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paulejb
paulejb

If this is true then the Obama administration has a lot for which to answer.

"Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassinationExclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing' "

"According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted." 

http://www.independent.co.uk/n...

MrObvious
MrObvious

You know

All morning I've engaged myself in thinking like a rightie (logik) and my headache is gone. It's like all those worries, the stress, the humanity I feel for others - gone.

I might even get a good nights sleep if it wasn't for the impulse of wetting my pants everytime I think about what Obama and those liberals are doing to our country with the Socialism, fascism and Sharia-law.

Maybe Glenn Beck can put it all in perspective.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Mitt Romney says in an interview that his campaign will “come into

focus” with the debates and that he’s preparing for President Barack

Obama to “say things that aren’t true” during the three upcoming

faceoffs next month.

“This is a campaign which I think will come into focus as the debates occur,” Romney said, according to a transcript

released by ABC of Romney’s sitdown with Good Morning America’s George

Stephanopoulos. “The president got a bit of a bump after his convention.

I got a bit of a bump after ours. It’s going to go back and forth.”

The debates, including the vice presidential debate, he

said, could “well be a decisive point in the campaign,” and he added

that while he wouldn’t try to predict the outcome, he thought they would

be “revealing one way or another.”

Romney also suggested that Obama might be untruthful during the debates.

“But I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the

president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true,”

Romney said, adding, “I’ve looked at prior debates. And in that kind of

case, it’s difficult to say, “Well, am I going to spend my time

correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my

time talking about the things I want to talk about?”

When asked about what course he’d take, Romney said, according to the

transcript, “Well, it’s a challenge you always have. And that’s a

judgment you make.”

Romney said that his wife, Ann, keeps him calm in the lead-up to, and even during, the debates.

“Ann always gives me the advice as I get ready to go up on the stage

and offers a few words of encouragement,” he said. “And I look to her

when I’m in the debate. I look and see her. Typically, her eyes are

down. (She’s) more nervous in the debates than I am. She says, ‘I wish I

could debate instead.’ She said, ‘I wouldn’t be as nervous.’ But I look

to her. And when she’s smiling and confident, that gives me the boost I

need.”

In the interview, Romney also pushed back against the notion that his poll numbers were slipping.

“I’m virtually tied in the polls, some days up, some days down a

point or two,” he said in the transcript, adding later, “Look, the

nation is pretty evenly divided. And…ultimately…the outcome is decided

by the people in the middle. They’re taking a close look. A lot of them

won’t make their mind up until the very, very last moment. And I believe

that as they look at who they believe can get this economy strong again

and create jobs again and rising wages and take home pay for

middle-income families, they’re going to say, I’ve got the best

prospects for doing that. And I’ll get their nod.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s...

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

The Republican doctrine:

Hold an intractable position, unless you need to change it to keep disagreeing with Obama.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Oil breaks 100 dollars a barrel

US industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in 3 years.

Manufacturing output fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4 percent decrease in the auto industry.

Stocks were up yesterday on the notion Ben Bernake will digitize our debt by buying it with printed money.  

As a result the dollar took a huge nose dive. 

American middle class is fully under attack by the Obama Administration.  

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

More about the film:

"The entire 80-member cast and crew of the film have released a statement saying they were misled."

http://gawker.com/5942748/it-m...

And I'm still trying to figure out how a film that few people saw in the US, and even fewer people heard of outside of the US, cause such a rapid and organized response. I have a feeling  that as time passes, more info is going to emerge.

If we don't jump the gun, that is.

"U.S. Sending Drones to Hunt Libyan Attackers"

http://www.theatlanticwire.com...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Here’s what’s important in the business world this morning:

Oil: The price of oil broke above $100 a barrel on Friday for the first time since early May after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to jolt the U.S. economy and unrest in the Middle East heightened supply concerns.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for October delivery was up $1.84 at $100.15 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed at $98.31, up $1.30, on Thursday.

In London, November Brent crude was up $1.75 at $117.63 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Consumer Prices: More expensive gas drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Friday that consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month, the first increase since March. Higher gas prices accounted for 80 percent of the increase. Food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices edged up 0.1 percent for the second straight month. Rents, medical care and new cars got more expensive, while clothing, furniture and airline fares fell in price.

Industrial Production: U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods.

Industrial production dropped 1.2 percent in August compared to July, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 1.7 percent decline in March 2009 when the country was in recession.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Oil: The price of oil broke above $100 a barrel on Friday for the first time since early May after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to jolt the U.S. economy and unrest in the Middle East heightened supply concerns.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for October delivery was up $1.84 at $100.15 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed at $98.31, up $1.30, on Thursday.

