The Obama narrative is that he inherited the worst mess in memory and has been stymied ever since by a partisan Congress — while everything from new ATM technology to the Japanese tsunami conspired against him. But how true are those claims? Barack Obama entered office with an approval rating of over 70 percent. John McCain’s campaign had been anemic and almost at times seemed as if it was designed to lose nobly to the nation’s first African-American presidential nominee. One-percenter magnates welcomed Obama. If Steve Wynn, Donald Trump, and Mort Zuckerman now blast Obama, just four years ago
What as many voters as possible must be made to realize that this regime's failure has two sources. Amateurish ineptness is one and a strategic plan to give left wing ideology driven changes priority over economic recovery.The unprecedented economic misery was to be exploited for quicker and more severe leftward tilt. If not stopped in its track on Nov 6 this plan will lay two hundred and fifty years of hard work to waste.
Victor David Hanson is truly a national treasure. One of a handful of writers who saw the diabolical plot about to hatch and has never tried to sugar coat it- unlike the MSM's 'conservatives' that fell for some of the hope and change.
Obama's gravy train is suffering a derailment. The engine has jumped the track and in ultra slo-mo the cars behind are jackknifing one by one and piling into the wreckage. The end lounge car is scheduled to hit the pile on the evening of November 6.
The once long sleek 5 trillion dollar bullet train to utopia, full of his sycophants and adoring media, is being reduced to a 100 yard pile of scrap iron. We The People will be left to clear the right of way and we'll be lucky if the salvage brings a few million dollars.
The price of false prophets is not cheap these days!
Well,he did have the Conservative talk show hosts ragging on his heels and then, there was the Tea party hoodlums who kept thrusting the Constitution in his face. Don't forget Moochelle spending all that money on designer clothes and my God, who knew there were so many sand traps out there on the golf course? He had it hard, brother. Unfortunately, we had it worse.
A lot more will be squandered if he is re-elected. We have a mess domestically and in foreign affairs. We may have little left to fret about four years from now after a second term by the Great Divider.
All that Hanson writes is true, yet in spite of this you still see ditzbombs being interviewed by the media saying they can't make up their minds, they might still vote for Obama yaddah yaddah. If you haven't made up your mind by now or if you are still considering giving this obviously incompetent buffoon four more years, you either haven't been paying attention or you just don't have the mental capacity to make a wise decision, in which case you should do us all the favor of staying home on election day.
We think we have it worse? Consider our brave and wonderful volunteer troops.. fighting drugged, thug terrorists to keep us safe and free. They love us and America.. but we elected a Marxist/Islamist as their Commander-in-Chief. A presidency squandered.. and much more.. the death of America and capitalism, western-civilization-humanity, and hope (yes, hope!).. unless we boot the entire Ozero Administration out on Nov. 6, we will shortly be following old Europe into Islam and Sharia Law.
The difference between Carter and Obama is that the media was honestly reporting how bad Carter was, just like what VDH wrote, years before the 1980 election. We all knew how horrible he was and what he'd done to the country. Today we have Moochelle out there telling the un-employed public we're, "in the middle of a huge recovery," and the MSM is right besider here, eating it up.
For those of us who didn't buy the hype, this has been painful to watch this once great country being wrecked. I hope it isn't to late to right this terrible wrong that has been wrought on this great nation.
A great article that meticulously lays out the expectations and the wealth of positive circumstances that BO began his presidency with.
The results are wreck, ruin, and deception and corruption of the worst kind. If BO was running Bain Capital ALL the companies would have gone out of business and all the investors would have lost their money. All the ex employees would be dead from cancer. As Romney said, BO picks all losers.
The tragic scope of this presidency is vastly deepened by the heights from which it fell. BO's campaign wants us to think that BO started from a Woe-is-me situation but VDH shows us that it's just not true. BO started his presidency with a silver spoon in his mouth and now his presidency is destitute.
And none of it is BO's fault.
And amazingly enough, his campaign is based on the idea that he is doing the right things and he just needs a little more time for things to turn around.
This election is a referendum on how stupid the electorate is. If BO is reelected, the majority of people are morons.
Not to worry...the million muppet march will swing the voters back to Øzero. I'm signing up for the "Million Tax Payer" march the same day. Or was it the "23 Million unemployed American" march? Memory isn't what it used to be...
The redacted Imposter in Chief is the perfect president for the American Communist Party, that is. There are no Communists complaining about the agitation, agitprop, performance of this pathetic Marxian Islamist currently in the White House, along with his covert commie cell comrades. Accomplished with 24/7 aid of a sick, greed addicted Congress, the Diane Sawyers of TV's Mafia Media, and statist NYTimes. Also, fawning Hollywood, the George Clooneys, acting traitor-like in these grim times. Why do "1%" stars betray their own fans? New Media is in full force with Brietbart, Lucianne, Drudge, talk radio, breakout books, & more. Good News: Now We Get More Bad (REAL) News fast!. Even confused FoxTVNews helps. Clint and Jon Voight speak for the spirit of past greats John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Ayn Rand and Elia Kazan. Despite the garbage from WH Beltway TV media, the truth is getting to larger audiences of Ron Paul free market, Tea Party, libertarian, anti communist, real conservatives, bikers. Real America is there, and just possibly this vote will be a landslide victory to end the insanity. America's genius is not lost, no matter how convincing the corrupt Courics, Brokaws, Pelleys, Piers, Lettermans, Oprahs, Coopers, lyingly make it out to be. Perfect time for one of TV's most overpaid brainwashers to burst out of the closet screaming, "I can't lie anymore, I can no longer not tell the truth, it's driving me crazy, my parents, my kids all hate me for what I'm doing for big money." Imagine Diane Sawyer, "Queen of All Lying", doing it with genius husband by her side. Naaah. End of rant.
