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The disaster awaiting America in Barack II

Posted in Barack Obama, One and Done on April 26, 2012 by Ferrell Gummitt

It seems every single day there are at least 2 or more stories on Fox or on the Internet (never in the Mainstream Media) of another tentacle from this administration and its minions reaching out to take away our freedoms. I try and write letters to the local papers in an attempt to alert those not paying attention to the fact that liberty is slipping away. However, the amount of stuff happening is overwhelming, so I don’t find myself able to focus as much as I feel I should. Obviously, the liberals have been planning and scheming to change this country since the beginning of the 20th Century. While most of us were working and raising families, those tentacles were underground and building strength. Now they’re out in the open with new ones appearing every day. And it’s always: ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK! Everything that has made us the greatest nation ever.

Until now, it seemed as though there were enough people to fight back. However, we now have a population in which 48% of the people pay no income taxes and more people are joining the government rolls every day. We have class warfare promoted by the president based on one of the seven deadly sins — envy. Actually, if one looks closely, much of current culture is buried in the seven deadly sins. How tragic and depressing!

We have accusations of racism against anyone who dares to present a counter-argument to any assertion by one of the so-called elites. The other side is constantly in attack mode (just glance, if you can stand it, at DWS). We have a Republican Party that doesn’t seem to really be in the fight to win and return us to the country the Founders gave us. Most now seem to be in a retreat mode, fearing the increasingly infuriating liberals who are supposedly only 20-25% of the population and always ready to “reach across the aisle” regardless of how weak it makes them and the country. And the country now holds little promise to future generations other than insurmountable debt.
I am really, really worried for the country. Not just about Obama, but beyond him- the very fact that he can be the undeniable and unmitigated disaster he has been thus far and still have half the country wanting more of it is shocking to me. The way that capitalism, republicanism, constitutionalism, and personal virtue and morality are openly mocked, ridiculed, and is being assaulted and chipped away daily is troubling. For the first time in my memory, we have a President who not only does not promote American exceptionlism and values, but downplays them. Unlike every President before him, who despite their faults still were cheerleaders for America and inspired people to love the country, this President points out our faults, blames us, apologized for us, and regards us an just another shape on the global map. Rather than speak in unifying themes, he divides us, pitting us against one another by race, sex, religion, economic class, age, ideology and any other way he can.

The truly alarming thing is, Obama did not arise out of a vacuum; the conditions for his ascension were already in existence. I fear that Barack Obama is but a symptom, a result, not the root cause of the problem, and we are in for a long, tough haul long after he is gone to turn things around if ever we are going to.

It was inevitable that this country would one day falter as its foundation was built upon sand. No society of man can ever expect peace and joy, justice, true compassion, and the multitude of blessings from God by placing within its foundational structure the lie that all false opinions have equal weight as the truth and that one has a civil right to pronounce, propagate, distribute and defend lies as the First Amendment to the Constitution claims. That lie is blasphemy against God who is the only truth and that lie has been the source of the incremental destruction of the rest of the foundations of this country. Jesus Christ said he is the way, the truth, and the life. Without Jesus Christ as the foundation of human society it can only struggle for a time and then it will die. 

Then Please God Help Us All: President Obama: ‘My Presidency Is Not Over. I’ve got Another Five Years’

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, One and Done on February 23, 2012 by Ferrell Gummitt

President Obama appeared on the Los Angeles-based “Piolin Por La Mañana” Show on Univision Radio hosted by Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo Wednesday and made a bold prediction about his re-election, vowing that his presidency was not over and if fact he had ‘another five years coming up’

The term length of the Presidency is generally accepted as being only four years.

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TRANSCRIPT:

PIOLIN: Thank you Mr. President for receiving my phone call.

OBAMA: Piolin, it’s good to talk to you my friend.

PIOLIN: We’re going to start right away because this is what our community wants to know. During your presidency, you have not delivered the immigration reform that we were hoping for. Thousands of families have been separated by deportation, leaving their children behind, alone in this country. Do you think that you still have the support of the Latino community?

OBAMA: Well, first of all Piolin, my presidency is not over; I’ve got another five years coming up. We’re going to get this done. And — and absolutely we have strong support in the Latino community because they have seen something we are working on. First of all, strengthening the economy, we were able to get the payroll tax done that provides 25 million Latinos with an extra 40 dollars in every paycheck and is going to strengthen the economy. We made sure unemployment insurance got extended because the Latino community has been so hard hit. A million Latinos are going to be benefiting from that. The housing settlement that we just passed, which will help Latino families all across the country who were taken advantage of by subprime lenders to be able to stay in their homes. The work we have done on education, to make sure millions of students — many Latino students are still getting Pell Grants and other scholarships and financial aid so that they can go to college. So, there are a lot of issues that we have worked on that have directly benefited millions of Latino families.

You’re right though, immigration reform is something we still have to get done and as I’ve told you since before I was elected president, the only way we are going to get this done fully is by getting Congress to do its job.

What we’ve been able to do is, administratively, we’ve said, let’s reemphasize our focus when it comes to enforcement on criminals and at the borders and let’s not be focusing our attention on hard-working families who are just trying to make ends meet. We’ve administratively proposed to reform the “three and 10” program so that families aren’t separated when they’re applying to stay here in this country.

So we are trying to do a lot to soften the effects of immigration, but ultimately, the only way we are going to do this is to get something passed through Congress, and that’s why we have to keep the pressure up.

