The Narcissist On Labor Day

The Barack Obama bust made of Iowa butter in 2008 is long melted down. An idolatrous bust of sand was to greet Charlotte conventioneers but the sand has run out of this particular clock.

This Labor Day unemployed workers can sit back in their underwater houses and watch a documentation of Obama lies and broken promises video: Obama promises Janesville that plant will “thrive,” “will be here for another 100 years”.



In Hollywood, Clinton Eastwood has started an empty chair conversation and even liberal John Cusack wonders if Barack Obama is simply “just another Ivy League A–hole” protected by a complicit Big Media. Cusack is a hypocrite who will vote for Barack the Boob and probably cheer on Joe Klein who is calling on Barack to play the race card, quick. As if there is any other card in that Obama deck (witness Trayvon Martin, Henry Louis Gates and our documentation of the historic record).

At the Obama protection squad called Newsweek they are surprised that the “Hit the Road, Barack” cover story is one of the top three newsstand sellers. Why the surprise? Even Obama allies know that something is wrong, that Obama, well, as we have written for years now:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”

We’ve long documented areas the Mitt Romney campaign should take a look at. Check out the unexplored corruptions of Michelle and Barack Obama HERE Mitt. On this Labor Day many are noticing that indeed “Obama cannot be trusted by his friends.”

The “friends” are seeing all the evidence that it is all about Barack and that the orders Barack are to make sure the Obama campaign still looking out for number one and only number one. Politico did not front page the Wall Street Journal’s article about the treacherous self-centered Narcissist on Labor Day but we do:

“The Obama campaign is primarily focused on winning the 270 electoral votes needed to gain a second term. The president does almost no fundraising for Senate or House candidates and hasn’t transferred money to other party election committees. His numerous campaign offices rarely coordinate with local candidates or display signs for anyone but Mr. Obama.

At rallies, Mr. Obama seldom urges supporters to volunteer—or even vote—for other Democrats running for office. Sometimes, he mentions other politicians in the room without noting that they are seeking re-election. He rarely shares the stage with other candidates.

“He’s ultimately there to communicate where he wants to bring the country and the differences he has with Mitt Romney. He’s not out there campaigning all around the country for other candidates,” a senior Obama campaign official said. “It’s not that he doesn’t want them to get elected, but it’s a campaign event to elect him.” …

Asked recently whether Mr. Obama would campaign with Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, White House press secretary Jay Carney was noncommittal. “The president himself has an election, as you know, in a few short months,” he said.”

Yeah, it’s all about him, we get it. We got it back in 2007. Now some of the Hopium Guzzlers running for office are getting it in the back with a sharp blade. The Narcissist told his fellow office seekers long ago that they would get no money from him. For Michelle it is all about Michelle. For Barack it is all about Barack. Here’s a clue for “friends” of Obama: Romney kicks in $3 million to NRCC, NRSC

For a long time we have berated mainline women’s groups, gay groups, Jewish groups, black groups, and all the many “mainline” allies of the Obama Dimocratic Party who put their constituents in the back of the bus, or under the bus, in order to worship, protect, and preserve Barack Obama. We’ve also denounced Big Labor for whoring for Barack Obama and prostituting their workers in service to Barack.

This Labor Day parts of Big Labor are waking up and realizing they need to help their dues paying members and set adrift the driftwood called Barack Obama:

“Labor unions and Democrats form a pretty traditional political alliance that’s usually on display in full force at the national conventions. Big labor historically spent big money on concerts, lunches, rallies and panels for its members, and spent millions to help fund the Democrats’ party.

This year? Not so much.

Some union officials are sitting out the political fete entirely after the Democrats chose a labor-unfriendly location in the right-to-work state of North Carolina. Others are sending skeleton staffs to support their union delegates, but say they’re focusing resources elsewhere. Labor groups aren’t shelling out for big events in Charlotte, and many aren’t even donating cash to the cause — despite their exemption from new restrictive fundraising rules.

“I think there’s going to be just less participation this time; there’s less enthusiasm,” said Moses Mercado, a Democratic lobbyist who has attended the past four Democratic conventions. “And it’s going to be noticeable,” he added. “Obviously, they’re a big part of the Democratic family; they’ve always been, and they’ve played a large role in funding and doing other things at the convention.”

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be in Charlotte and is planning a meeting for labor delegates on Tuesday morning. But Trumka has made it clear that the union’s participation will be scaled far back from what it has been.

“In recognition of the changes we have made in our political program, however, and our desire to engage in politics in a more effective and grass-roots way, this year we will not be making major monetary contributions to the convention or the host committee for events or activities around the convention,” Trumka said in a letter last month to union officials. “We won’t be buying skyboxes, hosting events other than the Labor Delegates meeting or bringing a big staff contingent to the convention.”

It took four years for Big Labor to realize that Barack Obama wanted to wear “comfy shoes” but not to join them, as he once promised, on the picket lines. Barack Obama wanted Big Labor to buy him the comfy shoes and carry him around in a litter, Roman emperor style. Big Labor will soon be defunct due to their own treachery to the workers who paid Big Labor salaries and their continued worship of Barack Obama.

Some in Big Labor see the handwriting on the wall and are trying a last ditch effort to survive:

“Another labor group, Workers Stand for America, will have members out in the streets of Charlotte encouraging people to sign a pro-labor “bill of rights.” The group — which has the backing of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the AFL-CIO and other labor groups — held a rally in Philadelphia in August that some dubbed a “shadow convention” amid labor groups’ grumblings about Charlotte.

The Laborers’ International Union of North America was the top union donor to the 2008 convention, spending $1.5 million. LIUNA also sponsored roundtables and billboards, and had advertisements on buses and hotel key cards in Denver. But union officials have said they won’t be giving at all to this year’s event.

Even some officials planning to go to Charlotte say their attention will be elsewhere.”

DailyKooks financial backers at SEIU are still on board with Barack Obama and the Kooks destroying what once was a great party. Some in the once great Democratic coalition are waking up and realizing that to save the party they must dump Barack Obama. But these numbers are not enough and not active enough to stop the justice to come.

It’s a shame really. It’s Labor Day 2012 and there are still so many in Big Labor laboring under false illusions. Barack Obama does not care about them at all. It’s all about Barack Obama. It’s all about him. That’s why the convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in right to work hotels and convention sites.

It’s all about Barack, Labor be damned.

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  1. Florida is what matters but this is some good news:

    http://nationaljournal.com/2012-election/poll-romney-leads-in-n-c-as-younger-voters-drift-away-from-obama-20120903

    As Democrats gather in Charlotte this week for their nominating convention, a new poll released early Monday shows President Obama trailing slightly in the host state of North Carolina, where he is facing a significant deficit on the economy, the most important issue to a plurality of the Tar Heel State’s voters.

    The poll, conducted by Elon University for The Charlotte Observer and its sister paper, The News & Observer, in Raleigh, shows Mitt Romney leading Obama, 47 percent to 43 percent. Nine percent of likely voters said they were undecided or preferred neither candidate.

    The survey shows that Obama is struggling to reassemble the tenuous coalition that gave him a narrow victory in the state in 2008, when he became the first Democrat to carry North Carolina since 1976. The drop in support among younger voters is most conspicuous.

    In 2008, Obama won an overwhelming 74 percent of the vote among voters under age 30, but the new poll shows him at only 58 percent among voters aged 30 and younger (some of the age breaks differ slightly from the 2008 exit poll to the new Elon survey). Among people 65 and older, the poll differs little from results four years ago: Romney leads, 53 percent to 40 percent, roughly equivalent to Sen. John McCain’s 13-point victory with seniors in North Caroline in 2008.

    Elsewhere in the poll, a majority of likely voters, 52 percent, think that Romney would do a better job handling the economy, compared with only 39 percent who prefer Obama. Nearly half, 48 percent, rank the economy as the most important issue in the election; the next-closest issue is health care at 16 percent.

    The poll was conducted Aug. 25-30, during last week’s Republican National Convention. Before the GOP convention, a CNN/Time/ORC International poll showed the two candidates roughly neck and neck in the state.

    The Elon poll surveyed 1,089 likely voters via landline and cellular telephone, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.

  2. Excellent post Admin.

    “It’s all about Barack, Labor be damned.”

    Labor can be subsituted with so many other items, America, middle class, America’s allies, etc etc.

  3. Got to love Newt’s razor sharp mind and how like a surgeon he eviscerates the fraud media.


    by the way, I have my empty chair on the front lawn, do you?

    National Empty chair day in support of Clint/Romney and a reminder that the fraud is nothing but an empty chair.

  4. I have a funny attitude about unions. My Dad had a machine shop with about 30 employees and no union, but he railed constantly against unions, how they were corrupt and ran companies into the ground with unreasonable demands. When the Herald Tribune went under in 1966, it was a case in point that I could understand: the union would rather sink the ship than trim the sails.

    The International Herald Tribune, though, managed to stay alive and is still being published today in Paris, in English. In 1966, all unions and printers’ unions in particular were very powerful in France, but they were “ideological” and partisan. You had the CGT beholden to the Communist Party (PCF), the CFDT to the Socialist Party, and the much smaller Force Ouvrière (FO) which was a CIA construct that catered mainly to middle management because no self-respecting worker would have anything to do with it.

    These unions remained very powerful until the mid-eighties. What happened in the mid-eighties was the kiss of death by the socialists.

    Just like Mitterrand killed the Communist Party (PCF) by inviting them into the government, he killed the unions by building up an elaborate Labor Code that made the unions useless. Under the Labor Code today, companies of over 100 employees have “Works Councils” consisting of elected representatives who are paid to sit in on and decide on the company’s strategic decisions, which include mergers and acquisitions, profit-sharing plans, pay hikes and decreases, layoffs, working conditions, investments and so forth. A company’s Works Council has much more power than the shareholders and discusses and approves strategy with the executive management. The result is that union membership has evaporated: they’re useless.

    If you want to involve and protect the workers without the hassle of the unions, one way of doing it is by developing labor law. So Big Labor looks like a dinosaur to me.

  5. I have a funny attitude about unions. My Dad had a machine shop with about 30 employees and no union, but he railed constantly against unions, how they were corrupt and ran companies into the ground with unreasonable demands. When the Herald Tribune went under in 1966, it was a case in point that I could understand: the union would rather sink the ship than trim the sails.

    The International Herald Tribune, though, managed to stay alive and is still being published today in Paris, in English. In 1966, all unions and printers’ unions in particular were very powerful in France, but they were “ideological” and partisan. You had the CGT beholden to the Communist Party (PCF), the CFDT to the Socialist Party, and the much smaller Force Ouvrière (FO) which was a CIA construct that catered mainly to middle management because no self-respecting worker would have anything to do with it.

    These unions remained very powerful until the mid-eighties. What happened in the mid-eighties was the kiss of death by the socialists.

