Which Convention was “strange, full of insults”? Romney Weighs In (Baier Interview – VIDEO)

Well, they’re over.

In an attempt to woo voters, Republicans and Democrats have put their best convention feet forward.

After just the first day of the Republican National Convention (a full day of activity was cancelled due to developing storm Isaac), Obama’s top adviser Robert Gibbs characterized the GOP gathering as “angry” and “strange” and “full of insults. His remarks must have been festering in a folded paper in his hip pocket for weeks; he was pretty pleased to grab a few headlines. What Gibbs wrote turned out to be a prognostication of his own party’s convention goings-on a few days later in Charlotte, NC…

In spite of the sensitive and well-handled Republican convention storm adaptations, some rabble-rousing Democrats called for a cancellation of the entire convention. But, once the Democratic National Convention got underway a few days later, there was no reference from speakers of Hurricane Isaac or helping the victims.

Our President’s re-election insecurity prompted a ‘save-me’ call to former president Bill Clinton. Team O thought he was needed to take center-stage to plaster some pizazz over Obama’s putrid economy. Yes, that Bill Clinton who once called Obama “the chief executor of good intentions” and formerly said of Obama “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Yikes. Clinton jumped at the chance to appear be a team player while visions of Hillary in the White House (and himself) danced in his head.

Obama, in spite of doing his best to rattle the rafters, delivered a flat, warmed-over class-warfare speech we’ve numbingly heard before. Maybe knowing the jobs report numbers that were to be released today messed with his head.

ADDENDUM - A comment on Michelle Obama’s speech: One got the feeling Mrs. O spent a month of Sundays at studied speech practice in front of her ‘make-up’ mirror getting those inserted smiles and practiced pauses just right. The drama… Her “Obama hunched over his desk” (hunched – mind you!) poring over letters from people having a hard go in this hardship economy (no mention of Obama’s part in it) was that which made listening to her barely tolerable. But, the cake-taker for me was her affected stammers – meant to pepper following prose with dramatic sincerity but only highlighting insincerity – that relegated her to the category of ‘First Lady Duping-The-Folks Academy Award’. She laid it on too, too thick. Charles Krauthammer thought so, too:

Most brilliantly manipulative:

Michelle Obama, by three touchdowns. Beautifully structured, delivered with studied emotion — the feigned stammer to render natural a finely written telepromptered text was a touch of genius — she made the case for why her husband governed as he has.

Because he cares. He loves his wife, loves his children, loves his family — therefore he loves you. The syllogism, a total non sequitur, was laid on with panache.

It worked. She managed to drain her husband’s entire first term of any hint of ideological or personal motivation. He is driven by his caring, giving soul — not by a deeply felt ideology developed in youth: redistributionist, government-centered, disdainful of success, committed to his social-democratic view of social justice.

Only a wife can turn a ruthlessly ambitious pol, who undid the Clintons four years ago and today relentlessly demonizes Romney, into a care bear. She pulled it off.

Read more here and here.

How about that floor flight spectacle over including “Jerusalem” and “God” in their platform?! They actually BOOED God. Plus, those numerous, hissing references to Republicans as Nazis were a turn-off and deeply insulting to those who have actually endured Nazism.

Don’t forget the featured steel worker who claimed he worked for Bain Capitol. He embellished his story against Bain by stating he lost his job when the Bain-controlled company GST steel filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s. A big LIE.

In the end, Democrats tried to razzle-dazzle with actresses and musicians James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, and the Foo Fighters. An array of liberal speakers brought forth a parade of theatrical over-the-top rhetoric, misrepresentations, and outright lies about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. (Did you know Republicans are plotting to take the vote away from women? And, will do all within their power to stop women from using contraceptives? NOT.) Did you happen to catch former MI Governor Jennifer Granholm’s meltdown?

It was a circus of slander.

Mr. Gibbs, YOUR convention was angry, full of insults, and very strange.

