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[VIDEO] Obama’s Hurricane Debacle

Monday, November 5th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Victims of Hurricane Sandy beg for help, but are getting none from the president. An honest media would cover this abject failure.

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Vice President Biden Forgets Who the Current President Is

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 - by The Tatler

h/t Powerline

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So What Were The Assets Available For Benghazi, Part II?

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 - by The Tatler

More dripping from Herschel Smith in two parts.

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Drip, Drip: CIA’s Benghazi Timeline Questioned

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 - by The Tatler

The CIA’s new timeline of events in Benghazi is not holding up.

Both American and British sources say multiple roadblocks set up by fighters believed to be with Ansar al-Sharia were in place in Benghazi several hours before the 9:40 p.m. timeline and that communications also alluded to “heavily armed troops showing up with artillery.” Fox News was told by both American and British contacts who were in Benghazi that night that the CIA timeline rolled out this past week is only “loosely based on the truth” and “doesn’t quite add up.”

The safe room to which Ambassador Christopher Stevens retreated during the assault was far from safe.

One former Special Op now employed by a private company in Benghazi said that even the safe room wasn’t properly set up. He said “the safe room is one of the first measures you take” and that he is “not sure how you can set a safe room without fire suppression and ventilation in case of fire.” He also said, “Ambassador Stevens would likely be alive today if this simple and normal procedure was put into place.”

As details emerge of serious security issues before the attack on Sept. 11, Fox News is also beginning to hear more frustration from sources both on the ground in Benghazi and in the U.S. Multiple British and American sources insist there were other capabilities in the region and are mystified why none were used. Fox News was told there were not only armed drones that monitor Libyan chemical weapon sites in the area, but also F-18′s, AC-130 aircraft and even helicopters that could have been dispatched in a timely fashion.

British intelligence sources said that unarmed drones routinely flew over Benghazi every night in flight patterns and that armed drones which fly over chemical sites, some a short flight from Benghazi, “were always said to be on call.” American sources confirmed this and questioned “why was a drone armed only with a camera dispatched?”

Another source added, “Why would they put a ragtag team together in Tripoli as first responders? This is not even what they do for a living. We had a first responder air base in Italy almost the same distance away.” Despite the team arriving from Tripoli that night, sources said sufficient American back-up never came.

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Benghazi and the Missing Obama 9/11 Timeline

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Rudy Giuliani: Obama Should Resign

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 - by The Tatler

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Confirmed: MSNBC is the Most Biased Network

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Politico sums up a Pew survey.

From August 27 through October 21, 71 percent of MSNBC’s coverage of Mitt Romney this year was negative, far outperforming Fox News’s negative coverage of President Barack Obama, which came in at 46 percent, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The negative-to-positive ratio on MSNBC was roughly 23-to-1; the negative-to-positive ratio on Fox News was 8-to-1.

 

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Breaking: NY Marathon Canceled

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

CBS News is reporting that this weekend’s NY Marathon has been canceled. Details to follow as they become available.

Update: Details.

The New York City marathon will not take place this Sunday, NBC 4 New York has learned.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg had defended his decision to hold the 26.2-mile race as scheduled on Sunday, although many New Yorkers complained it would be insensitive and divert city resources at a time when many are suffering.

 

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[VIDEO] Kirsten Powers and Judith Miller Blast Media’s Lack of Benghazi Coverage

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Both agree that the media has avoided the story for political reasons, with Powers adding that the media has been “absolutely pathetic.” She also noted that Obama’s war on Fox News has “cowed” the media into avoiding covering a story on which Fox reporters have led the fact-finding. Miller calls the media “co-conspirators” in helping the Obama administration cover up the terrorist assault.

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[VIDEO] Mitt Romney’s ‘Real Change from Day One’ Speech

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Full text of the speech here.

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Is Big Labor Trying to Buy New Hampshire Governor’s Race?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Is there anything Big Labor won’t do for Maggie Hassan? With just days before the election, NH Democratic gubernatorial nominee Maggie Hassan faces all the wrong questions about her campaign’s cozy relationship with labor union groups. From shadowy donations to workplace, Hassan is actively accepting the sort of “support” she has publicly decried throughout her political career.

The details:

Hassan’s June 20th finance report included a $25,000 contribution from the “Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union.”

Red Flag #1: Direct contributions from unions are prohibited under New Hampshire state law.

In order to contribute to candidates or political committees, unions must create a PAC. Hassan’s report lists the contributing entity as a PAC.

Red Flag #2: Hassan’s report lists the contribution as coming from “Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union.”  No PAC with this name exists.  The union does have a registered PAC under the name “Local 131 Volunteer PAC.” 

So it would appear that Hassan exploited a loophole in New Hampshire election law that allows PAC to PAC transfers in unlimited amounts, as at the time her campaign committee was set up as a PAC.  However, even that explanation leaves troubling questions.

Red Flag #3: The Local 131 Volunteer PAC did not register until over a month after the contribution date. “A contribution in the amount of $25,000 is only permitted if the funds were transferred directly from one PAC to another, which appears to be the case with the $25,000 contribution…However, the timeline of the donation and the PAC registration call into question the legality of the contribution. While Hassan’s report lists the donation as received on June 15th, the Local Union 131 Volunteer PAC did not file its registration papers with the Secretary of State’s office until months later, on August 2nd.” 

Red Flag #4: Local Union 131 Volunteer PAC doesn’t list a donation of any size to Maggie Hassan on any of its filings. “Another inconsistency arises when examining the union PAC’s filings. The first report, filed on August 22nd, does not list the donation to Hassan’s committee, nor is it listed on subsequent filings. The August 22nd report lists $29,257.71 raised but only $1,500 spent. Based on the information available, it seems that at the very least Hassan exploited a loophole in New Hampshire election law.” 

