I find it very interesting that The Tennessean, a long time supporter of Democratic candidates and former employer of Al Gore, should come out endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The headline for their endorsement reads, “Time For Another Change.”
Hallerin Hilton Hill, on his morning talk radio program yesterday gave a much better answer to the young man who asked the opening question at the second presidential debate:
Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?
I loved Hallerin’s 11 – point answer to the student’s question. A caller added a 12th point. I can’t remember all of them, but I will try and list some of them here as best I can remember:
First , get the heck away from the negativity of those professors, neighbors, and others. Who the heck are they to tell you that you cannot make it? Stand on your own two feet and decide that your future depends on your efforts … not their negative perceptions. Surround yourself with positive, supportive professors, neighbors, and others.
Learn to communicate! Be confident, shake hands, smile, look people in the eyes. Learn to talk like a thinking, educated adult. I have never been to a job interview were I could sit there and text back and forth with the interviewer! (Caller)
Be excellent! Always do your best work. Never be satisfied with doing any less than your best!
Study now … party later. If 50% of colleges students cannot find jobs after graduation, be sure you are part of the 50% who do!
Pick a career-orientated program. ORNL needs engineers! They are importing them from India and China. Get an engineering degree. A degree in Women’s Studies, African-American History, Music Appreciation, or Hindu Underwater Basket Weaving, while possibly quite politically correct and popular with liberals, will not provide you with much of a chance at finding a good job!
Dress well! Look like a professional. Dave Ramsey puts it like this … “Dress your wage!”
These few points I can remember … sound like some pretty sage advice to me!
You must be really proud! Your husband has added $6 trillion in new debt since taking office. Gas prices are now over $4 per gallon on average. Unemployment has been holding steady over 8% for 4 years (higher if you use the actual numbers), with over 23 million Americans unemployed. There are 47 million are on food stamps. Our U.S. Ambassador was just raped and killed by muslims that your husband has been trying to embrace for 4 years and the middle east is in flaming chaos.
I read some of the letter written to you by Beck Smith, where she says:
I am also ashamed that the first family sees the Presidency as a lottery they won (how many vacations do you need in a year, really?) I have not had a job in two years, and our family would love to have a vacation in Europe, just one, someday. Yet your family has taken over seventeen vacations, at my last count, on the taxes people like me have paid. So, in effect, the middle class of America has been paying for you and your entourage of secretaries and secret service personnel to run around the world, shopping and sightseeing, when we cannot afford to go visit relatives who live in another state. Your husband’s policies have not created any jobs worth talking about, but they have kept businesses from creating jobs. Even a low-paying job would allow us the luxury of going to visit family.
She make a pretty good point … doesn’t she? Well, I know you won’t see it that way!
Are you proud of how the left-wing media selectively edits video to make Romney look bad, then screams about it for a few days, or at least until they are caught and forced to admit that what they were screaming about was in fact – not at all what Romney said. Has this happened 5, 6, 7, or 8 times now? Do we have the most corrupt media in the history of our Nation or what?
It is difficult for some to understand how your husband, a president with the most failure-ridden foreign and domestic policy in modern history, still has 47 percent of the American vote (according to the latest polls). But the answer is actually quite simple. Your husband does have the best propaganda machine since Adolph Hitler. Since 2007, your husband has been building a “cult of personality,” very much like the infamous fascist leaders of recent history. That doesn’t mean he’s a fascist; it doesn’t mean that he’s Hitler, or Mussolini, or Stalin, or Castro. However, his semiotics and iconography are far more in line with those of a fascist dictatorship than a vibrant republic.
Cases in point:
Ronald Reagan never hijacked the American flag for his own iconography. Neither did George W. Bush. or Bill Clinton. Only your husband has utilized the visual methodologies of Hitler’s propaganda machine to forward his political campaign. The same day that your husband’s campaign decided to unleash their newest Obama flag, Jessica Alba, one of your husband’s elitist Hollywood acolytes, issued a letter to his campaign followers urging them to pledge allegiance to Barack Obama.
Sorry folks! This is not America! This is not Liberty and Freedom for All! This is simply put … creepy.
Your husband’s vision for this great nation is about as un-American as you can get. But, despite his hatred of all things American, I am sure you and he both want him to get re-elected! You both certainly do enjoy the lifestyle … the endless world vacations, the countless rounds golf, the parties with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, skipping security briefings to hobnob with the who’s who in liberal elitist land! All paid for by struggling American taxpayers! Now .. that is a pretty sweet deal!
Your husband lamented on nationwide TV that he cannot rule by authoritative fiat and simply bypass Congress and the American people. He actually stated that despite laws enacted by Congress and the American people, he will do whatever he wants! Your husband has presided over an almost complete overthrow of the Constitution. It is a clear manifestation of high treason against the United States of America, but of course your liberal lap-dog media will not point this out and instead makes excuses for what amounts to a socialist coup d’etat. And the cool aid drinkers are so caught up in the “free Obama money” they think they are going to get … they just don’t care.
Mitt Romney was actually right! Approximately 47% of American voters are so drunk on the socialist cool aid, they will not vote for Romney no matter what he does or says! They want their entitlements whether the country can afford them or not! So what if America goes bankrupt and is financially destroyed! So what if our children and grandchildren are left with a crushing debt … just so they get their “free Obama money.” I mean … who are we to expect folks to have to actually work for what they get when they can just simply vote to steal it from somebody else! So … your husband, despite his horrible track record, treasonous activities, endless lies, and anti-American ideology … might actually get re-elected!
