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Energy Independent

It’s funny how everyone wants to save the environment by using Green Energy, which is expensive and would take years to recoup the money spent to development, but they want to save the environment for future generations, but they don’t care that the future generation will be broke, won’t be able to afford any type of energy.  We have the resources here in the United States, but our government is not allowing us to be energy independent, which would create jobs for American people.  But the administration allows other countries, for example Brazil, to drill our oil and sell it back to us.  How does this make sense?  Their reason is because it isn’t environmentally safe, but I guess it’s safe if some else drills our oil and sell it back to us.  WHY are we allowing this, WHY are people so ass backwards  in their thought process?

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Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote

Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote

October 3, 2012

Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote

By Ed Lasky

Pundits have ridiculed the string of fluff television, radio, and magazine appearances that Barack Obama has been making the last few months.  They are wrong.  He has a strategy and is executing it well.  He is seeking and winning the votes of those Michelle Obama calls knuckleheads.

Inside-the-Beltway journalists have decried Barack Obama’s refusal to hold many press conferences.  His canned speeches and reliance on the teleprompter have provided them with precious few chances to score points among their colleagues for gotcha questions.

Ah…just kidding.

 

Most journalists would rather attack Mitt Romney like a pack of hyenas than ask the president any questions that may discomfort him.  Instead, Barack Obama sends out his hapless Press Secretary Jay Carney to field questions — or people like Susan Rice to evade truthful answers regarding the murders of Americans in Libya, the march of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Arab Spring going up in flames (along with American flags and embassies).  That is what they are paid to do: make excuses, fabricate answers or curse those seeking answers, fall on the sword if need be.  They will still keep their lives and their jobs.

Barack Obama would rather nurture his bromance with David Letterman, who has had the president and the first lady on his show numerous times.  Letterman gets a big ratings boost; the Obama campaign gets free airtime in front of an audience in millions.  That is certainly worth millions of dollars — or at least a Kennedy Center honor.

Or perhaps, Barack Obama prefers chatting about his pepper preferences and favorite superpowers with a New Mexico talk show host to explaining how his administration screwed up security in Libya so that those bumps in the road (otherwise known as the murders of Americans) happened.  Contemplating fantasy abilities must be far more enjoyable than revealing the true history of the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal — a topic that might be of interest to citizens of a border state.

And of course, talking about rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida with a Florida DJ known as the “Pimp with the Limp” certainly beats talking with congressional leaders from both parties about avoiding the coming fiscal cliff and Taxmageddon that could lead to yet more economic weakness and job losses in a few months.  Many journalists, including most recently Bob Woodward, have reported that Barack Obama is a loner who has held barely any meetings with key leaders in Congress, his Jobs Council, his Cabinet, his Daily Intelligence Briefers, the Erskine-Bowles Commission — the club of people stiffed by the president has an ever-growing membership.  Even the liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus has criticized Obama’s pattern of unexcused absences when important issues need to be addressed (see her column “Obama’s ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Presidency”).  In 2008, the paucity of Obama’s record and his reliance on airy platitudes (Hope, Change, Yes We Can, We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, and other juvenilia) instead of solid proposals combined with his lack of a record, led some to characterized him as the “Being There” candidate, after the vacuous character played by Peter Sellers in the movie of that name.  Now he is the “Not Being There” president.

Meeting with foreign leaders during the annual confab at the United Nations was never on the calendar — crowded out by an appearance on The View, where he touted his status as “eye candy.”  Why meet with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he could be charmed by Whoopi Goldberg and whoop it up with that wiz Joy Behar?

What is up with the abdication of responsibility on the part of the president?  Is it all a function of his lack of a work ethic, his addiction to golf, his preference for having fun with NBA basketball players, his enjoyment from being serenaded by a parade of singers in the East Room?  After all, he did say “we never need an excuse for a good party” at the White House.

Can he bully or stonewall queries from local reporters, or will they be so overawed by their chance to talk with a president that they will not mar the experience with serious questions?  Are reporters and talking heads from Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, or Vogue even interested in asking serious questions about the parlous state of our nation and the history of mistakes made by the president?  At least the Univision journalists who grilled him over his broken promises over immigration and the Fast and the Furious scandal proved their mettle.  But serious questioning of this president is an astronomically rare occurrence.  There won’t be any White House invitations for those who trespass; at least he spared the Univision hosts a tirade such as the one he delivered to one Texas interviewer who offended him.

