VIDEOS: A 13 Year Old Grades Obama and Romney – Our Future Generation Nails It!

My faith and hope in our country has been renewed!  Meet Jenny Cantrell, a 13-year-old student who held Obama and Romney to the same grading system she and her fellow students are required to meet.  She graded them on the economy, business, Obamcare, energy, national debt, and national security.  Jenny’s youth and inexperience in politics kept her open-minded and analytical.

 

Her teachers and parents should be proud!  She is our hope!

 

 

Excellent job Jenny!  After her stint as ‘Teacher for the Day’ Jenny made a follow-up video regarding the auto bailout, unions, the debates, taxes, redistribution of wealth, and the candidates’ values.  She nailed those too!

 

 

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“We’ve Heard It All Before” 2008 and Now – Side By Side Video – Same Old Bull!

Watch and compare Obama’s 2008 campaign speeches and the same old worn out platitudes he is spouting now.  The rhetoric, lies and unfulfilled promises are all the same – and so is the man and his ideology.  This year it is time for real change, real progress, real hope and real leadership!

 

 

Just think how nice it will be to turn on the TV without hearing that whiny childlike voice!

The Poisonous Presidency

By Alan Caruba via Canada Free Press

When the leaders of the United States, the President, his Vice President, his Secretary of State and others deliberately lie to its citizens, knowing full well that the facts about the tragic killing of an American ambassador and three of his staff are widely known, the nation has reached a point where it is paramount that he be removed from office.

The forthcoming election is the instrument and current indicators are that President Obama will be defeated. It is to be hoped that power in the Senate will be returned to the Republican Party and retainedl in the House of Representatives. This is the only way steps can be taken to avoid the financial collapse that faces the nation and achieve the repeal of Obamacare that Mitt Romney has promised if elected.

What worries me most, however, is the utter disdain for the truth that has marked the presidency of Barack Obama. It has been nearly four years of sustained lies about the steps that were taken to respond to the financial crisis facing the nation when he took office. The so-called “stimulus” wasted billions, becoming little more than a slush fund for Democratic fund-raisers, unions, and other connected parties to the administration. Instead the administration literally seized control of General Motors and Chrysler, then in the normal process of bankruptcy, claiming to save the jobs of auto workers. What they did was shunt aside the legitimate creditors and investors in GM. They arbitrarily discontinued its often long relationship with several hundred auto dealerships, adding their employees to the unemployment lines. They then insisted that GM invest millions in the creation of an electric car that cost $47,000 to purchase and ended up purchasing them for government use with taxpayer’s money.

Obamacare, more than 2,700 pages in length and incorporating more than twenty new taxes, was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress with little evidence that any of those who voted for it had even read it. Arguing initially that he was not a tax, when challenged in the Supreme Court, the administration then said it was a tax. For some inexplicable reason, the Court permitted it to stand despite its clear over-ride of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause that forbids the government from requiring a citizen to purchase anything.

Under Obama, the foreign policy of the nation has now seriously weakened its position in the world and combined with cuts to defense spending, put its ability to protect the homeland and project power abroad at risk. The administration failed to negotiate an agreement with Iraq that would permit U.S. troops to remain in place, as they do at the invitation of many nations around the world, leaving Iraq vulnerable to al Qaeda. Setting a date for withdrawal from Afghanistan only emboldened the Taliban.

The so-called Arab Spring has mutated, not into the establishment of democratic institutions in nations like Egypt or Libya, but an opportunity for the Muslim Brotherhood to at least ascend to positions of power in opposition to America’s interests in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

We now know that President Obama skipped some sixty percent of the daily CIA briefings that presidents long have made a part of their duties and this no doubt led to its ignorance of the impending tragedy in Libya, but the fault lies, too, with the State Department that ignored the slain ambassador’s pleas for increased security for the embassy and consulate. This is a president who has been missing in action as the Islamic jihad began to heat up across the face of the globe.

The hostility of President Obama’s administration to the vital energy sector of the nation has denied access to oil extraction on the vast acreage of federal lands. It has denied permits for offshore drilling to a far larger degree than previous administrations. It has mercilessly attacked the coal industry, responsible for nearly fifty percent of all electricity generation in the nation. Plants for electricity have closed down under the pressure of costly EPA regulations. Only the natural gas sector has grown, thanks to the technology of fracking, but both oil and gas is being extracted mostly on private land.