Unfortunately, the Republican side, which used to at least give lip service to immigration reform, now they’ve gone completely to a different place and have shown themselves unwilling to talk at all about any sensible solutions to this issue and we are just going to have to keep up the pressure until they act.

Dear President Obama:

Your eviction notice to leave “Our House” will be delivered on November 6, 2012. If you need assistance packing, let me know—I’ll be glad to help

6 TRILLION REASONS TO VOTE ABO
THEN THERE IS OBAMACARE
THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE
BAIL OUTS
SOLINDRA
SYRIA
ISRAEL

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third
party. First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs
and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the
deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with
criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating America’s allies.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and
Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the
taxpayer.
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an tells us, and openly admits the
early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most
beautiful sound on earth.

Remember that 34 months of Obama we the people
have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as
during the rest of our nation’s entire history, as the Obama’s plan
their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali.

Hope and change anyone?

IMPEACH AND PROSECUTE

What happens when countries like China, Japan, Germany, and anyone else we happen to borrow our trillions of debt from, decide that we are no longer a good credit risk and just stop loaning us money? It’s my understanding that we actually have to borrow money just to pay interest on what we owe. Who bails us out? The simple answer to that is nobody. Then what? We print more money. And what does that accomplish? It devalues what that money is worth. Then we print more and then more. How long would it be before a loaf of bread would cost you 100 dollars? If you are one of those who believe this could never happen, I suggest you think again, and if you’re one of those who believes 4 more years of Obama’s leadership is the answer to preventing that from happening, then I suggest you are a fool.

No Jobs
No Plan
No Clue
NObama 2012

Obama – The Inept Community Organizer on Steroids Needs to Hit the Golf Links on January 20, 2013 – If Not Sooner

Posted in Barack Obama, One and Done on October 12, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

Since Obama, the US of A has been getting worse and worse. What is it going to take before societal learning actually takes place —- before people start recognizing simple basic truths? You can’t spend your way to economic prosperity on a macroeconomic level anymore than an individual can do that. You can’t penalize, vilify, and burden the producers of a society, and reward sloth and irresponsibility and expect that this is going to result in a vibrant society of good and plenty and a booming economy; yet, for 50 years, these have consistently been dependable parts of the Socialist/Democrat Party platform.

America needs, now more than ever, hope and change. In Obama, it got nothing of the sort — just a renewed, blindly pig-headed commitment to old school, traditional Socialist Party orthodoxy, and a tunnel vision focus on segmenting the American people into various special interest groups and then carving off disparate measures to appease those in the Dems’ political base — instead of a focus on improving the fortunes of America and Americans as a whole. It has been saddening to watch, and it doesn’t work, and will never work. America, as a result, under the misleader ship of Obama, founders and struggles in its growing malaise, strangling in the strings of purse.

As the days progress and America’s deficit/jobless crisis shows no signs of abatement, our pitifully inept Community Organizer appears bewildered by his collapsing life-long dream of a convergence of America into a Socialistic Fatherland. Not surprisingly, Obama was quick to embrace the Wall Street protestors as a possible escape route from his self-imposed dilemma. However, the emerging image of garbage littered protest sites and unlawful interruption of normal societal activities simply re-enforces the pictorial of Barack as an ACORN Rabble Rouser disrupting commerce on the Streets of Chicago. Accentuating the disconnect of the Obama agenda from routine American pursuits, was the appearance of the Muslim Brotherhood activist from Egypt exhorting the crowds to intensify their civil disobedience so as to destruct the existing social order. How is it that the Obama Administration granted a Visa to this Muslim extremist to bring his message of civil disruption to our shores? Barack, as president, it is your duty to PROMOTE the General Welfare of our citizens – NOT- to incite civil disruption of our daily commerce. Should Obama, God forbid, succeed in acquiring a second term, the turmoil that will engulf our Country will be unprecedented. My friend, it’s long past time for you exit the scene so that our Nation can begin the ‘Healing Process’ from the tragically deleterious consequences precipitated by your divisive agenda.

We’re not finished yet as a nation. We have had worse times than this, and have gotten past them; but Americans have got to wake up, see the malefactors for who they are, and throw them out of power in 2012; the sooner, the better.

 

My Mom’s Dead Cats Could Beat Obama – And probably do a Better Job…

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, One and Done with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

Who can beat Obama? Anybody

Liberal media push distraction about the elusive, perfect candidate

Brett Decker

Washington Times

If the presidential election were held today, just about anybody could wipe the floor with Barack Obama. The number of Americans who think “The One” is failing is at an all-time high. According to Gallup daily polling results released Monday, 55 percent now disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. The liberal media, which are in the tank for the first black president, don’t want voters to come to the conclusion that his defeat is inevitable so they’re cooking up mythical roadblocks in the way of a GOP victory.

The most common storyline is that the ideal Republican with the greatest chance of winning isn’t in the race yet. In fact, there’s a media obsession with who’s not in the race. Turn on the TV and the viewer is inundated with tales about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumping in, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani giving it another go, or former Vice President Dick Cheney throwing his hat into the ring. Last week, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who was everybody’s favorite noncandidate earlier this year, suggested that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would “enrich” the GOP field. As much as reporters look down on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, they can’t stop prattling about how she would change the primary race and whether she would steal votes from other candidates or they would woo Tea Partyers away from her. Some liberal pundits are even getting over their deep-seated hatred of the Bush dynasty to whisper about the chances of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush making a surprise announcement late in the year.