All of the above are possibilities, but a recent study may reveal an ulterior motive.  Obama is trolling for the votes of people Michelle Obama derided a few months ago as “knuckleheads” — people who may not yet be registered, who don’t really follow politics, who are confused by the issues, don’t follow the news, and are not motivated to vote.

Ah…electoral gold.

Joshua Green delved “Inside the Minds of Undecided Voters” in Business Week.  He noted that a portion of them are following politics and the candidates but just have not settled on one.  But then there are the others — the couch potatoes:

The other group of undecided voters, those who haven’t tuned in yet, will draw on an even thinner grasp of politics. They tend not to follow current events and thus don’t respond to the normal methods of persuasion. Brabender calls them “unknowings” and says they can’t be reached by advertising on Fox News or MSNBC. “If you’re watching Fox, you already know who you’re voting for,” he says. This group tends to be younger, concentrated in rural and suburban areas, and more apt to watch prime-time network TV than news shows, which means its members are more expensive to reach through ads.

Advances in data mining have helped media strategists understand the habits and preferences of undecideds with uncanny specificity. According to research shared with Bloomberg Businessweek by National Media Research, Planning & Placement, which buys TV ads for campaigns, high-turnout swing voters tend to drive Saabs, drink Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Corona Light, listen to adult contemporary music, and watch Turner Classic Movies and The Office.

They also have a special fondness for reality TV. “In 2010 the research pointed to reality and talent competition programs and shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Pawn Stars,” says Will Feltus, the company’s senior vice president. “Comedies are also good for reaching swing voters. Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men work well.”

Combined, these undecided voters represent somewhere between 2 percent and 8 percent of the vote and are hard to reach. Yet the campaigns will certainly feel compelled to try.

And so Obama has been trying to reach them.

For years, there has been a cliché that undecided voters break for the challenger.  Obama may be breaking this paradigm.  This time they may be shifting to Obama.

His repeated appearances on comedy shows, daytime talk shows (No Dick Cavett here; No Firing Line), and his joshing with local DJs such as The Pimp with the Limp are efforts to reach these potential voters.

Obama certainly enjoys an advantage here: it is hard to fathom a man as serious and contemplative as Mitt Romney — a man who is more focused on facing our problems rather than babbling pabulum (without the nutrition) — riding the carnival circuit.

Obama has no problem on the carnival circuit.  He is a star there, the world’s biggest celebrity, as the McCain camp presciently recognized in one of their few smart tactics during the 2008 campaign.

This Obama campaign strategy has been clear for some time.

Has there ever been a politician whose campaign is so focused on the euphemistically termed “low-information voter”?  Consider the following signs:

  • The reliance on visual imagery (the poster, the American flag defaced with the Obama campaign image decal, the faux Roman columns, the trinkets for sale on the campaign website — a gallery dedicated to the image of Obama and not the image of America).
  • The steady stream of tweets and text messages sent to supporters — limited in length so as to not tax their attention spans.  Obama’s one-woman Praetorian guard and chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, has said that Barack Obama has to talk in simpler ways to Americans, exhibiting the condescension and disdain at the heart of this presidency.
  • The meet-ups of 2008 are not so prevalent now, as his youthful supporters struggle to pay for gas or look for jobs.
  • The key role played by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes in building up the Obama campaign social outreach — the jokes to entertain them.
  • The beer-drinking.
  • The bracketology of the NCAA tournaments.
  • And the drivel.

The internet has overtaken newspapers as a source of news; hence the Obama emphasis on reaching people via the internet, where micro-focused messages can be tailor-made to appeal to an individual potential voter.  The danger behind such narrowcasting is that the information delivered can be akin more to propaganda than to facts.  Obama supporters all too often would rather gaze, graze, or glance than read, think, and ponder.

How nice it is not to face reality.  Ignorance is bliss.  That should be the campaign slogan for the Obama campaign, for it has been his modus operandi as president.

Barack Obama’s appearances on lowbrow outlets geared to “low-information voters” (or, as Michelle Obama would say, “knuckleheads”) has capitalized on one edge that Barack Obama has always had over Mitt Romney: “likeability.”  Of course, Obama’s likeability is merely a result of the media shielding the public from the many derogatory remarks he has made about Americans.

