Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obama Montage: You didn't support me because of my name - repetition mode, Part 2

A video montage of Barack Obama at various fundraisers [campaign events] in classical, typical repetition mode.

"You didn't support me because my name is Barack Hussein Obama," the President says over, and over, and over again.

Related Post: Obama in classical, typical 'repetition mode' at Durham, New Hampshire campaign rally

Was Obama's '08 assessment of John Roberts correct? Executive power, healthcare, Obamacare mandate

During the 2008 Presidential election campaign, Barack Obama criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

"I think that he has been a little bit too willing and eager to give an administration - whether it's mine or George Bush's - more power than I think the Constitution originally intended."

In light of Mr. Roberts' decision on Thursday to rule in favor of the individual mandate in Obamacare [health care overhaul] - relying on a premise that Obama once mocked [in 2009] - the question arises: Was the Chief Justice "too willing and eager to give" Obama "more power than I think the Constitution originally intended"?

John Roberts vs. Obama in '09: Health Care [Obamacare] Mandate, a tax?

The U.S. Supreme Court found itself in a difficult quandary over the last several weeks: The court was having an extremely tough time trying to defend, and uphold, the President's health care plan under the laws of the Constitution.

The individual mandate requiring Americans to carry insurance or pay a fine was clearly a constitutional nightmare. But, in an act of utter desperation, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court's 4 Liberal justices in ruling that the mandate was legal under Congress' constitutional authority "to collect Taxes" to provide for "the general Welfare of the United States."

In an interview, in 2009, President Obama insisted that the mandate was not a tax, and that he wasn't breaking his pledge not to increase taxes on the middle class by implementing the mandate.

But, Mr. Roberts, knowing full well that Obama's signature health care monstrosity was in dire jeopardy, defied the President's own argument and ruled that the mandate was indeed a tax, and thus, was constitutional and legally binding.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jay Carney: When it comes to sports, and the White Sox, the President will never pander!

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, today, defended the President over comments he made at a Boston fundraiser on Monday.

The President, in his remarks, thanked the Boston Red Sox and the city of Boston for trading their beloved slugger, Kevin Youkilis, to the Chicago White Sox.

"Bos', I just want to say thank you for Youkilis," Obama said in a teasing manner.

The crowd, clearly unhappy with Youkilis' departure, gave the President a loud boo.

Obama continued: "I’m just saying. He’s going to have to change the color of his "sox."

[More boos and laughter from the crowd.]

The President went on to say that, "I didn’t think I’d get any 'boos' out of here, but I guess I shouldn’t have - I should not have brought up baseball. I understand. My mistake."

[More boos from the crowd]

"My mistake," Obama added, "you’ve got to know your crowd."

The booing might have have been friendly, hard to tell, but it definitely sounded like boos. Moreover, the White House transcript confirms that the crowd was booing the President's comments.

However, Mr. Carney, ever the loyal Obama acolyte that he is, said that "the preponderance of people shouting in response to what the President said about Kevin Youkilis were saying "Youk" [short for Youkilis], not "Booo".

Well, okay, if it makes Jay feel any better, we'll play along with that one - they were screaming "Youk". Sigh......

But Carney, who happened to interject the President's remarks into today's White House press briefing, without being asked about it, was not satisfied; he was not done.

Obama is a unique individual, a strong leader - who, when it comes to sports [ahem...], panders to no one - and Carney made sure to impress this critical point upon the White House Press Pool.

Carney: "It is highly commendable in my view as a Red Sox fan that this President has always refused to pander on sports [Ahem....] He is a White Sox fan. He owns his fandom of the White Sox, and proved that again last night....

"I'll remind you, there was a time in 2007, when Alan Solomont had urged the President to wear a Boston Red Sox cap when he went out to Fenway and he refused to do it, and even mentioned it, because he is a White Sox fan.

"I don't think the American people appreciate it when politicians suddenly pretend they're fans of another team just to try to curry favor. The President is very serious about his sports. He will not do that. He will not cross that line."

