State of the Union

As we enter the final weekend before the most important election of our lifetime, the State of the Union is weak. Mediocrity, misery and economic malaise permeate every corner of our great country, with misery taking the forefront for those pour souls who were subject to Sandy’s wrath. As those in NJ, NY, PA, etc., scramble to simply find food, I have to think that they will be less than excited to rush to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a President that only found time to fly in for a photo op. As those in NY see the huge generators being set up, and the money coming in to conduct a marathon, I can’t think that they will be excited to walk to the polls on Tuesday to vote for four more years of misery and malaise. Today’s jobs report inched up unemployment to 7.9%, unemployment amongst blacks is 14.3%, job participation is just 63%, disability claims are at record levels, family incomes continue to decline, gas lines grow in the hurricane effected area with gas prices inching towards $6/gallon, and food stamp usage has more than doubled. This is the fundamental transformation Obama promised in 2009, and it is a promise of which that has only enriched him and his supporters. He has no plan going forward, and will continue to spend money that we don’t have, further plummeting this country to bankruptcy, and more families to despair.

The new progressive Democratic party has controlled Congress since 2007, and the White House since 2009, and they are responsible for the current State of the Union. A state of which must change on Tuesday.

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86 thoughts on “State of the Union

  1. Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    As those in NJ, NY, PA, etc., scramble to simply find food, I have to think that they will be less than excited to rush to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a President that only found time to fly in for a photo op.

    The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is providing a teachable moment WRT how government works. Romney is being criticized by Liberals for wanting to scale back government, but, in order to respond effectively to Sandy, governments, national, state and local, are having to suspend all sorts of liberal BS regulations and red tape. Anyone else see the irony in that?

    • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 3:26 pm

      I do find it ironic that Obama is essentially admitting that he needs to get government out of the way to get the resources to the people in need. But what I am also noticing is the difference of how New Yorkers are handling the aftermath of a flood vs that of how the citizens of North Dakota handled the Red River flooding a few years ago. Now granted Hurricane Sandy was devastating, but the Red River also wiped out homes and wreaked havoc, yet the people of North Dakota didn’t complain one bit, rolled up their sleeves and went to work, not waiting for the government to help out. The people of New York have a dependency on government that is now doing them harm.

      • neocon01 November 2, 2012 / 3:47 pm

        FACT

        you didnt have any of Ubamas “sons” looting, and threatening in ND.
        you do in NY and NJ as in NO……..not racist, just the facts.

      • dbschmidt November 2, 2012 / 4:15 pm

        On top of that–NY and NJ want the Feds to pay 100% for the cleanup because of the current State coffers. Generators that could power and heat homes are pulled for the NYC Marathon. FEMA and the Red Cross have pulled out of Staten Island just to start but let us not forget with a couple of days before the election Harry Reid has already stated he will not work with a Romney presidency. Way to go Libs.

    • ricorun November 2, 2012 / 11:00 pm

      Spook: in order to respond effectively to Sandy, governments, national, state and local, are having to suspend all sorts of liberal BS regulations and red tape.

      Would it be too much to ask you to specify which regulations and red tape are “liberal BS”? Or are all regulations and red tape “liberal BS”?

      • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 11:35 pm

        Would it be too much to ask you to specify which regulations and red tape are “liberal BS”?

        Well, since you asked so nicely, here, here and here for starters. I’m sure there are more.

      • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 11:47 pm

        And you just have to love the headline on this one.

        Rules Bent As Gasoline Hard to Get After Sandy

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:34 am

        reek-O

        there is this little thing called google do your own homework…

      • ricorun November 4, 2012 / 1:05 pm

        Spook: Well, since you asked so nicely, here, here and here for starters. I’m sure there are more.

        So it appears that you’re saying the Clean Air Act, originally passed in 1970 under Richard Nixon, and last updated in 1990 under GHW Bush, is “liberal BS” (that’s the one cited in your first article). And you’re saying that the Jones Act (aka the Maritime Act of 1920) is “liberal BS” (that’s the one cited in your second article). And you’re saying that both federal and state regulations restricting the number of hours truck drivers carrying hazardous materials can drive (that’s the issue cited in your third article) is “liberal BS”.

        Do you really think they’re all liberal BS? If so, then I have to disagree. It seems to me that all of them are reasonable regulations when applied in non-crisis times. Crises sometimes require extraordinary measures, which can BOTH include relaxing the regulations in place (such as the ones you mentioned) and imposing others (such as Gov. Christie’s (R-NJ) edict of restricting gasoline purchases to odd/even days, depending upon one’s license plate number.

        neocon: reek-O, there is this little thing called google do your own homework…

        Thanks for the tip. Perhaps you should avail yourself of same.

  2. bardolf2 November 2, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    “As we enter the final weekend before the most important election of our lifetime …”

    More important than Reagan and eventual collapse of the Soviet Union with its nuclear stockpile pointed at the USA?

    More important than Nixon and the end of the Vietnam war?

    More important than JFK and the accompanying civil rights movement?

    “I have to think that they will be less than excited to rush to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a President that only found time to fly in for a photo op. ”

    That’s not exactly what Christie said, but he’s the governor of NJ not some unknown on B4V. Obama is acting presidential in the aftermath of Sandy no doubt about it. Whether means anything to the voters is another story.

    Mitt still has a fighting chance come Tuesday, but even if Obama wins the country will still be here in 20 years time.

    Enough with the doom and gloom. This is America.

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 4:12 pm

      James,

      Just curious — do you have a plan B if Obama loses? Will any aspect of your life be inexorably altered if Romney is elected?

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      I am not as doomsday bound as you are.

      I’m not sure where you’ve gotten this idea that I’m “doomsday bound”, James. You seem to take me for some sort of end-times, Evangelical, which I’m definitely not. The way I live my life will not be substantially altered no matter who wins. I think we stand a much better chance of economic revival with Romney as President. Obama has proven that he doesn’t really have a clue as to what drives an economy. Plus, in his interview with the Des Moines Register, he alluded to the fact that he believes allowing us to go off the fiscal cliff in January will fix everything, the exact opposite of what he said in the last debate.

      nothing will change in the short term, but in the long term, his tax cuts for the wealthier among us, his change in medicare, social security, his plan to repeal the healthcare act will damage me and my interests and perhaps more importantly, my children’s future and our nations future.

      He’s already said his tax cuts will be across the board, that they will be revenue neutral, and that the wealthy’s share of the overall share of the tax burden will not change. How will that “damage your interests? If medicare and social security are not reformed, they won’t even be there for you and your children, so how does reforming them “damage your interests and your children’s and the nation’s future? What if a President Romney gets together with Democrat Congressional leaders, just as Reagan and Tip O’Neil did in 1983, and reaches a compromise that extends the life of social security by ANOTHER 30 years? Do you have any confidence that, given his past intransigence, Obama would do something similar?

      I don’t think Romney has any intention of just repealing ObamaCare and going back to the way things were before. But I also think he realizes that ObamaCare is an unworkable monstrosity.

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 6:32 pm

      What if a President Romney gets together with Democrat Congressional leaders, just as Reagan and Tip O’Neil did in 1983, and reaches a compromise that extends the life of social security by ANOTHER 30 years?

      Well, scratch that idea.

    • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Isn’t Harry Reid a beauty? Reid is a vacuous little man. He and Obama are the most partisan, idiotic leaders our country has ever had.

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      I’m not a big Mitch McConnell fan either, but at least he waited until after Obama’s inauguration to announce his goal was to make Obama a 1-term President.

    • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      I can’t disagree with you there. Mitch leaves a lot to be desired. He has the personality of cardboard, and the smarts to match.

    • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 8:41 pm

      Cluster November 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      “I can’t disagree with you there. Mitch leaves a lot to be desired. He has the personality of cardboard, and the smarts to match.”

      Something we agree on.

      • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 11:37 pm

        If Republicans hold the House and gain control of the Senate, I doubt that there’s a Conservative on this blog who would oppose a change in congressional leadership.

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:52 am

        we PRAY for it.

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 11:03 am

        Ochimpy’s finest hour…….

        drudge
        Drivers Waiting 6 Hours For Gas in NYC…
        Tempers Rise in Wake of Storm…
        ‘Finding bodies left and right’…
        DEATH TOLL REACHES 109…
        Restaurant, hotel prices skyrocket…
        CHUCK SCHUMER CONFRONTED: ‘We Are Gonna Die!’
        CRAIGSLIST: $15 a gallon…
        Utility workers pelted with eggs…
        Misery…
        ‘We have nothing’…
        Residents Furious RED CROSS Offering Cookies & Hot Chocolate, Not Blankets Or Clothes…
        Jet Fuel Supply Fast Becoming Concern At Airports…
        Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’…
        ‘Please don’t leave us’…
        VIDEO: Stranded New Yorkers Defecating in Apartment Buildings…
        DIRE…
        NJ counties enact 70s style gas rationing… Developing…

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 11:05 am

        good job jabba

        ***Non-union crews turned away from NJ… ***

        Gun Shop Owners Nervous After Spike In Burglaries…

        Sales Surge In Fear Of Obama Re-Election…(you bet!)

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 11:06 am

        YAWN….MORE commie threats, see above^^^^^^^^^^^ third line

      • Amazona November 3, 2012 / 11:53 am

        More in the vein of “proggies keeping it classy”

        “Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

        “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you” ”

        http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/03/maher-if-you-vote-romney-black-people-know-who-you-are-and-will-come#ixzz2BAvVqsO2

        Yeah, I know, Maher is one of those “comedians” who, once anointed with the title,never has to be funny, and he and his apologists can and probably will claim this is just more of his “humor”—but it is another creepy peek into the creepy mindset of the creepy RRL

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 3:01 pm

        REPORT: Obama supporters step up riot threats…

        Black pastor receives death threats after reversing support…

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 3:06 pm

        Aaaaaamen Rudy!!

        Giuliani Calls for Obama to Resign, Says Americans Killed in Libya May Have Died Because of ‘Incompetence in the White House’

        “We’ve got the chance to elect a commander in chief who will not leave Americans behind.”

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 3:07 pm

        dont forget hitlery and holder

        PSALM 109:8 Nov.6, 2012

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 3:24 pm

        ya gotta love the INSANITY of the left.

        Report: Reverend Who Gave Benediction at Obama’s Inauguration Says He Thinks All Whites Are Going to Hell

        “I don’t know what kind of a n—er wouldn’t vote with a black man running.”

      • Retired Spook November 3, 2012 / 5:37 pm

        Rural northestern Indiana isn’t exactly an area where we have to worry about people coming after us if Romney wins. Still, I have 3 words (yeah, Joe, this one IS 3 words) for those who might try: BRING IT ON!

      • J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) November 3, 2012 / 5:33 pm

        Ricorun often talks about investing in companies that don’t necessarily fit his ideology. I wonder if he’s investing in S & W, Colt, Rugar, etc. However you feel about Barack Obama, there’s little doubt that he the best gun salesman in America.

      • ricorun November 4, 2012 / 1:46 pm

        JR Babcock: Ricorun often talks about investing in companies that don’t necessarily fit his ideology. I wonder if he’s investing in S & W, Colt, Rugar, etc. However you feel about Barack Obama, there’s little doubt that he the best gun salesman in America.

        That’s a good point. But no, I didn’t. Frankly, I just didn’t think of it back in 2008 when it really mattered. But now, given that I think Romney has a slightly better than even chance of winning, I don’t see the up-side. Plus, even if Obama is re-elected, everyone who expected an apocalypse has already armed themselves. Plus, if he is, he will have to face a Republican HoR. So again, I don’t see the upside.

        So my feeling is that ship has sailed. Perhaps you could educate me otherwise? Or maybe your comment just intended as a cheap shot? Pun intended, by the way.

  3. Cluster November 2, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    I laid out specific facts why this is a very important election, and failed to mention that people living in poverty is at an all time high. Obama promised, and is in the process of fundamentally transforming America, and as we are all witnessing it is for the worse. This country did not need fundamental transformation, it needs to get back to its original founding – to be restored, and that’s what Romney will do.

    • Retired Spook November 2, 2012 / 4:41 pm

      Cluster, part of the transformation is the fullfillment of something Obama said in an interview about a decade ago in which he said the working poor are a group that he believed could be organized into a majority coalition. Let that sink in for a moment. He wants the working poor to make up the majority in this country. Who in their right mind would want that?

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 4:44 pm

        Exactly. And he is well on his way. Family incomes down, and more people in poverty. Never before have we had a President so opposed to traditional American values and policies that made this country great. Obama is turning this country into a banana republic.

      • Norma Stitz November 2, 2012 / 6:09 pm

        Well, his policies are certainly creating more poverty. Perhaps there really WILL be a majority of America in poverty before the next President makes things right. Maybe that is the poverty majority Mr. obama seeks…

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:38 am

        al Ubama is fully on board with piven cloward through marx and alinsky methods.

  4. Cluster November 2, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    NJ and NY are big government, liberal bastions with millions of dependent people who are now fighting with each other, and unable to cope without the massive ineffective government coming to help, of which the President had to promise to deregulate to provide any help.

    It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so tragic.

  5. ricorun November 2, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    I don’t see this election as the most important of our lifetime for one simple reason: neither candidate will have an undivided Congress on their side.

    • J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) November 2, 2012 / 8:21 pm

      Ricorun,

      I would say if Romney wins, he has a better than an even chance of having a GOP House & Senate. If that happens, I would also expect to see some leadership challenges in both chambers.

      • GMB November 2, 2012 / 8:38 pm

        boehner, cantor, and mcconnell must go if you want any real change. They are so used to sleeping with the enemy that they are addicted to it.

        OPM? Rinos eat it to.

      • ricorun November 4, 2012 / 1:13 pm

        JR Babcock: I would say if Romney wins, he has a better than an even chance of having a GOP House & Senate.

        I would say there’s a MUCH better than even chance that you’re wrong. Specifically, the GOP’s chances of taking over the Senate don’t look good at all.

    • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:39 am

      reek-O

      then you are either blind, ignorant of who this man is, or just stupid.

  6. GMB November 2, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Sure Rico, whatever you say.

    barky is doomed and he knows it.

    “I’ve said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward,” President Obama told a crowd of 2,800 this morning in Hilliard, Ohio. “If you want to break the gridlock in Congress, you’ll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they’re Democrat, Republican or independent.”

    donkrats in congress? Who needs em anyway? You?

    This deseves a Lolzer

    • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      “GMB November 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      Sure Rico, whatever you say.

      barky is doomed and he knows it.

      “I’ve said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward,” ”

      Considering his work with Christie this week I believe him.

      • GMB November 2, 2012 / 8:35 pm

        “I’ve said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward,” ”

        With four days before the election he say that?

        Muhahahaha. Where has he been the last four years?

        Oh Casper, you are such a peach.

        Keep on believing my Friend. 🙂

      • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 9:36 pm

        “With four days before the election he say that?”

        An election he is going to win.

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:41 am

        0 catspuke

        christie is a fat loudmouth RINO from joisey
        you can keep the slob

      • GMB November 3, 2012 / 10:59 am

        “christie is a fat loudmouth RINO from joisey
        you can keep the slob”

        I was going to say that.

        😦

    • ricorun November 4, 2012 / 1:18 pm

      GMB: Sure Rico, whatever you say. barky is doomed and he knows it.

      I didn’t say Obama wasn’t doomed. In fact, I think there’s a slightly better than even chance that he is. What I said was that whoever gets elected president will have to work with a split Congress. Period.

  7. GMB November 2, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    2800 show up for barky in Ohio yesterday. 30,000 show up for a Mitt rally in Ohio tonight.

    Yuppers, its going to be close here folks.

      • GMB November 2, 2012 / 9:20 pm

        Link works fine but since you should see this, here is another.

        http://ace.mu.nu/

        Scroll down a bit.

        Pound sand.

      • 02casper November 3, 2012 / 10:31 am

        GMB,
        The rally wasn’t quite as big as you thought.

        “There’s no question that this was Romney’s biggest rally of the campaign — but just how many people turned out is unclear in this hard-fought state in which public polls show Romney narrowly trailing President Barack Obama. The campaign announced that 30,000 people attended, but Secret Service sources said just 15,000 went through metal detectors. And local law enforcement counted the crowd at 18,000.”

        Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83252.html#ixzz2BAbDCGiR

      • Amazona November 3, 2012 / 12:11 pm

        “….Romney told more than 2,000 supporters at a mining equipment factory.”

        casper, how many people do you think should have fit into that building?

