With Friday’s jobs report confirming the weakness of our economic recovery, the fiscal cliff rapidly coming into view, and American influence abroad continuing to erode, someone has to ask: is America doomed no matter who wins the presidential election? At first glance it certainly appears that way. Let’s begin by assuming that Mitt Romney ekes out a victory, winning the national popular vote by a point or two and capturing 275 electoral votes or thereabout. If Romney prevails — and I fervently hope he does — it will most likely be by slim margins such as these. Headline split by staff.
Yes, we are doomed - unless we return to care, the principles, and the leading of the God upon whom we were established. No man, no men, will or can save us without God's blessing. Romney may buy us a little time, but that's all. God help us.
Actually, I'm afraid that we might be. Bernanke is like an 8 year-old that was given the car keys to a Ferrari and directed to drive by a lazy, arrogant, person with no experience - at anything, whatsoever. Ben has driven really fast down a road for the last 3 years that no one has ever been on and he couldn't see over the steering wheel to know where he's going. Now we are supposed to get out of wherever we are and where no one has ever been.
Imagine a decision tree with an infinite number of branches. We are at the very tip of one of those branches with no idea on how to get back.
If Mr. Romney gets elected, we can look forward to the mainstream media condemning and accusing him en masse. Bush Derangement Syndrome will be replaced by Romney Derangement Syndrome. Every failure will be scrutinized and every slip of the tongue will be exploited as the journolists get back to their favorite game of 'gotcha'.
We ARE doomed until that fraud Obama takes his taupe hind end out of DC and that fraudulent Irani Princess of his with him (Jarrett's so-called daughter). Chicago should secede from the union and take California and Hawai'i with them.
To use the circus analogy, politicians are just the clowns. The backroom boys who actually make the decisions are the senior Civil Service bureaucrats who run our government and watch politicians come and go.
If we can't cull the commies and fascists from our own government, then we are doomed...
We're far from doomed. Just repeal everything the democRats did in the last four years and start over, no problem. Start by abolishing at least half of the bureaus in DC and reforming the others. Then repeal Obamacare and rescind all OB executive orders.
Half of America believes the other half is racist, greedy, and uncaring. Half of America pays no federal income tax. Half of America thinks it's good that federal disability and food stamp enrollment is far ahead of job creation. Half of America thinks that 14% unemployment is not a disqualifier, that likability counts more. Half of America does not care that we ship automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels, that we have open border, and that Obama stood in the way of rescuing Benghazi. The country is broke and facing trillions in debt, with SS/Medicare collapsing. Half of Americans or more do not care.
I like #12's idea and would maybe take it a step further. Repeal everything done since Sept 11, 2001. Our freedoms since that day have been nothing more than what the government feels like allowing. After that I would selectively repeal much, much more.
Almost unknown to Obama, billions of dollars have been this year to drill for oil in TX (3,000 wells at $6 million apiece, hundreds of miles of collection and transmission pipe, drilling rigs, separation and refining, and upstream crackers and polymer plants). All of these plans have an asterisk indicating that hostile government may result in interruption of the plan. For a huge surge in growth we need only a promise from government not to raise taxes or regulatory burden. Romney can do that.
The Senate was no longer functioning properly, a member of the majority party leadership argued on the floor of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, as a prickly minority single-mindedly thwarted the president’s appointment powers, thus abusing its role of advising on and consenting to White House nominations. “To correct this abuse,” the member went on, “the majority in the Senate is prepared to restore the Senate’s traditions and precedents to ensure that regardless of party, any president’s judicial nominees, after full and fair debate, receive a simple up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. It is time to move away from
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Did President Obama lie to Americans when he said that those who liked their current health insurance policies could keep them? Or was he simply out of the loop when it came down to the details of his health care reform, as he has claimed in his own defense — a defense that comes suspiciously close to Bart Simpson’s “I didn’t do it” denials. How could a man of Obama’s obvious intelligence fail to know something so critical to the success of his most significant piece of legislation? Since Obama is not a fool, he must be a liar.
As the old saying goes, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows — or doesn’t blow nearly as much as in earlier years, as the data show for tornado activity in the United States, and for tornadoes and cyclone activity more generally. The global warming/climate change industrial complex, confronted with growing bodies of scientific analysis and data both inconsistent with climate change orthodoxy and difficult to dismiss, slowly is coming unglued, producing analyses that conflict and ancillary effects — in particular, the collapse of “carbon trading” programs — not helpful to the cause.
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
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The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
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