Friday, October 19, 2012

Tales of Narcissism – Part 1

Three years into Obama’s presidency, widespread criticism has done nothing to temper his unbounded narcissism. According to Fox Nation, as of the beginning of August 2010, “Obama [had] spoken some form of ‘I’ or ‘me’ more than 16,000 official times since he took office.” In his defense, his self-image may be distorted by the fawning and pandering that surrounds him daily, including from our hapless vice president.

This guy has a backbone like a ramrod,” said Biden, in one of his many panegyrics to his boss, adding that Obama also possesses “a brain bigger than his skull and he’s got a heart to match both.”1

And as his first term comes to an end, Obama still can’t resist placing himself in the cultural limelight, appearing on pop-culture television programs ranging from The Daily Show to Mythbusters, and The View.

When Obama scheduled his joint session of Congress to campaign for his jobs bill at the same time as a Republican presidential debate, one would have assumed the dispute would end once he rescheduled. Instead, Obama was infuriated that the GOP had forced him to back down.

“It is a big deal that the House said ‘no’ to the president from our end,” said a White House source, according to Politico. The source continued, “This confirms what we all know: They will do anything in the House to muck us up.”2

But was the anger justified? Who walked on whom here? Politico said the White House was well aware Obama’s speech would conflict with the Republican debate, which had been planned weeks in advance, but it insisted on acting like the aggrieved party. Treating the Republican debate as a non-event and Obama’s speech—another predictable, monotonous presidential sales job—as singularly paramount to the nation, the White House source insisted that…

The “debate was one that was going on a cable station. It was not sacrosanct. We knew they would push it back and then there would be a GOP debate totally trashing the president. So it wasn’t all an upside for us.”3


Just a year before, President Obama had assured us that he, too, despite his lavish presidential lifestyle, could relate to the plight of struggling Americans during our economic downturn, as he and the first lady took a hit in the financial meltdown.

“We’re just not that far removed from what most Americans are going through,” Obama told ABC News. “I mean it was only a few years ago when we had high credit card balances, we had two little kids that we were trying to figure out how to save enough for college, we were still thinking about our own retirement and looking at our retirement accounts and wondering, are we going to be able to get enough assets in there to make sure we’re protected.”

At the time of the interview, his disclosure forms revealed he had a net worth of some $7.7 million. 5

A few weeks later, still fully me-focused, Obama lamented that he was not given the credit he deserves. And “here’s the reason,” he explained to CBS News:

“We’ve gone through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. No other depression comes close. When people have gone through that much trauma, people have every right to be scared, to be angry, to be frustrated. And I don’t expect the American people to be satisfied when we’re only half of the way back.” He added, “One of the things when you’re President is, folks are gonna, you know, direct attention—when things aren’t going right for them—at you.”6

That’s Obama—ever the victim.

Poor President Obama; he is just so misunderstood! Somebody call for a Waaaam-BU-lance!

1 “Biden: Obama Has a ‘Brain Bigger Than His Skull,’” RealClearPolitics, October 15, 2010.
2 Roger Simon, “W.H. furious over speech delay,” Politico, September 4, 2011.
3 Ibid.
5 “Obama: My Finances Have Suffered Too,” Breitbart TV, July 27, 2010.
6 “Obama: We don’t get enough credit for success,” CBS News, August 1, 2010.

Excerpt from, “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama's War on the Republic”; by David Limbaugh.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama’s Abysmal Record as an Investor Capitalist

The complete list of collapsing or bankrupt green-energy companies:

1. Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
4. Beacon Power ($69 million)*
5. AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
6. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
7. SunPower ($1.5 billion)
8. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
9. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
10. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
11. Amonix ($5.9 million)
12. National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
13. Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
14. Abound Solar ($374 million)*
15. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
16. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
17. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
18. Schneider Electric ($86 million)
19. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
20. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
21. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
22. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
23. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
24. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
25. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
26. Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
27. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
28. LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
29. UniSolar ($100 million)*
30. Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
31. GreenVolts ($500,000)
32. Vestas ($50 million)
33. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
34. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
35. Navistar ($10 million)
36. Satcon ($3 million)*

*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy

Total Investment for 2 years $96,000,000,000 - That’s an average of $48 billion per year!

