Representative Michele Bauchmann announced on her web site this morning that she would not be seeking reelection in 2014 for the 6th District of Minnesota. Bauchmann also ran for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. Bauchmann stated that just like the president who is limited to 8 years, so should she as a Congressman. Buachmann has been a staunch conservative voice in the House and it shall be missed. Personally, I am a believer that it should be mandatory that both the House and Senate should have term limits. Our Founders never intended for career politicians.
Bauchmann went on to say, “I promise you I have and I will continue to fight to protect innocent human life, traditional marriage, family values, religious liberty, and academic excellence.”
More from CNN:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will not seek reelection next year. But, said the former presidential candidate, she has no plans to fade from public view.
“Looking forward, after the completion of my term, my future is full, it is limitless, and my passions for America will remain,” she announced in a video posted to her campaign website early Wednesday.
Bachmann, who served four terms representing Minnesota’s 6th District, promised that there “is no future option or opportunity” that she “won’t be giving serious consideration if it can help save and protect our great nation for future generations.”
“And rest assured, this decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign or my former presidential staff. It was clearly understood that compliance with all rules and regulations was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign. And I have no reason to believe that that was not the case. …
”I fully anticipate the mainstream, liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision. … But I take being the focus of their attention of their disparagement as a true compliment of my public-service effectiveness. … To m my detractors, my work continues for YOUR best interest as well. … God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”
WHO POLITICIZED BENGHAZI AND THE DEATH OF FOUR AMERICANS?
The Audacity of
Hope Barack Obama. The Obama Administration and their minions are some of the most vile that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has ever seen. After ABC News had exposed the Benghazi talking points had been edited 12 times to the point where they did not even reflect the truth as to what happened … during their damage control, the Obama spin machine and chief Obama mouthpiece Jay Carney tried to blame it all on Mitt Romney. How pathetic are these people? Who politicized Benghazi and the death of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods? It was the Obama administration who as even MSNBC and CNN are reporting edited the talking points for political purposes during a reelection campaign. MSNBC is even going as far as discussing impeachment as a result of the Obama administrations actions. This administration lied and scrubbed the Benghazi talking points to get reelected and they have the gall to say others politicized Benghazi? Families, friend and Americans want answers to what happened and the Obama administration continues to misrepresent the truth.
But with President Obama, the buck always stops with some one else.
CNN’s Gloria Borger Acknowldges Benghazi Talking Points “Were Edited to the Point of Inaccuracy” … Chris Cuomo: “Safe to Say this Goes Beyond Partisan Picking”
Add another Left-leaning main stream media outlet to those that are questioning the Barack Obama administration and the edited Benghazi terror attack talking points.
First MSNBC and now CNN is coming out against the Obama administration for editing the Benghazi talking points, in the aftermath of the terror attack that left four Americans dead, to the point where the events that took place were untrue. In a CNN interview between Chris Cuomo and Chief political analyst Gloria Borger, neither had anything good to say about the 12 edited versions of the Benghazi talking points using such words as “cover-up” and “whitewash”. Gloria Borger said, the Obama Administration’s Benghazi talking points were “edited to the point of inaccuracy” and the question is “was it a cover-up or whitewash”. She would later say that the talking points were so edited that by the end, they did not even resemble the truth. The most amazing comment may have come from Chris Cuomo when he stated, “it’s safe to say that this goes beyond partisan picking.” Did the LEFT just hear that? One of your own is saying that the GOP is not acting in a partisan manner. CNN is basically saying that the Obama administration played partisan politics for his reelection bid when four Americans died. Are you kidding, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods were killed by terrorist and the Obama WH edited what occurred to the point it was a false narrative. We lost lives and needed to know what happened and Team Obama was more interested in talking points that fit his reelection. Cuomo called it unforgivable.
Maybe former Arkansas Governor Mike Hukabee was correct when he said during his radio show, President Obama “will not fill out his full term” because he was complicit in a “cover-up” surrounding the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
GLORIA BORGER: What we see in this process is that these talking points were edited to the point of inaccuracy. The question is, is it a cover-up? Is it a whitewash? We don’t know the answer to that.
CHRIS CUOMO: I know. And you took my question. That’s exactly what I was going to ask you. Right? Because that’s what this gets to, 12. What’s the context? It sounds like a lot, but we have to know the nature and purpose of what those changes were.
