IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Does Not Think an Apology is Owed to Congress or We the People

The height of contempt and arrogance … IRS Commissioner John Koskinen does not think that an apology is owed for the lost Lois Lerner emails and the stonewalling by the IRS.  Koskinen said he didn’t inform Congress immediately because he wanted to find out the full scope of the situation before reporting to them. But some how the Treasury Department and White House were notified in advance of Congress and the American people.

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Friday that he does not owe an apology for computer crashes that resulted in the loss of emails connected to an ongoing probe.

“I don’t think an apology is owed,” Koskinen said during a tense hearing with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “Not a single email has been lost since the start of this investigation.”

Last week, the IRS acknowledged that the computer of Lois Lerner, the IRS employee at the center of the probe, experienced a hard drive crash in 2011, making some of her emails inaccessible for the investigation. Koskinen said the IRS is taking measures to restore the emails and noted that the loss took place before the investigation began.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says during Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit organizations and the convenient IRS losing of Lois Lerners’s emails … “This is unbelievable. The apology that ought to be given is to the American tax payer, not to a government agency that is abusing it’s power.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan: GOP Budget Blueprint Includes Repeal of Obamacare (Obamatax Job Killing, Budget Increasing) Disaster

This weekend on FOX News Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) stated that the budget blueprint he plans to unveil on Tuesday will promote repealing Obamacare.  Let’s hope that both Ryan and the GOP are sincere and have a spin and the conviction to go through with this. As we continue to learn every day, Obamacare will bankrupt the United States and destroy jobs. We need healthcare reform in the US, Obamacare is not it. Obamacare is not providing any of its promises, in fact it is doing just the opposite.

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Sunday that his new budget includes the repeal of President Obama’s health-care reform law known as ObamaCare.

Ryan told “Fox News Sunday” that the new proposal will make enough cuts to balance the federal budget in 10 years, compared to his previous one that tried to achieve that goal in 25 years.

“We think we owe the American people a balanced budget,” the Republican congressman said.

Ryan said the focus of the ObamaCare repeal would be to stop the expansion of Medicaid, the federal program that provides medical services to low-income U.S. families.

“Our budget does promote repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with a better system,” said Ryan, who did not say whether his 2014 budget is based on a full repeal.

Republicans Ad: Biden Laughed at the Issues … “Vice President Biden is laughing … are you?”

NO LAUGHING MATTER …

That didn’t take long, the GOP already has a pretty effective ad up from tonight’s VP Debate depicting Joe Biden laughing and smirking at Paul Ryan throughout the debate. The unprofessional and condescending mannerisms of Biden was simply beneath the office of the VP. All I could think during the debate and Biden’s crazy antics was … and this guy is a heart beat away from the Presidency? Really America, this Biden is a heartbeat away. Frightening!

“Vice President Biden is laughing … are you?”

CNN Post VP Debate Poll … Paul Ryan Wins 48% to 44% over Biden

So who won the Vice Presidential debate … Paul Ryan 48% – Joe Biden 44%.

With no all due respect to CNN, we won’t call it a draw because if Biden had won your post debate poll, neither would you have. A majority of those polled both said that both candidates did better than they expected; however, by a 50%-41% margin, debate watchers say that Ryan rather than Biden better expressed himself. Maybe that is because Biden spent most of the debate attacking Ryan and interrupting him when Biden was not smirking and laughing. This is also why the Obama-Biden plan back-fired and Ryan won the likability vote over Biden 53% to 43%.

Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a CNN/ORC International nationwide poll conducted right after Thursday night’s faceoff. Forty-four percent say that Vice President Joe Biden was victorious. The Republican running mate’s four point advantage among a debate audience that was more Republican than the country as a whole is within the survey’s sampling error.

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.

MSNBC Caught Doctoring Yet Another VIDEO … This Time MSNBC tries to Make Romney Look Bad at Ohio Campaign Stop

Despicable … MSNBC caught doctoring another VIDEO. These people have no shame and obviously no journalistic integrity. 

