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Debate Analysis: Barack Obama is Unprepared in Every Way

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Many thoughts crossed my mind as I watched the first presidential debate last night. For me, the most important, even critical aspect of both performances came down to one glaring fact: Preparation.

Barack Obama was wholly unprepared and Mitt Romney was completely prepared in every way. All “the experts” are trying to spin it in the mainstream media to say that Governor Romney won the debate on style. That is utter nonsense! Mitt Romney has been prepared his entire life as a leader.

Barack Obama is unprepared to lead our nation in these ways:

• As commander in chief
• He is unprepared to lead America’s economy
• Obama is unprepared to create jobs for Americans
• He is unprepared to take our nation in the right direction with energy
• Obama is unprepared to lead out in foreign affairs with American flags burning in our embassies

I could list many other areas in which Barack Obama is simply not prepared. Check David Parker’s post here to see how Mr. Obama is simply not up to the job. Do we have to see another four years of this man’s smile to determine what we already know today?

Mr. Obama was weak and very uncomfortable last night. Is this why he did not want to meet with Israel’s Netanyahu? He did not want to be there. In the last six months, pundits, politicos, and reporters have been saying Mr. Obama does not like being President of the United States of America. I believe they are correct.

Obama Joking While Ambassador Stevens is Assassinated — Then Covers Up the Facts



When you are a celebrity, your image is important. Come on! What do you expect?

Thank you to Krysynd Marie Day for bringing this video to MRC!


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E.W. Jackson Calls for “Mass Exodus” from Democrat Party


MittRomneyCentral has published a number of extraordinarily powerful videos over the last three years. I believe this one belongs in that category. Yes, I know it is longer than one minute…sorry, but some messages need more time than a sound bite. This one does. You will be glad you heard this message I believe.

By the way, what prior presidential election do you remember in which so many African American leaders came out against the leader of the Democrat Party?

E. W. Jackson gave a speech at the National Press Club on September 10th that was never heard in the media because of the horrible news out of Libya and the Middle East that day and the following day. At time 0:40 he calls all those of Judeo-Christian values to lead a “mass exodus from the Democrat Party;” at 3:50 he states that the Democrat Party expects all its members to bow to it; At 4:40, he said the Democrat Party has declared war on Christianity; at 6:45 he speaks of lies, lies, lies to blacks of the ties between Planned Parenthood and the Democrat Party; at 10:35 he says this is “the beginning of a movement to call our country back to the faith of our founding fathers. Back to the values upon which they built this nation. Back to the truths upon which it was established. And back to the idea we can be one nation under God…”

Do you remember this piece from August 2nd written by Ben Collins?

At the press conference, Rev. William Owens, who is president and founder of the Coalition of African-Americans Pastors and the leader of the campaign, was joined by five other black regional pastors and said there were 3,742 African-American pastors on board for the anti-Obama campaign.

Rev. Owens states, “I am ashamed that the first black president chose this road, a disgraceful road.”

Is anybody listening? Or will 95% of all African Americans line up as lemmings behind Mr. Obama again as Jackson states? It is time to wake up America!

Hat Tip to Kevin Anderson for fleshing this speech out for MRC


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Democrat Pat Caddell: “Truth You Are Not Allowed to Know!”

If only I could show this video to every American 15 years and older! Rather than quote Pat Caddel here, you need to see his delivery. Every second of this four minute clip is extraordinary candor and truth. Key segments are at times 0:55, 1:20, 2:10, and 2:40. The segment that is the most terrifying to me is at 2:40 when he becomes infuriated at the fact the media has determined what truth we as Americans will hear and what truth we are not allowed to hear.

How do we get this to every Democrat, Independent, and undecided voter in America? Do they care that the founders’ creation of checks and balances of an unrestricted press is being thwarted by a press that has left “the ramparts” to join one side?

Folks, this is truly scary in my opinion. If we are to stop this, we must do everything we can in the next four weeks to take action to help elect Mitt Romney in the battleground states!


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Open Letter to Mitt Romney from Active Duty Service Member

The following was sent to us by an active duty service member currently serving abroad, and is published here with his permission:

Dear Mr. Romney,

I serve my country and have done so for a decade – the thought of another four years of our current direction saddens me. If you do not win, I and many others may find ourselves unemployed as massive cutbacks begin to take hold. It is frightening to picture our warriors standing hopelessly in unemployment lines; this is a fate they do not deserve. There is a paradigm shift occurring, and it is doing so at an astounding pace. We are becoming a nation that does not honor its protectors. We have begun to take from them and to take them for granted… This is a result of the chasm that has widened over the last few decades… A chasm of indecency and selfishness.

Please allow me to explain. Our policies have begun to shift towards victimization; we laud the individual that has always taken and never given. We empower dependency and encourage its advocate. We force those who have already given so much to give more. How long will our nation sit by as its heritage of strength and fortitude is laid to waste? I am saddened as I ponder all those who have made the greatest of all sacrifices… Have their souls been laid to rest in vain?