    Just like Mitterrand killed the Communist Party (PCF) by inviting them into the government, he killed the unions by building up an elaborate Labor Code that made the unions useless. Under the Labor Code today, companies of over 100 employees have “Works Councils” consisting of elected representatives who are paid to sit in on and decide on the company’s strategic decisions, which include mergers and acquisitions, profit-sharing plans, pay hikes and decreases, layoffs, working conditions, investments and so forth. A company’s Works Council has much more power than the shareholders and discusses and approves strategy with the executive management. The result is that union membership has evaporated: they’re useless.

    If you want to involve and protect the workers without the hassle of the unions, one way of doing it is by developing labor law. So Big Labor looks like a dinosaur to me.

  6. Obama’s backers were up early to try a morning do-over of his supporters’ less-than-rosy answers Sunday when asked to answer the classic campaign question: Are Americans better off than they were four years ago?

    “Absolutely,” said Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, speaking on NBC’s “Today” show. “By any measure the country has moved forward over the last four years. It might not be as fast as some people would’ve hoped. The president agrees with that.”

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/09/03/obama-embraces-obamacare-says-its-here-to-stay/?xid=newsletter-swampland

  7. September 3rd, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    […] he railed constantly against unions, how they were corrupt and ran companies into the ground with unreasonable demands. When the Herald Tribune went under in 1966, it was a case in point that I could understand: the union would rather sink the ship than trim the sails.

    [[[ But how could that be true? Why would they make such a choice? Unless perhaps bribed by some rival company, and even so, how could the rival company offer enough jobs to replace the ones they ‘killed’? ]]]

    […] If you want to involve and protect the workers without the hassle of the unions, one way of doing it is by developing labor law.

    [[[ But who is going to do the developing? Scott Walker? ]]]

  8. “The Medium is the message, Cowboy”

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/49227

    […]
    “So there is no reason to expect that they would know why Clint Eastwood was speaking to an empty chair. The message delivered by America’s most famous “cowboy” and standard-setting action hero was sheer brilliance and offers hope that GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his advisers are well aware of the threat China poses, and were not afraid to send a message that was very obvious to the Chinese.

    Eastwood’s “empty chair” routine was done in the style of “crosstalk,” a wildly famous comedic art in China. This was used in a singularly brilliant way by Clint Eastwood to skewer Obama on major policy issues. It is the proper Chinese way to “diss” an opponent. So a clear message was definitely being sent to China under the radar. The message was simple, subtle and very, very strong: This new President will keep his promises and is no fool about what is going on in international affairs.

    This would tend to imply that the Chinese view President Obama as a fool – but we’re much more than implying this. Why, some might ask, would the Chinese not admire Obama, someone who has actualized decades of Marxist aspirations in America? Wouldn’t they consider him to be ideologically kindred?

    Quite the opposite. In the eyes of the Chinese, from the Central Committee, to the farmer with a tiny television in his shack, Barack Obama is a traitor to his country, and they cannot respect that – no matter how ideologically aligned with them he thinks he is. Obviously, people in the US aren’t aware of this, since most rank-and-file American journalists and even news bureau chiefs don’t know, and wouldn’t report on it if they did.

    When Obama greeted Chinese President Hu Jintao with a bow, it was not taken as courtesy or even deference; it was taken as surrender, like a submissive mongrel exposing his belly to an alpha dog. With a flourish of contrition and apologies, Obama traveled the globe in 2009, attempting to reconcile America’s slights toward all the workers and little brown people of the world. The leader of the most powerful nation on the planet behaving as such was considered piteous and laughable by the Chinese. So, Obama is a traitor and a buffoon.” [….]

  9. i.e.

    “So there is no reason to expect that they [the convention and TV viewers] would know why Clint Eastwood was speaking to an empty chair.”

  10. Connect The Narcissist Dots. Today WH -> Ohio -> NOLA -> WH. Tomorrow WH -> VA -> Charlotte.
    Or so tee vee implied. Wonder how much time in NOLA & who with.

  11. Speaking of empty chairs, Big Labor throws one:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/labor-brings-its-frustrations-to-charlotte

    Suddenly, the tone changed: Saunders, finishing his speech, began to kick the chair, threw it, and yelled “Dirty Harry, make my day! We’re gonna kick ass in November!”

    The crowd was cheering, and the humor had gained a palpable edge.

    “We wanted to respond to the nonsense that he did last week,” Saunders said later. “We’re here to have fun but we’re here to work, too, so we thought we were sending a message.”

    Saunders isn’t the only frustrated labor leader at the Democratic National Convention this year. American unions, in the throes of a long slide, have had perhaps their worst run ever facing not only the usual declining membership rolls, but also a public repudiation in a Wisconsin recall vote that centered on the place of public sector workers. Adding to that, the Democratic Party’s choice of Charlotte as the convention was a slap in the face: North Carolina has right-to-work laws and virtually no union presence. The fact that unions couldn’t influence the Democrats’ decision on location a testament to their less-than-omnipotent position. [snip[

    Later, O’Malley raised an eyebrow at BuzzFeed’s question about labor enthusiasm at the convention.

    “The excitement-meter question?” he said. “We’re a big party and we are a national party and we need to reach out to voters all over the country, and that includes the people of North Carolina.”

    “I’m not sure when the last time was, if ever, we had a Democratic Convention in North Carolina,” O’Malley said. “I certainly understand the perspective of the men and women of the labor movement, but at the same time this was a decision made as part of a national effort.”

    “There will be other events I’m sure that happen in states where labor leaders feel more excited about going. But look, the bottom line is we’re a big country and North Carolina is an important state for us.”

    Saunders doesn’t hide his disappointment with the selection of North Carolina as the convention state.

    “Charlotte wouldn’t have been our choice as a city,” Saunders told reporters after his Ohio delegation breakfast speech. “It’s in a right to work state, it’s tough to organize down here for private and public sector unions. “

    “But we’re beyond that now,” Saunders said. “I mean, it’s over. Charlotte was selected and we’ve got to keep our eyes on the prize and that’s to win in November, and we can’t get caught up in B.S. to be quite honest with you.” [snip]

    The labor movement, for its part, is still charged with drumming up enthusiasm for a party that has slighted it.

  12. The empty chair:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/03/politics/king-dnc-preview/index.html

    To look at a map searching for Democrats of the future though, is to be reminded of a painful truth for the party gathering in Charlotte: President Obama is their undisputed leader, but the Obama presidency has been a time of deep Democratic decline.

    When Obama took office Democrats held:

    • 56 Senate seats. It is 51 now (plus two independents who align mostly with the Democrats).

    • 257 seats in the House of Representatives. It is 190 now (there are also three vacancies for seats last held by Democrats).

    • 29 of the 50 governorships. It is 20 now.

    • 4,073 state legislative seats. It is 3,319 now.

  13. “So there is no reason to expect that they [the convention and TV viewers] would know why Clint Eastwood was speaking to an empty chair.”

    ====================

    Maybe the chair should have had a handwritten note:

    “Out to golf! — B.O.”

  14. There is a push to have Betty White address the DEM convention. I hope not, I like her, I think I would like her a little less if she does.

    I am afraid I feel the same way about BC. Too many fools out there will believe he backs the fool in the WH no matter the clever nuances in the speech.

    I have become to believe people are basically dumb and want to be lied to, and want handouts. Many of these fools have no strong allegiance to a Republic and for which it stands. They want everyone to be equal, literally and financially, just not themselves. For themselves, they want a little more…of yours.

    These are the generations that have all gotten sports awards, no one better than the kid next to them, of course till you get into real life, but that’s where big brother comes in and takes our money (trophy) and gives it to little Joe.They like that “we’re all winners”. Outside of our truest and bravest, they have not been asked to serve or sacrifice for their country. They know no higher power than themselves. They are soft, weak and afraid of life. These are the fraud supporters.

    Boy, I am depressing myself!

  15. gonzotx, Betty White also has a sharpness to her that comes off as meanness, Eastwood’s skit worked because while it went after OTurd, he was all his policies that Clint attacked, it was never personal, and it was done as a comedy bit. Betty White just comes off very mean, I remember what she said about Palin, it wasn’t comedic in my eyes, just mean.

  16. Just back from Boston. A superb article per usual. I also enjoyed that Gingrich video.
    Newt had pointed out the entire campaign the absurd media bias that these
    so called journalists have engaged in. Does anyone, even liberals, take Tom Friedman
    seriously anymore? As for the Jewish groups, we are a lost cause. Obama, even
    this close to the election is telling Iran we will not help Israel if they strike as long
    as American interests are not hit in retaliation. Yet, to the average liberal , affluent
    Jew, better for Israel to go away than dare vote republican. I always thank my
    Christian friends who care much more about Israel than must US Jews. As for the convention, no way will I watch Bill. I suspect the reason he is doing this is 1) he loves
    the spotlight and 2) should Hillary run in 2016 he needs DNC support. He should have
    have learned by now Obama cannot be trusted.

  17. Missed opportunity, NOT

    O was suppose to show up at the eleventh district parade here in Cleveland. It is held every labor day. They have this big picnic in the park. All politcians come to make a speech. This is a large AA community. He was in Toledo, never made it to Cleveland. Instead he went to New Orleans. I guess he had to show he cared. Anyway a lot of people were not happy.

    I am glad he was a no show.

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  19. neetabug
    September 3rd, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I guess Biden was too busy, he’s already got a speech ready from the last time he spoke in front of an AA audience.

    Oh darn.

  20. Wbboei, just went back to last post and want to also send my deepest condolences.
    My g-d bless your mother and give you and your family comfort at this time.

  21. This article is by Monica Crowley, who is a first rate political thinker. Nixon chose her for that reason. As you will soon see, she identifies with crystal clarity the three themes that defined Obama’s 2008 campaign.

    And because Obama is a one trick pony 2012 is proving to be more of the same. The video posted on the prior blog by holdthemaccountable on September 3d at 2:03 confirms this–the same empty promises.

    Meanwhile, Romney’s selection of Ryan and the thrust of the Republican convention pulverizes each of those themes. Thus, the strategic battle is all but won.

    Yes, I know, the Democrat convention will begin tomorrow. However, they will have a very high burden of proof now, to make their vilificatation of Romeny stick. If past is prologue, the Bain witnesses will fall on their sword If past is prologue they will fall on their sword.

    But the tactical battle has yet to begin–and that is where the electoral must be achieved.
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    In 2008, Barack Obama and his team crafted three clever revolutions that set the stage for his victory…and for the “fundamental transformation” of the nation of which he often spoke.

    The first revolution was built on the (1) cult of his personality. The second revolution was built on his relative(2) youth and the generational change he represented. The third revolution was built on the broader but deliberately (3)ambiguous concepts of “hope and change.”