In London, November Brent crude was up $1.75 at $117.63 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Consumer Prices: More expensive gas drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Friday that consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month, the first increase since March. Higher gas prices accounted for 80 percent of the increase. Food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices edged up 0.1 percent for the second straight month. Rents, medical care and new cars got more expensive, while clothing, furniture and airline fares fell in price.

Industrial Production: U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods.

Industrial production dropped 1.2 percent in August compared to July, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 1.7 percent decline in March 2009 when the country was in recession.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

Say bye bye Barry!!

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

’2016: Obama’s America’ Movie Is Disturbingly Necessary

 

Scot Paulsen CBS

This past week, “2016: The Movie” about President Barack Obama opened in the Chicago area, and I chose to get more of an education about Obama by seeing the movie. After the inundation of canned hype for the movie on conservative talk shows across the Chicago radio dial that sounded more like commercials than honest endorsements of the movie, I was skeptical of what I was going to see.

Yet, I’m glad I saw the hyped-film because it was more informative than I had thought it would be and included less propaganda than I had predicted. If anything, it was nearly too informative as there was an enormous amount of information condensed into the nearly one-hour-and-a-half documentary. Fact after fact is put forth which shows that President Obama definitely has many skeletons in the closet that have not been released prior to the nation’s trust in him with the Oval Office.

To watch this movie and realize – or simply be reminded of – all that is unknown about President Obama is of concern. Much of the information has been ignored by the American media totally. When appropriately reminded as to what is still unknown about Obama to date, one has to ask: How can any logical-thinking person give a damn about Romney’s taxes while not asking any questions regarding our current president’s past?

The man influences the entire globe, but liberal Americans want to know how much Mitt Romney paid in taxes in the past rather than learn about the man who they have entrusted with the country. Unbelievable.

The movie undeniably links Obama to persons of suspicious-interest due to their past actions and statements, such as former radical activist and Chicago educator Bill Ayers. While the media and blinded-liberals cast such facts aside, the movie does not. No, this portion of the movie is not propaganda – it is the display of factual information about relationships between people that cannot be denied. Yet, the “left” does deny the facts that are right in front of them.

Quite disturbing is the talk of the United States economy in the film. The current national debt which has increased two-fold during Obama’s presidency and the horrendous economy is suggested to be part of the plan to strip the nation of democracy – reasonable cause to make citizens totally dependent on the government. The “left” is aghast at this suggestion of the current economy. They actually believe that Obama is unintelligent enough to let this economy just happen. Ironically, it’s many of the people on the “right” who know Obama’s not stupid, and much of what has happened to the United States in the past four years is part of Obama’s plan.

How could one so-highly educated and intelligent as Obama not know what he was doing when he incurred such debt? I left the movie thinking more strongly than I had in the past that the current debt and this economy was part of Obama’s plan all along. Increasingly making Americans dependent on the government is the plan. What’s more, he knew his blind followers would believe it was not the plan and, of course, was all Bush’s fault.

He must be laughing at his blind followers all the way to the “new America” they’re allowing him to create. My belief is that Obama continues to prey on his die-hard followers’ stupidity to accomplish his personal goals for America.

The most disturbing part of the film to me was the interview with President Obama’s half-brother George Obama from Nairobi, Kenya. How can Obama claim to want to help people when he has done absolutely nothing for his own family? It makes me wonder if he really cares about anybody if he can’t find it in his heart to help his own family.

As the closing credits started to role upward across the screen, the audience applauded. Me, I just walked out – reasonably upset.

Those who have already decided to vote for Obama will probably not even see the movie. It’s sad but they probably don’t want to know the truth when it is laid out so clearly for them in this documentary. The independents who are still deciding who they are going to vote for ought to see this film. I’m quite confident that any undecided voter who sees this film will know who to vote for after viewing this documentary. If you know you’re not going to support the “left” in this coming election, see the film out of interest if you like. But, fair warning, it’s disturbing – and quite frightening – to say the least.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Teamsters Union Leader Compares GOP to Cambodian Dictator

From the famed "Let's kick their as*" fame of 2010 when Democrats and the Union Thugs were resoundly defeated, we get more comedy gold from their President Jimmy Hoffa Jr

Washington — Teamsters President James Hoffa on Thursday compared the recent Republican Party convention's downplaying of the Bush administration to Cambodian leader Pol Pot, who infamously wiped from history books anything that happened before he rose to power.

In remarks before the National Press Club, the fiery Detroit-born union leader, in his fourth term running the 1.4-million member organization, also likened the tea party to the anti-Communist John Birch Society.

He said the GOP at its national convention in Tampa, Fla., two weeks ago didn't talk about "what they really believe in" or highlight former leaders such as President George W. Bush.

"The Republicans are rewriting history," Hoffa said, saying the party is ignoring Bush's eight years in office. "There was no recession. There were no wars. Nothing ever happened during those eight years," he said.

The GOP wants to suggest "history began" with President Barack Obama and ignores all of the problems before 2009.""And none of the things that George Bush did during his time — with (financial bailout), Lehman Brothers, and the collapse of Wall Street — that never happened," Hoffa said "It's like Pol Pot — basically start (from) the Day One, the new calendars."

Despot Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s. Under his rule, he forced city dwellers to work in the countryside under a program to restart the country's history at "Year Zero," according to the New World Encyclopedia. His policies led to the deaths of about 2 million Cambodians.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/art...

rickterp
rickterp

"White House scrambles to clean up Obama’s comment that Egypt isn’t an ally."

LOL -- the "neither an ally nor an enemy" response was a not at all subtle warning shot across Morsi's bow that was heard loud and clear. I'm not sure how this is a "clean up" -- more like, now that Morsi's changed his tune on embassy protests, we can pretend that the warning shot was a mistake ("oops, our cannon went off accidentally, so sorry"). But Morsi now knows that he's dependent on US military aid and tourism money and he needs to watch his step.

How Romney would have handled this? The mind reels, but his experience at the London Olympics does not bode well.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

FBI Warns of Violence In America Over Anti-Islamic Movie

http://abcnews.go.com/Internat...

A U.S. intelligence bulletin warned today that the violent outrage aimed atU.S. embassies spawned by a movie mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to "exploit anger.

"The Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said "the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention."

"First responders should remain aware of the potential for spontaneous large crowds and protests that could overwhelm resources and should be vigilant for possible efforts to encourage peaceful protesters to commit acts of violence," the warning said.It urged "faith-based organizations to promptly report suspicious activities that could indicate pre-operational plotting against Jewish, Coptic, Islamic, or any other faith-based communities.

"It added, however, that there was no information regarding any specific threats.

The bulletin warned that "violent extremist groups in the United States could exploit anger over the film to advance their recruitment efforts."

outsider2011
outsider2011

 

Coming full circle, the Republican-controlled House approved an

across-the-board increase in domestic appropriations Thursday as part of

a six month stop-gap bill to keep the government operating past Oct. 1

and into March next year.The sums are small but the symbolism

huge, and the 329-91 vote captured the wild, often dysfunctional swings

of this Congress in trying to deal with budget matters and the nation’s

growing debt crisis.

Just months ago, the same House GOP — led by party’s

new vice presidential nominee, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan — was

charging up the hill, bent on blowing up the 2011 debt accords by

cutting tens of billions more from domestic appropriations.

Yet the 29-page continuing resolution, or CR, marks a complete

turnaround. It restores the higher spending targets set in the Budget

Control Act — and with such haste and pique — that billions will go out

without any distinction between the merits of different programs.

Labor, health and education spending that’s so often targeted for

cuts by the GOP will grow by close to $1 billion. The Commodity Futures

Trading Commission budget, the bane of anti-regulatory forces, inches up

again, albeit far less than the White House requested.

At the same time, some agencies get more than even President Barack

Obama asked for, while the Indian Health Service — a priority for both

parties — will get less than both wanted.

Ryan’s return to the Capitol Thursday only punctuated the shift, and

the Wisconsin lawmaker — coming and going from the back of the chamber —

cast his “aye” early in a show of support with the leadership. But as

many as 70 of his fellow Republicans voted no, reflecting some

skittishness in the party. Democrats were more united, 164-21, in favor

of the package.

The Senate must still vote next week but the CR has already been

embraced by Obama under a prior agreement reached between Speaker John

Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

For the speaker, the bottom line has been to get his troops out of

town as fast as possible while averting another embarrassing shutdown

crisis. Indeed, tea party leaders in Congress promoted the strategy,

gambling that new cuts can be made next year if Republicans win control

of the Senate and White House.

But the more Wall Street-oriented Club for Growth roundly condemned

the result this week. And in their haste, Republicans added no new

provisions for American farmers, already stressed by this summer’s

drought and Boehner’s refusal to call up a five-year farm bill.