Unions aren’t just filling Hassan’s campaign coffers; they are abusing their member communications privileges to strong-arm NH state employees to vote for her, according to a piece published Nov. 1 in the New Hampshire Journal. “When some New Hampshire state employees arrived at their office last week, they were greeted at their desks by a sensationalized flyer touting Democrat gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan and attacking her Republican opponent, Ovide Lamontagne. The flier was apparently produced and distributed by the State Employee’s Association (SEA) and the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).”

According to the same article, the unions’ tactics are skirting – if not violating – the law. “Political communications of this nature are technically legal due to provisions in the SEA contract negotiated under former Governor Jeanne Shaheen and upheld by Governor Lynch.    However, sources familiar with labor laws say that union representatives and union members are not supposed to take time out of work hours or use office equipment such as printers or copiers to distribute materials like these fliers.”

Oh, the irony: In the past, Hassan repeatedly blasted these type of contributions…but she wasn’t running for governor then. “’You can come into New Hampshire. You can purchase an election. You can drown out the voices of all others in a campaign,’ Hassan charged. ‘You can hide your identity from public scrutiny.’”

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‘Bow to Nobody’ — SEALs Release New Anti-Obama Ad

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler
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Mitt Romney Delivers Closing Argument in Wisconsin: ‘Real Change from Day One’

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today delivered remarks in West Allis, Wisconsin, “Real Change From Day One.” The following was prepared for delivery:

Thank you.  It’s good to be in the home state of the next Vice President of the United States.

Next to Ann Romney, Paul Ryan is the best choice I ever made.

Tonight, we enter the final weekend of the campaign.  At Obama rallies, they are saying “Four More Years.” We are shouting “Four More Days.”

We are so very grateful to you and to people across the country, for all that you have given of yourselves to this campaign.  This is not just about Paul and me–it is about America, and the future we will leave to our children. We thank you, and we ask you to stay at it all the way – all the way to victory on Tuesday night.

The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own. Many voters have known for some time who they will vote for. Others are just now putting aside the demands of daily life and considering how their vote will affect their life, the lives of their children, and the course of the country we love.

We ask you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads. Look to the record, the accomplishments and failures, and the judgment. Words are cheap. A record is real and earned with effort. Change cannot be measured in speeches; it is measured in achievements.

Four years ago, candidate Obama promised to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short.

He promised to be a “post-partisan president” but he became the most partisan– blaming, attacking, dividing.

He was going to focus on creating jobs.  Instead, he focused on Obamacare, which killed jobs.

He said he was going to cut the federal deficit by half; then he doubled it.

He said that the unemployment rate would now be 5.2%; today we learned that it is 7.9%–it is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. Unemployment is higher today than when Barack Obama took office.

He promised that he would propose a plan to save Social Security and Medicare from insolvency. He did not; rather, he raided $716 billion from Medicare for his vaunted Obamacare.

He would lower health premiums by $2,500. Now they are higher by $3,000. And gasoline? The American family pays $2,000 a year more for gasoline today than when he was elected.

He said he would work across the aisle on the most important issues. He has not met on the economy, or on the budget, or on jobs, with either the Republican leader of the House or the Senate since July. Instead of bridging the divide, he has made it wider.

How is it that he has fallen so short of what he promised? In part, it is because he has never led, never worked across the aisle, never truly understood how jobs are created in the economy.

And today, he makes new promises, promises he will be unable to keep, because he admits that he will stay on the same path. The same course we have been on will not lead to a better destination.

The same path means $20 trillion in debt, crippling unemployment, stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values, and a devastated military. And unless we change course, we may be looking at another recession.

The question of this election comes down to this: do you want more of the same or do you want real change?

President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it.

I built a business, and turned around another. I helped put an Olympics back on track. And with a Democratic legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth, and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay.

This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about–it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.

If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.

When I am elected, the economy and American jobs will still be stagnant. I won’t waste any time complaining about my predecessor. I won’t spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. From Day One, I will go to work to help Americans get back to work.

People across the country are responding to our five-part plan to create jobs.

Part one is about taking full advantage of our energy resources. On Day One, I will act to increase the number of leases and permits to drill on federal lands. I will act to speed the approval of the Keystone pipeline from Canada. I will re-visit coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry. On Day One, we will be closer to energy independence.

Second, I will move to boost trade, especially with Latin America. I will ask Congress for Trade Promotion Authority, a power every president has used or requested since it was first created in 1974, with the exception of President Obama. And I will finally designate China as a currency manipulator. It is time for trade that works for America.

Third, I will send to Congress the Retraining Reform Act, to make sure that every worker who feels left behind in this economy can get the skills and the chance for a good-paying job.

Fourth, I will move to tackle out-of-control spending. I will send Congress the first of several fundamental reforms called the Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act, to immediately cut–not just slow the rate of growth– but cut non-security discretionary spending by 5%.  I’m not just going to take office on January 20th – I’m going to take responsibility for the office as well.

And fifth, I will act to boost small business, and all business. I will issue executive orders aimed straight at the problems that are holding this economy back.

The first will grant state waivers from Obamacare, to begin its repeal.

The second will launch a sweeping review of all Obama-era regulations with an eye to eliminating or repairing those that are killing jobs and small businesses.

And every entrepreneur, every small-business person, every job creator will know that for the first time in four years, the government of the United States likes business and loves the jobs and higher wages business brings to our fellow Americans.

We have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like – what Americans can achieve when we limit government instead of limiting the dreams of our fellow Americans.

You can choose your future. You know what you need to know. You can stay on the path of the last four years, or you can choose real change.

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress. He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy. The President was right when he said he can’t change Washington from the inside. In this case, you can take him at his word.

When I am elected, I will work with Republicans and Democrats in Congress. I will meet regularly with their leaders. I will endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about the politics. Together, we will put the nation on track to a balanced budget, to reform our tax code, and to finally reaffirm our commitment to financial responsibility.

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue his war on coal and oil and natural gas. He will send billions more dollars to his favorite solar and wind companies. And all of this will guarantee higher energy prices at the pump and fewer jobs. Today, gas costs twice what it did when President Obama was elected.

