Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Romney: 47 percent depend on government, will vote for Obama

if this is true does it mean he is dismissing those 47% of Americans, will he if elect ed not be their president too?
The GOP presidential nominee goes on to say his "job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
well guess we again get the answer straight from the elephants mouth "NO".
"It's shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives," said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina. "It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”
not coming from a republican they will serve not "we the people" but "them the corporations".

17 Photos of Sad Mitt Romney

i think these pics reveal the inner admission of hi knowing what he's doing is wrong and immoral, that said maybe he does have a conscious is it too late like it was for Dorian Gray?
Presidential races can be pretty rough, especially when you're dodging a barrage of reports contradicting what you said about leaving the private equity firm you founded and detailing the indelicate, not-so-patriotic things you invested in while you were there. Indeed, Mitt Romney has hit some bumps on the campaign trail recently, but it's not the first time the race has gotten him a bit down. Here, we've compiled some of Romney's more wistful looking moments.

TV ads Archive - National Republican Congressional Committee

if you see these ads on tv they are right wing lies designed to further confuse you, fact check it and see the repeated rebuttal of their rhetoric. don't let them fool you again take it from G W Bush,
everyone who can read this has access to a computer and the internet, you know of the planned inundation of right wing money to buy your vote, the rest of it is trying to but voter blocking legislation.
there are no secrets to their impending assault on "we the people", that said you are also aware of their propensity to lie and deceive and mislead, listen and know the one's who claim they are all of a sudden your best buddy. best buddies don't lie,cheat and misinform you.

To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful

Presidential campaigns sometimesturn on big moments that help voters ponder the central questionthey have about every challenger: What would this personactually be like as president?
These aren’t the same as gaffes, which are slips of thetongue that may be politically damaging but say little about thecandidates except that they misspoke.
I’m talking instead about critical moments ofmiscalculation — often made in desperation — that illuminateimportant truths about a politician.
In 1964, Barry Goldwater ardently defended extremism. In1984, Walter Mondale said he would raise taxes. In 2008, John McCain suspended his campaign to work on the economic crisis andthen offered no solutions for it. They all lost.
Now we have Mitt Romney, with astonishingly poor timing,trying to profit politically from tragic events in the MiddleEast. His remarks on Libya and Egypt at a news conference inJacksonville, Florida, might or might not hurt his chances withpivotal independent voters in November. But we do know that hehas managed to be simultaneously unpresidential, untruthful andunwise. 
IMO they let the abyss get to wide to deep to big and to high to switch to as of yet an unknown plan to counter all the elephant dung they've left on the campaign trail and most egregiously on "we the people".  are they still keeping that mindset that the people are deaf and blind, "it's on video tape stupid".
Obvious Posture
The obvious and proper posture for a serious presidential
candidate at that moment of shock and sadness would have been to
show the country he could inhabit the role of mourner-in-chief,
an important part of being president. Vows of justice are also welcome.
 Even if Romney couldn’t compete with President Barack Obama on this terrain, he needed to at least appear to be abovepartisan politics for a day or two.Instead, Romney doubled down on a scorching statement
issued the night before by his campaign that said: “It’s
disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was
not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but tosympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
In Jacksonville, Romney compounded his campaign’s slur with
one of his own. “I also believe the administration was wrong to
stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached
our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions,” hesaid.
and now they think it's time to change the lies and hyperbole to what, "MORE"?

Romney Camp Decides: The Economy Isn't Enough
It’s not enough just to criticize,” says Ryan. Agrees an aide: “We have to bring more to the table.”
OLDSMAR, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s campaign for president appears to have quietly abandoned its guiding assumption, that the election would center on the struggling economy, and has visibly begun to feel for a new message.
Romney and — particularly — his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, have spent a week road-testing alternatives, going positive and going negative, swinging at the president on everything from faith to foreign policy. The new efforts mark a shift from a summer of fruitless discipline and a convention in which attempts to present a friendly, moderate tone trumped any policy substance. And campaign planners said their moves mark a new campaign consensus.
“No one in Boston thinks this can only be about the economy anymore,” one top aide said last week. “The economy narrows the gap and puts us in contention, but we have to bring more to the table.”
guess the "truth" is not an option for them given their being knee deep in elephant dung already.
when you start by deceiving the people and the truth overcomes your dishonesty what does Romney camp do, send their surrogates to ACE Hardware to buy more shovels, "DUH".

