The fairness myth – Tea Party Nation

The fairness myth – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Democrats have gotten a lot of mileage out of the claim that the rich must pay their “fair share” of taxes.  Americans have a very well defined sense of fairness.  How fair are Barack Obama and the Party of Treason?

 Americans believe in not only fairness, but also equality.  Alexis de Tocqueville in the early 19th Century in “Democracy in America” wrote that Americans would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. 

 Unfortunately for America, the left has created an Orwellian definition of fairness.   Under the leftist mantra, we are all equal.  Some are just more equal than others. 

 The top 5% of income earners in America pay 40% of the taxes.   Is that fair or equal?

 If you and I fly across the country on a Southwest Jet, sitting next to each other, there is an expectation that we both paid the same for the seat we are sitting in. 

 Since the days of the patron saint of liberalism, Karl Marx, it has been a tenant of liberalism that we have a progressive income tax.  It is only “fair.”

 Really?  What is fair about someone paying a bill that is eight times what I pay for the same services?

 emocrats discovered long ago that they could play the class envy card and get a large group of people to vote for them.  This strategy is proof of the truism that there are a lot of stupid people in this nation.  We call them Democrat voters.

 The average IQ of the liberal Democrat voter floats somewhere in the single digit range.   There are also a lot of dead people who vote Democrat too.  In fairness to the dead, when you have to include people like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Streisand in the mix it does skew the average down.

 The progressive income tax has been tried throughout the western world.  Guess what?  As with all liberal ideas, it is a failure. 

 All an income tax does is provide for the endless easy expansion of government.   It provides fodder to create wasteful new programs.  Unfortunately, the income tax can never keep up with the desire of politicians to spend other people’s money.  If you doubt this, look at Greece, Spain and the rest of Europe.  The entire EU is a basket case.

 Before the Obama Regime took over, America was the engine that was driving the world’s economy.   Barack Obama and the Party of Treason have done their best to destroy that engine.

 We are long overdue for a system that creates disincentives to expand government.  We need a system that makes it painful for that useless class of individuals we call politicians to spend our money, except on the functions that we truly need government to handle.

 Here is one idea.  How about abolishing the income tax all together?

 Suppose we just impose a flat tax on everyone?  Not a flat rate but simply a flat tax.

  In the 2012 fiscal year, the government spent about $3.8 trillion.  According to the CIA fact book, in 2010, there were approximately 206 million adults in America.

 Assuming we did nothing to cut the bloated Obama budget, that would work out to a fee of approximately $1844 per adult.   If we cut that down to a monthly fee, that would be about $150 a month, per adult. 

 If you go back to the fiscal year 2007 budget, the last year the Republicans controlled the budgeting process and there was at least some fiscal sanity, the budget was only $2.7 trillion.  That would translate out to $1310 per adult or about $100 a month.

 The great thing about this system is everyone pays but there is an even better incentive.  If you make more, you get to keep what you make.  If you want to work hard enough just to pay your taxes and keep a roof over your head, you can.  That is a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.

 If you want to work really hard so you make a lot more money, you can keep all of that money.  That is again a concept foreign to liberals called liberty.

 If we want to be fair, then we must all be treated equally.  The idea is simple.  Impose the minimum amount we need to run the government and then let the American people do what they do best.  Be their own masters and let them keep the fruits of their labors.

 This system makes far too much sense.  It is perfectly understandable and perfectly fair.  That is, unless you are a liberal Democrat.

 But then again, this system could put liberals out of business.

CURL: Time for a new Republican Party – Washington Times

CURL: Time for a new Republican Party – Washington Times.

By Joseph Curl

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Republican Party did not lose last Tuesday’s election. It was obliterated, crushed, slaughtered, massacred, squashed, annihilated — and, let’s hope, extinguished.

For the party of Lincoln, it’s been a week of sifting through the carnage: What went wrong? How could a party that just a decade ago controlled all of government have been so completely nullified that an incumbent Democrat who was quite possibly the worst president in a century handily defeated the Republican nominee?

The soul searching followed the standard stages of grief: There was denial. (Former electoral wizard Karl Rove made a fool of himself on Election Night by declaring Ohio still alive long after the state was lost.) Anger raged — Rush Limbaugh blamed it on the ignorant entitlement society. Some began bargaining: Next time we’ll reject a moderate candidate, and if we can just talk Sarah Palin into . Depression followed; one Fox News host gave viewers directions for the fastest route to Canada.