All the talk about the elusive, best candidate is a sideshow. This distraction allows the media to ignore the extremely talented pool of Republican candidates already in the race and how much more experience they have than Barack did when he was elected in 2008. Polls show that any generic unnamed Republican beats Mr. Obama and, in some cases, handily. By concentrating on how the purportedly most-competitive GOP choices aren’t in the race, the left is diverting attention away from the reality that Mr. Obama is in a heap of trouble. According to Rasmussen Reports, 57 percent favor repeal of Obamacare, the president’s signature accomplishment in office. With fear of a double-dip recession running high, Americans consistently say the economy is their biggest concern. However, according to Rasmussen, only 29 percent of likely voters think Mr. Obama is doing a good or excellent job on economic matters – a new low. That means 71 percent aren’t impressed. Figures like this are a death knell for an incumbent.

Discussion about “the one that got away” is also part of a narrative to claim the Grand Old Party represents a narrow portion of the electorate. When some candidates – especially more liberal ones – don’t join the fray, commentators can talk all the way to the election about how the party is too conservative. “Too bad for Republicans that Rudy didn’t decide to run,” they’ll say with crocodile tears. “He’s what the party needs to appeal to the middle.” Never mind that a majority of Americans agree with the GOP base on bread-and-butter conservative issues ranging from tax cuts to abortion restrictions. In the end, this horse-race chatter won’t matter. Without an uptick in the economy or some major unforeseen event, almost any elephant could trample Mr. Obama next year.

We need a little Republican righteous anger that the left seems to think it owns. Time and time again the Dems/Libs are “outraged” over some “social justice” issue, and the MSM accepts these rants and raves as acceptable, even approving, lefty expression.

But the right is now outraged, as evidenced by the Tea Party, a true and diverse grassroots movement not bought and paid for like most student demonstrations or bused-in SEIU “marchers.” The outrage on the right comes from extra-constitutional activities and legislation by the government, the stupendous deficits and debt created by the government, and the unresponsiveness to the general population by this administration in particular.

Where Obama Blew Chunks on His Second Term Chances

Posted in 2012 Elections, Andrew Breitbart, Barack Obama, One and Done, Tea Party with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

How Obama lost his presidency in August 2009

Andrew Breitbart

 When the history of Barack Obama’s one-term presidency is written, August 2009 will be remembered as the turning point.

It was then that thousands of ordinary citizens began to rise up against a health care bill being forced through Congress. And it was then that the Obama administration declared war, through its union proxies, against the American people.

Obama had been elected to fix the economy. But Democrats had planned for years to use the first year of the next “progressive” presidency to push universal health care, according to the plan written in federal prison by convicted fraudster and Democrat strategist Robert Creamer. That plan declared: “To win we must not just generate understanding, but emotion — fear, revulsion, anger, disgust.”

The Democrats followed that plan to the letter and vowed to pass ObamaCare — then known as H.R. 3200 — before that summer’s end. But when they dispatched members of Congress to town hall meetings to sell Obama’s policy, they met unprecedented outrage — not just protests, but the simple, searing questions of their constituents: “Why should we pay for abortions?” “Does the legislation cover illegal immigrants?” “Have you even read the bill?”

Some of the opposition was organized by Tea Party groups that had sprung up in the wake of President Obama’s massive stimulus in February 2009. But much of it was spontaneous. Then-House Speaker (now Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi called the protests “un-American” and falsely accused Tea Party members of carrying swastikas. That made the public even more indignant.

By early August, President Obama realized he was losing public support. So he turned to the “community organizing” techniques of his Chicago days. On Aug. 6, 2009, Jim Messina, then-White House Deputy Chief of Staff (now managing Obama’s re-election campaign), told Democrats to “punch back twice as hard.” The same day, John Sweeney, then-president of the AFL-CIO, issued a memo telling union members to show up at the town hall “battleground.”

That very evening, union thugs at a town hall meeting in Tampa assaulted a man who opposed ObamaCare, ripping the shirt off his back. And that same night in St. Louis, Ken Gladney allegedly was beaten up outside a town hall meeting as he tried to distribute Gadsden (“Don’t Tread On Me”) flags by union thugs yelling, “What kind of nigger are you?” The next day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius thanked SEIU members for their efforts at town halls.

It didn’t stop there. On Aug. 31, left-wing organizers outside a town hall meeting in suburban Chicago instructed activists to block residents’ questions. The Gladney attack was a small part of a much larger campaign of intimidation, directed from the White House. The acquittals in the Gladney case cannot erase what happened, even though the high-flying lawyers brought in by the SEIU outmatched the rookie prosecutor. But the verdict has been seized upon by the left-wing propagandists at Media Matters, which received a hefty donation from the SEIU after the Gladney attack and which set about trying to destroy Gladney’s credibility.

Local graduate student Adam Shriver has been a willing accomplice in Media Matters’ revisionism. In an Aug. 25 oped column in the Post-Dispatch, he accuses me of ‘smearing” unions — yet in this case and others, Shriver focuses obsessively on shreds that favor his ideological patrons, knowing and caring little about the facts as a whole.

