Venezuelan Socialist President Hugo Chavez Says He Would Vote for Barack Hussein Obama in the 2012 Presidential Election
File this one under, birds of a feather flock together and water seeks its on level …
Here is a ringing endorsement that undecided and Independent voters should take notice of when casting a ballot this November for President. The socialist leader of Venezuelan, Hugo Chavez, stated that if he was an American, he’d vote for Barack Obama. With the ‘big” government, Nanny state, cradle to grave dependency agenda of Barack Obama, is it any reason why a socialist would vote for Obama.
“If I were American, I’d vote for Obama,” Chavez said in a televised interview that aired Sunday.
The Venezuelan leader called Obama “a good guy” and said if the U.S. president were a Venezuelan, “I think … he’d vote for Chavez.”
Check out this comment from Chavez viaReuters.
“Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” the president told state TV, referring to a poor coastal town known for the African roots of its population.
“After our triumph and the supposed, probable triumph of President Obama, with the extreme right defeated here and there, I hope we could start a new period of normal relations with the United States,” he said.
“Obama recently said something very rational and fair … that Venezuela is no threat to the interests of the United States,” he added.
Washington Post Confirms Security was Lax before Benghazi Attack, State Dept Did Nothing to Address Issues
As reported at the WAPO, security was woefully nonexistent prior to the attacks at Benghazi. How could that possibly be in a region rife with terrorism and on the anniversary of 9-11? The Post confirms, that the State Department never took those security concerns seriously even with the many indicators that would have shown there more security was required. The result, Ambassador Stevens dead and three others. The Obama Administration has a lot of explaining.
On the eve of his death, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was ebullient as he returned for the first time in his new role to Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city that embraced him as a savior during last year’s civil war. He moved around the coastal town in an armored vehicle and held a marathon of meetings, his handful of bodyguards trailing discreetly behind.
But as Stevens met with Benghazi civic leaders, U.S. officials appear to have underestimated the threat facing both the ambassador and other Americans. They had not reinforced the U.S. diplomatic outpost there to meet strict safety standards for government buildings overseas. Nor had they posted a U.S. Marine detachment, as at other diplomatic sites in high-threat regions.
A U.S. military team assigned to establish security at the new embassy in Tripoli, in a previously undisclosed detail, was never instructed to fortify the temporary hub in the east. Instead, a small local guard force was hired by a British private security firm as part of a contract worth less than half of what it costs to deploy a single U.S. service member in a war zone for a year.
The two U.S. compounds where Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a sustained, brutal attack the night of Sept. 11, proved to be strikingly vulnerable targets in an era of barricaded embassies and multibillion-dollar security contracts for U.S. diplomatic facilities in conflict zones, according to interviews with U.S. and Libyan officials and eyewitnesses in recent days.
Hot Air has much, much more on this tragedy that appears could have been adverted, if the situation had been taken more serious.
CNN’s “State of the Union: John McCain calls Obama, “Inept” and “Ignorant” in Reaction & Response to Libya Attack & Murders
Well, if the ineptness and ignorance fits, where it …
This morning on CNN’s ‘State of the Union” Senator John McCain (AZ-R) called President Barack Obama “inept” and “ignorant” in his handling of the response in handling the recent attacks and murders in Libya. As reported at The Hill, McCain called the Obama Administrations response after attack on the Benghazi Consulate and the death of four Americans political spin and it did not pass the smell test. However, isn’t this par for the course for Obama? The Obama administration found it so hard to call the underwear bomber or the Time Square bomber, instead it was a one off. They found it difficult to call the Ft. Hood shooting terrorism, instead that was work place violence.
The Arizona Republican said the administration’s initial claim that an anti-Muslim video incited the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was political spin that “doesn’t pass the smell test.”
“It was either willful ignorance or dismal intelligence to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars, and the attack goes on for hours,” McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
“To blame it on the video … shows the absolute ineptitude and ignorance of the realities,” McCain added. “It’s not the videos, it’s the radical Islamists [who] are pushing the videos.”
McCain said the White House was initially reluctant to label the attack a planned act of terrorism for fear of exposing the level of turmoil in the Middle East, a region he characterized as “unraveling” under Obama’s watch.
GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan Comments on Media Bias …“As a Conservative I’ve Long Believed There’s Inherent Media Bias”
MEDIA BIAS, SAY IT ISN’T SO …
This morning on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan was asked about media bias and whether the MSM was carrying the water for President Barack Obama? I almost expected Ryan to answer by giving a response like, YA THINK, I thought they were part of the Reelect Obama team? Instead, Ryan responded by saying, “As a conservative I’ve long believed there’s inherent media bias”.