What is up with this pathetic excuse of a media outlet? What do they do all day, photo-shop and doctor audio for their amusement? As reported at The Blaze, this time MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ was caught red-handed doctoring a campaign VIDEO of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Ohio. MSNBC tried to make it appear that the crowd was chanting for Ryan and Romney was looking to have the crowd chant for him as well. In reality, the crowd was chanting Romney!” Romney. However, Romney was trying to encouraged the crowd to chant “Romney, Ryan” instead. But that would not have fit the vile, in the tank for Obama MSNBC so they made it appear that Romney was looking for profs. But its par for the course at MSNBC, would be the first time they doctored a Romney tape to make him look bad.

Doctored MSNBC video and Joe Scarborough scoffing at Romney. Hey Joe, Remember when you used to have a soul?

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The below video is from TownHall displaying the void of journalistic integrity of MSNBC’s Morning Joe alongside the Blaze clip. Um, is anyone actually checking the VIDEO these daya and telling the editing staff to stop altering video and audio to not misrepresent the actual events as they happen? It would appear not.

A clip from a recent Romney/Ryan rally has recently been played over and over at MSNBC highlighting what appears to be an embarrassing moment on the campaign trail for Governor Romney. Originally aired on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” the clip shows Paul Ryan introducing Romney as the MSNBC-added text appears on the screen proclaiming that the crowd is shouting “Ryan!” Romney gets the mic and asks the crowd to say “Romney/Ryan!” Joe Scarborough covers his face and grumbles out the words, “Sweet Jesus.”

Below is a clip from the The Blaze TV’s “Pat & Stu,” show where a listener calls in and busts MSNBC,

Should we expect any less from MSNBC? These are the same people who doctored the George Zimmerman 911 call in the death of Trayvon Martin trying to make it appear that Zimmerman was acting in a racist manner. Of course they claimed it was a mistake, not deliberate. Sure it was MSNBC, since when does anyone edit a 911 call?

The Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton Compares GOPs To Nazi Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels (VIDEO)

I guess this is what President Barack Obama was talking about when he referenced civility in politics … Welcome to Obama “Hope and Change” in 2012.

John Burton, the Chairman of the California Democratic Party provided more smear politics yesterday when he compared the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Democrat John Burton took the high road, for Moonbat Democrats, and smeared GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for “lying” about the Janesville GM Plant, even though Paul Ryan was not lying.

The Chairman of the California Democratic Party already had political pundits, delegates and rivals buzzing a day before the Democratic National Convention formally opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, after telling KCBS Radio exclusively that Republican tactics had been akin to Nazi propaganda.

“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie,” Chairman of the California Democratic Party John Burton told KCBS Monday in Charlotte. “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it, you know.”

LISTEN TO A DEMOCRAT LOON IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Really? The DNC Convention has just begun and we have Democrats acting with such vile behavior.  But should it really come as a surprise to the Republican party? As alliterated at Powerline, put a bunch for freaks together in one place and you get a freak show. Mitt Romney has been called in political ads, by Democrat pundits and surrogates of Obama  a felon, a tax cheat, and a murderer. One would naturally think that being compared to a Nazi was right up their ally.

UPDATE I: The GOP demands an apology for outrageous Nazi comment. California Democrat Chair Burton makes an non-apology apology regarding the Nazi propaganda comment.

UPDATE: In response to the uproar over his (below) comments Monday, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton issued this statement:

“To correct press reports of my recent comments about Republican lies, I did not call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever. In fact, I didn’t even use the word.

“If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie – I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment.”

Really, this is the demeanor of the lunatic LEFT and their idea of an apology? I guess it all depends of what Hitler, is? You would compare some one to a Nazi propagandist by name, but claim that you did not call them a Nazi. It is really sad what the Democrat party has become. The Moonbats have become the main stream in the party.

The Gateway Pundit states, “Their policies suck. The economy is in shambles. They bet the farm on the Stimulus and it failed. They’ve hit rock bottom.” That pretty much sums it up in a “NUT” shell.

Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) Was a Great Romney VP Pick … In Florida With his Mom Betty Ryan Says … “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!”

Paul Ryan … he continues to be a great choice by Mitt Romney for the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate.

Yesterday, at a campaign rally in Florida at The Villages, the largest retirement community for seniors in the world. At the event Paul Ryan brought his secret weapon, his 78 year old mom Betty. Many Democrat pundits thought that Romney would keep Ryan away from the seniors and Florida because of Ryan’s plan to fix Medicare. Hardly, Ryan went straight to the swing state of Florida that is home to the greatest number of seniors in America to tell the truth of his plan. Ryan drew huge crowds at The Villages as reported by Deep Fried Manatees.

Also reported at the Orlando Sentinel, Ryan spoke to an adoring, invigorated crowd of thousands. When the truth comes out of the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan vs. Obamacare and the taking of money from the program. Ryan stated that we must fulfill the promise and the guarantee of Medicare to present seniors and reform it for the generations to follow.

A large banner sign behind him said, “Protect and strengthen Medicare,” a crucial theme of his speech to the mostly 55-plus crowd. Meanwhile, an airplane circled above the event with a banner that read “Paul Ryan: Keep Your Hands off Our Medicare.”

Ryan focused on Medicare seven minutes into his speech. He said older Americans, including his mother, have planned their retirements around the program.

“We have got to keep that guarantee,” he said.

But to save Medicare, Ryan said it must be reformed for his generation and beyond. Ryan has called on the introduction of a voucher program in which individuals can shop for coverage.

Ryan contrasted his plan to leave the program intact for current seniors with President Barack Obama’s plan, which Ryan said would take decision-making power away from seniors to a panel of 15 bureaucrats.

During Paul Ryan’s speech he wowed the crowds with the truth and honesty of his views of the fixing Medicare so that it would uphold the promise of healthcare to the present day and soon to be seniors as well as provide a choice for those under the age of 55. However, Ryan did one better, he brought his secret Medicare weapon to Florida in the form of his mom, Betty. Any honest, right thinking person knows that Ryan is not going to do something that would take Medicare away from his own mother. However, in a brilliant combination of political issues, Ryan combined the Medicare issue with the economy, jobs and small business. President Obama will rue the day he ever made the comment “you did not build it with regards to small business owners. During Ryans speach as he was honoring his mom, see video below, Paul Ryan said the following to the cheers of the crowd … “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!”

Honestly, how does one even compare the two VP candidates at this point? In one corner you have the GOP superstar Paul Ryan who has been an incredibly boost the the Romney campaign and invigorated the campaign from defense to offense. In the other, you have Democrats Joe Biden who has been such a colossal screw-up and gaffe master that he has been sent by Obama to stand in the corner in a political time out.

Check out more of Ryan’s speech at RCP (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan: “We had a rule in Wisconsin. It’s kind of an unwritten rule: you turn 65; you have to go south for the winter. We call them ‘snow birds’. My mom is a snow bird. She is a Florida resident, and she lives over by Ft. Lauderdale, and she like so many people here, she comes down here for the winter—just like so many folks from all over the country do. You know, my grandma moved in with us—with my mom and me—when I was in high school. She had advanced Alzheimer’s. My mom and I were her two primary caregivers. You learn a lot about life; you learn a lot about your elderly seniors in your family; you learn a lot about Alzheimer’s. Medicare was there for our family, for my grandma, when we needed it then; and Medicare is there for my mom while she needs it now, and we have to keep that guarantee.”

Paul Ryan’s Speech at Norfolk, VA Accepting to be Mitt Romney’s Vice President … Obama, a Record of Failure … Obama Has Refused to make diffuclt Decisions Because more Worried about their Next Election Than They are About the Next Generation!

“We can turn this thing around.  Real solutions can be delivered.  But, it will take leadership.  And the courage to tell you the truth.

“Mitt Romney is this kind of leader.  I’m excited for what lies ahead and I’m thrilled to be a part of America’s Comeback Team. And together, we will unite America and get this done.”

Paul Ryan, Romney’s pick as Vice President for the Republican Party in 2012 knocked his speech out of the park this morning. Paul Ryan, the young, intelligent and fiscal House rep from Wisconsin introduced himself to America today and hit a home run. While Obama runs negative ads because they cannot run on their failed record, Ryan presented a positive message to prevent America from going over the cliff. America is not just a country, it is an idea. Ryan went on to say, “But America is more than just a place … it’s an idea.  It’s the only country founded on an idea.  Our rights come from nature and God, not government.  We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed. Amen!!!

“Our Rights Come from Nature and God, Not Government”
“We won’t duck the tough issues…we will lead!”
“We won’t blame others…we will take responsibility!”
“We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them!”
“I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that.”

Thank you Governor Romney, Ann.  I am deeply honored and excited to join you as your running mate.

Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history. Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country.

I want you to meet my family.  My wife Janna, our daughter Liza, and our sons, Charlie and Sam.

