The Talk Show American

THE TALK SHOW AMERICAN: 04/29/2012 - 05/06/2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Obama: A Legend In His Own Mind

Here’s an  Obama ultimate it's all about me example. This is an excerpt from his speech to the troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday:

“All right, now, let me just see if I’ve got this right. We’ve got the First Infantry Division in the house. (Hooah!) We’ve got the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Hooah!) We’ve got the Task Force Muleskinner. (Hooah!) We’ve got the 101st Army Field Sustainment Brigade. AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hooah! (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: We’ve got Task Force Paladin in the house. (Hooah!) And we’ve got Task Force Defender in the house. (Hooah!) And we’ve got me in the house. (Applause.)”

Note the lack of a "Hooah" after Obama says "..and we got me in the house" ... that tells you everything you need to know about how the troops feel about Obama's arrogance , they politetly applaud, but no "hooah" !

What Commaner in Chief visits the troops in a war zone and give himself props?  Only one, Barack Hussein Obama.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

9 Reasons Obama Can Lose

1. The Economy: While growing, the American economy is far from what it was prior to the 2008 panic that coincided with the bursting of the housing bubble. We're still down more than six million jobs from our peak and many of those jobs are gone forever. Uncertainty for small and large businesses alike has kept billions of dollars in capital on the sidelines. The Fed has pumped money into the system hoping to spur spending and hiring. The American economy is at an inflection point in its re-development and President Obama is at the helm in unsettled seas. Voters in swing states this fall will have to be convinced he has the plan for spurring the economy back to health. Numerous public polls have shown Americans generally and voters specifically highly critical of the President's handling of the economy. The economy has been and will continue to be the number one issue this year.

2. Debt/Deficit: A recent survey of swing state voters by the Democrat/centrist think tank Third Way showed that independent swing voters are extremely concerned about the state of the Federal debt and budget deficits. Most of us younger than 50 know that Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs will not be there for us when retirement eventually (if ever) comes for us. With Medicare's own actuaries predicting the program's hospital wing will go belly up in 2024, the President's refusal or inability to address this issue in detail could have voters looking to Mitt Romney.

3. The Map: Barack Obama radically changed the electoral map in 2008, picking up tried and true red states like Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. He also swept through the newly populous mountain west picking up Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. He won the big prizes of Ohio and Florida to cap off an enormous victory. However, this year his electoral map looks far closer to Al Gore's or John Kerry's to his own of four years ago. While he can win without Virginia or Indiana, the President can't win without Ohio or Florida. He and his campaign will have to focus on those places they know have a strong chance of going their way in November. While they will have massive resources, they will have to be smart about how they spend them - and focus on winning where they can - not where they have before.

4. The Big Q: President Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign famously asked America, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign has already begun to ask this question of voters this year. While things may be marginally 'better' for Americans, an overarching sense of unsettledness still lingers over the country like a smoggy day in Los Angeles. The President will have to point to things that have made individual Americans' lives better and the two things that top that list - the stimulus and Obamacare, are things the President and his campaign know are highly unpopular with the electorate.

5. SCOTUS: The Supreme Court's hearing of Obamacare in March was historic both for its duration (three days) and the potential impact of its decision on the President's signature legislation due this coming June. The President has already publicly expressed his displeasure that the High Court may strike down key components of the Affordable Care Act. Based on a recent report out of Congress, it looks less affordable everyday. There will be a great deal of noise on both the right and left regardless of the decision but if struck down the President will have to make straw men (and women) out of the "unelected" court. Voters aren't big fans of the law to begin with and the law being struck down would give the President no major policy achievement to speak of.

6. Voter Cynicism: Here's one thing you don't need a survey to understand: Voters don't believe anything anyone tells them about anything and that includes President Obama. Ron Fournier's excellent piece last week echoes this point. The voting public is bombarded daily with facts and figures from all sides, all carefully crafted to make a specific point about a specific issue. What's rarely found is the whole story. The electorate knows when someone is trying to pull the wool over their eyes. For example, the recent to and fro on the Buffett Rule had the President and the White House exclaiming its fundamental importance to solving our budget issues. It then turned out that the Buffett Rule will raise $64 billion over 10 years - a rounding error in the trillions of dollars of debt we're currently sitting on.

7. Lack of Vision: General Election 2012 could be a race to the bottom. The President's campaign, as it has done so effectively over the past three years, will utilize divide-and-conquer techniques on the electorate to blame the rich for the country's problems without providing any specific policy prescriptions other than tax increases to help pull the country out of the quicksand in which it currently finds itself mired. Voters want, and frankly deserve, a positive vision for what the future looks like backed up by solid proposals. "Hope and Change" were powerful concepts in 2008 but the President knows that he can't rely on those anymore. Many of the plans that Americans would like to see will go unspoken by the Obama campaign because they likely involve less government intervention rather than more, something his core supporters (and the President himself) are diametrically opposed to.

8. Europe: Europe is up. Europe is down. Europe is safe. Europe is on the brink. We hear a different story out of the Old World nearly every week now and the President and his team are holding their breath hoping the European economy at-large holds on until after November. Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal are risky bets on which to stake one's re-election but the President can do little other than cross his fingers. The Germans, driven as much by desire to keep the Euro competitive as to save the economies of poor countries, need to keep their musty and dusty Southern European cousins afloat until they can stagger back to their feet. If the Europeans fall back into recession (as Spain and the UK have already done) it's foreseeable that the contagion could spread to the US, Europe's largest trading partner. Our recovery is tenuous at best and its success or failure may be as much psychological as economic.