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Obama’s Energy Department Sneaks 30-year Offshore Moratorium Past Public

By Thomas J. Pyle via The Washington Times

While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the president’s signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. Given the timing, it is clear that the self-described “all of the above” energy president didn’t want the American people to discover that he was denying access to nearly 98 percent of America’s vast energy potential on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) of 1953 provided the interior secretary with the authority to administer mineral exploration and development off our nation’s coastlines. At its most basic level, the act empowers the interior secretary – in this case, former U.S. Sen. Kenneth L. Salazar of Colorado – to provide oil and gas leases to the highest-qualified bidder while establishing guidelines for implementing an oil and gas exploration-and-development program for the Outer Continental Shelf. In 1978, in the wake of the oil crisis and spiking gasoline prices, Congress amended the act to require a series of five-year plans that provide a schedule for the sale of oil and gas leases to meet America’s national energy needs.

But since taking office, Mr. Obama and Mr. Salazar have worked to restrict access to our offshore oil and gas resources by canceling lease sales, delaying others and creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about America’s future offshore development that has left job creators looking for other countries’ waters to host their offshore rigs. More than 3 1/2 years into the Obama regime, nearly 86 billion barrels of undiscovered oil on the Outer Continental Shelf remain off-limits to Americans. Alaska alone has about 24 billion barrels of oil in unleased federal waters. The Commonwealth of Virginia – where Mr. Obama has reversed policies that would have allowed offshore development – is home to 130 million barrels of offshore oil and 1.14 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. But thanks to the president, Virginians will have to wait at least another five years before they can begin creating the jobs that will unlock their offshore resources.

Once you add those restrictions to the vast amount of shale oil that is being blocked, the administration has embargoed nearly 200 years of domestic oil supply. No wonder the administration wanted to slip its plan for the OCS under the radar when the whole country was focused on the health care decision.

But facts are stubborn things, and the Obama administration cannot run forever from its abysmal energy record. In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year of the George W. Bush administration – down from $9.48 billion in 2008 to a paltry $36 million last year. Meanwhile, oil production on federal lands dropped 13 percent last year, and the number of annual leases is down more than 50 percent from the Clinton era.

Under the new Obama plan, those numbers will only get worse. The 2012-17 plan leaves out the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the vast majority of OCS areas off Alaska. It cuts in half the average number of lease sales per year, requires higher minimum bids and shorter lease periods and dramatically reduces lease terms. Yet, somehow, we’re supposed to believe that our “all of the above” president is responsible for increased production and reduced oil import.

With oil hovering around $85 a barrel and nationwide gas prices nearly double what they were when Mr. Obama took office, you’d think the administration might implement a sensible plan to promote robust job creation and safe offshore energy development. Instead, what we get is the latest phase in the Obama administration’s war on affordable energy, filed under cover of media darkness while the nation was swallowing its Obamacare medicine.

Thomas J. Pyle is president of the Institute for Energy Research.

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More Corruption? Recordings reveal Obama officials pressured contractors to change job loss figures

By  via Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Dept of Interior, Office of Surface Minin...Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal.

 

The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.

A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced, rather than the real world numbers.

“It’s not the real world, this is rulemaking,” an OSM official tells a skeptical contractor on the recording.

“If we’re to assume [the 2008 rule] is enforced in the coal-producing states, this is a very small [impact],” the contractor replies. “But that, as you said, is not the real world, that’s pretending … I thought we were looking at what’s going to change in Kentucky, what’s going to change in Pennsylvania, what’s going to change in Ohio, what’s going to change in Wyoming.”

When a second OSM official makes light of the “theoretical discussion,” the contractor shoots back that “his [the OSM official’s proposed criteria] was theoretical, mine was practical.”

The agency fired the contractors studying the rule less than one month later.

The House Natural Resources Committee obtained the tapes from an unidentified third party after OSM provided heavily redacted transcripts—the exchange above, for example, was blacked out—and withheld the audio recordings.

Rep. Bill Johnson (R., Ohio) blasted the administration’s refusal to cooperate with the investigation.

“The tapes validated many of our concerns that the administration went into this with an intent of devastating the coal industry, fully knowing that the provisions in the proposed rule would put 7,000 jobs at risk,” he said. “And they wanted to get away with it by playing pretend.”

The committee has served OSM with two subpoenas since the beginning of the year. Department officials denied any wrongdoing and accused the committee of launching a political witch-hunt.

“The documents reflect the fact that there is a lot of analysis, discussion, and input that’s needed if we’re going to have a balanced rule that continues to support the development of important domestic resources,” Department of the Interior spokesman Adam Fetcher said. “We look forward to the Committee’s input on the substantive issues at any time, including once a rule is proposed, but the Committee’s cherry-picking of the documents to manufacture a false narrative shows again that their investigation is about politics, not good policymaking.”

Contractors and officials acknowledged in the closed-door meetings that rewriting the rule would be “atomic” for small businesses and start-up coal operations and worried aloud that spending $200 million per year to protect only 15 miles of stream in high unemployment regions such as Appalachia would be a hard “sell.”

Since 1983, mining companies have conducted operations while maintaining a 100-foot barrier between their activities and streams.

The rule, known originally as the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, was never codified and has been loosely enforced. George W. Bush signed an official Stream Buffer Zone rule in 2008 that maintained the 100-foot restriction, but also included more exemptions for mining companies to conduct operations within the barrier.

When Obama came into office, he ordered OSM to rewrite the rule to please his environmentalist base. OSM has spent more than $5 million studying the impacts of sediment run off and water protection and hopes to release an official rule proposal later this year.

Former contractors who studied the rule told the Washington Free Beacon that such a calculation would have made job losses seem smaller, but also denied that OSM acted inappropriately.

The committee released the tapes on Friday. OSM officials have until May 24 to respond to a second subpoena from the committee. Johnson pledged to continue pushing for transparency at the agency.

“We’re going to keep marching down this path,” he said. “We’re not going to stop until we get a full accounting of why the administration has chosen to rewrite this rule and why they are going about it in a speedy, haphazard way.”

Fetcher said that OSM has fully cooperated with the committee, providing it with more than 13,000 pages of documents detailing the history of the rule.

He did not respond to an email asking if the department would release the recordings before the deadline, however.

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Girlfriends, Let’s Talk About How to Convert a Democrat

By Janine Turner via PJ Media

Think movie scene: a restaurant anywhere in America. A group of five female friends are sitting around talking — three are Democrats, two are Republicans. At a table with no salt shaker and a Michelle Obama-approved menu, the Democrats’ conversation starts like this:

Can you believe the Republicans are taking away our contraception?

This dialogue quickly deteriorates into a misinformed, Obama-fueled fiasco: the wicked “one percent,” the “fairness” of free health care, equal outcomes rather than equal opportunities, etc.

The Republican women look at each other with an unspoken, secret “OMG,” yet they do what conservatives do best: remain conservative. As the Democrat women ramble on about the inequality and wickedness of America — taking no heed that anyone else at the table could possibly disagree with them — the conservative women remain silent.

They do not enter the fray because they know the risks. They know that the Democrats, not able to defend their wiles with wisdom, will attack the Republican women’s character. They know that Democrats cannot have a reasonable conversation, and a brouhaha will ensue.

The Republican women, who feel intimidated, remain mute. They believe their inner fortitude is enough. But is it? No, it is not. The stakes are too high. The republic is vulnerable, our children’s futures in jeopardy.

It is now crucial for conservatives to roll up their sleeves and to join the debate. Isolating into the haven of friends who are of the same mind at home, in church, and even on talk radio is no longer an option. Preaching to the choir will not win our country back in 2012.

It’s time for Republicans to pronounce: Women are smarter than this.

How does one convert unyielding and uninformed liberals? With reason and knowledge. To enter into this battle, one must be armed, agile, sharp, and resolute.

Here are some tools. When the Democrats start ranting, use the GIRLFRIENDS acronym to forge through the storm.

G: Get Reasonable. Want to teach your children that laws don’t matter? Be a Democrat.

I: Informed on Phony Contraception Battle. Want your children to lose their religious freedom? Be a Democrat.

  • Republicans are not interested in taking away contraceptives.
  • The Republicans are protecting your religious freedom.
  • A dangerous precedent has been set — the government has successfully mandated that the Catholic Church go against their beliefs and cover contraceptives in their insurance policies.
  • What’s next? Mandating which religion you must follow?

            R: Republicans Are the Women’s Party. Want your daughter to be constrained by government? Be a Democrat.

  • Republicans supported the 19th Amendment, extending voting rights to America’s women. Democrats didn’t.
  • A Republican, Senator A. A. Sargent, introduced the 19th Amendment.
  • A Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress denied women their right to vote by refusing to pass the 19th Amendment. Four times.
  • A Republican-controlled U.S. Congress finally passed the 19th Amendment.
  • During the ratification process, eight of the nine states that did not ratify the amendment had Democrat-controlled state legislatures.

L: Legislative Liberty Is Lost. Want your child to live under tyranny? Be a Democrat.

  • The Democrats are bureaucrats. They are really the Bureaucratic Party.
  • Democrats do not think the people can govern, provide, or think on their own.
  • Democrats override the legislative process with unelected bureaucrats and “czars.”
  • Obama has appointed the most czars in U.S. history.
  • Democrats write 2,700-page bills that no one, not even the Supreme Court justices, can understand. That should stop.

