiums have gone up by $2,500. Utility costs are up. Gasoline prices are up. People are having a hard time. They want to know if America is going to come back. It is, if it gets new leadership.”

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Photoshop™ Of The Day: I Gotta Debate Paul Ryan?

60 Minutes Interview With Romney And Ryan

The Unmistakable Odor Of Fear

Everyone in the dextrosphere has blogged about Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin’s native son, Paul Ryan, to be his running mate.
As is my habit, when I got home from work around 11:15PM Friday night, I flipped on the TV to see FNC’s Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron with the breaking news.
I watched with elation at 9:00AM Saturday morning as Jerry Goldsmith’s stirring theme from Air Force One, “The Parachutes”, played in the background to the crowd of more than 2500 gathered at Nauticus, The National Maritime Center on the USS Wisconsin.
In Norfolk, the flag-draped backdrop of the USS Wisconsin set the stage for Romney to introduce Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. 
Given the hour and the patriotic atmosphere, I thought that this might be the “Morning In America” we’ve waited so long for.
Byron York  holds to the belief that, “by choosing Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney is sending a clear signal that he intends to run a more daring and more ideologically vigorous campaign than he has run up to this point.  And in that sense, Romney has now become a gambling man.”

“Although Romney had embraced the Ryan budget plan, he has now embraced its author, too—and in the process moved the issue of entitlement reform and controls on federal spending to the top of the Romney campaign agenda.”

The national debate about entitlements has been egregiously avoided for far too long.  This one’s going to be gargantuan.  It is certainly time for that debate.  With Paul Ryan at Romney’s side, that debate can be won.

Americans are looking for courageous leadership and a willingness to address head-on the unsustainable financial trajectory this nation’s economy is hurtling toward.

In his remarks at Norfolk on Saturday, Ryan reminded us that, “This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. We have the largest deficits and the biggest federal government since WWII.”
He added, “Nearly 1 out of 6 Americans are in poverty—the worst rate in a generation.  Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.”

In Stanley Kurtz’ piece at National Review, he warns that, “Mitt Romney’s selection of the boldly conservative Paul Ryan means that we face an epic presidential contest that will openly turn on fundamental philosophical differences between red and blue America.”

Kurtz sounds the alarm when he points out that, “Although a Romney victory would be taken by conservatives as proof that we are still a center-right nation, the fact is that the mainstream media and our key cultural institutions are now in the hands of an increasingly ambitious Left. The media barely hides its bias now, and they will come at a President Romney with everything they’ve got. The Obama presidency has given the Left a taste of the transformations it might achieve, and defeat will be dismissed as a merely temporary setback."

And finally, this from Gerard Vanderleun, “Our current infestation of American media personalities and American celebrities with Nostalgie pour la defaite rises from decades of beliefs in an America that is best as a "pitiful, helpless Giant;" a kind of "Nostalgie pour la jeunesse perdue"—nostalgia for lost youth. It is literally the only America they know and their entire professional and personal lives, from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times, from the Hamptons to Beverly Hills are based on this grand assumption.”

“They've had Presidents and Presidential candidates that, commuting to and from these locales, have confirmed it to them. Their coworkers in their jobs confirm it to them. Their significant others, drawn from the same ranks, confirm it to them. The parties they attend, the awards they give and receive, the places they vacation, the books they read and the films they make and see, all confirm it to them over and over again. It is not only the only America they know, it is the only America they can know.”

For months now, I have prayed to Our Creator that He deliver our great nation from this most divisive regime.  Are my prayers being answered with this ticket?

Please read Daniel Greenfield’s article, The Most Divisive Campaign In American History.