GLORIA BORGER: So here’s the context. Over at the CIA they’re looking at some of these points, which include mention of Al Qaeda. And there’s a sense from some at the CIA, you know what, we don’t want to tip anybody that we’re investigating Al Qaeda on this, so let’s take out some of the references to Al Qaeda. What the CIA left in, apparently, was this sort of broader context of Al Qaeda in Benghazi in that part of the world. Those were eventually edited out. And there is an e-mail obtained by ABC news from someone at the State Department which asks, why should we leave that in because “it could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings.” So clearly from a State Department official asking the question, why are we going to give members of Congress information, don’t forget in an election year, which they could turn around and beat us up with. And that’s how you see in evolving. Everybody’s got a different reason for editing it. And they edit it down to something that’s totally, turns out to be in fact untrue.
More from MSNBC … Benghazi Scandal Makes White House “Look Terrible,” Possibly An “Impeachment Issue”.
Mitt Romney Will Regret this for the Rest of his Life … The RNC Benghazi Ad that Never Ran “Benghazi 3 AM Phone Call” (VIDEO)
ABC News has reveled the RNC Benghazi ad that never ran during the 2012 Presidential election. According to accounts, RNC leadership approved the ad but it was spiked at the last minute because of objections from the Romney campaign. Brilliant move. They thought that it would distract from their message on the economy. HUH? What, the Romney campaign could not walk and chew gum at the same time? As stated at the American Spectator, so what if it distracted from the economic message, “Are you trying to win an election or not?” Of course hindsight is 20/20, but how can a candidate seeking election not go after a sitting president for such a debacle? Being president means handling domestic and foreign policy, not just the economy. When a president gets economic policy wrong, people lose their jobs, money and their homes. When a president gets foreign policy wrong, people lose their lives.
Watch VIDEO by clicking on above picture
It was the Benghazi attack ad the Republican National Committee created but never aired.
ABC News has obtained an ad the RNC made last fall and approved to air in the final weeks of the presidential campaign. The ad begins with a replay of Hillary Clinton’s famous “3 a.m. phone call” commercial from the 2008 campaign and then cuts to video of the burning U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya.
Over the images of the attack–in which four Americans were killed–words appear on the screen:
“The Call Came … On September 12, 2012.” As the screen goes black, the words continue: “Security Requests Denied. Four Americans Dead. And an Administration whose story is still changing. The Call Came.”
Hot Air wonders whether this VIDEO will harm Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in 2016?
How bad of a call was this by the Romney Team? The ad could be run today and still have meaning. That is how much of a screw up this was. What were these people thinking?
The Hypocrite in Chief … After Demonizing the Rich, President Obama only Pays Effective Tax Rate of 18.4% for 2012
LION LYING KING: There has been no greater hypocrite to ever grace the White House than President Barack Hussein Obama … The following is subtitles. Taxes for thee, not for me.
President Barack Obama is about class warfare, he is about dividing America and now he is about hypocrisy. During the 2012 Presidential campaign Obama railed on the 1%’ers and called all those rich people who paid less than their secretaries the evil rich. Obama harped on the so-called Buffett Rule, which would require millionaires to pay at least 30% of their income in taxes. Of course this came about because the evil rich were making most of their money from investments as opposed to income, that are taxed at a different rate. During the 2012 presidential election Obama played class warfare and went after his GOP opponent Mitt Romney who paid about 14% on his income. Obama made political hay lying to the American public and using the issue that ultra-rich Warren Buffett paid less in his tax rate than did his secretary. However, in 2011 the hypocrite that resides in the White House also paid a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.
What, You thought the 30% tax for the rich was meant for me?
Guess what, Obama is even more of a hypocrite in 2012 than he was in 2011.
According the WSJ, President Barack Obama paid an effective tax rate of only 18.4%. Yup America, that’s it. For all his whining, for all his rhetoric, for all his class warfare and the rich should pay 30% … OBAMA ONLY PAID 18%. I guess this is more of the shared sacrifice that Obama talks about. Obama tells other rich folks that they are evil because they pay a low tax effective rate, yet he takes advantage of the same deductions and loop holes that everyone else does. If he was a true leader and really had the convictions of his beliefs, he would have told his accountants not to take the deductions and make it that his effective rate came to 30% for 2012. However, he did not do so because like every liberal, he wants others to pay the money, not themselves.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal income taxes for 2012 on adjusted gross income of $608,611, an effective rate of 18.4%, the White House said.