McCain Fights With Sean Hannity On Foreign Policy: 'You Were Wrong About Libya'

they are all falling apart and i'm luvin' it
John McCain
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Fox News host Sean Hannity got into a bit of a spat last night after Hannity pushed a set of right-wing talking points on President Obama’s foreign policy that even McCain thought went to far. Hannity said Obama “apologized” for the attackers that killed four American foreign service officers but McCain pushed back. “I’m not sure there was an apology,” McCain said.
Hannity then attacked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for meeting with Iranian leaders. “President Morsi did go to Tehran and condemn Bashar Al-Assad, which was a pleasant turn of events,” McCain again pushed back. But Hannity wouldn’t budge and McCain then had enough, criticizing Hannity and his network for being “wrong” about Libya:
HANNITY: How is it that Sean Hannity and a few others of us out here predicted with pin-point accuracy that the Muslim Brotherhood would be in charge in Egypt? Their first task when they took over the parliament was to declare Israel, our closest ally, an enemy, their number one enemy. How is it that the administration with all their intelligence and the CIA — how is it that they didn’t see this coming?!
And they kept telling the American people, this is democracy. I don’t think the Muslim Brotherhood is democracy. They want Sharia Law implemented now in Egypt.
MCCAIN: Well, first of all. It is not clear that that’s true. It was and you people on Fox that said in Libya, we didn’t know who they were and let’s not help these people. They had an election and they elected moderates and rejected Islamists and yes, there are al Qaeda factors and there are extremists in Libya today. But the Libyan people are friends of ours and they support us and they support democracy — so you were wrong about Libya.
HANNITY: I don’t think I was wrong about Libya at all.
MCCAIN: Yes, I do. I know you were.
Moments later, as McCain was speaking, Hannity cut him short, saying, “Senator, thanks for being with us.” Watch the clip: 
right wing censorship????
McCain is just to honest to be republican the original great white hope is really crawling all up their backs, maybe we should send him a formal request to join a party more in line with his coscious.

ABC News Reporter Makes Specious Claim That Iran Is Capable Of Producing Nuclear Weapons In Four Weeks

fact or fiction?
On ABC’s This Week, ABC News reporter Brian Ross responded to a question from host Jake Tapper about when Iran might be capable of producing a nuclear weapon by claiming that if Iran decides to pursue them, they could acquire a nuclear weapon in as little as four weeks.
 Ross was met with incredulity by the rest of the This Week panel, including foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour:
TAPPER: Brian, very quickly, what are your sources telling you about how far the Iranians are when it comes to building a nuclear device?
ROSS: Four to six weeks away, if they made the decision to do it. That’s some of the intelligence. They haven’t made that decision, that’s the key.
AMANPOUR: That has been so vastly disproved. Others say that it could be a year. So, this is a guessing game that has gone on for years.
is right wing hoof in mouth spreading?  if this had any validity wouldn't Netanyahu have stated such a deadline in his fierce urgengcy of now?
Ross’ timeline is way off the mark. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta just last week addressed the potential timeline for an Iranian nuclear device, telling CBS News that it would take at least a year for the Iranians to build any kind of nuclear weapon if they decide to pursue it. “It’s going to take them a while once they make the decision to do it,” he said.
According to U.S. and Israeli intelligence and the International Atomic Energy Agency, there have been no indications as of yet that Iran has even decided to actively pursue a nuclear weapons program.
another right wing 11th hour attempt to scare "we the people"?

Santorum: 'We Will Never Have... Smart People On Our Side'
what does that say about their base that's "on their side"?

what's that say about their base that "on their side"?
Speaking Saturday at the Values Voters Summit, Rick Santorum said that “smart people” would never side with conservatives. 
Santorum also claimed “the media” and “colleges and universities” would not be “on our side” because “they want to tell you what to do.”
Rather, according to Santorum, the conservative movement will be supported by “the church and the family.” This summer, however, a group of Catholic nuns have launched a bus tour “to shed light on the effects the House Republican budget would have on the poor.”
is this some kind of sour grape smack down of republican intelligence, if so does it not include him?
drinking the Communion wine?
 everyday his comment becomes clearer no one with any semblance of common sense would continue down the losing road they are on. some smarts on somethings but other things are what's killing them, and i'm luvin' it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P. Loses Ground