I am tired of it all.....I am totally fed up with Obama and any news about the fraud. I have had it. I want to vote....NOW! He wears a muslim ring, he cohorts with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright(in a queer church I might add), fake birth certificates, pure racism, yet nothing will be done. I am through reading the news. Speaking of the news, this MSM is nothing more than female dogs for the President. They are just Obama's ho's. I am ready to vote. I have been careful recently at my age not to wish time to fly by, but now I want November 6, 1012. I want it here now. And when Obama loses, I will be so happy knowing these lying female dogs called the MSM loses too.
Mr. Hanson didn't even cover half of what is wrong with "big ears". BHO is a puppet in an empty suit with support from the "dark side". If the brinwashed mob have procreated enough to vote down the true American patriots in our Republic we might even go down in the pages of history. After all Rome only lasted 1,000 years & look at the Greeks! God will not put up with this crap! Hopefully if Romney wins he will pick a great group of Americans for support from very qualified patriots. Go Tea Party & 2010 Voters! II Chronicles 7:14 we need prayers & FREEDOM is the issue!
Great post #6 ObAMA -is what happens when the devil dons a tight dark tainted skin gown and swirls the result into a fog of give me. Guilt ridden libs and power hungry minorities see only the fake shine of at last we control the nation and all will fall at our feet. They should know by now false Gods have no real compassion or need of them other than temporary useful tools.
I do hope that the 'undecided' are not all or mostly all from the local SEIU group or their cohorts from the Chicago Mob. The episode with that muderator at the VP debate was a predictable disaster. I do wonder why with all of the vetting that should have been done, the attendance by his worship at the wedding in 1999 should have stood out like a sore thumb. Final comment, VDH is one of the classiest commentors on the History Scene. Charles Krauthamer should take lessons, Victor doesn't waffle, cover his bases, he merely gets the facts before the public.
This is all about 90 degrees off kilter. Obama has succeeded in most of what he has attempted. The only question left is has he baffled enough people long enough to achieve a second term when he will complete his socialist transformation. Obama will only have squandered his presidency if he is defeated and his policies reversed.
Hope on hooves is arriving in South Dakota, one heifer at a time. A month after a freak blizzard dumped up to 4 feet of snow in western South Dakota, killing about 14,000 cattle, 45 donated cattle from Montana designed to serve as breeding stock were sent on Friday to ranchers in The Mount Rushmore State. Another 400 cattle, including yearling and bred heifers worth as much as $75,000, have also been sent to South Dakota from neighboring Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota to help the afflicted ranchers get back on their feet ahead of the looming harsh winter. “The
It is time to check in on Matt Bevin. Remember him? He is the multi-millionaire tea party-type Connecticut transplant who, instead of taking on liberal Louisville Democrat John Yarmuth for the House of Representatives, wants to oust Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his 90% lifetime American Conservative Union rating from the Senate. Bevin has not raised much money, but his personal wealth will pay for a good campaign if he parts with it. Roll Call recently reported that Bevin has between $1 and $5 million in a checking account, $500,000 to $1 million in a money market account, between $4.5
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I am not one of those who want the president and other major politicians to comment on everything that takes place in America. On the whole, I think that there could be more reticence from the highest offices. But how long has this “knockout” thing been going on? I’m talking about these racial attacks across the country, wherein thugs pick little old ladies to bludgeon. These are mainly “black on white” attacks, as I understand it. If they were “white on black,” wouldn’t we be having a national emergency? Wouldn’t politicians, journalists, and others be talking about it to the exclusion
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Austin — Insurance companies, brokers and consumer advocates say a highly publicized national wave of health plan cancellations largely bypassed Texas. There are several complex reasons, but one of the biggest is this: Following the example of Arkansas and other Southern states, the Texas Department of Insurance told health insurers in June that they could compress the contractual period of this year’s policies. That meant they could be renewed late this year. The little-noticed advisory may have steered as many as 2.2 million Texans who are in individual or small-group plans around the federal health care law’s demands for richer
A Republican strategist is reminding his party that President Reagan is dead. Ford O´Connell, who worked on Sen. John McCain´s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign, says if Republicans want to win the White House in 2016, they need to break free of the "obsessive Reagan disorder." Rule #1 of the political analyst´s newly released book, "Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook for Republican Recovery," is: "Ronald Reagan is dead. Accept it." Such a sentiment is sure to be tough to digest for a party insistent on using the 40th president´s legacy as a GOP litmus test to prove conservative credentials. "The Reagan fixation is a drag
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AUBURN, Ala. — In a season of miracles for Auburn, all it has taken is one mistake to give the Tigers life. No. 1 Alabama made just enough of them Saturday to change the course of history. With no time left on the clock, Auburn cornerback Chris Davis caught a 57-yard field goal attempt by Alabama in the back of the end zone, ran it out down the left sideline and went 109 yards untouched to beat the Crimson Tide, 34-28.
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WASHINGTON — After two months of relentless criticism about the troubled rollout of the new federal health care law, Saturday marks the day when President Barack Obama pledged that the flawed website, HealthCare.gov, would be fixed. White House officials say they expect that vow to be fulfilled, at least for the vast majority of Americans who need to access the website to sign up for health insurance. But anything less than success Saturday probably will be a crippling blow in a second term where Obama faces many tough political challenges, from budget battles to negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The HealthCare.gov rollout