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The Day Before: What will America be, the day after?

November 6, 2012

Vote for love of country, not for revenge

MENTOR, Ohio – Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can trust and offering dueling pictures of what the next four years should bring.

The “Best Revenge” and the Worst Economies

It’s “game on” for the politics of retaliation. While campaigning in the swing state of Ohio, President Obama’s supporters began to boo last Friday when he uttered the name “Mitt Romney.” “No, no, no,” the President shouted, “don’t boo. Vote. Voting is the best revenge…”

Those who support the President’s re-election are to seek revenge on others.  That’s quite a directive from the President of the United States, and it is quite a departure from the candidate of four years ago who promised to unite all Americans in the pursuit of higher purposes.

But it is nonetheless an example of that for which President Obama has become known -turning American against American. It’s more than an “our campaign versus theirs” remark. The implied message is that I will be made to feel better, if you are sufficiently maligned and impugned.

In particular it is meant to convey that if my government punishes you by taking away more of your money, then my life will somehow become more wonderful. It is a false premise that has emanated throughout Mr. Obama’s campaign for re-election and throughout his nearly four years of policies as well.

Reaction this weekend to the President’s “revenge” admonition was eerily similar to that which followed his famous “you didn’t build that” vitriol aimed at business owners last spring.  Romney and Ryan made it a talking point from the stump, while the President’s surrogates went in to the usual “he was taken out of context” and “what he really meant was” explanations.

But consider how the President’s propensity for “revenge” on certain categories of Americans is at the epicenter of his economic ideas and rhetoric.  Even back four years ago when he was promising to “bring us all together,” candidate Obama nonetheless consistently expressed disdain – and yes, an attitude of revenge – towards successful business enterprises.

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Liberty Depends on You

2012-11-05-brief-thumbnail      Tomorrow, Nov. 6, 2012, Americans will go to the polls to cast votes for our elected leaders — everything from county commissioner and state legislators, to U.S. congressmen, and, of course, the president of the United States. It is A Time for Choosing, but also a Tipping Point. Will voters choose to continue on the road to socialism and the rule of men, or will they vote for a new course — one of Liberty and Rule of Law?

Will Voters Unite Against the Divider in Chief?

by Mike McNally

Obama has ended the most divisive presidency in modern history with the most divisive campaign of the modern era.

Do You Want Revenge Against America or Loving Restoration?

          By David Limbaugh ·      November  6, 2012
Mitt Romney was very wise to pivot on Barack Obama’s impromptu statement that “voting is the best revenge” and frame the campaign in the final days as a choice between that negative message and Romney’s “love of country.”

I wouldn’t say that if I thought Obama’s statement was merely a slip of the tongue. Rather, I believe that in another unscripted moment, he once again revealed who he really is and the essence of his mindset.

When his soul mate and spouse said that her husband’s ascendancy was the first time she’d been proud of America in her adult life, she wasn’t just throwing out words. She was telling us who she is and what kind of hang-ups she has about pre-Obama America.

At the time she made the statement, she was on the stump representing her husband and speaking for him. They are of one mind on this point.

It is also no coincidence that Obama spent all those years at the feet of the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright and, before that, mentors such as the Marxist Franklin Marshall Davis. Wright’s sermons inspired Obama’s book title, for heaven’s sake, and informed his political attitudes and reinforced his worldview.

Without revisiting all the evidence pointing to Obama’s grudge against pre-Obama America, we only need remind ourselves of his pre-election comment that we were “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

That was a chilling statement and unmistakable in its meaning. Obama didn’t like the America that currently existed, and he had ambitions not just to tweak it or implement a few salutary reforms but to fundamentally change it. He wasn’t just talking about getting the economy growing again after the financial meltdown. He was determined to implement structural changes across the board to exact “economic justice” and “social justice” — a pair of familiar lyrics from every leftist radical’s hymnal.

It would be one thing if Obama had made that statement during slavery or before the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments or even before the vast array of civil rights legislation and regulation in this country. But he made it in 2008, after all those constitutional and legislative changes had long since occurred and a few days before a clear majority of voting Americans elected him to be president of the United States.

In office, Obama has also betrayed his grudge-oriented mindset. He never really sought true bipartisanship. From day one, it was his way or the highway. Nowhere was this more striking than his dictatorial approach to Obamacare, which he willingly crammed down the throats of a dissenting American public. He was not a man who was leading America toward positive change but one who was forcibly imposing his radical will on America and completely unwilling to budge when challenged. “I’m the president.”

Let’s also not forget that during his first two years in office at least, Obama did get his way legislatively. He passed his enormously wasteful stimulus bill, the Dodd-Frank financial reform fiasco and Obamacare, and he pushed through all kinds of green energy projects, attacked and greatly damaged the oil, coal and natural gas industries, expanded dependency programs, stoked racial and class resentments, downscaled our military forces, and otherwise spent federal dollars as if he were determined to bankrupt the United States.

After all of this, he has nothing positive to show in his record. The economy is still in shambles with no end in sight. Yet he has given us no specifics of what he’d do in a second term except more of the same. In his words, “let’s not turn back now.” Really? Not turn back from policies that are destroying our economy and bankrupting us?

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Gross Misconceptions

          By Thomas Sowell ·      November  6, 2012
Thomas SowellThis country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday bless us or curse us for what we do this Tuesday. Against that background, it is painful to see the petty talking points and gross misconceptions that seem to dominate this year’s election campaign.

Take the question of jobs. How many times have we heard about how many jobs have been added during the Obama administration? Yet few people bother to find out whether these are net additions to jobs — which is what is crucial.