Recently, when professors at the University of Missouri were caught indoctrinating their students in violent tactics in labor disputes, Shriver tried to dismiss the evidence by focusing on edits in a highlight reel created by an independent blogger. He refuses to join calls for the university to release video or transcripts of the course as a whole, thereby assisting the administration’s cover-up. Both private and public unions continue to use those thuggish tactics — most recently in the Verizon strike, where union members staged a mock funeral outside an executive’s home, and even put a little girl in front of a truck to scare replacement workers.

Ken Gladney was an innocent victim, singled out by thugs specifically because they thought he was a black conservative, for whom the Janeane Garolafos of the left reserve special contempt. Those who accuse the Tea Party of being “terrorists,” and who blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson massacre, have yet to be held accountable for the violence they unleashed in August 2009. They “won” the Gladney case, but they are losing the nation, thanks to the extraordinary courage of ordinary people who will not be silenced.

There are only 2 reasons Obama won in 2008:

1) Obama was a blank slate that the Lame-stream press painted to match the moment
2) McCain was an old fart who didn’t know how to read is own eMail – and boasted of it

This time around everyone knows Dear Leader Obama – the golf swings and vacations.  Obama is a well known failure.

The GOP will run the Anti-Obama – someone who is young, energetic, ruthless, and 180 degrees different than Obama in EVERY way.

Obama is toast…..

 

Also Tack On this Reason Obama will be a one term President:

The Misery Index, popularized by Governor Carter to hound President Ford only to be President Carter​’s undoing, haunts Democrats again. The combined unemployment and inflation rates are at their worst level in twenty-eight years. The stock market has just spent six weeks in the red. The GDP grows at an anemic rate of 1.8 percent. The housing market has been in shambles for five years, and seems to be double dipping. Debt approaches GDP. Flat-lining and nose-diving trend lines make the president’s reelection precarious. Even a browbeaten Bill Daley, the president’s chief of staff, conceded to an incensed National Association of Manufacturers convention, “Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible.” He said it. 

Obama’s Heroin: Taxes and Debt

Posted in Barack Obama, Debt Ceiling, One and Done with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

Wayne Alan Root

Incredibly, Obama and his Democrats are now blaming the victims in the debt-ceiling crisis.

These out of control D.C. spending addicts are exactly like drug addicts who have abandoned their spouse, kids, and job to do drugs 24 hours a day. Even though they’ve stolen from us, we do all we can to get them into rehab. But since they don’t want to stop drugs, what we get in return is hate, anger, and blame.

They accuse us of being horrible people for not willingly handing over more money to feed their spending addiction. They absurdly assert it’s our entire fault and that we’ve forced them to rob us at gunpoint. And they scream that we are extreme.

Like all addicts, it has to be someone else’s fault. In this case they blame the taxpayers and the tea party. It’s our fault because we won’t willing give them more money.

Unfortunately, the addiction of Obama and Congress is destroying the American economy and enslaving our children and grandchildren to unimaginable debt for decades to come.

In the midst of this crisis, the tea party has come to the rescue. The tea party is trying to save America.

Heavy federal, state, local, sales, property, and corporate taxes are already choking the entire U.S. economy. The addiction to spending is the problem. Raising taxes hasn’t helped Europe. The PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain) are all insolvent and bankrupt despite much higher taxes than America.

More money has never helped a single addict in world history. Only tough love, discipline and rehab solves the problem.

Obama needs to stand up in front of America and say, “My name is Barack Obama and I am an addict. I apologize to the taxpayers, all of whom I have wronged. I apologize for spending our economy into insolvency and bankruptcy. I apologize for the historic levels of unsustainable debt. I apologize for trying to blame the victims (taxpayers) for my illness.”

It all starts with admitting you have a problem.

We must not accept one dollar in new taxes.

Obama and Congress must learn to live with the money they’ve got. No more blaming the victim. The tea party and the taxpayers are the heroes here.

Obama is casting the tea party as radicals, insinuating treason for refusing to raise taxes or the debt ceiling.

I’d like to remind Mr. Obama that is exactly what King George and his House of Lords called the original American tea party patriots. That didn’t work out so well for the king the first time.

Facts from Obama’s “Summer of Recovery”:

Look where we are now!

  • · 9.2% unemployment
  • · 19.1% ACTUAL unemployment (including those that aren’t looking for work anymore)
  • · $14.4 trillion in debt
  • · 1.9 million jobs lost since the so called “stimulus”
  • · More people than ever in history are on food stamps
  • · People are on unemployment longer than any time since the Great Depression
  • · 59% disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy

At the end of the day, Obama is an empty suit. Liberals like to talk about how smart he is, but who knows. Has anyone ever seen a college transcript? Did he receive admission to some of the most elite institutions on his own merits, or did he fill a quota?

What else has he accomplished? Has he ever really worked for a living? Does he know what it is like to start a company or meet a payroll?

Obama, on the other hand, has no body of work to support his promotion to president of USA Inc. He can’t solve the country’s problems because he has never had to solve problems in the past. He is also useless without his teleprompter, another black mark. A fancy slogan can get you elected; it won’t help you run the country.

So Obama Administration and “Leading” Economists how is that Economic Recovery going for you?

Posted in Barack Obama, Depression, Dimmocrats, Economy, One and Done with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

 The economic recovery turns 2: Feel better yet?

APNews

 This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating.

Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided of any since the 1930s.