Do many of his voters venture much beyond American Idol, The View, Entertainment Tonight, and the La-La Land that embraces Obama?  Perhaps not, given the surveys that show that Democrats are blind to bad economic news.

If people prefer to live in a bubble and avert their eyes from real news (preferring fake news peddled by Obama-supporter Jon Stewart on his Comedy Central Daily Show) and just vote for the guy with the grin, then perhaps Obama’s high poll numbers are understandable.  Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men declared that some people don’t want the truth; they can’t handle the truth.  How true.  How sad.  How useful these people are to Barack Obama.

The undecided voters have become fodder to be plumbed for humor — as in this cartoon, and skewered by no less than Saturday Night Live.

However, there is nothing humorous about the future of many hardworking Americans being determined by people who star in videos such as these by Alexandra Pelosi (the daughter of Nancy) and Howard Stern!

Nor is there anything funny about there being are a lot of “low-information voters” out there; our teachers; unions, media, and Hollywood are creating them in the millions.

Is it any wonder that that they usually vote for Democrats?

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After 4 Years…

I’m having a really hard time understanding how anyone in their right mind could possible think about voting for Obama again. I’ve been posting and liking so many links daily on facebook that I just don’t know if anyone is paying attention. This election year is the most important election in my lifetime and my children’s lifetime. I have never been so disgusted in the way things are and what the government is getting away with and people just don’t care or they are not paying attention. Not sure how they can’t pay attention because it’s right there to be found as long as you don’t listen or watch the MSM.

Another thing I just don’t get is that there is so much evidence out there of the wrongs that are being done and people being killed and NO ONE is holding them accountable. If it was someone other than this Administration they would be all over it. Why don’t the American people care, what happened to this country that we have become so blind to evil within our own borders.

So in case you miss these news stories, I’m going to post them and if you choose to ignore what is the truth, then…..I just don’t know what say….I guess it makes me sad that people don’t care enough about this country to take into consideration something other than what the MSM wants you to know. Do you really want to be a fool? Because that is what they are hoping, that people won’t listen to the truth and they can destroy what this country was founded on.

My prayers are that this blog will help make a decision that will save this country.

May God Bless America!

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US accepts Iran talks offer, Iran hints at nuclear negotiations

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/12/us-accepts-iran-talks-offer-iran-hints-at-nuclear-negotiations/

posted at 9:33 am on September 12, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Share on Facebook | printer-friendly Last night, the media reported that the US had accepted an offer of direct talks with Iran for the first time without preconditions. The timing could not have been worse, since people across America had spent the day commemorating the deaths of 3,000 of their countrymen at the hands of the kind of radical Islamists that run Iran. Was the administration hoping to bury this in a Friday-afternoon document dump?
The United States has decided to ignore Iran’s refusal to discuss its nuclear program and instead accept a vague Iranian plan for talks on security issues as the opening gambit to draw Tehran into real negotiation.
The effort to “test” Iran’s intentions, announced on Friday, came after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said his country is skeptical of the need for new sanctions on Iran, giving the Americans little choice but to treat seriously Iran’s latest offer.
Iran this week ruled out talks on its program, instead offering a five-page plan that it said would lay the groundwork for peace and stability in the region. The document, first posted Thursday on the Web site of ProPublica news service, made no reference to international demands that Iran suspend its efforts to enrich uranium, but did mention ending proliferation in nuclear weapons as well as a broad offer of dialogue.
Iran’s plan was disappointing but not surprising to U.S. officials, who nonetheless decided to take at face value the offer of a dialogue. Iran has insisted that the intent of its program is peaceful, but enriching uranium can be an element in building a nuclear weapon — though Tehran has not yet demonstrated it can enrich to a weapons-grade level.
This was a strange way to roll out the talks. Obama campaigned on offering this kind of direct diplomacy to Iran, so it’s not exactly a surprise to see this kind of strategy from the administration. One might have thought that the White House would hail this as a breakthrough, but on some other day than the eighth anniversary of 9/11. The late release of the agreement doesn’t help in that regard, either; it makes them look as though they know they have something to hide, rather than something to trumpet.
Aside from the remarkably tone-deaf timing, though, it’s not a surprise at all. Obama has three basic choices for policy change when it comes to Iran: go to war, increase the sanctions to attempt to change their behavior, or open direct negotiations. None of these are completely mutually exclusive, for that matter. Obama simply will not take the first option — no one can seriously think that Obama would declare war on anyone absent a military attack on the US — and Russia pulled the rug out from underneath the second option. China wouldn’t have supported more sanctions either. That meant either the status quo or an offer for direct talks.
Interestingly, this morning the Iranians offered a little give in their public position:
Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that talks with world powers on his country’s nuclear program were a “possibility” — an apparent step up from Tehran’s offer this week to discuss only “global challenges” with the West.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said he welcomed talks with the U.S. and its partners, adding that “should conditions be ripe, there is a possibility of talks about the nuclear issue.”
The remarks came on the heel’s of a decision by the United States and partner nations to accept Iran’s proposal for talks — even though Tehran had said the nuclear issue was not on the table — and indicated Iran’s eagerness for a direct dialogue.
That’s much more give than the Iranians have ever publicly offered. Do they really want to put their nuclear program on the table? Of course not. The Iranians understand that this concession by Obama and other UNSC nations will not be popular in the West, especially in the US. They want to give Obama and other leaders a piece of paper they can wave in the air while promising “peace in our time,” in order to give them enough political cover to continue.
At this point, though, there doesn’t seem to be much opportunity for success through policy change. Obama won’t go to war, and in any event a war against Iran would be a very ill-advised affair; Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan, except in the worst possible ways for terrain and fanaticism. The rest of the world won’t tighten sanctions enough to change Iran’s course. Talks will be fruitless and will likely lull the West while Iran completes its bomb and tightens its oppression, plus it has the effect of endorsing the regime that just rigged an election and triggered a promising uprising among the Iranian people. In this case, the status quo was the better option.

