Early Voters-There is No One In the Voting Booth With You!

by Jayne D. Frank

All over the Country, you are making your way into the voting booth for early voting to make the most important choice of your lifetime – that of the President of the United States.  It is extremely unfortunate that much of this voting takes place a full month before the scheduled November 6 election, because you will not have had a chance to personally evaluate the candidates from their answers in the Debates, and much can happen to our economy and national security in the upcoming month which could affect your vote.

But the important things to remember when voting are:  1)  There is no union official following you into the booth and no one that will be casting that ballot with you, 2) there is no one in the booth that will make you feel guilty should you no longer feel the first “black” President has performed his duties, and 3) there is only your intellect, knowledge and gut feeling about the path our country is taking and the future of our children that will be with you in that voting booth.

The facts of the last four years and the record of  President Obama will be the only true reality that will help you make this crucial choice in 2012:

  • This President and his Administration lies to the American people about the condition of the economy and their ability to do anything about it.  This is because the President has no experience in the private sector and has no clue how to provide prosperity to the middle class.  His entire life has been spent denigrating the wealthy and capitalist endeavors in this Country and his sole goal is to redistribute your present and FUTURE earnings to those less fortunate.  The President cannot dispute the facts that the wealthy in this Country are your employers, and they overwhelmingly give a huge percentage of their personal income, by choice, to charities that take care of those less fortunate.  Mitt Romney personally chose to give over $4 million of his money in 2011 to poor people.  The wealthy in this Country will be the only ones able to provide you and your family with a secure working environment with the opportunity of millions of new good jobs.
  • You alone are responsible for making the choice of whether your lives and those of your spouse, partner and children will be  negatively affected by choosing to rehire a President that has not done the job he was hired to do over the past four years.  Is there more regulation and interference in the choices you make for your family and will you will be able to provide a comfortable life for them going forward because of the choice you make?  The Obama Government is already in your church making decisions about whether you must support partial birth abortion and contraception; he is in your child’s school changing your children’s lunch choices often leaving them hungry and unable to properly stay focused and learn during the afternoon; his Administration is changing the curriculum of your children’s school to distort, eliminate, or refocus their learning,  not on the basics that can provide them with good jobs, but to better agree with his socialist redistribution statist agenda.  Because of Obama’s regulations and mandates which have hurt small business in this Country, the prospects for you or your family to better your financial condition in the next decade will be severely restricted should you vote to elect him for a second term and continue his policies.
  • Obamacare, unless replaced with a more workable private market health system, will cut into your health choices, extend your waits for needed procedures much like other countries using a similar system, and your individual and/or family health costs will necessarily skyrocket to cover all the people intended to be covered under this flawed legislation.
  • Your cost of living has skyrocketed under the Obama Administration.  Precipitated in large part by the sheer arrogance of the Administration not to tap into and expand our natural resources such as our own off shore oil resources, shale oil and natural gas (in lieu of more “green” energy that costs more and is unreliable at best).  The gasoline prices at the pump have doubled since Obama took office causing the average American family to make budget decisions from the resulting increases in food prices and consumables against paying for gas  to drive to work should they be fortunate enough to have a job.  Can your family afford to continue $4/gallon gas or higher any longer, not to mention how home heating fuel will increase as we approach the winter months?  Because of the high cost of gasoline to ship goods, your  grocery bill is at an all-time high and you are already making decisions for your family whether to feed them cheaper processed box meals rather than healthier and more expensive fresh produce or meats that provide the nutrients your children need.
  • Finally, we only have to look back two weeks at the fact that President Obama and his surrogates deliberately lied to the American people about issues of national security.  They lied to our face about our Americans having been killed by spontaneous protests of a video instead of telling us that Al Qaeda was alive and well and had purposely killed Americans in Libya on the anniversary of our original 9/11 attack.  If he lied about this, how many times will he lie to us about your family’s national security in order to make himself appear more peaceful and anti-aggressive?  As Governor Huckabee indicated this morning, Watergate was the largest Presidential scandal in this Country before Libya, but people did not die in Watergate.  Americans die and continue to die under this President’s leadership.  Don’t put your family at risk with a President who routinely bends the truth when it is convenient to further his agenda and makes the wrong decisions for the American people .

So what candidate should you vote for?  I think you know the answer to that question, so go alone into the voting booth and vote your conscience for your future and the future of your family and our Nation.

Women Don’t Really Care What Happened Over the Past Four Years!

by Jayne D. Frank

“Women don’t really care what happened over the past four years” is a direct quote from Barack Obama’s mouthpiece Stephanie Cutter.  Stephanie, first of all, is old enough to have had the life experience of a gnat.  Her experience is consumed with the adoration of Barack Obama and the Progressive Agenda.   She is enthralled with a high-paying taxpayer-funded job that allows her to say what she wants, when she wants to, and to totally write off the majority of American women with one sentence.

Let me tell you Stephanie and the Obama campaign – Women DO care about the last four years.  Here’s what we have experienced first-hand:

  1. Because of the price of gas precipitated by your boss  not wanting to tap America’s own energy resources, women have to make some draconian decisions to not take their kids to their games, save grocery shopping for once a month, and not have their families go out to dinner like they used to.
  2. Because of the declining value of the dollar and the price of gas, women cannot afford to go to the grocery store without a calculator and without giving up good nutritional food for their children.  Anyone knows that staying within the center of the store, or within processed food, is a great deal less expensive than the outside of the store where good produce, meats, dairy products and the like are kept.  Women’s grocery shopping is now dictated not by their family’s needs, but by what they can afford to spend during that trip.  Their children and husbands’ health suffers because of that.
  3. Women are making the choice whether to have their hair cut at the salon they used to go to, or to get their children’s hair cut at a cheap flat fee barber.  Because of the stress that most mothers have in working and taking care of their families, that once a month trip to the salon used to be their only relaxation.
  4. Women who previously would have made the decision to stay home and take total responsibility for raising their children are now pushed into going to work in one or even two jobs to make ends meet for the family.  The children suffer, marriages suffer, and women lose their energy so that there is nothing left for their spouse or children.

There are so many instances where women in America, young and old, have suffered under the administration of Barack Hussein Obama.  To even hint that women don’t care about the last four years is arrogant, immature, insensitive but completely in line with the way Barack Obama thinks.  His take is that single women are so infatuated with his “coolness” that they wouldn’t dare leave him.

Women are much more intelligent and will do the right thing in November for themselves and their families.

Seniors and Millenials Voting for Obama – Don’t You Get It, or Are You Just Stupid!

by Jayne D. Frank

Apparently everyone in this country except you seniors and millenials voting for Obama’s re-election recognize the Democrat lies and distortions of this year’s election, and perhaps the only thing that will make you wake up is the truth (unless you can’t handle the truth).