    Last night—and throughout the week at the Republican National Convention—Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the major GOP speakers destroyed each one of those Obama revolutions…and replaced them with new revolutions that are, in many ways, even more powerful than the ones Obama originally set in motion four years ago.

    Revolution #1. In 2008, Team Obama advanced a very childish version of hope. It was all about aggrandizing the leader, someone who exalted himself even as others exalted him. He suggested that he’d be able to save America—essentially from itself—by merely alighting on the scene. He positioned himself as a Messiah-like figure, never disabusing people of believing that he was—in the words of some of his supporters—a “black Jesus,” and implying that he was uniquely qualified to offer salvation by the color of his skin. In 2008, it was all about Obama. More significantly, it was all about having the people honor HIM.

    Romney and Ryan have reversed that by placing the hope NOT in themselves, but in America. The theatrics were kept to a minimum. Yes, there was Clint Eastwood and a big balloon drop. But those moments paled in comparison to fake Greek columns, over-the-top “black Jesus” metaphors, and weeping movie stars. What we saw from Team Romney this week indicates a real maturing of the nation: we’re not about instant gratification and hero worship anymore. We’re about telling the truth, fixing our nation’s serious problems, and electing grown-ups to do it.

    It’s no longer about having the people honor the leader. It’s now about our leaders honoring US: the American people. And about honoring the great nation we love and want to save.

    Revolution #2. Suddenly, Obama isn’t the future; he’s the past. And just as suddenly, Romney and Ryan are the future.
    Paul Ryan is 42 years old. He’s nearly a decade younger than Barack Obama. In his speech Wednesday night, Ryan was full of Generation X exuberance, name-checking AC/DC and Led Zeppelin while happily cheering us on: “We can do this!” (A very clever twist on “Yes, we can!”)

    But Ryan did something else: by referring to the unemployed 20-somethings with the “faded Obama posters” on their walls and referring to Obama as sailing a ship “on yesterday’s wind,” he dissed Obama as an out-of-touch old fogey.
    This was, perhaps, the biggest slam he could have delivered to Obama who seems to pride himself on being the hippest guy in the room. Four years ago, it was Obama who was the edgy, sexy, new guy on the scene. With a few choice words, Ryan cast Obama as yesterday’s newspaper. Must be tough for him to realize that he’s been replaced by a younger, hotter model. Paging Norma Desmond!

    Revolution #3. Romney and Ryan now own the “hope and change” theme, because they spoke of—and represent—REAL hope and REAL change. Not wispy hope based on a cult of personality or phony change based on self-serving fictions, blame-casting, and smoke and mirrors. Romney and Ryan offer the real hope of real solutions based in real-world problems, and they offer real change based on restoring America to its great foundational principles: limited government, fiscal responsibility, economic liberty, and muscular national defense.

    Within the space of a week, the three revolutions Obama launched in 2008 have been dispensed with and replaced by much more authentic revolutions. The revolutions Romney and Ryan are setting into motion will have greater staying power too, because they’re based not on the ambitions of men but on the power of the American idea.

    Thanks to Romney and Ryan, and the way they’ve co-opted Obama’s strengths, the ground is now shifting. Call it a revolutionary earthquake. And it looks like an earthquake powerful enough to take down some styrofoam Greek columns. And maybe a presidency too.

  22. This article is from Forbes.com and was posted back in May. It is filled with facts, and much of it I vaguely knew, but now have what I knew backed up with the supporting facts. I think you all will find this interesting.
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    President Obama’s Unemployment Rate Is Stuck At 11%

    Peter Ferrara , Contributor

    This latest recession started in December, 2007. Since the Great Depression 75 years ago, recessions in America have lasted an average of 10 months, with the longest previously lasting 16 months, not counting this latest spooky downturn.

    The National Bureau of Economic Research, the recognized scorekeeper of when recessions start and end, declared this latest recession over in June, 2009, which would make it the longest recession since the Great Depression. But the historical precedent in America is the deeper the recession the stronger the recovery, as the American economy accelerates to return to its long term trendline. Based on that precedent, we should be in the third year of a raging recovery boom by now. But instead we have suffered the worst economic recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.

    Unemployment actually rose after June, 2009, and did not fall back down below that level until 18 months later in December, 2010. Instead of a recovery,America has suffered the longest period of unemployment above 8% since the Great Depression, under President Obama’s public policy malpractice. Even last month, 52 months after the recession started, while supposedly 115,000 new jobs were created, the labor force shrank by another 342,000 workers, which is the only reason the unemployment rate reportedly declined from 8.2% to 8.1%. Without the decline in the labor force, unemployment would have risen last month to 8.3%.

    The labor force is actually 365,000 workers smaller today than it was in June, 2009 when the recession supposedly ended. Counting population growth since then, the economy is actually missing 7.7 million workers that would be in the work force if the labor force participation rate had remained the same since the supposed end of the recession three years ago.

    As Investor’s Business Daily reported on May 7, “That’s in stark contrast to every other post-World War II expansion, which saw the labor force climb by the millions at this point in their recoveries, even as unemployment rates were driven down.” Indeed, if labor force participation had stayed the same as it was when the recession supposedly ended in June, 2009, the unemployment rate would be 11%, as Investor’s Business Daily also reported on May 7. That is a more realistic number because those millions of workers missing from the work force still exist and still do not have jobs.

    That is the only way that the unemployment rate has been falling at all, working people giving up and dropping out of the work force. As the Wall Street Journal reported in their weekend edition of May 5-6, “Nearly three years into the [Obama] recovery, the U.S. still employs five million fewer workers than before the recession.”

    Leading taxpayer activist Grover Norquist and economist John Lott explain in their new book Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain our Future, “[T]hings in America are a lot worse than the simple employment and unemployment numbers indicate because many people have given up looking for work and have completely left the labor force, and the government no longer counts people as unemployed after they give up looking for a job. Obviously, lowering the unemployment rate through disillusioned job seekers giving up looking is not a good thing.”

    “The contrast with the Reagan recovery is striking,” Norquist and Lott continue, “After the Reagan recovery started, millions more people wanted to work than even before the recession started. The sharp drop in the unemployment rate during the Reagan recovery is therefore even more impressive….Despite all those new people looking for work, the unemployment rate fell from 10.8 percent at the end of 1982 to 7.2 percent by the presidential election in 1984.” That is reflected by the fact that last month in the third year of Obama’s supposed recovery the economy created 115,000 new jobs, while in September, 1983 in the first year of Reagan’s recovery the economy created 1.1 million jobs in that one month alone, 10 times as much.

    Moreover, as the Wall Street Journal also noted on May 5-6, “Even as employers added jobs last month, full time employment actually fell by 812,000.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that for last month the number of involuntary part time workers totaled nearly 8 million. The BLS says, “These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job.”

    As a result, the BLS reported that in April, again 52 months after the recession started, the total unemployment rate counting the unemployed and involuntarily underemployed was still 14.5%. That’s persistent depression level unemployment. But the Shadow Government Statistics website, which includes the long term discouraged workers the government doesn’t count at all anymore since 1994, reports the total unemployment rate at 22.3%. That’s what the total unemployment rate would be today if it was calculated the same way it was before 1994.

    While economic recovery is long overdue, as indicated at the outset, several factors indicate worsening job trends and long term decline for America. Last month’s jobs report indicated an all time record 5.1 million Americans suffering long term unemployment for 27 weeks or more, which is nearly double compared to when Obama entered office in January, 2009. Moreover, the median length of unemployment is now 19.4 weeks, which is also nearly double compared to when Obama entered office. Instead of a long overdue recovery resolving unemployment, half a million more Americans are unemployed today than when Obama became President.

    In addition, the Census Bureau reports long term declining real wages and incomes, and more Americans in poverty today than at any time in the more than 50 years that Census has been tracking poverty.

    Because Obamanomics has prevented any real recovery, and the return of America to its long term prosperity, the American economy is now indefinitely 20% below its long term economic growth path, which means the American people are now already 20% poorer than they would be otherwise. That will continue, or worsen, until President Obama’s economic policies are consistently reversed, which will require a change of leadership.

    Obama apologists argue that the usual standards for recovery from recessions do not apply this time because this recession was a “financial crisis,” and recovery from a financial crisis takes longer. But this does not reflect the historical record for America. The history of America’s recessions is listed at the website of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The record since the Great Depression is that previously recessions in America have lasted an average of 10 months, with the longest previously at 16 months, as noted above. Which of those previous recessions was supposed to be a financial crisis?

    A recession is clearly defined as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. What defines a financial crisis rather than a regular recession? A newspaper headline? Recessions are always accompanied by turmoil in financial markets. The financial crisis excuse is just political propaganda to give Obama a free pass for his failures, not economics. But the American people have suffered gravely for Obama’s failures, and he must be held accountable for them.

    In a Wall Street Journal commentary in February, 2009, I noted that the emerging Obamanomics was following the exact opposite of every policy of Reaganomics in great detail. I predicted that it would consequently get the exact opposite results. That is what has happened.

    Compare Obama’s lack of a recovery 2 ½ years after the recession ended with the first 2 ½ years of the Reagan recovery. In those years under Reagan, the American economy created 8 million new jobs, the unemployment rate fell by 3.6 percentage points, real wages and incomes reversed a decline starting under Carter and were increasing, and poverty reversed an upsurge started under Carter and began a long term decline.

    In the second year of the Reagan recovery, real economic growth boomed by 6.8%, the highest in 50 years. By sharp contrast, last year Obama’s economy grew a paltry 1.7%.

    The Reagan recovery blossomed into a 25 year economic boom, from 1982 to 2007, what Art Laffer and Steve Moore called in their book The End of Prosperity, “The greatest period of wealth creation in the history of the planet.” In the first 7 years alone, 20 million new jobs were created, growing into 50 million new jobs over the entire boom.

    When Reagan entered office, the first thing he did was lead Congress to enact the much derided at the time “Reagan budget cuts,” which have since been dumped down the Left’s memory hole because the fashion now is to deny Republicans ever cut spending. But Reagan’s 1981 budget cuts reduced Federal spending at the time by nearly 5%. Go back and read newspapers at the time if you don’t believe me.

    In sharp contrast, the first thing Obama did was pass his nearly $1 trillion so-called stimulus bill. At best, that stimulus did nothing to promote the economy, because borrowing a trillion dollars out of the economy to increase government spending by a trillion dollars does nothing to enhance the economy on net. Most likely, however, because the public sector does not spend and employ money as efficiently and productively as competitive markets do, the stimulus was a net drag on the economy.

    The bottom line is that what drives economic growth and recovery is not government spending, as the Obama Administration Keynesian throwbacks imagine. What drives economic growth and recovery is incentives for increased production. That is what Reagan proved, cutting tax rates first 25% across the board for everyone. Then, the tax reform of 1986 cut the top tax rate from 70% when Reagan entered office all the way down to 28%, with the rate for middle income earners slashed to just 15%. Cuts in tax rates, not just tax cuts, expand incentives because producers can then keep more of what they produce.

