Hello, this is Mitt Romney. And this week, we saw several reminders of the clear choice we face in this election — and why we can’t afford four more years like the last four years. First came a new economic study about the debt that President Obama has put in place and, of course, about the debt that he’s planning on adding in a second term. Simply to pay the interest this debt, middle-class families will face a $4,000-a-year tax hike.
A President proposes, Congress disposes. That's why the down ticket is so important. There is no way Romney can make detailed promises as they would be lies. Of course Obama just does a workaround with Executive Orders.
Hi. I’m Dr. John Barrasso, United States Senator for Wyoming. As a doctor who took care of patients for 25 years, I saw the problems with America’s health care system every day. There’s no question we needed real reform — reform so that people could get the care they needed, at lower cost. Americans now know that’s not what President Obama’s health care law delivered. What we got is higher taxes and bigger government, without the lower costs or quality care. The so-called Affordable Care Act is hurting middle class families — their wages, their jobs and their health care.
Almost three weeks ago in Syria, more than 1,000 innocent people — including hundreds of children — were murdered in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. And the United States has presented a powerful case to the world that the Syrian government was responsible for this horrific attack on its own people. This was not only a direct attack on human dignity; it is a serious threat to our national security.
President Obama, who´s over in Russia today not talking to President Vladimir Putin, has canceled next week´s fundraising trip to California. That´s something he didn´t even do a year ago next Wednesday night when four Americans were murdered in Benghazi by terrorists who had nothing to do with a YouTube video. And it´s another sure-sign that he´s in trouble on his congressional vote to authorize attacks on Syria for using chemical weapons on rebels. Will Obama actually deign to lobby members? Thursday one more representative changed his mind.
You probably could have anticipated this. When President Obama gets in trouble, he either has no idea about the wrongdoing (think IRS, FBI). Or it was someone else´s fault. (You-know-who from Texas.) Now, we know that the red line statement Obama made as president 381 days ago about how any Syrian use of chemical weapons "would change my calculus" wasn´t really Obama´s fault. According to Obama, although it looked just like the American president standing at the little podium with no teleprompter in the White House Briefing Room, that modest man was actually speaking on behalf of the entire world.
According to the latest on-demand legend of this White House, President Obama was thoughtfully walking the White House grounds with a senior aide the other day. When it suddenly occurred to the former constitutional law lecturer that he could ask Congress for permission to start a war with Syria, as required by the nation´s Constitution. This from the former member of Congress who, as president for the last 1,688 days, has gone around that equal branch of government whenever convenient.
Hi, everybody. This Labor Day weekend, as we gather with family and friends, we’ll also come together as a nation to honor some of our own — the working men and women of America who, across the generations, built this country up and helped make us who we are today. On Monday, we’ll celebrate that proud history. We’ll pay tribute to the values working Americans embody — hard work; responsibility; sacrifice; looking out for one another. And we’ll recommit ourselves to their cause.
Hello, I’m Mike Fitzpatrick, proudly serving Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional district. It’s an honor to speak with you this weekend as we celebrate the spirit and ingenuity of America’s workers. We are a nation that builds things. From skyscrapers to smartphone apps, we live in a land where anyone can create, innovate, and pursue their American Dream. But as I’ve traveled throughout my district this summer — visiting 100 local businesses in 100 days to speak with workers and business owners — it’s easy to sense that Americans are frustrated.
"So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” So, said Sarah Palin Friday evening. Her sharply sarcastic statement (full text below), posted on her Facebook page as usual, followed President Obama´s latest global update on his unusually long deliberations over what he describes as a minor reaction to Syria´s use of chemical weapons against Syrians. Fifty-three weeks ago Obama drew a red line in the sand.
President Obama has been talking to a lot of people about Syria in recent days. His national security adviser, Susan Rice, and her team. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Intelligence officials. Secretary of State John Kerry. British Prime Minister David Cameron. French President Francois Hollande. Wednesday afternoon he even talked to PBS´ Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, of all people. But two crucial groups the president of the United States has not talked to about the likelihood of war with Syria are congressional leaders and the American people.
The public lead-up to President Obama´s punitive attack on Syria this Friday must be among the least secretive military assaults in history. The Democrat hasn´t deigned to talk to the American people about starting another war with their sons, daughters and treasure. Two years ago with no discussion Obama attacked Libya, ousting its dictator, who wore funny hats. At this rate, the Nobel Peace Prize winner has time for one more war before leaving office.
If you got up this morning thinking you have a tough day or week ahead, get over it. Here´s the story of Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, one of 53 American soldiers who awoke to the sound of incoming enemy shells. Surrounded by some 300 Taliban, fighting for hours, dashing in and out of hails of bullets, rescuing a fallen comrade, toting ammo to others, trapped in an armored Humvee taking enemy rounds non-stop.
Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed Monday that the Obama administration intended to hold accountable the users of chemical weapons in Syria last week. It´s tempting to say, ´Get in line.´ Obama has made similar vows to, among others, hold culprits accountable after the Benghazi massacre last September, after the IRS political scandal and after the FBI lies to a federal court about a journalist receiving leaks of classified information. In every case, Obama´s vows were vacuous. [Snip] Kerry´s brief, but suddenly tough remarks seem to presage imminent military action. Given Obama´s eagerness to withdraw from wars in Iraq and
Russia last night issued a chilling threat to assist Syria if the US leads military strikes against its hated regime. As a summit of world leaders broke up in acrimony, Vladimir Putin declared openly that he is already supplying arms to Syrian tyrant Bashar Assad and vowed to step up support if a planned missile attack goes ahead. There were gasps as the Russian President made his remarks after being asked how he would react if Barack Obama proceeds with an attack in response to Syria’s used of chemical weapons. ‘Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already helping,
There is proof the footage of the alleged chemical attack in Syria was fabricated, Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery in Qara, Syria, told RT. She says she is about to submit her findings to the UN. Mother Agnes, a catholic nun, who has been living in Syria for 20 years and has been reporting actively on what has been going on in the war-ravaged country, says she carefully studied the video featuring allegedly victims of the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian village of Guta in August and now questions its authenticity. In her interview
Don´t look for Iraq War-style protests, says the liberal activist, who -- like "M*A*S*H" star Mike Farrell -- opposes military action. In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor
President Obama will sit for interviews Monday with six TV networks as he makes his case to the nation for military intervention in Syria. Obama will tape interviews Monday afternoon with anchors from ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as with PBS, CNN and Fox News, the White House said. The interviews will be conducted by ABC´s Diane Sawyer, CBS´s Scott Pelley, CNN´s Wolf Blitzer, Fox´s Chris Wallace, NBC´s Brian Williams and PBS´s Gwen Ifill. The interviews will air that night, ahead of Obama´s Tuesday speech on Syria.
Drug war hawk John McCain is turning pot dove. McCain appears open to making a dramatic shift on marijuana policy, saying during a town-hall meeting in Arizona that he´s open to potentially legalizing weed. “Maybe we should legalize. We´re certainly moving that way as far as marijuana is concerned,” McCain said in comments first reported by Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller. “I respect the will of the people." In the past, McCain has been a hard-liner on federal drug policy. During his 2000 presidential primary campaign, the Arizona Republican suggested increasing penalties and sentence guidelines for those convicted
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is running for president. In a radio interview this week, the Republican lawmaker told a New Hampshire station that he was in the state “because right now I’m running for president,” according to The New York Daily News. The visit was King’s second of four trips to the traditional home of the nation’s first presidential primary. The announcement makes King the first Republican to officially declare their intentions to run for president in 2016. King has previously expressed an interest in running for president, though Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have had their doubts
It is very possible that the president will not obtain a join authorization to bomb Syria; if he chooses to go ahead and attack anyway, Obama will incite a constitutional crisis—the first time in history that a president has decided to go to war against the declared wishes of Congress. The public and the courts will adjudicate the legality of that act, and it would be contentious. So the corner that Obama has painted himself into is now inescapable. Defying Congress will put the country into a Watergate/Monicagate mess. Not doing anything will confirm the administration’s impotence and only enhance
Between phone calls urging lawmakers to authorize a military attack against Syria, President Obama went golfing Saturday. Mr. Obama played a round of golf with three White House aides at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland. As his motorcade left the White House grounds near the South Lawn en route to the golf course shortly before 1 p.m., anti-war protesters demonstrated outside the fence on the north side of the White House. The president also received an update Saturday from Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the administration’s efforts to persuade Congress to support a limited missile strike against
A 31-year-old African American who allegedly said he wanted to attack the next white person who walked by could be charged with hate crimes after punching three people in an apparent racially motivated attack. One of his victims, 62-year-old Jeffrey Babbitt, has been left brain damaged after being punched to the ground in New York´s Union Square on Wednesday afternoon, in a senseless attack that shocked onlookers. Witnesses were shocked at the unexpected violence in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon, as Lashawn Marten punched Mr Babbitt and two other men after allegedly making racist comments. He said "the next white person who
A key part of President Obama’s press conference in St. Petersburg last Friday went largely under the radar in the US media--his bizarre analogy between the crisis in Syria, and the London Blitz. [Snip] Those kinds of interventions, these kinds of actions are always unpopular, because they seem distant and removed. And I want to make sure I’m being clear. I’m not--I’m not drawing an analogy to World War II, other than to say when London was getting bombed, it was profoundly unpopular, both in Congress and around the country, to help the British.
Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to Politico. (Snip) In his years as U.S. commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, Petraeus was regarded by many Republican lawmakers as a god on military matters.
The school district in Little Rock, Ark. has announced plans for a dress code that will require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers will have to wear bras, too. An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014. “Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and shirts/blouses at