Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Unemployment: Not Good

The Obama Economy Continues To Shed Jobs

The news just keeps getting worse for American workers, and by extension Barack Hussein Obama and his failed economic policies.

The Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS) shows that Unemployment is expected to jump to 8.7% for the month of August.  Gallup numbers which have been historically more “optimistic” and therefore reported by the liberal lamestream media shows a “steady” 8.3%.

Barring a sharp reversal of this trend, the news isn’t good for Barack Hussein Obama and his liberal spending policies to boost the economy.

The BLS did no seasonal adjustments in August of 2011.  If they use the same calculation for August 2012, the unemployment rate will show 8.7%. 

Do we see why the liberal lamestream media prefers the Gallup numbers rather than the tried and true Bureau of Labor & Statistic numbers, which have been used by every President except Obama?

Folks, August will mark the 44th straight month of Unemployment above 8%.  That’s never happened before, this is yet another historic Obama first.

When will this trend end?  Nov. 7th, 2012, the day after the 2012 elections and Obama has been thrown from office.

That’s when.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dishonorable Disclosures of Obama Administration

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Former Clinton Chief of Staff: Paul Ryan is the Real Deal

Erskine Bowles Thinks Ryan Budget Is “Reasonable”

These comments by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles were delivered about a year ago at the University of North Carolina. 

It’s going to be very difficult for Obama/Biden to demonize Paul Ryan when mainstream Democrats such as Bowles have high opinions of Paul Ryan and the Ryan Budget.

Erskine Bowles believes the Ryan Budget is sensible, honest and reasonable.

“Have any of you all met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing. ... He is honest, he is straightforward, he is sincere. And the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did, by $4 trillion. … The president as you remember, came out with a budget and I don’t think anybody took that budget very seriously. The Senate voted against it 97 to nothing."

That’s a pretty damming statement of the Obama budget, and a ringing endorsement of the Ryan budget from none other than Bill Clinton’s former Chief of Staff.

7 Things To Expect If Obama Is Re-Elected

"This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama


So far, the message of the Obama campaign essentially seems to be, "I'm unable to effectively govern because Republicans won't do everything I want. Re-elect me so I can deliver more of the same. Oh, also Paul Ryan wants to push old people off a cliff while Mitt Romney will give you cancer." That doesn't tell you much about what Obama would try to do in his second term, but given that he appears to be largely indifferent to the law and the wishes of the American people, there's no reason to be hopeful. Furthermore, given how deferential the Supreme Court has been to Obama and the fact that the GOP would undoubtedly be more willing to go along to get along if it’s defeated this year, the damage Obama could do in a second term would be incalculable.

1) America's credit rating slides further: Under Barack Obama's leadership, America lost its AAA credit rating for the first time since 1917. That means our country is now more of a gamble to loan money to than Microsoft. Given that Barack Obama has shown zero inclination to get spending under control or seriously tackle entitlement reform, our rating would be practically guaranteed to drop at least another notch. In other words, this country would soon have the same S&P rating as Qatar and the Czech Republic.

2) The middle class will see massive tax increases: Congress has been at an impasse because Republicans want to cut spending and Democrats want to raise taxes. Despite all the talk you hear about the "Buffet Rule," it would produce a comparatively small amount of actual revenue because the rich are close to tapped out. The real money is in the middle class. If we're not going to cut our escalating spending, then taxes on the middle class will have to soar like an eagle fired out of a cannon.

3) Gas and energy prices will be dramatically higher: Obama once said, "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." His Energy Secretary Steven Chu added, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." Is it any wonder that Obama won't drill ANWR, has blocked the Keystone Pipeline, and has slow-walked offshore drilling? Obama views sky high energy prices as a feature, not a bug and if he doesn't have to face the voters again, expect to see energy prices lift off like the manned space shuttles Obama permanently grounded.

4) Obamacare goes into effect: If the GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the White House, it should be able to gut Obamacare and keep it from ever going into effect. On the other hand if Obama is reelected, there's a better chance of the NAACP endorsing Mitt Romney than there is that health care reform will ever be repealed.

5) The Supreme Court moves to the left: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79, Antonin Scalia is 76, Anthony Kennedy is 75, and Stephen Breyer is 73. Replacing Ginsburg or Breyer with 50 year old liberals would be bad enough, but imagine Obama selecting a replacement for Scalia or Kennedy. If that happens, Obama would have five guaranteed votes on the Supreme Court for anything he wants to do. Once we get to that point, the Constitution might as well not even exist.

6) Get ready for open borders: Barack Obama has already bypassed Congress to implement the DREAM ACT by fiat, he's planning to break the law to hand out work permits to illegal aliens, he's openly proclaimed that ICE won't pick up many of the illegals detained by Arizona, and illegals are now being released by the border patrol sans proof if they claim they went to high school here. We're very close to having an open border policy right now for any illegal alien who hasn't committed a felony here and in an Obama second term, it's fair to assume that the primary qualification for citizenship would be the ability to sneak into the country.

7) Gun control will be a priority: Barack Obama filled out a "questionnaire in which he called for banning 'the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns'" and he let everyone know what he thought about gun owners even before he was elected with his notorious "bitter clingers" quip. His campaign website doesn't even have a section addressing 2nd Amendment issues, perhaps because Obama would have to admit that he's already calling for a reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban. Without an election to keep him in check, expect Barack Obama to "evolve" on gun control the same way he did on gay marriage.

“You Didn’t Build That” is now “You Got Lucky!”

Obama Goes Wild Off-Teleprompter Again



One month to the day after Obama uttered his “you didn’t build that” speech, Obama’s description of wealthy people no longer includes “smart” or “hardworking” now they’re just “lucky”

“If you’re lucky enough, and fortunate enough, and been blessed enough to be in the other two percent, the top two percent, you still get a tax cut for your first $250,000 of income,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “All we’re saying is after that, maybe you can do a little bit more to help pay down this deficit and invest in things like education that help our economy grow.”

Keep it up with the class warfare Obama.  It’s a losing argument but fortunately for those who see through your bullshit, you’re not “lucky” enough to be smart enough to win re-election.

Source: Washington Examiner

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan on Obamacare

Takes It Apart In 6 Minutes!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the debates, so here’s a preview of what’s to come from the Romney/Ryan campaign: