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Obama's Hope and Change / Biden: It's Time to Blame Obama, Not Bush, for Economy
« Last post by George on September 30, 2011, 01:28:53 PM »
It's about time they stopped blaming Pres. Bush for everything!

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Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges that it’s time to hold the Obama administration’s feet to the fire for the sorry state of the U.S. economy instead of continuing to blame President George W. Bush.

“Right now, understandably — totally legitimate — this is a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature of the state of the economy,” Biden said during an interview with South Florida public radio station WLRN this afternoon.

Biden made the startling comment during an interview in which his main goal was to pitch for support of President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act.

The vice president dismissed polls in which people continue to blame the Bush administration for the economy.

“Even though 50-some percent of the American people think that the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” Biden said. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge. And right now we are the ones in charge and it’s gotten better, but it hasn’t gotten good enough.”

“I don’t blame them for being mad. We’re in charge,” Biden acknowledged.
 


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http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Biden-blame-Obama-Bush/2011/09/29/id/412762?
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GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said that while African Americans have been brainwashed to oppose conservative views, many are rethinking their position and may not necessarily vote for President Barack Obama’s reelection.

Cain, the former head of Godfather’s Pizza, made his comments on CNN’s “The Situation Room” in response to a questioned posed by host Wolf Blitzer, He asked, “Why is the Republican Party basically poison for so many African Americans?”

“Because many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” Cain said. "I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple."

Blitzer responded, “That’s a strong word to talk about your fellow African Americans, brainwashed?”

“For two-thirds of them, Wolf, that is the case,” Cain said. “Now, the good news is I happen to believe that a third to 50 percent of the black Americans in this country, they are open-minded. I meet them every day. They stop me in the airport. And so this whole notion that all black Americans are necessarily going to stay and vote Democrat and vote for Obama, that's simply not true. More and more black Americans are thinking for themselves. And that's a good thing."

Cain said he was making inroads into the black vote and believed that if he was the GOP nominee a substantial number of African Americans would vote for him.

"I do believe a third (of African-Americans) would vote for me, based upon my own anecdotal feedback,” he said. “Now, they won’t be voting for me because I'm black they’ll be voting for me because of my policies."
 


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http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/cain-blacks-rethinking-conservativeviews/2011/09/29/id/412708?
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This is unbelievable!  The billions of dollars of so-called Stimulus money had gone to pay-off Democrat supporters and "green" companies that don't produce any products or any jobs.  Two huge foreign companies also received billions of dollars.  I actually had hope that the Stimulus money would actually create some jobs in the USA but instead the usual Democrat Liberal games were played with tax payer's money to pay-off Obama's cronies and supporters.  That totally sucks. 

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Allegations that White House aides attempted to pressure an Air Force general to alter his congressional testimony in order to aid a firm controlled by a prominent Democratic donor lent new momentum Friday to GOP complaints that “crony capitalism” contributed to the Obama stimulus programs’ failure to revive the economy.

Instead of the money being spent wisely, they suggest, billions were squandered by an administration that believed it could reward its political backers without impeding the economic recovery.

They point to the loss of over 1,100 jobs when the now-defunct solar-panel firm Solyndra, which received over half a billion dollars in federal stimulus dollars, closed its doors.

“Crony capitalism was responsible for the failure of the stimulus — about $90 billion went to clean energy,” Tom Borelli, a PhD and director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project, told Newsmax on Friday.

News that four-star Gen. William Shelton was urged to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a firm with close ties to the White House adds to the narrative of an administration singularly focused on helping its political friends.

Those allegations come in the same week as a congressional probe continued into loan guarantees given to Solyndra over the objections of Office and Management and Budget staff who warned the company had yet to demonstrate a viable business model.

President Barack Obama later hailed the Solyndra initiative as a model example of how green-energy jobs could help bail out the U.S. economy.

The Republican in charge of the Solyndra probe, Oversight and Investigations subcommittee chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns, told Newsmax Thursday that Solyndra’s “enormous amount of expenditures would mean there’s apt to be fraud, there’s apt to be shall we say, crony capitalism because a lot of people were moving too quickly and spending too much money and not carefully assessing its value and its importance to the development of the solar panel.”