I am hopeful that someday I can call a man such as yourself my Commander in Chief. But, for now I serve in the Middle East. I and many like me stand watch over our nation. We wear her flag and protect her honor. We are her keepers. We sit silently as crowds gather on Wall Street to profane her name and exercise their right to free speech. We have always protected even those that do not appreciate the awesome price of their freedom.

This may never make it to Mr. Romney… But know this sir; the service members that have sacrificed so much these past 11 years are tired. We cannot afford to sacrifice more; we cannot stand in unemployment lines as policies destroy what we’ve shed blood to build. Many in the Armed Forces are pulling for you… We need you to win; we need you to pull our country from the brink. Please work hard for those that have always given for our nation. Our brothers’ bodies have left their imprints on the battlefield, their blood has stained the soil of foreign nations, and tears wet the cheeks of those they leave behind. The price is great, it demands the blood of the brave and bold, and it calls for the lives of those filled with courage. Yes… It is a terrible price, but our flag must always fly. Our nation is a lighthouse for all who seek freedom; it guides them as they navigate the rocky shoals of liberty. I implore you sir – remember the sacrifice, remember the price and win.

Sincerely,

A Guardian of Freedom


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Romney: “We’re Going to Win Pennsylvania”

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Most of you probably have family members and friends that are expressing worry, even pessimism about Governor Romney’s chances to beat Mr. Obama in November. I do. The polls from the battleground states in the last couple of weeks have turned negative, etc. I just smile and tell them, you are wrong. He is going to win!

I’m not going to get into a big explanation of the unreliability of the many polls; suffice to say they are historically unreliable and wrong. President Reagan used to say he did not pay attention to the polls. He stayed on message and he did what he knew was the right thing. Governor Romney is doing the very same thing.

The only polls that matter are those maintained by professional pollsters in the Romney and Obama camps. They know. NBC published an article yesterday, “Romney: ‘We’re going to win Pennsylvania’”

“You know, I’ve got a little secret here,” Romney told a rally crowd of a few hundred supporters. “That is that the Obama campaign thinks Pennsylvania is in their pocket — they don’t need to worry about it. And you’re right, and they’re wrong.

“We’re going to win Pennsylvania. We are going to take the White House.”

At the fundraiser earlier this morning in Philadelphia, Romney was more circumspect about his chances, telling donors it would “really shock people” if, on Nov. 6th, Pennsylvania seemed to be going his way. He first predicted “it could happen” before closing with an outright prediction: “I’m going to win Pennsylvania.”

This is huge news! When I woke up this morning and saw this, I got even more excited. This is huge news!

I am guessing that most of you that frequent MRC are well-read, well-informed, optimistic Romney supporters. If so, we need to get our pessimistic friends off the dime and get their heads in the game. It is game on and Governor Romney is in this game to win. It is not unusual for Governor Romney’s days to begin at 5:00 a.m. and to end at 2:00 a.m. Are we matching his work ethic, enthusiasm, energy, determination, and persistence? He is our file leader; he cannot win this thing alone. All of us need to step it up for him. And as Donald Sutherland shouted in the film Kelly’s Heroes as he led a tank column, “No negative vibes boys! No negative vibes!”


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Obama’s Nasty Habit of Deception to Go Unchallenged? — Karl Rove

Karl Rove (Photo: Twitter: @karlrove)


Because of what I am about to write regarding President Obama, I must begin this post by stating this is my opinion alone and is not intended to reflect the opinion of my fellow MRC writers, Mitt Romney, or the Romney campaign.

I’m not entirely sure why pundits, Romney surrogates, and other “political experts” are so reticent to call out Barack Obama for what he is: A liar. Five days ago I wrote this piece outlining four inherent advantages that Mr. Obama has over Mitt Romney. As President of the United States, prestige alone allows Mr. Obama to lie with impunity as the mainstream media covers for him. Many Americans trust their president implicitly and would never disbelieve him because of their respect for the office of president. Frankly, I strongly believe President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and other senior administration officials are actively involved in a cover-up to prevent disclosure of solid intel they had before the consulate attack in Libya, indicating it was pre-planned and was terrorism.

Yesterday morning, Eric Fehrnstrom was outlining how Barack Obama had been deceptive and did so by providing excellent examples. When asked directly by the FOX anchor if he was calling Obama “a liar” he basically backed down and said “no.” What? Obama is not just dancing around the truth; he is outright lying and he is getting away with it! Before you get after me for writing this, I must say that I do think Governor Romney has definite plans to take care of Obama’s nasty habit of prevaricating.

Yesterday, Karl Rove published his weekly opinion piece entitled, “Obama’s Biggest Opponent Is the Truth.”

When George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney in a Sept. 14 “Good Morning America” interview what he’s learned about President Obama as a debater, the former Massachusetts governor replied, “I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate.”

If Mr. Obama’s debate performance mirrors his campaign, Mr. Romney’s prediction will be dead on. To get a sense of how comprehensive the president’s assault on the truth has been, consider some of his false claims in recent speeches and ads.

One Obama spot says, “To pay for huge, new tax breaks for millionaires like him, Romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class: $2,000 for a family with children.”

That claim has been thoroughly discredited, including by PolitiFact Virginia and editorials in this newspaper. [...]

