This is still America, right?
In the end, the New York City Marathon has been canceled and will not be “run” on Sunday. Just hours after a fool-hearty Mayor Bloomberg supported the decision for the race to go forward, he backtracked on that decision after much criticism. However, the fact that the marathon was even contemplated to go forward shows just how little politicians really think of “We the People”.
“We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it,” Bloomberg added. “We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.”
A note to Mayor Bloomberg, not sporting event is as important as the disaster, death and destruction of “We the People”. What fool actually thought that the NYC Marathon should have been run at all as individuals in the five boroughs of New York are struggling after Hurricane Sandy? We have seen nothing but death and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and contrary to Obama’s photo-ops and playing president, local politicians patting themselves on the back for a job well done … ALL IS NOT WELL!
How could anyone justifying going forward with a stupid road race as those in NY struggle to find food and water? They are without power, gas and heat and Bloomberg originally wanted to have a “Let them eat cake” moment and go ahead with a marathon? UNBELIEVABLE. Were the runners supposed to dodge the debris and bodies long the route? Were the runners supposed to grab water at marathon water stops as victims of Sandy did without? More than that, how did anyone justify bring people into NYC, filling up hotel rooms and using NYC resources as its citizens cried out for help?
Of course the race should not go forward and thankfully some one was shamed into canceling it. What would the reaction have been to run a marathon following Hurricane Katrina? No Sandy was not Katrina, but can we at least find the missing and the dead following the wrath of Sandy before the high and mighty decide to go for a jog?
REMEMBER WHEN GAS WAS UNDER $2/GAL? OF COURSE NOT, THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE MEDIA TO ACTUALLY CARE TO REPORT IT.
Remember when Barack Obama was trashing Republicans for the high price of gas during the 2008 Presidential election? The gas prices have more than doubled, $1.84 to $3.85, since Obama took office, yet the silence in deafening from the MSM informing America. The corrupt liberal media complex is so in the tank, pardon the pun, that it would be simply unheard of for the media to remind America that they are not better off today than they were four years ago.
From CNS News:
Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama, according to government statistics, rising from $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.
The average gasoline price is calculated by the Energy Information Agency, and shows that over the past 43 months of President Obama’s term retail gasoline prices have more than doubled, rising from an average of $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.
Rising gasoline prices were particularly prevalent in August, which saw a 9.0 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for gasoline, a rise that almost entirely accounts for the general increase in prices seen by families across the country over the past month.
Just curious, what energy independence plan did Obama come up with in the last four years? Question two, who thinks if Obama was a Republican that the price of gas and unemployment rate would lead every new broadcast?
This is what happens when you have a President that refuses to drill and refine our own resources and instead has a War on Oil.
The Clown Prince, Barack Obama, The Comedian in Chief can joke all he wants on the campaign trial about Mitt Romney and the RNC Convention being on black & white TV. I think anyone in America would take the prices of gas in those good ole days and the GDP of that era as well. However President Obama, no one is laughing at the cost of gas at the pump. Barack Obama has set another record as President, the highest gas prices on Labor Day in history.
Democrats arrived in Charlotte on Monday to an ill-timed reminder of one of the issues plaguing President Barack Obama’s reelection bid: high gasoline prices.
Prices at the pump reached a national average of $3.83 Monday, according to AAA, setting a record high for a Labor Day. The previous Labor Day record of $3.69 was set in 2008, at the height of the last presidential election fight.
President Obama Wants Higher Energy Prices … Obama wanted gas prices in the US the same as they were in Europe, $10/gal.
Video Hat Tip: Ed Driscoll
Gas prices have increased by 23 cents in the past month during the height of the summer driving season. But AAA predicts that Obama, who has faced sustained attacks from Republicans over gas prices, will get a respite in the coming weeks once refineries that shut down as a result of Hurricane Isaac reopen.
This President is just so funny. He gets up in front of his Kool-Aid, mind numb robots and asses around, cracking jokes as the American economy implodes, gas prices skyrocket and the National debt is about to hit $16,000,000,000. Yeah, a laugh riot you idiot. But of course Obama does not want to talk about the escalating gas prices, his blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline, and his war on oil. Imagine if America actually had an energy policy that really was an “all of the above” one, rather than Obama’s liberal inept and failed “green” energy agenda.
