By John W. Lillpop
Given the results of the November 6 elections, some Conservatives may find it difficult to conjure up much to be thankful for this holiday.
After all, Barack Obama was re-elected despite domestic and foreign policy failures too numerous, and painful, to enumerate.
Obama’s efforts to dismantle America (he calls it ‘fundamental transformation’) were boosted, but just slightly, by modest gains in both chambers of Congress.
Four loyal Americans serving their nation as diplomats in Libya were slaughtered at the US embassy in Benghazi by Al-Quaeda thugs who, according to our President, were vanquished and no longer much of a threat.
Regrettably, the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress are more interested in defending the actions and career path of UN Ambassador Susan Rice than they are in telling the American people the truth about the second most awful September 11 in our history.
Still, there ARE blessings for which Conservatives should, however grudgingly, give thanks.
Number one, we should give thanks for the 22nd Amendment which limits the President to two terms!
That blessing means that in just four laser-quick years, Barack Obama will be forced to leave the White House, come hell or high water!
With Obama in power, the smart bet is on hell.
Thank thee, oh Lord, for the 22nd Amendment!
Secondly, we the people in our infinite wisdom decided that at least one branch of government should remain in the hands of patriotic, intelligent Americans devoted to preservation of our republic and American values and at least a modicum of fiscal sanity.
Which is why the GOP is still the majority party of the US House of Representatives. How much of a blessing that turns out to be is dependent on the likes of John Boehner, a sobering thought until one ponders the alternative: Nancy Pelosi.
Again, we celebrate the GOP victory in the US House and the prudent denial of the Speaker’s gavel to Nancy Pelosi!
Thank thee, oh Lord, for that!
Further, as of this moment, America is still a free society where ballots, rather than bullets, are used to determine whom shall have the power to govern.
Which means that in just two years, mid-term elections will be held to decide the composition of the US House and much of the Senate.
Thus, in 2014, We the People will have an opportunity to partially redeem the mistakes of 2012 by installing a GOP majority in the US Senate and re-installing the same in the US House, again denying the Speaker’s gavel to Nancy Pelosi!
Thank thee, oh Lord, for the chance to correct, at least in part, the mistakes of November 6, in November 2014!
Lastly, we thank thee, oh Lord, for the American grit and determination that will see us through these dark times.
We will prevail—it just may take longer than we would like!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:31 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Those who insist on referring to Islam as a “Religion of Peace” please reconsider.
For on this day, a rocket fired from Gaza struck a bus in Tel Aviv resulting in multiple injuries, but no fatalities.
As reported at reference 1:
Police said it was not a suicide attack and suggested that someone might have left the device on the number 142 bus.
The driver, who escaped largely unscathed, told reporters he had not seen anyone suspicious get on board.
"I felt the explosion ... Smoke was everywhere, you couldn't see a thing," he said. The blue and white vehicle was not torn apart by the blast, indicating it was a relatively small device.Intensive diplomatic efforts notwithstanding, news of the explosion inspired thanksgiving among some Palestinians.
The bombing happened on the eighth day of an Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and coincided with intensive diplomatic efforts to secure a lasting truce.”
Also from the reference 1, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri hailed the explosion:
"Hamas blesses the attack in Tel Aviv and sees it as a natural response to the Israeli massacres...in Gaza," he told Reuters. "Palestinian factions will resort to all means in order to protect our Palestinian civilians in the absence of a world effort to stop the Israeli aggression."
Sweet cakes were handed out in celebration in Gaza's main hospital, which has been inundated with wounded from the round-the-clock Israeli bombing and shelling.”
Sweet cakes all around! Celebrate the explosion with gusto!
A Gaza broadcaster added passion to the occasion by saying, “God Willing, We Will Soon See Black Body Bags.”
See YOUTUBE link below:
Sweet cakes and wishes for black body bags! What more should one expect from a “Religion of Peace” farce grounded in the 7th Century and based on hatred of all things Jewish?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:51 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Gloom, despair, and excessive misery will dominate the moods and emotions of patriotic Americans on January 20, 2013, while Marxists, heathen, and all manner of entitlement addicts joyfully celebrate the inexplicable reelection of Barack Obama to the US Presidency.