Conservative think tanks and pundits are positioning Solyndra and the Shelton testimony as just the tip of a much larger problem: An administration all too eager to manipulate the levers of federal power and largess in order to reward its political supporters. Among the examples being cited:

•   The dual role of GE CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, whose corporation stood to benefit from the administration’s aggressive development of green energy at the same time he advised the administration on job growth and global competitiveness. Immelt, who has described GE’s energy-efficiency products as an $18 billion-a-year business, has been a heavy donor to both Republicans and Democrats. But Borelli says the green-energy endeavors, including GE’s, are “totally dependent” on federal support and subsidies. According to Recovery.gov, GE has received over $126 million in grants and contracts from various government departments, including $31 million from the Department of Energy.

•   The Daily Caller has reported that firms associated with venture capitalist John Doerr have received over half a billion in grants and loans related to green technologies. It adds that Doerr and his wife have donated about $800,000 to Democrats since 2000, and his firm has donated a substantial amount as well. Democrats called on Doerr repeatedly to testify at congressional hearings about the economic benefits of green initiatives. In 2009, he went before Congress to call for “a bold, coordinated campaign of investment and incentives to accelerate green innovation” that he suggested would result in thousands of new jobs.

•   Forbes.com columnist Larry Bell says ABC News and the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity has linked $510 million in stimulus loans and grants to green-tech companies in a portfolio owned by Steve Westly. Westly is a campaign money-bundler who reportedly raised over $500,000 for the president’s campaign. According to Bell, Westly was appointed to serve on a 12-member advisory board that would help set priorities that could impact his business interests. One firm Bell says Westly has an interested in, Tesla Motors, saw its stock jump 6% after the administration announced it would offer $7,500 federal buyer-rebates for electric-car purchases.

•   Bell also cites “enigmatic circumstances” involving a $584,000 stimulus tax credit granted to Serious Materials, a small window manufacturing company. In his column Bell writes: “Robin Roy, a Serious executive, is married to Cathy Zoi, a former assistant secretary for the Energy Department’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) which was responsible for $16 billion in stimulus money. She was nominated for the position by the Obama administration, and Vice President Biden visited the Serious plant to praise its work.

•   Bell also tells Newsmax that untold billions of stimulus funds actually went to benefit foreign companies. A new solar plant in Blythe, Calif., received a $2.1 billion stimulus grant, despite the fact that the project was awarded to a German firm, Solar Millennium and its U.S. subsidiary, Solar rust of America. Similarly, he reports the Energy Department gave out $1.45 billion in loan guarantees to Abendgoa Solar, a Spanish company building plants in California and Arizona.

On Friday, the National Center for Public Policy Research distributed an e-mail headlined: “Solyndra is only the tip of the crony capitalism iceberg.”

“Congress needs to determine if key advisors of President Obama were rewarded with stimulus money in return for political donations and support of the president’s energy policy,” says Borelli. “There is a clear relationship between recipients of economic stimulus funds and support for Obama’s clean energy agenda.”


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http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/obama-solyndra-shelton-cronyism/2011/09/16/id/411300?
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Obama's Hope and Change / Panicky Democrats Seeking Primary Challenger to Obama
« Last post by George on September 17, 2011, 04:24:20 PM »
WOW, Even Obama's Democrat Party wants to get rid of him and his policies that are killing our economy. 

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The move to challenge President Barack Obama in a Democratic primary is growing stronger by the day with House members openly pushing the case for an internal party battle.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who ran for the Democratic nomination in both 2004 and 2008 told CNN a challenge to Obama would “make him a better president.”

And Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio told The Hill that more and more Democrats believe that Obama needs to be challenged. “It’s a common refrain, and it’s certainly common in my district among Democrats,” he said. “They want the guy back that they voted for.”

DeFazio said there are many Democrats in the House who agree with him, but would not name names.