    What most people do not know is that just the opposite, Obama has already led enactment in current law for next year increases in the top tax rates of virtually every major federal tax. That is because the Obamacare tax increases go into effect, and the Bush tax cuts expire, which Obama refuses to renew for the nation’s small businesses, job creators and investors. This is on top of the U.S. corporate income tax rate, which under Obama now is already the highest in the industrialized world at nearly 40% on average counting state corporate taxes. Yet, under Obama there is no relief in sight. Instead, he has spent the past year and a half barnstorming the country calling for still more tax increases.

    These pending tax rate increases are why so much money is sitting on the sidelines in a capital strike, or fleeing overseas in capital flight, like in a third world country. And that missing investment is why there are no jobs.

    Obama is also following the exact opposite of Reagan’s policies by vastly expanding rather than reducing regulatory costs, supporting record easy money at the Fed, and restricting rather than maximizing American energy production. If Obama’s policies are not quickly reversed, the result without a doubt will be another whopping recession next year.

    But the decline and fall of America is not inevitable. The economy is poised to boom again at all time records of capitalist prosperity, if the American people will only free it this fall from the socialism of Obamanomics. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget basically repeals the tax and spending increases of the Obama Administration, restoring the long term postwar averages for federal taxes and spending. That is the beginning of A Path to Prosperity, as Ryan labeled his budget.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/05/17/president-obamas-unemployment-rate-is-stuck-at-11/2/

  23. http://ace.mu.nu/archives/332511.php

    Best of the Web posts a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times in which Obama defines sin, not along traditional Christian or Muslim lines, but along self-referential lines:

    Falsani: Do you believe in sin?

    Obama: Yes.

    Falsani: What is sin?

    Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.

  24. “Falsani: Do you believe in sin?

    Obama: Yes.

    Falsani: What is sin?

    Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.”

    Admin: PLEASE don’t tell me this is real? Did he really say this? I am literally shaken by this. This is something Kim Jong Il would say. Is this verified to be true?

  25. Welcome to Charlotte. This is funny:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/315765/crack-hotels-dnc-john-fund

    The Crack Hotels of the DNC

    I can’t speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC. National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties. Everyone who saw them fled immediately across state lines to an available Marriott in South Carolina rather than stay there. As one of our political correspondents reported:

    The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I’ve stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people’s stuff, etc.

    I have never requested a hotel change in 3 years at NR. This was the first time I felt absolutely compelled.

    It’s not as if the DNC couldn’t have figured out something was wrong with the properties. TripAdvisor had these recent comments on one of the Knights Inn properties: “wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy,” “scared to death,” and “pimps and prostitutes at night.”

    Nor was National Review singled out. Staff members from Politico and the Hill abandoned their assigned hotels, too. Staffers from the Hill found refuge in a cheap Microtel and considered it a comparative oasis.

    Tucker Carlson, editor of The Daily Caller, told me that the Quality Inn his staff was assigned to was “the worst hotel you can imagine.” TripAdvisor carried these recent reviews: “barely a Bates Motel,” “scary area and parking lot,” and “the worst.

    Barack Obama’s America is an obamination.

  26. I predict this is what Oturd will say next:

    “Falsani: Do you believe in laws?

    Obama: Yes.

    Falsani: What is a law?

    Obama: Whatever I say is law is law”

  27. A long time ago we wrote an article called The Obama Delusion. This is sort of a follow up by Andrew Ferguson which is worth a read:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/obama-delusion-explained_651376.html?nopager=1

    Conservatives who consider Obama a thinly disguised Leninist will be surprised that liberals have grown disenchanted with their onetime hero. But you can’t underestimate the naïveté and ignorance that inflated the bubble of the Obama Delusion—how fragile it was, how vulnerable to the first pinprick of reality. It turns out they really did expect a “transformative” presidency that would move us beyond left and right. They meant it! And in this childish belief they were encouraged by their candidate, who might have meant it too, for the same reasons. Obama’s admiration for Barack Obama, after all, was even greater than theirs, and his ignorance of the messy practical realities of self-government almost as complete.

    By now, Fallows writes, “there is plenty of evidence about the things Obama and his team cannot do.” These include managing the various crises in the Middle East, overcoming the culture wars, and restoring the economy to the full bloom of health. The author might have added several more items: writing a budget for the federal government, let’s say, or containing health care costs, or reducing, rather than enlarging, the federal debt. .  .  . I’m sure you can come up with a few items of your own. Even balanced with what Fallows insists are Obama’s successes—installing Obama-care, withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, “encouraging the Arab Spring” (?), managing relations with China—the executive tasks that were beyond Obama’s competence should be enough to declare a mostly failed presidency.

    Yet it is this conclusion that the president’s supporters, no matter how disenchanted, cannot permit themselves. It’s an election year, and unspeakable horrors await the world if Obama loses. So Fallows comes up with an ingenious premise for his book: History’s verdict on Obama’s presidency will be largely determined by whether he wins reelection in November. “Our judgment about ‘really good’ and ‘mediocre’ presidents is colored by how long they serve,” he writes. “A failure to win reelection places a ‘one-term loser’ asterisk on even genuine accomplishments.”

    This is the kind of insight you often find in highbrow journalism: sweepingly explanatory and grandly historical and, upon reflection, not really true. It’s easy to argue that the reputation of George W. Bush would be higher if he’d been pushed out after his first term, thus escaping responsibility for all the mistakes in the second term and leaving only the memory of his post-9/11 resolve. His one-termer dad, meanwhile, is commonly praised for his truncated prosecution of the Iraq war and his violation of his no-tax pledge, widely understood nowadays as an act of political courage (suicidal, but gutsy). Even the administration of Jimmy Carter, for whom Fallows once wrote speeches, is remembered fondly by an increasing number of political types for its deregulation of industry and its insistence on human rights as an element of American foreign policy.

    Fallows needs to believe that presidential reputation is shaped in large part by reelection because it helps him get Obama off the hook. On the matter of Obama-care, for example, he quotes Lawrence Summers, who says that if Obama is reelected his health care scheme will stand as an achievement as grand and uncontroversial as Medicare seems today. If he loses and Obama-care is dismantled, Summers says, his efforts will be a sign of the president’s “hubris” and “overreach.”

    But this is a chicken-hearted way to look at Obama’s record. Obama-care is either a good idea or a bad one, with merits or deficiencies that are easy enough to grasp and argue about right now; there’s plenty of evidence to decide whether it was an act of hubris. And the president’s economic stimulus, to cite another example, has been a failure even by the criteria he himself set (“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition”). Pretending that the merits of the Obama presidency are somehow undefined forestalls the debate—how can you defend a record that’s inconclusive?

    Even so, Fallows acknowledges that Obama was “unsuited [to the presidency] in many ways”; his lack of executive experience and his personal chilliness worked to his disadvantage. This was to be expected, Fallows writes, because “every president is ill-suited to office, each in a different way.” The point is true but trite. There’s no such thing as a perfect husband or wife, either, but that tells you nothing about whether this husband or that wife is a good match. But again it nicely shifts our attention away from a judgment about Obama’s manifest failure as a president onto secondary questions—telling us how he’s failed without admitting that he has.

  28. If true, this is truly something the Obama campaign has to worry about, black rap artists dissing him and voting for Mitt Romney:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/09/nicki-minaj-raps-im-voting-for-romney-134254.html?hp=l7

    Nicki Minaj is casting her ballot for Mitt Romney, or at least that’s what she says in a new song.

    “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b——s are f—— up the economy,” Minaj raps in a track called “Mercy” on Lil Wayne’s latest mixtape.

    You can listen to the (NSFW) song at Rapdose, the website that first flagged the line about Romney.

    It’s a joke, right?

  29. Great news which will rock the DNC:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80618.html?hp=f3

    Mitt Romney raised $100 million in August, his campaign told bundlers last week in Tampa.

    Romney campaign finance director Spencer Zwick revealed the tally during an event with top fundraisers on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention, according to a source who was present.

    The Romney campaign did not respond to requests for comment on its August fundraising tally, which it’s likely to release publicly in the coming days.

    August would be the third straight month that the three main committees boosting the GOP nominee — Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee — have combined to surpass the century mark.

    Romney’s campaign last month boasted of a fundraising spike after the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate.

    Romney’s committees began outraising Obama’s starting in May. That’s when Romney began fundraising in concert with the RNC through a joint fundraising committee called Romney Victory that can accept checks as large as $75,800 — many times the $2,500 he was able to accept during the primary.

  30. New Yorker Article of August 27, 2012, says some of Barack’s big money donors, including Soros, offended because Obama does not show gratitude by posing for photos with the contributors, giving them extra time for one on one (gag me to tears – would rather be one on one with a spitting cobra) visits, etc. I read in hurry, so don’t know if New yorker was making excuses for O or slamming donors. They usually have a pro-Obama angle.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/27/120827fa_fact_mayer

  31. freespirit,

    Bill’s speech is the only thing I will watch this week. I hope he doesn’t sell us all out. BTW, nice to see you again, also.

    I had a conversation tonight with a Dem friend who talked about the Republicans “obstruction” of Obama.

    My response was quite simple. Why do you think the American people booted out the Dem majority Obama had for 2 years and overwhelmingly voted in Republicans? To further Obama’s cause?

    The Republicans aren’t obstructing Obama, they are doing what they were elected to do.

    My friend shut up at that point.

    We need to start using this as a defense against the “obstructionist” mantra. The American people decided this is what they wanted done until they could finish the job in 2012 themselves.

  32. I read the following article tonight. Some here may appreciate it.
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    Where Is America In Bible Prophecy?     

    http://www.end-times-bible-prophecy.com/

    Is America in bible prophecy?

    This is one of the most common questions from contemporary students of bible prophecy, particularly those who live in the United States.

    Bible prophecy reveals much about the end times, yet the United States seems conspicuously absent from the geopolitical picture foretold by the prophets.

    Given the seeming nearness of Christ’s return, this is difficult for most people to understand.

    After all, the United States is currently the most powerful and influential nation on earth. How then can it play no role in end time events?

    Where Is America In Bible Prophecy?

    The fact is neither America nor the United States are mentioned by name in bible prophecy.

    When searching for America in bible prophecy, it’s important to understand that the Bible is a Middle Eastern book with an Israel-centric geographical perspective. Directions, for instance, are often given in relation to Jerusalem.

    Furthermore, the fact that America as a nation was unknown to the prophets has no bearing on its absence in bible prophecy.

