Friday, October 5, 2012

Close Up

Foreign Donor Scandal to Hit Obama Campaign?

Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012q | Katie Pavlich

The Washington Examiner is reporting Obama For America is about to get rocked by a scandal involving taxes and foreign donors.
According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.

Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday.

According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws.

The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million.
It's no surprise President Obama has support overseas. Billionaires like George Soros support him and considering Hollywood is partially controlled by European money, naturally Obama has foreign support. Obama's economic philosophy is also similar to European style resdistribution of wealth, which is why French President Francois Hollande supports him. We'll have to wait and see how this story plays out and whether the Obama campaign really has a problem/scandal to deal with a month away from Election Day.

Informed Independents Cool to ObamaCare!

wall street journal ^ | October 4, 2012 | HEATHER R. HIGGINS AND HADLEY HEATH

Presenting facts about even popular aspects of the health-care law had a side effect: increasing support for Mitt Romney.
Just a few days ago, the conventional wisdom about the presidential campaign was beginning to take hold: Mitt Romney's candidacy had failed to catch fire, and Barack Obama's re-election was almost certain. Wednesday's debate upended that notion. While there is still plenty of time for more twists in the campaign, it is clear that many voters who thought they had enough information about the candidates are now considering them in a new light.
One of the debate's major topics was health care, about which it is assumed the public has also largely made up its mind, either for or against ObamaCare. New research suggests that this assumption is wrong, and that a little education can prompt people to re-evaluate their positions.
Those who support the president's health law and those who oppose it have argued past one another. Supporters focus on what public-opinion surveys show to be the "popular" parts of ObamaCare (e.g. all the coverage provisions for those who might have difficulty obtaining insurance), while opponents focus on what public-opinion surveys have shown to be the least-popular aspects of the legislation (the individual mandate, Medicare cuts, "death panels," and a bureaucracy that will stand between doctors and patients).
Neither side conducted significant messaging programs to take on the opposition's arguments. Consequently, voters tended to accept both sets of arguments as true and chose whether to support or oppose ObamaCare based on their own preferences. Those most motivated by "fairness" lined up in favor of the law, while those most motivated by "liberty" or "quality of care" ended up against it...
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Orwellian

He’s Done!


Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-12 | Brad Neugart


The One Is Done

During the Denver debate Obama came off as if he knows the game is over. His body language has been described as disengaged, disinterested, sleepy, off his game, etc. Nonsense. This man simply no longer wants the job. He just had his Roberto Duran No Mas moment.
President Obama doesn't want to work hard. He just wants to play. He is a delegator which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as those surrounding him pulling the levers are up to the task. Unfortunately, and at great expense of the American people his staff is filled with neophytes who aren't up to that task.
His skill set as a politician is at best some place between a public speaker and a rabble rouser. He’s never been a leader at any of his career stops. His most recent included. He was never up to the job. Surely he went in with high hopes about his abilities. He seemed to truly believe he could make a difference. It appears that the sheer tidal wave of work involved with the job simply overwhelmed him. He looked like a defeated man.
It has been described in detail how far out of his depth he is as the leader of the free world and it was on display at the Denver debate. He’s been built up to believe in the nonsense that people have been shoveling him for his entire adolescent and adult life. The President fancies himself a man of ideas. His detachment from the concept that his ideas are not palatable is becoming blatantly evident. He is so engrained in his core beliefs that he feels anyone who challenges or debates him ‘doesn’t get it.’ He is jaded and incapable of logically analyzing alternative positions - those contrary to his big state beliefs. He gets indignant and dismissive toward those with differing views. He seems to be suffering and incapable of cogently formulating responses to anyone that doesn’t buy into the great Obama vacuum of hype.
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...

It’s October Obama is still shoring up his Negro base and he’s leading?

coachisright.com ^ | Kevin “Coach” Collins

Barack Obama is losing support in the African American community over the issue of Gay “marriage.” The proof of this is that here, in October Obama’s team is busy shoring up support within their African American base. On May 7, Obama “evolved” again and announced that he supported Gay “marriage.”
Immediately he and his handlers recognized that selling out the loyalty of his Black base for contributions from Gay donors would be significant. Because they are irreligious, (Democrats don’t understand people of faith) they didn’t know how significant.
They were caught completely by surprise when Black ministers like Rev. William Owens demanded a White House meeting with Obama over the Gay “marriage” issue. They were denied and to a small but important percentage of the African American community this was an outrage and an insult.
Two polls done immediately after Obama’s reversal, one in North Carolina, one in Georgia sent the shocking news that 20% of African Americans were ready to vote for Mitt Romney!
A late August poll done in Michigan revealed 23% of Blacks Michiganders are ready to vote for Romney. Of course these polls were either attacked as outliers ignored or mocked by a sycophantic media.
Nevertheless, evidently the Obama campaign has been listening very carefully to those who were saying he has a problem with sagging African American support. Now Obama’s minions are hitting Black churches talking drivel about the KKK 1965 Voting Right Act.
Obama’s people are openly campaigning inside churches in violation of federal tax laws; but hey they’re the Democrats; laws mean nothing to them.
Anyone who tries to say Obama’s last minute pandering to African Americans is insignificant has no concept of the power of religion or how much trouble he is in with his base.
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A White House that punishes adversaries, pays off friends

Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-4-12 | editorial

Cronyism: Did the Obama administration stiff a group of non-union workers and pay off a political ally in the 2009 auto bailout? Yes, it did, says the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
When the administration turned General Motors into Government Motors in 2009's M&A of the automaker, it made sure that retirees from Delphi Corp. who were members of the United Auto Workers didn't lose a dime from their pensions.
The White House, though, was not as generous with the nonunion retirees from GM's parts supplier.
Roughly 22,000 Delphi retirees who were salaried employees and not members of a union were stripped of up to two-thirds of their pensions during the bailout.
They weren't even invited to negotiations by the administration, while the politically favored UAW was asked to sit at the table with GM.
The White House has long rejected charges that there was political manipulation from the administration. It claims that it was in no way involved in the decision and sent officials to Capitol Hill to testify that there was no manipulation from Obama's circle.
But Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, one of three congressional panels probing the pension question, says he has found evidence to the contrary.
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Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers!

breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak

Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls.

The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly three decades, and was unexpected even in the rosiest predictions.

One reason for the rise was an upward revision of 86,000 to the July and August jobs numbers--all of which came from a 91,000 increase in the estimate of public sector jobs. Private sector job estimates were actually revised downward by 5,000.

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The Day After

81 Jobs Per Day, Per State. That's The "Obama Recovery."

| USConservative

Let’s get serious about the jobless rate here for just a minute.
Number of “new jobs created” in September: 114,000
Number of first-time jobless claims in September: 367,000 (Week ending Sept. 28th)
The average weekly first time jobless claims in September averaged over 360,000 which means in September, 1,440,000 people lost their jobs and had to find a new one.
Does it stand to reason to anyone with a functioning brain that the unemployment rate could “drop” three-tenths of a percent with those numbers?
It’s mathematically impossible!
UNLESS YOU STOP COUNTING THOSE WHO’VE FALLEN OFF THE ROLLS, THOSE WHO’VE GIVEN UP LOOKING AND FOUND A WAY TO SHRINK THE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE!
A look at the Labor Force Participation Rate tells the TRUE STORY behind the 7.8% number. Our economy is at an ALL TIME LOW in the percentage of working age adults that have full-time employment.


Since January of 2009, the Labor Force Participation Rate which the Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains shows that the rate has steadily declined under Obama!

Under Obama, the Labor Force Participation Rate, which was at record high’s under Bush have fallen to historic lows under Obama!
Who’s to blame for that? Obama and his FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES, THAT”S WHO!
I think most American’s with a reasonably functioning brain, capable of doing basic math can see how Obama’s been DESTROYING our economy and driving people out of the work force to artificially deflate the unemployment numbers!
Great spin, if one can pull it off – but the DATA shows Obama and his policies to be an abysmal failure.
Now here’s the truth about the stellar “job creation” the Associated Pravda (I meant “Press”) is telling about the economy:
It's now being reported that the economy created 114,000 jobs.
That's 114,000 across all 50 states.
That's 2,280 jobs per state. (114,000 / 50)
That's 570 jobs per week, per state. (2280 / 4 weeks)
What does that mean for the average job seeker? There are only 81 jobs per day, per state are being created under the Obama economy.
Yeah, I guess I don't blame Obama for not wanting to talk about the economy during the debate the other night!

Media offers questions, advice to top Obama campaign strategist

The Daily Caller ^ | 10/04/2012 | Neil Munro

Surrounded by whooping Republicans and suddenly unfavorable data, chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod called in the media cavalry today.
And several reporters on the 11:15 a.m. phone conference promptly offered questions that bordered on advice.
“Axe, I’m not sure you can hear me, David,” said NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, when she was invited to ask a question Oct. 4.
We are going to hold Gov. Romney accountable for the things he said last night … as I hope you will make him justify those claims, because we need a honest and a genuine and realistic plan to move forward as a country … not just a bunch of lines designed to get you through a debate.”
Thanks very much for doing this everyone,” said the Washington Post’s Scott WIlson when he was invited to ask a question.
“I’m wondering whether the president, whether you have rethought the strategy of not bringing up either women’s issues, or the 47 percent or some of the other issues that have worked so well for you in your campaign advertising and in your stump speech?”