Lavish Inaugural Balls will be held in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other leftist escapes where concepts such as patriotism, personal responsibility, fiscal prudence, religious faith, and electoral integrity are held in contempt as “old school,” and intolerably racist.
Internationally, the demise of American Exceptionalism will be toasted at Inaugural Balls in Beijing, Carcass, Moscow, Mexico City, Tehran, Havana and other anti-American venues where Obama will be celebrated as a great innovator who brought down the greatest society in human history by promising to redistribute wealth from the successful and enterprising to the slovenly and utterly dependent.
Joy will be absent for those who love America, our culture and traditions, and the liberty and freedoms which make this nation so special.
Where to find Festive Inaugural Balls? Anywhere where America is no longer held in high esteem!
January 20, 2013: Bound to be a very sad day in America!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:19 PM
Satire by John W. Lillpop
Former CIA Director David Patreaus made even muddier the waters swirling around the September 11 Benghazi slaughter, and the odd doings by the White House in response to the so-called ‘spontaneous’ terrorist attack.
Patreaus, his boy-scout, squeaky- clean image sullied by an acknowledged frolic (or several) in the hay with his erstwhile biographer, she who hails to the name Paula Broadwell, stood the world on its collective head when he testified, under oath, before Congress that the talking points “presented” to the world by UN Ambassador Susan Rice on September 16, were, in fact, sanitized by the White House to remove inferences, direct or assumed, that the Benghazi attack was perpetrated, in total, or in part, by Al-Quaeda.
Al-Quaeda, it will be remembered by those who have been paying attention, are those angry young Muslim males who, according to President Obama, were driven back to their rightful places in caves residing in the 7th Century, owing to Obama’s due diligence, including his valiant efforts to try KSM and other GITMO victims of US war crimes in civilian courts, aided by lawyers paid for by taxpayers and only after being fully “Mirandized” to make peace with ACLU shysters.
The Patreaus revelation immediately raises questions, such as: Who changed the talking points?
Like: Are you serious?
It is reminiscent of the famous 18.5 minute gap eradicated from the White House tapes during the 1972 Watergate scandal executed by Richard Nixon.
40 years later it is perfectly clear that it was Richard Millhouse Nixon himself, an uncoordinated and clumsy ogre, who took over his secretary’s desk for some ‘midnight transcribing’, that caused 18.5 minutes of incriminating evidence to go missing.
We Americans should have learned by now that Barack Obama is the latter-day, more sinister colored version of President Nixon, and we should act accordingly.
Which means that we should skip all of the exhaustive and costly hearings before Congress, the appeals to the SCOTUS, and the emotional drain on we the people when it comes to adjudicating the crimes of one Barack Hussein Obama.
Let’s work smart for a change, and impeach this Marxist brat NOW, and save we the people the cost of inaugurating a felon to the high office of the presidency, only to be evicted a few weeks later.
Impeach and remove Barack Obama from office before he is re-inaugurated to the office for which he is unqualified by reason of incompetence, and compounded by his grevious high crimes and misdemeanors.
Obama must go—now!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:42 AM
By John W. Lillpop
President Barack Obama used his first press conference in eight months to stage an angry, but illogical, defense of UN Secretary Susan Rice, who has been sharply criticized for her comments to the media about the Benghazi slaughter.
At issue are Rice's comments on five different Sunday news shows on September 16 in which the UN Ambassador appeared to attribute the September 11 attack in Libya to response to an anti-Muslim video, and not a terrorist attack.
U.S. intelligence agencies resolved within a day of the attack that the incident was a terrorist attack.
Hours before Obama conducted his press conference on Wednesday, GOP Senators John McCain (R-Ariz) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) expressed reservations about supporting Rice should she be nominated by Obama to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. See reference 1.
As cited at reference 2, Obama took on the GOP senators:
"If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me," Obama said. "And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi? And was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received? To besmirch her reputation is outrageous."
He called out McCain and Graham: "When they go after the U.N. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me."
The obvious disconnect in Obama’s rant, is: If Ms. Rice “had nothing to do with Benghazi,” why in the hell was she sent to the Sunday news show circuit by the president?
Why not Hillary Clinton or other knowledgeable spokesperson from the State Department or perhaps some one from the CIA?