    After all, the nation of Russia was also unknown to the prophets, yet Ezekiel 38-39 clearly identifies Russia (Gog) as a major end time player:

    “Son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am your enemy, O Gog, ruler of the nations of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around and drive you toward the mountains of Israel, bringing you from the distant north.” Ezekiel 39:1-2 (NLT)

    In addition, the Asian nations (also relatively unknown in John’s day) are clearly identified as major end time players in Revelation 16:

    “Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River, and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies toward the west without hindrance.” Revelation 16:12 (NLT)

    Given the mention of most every other major nation in the contemporary world, why does the Bible remain silent regarding the United States?

    According to some, the Bible may have something to say about America’s role in bible prophecy after all. So let’s look at what they have to say…

    Is This America?

    When searching for America in bible prophecy, several biblical passages are held up more often than others by proponents who see the United States in the Bible.

    Below are some of the more regularly mentioned:

    1) The Merchants of Tarshish and All Her Villages

    One of the most commonly cited verses regarding America in bible prophecy can be found in the Book Ezekiel:

    “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?’” Ezekiel 38:13 (KJV)

    The verse references the Gog / Magog war against Israel, which is questioned beforehand by diplomats from many lands, including “the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages.”

    According to proponents of this view, Tarshish is a reference to Great Britain and “all her villages” is a reference to the former British colonies of Canada, Australia, and the United States (among others).

    This is certainly a creative interpretation of scripture and quite a stretch, especially in light of the fact that no consensus exists in regard to the identity of Tarshish.

    Some biblical scholars claims that Tarshish is really a reference to Spain, while others say its India, Asia Minor, or coastal areas in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Either way, no one can objectively point to this verse as the “smoking gun” which proves America is in bible prophecy.

    2) Babylon

    Another commonly cited reference regarding America in bible prophecy is Babylon. Here’s one passage often cited:

    “One of the seven angels who had poured out the seven bowls came over and spoke to me. ‘Come with me,’ he said, ‘and I will show you the judgment that is going to come on the great prostitute, who rules over many waters. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her, and the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality.’” Revelation 17:1-2 (NLT)

    The United States certainly rules over many waters, and our export of morally degenerate aspects of our media and culture have certainly not served the world well.

    Nevertheless, taken in its proper context, Revelation 17 describes Mystery Babylon which is a biblical symbol for false religion, not the United States.

    Babylon was the birthplace of false religion, and “the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality” by embracing false religion.

    In Revelation 18, we encounter additional parallels:

    “After all this I saw another angel come down from heaven with great authority, and the earth grew bright with his splendor. He gave a mighty shout: ‘Babylon is fallen – that great city is fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a hideout for every foul spirit, a hideout for every foul vulture and every foul and dreadful animal. For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of her passionate immorality. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich.’” Revelation 18:1-3 (NLT)

    Proponents of the Babylon is the United States theory point to the numerous parallels between the City described above and the United States of America.

    But again, bible prophecy needs to be understood in its context, and not interpreted so as to agree with a predetermined viewpoint.

    Revelation Chapter 18 does not describe the United States of America, but rather the Empire of the Antichrist and the actual realworld City of Babylon.

    This is confirmed in the Book of Zechariah, when it’s revealed exactly where the epicenter of the end times false religion will geographically be located:

    “Then the heavy lead cover was lifted off the basket, and there was a woman sitting inside it. The angel said, ‘The woman’s name is Wickedness,’ and he pushed her back into the basket and closed the heavy lid again. Then I looked up and saw two women flying toward us, gliding on the wind. They had wings like a stork, and they picked up the basket and flew into the sky. ‘Where are they taking the basket?’ I asked the angel. He replied, ‘To the land of Babylonia, where they will build a temple for the basket. And when the temple is ready, they will set the basket there on its pedestal.’” Zechariah 5:7-11 (NLT)

    Some interpretations say “the plains of Shinar” or “the land of Shinar” instead of Babylonia. Nevertheless, Babylon is located on the plains of Shinar in modern day Iraq.

    A close examination of the Babylon in Revelation confirms that Babylon is not a reference to America in bible prophecy.

    3) A Great Eagle

    Another commonly cited America in bible prophecy passage is also from the Book of Revelation:

    “When the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But she was given two wings like those of a great eagle so she could fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness. There she would be cared for and protected from the dragon for a time, times, and half a time.” Revelation 12:13-14 (NLT)

    Proponents who see the United States as the great eagle in Revelation 12 point to America’s prominent national symbol as evidence of its identity as the eagle.

    But yet again, this passage needs to be interpreted in a biblical context.

    The eagle is a clear reference to God, not the United States, as evidenced by the following verses:

    “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians. You know how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.” Exodus 19:4 (NLT)

    and

    “Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely on his pinions. The Lord alone guided them; they followed no foreign gods.” Deuteronomy 32:11-12 (NLT)

    Yet again, in order to see America in bible prophecy, you’re required to engage in some creative and imaginative interpretations.

    4) A Tall and Smooth People

    The final America in bible prophecy verses we’ll look at are from Isaiah:

    “Go, swift messengers! Take a message to a tall, smooth-skinned people, who are feared far and wide for their conquests and destruction, and whose land is divided by rivers.” Isaiah 18:2 (NLT)

    and 

    “At that time the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will receive gifts from this land divided by rivers, from this tall, smooth-skinned people, who are feared far and wide for their conquests and destruction.” Isaiah 18:7 (NLT)

    Some people claim these verses are a reference to the United States because America is “feared far and wide” and it’s divided by rivers (or even two oceans).

    Yet, by simply reading verses one and two from Isaiah 18, we find that the nation referenced is not the United States:

    “Listen, Ethiopia – land of fluttering sails that lies at the headwaters of the Nile, that sends ambassadors in swift boats down the river.” Isaiah 18:1-2 (NLT)

    Cush, or Ethiopia, is the land of “tall, smooth-skinned people” referenced in Isaiah 18.

    In short, the Bible makes no direct reference to the United States or America when it comes to the end times.

    America’s Prophetic Role

    In spite of the Bible’s silence in regard to the United States, America does have a profound role of prophetic significance in world affairs. While it may not be mentioned directly in end times bible prophecy, the United States has played a pivotal role in setting the stage for God’s worldwide end time drama.

    Below is a list of three significant American contributions in setting the stage for the near-term fulfillment of end times bible prophecy: 

    1) American Support of Israel

    The unrivaled prosperity and success of the United States is no coincidence.

    Long ago, God made a promise to Abraham and his descendants:

    “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt.” Genesis 12:3 (NLT)

    God promised to bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse them.

    Since its Revolutionary foundation, the United States has been a safe haven for Jews relative to the other nations of the world. There are always exceptions, but for the most part, the United States has treated the Jewish people with kindness and acceptance, granting them full rights of citizenship.

    In 1948, the United States fully supported the newly established nation of Israel, becoming its staunchest ally in the decades that followed.

    American support during the Cold War as well as American military aid and assistance helped Israel thwart the existential threats posed by the Soviet Union and Israel’s hostile Arab neighbors.

    In short, God used the United States as a mid-wife in the rebirth of Israel.

    2) America and Global Evangelism

    Since its inception, America has been a global leader in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    The earliest settlers brought the Good News to the natives of North America, and in the centuries since, America has led the world in the international export of Christian evangelism.

    The fruits of this global evangelism include countless missions, untold church plantings, the distribution of millions of bibles in hundreds of languages, and radio, satellite, and Internet ministries reaching all over the earth.

    America’s role in preaching the gospel throughout the world can NOT be overstated, and according to Jesus Himself, the Good News must reach a global audience before He returns:

    “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 (NLT)

    3) America’s Role in Increasing Travel and Knowledge

    According to the Book of Daniel, the end times will witness a marked increase in travel and knowledge:

    “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end. Many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4 (NLT)

    The fact that the world has already witnessed this dramatic increase in travel and knowledge is apparent even to the most casual observer.

    For thousands of years, the horse remained the fastest mode of human transportation while the world’s most celebrated libraries contained at best thousands of scrolls.

    Today, jets can travel faster than the speed of sound and handheld devices can store hundreds of times as much information as the Library at Alexandria, which is widely considered the greatest depository of knowledge in the ancient world.

    America’s role in bringing about this explosion in travel and knowledge is unrivaled and indisputable.

    The United States was the first nation to fully unleash the power of the free market, resulting in a burst of entrepreneurial creativity and innovation which enabled an exponential increase in technological development which spread throughout the world.

    As a result, it’s hard to deny America’s signficance in setting the stage for Christ’s return.

    America in the End Times

    But America’s prophetically significant role in leading up to the end times doesn’t necessarily translate into a significant or even notable role during the seven year Tribulation.

    In fact, the Bible doesn’t even mention the United States or America.

    Why?

    The Bible’s silence in regard to America seems to necessitate a notable decrease in its power and influence.

    And given the lateness of the hour, it’s likely that America’s fall from power will be sudden and dramatic.

    What could cause such a powerful and influential nation to suddenly fall from its perch?

    Here are a few possible reasons for America’s absence in end times bible prophecy (Note that these are merely speculations and not predictions):

    1) The Rapture

    While only God can know a person’s heart, there’s a good probability that the United States will lose more citizens as a result of the rapture than any other nation in the world.

    With more self-proclaimed born again Christians than everywhere else on earth, the rapture has the potential to destroy the United States in a moment’s notice.

    Imagine millions of hard working Americans – homeowners, tax payers, leaders – simply disappearing.

    Aside from the Hollywood images of crashing planes and cars, think of the implications. Businesses crushed as owners and employees disappear… Millions of consumers gone overnight… Millions of additional vacant homes added to an already bloated housing inventory… 

    From an economic standpoint, the rapture threatens to destroy the American economy, and America’s military might is built on the back of unprecedented military spending enabled by a robust economy.

    2) Financial Collapse

    Take an honest look under the hood of America’s debt-based economy, and you’ll realize it doesn’t necessarily take a major event like the rapture to spark a financial collapse.

    By ignoring the biblical principles of financial stewardship, many Americans have set themselves and their nation on course toward bankruptcy.

    Unless something dramatically changes, America’s national debt will exceed its total annual output within the next few years.

    Meanwhile, several states are on the brink of bankruptcy, with most every other state and local government soon to follow.

    But it’s not just America’s government which lives beyond its means. Our government is merely an extension of the behavior exhibited by its individual citizens.

    Today’s average American today is burdened by a debt to disposable income ratio of 133%. That means the average American has already spent every dime of his or her disposable income, plus an additional 33%!

    Is it really difficult to envision this debt-saddled house of cards suddenly collapsing?

    If and when it does, America’s global power and influence will quickly disappear as well.

    3) Defeat at the Hands of the Antichrist

    The Book of Revelation reveals that the Antichrist and his kingdom will become so powerful that no one will be able to resist militarily:

    “They worshiped the dragon for giving the beast such power, and they worshiped the beast. ‘Is there anyone as great as the beast?’ they exclaimed. ‘Who is able to fight against him?'” Revelation 13:4 (NLT)

    Perhaps the absence of America in bible prophecy is due to the Antichrist conquering or annexing the United States into his revived Roman Empire.