  • Barack Obama has NOT protected Medicare like AARP has lied to you about.  Medicare Advantage is going to be terminated which is the system that many seniors have.  The reason?  Obamacare cuts what AARP and many other companies providing Medicare Advantage get from the Government.  The result will be that you are either thrown out of the current plan you are in so that you can pay more for a Medigap policy, OR you will be thrown into a pool of people covered by “Big Brother.””  Is this what you worked so hard for all these years – to be lied to be your Government and your insurer?  AARP is only in this fight because if you use your head instead of your emotions, you will see that they stand to lose a lot of money from your current participation in their plan.  Obama raided Medicare at the tune of $716 billion to put that money into Obamacare so that the people he wants covered, get covered.  Believe me, that’s not seniors because in his own words (to paraphrase) seniors and babies are not productive to society!  That money taken from Medicare will result in bureaucrats telling you what care you MAY receive and paying your doctor less so that eventually he can’t care for you.  Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the ONLY ones which will allow you to keep the Medicare that you have in place now but will change it for your children and grandchildren so that they have Medicare when they get older.  Obamacare will cost another $1.6 trillion more than the trillions that were originally anticipated to cover the amount of Americans (and illegal immigrants) who Obama promised to cover.  Are you really so selfish that you won’t use rational thinking and protect future generations?  Only repeal and replacement of Obamacare will preserve the current coverage of seniors already in the system. Seniors are NOT getting their familiar annual physicals free — this is a lie (see my Annual Physical articles).
  • Barack Obama’s agenda is to have the Government CONTROL the internet, including YouTube videos and social media content.  Recent legislation for this failed in the House of Representatives, but Obama is going to circumvent Congress and the rights of Americans by issuing an Executive Order taking away your internet privacy rights.  His ultimate goal is for State control of all media and he currently has this Executive Order being finalized using the recent idiotic Innocence of Muslims trailer.  Millenials, your future is just about set in stone.  You will not be able put videos online that you want; you will not be able to look at whatever YouTube videos interest you, and you will be watched by the Government for anything on social media that does not agree with the positions espoused by the Democrats.  Say Goodbye to the status quo.
  • The Obama Administration wants to control what Americans see on television and hear on the radio, often proposing that the Fairness Doctrine be imposed.  This would mean that the Government alone would have the right to take off the air whatever they felt did not agree with their draconian positions and could impose mandated television programs for Americans.  It is the case in many third-world countries and is not very far away.  Only our Republican House and the calls of furious Americans have stopped legislation in Congress to impose this.
  • Teenagers and Millenials – do you think your phone will be exempt from the above Government mandates in the future  – it certainly will not and the Government will move in to monitor who is called and the conversation of your call.
  • Both seniors and millenials are already the victims of Obama’s policies not to protect and promote our natural resources of oil and coal in this Country.  This Administration would rather see themselves as globalists giving offshore contracts and business to other countries and shutting down any possibility of our own energy independence.  Can you afford to keep chosing whether to eat or put gas in your car?  Remember Obama’s administration said that gas “should” go up to $10/gallon in order to further their agenda. This is the decision you will continue to be faced with if you re-elect Barack Obama.
  • Do you want Government telling you what kind of car you must drive, what kind of house you will be able to afford or whether you can only get a good job if you belong to a union?  That is where we find ourselves in 2012 and President Obama’s redistribution agenda will make sure that your opportunities are stopped or limited until the poorest in our Country are raised to “your standard of living” without their having  had to work for it.
  • Do you like meeting your friends for beer and a pizza, taking your children to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal or gathering around the TV for a sports event with all the makings for a great night – popcorn, chili, hamburgers, dip, cheeses, etc.  Think about the good times you have had with your friends because once the Obama Administration’s “food agenda” is in full force you will not be able to eat what you want.  Mrs. Obama has already interfered with your loss of freedom by depriving families of the choice of what their children will eat at school, taking sugar out of products or limiting the amount you can buy.  All this under the guise of “knowing what is good for your family.”

I personally will vote to retain my freedom as protected and assured by my American Constitution and Declaration of Independence and I will vote to allow Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to get us back on an “American Way of Life.”  Should this fail,  I can only pray for the America I love and know and this will be just the beginning of what Barack Obama has described as “his flexibility in his second term (to get done what he wants).” He ignores the rule of law, ignores the Constitution and won’t work with our Legislative Branch of Government (both Democrats and Republicans).

I implore seniors, new voters, Millenials and all previous supporters of Barack Obama to look beyond themselves and their needs.  This an America of more than 300 million people, 69 million of whom are senior citizens (your parents and grandparents) and those just trying to enter the workforce and whose parents have described the “American Dream” to them.  This is THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION in my lifetime, and I have been through many decades of Presidential elections.  Do the right thing and pull the lever for America’s future on November 6.

America-At the Mercy of the Middle East Islamic Fanatics

by Richard H. Frank

The Islamic extremist faction in the Middle East has turned Obama’s Arab Spring into a charade using the guise of seeking democracy to suppress freedom and impose Sharia Law upon the oil-producing countries in the region.

Those of us old enough to remember the oil embargoes of the 1970s imposed by OPEC understand that our nation’s economy and national security is dependent upon the continuing flow of “black gold” or crude oil from the Middle East.  Unfortunately, over the past 40 years we have chosen to elect representatives to Government that have failed to understand this reality or have caved to the special interests and placed achieving energy independence as something only worthy of lip service.

Only when the price of a gallon of gasoline places a financial burden on the average American do politicians suddenly become indignant over the public protests and seek to place the blame on everything but their own inaction to clear the path to achieving energy independence.

Barack Obama and his Administration of academic neophytes believe that they can appease the radical factions rising to power in the Middle East through diplomatic appeasement.  The events over the past three days with attacks upon our Consulate in Libya resulting in the death of four Americans and the breach of our embassies in Egypt and Yemen have come as a rude awakening to Obama and his Administration.  President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton both know the devastating impact that the cutoff of Mid East oil will have upon the economy and the security of this nation.  That is why they are so adamant in placing the blame for the attacks upon a “YouTube” video allegedly mocking the Prophet Mohammed.

