Thursday, September 13, 2012

Obama, America and the Arab Spring

Cairo statement disavowed after 16 Hours

Here’s the timeline of what happened

Was the Cairo and Libya violence totally unexpected?

It doesn’t matter.  President Obama has bigger fish to fry: he’s running for reelection.

The attack on the U.S. consulate was the second this year. In June, suspected Islamic militants detonated an improvised explosive device at the same compound.  It is no wonder why the MSM doesn’t want to talk about what actually happened.  It looks like the Commander-in-chief was asleep at the wheel.

What’s wrong with the Cairo Embassy’s statement?

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz), the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, said Wednesday that a U.S. embassy statement criticizing an anti-Islam film trailer for fostering violence was akin to blaming a woman for her rape.

Obama agrees with Romney on the Cairo Statement

Of course you won’t hear it in those words, but here is what is now being said by the Administration.

“The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,’” the official said. “We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.’”…

It appears the MSM wants to talk about process rather than substance because on substance there is no disagreement and it is very bad for the Obama Administration.  On process the left can say that Romney should have waited before issuing his statement.  Which are you hearing more about? 

MSM looks at Romney’s statement

The old complaint about Romney was that he didn’t talk about foreign policy. The newly minted complaint about Romney was that he did talk about foreign policy. He gets it coming and going, and everywhere in between.

This certainly will make the debate of foreign policy much more entertaining. 

Libya aftermath:  Obama delays schedule by 45 minutes

And this was his campaign schedule.  We can see he was really concerned about this. 

Secretary Clinton:  How could this have happened?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked: “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?”

That single line is the most damning indictment of Hillary Clinton’s State Department that could ever be penned. It demonstrates her complete lack of knowledge about the region, her failure to anticipate security threats, and worst of all, her willful ignorance about the Islamists that she and President Obama trusted to take over Libya and Egypt.

“How could this happen?”

Here’s how it could have happened.  In 2008, the American people elected a complete amateur to be President of the United States.  The rest is history.

Rasmussen:  Romney back in the lead

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Romney is now supported by 18% of white Democrats. 

Romney has solidified the GOP vote and holds a 77-point lead among Republicans. That’s slightly larger than Obama’s 72-point advantage among Democrats

When “leaners” are included, it’s Romney 49% and Obama 47%. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either candidate but express a preference for one of them in a follow-up question. 

Sebelius found guilty of violating the Hatch Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act in February when she called for re-electing President Obama during an official department appearance, the Office of Special Counsel said Wednesday.

The finding could possibly cost Sebelius her job. 

But she claims now that any infraction was minor and a mistake.  Obama can also declare no punishment for her violation.  Any bets on what will happen to her? 

The most transparent administration in history has another refusal to testify

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the testimony of Morgan Wright. Wright is the Obama administration’s Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Energy. According to Issa’s statement, Wright has refused to appear for a subpoena in the investigation into Solyndra, the failed “green” tech company that lost more than half a billion taxpayer dollars in the form of a government-backed loan approved by the Obama administration.

Hey no biggie, it was only $500 million that the taxpayers are out.  In the era of trillion dollar deficits, this is chump change.

US median income lowest since 1995

Now what was Obama’s plan to remedy this?

Poverty in America

Some 80 percent of poor adults and 96 percent of poor children were never hungry at any time during the year because they could not afford food. The average consumption of protein, vitamins, and minerals is virtually the same for poor and middle-class children and is well above recommended norms in most cases. Some 80 percent of poor households have air conditioning; nearly two-thirds have cable or satellite TV; half have a personal computer; 43 percent have Internet access; and one-third have a wide-screen plasma or LCD TV. 

Whatever happened to Occupy WallStreet?

Just thought I would ask about it?  Do you think Elizabeth Warren is happy or sad that it has disappeared?

Pro-Gay Marriage Democratic Candidates in Rhode Island Lose

Tonight’s Democratic primaries were not kind to gay marriage supporters, who claimed just one of six key state senate races. Pro-same sex nuptials candidate Adam Satchell scored a decisive victory over Senator Michael Pinga. But five other gay marriage backers – David Gorman, Gene Dyszlewski, Laura Pisaturo, Lewis Pryeor, and Robert DaSilva — lost. . . .
This despite Colorado’s Tim Gill heavy donations for the losers.  Pro-traditional marriage solons control the RI’s State Senate.

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