When I am elected, we will change course on energy.  I know just how much energy means to middle-class families. We can help hold down prices at the pump and grow new energy jobs and manufacturing jobs.

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue to promote government and demote business. He chose his own jobs council, made up of business leaders. And he hasn’t met with them in 9 months. 9 months.

I like business, I don’t see it as a necessary evil. I see it as a means for people to fulfill their dreams. Yesterday, I met Rhoda Elliott. She has been running her family restaurants for years, a business that has been in her family for 82 years. At its high point, she employed 200 people. She just closed it down telling me that regulations, taxes and the effects of the Obama economy put her out of business. She teared up–this wasn’t about money, this was about a future for her family and for her family of employees. I want to help the hundreds of thousands of dreamers like Rhoda. And I will.

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will say every good thing he can about education, but in the final analysis, he will do what his largest campaign supporters–the public-sector unions–insist upon. And your kids will have the same schools with the same results.

When I am president, I will be a voice of the children and their parents. There is no union for the PTA. I will give parents the information they need to know if their school is failing, and the choice they need to pick the school where their child can succeed.

I have watched over these last few months as our campaign has gathered the strength of a movement.  It’s not just the size of the crowds, it’s the depth of our shared conviction … the readiness for new possibilities … the sense that the challenges are clear and our work will soon begin.  It has made me strive even more to be worthy of the office … to campaign as I would govern … to speak for the aspirations of all Americans.

I learned as Governor of Massachusetts that the best achievements are shared achievements.  I learned that respect and good will go a long way, and are usually returned in kind.  That is how I will conduct myself as president.  I will reach out to both sides of the aisle.  I will bring people together, doing big things for the common good.  I won’t just represent one party, I’ll represent one nation.  I’ll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.

Throughout this campaign, using every argument he can think of, President Obama has tried to convince you that, yes, these last four years have been a success.  He’s so sure of this that he’s got one big plan for the next four years: Let’s take all those ideas from the first term – the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, and the rest – and go back and do them all over again.

But it could be boiled down to four words:  More of the same.

I do not believe this is a moment when our big dreams will be satisfied with a small agenda.  I will lead America to a better place, where confidence in the future is assured, not questioned. This is not a time to settle!

We are four days away from a fresh start. Four days away from the first day of a new beginning. My conviction that better days are ahead is not based on promises and hollow rhetoric but solid plans and proven results.

And an unshakeable faith in the American spirit.

If there is anyone worried the last four years are the best we can do, if there is anyone who fears that the American dream is fading away, if there is anyone who wonders whether better jobs and better paychecks are things of the past, I have a clear and unequivocal message: with the right leadership, America will come roaring back.

We are Americans. We can do anything.

The only thing that stands between us and some of the best years we have known is lack of leadership. And that’s why we have elections.

This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do … to put the past four years behind us and start building a new future.

You saw the differences when President Obama and I were side-by-side in our debates. He says it has to be this way. I say it can’t stay this way. He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. He’s hoping we’ll settle. I can’t wait for us to get started.

Americans don’t settle. We build, we aspire, we listen to that voice inside that says, “We can do better.” A better job; a better life for our kids; a bigger, better country.

That better life is out there, waiting for us. Our destiny is in your hands.

Four more days. Four more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country, restoring our confidence and renewing our conviction. Confidence that we are on a solid path to steady improvement. Confidence that college grads four years from now will find better jobs. Confidence that the single moms working two jobs will have a shot at a better job.

On November 6th, we come together for a better future. And on November 7th, we’ll get to work. We’ll reach across the street to that neighbor with the other yard sign and we’ll reach across the aisle in Washington to people of good faith in the other party.

This is much more than our moment. It is America’s moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. We have journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America’s future. And now we are almost home.

One final push will get us there. We have known many long days and short nights and now we are close.

The door to a brighter future is there, open, waiting for us. I need your vote, I need your help. Walk with me, walk together. Let us start anew.

God bless each of you and God bless the United States of America.

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today delivered remarks in West Allis, Wisconsin, “Real Change From Day One.” The following was prepared for delivery:

 

Thank you.  It’s good to be in the home state of the next Vice President of the United States.

 

Next to Ann Romney, Paul Ryan is the best choice I ever made.

 

Tonight, we enter the final weekend of the campaign.  At Obama rallies, they are saying “Four More Years.” We are shouting “Four More Days.”

 

We are so very grateful to you and to people across the country, for all that you have given of yourselves to this campaign.  This is not just about Paul and me–it is about America, and the future we will leave to our children. We thank you, and we ask you to stay at it all the way – all the way to victory on Tuesday night.

 

The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own. Many voters have known for some time who they will vote for. Others are just now putting aside the demands of daily life and considering how their vote will affect their life, the lives of their children, and the course of the country we love.

 

We ask you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads. Look to the record, the accomplishments and failures, and the judgment. Words are cheap. A record is real and earned with effort. Change cannot be measured in speeches; it is measured in achievements.

 

Four years ago, candidate Obama promised to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. 

 

He promised to be a “post-partisan president” but he became the most partisan– blaming, attacking, dividing.

 

He was going to focus on creating jobs.  Instead, he focused on Obamacare, which killed jobs.

 

He said he was going to cut the federal deficit by half; then he doubled it.

 

He said that the unemployment rate would now be 5.2%; today we learned that it is 7.9%–it is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. Unemployment is higher today than when Barack Obama took office.

 

He promised that he would propose a plan to save Social Security and Medicare from insolvency. He did not; rather, he raided $716 billion from Medicare for his vaunted Obamacare.

 

He would lower health premiums by $2,500. Now they are higher by $3,000. And gasoline? The American family pays $2,000 a year more for gasoline today than when he was elected.

 

He said he would work across the aisle on the most important issues. He has not met on the economy, or on the budget, or on jobs, with either the Republican leader of the House or the Senate since July. Instead of bridging the divide, he has made it wider.