Even former Clinton adviser and Democratic strategist James Carville today called for the president to 'wake up' and 'panic.' Carville called on Obama to clean house, fire staff that's advising him and return to Democractic principles that got him elected.

"This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed," Carville wrote in a CNN column.

His advice: "Fire somebody. No — fire a lot of people."

And already activist Ralph Nader has started to organize a slate of Democrats who could challenge the president — although he believes Obama will win reelection. His contention is that such a challenge would  “dramatically expand a robust discussion within the Democratic Party and among progressive voters across the country.”

Nader and others to the left of the party don't think that Obama has done enough on the environment, labor and health care.

If challengers debate him in Iowa and New Hampshire, Nader said earlier this year,  “it is harder for him to say no,” Nader said. “His strategists can say, ‘Don’t fight it, Barack; use it, revel in it; you’re good on your feet.”

Kucinich and DeFazio, meanwhile, reflected the view of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who said during the debt ceiling negotiations in July “It would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.

“There are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president, who believe that with regard to Social Security and other things, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president — who cannot believe how weak he has been for whatever reason in negotiating with Republicans,” Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, said.

“It would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama believes he’s doing.”

The biggest problem for the Democrats is finding someone to challenge the President. Kucinich, who faces an uphill battle to keep a seat due to redistricting in Ohio, made it clear he was not willing to run for a third time.

Others are wary at the thought of being seen as the person who brought down the first African American president and fear a backlash from black voters who overwhelmingly still support Obama.


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http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Obama-2012-primary-democrats/2011/09/15/id/411153?
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Obama's Hope and Change / GOP Win in NY Is 'Stunning Rebuke' to Obama
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 02:02:35 PM »
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Tuesday's GOP victory in the heavily Democratic New York City's 9th Congressional District once held by former Rep. Anthony Weiner touched off a political earthquake and offered a “stunning rebuke” to President Barack Obama as he gears up for his re-election bid in 2012, political pundits and pollsters say.

Republican businessman Bob Turner stunned the establishment by defeating David Weprin, a New York state assemblyman who was the handpicked choice of the city's Democratic machine, in a special election fight to fill Weiner's seat.

As of 11 a.m. today, with 459 of 512 precincts counted, The Associated Press reported that Turner had 32,446 votes to Weprin's 27,699, for a 54-46 percent winning advantage. In Brooklyn alone, Turner beat Weprin 67-33 percent.

The defeat had Democratic stalwarts reeling, as the party holds a 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in the district's voter registrations. President Obama won the district in 2008 handily, beating Sen. John McCain there 55 percent to 44 percent.

Democratic pollster and Fox News commentator Doug Schoen told Newsmax the GOP win in the heart of Democratic liberalism represents a “stunning rebuke” to President Obama and his policies.

“It will be at the very least a wake-up call that every Democrat is potentially at risk,” Schoen tells Newsmax. “And it will be a message to the president that his policies at least for the time being have gotten a resounding rebuke by reliably Democratic voters.”


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http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/GOP-Turner-9th-District/2011/09/13/id/410878?
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Obama's Hope and Change / Trump on NY Upset: Obama 'Just Doesn't Get It'
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 01:58:04 PM »
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Following is a statement that New York businessman Donald Trump released exclusively to Newsmax today regarding Republican Bob Turner’s stunning victory in the special election in the 9th Congressional District Tuesday.

“I must admit that I have done a lot of promotion throughout my career, but my foray into robo-calling this past week on behalf of Bob Turner in the congressional district where I grew up was a unique first experience which I am happy to see helped produce a historic result.

“I was honored when candidate Bob Turner came to meet with me to discuss his campaign this past month. During our meeting in Trump Tower, Bob discussed his pro-growth platform of low taxes, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and his plan to promote small businesses both within his district and nationwide during his term in Congress.

“I was impressed that Bob got 40 percent against an entrenched Anthony Weiner a year ago based on hard work and a clear pro-job growth message. Bob Turner is the kind of guy we need in Congress if we are going to make America great again.