    4) Fading into Obscurity

    Of course, it doesn’t necessarily require a major event such as the rapture, a financial meltdown, or loss of sovereignty for the United States to fall from its position as the world’s most powerful nation.

    In addition to our massive debt, America is in a state of prolonged moral decay. We’ve pushed God out of our schools, public buildings, and public discourse… Broken families are now the norm… Our entertainment grows more and more degenerate with each passing year… And a record number of citizens are dependent on government, not a result of disability, but as a result of sloth and laziness.

    We can’t rule out the possibility that the United States will simply fade into obscurity, surpassed by its rivals due to a combination of financial turmoil, moral decay, and societal breakdown.

    The rapture would simply serve as the final nail in the coffin of America’s international dominance.

    5) A Host of Other Reasons

    The above scenarios offer just a few speculations regarding America’s absence in bible prophecy.

    But in all likelihood, there’s a host of other reasons for the Bible’s silence that we have yet to understand or imagine.

    Nevertheless, the sudden loss of America’s current role as the world’s lone superpower is not difficult to fathom, and it likely explains the Bible’s strange silence in regard to the world’s most powerful nation when it comes to end time matters.

    Conclusion

    As students of bible prophecy diligently search the scriptures, the question continually pops up…

    Why isn’t America in bible prophecy?

    In all likelihood, some of us will not know the answer in this life, but in hindsight, it will most likely be plain and obvious to the people of the Tribulation.

    The need to see America in bible prophecy stems from a common mistake in the study of bible prophecy – trying to fit bible prophecy into the current headlines, rather than reading current headlines in the context of bible prophecy.

    We can see the many signs of the end times, knowing the hour is late and His coming is near.

    And with America still holding a position of strength and power in the world, it’s difficult to reconcile our belief that the end is near with the Bible’s silence regarding America’s role.

    Nevertheless, we can be confident that bible prophecy will come to pass with 100% accuracy, and the United States will not be a significant player in end time events.

  33. tim
    September 3rd, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    Romney has Mr.EastWood, who does OTurd have?



    _____________________________________________________

    With MAJOR props to the commentor “Dusty” over at RCP who have this video on their site.

    Those of us who are of a “certain age” know the tune Dusty is singing and revising with these lyrics:

    Yeah, come on all of you stoned out young men

    Uncle Barack needs your help again. He’s got the country in a terrible mess

    And needs you vote to relieve the stress

    So put down your bongs and send in a buck, It’s “Forward” to a national f%$k.

    And it’s one, two, three, What are we voting for ? Don’t ask me, the choice is so tough.

    Just give me my free stuff.

    And it’s five, six, seven, Open up the DC Bank.

    I can’t work ’cause I’m a wreck.

    Whoopee! just send my check.

  34. VotingHillary
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:01 am
    ———–

    That is an excellent way to put it into perspective. I will use that answer if need be because it’s TRUE!

  35. nomobama
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:24 am
    VotingHillary
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:01 am
    ———–

    That is an excellent way to put it into perspective. I will use that answer if need be because it’s TRUE!
    _____________________________________________________

    Seriously, the Republcans need to get their act together and make this point in an ad. This was, to use a word the media so loves to use with anything Obama, this was a “HISTORIC” rebuke of this President’s policies by the American people.

    And it wasn’t just on the federal level, but the state level as well.

    If the Romney folks are viewing this blog, make the case to the American people by pointing out what the American people “said” about Obama’s policies in 2010.

    This isn’t rocket science here. Sheesh.

  36. The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I’ve stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people’s stuff, etc.
    ————————-
    Since when does big media complain about pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers????

    Oh, I get it . . . they don’t like the competition.

    I welcome the fact that they fear for their lives. I don’t (fear for their lives).

  37. admin
    September 3rd, 2012 at 11:51 pm
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    Good grief! Now that’s what I call planning for a successful event! LOL!

    I recently read an article about how some hotel residentd of the permanent variety were being forced to leave their “homes” because hotel owners were increasing their rates trying to make more money during the DNC. Ok, that obviously sucks for the people who can no longer afford their rooms, but I remember thinking to myself “at what kind of hotels are the DemocRats expecting convention attendees to stay? Welfare hotels? How classy”. Your post confirms my suspiscions. By the way, I never knew Charlotte was as bad as wha these descriptions purport. Don’t they realize that these stories are going to subvert the image of the convention in some way? I hope no one gets hurt or murdered regardless of what I think of the moronic DemocRats at this time.

  38. “every president is ill-suited to office, each in a different way.” The point is true but trite.
    ——————————-
    Trite? Is that all it is? How about stupid? Would it be fair to say that a candidate who has been first lady for eight years, passed more legislation in her freshman year than any senator in history, who is one of the top hundred lawyers in the country, is married to our 42 president etc. is less ill suited than a socipath who has a consistent track record of selling his constitutents down the river, whose foreign policy experience consists of spending part of a summer in a Kenyan village, and who is primarily a community organizer and racist? Or are they both just unprepared in different ways. Just remember, it was the consensus of big media that the latter was more prepared to be president. And what, if anything, does that tell you about their benighted judgment??? Their judgment. Their bias. And whether the electorate should pay any attention to those seldom right but never in doubt pundits.

  39. But I hasten to add, it is not enough to claim that big media is biased. You must also show why they are biased. Once people understand the real motive here, they will realize that big media’s interests are adverse to those of the American People. And once they know that, they will tell Brian Williams–hey dudley dooright–up your nose with a rubber hose.

  40. Since when does big media complain about pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers????
    ********

    wbb, they don’t want to live near them, they just want to give them our money.

  41. I was thinking, if the average American sports fan spent 1/10 the time researching politics as they do fantasy football leagues, Hillary would have won hands down.

    This is the America our forefathers fought for?

    This is how stupid people are.

  42. Welcome back, Wobbie. So sorry for your loss. May the memories of your mother bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  43. Discussion on Fox News today referred to this New Yorker article about the strained relationship between WJC and BO.

    “Let’s Be Friends”

    [….] “The reconciliation began in earnest late last summer. Patrick Gaspard, the former White House political director, who has moved to the Democratic National Committee, approached Douglas Band, Clinton’s closest political adviser and longtime gatekeeper, with some suggestions about how the former President might help with Obama’s 2012 reëlection campaign. Band, who, by reputation, has an acute sense for moments of political advantage, tried to explain that you don’t just call up Bill Clinton and tell him to raise money and campaign for you. Band recommended that the two Presidents begin by playing golf. The next day, Obama phoned Clinton and invited him out for a round. Several Clinton associates say that this was the moment they realized that Obama truly wanted to win in 2012. Why else would he spend hours on a golf course being lectured by Clinton?” [….]

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/09/10/120910fa_fact_lizza

  44. Excerpts from the article TRIXTA posted above.

    *************

    Throughout 2008 and 2009, Obama rarely contacted Clinton, a decision that the Clinton circle attributes to Obama’s loner personality. A Democrat deeply familiar with the relationship complained that the press has often made it seem that Clinton harbored “lingering resentments” from the primary battle: “It’s always sort of implied that it’s Clinton’s fault.” The truth, he added, “is that Obama doesn’t really like very many people.” He ticked off the names of some of Obama’s longtime friends: the Whitakers, the Nesbitts, Valerie Jarrett. “And he likes to talk about sports. But other than that he just doesn’t like very many people. Unfortunately, it extends to people who used to have his job.”

    Clinton, Messina told me, is one of the few people who can make the case for Obama among voters who still haven’t made up their minds.

    Former Representative Anthony Weiner, whose wife, Huma Abedin, is a top aide to Hillary Clinton, expressed surprise that the G.O.P. has conceded this ground. “Swing voters volunteer that under Clinton we had a big surplus,” he said. “So Clinton provides this perfect signpost in history for Obama.

    What’s fascinating to me is that the Republicans have seeThe three top Obama Cabinet positions are held by Clinton veterans: Secretary of State Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the many staffing changes since 2010 have resulted in the Obama camp running the campaign while the Clinton camp runs the government.n it coming, understand it, and basically stipulate it. It’s one of those interesting moments when both sides aren’t fighting about whether it’s true.”

    For Clinton, the politics are more complicated. His associates take it as a given that he would like nothing more than to see his wife become President. Hillary Clinton will step down as Secretary of State after the campaign and begin the process of deciding whether she will run in 2016. By some measures, a defeat for Obama in November would leave Hillary the undisputed leader of her party and propel her toward the Oval Office that much faster. At least one of Clinton’s closest advisers seems to be backing that strategy. According to two people with direct knowledge, Douglas Band has said that he will vote for Romney. Band declined to comment.

    Flattered by the attention, Clinton now has an incentive to work hard for Obama, who seems to have learned how to tame the former President. “

  45. Beyond anyone’s wildest dreams?
    ‘2016: Obama’s America’ shocks film industry after becoming a box office success despite having virtually no promotional budget
    Conservative scholar Diniseh D’Souza’s film has shocked industry prognosticators by earning an estimated $20 million to date, more than five times what the second-highest documentary this year, “Bully,” earned.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/2016-obama-america-shocks-film-industry-a-box-office-success-virtually-promotional-budget-article-1.1150536

    More info at a NYDailyNews article – made $5 mil this weekend. But you have to search for this info. Obviously it’s not pleasing Obama and his gophers.

  46. REALITY

    Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
    Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
    Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
    National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now
    Civilian participation rate: 65.7% in January 2009 and in June 2009, 63.7% now.

    FANTASY ISLAND
    Democrat Convention in Charlotte
    Theme: you thought the first four years were great (see above)? Really?? Then you really are that stupid.
    Theme Song: Everyhing’s Coming Up Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s62MrU8mHx4
    Eunuchs waiving palm leaves: big media
    Message: things are not better than 4 years ago, 24 hours later things are absolutely better.
    Question: what changed in 24 hours?
    Answer: Governor O-Malley got a pre frontal labotomy–courtesy of Obamacare

  47. While I once again am enjoying the offerings at Big Pink, there’s further indication that Mrs. Smith and Basil99 have permanently lost their comment privileges here. November is coming; you can keep up with their discoveries & conclusions at Pumas Unleashed.
    Hope we all can “make nice” soon.

  48. I’m nearly finished reading D’Souza’s book “Obamas America: Unmaking the American Dream” — book on which the documentary is based.
    What a slam-dunk, nail-it-to-the wall analysis it is! 

  49. I saw the movie 2016 this weekend, excellent movie, absolutely frightening how far this man that has such anti-american foundations has gotten, of course a complicit and compliant american media aided all this.

  50. AmericanGal
    September 4th, 2012 at 8:20 am
    wbboie, somehow missed the death of your mom. Condolances…

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    Thanks.

