Death Of An Empire

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh on 13-11-2012

Our Constitutional Republic died a peaceful death on November 6, 2012. Having reached the point of no return in a comatose state after years of progressive and illegal immigration assaults, the fabric of conservative society is now completely unraveled and Uncle Sam’s America is no more.

The United States of America is now relegated to the dust bin of history as a “has been” empire. The Shining City on the Hill, the hope of so many millions since July 4, 1776, no longer exists. What rises from the ashes is a country that few of us will recognize, like, or learn to accept submissively.

After 236 years of existence, a new country emerges today, run by secular progressives who rejected our Constitution, what we stand for, and who we are as a nation. The Supreme Court will be forever altered after its last conservative members will be replaced by the liberal academics who call themselves “progressives.” The rule of law will be implemented by Executive Orders, making Congress irrelevant

The communist motto “Forward” that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will plunge us into many years of darkness from which we will never be able to recover.

We have proven our Founding Fathers right, they did give us a Constitutional Republic and we were unable to maintain it.

The forces of the failed communist fundamental transformation that were driven underground in many places around the world, resurfaced with a vengeance in the United States and have now taken over.

How long we will still have freedom of speech, movement, assembly, and control of our private property remains to be seen. Faith and churches will be driven underground; allowing secularism to prosper and take deep roots among the progressives whose God is Mother Earth.

The welfare dependent Americans, unions, and illegal aliens have chosen for the rest of us the dark path of serfdom to big government and to socialist utopia.

Who would have guessed that the very people who were complaining that the government is not extricating them from disaster or giving them the help they needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, would vote for the very politicians who turned their backs on needy Americans after the lights went dark when the political photo opportunities ended?

Who would have guessed that Americans were as ignorant and irresponsible as to choose fiscal destruction over fiscal sanity for their children and grandchildren, secularism and communism over faith, dependence over personal responsibility and self-reliance?

Americans have been protesting for the last four years the dismal state of the economy and the direction of our country, the corruption of our politicians, and the loss of personal and economic freedom.

Rallies in support of conservatism overwhelmed venues for Mitt Romney while rallies for our bumbling President became scarcer and scarcer. Yet, miraculously, at the ballot box, our President won all over the country.

We lost seats in the Senate. Americans chose liars and cheats to be their Senators and Representatives, rejecting those who protected the Constitution. The candidate from Massachusetts who claimed direct American Indian lineage to Pocahontas is now a Senator, having defeated Scott Brown. Representative Allen West lost his seat by a narrow margin to a snot nosed thug named Patrick Murphy from Florida.

Americans chose high unemployment, reduction of our military, communist indoctrination of their children, and loss of personal freedoms unlike we have never seen before in this country.

I am saddened by the loss of millions and millions of American soldiers who have died to preserve freedom yet we lost it on November 6, 2012. Those buried in cemeteries around the world and at Arlington must be rolling in their graves today.

We shamelessly allowed their sacrifice of blood and treasure to go in vain. We have no honor because we let down all the soldiers who fought in recent times and returned home limbless with lives shattered from physical and mental wounds of war.

I mourn today the loss of my adopted country. I have fought hard over the last four years to prevent its overt and accelerated destruction but the darker forces stronger than many of us have overcome concerted efforts by millions of Americans to maintain the Republic. Mediocrity, sloth, godlessness, dependence, cowardice, using the law selectively or ignoring it, and hopeless corruption will define the new country.

Only God can save us now with his mercy and grace.

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

Bring This Country BACK!

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by admin on 02-11-2012

People continue to get mired down in minutia that has no real relevance in changing the course of this nation. Distractions like “valid birth certificates”, “who paid for his Harvard education?”, “Is he even a real American citizen?”

These things only serve to burn up valuable time, when there are so many unarguable, valid, and unassailable facts PROVING that this man is absolutely undeserving of re-election.

Let’s cut to the chase and look at FACTS!

Retired Lt. Col.: “My Sources Say Obama Was in the Room Watching Benghazi Attack Happen”

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by COURTESY THE BLAZE.COM on 28-10-2012

Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said Saturday he has sources saying President Barack Obama was in the room at the White House watching the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya unfold.

Two unarmed U.S. drones were dispatched to the consulate and recorded the final hours of the attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

“This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down,” Shaffer said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this.”

Shaffer served as a senior operations officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan in 2003 and wrote a book critical of the policies there. The U.S. government purchased the entire print run for $47,000 in an attempt at censorship just before its 2010 publication, claiming it contained classified material.

Shaffer said the question now is what precisely Obama did or didn’t do in the moments he saw the attack unfolding. The CIA reportedly made three urgent requests for military backup that were each denied.

“He, only he, could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something. That’s the only place it could be done,” Shaffer said.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week the military did not intervene because they did not have enough information about what was happening on the ground.

Col. David Hunt, a Fox News military analyst, said the military could have had jets in the air within 20 minutes and forces on the ground within two hours.

“The issue is always political with the White House, but the secretary of defense gives the order, has to be approved by the White House, they wouldn’t pull the trigger, and it’s disgraceful,” Hunt said. “We’ve got guys dead.”


CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrats Organizing Voter Fraud!

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by COURTESY WORLD NET DAILY on 25-10-2012


Congressman’s son advises forging ID, relying on party lawyers

The son of Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. – who serves as the field director for his father’s campaign – has been caught on video advising an undercover reporter how to fraudulently cast ballots in the name of registered voters by forging utility bills and relying on the assistance of Democrat lawyers.

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, known for its hidden-camera probe of the controversial national community organizing group tied to Obama, ACORN, carried out the investigation and provided the video exclusively to WND.

Jim Moran, 67, a controversial figure in Congress, has been criticized for his collaboration with Islamic leaders with ties to terrorism. In 2003, Moran, then a regional whip in the House of Representatives, was punished by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi after he suggested Jews were responsible for the push for war against Iraq.

His son, Patrick Moran, was videoed by the undercover reporter Oct. 8 at the Cosi Restaurant in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital.

The Project Veritas video shows the undercover reporter posing as a citizen concerned that the Democratic Party might lose power in the upcoming Nov. 6 elections. The reporter explains to Moran that he had been apolitical but got his girlfriend pregnant and was concerned about the political threat to the funding of “reproductive services.”

The reporter, who approaches Moran at the restaurant, says he has a friend who found the names of 100 Virginia residents who have been registered the past three elections but have not voted.

Moran initially thinks the reporter’s intent is to offer the registered voters a ride to the polling place on Election Day to ensure they cast their ballots.

But the reporter states he and his friend actually want to vote in the name of the Virginia residents.

The conversation goes like this:

Reporter: There are 100 people who don’t vote. He’s looking for two guys to help him with. …

Patrick Moran: Crank it out?

Reporter: Yes. He’s got a van and he and me were going to go around. …

Patrick Moran: Rally these people up and get them to the polls.

Reporter: Well, he was actually going to get in a van and vote for them.

Patrick Moran: Ohhhh

Reporter: I know, but –

Reporter: It’s scary, but I’m not. … I don’t want to lose, and I’m frightened.

Patrick Moran: Yeah.

Later, Patrick Moran explains to the undercover reporter that new state voter ID laws will make his effort more challenging.

In Virginia, a new law requires identification but allows a broad range of forms of verification, including utility bills, bank statements and library cards.

Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va.

Moran suggests creating fake utility bills to serve as voter ID. But he warns that there will be “a lot of voter protection” at the polling places to enforce the identification laws.

“So, if they just have the utility bill or bank statement – bank statement would obviously be tough … but faking a utility bill would be easy enough,” Moran says.

The reporter asks: “How would you do that?”

“I mean, I would just find, I don’t know,” Moran replies. “I guess. …”

“Microsoft Word and type it up,” offers the reporter.

“Yeah, something like that,” says Moran.

Moran emphasizes that the poll workers will be “trained up” on the new law to protect voters and “be cracking down.”

If there’s any trouble, he says, an Obama for America lawyer, or another Democrat lawyer, will be on hand to provide help, he said.

“You’ll have somebody in house, that if they feel that what you have is legitimate, they’ll argue for you,” Moran says.

But he warns the reporter that the utility bill has “got to look good.”