After previous recessions, people in all income groups tended to benefit. This time, ordinary Americans are struggling with job insecurity, too much debt and pay raises that haven’t kept up with prices at the grocery store and gas station. The economy’s meager gains are going mostly to the wealthiest.

Workers’ wages and benefits make up 57.5 percent of the economy, an all-time low. Until the mid-2000s, that figure had been remarkably stable _ about 64 percent through boom and bust alike.

Executive pay is included in this figure, but rank-and-file workers are far more dependent on regular wages and benefits. A big chunk of the economy’s gains has gone to investors in the form of higher corporate profits.

“The spoils have really gone to capital, to the shareholders,” says David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates in Toronto.

Corporate profits are up by almost half since the recession ended in June 2009. In the first two years after the recessions of 1991 and 2001, profits rose 11 percent and 28 percent, respectively.

And an Associated Press analysis found that the typical CEO of a major company earned $9 million last year, up a fourth from 2009.

Driven by higher profits, the Dow Jones industrial average has staged a breathtaking 90 percent rally since bottoming at 6,547 on March 9, 2009. Those stock market gains go disproportionately to the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans, who own more than 80 percent of outstanding stock, according to an analysis by Edward Wolff, an economist at Bard College.

But if the Great Recession is long gone from Wall Street and corporate boardrooms, it lingers on Main Street:

_ Unemployment has never been so high _ 9.1 percent _ this long after any recession since World War II. At the same point after the previous three recessions, unemployment averaged just 6.8 percent.

_ The average worker’s hourly wages, after accounting for inflation, were 1.6 percent lower in May than a year earlier. Rising gasoline and food prices have devoured any pay raises for most Americans.

_ The jobs that are being created pay less than the ones that vanished in the recession. Higher-paying jobs in the private sector, the ones that pay roughly $19 to $31 an hour, made up 40 percent of the jobs lost from January 2008 to February 2010 but only 27 percent of the jobs created since then.

Kathleen Terry is one of those who had to settle for less. Before the recession, she spent 16 years working as a mortgage processor in Southern California, earning as much as $6,500 in a good month, a pace of about $78,000 a year.

But her employer was buried in the housing crash. She found herself out of work for two and a half years. As her savings dwindled, the single mother had to move into a motel with her three daughters.

They got by on welfare and help from their church and friends. Terry started taking a 90-minute bus ride to job training courses. Eventually, she found work as a secretary in the Riverside County, Calif., employment office. She likes the job, but earns just $27,000 a year. “It’s a humbling experience,” she says.

Hard times have made Americans more dependent than ever on social programs, which accounted for a record 18 percent of personal income in the last three months of 2010 before coming down a bit this year. Almost 45 million Americans are on food stamps, another record.

Ordinary Americans are suffering because of the way the economy ran into trouble and how companies responded when the Great Recession hit.

Soaring housing prices in the mid-2000s made millions of Americans feel wealthier than they were. They borrowed against the inflated equity in their homes or traded up to bigger, more expensive houses. Their debts as a percentage of their annual after-tax income rose to a record 135 percent in 2007.

Then housing prices started tumbling, helping cause a financial crisis in the fall of 2008. A recession that had begun in December 2007 turned into the deepest downturn since the Great Depression.

Economists Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University and Carmen Reinhart of the Peterson Institute for International Economics analyzed eight centuries of financial disasters around the world for their 2009 book “This Time Is Different.” They found that severe financial crises create deep recessions and stunt the recoveries that follow.

This recovery “is absolutely following the script,” Rogoff says.

Federal Reserve numbers crunched by Haver Analytics suggest that Americans have a long way to go before their finances will be strong enough to support robust spending: Despite cutting what they owe the past three years, the average household’s debts equal 119 percent of annual after-tax income. At the same point after the 1981-82 recession, debts were at 66 percent; after the 1990-91 recession, 85 percent; and after the 2001 recession, 114 percent.

Because the labor market remains so weak, most workers can’t demand bigger raises or look for better jobs.

“In an economic cycle that is turning up, a labor market that is healthy and vibrant, you’d see a large number of people quitting their jobs,” says Gluskin Sheff economist Rosenberg. “They quit because the grass is greener somewhere else.”

Instead, workers are toughing it out, thankful they have jobs at all. Just 1.7 million workers have quit their job each month this year, down from 2.8 million a month in 2007.

The toll of all this shows in consumer confidence, a measure of how good people feel about the economy. According to the Conference Board’s index, it’s at 58.5. Healthy is more like 90. By this point after the past three recessions, it was an average of 87.

How gloomy are Americans? A USA Today/Gallup poll eight weeks ago found that 55 percent think the recession continues, even if the experts say it’s been over for two years. That includes the 29 percent who go even further _ they say it feels more like a depression.

