Romney’s Leadership & Integrity will Trump Obama’s Four Inherent Advantages

The mission of this website (MRC) is very simple: We are a grassroots blog dedicated to the election of the finest leader to ever run for President of the United States: Mitt Romney. As a blog, we provide information of course to keep you informed, but our mission is to influence readers to take action; to join us in making a difference. If our presence on the Internet does not translate to energetic action in support of Mitt Romney, we have failed. If you have followed MRC for more than a few weeks, you have seen me start some of my posts with “We are going to win!” I have been steadfast in that declaration and I stand by it now.

That said, as in any competitive endeavor, we can lose. This contest is a simple one. The winner will be the candidate that receives the majority of electoral votes, which depends entirely on which candidate gets the largest number of people to cast ballots. Simple. If you are like me, you have gotten a bit nervous these past 10 days or so (or six months) watching with dismay as the mainstream media (MSM) spins everything to favor Mr. Obama. But you know what? It is what it is. The MSM will not change in the next 43 days, so we must overcome this enormous disadvantage with – as my father would say – sheer hard work; we must outwork the opposition.

As I see it, Mr. Obama has four significant advantages that Governor Romney does not and will have between now and November 6th. All of them are inherent with Barack Obama as a person, his party, and his office. In no particular order they are:

  1. Incumbency: As POTUS, Obama has Prestige of Office and Inherent Credibility
  2. A Corrupt and Biased Mainstream Media
  3. Rhetorical Deception
  4. Union Power and Corruption

Incumbency: As POTUS, Obama has Prestige of Office and Inherent Credibility

The advantages of running for re-election as a sitting president are roughly akin to the Yankees (largest payroll in the MLB at $200M) playing the Padres ($55M) in the World Series. Many advantages are obvious such as the unlimited use of Air Force One used to travel to fundraisers and the ability to invite anyone to the White House, etc. The others are less obvious but definitely crucial in a re-election bid, such as prestige of the office and the credibility of actually being the current POTUS. Think about it. The prestige and credibility of the office of POTUS were established by the reputations of predecessors such as Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, and other incredible patriots of the last century and modern era. For reasons I lay out below, I strongly believe Barack Obama has not nearly lived up to the high standards Americans expect of their president. But that does not change the fact that Mr. Obama is the beneficiary of the incredible prestige and reputation of the mantle of president as established by his predecessors. How does that matter? Americans almost always, as a matter of course, give the president the benefit of the doubt. This is not insignificant in his re-election bid as he uses deception to his advantage.

A Corrupt and Biased Mainstream Media (MSM)

Volumes have been published on this one topic. Just today, our Paul Johnson posted an outstanding piece on this topic (if you have not read it entirely, I highly recommend you do). The MSM is not just biased, which is bad enough. Decisions are made all the time at the highest levels of news organizations relative to amount of content, type of content, and how the content is presented. A recent, obvious example of corruption in my opinion was MSNBC’s decision during the RNC coverage to cut away each time a minority speaker began their speech, choosing to “open up discussion” to their pundits. A more recent example is the extremely thin coverage last week of the largest destruction of United States aviation since 1968 in Vietnam. Did you hear about this terrible event? Neither had my wife and she follows the news from a number of MSM sources. Why did the MSM bury it? Because it does not fit the narrative that Obama is succeeding as commander in chief in the war in Afghanistan after making the terrible decision to give the Taliban a date certain we will leave. Examples are pervasive and numerous. I could go on and on but Paul Johnson covered it best in his piece.

Rhetorical Deception

What I meant here is Mr. Obama is an excellent liar. I’m not referring to a “poker face” as they say. He routinely lies with a smile on his face. How is this an advantage you ask? When combining intentional deception with a) the high reputation of the office of president, and b) the bias and corruption of the MSM, Mr. Obama can say almost anything to the American public and do so with impunity. Watch him. He is perfectly affable and genial as he lies in the face of major calamity. I believe Governor Romney will hold him accountable in the debates.

The MSM is in the process of revealing a probable cover-up by the Obama administration in which they knew of threats against the consulate prior to the attack. In short order after the news of the rare death of an American ambassador, Mr. Obama was partying it up with celebrities in Vegas and laughing it up on Letterman. Seriously! The assassination of a U.S. ambassador is an act of war. The last time an ambassador was assassinated was during the Carter administration, over 30 years ago! Remember the emotional indignation of President Reagan when the Berlin night club was destroyed by a terrorist and which prompted him to bomb Gaddafi’s home? There was no emotion by Obama or Clinton in any of their speeches. They read from prepared remarks with little emotion of any kind; then they turned those remarks into a video for Pakistanis to view as another form of American apology. Sure, they were serious. Within hours though, Mr. Obama was smiling and laughing again outside The White House. BTW, watch Mr. Obama. He refuses to use these three words: “assassination,” “terrorism,” and “evil.” There are many reasons for this which we can address at a later time.