Ironically, Carney was spot on with a few of the sentences he used to describe the President!

"This President has always refused to pander on sports," he said. The implication being that when it comes to more serious matters - including significant and pressing political matters - Obama will , most certainly, pander. The President will pander, and flip-flop, for votes. He'll pander to rogue foreign leaders [and elements]. He'll pander, and pander, and pander, and yet, he "has always refused to pander on sports."

That is one line he will not cross!

"The President is very serious about his sports...," said Carney. "He will not cross that line!"

Yep. Sports is the one, and only, line that Obama will not cross. But everything else....? Well, you don't have to be a professional political analyst to answer that one; Obama's actions speak for themselves........

Obama promises to keep investments and jobs here in the U.S. - Boston Fundraiser

Speaking at a Boston fundraiser on Monday, President Obama said that he would fight "each and every day to make sure that investments and jobs are happening here in Massachusetts and here in the United States of America." The President also said that his green energy [solar power etc.] initiatives were" good for the [U.S] economy." Ahem.....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Obama in classical, typical 'repetition mode' at Durham, New Hampshire campaign rally

President Obama engaged in his favorite pastime on Monday at a campaign rally in Durham, New Hampshire - repeating nearly verbatim a political campaign theme that he used in a previous speech. This is the umpteenth time that Obama has engaged in his favored pastime during his tenure in office.

Truth be told, if the President can not conceive of any new and fresh ideas to put on the table, he might as well repeat himself.

What's more, they say that 'repetition is the sincerest form of flattery', and Obama, in all likelihood, take great pleasure in flattering himself.

No matter, 'repetition' is a truly wonderful pastime!

Obama supporter blindly accepts the rhetoric, says economy is just fine, Durham, New Hampshire rally

During a press conference earlier this month, President Obama stated, in a reassuring tone, that the private sector economy is "doing fine". But on Monday, the President spoke at a campaign rally in Durham New Hampshire and complained that Mitt Romney, and his Republican allies, are saying he can't fix the economy because he thinks everything is just fine.

An Obama supporter, who apparently has been drinking from the Obama kool-Aid and has been listening to the Obama rhetoric, yelled out that, "It is", that everything is just fine! See the video below.

Obama Hypocrisy New Hampshire rally - In '08, spent more money than any candidate in U.S. history

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama spent more money than any candidate in U.S. history. Obama raised more than twice as much money as John McCain. $741.7 million vs. $367.1 million.

But now that Mitt Romney has recently surpassed the President in fundraising [in the current election cycle], Mr. Obama is suddenly concerned that Romney may end up spending more money than any candidate in U.S. history! Heh....

The President spoke to his supporters about those concerns at a campaign rally in Durham, New Hampshire on Monday.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Obama Campaign: Barack & Michelle discuss their first meal together, you can join them on their next date night

In an effort to lure potential donors into making a contribution to Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the Obama campaign posted a YouTube video on Sunday of the President and First Lady gushing about the first time they ate lunch together; donors are then offered a chance to experience the same euphoria - a chance to dine with the First Couple on their "next date night".
"Want to join them on their next date night? Enter to win a seat at the table."

President Obama & Hamas PM congratulate Muslim Brotherhood leader - Egypt's new president-elect

President Obama and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday called the leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Party, Mohammed Morsi, to congratulate him on his victory in Egypt’s presidential election.

Mr. Obama expressed to Mr. Morsi his desire to work together with him on the basis of mutual respect, the White House said Sunday.

"President-elect Morsi expressed appreciation for the call," the White House said. "The two leaders affirmed their commitment to advancing the U.S.-Egypt partnership and agreed to stay in close touch in the weeks and months ahead."

Likewise, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh phoned Mr. Morsi to congratulate him on his win.

Senior Hamas official, Mahmoud Zahar, told reporters that Morsi's victory was “a historic moment, a new era in the history of Egypt".

Mr. Obama's embracement of the Muslim Brotherhood predates the fall of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak.