“I think it goes without saying that there is definitely media bias. Look I am a Conservative, I am used to media Bias, we expected media bias … As a conservative I’ve long believed there’s inherent media bias. And I think anyone with objectivity would believe that is the case today.” … I think most people in the MSM are left of center and therefore want a very left of center President versus a Conservative President like Mitt Romney.”
Chris Wallace had asked for examples of media bias. Ryan should have said there is not enough time on your show or in the day to provide such details.
VIDEO Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Dana Pretzer had a commentary this past week on the “Unprecedented Media Bias” .
Two-dozen conservative activists and media personalities on Tuesday urged members of their respective groups to switch off the “biased news media,” claiming in an open letter that establishment media are “out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda.”
Conservative leaders claim unprecedented media bias this election cycle.
Though these groups frequently complain about a left-leaning media bias, they claimed in the letter that the political slant this cycle is unprecedented.
“In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called ‘news’ media to decide the outcome of an election,” wrote Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, and other conservative leaders.
Amber Alert for Two Tennessee Siblings, 9 Year Old Chloie Leverette & 7 year Old Gage Daniel after First Believed Dead in Fire, Now Thought to be Missing
Did Chloie Leverette and seven year old Gage Daniel die in the fire at their home, or are they missing?
Nine year old Chloie Leverette and seven year old Gage Daniel missing after house fire. An AMBER ALERT has been issues for 9 Year Old Chloie Leverette & 7 year old Gage Daniel after first believed dead in fire.
Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel were first thought to have been killed when a fire destroyed the Unionville, TN at the at 730 Kingdom Road home where the children lived with their grandparents Molli and Leon McClaran on September 23, 2012. Sadly, the grand parents were killed in the fire; however, there was no remains found of the two siblings. Investigators found no trace of Chloie or Gage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The children had lived with their grand parents for the past 5 years. The children lived with the grand parents as one of the bio dads was deceased; however, their other bio parents had extensive criminal histories. The children have not been seen since before the fire Sunday night.
Authorities in Tennessee have issued a statewide Amber Alert for two young siblings who have missing since their grandparent’s home was destroyed by a fire. We don’t know where they are,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm told WSMV-TV. “We don’t have any indication that they’re in another state.” Authorities issued the alert late Friday evening after investigators spent a fifth day trying to determine if there were any remains of the children in the fire debris. The children, identified as Chloie Leverette, 9, and Gage Daniel, 7, were living with their grandparents at the house that burned Sunday night and early Monday.
From WSMV, The TBI have issued a statewide Amber Alert after 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and her half-brother, 7-year-old Gage Daniel were not found after investigators sifted through the ashes.
Authorities said they don’t believe 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and her half-brother, 7-year-old Gage Daniel, died in a fire that incinerated their home Sunday night, but there is also no indication where or when they could have gone.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for the children Friday evening after previously issuing an endangered child alert on Wednesday.
Crews spent five days sifting through ashes by hand at the burned home of the children’s step-grandparents, Leon McClaran, 72, and 70-year-old Molly McClaran, who died in the fire.
The TBI said they’re working on a lot of leads in the case, but that has not yielded any results. All of the interviews they’ve conducted indicate the two missing children were actually in the house at the time of the fire.
But, state bomb and arson investigators had said Wednesday that the children were not victims of the fire and their whereabouts remain unknown at this time.
Chloie is described as a white female, approximately 4’8″ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is described as a white male, approximately 4′ and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information concerning the current whereabouts of Chloie and Gage, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
UPDATE I: Christopher Daniel, Gage’s father says he thinks the two children did not die in the fire.
“I don’t know what to think. I don’t know what to think,” Christopher Daniel, Gage’s father, told The Associated Press Saturday. “They don’t think that they burned up in the fire, the way I took it they don’t.”
UPDATE II: Anthropologists from the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University have been brought in to assist Investigation.
Anthropologists from the University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University have been brought in to assist State Bomb and Arson investigators as well as the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI.
The siblings were last seen by a neighbor around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night near their home. Investigators said the fire started three hours later.
NewsChannel 5 learned Chloie showed up for school last Friday, but Gage did not.
TBI officials also said they have questioned the children’s mother, and they believe she doesn’t have the children or know where they are.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol flew over the area Wednesday with a helicopter using infrared cameras to search for the bodies. Investigators used cadaver dogs to search the home Tuesday.
The fire was very intense and quickly collapsed the walls of the house. Firefighters spent several hours battling the flames overnight Sunday and early Monday, but they were hindered because the house sat far back from the road and was not near a hydrant.
Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below are the five worst Obamacare taxes that will be foisted upon Americans for the first time on January 1, 2013.
Full pdf format HERE.
1. The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase: This 2.3 percent tax on medical device makers will raise the price of (for example) every pacemaker, prosthetic limb, stent, and operating table. Can you remind us, Mr. President, how taxing medical devices will reduce the cost of health care?
2. The Obamacare “Special Needs Kids Tax” – a $13 billion tax increase: The 30-35 million Americans who use a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) at work to pay for their family’s basic medical needs will face a new government cap of $2,500 (currently the accounts are unlimited under federal law, though employers are allowed to set a cap).
3. The Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income – a $123 billion tax increase: This is a new, 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single).
4. The Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deductions – a $15.2 billion tax increase: Currently, those Americans facing high medical expenses are allowed a deduction to the extent that those expenses exceed 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). This tax increase imposes a threshold of 10 percent of AGI. By limiting this deduction, Obamacare widens the net of taxable income for the sickest Americans.
5. The Obamacare Medicare Payroll Tax Hike — an $86.8 billion tax increase: The Medicare payroll tax is currently 2.9 percent on all wages and self-employment profits. Under this tax hike, wages and profits exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 in the case of married couples) will face a 3.8 percent rate instead.
Skewed Polling Take Notice … Big Drop in Voter Registration in Ohio in Democrat Strongholds, And Other Battle Ground States
A note to Barack Obama, Democrats, the liberal MSM and those conducting polls with skewed data sampling … It ain’t 2008 and Democrat voter registration down dramatically in Ohio and nationally.
Here is a new story that the corrupt liberal media complex in the tan for President Barack Obama will never tell you, Democrat voter registration down big in 2012 as compared to 2008. FOX News is reporting that a left leaning liberal think tank, Third Way, conducted a study that indicates a drop in Democrat registered voters in key battle ground states. For example. in Ohio there are 490,000 fewer registered voters than in 2008, 44% of whom reside in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2:1. So why again would polling samples be weighted to Democrats greater than in 2008 again?
Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.
“I think what we’re seeing is a lot of spin and hype on the part of the Obama campaign to try to make it appear that they’re going to cruise to victory in Ohio,” Cuyahoga County Republican Chairman Rob Frost said. “It’s not just Cuyahoga County. Nearly 350,000 of those voters are the decrease in the rolls in the three largest counties, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Franklin.”
Frost points out that those three counties all contain urban centers, where the largest Democrat vote traditionally has been.
Ohio is not alone. An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5 percent. And in New Hampshire, it’s down down 19.7 percent.
It also supports the notion that there has been the kind of party affiliation shift Rasmussen has documented (from Dems +7.6 in November 2008 to GOP +4.3 in August 2012), and the related notion that polls containing far more Democrats than Republicans do not representative sample the way things are now, i.e., that they’re seriously cooked.
UPDATE I: the Lonely Conservative …Thanks for the link!
Who will take the Fall for
Who will get thrown under the bus, but make no mistake, it is impossible to believe that the White House did not know what was going on no matter what anyone says. Because if they did not know, they should have known. Benghazigate is a scandal on a multitude of levels. How were US Embassies so ill-prepared and such a lack of security on the anniversary of 9-11, especially when there were warnings ahead of time? How was an Ambassador allowed to go to the US Consulate in Benghaazi, especially when he had wrote in his private journals that he feared for his life? Are we supposed to believe those fears were never made aware to his superiors? Who decided in the Administration to misrepresent the facts on the ground that the attacks and murders were a result of terrorism and they state to “We the People” a message quite to the contrary.
US Rep. Peter King (NY-R) and House Homeland Security Committee chairman Pete King has called for Ambassador Susan Rice to resign. King stated,“I believe that this was such a failure of foreign policy messaging and leadership, such a misstatement of facts as was known at the time … for her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and be misinforming the American people and our allies and countries around the world, to me, somebody has to pay the price for this.” Knowing that the attacks were a result of terrorism, Ambassador Susan Rice went on five networks last Sunday and spewed the Obama Democrat talking points that the attacks were a spontaneous protest of the anti-Mohammad movie trailer.
Rep. Peter King called for the resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for initially saying that the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was spontaneous.
“I believe that this was such a failure of foreign policy messag[ing] and leadership, such a misstatement of facts as was known at the time … for her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and be misinforming the American people and our allies and countries around the world, to me, somebody has to pay the price for this,” the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee told CNN.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and the individual thought to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State if Obama wins reelection, defended Rice in a statement, saying, “I’m deeply disturbed by efforts to find the politics instead of finding the facts in this debate… I’m particularly troubled by calls for Ambassador Rice’s resignation.