Indeed, it was Obama who made Ms. Rice a target by sending her on a mission for which she was ill-prepared, other than being fed misleading (at best) talking points by an administration trying to stave off disaster just weeks before a national election.
Even more disconcerting is Obama’s “outrage,” given the fact that four innocent American lives were lost during the attack!
Again, four American lives were lost! THAT IS THE OUTRAGE, Mr. President!
The American people have a right to know exactly what happened, how our government behaved, and who and what is to blame for the failures in Benghazi!
Is it too cynical to suggest this scenario: After the attacks became known, Team Obama realized that the impact on the upcoming elections could be a game-changer in Mitt Romney’s favor.
Clearly, Obama needed a cover story that would avoid the conclusion that the administration was remiss in not taking the war on terror and Al-Quaeda seriously on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in history.
At the same time, Obama needed to have that story presented by someone whom could be defended by accusing detractors of discrimination.
Presto! Susan Rice emerges as the perfect target! She is black and female, as such damn near bullet proof.
Or so Team Obama thought!
All of which leads to the inescapable conclusion that,”The President Doth Proteseth Too Much!”
Ref 1 http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2012/11/key-gop-senators-vow-oppose-susan-rice-secretary-state/59516/
Reference 2: http://www.nyctn.com/a375452-obama-defends-susan-rice-against-gop-attacks
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:44 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Yogi Berra, great philosopher and much-heralded intellectual from the streets of St. Louis, is also remembered as a long-time catcher for the New York Yankees baseball team.
Berra has entertained generations of Americans with witticisms, many unintentional, and an array of unforgettable one-liners that leave one unsure as to whether the man is a genius or clown.
Of his many hysterical lines, these are Berra classics:
‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it!’
‘Baseball is 90 percent half mental!’
And while standing in a long line to be served at an upscale restaurant, he complained about the long line, “No wonder nobody comes here anymore!’
That latest gag has apparently been usurped by the Reverend Jesse Jackson who some how feels that long lines at voting polls reflect voter suppression.
As reported at the reference:
Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that long lines at Pennsylvania polling places on Election Day were a form of voter suppression.
He added that he has not seen lines like the ones at early polling places in Ohio since the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Speaking on Election Day at a press conference in Ohio, Jackson said, “But they don’t have the early voting. They only vote today in Pennsylvania, so those will be very long lines. And very long lines, while they show one sign of commitment and the legality, also [are] a form of suppression.”
Really, Reverend, is there nothing in the entire universe that happens without racial discrimination being involved?
Still, Yogi would be proud!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:55 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Speaker of the US House John Boehner has been quick to “pile on” the Tea Party and conservatives in wake of the November 6 loss of America to Marxists, near Marxists, and the leftist mainstream media.
For the record, where was the waterfall of tears for which the Speaker is so famous after the nightmare victory of revenge and envy over love of nation last Tuesday?
Perhaps John Boehner is a closet RINO who secretly cheered on Obama and the 60 million goons who voted to destroy the greatest society in human history?
Boehner may be the reason ABC’s Diane Sawyer looked so loopy Tuesday last after being told by Boehner that there is ‘no tea Party Caucus in the House,’ ‘comprehensive immigration reform(amnesty) is a good idea,” and other equally stupid surrenders to the Dark Side.
John Boehner and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have apparently been brain washed by agents of the left, and are now officially deputized members of the Obama Army in the War on America.
Boehner has taken his message of treason and surrender to the general population of loyal Republicans in the US House with the warning: Fall in line or else!
As reported at the reference, Boehner’s orders were delivered in a telephone conference call:
On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose.
Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years.
Members on the call, subdued and dark, murmured words of support — even a few who had been a thorn in the speaker’s side for much of this Congress.
The divide between Mr. Obama and Mr. Boehner appears wide. In their Saturday addresses, the president demanded immediate House passage of a bill approved by the Senate that would extend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts for households earning under $250,000, while the speaker said raising tax rates on anyone would be unacceptable.
But beneath the posturing, both men were keeping open avenues of negotiation. Mr. Obama was careful to call for more revenue, not higher tax rates, a demand that could be fulfilled by ending or limiting tax deductions and credits, a path Mr. Boehner has accepted.