In June of 2009, an Arab news media outlet reported that, under pressure from the U.S., the Secretariat-General of the lower house of the Egyptian Parliament invited ten members of the Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc to attend Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo, despite the Brotherhood's icy relationship with then-Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.

Similarly, The Atlantic cited various Middle Eastern news sources who reported that the Obama administration insisted that at least 10 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to attend Obama's speech in Cairo.

In April of 2009, an Egyptian news media outlet reported that President Obama [in February of '09] had met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The newspaper reported that Obama met the group's members, who reside in the U.S. and Europe, in Washington, and that the members requested that news of the meeting not be publicized.

Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Hence, in light of all the above, we can certainly understand the congratulatory calls from both President Obama and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to the Muslim Brotherhood leader, Egypt's president-elect, Mohammed Morsi.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Obama Campaign: Redistribute your wealth to Obama; donate birthday, wedding gifts to the President's re-election campaign - Limbaugh audio

The Obama campaign, on its website Friday, asked supporters to help advance the President's 'redistribution of wealth' agenda by redistributing their birthday, wedding and anniversary gifts to the President's re-election campaign.

From the Obama campaign website:
"Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?"

"Let your friends know how important this election is to you - register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It's a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus. it's a gift that we can all appreciate - and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama in '08 on excessive executive branch power

President Obama invoked executive privilege on Wednesday to keep hidden certain documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal from Congress.

The President, over the course of his tenure in office, has issued at least 20 signing statements and countless executive orders to circumvent congress, an extraordinary abuse of executive branch power.

At the Saddleback forum, in 2008, then-Senator Obama criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, for affording too much power to the executive branch and allowing it to encroach upon the other branches.

Par for the course.......

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Obama on deportations, 2011: I can not violate the laws

Speaking to a Latino organization in 2011 on the issue of deportations of illegal immigrants & their families, President Obama said that while there are some who would prefer he circumvent congress and change the laws on his own, "that's not how our system works, that's not how our Democracy functions, that's not how our constitution is written."

"These are the laws on the books," Obama asserted, and "I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books."

The Privileged Executive invokes 'Executive Privilege'

President Obama can best be described as a privileged government executive who invests billions of taxpayer dollars to fund his risky pet projects.

Obama even conceded, during a press conference last year, that "the nature of these [green energy] programs are gonna be ones in which for every success there may be one that doesn't work out as well. But that's exactly what the loan guarantee was designed by congress to do: It was to take bets on these areas where we need to make sure we're maintaining our lead."

Likewise, several months ago, the President proclaimed, with regards to his taxpayer-funded bets [investments], that: "Some companies will fail, some will succeed, that's who we are, that's what we're about."

And, on Wednesday, the 'Privileged Executive' invoked 'Executive Privilege' to withhold documents a House committee is seeking on the Fast and Furious operation.

"That's who we are, that's what we're about."

The 'Privileged Executive' invokes 'Executive Privilege', how becoming!

Obama's grandfather tortured by the British?

From the Daily Mail:
A new biography of Barack Obama has established that his grandfather was not, as is related in the President’s own memoir, detained by the British in Kenya and found that claims that he was tortured were a fabrication.

'Barack Obama: The Story' by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance'. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life.

One of the enduring myths of Obama’s ancestry is that his paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, who served as a cook in the British Army, was imprisoned in 1949 by the British for helping the anti-colonial Mau Mau rebels and held for several months.

Obama’s step-grandmother Sarah, Onyango wife..., is quoted in the future President’s memoir, as saying: ‘One day, the white man’s askaris came to take Onyango away, and he was placed in a detention camp.

‘But he had been in the camp for over six months, and when he returned to Alego he was very thin and dirty. He had difficulty walking, and his head was full of lice. He was so ashamed, he refused to enter his house or tell us what happened.’

In a 2008 interview, Sarah Obama claimed that he was ‘whipped every morning and evening’ by the British. ‘They would sometimes squeeze his testicles with metal rods. They also pierced his nails and buttocks with a sharp pin, with his hands and legs tied together. He was lucky to survive...’

