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.
According to highly trusted sources, the Obama administration had received warnings of threats to attack as many as seven US missions in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9/11. As early as September 4, and again a few days later, the warnings were received, but largely ignored.
This is huge. A clear example of how Obama’s foreign policy has failed.
From the RNC: Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris made the following statement: “Our chief priority is the safety of the residents of Florida, of those visiting the Convention, and all those in Gulf Coast states who may be impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac. We have been working closely with the campaign, the party, and state and local officials for months to ensure a successful, enjoyable convention. Federal, state and local officials assure us that they are prepared to respond, if needed, and the scheduling changes we are announcing today will help ensure the continued safety of all participants – our foremost concern. We are also committed to keeping the delegates and guests of the convention well informed about the situation, and we will continue providing updates in the hours and days ahead.”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus made the following statement: “Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. After consulting with Governor Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket.
The Hill points out that it is the “second consecutive survey of Wisconsin to find Romney has overtaken the president following the selection of Ryan as his running mate. A survey earlier this month from conservative-leaning polling outlet Rasmussen also gave Romney a 48-47 lead in the state.”
Posted: August 19th, 2012 3:31 PM | Author: Henry D'Andrea
Newsweek is one of the most prominent liberal publications that has been carrying the water for Democrat hacks for years. Its editor, Tina Brown, is often on MSLSD spouting crap for the Obama campaign.
Then this came along today…
Newsweek writer, Niall Ferguson, wrote a story titled: Obama’s Gotta Go, detailing why Paul Ryan scares team O so much and why the GOP ticket is the clear path to prosperity for the country.
Do I think Newsweek is turning Conservative? Hell no. Do I think Tina Brown will actually vote for Romney? Hell no. Is Newsweek still a hack organization? Absolutely.
Still… it is interesting to see a story like this make the front cover.
Posted: August 16th, 2012 4:56 PM | Author: Henry D'Andrea
Absolutely devastating…. for Obama.
Gallup has a poll out today showing Obama receiving a 60% disapproval rating when it comes to the economy. Additionally, he garners a 64% disapproval rating when it comes to the federal budget deficit. He gets similar marks when it comes to creating jobs.
Gallup also has Obama compared to past presidents at this point in time in their presidencies.
Obama’s ratings on the economy are significantly worse than all three prior successful presidential incumbents at this same point in their first term, according to the available Gallup trends. His 36% approval rating on the economy is well below George W. Bush’s rating in August 2004 (46%), Bill Clinton’s in August 1996 (54%), and Ronald Reagan’s in July 1984 (50%). Still, in terms of comparisons to presidents who lost, Obama’s economic rating is substantially better than that of George H.W. Bush in July 1992 (18%). Gallup did not measure Americans’ approval of Jimmy Carter on the economy in 1980.
Overall, Gallup reports that Obama’s current approval rating is 44%. Historically, presidents running for re-election have above or about a 50% approval rating. Gallup notes that, “as with previous presidents it seems to have been the issue approval most closely linked to overall job approval.”
What Barack Obama did was absolutely lawless. It’s good to see Jan Brewer standing up to the Obama administration on illegal immigration. After all, she’s just doing the job the feds won’t do!
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.
Brewer’s order issued Wednesday says she’s reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.
“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.
Romney was responding to Biden’s suggestion that the GOP ticket’s economic policies would “put y’all back in chains.”
“His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the Presidency. Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower,” Romney said.
“This is an election in which we should be talking about the path ahead, but you don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s re-election campaign. That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguing and defaming others. This is an old game in politics; what’s different this year is that the president is taking things to a new low.”
Related:GOP Leader Priebus: “If They Want to Punch Us We’re Going to Punch Back With Brass Knuckles”
Posted: August 13th, 2012 9:42 PM | Author: Henry D'Andrea
CBS News is reporting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be giving the Republican National Convention keynote speech in just two short weeks.
Chris Christie, the sometimes abrasive but always entertaining governor of New Jersey, is set to be announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker for the Republicans’ national convention later this month.
The scheduling decision was first reported online by USA Today early Tuesday and confirmed by Republican officials directly involved in convention planning. The Republican officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the formal announcement was not planned until later Tuesday.
Posted: August 13th, 2012 6:31 AM | Author: Henry D'Andrea
The Drudge Report is reporting that the following will be moderating the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates… to no surprise, it is full of liberal hacks.
PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver… CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI… CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton… ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA…
Back in 2008, Gwen Ifill moderated the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. Well she wrote a book titled, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Yes it was staunchly pro-Obama, yet she still moderated the VP debate.
UPDATE: Sources confirm to Politico on the names above, however, ‘the Commission on Presidential Debates would not confirm the names.’
“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin
“The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday,” a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.
Back in June, Holder was found in contempt of Congress, which allowed for such a lawsuit to be filed.
The absence of the national Democrat party in a the battleground state of Wisconsin is just sad at best. After all that media crap they put us through for months last year and now it is turning into a cake walk for Walker.
While other polls also show Walker in the lead, no one is suggesting that this race is anywhere near over. Walker only leads among self-described Independent voters by 47.6%-44.6%, and the underlying numbers seem fluid. Still, some of Walker’s detractors have been vocal about the fact that Walker was duly elected in 2010 and in most states would not be able to be challenged with a recall without greater cause. And a whopping 95% of those called said they plan to vote in the June 5th election which will have the national spotlight on it.
Right now the DNC is too preoccupied with their gay president…
…Yet despite apparent Democratic hopes that a Paul candidacy might cut into Romney’s total, the likely Republican nominee is the winner of a three-way race if the election were held right now. Given that matchup, Romney earns 44% support to President Obama’s 39%. Paul runs a distant third with 13% of the vote. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) are undecided.
Very interesting, considering how much damage Ross Perot did to George H. W. Bush in 1992.
In that ’92 race, Perot got 18.9% of the vote and in this Rasmussen poll Paul gets 13%. Still, 5.9% gap could change the election drastically. Bush lost re-election due to the same reason Obama will lose in 2012.
I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent – and here’s what some of that mail looks like.
A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they’d said it would, on energy policy – but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana’s GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote.
“Indiana does not have party registration,” the mail piece says over a picture of a smiling child giving a thumbs-up sign. “You simply need to show up at your polling location on May 8, 2012 to vote for Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican Primary.”
In case anyone didn’t get the point, the piece adds, “You can vote in the May 8th Republican Primary election! The May 8th Election is open to all voters.”
At other points ,the piece says Lugar, who is seen as facing an uphill battle against the conservative-backed insurgent, “has always represented mainstream Indiana values.”
If you live in Indianna, please cast your ballot for Richard Mourdock, he’s the only Conservative in the race and will help bring true change to Washington.