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September 6, 2012

and the subtlety of Bill Clinton’s speech at the Dem Convention… Here are a few things you ought to know before you berate Bill Clinton for his glorious rabble rousing speech about Barack Obama. First of all- I have Bill Clinton’s speech here in it’s entirety. The Fact Checking has been done.

If you want a lesson from a master political strategist, politician, diplomat, statesman, former governor, former president, former leader of the FREE World… Here’s your chance.. Listen to the roar of the crowd and the speech while you read- you can do one or the other; listen to the speech first or read the FACT CHECKER Results tracking Bill Clinton’s statements in his speech…then listen to the speech, whichever you prefer-

Fact-Checking Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton mentioned  Fact Checkers last night in the above video @ 38:38  He said Romney’s campaign poster said “We are not going to let our campaign be dictated by Fact-Checkers.”  Well- here are documented facts that have been checked and verified pointing out ALL the things Obama DIDN’T DO-  that was the point.  A little reverse psychology exposing the TRUE Facts,  if you please-

The former president began his DNC speech mocking the the very idea of self empowerment and individual success. After seeming to imply that he could work better with compromise than the man he was nominating, he launched into his trademark rhetoric:

In Tampa, we heard a lot of talk about how the President and the Democrats don’t believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everyone to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy.

[…]

We Democrats think the country works better with a strong middle class, real opportunities for poor people to work their way into it and a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. We think “we’re all in this together” is a better philosophy than “you’re on your own.”

Unfortunately for Clinton, the facts work against him. Under Barack Obama, more people than ever before have been reduced to government dependency. Offering meager entitlements in exchange for a chunk of self sovereignty is not only bad for the economy, it’s antithetical to the spirit with which America was founded.

Clinton tried to claim credit on behalf of the Democrats concerning jobs and touted his own record — that wasn’t possible without a Republican controlled-congress which passed welfare reform and balanced the budget in spite of him, not because of him.

Clinton attacked the tea party:

Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way. They think government is the enemy, and compromise is weakness.

I don’t get it: either the tea party is dead or it’s all-powerful and controls the GOP. If the Republican party is dominated by the tea party, why is their presidential candidate a moderate?

Clinton remarked that Obama has done wonders for our economy:

I like the argument for President Obama’s re-election a lot better. He inherited a deeply damaged economy, put a floor under the crash, began the long hard road to recovery, and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for the innovators. Are we where we want to be? No. Is the President satisfied? No. Are we better off than we were when he took office, with an economy in free fall, losing 750,000 jobs a month. The answer is YES.

Let’s see:

a $16 trillion-dollar debt

740k women driven from the workforce

more Americans than ever on government assistance

shrinking workforce

devaluing the dollar

We’re better off ?  Really?

Clinton tried shifting the blame to Bush. Again, the facts do not support Clinton’s assertions:

In the wake of a recession that began roughly seven weeks after President Bush took office, America experienced six years of uninterrupted economic growth and a record 52 straight months of job creation that produced more than 8 million new jobs. During the Bush presidency, the unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent. We saw labor-productivity gains that averaged 2.5 percent annually — a rate that exceeds the averages of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Real after-tax income per capita increased by more than 11 percent. And from 2000 to 2007, real GDP grew by more than 17 percent, a gain of nearly $2.1 trillion.

As for Obama’s claim that Bush “turned a budget surplus into a deficit”: by January 2001, when Bush was inaugurated, the budget surpluses were already evaporating as the economy was skidding toward recession (it officially began in March 2001). Combined with the devastating economic effects of 9/11, when we lost around 1 million jobs over 90 days, the surplus went into deficit.

Rather than whine incessantly about the situation, President Bush proposed policies that triggered the kind of sustained growth that saw the deficit fall to 1 percent of GDP ($162 billion) by 2007. Indeed, before the financial crisis of 2008 – which I’ll return to in a moment — Bush’s budget deficits were 0.6 percentage points below the historical average. (My former White House colleague Keith Hennessey eviscerates Obama’s assertion that we faced a “decade of spiraling deficits” here).

Now let’s consider Mr. Obama’s record: an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent, with 131,000 jobs lost in July, during our so-called Recovery Summer (Vice President Biden promised us up to 500,000 new jobs a month back in April). The overall unemployment rate, incorporating people who want jobs but did not look during July, is now 16.5 percent.