Obama, 53 days before the election, will do nothing that will inflame the Middle East governments of Islamic oil-producing nations and is prepared to apologize and capitulate to their demands however onerous.  That is why he will not withhold aid in the billions of borrowed dollars to these countries under the guise of helping these fledgling governments to take hold as democracies in the Middle East.

The Islamic fanatics such as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood have Obama by the balls and he will cave to their demands as soon as they apply the slightist pressure.  Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle-East oil-producing countries is in shambles and the boot of the Middle East oil producers is placed firmly upon the neck of the United States as a direct result of the Obama Administration’s failed foreign policies and with respect to achieving energy independence.

Should these oil-producing countries limit their exports to the United States or increase the price of crude oil to extreme levels they will bring this Nation to its knees in a few short months.

Civil unrest, the likes of which never before experienced in this Country would result, even as we contemplated having to go to war to protect our national interests in the oil-producing regions of the Middle East.

Once again, America appears to be the sleeping giant that must be awakened and jarred into taking action to protect ourselves.  The time to wake up has long past and the incompetent leadership in Washington continues to flounder about in endless debate on what to do and how to preserve this Republic.

Whether we realize it or not, America is at the mercy of the Middle East Islamic fanatics holding sway in positions of power inside unstable governments.  Should we fail to act they will drain our financial system and strength by regulating the flow of life-giving oil at devastating prices while simultaneously creating civil turmoil within our civilian population.

Obama is a dogmatic ideologue and will not confront the crisis head on but insists that his policies will solve the Middle East uprisings.  He is wrong and the only solution to the pending crisis is to replace Obama in November and assume a position of strength through new leadership in the White House and Congress dedicated to the proposition of negotiation through strength and quickly achieving energy independence from the Mid-East oil-producing countries.

Time is running out and we can ill-afford four more years of Barack Obama and his failed policies.

The Conditioning of America!

By: Richard H. Frank

Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign pledge to “fundamentally change America” has been launched and implemented little by little over the past 3 1/2 years. His administration’s initiatives to achieve “fundamental change” have been marked by a three-pronged assault upon the free enterprise system and our Constitution itself. The coordinated attack starts with onerous legislative efforts, which usually fail, followed by pushing the proposed objective through executive and or administrative fiat. If either of these approaches raise the ire of Congress , or the electorate, the administration turns to the Justice Department to challenge and intimidate those that oppose their initiatives.

The liberal progressives are tenacious in pursuit of their socialist ideology. They have persisted in pushing their agenda for nearly 100 years and with the election of Barack Obama have virtually brought this nation to its knees as a result of the accumulated burden of unfunded entitlements, out of control spending and a national debt on the fast track to $20 trillion over the next four years. A debt that outstrips GDP and burdens our children for generations to come.

Achieving energy independence is a prime example of how the liberals condition the population to accept “fundamental change” and their agenda. The Obama administration stands directly in the path of the free market initiatives to develop our own natural resources through exploration and development on Federally-controlled lands and offshore paying homage to the special interests that support their agenda. New sources of fossil fuel and environmentally-safe technology for extracting these resources are demagogued as unproven and a threat to the environment. As a result the increasing demand for oil world-wide increases the price of crude and sends gasoline prices soaring along with every commodity requiring transport to the market place. The Obama administration contends that there is little they can do to impact oil prices and that lifting restrictions and increasing permits will take too long to impact the world market. This is the same story we have heard for the past 30 years when, if we had acted, we would not be faced with a looming crisis for future supply at a price dictated by supply and demand as opposed to that determined by the far east oil cartel.

Until the price of a gallon of gasoline approaches $5.00 and the electorate rebels against the government inaction and their outright obstruction to increasing domestic supply the administration resorts to short-term actions like releasing oil from the strategic reserve as a means to manipulate prices just enough to cause the price to drop just below $4.00 per gallon. In the interim the President condemns big oil for raping the public and making obscene profits when the truth is big oil makes about 8 cents for every gallon of gasoline sold while the Federal government makes 26 cents, more than three times that of the oil companies.

This shell game orchestrated by the Obama administration is intended to condition the public to accepting $3.50 per gallon as the new normal and forget that just 3 1/2 years ago we paid only $1.80 per gallon in 2009 when Obama took office. Over time just as a trainer does with his dog, the public is conditioned to gladly accept the 100% increase as a good thing.

Then we have “Obamacare” sold to America by liberals in Washington in support of the President as the panacea that would provide “affordable” health insurance to every American. For over two years Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama preached the following rhetoric until many Americans believed them.

