US Sen. Barrasso (R-Wyoming) Delivered the Weekly GOP Address … “President Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any President since World War II” … “More presidential rhetoric, and a plea for more time, won’t heal our economy.”
Barack Obama, a legacy of failure for America …
US Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) yesterday delivered the Weekly GOP Address, following Friday’s dismal jobs report. In the Weekly Republican Address, Barrasso said the following that, We are not better off than we were four years ago and “the undeniable truth is, President Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any President since World War II.” Barrasso went on to say,“when the President was hyping his so-called stimulus program, his economic team claimed unemployment would not go above 8 percent”. Instead, it’s been higher than 8 percent for 43 straight months.” 43 months and counting and the only reason why it is has gone up even more is that the participation rate is at a low not seen since 1981, those individuals who have just given up and left the work force is not counted. If they were, the actual unemployment rate would be over 11%.
“More presidential rhetoric, and a plea for more time, won’t heal our economy.”
Excepts of the GOP Weekly Address:
“The reality is that America is not better off than it was four years ago.
“Today, 23 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed. Many are our friends, neighbors, and family members.
“The undeniable truth is, President Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any President since World War II.
“When the President was hyping his so-called stimulus program, his economic team claimed unemployment would not go above 8 percent, and that it would be below 6 percent by now. Instead, it’s been higher than 8 percent for 43 straight months.
“It’s bad enough the stimulus money was wasted. Even worse, he borrowed the money, much of it from China.
“Household incomes have dropped by more than $4,000, while the cost of everyday living has gone up.
“Gasoline prices have gone up another 30 cents a gallon in just over a month. Americans recently paid the highest prices ever on a Labor Day weekend.
“One out of every seven people in America is now on food stamps.“
“For every year since he took office, President Obama has spent at least a trillion dollars more than Washington took in, all of it borrowed.
“Under his watch, government spends too much, borrows too much, and grows bigger every day.
“President Obama’s record of failure has come at a great cost to our country and our future.
“The President’s policies have failed to produce the results, accountability, and solutions the American people deserve. The Obama Administration is simply not moving our country forward.
“It’s been said that, faced with his record, the President has changed his hope and change message of four years ago to one of divide and conquer today.
“More presidential rhetoric, and a plea for more time, won’t heal our economy.”
Wake up America, Barack Obama did not but provide promises in 2008. During the 2012 DNC convention it was just more of the same and provided more empty promises.
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!
Flashback: Paul Ryan Laughs at Debbie Wasserman Schultz During CNN Interview … “I would Like to have an Adult Level Converstion …”
Today, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) was announced as Mitt Romney’s GOP Vice Presidential candidate; however, remember this blast from the past where Ryan owned Debbie Wasserman Schultz and laughed at her due to her lack of seriousness and childish approach to the dept crisis and entitlements. All Ryan wanted was for Americans to have the same type of social security plan as they do in Congress. However, for Debbie Wasserman Schultz that was too risky. Huh?
With Saturday’s announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president, here’s a flashback to 2010 when Ryan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) appeared together on CNN to discuss the GOP’s then-proposed “Pledge to America.”
Recall that Republicans were swept into the House of Representatives during the midterm elections less than two months later.
Paul Ryan should have known better than to have an adult conversation with Debbie Waasserman Schultz or any other Democrat when it comes to the responsible manner of dealing with the debt, Medicare or Social Security. Libs and Dems would rather accuse Republicans of pushing grandma over the cliff than they would actually fix the problems of unsustainable entitlement or government healthcare or retirement programs.
The Hill Poll: 56% of Likely Voters Believe Obama Has Changed America for the Worse During His First Term as President
Overwhelming majority think that Barack Obama has changed America for the worse … ya think? Hey America, how’s that “hopey, changey” stuff working out for ya?
More bad polling data for President Barack Obama. A new poll from The Hill conducted by the Pulse Opinion Research stated that 56% of likely voters believe that President Barack Obama has changed America for the worse during his first term in office as opposed to only 35% who think he has changed it for the better. 91% of Republicans polled think that Obama’s changes are bad for America, while an interesting low number of 71% of Democrats think Obama’s changes have been good and a striking 20% of Democrats polled say that Obama has changed America in a negative way.
Full polling results can be seen HERE with cross-tabs.
Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
The results signal broad voter unease with the direction the nation has taken under Obama’s leadership and present a major challenge for the incumbent Democrat as he seeks reelection this fall.
This also follows the Rasmussen poll where a substantial percentage of Americans believe Obama’s policies are more extreme than Romney’s.
Who would have thought with an escalating national debt, 40+ weeks with an unemployment rate over 8%, record number of Americans on food stamps and continued poor job creation that Americans would think that Obama shift of America to socialism was a bad thing? But as stated at Jammie Wearing Fool, normally news like this would be a political death blow to an incumbent President, but not with an in the tank, suck up, bias and corrupt liberal media complex. A note to Team Elect Romney … WAKE THE HELL UP AND START TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS TERRIBLE POLLING.
Nice analysis at Q and O with a similar thought process that we have been stating for months. How can there be so much negative polling on specific issues and yet Obama be in the lead in the polls? At some point closer to election day, things are going to break one way or the other.
Posted July 9, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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ABC/WAPO Poll Uses Questionable Sample to Have Obama Lead Romney 49% to 46% … Under Samples GOP by 10% … NBC/WSJ Skewed Sample as Well
All polls are not created equal … in fact some are just plain disingenuous.
The most recent ABC/Washington Post poll has President Barack Obama ahead of GOP challenger Mitt Romney, 49% to 46%. Good news for Obama, right? Well, if you like faux polls it is. When will the liberal MSM ever learn that falsifying poll results serves no purpose on election day? The WAPO goes on to say that Obama and Romney are in a dead heat on the economy, Really?
The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling the economy, they are tied at 47 percent.
Despite flare-ups over issues including contraception and same-sex marriage, more than half of all Americans cite the economy as the one concern that will decide their vote in the fall, relegating others — such as health care, taxes and the federal deficit — to single-digit status.
Voters are evenly divided between Obama and Romney on the question of who could kick-start the economy and also are split on job creation, with 46 percent siding with the president and 45 percent with Romney.
OK, let’s go inside the sampling polling numbers. The full results of the poll can be seen HERE.
The ABC/WAPO poll used the following model sampling: Democrat 32%, Republican 22% and Independents 38%. The exit polling in the 2008 Presidential election was Democrat 39%, Republican 32% and Independents 29%. However, there was a huge change in the 2010 election as Democrats and Obama took a shellacking. Interestingly enough, 2010 exit polling had those voting at Democrat 35%, Republican 35% and Independents 29%. So the trend is moving to be even rather than Democrats with a large sampling lead. However, that did not stop the WAPO and ABC to use an overinflated Democrat sample to give Obama a more than questionable poll results. The poll over-sampled Democrats to Republicans by 10%, yet Obama only leads Romney by 3%.
Posted May 23, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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A note to President Barack Obama, when RINO Senator from Maine Olympia Snowe Gives Obama an ‘F’, you have a real problem … Snowe said that if she had to grade the President on his willingness to work with Republicans, he would “be close to failing on that point.” Close Olympia? No, I think it is safe to say that he is failing. With a continued failing economy, poor job growth, record number of people on food stamps, unemployment above 8%, gas prices at near record highs and a record federal debt, it is safe to say Obama has been a failure.
If there were ever a Republican for President Obama to work with, it was Maine Senator Olympia Snowe. She was one of just three Republicans in the entire Congress to vote for his economic stimulus plan in 2009 and even tried to work with him on health care, but in an interview with ABC’s Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Snowe makes a remarkable revelation: She hasn’t had a face-to-face meeting with President Obama in nearly two years.
Snowe said that if she had to grade the President on his willingness to work with Republicans, he would “be close to failing on that point.” In fact, Snowe, who was first elected to Congress in 1978, claims that her meetings with President Obama have been less frequent than with any other President.
Snowe stated that there is no leadership and it is no longer about policy, it is only about politics and reelection in Washington, DC these days. Olympia Snowe earlier this year announced that she will not be seeking reelection in 2012.
Although I have to take exception with Snowe’s that she believes that she is a traditional Republican … “I represent what I think is a traditional Republican… a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty.” How could a Republican who believes in these ideals embrace or even discuss any of Obama’s big government, globalism and loss of liberty positions?
Is GITMO a prison or summer camp for terrorists?