Patches O’ Hoolihan Would be Proud, Obama’s Senior Adviser David Axelrod Dodges Whether Americans Better Off Than Years Ago … Axelrod Masters the 5 D’s of Dodgeball, Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive & Dodge (So Does Plouffe)
We have finally found the theme of the Barack Obama reelection campaign. It’s not “Forward” … ITS DODGE!!!
This morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, President Barack Obama’s chief adviser David Axelrod refused to answer the question that all incumbent reelection campaigns have to, is America better off than they were four years ago? Instead, Axelrod did his best dodge that only Patches O’ Hoolihan of the movie ‘Dodgeball’ could have been proud of. For Axelrod and Team Obama, “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a political question about the failed Obama economic policies”. Axelrod actually said, “that we are in a better position today than we were four years ago.” This is what they are going to tell the American people? Seriously, how does an incumbent President not going to answer questions on his record? Axelrod and Obama actually think they are going to run the campaign based on the 5 D’s of Dodgeball … “dodge, dip, duck, dive and, um dodge”.
As stated at Hot Air, how pathetic and telling is it that the head of Obama’s reelection team suddenly goes mute and tries to run away from the question by talking about the tough environment Barack Obama inherited. Wallace used the following stats, Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now – Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now – Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now – National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now and expected to go over $16 trillion during the Democrat National Convention.
Also on ABC’s ‘This Week’ George Stephanopoulosasked Obama’s senior White House adviser David Plouffe whether Americans are better off today than they were four years ago. Plouffe also dodged the question as he was taught as opined by the Lonely Conservative, if you can’t answer the question, just avoid it. In other words … “if you can dodge a car, you can dodge an economic question of the failed Obama presidency.
Asked the same question repeatedly host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” President Barack Obama’s senior White House adviser, David Plouffe, reverted to talking points about job creation and the failings of the Bush administration.
“We were this close to a Great Depression,” Plouffe said at one point, pinching his thumb to his index finger.
Stephanopoulos cut him short.
“You still can’t say yes,” he told Plouffe.
As Doug Ross stated, look for the Obama minions to only appear on the complicit, corrupt media complex and away from Fox News where they might actually be asked and expected to answer a question. Now the question is will the liberal, in the tank media and the moderators ask the question to Obama during the debates?
Mandatory Viewing for All Obama reelection mouthpieces … The 5 D’s of political dodgeball” Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge!
Rasmussen: Mitt Romney 50% – Barack Obama 42% … Hardly Good Polling Numbers for an Incumbent President
Polling woes for Barack Obama …
WOW, Rasmussen has the presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 50% to 42%. Of course it is way too early; however, not only would I rather be up by 8% over an incumbent President and have the positive trending as well. The Rasmussen tracking poll consists of a 3 day rolling average and as stated at Powerline, since Obama announced his flip-flop on gay marriage on Wednesday afternoon, this morning’s poll would consist overwhelmingly of people who have heard that news.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
To make matters worse for President Obama, Rasmussen has a total job approval of 4% and disapproval of 55%. Rasmussen’s Obama Approval Index, the difference between the number of voters who strongly approve of his performance and those who strongly disapprove, is at a 5 month low of -22%. More poor polling for Obama, only 37% give the president good or excellent marks for his handling of the economy, while 48% say he’s doing a poor job.
According to Gallup, 6 in 10 Americans said that Obama’s same sex view on gay marriage would not change their view. However, what be the more important number to look at is the number of people that his flip-flop on gay marriage would more likely vote for him. Forget Democrats, they will vote for him no matter what. However, 11% of Independents said that they were more likely vote for Obama, while 23% said they were less likely to. That can explain Obama avoiding the gay marriage issue today.