The question over what to do about the expiring tax cuts would be swept aside if the parties could reach an agreement before then to overhaul the tax code completely — and render obsolete the current structure of six income tax rates, all of which would rise on Jan. 1.
Even so, some Republicans have issued a stern warning to Mr. Boehner that he cannot expect their votes if he makes a deal with Democrats before seeking their consent.
“What we’ve seen in the past is the speaker goes, negotiates with the president, and just before we vote, he tells us what the deal is and attempts to persuade us to vote for it,” said Representative John Fleming, Republican of Louisiana. “We’re just not very happy with deals being baked, then we’re asked to stay with the team and support the speaker.”
Given those conflicting demands, Mr. Boehner must decide whether he wants to seal his role as an essential player in a grand plan to restructure the nation’s fiscal condition, or continue the status quo of the very gridlock voters appear to detest.
“I don’t want to box myself in, and I don’t want to box anyone else in,” Mr. Boehner told reporters on Friday.”
So, with his options dwindling, the Speaker decides to box in the unwashed masses, those poor dolts who believe in the Constitution, fiscal sanity, and borders, language, and culture?
That’s our reward for supporting this weeping willow over the past two years?
A word to the wise should suffice: Go straight to the living hell, John Boehner! And take your commie pal BHO with ya’!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:07 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Most Americans harbor the lofty idea that voting in free and open elections is somehow a blessed right endowed on we the people, perhaps by deity, so that we may fully participate in our own governance and self-determination.
We Americans often beat our chests and crow with pride as we spew high-sounding oratory about our unique and special democracy. We commonly profess to be obsessed with liberty, freedom, integrity, and equality while engaged in the voting experience, in a world where corruption, tyranny, and fraud are the norm.
Its as if voting in America is a spiritual gift bestowed more or less equally to the unwashed masses and well- heeled alike.
However, there are those among us who view voting in crass terms of dollars and cents.
For example, the Reverend Jesse Jackson sees voting as an investment in which those who win are owed money, riches, and power from those they supported.
As reported at the reference:
CHICAGO (STMW) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.
“We’re happy and full of pride,” in the president’s reelection, Jackson told the crowd at the Saturday morning forum at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., “but our houses remain raggedy … our schools remain closed.”
Despite attempts at voter suppression in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, Jackson said, blacks turned out en masse to vote, enduring waits that stretched into hours in many places. “We waited, we voted, we believed,” Jackson said. “Now we want to get well.
“We voted early, we voted long. Our votes won,” he said.
Rev. Jackson, who spoke longer, louder, and more forcefully than he has in some time at the Saturday morning Rainbow/PUSH meeting, asked the crowd, “What do we want? We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment." “What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody.,” he said. “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”
Referring to those voter suppression efforts, he said, “these acts of meanness had unintended consequences.” Rather than keeping blacks and Latinos away from the polls, voter ID measures and the curtailing of access to the voting booths made people more determined to vote. “Suppression became stimulation and people fought back,” he said.
“We fought back,” and the battle was won, but the war still remains, he said.
“If we vote and don’t bargain we get nothing. A Jacuzzi filled with stagnant water will not get you well,” Jackson said. “You have to stir the water.”
Well said, Reverend! Truly an amazing incorporation of the American spirit into a man often wrongly accused of being a greedy fool on a mission to shake down the world for gold.
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:20 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Just what the heck is going on in America?
The week about to end brought all sorts of chaos and bedlam to the fore:
( )Acting against their own vital interests, 50 percent of American voters cast their lot with Barack Obama, assuring another four years of economic, military, moral, and legal decadence for what used to be America;
( )Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, up to her unkempt hair and make-up free face in the Benghazi slaughter, declined to testify before Congress next week.
Prior “travel” plans trump the urgent need for a Congressional overview of the murder of four American patriots in Libya;
( )CIA Director David Patreaus suddenly resigned from the CIA, thereby scuttling his scheduled appearance before Congress next week with regard to Benghazi.
In his case, carnal affairs trump national security and the lives of those four innocent victims of the “spontaneous” kerfuffel of September 11.
Thus, the Obama war on transparency and honesty resumes, right where it left off. Perhaps the media will wake up and dig for the truth?
About as likley as the good people of Philadelphia coming forward voluntarily to admit a mammouth hacking of the voting machines on November 6, which caused Obama to get 99% of the votes?
Is there no hope for America?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:32 AM
By John W. Lillpop
As the 2012 election is consigned to the archives (filed under stupid, insanity, and self mutilation), political pundits are racing to develop a detailed, comprehensive profile of the modern voter in preparation for 2014 and beyond.
Scholars are discovering that contemporary voters have a number of unique takes on the American experience.
Indeed, voters differ from previous electorates in the following ways:
( )Excessive long-term unemployment is no longer a stigma, especially when the government provides extended unemployment benefits;
( )23 million people in the category of unemployed or underemployed is acceptable, especially to those holding good-paying jobs;
( )Economic growth of 1-2% is palatable, provided government-funded programs for food stamps, welfare payments and the like are available;
( )16 trillion dollars in federal debt is aggravating, but hardly debilitating especially when the government can print as much money as it needs at any time;
( )Living within one’s means is an old-school myth, based on old (Caucasian) wive's tales from previous centuries. Has no relevance to life in 21st century.
( )Spending cuts which impact programs to the poor and needy are inherently racist. Better to soak the rich in order to fund wasteful spending;
( )Nearly 47% of the electorate is living off the teat of public welfare. The beauty is that American can afford it!
( )The murders of innocent American ambassadors serving on foreign soil, such as in Libya, are unfortunate, but understandable given the hostile nature of most white American ambassadors and their insensitivity to the religious feelings of Muslims;
( )Considering America's history of slavery and discrimination, electing black presidents is the right thing to do, at least through the rest of this century;
( )Voter fraud is a myth perpetuated by white voters unwilling to admit new demographic realities;
( )Mainstream media outlets like ABC, CBS, and NBC are objective, non-partisan institutions that thrive on objectivity and fairness, whereas FOX news and conservative sources are despicably corrupt and unworthy, and
( )Folk hero musician Bob Dylan is more in touch with American voters and is wiser in all ways than Michael Barone, Dick Morris, and Peggy Noonan can ever hope to be!
Given this sort of mindless thinking, it’s a wonder that Obama did not win by a bigger margin!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:25 AM
By John W. Lillpop
While Democrats are rightfully celebrating their historic hoodwinking of the electorate on November 6, there is a curious fact that is worth considering:
Barack Obama pulled in about 7 million fewer votes in 2012 than in 2008::
6,911,052 Net Loss of votes
True, Mitt Romney drew 1 million fewer votes than John McCain managed in 2008; still, that means that Obama lost a net of about six million votes in four years!
Hardly a ringing endorsement of The One and his policies.
So, where, pray tell, is the ‘mandate’ in that?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:43 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Now that Barack Obama has reduced the precious voting right to a function of craven revenge, one wonders if President-elect Mitt Romney will follow Obama down the long, lonely road to despicable, classless amateurism?
Specifically: Will this good, decent man (Romney) refuse to take the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts, who at end of June, was the swing vote in upholding the Marxist healthcare scam known spitefully as ObamaCare?
Lord knows that Romney would be more than justified in taking such a stance given Roberts’ treasonous action.
Still, the fact is that Romney is NOT a classless puppet who is driven by jealousy and envy.
Therefore, I expect Roberts to be the first to shake the hand of President Mitt Romney after administering the oath on January 20, 2013.
What rich irony that moment will bring to the tumultuous, crazy 2012 election!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:55 AM
By John W. Lillpop
After four long, dreadful years in which America has been ridiculed, diminished, and shamed by a sitting President, even while on foreign soil, the day of reckoning has finally arrived, and We the people will finally be allowed to speak.
In recent days, President Obama has tried to rally support by urging voters to cast ballots in order to exact “revenge.”
Republican Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has pleaded with Americans to vote based on Love of Nation.
Revenge versus love.
That pretty well sums up the Obama versus Romney attitude toward governance, our Democratic republic, and American history and culture.
Mitt Romney echoes the vision of President Ronald Reagan who said the following in his 1984 acceptance of the Republican Party nomination and in his January 11, 1989, farewell speech to the nation:
“I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it.”
Which will it be, America?
Four more years of anti-American hysteria fueled by envy and revenge, or a new and refreshing view of America as a “Shining City on a Hill?”