The federal debt is at an out of control $1 trillion, yet that does not stop the feds from continuing to waste even more money. GITMO terrorists get $750,000 soccer field. May I ask who actually provides the stamp of approval on such ridiculous and wasteful projects to the American tax payers? Add this to the list of Obama’s “shovel ready” projects.
At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.
The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.
The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.
In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field — selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees — is half the size of an American football field.
How do most Americans feel … what Atlas Shrugs said, “I think I am going to puke. Then cry. Or maybe cry first and then puke.”
Tennessee College Republicans from the Obama Generation to “The Debt Generation” … Welcome to Obama’s Generational Theft
Obama’s reelection bid is no longer and promises of “hope & change,” its about running on his record …
Barack Obama has pretty much disillusions ed every one that voted for him in 2008, no voting block more than the college age youth. They have gone from the Obama generation in 2008 to the “DEBT GENERATION”. Watch the video below from the Tennessee College Republicans, aptly titled, ” The Debt Generation”. Check out the Debt Clock.
The Debt Generation
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
In 2008 more than 2/3 of America’s youth voted for Barack Obama; however, little did the naive college kids know that Barack Obama would hang them out to dry and create an out of control debt of political gifts that they would be responsible for. Many of them now regret that they ever voted for Obama. The One handed out gifts like Santa Claus; however, Santa does not charge you for the gifts he gives, Obama does. Fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats and unlike 2008, the Obama magic is gone. The bloom is off the rose and Obama is not perceived as “Hope & Change” but instead the same old, same old of an establishment politician.
Welcome to the “generational” theft of Barack Obama. The result, Obama has lost the luvin’ feeling of America’s youth.
UPDATE I: A blast from the past from Vanderbilt from 2009 … And the Obama gang thought we would just forget.
Barack Obama Wants to Raise the Debt Ceiling Again … Borrow Another $1.2 Trillion on Chinese Credit Card
Remember when candidate Obama called W “unpatriotic” for borrowing?
You can’t be serious? Wouldn’t it be nice if “WE THE PEOPLE” had an unlimited budget and debt ceiling as well? We at Scared Monkeys cover political, current events, missing persons stories and true crime. These days the real “TRUE CRIME” is what is being perpetrated on the American people by our Government.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress to raise the debt ceiling once again. Who honestly thinks that this is the way that one handles paying their bills when they spend more than they take in? Obama is expected to ask for authority to increase the borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion.
Watch the Video below, courtesy of the Gateway Pundit, where Barack Obama, the Hypocrite in Chief, called Bush “unpatriotic” for raising the debt limit by $4 trillion during his eight years. Obama called it irresponsible and unpatriotic. So what does that mean you are Barack for doing worse in three years? Please tell me some one at the GOP is already making this political ad for 2012?
The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government’s debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.
The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013.
The debt is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30, when the United States has $82 billion in interest on its debt and payments such as Social Security coming due. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for authority to increase the borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, part of the spending authority that was negotiated between Congress and the White House this summer.
As the Lonely Conservative opines, America is not safe from this President even when he is on his million dollar vacation in Hawaii and playing his 90th round of golf. A tax and spend liberal like Obama always finds time to tax and spend and raise the debt to even higher levels. The new debt limit will go up to almost $16.4 trillion. That’s $16,400,000,000,000!!! Brought to you by the President and the Democrats who refuse to pass a budget.
What Pat in Michigan said … These people are just running this country into the ground. For all things that are Holy and Good, please, please for the Love of God vote this guy out of office and provide us with a responsible President and Congress in 2012. I beg you America, before it is too late.
America, how’s that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for you?
Forget the Obama rhetoric, forget the Obama class warfare, forget the constant name calling and blame that Obama and his minions target the GOP and Tea Party with … From the Ace of Spades, just take a good look at Barack Obama through the numbers. We all the that the present state of affairs of the economy is terrible and Obama has been an epic failure as president; however, when you just take a good look at the actual numbers under Barack Obama … its worse than you even imagined.
Check out the numbers that include poverty rate, unemployment, inflation, health insurance premiums, food stamp usage, average housing prices, national debt, deficit, etc. Are you better off under President Barack Obama? The numbers do not lie, although he might. Remember the numbers in 2012!