Later, at the Arlington County Democratic Party office, Moran advises the reporter to contact the registered voters on the list to make sure they don’t plan to cast a ballot Nov. 6. He suggests obtaining the information by posing as a pollster.

As WND reported, earlier this month O’Keefe’s team captured on video a regional director of the voter mobilization group launched by Barack Obama, Organizing for America, helping an undercover reporter vote for the president in two states.

This year, Project Veritas says it has been conducting an ongoing series of investigations in more than a dozen states “demonstrating the ease with which election fraud can be committed and legitimate voters can be disenfranchised.”

The group’s previous effort in Texas, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut shows Obama campaign workers, including Organizing for America Regional Field Director Stephanie Caballero, helping people who declare they want to commit election fraud. The investigation was inspired by a column by WND columnist Chuck Norris.

Caballero was fired shortly after the Project Veritas video was released.

In April, a Project Veritas investigator was offered the ballot of Attorney General Eric Holder at a polling place.


What The Heck Is An Assault Rifle…And Why Does Everyone Want To Ban Them?

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by admin on 24-10-2012

Before I begin, we need to apply some rules of proper grammer…………..

“Assault” is a verb therefore an action. It is not an adjective used to describe something.

There is no such thing as an ‘assault rifle’ it’s either a semi-automatic rifle, a fully automatic rifle, or any one of a myriad of various other rifle action types.

Many people describe the semi-automatic AR15/AK47 style firearms as an ‘assault rifle’ because it ‘looks like’ the military version which is also capable of fully automatic fire and 3 round bursts. The reality is that the civilian semi-auto AR15/AK47 cannot fire any faster than a Ruger 10/22, which is what most people and kids think of when they think of a .22 cal. hunting rifle.

These rifles cannot fire any faster than you can pull the trigger and are (potentially speaking) no more or less accurate than any other semi-automatic hunting rifle in various calibers, available for hunting small game, varmints, pests, predators, and large game.

I would also like to point out that the AR/AK platforms are supremely capable firearms of choice for hog hunting. Larger capacity and quick target acquisition are absolutely necessary when trying to control the damage an exploding feral hog population is inflicting on rural America.

The reality is, that these facts put the AR15 and AK47 rifles in the same class as any other hunting rifle. In fact, the ammunition most commonly associated with them is somewhat under powered when compared to most other semi-automatic hunting rifles which come in larger calibers. And speaking of caliber, there are some great bolt action hunting rifles very similar in caliber to the AR or AK, that are excellent youth hunting rifles.

Let’s also keep in mind that there are some extremely well machined and engineered semi-auto hunting rifles with far more reliable operating mechanisms, in far bigger calibers (if you can afford them). This means that a merely adequate shooter can actually do more damage, from longer ranges, with a high quality semi-automatic 30-06 hunting rifle; Doing it faster, with far fewer malfunctions than most very good shooters could do with an AR or AK, (so called)“assault rifle”.

Now tell a country full of hunters that you want ban their favorite dear/elk/moose rifle and see what kind of reaction you will get!

Yet Leftist gun grabberes want to ban the AR15/AK47 style firearms because they ‘look dangerous’, they must be evil, and therefore must be banned… Well I contend that clowns ‘look evil’ so they must be dangerous, and therefore must be banned; but I don’t see anyone jumping on my ‘Ban the Clowns’,“banned” wagon here!

So, lets take it a step further. Enter the tried and true Remington 700 bolt action .308 caliber, which has been around since 1948!  Arguably one of the most popular hunting rifles ever made.

 “Bolt action” means that you must manually operate a sliding bolt back and forth to load a live round into the gun before you fire it.  Then after firing, operate the sliding bolt back and forth again to “eject” – or unload – the empty brass casing. Before you can shoot again, the process must be repeated to once more load a “live” bullet – pull the trigger, and fire again. This takes time. It’s not nearly as fast as the semi-auto AR/AK platforms.  OK….got it?  “Remington hunting rifle”… hold that thought. 

So, now what if I told you that I wanted to ban the M24 sniper rifle?  “SNIPER!”… sounds pretty sinister… right

It certainly LOOKS sinister… like a military firearm, all black, “tacticool” and everything. Based on the criteria of a supposed AR/AK ban it would seem to make sense. After all the M24 is also capable of committing a military style “assault” and it can do it from much longer ranges.

But the reality is much, much different. The M24 is nothing more than a Remington 700 chambered in .308 with a better fitting barrel, an easier trigger pull, and tighter tolerances. (BTW these are things that any good gunsmith can do – and do at a relatively reasonable charge too…) Oh and of course the M24 has the “tact-i-cool” stock and trimmings, but it’s still nothing more than the beloved and venerable hunting rifle, the Remington 700 in .308 caliber.  There are literally 100’s of thousands of these classic American hunting rifles in closets and gun safes around the country right now.

So if they ban AR’s and AK’s based on their appearance with nothing more than that one single fact to go on, how long will it be before they come after your grandfather’s 700 bolt action hunting rifle?

With all of that said; I remind you that the Second Amendment to the Constitution in our Bill of Rights has absolutely NOTHING to do with hunting. In the 1780’s when the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written, ‘hunting’ was simply a ‘matter-of-course’ in daily life and always had been in every civilization and every culture throughout history up to that point. The ability to feed and clothe yourself and your family was, simply speaking, “mutually assumed”. Hunting isn’t even mentioned in the Constitution, because it wasn’t considered as part of the thought process when the Bill of Rights was written

US Constitution; Second Amendment:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The Second Amendment was included by the Founding Fathers, to allow citizens to defend themselves – and yes to defend themselves against a tyrannical government if necessary.

The Second Amendment serves no other purpose than to defend the God given freedoms outlined in our constitution that so many people seem to take for granted. Without the threat of an armed population born in the Second Amendment how would our citizens defend ourselves against tyranny?

Or better yet ask yourself this; How did unarmed populations historically do when trying to defend themselves against tyranny? It doesn’t take a history scholar to figure this out folks… They died. Tyranny won. Freedom lost.

So, anyone with me on banning clowns yet?


Romney Knocks It Out Of The Park At Annual Al Smith Charity Dinner

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by COURTESY THEBLAZE.COM on 19-10-2012

Mitt Romney Roasts Barack Obama, Media at Annual Al Smith Dinner

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: (L – R) U.S. President Barack Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Ann Romney look on at the start of the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. The lighthearted white-tie charity gala has long been a tradition of the presidential race. (Credit: Getty Images)

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney poked fun at himself and at President Barack Obama, telling a white tie and gown crowd at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York City on Thursday that, “it’s nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house.”

A laid-back Romney joked with the audience throughout his brief address as his rival President Barack Obama looked on. Through much of the evening, he sat just one chair down from the president. Only host Cardinal Timothy Dolan separated them.

Romney wasn’t shy about including Obama in his remarks. Including this zinger:

“Of course we’re down to the final months of the president’s term…As President Obama surveys the Waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he’s thinking. So little time, so much to redistribute.”

Romney also jabbed at Obama’s running mate, saying he wished the president had brought Vice President Joe Biden “because he’ll laugh at anything.”

Referring to his “Big Bird” remarks in the first presidential debate, Romney delivered this zinger: “In the spirit of Sesame Street, the president’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter ‘O’ and the number 16 trillion.”

On a roll, the Republican pointed out that both candidates have people they rely heavily on. “I have my beautiful wife, Ann, he’s got Bill Clinton,” Romney joked.

Romney looked comfortable and confident on the stage and spoke ahead of the president. Obama appeared to be a good sport as he listened to Romney roast him.

Mitt Romney Roasts Barack Obama, Media at Annual Al Smith Dinner

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Alfred E. Smith IV (C) laugh at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. The lighthearted white-tie charity gala has long been a tradition of the presidential race. (Credit: Getty Images)

Mitt Romney Roasts Barack Obama, Media at Annual Al Smith Dinner

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) share a laugh as Ann Romney (R) looks on at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. The lighthearted white-tie charity gala has long been a tradition of the presidential race. (Credit: Getty Images)

After he was done making fun of himself and his opponent, Romney set his sights on the media with a light-hearted, funny because it’s kind of true, slam.

“I never suggest that the press is biased. I recognize they have their job to do and I have a job to do. My job is to lay out a positive vision for the country, and their job is to make sure no one else finds out about it,” he joked.

