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Candidly, I’ve always kind of liked the term “millennial.” It was harrowing to come of age at the turn of the millennium. Remember the overhyped Y2K virus? We didn’t know whether the world as we knew it would still exist after “00″ replaced “99″ in the date fields of computer memories. Somehow, though, we survived — and lived to claim the name “millennial,” an apt tribute to our hardiness.
Forget that label, though: President Barack Obama has rebranded us. To him, we’re “Gen44.” Expanded, that means we’re the generation that elected him as the nation’s 44th president. Can you say, “hubris,” anyone? It’s almost like pleading to restart the calendar with 2008 as 1 Anno Obama.
At any rate, here’s his message to us, which I’m happy to pass along only because I know I’ll have the immediate chance to respond to it:
The latest activity by Wikileaks dumped some 5 million emails and documents hacked from the database of Stratfor Intelligence. The emails reveal Democrats’ effort to steal the 2008 election.
Shocking revelations from a Wikileaks document dump show the Democrat Party committed a felony when it stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election.Ads by GoogleDavid Dewhurst for SenateWhat are they thinking in Congress?
A memo further revealed that the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson was paid a handsome figure to keep his mouth shut about candidate Obama, a man for whom he had little regard.The same internal memo revealed that Obama’s campaign was taking Russian money surreptitiously.
The memo:From: Fred Burton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 7:41 AMTo: email@example.comSubject: Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks Internal Use Only – Pls DoNot Forward Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward
1 The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”
.2 It appears the Dems “made a donation” to Rev. Jesse no, they would never do that! to keep his yap shut after his diatribe about the Jews and Israel. A little bird told me it was a “nice six-figure donation”. This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
3 The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers. A smoking gun has already been found. Will get more on this when the time is right. My source was too giddy to continue. Can you say Clinton and ChiCom funny money? This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
Read more via Wikileaks reveals Democrat 2008 election crimes.
PHOENIX – An investigative “Cold Case Posse” launched six months ago by “America’s toughest sheriff” – Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County – has concluded there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama’s birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery.
Arpaio, at a news conference in Phoenix live-streamed by WND TV that began at 3 p.m. Eastern time, has elevated the investigation to a criminal probe that will make the resources of his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office available to his volunteer posse.
The posse says it has identified at least one person of interest in the alleged forgery of Obama’s birth certificate.
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Wasn’t so special: Revisiting the ‘Cronkite Moment,’ 44 years on
In Anniversaries, Cronkite Moment, Debunking, Media myths on February 27, 2012 at 12:59 am
A legendary moment in network news came 44 years ago tonight, when CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite pronounced at the close of special report that the U.S. military was “mired in stalemate” in Vietnam and said negotiations might offer a way out.
Cronkite’s report aired February 27, 1968, and examined the Tet offensive that communist forces had launched across South Vietnam four weeks earlier.At the White House that night, President Lyndon B. Johnson supposedly watched the Cronkite report. Upon hearing the popular anchorman’s downbeat assessment, Johnson realized his war policy was a shambles. The report was, the story goes, an epiphany for the president.
Johnson snapped off the television set and said to an aide or aides:“If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”
By The InkDemon©
Pollsters say that the country is almost evenly divided between liberals and conservatives. That is about 40 percent liberal and 46 percent conservative. The Democrats have proven time and time again that their 40% can easily become a majority. Then there are the independents.
So how, you say, can 40 percent become a majority?
It’s easy. Start by looking at what the Democrats and the President are doing right now. While you are at it, compare that to what the Republicans are doing.
President Barack Hussein Obama must shore up his base. He brought the troops home from Iraq to shore up the peace at all cost contingent in his party. He is promising that all the troops will be out of Afghanistan by the middle of 2013. He is threatening Israel to keep the lid on the powder keg in the Middle East.
He started to release the terrorists in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.. That was to shore up the civil libertarians. He passed healthcare as he promised in 2008. He “saved the environment’ by banning oil drilling in Anwar and pipeline construction across the nation’s midsection.
He has shown himself to be the friend of the big union bosses to shore up his union base.
Once his base is shored up, he can work on the independents (the Indies) and the right. That’s right … the right!
If the Republican nominee moves toward the center, he stands to lose his far-right support. If the Republican courts the Indies, he may lose even more support from the right. No Republican candidate has a majority. Therefore they are resorting to Alinsky tactics to gain momentum. In the end, this may further erode the conservative base.
Obama and the media in the meantime can play up the fact that the conservatives are fracturing. They will point out also that the right is stalling his stimulus bills in Congress. He will omit the fact that most of the bills originating in the House of Representatives were killed in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
When the Indies hear rancor and vigorous debate they complain, “Why can’t they all just get along?” They are right, but that is short-sighted. The Democrats will make sure that the rancor and clamoring will continue. They won’t be blamed. The media will give cover.
