Provided the lies and distortions of the Obama regime and the liberal media don’t win out as they did in 2008, we can all look forward to an actual adult administration and a Romney Presidency. So what can we expect? Well to begin with, we can expect a return to decency, where success is applauded, America is not apologized for, and people are once again judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. We can expect a return to work for welfare, allowing states to enforce the federal immigration law, and a repeal of the presidential “dream act” decree. And speaking of repeal, I think we can expect a repeal of Obamacare provided that conservatives win the Senate, which is crucial. I hope we can also expect a reform of medicare and serious conversation about, if not a reform of the antiquated tax code, which is desperately needed to lower the tax burden on the middle class and eliminate the tax shelters and loop holes for those in the upper income brackets, all of which originate from lobbyists and special interests. Keep the tax code simple and easy to enforce. I think, or at least hope that we can also expect a lower corporate tax rate which will encourage corporations to come back to America and once again employ with the confidence that the tax and regulatory environment will not be too burdensome. And lastly I hope that Romney will allow those corporations to repatriate their off shore funds with a one time tax holiday, which should inject nearly $2 trillion into the economy and would be the best stimulus ever.
Add to this a concerted effort to develop our natural energy resources, and we can expect much lower annual deficits, if not a balanced budget within a few years. Consumer confidence would explode and government dependency would decrease as people found gainful employment and the dignity of providing for themselves. America would once again be that shining city in the hill.
A few points.
Success is applauded, Obama has never apologized for America, and people work for their welfare that same as they did under Bush.
I agree we need to reform the tax code and cut out many of the loopholes. I’d be for lowering the corporate tax rate only if the various loopholes are closed that allow many of our largest companies to pay little or no tax.
Pass the Dream Act. Hard work and commitment to our country should be rewarded. Replace Obamacare with single payer.
A few facts
Success is demonized and Obama did apologize for America. The dream act is a violation of federal law, if you want the act, change the law. And a single payer system would absolutely bankrupt this country and make good healthcare almost impossible to come by. Right now there’s NO shortage of health care, only health insurance. With Obamacare, that dynamic will be the reversed, and there will be a shortage of care because doctors are fleeing, but ironically more people will be insured – big F ing deal. If you want better health care, lower the regulations placed on doctors, speed up payment, and incentivize people to enter the profession. Progressives like you Casper have exactly the wrong answer. If you want lower insurance premiums, increase the competition. Tell me Casper, who is currently the largest health care insurance provider?
Please show where success is demonized and I didn’t hear Obama say I’m sorry to anyone (and yes I looked up the so called apologies).
“The dream act is a violation of federal law, if you want the act, change the law. ”
That’s what I said needs to be done.
“And a single payer system would absolutely bankrupt this country and make good healthcare almost impossible to come by.”
Yet almost all of the advanced countries in the world use it and all of them spend less on health care than we do.
“Tell me Casper, who is currently the largest health care insurance provider?”
I’m guessing that would be Medicare, which also has the lowest administrative costs (percentage wise) of any health care insurance provider in the country.
Regarding single payer, America does not follow. We lead. And there is a reason why almost the entire continent of Europe is having to impose austerity measures. Their entitlements are unsustainable and the fact that you want to follow that lead proves to me once again that you’re just not that bright. You may also want to consider the fact that everyone from this planet comes to America for advanced care and there is a reason.
Re: Obama, this is just one quote I found especially nauseating:
…. “our government made a series of hasty decisions. I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people. But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions.”
How about if you just stay in Casper and let real Americans make the big decisions.
You’re right about the federal government being the largest insurer but you need to expand your thinking to include medicaid and the VA. Do you have the gray matter to do that?
“Cluster September 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm #
Regarding single payer, America does not follow. We lead. And there is a reason why almost the entire continent of Europe is having to impose austerity measures. ”
Europe didn’t need to impose austerity measures. Iceland didn’t and is doing quiet well right now. If the rest of the continent had followed suit they would also be doing much better. Austerity doesn’t work.
“How about if you just stay in Casper and let real Americans make the big decisions.”
Since I am a “real American” I will continue to advocate for the people of this great country.
“Cluster September 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm #
You’re right about the federal government being the largest insurer but you need to expand your thinking to include medicaid and the VA. Do you have the gray matter to do that?”
I can and the government programs still have lower administration costs than private insurance companies.
Do you think there might be a difference between a very small homogenous country like Iceland and a huge diverse country like America? Please tell me you have thought that one through.
And you are not an American. You are a weak little man that runs from his own shadow.
Healthcare administrative costs have nothing do with actual health care. And I believe you are relying on an article by Paul Krugman to back up your assertion, who has to be one of the dumbest SOB’s on the planet, but I am sure you find him quite brilliant. Maybe Krugman and Obama can compare Nobel prizes that neither of them earned.
Competition brings down costs Casper, it’s a time proven system. Government stifles competition and already dominates the health care industry, but according to you and you’re thinking that should make it efficient, right? Any guesses as to why it is not?
“Cluster September 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm #
Do you think there might be a difference between a very small homogenous country like Iceland and a huge diverse country like America? Please tell me you have thought that one through.”
I’m comparing Iceland with the rest of Europe (Of which many are small homogenous countries). You are right in that the U.S. is doing better than Europe though. Must be our president.
“And you are not an American. You are a weak little man that runs from his own shadow.”
Sorry, you don’t get to decide who is a real American is, nor do I. nice insult though.
Not too long ago you accused me of not believing in science and that is when the civility stopped. I find you to be a sad liittle ignorant man. And the fact that you think this President has done a good job just cements that fact.
“Cluster September 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm #
Not too long ago you accused me of not believing in science and that is when the civility stopped. ”
I accused you of not believing in the science of fracking. Not all science. Go back and read the posts. Sorry I hurt your feelings (that is what an apology looks like).
Simple way to solve this equation is to either let all Americans have acceptance under the Federal plan (Romney/Ryan) or to draft all CongressCritters under Medicare / Private insurance and a 401K plan striping 5them of all others benefits like the rest of us.
Make your choice. Tell me all about it Casper. You need to try and survive in the real world.
Cluster, you have to remember the coy little semantic games casper loves to play.
You see, if Obama does not actually use the words I APOLOGIZE FOR AMERICA then cappy can snivel that he never really APOLOGIZED.
The deep bows to foreign heads of state, the mournful comments on how arrogant we have been as a nation, the references to our disproportionate power, none of those are APOLOGIES because he didn’t use the A word.
It’s classic casper.
And Obama doesn’t always demonize success—he just tries to penalize it. He says there should be a limit on how much people should be able to make (excluding protected classes like athletes, movie stars, Dem contributors and George Soros, and Jeremiah Wright’s $10M line of credit) and he says that “fairness” lies in taking what the successful have and giving it to someone else.
And of course the incessant drumbeat of that 1 per cent is not demonizing the rich, no, not at all.
But, back to cappy’s silly little semantic games, if you say “THE RICH” instead of “THE SUCCESSFUL” you are only demonizing those who have money and not those who earned it.
He’s a silly little Lefty lemming who is so befuddled that he claims to believe in the Constitution while misstating it, and then supports a political system that, to be implemented, subverts the Constitution. He has just followed the bait the Left has laid out for him, and it has led to his “conclusions” without requiring that he put any thought into the statements he obediently regurgitates.
“Since I am a “real American” I will continue to advocate for the people of this great country.”
Ahhhh, how noble of you! If by “advocating for the people of this country” you mean supporting the stuffing of them all into a one-size-fits-all life under the control of a massive bureaucracy, in a government with a vast federal government unrestrained as to size, scope and power, you certainly are.
If by “advocating for the people of this country” you mean simply suggesting we ignorr our Constitution to make this possible, then yes, you are.
But let’s get real. You “advocate” absolutely nothing. You hunker down in a small city in the middle of a big state, where you teach gullible children lies about their country, and the closest you get to ”
advocacy” is putting on your Obama necktie while watching him on TV—and probably getting a thrill up your leg
“Austerity doesn’t work.”
You are soooo right. Spending less does not affect the amount of money a nation, uh, eh, SPENDS. Spot on, cappy.
“I accused you of not believing in the science of fracking.”
You DID? You actually accused someone of not believing in the science of fracking ???????
Is that your final answer?
Because that is so incredibly stupid, even for you, it defies belief.
And by the way, it’s also false.
What you parroted, like the good little Lefty mouthpiece you are, is that “fracking is harming the environment”. When you first said it was polluting drinking water, I challenged you on that, but as usual you just ignored an effort to bring actual FACTS into a discussion, and just repeated your nonsense.