The new top line for non-emergency appropriations will be $ 1.047

trillion, an $ 8 billion increase over what the Congressional Budget

Office estimates is the current rate of spending.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s...

PatrickSartor
PatrickSartor

Disturbing things we have learned from yesterdays Morning

must Readss:

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1) The right believes that using people's deaths into a campaign slogan in fine.

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2) Paulie Bianco believes in a nuclear attack on all Muslims.

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3) Rustburket and a Handjob have sexual fantasies about me, a 6' 2" tall man wearing ladies clothing.

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Are you guys sure that you aren't looking for the blog for Log Cabin (homosexual) Republicans.

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You don't seem to be at home here.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://www.washingtontimes.com...

Hillary Clinton - She's still going on about "it's the movie, not us".  

Even after it has been proven the movie depicting Mohammed as a rapist, chid abuser, and more, Hillary Clinton doubled down on "religious tolerance".  

You see Ladies and Gentlemen, it is nothing more than a ruse from the Obama Administration.  To hype this all up in order to take away from the fact our economy is so bad we are headed right back into another recession.  Of course for many people without jobs, they haven't felt any relief from the 1st recession.  

Smoke and mirrors.  This is the Democrat solution for all problems.

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

Middle East protests wouldn't happen under Romney?  So he would just bomb all

the protesters?  Or if Mitt was Pres. the protesters would throw roses at our

embassies?  What are Mitt's advisers smoking?

charlieromeobravo
charlieromeobravo

"The inevitable roundup of Republicans who think the Fed is trying to game the election for Obama."

Translation: Hey!  Don't ruin all the hard work we've done suppressing the recovery so we can get put back in the White House!

These guys should be happy that, in the absence of being able (well, unwilling) to reach an agreement with Obama, someone who has some power over the economy is acting to improve things.  Jeez, you'd think the GOP would have the common sense to at least act happy that the economy might start to improve.  Guys, your naked ambition is showing!

outsider2011
outsider2011

 For Mitt Romney, the past week has been defined by bad polling news, brutal press coverage and some very public second-guessing from his own party. 

It’s not out of the question that he’ll still end up winning in

November, but Romney’s status as the underdog was cemented this week, a

development that raises a crucial longer-term question: What direction

will the Republican Party take if it fails to unseat Barack Obama?

Conventional

wisdom holds that the GOP will respond to a presidential election

defeat the same way it did four years ago: by shifting even farther to

the right, placing even more of a premium on “purity,” and nominating

even more non-traditional outsider candidates.  I’ve been reluctant to

embrace this view because of what happened the last time Republicans

lost to an incumbent Democratic president.

They don’t like to

admit it now, but the GOP’s opposition to Bill Clinton in the 1990s was

just as feverish and unyielding as its opposition to Obama has been. And

just like in the Obama years they were initially rewarded for it, with a

landslide triumph in the 1994 midterms. Also just like today, the

Clinton-era GOP fielded a presidential challenger with a reputation less

conservative than the party base’s mood, Bob Dole.

But when Dole

was thumped by Clinton in 1996, Republicans became somewhat more

pragmatic. Yes, they did still impeach Clinton, but they also

compromised with him in 1997 – giving ground on Clinton’s children’s

health insurance plan in exchange for a capital gains tax cut – and

rallied around a presidential candidate in 2000 whose “compassionate

conservatism” eschewed the overt hostility to government that had

defined the Newt Gingrich-led GOP revolution of ’94. Having lost to

Clinton in the 1995 government shutdown, the ’96 election, the 1998

midterms and the ’98-’99 impeachment battle, Republicans opted for a

strategy of mimicry. Clinton, they concluded, had won by communicating

warmth and compassion and by painting the GOP as cold and heartless. In

Bush, they believed, they’d found their own Clinton.

My

thought has been that the GOP might draw a similar lesson from a loss

this year. But what I’ve seen this week has changed my mind.If there’s been a dominant theme in the response of conservative opinion leaders to Obama’s recent surge, it’s been this: How the amp; % $ @ can this be happening ? !

On his radio show Monday, Rush Limbaugh put it this way: “If Obama

wins, let me tell you what it’s the end of: The Republican Party.

There’s going to be a third party that’s going to be oriented toward

conservatism.” Laura Ingraham struck a similar note the same day: “If

you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party.