  51. http://www.redstate.com/2012/09/04/forward-back-across-the-bridge-to-the-21st-century/

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  September 4th at 03:30 AM  |  17

    Today, in Charlotte, NC, the Democrats will convene their convention to re-nominate Barack Obama as President of the United States. There are two ironies they will do their best to ignore. First, four years after a concerted effort to paint Bill Clinton as a racist, Barack Obama depends on Bill Clinton’s presence and blessings to secure his re-election. Second, and most importantly, after a several month effort to claim the Republicans want to go backwards, the Democrats will rely on a bunch of former Governors and a President elected two decades ago promising a bridge to the 21st century to make a case for their slogan “Forward”.

    Consider that for a minute.

    Last week in Tampa, FL, the Republicans put on stage two current and recently elected hispanic governors, a recently elected hispanic senator, a soon to be elected hispanic senator, a soon to be elected black congresswoman, a recently elected Indian governor (a second, Bobby Jindal, would have been there too but for Hurricane Isaac), a bunch of other freshly elected Republicans, and a forty-something Vice Presidential nominee. This is the current Republican bench. The Democrats are desperate to paint them and their standard bearer, Mitt Romney, as relics wanting to go back to the 1950′s. In fact, that is specifically the era the Obama campaign website lists.   …..   Etc

  52. Timeless themes that echo and reecho in the current debate over our future and what kind of a country we want. This excerpt from A Soldier’s Faith, by a distinguished veteran of the American Civil War, seem as apt today as they were in 1895 when they were first written.
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    The society for which many philanthropists, labor reformers, and men of fashion unite in longing is one in which they may be comfortable and may shine without much trouble or any danger. The unfortunately growing hatred of the poor for the rich seems to me to rest on the belief that money is the main thing (a belief in which the poor have been encouraged by the rich), more than on any other grievance. Most of my hearers would rather that their daughters or their sisters should marry a son of one of the great rich families than a regular army officer, were he as beautiful, brave, and gifted as Sir William Napier. I have heard the question asked whether our war was worth fighting, after all. There are many, poor and rich, who think that love of country is an old wife’s tale, to be replaced by interest in a labor union, or, under the name of cosmopolitanism, by a rootless self-seeking search for a place where the most enjoyment may be had at the least cost.

    Meantime we have learned the doctrine that evil means pain, and the revolt aginst pain in all its forms has grown more and more marked. From societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals up to socialism, we express in numberless ways the notion that suffering is a wrong which can be and ought to be prevented, and a whole literature of sympathy has sprung into being which points out in story and in verse how hard it is to be wounded in the battle of life, how terrible, how unjust it is that any one should fail.

    Even science has had its part in the tendencies which we observe. It has shaken established religion in the minds of very many. It has pursued analysis until at last this thrilling world of colors and passions and sounds has seemed fatally to resolve itself into one vast network of vibrations endlessly weaving an aimless web, and the rainbow flush of cathedral windows, which once to enraptured eyes appeared the very smile of God, fades slowly out into the pale irony of the void.

    And yet from vast orchestras still comes the music of mighty symphonies. Our painters even now are spreading along the walls of our Library glowing symbols of mysteries still real, and the hardly silenced cannon of the East proclaim once more that combat and pain still are the portion of man. For my own part, I believe that the struggle for life is the order of the world, at which it is vain to repine. I can imagine the burden changed in the way it is to be borne, but I cannot imagine that it ever will be lifted from men’s backs. I can imagine a future in which science shall have passed from the combative to the dogmatic stage, and shall have gained such catholic acceptance that it shall take control of life, and condemn at once with instant execution what now is left for nature to destroy. But we are far from such a future, and we cannot stop to amuse or to terrify ourselves with dreams. Now, at least, and perhaps as long as man dwells upon the globe, his destiny is battle, and he has to take the chances of war. If it is our business to fight, the book for the army is a war-song, not a hospital-sketch. It is not well for soldiers to think much about wounds. Sooner or later we shall fall; but meantime it is for us to fix our eyes upon the point to be stormed, and to get there if we can.

    Behind every scheme to make the world over, lies the question, What kind of world do you want? The ideals of the past for men have been drawn from war, as those for women have been drawn from motherhood. For all our prophecies, I doubt if we are ready to give up our inheritance. Who is there who would not like to be thought a gentleman? Yet what has that name been built on but the soldier’s choice of honor rather than life? To be a soldier or descended from soldiers, in time of peace to be ready to give one’s life rather than suffer disgrace, that is what the word has meant; and if we try to claim it at less cost than a splendid carelessness for life, we are trying to steal the good will without the responsibilities of the place. We will not dispute about tastes. The man of the future may want something different. But who of us could endure a world, although cut up into five-acre lots, and having no man upon it who was not well fed and well housed, without the divine folly of honor, without the senseless passion for knowledge outreaching the flaming bounds of the possible, without ideals the essence of which is that they can never be achieved? I do not know what is true. I do not know the meaning of the universe. But in the midst of doubt, in the collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, that no man who lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a plan of campaign of which he has little notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use

  53. Fox reporting a top aide openly saying he is voting for Romney. Gee, what a surprise, I would bet 100% Bill and Hillary aren’t voting for the race baiting fraud in the WH either.

  54. Meant to say:

    Fox reporting a top Bill Clinton aide openly saying he is voting for Romney. Gee, what a surprise, I would bet 100% Bill and Hillary aren’t voting for the race baiting fraud in the WH either.

  55. So OTurd blames Bush for Katrina, who deserves blame but so did the incompetent gov of LA (and Nagin) back then, yet now OTurd gives NO credit to Gov Jindal for his quick and very aggresive state/local response, he’s just an errand boy according to OTurd. FEMA is fine, but local responses tend to be the most and first responses to local, state disasters.

  56. Not fit to be dogcatcher:

    http://thehill.com/conventions-2012/dem-convention-charlotte/247263-hill-poll-voters-think-second-term-undeserved

    A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.

    Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than in September 2008, while 54 percent say Obama does not deserve reelection based solely on his job performance.

    Only 31 percent of voters believe the nation is in “better condition,” while 15 percent say it is “about the same,” the poll found. Just 40 percent of voters said Obama deserves reelection.

    The results highlight the depth of voter dissatisfaction confronting Obama as he makes his case for a second term at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

  57. Follow-up to the story we posted overnight:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/3/bedbugs-an-increasing-concern-at-dnc-hotels/

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — You think incumbent politicians are hard to get rid of? Try bedbugs.

    The blood-sucking insects have made a resurgence in recent years, including reports of them at nine of the hotels being used for Democrats’ nominating convention this week in Charlotte.

    Some convention-goers were fearful in the run-up to the convention, and state officials and exterminators said bedbug reports have been on the uptick in and around the Queen City.

    But county health officials say they have taken precautions to make sure the pests aren’t waiting in hotel rooms to go home with guests as unwanted souvenirs. [snip]

    A search of BedBugRegistry.com brings up more than 30 Charlotte-area hotels where visitors have reported bedbugs, including nine hotels that will host at least 10 of the state delegations attending this week’s convention.

  58. Lanny davis, stop shilling for that OTurd man! How much are you going to grovel for OTurd? You were called a racist (and all sorts of other things) too in 2008, or did you just forget everything that happened in ’08?

  59. From Admin at the top:

    Joe Klein, TIME: “He hates it. He hates it. He probably should, though. He probably should address it because the bitterness out there is really becoming marked.
    &&&&&

    I guess that’s supposed to be funny. The ONLY way Oturd has shot up from total obscurity to the most important job on the planet is by race baiting. To say that he “hates it” is laughable. Granted, he tries to be caught doing it as little as possible. He delegates that to Axlegrease, Plouffe, and media toadies, like Joe Klein.

  60. Some of these polls coming out have 13% extra dems in their polling samples(as well as using registered voters), that’s higher than what it was in 2008.

  61. ACE
    September 04, 2012
    Democrats Platform: Really, You Didn’t Build That, Unions Did
    —DrewM.

    Amazing.

    The Democrats’ convention platform endorses a slew of organized labor’s wishes and says unions “helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known.”
    The platform, which was released Monday night, is a clear nod to labor unions. It endorses an increase to the minimum wage and strongly supports other labor laws, such as collective bargaining.

    The platform goes on to talk about all the things unions have done over the years.

    Democrats believe that the right to organize and collectively bargain is a fundamental American value; every American should have a voice on the job and a chance to negotiate for a fair day’s pay after a hard day’s work. We will continue to fight for the right of all workers to organize and join a union. Unions helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known. Their work resulted in the 40-hour workweek and weekends, paid leave and pensions, the minimum wage and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare – the cornerstones of middle class security.
    Not included in that list? Actually creating a single damn job.

    Here’s what the platform says about small business.

    Small businesses employ half of all working Americans, and, over the last two decades, have created two out of three net new jobs. Democrats believe that small businesses are the engine of job growth in America. President Obama signed 18 small-business tax cuts to encourage with a tax credit to help pay for the cost of coverage. In 2014, the tax credit will grow and small businesses will be able to pool their purchasing power together to get affordable coverage.
    We recognize the importance of small business to women, people of color, tribes, and rural America and will work to help nurture entrepreneurship.

    President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to continue cutting red tape for small businesses, helping them sell their goods around the world and access the capital they need to grow. This includes tax cuts for small businesses that make new investments, hire more workers, or increase wages.

    First, can we go without one section talking about sub-sets of Americans? I guess not.

    Note that small businesses owners didn’t create the greatest middle-class ever, that honor belongs to unions and the government according Democrats.

    All the talk of tax cuts and “cutting red tape” is nice and all until you look at their real actions….proposing to raise taxes on many small business owners by allowing the “Bush” tax cuts to expire for people making $250K and up and a little thing known as “ObamaCare” which is a huge tax hike and regulatory mess for many small businesses.

    Note also the approach of Democrats to job creation….they’ll give you a few hundred bucks in tax credits if you spend tens of thousands of dollars employing a new person. They actually think this is how the world works.

    I hate when people say “there’s no difference between the parties”. That can seem true at times (like when big spending bills come up) but at the grassroots level there’s a huge difference. Look at the people the Democrats will trot out…losers demanding more free stuff, people who see themselves as helpless victims who can’t get out of bed in the morning without a government program, people who’d rather drag others down than try and climb up themselves and the rich people who pretend to care about them.

    Contrast that with the mainly self-made people at the RNC who are proud of what they have created and people who admire them for their accomplishments and strive to be as successful as they are.

    That’s the real difference between the parties and it’s what’s going to make this week insufferable to watch.

    What a group values and highlights tells

  62. It is amazing to me that we allowed someone to be placed in this job who’s only goal was the journey and the accolades of being the first, but who did not really want the job.

