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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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.
[…]
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.”
[…]
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?

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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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BREAKING: Romney/Ryan Dramatically Outraising Obama

Obama/Biden vs Romney/Ryan
AP Photo

The new fundraising numbers are out and things are looking very good for the Romney/Ryan team. At this point in the race, Obama has $124 million available, while Romney/Ryan have $186 million.

That means that Obama/Biden have only two-thirds of the cash Romney/Ryan have. And there is still three months left to go.

The huge cash advantage by the Romney team comes from huge fundraising hauls over the last couple of months. Also, the Romney campaign has been very careful in its campaign expenditures, saving most of its heavy spending for the fall.

Meanwhile, Team Obama has been struggling to meet fundraising goals and spending heavily on its ground organization. Obama’s fundraising team has stated that they don’t expect to raise as much money for the 2012 campaign as they did for the 2008 campaign. Up till now, Democrats have taken for granted Obama’s fundraising superiority. This has to be a humbling experience for the previously undisputed king of fundraising.

For the first time in history, an incumbent president could be out-raised by his challenger. And we can be sure that Romney will stretch every dollar of that money he has raised to full advantage in the fall.

Let’s keep this train rolling! There is still a lot of ground to make up on Obama’s established organization. Click here to donate to Romney/Ryan! Just $15 or $25 can make a difference.

Joe ‘Chains-Blunder’ Biden / Does Stephanie Cutter Really Want to Go ‘THERE’?

UPDATE: Jesse Jackson’s daughter, FOX News contributor Santita Jackson, said that Biden’s remarks were “profoundly insulting” and he should apologize. Former Democrat Governor of Virginia Douglas Wilder (first African-America governor since reconstruction) also blasted the Vice President (see end of article).

Our Vice President - Joe Biden.
(Photo - Carolyn Kaster/AP)

While campaigning in Danville, Virginia on Aug 14, 2012, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, rode in on his verbal backhoe to further dig himself and Obama into their seemingly bottomless hole. Watch the video (nearly half of Danville is populated by African Americans):


Later that same day, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell got Stephanie Cutter (Obama’s Deputy Senior Adviser) to sit down with her to talk about ol’ Joe’s mouth and Mitt Romney’s denunciation of Biden’s statement. She squirmed and obfuscated:

Mitchell: “… [L]et’s get back to the question of when you said the president agrees with the sentiments, are you saying that the vice president went too far –“

Cutter: “No, I’m not”.

Mitchell: “-and that the president does not agree with the words that he used?”

Cutter: “If you look at the entire context of what the Vice President was talking about, he was making a point that if we repeal Wall Street reform which is what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to do, we’re going to go back to the days where they’re writing their own rules, and we saw what happened. Taxpayers had to bail them out. We had to spend billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars bailing them out. Now I would think that that, you know, that is a problem for middle class taxpayers. That would hamper their ability to take care of their own finances.”

MITCHELL: “The bottom line that the President agrees with Joe Biden’s sentiments but not his comments?”

CUTTER: “The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments.”

Governor Romney doesn’t want to “let Wall Street write their own rules” but Team Obama believes if they hamster-wheel this lie over and over, like all the other lies they spout, Americans will believe it.

Does “Romney-is-a-felon” Cutter really want to go there - talking about taxpayer bailouts?

Hmm. Let’s talk about GM - headed for bankruptcy again? Or, how about that $535 million of vanished taxpayer money Obama showered on Solyndra?

Have you heard about A123 Systems?

It’s a green company based in Waltham, MA, that makes hybrid/electric car batteries. In 2009, A123 was handed a quarter BILLION grant by Obama. The company also received another $135 million in grants and tax breaks from Michigan. A123 also sucked up another $30 federal million for a wind energy whim. Their stock peaked at $25.77 per share. It’s now at 45 CENTS per share. In July, company officials said they only had five months of operating cash. Get this: A Chinese auto parts maker, Wanxiang Group, is investing up to $465 million in the broke company - buying A123 (owning 80% of the firm) for pennies on our dollars. Obama used OUR money to bankroll green technology which has ended up in CHINA’s hands.

