Beware of the Detours: The Obama and Axelrod Magic Show!

 Are all of you noticing the number of ‘detours’ coming from the White House the last few days? The focus on Occupy Wall Street, talking to students and teachers, faux support of the hard-working truckers and the middle-class, the no-way-in-hell-he-can-get-it-passed American Jobs act, etc., etc. This is a carefully orchestrated attempt to distract us from the real problem: that unemployment is still abysmal and no one is finding work. When is he going to do anything to help this situation? No talk about relaxing the stranglehold he has on the oil industry. No discussion about cutting the corporate tax to encourage corporations to return home to manufacture their goods on American soil. No way he will stop this ridiculous gibberish about renewable energy and promote coal, shale, and nuclear energy development. He has no intention of creating more jobs by using the resources we have within our own borders. And do you know why not? Because it would return the United States to its prominent position as the world’s leading Super Power and THAT is not a part of his plan. He is standing in the way of our recovery and for that, he should be ashamed. He must be defeated in 2012 or our children are going to have a hell of a time living, working, and succeeding in this land of prosperity.


CBC Would be “Marching on the White House”

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). “If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has continued to rise amongst African-Americans, pushing for Obama to do more to address the needs of vulnerable communities. (The Hill)


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C’mon, Gov Rick! Let’s Work on that Delivery!

I am loving me some Rick Perry, but as an untrained professional debate watcher, I have a bit of advice: 

Do SOMETHING about those ‘in between’ moments when you think you are not in the camera shot!  You showed more smirks, sighs, snores, and eyebrow raises than Larry King with a belly full of gas.

Now we all know this was a CNN production and the producer and director(s) were doing their best to make you look like a goofy cowman from that backward state down south, but you did your part to make their job so easy! I suspect some of these ‘faces’ are your way of concentrating or filtering information – and the other candidates were out for blood last night. But Gov Rick: you’re in the shot and they are going to keep you there. Look interested, smile more, grimace when something uncomfortable is mentioned by one of the other candidates, and do more to stay in the conversation even when you’re not speaking. Everyone is gunning for you, Governor! Stay a step ahead but most importantly, stay AWAKE!

Comprehensive List of Obama Tax Hikes

Since taking office, President Barack Obama has signed into law twenty-one new or higher taxes:

1. A 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco: On February 4, 2009, just sixteen days into his Administration, Obama signed into law a 156 percent increase in the federal excise tax on tobacco, a hike of 61 cents per pack. The median income of smokers is just over $36,000 per year.

2. Obamacare Individual Mandate Excise Tax (takes effect in Jan 2014): Starting in 2014, anyone not buying “qualifying” health insurance must pay an income surtax according to the higher of the following…

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Perry: 29%!

From Rasmussen Reports, August 16, 2011:

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the new face in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann with the other announced candidates trailing even further behind.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who was a close second to Bachmann on Saturday, has the support of nine percent (9%) of Likely Primary Voters, followed by Georgia businessman Herman Cain at six percent (6%) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with five percent (5%). Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, and ex-Utah Governor Jon Huntsman each get one percent (1%) support.