He jokingly predicted Friday’s headlines about the charity dinner would read something like, “Obama Embraced by Catholics, Romney Dines With Rich People.”

Romney concluded by saying “there’s more to life than politics,” suggesting that he may disagree with Obama’s politics but harbors no “ill will” towards the president.

“Don’t tell anyone I said so, but our 44th president has many gifts and a beautiful family that would make any man proud,” Romney said.

Watch Romney’s speech here:


Why Is Mitt Romney So “Unlikeable”?

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by UNKNOWN on 16-10-2012

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable” or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this “unlikablility .”

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.. and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America?

7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons…. and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America’s scorn.

9. Oh yes…..he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

10. And one more point….. pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that’s because he made that money HIMSELF….. as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unreliable to Americans.

My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?


Personal Information:

  • His full Name is: Willard  Mitt Romney
  • He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.
  • His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan
  • He was raised in Bloomfield   Hills, Michigan
  • He is Married to Ann Romney  since 1969; they five children.


  • B.A. from Brigham Young  University ,
  • J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard  University


  • Mormon – The Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

  • After high school , he spent  30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.
  • After going to both Harvard  Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.
  • In 1984, he co-founded Bain  Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States.
  • In 1994, he ran for Senator  of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.
  • He was President and CEO of  the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
  • In 2002, he was elected  Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply and many others.

  • He was an unpaid volunteer  campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
  • He was an unpaid intern in  his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.
  • He was an unpaid bishop and  state president of his church for ten years.
  • He was an unpaid President  of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.
  • He took no salary and was  the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
  • He gave his entire  inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men. And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

  • He will show us his birth certificate
  • He will show us his high school and college transcripts.
  • He will show us his social security card.
  • He will show us his law degree.
  • He will show us his draft  notice.
  • He will show us his medical records.
  • He will show us his income tax records.
  • He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States. You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least I know what religion he is , and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, he never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.

Joe Biden Admits: “Yes, we want to raise your taxes!”

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by COURTESY NEWSMAX.COM on 09-10-2012

Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that he and President Barack Obama want to raise $1 trillion in taxes on the wealthy as part of a plan to let some Bush-era tax cuts expire, giving Republicans fresh fodder to criticize the Democratic ticket just days after the vice president said the middle class has been buried during the past four years.

“On top of the trillions of dollars in spending that we have already cut, we’re going to ask the wealthy to pay more. My heart breaks. Come on man,” Biden said, during a stop in the battleground state of Iowa.

Biden said Romney and other Republicans often say ‘Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars.’ Guess what? Yes, we do in one regard: We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super-wealthy. That’s not a tax raise. That’s called fairness where I come from.”

Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Romney, said Biden’s comment revealed an uncomfortable truth for Democrats.

“Fresh off admitting that America’s middle class has been ‘buried’ over the last four years, Vice President Biden went a step further today and fully embraced the president’s job-killing tax increases. The choice facing Americans in this election gets clearer every day,” Williams said.

Just Tuesday, Biden said that middle class has been “buried” during the past four years, a statement that Republicans immediately seized upon as an unwitting indictment of the Obama administration. It is all part of a pattern in which Republicans have characterized the former U.S. senator as a gaffe-prone liability for Obama on the campaign trail, trying to undermine his role as a vocal, effective surrogate.

But Biden is taking aim of his own, saying that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney renounced his own tax cut during Wednesday’s presidential debate.

At a campaign stop in Iowa, where early voting has already begun, Biden said Romney and running mate Paul Ryan have proposed a $5 trillion tax cut that is the “centerpiece” of their campaign.

During the debate, Romney denied he plans to cut taxes, saying an across-the-board cut in tax rates will be offset by the elimination of unspecified deductions and exemptions.

“Last night we found out (Romney) doesn’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I guess he outsourced that to China,” Biden quipped.

While reviewers generally said Romney scored more political points than Obama during the first presidential debate Wednesday night, Biden insisted the president had done well.

Obama “put forward a clear, specific plan” during the debate, Biden told about 650 people at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. But he said Obama had trouble figuring out Romney’s positions on issues.