But Maraniss... found that there were ‘no remaining records of any detention, imprisonment, or trial of Hussein Onyango Obama’. He interviewed five people who knew Obama’s grandfather, who died in 1979, who ‘doubted the story or were certain it did not happen’.

John Ndalo Aguk, who worked with Onyango before the alleged imprisonment and was in touch with him weekly afterwards said he 'knew nothing' about any detention and would have noticed if he had gone missing for several months.

Zablon Okatch, who worked with Onyango as a servant to American diplomats after the supposed incarceration, said: ‘Hussein was never jailed. I know that for a fact. It would have been difficult for him to get a job with a white family, let alone a diplomat, if he once served in jail.’

Charles Oluoch, whose father was adopted by Onyango, said that ‘he did not have any trouble with the government in any way'.

Dick Opar, a relative by marriage to Onyango and a senior Kenyan police official, gave what Maraniss judged to be the most authoritative word. ‘People make up stories,’ he said. ‘If you get arrested, you say it was the fight for independence, but they are arrested for another thing.

‘I would have known. I would have known. If he was in Kamiti Prison for only a day, even if for a day, I would have known...'
One of Mr. Onyango's daughters also told Maraniss that the story was not true.
Obama notes of his own grandfather that he was apt to create ‘history to conform with the image he wished for himself’.

Maraniss... suggests that, throughout his life, Obama... has done the same thing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pentagon belatedly concedes: U.S. soldier killed by men in Afghan police uniforms

A U.S. soldier, killed in Afghanistan Monday when his unit was attacked by individuals in Afghan police uniforms, has been identified as 20-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper, Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier of Spokane, Washington.

However, despite the fact that Afghan officials had already confirmed on Monday that a U.S. soldier had been killed by individuals in Afghan police uniforms, the Defense Dept., in its initial report [Monday], claimed the U.S. soldier had been killed when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire and grenades. Late Tuesday, the Defense Dept. finally issued another statement conceding that the soldier had been gunned down by individuals in Afghan police uniforms who turned their weapons against his unit.

The AP reported in March that, in a number of instances, when U.S. soldiers had been gunned down by Afghan soldiers, "the Pentagon's casualty announcement" did not mention that the soldiers had been killed by their supposed Afghan allies., but rather that they had died of wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms fire.

In one instance, several months ago, the Defense Dept. announced that a U.S. service member had been killed "while conducting combat operations", and only upon inquiry from the Pentagon - one month later - did the AP learn that the U.S marine had been killed by Afghan soldiers.

The U.S. military is supposed to be working closely with their supposed Afghan allies to train and mentor them in order to facilitate President Obama's plans to transfer Afghanistan's security to the Afghan forces by the middle of 2013. But, if Afghan security personnel are killing U.S. soldiers [and NATO service members] on a regular basis, this goal can not be achieved.

Hence, it appears as if the Leon Panetta-led Defense Dept., in an effort to prop up President Obama and his failed policies, is trying its utmost to conceal the facts.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Men in Afghan police uniforms kill U.S. soldier

In what has been described as a likely insider attack by Afghan security officials, a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan was killed and nine others were injured [most of them with reportedly minor wounds] when three gunmen wearing Afghan police uniforms turned their guns on them.

The latest attack dealt another blow to President Obama's plans to hand over Afghanistan's security to the Afghan security forces by the middle of 2013; the U.S. military is supposed to be working closely with the Afghan forces to train and mentor them.

Insider attacks have escalated dramatically since President Obama took office in 2009.

Already in the first 6 months of this year, at least 22 coalition service members have been killed by their supposed Afghan allies, not including the U.S. service member killed on Monday. Roughly half of the casualties were American soldiers. 35 coalition troops were killed by their purported Afghan allies over a 12-month span last year; 20 were killed the previous year, and 4 were killed in the years 2007 and 2008 combined.

Incidentally, I noted last month, via CNS News, that 1,275 of the 1,844 U.S. troops killed in and around Afghanistan, since the war began a little over 10 years ago, were killed after Barack Obama became President in 2009.