F: Fuel and Energy Policies Are a Farce. Want your child’s transportation to be a horse? Be a Democrat.

  • The basic ability to fuel our cars and to receive consistent electricity is in jeopardy under Obama and the Democrats.
  • Obama refuses to harvest America’s great wealth of fossil fuel resources.
  • Drilling on federal lands is at an eight-year low.
  • We have enough oil, gas, and coal in our country to be self-sufficient.
  • The taxes paid to the government from these resources could pay off our debt within a generation.
  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu stated that his goal is $8.00 per gallon gasoline that would pressure Americans to “go green.”
  • Would you let your kid drive the combustible Chevy Volt?
  • We should not put the cart before the horse, but with the Obama administration, you should get a horse.

R: Return Women to the Workforce. Want your daughter to live off the government? Be a Democrat.

 

  • Of all the jobs that have been lost during the Obama administration, 92% have been women’s jobs.
  • Women are suffering under the Obama administration.
  • The majority of single mothers are trapped in the mire of dependence on the government because the Obama economy has had the hardest impact on women.
  • Democrats depend on dependents.

I: Insolvency — Sinking in a Sea of Debt. Want your child to live in debt, hounded by creditors? Be a Democrat.

  • The Republicans are offering life vests.
  • The Democrats are drowning Americans in ideology.
  • America is broke. We are approaching 16 trillion dollars in debt.
  • We are beholden to foreign countries.
  • Our country could be taken over without a shot being fired.
  • Our credit rating has been downgraded twice under the Obama administration; this has never before happened even once: Standard and Poor’s did this in August 2011; Egan-Jones downgraded us in April 2012.
  • Democrats have not put forth a budget in 1,100 days. Republicans have.

E: Entitlement Society — “Give me Liberty and Gimme, Gimme!” Want your child to be dependent on other people’s money? Be a Democrat.

  • Patrick Henry, one of our great Founding Fathers, said: “Give me liberty or give me death!”
  • Now, Americans say: “Give me liberty and gimme, gimme.
  • Our children are being taught that the government owes them everything.
  • The Democrats want Americans to believe that everything is free.
  • Nothing is for free. The sacrifice is our personal freedom, skyrocketing debt, and our Republican form of government. Our voice.
  • Taxation will not and cannot curb the debt and deficit, which continually regenerates and escalates. Cutting the budget is a necessity.

N: National Security — We Are Vulnerable. Want to teach your child it’s okay to be bullied? Be a Democrat.

  • Debt is the biggest threat to our national security.
  • We are being bullied by foreign countries.
  • The entitlement programs and tax code must be restructured.
  • Obama and the Democrats are doing nothing. Nothing. They only propagandize.
  • Denial destroys. Refusing to acknowledge and take action to control and cut our debt and deficit is our biggest vulnerability.
  • China is invading our country through cyberspace, political correctness, and economic and military naiveté.

D: Darkness — Democrats Want Us to Be in the Dark. Want your child to sit in the dark? Be a Democrat.

  • We did not blow out our candles until we had electricity strung in our homes.
  • Obama is punishing and restricting our current American energy industry through the EPA in ways that are not feasible and not constitutional.
  • Government fails when it mandates the market. See Solyndra.
  • Our electricity is being compromised before alternatives are viable and accessible.
  • Obama and the Democrats want us to be awash in windmills.
  • What happens if the wind doesn’t blow?

S: Sick — Our Health Care Will Soon Be Hopeless. Want your child to be sick for a year? Be a Democrat.

  • ObamaCare ends the superiority of our health care.
  • Need an MRI? You will have to wait in line for it, and you may die while waiting.
  • Does your child need surgery? You may wait six months to a year.
  • Your parent is elderly and needs a knee replacement? A government panel will decide if his or her life is worth the expense.
  • Two years after ObamaCare was passed, no branch of government can decipher the 2,700-page bill.

So, men and women, get out and talk with your GIRLFRIENDS. We can convert Democrats to Reason — the Republican Party. But we have to enter the fray to do it.

We are smarter than the propaganda we are being sold. Times are serious. To win in 2012, we must be vocal.

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“If I Wanted America to Fail”…..I would continue on the path we are on!

This excellent and insightful video explains, in detail, steps required to ‘fundamentally transform America’ and set us up for failure – steps the current Obama regime have been initiating and implementing for the last three years!  Free market is failing, our housing market is failing, jobs are failing, the economy is failing, education is failing, energy independence is failing, and soon our new heavily taxed health care program will fail.  If America fails, the world will soon follow!  Please watch and please share!

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