The first family’s adjusted gross income—the amount after certain deductions and exemptions—was down from $789,674 the Obamas reported in 2011, when they paid total federal taxes of $162,074, an effective rate of 20.5%.
The decline was due primarily to falling royalties from sales of books Mr. Obama has written, according to tax returns released Friday. The president’s book-related earnings peaked in 2009 when he garnered about $5.6 million from two publications, “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams From My Father.” The royalties have fallen over time, to just under $274,000 in 2012.
The Obamas paid $29,450 in state income tax to Illinois for 2012.
Obama is truly a disgrace as President. Where is the MSM calling Obama out on his double standard hypocrisy? Personally, I do not believe in the “Buffett Rule”, but if one did and actually wanted to make it a law, one would think that they would lead by example. Not this president.
Mitt Romney Discussing the Sequester: “I see this as this huge opportunity, and it’s being squandered by politics … The hardest thing about losing is watching this golden moment slip away with politics.”
This morning in an exclusive interview on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney and Ann Romney for their first major interview since his November Presidential election loss. Romney stated that President Barack Obama and Congress missed an opportunity and have squandered an “almost once-in-generational opportunity for America to solve its fiscal problems.” Romney told Chris Wallace that it killed him not to be president finding solutions to the nation’s problems. Romney slapped at Obama for not leading or bring people together. Instead, Obama was playing politics. There probably are many people right now that wish Romney was president. However, all the US has to look forward to is four more years of the miserable same.
“I’ll look at what’s happening right now, I wish I were there,” Mitt Romney said. “It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done. The president is the leader of the nation. The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together; the president leads. And — and I don’t see that kind of — of leadership happening right now.”
From Bloomberg News:
That opportunity, Romney said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview was the combination of the expiration of Republican President George W. Bush’s income-tax cuts at the end of 2012 and the automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1.
“I see this as this huge opportunity, and it’s being squandered by politics, by people who are more interested in a political victory than they are in doing what’s right for the country,” Romney said in the Fox interview. “And it’s very frustrating.”
“The hardest thing about losing is watching this, this critical moment, this golden moment, just slip away with politics,” Romney, who lost the 2012 election to President Obama, a Democrat, said.
Romney didn’t say what he would have done instead.
Obama “has the opportunity to lead the nation and to bring Republicans and Democrats together,” Romney said. “It’s a job he’s got to do and it’s a job only the president can do.”
DEMOCRAT & MEDIA DOUBLE STANDARD … Oops, Looks like Obama Treasury Secretary Nominee Jack Lew was Sheltering his Money in the Cayman Islands … But It’s Not Romney So That’s OK
Imagine that, only sheltering monies in the Cayman Islands is an issue for Democrats and the MSM when it comes to Republicans and Mitt Romney. Where is that class warfare rhetoric from Obama now?
Don’t look now but President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew’s nomination may have hit a bit of a snag. It would appear that he has made investments in the Cayman Island to shelter money. Of course this is not an issue now for the Obama White House, Democrats and the liberal MSM. It was only an issue for former 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Of course it will make no difference to Obama, he is the one who previously had Turbo tax cheat Timothy Geitner of the Treasury Secretary. What’s a little Cayman Island sheltered money?
Republicans have been critical of Lew since his nomination was announced last month. Sens. Jeff Sessions and Orrin Hatch have questioned his role in Medicare policy decisions and his role at Citigroup.
“He’s got to still answer some questions or we may have to postpone the hearing,” Hatch told POLITICO on Thursday. “Right now, I’ve agreed to the hearing date but it is subject to having answers to the questions that were raised. They aren’t difficult to answer, they can answer them.”
Sources said Republicans have not given any indication that they plan to use the information to stall the upcoming hearing or to block the nomination completely.
Committee members will have the chance to question Lew directly at the hearing next week.
“[They] have every right to bring these issues up, that is why we have the committee hearing,” Neary said. “No one is being stopped from asking any questions at these hearings.”