More From NRO:
King also called for an investigation into what was known before the attack. “This warrants a full investigation,” he says. “I believe there should be a congressional investigation. I think there should be an internal investigation.”
Benghazi, he adds, “was a hotbed of al-Qaeda activity, of militia activity, of terrorist activity. We knew that the facilities that we were using there were not adequately fortified. These were temporary, basically private residences which had almost none of the protections that a consulate should have.”
“To allow the American ambassador to go there,” he continues, “ to allow us to keep records or documentation there or anything in such an unsecure and such a dangerous area and such unsecure facilities with such little security appears to be gross negligence, and may be criminal negligence.”
Make no mistake about it America, this is a scandal of EPIC proportions that makes Watergate pale in comparison. This was a disgraceful coverup that saw the deaths of four Americans and the President, his campaign minions and the Intelligence agencies played politics during and election year.
Obama Fails as Commander in Chief … Bloomberg National Poll Has Romney Ahead of Obama on Terrorism, 48% to 42% Following Benghazi-gate
LOST IN SMALLNESS, THE FOREIGN POLICY EDITION: Following the terror attacks on the Libyan Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 and the continued unrest in the Middle East, don’t look now but Romney has taken the lead in the polls on terrorism. America needed a leader and instead they got a politician and a “Campaigner” in Chief.
America needed a leader, they got a joke instead
According to a recent Bloomberg poll, Romney now leads Obama 48% to 42% on terror. Obama’s poll numbers on terror had strictly been driven off the death of Bin Laden and drone attacks. However, that was before the debacle of Libya and the subsequent attempt to play politics and cover it up. Benghazi-gate probably has much to do with this. Barack Obama and his Administration have much explaining to do to Congress and the American as to why there was not more security at US embassies in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9-11 and why Obama and his minion mouth pieces blamed a movie trailer on YouTube for the attacks and murder of the US Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Even after they reportedly knew that it was a terror attack, they still blamed the trailer insulting the intelligence of everyone and the memory of those murdered. President Obama had a chance to act Presidential and be a leader, instead he decided to be the “Campaigner” in Chief instead, played politics and did a “Watergate” cover up of what really happened in Libya. Shameful.
The foreign-policy results of the new Bloomberg National Poll haven’t gotten much attention yet, but the survey contains some bad news for the Obama campaign. According to the poll, Mitt Romney has a 48-42 advantage over Barack Obama on the question of which candidate would be tougher on terrorism. Romney, in other words, has encroached on one of Obama’s signature strengths.
31 Year Old Michelle Warner Missing Since 9/22/12 in Houston, TX After Fight with Estranged Boyfriend Mark Castellano
31 year old Michelle Warner has been missing since September 22, 2012 when she was last seen Saturday night at her apartment complex in Houston where she lived with her estranged boyfriend, Mark Castellano, and son Cayden. Michelle Warner disappeared following an argument with Castellano. Also, on the night that Warner went missing, Castellano took the boy more than eight hours away to be with relatives in Odessa, TX.According to reports, Warner’s cell phone has been turned off since her disappearance.
Description of Michelle Warner: Warner is 5-foot-6, weighs around 125 pounds and has blue eyes and dark-brown hair. She has a dolphin tattoo on the backside of her shoulder and small butterfly tattoo on one foot.
Police in Houston are searching for clues to determine why a Houston mother disappeared this weekend after an argument with her ex-boyfriend, who then left town with their 3-year-old son.
Michelle Warner, 31, was last seen Saturday night at her apartment complex in Houston where she lived with her estranged boyfriend, Mark Castellano, and son Cayden. She disappeared the same night Castellano took the boy more than eight hours away to be with relatives.
Mark Castellano told authorities that he and Cayden headed to Odessa, Texas, Saturday after the argument and Warner stormed out of their apartment, which he rented, officials said.
The family has reported that there were bleach stains in the house and her computer hard drive was missing. This is hardly looking good.
UPDATE I: The case of missing Michelle Warner is starting to take the appearance of a homicide.
Michelle Warner`s case is looking less like a missing person`s case, and more and more like a homicide situation, where the police don`t know where the body is located. Hate to be so crass in my opening line, but I suspect you might concur with my frankness. Local news stations for Houston have been all over Michelle Warner`s case, whose primary scene of crisis and tragedy appears to have transpired last Saturday night, September 22nd. The contours of what must have happened that night are focusing more clearly as I type this!