FOX New’s Bret Baier caught up with Mitt Romney today in Sioux City, Iowa to ask him about Obama’s acceptance speech last night, today’s jobs report, repeated false claims he didn’t care about the American auto industry, doesn’t care about the U.S. military, and more:


UPDATE – Another Romney interview with FOX News’ Carl Cameron:

► With only 96,000 jobs created in August (down from 141,000 jobs in July), Obama’s hoped-for convention re-gilding isn’t going to happen:

The economy created only 96,000 jobs in August, the unemployment rate remains above 8 percent, and more than 350,000 Americans have dropped out of the work force. While some may focus on the jobs that were created last month, this jobs report is nothing but horrendous. I welcome any jobs, but American workers giving up on employment in the weakest recovery since the Great Depression is cause for alarm, not celebration.

The unemployment rate has not fallen below 8 percent for the past 43 months. The labor force participation rate is at the lowest level in 31 years. If the labor force participation rate were at the same level it was before the recession started, the unemployment rate would be 11.6 percent today. And the rate of “underemployment” or “real unemployment,” including the unemployed, those who want work but have stopped searching in this economy, and those who are forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment is actually at 14.7 percent. We’re still experiencing a significant jobs crisis, whether President Obama recognizes it or not.

President Obama’s policies of more spending, more debt and more taxes haven’t worked. It’s way past time for a course correction. The country needs responsible leadership, not the President’s boasts over anemic growth and unending pleas for patience. Americans are looking for a sustained and real recovery. This weak report is nowhere near enough, and this has gone on long enough. Any real jobs plan must stop the regulatory madness and avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases on January 1. The health care law is yet another drag on the economy. Small businesses need tax relief and regulatory certainty to grow and hire.

What about the numbers of those Obama has been systematically slipping onto disability rolls after their unemployment benefits run out? Once on disability? Most always ON disability for life. Also, the Dept. of Labor today did what they usually do; they revised down the job numbers for the two previous months, resulting in 41,000 fewer jobs created than originally reported.


The way Obama opted to defend his record of failure today demeaned himself. Speaking at a rally, this is what he said on Romney, Ryan, and Republicans: “Tax cuts, tax cuts, gut some regulations, oh, and more tax cuts. Tax cuts when times are good, tax cuts when times are bad. Tax cuts to help you lose a few extra pounds. Tax cuts to improve your love life. It’ll cure anything, according to them.”

A few cheap laughs for a failed president.

Let’s turn that around, Obama: “Tax increases, tax increases, inflict more regulations, oh, and more spending increases. Tax increases when times are good, tax increases when times are bad. Spending increases to help you lose a few extra pounds. Tax increases to improve your love life. It’ll cure anything.”

Obama’s got nothin’. The middle class, small businesses, and the one in six Americans who have slipped into poverty are especially fed up. That’s why his manipulative oratory in Charlotte did not include a word about the USA’s staggering, almost incomprehensible debt of over $16 TRILLION and the 47 million Americans who, under his watch, now put groceries on the table with food stamps.



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Romney on Obama’s Speech Tonight: Americans Want A Report On President’s Promises

From Concord New Hampshire today, Mitt Romney remarked on what Obama should say tonight…

President Obama needs to report on his promises (audio):

ROMNEY: “I actually think it will be interesting to listen to the President tonight. What I’d like him to do is report on his promises but there are forgotten promises and forgotten people. Over the last four years, the President has said that he was going to create jobs for the American people and that hasn’t happened. He said he would cut the deficit in half and that hasn’t happened. He said that incomes would rise and instead incomes have gone down. And I think this is a time not for him not to start restating new promises but to report on the promises he made. I think he wants a promises reset. We want a report on the promises he made. And that means let’s hear some numbers. Let’s hear 16. Sixteen trillion dollars of debt. This is very different than the promise he made. Let’s hear the number 47. 47 million people in this country on food stamps. When he took office, 33 million people were on food stamps. Let’s understand why it was he’s been unsuccessful in helping alleviate poverty in this country. Why so many people have fallen from the middle class into poverty under this president. Let’s have him explain to the American people the 50 percent number. Why 50 percent of college graduates can’t find work or work that is consistent with their college degree. The President needs to report tonight on his promises rather than try and reset a whole series of new promises that he also won’t be able to keep.”

Any chance we’ll hear those things from Obama?

Nah.

This is what we’re going to hear:

By Gary Varvel – Sept 6, 2012



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Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair Hits the Road for Romney

Former Representative Artur Davis (D-Ala.), then Obama’s campaign co-chair, is pictured speaking for the President at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 27, 2008. (Photo – Paul Sancya / AP)

Once an important part of the political juggernaut that propelled Obama into office in 2008 (campaign co-chair), and a then southern African-American Democrat, Artur Davis has not only left the president in the dust, he’s hitting the road to the White House for Mitt Romney.