The science of fracking is proven science. It started with a theory, and was proven by repeated and reproduceable experiments. It has been in use for decades and it inarguable.
The THEORIES that fracking somehow is dangerous, somehow pollutes water supplies, somehow is responsible for “harming the environment” are mere speculation.
There has been one isolated incident that I know of, where the fracking itself did not pollute a water supply but improper sealing of the well casing allowed a small amount of contaminated water to be released. Improper use of a technology is not an indictment of the technology, no matter how many brainless Lefties line up to bay at the moon about it.
I’d bet a month’s pay that one thing that won’t be present in a Romney administration is more flexibility with the Russians.
You still haven’t come up with any apologies or examples of success being demonized.
It happens everyday. “You didn’t build that” is one quote demoniizing success, and the quote I posted earlier is a good example of Obama apologizing for this country. But again, Obama spews garbage every time he opens his mouth, much like you.
The “You didn’t build that”quote didn’t demonize success. He pointed out that we all had help in making us successful, whether it be parents, friends or government infrastructure. That’s life.
I still haven’t seen a quote where Obama apologized for America.
Bow again to your new Masters Casper. I will not.
See, this is the game impotent little casper plays. He is such a nonentity, whose sole claim to success is playing video games with his students, that the closest he can get to any kind of exchange with adults is to posit some stupid comment and then pettishly challenge people to hop to his tune and respond.
” I still haven’t seen a quote where Obama apologized for America.”
If you are going to hold out for a quote in which he used the A word, you are right, there probably isn’t one.
But there are examples.
He apologized for the burning of the Koran, when the proper response would have been to point out that the Korans had already been violated by the Muslims who had defaced and defiled them, and that burning of sacred texts and flags is the proper and respectful way to deal with them once they have been defiled.
That is, to stand up and show a backbone, and lay it out that WE not only did not defile the Koran but that we treated it with respect after Muslims did so.
China (!) scolded us for human rights violations. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.
[Posner] said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.
“We’re talking about issues that are uncomfortable, quite frankly, but it is a sign of maturity that we can talk about specific cases….”
Yeah, we not only took the criticisms of the one of the most brutal nations in history, but we said “Hey, don’t stop there!! Here are some MORE awful things we do!!”
From a news article on Obama’s European trip:
“President Barack Obama has offered an apology for the Bush era, declaring that America had “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” towards its allies.
By Toby Harnden in Strasbourg
3:06PM BST 03 Apr 2009
President Obama said the US had “failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world”. ”
His speech in Strasbourg went further than any United States president in history in criticising his own country’s action while standing on foreign soil.
Barack Obama’s State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to “express its condolences” to his family.
Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30.
Another stop on the tour was in Japan, where Obama in November 2009 bowed to the emperor, something no American president had ever done. It could have been worse if plans to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima to apologize for winning the war with the atom bombs had come to pass.
A heretofore secret cable dated Sept. 3, 2009, was recently released by WikiLeaks. Sent to Secretary of State Clinton, it reported Japan’s Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling U.S. Ambassador John Roos that
“the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a ‘nonstarter.’”
The Japanese feared the apology would be exploited by anti-nuclear groups and those opposed to the defensive alliance between Japan and the U.S.
“Amazona September 3, 2012 at 10:56 am #
See, this is the game impotent little casper plays. He is such a nonentity, whose sole claim to success is playing video games with his students, that the closest he can get to any kind of exchange with adults is to posit some stupid comment and then pettishly challenge people to hop to his tune and respond.”
And yet you have felt it necessary to respond to me 6 times on this thread alone.
Not to YOU so much, you sad silly little man, but to your lies.
As I have often said here, I know that some people read this blog but do not participate, so when I see something that is blatantly wrong, blatantly dishonest, blatantly a lie, I address THAT even when I find the poster himself to be insignificant.
I like this blog, and it would bother me to see it littered with uncorrected lies just because I am scornful of the poster who posted them.
And let’s face it, taunting me into responding to one of your falsehoods is probably as close to a personal triumph you are ever going to get.
And, as if we need MORE proof of your superficiality, you ignore every point I made and just titter at what you seem to think is a point about me responding to you.
It’s this dropping of lies and then scurrying off when they are rebutted that makes me call you a weasel.
“September 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm #
And, as if we need MORE proof of your superficiality, you ignore every point I made and just titter at what you seem to think is a point about me responding to you.”
