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Biden’s Debate Deceptions

During the debate, Paints on FireVice President made history by surpassing Al Gore for bad, boorish, and rude behavior. He laughed uncontrollably, signed, groaned, and laughed some more and engaged in generally childish antics throughout the debate. Biden’s rude and unprofessional behavior overshadowed the substance of what he said.

But as bizarre and unbalanced as his behavior was during the debate, the substance of what he actually said was perhaps the most troubling. Here are a short list of several of the most obviously false things that Biden said:

1.  Afghanistan and Iraq:  Biden accused Rep. Paul Ryan of putting two wars on the “credit card” and then bragged that he voted against both of them because he understood America could not afford them. “I was there, I voted against them,” Biden said. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.” But the truth is Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 the Iraq resolution on October 11, 2002. It takes some brass to tell whoppers like this one! Continue reading


Obama’s Weak Economy: Five Reasons

by Scott L. VanatterAn Incomplete

What kind of economy did Obama inherit? Brit Hume put it this way:

“A central premise of the Obama campaign is that he inherited an economy in free fall, pulled it back from the brink and set it on the right path. But consider this. The economy fell into recession more than a year before Mr. Obama took office. By the time he was inaugurated the worst of it was over, the economy was still shrinking, but the steepest decline had occurred in the final quarter of the year 2008. It shrank less in the first quarter of 2009 and by June of ‘09 it began to grow again marking the official end of the recession. Mind you, this occurred before almost any of the massive stimulus spending Mr. Obama has signed into law had taken affect. ‘Yes,’ you might say, but in terms of job losses the worst was still to come when Mr. Obama came in.’ But that’s not so either. More than half the 8.7 million jobs lost as a result of the recession had been lost by inauguration day.” 

 How weak is Obama’s economic recovery? Continue reading


Three Things Obama Must Overcome for the Next Debate

Lack of Desire, Knowledge and ConfidenceObama defeated

by Scott L. Vanatter

Why was Obama just not that into it (the debate)? Three possible reasons include a lack of desire, a lack of knowledge of basic economic principles, and being intimidated by Romney’s real world expertise.

Obama sounded so disjointed in the first debate that mainstream media supporters such as Chris Matthews and Andrew Sullivan nearly had an emotional breakdown on camera and online. They are only two who wondered aloud why Obama seemed so incoherent. Obama’s bizarre manner that night almost resembled the infamous beauty pageant contestant of a few years ago or the reporter who had a mini-stroke on camera, so rambling were some of his answers. Surely in the next debate, Obama will up his game. At least he will appear to want to debate. Continue reading


California gas prices are a warning

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth

California’s record gasoline prices and long service station lines are a warning to all of us about what green energy can do to our pocketbooks.

On Monday, California gasoline cost $4.67 per gallon, compared with the $3.81 U.S. average. California’s environmental standards are the most stringent in the country, and Californians are paying the price.

The price spike started with an August fire in Chevron’s Richmond refinery. Then, two other refineries, operated by Tesoro and Exxon Mobil, went down for maintenance. Because California requires different blends of gasoline from other states, and pipelines across the Rockies are limited, gasoline can’t be shipped in from elsewhere. Continue reading


Obama’s “Big Bird” campaign focus not working

by Samuel P. Jacobs

In 2008, singer will.i.am provided Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with music for its signature anthem, “Yes We Can.” On Tuesday, at a rally for Obama in Columbus, Ohio, the performer chose to play something new: the theme song for “Sesame Street.”

For Obama’s supporters, already dismayed by the president’s halting performance in last week’s debate with Republican Mitt Romney, that change in tune is a new source for concern as they fret that a children’s TV show has become a new backdrop for their candidate’s campaign. Continue reading


Jack Welch was right about that strange jobs report

Last Friday, a few days after Obama’s debate debacle, the Administration released a jobs report that claimed 114,000 jobs were created. That number is well below the number of jobs needed just to keep up with population growth. It is also well below the average for the past two years. Yet we are to believe that those anemic and pathetic jobs numbers caused the biggest one month drop in unempoloyment in 29 years. That simply does not add up. The math does not work. There is something wrong with the report. Perhaps it was an innocent mistake or some weird statistical anaomoly. But it would be foolish to assume that. The more likely explanation is that the administration monkeyed with the numbers to make them look good and give Obama some much needed relief as his campaign was in free fall.

