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Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push

October 25th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – President Barack Obama attacked Republicans with gusto Monday as he plunged into a final week of midterm election campaigning, but his party’s prognosis remained darkened by the feeble economy and his itinerary was designed largely to minimize losses.

Nor was his greeting totally friendly in Rhode Island where Obama has pointedly declined to endorse his party’s candidate for governor.

Obama can “take his endorsement and shove it,” declared Democrat Frank Caprio, battling Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee in a gubernatorial race rated tight in the polls. Chafee endorsed Obama during the 2008 campaign for the White House.

In a little more than five hours in the state, Obama was booked for a factory tour and for a pair of fundraisers that party officials said would bring in $500,000.

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I know, for a fact, the GOP is NOT perfect. It never has been. Even under Ronald Reagan there were some serious mistakes made. Do you remember Reagan and amnesty?

I am also fully aware that George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were far less than perfect in the office of POTUS, and that they had their own agenda(s). The Bush presidencies did things that will haunt America for many years to come.

That said, Hussein Obama would have us all believe that everything that is wrong in HIS administration is the fault of the GOP, and George W. Bush in particular. Hussein Obama is a fool, and if he thinks that the American voters are going to buy that garbage, he is also a fool AND liar.

He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, “we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

As I said, a LIAR, and I believe, a FOOL.

Yes, the GOP did ‘drive the economy into a ditch’, I can’t argue that one, but the part about the Dems being the ones to pull it out? Really? Hussein Obama wants to go with that?

Obama has repeatedly claimed that his budget would cut the deficit by half by the end of his term. But as Heritage analyst Brian Riedl has pointed out, given that Obama has already helped quadruple the deficit with his stimulus package, pledging to halve it by 2013 is hardly ambitious. The Washington Post has a great graphic which helps put President Obama’s budget deficits in context of President Bush’s. SOURCE

The article goes on to point out how much MORE Hussein Obama has added and is projected to add in the next 2 years. So, what can we expect if the GOP takes a majority of the House and IF they can gain a majority in the Senate?

Voters should expect “good old-fashioned gridlock” in Washington if Republicans win control of one or both chambers of Congress, one GOP lawmaker said.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), a vice chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, told students at Utah State University on Friday that a GOP-held House might not be able to accomplish too much as long as President Obama’s in the White House.

“The most you can expect is two years of good old-fashioned gridlock,” he said at an event on the campus, according to a report by the university’s paper, the Utah Statesman.

Indeed, the extent to which Republicans will be able to follow through on their election-year vows to voters is a subject for debate. The GOP is seen as most likely to threaten to take back the House, while winning the net 10 seats it needs in the Senate is much more of an uphill climb. SOURCE

Gridlock indeed.

Hussein Obama will wear out the veto pen, sending everything imaginable back to the House. That means the House has to do everything twice for as long as Obama is POTUS, the 1st time for record, to be vetoed by the Poser n Chief, and the 2nd time to put him in his place by passing it anyway.

Obama blames Bush for everything, but Obama fails to point out, or even acknowledge, the last 2 years of the Bush presidency were dominated by a Democratic controlled House and Senate. If Bush was so bad, why then did the Dems pass everything that came before them? Including the much maligned Bush Bailout?

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Tea Party ‘founder’: Palin, Gingrich a ‘joke’

October 22nd, 2010 . by TexasFred
Tea Party ‘founder’: Palin, Gingrich a ‘joke’

A financial blogger and ex-CEO credited with being one of the original “founders” of the Tea Party has come out against the movement, saying it has been hijacked by the very people it was protesting and is now obsessed with “guns, gays and God.”

In a “message” to the Tea Party Wednesday, Karl Denninger declared that he “ought to sue” anyone who uses the Tea Party name “for defamation.”

“Yeah, that’s a joke,” he writes. “But so are you. All of you. Especially Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such as the ‘Tea Party Patriots.’”

Denninger writes: “Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party’s own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”

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I am either going to alienate some folks and get kicked out of the TEA Party or I am going to be given kudos for telling it like it really is (was) in the TEA Party, and for telling you how most of these accusations made by Karl Denninger are a lot more truth than some folks are going to want to hear.

Personally, I am not aware of anyone being overly obsessed with guns in the TEA Party, one way or another. Not any more than I have seen in other organizations. So, I have to challenge Denninger on that one. Maybe he knows something I don’t know concerning the TEA Party and guns. I know some folks in the TEA Party carry guns, some that OWN guns, some that simply don’t have anything for guns, but guns have never been an issue that I have witnessed.

Now, let’s talk about the “gays and God” part.

Some TEA Parties have become obsessed with gays and God. Some want to make that an official part of the TEA Party Core Values. Denninger left out the other part of that little equation, the part that gets my goat as much as the *gays and God* crowd, abortion.

Some TEA Party groups want to take on the issues of homosexuality, abortion and religion, in an official capacity, and that is NOT what the TEA Party was created for, or what it was intended to do.

There are some in the TEA Party today that can’t tell you what the Core Values of the TEA Party are, but they are insistent on the idea of the TEA Party taking up the social issues of the day, homosexuality, abortion and religion.

I don’t mean religion like an opening prayer or an invocation, those are issues that most thinking people have NO issue with. Nor do I refer to the act of having a benediction to close a meeting. I am referring to those that truly believe the TEA Party should be a political AND ecumenical organization. I am talking about those that would turn ALL TEA Party activities into a Come to Jesus meeting.

I do not exaggerate, they exist. The TEA Party wasn’t founded for that purpose.

In January of 2009, Market Ticker bloggers including Graham Makohoniuk and Stephanie Jasky suggested “mailing a tea bag” to Congress to protest the planned $800-billion stimulus package and $700-billion bank bailout. Denninger followed that up with a call for a “tea party” protest to coincide with President Obama’s inauguration, thus helping to unofficially launch the political movement.

I was a part OF that Mail Congress a Tea Bag thing. I thought it was a great idea, a protest that was not only direct and to the point, but was inexpensive as well. The perfect protest. It wasn’t too long after that when I began to see an agenda coming into play that was NOT that of the original founders of the TEA Party, it wasn’t a part of the Core Values that ALL TEA Party groups claim to embrace.

The 1st TEA Party rally I attended was nearly my last. It was a local fare, and several of the speakers failed to even mention the TEA Party Core Values. Several speakers addressed their personal agenda of religion and abortion. One older lady, a retired teacher she said, was so much into her rants against abortion that she was in tears with her pleas to ‘stop abortion and save all of those precious little children.‘ I do NOT embellish.

That particular TEA Party rally had a very respectable attendance, but every time a speaker launched on a social, moral or religious issue, every time someone strayed from the heart of the matter, Core Values, many in the crowd walked away, some speaking their distaste for the *evangelical* ambush.

I am as against abortion and homosexuality as it is possible. But the TEA Party, and it’s rallies, are not the platform from which to speak on those social issues.

TEA PARTY CORE VALUES:

â—? Uphold the U.S. Constitution

â—? Limited Government

â—? Fiscal Responsibility

â—? Free Markets

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