“This time Turner, a successful private businessman, was running against a career politician who could never make it in the private sector and has no idea how jobs are created. I was also pleased that Bob’s message on protecting our national security put a strong emphasis on our relationship with Israel in a predominantly Democratic district that gave Barack Obama 55 percent of the vote in 2008.

“From the time of our meeting, Bob piqued my interest not only in his campaign but the larger message that this race could send to Barack Obama. As I stated in my robo-call, which was primarily played to Democratic households because campaign polls showed I had very high favorable ratings with these folks, “If you don’t like what’s going on in Washington, if you don’t like what’s happening with Israel, because Israel is being treated very badly and very unfairly by the Obama administration, vote for Bob Turner. Trust me, they’ll notice. Electing Bob Turner on Tuesday will be a shot heard ‘round the country.”

“I am quite familiar with this district, having grown up in Jamaica Estates, Queens. The seat Turner now takes was once held by Geraldine Ferraro and Chuck Schumer and was only open because disgraced Anthony Weiner was forced to resign this past June amid scandals. My father Fred Trump, a great businessman, was one of the few Republicans in our neighborhood when I was growing up., Bob Turner is in fact he first Republican to hold this seat since 1923. An astonishing feat!

“So why did this happen? The voters in NY-9 were faced with two very different options yesterday. One was a liberal Democrat who championed all of Obama’s policies, which have failed this country and precipitated our economic problems. Further, not only did the Democrat have absolutely no private sector experience like Obama, but he also had the exact mindset of Obama – any and every problem can be solved by another government program, more spending and tax increases.

“On the other hand, Turner understands how to promote growth, entrepreneurship and free enterprise, and that a robust, growing economy is the way to fund and strengthen our obligations to seniors in Social Security and Medicare. Further, Turner rejected the Middle Eastern appeasement policies of Barack Obama, which have proven to be constant pressure on Israel, ineffective diplomatic overtures to Iran, and public support of the Ground Zero Mosque.

“It goes without saying that Obama will not get the message. In fact he will continue to double down on his anti-prosperity policies. Only this past Monday did he release yet another plan under the guise of a ‘Jobs Bill’ which promises to raise taxes on those who actually hire workers and have capital. He just doesn’t get it.

“His first trillion dollar stimulus bill was a complete failure by his own measure, as the unemployment rate is now 9.1 percent with real unemployment at over 19 percent. This new bill also promises immediate construction jobs again, just like his first stimulus. Yet as Obama already has told us, “shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” Unfortunately for America, Obama is all out of any real solutions that can in fact promote economic growth because all he knows is government and reckless deficit spending.

“Obama also will continue to pressure Israel unfairly, all the while claiming that he is a true friend of Israel. From the outset of his term, Obama has exerted undue public pressure on Israel to continue making concessions to the Palestinians. He has also increased aid and military cooperation with the Palestinians despite the Palestinian Authority unifying with the terrorist organization Hamas. Obama even somehow tied his administration’s attempts to stop the Iranian nuclear program to progress on the ‘Palestinian question.’

“Further, Obama used the great occasion of killing bin Laden to demand that Israel go back to the indefensible 1967 borders. All this has accomplished are continued demands by the Palestinians and now the rest of world against Israel, culminating in next week’s U.N. Resolution unilaterally declaring Palestine a sovereign state without any denunciation of terrorism or recognition of Israel’s right to exist.

“While the Obama administration claims to be fighting the Resolution, he has yet to put any public demands on either the Palestinians or the U.N., an institution that America funds with over 22 percent of its budget. Obama has proven during his term that without America’s steadfast and public support, Israel will be placed in a corner by the rest of the world.


http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Trump-New-York-elects/2011/09/14/id/410961?
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Obama's Hope and Change / Koch: NY Race Proves Obama Can't Take Jewish Vote for Granted
« Last post by George on September 15, 2011, 01:50:17 PM »
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The stunning Republican victory in New York’s special election Tuesday should make President Barack Obama realize that Democrats no longer can rely on the Jewish vote, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch tells Newsmax.