  • If you like your current health care plan and doctor you can keep them.
  • The average family will save $2500.00 per year in premiums under Obamacare.
  • Obamacare will not increase the deficit – not by a single dime.
  • The Affordable Health Care Law mandate is Constitutional under provisions of the commerce clause.

The first three statements above have been proven to be untrue and we will soon hear from the Supreme Court if the fourth is in fact Constitutional or not.

Three and one half years after Obama and his administration assumed power the standard of living for many Americans has deteriorated. We are told that the new norm for the middle class will include limited opportunity for jobs and sustained unemployment levels of 8% or higher. Higher taxes will be required for all income levels to support expanded entitlement programs with food stamps alone growing to include in excess of  50 million families.

For those senior citizens living on a fixed income the prospect for the future appears bleak. The inflationary impact from energy prices coupled with the necessary rationing of health care under Obamacare are the first harbingers of the “fundamental” changes yet to come. The conditioning process for the elderly includes loss of equity in their homes and the value of their pensions earned over all their working years. Expendable income vanishes rapidly for this segment of American society more quickly than for any other.

The conditioning process will proceed even faster should Obama be reelected until the standard of living we experienced in the 20th century will just be a fading memory. The “fundamental Change” Obama seeks is to achieve a social democracy where we are dependant upon government for survival. Statism fosters such dependency on government for subsistence. When that dependency can no longer be supported through taxation of the free enterprise system those conditioned to rely upon the so-called entitlements eventually turn upon their benefactor, the state, and rebel. We are witness to this in Greece and many other European social democracies.

Generations yet unborn will not know how this nation was conditioned to give up freedom and self-reliance in the name of fairness and turned America into a nation of mediocrity from the vibrant , exceptional free society experienced in the past.

Those of us that have experienced the blessings of freedom embodied in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution must stand firm against “fundamental change’ in America and return to the conservative values and principles that made America the greatest nation on the face of the earth.

Women, What Are You thinking?

by Jayne D. Frank

Perhaps I always think that women all have the same life experiences that I have had. Or that in today’s modern world, women no longer think and make decisions with their heart alone.  But as I keep reading that Mitt Romney is having trouble with attracting women in this Country and that they are either split for some other GOP primary candidate, or most distressing are going to vote again for President Obama, I cringe at the lack of real intelligent reasoning that  must be going into their thought process.

Any woman who has been in the workplace for a number of years or has a family with children who either votes for Obama or fails to vote for the GOP front-runner, has, in my opinion, not put an ounce of thought into this crucial 2012 election.

Forget all the reasons you wanted to hate George Bush or the feminine side of you that wants to save the earth.  Forget the charming, boyish smiles of Barack Obama which he flashes to detract from his dismal failure as a President. You need to think about your future and the future of your children as you contemplate your next Presidential choice. Over the past 3 years, there hasn’t been one concrete, substantive thing that President Obama has accomplished that will brighten your economic future in the workplace; he has refused (until he now recognizes a real threat to his Presidency) to encourage business and entrepreneurship in this country and now America has the largest corporate tax anywhere in the world. Do you think corporations will continue to do business here under an Obama Presidency, and where do you think your job will be when they leave the Country?

President Obama has done absolutely nothing about preserving and expanding upon America’s energy independence, so your cost of driving and heating your homes will do nothing but increase under another Obama Presidency. You see him every day make comments about there being more drilling and exploration in this country than ever before. This President has gotten so use to lying to Americans, especially about energy independence, that he no longer knows the truth, nor does he care.  He has cut off any future coal plant production in the U.S., his moratorium on oil drilling cost this  Country hundreds of thousands of jobs, and he flatly is doing nothing to bring our gas prices down.  He has blatently refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline which will keep oil here and bring about thousands of new jobs. He is so flagrant about his agenda – green energy ONLY to the exclusion of everything else.  Can you as a woman sustain the high cost of energy and gas consumption for your family?