Other Obama green energy companies receiving taxpayer money who have stuck it to us: Tesla - $465 million, Fiskar Automotive - $529 million, Ener1 - $118.5 million, Beacon Power - $43 million, Abound Solar - $400 million, Amonix Solar - $15.4 million DOE grant plus another $9.5 million in federal tax credits, Energy Conversion Devices & United Solar Ovonic LLC - $13.3 million tax credit, Evergreen Solar - $125 million plus $58 million from Massachusetts, Mountain Plaza, Inc. - $424,000, Spectrawatt - $500,000, Azure Dynamics – couldn’t find exact amount, but MILLIONS lost, and Solar Trust of America - $2.1 billion.

Troubled green companies for which taxpayers could be on the hook:
Ecotality
BrightSource Energy
Cogentrix Energy

A few other companies receiving Obama stimulus money or tax breaks:
Babcock & Brown,
Granite Reliable Power
Johnson Controls
NextEra Energy
Nissan
NRG Solar
Olsen’s Crop Service
Range Fuels
Schneider Electric
Thompson River Power LLC
Willard & Kelsey Solar Group

What about all those “shovel ready” jobs Obama touted to help push through his stimulus bill? Well, the shovels weren’t ready.

The half of America that actually pays taxes are on the hook for Obama’s $787 BILLION Recovery Act Bill – better known as the Stimulus Stinker DUD. He did that to us. And don’t forget, in January 2011, Obama whined and pouted for another $447 BILLION – which, thankfully, he didn’t get.

But, I digress…

Back to ol’ Joe. American Crossroads Super PAC reminded us today why Biden is good for the Romney/Ryan ticket:

Run, Joe. Run

It’s been a bad week for Team Obama.

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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, 2021



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Obama/Biden Worried About Romney/Ryan’s Large Crowds

This brought a smile to my face… VP crowd numbers (Aug 13, 2021):

Vice President Joe Biden spoke before a crowd of 660 people in Durham, N.C., at the Durham Armory during a campaign stop for President Barack Obama on Monday.

Biden’s appearance before a comparatively meager crowd came a day after the newly formed Republican ticket — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan — rallied a crowd of over 10,000 in High Point, N.C., about an hour away, and a crowd of approximately 4,700 people in Mooresville, N.C., about two and a half hours away.

Jeffrey Bunnell, the assistant chief of special operations for the City of Durham Fire Department, provided The Daily Caller with the 660 crowd estimate, attributing the number to the Secret Service.

Tomorrow, FOX News’ Britt Hume has snagged the first official ‘single’ interview with Paul Ryan. The interview will air at 6:00 PM ET on FOX.

More on crowd sizes; “The Republican base is energized.”:

New Obama panic: Romney crowd sizes
August 13, 2021

The recent frantic email theme to supporters from Team Obama about Mitt Romney’s run-away fundraising successes has been expanded to the crowd size gap between the thousands who rushed out over the weekend to see Romney and new running mate Rep. Paul Ryan and the hundreds who cheered on President Obama.

The big worry expressed in a new email from Obama’s Chicago HQ: “The Republican base is energized.” The reason: Romney attracted 15,000 at a rally over the weekend.

The email:

Paul —

I just got this disturbing report: Yesterday’s Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people.

There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.

And that’s not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney’s campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base.

We’ve got to step up our game and mobilize our supporters — starting right now.

Donate $3 or right now to help us rally our base around President Obama’s agenda >>

Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: “I love him…He’s going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board…”

We can’t let the Republicans claim the momentum. …

Thanks,

Brynne

Brynne Craig

DCCC Field Director

Go R&R!

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The 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule


Matt Coulter of Race42012.com has published an updated debate schedule that now includes the moderators of each event. Put these on your calendar - more info to come.