 

How is it that he has fallen so short of what he promised? In part, it is because he has never led, never worked across the aisle, never truly understood how jobs are created in the economy.

 

And today, he makes new promises, promises he will be unable to keep, because he admits that he will stay on the same path. The same course we have been on will not lead to a better destination.

 

The same path means $20 trillion in debt, crippling unemployment, stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values, and a devastated military. And unless we change course, we may be looking at another recession.

 

The question of this election comes down to this: do you want more of the same or do you want real change?

 

President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it. 

 

I built a business, and turned around another. I helped put an Olympics back on track. And with a Democratic legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth, and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay. 

 

This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about–it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.

 

If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.

 

When I am elected, the economy and American jobs will still be stagnant. I won’t waste any time complaining about my predecessor. I won’t spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. From Day One, I will go to work to help Americans get back to work. 

 

People across the country are responding to our five-part plan to create jobs.

 

Part one is about taking full advantage of our energy resources. On Day One, I will act to increase the number of leases and permits to drill on federal lands. I will act to speed the approval of the Keystone pipeline from Canada. I will re-visit coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry. On Day One, we will be closer to energy independence.

 

Second, I will move to boost trade, especially with Latin America. I will ask Congress for Trade Promotion Authority, a power every president has used or requested since it was first created in 1974, with the exception of President Obama. And I will finally designate China as a currency manipulator. It is time for trade that works for America.  

 

Third, I will send to Congress the Retraining Reform Act, to make sure that every worker who feels left behind in this economy can get the skills and the chance for a good-paying job.

 

Fourth, I will move to tackle out-of-control spending. I will send Congress the first of several fundamental reforms called the Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act, to immediately cut–not just slow the rate of growth– but cut non-security discretionary spending by 5%.  I’m not just going to take office on January 20th – I’m going to take responsibility for the office as well.  

 

And fifth, I will act to boost small business, and all business. I will issue executive orders aimed straight at the problems that are holding this economy back.

 

The first will grant state waivers from Obamacare, to begin its repeal.

 

The second will launch a sweeping review of all Obama-era regulations with an eye to eliminating or repairing those that are killing jobs and small businesses.

 

And every entrepreneur, every small-business person, every job creator will know that for the first time in four years, the government of the United States likes business and loves the jobs and higher wages business brings to our fellow Americans.

 

We have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like – what Americans can achieve when we limit government instead of limiting the dreams of our fellow Americans.  

 

You can choose your future. You know what you need to know. You can stay on the path of the last four years, or you can choose real change.

 

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress. He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy. The President was right when he said he can’t change Washington from the inside. In this case, you can take him at his word.

 

When I am elected, I will work with Republicans and Democrats in Congress. I will meet regularly with their leaders. I will endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about the politics. Together, we will put the nation on track to a balanced budget, to reform our tax code, and to finally reaffirm our commitment to financial responsibility.

 

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue his war on coal and oil and natural gas. He will send billions more dollars to his favorite solar and wind companies. And all of this will guarantee higher energy prices at the pump and fewer jobs. Today, gas costs twice what it did when President Obama was elected.

 

When I am elected, we will change course on energy.  I know just how much energy means to middle-class families. We can help hold down prices at the pump and grow new energy jobs and manufacturing jobs.

 

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue to promote government and demote business. He chose his own jobs council, made up of business leaders. And he hasn’t met with them in 9 months. 9 months.

 

I like business, I don’t see it as a necessary evil. I see it as a means for people to fulfill their dreams. Yesterday, I met Rhoda Elliott. She has been running her family restaurants for years, a business that has been in her family for 82 years. At its high point, she employed 200 people. She just closed it down telling me that regulations, taxes and the effects of the Obama economy put her out of business. She teared up–this wasn’t about money, this was about a future for her family and for her family of employees. I want to help the hundreds of thousands of dreamers like Rhoda. And I will.

 

You know that if the President is re-elected, he will say every good thing he can about education, but in the final analysis, he will do what his largest campaign supporters–the public-sector unions–insist upon. And your kids will have the same schools with the same results.

 

When I am president, I will be a voice of the children and their parents. There is no union for the PTA. I will give parents the information they need to know if their school is failing, and the choice they need to pick the school where their child can succeed.

 

I have watched over these last few months as our campaign has gathered the strength of a movement.  It’s not just the size of the crowds, it’s the depth of our shared conviction … the readiness for new possibilities … the sense that the challenges are clear and our work will soon begin.  It has made me strive even more to be worthy of the office … to campaign as I would govern … to speak for the aspirations of all Americans.

 

I learned as Governor of Massachusetts that the best achievements are shared achievements.  I learned that respect and good will go a long way, and are usually returned in kind.  That is how I will conduct myself as president.  I will reach out to both sides of the aisle.  I will bring people together, doing big things for the common good.  I won’t just represent one party, I’ll represent one nation.  I’ll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.

 

Throughout this campaign, using every argument he can think of, President Obama has tried to convince you that, yes, these last four years have been a success.  He’s so sure of this that he’s got one big plan for the next four years: Let’s take all those ideas from the first term – the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, and the rest – and go back and do them all over again. 

 

But it could be boiled down to four words:  More of the same.

 

I do not believe this is a moment when our big dreams will be satisfied with a small agenda.  I will lead America to a better place, where confidence in the future is assured, not questioned. This is not a time to settle!

 

We are four days away from a fresh start. Four days away from the first day of a new beginning. My conviction that better days are ahead is not based on promises and hollow rhetoric but solid plans and proven results.

 

And an unshakeable faith in the American spirit.

 

If there is anyone worried the last four years are the best we can do, if there is anyone who fears that the American dream is fading away, if there is anyone who wonders whether better jobs and better paychecks are things of the past, I have a clear and unequivocal message: with the right leadership, America will come roaring back.

 

We are Americans. We can do anything.

 

The only thing that stands between us and some of the best years we have known is lack of leadership. And that’s why we have elections.

 

This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do … to put the past four years behind us and start building a new future.