        I attended a rally last Saturday night in Denver with about 2500 people—but the building was full to capacity. Yet at the Red Rocks rally, in a venue which has a capacity of about 9500, they fit over 10,000 people into the venue (it’s outdoors, so don’t bother whining about fire regulations, etc.) and another 15,000+ were turned away at the gates, after walking 2.5 miles to get there because there was no more parking any closer.

        I suppose a sourpuss like you would snivel that Romney had attracted fewer than 10,000 people (though you would probably say “LESS than 10,000”) and ignore the masses who tried to be there.

        I’m planning to drive up north of Denver on Monday to see Paul Ryan, at a small place which will not hold a huge crowd. Why don’t you haul your fat ass down from Casper to see how many people show up, so you can sneer that “only” X number of people are there, in spite of capacity.

        At least the R/R campaign has not had to crowd people into the narrow end of a largely empty arena, to make it look like there is a crowd, as Obama’s people had to do at their own convention. No, the R/R campaign is drawing at well over capacity no matter where they go, and meeting with wild enthusiasm, while telling the truth, while Barry has to go to BOULDER, the Colorado bastion of Leftism, or to college campuses, where he gets his best response from lies. He has to pre-select his audiences to be sure of getting anyone there at all. How many did he attract in his other Colorado venues?

        You really are the most sour, surly, nasty little nitpicker. You seem to live for the opportunity, real or or invented, to be as unpleasant as possible.

      • Amazona November 3, 2012 / 12:27 pm

        The wildly Leftist Denver Post had to fudge on its comment on the size of the Obama “crowd” at Denver’s City Park, calling it “roughly” 16,000—-but the photos sure didn’t show many people. He allegedly drew about 13,000 at the University of Colorado, otherwise known as Berkeley by the Flatirons, in Boulder, on campus. Wow. Go to class or hang out and watch the Pres——hmmmmmm.

        Obama couldn’t fill a stadium at his own convention and has to shop for adoring “crowds” by hitting Boulder, of all places, over and over again. BOULDER, which is a lock for any Dem any time. BOULDER, the Peoples’ Republic of Boulder, the most radically Liberal spot in Colorado, where it is illegal to “own” a “pet”—-no, you are merely the caretaker of a companion animal. Boulder, where they spend thousands per animal to rescue PRAIRIE DOGS—those plague-carrying rodents.

        Why is Obama campaigning where he knows he will win anyway? Could it be because this is the only kind of place he can get a big crowd which will clap and cheer?

        Remember, the Obama campaign had to try to float the story that it was purposely limiting the size of its audiences, way back in August I think it was. Yeah, folks, we could fur shur still be getting those big swooning crowds, you betcha, IF WE WANTED TO. But, you know, we just don’t WANT a lot of people to come see the Prez. Nah, we’ve made the decision to turn away the adoring hordes, and be, you know, like really SELECTIVE about who gets to hear him speak.

        It’s more, uh, ah, hmmmmmm, ah—oh, yeah, INTIMATE that way. Yeah, that’s the ticket—-INTIMATE. We LIKE small groups. Big crowds are soooo yesterday, we’re all into cozy now. Yep, that’s just the way we want it. Uh-huh.

  8. Bob1 November 2, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    With all of the political discussion and personal attack ads and debates in the media and commentary in this blog and others, I don’t understand why nobody with any political or legal authority has really confronted Obama with his hidden college records, unusual Social Security numbers, and persistent questions about his birth place and parents. These seem to me to be basic factors in establishing who Barack Obama really is as he seeks to be elected once again in a “popularity” contest for the office of President of the United States of America. Can someone explain to me why these important facts in this political election have been allowed to go legally unexamined as we consider “The State of the Union”? If we have reached a state of affairs in this Union in which no one really cares about these matters anymore, then this “ship of State” is going down!

    • GMB November 2, 2012 / 8:57 pm

      “f we have reached a state of affairs in this Union in which no one really cares about these matters anymore,”

      You nailed there Bob.

      The next “most important election of our lifetime” is vastly more important than standing up for your beliefs.

    • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 9:06 pm

      Bob,
      Obama is an American, born in America. There is nothing to confront, unless you are a wingnut who believes anything he is told.

      • Bob1 November 2, 2012 / 11:02 pm

        I’m not a “wingnut”, but I do have a tendency to believe what Barack and Obama have both said about is birth in Kenya, and I wonder why he has taken the action to hide his college records, if he has “nothing to hide”.