I ignore your points because they are meaningless. None of the examples of that you gave of Obama apologizing for America had Obama apologizing for America. You are seeing things that aren’t there because you want too.
cappy: “And yet you have felt it necessary to respond to me 6 times on this thread alone.”
And yet, you cannot and refuse to respond to our challenges when you are not regurgitate mindless dumbed down talking points.
“I ignore your points because they are meaningless.”
No cappy. You ignore our points because YOU CANNOT RESPOND INTELLIGENTLY!
“None of the examples of that you gave of Obama apologizing for America had Obama apologizing for America.”
Uh, apparently your poor reading comprehension confused you on this news article.
“President Barack Obama has offered an apology for the Bush era, declaring that America had “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” towards its allies..”
Also for the the Kuran burning to Afghan president Korzai, as CNN stated obAMATEUR apologized:
Cappy, you don’t see apologies because you are voluntarily and willfully ignorant. YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SEE THEM.
Several here have shown obAMATEUR apologizing and you PREDICTABLY AND TYPICALLY IGNORE THEM while claiming they are meaningless to you. Of course they are meaningless to you, you don’t want to face the truth. So go ahead and keep sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting “LALALALALALALA” that way you can make the silly claim “I have not heard…. (insert your false claim here)”.
Sort of OT, but there’s been speculation from a number of sources in the last day or two that Obama risks being upstaged by Bill Clinton at the Democrat National Convention. My first thought when I heard that was, what does it say about the current President that he could be upstaged by someone who:
Sodomized and intern with a cigar in the Oval Office and ejaculated on her dress.
Fondled a White House staffer’s breasts
Solicited oral sex from a campaign worker
Had credible allegations of rape from another campaign worker
Rented out the Lincoln Bedroom for campaign cash
Had a steady stream of little Indonesian and Chinese guys shuttling in and out the back door of the White House with bags of illegal campaign cash.
Facilitated the sale of highly sensitive missile technology to China.
Was disbarred and fined for committing perjury in federal court
And the same people who admire this reprobate are trying to sell the idea that Romney is a bad guy?
and wouldn’t you love to know just what those papers were that Berger stuffed in his BVDs?
Thanks, Chrissyann — how could I forget the “Pants Bergler”. And, in answer to your question, I think it’s safe to say that whatever information was in those papers, it didn’t reflect positively on Bill Clinton.
And the same people who admire this reprobate are trying to sell the idea that Romney is a bad guy?
birds of a feather
At least Democrats are willing to have their former presidents speak at their convention. Why didn’t either of the Bushes speak at the Republican convention?
Gee, casper, why don’t you adjust that tinfoil hat and then TELL us the Lefty spin on this? I’m sure you have been fed a theory you find quite tasty.
Who knew there was a rule book on how you have to run a convention? CASPER seems to know.
Well, to be accurate, one or more of casper’s minders has told him there is, and what’s more, that the GOP ignored it, and what’s more, that there is a really meaningful and sinister reason for it.
Oooooohhhh! He’s just QUIVERING with delight, this is just so delicious!
And when he watches every moment of the Dem convention, records it so he can go back and wallow in its glory, when he thrills to the lineup of has-beens like Clinton and never-really-was like Biden, he can feel quite smug that HIS party didn’t have to settle for a list of brilliant up-and-coming political superstars, much less have to pick and choose only a few from so many because of time constraints.
Nah. Their SLOGAN is “Forward” so they don’t have to actually LOOK forward, and can just try to make something out of the dog’s dinner that is the current Dem roster. Because once you tell the lemmings that your regressive policies are really PROgressive, once you inform them that your direction is FORWARD even while you are scrambling to disinter mouldering old Dems to say something—anything—–that might distract from your failures, they’ll slurp it up and rush to conservative blogs to vomit it up, because to them it tastes as good coming up as it did going down.
I love this:
Mitt says “Obama Promised to Slow the Rise of the Oceans & Heal the Planet… My Promise Is to Help You and Your Family”
Romney just said that he’s from the government and he’s here to help you and your family.
now THAT is funny
NEW YORKER: Bill Clinton on Obama: ‘A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags’…
Group says it found 30,000 dead North Carolinians registered to vote…
Who Is Barack Obama?