“It’s hard to keep up” with Romney and Ryan, Biden said. “You never know what game Gov. Romney is going to come with.”

While many of his attacks were delivered with a smile, Biden said Romney’s flip-flops on taxes and failure to offer specifics raised questions about his character.

“Ultimately, presidential races, unlike any other race, get down to character. They get down to the character of the man or woman and the character of their convictions: Do they mean what they say and will they do what they say,” Biden said. “What I find fascinating, though, is that on nearly every issue, they don’t tell you what they are for anymore, and they deliberately misrepresent what they say we are for. You saw it again last night in the debate.”

Biden’s visit to Iowa was his sixth this year. Obama won Iowa in 2008, and polls show him with a narrow lead this year.


James Carville: “Obama really didn’t want to be there.”

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Courtesy NEWSMAX.COM on 08-10-2012

Democratic political strategist James Carville acknowledged on Sunday that he doesn’t know why President Barack Obama turned in such a lackluster debate performance, but it looked to him like “he really didn’t want to be there.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Carville lamented, “I didn’t want to come to this conclusion, but sitting there watching I had to come to it.”

Carville said that the president’s mind seemed to be elsewhere.

“His mind wasn’t on it. He didn’t want to engage. He just wanted to get through the 90 minutes,” Carville explained.

Asked by Stephanopoulos if the president’s poor performance was somehow tied to his debate strategy, Carville said he didn’t think so.

“We’re going to know the next debate,” Carville offered. “He’s either got to be different or it’s going to be pretty bad.”

Noting that the president has a competitive streak, Carville said that he believes — “knock on wood, we’re going to see a different president Obama at Hofstra” University, where he will try his luck again in the second presidential debate on Oct. 16. Carville’s wife, conservative political consultant Mary Matalin, who joined him on the panel discussion, wasn’t buying any excuses for Obama’s performance.

“Can I state the obvious here since we all have theories? The obvious is he didn’t bring his game because he doesn’t have a game,” she asserted. “They have now blamed his performance on everything . . . He has no game.”

Stephanopoulos pressed Carville as to why Obama didn’t at least cite the auto bailout as an example of a decision he made that paid off.

“You know I don’t know the answer to that. But I think we’re going to see a different president Obama in the next one,” Carville responded.

“Sometimes in life you just have a bad night. Anybody that follows sports knows that. Sometimes the most logical explanation is the real one. He just had a bad night.”


NFL Owners, Doctors Backing Republicans

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Originally / on 07-10-2012

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are drawing financial support from two disparate groups — the National Football League’s players and owners, and doctors. NFL employees and owners have donated more than $1.5 million during this election cycle, with Republicans receiving about three times as much as Democrats.

Eleven of the NFL team owners favor Romney, according to FEC campaign records compiled by Business Insider’s Walter Hickey in September. The biggest individual giver is Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has donated $100,000 to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future, $20,800 to the Republican National Committee, $5,000 to Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC, and $2,500 to Mitt Romney.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has given $58,200 to the Republican National Committee this year, $2,500 to Mitt Romney, and $5,000 to Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC.

Members of the Bidwell family, owners of the Arizona Cardinals, have donated over $154,000 to the Republican National Committee and $4,500 to Romney.

Other NFL owners donating to Romney include the Kansas City Chiefs co-owner Clark Hunt, Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Brown, Cleveland Browns’ Jimmy Haslam III, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, San Diego Chargers owner Alexander Spanos, and Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

Among Obama contributors, Pittsburgh Steelers co-owner Dan Rooney has donated $35,000 for the president’s re-election campaign. Rooney donated heavily to Obama during the 2008 campaign and was appointed Ambassador to Ireland. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has donated $5,000 to Obama for his re-election and $12,900 to the Democratic National Committee.

As for doctors, 55 percent said they would vote for Romney compared to 36 percent for Obama, according to a poll released by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, a large healthcare staffing firm.

The survey also found that 15 percent of respondents said they were switching their vote from Obama in 2008 to Romney this year. The main reason cited for the change was Obamacare, according to the Daily Caller.

“The healthcare law has stirred many passions in the medical community,” said Sandy Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker.

Romney has said he will work to repeal Obamacare if he wins the White House.