Shut it down, start new, with new people. Because this is a gimme

election, or at least it should be.”It’s worth noting that this

is not actually a gimme election for the GOP. Economic conditions are

bad enough to make President Obama vulnerable, but the economy is

growing enough that political science models point to a close race, or even a slight Obama advantage. But this is not at all how those on the right feel.

Their assumption (which was reinforced by the 2010 midterms) has always

been that stubbornly high unemployment would automatically prompt swing

voters to turn on Obama in 2012. It is genuinely surprising and

unnerving to them to realize that this might not happen, and their

response is to blame Romney and the Republican leaders who enabled him.This

is a key difference from the late 1990s. The conclusion of Republicans

after the ’96 election was not that Dole had blown a golden opportunity;

it was that Clinton had beaten them with fake empathy and demagoguery.

Grudgingly, they came to acknowledge Clinton’s political skills and the

connection he’d forged with the public; in a way, they came to respect

him (and yes, again, I realize they still impeached him). Based on what

we’re hearing now, though, the Obama won’t win any new respect from the

right if he prevails in two months. Instead, conservatives will regard

him as the fluke winner of an election he had no business even being

competitive in – the lucky beneficiary of the opposition party’s

decision to field a flawed candidate who wouldn’t and couldn’t sell real

conservatism to the public.Obama has argued

that the GOP’s “fever” will be broken if he manages to win reelection,

but it’s hard to see how this will happen if Republicans refuse to give

him any credit for a victory. When he won in 2008, conservatives told

themselves that it was an accident that they’d enabled by standing by as

Bush gave conservatism a bad name during his presidency. Thus did they

launch the two-front war that has defined the last four years – one

against Obama and the other against ideological apostates and

establishment-types on their own side. The result has been a rise in the

number of true believer ideologues in elected positions and the

silencing of formerly pragmatic Republicans, who fear that any openness

to compromise might lead to a career-ending GOP primary challenge.It

looks like Republicans are preparing to treat a 2012 Obama win as

another accident. And if they do, then the fever will live on.

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/1...

My

thought has been that the GOP might draw a similar lesson from a loss

this year. But what I’ve seen this week has changed my mind.If there’s been a dominant theme in the response of conservative opinion leaders to Obama’s recent surge, it’s been this: How the amp;%$@ can this be happening?!

On his radio show Monday, Rush Limbaugh put it this way: “If Obama

wins, let me tell you what it’s the end of: The Republican Party.

There’s going to be a third party that’s going to be oriented toward

conservatism.” Laura Ingraham struck a similar note the same day: “If

you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party.

Shut it down, start new, with new people. Because this is a gimme

election, or at least it should be.”It’s worth noting that this

is not actually a gimme election for the GOP. Economic conditions are

bad enough to make President Obama vulnerable, but the economy is

growing enough that political science models point to a close race, or even a slight Obama advantage. But this is not at all how those on the right feel.

Their assumption (which was reinforced by the 2010 midterms) has always

been that stubbornly high unemployment would automatically prompt swing

voters to turn on Obama in 2012. It is genuinely surprising and

unnerving to them to realize that this might not happen, and their

response is to blame Romney and the Republican leaders who enabled him.This

is a key difference from the late 1990s. The conclusion of Republicans

after the ’96 election was not that Dole had blown a golden opportunity;

it was that Clinton had beaten them with fake empathy and demagoguery.

Grudgingly, they came to acknowledge Clinton’s political skills and the

connection he’d forged with the public; in a way, they came to respect

him (and yes, again, I realize they still impeached him). Based on what

we’re hearing now, though, the Obama won’t win any new respect from the

right if he prevails in two months. Instead, conservatives will regard

him as the fluke winner of an election he had no business even being

competitive in – the lucky beneficiary of the opposition party’s

decision to field a flawed candidate who wouldn’t and couldn’t sell real

conservatism to the public.Obama has argued

that the GOP’s “fever” will be broken if he manages to win reelection,

but it’s hard to see how this will happen if Republicans refuse to give

him any credit for a victory. When he won in 2008, conservatives told

themselves that it was an accident that they’d enabled by standing by as

Bush gave conservatism a bad name during his presidency. Thus did they

launch the two-front war that has defined the last four years – one

against Obama and the other against ideological apostates and

establishment-types on their own side. The result has been a rise in the

number of true believer ideologues in elected positions and the

silencing of formerly pragmatic Republicans, who fear that any openness

to compromise might lead to a career-ending GOP primary challenge.It

looks like Republicans are preparing to treat a 2012 Obama win as

another accident. And if they do, then the fever will live on.

charlieromeobravo
charlieromeobravo

"Romney adviser says Mideast protests wouldn’t have happened under Romney."

Because... magic?  Tell us why Mitt.  So far you couldn't handle getting off a plane at Heathrow and saying "Hey, nice Olympic!"  but we're expected to believe that you'd somehow have the insight be able to appease middle eastern protesters? At what point can we expect you to start articulating what your policies would be?

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

Item #2 has sparked a new Twitter hashtag - Josh Marshall wants to know what #romneystrength can do for YOU!  

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

Maybe the folks in Florida, Ohio and Virginia don't want a man without a security briefing who inserts himself into the middle of an international incident crowing about weakness.

Or maybe they just don't want Paul Ryan's worthless Medicare vouchers.

MrObvious
MrObvious

White House scrambles to clean up Obama’s comment that Egypt isn’t an ally.

Any takers on how after puking all over this blog about how the horrible Muslim Brotherhood that our resident righties will use these news?

A. That Obama is horrible for offending our ally (the one righties attacked over and over for days)

B. Obama by scrambing to apologize looks weak because they're not our ally

C. crazy version - that it proves that he's in bed with the Muslim brotherhood because he's scrambing to apologize to them.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

How do you know things are not going well for your Administration?

Jimmy Carter points his finger at you and tells you, you are wrong.

"Former President Jimmy Carter spoke to students at Drake University in Des Moines today and was asked if he agreed with what Obama said about Egypt:

Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well."

President Obama had earlier stated during an interview, "You know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy."

Carter went on to talk about Egypt's new President, Mohamed Morsi, saying that he knew him well and that they had met.  He added that Morsi was dedicated to peace and a democratic government.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/jimm...

outsider2011
outsider2011

 New round of polls find Obama up five or more points in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

Beautiful.

MrObvious
MrObvious

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, said Klein is a former Marine and longtime religious-right activist who has helped train paramilitary militias at a California church. It described Klein as founder of Courageous Christians United, which conducts protests outside abortion clinics, Mormon temples and mosques.

It quoted Klein as saying he believes that California is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood sleeper cells "who are awaiting the trigger date and will begin randomly killing as many of us as they can."

So we have a coptic Christian, with no provable ties to any jews that funded it that implicate that he's a jew, backed up by jews and creates a very nasty anti-muslim movie/trailer.

So a Christian that want it to look like a jewish made movie that inflames Muslims.

Nasty stuff. And the result is outrage against our country.

Why do we allow demented people like these to abuse free speech without the consequence of their actions?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Mideast protests wouldn't have happened under Romney?  Why?  Would he have prevented the video from being made?  With a wave of his hand would he wash away fermenting anger of Islamic extremists?  Maybe he would just buy them off.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Advisers to Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his sharp criticism of President Obama and said that the deadly protests sweeping the Middle East would not have happened if the Republican nominee were president.

True - Mitt would never have supported an Arab spring nor the removal of the Egypt dictator.

Anything else is of course complete fantasy that somehow Arabs would be more for Mitt and his policies then Obama. We are after all talking about the guy who said that Israels culture is superior.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

"Obama's Middle East Policy Is In Ruins"

After days of protests over an anti-Islam film, American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa were braced for further violence after Friday prayers. The US put its overseas missions on high alert.

Germany has closed its embassies in a number of Muslim-majority countries in fear of attacks. "We are observing how the security situation develops with great attentiveness and we have increased security precautions at a number of foreign missions," a spokesman for the German Foreign Office told SPIEGEL ONLINE. Embassies in North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan are believed to be among those affected.

The spokesman said that the missions would only close on Friday, though. Other German institutions such as aid organizations have also been urged to increase security precautions, he said.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he was "deeply concerned" about the attacks on US embassies. He called on the countries in question to protect foreign missions. "Diplomats have to be able to do their work without fear," he said.

Westerwelle said he could understand the outrage that many Muslims felt about the anti-Islam film. "But this outrage cannot justify violence."

The German army in Afghanistan is also increasing its security precautions. "We are assuming that we will also feel the effects of this whole business," one German soldier told SPIEGEL ONLINE in a telephone interview. "When the people here see the film, they are sure to protest."

http://www.spiegel.de/internat...

DerekHologram
DerekHologram

"Romney adviser says Mideast protests wouldn’t have happened under Romney."

Romney must have a plan for stopping stupid people from making other stupid people go crazy. Maybe it is part of his plan to give rich people bigger tax cuts, so he can finance more wars? I suppose he will have to be elected first before we find out?