 

You saw the differences when President Obama and I were side-by-side in our debates. He says it has to be this way. I say it can’t stay this way. He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. He’s hoping we’ll settle. I can’t wait for us to get started.

 

Americans don’t settle. We build, we aspire, we listen to that voice inside that says, “We can do better.” A better job; a better life for our kids; a bigger, better country.

 

That better life is out there, waiting for us. Our destiny is in your hands.

 

Four more days. Four more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country, restoring our confidence and renewing our conviction. Confidence that we are on a solid path to steady improvement. Confidence that college grads four years from now will find better jobs. Confidence that the single moms working two jobs will have a shot at a better job.

 

On November 6th, we come together for a better future. And on November 7th, we’ll get to work. We’ll reach across the street to that neighbor with the other yard sign and we’ll reach across the aisle in Washington to people of good faith in the other party.

 

This is much more than our moment. It is America’s moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. We have journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America’s future. And now we are almost home.

 

One final push will get us there. We have known many long days and short nights and now we are close.

 

The door to a brighter future is there, open, waiting for us. I need your vote, I need your help. Walk with me, walk together. Let us start anew.

 

God bless each of you and God bless the United States of America.

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Obama Special Assistant at Campaign Call Center: ‘Let’s Win This Motherf***er!’

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

The Blaze reports:

In a speech to a packed room of Obama for America phone bank volunteers at the Democratic National Committee headquarters Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Special Assistant to the President Kareem Dale said that people with disabilities are going to be “absolutely killed” under the proposed policies of Mitt Romney and delivered a strong message to the crowd: “let’s win this motherfu**er.”

Dale, who is himself partially blind, acts currently as the associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement and as a special assistant to the president for disability policy.

After telling the audience that the election is all about the ground game — making calls and knocking doors — he got animated. “The work you do is incredibly important,” he said, then raising his voice into the microphone and saying “lets win this motherfu**er!”  This final comment was met with applause, cheers, and some nervous laughter from those listening.

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NY Mayor Bloomberg Diverting Relief Resources to Support New York Marathon (Updates)

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

The NY Post reports:

As of Friday morning, five generators sat outside of the park along with electrical stations and transformers.

In addition to the generators, a food services truck dropped off hundreds of cases of water, sparking angered responses from hurricane victims.

“I am from Coney Island where everything is flooded and underwater,” Yelena Gomelsky, 65, said. “I live 1 block from the ocean where everything is floating. “[Seeing the generators and water] makes me feel so bad. People have no food, no water, nothing.

“They should make all of these runners bring food and water to people’s houses who need it. They should bring all of these generators to buildings where old people live and give them power.”

Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman.

Such an emergency action would need the approval of the City Council, state Legislature or Congress. And they would have to compensate the owners of the devices.

But plenty in the city wish they had taken such decisive action. After all, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie postponed Halloween for safety reasons, so Gov. Cuomo or Mayor Bloomberg should issue an executive order for lifesaving generators.

More: Bloomberg morphs into Ray Nagin.

More: Outrage over the diversion to keep the marathon going is bipartisan.

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Report: Militia Seen Gathering Three Hours Before Benghazi Assault

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Fox’s Jennifer Griffin reports that there was a communications breakdown during the assault in which four Americans were killed at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Top State Department officials decided not to send an interagency rapid response unit designed to respond to terrorist attacks known as a FEST team, a Foreign Emergency Support Team. This team from the State Department and CIA has a military Joint Special Operations Command element to it and has been routinely deployed to assist in investigations — for instance, after the USS Cole bombing and the bombings at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

That team, these counterterrorism officials argue, could have helped the FBI gain access to the site in Benghazi faster. It ultimately took the FBI 24 days.

“The response process was isolated at the most senior level,” according to one intelligence source. “Counterterrorism professionals were not consulted and a decision was taken to send the FBI on its own without the enablers that would have allowed its agents to gain access to the site in Benghazi in a timely manner.” The FBI team did not get on the ground in Benghazi for several weeks after the attack and at that point any “evidence” had been rifled through by looters and journalists.

“A better response approach could have certainly allowed the FBI to access the site much sooner than the 24 days it would eventually take,” a source in the counterterrorism community said.

Further, the Counterterrorism Security Group, or CSG, was never asked to meet that night or in subsequent days, according to two separate counterterrorism officials, as first reported by CBS News.

Griffin’s story ends with a blockbuster.

Further, Fox News has been shown two independent State Department cables, which have now been published by Foreign Policy magazine, that show that on the day of the attack Stevens’ team sent cables expressing concern that the consulate was under surveillance. At least one of the cables says the Libyan police themselves — the security force provided to the U.S. consulate by the Minister of Foreign Affairs — was photographing the Consulate at 6:43 a.m. on the morning of the attack.

U.S. intelligence officials tell Fox News there were reports from eyewitnesses in Benghazi on Sept. 11 that an armed militia was gathering three hours before the attack on the consulate began at 9:47 p.m.

All of that indicates pre-planning, not a spontaneous protest as the Obama administration characterized the attack for two weeks.

 

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New Jersey Turns Away Alabama Non-Union Utility Crews from Sandy Relief

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Obviously, New Jersey is not a right to work, or even right to help out, state.

Crews from Decatur Utilities headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can’t do any work there since they’re not union employees.

The crews that are in Roanoke, Virginia say they are just watching and waiting even though they originally received a call asking for help from Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Understandably, Moore said they’re frustrated being told “thanks, but no thanks.”

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[VIDEO] Mitt Romney Punches a Panda!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Our friends at NMAWorld in Taiwan have animated last night’s debate. Candy Crowley will not like it.