Debate #1
Wed, 10/3
University of Denver – Denver, CO
Domestic Policy
Jim Lehrer, PBS

Debate #2
Tue, 10/16
Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY
Town Hall Meeting Style, Domestic and Foreign Policy
Candy Crowley, CNN

Debate #3
Mon, 10/22
Lynn University – Boca Raton, FL
Foreign Policy
Bob Schieffer, CBS

Vice Presidential Debate
Thur, 10/11
Centre College – Danville, KY
Domestic and Foreign Policy
Martha Raddatz, ABC

Childish Behavior of Obama & Minions: Where Are The Adults On The Left?

As a follow on to Luke’s post below, I have been pondering the current state of the Presidential Campaign and left wondering… Are there any adults on the Left? Rarely have we seen so much immaturity exhibited by those who claim to be adults! It is more frightening because they hold the power of the Presidency and the Senate! Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina, Debbie Wasserman-Schulz, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and the list goes on…Each seems to have regressed in age and resorted to childish and juvenile behavior befitting a child. They are without logic, reason and intelligence. Think about times past when we were much younger, even in elementary school, junior high or high school - we experienced the juvenile and childish antics of those who were without; the class clown, the bully, and others. As I have observed the recent antics of the left, I feel as though I have gone back fifty years!

We observe in human behavior, that when individuals are lacking confidence and/or capacity they resort to bluster, diversionary tactics, clowning around, aggression, lies, distortions, deception and pride to cover their shortfalls or hide their inadequacies. It is more than revealing to observe what has been happening these past months (and years) with Obama, his minions, his campaign and his ‘Super PAC’, Priorities USA. They have shown so much immaturity in their behavior that it makes one wonder…

Just look at some of the recent events:
1) Priorities USA’s recent ad implying that Mitt Romney was responsible for the death of a former GST Steel employee’s wife from cancer: They profess that Mitt, who left Bain in 1999, was responsible for the closing of the GST plant in 2001 and killing Joe Soptic’s wife by leaving the Soptic’s without health insurance at the time when she contracted cancer and died (2006). Really? By any measure of sanity, it is not even close to a stretch - it is an absolute lie and fabrication, and they know it! The facts are, Mitt left Bain in 1999 and long after he left the plant was closed (2001). Further, the Soptic’s had continuous health insurance when Mrs. Soptic was diagnosed and died (2006). The immaturity of Priorities USA to take this approach illustrates their lack of respect for the American people, believing that their lies will get traction - how dumb do they think we are? Are they so out of touch to think that American’s who are worried that they don’t have enough money to buy groceries or put gas in their cars, or pay their mortgages, are going to be interested in their lies of distraction? Why are they so duplicitous in trying to deceive America and take us from the things that matter most to all of us, the economy and jobs? Are they so power hungry in wanting to retain the Presidency, that they would try and dupe America into a debate over lies and fabrications unrelated to what matters to each of us? Are they really that clueless? Mark Steyn provides a great parody here. And then when the chorus of voices in Gibbs, Obama, Pelosi, Axelrod, Wasserman-Schulz affirm Priorities lies, whether in silence or confirming voice, they double-down their delusions. ***UPDATED - commentary by Jim Geraghty, wherein he catches Stephanie Cutter in a bold faced lie with respect to this story.***

2) Harry Reid’s recent rants about Mitt Romney’s tax filings for the past 10 years: Clearly beyond the breach of reality! Clearly a flat out lie to try and distract the dialogue from what matters to Americans, or to try and goad Mitt into releasing returns, or to divert attention from his own failings. Think about it from the perspective of the school yard bully who taunts, cajoles and oppresses with lies - Harry Reid has ingratiated himself financially from his position in the Senate; he has failed to provide his own tax returns and filings; he is Obama’s lead minion in the Senate and wants to appease and accommodate his idol or power provider; he has failed to provide any fiscal leadership in the Senate for the past 3 1/2 years without a budget; the economy is in a disastrous state in good measure because of his and Obama’s failed leadership; he and Obama aren’t getting what they want out of Mitt (who is not accommodative to their dictates); he is a full of himself with an abundance of pride and ego, more so than anyone in Washington; besides Barack, Harry Reid is the epitome of the school yard bully who is lacking in anything of substance and is trying to hide or cover up his own inadequacies and lack of capacity. The lies are so extreme and unbelievable, and yet he thinks it keeps him relevant? Personally, it evidences his and Obama’s delusions. And then when the chorus of voices in Gibbs, Obama, Pelosi, Axelrod, Wasserman-Schulz affirm Harry’s rants, whether in silence or confirming voice, they double-down their delusions.