But so far, there has been little of Stage 5: acceptance. To reach that stage, Republicans are going to have to know the full, brutal truth, so here it is: The Grand Old Party is an antiquated throwback to another time and place, so pathetically out of touch with America that it has become a parody of itself. And if it doesn’t change — fast — it will go the way of the Free Soil Party (buried).

Consider just one fact: Mitt Romney lost blacks by 94 percent, voters younger than 30 by 63 percent, Hispanics by 54 percent, Asians by 53 percent and Jews by 39 percent.

In “The American President,” commander in chief Andrew Shepherd, a die-hard liberal who by movie’s end will seek to overturn the Second Amendment, takes aim at his conservative challenger, Bob Rumson. He cuts to the core of the GOP’s problem today: “I’ve been operating under the assumption that the reason Bob devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn’t get it. Well, I was wrong. Bob’s problem isn’t that he doesn’t get it. Bob’s problem is that he can’t sell it!”

He can’t sell it: The Republican Party’s problem in a nutshell.

How on Earth not? The party stands for smaller government, far less federal spending, individual freedom, less intrusion, a strong national defense, lower taxes and supply-side, business-friendly economics. Far more than half of America believes in just the same tenets: Make no mistake, the nation is still solidly center-right.

But the GOP as it exists today almost completely prevents like-minded Americans from considering the party because it puts front and center ideologies that many categorically reject. While it espouses an ideology of individual freedom, it rejects that tenet for anyone not a white heterosexual male — women, blacks, Hispanics, gays, young people.

Take abortion. Who in 21st-century America really thinks abortion will be outlawed? Only hard-core, right-wing Republicans. And they actually put forward as members of their party two men who think such things as “legitimate rape” exist or that pregnancy from rape just may be “God’s will.” Mitt Romney tried to scrub those absurd views off him, to no avail. And for good reason: They are real beliefs of some in the Republican Party. (Um, the guys who pronounced them were party nominees.)

The Republican Party — which, by the way lost women to President Obama by 12 points — needs to run away from its archaic stance. Yes, object to abortion. Yes, work to make it rare. But move on: Abortion is here to stay. (And while you’re at it, GOP, it might just be time also to abandon that vaunted “abstinence-only” policy that has been such a dismal failure.)

Second, gay marriage. On this, simply — who cares? America 2012 has enormous problems. Is this really an issue that matters to — anyone? Christians, two men getting married doesn’t affect your marriage in any way. Get over it. The Republicans are on the wrong side of history on this issue, and Mr. Obama swept in millions of young voters by his tolerance. It’s time to walk away.

On both issues, the GOP can make a clean break: As the party of individual freedom, the GOP can simply say it now sees that Americans — especially women — do have the right to choose their own path. In fact, the party espouses the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, always has, so the turnabout won’t even raise an eyebrow.

Such a recalibration would allow the millions of Americans who believe in the core Republican tenets to give the party a real evaluation at election time. Gone would be the hypocritical stances that invalidate the party for many voters before they can even weigh its differences with the Democratic Party.

If the Republican Party continues to press the notion that its biggest difference with Democrats is that it will fight to outlaw abortion and gay marriage, the GOP is done for good. Simple as that.

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at jcurl@washingtontimes.com.

A Fluke? – Tea Party Nation

A Fluke? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Some stories are simply too good.  And this is one of those.

 Sandra Fluke went to Nevada.   You remember her.   She is the 30 year old unemployed woman who wants America to pay for her birth control pills. 

 For some reason the Obama campaign thinks American can’t get enough of her.

 Yes, actually we have had too much of her.

 From RGJ.com:

 Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.

The speech was part of a daylong effort by Democrats to get Northern Nevadans to the polls on the first day of early voting.

“I’m trying to do everything I can for an election that I feel is very important. I have a unique opportunity for how I get to do that,” said Fluke, who is coming off recent campaign trips to Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Florida as a surrogate for Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Fluke emerged on the national spotlight in February when she was denied to speak before the U.S. House committee on Oversight and Government Reform on whether insurance plans should have a mandate to cover contraceptives. She eventually spoke to House Democrats.

Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and “prostitute” on his show based on her comments on contraception for women. He later apologized, saying it was an “attempt to be humorous.”

Fluke doesn’t take the jabs too seriously. When asked about her previous year and how people have treated her in the press, Fluke smiled and laughed.

“It’s been not quite the 2012 that I’ve expected,” she said.

Fluke has embraced the spotlight, though. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina and has enjoyed talks with people on the campaign trail — especially those concerning women’s issues.

 That is a magnificent crowd.  10 whole people. 

 The stunning truth that the Obama Regime cannot grasp is that women (and for that matter men) are not worried about the government paying for birth control pills.

 Women (and men) are worried about the Great Obama Depression.   In the almost six years since the Democrats took control of Congress, and especially since Obama was elected, the economy has collapsed.  We have lost jobs and not made them up.  Food stamp usage is up 64% since Obama took over.   Welfare spending is up 32%. 

 The economy is a wreck.

 No one cares about a 30 year old woman who wants America to pay for her birth control.

 We are all worried about having jobs to pay our bills.

The Party of…. – Tea Party Nation

The Party of…. – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

The true colors of the Democrat Party were on full display this week at their convention in Charlotte.

 The display from the Democrats this week shows they truly are the party of…

 You fill in the blank.

The Democrats opened their convention with an Islamic prayer service led by a man who has called for the overthrow of the “filthy” American government and to have it replaced by an Islamic state

 That has worked out so well in Iran, Afghanistan and Egypt among other places.  That’s a good idea.

 The Democrats took God out of their platform, booed when he was put back in and truthfully those who wanted him out of the platform probably won that vote.

 Then, after repeated insults to those who hold Christian beliefs, an olive branch was offered.  The Democrats hastily accepted the offer by Cardinal Dolan to offer the benediction.

When he offered the benediction, he offered an explicitly prolife benediction. 

 The left went nuts.

 While conservatives are not allowed to dare question Obama’s Christianity (or lack thereof), it was open season on the top Catholic Prelate in America.

 Liberals took to twitter saying all manner of foul things about the Archbishop

Twichy has got a pretty good rundown on the slime. (warning, the language is very obscene).

 This is liberal tolerance on full display.  No one is allowed to disagree with liberal orthodoxy. 

 Conservatives are told that we must tolerate any liberal idiocy and the first word out of the mouth of your average liberal about a conservative is that we are “intolerant.”

 Guess what?

 For liberals, that term just got retired.

The coming earthquake – Tea Party Nation

 

The coming earthquake – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Our society is not a static one.  We have changes all the time.  Some of them are small.  Occasionally we have a massive earthquake of a change.  These come along only once a generation, once a century or perhaps even less frequently than that.

 We have a huge political earthquake coming.  What is going to cause this seismic change and what will the shocking result be?

 We are about to see the end of the liberal media political complex.  Since the end of World War Two, the left has held a monopoly on the news information business.  Actually monopoly is not a true description.  To call it a cartel would be more accurate.   They were a group of individuals who worked together to restrict the flow of a product into the market place.

 In this case, the product was news and information. 

 For over sixty years, the liberal media cartel controlled news.   The cartel had one goal, having their ideology reflected in the news.  Cartels are easy to control when there are only a few producers.  In the hey day of the liberal media, the media narratives were controlled by the New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, CBS and NBC. 

 With these media titans in place, the narrative was formed and it was hard to break.  There were exceptions to the cartel, where conservatives flourished but they were rare. 

 The liberal media cartel has been doomed by the information age.  It started with talk radio, providing an alternative outlet.  Then Fox News came along.  It thrived because it was an alternative to the liberal media cartel.  Then the Drudge Report came along.

 Now, conservative media is exploding on the Internet

 Cartels become doomed when they cannot control all of the producers of a product and that is what has happened here.   Viewers are fleeing liberal media in record numbers for media outlets that reflect their values and do not act as a palace guard for the Obama Regime.

 The end of the liberal media cartel is helping to bring about something else too.  This is a seismic change we have not seen in over 150 years.  We are about to see the death of a major American political party.

 The Democrats have moved so far to the left they are no longer recognizable as an American political party.  Their beliefs sound more like something that would come from a Central Committee meeting of the Communist Party than from an American political party.