Her attitude speaks directly to one of the biggest challenges facing the Republican ticket this year: countering the Democrats’ longstanding advantage as the party more trusted to deal with Medicare. 
In the 2010 Congressional races, successful Republicans believed that they had finally found a way to do that, by linking the program’s future to Mr. Obama’s unpopular health insurance overhaul and accusing Democrats of cutting Medicare to pay for it. This summer Mr. Romney resumed the offensive, eventually joined by his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan.
they have mislead the elderly from death squads to the lie about their intent and what the Pres. 716 billion actually does.
But in recent weeks Mr. Obama and his campaign have hit back hard, and enlisted former President Bill Clinton as well, to make the case that the Romney-Ryan approach to Medicare would leave older Americans vulnerable to rising health care costs. Now their counterattack seems to be paying off.
a lie only works if someone believes it, to believe it here can be no "video tape stupid"

Stop calling student loans “financial aid”

now you know why the house procrastinated interest rates.
The government records and documents student loans as a form of aid. Here’s a list of the ”amount of financial aid awarded to full-time, full-year undergraduates, by type and source of aid,” and loans are listed right next to grants. When pundits say that “student aid” has exploded over the past decade and argue that aid is driving increases in tuition, it disguises that the “aid” which has exploded is a signficant amount of debt for young people.
I’ve taken out loans and received gifts. When I’ve signed up for, say, a car loan, I never went “Oh, you shouldn’t have” afterward, as if I had received a really nice birthday gift. I understood that the creditor wanted to lend me a certain amount of money at a certain rate, and I wanted to borrow it. Full stop. Unless the interest rate charged is purposely manipulated for some reason, there’s no reason to think of this as aid at all.
Student loans are an economic transaction, the same as if the government had contracted out to build a bridge or hired a person to serve in the military or police force or be a teacher. The money spent here isn’t “aid.” Hiring someone to build a bridge exchanges labor for cash. Student loans exchange cash now for cash later plus interest. Those student loans would be underprovided without the government, certainly, but in the same way that bridges and law enforcement and other goods would also be underprovided if they weren’t done by government.
when there is money motivating a deal there is no consideration of your going to school and before you get your first job and check you owe your soul to the company store. demoralizing at best.
Let's leave aside the issue that the vision of education constrained by disposable income is Mitt Romney's vision that students should get "'as much education as they can afford." There's a bigger issue.
kinda tells you how much he and the republicans care about how much education you get but how much interest you pay.

Paul Ryan Calls for 'Moral Clarity' in Middle East Relations

here we have the most prolific liar in recent republican history claiming definition of another country on it's moral inclinations, well what and where are his?
At a Values Voter Summit here in Washington, D.C., today, Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan addressed the ongoing tumult in the Arab world by calling for "consistent American leadership" and "moral clarity" in U.S. foreign policy.
Ryan's remarks on national security primarily identified the struggles of the embattled region but did not include a detailed outline of the foreign policy approach of a potential Romney/Ryan administration. He did imply President Barack Obama is an equivocator on matters of international concern.
"All of us are watching events closely, but we know who America is dealing with in these attacks: They are extremists who operate by violence and intimidation. And the least equivocation or mixed signal only makes them bolder," Ryan told an elated crowd of Christian voters packed into a hotel ballroom.
"Amid all these threats and dangers, what we do not see is steady, consistent American leadership," the Wisconsin lawmaker continued. "In the days ahead, and in the years ahead, American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose. Only by the confident exercise of American influence are evil and violence overcome."
scaring the people again and he knows what he is saying is doing just that.
Ryan's lack of specifics on what campaign aides have dubbed the Romney/Ryan "peace through strength" approach to foreign policy likely was intentional after a series of blunders this week regarding the Middle East violence has left the campaign reeling.
yeah and also their Foreign Policy plan is with the rest of their undisclosed plans with the WMD's.