But of course there is no double standard here. Barack Obama was highly critical of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for similar investments in funds based in the Cayman Islands, but now has the nerve to nominate an individual who has done the same. How hypocritical could Obama be? Obama obsessed over offshore tax shelters, but nominated someone who has done the very same that Obama claims to be against. What a joke. The Obama White House actually had the nerve to defend Lew and his investment by stating that Lew paid all his taxes on all of his income. As an American Thinker states, the point is not that Lew disclosed or paid taxes on his income, the issue at hand is the idea that it is evil to have an offshore account – at least it was for Mitt Romney. The specter of an offshore account raise the issue of hidden income and avoidance of taxes. That was the story when Obama slandered Romney, but some hoe it a different story when it comes to Jack Lew.
“President Obama has been almost obsessively critical of offshore investments. He called Ugland House ‘either the biggest building or the biggest tax scam on record,’” Grassley wrote in a statement late Friday.
“For years, we’ve talked about shutting down overseas tax havens that let companies set up operations to avoid paying taxes in America,” Obama said. He said his budget proposal would crack down on businesses which incorporate in places such as Ugland House.
Grassley said of the contrast between Obama’s statements and Lew’s past investment, “The irony is thick.
RUN ALLEN, RUN!!!
If you thought you have seen the last of Col. Allen West, think again. Former US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) was interviewed by NPR and hinted to what his future plans may be. Hinted, hmm … West’s hint was as subtle as a sledgehammer, “And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.” I would dare say that Allen West has more in common with Lincoln than does the current occupant of the White House.
MARTIN: So what’s next for you?
WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.
MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.
WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.
MARTIN: Duly noted. Congressman West, thank you so much for speaking with us.
The Lonely Conservative is not the only one who hopes he runs. I am guessing the MSM and Democrats will still call the individuals racist for voting for West as well. I can’t wait for the MSM to embrace Allen West for President like they did Barack Obama.
Which One’s the Turkey? Obama Mocks Mitt Romney During Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning of Cobbler and Gobbler
It would appear that Barack Obama is still lost in smallness …
President Obama took a swipe at Mitt Romney during the annual White House Turkey pardon event. Should we have expected any less from the most polarizing president ever? Obama pardoned two turkeys, Cobbler and Gobbler, but managed to seem hold a grudge against Mitt Romney and mocked him during the pardoning event. Obama told the audience he had one more “gift” to give before the country moved “forward.”
“So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give,” Obama joked in apparent reference to Mitt Romney’s claim after the election that Obama won by giving “gifts” to minority groups, Obama said he was going to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, named Cobbler, and his stand-in, Gobbler.
“The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward,” he added.
Hmm, Cobbler and Gobbler best not get their hopes too high. It would appear that the turkeys that Obama pardoned last year are pushing up daisies. Peace, one of the two turkeys that Obama pardoned last year was euthanized Monday. Obama and Obamacare could not save the turkey and it may just be a sign of things to come for Obama’s second term.
Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death – days before the Thanksgiving holiday – was not suspicious.
Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend “illness.” But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.
Newspapers are a microcosm of the mood swing of American voting sentiment from 2008 to 2012.
Add the Wisconsin State Journal and the New York Daily News to the list of newspapers who have switched from endorsing Barack Obama in 2008 to Mitt Romney in 2012. Similar to how many Americans voted for Obama in 2008 and have switched to Romney in 2012, so goes the print media. The endorsement from the Wisconsin State Journal went as follows:
… But this election is about jobs, the slow economy and Washington’s dysfunction. Our leaders can’t even pass a budget, much less stabilize soaring debt that’s burdening our children and grandchildren.
Obama failed to embrace his own commission’s bipartisan debt deal. Ryan, serving on the commission, similarly balked at the solid and comprehensive agreement.
But Obama is the president. The buck stops with him. This is now Obama’s economy, …
Check out the papers at least 30 papers that supported Obama for president in 2008 that have flipped to endorse Romney for president in 2012. The daily papers include:
•Cape Cod Times
•The Daily Herald
•Daily News (L.A.)
•The Dallas Morning News
•Des Moines Register
•The Florida Times-Union (which split between McCain & Obama in ’08)
•Fort Worth Star-Telegram
•The Journal & Courier
•The Joplin Globe
•Naples Daily News
•New York Daily News
•New York Observer
•Pensacola News Journal
•Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
•South Florida Sun Sentinel
•The (Nashua) Telegraph
•Wisconsin State Journal
This is quite astonishing that so many liberal newspapers have changed their endorsement and gone away from Barack Obama.