Make no mistake Republicans, it is no time to get giddy; however, it is a great position to start from. Barack Obama is going to have to do more that just have fund raisers with George Clooney and the Hollywood elite. Obama will be hard pressed to create the same magic he did in 2008, as seen by his poor attendance at Ohio St for his campaign kickoff. That was a once in a generation election. More to the point Obama must defend his hideous record for the past 3+ years on jobs, the economy, gas prices and out of control debt. There is more to being President that fund raising and class warfare. With the recent overplaying of his hand and politicizing the one year anniversary of the US seals killing Bin Laden, Obama’s recent flip-flopping on gay marriage and the poor jobs number for April … Obama finds himself in a world of trouble. Not to mention that before the 2012 election, the SCOTUS is going to render a decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare.
President Barack Obama and his reelect minions have “Carolina in their minds” and it is not a good thing. That’s North Carolina on his mind as Obama could never win in South Carolina. The Obama campaign has been looking for a 2012 campaign slogan to replace, “Yes we Can”, because they obviously can’t and “Hope & Change” as all Americans hope for these days is some change left in their pockets. As seen in what is transpiring in states like Virginia, Florida and North Carolina, their slogan should be, “This Ain’t 2008 Anymore”. In 2008 Obama beat McCain in the Tar Heel state; however, he would be hard pressed to do that again and pick up those electoral votes.
North Carolina represented the high water mark for the great Obama wave in 2008 — but he’s swimming against the tide there in 2012.
No state better illustrates the challenge Obama faces in trying to consolidate the historic gains of his 2008 campaign at a time when hope, change and optimism have been supplanted by anger, skepticism and disillusionment.
It’s not merely that fewer than 45 percent of state voters approve of the job performance of the president who’s set to land there Tuesday, or that the state’s unemployment rate is pushing double digits. Or that both houses of the state legislature flipped from blue to red in 2010.
We have stated for quite some time that it is a near impossibility for Barack Obama to catch lightening in a bottle as he did in 2008. That was then, this is now. What is Obama’s greatest issue to rally the troops … um, maybe his record as President for the past 3+ years, over 8% continued unemployment, out of control spending, record number of Americans on food stamps, record number of Americans on federal disability, escalating gas prices and Obama himself … the $5 trillion man. Oh yea, and Obamacare.
Honestly, as James Taylor sings … the only way Obama will win Carolina is “in his mind”.
As we have stated so many times in the past, Barack Obama is not Lincolnesque or Reaganesque … Obama is Carteresque.
Not only do Obama and Carter have a poor economy and jobs in common, but rising gas prices as well. Gas prices have more than doubled during the Carter and Obama administrations. Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77% while gas prices have have risen by 103.79% since Obama took office. I guess Obama has got his wish when he stated he wanted gas prices to increase (VIDEO).
Marking the similarities between President Barack Obama’s time in office and former president Jimmy Carter’s is nothing new. But as of Monday, Obama has hit one more Carter benchmark – both saw gas prices double in their first term of office. [See Where Gas Prices are Spiking the Most]
In fact, while just barely, Obama has seen an even higher gas price increase than Carter dealt with under his administration.
Under the Carter administration, gas prices increased by 103.77 percent. Gas prices since Obama took office have risen by 103.79 percent.
Presently, the average gas prices in the United States are 3.927 a gallon.
Check out the web site … To Much at the Pump to see just how much more you are paying today in gas than you were prior to Obama taking office. So tell me America, are you better off today with Barack Obama as President? Remember that answer in the 2012 election.
The double standard continues on high gas prices … it can’t be Obama’s fault.
The not responsible for anything President Barack Obama’s minions are coming to his aid with a political ad campaign trying to claim that Obama is not responsible for ever rising gas prices. Looks like BIG OBAMA vs. BIG OIL. I guess it is safe to say that the high gas prices are a concern to Obama and his reelection team other wise no such ad would have ever been made. So is Obama supposed to get a pass on gas prices, GWB did not. The WAPO thinks the people are getting smarter with gas prices, hardly. This is what happens when the MSM shills for a Democrat and has a double standard when it comes to issues that are damning to Democrats and their all-in candidate Obama.
Priorities USA sends over the new spot, and it ties the group funding the earlier ad attacking Obama directly to Mitt Romney.
The American Energy Alliance is spending $3.6 milion on an ad attacking Obama that blames him for the fact that gas prices “nearly doubled” since he took office (gas prices were low at the time because of the financial crisis), and amplifies multiple falsehoods, including the suggestions that Obama wants gas prices higher. Politico recently reported that the American Energy Alliance has deep ties to the oil billionaire Koch brothers.