I also noted: Perhaps the Taliban would have been less emboldened had Obama not announced his artificial timeline for surrender the very day he announced his [artificial] troop surge in Afghanistan [in 2009]. And, perhaps the Taliban would have been less emboldened had he not showed his desperation to negotiate and strike a deal with them. And, more than likely, there would have been a lot less U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan had the Appeaser-in-Chief not implemented his Policy of Emboldenment.

Biden: Obama & I fabricated my 'blue collar' roots - video 2012, 2004 - Limbaugh commentary, audio

Speaking at a U.S. Conference of Mayors convention on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said that President Obama was exaggerating[prevaricating] about Mr. Biden's so-called 'blue collar' roots.

"My dad never worked in a Food Fair," Biden said. "My dad never wore a blue collar, although Barack makes me sound like I just climbed out of a mine in Scranton Pennsylvania carrying a lunch bucket. No one in my family worked in a factory."

Biden emphatically denied that he has blue collar roots - despite the President's claims to the contrary.

It should be noted, however, that Obama is not the only one to engage in prevarications about the Vice President's so-called [phony] blue collar roots.

Mr. Biden, himself, admitted, in a 2004 interview, that he had lied about his uncle being a coal miner.

"The truth of the matter is, I got myself in trouble," Biden said in the 2004 interview. "Hell, I might be President now if it weren't for the fact that I said I had an uncle who was a coal miner. Turned out I didn't have anybody in the coal mines. I tried that crap, you know. It didn't work!"

Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Criticizes Republican campaign ads, Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland Ohio - Speech

President Obama spoke about so-called "scary voices" on Republican Presidential campaign ads, during an address Thursday at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. The Obama campaign has released a slew of fear-mongering, negative ads against Mitt Romney, but, Obama, in typical, cunning fashion, turned the tables around and falsely projected his own scare tactics on to the Romney campaign.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Eric Holder: "I've stuck by my GUNS'" - Senate Hearing, 'Fast & Furious', Gunrunner operation

Testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on various matters, including the Justice Department's "Fast and furious [gun-walking (gun-running)]" operation, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder went on to express satisfaction with the way he has handled his current job.

"I've enjoyed my time as Attorney General," Holder said. "It's been a tough job. It is one that takes a lot out of you. Some raised concerns about whether I was tough enough for this job. I think that people, hopefully, will see that I've done this job in a way that is consistent with our values. I'VE STUCK BY MY GUNS"...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Obama out of touch: 'Private sector doing fine', 'fundamentals' of U.S. economy 'sound'

President Obama asserted on Friday that private sector employment in the U.S."is doing fine". The President's assertion would seem to indicate that he is either disconnected and out of touch with the American people [as Mitt Romney suggested], or that he is covering for himself. His statements in 2009 about the 'sound' fundamentals of the U.S. economy was typical Obama hypocrisy.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Obama, The New Party & ACORN, a brief review

Stanley Kurtz, of the National Review Online, has obtained additional information from updated records [of Illinois ACORN] at the Wisconsin Historical Society that corroborates further what was already corroborated in 2008, namely, that: Barack Obama was once a member of the New Party, a far left, Socialist political party [which sought "to move the U.S. steadily closer to European social democracy"]; that Obama signed a “candidate contract” pledging to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office, and that he sought a political endorsement from the party.

Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.
Indeed, as I noted in May of 2008, the Columbus Free Press, in 1996, "New Party" Online News - Election Update, wrote as follows:
"New Party member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won [the State Senate seat] uncontested."
Note the words, "New Party Member".

With regards to Obama's efforts to win an endorsement from The New Party - the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America's publication, New Ground, wrote in its Sept./Oct. 1995 edition:
"About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential political candidates.......

"The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat..."
Obama clearly sought out the Party's endorsement in 1995 and 1996, and, according to the Columbia Free Press and the records obtained by Stanley Kurtz, he also joined the New Party.