It’s up to We the People!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:39 AM
By John W. Lillpop
While Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, in lock-step with the leftist media, may believe that having 23 million Americans either unemployed or underemployed is acceptable and a sign of progress, reality suggests otherwise.
The bitter, brutal truth: The United States no longer ranks among the world's 10 most prosperous nations, the latest annual report from a prominent think-tank has found.
As reported at the reference:
The sixth annual Legatum Prosperity Index was released by the Legatum Institute, part of the Legatum Group, a Dubai-based private investment company founded by New Zealand billionaire Christopher Chandler.
The United States fell two places from 10th to 12th on this year's index. The U.S. scored 20th in economy, 12th in entrepreneurship and opportunity, 10th in governance, 5th in education, 2nd in health, 27th in safety and security, 14th in personal freedom and 10th in social capital.
The index evaluates and ranks 144 nations in eight categories: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom and social capital.
According to the index, the world's 10 most prosperous nations are: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland.
The report found that fewer Americans believe that hard work leads to success. Americans reported less respect for government and much lower than average confidence in financial institutions. The U.S. also reported higher business start-up costs and lower exports of high-tech products.
The report called America's slip in the rankings "unprecedented" and said that the "American Dream" was in "jeopardy."
Voters must fire Barack Obama to regain the American Dream! Its that simple!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:10 AM
By John W. Lillpop
President Barack Obama has admonished voters to forsake the traditional “boo” as a means for expressing displeasure with political office seeks.
Instead, as reported at the reference, Obama endorsed the use of Revenge for voting:
Obama made the remark at a Friday rally after supporters booed Romney. “No, no, no. Don't boo. Vote,” Obama told a crowd in Springfield, Ohio. “Voting is the best revenge.”
GOP nominee Mitt Romney began his final weekend campaign blitz in New Hampshire Saturday morning, ripping President Obama for telling supporters that "voting is the best revenge."
"Vote for revenge? Let me tell you: Vote for love of country," Romney said to cheers.”
Actually, given the enemies that Obama has made, Revenge might be just what America needs to end Obama’s Marxist grip on our nation.
Indeed, that there are several groups of Americans who the president does not care about, or work for, and for who Revenge would be more than justified, including but not limited to:
( )Jews and supporters of Israel;
( )Catholics and other Religious institutions denied First Amendment rights as a result of ObamaCare mandates;
( )Americans who have paid more than $1.84 for a gallon of gas;
( )Those involved in the coal and oil industries;
( )US Border patrol agents and their families;
( )Alabama, Arizona, other states sued by Obama for passing laws to protect citizens from the invasion by millions of illegal aliens,
( )Pro-life activists;
( )Stay- at- home moms;
( )The City and people of Las Vegas;
( )Gun rights advocates;
( )Proponents of traditional marriages
( )Supply-side economists;
( )Balanced budget advocates;
( )FOX News;
( )Americans for legal immigration:
( )US Chamber of Commerce;
( )Those who earn more than $250,000 a year;
( )People and businesses that pay taxes;
( )Governors and citizens of Red States.
The Big Question: Should Revenge be a factor in voting? Hell Yes, and let Obama start packing!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:06 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Michael Barone is unquestionably the most respected pundit in America these days. Barone is held in high esteem for straight shooting, high integrity, and unbiased commentary.
Michael Barone is not a flame thrower for either the right or left.
Which is why his thoughts about the presidential election are so important and—for conservatives—uplifting!
As reported at the reference, Barone sees a Romney triumph with 315 electoral votes. Details of the Barone analysis are:
Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That's bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president.
But it's also true that most voters oppose Obama's major policies and consider unsatisfactory the very sluggish economic recovery -- Friday's jobs report showed an unemployment uptick.
Also, both national and target state polls show that independents, voters who don't identify themselves as Democrats or Republicans, break for Romney.
That might not matter if Democrats outnumbered Republicans by 39 to 32 percent, as they did in the 2008 exit poll. But just about every indicator suggests that Republicans are more enthusiastic about voting -- and about their candidate -- than they were in 2008, and Democrats are less so.
That's been apparent in early or absentee voting, in which Democrats trail their 2008 numbers in target states Virginia, Ohio, Iowa and Nevada.
