Seems we were right, this was all just a fundraising gimmick.
Blogress Ann Althouse who, in 2008, thought Obama “was the better bet, compared to the GOP alternative” recently transcribed this video she watched on Instapundit featuring the sage diva, Camille Paglia, a woman who not just backed, but also contributed to, Barack Obama four years ago:
Not least: I consider him, now, one of the most racially divisive and polarizing figures ever. I think it’s going to take years to undo the damage to relationships between the races.
Read the whole thing. Now, I’m going to watch the video.
UPDATE: Just watched the video and it’s well worth your time. Love what she says early on about art. She’s spot on. Spot on. Segment quoted above is just before 12 minute mark.
NB: In the original version of this post, I neglected to include the name of the person whose remarks Althouse had transcribed.
One Facebook, a liberal friend shared this image purporting to showing how much debt the nation accumulated under the presidents since Reagan. It seemed the purpose was to exonerate the incumbent while laying the blame at the feet of his predecessor for our nation’s $16.208 trillion debt.
On January 20, 2009, the day the incumbent took office, the national debt stood at $10.627 trillion, meaning it increased approximately $5.581 trillion on this Democrat’s watch (less than a full term in office.) By contrast, “[t]he Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency.”
Now, to be sure, maybe Obama did indeed “inherit” a budget out of balance, but he had solid Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress during his first two years in office. In his campaign, he had promised a “net spending cut” while he office as he had promised to cut the deficit in half in his first term.
He achieved neither of those goals. He didn’t even come close.
On the current campaign trail, he is not putting forth any plan to reduce the deficit should he win reelection.
It seems that those who created the above chart seek to pass the blame for the nation’s debt onto Obama’s immediate predecessor, as if that will absolve the incumbent of not having a plan to control federal spending.
Economic growth, anemic by historical standards
(& far less than what Obama promised when he sold “stimulus”)
This headline from Yahoo! Finance says pretty much all you need to know about today’s job growth figures: Stronger Than Expected 3Q Growth Weak By Historical Standards. Obama and some liberals on Facebook (and on twitter, as I understand) are trying to spin this as a positive sign, but the first two paragraphs of the article (from a usually Obama-friendly source) should dispel any notion that this is great news:
The U.S. economy picked up some steam in the third quarter. The Commerce Department reported that GDP grew at a 2% annualized rate from July to September. That’s an improvement from the sluggish 1.3% pace in the second quarter but nothing to get excited about, says David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff.
The higher growth in the third quarter was due to increased government spending, which is unsustainable, he tells The Daily Ticker. Factoring that out means growth was 1.3% in the private sector, virtually unchanged from the previous quarter, says Rosenberg.
On Facebook, Bruce shared this chart:
So, while Obama may boast that the economy is growing, the bigger issue is that it’s not growing as fast as the Democrat promised, particularly when he sold the nation on his $800-billion “stimulus.”
Growth, in short, “is less than half of what the White House projected growth would be this year” — providing further evidence that we can’t put too much stock in Obama’s economic forecasts — or his policies.
Romney & Ryan talk about the economy
Obama & Co BS about Big Birds, binders & a TV actress’s first time
Obama & Co BS about Big Birds, binders & a TV actress’s first time
Yesterday, the Obama campaign release a “creepy” ad where some tattooed actress compared voting for Obama to having sex. Today, Mitt Romney is giving a speech on the economy in Ames, Iowa. This follows Paul Ryan’s “serious and substantive speech at Cleveland University” on Wednesday.
I’m with Ace on this one; it’s neither funny nor cute, nor persuasive, “unless you think the important issues in this campaign are Binders Full of Birth Control“:
It underlines the essential triviality of Obama and his Government Client & Upper Upper Class White Voter agenda. There is nothing to his campaign except very small social-progressive appeals to people who are simply not affected by the economy, whether they are too poor to notice a bad economy, immunized from the economy by being a government worker, or so rich they have nothing at all to fear from a bad economy.
Conservatives are having a field day mocking this bizarre ad as they, are having a field day mocking another juvenile Obama utterance, as Ed Driscoll deadpans on Instapundit, “SHOVEL-READY JOB: Conservatives hijack president’s ‘bullshitter’ remark via #bullshitter Twitter hashtag.”
Sister Toldjah finds the juvenile remark telling:
You know what? I know a POTUS has to deal with a lot of stress and has to blow off steam, and sometimes cursing is a part of that, but – dang it – Presidents are role models for kids and language like this should be left behind closed doors. It’d be one thing if this was an unintentional hot mic moment or if he were speaking out of frustration and in the heat of the moment cursed, but it’s not. He said this knowing it had the potential for being published, knowing that teenagers read this unabashedly left wing magazine. (more…)
I have no earthly idea how Sherrod Brown got elected to the United States Senate to begin with. He has pretty much admitted his a neo-Communist. UGH!
Anyway, Ohio has the chance to redeem themselves with Josh Mandel… as well as voting for Romney/Ryan!
Please forward this video to anyone in Ohio who still may be “undecided”.
If Sarah Palin should “speak up” when her daughter uses an anti-gay slur, shouldn’t HRC speak up when gay Republican is beaten?
HRC called upon Sarah Palin to “speak up” about her teenage daughter’s use of anti-gay slur, but won’t speak out when a gay Republican is beaten and hospitalized in a politically motivated attack.
The man who attacked “Kyle Wood, a full-time volunteer working for GOP House candidate Chad Lee” in Wisconsin said he had “warned” the young man. Wood believes . . .
. . . his attacker’s reference to a warning likely pointed to graffiti he found painted on his car last week. The vandalism included the phrases “house trained republican faggot,” “traitor,” and “ur like a jew 4 hitler.”
Those slurs, he explained, were references to him being a gay Republican working to help Lee, a straight GOP candidate, defeat the openly gay Democrat Mark Pocan.
The man used the same slur Sarah Palin’s daughter had used, but, unlike the Republican teen, followed it up with a brutal attack.
Yet, HRC called upon a woman who never uttered the slur to “speak up,” but won’t speak up when a vandal uses the term against a gay Republican, then proceeds to beat him.
NB: Had previously blogged on the matter here.
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Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally explains.
H/t: Reader Kurt in a comment. McSally, running in Arizona’s 2nd district “is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.” She “retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel in 2010.” Hey, I have a nephew in the Air Force. I think he’d want me to support a woman like Martha.
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ADDENDUM: Contrast the Republican woman in the video above with the Democrat shown here.
Yesterday, I drove around Hollywood and up to Pasadena and didn’t see a single Obama bumper sticker (nor any Romney one for that matter). But, I did see a fading “O” window sticker just to the right of this bumper sticker:
This image seems to correspond with much of what I read on Facebook, liberal friends attacking the Republicans as horrible, no good and very, very, very bad.
It seems Democrats this year define themselves not by what they support but by what they oppose.