Paul Ryan: Obama like “a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind”

We are going to win!

What about Congressman Ryan’s speech last night? My favorite line from his speech came when he was describing how President Obama’s presidency has been all about talk and no results and then he said, “It is like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.” His speech was filled with outstanding truths that were delivered, as Krauthammer said, with “lethal precision.”

President Obama, trying to sail on yesterday’s wind

Many discussions in which I have been engaged lately, people often say something like, “I don’t know if Obama can be beat. Do you think we have a chance?” The pessimistic observation is based in part on the clear understanding that Mr. Obama has the mainstream media in his back pocket, along with all the resources of incumbency at his disposal.

Remember that Newsweek front cover of President Obama with the title, “HIT THE ROAD, BARACK — Why We Need a New President” from 10 days ago? Well, Wayne Allyn Root wrote a piece for FoxNews.com right after the Newsweek release titled, “What if the mainstream media told the truth?” in which he posits a compelling thesis: That nobody wants to be on a losing team and certainly nobody wants to be predicting an Obama win in November and find out his prediction was horribly wrong. The entire article is outstanding. Here are some excerpts:

Is it possible the mainstream media is finally starting to grasp what I predicted 3 months ago — that Obama will lose in a landslide? The first domino has fallen. Ultra-left Newsweek’s cover story on Monday features a photo of Obama and the headline: “Hit the Road Barack, Why We Need a New President.”

My, how the mighty have fallen. As the mainstream media realizes that Obama will not only lose, but lose big, I predict this will be the first of many negative headlines for Obama. No one likes to bet on a lame horse.

Why the change of heart? The latest Gallup poll has Romney up by 2 points. That’s before the GOP Convention. Rasmussen has had Romney up by 3 to 4 points most days for a solid month. Rasmussen also has Romney winning Indiana, North Carolina, Florida and dead even in Wisconsin (all states Obama won in 2008).

Obama is in deep trouble and that’s before America gets to see Paul Ryan debate Joe Biden, and realizes that Biden is a worn-out union hack with no knowledge of facts whatsoever.

What if the members of the liberal media actually tries playing fair and balanced and telling the truth?

Here is what they’d report:

If the mainstream media told the truth, instead of harping on Romney’s “Female Gap” they’d report on Obama’s “Male Gap,” “White Gap,” “Senior Gap,” “Christian Gap,” and “Military Veteran Gap.” Obama is sinking fast with all these important voting groups. Romney is winning by landslide margins with them all. Obama loses the male vote by as much, or more, than he wins among females. Funny how the liberal media never mentions that?

If the media told the truth, they’d challenge Obama’s lies that his bailout of GM and Chrysler is a model of success. In reality, they are a model of disaster — a $25 billion loss for the American taxpayer. If the media told the truth, they’d report that the much of the $25 billion went to pay off auto unions that contributed heavily to Obama, while stealing bondholder’s entire investment. They’d also report that while Obama used taxpayer money to make whole every pension for every union member of GM and Chrysler, he let the pensions of non-union autoworkers go bankrupt. If the media thinks this is success, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

If the media told the truth, they’d report that Obama is the first president in modern history to never pass a budget. How many Americans have heard that Obama’s most recent budget was voted down 99-0 in the US Senate? Obama’s budget was so ridiculous that every single Democrat voted against it. I guess the media just forgot about that.

If the media told the truth, they’d call Vice President Joe Biden a racist and “gutter politician” for telling a primarily black audience that the GOP plan is “to put y’all back in chains.” Cutting spending is hardly akin to slavery. The truth the media should report is that putting American taxpayers over $5 trillion more in debt in only 3 1/2 years is enslaving our children and grandchildren to a lower quality of life. But the media has been careful not to mention that form of slavery.

If the media told the truth, they’d report that Paul Ryan’s plan reforms Medicare and saves it for future generations, with no change for anyone over 55, while President Obama has stolen $716 million from Medicare to pay for ObamaCare, with no plan whatsoever to save this debt-ridden, out-of-control program.

They’d also report that Obama’s massive January tax increase raises taxes on dividends and interest to levels not seen in decades. Seniors live off investment income, interest, and dividends. With Obama cutting their income many seniors will lose their homes and retirement income. If the media told the truth they would report “this guy Obama clearly hates old people.”