Additionally, Carl Davidson, a former member of the '60s radical group Students for a Democratic Society, penned a piece on Obama, in the Marxism Mailing List archive, in 2007. Davidson wrote:
"I'm from Chicago, too, and known Obama from the time he came to the New Party to get our endorsement for his first race ever. I've been in his home... He said all the right things to the ACORN and New Party folks, and we endorsed him...
I wrote a lengthy post on this subject in May of 2008, entitled, Obama's Communist Connections - The Saga Continues.

The Obama campaign denied that Obama was ever a member of the New Party or that he had sought out the Party's endorsement, which, of course, is an outright lie. But, of course, the Obama campaign has denied many truths, including the fact that Bill Ayers once hosted a fundraiser in his home for Obama, a fact that has been confirmed by Mr. Ayers.

Thus, "lying" is certainly not alien to the Obama campaign. In fact, "lying" is an essential component of its strategy. For, indeed, the Obama campaign would collapse completely if it weren't so adept in the art of "lying".

Now, let's move on to ACORN, the left-wing, thuggish organization which incidentally, was closely connected to the New Party, as many members of ACORN were also members of the New Party:

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama claimed that his sole connection to ACORN was that he had once represented the organization in a lawsuit regarding the National Voter Registration Act, or Motor-Voter law.

Mr. Kurtz points out that, this too, is an outright lie.

I noted in October of 2008, in a lengthy post entitled, Obama and ACORN, Tied at the Hip, that the Obama campaign posted the following so-called "facts" on its website:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.
However, as I noted back then - in a rather lengthy post - none of the above is true.

The Obama campaign later revised the second "fact".

The revised version is as follows:
"Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee."
And, I noted back then in a separate post:
The Obama campaign now seems to be suggesting that while Obama did work in cahoots with Acorn and actually helped train its members, he was never a hired employee of the organization.

So, it now turns out that Obama worked on behalf of this disreputable organization for free, out of the goodness of his heart - with the knowledge that ACORN would one day repay him for this act of kindness by helping to get out the vote for his political campaigns....

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Biden: Ryan, Palin & Obama are handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, young-looking, lean, clean [articulate] etc.

In the video below, Vice President Joe Biden extols [Rep.] Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin and President Obama on their good-looks and aesthetic appearance.

The Vice President describes them as handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, young-looking, lean, clean, [articulate] etc. individuals.

Mr. Biden's praise of (Wisconsin congressman) Rep. Ryan came during a speech on Wednesday at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paul Ryan is "a fine guy," said Biden. "He's a bright handsome guy from the state of Wisconsin. He's a fine guy. But I think his ideas are not nearly as fine as he is a man."

Biden's trip to North Carolina, and his feigned praise and harsh criticism of Ryan, just so happened to occur only one day after Ryan had visited the state on behalf of Mitt Romney to talk with business leaders. A coincidence, of course......

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Senate Democrats & Republicans irate over national security leaks that just so happen to benefit Obama

Senators from both sides of the aisle Tuesday expressed concern that recent leaks to the media concerning the U.S. drone program and U.S. cyber attacks on Iran is harming U.S. national security interests.

Republican lawmakers have accused the Obama administration of selectively releasing this information to boost the President's re-election campaign.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters Tuesday that the leaking of information about U.S. cyber attacks targeting Iran's nuclear program, "is like an avalanche", is "very detrimental" and "very concerning," adding that “there’s no question that this kind of thing hurts our country.”

John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said that "a number of... leaks, and others in the last months about drone activities and other activities are frankly all against national security interests."

Added Kerry: “I think they’re dangerous, damaging, and whoever is doing that is not acting in the interest of the United States of America.”

Speaking on the Senate floor, and with reporters on Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) accused the Obama administration of orchestrating the recent media leaks.

“They’re intentionally leaking information to enhance President Obama’s image as a tough guy for the elections,” McCain told reporters. “That is unconscionable.”

"Such disclosures can only undermine similar ongoing or future operations and, in this sense, compromise national security,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “For this reason, regardless of how politically useful these leaks may be to the president, they have to stop.”