Tag: Reagan

Can Anyone Else See Obama Smiling …..?

Barack Obama Text Message Marketing Screenshot 2
Barack Obama Text Message Marketing Screenshot 2 (Photo credit: DavidErickson)

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!

When will Obama step up and be a man?

It is interesting to me how the current administration is so child-like in its actions.  One of the signs a child is becoming an adult is the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own actions.  In light of the recent U.S. credit rating downgrade, democrats are scurrying to place the blame wherever they can.  Barney Frank, famous for his part in the Fannie May/ Freddie Mac fiasco, is blaming the U.S. military.  John Kerry, Howard Dean, and David Axelrod are, of course, blaming the “terrorist” organization known as the Tea Party (which while expected, is so blatently absurd it defies comprehension).  

The Tea Party conservatives are the only ones who offered any real plans to fix the problem;  i.e. Cut, Cap, and Balance and Mack’s Penny Plan.  The Tea Party has consistently fought against the dangerous borrowing and out-of-control spending  by both the  spend-happy Democrats and the fiscally irresponsible Republicans, that have caused this problem. 

The current administration (as in Obama’s administration), would hear none of it!!!

Back when our schools actually taught reading, writing, mathematics, and some personal integrity (rather than simply how to get by and work the government entitlement system), even an eight-grader would have realized that you cannot borrow 40 cents of every dollar you spend for very long without creating disasterous results.

It is interesting to note that S&P never mentioned a “lack of revenue or more taxes” problem; but was clearly focused on America’s sky-rocketing debt and out-of-control spending.  S&P had also let it be known that if  Congress could pass $4 trillion in real spending cuts, say as in CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE, the government could have avoided the credit rating downgrade!  And a furious Obama, in his day-late and dollar-short press conference, lashed out at S&P for trying to sabotage his presidency. 

The fact is that a year ago, Obama’s own Simpson-Bowles Debt Commission recommended many of the same measures included in the Cut, Cap & Balance plan, but of course Obama, being Omniscient, would not listen.  Instead we got this ludicris “compromise” in which the “proposed budget cuts” included in the plan were wiped out in one day of government spendng.  Democrats are just so good at playing the blame game!  Here are some more examples:

  • Obama blames wrangling for “downgrade”
  • Obama blames Reagan for America’s debt and out-of-control spending
  • Obama blames ATMS for high unemployment
  • Obama blames Arab Spring and Tsunami in Japan for lack of jobs
  • Obama blames YOU for high gas prices
  • Obama blames lazy oil companies for America’s energy shortfall
  • Obama blames Congress for Jobs
  • Obama blames U.S. high schools for dissing him
  • Obama blames everyone else on oil prices
  • Obama blames Bush, media and American consumers for craptastic economy
  • Obama blames everyone for everything

Hmmm! I am begining to see a trend here … can you? 

I did read that Obama is talking to a former Reagon aid (an expert on using trickle-down Reagonomics) to fix the debt problem … hmmmm!