Davis will take the Romney/Ryan fight to battleground state Virginia:

A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama’s nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama’s presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center.

In 2010, Davis made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Alabama. In May he announced he was switching to the GOP, leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.

Davis said in June that he thinks his one time political party was becoming more unwelcoming towards Southern conservative Democrats.

“I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. … Davis said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

Not only has Obama/Biden gone too far left, they’ve chosen to go beyond the lowest of the low.

Go Artur!

By Eric Allie – Aug 14, 2012



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SPECIAL OPERATIONS SPEAKS (“SOS”) Takes Action — Needs Our Help!

From time to time, MittRomneyCentral will spotlight other grassroots organizations whose purpose parallels ours — this is one of those times.

MittRomneyCentral.com is a grassroots organization whose purpose is to promote the election of Mitt Romney to be our next President of the United States (MRC is not affiliated with the MR campaign). All like-minded persons also oppose President Barack Obama for many reasons, including his lack of leadership, intentional deception in rhetoric, misguided policies, obscene spending, among countless others. Most outrageous of them is the deliberate leaking of highly sensitive national security intelligence! I consider these leaks criminal in nature.

The first time I became aware of these flagrant leaks of classified information was in February when former Navy SEAL Leif Babin wrote about it in an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal. His opinion was included in the piece I wrote here: “Obama: Inexcusable Breach of Sacred Trust — As President.” Since then I have spoken to active duty military who are incensed at Obama’s deliberate leaking of national security secrets (they are precluded from speaking openly because he is their Commander-in-Chief).

An investigation was announced Friday by the Obama administration by AG Holder. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house! Obama thinks all Americans are fools.

Barack Obama has angered one group of Americans he will soon wish he had not: The “Honorably discharged veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Services” who are now using their intelligence, skills, and experience to “organize and execute operations designed to help elect Mitt Romney and to defeat Barack Hussein Obama.” PERIOD.

These veterans recently formed the “Special Operations Speaks” (“SOS”) organization and website (still evolving). One of their five listed “Raisons d’etre” (reasons for being) is that, “No one foreign or domestic should endanger the secrets, methods or targets of Special Operations” (the inference being that the current commander in chief is included). Their stated mission is as follows:

Honorably discharged veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Services have organized an effort to elect Mitt Romney President of the United States. This group, “Special Operations Speaks,” or “SOS,” will be structured along quasi-military lines, with an umbrella organization coordinating the efforts of several subordinate Service-unique specialties. The Army will be represented by “Rangers Speak Out” and “Green Berets Speak Out;” the Navy by “SEALs Speak Out;” the Air Force by “Air Commandos Speak Out;” and the Marine Corps by “MARSOC Speaks out.”

SOS is configured as a “Super Political Action Committee” (Super PAC) that will enable it to exert maximum influence as an advocate for the election of Mitt Romney as President of the United States. Subsequent to the 2012 campaign, SOS will continue to exert pressure on behalf of the Special Operations community.

Of particular interest to SOS is the urgency of maintaining the level of secrecy that has heretofore been a hallmark of Special Operations. The recent leaking of highly classified information from the offices of the Commander-in-Chief himself clearly indicates the need to protect sensitive information from the public (and enemy’s) eye. SOS will educate the public and its representatives in the US Congress about this issue.

Until November 6, 2012, SOS will organize and execute operations designed to help elect Mitt Romney and to defeat Barack Hussein Obama.

* * * * * ACTION NEEDED * * * * *

SPECIAL OPERATIONS SPEAKS is asking that as many of us as possible sign their petition to U.S. Representative Peter T. King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, requesting that he exercise his authority to open hearings into the many leaks of highly sensitive classified information.

PLEASE take 55 seconds to read and sign this important petition here: SIGN OUR PETITION (by SOS)

Personal Request: I consider this petition to be crucial in holding President Barack Obama accountable and responsible for the many serious leaks and breaches originating within his administration. Please ask all your friends, associates, and family members to sign the SOS petition. And THANK YOU!