Another ad says, “As a corporate raider, [Mr. Romney] shipped jobs to China and Mexico.” In response, the Washington Post editorialized, “On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue.” As recently as Sept. 17, Mr. Obama claimed in Ohio that Mr. Romney’s “experience has been owning companies that were called ‘pioneers’ in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like China.” But that claim, too, is a fabrication.
[...]
Candidates always have disagreements, arguing over the meaning of events or evidence. But Mr. Obama has taken ordinary political differences beyond anything we’ve seen. Every day, it seems, he attempts to disqualify his opponent through deliberate and undeniable falsehoods.

[VL: I call "falsehoods" ------> "lies"]

Barack Obama plans to be re-elected through cunning deceit…lying

This is only one side of a two-sided coin. The president can’t tell the truth about his own record either.

For example, Mr. Obama said at a Univision Town Hall on Sept. 20 that his biggest failure “is we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done.” The president then did what is second nature to him: He pinned the blame on Republicans. The problem with this excuse is that the Democrats controlled Congress by huge margins in the first two years of his presidency—and Mr. Obama never introduced an immigration bill or even provided the framework for one.

In the same interview, Mr. Obama claimed that his Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program was “begun under the previous administration.” This time it was ABC’s Jake Tapper correcting the record, pointing out, “it was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.”

The most troubling recent example of Mr. Obama’s serial dishonesty is his administration’s effort to deny that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist assault, as if the truth would somehow tarnish Mr. Obama’s foreign-policy credentials.

Voters expect politicians to stretch the truth. But when the offender is as persistent with mistruths, half-truths and no-truths as Mr. Obama is, voters expect the other candidate to blow the whistle. They want their leaders to show toughness and be competitive. Which brings us back to the coming Oct. 3 debate, to be followed by two others on Oct. 16 and 22.

During these widely watched events, Mr. Romney must call out the president. That is not so easy: Mr. Romney can’t call Mr. Obama a liar; that’s too harsh a word that would backfire. Mr. Romney must instead set the record straight in a presidential tone—firm, respectful, but not deferential. And a dash of humor is worth its weight in gold.

While Mr. Romney must point out the president’s misrepresentations, he can’t take on the role of fact-checker-in-chief. He should deal comprehensively with several of Mr. Obama’s untruths and, having done so, dismiss the rest as more of the same.

By carefully calling into question the president’s veracity, Mr. Romney will have the opportunity to provide context: Mr. Obama doesn’t shoot straight because he can’t defend his record and has no agenda for the future except the status quo, stay the course.

What exactly about the past four years do Americans like? And why would they want four more years like them? Mr. Obama knows how most Americans would answer these questions, which is why he is being so fast and loose with the truth. Mr. Romney’s job is to shine a light on this for voters.

[emphasis added]


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41 Medal of Honor Recipients Endorse Mitt Romney

There are many reasons Mitt Romney is receiving enormous support from active duty military service members and veterans.

Governor Romney announced yesterday the endorsement of 41 Medal of Honor recipients:

“Of all the heroes that have served in our armed forces, only a few have had the great privilege of receiving the Medal of Honor,” said Mitt Romney. “They are the best of us all, and their dedication to our freedoms and their fellow servicemen and women serves as a shining example to every American. I am deeply honored and grateful to have the support of so many of these brave men, but my deeper thanks is for their service to this nation.”

“I have dedicated much of my life to the service of my country, and I want it to be in good hands for the next four years and beyond,” said Medal of Honor recipient Leo Thorsness. “In Mitt Romney, I believe we have a leader who can address the problems we face, while restoring America to its place on the world stage. Governor Romney understands the needs of our servicemen and women, and he will ensure that those who have fought for us abroad will not have to fight for a good job and good healthcare when they come home. We need that sort of leadership in the White House.”

An Iowa newspaper briefly described two Medal of Honor recipients who gave their support to Mitt Romney yesterday: Salvatore Giunta and George Day (the Iowa newspaper inappropriately used the term “winner” three times instead of the correct usage of “recipient”). Note: According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society there are currently 81 living recipients.

Medals of Honor of the United States Army, Air Force, and Navy/Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipients Endorsing Mitt Romney (list & citations): (more…)

VP Biden will Debate Congressman Ryan October 11th (Watters’ World)

This short video, shot at Dartmouth, is great for three important reasons:

  1. We learn that a very high percentage of those interviewed are undecided! Undecided voters rarely vote for the incumbent (they already know the incumbent well, hence they are undecided). What percentage of these college students are undecided?
  2. The truth about Mitt Romney is revealed at 2:25…and it is the truth!
  3. Joe Biden actually shouts his answer back to Watters in this video as to whether he would go on The Factor with Bill O’Reilly! His answer will shock you! Classic!

This is one of the better Watters’ World videos regarding the level of awareness of the interviewees.




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Barack Obama, CEO of Bankruptcy, LLC

Photo & Trailer Sign: Andrew Geurink & Family

Hat Tip to Steve Samuelian for sending over this image for MRC

This trailer sign is located near Holland, Michigan (western part of the state) and is courtesy of OttawaCountyPatriots.com


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