Federal subsidies to big oil average $2.5 billion per year – and are made to companies that do not fail.

Federal Tax Dollars lost to Obama’s investments in failed companies:

 = $10,205,900,000
 = 11% loss

Investments are supposed to be a gain - not a loss!

If Obama was the head of Bain Capital or Goldman Sachs – HE WOULD BE FIRED!

It’s time we fire our countries CEO in Chief!

Lies of Omission and Lies of Misrepresentation

Andrea Mitchell speaks with Barbara Comstock, Senior Advisor to the Romney Campaign about Romney’s point of view on the Lilly Ledbetter Act.


1)      Lie of Omission
Barack Obama attacks Romney for not supporting the Lilly Ledbetter Act – of course this implies that Romney is unwilling to prevent women from earning equal pay. Or, that Romney is somehow ‘sexist are chauvinist’.

HERE IS THE TRUTH – Romney actually supports equal pay for women. However, he opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act because it:

  • Removes a statute of limitation and allows a woman or women to file a class action law suit against an employer many years; and at any time after the fact.
  • This is something Romney thought would be unfair as it would allow lawsuits to be filed against corporations that would be very hard to defend because the date of the accused offense is so far removed from time of the lawsuit.
  • It could have a result of unintended consequences – in that some companies may actually hesitate to hire a woman if they know that a female employee could leave that job and many years’ later show up and file a lawsuit with no time limitations.
But Barack Obama gets to demonize Romney and imply that he is some type illegally discriminating chauvinist who thinks women belong in the Kitchen.

So in the debate Romney had a couple of tactics he could use to respond to this lie.
  • He could explain why he did not agree with the Lilly Ledbetter Act
  • He could share his actual record of hiring, promoting and supporting women professionals in his private sector and government service career.
  • He could attack Barack Obama for being guilty of what Obama was accusing him of. It is now a matter of record that Obama does not pay female staffers as much as his male staffers (go figure).
Romney chose the second option; sharing actual stories of how he went out of his way to support women and equality in places where he was a leader.

2)      Lie of Misrepresentation
In the video link below, Lilly Ledbetter herself expresses her disgust with the story that Romney shared during the debate. Lilly says “When he stated that the woman he did have working; she had to go home at 5:00 because she had to cook dinner… I couldn’t believe that he would make a statement like that.”

But what actually happened in the story that Romney told is something quite different. Romney approached Beth Myers and invited her to join his cabinet when he was elected Governor of Massachusetts. Romney went on to say during the debate Beth Myers requested as a condition of her employment; that she would be getting off at 5:00 so she could get home to cook dinner and help her children with their homework.

Do you see the lie of misrepresentation here? Romney was not telling Beth Myers she needed to go home at 5:00 to cook dinner (as implied by Lilly Ledbetter). No, Beth Myers was requiring that Romney allow her to go home at 5:00 as condition or parameter to her accepting the job.

Is it possible that Lilly Ledbetter has trouble accepting that a professional working woman would want to leave at 5:00 in order to be with her children? Is it hard for Lilly to believe that a professional woman would put her children before her job? I am not sure – but Ms. Ledbetter is certainly guilty of Lie by Misrepresentation!

Irony of Ironies though - Barbara Comstock goes on to state that MSNBC; the network that Andrea Mitchell works for; is actually guilty of paying women less than they pay men! Go figure!

In the video link is the following dialog:

“We know here at MSNBC the guys get paid more,” Comstock interjected.

“We certainly do,” Mitchell replied.
Here is a quote from Professor Jane C. Edmonds – self-described “Politically Liberal Democrat”. She is complimenting Mitt Romney for his leadership.

If Mitt Romney was actually guilty of treating women in the workplace as some type of ‘second class citizen’ do you think women like Jane Edmonds would be praising him? If Romney had a history as a chauvinist, wouldn’t we have reports to that effect by now? I mean – they guy has been running for president for two presidential election cycles.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I have uncovered hundreds of indisputable examples of lies from these progressive liberals – and many from Barack Obama himself.

Wake up America!