      • dbschmidt November 4, 2012 / 1:35 pm

        A little late here but one has to remember that only the Liberals are the bearers of truth. Obama just has to say and it is so. Romney (evil capitalist) cannot tell the truth no matter the proof at hand.

        Libatards “required” ten additional years of tax returns (even though they had the summaries) and still made up stories about Romney but except Obama at face value even though everything he has presented has been shown to be fraudulent.

  9. Cluster November 2, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    I just saw a video for the first time of Hillary and Barack that was chilling. It was in the airport hangar where the bodies of the four Americans from Libya were being delivered, and Obama was at the podium getting ready to speak when Hillary stepped up from behind to put the script on the lectern. Obama leaned over and said something to her, and she looked right past him, didn’t say a word, and had a look on her face like she had just caught Bill cheating again. She stepped back again without saying a word and left Obama hanging.

    Wow. There is no love lost there. I have a feeling Hillary despises this President almost as much as I do.

    • GMB November 2, 2012 / 9:11 pm

      Two days max before Hillary resigns and fires that torpedo. Do you have a link to the video? My search skills are not as advanced as Thomas/James. 😛

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 9:33 pm

        I don’t. I just caught that quick snippet on Hannity.

    • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 9:15 pm

      cluster,
      You only wish.

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 9:32 pm

        Why would I wish that? It means nothing to me. I am just stating an observation. Besides, Benghazi has killed any chance Hillary had for higher office.

      • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 9:34 pm

        I’d say Hillary will be the favorite in 2016. Benghazi is Rightwing-FOX wet dream.

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 9:52 pm

        A dead Ambassador and efforts to shield the President are a right wing wet dream? You are a vile human being casper.

      • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 10:04 pm

        Sorry cluster, your crap isn’t flying anymore.

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 10:30 pm

        What does that even mean Casper? You are a poor teacher, a waste of tax payer money, and a dishonest, despicable human being.

        Have a nice night.

      • Amazona November 3, 2012 / 10:03 am

        Cluster, I have noticed the degeneration of casper’s civility and intellect accelerating lately. Over the years I have seen him descend from mere partisanship to lying and a dependence on sneering dismissal of all that he seems to think is Conservative to this latest Benghazi comment. His thin veneer of decency has been stripped away to reveal a truly distasteful creature.

        I accept that there are vile and vicious people prone to crude sexual references to exhibit their blind allegiance to the radical Left. I find it quite distressing to know that one of these people is a middle school teacher whose job involves helping children develop a world view.

        It is impossible to deconstruct his comment to make it make sense, so all that can be done is to examine it piece by piece. He appears to be saying that in his mind, conservatives get sexual gratification from the murders of Americans abroad. There is the implication in this vile comment that what happened in Libya is not important, is not relevant to anything but conservative desire to make seem more than it is.

        So what do these two things tell us about casper?

        One is that there is a teacher in Casper, Wyoming, who has a crude sexually oriented prism through which he views events and people.

        One is that he has remained ignorant of the facts regarding what happened in Benghazi, which would be pretty inexcusable.

        OR he knows the facts about what happened in Benghazi but has chosen to set them aside because they reflect so badly on the entire administration, and has made the bizarre decision to not feel outrage at seeing Americans dependent upon, and counting upon, our government to protect them being abandoned to die horrible deaths because of political considerations but to trivialize this as an unimportant event being unfairly used by political opposition.

        casper proves himself, by his own words, to either lack the moral and intellectual clarity to recognize what happened in Benghazi for what it was, or the plain decency to admit it. Going beyond these two alternatives to actually accuse people of trying to callously USE this incident, while at the same time claiming it is really no big deal, is vile beyond words.

        The ability, much less willingness, to dismiss this tragedy/outrage/scandal/coverup because it showcases the moral weakness of people he wants to see in high government positions is not something I find admirable.

        Or acceptable.

        Actually, I find it despicable, which is also a word I increasingly find applicable to casper himself.

        Sure, I understand his distress at seeing his heroes fall, and fall so spectacularly. A lot of people who have bought into the fantasy created by the Left are feeling distress at learning that Obama, and Clinton, put personal political considerations ahead of honor and decency and the lives of fellow Americans—Americans serving their nation, in a dangerous place, who had every right to believe that nation would do what it could to protect and defend them.