Support Material:

Special Operations Speaks Home Page — Website

White House Source of Leaks that Angered the Military

Rep. King: Obama using leaks to build image, trying to be like ‘John Wayne’

Continued Obama Denials and Deflections

Democrat & Republican congressional leaders blast deliberate leaking

Senators McCain & Graham demand independent probe

Maggie’s Farm getting the word out on the petition

“The people of our state will no longer tolerate advocates of treason.” ~ George Smathers

[THANK YOU to David Parker (Twitter Follow: @DParkerSRS) for providing the information regarding SOS]

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Axelrod Axes Obama: Makes Case for Mitt Romney, The Obama Road…

David Axelrod
Communications Director for re-elect Obama campaign

The once-Senior Adviser to Obama, now Communications Director for the President’s re-election campaign, David Axelrod, really did a blue ribbon job of communicating this morning…

He told the truth.

On FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Axelrod made the case for electing Governor Mitt Romney:

The choice in this election is between economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on . . . ”

The Romney campaign, quick-as-lightning, released a video of Axelrod’s comments:

Obama adviser David Axelrod makes case for Mitt Romney for President

Couldn’t agree more.

Thanks, Dave!

The Obama road – where it has taken us… For a few reminders click on link below.

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New Romney Web Ad Focuses on Obama: Nervous?


What is President Obama worried about?

Jobs? The economy? Home foreclosures? Spending?

Or, his reelection campaign?

Romney is receiving attention from the Obama administration… In response, Romney for President has released a new web video, “Nervous?” The video highlights that President Obama is more worried about his campaign than fixing the country’s economy:

In case you missed this yesterday…

FNC’s Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry was chosen for the first question at yesterday’s joint news conference between President Obama and Lee Myung-Bak, President of South Korea. Using a quote about Obama from Mitt Romney, in which Romney criticized Obama’s leadership, Henry asked the president about the alleged Iranian terror plot.

Obama responded with, “I didn’t know you were the spokesman for Mitt Romney.”

Later, in an interview with Megyn Kelly, Henry explained, “I was trying to put it in the broader context of not just Mitt Romney, but there are a lot of Republicans out there who would charge that this president leads from behind.”

He decided not to engage with Mitt Romney,” said Henry.


Then, there is this:

Romney Trying to Win Election With Web Ads?

What’s most interesting [...] is that Romney has yet to run a TV ad in the primary or caucus states in support of his 2012 presidential bid, according to the Weigel Blog on Slate.

The primary and caucus elections are some of the first steps in the Presidential election process, so they are the likely first targets for political ads. Weigel points out that many of the Republican candidates have been gun-shy about running TV ads.

It’s possible the candidates are waiting to amass more funds to pay for more-expensive airtime. Or, they could be engaged in an informal standoff for who will try to rule the airwaves.

On the other hand, web ads are a smart move. They are relatively cheaper to make and broadcast and naturally appeal to younger, web-savvy voters — traditionally a weak spot for Republicans.

Does Romney have a shot? Is his web strategy a hit or a mistake?

DO answer the question here.

► Jayde Wyatt

Unemployment Rate Rises Again as President Obama Continues to Fail Our Economy

Yahoo’s description of the June Jobs report begins: “If Hollywood were to make a film about the June jobs report, it would be called The Ugly, The Ugly and The Ugly.”

Mitt is again getting kudos from all over the blogosphere for his astute critique of the Obama administration.

“Today’s abysmal jobs report confirms what we all know – that President Obama has failed to get this economy moving again. Just this week, President Obama’s closest White House adviser said that ‘unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers’ do not matter to the average American.

“If David Plouffe were working for me, I would fire him and then he could experience firsthand the pain of unemployment. His comments are an insult to the more than 20 million people who are out of work, underemployed or who have simply stopped looking for jobs. With their cavalier attitude about the economy, the White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference.”

Mitt also added this tweet:

With their cavalier attitude about the economy, the White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifferenceless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

This comes on the heels of a back and forth between David Plouffe and Romney’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades. After Plouffe went after Mitt, Matt Rhoades said: “We understand the difficulty of working for a president who is challenging Herbert Hoover’s place as the greatest job terminator in U.S. history. Mr. Plouffe has our deepest sympathies. If he’d like his candidate to discuss real issues, Mitt Romney will debate President Obama any time, any place.” Mitt Romney is the candidate President Obama and his team fear the most and the continuous verbal battles between their camps over the last few years proves it to people who pay the closest attention to these details.