“I understand that there are a lot — particularly our supporters … who would have liked him to have, you know, entered into the record Bain, the tax returns and certainly the 47 percent” issues, Axelrod replied.
Early in the conference, “Axe” urged the reporters to investigate Romney’s statements during his win at the Denver debate against President Barack Obama.
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Real Obama Revealed In Bumbling Debate Performance!

Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | IBD Editorial

In 2008, the big media failed to look into Obama's background and weren't even interested in whether he was qualified to be president. He waltzed through the debates, with the liberal TV anchors and fellow candidates deferring to him. Republican candidate John McCain refused to hit Obama for his far-left beliefs, and halted his campaign when the financial crisis hit.

This was the first real debate Obama ever had with someone who dared to defend himself and to question not just Obama's ideas, but also his dismal economic record - the worst of any president in the postwar era.

And who is this real Barack Obama?

A man with a murky, leftist past who never ran anything in his life, and whose lackluster state and U.S. senatorial career is characterized by "voted present."

A man who distrusts business, the backbone of job creation, and seems to believe higher taxes and more government spending lead to greater economic growth - something no legitimate economist would agree with.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country'!


11:59 AM, Oct 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER


President Obama, speaking in Virginia, said, "We don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country."



"This country does not just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top," Obama said, according to a rush transcript of the remarks. "It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger. Our economy does not grow from the top-down, it grows from the middle-out. We do not believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country. But we do believe in opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibilities are rewarded and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody's doing their fair share. And everybody's paying by the same rules. That is the country believe in. That is what we have been fighting for the last four years. That is what we're going to put in place in the next four years if you reelect me as president of the United States of America."

The Libya lie: Obama hid the truth

Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 4, 2012 | Editorial

Facts keep getting in the way of President Obama’s narratives. The most disturbing of the many examples: Libya.
We now know three things about the deadly attacks on our consulate in Benghazi that President Obama did not want us to know.
The State Department had warnings of an attack for months before it took place. A State Department official confirmed to a House investigative panel that “there were 13 threats made against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during the six months before the Sept. 11 attack on the facility,” CBS News reported on Wednesday.
The Obama administration failed to act on those threats. As CBS News reported, “the U.S. mission had made repeated requests for increased security” before the Sept. 11 attack. National Security reporter Eli Lake of Newsweek reported on Wednesday that the State Department denied those requests, and instead reduced security for our personnel in Libya.
U.S. officials knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was planned and executed by an al-Qaida affiliate. And yet the administration insisted that it was merely a rowdy film review. The President even went before the United Nations to blame and denounce the video, though he knew we had been attacked by terrorists.
There is no other conclusion but that President Obama deliberately deceived the American people to hide the fact that the nation had suffered a terrorist attack on his watch.

Defecting Iranian Cameraman Brings CIA Priceless Film of Nuclear Sites!

Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 10/5/2012

Debkafile reveals one of the CIA's most dramatic scoops in many years, and epic disaster for Iran.

Our most exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal cameraman, Hassan Golkhanban, who defected from his UN entourage in New York on Oct. 1, brought with him an intelligence treasure trove of up-to-date photographs and videos of top Iranian leaders visiting their most sensitive and secret nuclear and missile sites.


The cameraman, who is in his 40s, is staying at an undisclosed address, presumably a CIA safe house under close guard.

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Reason For Today's Unemployment Rate Plunge: Part-Time Jobs Surge!

ZeroHedge ^ | 10/5/2012 | Tyler Durden

We already noted the absolutely stunning surge in reported Household Survey jobs which "added" 873,000 jobs, or the most since 2003 and the second most in the past decade, which was just a little bit off the Household Survey used in the monthly NFP jobs changes, which came at 114,000, or about 8 times less. But what was the reason for this epic jump in Household survey jobs? Simple, and those who have read our series on America's transition to a part-time worker society know the answer. The reason is that the number of part-time people employed for economic reasons soared by 582,000 to 8,613,000, the most since October 2011, and the largest one month jump since February 2009....
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This is no jobs recovery!

The Washington Post ^ | 10/5/12 | Jennifer Rubin

Pretty soon we will have only a few million people employed and “full employment” in this country. Well, not quite. But you get the point. The economy is creating so few jobs that millions are staying out of the labor market, thereby prevent the unemployment rate from soaring. In September we created a measly 114,000 jobs, but the rate declined to 7.8 percent.

Consider that if labor force participation had held even since January (when it was 8.3 percent), the jobless rate would be 8.4 percent. If the job participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama took office, the rate would be 10.7 percent. The broader U-6 rate (unemployed plus total employed part time for economic reasons) held steady at 14.7 percent. Obama can spin the numbers anyway he likes, but this is not an economic “recovery” in a meaningful sense. We are adding fewer jobs on average per month than we did last year (143,00 vs. 153,000).

The Romney campaign’s initial statement summed up the general reaction on the right: “This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we’ve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11%. The results of President Obama’s failed policies are staggering!

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Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

Foxnews.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte

An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable, unprofessional, and “against our values,” Dooley's once-bright career effectively hit a dead end, say his backers.
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Chris (Tingles) Matthews Hysterical Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Panic

True Conservatives on Twitter ^ | October 5, 2012

Bias: Their ideological champion having been verbally undressed by a competent challenger, the tingles that used to run up the legs of the mainstream media have been replaced by the mother of all anxiety attacks.
Perhaps Clint Eastwood's chair would have given a better and less-wooden debate performance than President Obama did Wednesday in Denver, site of his coronation in 2008 amid faux Greek columns and with a full set of TelePrompters loaded with slogans on hope and change.
As GOP challenger Mitt Romney masterfully and relentlessly pummeled an emperor revealed to have no clothes with incontrovertible facts and figures on the most dismal four-year record in presidential history, no greater evidence of buyer's remorse was found than in the studios of MSNBC and in the person of Chris Matthews.
There were no tingles running up Matthews' leg as Romney pulled back the curtain to reveal Obama was no wizard, but a charlatan. His ballistic response to Romney's verbal waterboarding of the empty suit to his left confirmed the observation of ABC's Jake Tapper that the media were in the tank for Obama in 2008 and are again. The fourth estate has been Obama's fifth column.

Vas Is Das? U3 Unemployment Falls to 7.8% But U6 Unemployment Remains at 14.7%

Confounded Interest ^ | 10/05/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders

President Obama is speaking at George Mason University today (traffic is insane!). He has a long awaited jobs one-liner: the U3 unemployment rate fell to 7.8%.
He probably won’t mention that U6 unemployment, the more indicative measure of true unemployment, remained at 14.7%. This is due to a large increase in the number of workers working part time for economic reasons.
Change in nonfarm payrolls rose by 114,000. Hardly comforting given the 12,088,000 unemployed.
And remember that the survey of households uncovered an additional 800,000 jobs this month, 187,000 of which government workers. [This reminds me of the miraculous appearance of boxes of ballots during a close election].
Here is the employment scorecard.
The number of non-institutional population going on disability has increased dramatically, as has the number of households on the SNAP (food stamp) program.
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Homosexuals In The Military Demand Special Privileges


Col. (Chaplain) Ron Crews, USA (Ret.)


As a youth in high school... I ran across, in the New York Daily News, an article... clipping actually, entitled "Communist Rules for Revolution" that was captured in Germany ... (I thought after WWII, but after Googling, I see it was after WWI in 1919.)

I cut these out and put them under the plexiglass on my desk... and then carried them with me through out college and my Marine Corps career... (they've been misplaced over the 18 pcs moves..probably will pop up in a book someday, along with my original Iwo Jima postage stamp.)

So I Googled it...and pasted it here...

You may be familiar with them.

Looks like they are all well along... (How 'bout dem NFL Ref's?)

If you are in the NRA, you know what a second term for BHO will do to the Second amendment.. you can read it in the Oct Rifleman Magazine..if you don't.

For your reading enjoyment:

A. Corrupt the young: get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:
1. Get people’s minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics,
sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping
on controversial matters of no importance.
3. Destroy the people’s faith in their leaders by holding them up to contempt,
ridicule and obliquity.
4. Always preach true democracy, but, seize’ power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
5. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit,
“produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders
and foster lenient and soft attitudes on the part of the government towards such disorders.
7. By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues of honesty,
sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.


All I can say as an old Eagle Scout, is "Be Prepared"

God Bless America..

Paradox


When BHO..or any liberal...talks about helping the enomous middle class by dividing the wealth remember that (Marxist) communism gets rid of the middle class and make everyone poor....except the rich, and it makes them richer. Hmmmmm, I wonder how & why that works? The city of Moscow has more billionaires than any city in the world. Hmmmm, I wonder why that's so?
1) Moscow
2) New York City
3) London
4) Hong Kong
5) Istanbul
6) Mumbai, Sao Paulo
7) Taipei, Los Angeles, Beijing
8) San Francisco, Dallas
9) Shanghai
10) Seoul
11) Tokyo


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/world/1524687-cities-most-billionaires-moscow-nyc-london.html#ixzz28R2ztFmW
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson  

Just move along folks.....nuthin goin on here!


I'm sure it's merely coincidental, don't you think?
The Solar thing just got a little more interesting.......REALLY!
The Tonopah Solar Company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE.
The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers.
That's costing us just $16 million per job.
One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG).
The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother to Nancy's husband.
Just move along folks.....nuthin goin on here.