 Perhaps the last straw came a few days ago when the Democrats first met in Charlotte.  They declared we all belong to the government.   I’m not sure what is worse, the Democrats announcing we belong to government or not understanding why real Americans are horrified by that claim.

 The real fiasco came when the Democrats announced their platform.  They removed God from it and took out the plank that said Jerusalem was the capital of Israel.   The Republicans hit that so hard the Democrats had to react.  So Ted Strickland, a former Ohio governor and minister in the Church of Karl Marx was designated to make the motion to put God and Jerusalem back in the Democrat platform. 

 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa went to the platform as chairman, called for the vote and was about to do as he was ordered, namely make sure the amendment passed.  As he called for the voice vote, not once but three times, it was plainly obvious that those voting against the amendment outnumbered those in favor of it. 

 Villaraigosa stood there wondering what the hell was happening, watching his political career go down in flames.  Finally he ruled the amendments had passed, despite the clear indication they had not.

 This idiocy and the loud booing afterwards were all dutifully recorded and are now on YouTube.

 The message has been simple.  The Democrats are booing God.  If you add the Islamic Prayers, which was an official Democrat Convention event, led by an Imam who calls for the overthrow of the American government and the obscenities hurled at Cardinal Timothy Dolan who offered the benediction, you have a radical party that is out of touch with America.

 Rush Limbaugh said yesterday that the liberal media would throw Obama under the bus to save liberalism.  They would blame the failure of this administration on Obama’s incompetence, not liberalism.

 He is right about that, but there is more. 

 With the collapse of the liberal media cartel, the media can no longer shield the American people from what the Democrat Party has become.  It has become an anti-American party of socialism.

 Americans do not want socialism.  We like freedom.  Scott Rasmussen reported a few days ago that record numbers of people now identified themselves as Republicans while the number of those who identify as Democrats is close to an all time low. 

 A Republican tsunami is coming this fall. Romney will win the Presidency.  There is no amount of voter fraud that can stop him.  The Republicans will take control of the Senate and maintain control of the House.

 The Democrats will become so marginalized they will tear themselves apart.  Conservatives and anyone who is not to the left of Karl Marx realize the Democrat Party does not want them.

 In 1848, the Whig Party elected their last President.  By 1860, the new Republican Party had replaced the Whig Party.  By 2016, given the way the Democrat Party is imploding, we may well see a new political party coming into its own as a major political party.

 Let us hope so and we can consign the Party of Treason to the ash heap of history.

 

Where do we go from here? – Tea Party Nation

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Where do we go from here? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Despite the desire for a carefully choreographed convention, the Republican National Convention got off to a bumpy start yesterday with a fight over the rules that govern the Party. 

 The rule changes were a direct slam at grassroots activists and a power play by the victorious Party Establishment. 

 Many grassroots activists are furious with the GOP.  So where do we go from here?

 If you have seen the old movie Glengarry Glen Ross, you may remember the speech given by the character played by Alec Baldwin.  It is the ABC speech.  In the movie, ABC stands for, “Always be closing.”   Since the movie deals with salesmen in a Real Estate office, that makes sense.

 Our motto, our speech is OMG.  Obama must go. 

 The rule changes at the Republican Party are designed to consolidate power in the Party Establishment. They make it harder for grassroots activists, such as the Tea Party to change the party.  They can best be described as a ham-handed effort by Team Romney to eliminate any possibility of party dissent should he win and seek reelection in 2016.

 It flies in the face of everything the Tea Party stands for and every reason the Tea Party came into existence.

 OMG.  Obama must go.   Harry Reid must go.

 There were several rules that were changed, including rules concerning the selection of delegates and how they are bound.   The Republican Party has a huge issue in front of it and it is not how the delegates are chosen or bound. 

 It is how the candidates are selected.

 In many states, there are open primaries.   The problem with open primaries is that it allows the other side to cross over and vote in Republican primaries. 

 Does anyone else have a problem with the other side choosing our candidates?

 This has actually become a tactic.  Earlier this year, in Indiana, the Young Guns PAC, which is associated with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, encouraged Democrats to come out and vote for Richard Lugar

 What?

 Yes, that really happened.