Why is Mr. Obama’s lying deceit an advantage over Governor Romney? Because Governor Romney values integrity above all other character attributes of leadership. Barack Obama considers deception a tactic to success much like a military leader uses deception to out maneuver the enemy. In other words, for Mr. Obama, the end (getting re-elected because ‘my policies are most needed by the world’) justifies the means (lying). Lying is not an option available to Governor Romney.

Union Power and Corruption

Much has been documented over the decades of union power and corruption. It is not my objective here to prove it out all over again. Suffice to state that union bosses wield tremendous power over their members. They care little about local, state, or federal laws or ethics regulating pressure over their members’ voting freedom. If they can skate by the rules, they will. Do you think for a moment union members are not being bombarded by regular mailers, paycheck stuffers, and flyers handed them from their managers on how to get out the vote and how to vote? Union membership has diminished over the years but union influence among its members is as powerful as it ever was. Why is this advantage so important? The reason is that many of those who voted for Mr. Obama in 2008 may be disenchanted with him and may decide not to vote in November. But not the union members. They will vote in high numbers for Obama and many will vote en masse for him as they are bussed by the likes of Harry Reid and others like him. I will not line out the forms of corruption they are known for. Will Romney volunteers be more or less determined than union bosses and their members?

As volunteers and supporters of Mitt Romney for president, we must do everything we can now and in the next 40+ days to get involved. To make phone calls into the battleground states. Travel to the battleground states when organized and invited by the campaign. Ask your friends and family members to register to vote and ask them to ask their contacts to do the same. And then get them to vote. There is so much to do. There is so much we each can do! We will overcome the inherent advantages Mr. Obama possesses. Truth, honor, and integrity will prevail.

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Santorum: Sold-Out The Working Man & Fiscal Conservatives — No Right to Work (Guest: Greg Stapley)

By Greg Stapley

Rick Santorum is not who he says he is.

Santorum has been loudly proclaiming not only that he is the one true conservative in this race, but that he’s the only candidate who understands and will fight for working Americans. To hear him tell it, you’d think he invented conservatism.

Greg Stapley

Not so fast, Senator. There are a few things that working people and conservatives alike should know about you and your record before they pull the lever.

I am certainly not a one-issue voter, but one principle is so fundamental in the raging battle for America’s soul that it has become the threshold across which all candidates must pass before they can legitimately claim the title and honor of Conservative. That principle is freedom from forced unionism.

There was a time in our nation’s history when unions helped and protected workers. However, today’s union movement has been largely co-opted by left-wing social engineers, who are using the economic engine of forced union dues to fund sweeping changes to American society, government and values — changes that are the antithesis of the conservative principles I hold dear.

Against the wishes of large swaths of their membership, today’s union bosses routinely pick their members’ pockets by using forced dues to support politicians and agendas that are have nothing to do with the workplace, and are often opposed to the values and philosophies of those members.

In 27 states (it was 28 until just last month — congratulations, Indiana!), union bosses have become so powerful that they have secured mind-boggling legislation which allows them to deny gainful employment to honest, hard-working citizens who want nothing more than to put bread on the table without funding some union leader’s social and political agenda. This keeps the bosses in power. More importantly, it keeps the money flowing from their unwilling members’ paychecks to union coffers and on to their cronies in government. They just need a few cooperative politicians to keep these laws in place for them.

And Rick Santorum — “Reliable Rick” — is Big Labor’s go-to guy on the “right.”

Denying a basic freedom like the right to work is about as anti-conservative as it gets. No politician can give lip service to the principles of individualism, self-determination or the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness while at the same time colluding with entrenched labor interests to compel workers into unions that forcibly take their money and do little to help them.

But remarkably, despite his claims that he is a champion of blue-collar America, Rick Santorum has done exactly that.

For example, in an astonishing effort to ingratiate himself to the union bosses who control the campaign purse strings in his home state of Pennsylvania, then-Senator Rick Santorum actively worked to defeat the federal right to work bill in the United States Senate. (104th Congress, S. 1788, the National Right to Work Act of 1995. (“On the Cloture Motion (motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to consider S.1788),” Senate Bill Clerk, Vote Number: 188, www.senate.gov, 7/10/1996)

Had it passed, millions of American workers who are currently trapped in union shops, compelled to follow union rules and forced to pay union dues against their will, would have been liberated from the clutches of their union overlords. Sadly, no thanks to Rick Santorum, these workers are still imprisoned in forced-union Perdition. (more…)

Liberal Gingrich: Sticks SEIU Sword in Romney’s Conservative Immigration Stance & In Himself

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has rebuked Newt Gingrich for his dishonest FL ad on Romney's stance on illegal immigration. Jan 24, 2012


Think Newt Gingrich is conservative?