 

In 2008 Obama won the presidency during an economy that compared to today was going gangbusters. This created a comfort level on the part of voters which enabled them to only have to pay half attention to the issues and vote for the first black president despite not knowing much about him. At the same time the popularity of George W. Bush was in the tank because his administration refused to defend itself against the perpetual hatchet-job done by the democrats/media. John McCain was about the worst possible presidential candidate the GOP could have thrown up there. The usual traditional media-democrat bias was in hyper drive during this entire process, completely ignoring or covering up Obama’s shortcomings while simply making things up about Sarah Palin. Add to this the fact that the electoral cycle put the democrats about due for the white house; which is pretty typical after 8 year administrations.
With all those factors combined, Obama won with 53% of the vote. Two and a half years later and George W. Bush is long gone. The comfort level created by his economy was killed almost the instant Obama took over. Obama is no longer a mystery and John McCain will not be the nominee next time around. Nobody is unaware of who Obama is, or what his policies have created. The media have so prostituted themselves that they reach and shape fewer and fewer opinions than ever before. The formation of the Tea Parties have given conservatives the political force long absent when combating the democrat rent a mob types. Oh yeah, and the democrats have lost every major election since then, except in those areas where massive voter fraud was allowed to occur, like Nevada.
What does all of this mean? You libs read this closely: Barack Obama and the Democrats are going to get wiped out next year. They would do well to quit now, which they won’t, then to take the beating they are about to take. Not only will Obama be a one term president, but the democrats will probably give up about fifteen seats in the senate and who knows how many more in the house. Whatever credibility the media still has will fall by the wayside as we go. There is nothing that can be done to prevent this, including the voter fraud that will no doubt occur. The more they attempt to saturate the culture with this class warfare schtick that is half threat, half plea for sympathy, the worse it will be. I know that even if I warn you libs about this there is nothing you can do about it….

Hey Libs: Your ship is sinking and there are no more lifeboats…

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Liberalism, Michele Bachmann, One and Done, Rick Perry with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

The Middle American Revolt

As liberalism collapses, conservative populists are stepping forward

Jeff Kuhner Washington Times

The winds of change are blowing. A political rebellion is brewing. The 2012 Republican presidential nomination is taking place within historic times: the decline and fall of big-government liberalism. President Obama’s attempt to transform America is finally creating a powerful backlash. The Obama presidency lies in rubble; failure has been its defining characteristic. The country is facing an economic crisis. Unemployment is high. Growth is anemic. Gas prices are sky-high. America is choking on its debt. We are bogged down in three failed wars. Mr. Obama’s popularity is plummeting. The liberal regime – once dominant – is tottering.

For months, many GOP voters have not been enthusiastic about the current crop of candidates because none of them seem able to address the dangers confronting America. Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman Jr. – they are conventional Republicans with establishment ideas. The presumptive front-runner is former Gov. Mitt Romney. His support may be wide, but it’s thin. His flip-flops on homosexual marriage and abortion, defense of Romneycare (universal health care in Massachusetts) and watered-down internationalism in foreign affairs make him vulnerable to an insurgent challenger.

Yet, at last, the Republican race is heating up with two rising stars. The dark horse is Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. She clearly won the debate in New Hampshire. Mrs. Bachmann is articulate, telegenic and feisty. She is a populist conservative who champions God, country and family. She is closely aligned with the Tea Party movement, and is serious about slashing deficits and controlling spending. She is a devout Christian, who is staunchly pro-life, pro-family and pro-gun rights. Moreover, Mrs. Bachmann is a nationalist in foreign policy. She opposes the Libyan intervention, rightly demanding that constitutional checks and balances be reimposed upon Mr. Obama’s war-making powers. With the exception of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, she has the best grasp of one seminal reality: America can no longer afford the welfare-warfare state. The era of nation-building and global democratic revolution is over.

Mrs. Bachmann is more than a Sarah Palin clone. On domestic policy, the Minnesota Republican is more substantive; on foreign policy, she is more serious; and most importantly, she has much lower negative ratings – especially among independents. Mrs. Palin (should she run) may be able to win the GOP nomination. The presidency, however, is a bridge too far. The media will eviscerate her. Outside of her intense base, she is despised and distrusted. She personifies the cheap politics of celebrity. Mrs. Bachmann is the opposite: a relentless enemy of cultural liberalism, who can forge a diverse populist coalition. She appeals to the vast middle of America. Her campaign has the potential to tap into the country’s profound alienation from Washington. And thus, she is surging in the polls.

The other potential major candidate is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. His top aides are signaling that he is clearly thinking about running. If he does, Mr. Perry would skyrocket to the top of the heap, smashing most of his GOP rivals – including Mr. Romney. He is the anti-Romney – an authentic Texan, who has a long record of achievement and proven conservative governance. Mr. Romney talks a good game; Mr. Perry actually plays one. The rap against Mr. Perry is that he looks and sounds too much like former President George W. Bush. He has the same twang and cowboy swagger. After the disastrous Bush years, the country does not want another Texan Republican in the White House, say his critics. Maybe.

Yet, Mr. Perry has one trump card: Texas. Under his leadership, the economy has boomed. As the country remains mired in a deep recession, Texas is growing. It has created more private-sector jobs than any other state. He has reined in public spending, restored fiscal responsibility, removed regulatory red tape, maintained flexible labor markets and stood up to the unions. There is no state income tax. He is a real Reaganite. He has combined pro-growth policies with flinty social conservatism.

Moreover, he is a principled defender of the 10th Amendment. He understands that federalism and states’ rights are not just buzzwords. They have been the key to America’s prosperity and success. The most urgent problem of our day is the expansion of the federal leviathan. It is strangling the economy, burying America under a mountain of debt and sapping the country’s vitality. Power must be devolved back to the states, enabling them to become the laboratories of democracy – as our Founding Fathers intended. On a range of economic and regulatory issues, Mr. Perry has directly challenged Washington’s overreach and incompetence.