 In 2008, Rush Limbaugh famously encouraged “Operation Chaos,” where he encouraged conservative Republicans to go vote in the Democrat primaries to keep that race going on as long as possible.  Does anyone doubt the favor was returned in 2012?

 In Missouri, Todd Akin was the favored choice of opponents by Democrat Claire McCaskill.  The Democrats spent $1.5 million in ads that were designed to help Akin.   Does anyone doubt that Democrats were crossing over to help get Akin nominated?

 The real reform that Republicans need to push is reforms that make certain Republicans, not Democrats, select the Republican nominee for office.

 Does this mean that there would be a greater role for the Party Establishment in these selections?  Sure.  But which is worse?  The Party Establishment having a much greater influence on the nomination or the other party?

 Besides, grassroots activists, particularly at the local level, can take over the Party.  This has been done in many places and is still on going.

 Meanwhile, Conservatives remain justifiably outraged about what has happened in Tampa.  One delegate from Minnesota was quoted as they walked out about going to a third party. 

 Guess what?  OMG still applies.

 Obama must go.  Harry Reid must go. 

 The way Team Romney handled these rule changes was nothing short of a disaster.  But I am also a believer in the law of unintended consequences.   Those rules should be examined after the anger is passed and we in the grassroots should look and see what we can do to give the establishment a taste of their own medicine.

 Meanwhile, the most important fact of all has not changed.

 OMG.  Obama must go.

NUGENT: Class warfare is all Democrats have left – Washington Times

NUGENT: Class warfare is all Democrats have left – Washington Times.

Romney tax returns a desperate distraction

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

As usual, the Democrats have nothing worthy of their own to promote, so they are going after Mitt Romney to release more of his tax records.

My advice to Mr. Romney is to tell the Democrats to pound sand.

All we should want to know about a president’s tax records or the tax records of any elected public official is whether that person has cheated on taxes or has made money through illegal means. Other than that, how much money a candidate has is no business of mine or yours.

Unlike the backgrounds of Rep. Charles B. Rangel, former Sen. Tom Daschle and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, there is zero evidence that Mr. Romney has cheated on his taxes.

What the Democrats want to do is to play class warfare, pit rich against poor. Playing class warfare is all the proof you need to know that the Democratic Party despises successful people such as Mr. Romney.

The Democrats abhor success. They would rather Americans be beholden to Fedzilla for food stamps and other government programs than go out and become tremendously successful on their own.

The Democrats hate success because they know success ultimately breeds success. The more successful Americans are, the less power and influence the Democrats can have over them, which means the less political power the Democrats can wield. That’s not a good thing for socialists and other big-government addicts and dependents.

The “man” keeping down the people is not a successful person such as Mr. Romney, but rather the Democratic Party, which buys their votes by enslaving its supporters with government programs and checks, funded with the tax dollars that people like Mr. Romney have paid.

When it comes to taxes, let’s keep in the forefront of our collective knowledge that the vast majority of all federal income taxes are paid by just 10 percent of the wage earners, like Mr. Romney, and that nearly 50 percent of Americans don’t pay any federal income taxes.

That’s the real shocking and ugly tax statistic — not how much money Mr. Romney has made or paid to Uncle Tax Sham.

With the sizable and legal pile of money Mr. Romney is reported to have made and banked, my hope is that he has legally hid as much of it as possible from Fedzilla. I would much rather Mr. Romney have his money than surrender it to Uncle Sham, who burns through our hard-earned tax dollars with impunity.

The Internet is a treasure trove of ugly example after ugly example of Fedzilla torching our tax money. Google “wasteful government spending” if you doubt me.

Waging class warfare against successful people is all the Democrats have left. Instead of promoting success and independence, the Democrats demonize it. That’s the real story, not the charge by Democrats that Mr. Romney has failed to release his tax records.

Should Mr. Romney release his records, let’s wait and see if the president then releases all his academic records, complete health records and other documents. How about it, Mr. President?

Our worthless lapdog media won’t press the president on this, but conservative watchdog groups and other writers will continue to remind Americans that our president has been the least transparent in the history of the country.

Mr. Romney is a model of success and deserves to be applauded for his hard work, grit, risk-taking and tenacity. He made his money the old-fashioned way: He went out and earned it.