Voters can’t ignore the flashing liberal daggers coming from his mouth.

Gingrich gleefully bashes private-equity investment/capitalism.

Get him in front of a crowd and he coughs up class warfare “Mitt Romney is trying to buy the presidency… people power beats money power every time.” Yes, he’s criticizing Romney for being organized, planning ahead, and convincing Americans that he’s the best candidate to lead America… enough so that they’ve given him their money. (Newt is all about DEFLECTION; remember that leisurely Greek Isle cruise he took right after announcing his candidacy when he could have been working/organizing/seeking financial backing for his presidential run?)

Don’t forget Gingrich’s “right-wing social engineering” en garde against Paul Ryan’s medicare reform plan (see video below).

Now, Gingrich is sticking the SEIU sword into Romney’s conservative solution for illegal immigration. And, Newt doesn’t care that in his flip-flop about-face flailing, he’s stabbing himself:

Newt Gingrich borrowed talking points from Barack Obama and the SEIU on illegal immigration and used them to attack Mitt Romney’s conservative approach. He was rebuked by Marco Rubio for doing it, and had to retreat. Then he attacked his own position on immigration. This is who Newt Gingrich is: an unreliable leader who undermines conservatives, hurts our party, and emboldens President Obama and his liberal allies.” –Albert Martinez, Romney for President spokesman

Gingrich opposes an immigration position he supported:

This morning in Miami, Newt Gingrich came out against self-deportation. “‘How close were to breaking out and laughing out loud about this fantasy?’ Newt said mockingly while discussing Mitt Romney’s idea of ‘self deportation’ during his interview with Univision this morning.” (Charlie Spiering, “Gingrich Mocks Romney’s Wealth; Self-Deportation,” The Washington Examiner, 12/25/12)

But, just two months ago, Gingrich’s spokesman, speaking about Newt’s immigration plan, said this: “It’s likely the vast majority of them would self-deport.” “On the Gingrich campaign website, the top item in the ‘solutions’ section presents a 10-step plan for addressing illegal immigration. … A spokesman for Gingrich said only a small percentage of current illegal immigrants would likely be allowed to stay. ‘It’s likely the vast majority of them would self-deport,’ said spokesman R. C. Hammond.” (The Concord Monitor, 11/29/11)

In December 2010, Gingrich agreed with radio host Laura Ingraham that self-deportation was the right choice. LAURA INGRAHAM: “We have to enforce this law. We have to do that first. No work, self deportation. Come back. We can figure out our immigration system after we enforce this border. You’re not going to get the support of the people unless we really see that border enforced.” GINGRICH: “I agree with you. I’m against comprehensive reform.” (“The Laura Ingraham Show,” 12/3/10)

In 2008, Gingrich’s American Solutions website declared: “Anything Less Than Requiring Those Who Are Here Illegally To Return Home To Apply For Legal Status Is Amnesty, Plain And Simple.” “Everyone currently working in the United States illegally must return to their home country to apply for the worker visa program. Anything less than requiring those who are here illegally to return home to apply for legal status is amnesty, plain and simple.” (American Solutions Website, www.americansolutions.com, Archived 10/22/08)

Gingrich was forced to pull down his false anti-Romney attack ad:

Senator Marco Rubio Demanded That Gingrich Pull Down His “Inaccurate, Inflammatory” Anti-Romney Ad. “‘Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being ‘anti-immigrant’ ‘This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,’ Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.” (“Rubio Scolds Gingrich Camp, Says Ad Bashing ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Romney Is ‘Inaccurate, Inflammatory’,” The Miami Herald, 1/25/12)

“In the wake of Sen. Marco Rubio’s denunciation of Newt Gingrich’s ad calling Mitt Romney ‘anti-immigrant,’ the Romney campaign’s Hispanic leadership team – headlined by former Sen. Mel Martinez – is demanding that Gingrich pull down the radio spot. But Gingrich already plans to do it. ‘We respect the senator’s wishes,’ said Gingrich’s campaign chairman.” (“Romney’s Hispanic Leadership Team: Newt, Pull Down Your Ad. Gingrich: I Will,” The Miami Herald, 1/25/12)-equity

Today, Hispanic leaders united to write an open letter to Newt Gingrich asking him to pull down the offensive Spanish language radio advertisement running in the Miami market:

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