Best Quotes from RNC
“The only just government is the government that serves its citizens, not itself.” — Cardinal Timothy Dolan
“Here is their plan. Whistle a happy tune while driving us off a fiscal cliff as long as they are behind the wheel of power when we fall.” — Chris Christie
”We believe ‘we’re all in this together’ is a far better philosophy than ‘you’re on your own.’” Bill Clinton
In describing Mitt Romney: “a person who said in four words, ‘Let Detroit go bankrupt.’” Rahm Emmanuel (note: Romney never said this. An editor created a headline with those words for an op-ed Romney wrote)
Gallup: Unemployment in August not likely to improve
The BLM’s July unadjusted unemployment rate was 8.7% last month. Gallup is expecting the that number to remain the same or go up in August.
CBO: Under Current Law, Unemployment Will Rise Next Year to 9.1%
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is projecting that if changes in federal taxing-and-spending policies already enacted and set to take effect at the beginning of next year do in fact take place, the unemployment rate will climb to 9.1 percent.
Democrats split, but put God and Jerusalem back into Party Platform
Having taken out of the Democratic Platform any mention of God and the acknowledgement of Jerusalem being Israel’s capital, the Democrats did an about face as it became an issue. But it took three votes to get the approval and many in the audience booed the decision.
This is turning out to be a festering sore for the Democratic Party. When they tried to change the platform it appeared the chairman ramrodded the changes through. This vote brought to mind the 1930s as the idea of putting Jerusalem back in the platform as the Capital of Israel was supported by no more than half the delegates (and probably not even half). There were boos after the chairman said it carried.
But as a Republican it is fun to watch the Democrats start coming apart.
Featured Steelworker at DNC didn’t actually work for Bain
“DavidFoster was never an employee of GST Steel’s Kansas City plant. He was employed by the United Steelworkers of America as their regional union director to represent GST Steel, but was not employed at our facility,” But he was a speaker at the DNC passing himself off as a former Bain employee.
From his speech: In 2001, with GST bankrupt and Romney still CEO of Bain, I stood in front of hundreds of steelworkers in their 50s and 60s, and retirees in their 70s and 80s, and told them Romney and Bain had broken their promises. Jobs, vacation pay, severance, health insurance and pension benefits that were promised—they were all gone.
Except Romney was no longer at Bain Capital. He was busy saving the Winter Olympics and had been there for over two years at this time.
A New Democratic Idea: Ban corporate profits
If you want to see how ignorant the Democrat delegates can be, this will scare the devil out of you.
Woodward’s latest book reveals Obama’s deal breaker
Bob Woodward’s new book, The Price of Power, is coming out September 11 and that timing is not good for Obama. Woodward details out the negotiations between Obama and Boehner who came up with a deal to reduce the deficit only to have President Obama insist on increasing the new taxes by 50%. That was a deal breaker and Boehner went to his plan B which kept the government from defaulting on its debt. Obama did not have a plan B and it was Boehner and Reid who kept the government out of default.
From the write up it appears Obama doesn’t like the Republicans in congress or the Democrats and the feeling appears to be mutual. He relates the story of inviting Paul Ryan to an address he was making where he tore Ryan’s budget apart. Ryan related to one of the Whitehouse staff “I can’t believe you poisoned the well like that.” It appears Bill Clinton was right when he called Obama an Amateur.
As for Obama putting out an open hand to try to get the Republicans on board that appears to be left wing spin. On his first day in office, Obama sent a message to congress telling them he wanted a stimulus of between $800 billion and $1.3 trillion. It was well received by both parties who were serious in their desire to work with the President on this. Three days later, Obama invited the congressional delegates to the White House and basically rejected all the Republicans proposals. Woodward says as if to almost rub it in, Obama told Eric Cantor, “Elections have consequences. And Eric, I won.”
Cantor told Woodward he was “surprised how badly the White House had played what should have been a winning hand. Though Obama won the vote, he had unified and energized the losers.”
Obamacare summarized in one long sentence
DNC viewership down
While Michelle Obama was praised by the media, viewership was down significantly from 2008 and Ann Romney actually had400,000 more viewers than did the first lady.
DWS refuses to apologize after being caught in a lie
Rep.Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening that she will not be apologizing to Washington Examiner reporter Philip Klein after she falsely accused him of “deliberately misquoting” her.
A top five list of people who claimed to be Indians without a drop of Indian blood in them. ElizabethWarren takes top honors but you’ll be surprised about the others.
Whatever happened to Climate Change as a political issue?
The whole Climate Change “issue” seems to have slipped away from the left. In the first two days of the Democratic National Convention, it was mentioned only once in 80 speeches.
Democrats and abortion
Why has the party removed the sentence “Abortionshould be safe, legal, and rare” from its platform? It was in the 2004 document but not in 2008’s or this year’s. Can’t Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not pro-abortion?
Democrats and Poverty
There is a striking absence of any mention of poverty at the Democratic National Convention. If you want to know why look here.
Government vs Corporation
"Government" is just a word for things we do together. "Corporation" is just a word for things we do together voluntarily. David Burge
At Last an Honor Killing we can support
They got the right person this time.