Valerie Jarrett is President Obama’s puppet master and she has pulled the strings in the White House for the past 3 years. To get and save the woman’s vote, the Presidential speechwriters have repeatedly put forth all the initiatives and spewed their caring for women’s issues.  It is a diversion and a scam. Women have actually regressed under the Obama Administration. Where once we had choices of whether to work or stay at home and take care of our children – those choices have been taken from us; woman can’t afford to stay home.  The worst slap in the face to women has been the disastrous consequences of Obamacare.  This piece of garbage has been peddled to women, young and old in this Country, as a savior to all of your healthcare woes. You can go into emergency rooms now and get seen by the doctor of your choice without a hassle.   You will be able to keep your doctor, especially specialty doctors as in the OB/GYN, osteoporosis, pain, or fertility fields. That is a bold-faced lie!  There is an arbitrary board of non-medical representatives, that will decide if you need this care and if it is cost-effective under Obamacare if it is not repealed.  You were promised that your premiums will not go up.  As a woman, you have seen your premiums double as you see your family’s quality of life suffer. This will not end under another Obama Presidency but will get worse as he gets his “flexibility” in a second term.

Once independents and women look at the reality of Barack Obama and not the facade that he puts on for gullible voters, you must choose for your family to vote positively for their future and the future of this country. Many GOP candidates for the next couple of months will present a desperate, narrow-minded and finally vindictive character as Rick Santorum has recently shown.  Newt Gingrich who has lived his life largely on the government dole and has immersed himself with lobbyists and special interests throughout his career, holds on to his last chance of taking Obama’s place, and that is exactly what he envisions, just a change in the Oval Office, despite his anti-big government rhetoric.

Mitt Romney becomes the only true consistent, free enterprise, pro-American, pro-jobs and pro-women candidate. Take a look at this man’s personal life. His dedication to family, to his faith and his work ethic alone would qualify him over Barack Obama.  But his experience in the private sector, working through companies to make them stronger, building new companies along the way, is exactly the type of dedication that women need for a prosperous and happy future for themselves and their family.  Mitt’s promise to repeal a Federally-mandated Obamacare is real, his passion and love for this country are real. And his promise to cut spending, reduce the size of government which is currently 37% of our economy, and start balancing the budget are real.

I’ll ask you to step back and remember the time you made the most important decision of your life – your choice of a husband or life partner.  You didn’t choose the flashy guy that won you over with expensive dinners and cheap talk. You didn’t choose the man who spent everything and had no sense of personal responsibility. And you didn’t choose the man who promised you the world because that is what you wanted to hear.  You chose to share your life with a rock solid, hard-working fellow that was reliable, trustworthy, steady and caring about your future.

That is your choice in this election and you must use your head!  Mitt Romney is steady, consistent, hardworking, and singularly focused on restoring our economy and America’s standing in the world.  Unlike President Obama, to squander taxpayer money on frequent date nights,  frequent vacations and taking off to explore golf every week with his buddies, is beneath Mitt; he doesn’t need it to inflate his own ego and importance.  You also cannot find one instance in the last 2 years of exposure to the public in which Mitt Romney has said a personal negative word about someone – he only comments on policies and actions or inactions of others – truly a class act. He is not flashy; charisma is not important to him, but care he does.  Just look at his wife, Ann Romney, who has stood by him all these years, and you see the man behind Mitt Romney.

I hope women really consider carefully their votes this year because it will take women to make the difference in whether we keep slipping backwards or whether we go forward and restore our Country. I hope I don’t have to wake up November 7, 2012 and think “What were you thinking?”

Obama’s State of the Union Speech More Appropriate for February 2 (Groundhog Day)!

by Richard H. Frank

Prior to the President’s address to a joint session to Congress and the Nation on the State of the Union, I reviewed my blog following last year’s speech entitled “Reality vs. Campaign Rhetoric.”

I fear, as in the movie ‘Groundhog Day” we are destined to relive his speech over and over again until he gets it right or until the electorate gets it right and votes Obama out of office.

The true measure of the “State of the Union” is outlined in last year’s blog and if anything has changed since then, the change has been for the worse.  I expect the Obama speechwriters labored tirelessly to find some undistorted facts for him to claim as his accomplishments.  Obama lives in a different universe than does the rest of America.  Unfortunately, Congress shares much of that same universe as Obama and is willing to accept the myths he spreads as accomplishments.  Half truths are obvious throughout his 65-minute performance to convince America that he deserves 4 more years as President.  Consider these statements compared to the facts:

  • Three million jobs have been created over the past 22 months.  According to the Administration’s own labor statistics, 1.7 million jobs have been lost over the same period since he was sworn into office.
  • His Administration saved the auto industry and GM is once again the world’s #1 producer of automobiles.  The truth remains that last year GM sold an estimated 9 million vehicles worldwide, a number that includes sales of manufacturers in which GM holds minority investments such as in China.  Volkswagan and Toyoto would be the first to challenge Obama’s claim as holding the sales title should their numbers include figures from Scania and truck makers like Man.  As for Toyota, their 2011 sales haven’t been reported for the full year and their estimate is that sales will be down by 7.9 million units as a result of the natural disasters and tsunami experienced in Japan and Thailand.  Should  Toyoto include Wuling sales they will outperform the new GM. As with the employment figures in the U.S., if the numbers don’t support your position, just change the base until they do.
  • “What’s happening in  Detroit can happen elsewhere!”  May God forbid this will come to pass.  Detroit has been transformed into a ghetto as the result of liberal, Progressive, Democrat Government over four decades.  This once proud city with a population making it the 4th largest in the nation in the past has degraded into a wasteland and now occupies 18th position in the nation.  The intercity population has fallen to under 800,000 and is surrounded by decay and a failing infrastructure, and vacant buildings and home line the city’s neighborhoods and provide a magnet for crime.  This area has a 28% unemployment rate under Obama.  Once known as the “Motor City” and the “Capital of Democracy”, it acquired the title of “Murder City” in the 1980s and has continued its rapid degradation since then.  If Detroit provides Obama’s vision for this nation, something is radically wrong with our President’s vision.
  • “Oil production in  America is the highest it has been in 8 years.”  I recall reading an article indicating this increase amounts to less than 2 million barrels a day.   The existing capacity to produce is somewhere between 10 to 20 million barrels per day if it were not for the onerous Government Regulations stifling production.

His statement that he has directed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to purchase eco biofuel for the Navy once again provides a subsidy to an industry that cannot compete in the free market environment.  Official estimates are that this biodiesel will cost the American taxpayers up to 38% more than diesel fuel derived from crude oil.

Since our President has virtually no record of accomplishment to base his campaign for reelection upon, he must resort to tactics that attack Congress, demonize his Republican opponents and avoid at all costs a debate on “Obamacare.”

His tactics were evident with his every utterance last night:

  • His subtle accusation that Congress is not doings its job in comparison to our military completing its mission in Iraq and Afghanistan shifts the blame to others for his lack of leadership.
  • Stating that every American must do and pay their fair share and play by the same rules is pure class warfare and anti-capitalism.
  • His statement that over the past decade, the rich have benefitted and the poor have suffered due to a tax structure having rates that favor the rich is a distortion of the truth and blatantly false.  An individual having $1 million earnings from investment pays tax at a rate of 15% or $150,000 on those capital gains.  This is over and above the original 25-36% they paid on their investment when taxed as wages.  That amounted to between $250,000 and  $360,000 paid in taxes on those investment dollars.  When Obama compares the total $400,000 to $510,000 paid n investment income to Warren Buffet’s secretary paying 28% on $50,000 income, or $5600, the distortion becomes ridiculous and not worthy of our President.
  • Following his pledge to open 75% of Federal lands and offshore regions for energy production, he qualified the promise by stating he would not walk away from his promise of clean energy and development fo safe energy.  He avoided any mention of the Keystone XL pipeline in his remarks and took refuge behind the “BP horizon” incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • In one breath he advocated smaller Government and less regulation when in the next he advocated appointment by executive fiat three new agencies composed of a “trade enforcement unit,” “executive order to remove red tape for infrastructure projects ” and creation of a special unit in the Justice Department to investigate financial crime, sounds  like growing the Government and more regulation to me.
  • His call for “comprehensive immigration reform” came against a statement that our southern borders are safer and more secure than ever.  A claim heavily disputed by Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.  Although not mentioned by name, his proposed reform smacked with elements of the “Dream Act” or amnesty for the children of illegals presently here in America.

The only positive to be found following the President’s address was the focus groups composed of Republicans, Democrats and Independents are no longer swallowing Obama’s rhetoric.

During the 2010 mid-term election “We the People” made our voices heard loud and clear.  Returning to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the limits of government defined in our Constitution is imperative in this Republic is to survive while individual freedom to prosper is the opportunity provided for every American.

When two-thirds of Americans believe this country is on the “wrong course” under the Obama Administration, it is their duty in the upcoming 2012 election to change course by removing that Administration and replace it with individuals dedicated to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.