        It’s got to be hard for casper and people like him.

        But what sets him aside from most is his eager revelation of such a dark and twisted and hateful secret persona, one which can so easily not only dismiss these shameful acts but try to shift the shamelessness onto those who merely acknowledge what happened.

        Despicable is the only word for him.

      • GMB November 3, 2012 / 10:24 am

        “I have noticed the degeneration of casper’s civility and intellect accelerating lately.”

        I would have to say that this describes bozo also, to the tee. Lately he has become nothing more than a pile of seething emotions and hatred.

        This is all the proggies have left. Do you really want to work with them to get things done?

      • J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) November 3, 2012 / 11:03 am

        This is all the proggies have left. Do you really want to work with them to get things done?

        GMB, that’s a great point. What can be achieved by working with someone who despises everything you stand for?

      • Amazona November 3, 2012 / 11:31 am

        I suppose casper will, in his typically elegant and refined way, accuse conservatives of being orgasmic about this—or is that word too classy for casper?

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57544026/sources-key-task-force-not-convened-during-benghazi-consulate-attack/

        (emphasis mine)

        CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

        “The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,” a high-ranking government official told CBS News. “They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.”
        …………………………………..

        Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

        CBS News has agreed not to quote directly from the emails, and to protect the identities of the sources who hold sensitive counterterrorism posts within the State Department, the U.S. military and the Justice Department.

        As to why the Counterterrorism Security Group was not convened, National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor told CBS News “From the moment the President was briefed on the Benghazi attack, the response effort was handled by the most senior national security officials in governments. Members of the CSG were of course involved in these meetings and discussions to support their bosses.”
        ………………….

        Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.

        A third potential responder from a counter-terror force stationed in Europe says components of AFICOM — the military’s Africa Command based in Stuttgart, Germany — were working on course of action during the assault. But no plan was put to use.

        “Forces were positioned after the fact but not much good to those that needed it,” the military source told CBS News.

        “The response process was isolated at the most senior level,” says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. “My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted.”

        The official says a protocol set forth in a classified presidential directive calls for the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) to be convened in the event of a possible terrorist attack. According to a public military document, the directive was designed to “synchronize the efforts of all the government agencies that have a role to play in the Global War on Terrorism.”

        The Administration also didn’t call on the only interagency, on-call, short notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide: the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST). FEST’s seasoned experts leave within four hours of notification and can provide “the fastest assistance possible.”
        …………………………

        “First a tactical response was needed,” says a senior U.S. counterterrorism official, “and while that was being implemented, the holistic response could have been developed and deployed within hours” which could have allowed the FBI investigate safely on site well ahead of the “24 days it took.”

      • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 2:52 pm

        Ama

        Despicable is the only word for him.

        Oooooh this Former Marine can think of a few more….LOL
        (see Full Metal Jacket)

        but for this site Despicable works.

  10. patriotdad1 November 2, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    Any day now, Michelle’s “whitey” tape. Just you wait.

    • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 10:47 am

      why? NO-BODY would be surprised any more…….the l. sinclair tape with the body man reggie and barry will be much more popular.

  11. dbschmidt November 2, 2012 / 10:00 pm

    Just a few of the reasons I will not be voting for Obama–but I only have to realize it is because I must be a racist, neanderthal who clings to his bible and guns…

    Well, Obama certainly has a lot of firsts but Doug Ross has even more than I thought–I have included a few but read the whole thing (and all of the source links) at:
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/06/president-barack-obamas-complete-list.html

    including;