Netanyahu says he won't let people 'draw me' into US election

good call but a little late, his line drawing comment was all the right need to distort the complete statement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Washington that time was running short to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and denied that his increased pressure was motivated by the American presidential election.
Netanyahu last week escalated his criticism of President Obama's Iran policy, blasting the White House for declining to clarify a “red line” they would not allow Iran to cross in its nuclear program.Those comments were fodder for Republicans, including GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who has charged Obama with being a weak ally to Israel and of failing to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
 Netanyahu on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday was asked what he believed were the "major differences" between Romney and Obama regarding Israel and Iran. The prime minister said he knew that others “are trying to draw me into the American election, and I’m not going to do that."
 Netanyahu repeated his calls for the U.S. to clarify a red line, saying that such a stance “actually reduces the chance of a military conflict.”
“If they know there's a point, a stage in the enrichment or other nuclear activities that they cannot cross because they're face consequences, I think they'll actually not cross it,” he said of Iran.
not so sure about that one. Ahmadinejad and his people will see it as an ultimatum that they need to man down, then it all get's acceleration with us back in a war and the right change their undies and blaming the Pres., after all their declarations of undying love for Israel.

Mitt Romney and China

i just have one point if China is leading us in manufacturing jobs, could it be due to all those jobs Romney's company outsourced to them?
is he keeping information to himself?

Why Obama's lead is even better news than you think

The lead that President Barack Obama currently enjoys in the polls is very good news for the nation. I don't just mean that in the sense that the better candidate with the better policies is leading. Not just that it appears America will be spared yet another Republican president who feels that a smirk passes for foreign policy. 
Not just that the middle class won't be devastated by another round of gift giving to the 1% and corporate incentives to ship jobs overseas. Not just that the deficit won't be driven skyward by more trickle down mythology and military adventurism. Not just that the climate will not continue to race toward Venusian while a Republican commander-in-chief pretends that global warming is a joke.
Nice as all those things are, there's something even more important behind these poll numbers.
There's a deep conviction among conservatives that it's not the message that's wrong, but the messenger. Mitt Romney, like John McCain, is too leaky a vessel for their hopes. He's tainted with the sin of past compromise and lapses in conservative orthodoxy. 
Even though all of the deep crimson conservatives who piled into this season's competition foundered so badly that they could not win a majority of votes even from highly conservative Republican primary voters, the right is convinced that if the banner of conservatism were only held by pure hands, they would gain the victory they richly deserve. Presumably by capturing all those conservative Democrats out there.
the honeymoon that never was,or was to be.  when your own turn on you it's ugly.
 The inability to move the electorate solidly into the conservative camp is especially frustrating because the Republicans have the one thing on their side that is supposed to ensure an easy victory. In short, the economy sucks.
With this Excalibur of issues in their hands, they expected to slice through the incumbent administration like government surplus cheese product. Romney was selected for this fight specifically because, even though the rightest wing if the party didn't trust the ex-gov's purity, the merely righter GOP voters believed Willard's prowess with high finance made him best suited to wield this weapon.
looks like that gov't cheese they've never tasted is a lot tougher then their knife.

Mike McIntyre Hanging Tough in North Carolina

have you noticed all the clandestein efforts by the republicans to deny vote privilege's to the progressives down to redistricting in order to change the boundaries of where they live and the progressive's live in order to insure elections, no stealing election. "God does not like ugly", and right now the right paints a "A Picture of Dorian Gray".

Rep. Mike McIntyre is turning out to be harder to dislodge than Republicans predicted when they redistricted the North Carolina Democrat into a GOP-leaning seat.
There is generally good news for Tarheel State Republicans as Nov. 6 approaches: They appear on track to pick up three Democratic-held seats in the House of Representatives this November - those of retiring Reps. Brad Miller and Heath Shuler and the seat of vulnerable Rep. Larry Kissell. The lone piece of bad news: Ousting the eight-term McIntyre is going to be more difficult than originally expected - if he is beaten at all.
Despite the good baseline numbers, Republicans in the state are privately expressing increasing worry about the race.
The crux of the concern is not the candidate - state Sen. David Rouzer is a credible, if not particularly dynamic challenger - or his campaign, which appears to be tightly run. It's that McIntyre has a surprisingly resilient support among independents and has painted almost none of the easy Democratic bull's-eyes on his back for Republicans to target.
will this backfire, only the NC electorate can tell, any good news is just that good news.