The Democrats have nothing to run on except class warfare and disdain of success, neither of which is found in the character of the true American experience.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

WOLF: Desperate Democrats reek of fear – Washington Times

WOLF: Desperate Democrats reek of fear – Washington Times.

Winning campaigns don’t behave like this

By Dr. Milton R. Wolf – The Washington Times

In 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stood before the United Nations and insulted our president: “The devil came here yesterday,” Mr. Chavez said of President George W. Bush, “and it smells of sulfur still today.” Now, in 2012, the Democrats may not smell sulfur exactly, but if you follow their desperate actions, you certainly can smell their fear.

Here’s why: Yet another so-called “Recovery Summer” has come and nearly gone and Americans are still reeling from the failures of Obamanomics. It’s been a full year since Treasury Secretary and admitted tax cheat Timothy F. Geithner announced, “Welcome to the recovery.” Recovery? The gross-domestic-product growth rate slowed to 1.5 percent. The unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent. Twenty-three million Americans are unemployed. A nearly $16 trillion debt looms large. A record 45 million Americans are on food stamps. More than 100 million are on some form of welfare. America’s credit rating has been downgraded.

The president’s response? “We tried our plan — and it worked.” This was his plan? Now his only plan is to attack Mitt Romney.

That giant crackling sound you hear is Team Obama burning through tens of millions of dollars to attack the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. All told, the president’s campaign and groups friendly to it launched a $131 million, three-month ad blitz that failed miserably. Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President Bush, points out that before the onslaught, the Gallup Daily tracking poll had the contenders tied at 46-46, where the poll remains. Rasmussen has a 4-point Romney lead.

Team Obama continues to flail. “No drama” Obama himself showed an uncharacteristic hint of desperation as he broke the trance of his teleprompter and betrayed his deep-rooted hostility toward small businesses and the hardworking Americans who build them. His arms nervously bouncing in the air, an unscripted President Obama uttered those now famous words: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Those four words — “You didn’t build that” — deserve a place on the Mount Rushmore of unbelievable presidential stupidity right along with “Read my lips — no new taxes” and “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” What do these whoppers from former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have in common with Mr. Obama’s? They are all hollow, insulting and downright dumb.

The desperation continues.

It’s nothing new that the media wing of the Democratic Party dutifully finds all the news that’s fit to print — on an Obama campaign flier. But now the mainstream media have taken to manufacturing bogus polls to prop up their candidate. It’s an old art of the old guard to publish polling data of registered voters rather than likely voters because the former favors Democrats even though the latter favors reality. For NBC, however, even that sleight of hand isn’t enough. Its most recent presidential poll oversampled Democrats by 11 percentage points to give Mr. Obama a boost. In the NBC fantasy world, Democrats outnumber Republicans 46 percent to 35 percent. And still NBC could only muster a 6-point lead for its candidate.

The desperation continues.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — not some low-level, unnamed assistant staffer, mind you, but the leader of the United States Senate — disgraced himself by claiming he had heard a guy say that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years. (When, from ages 6 to 16?) Mr. Reid uses the REO Speedwagon approach to fact-gathering: “I heard it from a friend who … heard it from a friend who heard it from another that Mitt’s been messin’ around.” Not even the White House could stand by this absurdity.

The desperation continues.

The campaign of hope and change is now the gang of false blood libel. Team Obama actually blamed Mr. Romney for the tragic cancer death of a woman named Ranae Soptic. Here’s its twisted logic: In 1999, Mitt Romney left Bain Capital. In 2001, a Bain company called GST Steel that had employed Mrs. Soptic’s husband, Joe, closed its doors. In 2006, Mrs. Soptic was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer and soon died. Never mind that Mrs. Soptic had her own insurance from her employer rather than purchasing it through her husband’s employer. Never mind that Mr. Romney had stepped aside seven years before Mrs. Soptic’s horrible diagnosis. It’s Mitt’s fault! But it gets worse.

When confronted with these facts, the Obama campaign — and there’s no easy way to put this — did not tell the truth. It was caught red-handed. Recognizing the radioactive and demonstrably dishonest claims put forward by the Obama-friendly super PAC Priorities USA, top officials in both the Obama campaign and the White House falsely claimed that they were unaware of the patently dishonest Soptic story. Bald-faced falsehoods and falsehoods about falsehoods. The Obama campaign has been touting the false Soptic story on its own website since May and a conference-call recording surfaced of Team Obama discussing the fallacy.

