Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trump Gets Results ... Obama Finally Comes Clean

The 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama's birth certificate. Image Credit: The White House via NBC News (2011)

Trump Gets Results ... Obama Finally Comes Clean

President Barack Hussein Obama finally releases his long form birth certificate after over two years of speculation and clamor from Hillary Clinton, some private Democrat and Republican political party voters, and now the relentless and persistent Donald Trump.

The really sad thing about this tale is what it says about a man who has been given the great responsibility to lead a nation. This man played and toyed with this issue for over two years making a spectacle out of something that in the end, is only definitive to the rule-of-law, procedure, and little more.

Donald Trump did what the American press could not ... and would not do, which is to get results as to this point of legal definition. A person is not legitimate to be elected to the position of President of the United States without being a born citizen (versus naturalized) of the United States.

The 44th president of the United states finally places this proof of his citizenship to rest, but why did he wait until now to finally do what any standup person and legitimate contender for the office of the United states would have done when this issue was first raised by Hillary Clinton?

Barack Hussein Obama must be a sado-masochist and/or desperate to have this be an issue so that he would never have to answer the tough questions about his incompetent leadership on energy, the economy, and world affairs.

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This excerpted and edited from NBC News -

Trump 'proud' of himself, takes credit for birth-certificate release
From NBC's Shawna Thomas

Donald Trump is "proud" of himself for, as he puts it, "getting the president to release his birth certificate." In the minutes before Trump landed in Portsmouth, NH, to begin a day of stumping, the White House released President Obama's long-form birth certificate, and Trump told the press he heard about it while flying to the airfield.

"Today I'm very proud of myself, because I've accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish," Trump said, adding, "Our president has finally released a birth certificate."

However, he said he would have to check out the certificate himself and wondered why the president didn't do this "a long time ago."
Trump and the press moved away from the "birther" issue, allowing him the chance to disagree with the President on how he's handling rising gas prices in the country saying Obama "should be focused on OPEC and getting those prices down." As well as Libya where Trump said he would've handled that situation differently, "The rebels, I hear, are controlled by Iran and Al Qaeda...You could end up with worse than Khaddafy perhaps."
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Maybe now the president can get back to what seems to be of most importance to him lately like the White House Correspondent's Dinner, being with Oprah, Basketball, WH Wednesday night live musical performance parties, and ... golf.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mitt Romney Blasts Administration's Response To Economic Peril

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney announced on April 11 that he is “formally exploring a presidential bid”. Image Credit:

Mitt Romney Blasts Administration's Response To Economic Peril

In an opinion editorial featured in the little known and non-internet posting New Hampshire Union Leader, Mitt Romney does not believe that President Barack Obama and his administration is not serious about the economic health of the country.

The OP-ED entitled "Obama is not serious about America's financial health", which Romney later posted to his Facebook page, Mitt describes what he believes an executive response to the recent Standard & Poor's signaling of a change of the United States bond rating downward should be.

This excerpted and edited from Mitt Romney's Facebook posting -

Obama is Not Serious About America's Financial Health

by Mitt Romney on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 5:29am - Originally published in the New Hampshire Union Leader

America received a giant wake-up call when Standard & Poor’s, the bond rating agency, announced that it was changing the outlook on its highly prized AAA rating for U.S. Treasuries to “negative” from “stable.” This is the first ratings warning for the United States since S&P began evaluating our creditworthiness in 1941.

S&P’s action is a significant marker of our country’s deteriorating economic position.
Obama’s top economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, downplayed the event, saying, “I don’t make too much about it.” The President himself went on a weeklong campaign swing highlighted by six fundraisers and sharp partisan attacks against Republicans for their attempts at deficit reduction and entitlement reform.
Consider that during the Bush years, the U.S. government’s deficit — the gap between what Washington taxes and spends within a year — hovered between 2 percent and 4 percent of GDP. Already that was a problematic level.

But in the first year of the Obama administration, the shortfall in our annual spending exploded to 10 percent of GDP — a shocking number — and has risen even higher, to 11 percent of GDP in 2011.

No less dramatic has been the explosion in our level of debt, the total amount Washington has borrowed to pay for its out-of-control spending. In 2008, our debt was 40 percent of GDP. That was bad enough. But, according to S&P, even under the most optimistic scenario our government’s indebtedness will double to nearly 80 percent of GDP by 2013. Other estimates project that our nation’s debt will equal the entirety of our nation’s economy — 100 percent of GDP — by 2020.
The main job of any executive — whether a CEO, a governor or a President — should be to avert these dangers, or work to repair them.
We are not on a sustainable course. The consequences may come in slow-motion, with reduced growth, chronic high unemployment and a lower standard of living. Or they may come suddenly, in the kind of cascading crises that we just witnessed when the housing-price bubble burst. The only way to avert it is to take action that is rooted in the need to reduce spending.
The overall picture may be dark, but we should not lose sight of what we are capable of as a country. Our economy is astonishingly flexible. It is highly diversified. We have low inflation.
Even more significant are the clear signs that the American people have had enough of a federal government that is increasing in size and dominance. We are a great republic in which change is possible. The Obama administration may not be serious about addressing the problems that have caused the S&P downgrade, but in less than two years the voters will tell us whether they will issue a decisive downgrade of their own.
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There may not be enough resolve in the rest of our Government houses (the House of Congress and the Senate) to stem the tide of damage this and the previous Executive Administrations have placed on our country.

Borrowing 4 billion dollars a day (that is $12.00 a day for each and every citizen living here in the United States ... or $4,356.00 each year) to hold on to the status quo will only kill what little freedoms we enjoy here in the once grand United States.