Forward? No, we’re going backward

by George Landrith

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden never miss a chance to tell us that the economy is moving in the right direction. They claim they need more time to pull the nation out of the recession that began in 2008.

There are several problems with this line of argument. First, Obama said he would solve this problem in his first term and cut the deficit in half. He told us if he didn’t solve the problem, he would be a one-term president. Second, Obama ran for office knowing the economy was bad and he won because he convinced more voters that he would fix it. Obama got everything he wanted in his first two years because he had a compliant Democrat Congress. He spent hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus and bailouts.  The only verifiable result is massive debt that saddles the economy and slows future growth. Third, the biggest problem with claiming that Obama is moving us forward is that it is not true. In fact, things are getting worse. Read more

This is the Result of an Obscure Movie? Really?

If Team Obama can’t get this basic fact right, we cannot seriously expect them to get anything else right.

by George Landrith

Despite the overwhelming facts, the Administration continues to pretend that the attack on the American consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012 was a spontaneous protest of Muslim offended by a YouTube video.

Independent media reports say that Libyan security officials warned US officials of the risks of attack three days before the attack. Libyan governmental and military officials confirm this. Read more

Flashback: The day I am inaugrated Middle East tensions will subside

On November 23, 2007, then candidate Barack Obama made a bold prediction about himself and how his mere election to the nation’s highest office would ease tensions in the Middle East. No doubt, many Americans believed him and many others optimistically hoped he was right. However, the events of the past week prove that Obama was wrong and that his prediction was just more self-aggrandizing blather. Obama can’t change the level of the sea, he can’t fix the deficit or the economy, and can’t ease tensions in the Middle East. Read more

Media Upset that Violence in Middle East Is Distracting from Story They Want to Tell

The mainstream media is treating the ongoing Middle East turmoil as an unfortunate distraction from the “real story” that they would like to shove down the public’s throat – that Mitt Romney is incompetent. The media’s tortured narrative ignores the facts and relies upon double standards so offensive that even the truly dull-witted and see the fallacy.

Reporters are incensed that Romney would “politicize” a matter of national security. However, that is a shockingly dishonest narrative because these same reporters filed zero news stories in 2008 criticising then-candidate Barack Obama when he regularly and opportunistically used every death or bit of bad news out of Iraq as an excuse to promote himself and attack Hillary, Bush and McCain who were more supportive of the Iraq war than Obama. Read more

Skipping More than Half of His Security Briefings and Leading from Behind

by George Landrith

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, two American embassies (or consulates) were attacked and breached – one in Libya and one in Egypt. Four American diplomats were assassinated by these coordinated attacks. We now know that security was almost non-existent in Libya and that at least some of the locally hired security detail actually helped the attackers locate and target our diplomats. And clearly the security at our Embassy in Cairo was insufficient as a mob breached the embassy’s walls and stormed the embassy, removing, destroying and burning the American flag and replacing it with al Qaeda’s flag and putting the Americans in the embassy at risk. And just today, in Yemen, hundreds of “protestors” stormed the American embassy chanting “death to America” and tore down the flag, burned it, and put American diplomats at risk. The extremists are now emboldened. Read more

The Obama Press is Shameless

Yesterday, the media stepped in it again and showed how deeply dishonest and deceitful they are. An open microphone at the Romney press conference caught reporters strategizing how to cast Mitt Romney has the bad guy because he had dared to be critical of the Obama Administration’s weak initial response to the violence in Cairo and the assassination in Libya.

Reporters were picked up by the mic planning to repeatedly ask Romney if he regretted his statement, if it was the wrong tone, and if he stood by his statement. The reporters were recorded saying, “I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who[Romney] calls on, we’re covered on the one question … do you regret your statement?” The interview went precisely as the reporters conspired with a barrage of the same question over and over — all aimed at making Romney the focus and avoiding any review of Obama’s lead from behind approach.  Read more

So, Mr. President, is Egypt an Ally or Not?

Last night Barack Obama was asked about whether Egypt was still an ally of America. His response was pretty clear: “I don’t think we would consider [Egypt] an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”

But today, the Obama Administration backed away from that statement and provided an alternative answer or a “clarification.”

Wasn’t Obama just boasting that he is very careful and practiced in matters of foreign policy? Wasn’t it Obama who said Romney “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later”?

But guess who glibly answered a serious question and then thereafter had to backtrack?

That’s right, it was Barack Obama. Read more

Obama: No Time for Israel, but Time for Letterman

With the shocking assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and 3 other diplomats and the violent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, the White House  has time to fly to Nevada for fundraisers and campaign activities, but not time to meet with our best ally in the Middle East, Israel.

The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of September.  Read more

Four Years of Projected Weakness: Death and Attacks on US Embassies

“We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” – Obama Administration

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi (Libya).” – Obama Statement (No mention was made of the act of war when the Muslim Brotherhood attacked the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.)

On the 11th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the American Embassy in Egypt and the American Consolate in Libya were attacked in what had to be coordinated and planned efforts. Read more

Obama: No Time for Israel, but Time for Letterman

With the shocking assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and 3 other diplomats and the violent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, the White House  has time to fly to Nevada for fundraisers and campaign activities, but not time to meet with our best ally in the Middle East, Israel.

The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of September.  Read more

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