Below is what Jack Welch has to say about the jobs report and the media’s attempt to cow him. Very interesting reading! And very revealing!  Continue reading


The Sluggish Economy

The Sluggish Economy: The September jobs report shows a net increase of only 114,000 jobs – a number far below even the anemic jobs numbers of the past two years and well below what is needed to keep up with population growth. Thus, one would expect the unemployment rate to go up slightly or stay at 8.1 percent. However, somehow the Obama Labor Department claims those pathetic numbers lowered the jobless rate to 7.8. Sounds like magic math. Other polling services who track unemployment say the rate of unemployment went up slightly in September, not down. Who are you going to believe? Obama’s Labor Department? Or your own eyes?


B.O. K-O-ed

By Jim Geraghty • NRO

We knew Mitt Romney would be prepared — his campaign has had him doing only one rally per day most days, spending hours and hours on debate prep. From watching the primaries, we knew Romney would come out and be aggressive and generally look good, but we have also seen Romney be stiff, or awkward, or turn to the moderator when attacked. Not tonight.

The “zingers” line appeared to be a bit of chaff; Romney did offer a few good lines — “You don’t pick the winners and losers, you just pick the losers,” “trickle-down government” — but he never seemed to force them or shoehorn them into lines. Continue reading


Leno: Obama wasted four years to do something about the economy

Real reporters won’t tell the truth. But apparently Jay Leno will.

In his opening monologue, Leno said that every day Americans waste a lot of time and pointed out that we wasted four years waiting on President Barack Obama to do something about the economy.

Leno said, “I love how the politicians capitalize on this kind of thing. Like the minute the replacement refs were fired, President Obama said, ‘See, sometimes losing jobs can be a good thing. It’s a good thing.'”  (See the video below.)  Continue reading


It’s the economy, stupid

President Barack Obama Its-the-economy-stupidalways blames the current economy on hispredecessor, President George W. Bush. In 2009, this was perhaps a fair question. However, it turns out even then it was revisionist history of why the economy stalled. Bush’s tax cuts didn’t create the problem. The War in Iraq didn’t cause the melt-down.

As you will recall, the financial crisis was caused by the housing bubble which was the fault of Congress — of which Barack Obama was a member — and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and mortgage packages and other regulators. Continue reading


Ex Dem Radio Talker: Enough of Obama, Supporting Romney

by Craig Silverman

I support Mitt Romney for President and Paul Ryan for Vice President. For most of my life, I have been a Democrat, and I very publicly voted (C-Span, live radio, The New York Times) for Obama-Biden in 2008.

As I studied Obama’s performance as President, I could no longer support him. Continue reading


The best analysis of the week …

“Name a single thing that has improved under [Obama’s] rule….romney-obama

“Almost the entirety of the Muslim world is now rioting against an American president who promised that his olive branches to Muslims would secure peace….

“Domestically, our debt has increased by 50 percent in just four years, by some $5 trillion, with not a single observable benefit from the spending. Our bond rating already has been downgraded….

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New Data: Recovery or Recession?

by George Landrith110623_economic_rhetoric_wuerker_328

A new study by the liberal Pew Research Center finds that the median income today is lower than it was during the “Great Recession.” When President Barack Obama said the recession was over in 2009, the median income for American households was $52,195 in inflation adjusted dollars. Two years later, the median income had fallen to $50,054 — a drop of more than 4 percent in just two years.

And since Obama took office, median household income has dropped by $4,000. So the first two years didn’t go very well and then once Obama proclaimed the recovery had begun, the same bad results continued and median income continued to fall at about the same rate. Where is the good news in this?

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Forward? No, we’re going backward

by George Landrith

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden never miss a chance to tell us that the economy is moving in the right direction. They claim they need more time to pull the nation out of the recession that began in 2008.

There are several problems with this line of argument. First, Obama said he would solve this problem in his first term and cut the deficit in half. He told us if he didn’t solve the problem, he would be a one-term president. Second, Obama ran for office knowing the economy was bad and he won because he convinced more voters that he would fix it. Obama got everything he wanted in his first two years because he had a compliant Democrat Congress. He spent hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus and bailouts.  The only verifiable result is massive debt that saddles the economy and slows future growth. Third, the biggest problem with claiming that Obama is moving us forward is that it is not true. In fact, things are getting worse. Continue reading


Trade Obama’s Excuses for Romney’s Results?

by Steve Huntley

Hope needs more time. That was President Barack Obama’s message in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. But a country that was forced to live on hope for four years and rewarded with dreary unemployment, falling middle class income and depressed home values may not be ready for another dose of lofty national goals based on nothing more than oratory. Continue reading


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