Both Mrs. Bachmann and Mr. Perry signify a new development in American politics: the rise of nationalist populism. For decades, liberalism has been ascendant. The New Deal erected an entitlement state and brought to power a liberal ruling class – what the conservative philosopher James Burnham called “the managerial class.” This political and cultural cadre has dominated American life. Government agencies, the permanent bureaucracies, the mainstream media, universities, public schools, Hollywood, the arts, trial lawyers, the Federal Reserve, big banks and large financial institutions – they have all helped to sustain the progressive project of turning America into a rootless social democracy.

For a while, it seemed to work. Peace and prosperity ensured that any ideological assault on liberal hegemony could be contained – and eventually marginalized. Now, however, Mr. Obama’s misrule, combined with the growing economic chaos, threatens the very moral legitimacy of our liberal minders. They can no longer be believed or trusted.

Liberalism is in crisis. And as the regime cracks, insurgent populists are starting to fill the void. Middle America is on the march.

Madame Bachmann is the real deal; intelligent, articulate, STAUNCH supporter of the Constitution and the precepts debated and adopted by our Founding Fathers. Bachmann started the House TEA Party Caucus last July; 51 members…and growing.

Hopefully it is not too late to repair the AMERICAN DREAM, WE ARE SO TIRED OF OBAMA’S FAILED POLICIES TIME AND AGAIN !!! PEOPLE IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND DEMAND HE BE IMPEACHED.  IF NOT IMPEACHED, ELECTED OUT OF OFFICE IN A LANDSLIDE NOT SEEN SINCE RONALD REAGAN SMASHED JIMMY CARTER IN 1980; SO WE CAN GET ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY , BECAUSE RECOVERY WILL NEVER HAPPEN AS LONG AS OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN COMMAND.

Obama is going to follow in the steps of Jimmy Carter and Bush 41 and will do the One-Termer Dance. 10 Reasons Why:

Posted in Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Lamestream Media, One and Done, Unions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2011 by Ferrell Gummitt

From Human Events:

Less than two months ago, buzzing from the president’s gutsy call to eliminate Osama bin Laden, and liberal pontificators had practically sworn in Barack Obama for his second term. “For the GOP the sands are rushing through the hourglass,” Roger Simon wrote in a column whose title had wondered whether the president was “invincible.” He claimed that with Geronimo KIA, “the Republican field has been fried like an egg.” In reality, the president’s short-term popularity boost had fried the long-term judgment of his supporters.

The reasons to believe Obama a one-term president are many and well-grounded.

10. The Declaration of Independents

Candidate Obama attracted independents. President Obama repulses them. The president entered office with the approval of 62 percent of independents. The latest Gallup poll shows support of just 42 percent of independents. Similarly, the political moderate’s keys to his election have deserted the president as immoderate policies have emerged. There simply aren’t enough liberals for Democrats to lose moderates and win elections. No Democratic candidate over the last half century has won the presidency without winning moderates. 

9. A Redder America

Barack Obama faces a redder electoral map than he did in 2008. The 2012 presidential election is more than a year away, but the Electoral College has already shifted twelve votes away from blue states and toward red states. Most of the states gaining electoral votes in the census reapportionment voted for McCain. Almost all of the states losing electoral votes voted for Obama. Even the states that Obama carried that added electoral votes—Nevada and Florida, to name two—don’t seem locks to go for the president in 2012. The loss of electoral votes isn’t fatal to Obama. It is a handicap.

8. The Issues Have Changed

Gallup’s “Monthly Most Important Problem” survey is a problem for the president. What is troubling the American people? Over the first five months of 2011, Americans point to the economy (29%), unemployment (26%), the deficit (13%), and government (11%). The issues most salient to voters uniformly work to the incumbent’s disadvantage. When Iraq, health care, and Republican mishandling of the economy mattered to voters, Obama could go on the offensive. It’s difficult to see how he scores points in 2012 on the issues that resonate with voters. He will be on his heels.

7. The Blank Canvass Isn’t Anymore

Other than William Jennings Bryan and Wendell Willkie, who is the major party nominee with a skimpier record than 2008’s Barack Obama? He could vote “present” in the Illinois legislature and run away from U.S. Senate votes while running for higher office. But presidents can’t remain blank slates for long. Unpopular Obama Care, a sedative stimulus, ineptness in the face of the BP oil spill, and defiance of Congress in starting a third Middle Eastern war have all painted a presidential picture that has calcified conservative opposition, alienated moderates, and disillusioned liberal supporters.

6. Demoralized Liberals

Left-wing activist Ralph Nader encourages a primary challenge. Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich sues the administration over Libya. Netroots conference goers boo White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer. Rather than rejoice at a universal health-care bill that eluded predecessors or the introduction of open homosexuality in the military, liberals decry Obama for retaining Bush-era tax rates, playing warden over Guantanamo Bay, and launching a new war in Libya. Never can Democrats satiate their cannibalistic base. If you think this is an overstatement, feel free to examine the teeth marks on the political carcasses of Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Lyndon Johnson. Leftists may not primary this president or siphon votes through a suicidal third-party bid. But neither will they work or give at the levels they did in 2008.

5. Energized Conservatives

After eight years of big-government Bush, an underwhelming primary field, and a sclerotic general election campaign, conservatives could be given a mulligan for sleepwalking through the last presidential election. Conservatives, just 34 percent of the electorate in 2008’s election, comprised 42 percent of voters in 2010. From tea-parties to raucous town halls, the political dynamic of the country has been altered. It showed in 2010, when Republicans added 63 House seats, seven Senate seats, and six governors. Nothing invigorates a party’s base like an aggressive ideologue of the opposing party occupying the White House. The GOP clearly has the momentum heading into 2012.

4. The Political Ground has shifted Beneath the President’s Feet

a political lifetime has elapsed since Barack Obama’s election. Bailouts and big-government have yielded to tea parties and deficit angst. Gallup’s ideological identification survey registered the highest percentage of liberals in its history the year of Barack Obama’s election. Gallup’s most recent ideological identification survey registered its highest percentage of conservatives since the inaugural 1992 poll. Between the 2008 survey and last year’s, conservatives have gained seven points vis-à-vis liberals. To know liberalism isn’t to love it.

3. Historic Turnouts Aren’t Every-Four-Year Occurrences

Obama surfed to victory in 2008 on the crest of two historic waves. African Americans constituted a larger percentage of the electorate than ever recorded. And young people voted for the Democratic candidate by the greatest margin ever. Two-thirds of 18-to-29 year olds cast ballots for Obama. A staggering 19 out of every 20 African American voters pulled the lever for Obama. The precarious foundation of the Democrat’s election rested on the remarkable turnout, and the amazing one-sidedness, of two constituencies—African Americans and young people—who traditionally stay home on Election Day. That both groups have been hit especially hard by the economic slump makes it hard to envision a repeat of the amazing African American turnout and one-sided youth vote.   

2. A Low Ceiling

Roger Simon wondered if the president was “invincible” in the wake of killing bin Laden. More perceptive observers saw vulnerability. Counter intuitively, the assassination of America’s most reviled enemy revealed Barack Obama’s political weaknesses, not his strengths. The president’s weekly Gallup approval average topped out at 51 percent following the bin Laden operation. The best possible week of Obama’s presidency yielded barely half of the electorate’s support. His enemies should acknowledge the man has a floor of support. His supporters should acknowledge he has a ceiling, too.

1. It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

The Misery Index, popularized by Governor Carter to hound President Ford only to be President Carter’s undoing, haunts Democrats again. The combined unemployment and inflation rates are at their worst level in twenty-eight years. The stock market has just spent six weeks in the red. The GDP grows at an anemic rate of 1.8 percent. The housing market has been in shambles for five years, and seems to be double dipping. Debt approaches GDP. Flat-lining and nose-diving trend lines make the president’s reelection precarious. Even a browbeaten Bill Daley, the president’s chief of staff, conceded to an incensed National Association of Manufacturers convention, “Sometimes you can’t defend the indefensible.” He said it. 

Barack Obama is a formidable campaigner. His presidency is not without accomplishment (see, Osama bin Laden). And occupants of the White House have lost general elections just five times in the last hundred years. But he has governed ineffectively and stubbornly against the wishes of the American people. He could win reelection. But the preponderance of indicators suggests his defeat. This should make conservatives hopeful for change. 

Brass Tacks.  There are only 2 reasons Obama won in 2008:

1) Obama was a blank slate that the Lame-stream press painted to match the moment
2) McCain was an old fart who didn’t know how to read his own Email – and boasted of it

This time around everyone knows Dear Leader Obama – the golf swings and vacations.  Obama is a well known failure.

The GOP will run the Anti-Obama – someone who is young, energetic, ruthless, and 180 degrees different than Obama in EVERY way.

Obama is toast…..

Plus chew on these facts:

Almost all of the states have very serious debt problems.

Most of the debt problems are caused by the out of control state pensions. The Democrats strongly support the unions. Obama bailed out the pension plans of GM and Chrysler and stiffed the car company’s creditors. I believe that around 16 billion will not be paid back. Unfortunately, the unions come across as loud, obnoxious thugs that have no problem destroying public property such as the state capital in Wisconsin.

The President promised to get out of Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Not only are we still in Afghanistan and Iraq, but Obama has now started a
third war in Libya. He did not bother to inform Congress that he was going to
war. The war in Libya is not going well. The President is denying that a war
exist since NATO is conducting the war.

During Obama’s term the national debt has increased by trillions.

The bond rating agency, Standard and Poor, has changed the outlook
for the rating on US Bonds from stable to negative. During the CR negotiations,
the Democrats fought hard to not reduce spending.

The unemployment rate is still around 9 percent.

Obama has done little to help the unemployment situation. His most recent example is to
loan billions to a foreign country for off shore drilling, however, he has no
problem in shutting down drilling in the Gulf with the result of tens of
thousands people out of work. During the run up to the next election, it is
predicted that the unemployment rate will stay above 8 percent.

In the past year the cost of Regular Gas has increased from $2.89 to $3.82. The cost of the following items has also increased over the last year: Tomato 13.9%, Wheat 51.73%, Sugar 54.17%, Coffee 123.16%, Corn 103.85%, Butter 31.50%, Coca 9.24%,
Soybeans 35.17%, Cotton 144.37% and Milk 10%. We are going into stagflation;
high unemployment and high inflation. 

  
Finally, instead of drilling for oil, Obama is banking on electric cars to solve the high cost of gasoline problems.  Carter like inflation, high interest rates, and stagnant wage growth are just around the corner.

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