3) Obama’s campaign’s multiple accusations against Mitt Romney, including but not limited to: king of outsourcing, Bain’s vulture capitalism, greed and theft, without feeling, Mitt Romney’s simultaneous engagement from 1999-2002 at Bain Capital and the SLC Winter Olympics, commission of a felony with the SEC and so much more. There was never any foundation or substance to all of the accusations and lies from the Obama camp, and they knew it and still know it; and they persist in reckless abandon. Even the liberal media defended Mitt in many cases. The amazing thing is that Obama is so blatant in his lies of distraction; they are so extreme and unbelievable and speak volumes about the accuser. And then when the chorus of voices in Gibbs, Obama, Pelosi, Axelrod, Wasserman-Schulz affirm, whether in silence or confirming voice, they double-down their delusions.

The continued immaturity and childish behavior of Obama and his minions, and the extremes to which they will go is frightening. Even so, the more we give substance to their debate or distill into their abyss of delusion and deceit, the more we as Americans lose.

Thankfully, we have an adult in the race for the Presidency. Mitt Romney has not fallen prey to the deceptions, nor has he taken heed of some conservative pundits who have encouraged accommodation to the Obama lies by providing further documentation. To accommodate and appease Obama’s goading taunts, or to distill into a responsive dialog and debate of their deceit and lies will only distract the course and cause of freedom, jobs and the economy. Mitt Romney sees the greater picture and remains focused on what matters for America! Yes, there must be a response of substance and facts that dispel the lies, but to continue the dialog beyond such is merely playing into Obama’s wanting to distract the debate away from his failed accountability to each and every American. I am grateful for the wisdom and judgement of Mitt Romney. To quote Mark DeMoss, “I trust him; I trust him to do the right thing, to do the moral thing, to do what is best for our country; I trust his character, his integrity, his moral compass, his judgment and his perfect decency. And finally, I trust his values, for I am convinced they mirror my own.”

The opposite is true about Obama and those who stand with him - there is nothing to trust for he has failed to earn the respect and trust of America, by virtue of who he has proven himself to be. Obama’s America does not comport with my America!

No More ‘Summers of Recovery’ for Obama… His Plan? “Buy Thingamajigs”

Whacked with yesterday’s woeful jobs report, President Obama traveled to Minnesota to jazz up voters and remind America of his current economic stimulus strategy. He pushed his going-nowhere-in-congress mortgage refinance redistributionist strategy. You know, the one he hyped in his last State of the Union address.

Well, yesterday Obama upped the ante.

To prove he’s a real solutions guy - someone who really thinks out of the box - he went a step further by proposing a groundbreaking new idea…

“Buy furnace thingamajigs.”

“I assume there are some folks here who could use $3,000 a year,” Obama said. “Let’s get that done right now. That means they’re — you know, if you got $3,000 a year extra, that helps you pay down your credit cards. That helps you go out and buy some things that your family needs. Which is good for business. Maybe somebody will be replacing some thingamajig for their furnace. They’ve been putting that off. but they got that extra money, they might just go out there and buy that thing.” ~ Barack Obama, June 1, 2022

Oh, yeah. That’s the solution. Let’s get that done right now.

Reminds me of another one of Obama’s brilliant ideas.

In the summer of 2008, while running for president, Obama revealed his energy plan for America. A plan where “we could save ALL the oil they’re talking about getting off drilling”:

“Inflate your tires.”

Looks like this isn’t going to be another one of Obama/Biden’s “summers of recovery.”

It’s going to be the whizbang summer of distraction with doohickeys, whatchamacallits, whoseamajiggers, and thingamabobs.

Our Gizmo-getter-in-Chief has got to go.





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Romney Responds to Obama’s Three Year Budget Fail: “Extraordinary, Unfortunate” (radio interview)

Obama got a big ‘F’ smackdown on his budget plan - again. Fail.

On Wednesday, U.S. senators voted 99-0 to resoundingly defeat the president’s offering. In March, the House rejected his plan 414-0. That equals not a single vote of support.

Trounced:

Republicans forced the vote by offering the president’s plan on the Senate floor.

Democrats disputed that it was actually the president’s plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn’t actually match Mr. Obama’s budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president’s numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrats took up.

“A stunning development for the president of the United States in his fourth year in office,” Mr. Sessions said of the unanimous opposition.

Amazingly, not one Senate Democrat has voted in favor of any budget for three years and they have not offered a plan of their own. Imagine that. For three years in a row, the federal government has operated WITHOUT A BUDGET.

On Hugh Hewitt’s national radio program last night, guest-hosts Guy Benson (Townhall) and Mary Katharine Ham (Townhall alum ) interviewed Governor Mitt Romney. Romney responded to Obama’s budget being bounced to the curb:

Guy Benson: Okay, Governor, last night, something extraordinary happened in the United States Senate. President Obama’s budget for the second consecutive year was defeated unanimously. This time around, it was 99-0. I’m curious what you think the implications of that vote are, and whether you see it as an indictment of this president’s leadership?

Mitt Romney: There’s no question in my view, Guy, but this is a underscoring of the president’s failure to lead. This is, after all, a body which is held by Democrats. If he wanted to see a budget passed, he should have worked with them. If they wanted to make adjustments, to make it more palatable, he should have found ways to make those adjustments. We’ve now gone on for three years without a federal budget? This is absolutely extraordinary. There’s not a business in this country that could operate the way the federal government is operating. And the fact that we have a president who is so inexperienced as a leader that he doesn’t know how to lead his own party, let alone reach across the aisle and work with Republicans, is a very unfortunate and potentially damaging element to our nation and to our economy. It’s something which I really think may well be unprecedented to have the president’s budget defeated in both the House and the Senate by unanimous votes. It’s very amazing.

GB: Right, right. It was 513-0 this year in those two bodies combined. You mentioned this failure over the last three years to have a federal budget, and this in an era of $16 trillion dollars of the national debt and growing. I know your campaign’s been spending a lot of time focusing on deficits and debt. So I really have to know, as you watch Europe, because the Euro Zone again is experiencing significant tremors this week. Greece appears to be teetering on the brink. I know the easy conservative talking point is to frame all of that, and the implosion of the European welfare state, as a cautionary tale for us here. But setting that aside, if you were president today, what would you be doing, what would you be watching over there, and how is it possible, if at all, for a president to help shield the U.S. economy from a potential damaging series of shock waves coming across the Atlantic Ocean?

MR: Well, when there is turbulence in industrial and financial markets, the best thing you can do is make America the place that people want to come both with their capital, with their innovations, with their business expansions. And so this is an opportunity for America to show that we have taken action that Europe did not take, that we have reformed our entitlements to make them solvent long term, that we are dealing with our budget crises, that we’re taking action to make America an attractive place for businesses and for job creators. This means that people will be looking to make investments elsewhere, and we want them to look towards us, not looking towards Asia, as in some cases they will be concerned about Europe. So the best thing we can do to help ourselves is to make America a more attractive place for enterprise. And unfortunately, what the president has done is make us less attractive as a place for enterprise, and he’s also failed to be willing to even address seriously either our entitlement crisis or our budget crisis. And so we will, if Europe goes through pains here, we’re going to suffer pains as well, in part because of the failure of this president to improve the attractiveness of America as a place for growth and investment and job creators.

In the 15 minute plum interview with Romney, the wide-ranging conversation not only included Obama’s failed budget, but included Jeremiah Wright, the Euro debt crisis, Biden’s hits on Bain Capitol, Obama’s personal assassination campaign strategy, and how Romney is approaching the task of selecting a vice president:

Excellent interview! Read the entire transcript here.

By Lisa Benson - May 18, 2022



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