UPDATE
Mitt’s team released a new video and a new petition to sign following the dismal jobs report. In response, the Obama team doubles down further illustrating how truly out of touch they are:

If the President and his team continue to spout these type of condescending statements, Gov. Romney is going to win this election in a landslide.

Gov. Romney is Hit With the First Democrat Attack Ad of 2012

Democrats are running ads to hurt Gov. Romney in South Carolina this weekend. Revolution 2012 at RightSpeak makes some interesting observations on the attacks.

The Democrats are attacking Mitt for supporting Supreme Court Justices like Thomas and Scalia as well as saying he is on the same page as Paul Ryan. Other than that, they try to use a play on words to say Mitt Romney changes his mind a lot but literally gives 0 examples to support their attack. President Obama is probably angry that an ad this pathetic was used against his fiercest competitor. I could be giving President Obama too much credit though, maybe he thinks it will be effective. If the Democrats spend a billion dollars on attack ads like this, Gov. Romney is going to be whistling all the way to the White House. Check out the response from the Romney camp:

‘President Obama and his team are desperate to change the subject to anything other than jobs and the millions of Americans out of work,’ Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Romney’s presidential exploratory committee, said in a statement. ‘With 9.6% unemployment in South Carolina, voters are looking for a jobs plan not a smear campaign.’

According to Politico, the following e-mail has been sent to some supporters of Gov. Romney.

Just this morning, the New York Times posted a story, “Group Unleashes Early Ad Against Romney,” about President Obama’s reelection campaign machine starting attack ads in South Carolina against Governor Romney. All the while, South Carolina is hurting. Like many states suffering from the failed policies of the Obama administration, the Palmetto State has seen 3,800 more jobs in April disappear than in the previous month; and they are currently experiencing 9.8% unemployment.

After campaigning so famously on “hope” and “change,” the President and his team have now resorted to governing on fear and misdirection. Already, former Obama aides and union leaders have been commissioned to lead outside political attack groups — which aren’t limited in the amount of high-dollar donations they can receive — and President Obama himself plans to raise an additional $1 billion.

As part of their effort this weekend, they’ll be welcoming Governor Romney’s visit to South Carolina with a misleading, negative attack ad — their first ad of the campaign. There is no doubting it — the vast amount of money that President Obama has raised over the last few years is being put towards silencing his opposition. Don’t be silenced — donate today.

Make no mistake. Governor Romney plans to confront these attacks head-on. He will not allow these tactics to slow him down. Governor Romney’s message of restoring a prosperous economy and bringing jobs back to the American people is too crucial to be suppressed by political maneuvering.

I hope you’ll join me and stand with Mitt today. Help him show these outside political attack groups that they’re out of tune with America’s core beliefs, and do so by donating today. Your contribution and support is crucial to continue to push back against these negative attacks.

Thank you for your support.

Gail Gitcho

Communications Director

P.S. These attacks will continue. Share this with your friends and family and help Governor Romney expose President Obama’s real agenda. Please ask them to donate $5, $10 or $25 today.

To all the Republicans who think Gov. Romney can’t beat President Obama, it’s fairly obvious that President Obama disagrees. Let’s make the creators of those ads regret their decision to air them and all make a small donation to Gov. Romney’s campaign today!

Jim DeMint has high hopes for The Bush Tax cuts and banning earmarks

Here is Chris Wallace with Jim DeMint on Fox News Sunday:

It’s going to be interesting if anything will get accomplished during the Lame Duck sessions. It appears that DeMint would be willing to compromise on extending the tax cuts for two or more years for everyone, if President Obama is not willing to make them permanent.

In regards to earmarks, it appears that more Senators are signing up on the ‘ban earmarks bandwagon’. According to the Washington Independent,

With the pressure mounting before the vote on earmarks in tomorrow’s Republican Conference meeting, a growing number of senators are coming out with statements in favor of Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) proposed moratorium on the practice.

At this point, there are 19 Senators committed to voting on a earmark moratorium tomorrow. There is an active list HERE. That list is updated as more Senators make up their minds.

UPDATE by Jayde: Governor Romney has begun a petition campaign to ban earmarks and support Senator DeMint.