Clinton claimed Obama saved the auto industry, another misspeak:

The auto industry restructuring worked. It saved more than a million jobs, not just at GM, Chrysler and their dealerships, but in auto parts manufacturing all over the country

Except a number of Chrysler plants are now in Mexico and over 61% of Chrysler is owned by an Italian company. The auto bailout is widely considered a failure.

GM is once again flirting with bankruptcy despite massive government purchases propping up its sales figures. GM stock is rock-bottom. Losses continue to be revised in the wrong direction. According to the Detroit News, “the Treasury Department says in a new report the government expects to lose more than $25 billion on the $85 billion auto bailout. That’s 15 percent higher than its previous forecast.”

He also misspoke about domestic energy:

President Obama’s “all of the above” energy plan is helping too – the boom in oil and gas production combined with greater energy efficiency has driven oil imports to a near 20 year low and natural gas production to an all time high. Renewable energy production has also doubled.

The fact? Oil production increased ONLY on private and state-owned land. Federally-controlled land?  Stagnant. That oil imports are low is due to these private and state-run producers, in spite  of  Obama, not because of him, a refrain you will hear repeated with regard to Democrat policies.

Democrats talk of alternative energy but are content to ship those jobs overseas, along with our stimulus money. Instead of enslaving us to Persian Gulf oil, they’ll enslave us to China’s rare earth metals.

On Obamacare, Clinton claimed:

More than 3 million young people between 19 and 25 are insured for the first time because their parents can now carry them on family policies. Millions of seniors are receiving preventive care including breast cancer screenings and tests for heart problems.

In his closing remarks, Clinton threw out a few new phrases which have become hallmarks of modern progressive, socialist-Democrats [my emphasis]:

If you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities – a “we’re all in it together” society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

If you want a future of shared prosperity … As well as the phrase “fair and equal sharing” (my addition)” don’t vote for the Obama/Biden ticket.

Breitbart has helped expedite the necessary time and effort for fact checking and noting the corrections in Bill’s speech last night.

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25 Comments
  1. September 6, 2012 7:05 pm

  2. September 6, 2012 7:43 pm

    There was no trouble here last night understanding what Bill Clinton’s speech was all about. He was purposefully quoting Obama record AS IS fully aware, the fact checkers would be at it once again… I don’t know whether to call this Impertinence or Brilliance to be the Star of the Show handing the Dem Presidential Nominee a Gold Plated Shovel… I’ll settle for the later.. I knew Bill Clinton would be brilliant as to how he was going to skin this cat and come out of it smelling like a rose- The one thing we can all agree on about Bill Clinton- HE DELIVERED LAST NIGHT!

    Here is when we began seeing where BC was going with his speech:
    RIGHT HERE

  3. September 6, 2012 8:05 pm

    The NEWS WORLD HAS GONE ON TILT!

    Chris Matthews seen running down the street looking for a podiatrist for stopping the ‘THRILL UP HIS LEG’ going any further… His wife is complaining she wants separate bedrooms because of his mysterious affliction… she feels she has been sleep deprived for the last four years and ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Back to the the electric atmosphere in the NEWS because of OUR Bill: They can’t STOP Talking about Bill Clinton’s masterful speech last night-

    Yea- Who Have So Little Faith- opting to sit this one out. No Worries though- Bill’s full speech is on our NEW FRONT Page in it’s entirety where you can listen to the Master and maybe catch his slight of hand if your eyes are quick enough… Good Luck!

    Meanwhile we can’t help but publish the praise coming to Bill from all over the legitimate News Communities… For a well deserved FEEL GOOD moment read the first 2 corrections here and access the 8 others at the link HERE AT THE LINK.

    …………………….

    FACT CHECK: TOP 10 CLINTON FALSEHOODS

    Obama-Clinton

    Bill Clinton’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention was a brilliant act performed by a master magician. It was also, like all magic, sleight-of-hand.

    Actually, to be more blunt, it was a toxic, 50-minute bromide of lies, prevarications, and misdirections so fictional that it ought to be placed on the shelves alongside Fifty Shades of Gray (come to think of it, the speech was also sadomasochistic, if the reaction of the Clintonite media was any indicator).

    There are dozens of problems in the Clinton speech. But let’s just start with the top ten:

    1. “Since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private- sector jobs. So what’s the job score? Republicans: twenty-four million. Democrats: forty-two.”

    Technically, this is true. Just as technically, Barack Obama should run screaming with his hair on fire from this statistic. There’s a reason for that: Clinton is measuring presidential tenure purely from inauguration to inauguration. For example, he’s taking jobs numbers from January 1981 to January 1985 to measure Reagan’s first term. Only one problem with this: by this standard, Barack Obama is the second-worst private jobs creator of the last half-century (George W. Bush is first, but still created far more net jobs than Obama overall, putting Obama dead last if you include state and federal jobs in the statistic). Which is why our unemployment rate is terrible.

    2. “Though I often disagree with Republicans, I actually never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president and a lot of other Democrats.”

    This is crapola. Clinton frequently says or implies that Republicans are racists who want to toss grandma off a cliff. Here’s what Clinton said about the Republican Party’s view of Barack Obama just a couple years ago: “They want to turn him into a space alien” always has been, as Barack Obama should know.
    ………….

    Editors note:

    One caveat to be aware of: This article contains factual errors. I just made a correction to the response # 2 authored by the sometimes overzealous Ben Shapiro @ Breitbart. At first he had written “Tea-Party” into his response when in reality it was the Republican Party Bill was referring to in the linked article..

  4. September 6, 2012 10:59 pm

    The pot simmering on the back burner appears to be almost at the boiling point. It would be a coincidence wouldn’t it, if Civil War broke out in the US and Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood attacked Israel. The US would be a crippled state holding on to it’s own stability unable to assist Israel in it’s greatest hour of need. The US and the State of Israel have been inextricably linked for generations. Reassurance after reassurance has come from the US State Dept… “reaffirming “we are with you” should you be attacked.”
    ………………………………….

    DNC’s War On Israel – Israeli Ambassador Calls DNC Chair A Liar

    If viewers take but a moment to look past the slickly scripted front that is the DNC convention they will find a troubling war now being openly waged by the Obama administration against Israel.

    The Obama administration’s persistent anti-Israeli stance was confirmed by our own Wall Street Insider several months ago:

    WSI: I will simply say this – and someday this information will get out…I likely will be long dead when it does…but the truth will be spoken of this someday.

    In 2008 the American people voted for a man who has absolutely no regard for human life if that life is an impediment to the agenda. The meeting between himself and the prime minister confirmed that fact. The Israelis are now staring into the face of evil – a selfishness and disregard that is stunning in its scope and singular purpose. A delay was requested that has no basis in saving lives – but rather one that puts so many lives at risk! A delay that is pure political calculation – a calculation whose sole purpose is for but one political candidate – while all others are to be sacrificed if need be! This goes beyond the disrespect and immaturity put on display when they met last…that…you told of that. I fed that information to -name deleted- and you then told of that.

    But THIS…what…what Barack Obama asks of Israel now…what is threatened if Israel does not comply…for nothing more than politics? It is…it is Chamberlain all over again. And just as Chamberlain strutted and preened to the world…this Obama does much the same. To not act against evil makes one complicit with that evil…that…he ignores history…or worse yet – he hopes to repeat it!

    WALL STREET INSIDER: My God…My God…What Has Become Of America?

    _________________________________________

    This week the Democratic Convention made two stunning moves that further underscores the animosity the Obama administration has toward Israel.

    The first was to strip language that existed in the 2008 convention declaring “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel” In 2012 party bosses removed this statement from its platform – a symbolic gesture that is a clear and undeniable signal of the anti-Israeli stance now being openly embraced by the Obama White House and Democratic Party leaders. (It should also be noted the Obama White House has now openly embraced the radical Muslim Brotherhood that now rules Egypt – that group has long ties to Valerie Jarrett and enjoyed a recent invite to the White House)

    The second was a false statement by Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stated Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren had indicated Republicans were “dangerous for Israel”. Ambassador Oren quickly rebuked Schultz for what he declared to be false comments:

    “I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel,” Oren said.

    Also in somewhat related news, in addition to its direct attacks against Israel, the DNC also took time to remove any mention of God from its party platform as well. Instead, it appears God has been replaced with Government – something Democrats took time to forcefully indicate we are all part of:

    (ht/Ulsterman

  5. September 7, 2012 12:04 am

    Now we know why Biden was replaced with Durbin. Bill was very vague last night stringing Obama’s name connecting it directly to the presidential nomination. However, he did directly
    attach Obama’s name nominating him to be the head of the DNC.
    ……………………….

    President Obama Accepts Democratic Nomination for Second Term

    NYT President Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term, arguing that he had rescued the economy from disaster and ushered in a recovery that would be imperiled by a return to Republican stewardship.