In response, Priorities USA’s new ad — which will be running in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia — blasts the AEA ad as funded by Big Oil, and points out that the oil industry has pledged $200 million to Romney’s campaign:
The ad goes on to say the following; however, how come Obama’s lackeys do not repeat the words of Energy Secretary Chu who wanted to raise gas prices as part of Obama’s agenda or the VIDEO below where Barack Obama is all for higher energy prices? Hmm?
“Who’s behind this ad smearing President Obama? Big Oil, that’s who. The money they make from high gas prices — is going right into Mitt Romney’s campaign. Big oil executives have pledged two hundred million to help him. And Mitt Romney’s pledged to protect their record profits — and their billions in special tax breaks too. These guys all profit. You pay the price.”
Think high gas prices are not going to be a 202 election issue … Obama seems to think so.
THE MSM – OBAMA DOUBLE STANDARD CONTINUES, THEY ARE ALL IN ON OBAMA PROPAGANDA …
When Barack Obama became President of the United States gas prices were at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Flash forward to present day and the national gas average is $3.89. However, what was a negative news story for George W. Bush and the increasing gas prices is not even close to the same story spewed by the liberal MSM. Go figure.
Hot Air points out the continues and obvious bias media coverage of high gas prices under President Obama and former President GWB. Isn’t amazing that under GWB the media stated that the high gas prices were going to affect him and the GOP in the 2006 midterms. Guess what, they did. However, gas prices are at all time highs for this time of the year and that same bias MSM states that Obama cannot affect the gas prices and its not his fault. It gets worse, the MSM is actually portraying high gas prices as a positive. The truth of the matter is high gas prices will affect the 2012 elections for Obama and all Democrats.
Tim Graham outlined the differences between media coverage of high gas prices under George W. Bush and gas prices under Barack Obama. Bet you can guess which president received more leniency!
This really isn’t a hard or complicated issue to understand. A wide variety of factors contribute to the price of gas. The president doesn’t have control over all of them — but he does have significant control over energy policy in the United States and energy policy is one of the factors that contributes to the price of gas …
NewsBusters has the full transcript:
TIM GRAHAM: Certainly in 2006, George W. Bush got a much harsher press. It was really kind of funny because they were saying that things were going to go really badly for Bush in the midterm elections, which of course they did. But when gas prices went down in the fall of 2006, then Katie Couric did story where she basically said, “Is this an oil industry plot to drop the gas prices before the elections?” They just assume whatever spin that they can find. Yeah. The front page of New York Times this morning? “U.S. Inches Towards Goal of Energy Independence.”
Gallup Poll Shows Once Again Obama on Wrong Side of the Issue With Americans … 57% in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline … Obama Suddenly for Pipeline Construction
The “Lying” King … Obama was for the Keystone XL pipeline, before he was against it.
The Green President is suddenly for the building of an oil pipeline as high gas prices become a major concern for Obama in 2012. Just curious, how can Obama state that he is expediting a project by rejecting it? As stated at the Heritage Foundation, “If the president were concerned with the country’s oil supply, his State Department shouldn’t have rejected the larger pipeline project?”
It is the story of the Barack Obama Presidency … Obama once again finds himself on the wrong side of the issue with a majority of Americans. As President Barack Obama heads out on his faux energy tour trying to show Americans that he is the “Energy” President in the face of escalating gas prices … 57% of Americans are in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Obama finds himself in a heap of trouble as Republicans and Independents are strongly in favor of the building of the pipeline. Even Democrats by a 44% for 38 against, are in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
A solid majority of Americans think the U.S. government should approve of building the Keystone XL pipeline, while 29% think it should not. Republicans are almost twice as likely as Democrats to want the government to approve the oil pipeline. About half of independents also approve
This can explain why Obama felt the need to flat out lie to the American public and portray himself as being in favor of the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline.Obama actually had the audacity to do a photo-op appearing before a backdrop of oil pipelines in Cushing, OK where the Obamamessiah stated that he was making the construction of the southern portion of the pipeline a priority through an executive order.