The Obama campaign strategy, from the beginning, has recognized these handicaps, running barrages of early anti-Romney ads in states that Obama carried narrowly. But other states, not so heavily barraged, have come into contention.
Which candidate will get the electoral votes of the target states? I'll go out on a limb and predict them, in ascending order of 2008 Obama percentages -- fully aware that I'm likely to get some wrong.
Indiana (11 electoral votes). Uncontested. Romney.
North Carolina (15 electoral votes). Obama has abandoned this target. Romney.
Florida (29). The biggest target state has trended Romney since the Denver debate. I don't see any segment of the electorate favoring Obama more than in 2008, and I see some (South Florida Jews) favoring him less. Romney.
Ohio (18). The anti-Romney auto bailout ads have Obama running well enough among blue-collar voters for him to lead most polls. But many polls anticipate a more Democratic electorate than in 2008. Early voting tells another story, and so does the registration decline in Cleveland's Cuyahoga County. In 2004, intensity among rural, small -town and evangelical voters, undetected by political reporters who don't mix in such circles, produced a narrow Bush victory. I see that happening again. Romney.
Virginia (13). Post-debate polling mildly favors Romney, and early voting is way down in heavily Democratic Arlington, Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk. Northern Virginia Asians may trend Romney. Romney.
Colorado (9). Unlike 2008, registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats, and more Republicans than Democrats have voted early. The Republican trend in 2010 was squandered by weak candidates for governor and senator. Not this time. Romney.
Iowa (6). The unexpected Romney endorsements by the Des Moines Register and three other newspapers gave voice to buyer's remorse in a state Obama carried by 10 points. Democrats' traditional margin in early voting has declined. Romney.
Minnesota (10). A surprise last-minute media buy for the Romney campaign. But probably a bridge too far. Obama.
New Hampshire (4). Polls are very tight here. I think superior Republican intensity will prevail. Romney.
Pennsylvania (20). Everyone would have picked Obama two weeks ago. I think higher turnout in pro-coal Western Pennsylvania and higher Republican percentages in the Philadelphia suburbs could produce a surprise. The Romney team evidently thinks so too. Their investment in TV time is too expensive to be a mere feint, and, as this is written, Romney is planning a Sunday event in Bucks County outside Philly. Wobbling on my limb, Romney.
Nevada (6). Democratic early-voting turnout is down from 2008 in Las Vegas' Clark County, 70 percent of the state. But the casino unions' turnout machine on Election Day re-elected an unpopular Harry Reid in 2010, and I think they'll get enough Latinos and Filipinos out this time. Obama.
Wisconsin (10). Recent polling is discouraging for Republicans. But Gov. Scott Walker handily survived the recall effort in June with a great organizational push. Democrats depend heavily on margins in inner-city Milwaukee (population down) and the Madison university community. But early voting is down in university towns in other states. The Obama campaign is prepared to turn out a big student vote, but you don't see many Obama signs on campuses. Romney.
Oregon (7), New Mexico (5), New Jersey (14). Uncontested. Obama.
Michigan (16). Romney chose Pennsylvania, where there's no auto bailout issue. Obama.
Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals.
Alas, the Barone prognostication may deliver much-needed sleep and peace of mind for patriots concerned about saving America from the clutches of incompetence and Marxism inherent in Barack Obama!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:49 AM
By John Lillpop
President Obama is spinning the latest jobs report as proof positive that he deserves another four years in the Oval Office to deal with the nation’s economic and unemployment crises.
For the record, the latest jobs report indicates an overall unemployment rate of 7.9%, which is higher than in January 2009 when Obama took office.
Notwithstanding the human misery his policies have wrought, the president said, “We have made real progress."
Real progress, sir?
With all due respect, what about the job numbers for African-Americans and Latinos, sir?
Although the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, the overall unemployment rate inched up to 7.9%.
However, the conditions for African-Americans and Latinos worsened as the unemployment rate for blacks went up from 13.4% to 14.3%, and for Latinos from 9.9% to 10%.
This is REAL PROGRESS?
Where is the outrage and the street riots over the fact that Obama believes real progress can be achieved without improving the lives of people of color?
Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?
With just four lying days left before the election, Obama still has not answered the basic question: Where are the jobs?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:01 AM