    HRC accepted Sec of S and has seen her family rarely. She understood what that job took, and she gave it her all.

  63. Admin at the top pointed to the HotAir piece.

    This reveals that Obummer has every intention of being a lame duck on Jan. 20, 2013, should he win: he has no interest in politics, governing, doing good for the country or the world. He just wants four more years of hogging the spotlight, of being accorded presidential privileges, flying on Air Force One, improving his bowling and golfing scores, and showing up on various games shows and reality shows.

    A real Democrat president in this situation would campaign to keep the Senate and win the House back, so he/she could get actually get things done. Obummer won’t stick his neck out for anyone else.

    What’s funny is that his lack of interest in them translates to their lack of interest in him. To wit, “Sorry I will not be able to attend the Dem. National Convention, as I will be busy watering my dandelions”.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/03/obama-campaign-still-looking-out-for-number-one/

    Obama campaign still looking out for number one
    =========================================
    posted at 2:01 pm on September 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

    Its a fairly time-honored tradition for presidents to spend at least a small share of their time and money lending a helping hand to their Congressional fellows with their various districts, especially when the partisan fate of the legislative branch is in play (which, this year, it is). The House doesnt seem to be in too much danger of losing its Republican majority, but the Senate right now looks like anyones game.

    Depending on the dynamics within an individual district, a little campaign-trail help from an incumbent president can be a lot of help for a candidate in getting their name out there or getting local voters energized, but earlier this year, President Obama let Democrats know that they shouldnt expect any help from him with campaign cash and it looks like hes sticking with the stingy strategy in terms of personal endorsements as well.

    The WSJ reports:

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    The Obama campaign is primarily focused on winning the 270 electoral votes needed to gain a second term. The president does almost no fundraising for Senate or House candidates and hasnt transferred money to other party election committees. His numerous campaign offices rarely coordinate with local candidates or display signs for anyone but Mr. Obama.

    At rallies, Mr. Obama seldom urges supporters to volunteer—or even vote—for other Democrats running for office. Sometimes, he mentions other politicians in the room without noting that they are seeking re-election. He rarely shares the stage with other candidates.

    Hes ultimately there to communicate where he wants to bring the country and the differences he has with Mitt Romney. Hes not out there campaigning all around the country for other candidates, a senior Obama campaign official said. Its not that he doesnt want them to get elected, but its a campaign event to elect him.

    Asked recently whether Mr. Obama would campaign with Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, White House press secretary Jay Carney was noncommittal. The president himself has an election, as you know, in a few short months, he said.
    &&&&&&&&&&&& END WSJ EXCERPT &&&&&&&&&&&&

    There are multiple likely motivations at play here: Firstly, ensuring four more years for President Obama himself is Team Os priority numero uno. Secondly, part of Obamas its-not-my-fault campaign messaging relies pitting himself against an uncooperative, obstructionist, unpopular Congress, and he wouldnt want to appear too cozy with too many of them. And thirdly, of course, especially for Democrats running in more conservative-leaning districts, many of them simply dont want his help. President Obamas own approval rating just dropped to 43 percent not everybody is looking to hitch their wagon to that.
    Kind of awkward, though, that a man who spends half his time telling us hes sure hell be able to accomplish more in conjunction with Congress in a second term isnt doing more to bolster the Senates chances of maintaining their Democratic majority or to picking up Democrats in the House, isnt it? Shouldnt he perhaps be donating at least a fraction of his time to telling Americans to set him up with a Congress he can work with? I merely inquire.

  64. Me: “When the Herald Tribune went under in 1966, it was a case in point that I could understand: the union would rather sink the ship than trim the sails.”
    Turndownobama: “But how could that be true? Why would they make such a choice? Unless perhaps bribed by some rival company…”
    ====

    The way I remember it is like this: It was the printers’ union, not the journalists or editors, that wouldn’t budge. The printers had nothing to fear from the loss of the Herald Tribune because there were plenty of other rags to print, whose readership in fact went up when the HT went down. Maybe you can call that “rival companies”, but not really a bribe. Anyway, it was all the same to the trade union, they just didn’t care about any particular company.

    If the Herald Tribune had had a “Works Council”, things would have turned out differently.

  65. Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
    The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198206/Democrats-set-Obamas-big-speech-74-000-seater-outdoor-stadium-20-000-seater-indoor-arena.html

    They don’t want any ’empty chairs’. Hee Hee.

  66. CBC chair: Black voters aren’t yet ‘energized’ enough for Obama to win: bit.ly/OUWtyy

    That’s all these voters are to Barry and his Obot idiots, just votes, forget jobs, forget a better future, forget better schools, forget all that, they are expected to just scream and yell his name in worhship.

  67. what a shock! /not really

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4275749,00.html

    “Israeli security officials on Saturday tried to downplay the Pentagon’s decision to significantly scale back its participation in a joint military exercise with Israel next month, but some government officials said the decision came as a response to the growing tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office and the Obama administration.

    “This is the Obama administration’s response to the dinner party Netanyahu held in (Mitt) Romney’s honor,” a senior member of the political-security cabinet told Ynet, while another official said the Pentagon’s decision “isn’t boosting deterrence and is not making the Iranians sweat.

    “Regardless of the exercise, the relations between Israel and the US have soured,” another minister said, while another added cynically that “our relationship has never been better.

    “The US elections are in two months, and there is no doubt that President Barack Obama, if he is reelected, will make Netanyahu pay for his behavior,” said the security cabinet member. “It will not pass quietly.””

  68. Admin:
    Falsani: Do you believe in sin?
    Obama: Yes.
    Falsani: What is sin?
    Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.”

    Tim: PLEASE don’t tell me this is real? Did he really say this? I am literally shaken by this.
    ====

    It is a shocker at first reading. However, to be a little bit fairer with O, I think he meant not that Other People sin by being out of alignment with His Values, but that he himself would sin if he acted out of alignment with his values, the idea being “Be true to yourself”.

    Still, O has circumvented the question because he is not even hinting what his values are, if any; so you have to infer that he values his own personal integrity and that any dishonesty with himself would be a sin.

    Take that for what it’s worth: If you think a narcissist can have personal integrity, I have a bridge to sell you.

  69. Is she or isn’t she? Is it a publicity stunt?

    ***********
    [Nikki Minaj:] “‘I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f—g up the economy.'”

    [….]

    “Although the Romney shout out has already become a topic of debate on social media between fans who are confused about whether or not she’s serious, it seems more than likely that the YMCMB rapper is just working with a little sarcasm.”

    http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/09/04/nicki-minaj-raps-mitt-romney-merc-lil-wayne-dedication-4/

  70. RE BO’s remark “Being out of alignment with my values.”

    His values are the following: ME, MYSELF, and I. No doubt, anything outside of that is a sin.

  71. very funny ! Bill Clinton’s Facebook site is receiving 99% comments against him supporting the FRAUD .People is telling him that they thought big of him but are so discouraged and angry about him proclaiming the Amateur is the best deal! Poor Bill, the pressure is big there.LOL!

  72. trixta
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Is she or isn’t she? Is it a publicity stunt?
    *************

    of course she couldn’t really mean it…could she?

  73. A contingent of skeptical American Indians have followed Elizabeth Warren to the DNC this week. The Indians, including the great-grandson of Geronimo, want to discus Warren’s wild claims that her ancestors were Native Americans.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/native-indian-truth-squad-members-seek-meeting-with-elizabeth-warren-at-dnc/#comments

    I don’t know how large a population of Native Americans there is in Massachusetts, but I’m pretty sure I know who they are not going to vote for.

  74. I heard on Fox news that Valerie Jarrett is getting Secret Service proctection. Anyone know if this is actually true?

  75. neetabug
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Actually she’s had it since Barry got in. And the reports are saying this is very unusual, usually only 4 people get SS protection, P, VP, and their spouses.

  76. gonzotx
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    trixta
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Is she or isn’t she? Is it a publicity stunt?
    *************

    of course she couldn’t really mean it…could she?

    I think we would all be surprised with how many of black Americans that never stood with barryo an how many more this time have woken up and will vote against him this time. He’s nothing more than a snank oil salesman and everyday more and more see him for what he is.

  77. The blood-sucking insects have made a resurgence in recent years, including reports of them at nine of the hotels being used for Democrats’ nominating convention this week in Charlotte.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    OMG them poor roaches ain’t got a chance they will be sucked dry by the bigger suckers yjr dnc 😆

  78. I don’t know how large a population of Native Americans there is in Massachusetts, but I’m pretty sure I know who they are not going to vote for.

    ===================

    Unless maybe they look at the issues instead of the distracting personal attacks by Scott Brown.

  79. trixta
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    —————-
    LOL!

    Goddess Obama, and I am not referring to Michelle.

  80. However, to be a little bit fairer with O, I think he meant not that Other People sin by being out of alignment with His Values, but that he himself would sin if he acted out of alignment with his values, the idea being “Be true to yourself”.

    ====================

    Yeah. I wasn’t going to waste time stating the obvious.

  81. I cannot bare to watch Bill give his speech for the POS this week. I know there are brave souls here that will watch and report back on it.

  82. Jes: “When the Herald Tribune went under in 1966, it was a case in point that I could understand: the union would rather sink the ship than trim the sails.”
    Turndownobama: “But how could that be true? Why would they make such a choice? [….]”
    ====

    Jes: It was the printers’ union, not the journalists or editors, that wouldn’t budge. The printers had nothing to fear from the loss of the Herald Tribune because there were plenty of other rags to print, whose readership in fact went up when the HT went down. […] Anyway, it was all the same to the trade union, they just didn’t care about any particular company.

    ==================

    Then that printers’ union was not in fact sinking its own ship. If you want an example of a union sinking its own ship, you’d need to look for some other event.

  83. The blood-sucking insects have made a resurgence in recent years, including reports of them at nine of the hotels being used for Democrats’ nominating convention this week in Charlotte.

    ——
    What next, loci? Birds dropping from the sky and lightening striking?

    Karma baby.

  84. I can’t stomach watching the Clinton add for O so I don’t think I will watch his speech. If the story is true that Bill wanted Hillary to challenge O now in 2012, then I believe he was right. I don’t see Hillary or any Dem having a chance in 2016. IF Obama wins, the country will be so trashed by dems that they will be toxic in 2016. IF Romney wins and things improve…..and I believe they will under a Romney administration…then the country will easily give him a 2nd term. I believe Hillary has blown her chances, but then I never thought the Clintons should have whored for O in 2008. Now it is even more unseemly. I honestly don’t know what they really stand for when I hear Bill saying Obama has the best plan…really? ….a forced purchase of expensive PRIVATE insurance….a bad bank bailout…a budget that calls for crushing debt…debt funded unreal low interest rates that make it impossible for seniors on fixed income or those nearing retirement to have their investments grow…and then a budget that will raise the capitol gains on what’s left of our puny investments.

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