Poll: Obama has foreign policy advantage

was there really ant doubt who the better man is? the right knows it too, evidenced by voter blocking, redistricting. voter id's, voter roll purging and the ever present rebutted lies
(Credit: CBS)
(CBS News) In a CBS News/ New York Times poll conducted as the current Middle East turmoil erupted, President Obama has the advantage over Mitt Romney when it comes to who voters trust to handle an international crisis.
Sixty-five percent of likely voters are at least somewhat confident in Mr. Obama's ability to handle an international crisis, including four in 10 who have a lot of confidence. By comparison, 58 percent have confidence in Romney's ability to do so, including just one in four with a lot of confidence.
 The poll was conducted Sept. 8-12, and most of the interviews were done in the days just before violent protests against the U.S. broke out in the Middle East.
but given Romney's gun jumping and the not so presidential rhetoric i don't see anything would ave been different, maybe he should have taken a page from Bush's book, 911 just sit there about to cry or pee?
Handling the economy
The economy remains the top concern of voters in this election, and likely voters are divided between the two candidates on this issue. Forty-seven percent of likely voters now think Mr. Obama would do a better job handling the economy and jobs, while 46 percent choose Romney. The candidates are about equal on handling taxes, and Romney (51 percent) leads Mr. Obama (43 percent) on handling the budget deficit.
The percentage of registered voters that think Mr. Obama's economic policies are improving the economy now has risen 10 points - from 17 percent in July to 27 percent today. Another 32 percent say his policies will improve the economy if given more time, while 38 percent say they will never improve it.
as Beohner likes to say "the American people have spoken", back at ya cryin' man.

Values Voter Summit lessons: Women, please dress more modestly
do they count on their fingers to make sure they touch on all their hate targets?
Literature being handed out at the Values Voter Summit on Friday attacks women for being “immodest” and extolled them to “go home and put some clothes on!”
In flyers and brochures on display at Values Voters, the social conservative conference where Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke, an organization called Modesty Matters criticized women for dressing “immodestly” at church, and blamed women for causing men to stare lustfully at them.
Well, that's not so bad. Just your garden-variety movement to point out that you slutty sluts in your revealing slutty church clothes are riling up the godfearing but lustful menfolk, so stop it already. So what's in the (multiple) brochures?
- From the “Modesty: It’s nothing to be ashamed of” pamphlet: “Since men are particularly visual, immodesty in church can trigger lustful thoughts.”
Ah. The old "if I'm having impure thoughts, it's must be because you women are sluts" argument. The favorite argument of anti-women religious movements everywhere, including in such lovely places as Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Women owe it to men to dress in accordance to men's needs, and if they don't, women deserve the blame for it. So cover up!
“My men’s bible study group talks frequently about controlling our lust, thoughts, and eyes. Yes the problem and responsibility are ours, but is it really reasonable for the women of the church to make it THIS difficult for us?”
i can't touch this, it's "chauvinist time"
From the “True Woman Manifesto”: “All women, whether married of single, are to model femininity in their various relationships, by exhibiting a distinctive modesty, responsiveness, and gentleness of spirit.”
really and women are still on top of all else are still supporting and voting for them, to bad those things lead to laws that effect all women, i'd say good for 'em they in this case do deserve what they vote for. next the men will want them wearing a red R, "the scarlet letter"

Mitt Romney Searches For A Former Clarity:

One of the essential charges that's been levied at Mitt Romney by Team Obama Re-Elect is that he has, thus far, refused to offer any specifics in terms of the policies he would, as president, engender and support. 
Not that they'd be thrilled to learn what those are -- the simple fact of the matter is that Obama and his affiliated allies among the ranks of campaign surrogates and super PACs have enjoyed a prolonged period of filling in that vacuum. But the new wrinkle, as we enter the period of time between the pageantry of the political conventions and the presumed-to-be-somewhat-substantive debates, is that now Romney's nominal GOP allies are starting to get tweaky over Romney's vagueness
starting to, were they not complaining that they had to hold their nose's in order to vote for him in the primary?
As Salon's Steve Kornacki documents, Romney took multiple hits on this at the beginning of the week. Here's George Will, for example, seeking clarity on Romney's tax-cut mathHere's Trent Lottinsisting that Romney "does need to be clearer about what his vision is and what he would do." And the Wall Street Journal's editors this week opined:
Mr. Romney’s pre-existing political calculation seems to be that he can win the election without having to explain the economic moment or even his own policies. As this flap shows, such vagueness carries its own political risks.
By "this flap," the Journal editors are referring to Romney's recent appearance on "Meet the Press," where he insisted that he was going to "replace Obamacare" with his "own plan." That plan, of course, is completely ethereal -- he's never actually specified what it entails, probably because he's already come up with a health care reform plan, and it's the one he now opposes.
 So, on "Meet the Press," he went a little weak in the knees: "I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. ... Of course, there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage." 
Romney said out of his own mouth "if i'm elected nothing will change", the state rest.
The ensuing reaction was, essentially, "Oh, really?" and that propelled the Romney campaign into a bewildering 12-hour period in which they walked back, walked around, and eventually came up with just a promise to maybe keep insurance companies from dumping "individuals with pre-existing conditions who maintain continuous coverage." Which, while swell, doesn't fully address the full problem.
But Romney's health care specifics -- or the lack thereof -- are just a hot flash amid the dull throb of discontent over his vague economic prescriptives. These are the specifics for which the establishment GOP commentariat yearns.
Let's recall that the highest esteem in which conservatives held Romney came when he chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. (You should also recall that the Ryan pick immediately turned conservatives around on Romney. Prior to the Ryan announcement, the Romney campaign was getting pilloried for spokeswoman Andrea Saul's complimentary statement on Romney's Massachusetts health care reform.)
There was a clear reason for this -- unlike Romney, Ryan does have a set of well-codified policies to tout, and in selecting Ryan as his 2012 partner, Romney was initially seen as having executed a skillful merger and acquisition of everything Ryan represented. The problem is, it didn't last. Rather than bringing specificity to Romney, the partnership has only really brought Romney's fog to Ryan.
and a well deserved fog, just waiting for the sun to come out over the republicans, melt so we can see Ryan more clearly, is he singing the Temptation song "i wish it would rain"? he has to figure someway to deal with all the lies he's told just this month.

An Ex-Terrorist Walks Into a Conservative Conference...
not a joke

was Palin palling around him too, or was Ryan warming up the audience for the keynoter?
On Friday afternoon, just a few hours after GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan had addressed the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, attendees of the annual social conservative confab heard from a speaker by the name of Kamal Saleem. A self-described "former terrorist," Saleem came onstaging waving a miniature American flag and whipped the crowd into a frenzy, warning of creeping Shariah and appeasement—if not outright sympathy—from the Obama administration.
This is standard fare. Saleem, a Lebanese-born evangelist, has made a career out of speaking to Christian groups about his experiences with the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s and '80s. 
He claims to have been worked, at various points, for Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qaddafi, and Yasser Arafat, not to mention Saudi terrorists in Afghanistan. In 1979, he says he traveled to the United States on the terrorists' dime to build sleeper cells for the inevitable jihadist takeover, before—miraculously—finding the light and converting to Christianity.
But as I reported in a piece for the magazine last spring, much of Saleem's story doesn't add up. California police have no record of an incident he describes vividly in the first chapter of his book; the FBI says it has no record of meeting with him. 
And those who knew him before he began traveling the country under a stage name say they have serious doubts about huge portions of his narrative. Wally Winter, a former roommate during the period Saleem purports to have been grooming terrorists, told me, "He could sell swampland in Louisiana. I really do not believe the story about the terrorism."
crowd whipped into a frenzy wow thought they hated terrorist?
Saleem refused to respond to a detailed set of questions for that story, though. In fact, he almost never talks to reporters. And so, after sticking around for a 30-minute book-signing, I, along with Michelle Goldberg of the Daily Beast, decided to ask him about his past.
He'd mentioned being interrogated by intelligence agencies after confessing to his life of terror. Did any criminal investigations come out of that?
"Not in America. Not one thing in the United States. I have not done one thing in the United States."*But what about the people he recruited?
"The investigation was all over, and they validated everything. There was not one thing wrong that I did against this nation to kill, to harass, to destroy, to bomb, to butcher."
Who, Goldberg asked, was arrested abroad as a result of the information he gave to American intelligence?
"I could not tell you because that would map who I was, what I am, where my family—my family can be killed if I put all this. So I hope you don't jeopardize my Lebanese family." He looked up, incredulously. "You're writing that down, what I just said?!"
and the right wing gullible's loved it, telling you anything about the party who would be "in charge"?