Liberal feminists often call men “verbally abusive.” If the media told the truth, they’d report that Obama is the “Verbally Abusive President.” His never-ending punching bags are small business owners and the rich. His off-TelePrompter rants such as “You didn’t build that;” “The private sector is doing fine;” and “We want to spread the wealth around” demonstrate Obama’s total economic incompetence and lack of understanding that America’s business owners provide the jobs and taxes that pays for government.
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If the media told the truth, they’d report Obama is “the Bribery President.” Free contraception to women…amnesty through Executive Order to young Hispanics…advertising campaigns in Mexico to inform illegals in the United States that they qualify for food stamps…creating an Office of African American Education. Every day comes a new bribe to Obama’s voters, all within weeks of the election. Yet the media is silent. They are like Sgt. Shultz of the “Hogan’s Heroes” television series: “I saw nothing! I heard nothing.”
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My advice to the national media: Newsweek did it. You can do it too. Break your Obama addiction. The truth will set you free! More importantly, it will set America free!

Well a guy can dream, can’t he?

[emphasis added]

In the last 10 days, I have noticed several subtle changes in mainstream media delivery. Last Sunday for instance, The Los Angeles Times published a front page article that was very positive revealing a number of stories of service performed behind the scenes by Mitt Romney — I almost tripped on my front porch as I began reading from this liberal newspaper! We all know that MSNBC cherishes its last place in cable TV (viewership) and will never come around, but I have noticed many positive comments coming from the networks and CNN as of late, even prior to the RNC Convention. Have you noticed articles from the MSM that are referring to President Obama in terms of “would’ve” or “could’ve” or “should’ve”? I have seen many like that. The MSM is paving the way to beg off Mr. Obama.

Mr. Root’s dream may be coming true!


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Statesmanship and Leadership – Pres. Obama isn’t Cutting It

By Doug Stevens

I fear that with so much obfuscation and distracting issues spewing forth from the Obama Campaign that it will be very difficult for the public in general to clearly see the leadership chasm between the two candidates. Let me illustrate my concern.

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The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles Commission) was conceived and initiated by President Obama and first met on April 27, 2010. At its inception, it was heralded as much needed to form a bi-partisan approach to the accelerating debt problem. By the end of the year, the commission had issued a report. The bi-partisan commission was not able to reach consensus, but nonetheless produced a groundbreaking report. Of course in the recommendations there were a number of distasteful tenets to both parties, but there was a window of opportunity for President Obama to demonstrate decisive leadership and statesmanship in attempting to forge a compromise that could be accepted by both parties. As it was, there sat the report with no Presidential leadership and without any congressional action. And so, it was a missed opportunity to address a monumental problem.

My point is that a statesman and leader who initiated a commission should have used that moment in time to create an opportunity for at least some progress. Otherwise, why go through the effort? (more…)

The Brief Against Obama - Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt, a great friend and true advocate for conservative values and principles has released his new book,

    THE BRIEF AGAINST OBAMA: The Rise, Fall & Epic Fail of the Hope & Change Presidency.

Hugh’s writing style makes for a great read. As many have stated, this is the most critical election of our lifetimes, and the choice for America is stark. Our freedoms are at stake in November - we either restore America to its founding principles or capitulate to the intergenerational theft of the Obama Administration, where the President seeks to undermine all that is good about this exceptional Nation. Consequentially, we need to be active advocates for our freedoms and not defer to mediocrity and passivity. To be advocates we need to be informed and enabled in articulating what we hold so dear. Hugh provides substance to the conservative movement by revealing the realities of President Obama’s failed leadership. Copies of the book can be obtained HERE.

Voters can do nothing until they have the facts—the hard, cold, true facts, and that is what Hugh provides in THE BRIEF AGAINST OBAMA: The Rise, Fall & Epic Fail of the Hope & Change Presidency. Hugh makes the case that Obama’s has been a disastrous presidency, a fiasco in fact, and reveals the president to be a wholly unprepared and incapable-of-learning ideologue whose nearly every move has been wrong, and whose almost every decision has been ill-conceived and poorly executed. But for the SEALs’ dispatch of bin Laden and the military’s removal of al-Awalki and other terrorists—whom the president still seeks to remove from Gitmo to domestic courts in the United States—Obama would be wholly without anything to claim as an achievement of his time in the Oval Office.

In addition to the monumental failures of Obamacare, the soaring unemployment rate, the 2009 “stimulus” and the massive debt, Hugh Hewitt examines the scores and scores of broken promises and fraudulent forecasts, dozens of dodges and hundreds of disastrous innovations that President Obama has inflicted on America. It has been a reign of incompetency not before seen in the country—ever. According to Hewitt, President Obama is not just a failed president, but the most spectacularly failed president of modern times, and Hewitt’s precise and lawyerly indictment is made to help the American people see what has happened, and what desperately needs to be done in the upcoming election.

The path for the American people is clear and urgent: Barack Obama mustn’t be allowed to run the country into the ground as the Commander-in-Chief for four more years.

Stay tuned - more to come; On The Brink, America’s Choice 2012

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