Forget governing a nation. Team Obama isn’t even competent enough to lie with enough believability that its lapdogs in the media can cover for it. Perhaps even they can smell the sulfuric stench of desperation and dishonesty wafting from the “Yes we can!” White House.

Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a Washington Times columnist, is a radiologist and President Obama’s cousin. He blogs at miltonwolf.com.

EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters – Washington Times

 

EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters – Washington Times.

Support the troops, just don’t let them vote

President Obama goes out of his way to appear to support the troops. But when it comes to voting, he would like to keep them out of the fight.

The Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party are suing the critical swing state of Ohio to strike down a law that makes it easier for members of the military to vote. Under the law, people in uniform may cast early ballots in person up to the day before an election, instead of the previous Friday cutoff for other voters.

Democrats have a transparent political motive. A May 2012 Gallup survey showed Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney among veterans 58 to 34 percent. “About a fourth of men are veterans,” Gallup reported, “and it is their strong skew toward Romney that essentially creates the GOP candidate’s leading position among men today.”

The Democrats’ suit alleges the Buckeye State’s law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis,” but it is a response to a very real problem. “It’s truly difficult to vote,” an active-duty service member told The Washington Times. “The military tries hard to help us out with awareness and links to state voting sites but most troops don’t exercise their franchise because it’s too hard.”

A study by the nonpartisan Military Voters Protection Project found that in 2008, less than 20 percent of 2.5 million military voters successfully voted by absentee ballot. In 2010, that participation shrank to a scandalous 5 percent. In response to these dismal numbers, the project has organized the Heroes Vote Initiative, “the first and only nationwide campaign to encourage military voter participation and to provide those voters with the tools to register and request an absentee ballot.” The project has singled Ohio out as one of 15 “all-star states” for its efforts to promote and encourage military voting.

The political attack on our troops reopens a wound from the 2000 presidential race. During the controversial Florida recount process, Democrats issued a detailed eight-page guide to local operatives for challenging military overseas ballots. The instructions included erroneous guidance that resulted in over 1,500 ballots being wrongly rejected, which were later reinstated after legal action. Facing a public-relations disaster, the Gore campaign relented, but the damage was done. This year, Democrats are up to similar dirty tricks.

On Wednesday, AMVETS, the National Guard Association of the United States and the Association of the U.S. Army — among other military-affiliated organizations — petitioned a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. “It’s disheartening given the full-court press of the Obama administration to court if not pander to the military community,” said our source, an overseas combat veteran. “There is an awful lot of effort going into talking about wounded warriors, for example, and employment for veterans. What’s going on in Ohio is discouraging but not surprising since the administration’s outreach efforts have never seemed sincere.”

“Those few who are making the effort to be citizens in every sense of the word should be supported,” our source said. “It makes you wonder why they are investing that much time and effort to keep the troops from voting. They must be desperate.”

The Washington Times

 

The Party of Treason at work again – Tea Party Nation

 

The Gadsden flag

 

The Party of Treason at work again – Tea Party Nation.

 

Posted by Judson Phillips

 

There is a reason why we call the Democrats the Party of Treason.  Every now and then they even exceed their own low standards.

 

 They have done something now that is outrageous, even by the standards of the Party of Treason. 

 

What are they doing?

 

 They are working to deny military members the right to vote.

 

 From Breitbart.com

 

 On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

 

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty. 

 

The National Defense Committee reports:

 

[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote. 

 

 The Obama campaign, the Democrats, aided and abetted by their allies in the drive by media, have done everything to attack voter photo ID laws.  They want to make it as easy as possible for fraud.

 

 But we have real Americans who are serving our nation, often in dangerous places and what does the Party of Treason want to do?

 

 The Party of Treason wants to deny them the vote. 

 

 Where do we even start with this outrage?

 

 It is beyond contemptible that the Party of Treason wants to make it more difficult for our military to vote or even deny them the vote.

 

 Of course, the military is not an Obama constituency so all the Party of Treason is interested in is suppressing the vote from that group.

 

 If the drive by media had any credibility they would call the Party of Treason and Obama out on this.

 

 Don’t expect to hear anything about this from the alphabet networks anytime soon.

 

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