9. Black Swans and Butterfly Wings: A 'Black Swan Event' is one described as occurring once a century or so, with no prior warning and no path to trace until after it has concluded. We've had about one Black Swan Event a year for the past decade or so, from 9/11 to the Japanese Tsunami. These types of events are outside anyone's control and their shockwaves, literally and figuratively, ripple out in directions we can neither predict nor conceive of. The President must hope that the Black Swans sit placidly on the lake and the butterflies sit on their leaves, wings unflapping.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Top 12 Reasons to Vote Democrat

1. I voted for a Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

2. I voted for a Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

3. I voted for a Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

4. I voted for a Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers, rapists, thugs, and thieves.

5. I voted for a Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will disappear in ten years because of Global Warming if I don’t start driving a Prius or a Chevy Volt.

6. I voted for a Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
7. I voted for a Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.

8. I voted for a Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.

9. I voted for a Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution regularly to suit some fringe folks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

10. I voted for a Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill for our own because it might upset some useless endangered beetle, gopher, or fish.

11. I voted for a Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised “HOPE AND CHANGE.”

12. I voted for a Democrat because my head is so firmly buried in the sand that it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.

Read More Here: Top 12 Reasons to Vote for a Democrat - Godfather Politics

25 Horrible Statistics About The Economy Obama Does Not Want You To Know

The following U.S. economy statistics are not talked about much by the mainstream media.

The cold, hard reality of the matter is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was four or five years ago.

We have never come close to recovering from the last recession and another one will be here soon.

The following are 25 horrible statistics about the U.S. economy that Barack Obama does not want you to know:

#1 The percentage of Americans that own homes is dropping rapidly. According to Gallup, the current level of homeownership in the United States is the lowest that Gallup has ever measured.

#2 Home prices in the U.S. continue to fall like a rock as well. They have declined for six months in a row and are now down a total of 35 percent from the peak of the housing bubble. The last time that home prices in the United States were this low was back in 2002.

#3 Last year, an astounding 53 percent of all U.S. college graduates under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed.

#4 Back in 2007, about 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for 52 weeks or longer. Today, that number is above 30 percent.

#5 When Barack Obama first became president, the number of "long-term unemployed workers" in the United States was 2.6 million. Today, it is 5.3 million.

#6 The average duration of unemployment in the United States is about three times as long as it was back in the year 2000.

#7 Despite what the mainstream media would have us to believe, the truth is that the percentage of working age Americans that are employed is not increasing. Back in March 2010, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. In March 2011, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. In March 2012, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans were employed. So how can Barack Obama and the mainstream media claim that the employment situation in the United States is getting better? The employment rate is still essentially exactly where it was when the last recession supposedly ended.

#8 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#9 In 1962, 28 percent of all jobs in America were manufacturing jobs. In 2011, only 9 percent of all jobs in America were manufacturing jobs.

#10 In some areas of Detroit, Michigan you can buy a three bedroom home for just $500.

#11 According to one recent survey, approximately one-third of all Americans are not paying their bills on time at this point.

#12 Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the price of gasoline has risen by more than 100 percent.

#13 The student loan debt bubble continues to expand at a very frightening pace. Recently it was announced that total student loan debt in the United States has passed the one trillion dollar mark.

#14 Incredibly, one out of every four jobs in the United States pays $10 an hour or less at this point.

#15 Household incomes all over the United States continue to fall. After adjusting for inflation, median household income in America has declined by 7.8 percent since December 2007.

#16 Over the past several decades, government dependence has risen to unprecedented heights in the United States. The following is how I described the explosive growth of social welfare benefits in one recent article....

Back in 1960, social welfare benefits made up approximately 10 percent of all salaries and wages. In the year 2000, social welfare benefits made up approximately 21 percent of all salaries and wages. Today, social welfare benefits make up approximately 35 percent of all salaries and wages.

#17 In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, more than 46 million Americans are on food stamps.

#18 Right now, more than 25 percent of all American children are on food stamps.

#19 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, today 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that receives some form of benefits from the federal government.

#20 Over the next 75 years, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars. That comes to $328,404 for each and every household in the United States.

#21 During the first quarter of 2012, U.S. public debt rose by 359.1 billion dollars. U.S. GDP only rose by 142.4 billion dollars.

#22 At this point, the U.S. national debt is rising by more than 2 million dollars every single minute.

#23 The U.S. national debt has risen by more than 5 trillion dollars since the day that Barack Obama first took office. In a little more than 3 years Obama has added more to the national debt than the first 41 presidents combined.

#24 The Federal Reserve bought up approximately 61 percent of all government debt issued by the U.S. Treasury Department during 2011.

#25 The Federal Reserve continues to systematically destroy the value of the U.S. dollar. Since 1970, the U.S. dollar has lost more than 83 percent of its value.

But the horrible economic statistics only tell part of the story.

In communities all over America there is a feeling that something fundamental has changed. Businesses that have been around for generations are shutting their doors and there is a lot of fear in the air.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama and his family continue to live the high life at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

It simply is not appropriate for the Obamas to be spending millions upon millions upon millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars on luxury vacations when so many Americans are deeply suffering.

But Barack Obama does not want you to know about any of this stuff.