  6. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 1:24 am

    2 words : Epic failure……that is all.

    That speech will probably trigger a lot of people to the exit doors, it just put front and center what a huge disappointing fraud he was. Obama seemed liked he does’nt really want to be there and boy does it show.

  7. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 2:31 am

    Question is, how many of his base is actually left, i suspect its a lot less than it was in 2008 and shrinking rapidly, seriously, you should have seen the twitter reaction, it went from elated to bored within a few minutes of him talking, also suspect, the hard core bots watched it, many other potential swing voters probably got bored in minutes, it was that type of speech you tune out after a while and it ends up as blah blah blah in your head.

    That speech was aimed primarily and purely at the base and no-one else and i don’t think the Obama base is that bothered about turning out in Nov.

    How do you square and come out looking good when the Dems and the media is saying Biden’s speech was way better than Obama, thats when you know this was a bad bad speech.

    The problem for Obama is most people remember Obama in 2008, most look at him now in 2012 and think “How did i vote for that”.

    Obama needed a game changer, a major campaign kick and all that was is an equivalent of Mondale’s campaign on a zimmerframe.

    I think the swing undecided voter would have tuned into that last night and found nothing to make them vote for Obama.

  8. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 2:47 am

    I think Obama is finished.

    with reviews like this, you know Obama flopped bigtime with the Dems.

    http://swampland.time.com/2012/09/07/the-obama-speech-4/?iid=sl-main-lede

    Obama Argues for a Second Term without Closing the Deal

    The speech disappointed me, and I’m not quite sure why.

    Perhaps it was the absence of detail. The only propositional statistic I remember is him calling for 100,000 more math and science teachers. I wanted him to say: here’s what we did that worked, here’s where we need to work harder, here are a few things we’ve learned we have to do differently, here’s what I hope we can do. In a way, he was hamstrung–as Romney was–by his personal distaste for tooting his own horn. I actually liked the detail in Joe Biden’s speech better, the stories of Obama saving the auto industry and making the decision to whack Osama bin Laden–but even there, Biden didn’t quite deliver: he did not, perhaps could not, say that it was really ballsy to go into Pakistan, without their permission, and that our generals were advising the President to bomb the compound, rather than send in the SEALs who were able to retrieve all sorts of valuable information that has led to the death or capture of many more Al Qaeda leaders. President Obama defied the generals and achieved a better result than they were willing to imagine.

    But I still wonder: what is he going to do with his second term? What are the next things we need to do as a nation? Why did he limit his defense of the Affordable Care Act to a sentence or two about a girl with a pre-existing condition in Phoenix? Why didn’t he say more about the revival in manufacturing that seems just to be beginning? Why didn’t he get more specific, and dreamy, about the whiz-bang new energy products that are being developed by basic research government agencies like ARPA-E? He talked about goals–why did none of them seem big? Why can’t I remember any of them? Why didn’t he talk about the world’s largest solar farm, underway in Nevada? Why didn’t he envision an America–happening right now, by the way–where people can put solar tiles on their roofs, take care of their own electrical needs and sell the surplus to their local utilities? Or something else. Whatever. Something to hang onto and aim for.

    …………………….

    Read on

    When Obama supporters like this have no idea how to spin, it falls back on Romney is bad. Suspect going to be many MSM headaches today because Bambi did’nt deliver.

  9. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 2:56 am

    More on this later this week……

    Remember I was saying about Polls in Blue states getting tighter….we saw Connecticut with Obama ahead only by 8%

    Well this slipped by yesterday.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-jersey/release-detail?ReleaseID=1793

    Obama ahead in NJ by only 7…………….

    President Barack Obama tops Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, 51 – 44 percent among New Jersey likely voters, who say the president will do a better job on Medicare and health care while Romney will do a better job on the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

    This is the first measure of New Jersey likely voters by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

    The gender and racial gaps are wide as Obama leads 57 – 38 percent among women and 92 – 3 percent among blacks. Romney leads 51 – 44 percent among men and 54 – 41 percent among white voters. Romney has a thin 48 – 44 percent lead among independent voters.

    …………………………

    So you have 2 deep blue states polling for Obama ahead by only 8 and 7…….thats how you say disturbing for Obama’s campaign.

  10. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 3:08 am

    You have to remember that Obama won Conn by 23% and NJ by 16% in 2008, if its polling only by 8 and 7 now, what does that have in store for swing states. I’d say devastation for Obama.

  11. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 4:27 am

    The major take away for all his pushing and blotivating is it is telling he did not mention once Obamacare or the stimulus. Now both of those formed a massive part of his Presidency and they don’t get a mention….why because they are toxic!

    Surprised to read such poor reviews from so many commentators, left and right. Words like boring, pedestrian, empty, stale. It sticks in peoples heads. I think this was his last chance and he failed, people saw the emperor naked and it was’nt pretty.

  12. September 7, 2012 7:04 am

    Obama doesn’t believe he will win the election himself and it shows.

  13. September 7, 2012 7:47 am

    moononpluto
    September 7, 2012

    The major take away for all his pushing and blotivating is it is telling he did not mention once Obamacare or the stimulus. Now both of those formed a massive part of his Presidency and they don’t get a mention….why because they are toxic!
    ……………………………..

    Out of fear they would lose their jobs, I doubt anyone informed Obama of Bill’s subliminal speech, waiting until after the convention-

  14. September 7, 2012 7:55 am

    Romney Ad Blitz BeginsTomorrow

    September 7, 2012

    These are the exact words spoken by WHI LAST WEEK:

    “More good news on the Romney campaign. They are preparing to unleash a multi-state/multi-tens of millions of dollars advertising blitz against Obama following the GOP convention. They got money to burn now and that has the Obama people very concerned”. -WHI: August 29th, 2012

    blitz

    Romney campaign to ‘carpet bomb’ airwaves after Obama nomination speech. Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for a second term. The push will include ad buys in several states that will cost tens of millions of dollars.

    …”Time is short,” said one campaign aide. “We have $100 million we’ve just raised.

  15. September 7, 2012 8:07 am

    Five NC Delegates Ditch Obama Nomination Vote

    In a sign of how unpopular President Barack Obama is becoming in North Carolina, five North Carolina delegates did not show up to the Democratic National Convention to cast votes for Obama’s nomination.

    North Carolina cast 152 votes for Obama, despite having been awarded 157 delegates to the convention.

    North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman David Parker brushed off the missing votes and said the five missing votes merely reflected logistical mishaps.

    Parker said some of the delegates missed a breakfast and he “tried to run them down” throughout the day but could not track them down by the time North Carolina delegates had to cast their votes.

    Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) is one North Carolina Democrat who has stayed away from the DNC even though his district is less than a mile from where the convention is taking place because being associated with Obama hurts his reelection chances. According to the Charlotte-Observer, Republican staffers offered to drive Kissell to the convention this week. In addition, Democrats could not fill Bank of America Stadium for Obama’s reelect, and moved Obama’s speech on Thursday back indoors to a smaller venue to avoid embarrassment.

    And yet, Parker, the Democratic party chair in North Carolina, continued to downplay the fact that Democrats in North Carolina who were distancing themselves from Obama and the DNC reflected a lack of enthusiasm in North Carolina for Obama’s reelection.

    Breitbart

  16. September 7, 2012 8:13 am

    Change You Can’t Believe

    The lies began even before President Barack Obama started speaking. The introductory video claimed that Obama had been affected–and roused to action–by “watching [his] mother die.” Obama, while very emotive about his mother, neglected to visit her before she died of cancer–a mistake he admitted and regretted. Yet he has repeatedly lied about her in his speeches, including the lie that she died without health insurance.

    In the speech itself, Obama told the nation that he ran for President because he “saw that basic bargain slipping away,” that “by 2008 we had seen nearly a decade in which families struggled with costs that kept rising but paychecks that didn’t.” In fact, until the last few months of 2008, Americans had enjoyed a rising and widely-shared prosperity that contrasts sharply with the high unemployment and low paychecks of Obama’s term.

    Obama continued with the half-truth that he has “cut taxes for those who need it,” but he has also raised taxes on the middle class, including the taxes in Obamacare. He then lied flagrantly about the proposals of his opponents, suggesting that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan had proposed “firing teachers” and “kicking students off financial aid.” There is no basis for that claim; in fact their policies would do, and have done, the opposite.

    The President then repeated a claim that has been a refrain throughout this convention: that he “reinvented a dying auto industry that’s back on top of the world.” But GM is in trouble; Chrysler is foreign-owned; and the “reinvented” green cars that Obama pushed have failed to sell. Contrary to his repeated claims, tonight and elsewhere, Obama did not save the industry from bankruptcy but sent it there after looting it for his cronies.

    As for what fuels those cars–with gas prices soaring across the country to levels vastly higher than at his inauguration in 2009–Obama said that his strategy had “opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration.” But he also blocked new exploration–often in defiance of the courts, and basic scientific sense, and the expansion that occurred in shale and gas happened in spite of President Obama, not because of him.

    Obama made several outlandish claims about education, once again mischaracterizing his opponent’s policies (“gut education,” “crowded classroom,” “crumbling school”) while exaggerating his own achievements. He touted the federal government’s takeover of the student loan market, pretending that he had solved the problems of “a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars” instead of ensuring that those problems worsen.

    From then, it was on to foreign policy. Obama once again lied about his predecessor’s policy, implied that George W. Bush did not care to pursue “the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11.” And for all the talk this week about how Romney should have said more about the troops, Obama displayed callous indifference to rising U.S. casualties when he declared, falsely, that he had “blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan.”

    Obama lied about key elements of his foreign policy agenda, asserting that “we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings” when in fact his administration has shunted human rights aside in favor of reconciliation with hostile regimes. He also said that the U.S. had “reasserted our power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of our workers,” rather than allowing U.S. power to decline as China rises.

    On the deficit, Obama cited “experts” who said that his policies “would cut our deficits by $4 trillion”–this after his own administration projected deficits and debt rising to infinity in what economists euphemistically call the “out” years. President Obama’s surrogates had suggested he would tackle entitlement reform tonight, but he said nothing specific about what he would do–after accusing his opponents of not presenting any new ideas.

    The President barely mentioned his most important domestic achievement, referring to Obamacare only by accusing his opponents (again, falsely) of wanting to “eliminate health insurance for millions of Americans who are poor, elderly, or disabled–all so those with the most can pay less.” Repealing Obamacare would do none of the above–in fact, Obamacare will burden many public health services to the breaking point.

    “We don’t think government can solve all our problems,” Obama said–and he has said that before, many times, prior to taking office, but his singular focus has been to expand the range of issues into which government intrudes. In an attempt to echo Kennedy, he said: “America is not about what can be done for us…the election four years ago wasn’t about me. It was about you.” This from the man who has built a virtual personality cult.

    Obama tried to make up for his “you didn’t build that” gaffe–which was repeated over and over last week at the Republican National Convention–by telling his audience they had been responsible for creating the “change” in his administration: “You did that,” he said. He warned that “change will not happen” if he loses–but change always happens. His opponents simply believe change should be driven by individuals, not the state.

    Towards the end of his address, Obama attempted a gesture at humility, saying that he knew he didn’t “have all the answers.” Yet the repeated pattern in Obama’s governance is to ignore the sincere suggestions of others–in his own party and the opposition–who have different answers from his. He quoted Jeremiah 29:11 indirectly, citing its promise of a “future filled with hope,” leaving out the context: a warning against false prophets.

    His soaring conclusion ended with a thud: “I never said this journey would be easy.” But he did, of course. His nomination in 2008 was the moment, he told us, when the planet would begin to heal. He also promised, in his victory speech that November, to end the “partisanship and pettiness” in American politics. Tonight’s weak address, with its paper-thin promises and falsehoods, was unworthy of the commitments he made that night.

  17. September 7, 2012 8:17 am

    WOW! It took Goodwin a few years to see the light but when he took those blinders off he had a rel come to Jesus moment!

    Dems’ Dear Leader plotting our grim future
    Michael Goodwin
    The system is rigged. America is unjust. Opportunity is dead. You didn’t build that.
    Dammit, where’s mine?

    Oh, and Republicans are the people who rigged the system. They’re trying to take away your rights to vote, to health care, to education, to housing. They hate women, gays and immigrants. They don’t pay their fair share and they’re un-American.

    Barack Obama lights candles, Mitt Romney spreads darkness, and Osama bin Laden is dead.

    There, I saved you the time of watching the Democratic convention. For three grating days, demands for more government spending were coupled with sweeping character assassinations of Romney. The GOP is not just wrong; it is immoral.

    Don’t agree? You’re not patriotic.

    It turns out that the party that left God out of its platform has a religious zeal for its leader. “We believe in Barack Obama,” Sen. John Kerry thundered, to uproarious applause.

    Folks, we’ve entered Dear Leader territory.

    The wild, outlandish claims that America is corrupt, Republicans are super-villains and Obama is a super-hero were made by every speaker over three raucous nights. A president, a first lady, a former president, a sitting vice president, top members of Congress, labor leaders, celebrities, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, blacks, whites, Latinos — all stayed on the scorched-earth message softened only by homilies to Obama.

    Something shocking is happening to the Democratic Party. Its committed adherents are whipping themselves into a frenzy of grievance that justifies seeing their fellow Americans as both evil and a free-cash machine.

    Obama did not singlehandedly create this mad orgy, but he lit the match and shows the way. On this, he is a true leader, a transformative one. His invocation of FDR is not unwarranted, even as his channeling of Lincoln’s pain smacked of cheesy self-reverence.

    When he says voters “will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation,” he understates the fact. The two paths are a twain that shall never meet.

    His rhetorical skills, uncompromising ambition and 1,000-watt smile were on full display last night, unfortunately in service to a vision that would surely bankrupt America.

    Instead of a guarantee of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our culture would be reshaped by a growing collectivist power, vested in the state, that would command ever more resources and control. The claim of “leveling the playing field” is, in reality, a plan to control the outcome.

    As famously promised, the financial crisis has not been wasted. The recession lingers for many families. Unemployment remains stuck at a destructive level. The deficit soars — we borrow nearly $3 billion a day, $20 billion a week, $1 trillion a year.

    These are serious problems to most mortals, but for him, they are rich opportunities to expand the reach of Washington. The soaring debt is not soaring enough, so more treasure must be thrown into the bonfire of his vanities. It is a fire consuming the future under the guise of fairness.

    This is not mere class warfare. That’s just a tactic. The goal, as it always has been for his kind throughout history, is to accumulate power that the elite can wield without accountability or checks and balances.

    Give the man his due. We have not seen his like in our times. His charisma and political skills are unmatched. If only they were admirably used.

    Obama promised to unite the country and, his lie exposed, is now determined to win re-election by any means necessary. He may succeed.

    Beware, America. The wraps have come off.

    Obama is unbound and the delegates in the convention hall went home in full revolutionary spirit. They don’t want to unite America. They want to conquer it.

    Barack Obama did build that.

    mgoodwin@nypost.

    headshotMichael Goodwin

    The system is rigged. America is unjust. Opportunity is dead. You didn’t build that.

    Dammit, where’s mine?

    Oh, and Republicans are the people who rigged the system. They’re trying to take away your rights to vote, to health care, to education, to housing. They hate women, gays and immigrants. They don’t pay their fair share and they’re un-American.

    Barack Obama lights candles, Mitt Romney spreads darkness, and Osama bin Laden is dead.

    There, I saved you the time of watching the Democratic convention. For three grating days, demands for more government spending were coupled with sweeping character assassinations of Romney. The GOP is not just wrong; it is immoral.
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    Don’t agree? You’re not patriotic.

    It turns out that the party that left God out of its platform has a religious zeal for its leader. “We believe in Barack Obama,” Sen. John Kerry thundered, to uproarious applause.

    Folks, we’ve entered Dear Leader territory.

    The wild, outlandish claims that America is corrupt, Republicans are super-villains and Obama is a super-hero were made by every speaker over three raucous nights. A president, a first lady, a former president, a sitting vice president, top members of Congress, labor leaders, celebrities, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, blacks, whites, Latinos — all stayed on the scorched-earth message softened only by homilies to Obama.

    Something shocking is happening to the Democratic Party. Its committed adherents are whipping themselves into a frenzy of grievance that justifies seeing their fellow Americans as both evil and a free-cash machine.

    Obama did not singlehandedly create this mad orgy, but he lit the match and shows the way. On this, he is a true leader, a transformative one. His invocation of FDR is not unwarranted, even as his channeling of Lincoln’s pain smacked of cheesy self-reverence.

    When he says voters “will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation,” he understates the fact. The two paths are a twain that shall never meet.

    His rhetorical skills, uncompromising ambition and 1,000-watt smile were on full display last night, unfortunately in service to a vision that would surely bankrupt America.

    Instead of a guarantee of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our culture would be reshaped by a growing collectivist power, vested in the state, that would command ever more resources and control. The claim of “leveling the playing field” is, in reality, a plan to control the outcome.

    As famously promised, the financial crisis has not been wasted. The recession lingers for many families. Unemployment remains stuck at a destructive level. The deficit soars — we borrow nearly $3 billion a day, $20 billion a week, $1 trillion a year.

