Have you forgotten already? Or … do you remember Solyndra and Obama’s enlightened administration granting them a $528 million stimulus loan despite the OMB’s warning Solyndra would go bankrupt. OMB even got the date right!
And … do you remember Beacon Power who got a $43 million loan guarantee from Obama. Well, they also went bankrupt.
Now we have Ener1, who got a $118 million grant from Obama … and guess what … they filed for bankruptcy Thursday.
Do you see a pattern emerging here? All three company were Obama bundlers or supporters! All got millions of tax payer’s dollars as Obama touted them as leaders of the new clean and green energy industry his administration will “not walk away from!” Well, they got the green and then they cleaned up … but the taxpayers got screwed!
This is the change you cool-aid drinkers voted for! Crony-capitalism! Inept and corrupt leadership! Let’s see … what else:
- New home purchases fell in 2011 … making it the worst year for home sales in U.S history … despite Obama’s claims.
- Obama’s new Labor Board chief is going to push union organizing rules! No surprise here!
- How about the 36 Obama aides who owe $833,000 in back taxes. Tim Geithner would be so proud!
- Did anyone else listen to Obama’s State of the Union speech’s key points … exactly the same as 2010 … slightly different wording. Yet no improvement … why? Because he is an arrogant, corrupt, anti-American, lead -from-behind fraud who is enjoying his many $4 million vacations and playing endless golf games at tax payer cost! No wonder he wants to raise taxes!!
Read’em and weep suckers!
And what is happening with our conservative movement now? Why is everyone ganging up on Newt Gingrich and calling him unstable, a non-conservative, and an opponent of President Reagan’s policies, etc? The truth is the Republican’s wouldn’t have been able to take back the House in the 90’s without Newt. So why is he now being trashed so vehemently? I will tell you why! It is because the republican establishment has decided it wants to have Mitt Romney, a genuine phony conservative, as its candidate.
Romney, for his part, is trying to pretend he is not part of the Republican Establishment and is doing whatever he can to smear Newt by running dishonest negative campaign ads (Oops, I mean ads his Super PAC is running!).
They even came up with a bogus video to portray Gingrich bashing Reagan!
Let’s look at some real facts, shall we:
The charge that Newt’s resigned as Speaker of the House in disgrace is a smoke screen. He did resign and pay some fines for supposedly miss-classifying a college course he taught as tax exempt. The charge was leveled at Gingrich as a last ditch effort by a political opponent Gingrich was defeating in an election. Nobody likes to remember that after Gingrich resigned … a thorough investigation by the IRS determined that Newt Gingrich actually did nothing wrong.
Two former members of Ronald Reagan’s political machine, Mark Levine and Jeffery Lord, have both gone on record as saying the assertions that Gingrich was a problem for President Reagan and not a Reaganite conservative are, simply put, CRAP! If Gingrich had been as much a problem as Romney and others portray, he would most certainly have been mentioned in Reagan’s autobiography more than once. These two guys were there! They were in the meetings! And they both say Gingrich was a strong Reagan supporter and a key team player.
If Gingrich were not, would First Lady Nancy Reagan, a lady of remarkable strength and personal integrity who strongly supported her husband, have praised Gingrich when speaking at the 1995 Goldwater Institute Dinner by saying:
“They believed that government should simply get out of the way. Ronnie and Barry fought for those principles, which, today, have been overwhelmingly embraced,” Reagan said. “So they must have done something right. Just take a look at the extraordinary men and women who make up the 104th Congress and of course its distinguished speaker, Newt Gingrich. The dramatic movement of 1995 is an outgrowth of a much earlier crusade that goes back half a century. Barry Goldwater handed the torch to Ronnie, and, in turn, Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt and the Republican members of Congress to keep that dream alive.”
The House, under Gingrich’s leadership did balance the budget 4 times, reformed Welfare under Bill Clinton, and did create strong economic growth and created over 11 million jobs. Can Mitt say anything close to that?
And what about Mitt Romney? Let’s look at a few more facts:
- Romney’s own adviser Norm Coleman said that they wouldn’t be appealing Obamacare entirely. Why?
- In 1994, Mitt Romney did his level best to distance himself from President Reagan, calling himself an independent.
- In 2002, when running for Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney clearly stated that he is not a partisan Republican and that his views were progressive.
Ron Paul is no saint in this picture either. Remember when he resigned from the Republican Party in 1987, and actually did bash President Reagan saying:
If Ronald Reagan couldn’t or wouldn’t balance the budget, which Republican leader on the horizon can we possibly expect to do so? There is no credibility left for the Republican Party as a force to reduce the size of government. That is the message of the Reagan years.
I conclude that one must look to other avenues if a successful effort is ever to be achieved in reversing America’s direction.
I therefore resign my membership in the Republican Party and enclose my membership card.
I would really like to see the Republican candidates get beyond these personal attacks and negative ads, and concentrate on the issues. If you go to their respective websites, they all have plans to fix the economy, or reform the tax laws, etc. posted there. Why has no debate “monitor” asked the candidates about these plans? So Gingrich made money selling his expertise? So Romney is rich? So what? All the candidates have their flaws. There is no perfect candidate out there! Any one of these potential candidates would be better than Obama!!
Conservatives have to concentrate on one thing! Defeating Obama!!! Whichever candidate ends up winning the nomination will need the REAL SUPPORT of the other candidates and their supporters to beat Obama. If this gets too nasty, and they take their toys and go home … Obama will win re-election. In fact, I think that is what he is banking on! America, as conservative know and love it, cannot survive four more years of Obama!
- Take that Romney! Nancy Reagan 1995: Ronnie turned the torch over to Newt Gingrich (usamericanfreedom.com)
- Newt Gingrich on Mitt Romney: He Thinks We’re All Stupid! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Republicans divided on Gingrich’s chances (smh.com.au)
- Stewart: Newt Wants to Divorce Earth, Head to Moon (newser.com)