And you, Michelle, will have helped bring down the worlds greatest nation … that shining beacon on the hill that brought hardworking LEGAL immigrants to this country following their dreams … a glorious experiment in individual independence and human freedom … a dream you, Michelle, personally helped destroy.
Then … we can all be happy, mindless, little worker bees … pledging allegiance to One Nation Under Socialism! We can live our boring but politically correct and equally mediocre lives; contented with whatever you, your husband, and his followers deem we should have! Chicken McNuggets for all!
So, let’s see … to date 16 so-called green companies like Solyndra, have gone belly up after receiving free “Obama Money;” costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
Now that’s hope and change we can all get behind … don’t you think?
No wonder Obama cronies are fighting the proposed Voter ID laws tooth and nail … they really do need North Carolina’s 30,000+ registered dead voters to vote for him (I understand some of these dead voters actually have voted). I mean, they even had to dig up a dead guy to bash Romney at their convention!
You can’t do anything without the government’s help? Really??
Obama’s campaign team and all the cool-aid drinking, uber-loyal Obama-zombies are crying foul; claiming Romney and his campaign are taking Obama’s ridiculous comments from last Friday out of context. That’s fine! They actually sound even worse “in context!” They clearly show Obama’s disdain for hard working Americans, entrepreneurship, and a free society! They reveal Obama true thoughts, his motivation, and establish his identity as the communist/socialist ideologue he truly is! Obama’s anti-American comments were wrong, no matter how you look at them.
We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently…We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more …
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
Americans have always argued, fought, and WORKED together. Because we wanted to … as free men and women … not by government decree! And, we all certainly appreciate the essential services provided by the government. Things like roads, bridges, dams, and protection from our enemies are all essential to the quality of life in America. The questions that need to be asked and honestly answered are:
This liberal leftist mantra that business owners (aka “the rich”) aren’t paying their fair share for all this essential stuff we taxpayers pay for ( like roads, bridges, dams, <ummm … Obama seems to be eliminating the “common defense” part>,etc.) is another Obama lie designed to solidify and energize his power base – the true free-loaders in our society. Contrary to leftist dogma, the “rich” pay a good deal more than their fair share.
(This graphic was made by the great @PoliticalMath who you should all be following on Twitter.)
According to a post on The Right Sphere, this is why we never actually hear Obama or any of his leftwing cronies put an actual number on what they think is a “fair share.” This is because to free-loaders, “fair share” simply means “more than they’re already paying” because free-loaders like someone else paying for their stuff.
Based on the CBO’s own numbers, the people paying the lion’s share for all these things Obama claims the government did … are actually the very people Obama is blaming. So truthfully, Mr. Obama, Americans did, in fact, “build that” too. The real free-loaders are the folks who drive on those roads, cross those bridges, go to those schools, swim in those lakes, enjoy that air conditioning; and then demand a free check every month, free education, free health care, free food, free cell phones, and who then … do not have to even be looking for a job, receiving job training, or drug or alcohol rehab to qualify for their free “Obama” money!
Obama has, at last, revealed his government-centric view of the world. In Obama’s world view, the government is the innovator and people simply do what the government instructs them to do. It’s profoundly un-American. This country became a great nation because of the ideals upon which it was founded: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. And I mean the true happiness that results from successfully fulfilling oneself as a free individual … and not the amassing of material stuff! Obama world view sees everyone dutifully performing their assigned task and being happy with the reward distributed to them by their benevolent rulers. THAT IS NOT MY AMERICA!! America is free people, free thinking, and free enterprise. I will fight to protect my America … Obama only apologizes for it!
Let’s contrast that with some “in context” quotes from Mitt Romney’s recent speech in Pennsylvania:
And so I see that entrepreneurial spirit and that innovativeness of the American people and our willingness to work hard in whatever role we have and to lift and to improve our lot and to improve the lot of the enterprises we work in—I see that as driving this economy to be the most powerful in the history of the Earth. It has already; it will again. The course we’re on right now [Obama’s course] is foreign to us. It changes America. This is a vote for what kind of America we’re going to have, and for me I vote for freedom and free people.
Let me just end with this thought: this is an important choice. This is a defining choice. This is a choice about what America’s going to be. Not just for the next few years but for a century. This is a choice which will determine what kind of future our kids are going to have. And, in fact, it also determines what kind of future the world’s going to have. America plays an unusual role in the world—I think we understand that. Some in some circles tend to brush that aside. But those that have fought in world wars and other conflicts recognize the greatness of America and our unique role in the history of the earth.
We call them heroes. I want to express appreciation to heroes proved in liberating strife; who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life. Could our veterans please raise their hands and members of the active duty armed services? Thank you.
I was in Great Britain some months ago and met with Tony Blair, and then with David Cameron, and with other leaders of the government there, and one said this to me: he said, “You know Mitt, if you’re lucky enough to be elected President of the United States and you travel around from country to country, and to their capitals; you will undoubtedly have rehearsed for you all the things they think America is doing wrong. But please don’t ever forget this: the one thing we all fear the most is a weak America.”
American strength, strength in our values, strength in our homes, strength in our economy, strength in our military is essential to the world. It is the best ally for peace.
And let me assure you that dividing America, and attacking success and minimizing the achievement and accomplishment of entrepreneurs of all kinds—that does not make a stronger America. Believing in America, meaning believing in those principles upon which this nation was founded; and I do. I will keep those principles aloft. We will fight for them. We will keep America the hope of the earth. Together we will bring back the strength that provides a bright future for us and for our children. Thank you so very much.