The government can always increase some jobs, either directly by hiring more people or indirectly by policies that increase employment in particular industries or regions. But the real question is whether the government’s actions create more jobs than they destroy — that is, whether there is any net addition to jobs.

Yet who in the media even asks that question?

Instead, they focus on the unemployment rate. But people who have given up looking for a job are not counted as unemployed. The proportion of the working age population that is not working is higher now than it has been in many years.

Another gross misconception on the job front is that jobs created during a given administration are a result of the policies of that administration, as are any other signs of economic recovery. But this assumes that the economy is incapable of recovering on its own, without government intervention.

Yet the American economy recovered from downturns on its own for more than a century and a half, until President Herbert Hoover intervened after the stock market crash of 1929. Indeed, this was one of those bipartisan interventions so much hoped for by the media — and the results were catastrophic.

The media misconception today is that what we need to speed up economic recovery is to end gridlock in Washington and have bipartisan intervention in the economy. However plausible that may sound, it is contradicted repeatedly by history.

Unemployment was never in double digits in any of the 12 months following the stock market crash of 1929. Only after politicians started intervening did unemployment reach double digits — and stay in double digits throughout the 1930s.

There is nothing mysterious about an economy recovering on its own. Employers usually have incentives to employ and workers have incentives to look for jobs. Lenders have incentives to lend and borrowers have incentives to borrow — if politicians do not create needless complications and uncertainties.

The Obama administration is in its glory creating complications and uncertainties for business, ranging from runaway regulations to the unknowable future costs of ObamaCare and taxes. Record amounts of idle cash held by businesses and financial institutions are a monument to the counterproductive effects of Barack Obama’s anti-business policies and rhetoric. That idle money could create lots of jobs — net jobs — if politics did not make it risky to invest.

We often hear that President Obama inherited the worst recession since the Great Depression. But just how do you define that? By how high the unemployment rate went? By how long the recovery takes? Or don’t you bother to define it at all?

The annual unemployment rate was as high under Ronald Reagan as it has been under Barack Obama. The difference is that Ronald Reagan did nothing, despite media cries for action, and Barack Obama did virtually everything imaginable, to the cheers of the media. The economy recovered a lot faster under Reagan.

If this is “the worst recession since the Great Depression,” it is the worst solely in terms of how long it is taking to recover. But how long this has lasted is precisely what critics of Barack Obama are complaining about. Yet clever political rhetoric turns Obama’s failure into an excuse for failure.

Contrary to political and media spin, President Obama did not “inherit” his unemployment from President George W. Bush. The annual unemployment rate never got above 6 percent during the eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration.

Unemployment has never been that low under President Obama. Passing the buck backwards is a very poor excuse — especially for someone using “forward” as his campaign slogan.

Mr. Top-Down Himself, Barack Obama

          By William Murchison ·      November  6, 2012
Before he touted “revenge” as a motive for supporting his reapplication for the presidential job, Barack H. Obama wished voters to appreciate how icky-yucky he finds “top-down economics.”…

2012 Military Presidential Endorsements

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2012-11-05-special-thumbnail      In the United States, at least through the next election, we have the freedom to vote for the candidates of our choice. When considering presidential candidates, I give great consideration to the opinions of those who have sworn allegiance to “support and defend” our Constitution. No, I don’t mean the beltway politicos who violate their oaths daily, but those in the ranks of our Armed Services, who have sworn to defend our Constitution with their lives, those who keep the Flame of Liberty burning bright.
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2 Reasons Why Obama Must Be Defeated

by Andrew C. McCarthy

What happened in Benghazi – the lead-up, the catastrophe of September 11, and the ongoing cover-up – is no longer just a debacle. It is an impeachable offense.

Benghazi & Afghanistan — Obama’s Treason

          By Ronald R. Cherry ·      November  5, 2012
Obama has given aid and comfort to our enemies, and is adhering to our enemies. Here are some excerpts from articles which you should read in full:

Obama: A Man Without a Conscience

          By Daren Jonescu ·      November  5, 2012

For a long time, intrepid critics of Barack Obama have described him, accurately, as a pathological liar. The Benghazi affair must force even the most circumspect among us to recognize that the problem is even more serious: The president of the United States has no conscience.

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Some Troops Given Incorrect Ballots, May Not Be Able to Vote

Nov 4, 2012 By Todd Starnes

Some members of the military serving in Afghanistan were given “incorrect ballots” and may not be allowed to vote in the presidential election, according to the father of one of those soldiers.

Michael Boynton, of Valrico, Fla., told Fox News that his son is one of the disenfranchised soldiers who may not be able to vote.

“He said they gave out the ballots and before they could do anything — like mark them, they were ordered to return them,” Boynton said. “He said they were told the ballots were incorrect — but they were never given the so-called corrected ballots.”

That was five weeks ago — and as of today those soldiers have not been given new ballots, he said.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program said in a statement they are researching the matter.

“FVAP is completely nonpartisan and works to ensure that service members are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to do so — from anywhere in the world,” FVAP Acting Director Pam Mitchell told Fox News.

Boynton said his son, who is in the Army, had a chance to look at the disputed ballots and they seemed correct.

He said it’s an outrage that his son and other members of the military may not be able to vote.

“As a parent I find this appalling and unconstitutional,” he said. “Not to allow our men and women who are putting their lives in danger on a daily basis to vote?”

Boynton placed the blame on the Obama Administration.

“Our troops do not believe President Obama is a strong commander or leader,” he said.

Even more disappointing for the proud military father — the 2012 presidential election would have been a landmark moment in his 21-year-old son’s life.

“This would have been the first time for our son to have voted,” Boynton said.

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