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Obama’s First Six Months’ Accomplishments

1. Offended the Queen of England.
2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
3. Praised th e Marxist Daniel Ortega.
4. Kissed Socialist Hugo Chavez on the cheek.
5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia.
6. Sided with Hugo Chavez and Communist Fidel Castro against Honduras.
7. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions while they’re building their nuclear weapons.
8. Gave away billions to AIG also without pre-conditions.
9. Expanded the bailouts.
10. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian.
11. Doubled our national debt..
12. Announced the termination of our new missile defense system the day after North Korea launched an ICBM.
13. Released information on U..S. intelligence gathering despite urgings of his own CIA director and the prior four CIA directors.
14. Accepted without comment that five of his cabinet members cheated on their taxes and two other nominees withdrew after they couldn’t take the heat.
15. Appointed a Homeland Security Chief who identified military veterans and
abortion opponents as “dangers to the nation.”
16. Ordered that the word “terrorism” no longer be used and instead
refers to such acts as “man made disasters.”
17. Circled the globe to publicly apologize for America’s world leadership.
18. Told the Mexican president that the violence in their country was because of us.
19. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from the Department of Commerce.
20. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced removal and expulsion to Cuba of a 9-year-old whose mother died trying to bring him to freedom in the United States.
21. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists who threatened one American life and the next day announces members of the Bush administration may stand trial for “torturing” three 9/11
terrorists by pouring water up their noses.
22. Low altitude photo shoot of Air Force One over New York City that frightened thousands of New Yorkers.
23. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure them that the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be on their own with the Muslims.
24. Praised Jimmy Carter’s trip to Gaza where he sided with terrorist Hamas against Israel.
25. Nationalized General Motors and Chrysler while turning shareholder control over to the unions and freezing out retired investors who owned their bonds. Committed unlimited taxpayer billions in the process.
26. Passed a huge energy tax in the House that will make American industry even less competitive while costing homeowners thousands per year.
27. Announced nationalized health care “reform” that will strip seniors of their Medicare, cut pay of physicians, increase taxes yet another $1 trillion, and put everyone on rationed care with
government bureaucrats deciding who gets care and who doesn’t.

Bloomberg: Daschle says, “Health care reform will not be pain free.
Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age
instead of treating them,” while former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm
says seniors have “a duty to die.”

If this does not sufficiently raise your ire, just remember that the
President, Senators and Congressmen have their own special gold plated
health care plan which is guaranteed the remainder of their lives and
they are not subject to this new law if they pass
it.

Please use the power of the Internet to get this message out. Talk it
up at the grassroots level. We have an election coming up in one year
and four months where we can reverse the dangerous direction of the
Obama administration and its allies..

If you disagree, don’t do anything. After all, that’s what the Obama
administration and its allies are counting on……….

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How Obama Got Elected… Interviews With Obama Voters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8

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