not A students

Bill Clinton has a point for Republican's, why would they pick the Muslim nation to screw with when we are close to 312 million and they are over 2 billion strong, " it's the arithmetic stupid" Don Quixote  syndrome or just plain stupid? pick the latter.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Welfare Work Requirement Debate: Romney and Gingrich Are Wrong
they know they are lying thats why the crap eating grins on their lying faces

The Root) -- Here we go again.
The debate over welfare reform is raging because of a "misleading"political ad from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that accuses President Obama of "a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements." Everyone and his mother have pretty much refuted its claims, including some members of his party. reported that Ron Haskins, a former Republican House committee aide who played a central role in the 1996 welfare reform legislation, explained that the ad is misleading. "I do not think it ends welfare reform or strongly undermines welfare reform," said Haskins, who is now the co-director of the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families. "Each state has to say what they will do and how that reform … will either increase employment or lead to better employment" of recipients.
Newt Gingrich, the man who famously said this January that he would "go to the NAACP convention and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps" while campaigning for the nomination, has even said that there is "no proof" of the statements made in Romney's ad. However, he still has claimed -- in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper -- that someone with President Obama's ideology would be "comfortable sending a lot of people checks for doing nothing." Therein lies the rub -- even though Romney's ad makes questionable claims and President Obama hasn't attempted to lower the work requirement in order for welfare recipients to get benefits, many folks like Gingrich and House Speaker John Boehner are willing to perpetuate the image of black folks on welfare in order to curry favor with the extreme elements of the Republican base. You may recall that Gingrich called President Obama the "food stamp president" when campaigning for the GOP nomination.
for those who have grown past, or were never into the racist ideology this is what going back means.
The only truth in Gingrich and Romney's statements is that racism is alive and well in America. Why else would anyone believe something as illogical as dropping the "work" from the "welfare to work" program? It makes no sense. What's interesting is that despite the facts (like states wanting to determine what qualifies as "work"), many Americans are willing to believe what they're fed.
The same idiots who assume most people on welfare are black are the same idiots who argue President Obama is Muslim. When all else fails, "blame a black man" and "blame a black woman" tactics are often employed by Republicans to ensure that the lies stick.
The only thing sadder than adults behaving as petulant children (being obstinate and claiming to be right when dead-wrong) is blatantly lying on folks. As the kids would say, "You ain't got to lie, Craig." There is plenty that one can critique about President Obama's decisions, but dropping the work requirement in welfare reform is not one of them.
it's out there, the truth embrace it or be a ___the rest of your life, you fill in that blank.

GOP lawmakers say Romney campaign needs to change course

WASHINGTON -- Republican activists are incredulous: Why can't Republican Mitt Romney seem to break open a tight race with President Barack Obama given the nation's sluggish economy and conservative enthusiasm to beat the Democrat?
"He ought to be killing Obama, and he's clearly not doing that," said 32-year-old R.J. Robinson, one of the thousands of activists attending the annual Values Voters Summit this weekend. "He should be doing better."
Added Mike Garner, a 27-year-old hawking "Reagan was right" buttons at the meeting: "If Romney loses this election, the party really needs to do some soul-searching."
they are really getting a mind trick seems they are no longer entitled to whatever they desire and that and their dwindling numbers is cause for them to start jumping out of windows, tough.
 But frustration with Romney coursed through the hallways, where groups like the National Organization for Marriage and Americans United for Life promoted their policy positions and conservative pundits hawked their books.
These so-called values voters are a core part of the Republican base. They have never fully warmed to the former Massachusetts governor, who previously supported abortion rights and is a Mormon, a faith many evangelicals view skeptically. Even so, many said they were cheered by Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, a social and fiscal conservative hero to many in this group, as a running mate. They said they were rallying behind the Republican ticket, though mostly because of a desire to beat a Democratic president they like less than the Republican nominee.
what a inspiring declaration, they are voting for him because they think the dislike the Pres. more, not for any reason of his but they don't want the Black guy. that has to tear at his ego, i'm luvin' it.