Koch, who was elected mayor three times and remains an influential Democrat locally and nationally, crossed party lines to endorse Republican candidate Bob Turner in the 9th Congressional District election. He did so, he said, because he wanted to send a message to Obama to take a stronger position in support of Israel. The election between Turner and Democrat David Weprin is to fill the vacancy created when disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned.

“I hope this result makes the president change his position,” Koch said shortly before midnight — and before The Associated Press projected Turner as the winner.

Obama “should make it clear to both Turkey and Egypt that, if you engage in a war against Israel, you are engaging the United States,” Koch said.

Both Turner and Weprin are strong supporters of Israel, but Koch said he felt that the national picture made it important for him to take a stand and go against his party.

And his position clearly worked. “I’m looking at about a dozen trucks with TV antennae parked outside the catering hall. This is a national story,” he said. “The eyes of the nation are on this election.”

The 9th District, one of the most solidly blue in the country, spans parts of the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. It has a large number of Orthodox Jewish voters who heeded Koch¹s call to vote for the Roman Catholic Turner against the Jewish Weprin.

“This result has come about because of a partnership of Italians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Jews. It is a very diverse district,” Koch said.


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http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/NY-congressional-race-Turner/2011/09/14/id/410895?
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General Discussion / Dem Rep: 'Racism' Responsible For High Black Unemployment
« Last post by George on August 24, 2011, 03:44:01 PM »
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Representative Frederica Wilson tells MSNBC "all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it's slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access -- no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that's what it requires. So, we have a problem."
 


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http://www.newsmax.com//Manage/Videos/VideoGallery/Dem-Rep---Racism--Responsible-For-High-Black-Unemp
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Businesses and Websites / Sell your old iPhone for cash!
« Last post by George on August 21, 2011, 11:54:45 PM »
Earn some money and turn your old iPhone into cash with free shipping!!!

Click the following link to fill out the form and they will send you a mailer to send it to them.

http://iphonesintocash.com/code/kTaQv5
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Obama's Hope and Change / Maxine Waters: Blacks 'Tired' of Obama Promises
« Last post by George on August 19, 2011, 05:19:33 PM »
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Maxine Waters Ask Blacks for Permission to Attack Obama

Leading African-American congresswoman Maxine Waters renewed her assault on President Barack Obama on Thursday, a day after admitting that black Democrats in Congress don’t criticize him because they fear a backlash from constituents.

In a swipe at Obama’s bus tour through small-town Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, she said, “He went to rural communities and he went with a plan…to invest money in those rural communities in order to develop jobs.

“We want the rural poor to be attended to,” Waters said in an interview on CNN. “But we also want the urban poor to be attended to.”

In a separate interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, she picked up a copy of the Wall Street Journal. “Take a look at this headline,” she said, “‘Obama aims to keep white voters on board.’ Well we want to be on board, too.”

The California Democrat’s comments are the first sign of a rift between Obama and his most steadfast supporters, and were quickly picked up by radio host Rush Limbaugh who called Obama’s Mid-West trip the “white-like-me tour.”

“Obama does not seem to want to hang around with them,” Limbaugh said, referring to African Americans. “Obama does not seem to want to do anything for them.

“Maxine, listen to me,” Limbaugh said. “He’s ignoring you because he knows he’s got you. Why spend any money or time with the cow when you already get the milk for free?”

The Democrat hit the airwaves a day after asking black voters in Detroit to “unleash” her and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) so they could feel free to attack Obama’s policies.

Calling it “the reality of politics,” the California congresswoman said, “If we go after the president, you’re going after us.”

“We don’t put pressure on the president because you all love the president. You are very proud to have a black man, first time in the history of the United States of America.

“When you tell us it’s all right and you unleash us and you tell us you are ready for us to have this conversation, we’re ready to have the conversation.

As Waters, a former chairwoman of the CBC, spoke a woman yelled, “It’s all right,” to wild applause. 


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http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/maxine-water-obama-blacks/2011/08/18/id/407861?
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