Obama’s early training began with his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, herself a leftist who married a communist Muslim, Barack Obama, Sr., whom she admired greatly (and met in a Russian language class). She moved on to Obama’s stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian Muslim, whom she divorced when he espoused an appreciation for capitalism and openly rejected communism. Stanley Ann sent Obama back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents to get him away from Soetoro’s influence. His grandparents, leftists to the core, put him in Punahou School, which was a hotbed of anti-colonialism and anti-Americanism.
Obama’s grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party, who for ten years acted as Obama’s mentor. They were very close, as close as father and son. Obama called him “Pops” or “Frank.” The FBI labeled Davis as a radical communist agitator who was “anti-white.” This is the man who mentored Obama through most of his formative years. Barack Obama was a fully committed communist revolutionary before he left high school.
Stanley had quite a personal relationship with Davis, herself, posing nearly nude for his fetish photos. There must have been quite a strong connection there, to send a 10-year-old boy to be “mentored”by a known pederast.
nearlyFULLY nude for his fetish photos.
On day one of the Democrat National Convention tomorrow, the national debt clock will likely click over $16 trillion and the national average for a gallon of regular gas is again closing in on $4. Anyone else think that the symbolism of those two events will not be lost on millions of Independent and moderate Democrat voters?
I have been watching the news shows this morning, and all the usual leftist journalists and pundits have been declaratively stating that “we are better off than we were four yeas ago” and that Obama just hasn’t gotten that message out. Imagine that. Gas at nearly $4 a gallon, 8.3% unemployment, a record low number of people in the workforce, huge tax increases headed our way, insurance premiums skyrocketing, people still losing their homes, inflation starting to kick in yet the greatest orator of our time has been unable to communicate how all of this translates to a stronger America.
I hope the democrats try to keep telling everyone how great Obama is, they ought to play well. At least for Romney.
Cluster, this is the new strategy the Left has been trying out lately. It is that the only problem in the Obama administration is its ineptness, not at governing, you understand, but at communicating to us how successful they are.
It is NOT that they have failed at governing. No sirree, they are downright brilliant when it comes to running a country!
Their only failure is in how poorly they have been able to EXPLAIN this success to us.
Given their poor communication skills, we are left with nothing but our own lying eyes, which tell us that we are paying more for gas and food, that we have fewer jobs available, that we are worth less now than we were when Bush was president, that new Obama regulations have shut down small business startups and growth, that we have lost our good credit rating, that we have lost status around the world, that the Middle East “likes” us less now than they did four years ago, that the only reason we have not completely collapsed under the mountains of new debt is because the Fed is keeping interest rates low but that a rise of even one per cent will make our debt burden catastrophic—all those things that make us so nervous just because they have not been properly EXPLAINED to us.
Just curious—will the new Communicator still be using styrofoam pillars to set the stage, and lots of reverb to echo so impressively, to tell us how much better off we are now? Will we still have girls planted in the front rows to swoon on cue? Will Chrissy still have tingles running all the way up into his Fruit of the Looms?
Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent.
Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent.
the Manchurian pResident
Terminations to military weapons Programs:
Complete shutdown of the C-17 Globemaster production line.
Termination of the Air Force’s CSAR-X Helicopter Program.
Complete shutdown of the F-22 Raptor production line.
Elimination of Manned Ground Vehicles from the Future Combat Systems Program.
Complete termination of the Multiple Kill Vehicle Program.
Termination of the Air Force’s Transformational Satellite Program.
Termination of the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program
Termination of the Reliable Replacement Warhead program.
Termination of the Next Generation Bomber Program
Complete shutdown of the Yucca Mountain Repository.
Reductions to military programs:
Airborne Laser Program.
Aircraft Carrier build schedule.
Ground-based, Mid-Course Defense Program.
USMC LPD-17 and USN Mobile Landing Platform.
Navy CG-X Cruiser.
End-strength recruiting and retention adjustments.
According to Obama, terminating the next-generation V-71 Presidential helicopter is fiscally responsible, but it isn’t really being cut.
marion barry….another crack smoking DOPE HEAD buddy of barry soetorO hussein…
Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans
Powerful New Romney Campaign Ad Hits The Liar-In-Chief Where It Hurts
That is a great ad
How’s this for a too bad, so sad moment?
What’s really sad is that 9 million fewer people watched Romney’s speech than McCain’s.
Oh, sad, so sad, weeps casper, awash in crocodile tears.
What an idiot.