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The Obama Doctrine – Bambi Does National Security (Update: Link Fixed)

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 - by The Tatler
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Video: President Obama’s Remarks on the Attack in Libya

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Watch President Obama’s remarks on the attack and murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya on September 11, 2012. He took no questions from the media.

h/t National Journal

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Video: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Remarks on the Attack in Libya

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Watch Secretary of State Clinton’s remarks below. She took no questions from the media.

h/t National Journal

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Transcript: Mitt Romney’s Press Conference on the Attacks in Egypt and Cairo (Video Added)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - by The Tatler

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THIS IS A RUSH, UNCORRECTED TRANSCRIPT

MITT ROMNEY: good morning. americans woke up this morning with tragic news and felt heavy hearts as they considered that individuals who have served in our diplomatic core were brutally murdered across the world.this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous, it’s disgusting, it breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people whohave served during their lives for the cause of freedom, and justice and honor. we mourn their loss and join together in prayer that the spirit of the all mighty might comfort the families of those who have been so brutally slain.four diplomats lost their life, including the u.s. ambassador j. christopher stevens in the attack on our embassy at benghazi libya. and of course with these words i extend my condolances to the grieving loved ones who have been left behind as a result of these who have lost their lives in the service of our nation. and i know that the people across america are grateful for their service, and we mourn their sacrifice. america will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies, we’ll defend also our constitutional rights of speech, and assembly, and religion. we have confidence in our cause in america. we respect our constitution. we stand for the principles our constitution protects. we encourage other nations to understand and respect the principles of our constitution, because we recognize that these principles are the ultimate source of freedom for individuals around the world. possibly the administration was wrong to standby a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. its never too early for the united states government to condemn attacks on americans and to defend our values. the white house distanced itself last night from the statement saying it wasn’t cleared by washington. that reflects the mixed signals they are sending to the world. the attacks in libya and egypt under score that the world remains a dangerous place and that american leadership is still sorely needed. in the face of this violence america cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. american leadership is necessary to insure that events in the region don’t spin out of control. wecannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests. over the last several years we’ve stood witness to an arab spring that presents an opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region but also poses the potential for perfectly if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events. we muststrive to insure that the arab spring does not become an arab winter. with that i’m happy to take any questions you may have. steve.

 

REPORTER: the statement you referred to was a a tough lee worded statement last night. do you regret the tone at all given what we know

 

ROMNEY: the embassy in cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached, protestors were inside the grounds, they reiterated that statement after the breach. i think heights a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values, that instead when our ground are being attacked and being breached that the first response of the united states must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. and apology for america’s values is never the right course.

 

REPORTER: governor romney do you think, though, coming so soon after the events really had unfolded overnight was appropriate, to be weighing on this as this crisis is unfolding in realtime?

 

ROMNEY: the white house also issued a statement saying it tried to distance itself from those comments and said they were not reflecting of their views. i had the exact same reaction. these views were inappropriate. they were the wrong course to take when our embassy has been breached by protestors. the first response should not be to say, yes, we standby our comments that suggest that there is something wrong with the right of free speech.

 

REPORTER: what did the white house do wrong, then, governor romney if they put out a statement saying they disagreed witness?

 

ROMNEY: their administration spoke. the president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also for the words that come from his ambassadors from his administration, from his embassies, from the state department. they clearly sent mixed messages to the world, and the statement that came from the administration, and the embassy is the administration. the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology and i think was a severe miscalculation.

 

REPORTER: you talk about mixed signals. the world was watching, isn’t this assault a mixed stph-ls when you criticize the president when americans are being killed shouldn’t politics stop.

 

ROMNEY: we were speaking about the different courses we could take with regard to the challenges the world faces. the president and i have differences of opinion with regard to israel and our policies there, with regards to iran, with regards tow afghanistan, with regards to syria we have many distinctions and differences. we join together in the condemnation of attacks on the american embassies and the loss of american life and join insympathy for these people. it’s also important for me just as it was for the white house last night by the way to say that the statements were inappropriate, and in my view a disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for american values.

 

REPORTER: governor some people have said that you jumped the gun a little in putting that statement out last night and you should have waited until more details were available. do you regret having that statement come out so early before we learned about all the things that were happening?

 

ROMNEY: i don’t think we ever hesitate when we see something which is a violation of our principles. we express immediately when we feelthat the president and his administration have done something which is thanconsistent with the principles of america. simply put, having an embassy which has been breached and has protestors on its grounds. having violated the sovereignty of the united states. having to embassy reiterating a statementapologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration.

 

REPORTER: if you had known last night that the ambassador had died, i’m gathering you did not know. hat came later. if you had known that the ambassador had died.

 

ROMNEY: i’m not going to take hypothetical what would have been known when and so forth. we responded last night in the events that happened in egypt.

 

REPORTER: now that foreign policy and the situation in the middle east has been thrust into the presidential campaign can you talk about why specifically you’re better qualified than president obama to handle these specific issues.

 

ROMNEY: i think president obama has demonstrated a lack a car a tee as to a foreign policy. my foreign policy has three fundamental branches. first, confidence in our cause, a recognition that the principlesamerica is based upon is not something we shrink from or apologize for. that we stand for those principles. the second is clarity in our purpose which is when we have a foreign policy objective we describe it uponness lee and clearly to the american people, to congress, and to the people of the world. and number three, is resolve in our might. that in those rare circumstances, those rare circumstances where we decide it’s essential for us to apply military mite,that we do so with force and with clarity of mission and with the u.s. mission involved and understand when it will be complete, what will be left behind us when that mission has been terminated. these elements i believe are essential to our foreign policy and i haven’t seen them from the president. as i’ve watched over the past three and a half years the president has had some successes, he’s had some failures, it’s a hit-or-miss approach but it has not based upon sound foreign policy.

 

REPORTER: how specifically governor romney would a president romney have handled this situation differently than president obama. you spoke out before midnight when all the facts weren’t known, how would you have handled this differently than the president did.

 

ROMNEY: i spoke out when the key fact was known, which was that the embassy of the united states issued what appeared to be a policy for american principles. that was a mistake. i believe when a mistake is made of that significance you speak out.

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Excerpts from Mitt Romney’s Address to the Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.