If the rancor on the conservative side gets further out of hand, someone may step in to open up a third party. This will effectively splinter the conservatives. Whether it will be Ron Paul-ites, GOOOH geeks, or someone sponsored by a far-left wing billionaire, it won’t matter. The third-party ”hero” will get more than plenty of press coverage. He won’t have to answer tough questions. The answers will sound “perfectly logical” to the Indies and the disaffected right.
Obama recently used the National Prayer Breakfast to make a case to the Christian Evangelicals. The Republicans need them to win. The left will remind these Evangelicals that helping the poor is exactly What Jesus Would Do. They will recite the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandants, and any other verse or passage to remind devout Evangelicals that it is indeed What Jesus Would Do. That’s exactly what Obama did during the National Prayer Breakfast. It will work, too. It has in the past.
The Indies may stay in the Obama Camp in November. Some of the Evangelicals will say that Jesus whispered in their ears to vote for Obama or they will stay at home. Some people have an almost insane idea that if they don’t vote, they are not responsible for what happens in the political process. They are wrong.
The disaffected and angry conservatives will bite their lower lips, fold their arms and stay at home, effectively voting for Obama. The remainder of the right will show their “pride” and vote for the third-party candidate. They will believe that their vote did not elect Obama.
Have you ever heard a Ross Perot voter boast that he was not responsible for the debacle created by the Clinton Regime?
That is exactly how 40 percent become a majority on election day.
Republicans must ignore the rancor, decide on a candidate, and be ready to support the eventual nominee. We need every voter. Have you hugged a Ron Paul-ite today? If not, do it!
For Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent 40% Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 see trends.
In potential Election 2012 matchups, both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have pulled to within two points of the president. Obama leads Romney 45% to 43% and if Santorum is the Republican nominee, the president leads 46% to 44%.
Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern sign up for free daily e-mail update. Today’s results are the closest Romney has been since shortly after the Florida primary. For Santorum, only once in polling since July 2011 has he performed better in a polling matchup than today. See tracking history for all candidates.
Dick Morris to headline Denton GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan event
From staff reports
Published: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 2:18 PM CST
Nationally known author, conservative commentator and the country’s pre-eminent political strategist, Dick Morris, will be the featured speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Morris is well known for hard-hitting, nonpartisan, objective commentary about the national political scene. He pens regular columns for the New York Post, Newsmax, the Hill Magazine and dozens of publications. Additionally, along with his wife Eileen McGann, he is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling books.
“Because of the high caliber of our speakers and the overall quality of the event, the Denton County Lincoln Day Dinner has become one of the best attended Republican Party fundraisers in the entire state,” said Dianne Edmondson, Denton County Republican Party chairman. “Our Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner has become the political event of each year in North Texas, and Dick received rave reviews during his last visit so we are very excited to welcome him back to Denton County. Dick is expected to analyze the GOP presidential nomination race and make his prediction as to its ultimate winner. This should be of particular interest to Texans because it is very likely that with the race stretching out as it has, the April Primary in Texas could well be the election that actually determines the nominee.
Posted by Congressman Jim Jordan (Diary) on Red State Pundit
Friday, February 17th at 3:30PM EST
Three years ago today, President Obama signed his infamous stimulus package into law. In exchange for $1.2 trillion (including interest), liberals said their plan would bring the unemployment rate down to about 6% today. It hasn’t fallen below 8% at any point in the last 36 months.
There has been a recent drop, though, which some Democrats claim as proof that their stimulus plan finally worked. But if that’s true, then where are the jobs?
As more and more people have learned recently, the official unemployment rate doesn’t actually count unemployed people who have given up looking for work. The above chart offers another look at the jobs data. It shows the “labor force participation rate,” which represents the share of working-age Americans who are either employed or unemployed but looking for work.
As you can see, only 63.7% of working-age Americans are currently in the workforce. The rate hasn’t been that low in almost 29 years! To put it another way, 36.3% of working-age Americans do not have a job and are not even looking.
Obama nears his nuclear moment
From the Financial Times of London
By Edward Luce
At the start of Barack Obama’s term, few moments better crystallized America’s change of face than his “New Day” video address to the Iranian people. Ending with a salutation in Farsi,
Mr Obama offered Iran a new era of “co-operation”. It followed from the promise in his inaugural address to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist”unhappily, Tehran has ignored Mr Obama’s overtures. Not only is Iran thought to be within striking distance of how Israel defines its “zone of immunity” – the point at which Iranian nuclear weapons capability is irreversible – it has also threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz.
Nothing spells global recession faster than $200-a-barrel oil prices. And nothing will bring a colder sweat to Mr Obama’s electoral strategists than the thought of conflict with Iran.
Yet that is what many in Washington are now calling a “probability”. Some White House officials have referred to 2012 as the “year of Iran”. It was supposed to be dominated by the US economy. Might it instead be the moment Mr Obama takes that 3am phone call?