Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ron Paul on the Election of 2012

"People do not want anything cut.  They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing the money. And they don't believe that we've gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff. They think we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with some magic solution. But you can't have a budgetary solution if you don't change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to police the world and run this welfare state, all we are going to argue about is who will get the loot."

--Ron Paul

Thursday, September 13, 2012

For Anyone Following the November Election

On July 26, Obama was ahead of Romney nationally by 1 point (46 to 45 in the average of all public polls). Massive advertising and media coverage about Bain Capital and allegations of felony tax evasion helped Obama to open up a lead of 5 pts (48 to 43) as of August 11, his largest lead since April of this year.

After announcing the selection of Pau
l Ryan as Romney's running mate and the Republican national convention, Romney's campaign experienced an uninterrupted bounce of 4 points, peaking on September 5 and tying Obama (47 to 47).

After the Democrat's national convention, Obama's average in the polls peaked on September 10 at 49, a 2 point gain.

As of today, September 13, Romney is now at 45 and Obama leads Romney by an average of 3.3 points. His lead has shrunken over the past 3 days.

Anything else you've heard on the news or from your favorite pundits in the past 6 weeks has been pure chatter.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sir Galahad

"If there’s anything we have learned about Mr. Obama during the last two-and-a-half years, it is his obsessive need to advertise his moral superiority. He wants us to believe – he is desperate for us to believe – that his motivations are pure, that he is the only adult in Washington, that he is a champion for the national interest while his critics are champions of special interests. It is not enough for Obama to be president; he wants us to believe he’s Sir Galahad.

"As for the president’s claim that some folks in Congress refuse to 'put the country ahead of party' and that they would 'rather see their opponents lose than see America win': this repeats a nasty little Obama habit, which is not simply to disagree with his opponents but to impugn their character. The Tea Party and Republican Members of Congress can’t possibly believe that the federal government is too large, spending needs to be reduced, and taxes shouldn’t be raised. And they certainly can’t believe that the philosophy they hold and the policies they embrace are in the best interest of America. It’s easier to assume they are knaves and traitors to their country.

"As Mr. Obama is increasingly overwhelmed by events, as he and his presidency shrink before our eyes, his worst tendencies are being exacerbated, his narcissism further exposed, his anger at an unaccommodating world more pronounced. A man of supreme self-regard is watching things crumble before his eyes. He is obviously not well equipped to process any of this. It is enough for one to feel, if only for a moment, some pity for Mr. Obama. These are not easy days for him, and certainly not for his country."

--Peter Wehner, Commentary

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just... Lead

"The United States should be in a renaissance. In a food- and fuel-short world, we have vast agricultural and energy resources. While there are riots, strikes and unrest from Europe to the Middle East, America remains quiet. Foreign depositors even now still believe that the United States is the least-likely nation to either confiscate their capital or renege on the interest owed on it.

"China, Russia and India have enormous environmental, demographic and social challenges ahead of the same sort the United States dealt with decades ago. Our military is far superior to the competitors.

"After nearly three years of blaming, apologizing and explaining what America cannot and should not do, it is past time for a confident President Obama to remind the country that we can do almost anything we wish.

"Instead of lecturing some Americans about why they owe their old wealth to others, why not inspire them to create even bigger new profits to enrich everyone?

"And in these tough times, let the first family give up vacationing at Vail, Costa del Sol and Martha's Vineyard; trim White House entertainment expenses; and set an example of thrift for the country to match new budget frugalities.

"In short, President Obama could end the current psychological depression and acrimony by promising to lead from the fore rather than continually harping from far behind."

--Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford University

Friday, July 9, 2010

Barack Delano Obama

"By fixating on the debt and stimulus plans, Obama and Congress are overlooking challenges to the economy from taxes, employment and the entrepreneurial environment. President Roosevelt's great error was to ignore such factors -- and the result was that sickening double dip. . . . Change that is too arbitrary and too frequent petrifies firms, especially before their rules have been tested in the courts. In 1938 Lammot du Pont, head of the eponymous chemical concern, spoke of a 'fog of uncertainty' slowing business and noted in the company's annual report that arbitrary government always slowed business down: 'by land and sea the universal practice under conditions of fog is to slacken speed. . . .'"

-- Amity Shlaes, senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations

Thursday, July 8, 2010

These United States

"If you're asking if the United States is about to become a socialist state, I'd say it's actually about to become a European state, with the expansiveness of the welfare system and the progressive tax system like what we've already experienced in Western Europe. . . . The curse of longterm unemployment is that if you pay people to do nothing, they'll find themselves doing nothing for very long periods of time."

-- Harvard historian Niall Ferguson

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Truer words...

"I think therefore I speak."

-- The World's Greatest Spokesperson in the World