When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the way Americans always have – optimistic and positive and confident in the future.

That very optimism is uniquely American.

It is what brought us to America. We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.

They came not just in pursuit of the riches of this world but for the richness of this life.

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Every family in America wanted this to be a time when they could get ahead a little more, put aside a little more for college, do more for their elderly mom who’s living alone now or give a little more to their church or charity.

Every small business wanted these to be their best years ever, when they could hire more, do more for those who had stuck with them through the hard times, open a new store or sponsor that Little League team.

Every new college graduate thought they’d have a good job by now, a place of their own, and that they could start paying back some of their loans and build for the future.

This is when our nation was supposed to start paying down the national debt and rolling back those massive deficits.

This was the hope and change America voted for.

***

I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.  This isn’t something we have to accept. Now is the moment when we CAN do something. With your help we will do something.

Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, “I’m an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!”

So here we stand. Americans have a choice. A decision.

To make that choice, you need to know more about me and about where I will lead our country.

***

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would BE, and much less about what we would DO.

Unconditional love is a gift that Ann and I have tried to pass on to our sons and now to our grandchildren.  All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family – and God’s love– this world would be a far more gentle and better place.

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My mom and dad were true partners, a life lesson that shaped me by everyday example. When my mom ran for the Senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, “Why should women have any less say than men, about the great decisions facing our nation?”

I wish she could have been here at the convention and heard leaders like Governor Mary Fallin, Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Susana Martinez, Senator Kelly Ayotte and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

As Governor of Massachusetts, I chose a woman Lt. Governor, a woman chief of staff, half of my cabinet and senior officials were women, and in business, I mentored and supported great women leaders who went on to run great companies.

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Like a lot of families in a new place with no family, we found kinship with a wide circle of friends through our church. When we were new to the community it was welcoming and as the years went by, it was a joy to help others who had just moved to town or just joined our church. We had remarkably vibrant and diverse congregations of all walks of life and many who were new to America. We prayed together, our kids played together and we always stood ready to help each other out in different ways.

And that’s how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives. The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths.

***

When I was 37, I helped start a small company. My partners and I had been working for a company that was in the business of helping other businesses.

So some of us had this idea that if we really believed our advice was helping companies, we should invest in companies. We should bet on ourselves and on our advice.

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That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story. Some of the companies we helped start are names you know.  An office supply company called Staples – where I’m pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping; The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised. At a time when nobody thought we’d ever see a new steel mill built in America, we took a chance and built one in a corn field in Indiana. Today Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the United States.

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But for too many Americans, these good days are harder to come by. How many days have you woken up feeling that something really special was happening in America?

Many of you felt that way on Election Day four years ago. Hope and Change had a powerful appeal. But tonight I’d ask a simple question:  If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had, was the day you voted for him.

***

Today the time has come for us to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us.

To put aside the divisiveness and the recriminations.

To forget about what might have been and to look ahead to what can be.

Now is the time to restore the Promise of America. Many Americans have given up on this president but they haven’t ever thought about giving up. Not on themselves. Not on each other. And not on America.

What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs.

What America needs is jobs.

Lots of jobs.

***

To the majority of Americans who now believe that the future will not be better than the past, I can guarantee you this: if Barack Obama is re-elected, you will be right.

I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.

And unlike the president, I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. It has 5 steps.

First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.

Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

 

And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. MY promise…is to help you and your family.

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We will honor America’s democratic ideals because a free world is a more peaceful world. This is the bipartisan foreign policy legacy of Truman, and Reagan. And under my presidency we will return to it once again.

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The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness.

Everywhere I go in America, there are monuments that list those who have given their lives for America. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation, or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag, fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the UNITED States of America.

That America, that united America, can unleash an economy that will put Americans back to work, that will once again lead the world with innovation and productivity, and that will restore every father and mother’s confidence that their children’s future is brighter even than the past.

That America, that united America, will preserve a military that is so strong, no nation would ever dare to test it.

That America, that united America, will uphold the constellation of rights that were endowed by our Creator, and codified in our constitution.

That united America will care for the poor and the sick, will honor and respect the elderly, and will give a helping hand to those in need.

That America is the best within each of us. That America we want for our children.

If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it. Let us begin that future together tonight.

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Roger L. Simon on Tonight’s Kudlow Report on CNBC 7:00 EST

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 - by The Tatler

PJ Media CEO Roger L. Simon is currently scheduled to appear on the Kudlow Report.

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We’re Not Nearly Dead

Friday, August 10th, 2012 - by The Tatler

 

O: First things first, to the death
USA: No.  To the pain.
O: I don’t think I’m quite familiar with that phrase
USA: I’ll explain and I’ll use small words, so you’ll be able to understand, you pitiful redistributionist buffoon.
O: That may be the first time in my life a country has dared to insult me.
USA: It won’t be the last.  To the pain means the first thing you lose will be your adoring multitudes.  Stadiums?  Ah.  You won’t be able to fill a high school gym.  Then those financing you will start to have doubts, and Romney will out-fundraise you.
O: [losing patience] And then my golden tongue will desert me, I suppose.  I let you have too much freedom last time.  I’ll do better in my second term.
USA: You never had a golden tongue.  And I wasn’t finished.  Finally, even your lap dog press starts to have doubts.  You lose your look of inevitability–
O: [exasperated] And then my life.  I understand.  Let’s get on with it.
USA: Wrong.  You lose the election.  Your life you keep, and I’ll tell you why: so that in your voluntary Kenyan exile, no matter how much you tell the world the only reason you were kicked out was racism, you’ll know you were a complete failure.  Every joke a late-night comedian makes at your expense, will be yours to cherish.  Every time you hear or read the phrase “worse than Carter,” you’ll know they’re talking about you.  Every time your nose-in-the-air mannerisms are spoofed, you’ll see it or hear about it.  Every time people giggle at “hope and change” you’ll know they’re laughing at you.
USA: This is what “To the pain” means: I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
O: [cautious] I think you’re bluffing.
USA: It’s possible, Renegade.  I might be bluffing.  It’s conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass of Marxist indoctrination, that I’m only lying here because I lack the strength to stand.  But then again, November draws near…  And perhaps I have the strength, after all.