I am surrounded by the people I love, and I have been asked by Governor Romney to serve the country I love.

Janesville, Wisconsin is where I was born and raised, and I never really left it. It’s our home now.

For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in Congress.  There, I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, and turning ideas into action; and action into solutions.

I am committed, in heart and mind, to putting that experience to work in a Romney Administration. This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation; and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness.

That man is standing next to me. His name is Mitt Romney. And he will be the next president of the United States

My dad died when I was young. He was a good and decent man. I still remember a couple of things he would say that have really stuck with me.  “Son you are either part of the problem or part of the solution.”  

Regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem,…and Mitt Romney is the solution.

The other thing my dad would say is that every generation of Americans leaves their children better off. That’s the American legacy.

Sadly, for the first time in our history, we are on a path which will undo that legacy. That is why we need new leadership to become part of the solution – new leadership to restore prosperity, economic growth, and jobs.

It is our duty to save the American Dream for our children, and theirs.

And I believe there is no person in America who is better prepared – because of his experience; because of the principles he holds; and because of his achievements and excellence in so many different arenas – to lead America at this point in its history.

Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney will replace. No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation.  And, in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda.  But that didn’t make things better.

In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair.

•This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. Families are hurting.

 •We have the largest deficits and the biggest federal government since WWII.
•Nearly 1 out of 6 Americans are in poverty–the worst rate in a generation.  Moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet.

 •Household incomes have dropped by more than $4,000 over the past four years.

Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.

(More at the Weekly Standard)

Barack Obama, the Not So “Marvelous” President … Google & You Tube Are Just So Unforgiving

BARACK OBAMA, THE NOT SO MARVELOUS, BUT DESPERATE PRESIDENT … I GUESS OBAMA WAS OUT OF TOUCH WHEN HE SAID HAT MICHELLE OBAMA WAS DOING A “MARVELOUS” JOB …

Dear President Barack Obama, “Isn’t it  marvelous” that search engines like Google and Internet sites like You Tube can record all of your comments so that when you try to mock and belittle individuals, your BS gets thrown back in your face? Like when you pathetically tried to make fun of GOP Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney and ridiculously tried and paint him as an out of touch individual at an April 3, 2012 AP luncheon? Just this past week Obama criticized Romney for using the term “marvelous” to describe Paul Ryan’s budget. Really Mr. President, before you mock others, you best check what you have said in the past yourself.

Sorry Barack, if “Marvelous” is good enough for Billy Crystal and Fernando, it is good enough for me

When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.

“(Romney) said that he’s ‘very supportive’ of this new budget, and he even called it ‘marvelous’ – which is a word you don’t often hear when it comes to describing a budget,” Obama said during a speech on Tuesday, before adding:

“It’s a word you don’t often hear generally.”

How pathetic that we have a president that at every turn tries to pit American against American, play the race card and in this case the affluent card. How desperate could he be? Obama tries to pin using the word “marvelous” to being rich and out of touch. Although as stated at Powerline what takes even more nerve is for Obama to criticize anothers budget when Obama’s could not garner a single  vote and his Democrat Senate refuse to write one. Yet Obama did exactly that.

Obama’s riff on Romney’s use of the word “marvelous” to describe Representative Paul Ryan’s budget plans carried a subtle message.

“It’s a word you kind of associate with the upper class, and I think that the intention was to tweak Romney for being wealthy and, you know, sort of brought up in the kinds of circles where they would say ‘marvelous,’” said Kenneth Sherrill, a political science expert at New York’s Hunter College.

Barack Obama should have had his minions check Google and You Tube before he made such ignorant comments regarding “marvelous” not often being heard. I guess Barack Obama does not even listen to his own words.

So marvelous is a term you generally don’t hear at all, eh Barack? How about the time when Obama used the term “marvelous” to describe Martin Luther King’s oratory. Or when Obama described his “marvelous” surrounds. Finally when Obama used the term “marvelous” to describe the job that his wife, the First Lady Michelle Obama was doing.

 Could Barack Obama be any more of a decisive clown? Seriously, how ridiculous, childish and small could this man possibly be?  He would mock some one for using a word that he uses all the time. Obama does not anyone to look at his record on the economy, instead he thinks he is cute by mocking Romney instead, how marvelous.  He thinks you are stupid America.

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