    • First President to Violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally Executing American Military Operations in Libya Without Informing Congress In the Required Time Period – Source: Huffington Post)
    • First President to Triple the Number of Warrantless Wiretaps of U.S. Citizens (Source: ACLU)
    • First President to Sign into Law a Bill That Permits the Government to “Hold Anyone Suspected of Being Associated With Terrorism Indefinitely, Without Any Form of Due Process. No Indictment. No Judge or Jury. No Evidence. No Trial. Just an Indefinite Jail Sentence” (NDAA Bill – Source: Business Insider)
    • First President to Sue States for Enforcing Voter ID Requirements, Which Were Previously Ruled Legal by the U.S. Supreme Court (Source: CNN)
    • First President to Have a Law Signed By an ‘Auto-pen’ Without Being “Present” (Source: The New York Times)
    • First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending — Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election. (Source: National Journal)
    • First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes (Source: Daily Caller)
    • First President to Send Millions in Taxpayer Dollars to His Wife’s Former Employer (Source: White House Dossier)
    • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government (Source: Reuters)
    • First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat (Source: Christian Science Monitor)
    • First President to Move America Past the Dependency Tipping Point, In Which 51% of Households Now Pay No Income Taxes (Source: Center for Individual Freedom)
    • First President to Increase Food Stamp Spending By More Than 100% in Less Than Four Years (Source: Sen. Jeff Sessions)
    • First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on ‘Shovel-Ready’ Jobs — and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs (Source: President Obama during an early meeting of his ‘Jobs Council’)
    • First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases (Source: The Hill)
    • First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters (Source: Wall Street Journal)
    • First President to Sign a Law Requiring All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party (Source: Wall Street Journal)
    • First President to Sue States For Enforcing Immigration Laws Passed by Congress (Source: The Arizona Republic newspaper)
    • First President to redistribute $26.5 billion of the taxpayers’ funds to his union supporters in the UAW (Source: Heritage Foundation)
    • First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler (Source: Detroit News)
    • First President to Attempt to Bully a Major Manufacturing Company Into Not Opening a Factory in a Right-to-Work State (Boeing’s facility in South Carolina – Source: Wall Street Journal)
    • First President to Endanger the Stability of the Electric Grid by Shutting Down Hundreds of Coal-Fired Plants Without Adequate Replacement Technologies (Source: National Electric Reliability Corporation – PDF)
    • First President to Lie Repeatedly to the American People About the Murder of a U.S. Ambassador and Three Other Diplomatic Personnel for Purely Political Reasons (Source: Roger Simon)
    • First President to Openly Defy a Congressional Order Not To Share Sensitive Nuclear Defense Secrets With the Russian Government (Sources: ABC News, Rep. Michael Turner)
    • First President to Leak Highly Classified Military and Intelligence Secrets to Hollywood In Order to Promote a Movie That Could Help His Reelection Campaign (Source: Judicial Watch)
    • First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space (Sources: USA Today, ABC News)
    • First President to Insert Himself into White House Biographies of Past Presidents (Source: The New York Times).
    • First President to Golf 105 or More Times in His First Three-and-a-half Years in Office (Source: The Hill)

    But then again–he has pushed gun and ammo sales through the roof.
    BTW, this is just a start–I can continue with sources for some time~days even.

    • 02casper November 2, 2012 / 10:09 pm

      Wow, what a surprise…

      • dbschmidt November 2, 2012 / 10:30 pm

        Casper,

        Not even an attempt at any sort of rebuttal? I would have to venture then that you condone all of this–you know–all you conservatives get all back of the bus because the “Anointed One” can do no real wrong because the ends justify the means and I am a racist if I do not believe.

        Really, nothing to see here? Should I continue with some of the rest?

      • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 10:37 pm

        Casper, you are the perfect example of what is wrong with this country.

      • tiredoflibbs November 3, 2012 / 8:09 am

        It is no surprise cappy that with a record like that, obAMATEUR campaigns far from it!

        And yet, you drone ignore these FACTS that were so important to you when a non-proggy was in the White House.

        That too is no surprise from a bunch of mindless drones.

        Why don’t you comment on what db posted? Oh wait, when you can’t regurgitate mindless talking points to counter FACTS you deflect and dodge as you have already done!

        Again, no surprise there.

        Pathetic.

    • Cluster November 2, 2012 / 10:33 pm

      And the first President that Casper would love to bend over for. Michelle can’t love him the way Casper could. Right cappy?

    • neocon01 November 3, 2012 / 2:59 pm

      GMB

      I actually killed every fish in my Koi pond this week.
      😦
      I went to dump some chemical in out of iy’s container (I know better) and the container slipped and fell into the pond, by the time I fished it out it was too late…….lost 12 fish.
      As bad as I felt the Princess didnt say a word but was REALLY PO’d at me.

      Can I get a grant to replace my Koi? $500,000.00 should about do it.

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