House GOP shrugs off week of divisions

Splits within the House Republican conference were on prominent display this week, but members shrugged off suggestions that they are presenting a divided front that could hurt the party in the November elections.
They expressed confidence in polls that show they will keep control of the House, and said the party would unify around a set of policies once ballots are cast.
But there was no denying that that House Republicans exhibited an unusual amount of in-fighting this week, as members found themselves at odds on questions of spending, entitlements and foreign policy. 
if all was well n the hen house what the fuss?  the one that was suppose to make Romney tolerable and rally the base is failing miserably.
are they dividing and conquering themselves?  did they get tangled in that divide dynamic and gobbled up themselves? either way to many cooks not enough waiters and the pot boils over.  poetic or what
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had to rely on Democrats to keep the government open after Oct. 1. Seventy out of the 240 Republicans in the House voted against the six-month spending bill when it came up for a vote on Thursday.
Meanwhile, an effort by some House conservatives to defund aid to Libya and Egypt in the wake of the violent protests was met with opposition from other Republican foreign policy hands, who said it would be counterproductive.
Another rift appeared when rural Republicans demanded leaders bring a five-year farm bill to the floor despite opposition from Tea Party activists to new spending on the farm safety net and food stamps. Some have even signed a discharge petition to force the hand of Republican leaders.
this is great theater, terrible politics the T-Party embracing is coming home to roost and the foxes are in the hen house. i'm luvin' it. final act on Nov. 7th Beohner bawling like a hungry, wet 5 month old.

Federal authorities question man who may be anti-Muslim filmmaker;cbsCarousel

(CBS News) LOS ANGELES - The filmmaker who may be behind the anti-Islamic movie that sparked widespread protests in the Muslim world against the U.S., some of which turned violent, was escorted from his Cerritos, Calif., home shortly after midnight local time Saturday by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies.
 CBS station KCBS video showed Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, with a hat on and towel around his face, and wearing winter jacket in the L.A. summer heat, being escorted from the suburban L.A. house.
 Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian, is thought to be the filmmaker behind "Innocence of Muslims."
 The Sheriff's Department told KCBS it is assisting federal authorities with an investigation they're conducting, for questioning on a possible violation of his parole..
 "Nobody is arrested. Nobody is detained. Nobody is in custody," said a, L.A. Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson.
we can only wait to see what unfolds and why is the DOJ not vtaking charge of this??
KCBS correspondent Carter Evans told "CBS This Morning" the probe centers around possible probation violations by Nakoula stemming from the making of the movie, as he was not allowed to use computers or access the Internet as part of his probation.
If Nakoula is indeed behind "Innocence of Muslims," Evans noted, how did the trailer of that film get on the Internet?
this if legit should lead to others in the loop of religious hate and we know who they might be.

Bryan Fischer Of American Family Association Slams Mitt Romney's 'Lackluster Campaign'

hang down your head Tom Dooley, i mean Mitt Romney.

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, slammed Mitt Romney on Friday for running a “lackluster campaign” void of any ideas and accused the campaign of “putting a bag over” vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s head.
“Mitt Romney right now should be leading by 10 or 15 points and the fact that he’s not is Mitt Romney’s problem,” Fischer told reporters at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. “It’s because he’s running such a lackluster campaign that has been so vague on ideas. What plan is he offering the American people?”
The host of the talk radio show "Focal Point" went on to say that the Republican Party’s conservative base lit up upon Ryan’s appointment to the presidential ticket. But instead of embracing the Wisconsin congressman’s vision and ideas, the Romney campaign chose to “put a sock in Paul Ryan’s mouth.”
just why does he and other's think that Romney "should be leading" white entitlement?  can't be about his leadership potential, he has none, can't be his plan to remedy America's ill's, he has none, maybe his warm fuzzy aloofness, that he does have, maybe his ability to keep secrets (taxes, his agenda) but don't ask the Brits they have a different opinion (MI-5).
“The biggest mistake is they put a bag over Paul Ryan’s head,” Fischer said, responding to a question from The Huffington Post on where the Romney campaign had gone wrong. “That’s the biggest mistake they made -- they put a sock in Paul Ryan’s mouth.
“When he came on board there was tremendous energy from the grassroots,” he continued. “It was the Ryan-Romney ticket. If it was still the Romney-Ryan ticket -- if he was still given the opportunity to be Paul Ryan -- I think they would be a hit.”
if that's the biggest mistake and we got this non stop lie factory, what would we have gotten had they not stifled him? i shudder to think, who let the Hound of the Baskervilles out?