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What Does OBAMA Stand For?

Monday, August 6th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Yes, that’s a Romney sticker in the window. So at least we know where the driver stands on that debate.

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BREAKING: Sen. Harry Reid Delivers ‘Chilling’ Response to Accusations that He is a Pederast

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Accusations flew all over the Internet this week, from multiple sources, that Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada is a pederast. The accusations were based on evidence equal to the evidence proffered by Sen. Reid, that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for ten years; i.e. no evidence at all. One of the anonymous and nonexistent sources described the senator as a “creepy old bird.” Another described him as a “disgusting git.” But the serious accusations against Sen. Reid were abundant in the public conversation, and today, his office has addressed them.

Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson delivered a “chilling” one-word response to the allegations:

Cute

Should the spokesman for a senator accused of heinous crimes against children use the word “Cute” to respond to the allegations against his boss? Is this not the sort of non-denial denial that indicates a guilty conscience? Or is it an admission of some sort?

Reid’s office’s official response only leads to less certainty regarding the serious allegations against him, and leads to more questions about his behavior. “Cute” also brings up the possibility of a cover-up, using taxpayer-funded Senate staff.

Reid has yet to answer allegations that he embezzled the $535 million that was intended for Solyndra, and paid no taxes on his booty. That allegation, like the allegation Reid levied against Mitt Romney, is also based on an equal amount of evidence to the other noted allegations; i.e. no evidence whatsoever.

Source say that the investigation into the multiple, serious and unfounded allegations may snare Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

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A Dramatic Reading: DNC Communication Director’s Gibberish-Laced Memo Read by Stephen Green

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 - by The Tatler
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Celebrity Dope of the Day

Friday, June 29th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Cher – who called the putative Republican presidential nominee “Richy Rich Romney whitest man in magic underwear” thus achieving the twofer of being both a classist and an anti-Mormon bigot in one tweet.

For the record, Cher’s own net worth, according to celebritynetworth.com, 305 million. (Plastic surgery non compris.)

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Kruiser Control: MSNBC Host Beats the Bishops on Air. Plus, ‘Rev it Up’ with Rev. Al

Friday, June 15th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Plus: A reverse tingle from Chris Matthews!

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Chicagoland Shakedown: Why It’s Impossible to Run A Business Without Breaking the Law

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Istria Cafe is a small business in Chicago, one of the most over-regulated cities in America. PJTV’s Alexis Garcia interviews the Pribaz brothers, the owners of Istria Cafe, to show you how regulations are destroying businesses and jobs. Would you believe that it is almost impossible to run a business in Chicago without violating rules and regulations, and paying extraordinary fines? From utilities, to health care Alexis Garcia tells you why some businesses might not survive in the down economy.

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In Memoriam

Monday, May 28th, 2012 - by The Tatler
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

If our eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.

II. It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to lend its friendly aid in bringing to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

III. Department commanders will use efforts to make this order effective.

By order of

JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commander-in-Chief

N.P. CHIPMAN,
Adjutant General

Official:
WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.

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President Obama: “Dog Eater,” the Music Video

Friday, April 20th, 2012 - by The Tatler

DOGEATER

Music: Hall/Oates
Lyrics: Made possible by a grant from the Lolo D. and Catherine T. Soetoro Foundation

He only comes out at night
To find a tasty bite
Nothing is new, I’ve seen his gaze before
Watching and waiting
He’s sitting with you but eyeing some Basset Hounds

So many to taste and see
Chihuahua fricasse
Dear Leader is wild, but he’s tamed by the taste of a puppy’s tail
Served up on a platter
The school lunches are sure gonna get bizarre

Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater
Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater

I wonder if Michelle approves
Fried puppy just won’t do
Poached poodle flan, the One will really rip their fur apart
Mind over matter
TelePrompTer glaze but a beast is in his heart

Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater
Oh here he comes
Watch out Bo he’ll chew you up
Oh here he comes
He’s a dogeater

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Video: How Backdoor Cap and Trade Hurts Small Business

Monday, April 16th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Todd Westby is a small business owner, husband and dad in Omaha, Nebraska. In this video he shares the struggles he faces as a small business owner when it comes to running his business, from keeping the lights on to getting his products to his customers.

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Recent EPA regulations like Utility MACT and the new proposed GHG standards will make power prices more volatile. The new GHG standards will effectively prevent coal plants being built down the road, while Utility MACT will force plants to either close or upgrade — both of which will see these costs shifted back on to the consumer. This is essentially the ‘cap’ part of a backdoor cap and trade program. Coal usage is becoming prohibitively expensive and that will affect small businesses who need low overhead. And it’s all part of the president’s plans:

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SHOCKER: Santorum Doesn’t Like Romney, Uses Profanity

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 - by The Tatler

From the AP:

An agitated Rick Santorum on Sunday called Mitt Romney “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama” even as it appears the former Massachusetts governor is on pace to clinch the party’s nomination in June.

Santorum later lashed out at reporters, using a profane word as he accused them of “distorting” his speech.

Santorum told voters that Romney is “uniquely disqualified” to be the GOP’s presidential pick and urged his supporters to stand with him even as he faces an increasingly improbable pathway to the nomination. Santorum said “the race isn’t over until the people of Wisconsin sing,” and urged them to give his underfunded, underdog campaign a chance to derail Romney.

“Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama,” Santorum said at an evening rally near Racine.

Back in 2008, things were a little different.

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Instapundit: Santorum, Go Home

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 - by The Tatler

Glenn Reynolds,Thursday night:

“SANTORUM: Obama Is Preferable To Romney. No he’s not, and you just demonstrated that it’s time to end your campaign. Either you’re an idiot, or you’ve cracked under the pressure. Either way, go home.”

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