    These are serious problems to most mortals, but for him, they are rich opportunities to expand the reach of Washington. The soaring debt is not soaring enough, so more treasure must be thrown into the bonfire of his vanities. It is a fire consuming the future under the guise of fairness.

    This is not mere class warfare. That’s just a tactic. The goal, as it always has been for his kind throughout history, is to accumulate power that the elite can wield without accountability or checks and balances.

    Give the man his due. We have not seen his like in our times. His charisma and political skills are unmatched. If only they were admirably used.

    Obama promised to unite the country and, his lie exposed, is now determined to win re-election by any means necessary. He may succeed.

    Beware, America. The wraps have come off.

    Obama is unbound and the delegates in the convention hall went home in full revolutionary spirit. They don’t want to unite America. They want to conquer it.

    Barack Obama did build that.

  18. September 7, 2012 8:26 am

    MO’s newest campaign pitch?

    Skip a meal for the POS!

    I know your life is full — with work, or school, or family — and yet you still find the time to help out when you can.

    You may have a tight budget, but you give what you can afford.

    A woman recently told the campaign her family skipped a pizza dinner at their favorite place so that they could make a difference in this election.

    That is the commitment that drives this campaign.

    If you can support Barack with a donation today, please know it makes a huge difference. If we win, it will be because of what you did at moments like this….

    Thanks,

    Michellei

  19. September 7, 2012 9:26 am

    Michelle sounds like a preacher asking pew sitters to pass the plate give what you can-

  20. September 7, 2012 9:57 am

    LIAR-LIAR HAIR ON FIRE!

  21. September 7, 2012 10:02 am

  22. September 7, 2012 10:04 am

    KRAUTHAMMER: “OBAMA GAVE ONE OF THE EMPTIEST SPEECHES I’VE EVER HEARD!”

  23. pamelaofthepoconos permalink
    September 7, 2012 10:36 am

    wyntre @ 8:17 AM Obama did not singlehandedly create this mad orgy, but he lit the match and shows the way. On this, he is a true leader, a transformative one
    ———————————-
    a powerful assembly of words in this article. Words and I frequently are not the best of friends, but Goodwin has chosen those that roll the travesty along very well for me. tnx.

  24. moononpluto permalink
    September 7, 2012 11:15 am

    Dem pollsters: Obama thrill is gone, turnout jeopardized

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2507329#.UEoO_1GgHf1

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As buoyant Democratic delegates head home from their three-day convention here to nominate President Obama for a second term, party officials and advisors are sweating the reality that the 2008 hope and change thrill is gone–and so might be Obama’s voting majority.

    While Obama and Mitt Romney remain locked in public polls, several Democratic officials are worried that three groups that pushed Obama over the finish line in 2008–younger voters, seniors and “Walmart” white women–are as frustrated as other groups about the economy and Obama’s failure to change Washington and might stay home.

    In other words, they say, the polls lie. Yes, when called by pollsters, the nation is split, but the GOP appears more eager and willing to follow through and vote than the Democrats.

    During an event hosted by National Journal/Atlantic her this week, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake cited an “enthusiasm gap” with younger voters and unmarried women and seniors. Former Clinton aide Maria Echaveste said that “too many [Obama supporters] are not engaged.” And micro-targeting expert Laura Quinn said younger voters especially are “not motivated as they need be.”

    As a result, Team Obama has stepped up their get out the vote and registration efforts, but worry that another downturn in the economy could stall that effort.

    And some think it could get worse. Highly-respected Democratic Pollster Stan Greenberg said that his data indicates that the “nagging economy” is “still weakening,” and that might push any of Obama’s must-have groups out of reach, maybe over to Romney. “There’s some probability, in fact one-third, that some group could just go and say ‘Enough,'” he said.

    Naturally, all of that is music to the ears of the Romney campaign, which is clinging to similar data in polls that show Obama’s magic has gone. They cite an August Washington Post/ABC News poll that only 78 percent of the president’s 2008 supporters back him now. By comparison, 91 percent of Sen. John McCain’s backers support Romney.

    …………………………

    Are you surprised, in a word no, been saying for ages, the polls are not telling the truth of the reality.

  25. September 7, 2012 4:13 pm

    Love his pic of BC. Looks like he’s saying, “I made your day, punk. Now get out of my face.”

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