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Archive for October 16th, 2012

How Obama Squandered His Presidency

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 16th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

How Obama Squandered His Presidency
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
The Obama narrative is that he inherited the worst mess in memory and has been stymied ever since by a partisan Congress – while everything from new ATM technology to the Japanese tsunami conspired against him. But how true are those claims?Barack Obama entered office with an approval rating of over 70 percent. John McCain's campaign had been anemic and almost at times seemed as if it was designed to lose nobly to the nation's first African-American presidential nominee.

Right Wing’s Benghazi Madness
Joan Walsh, Salon
Americans in both parties are entitled to ask questions about the Sept. 11 Benghazi terror attack that took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other people. I reject efforts by Democratic partisans to insist that all such questions, especially by Republicans, are unfairly “politicizing” the tragedy, even though that’s the way the GOP would play it if the attack had come under a Republican president. We deserve answers about what happened in Benghazi, about particularly whether the compound should have been better protected given the rising…

For U.S. Senate: Dean Heller

Why Romney Has the Advantage Tonight
Mark Salter, RealClearPolitics
The first thing to know about a “town-hall-style” presidential debate is that it bears as much resemblance to an actual campaign town-hall event as a marble statue does to its animated subject.Real town halls are usually unscripted and unpredictable and often raucous events. Town-hall debates are orderly, with the questions from the audience screened — selected to represent questions the moderator would ask if they were doing the questioning. Moderators are likely to reframe some questions and ask their own follow-ups in the language of Sunday morning talk shows. The…

We Can’t Afford Obama
H. Ross Perot, Des Moines Register
Our country faces a momentous choice. The fact is the United States is on an unsustainable course. At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms.That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney for president. We can’t afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened.