President Barack Obama made a similar revealing slip when he told business owners that they didn't build their businesses. "Somebody else did that," he told them -- meaning, of course, the government. What's half comical and half scary here, is that for the Comrade this isn't just a talking point. This is what he honestly believes -- and it may just end up being his Mondale Moment. If current polling is to be believed, practically all of Obama's attempts to smear Romney as an out-of-touch rich guy who outsources American jobs to foreign interests have come to naught. In poll after poll, Obama and Romney are separated by a margin of only 1-3 percentage points.
"My opponent will raise your taxes. So will I. The difference is, he won't tell you. I just did." -- Walter Mondale
"If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." -- Barack Obama
There's at least one good thing about liberals: sooner or later they slip. Sooner or later, in an unguarded moment, they go off their carefully scripted talking points (or, in Obama's case, off Teleprompter), and, for a brief moment in time, they tell us who they really are. It happened to Walter "Fritz" Mondale in 1984, when he played to his base and announced his intention to raise taxes if elected. It got him a standing ovation at the Democratic National Convention, but ended up costing him the election. Twenty-eight years later, President Barack Obama made a similar revealing slip when he told business owners that they didn't build their businesses. "Somebody else did that," he told them -- meaning, of course, the government. What's half comical and half scary here, is that for the Comrade this isn't just a talking point. This is what he honestly believes -- and it may just end up being his Mondale Moment.
It was live ammo handed, as it were, to challenger Mitt Romney, and Romney wasted no time in expending it. Since then, Obama has tried to back-peddle on his remark, and the "mainstream" news media have dutifully reported it all to suit their master, but the damage is done now. People will remember this long after they've forgotten all the wonderful things The One has read off his Teleprompter -- which he obviously should have stuck to. This is what happens, however, when a "community organizer" who has never built or run a business, never met a payroll, never had a real job, and never been in charge of anything until he got himself elected president and suddenly found himself in charge of the entire country, tries to lecture entrepeneurs who've done all of that and more.
This is not the first time Obama's done this, of course. He did it early on when he counseled "Joe the Plumber" to "spread the wealth around." He did it again, when he told Americans that sooner or later they'd made enough money. Translation: He hates capitalism -- which comes, of course, as no surprise to conservatives who've pretty much known it all along, but is now announced in unmistakable terms to the rest of us. Most importantly, it now puts the sought-after Independent vote at risk for the Comrade, and heartens only his base, the Hard Left. What Obama has done here is to effectively define himself with far more clarity than he has, so far, succeeded in defining his opponent, Mitt Romney.
In fact, if current polling is to be believed, practically all of Obama's attempts to smear Romney as an out-of-touch rich guy who outsources American jobs to foreign interests have come to naught. In poll after poll, Obama and Romney are separated by a margin of only 1-3 percentage points. (An interesting exception is among those who have served in the military, where Romney outpolls Obama 59-35.) Obama's repeated attempts to blame his predecessor, George W. Bush, for the economic doldrums of the past four years have backfired most significantly. In a poll released by The Hill on July 23, 34 percent of respondents blamed Obama for the bad economy. Twenty-three percent blamed Congress, 20 percent blamed Wall Street, and only 18 percent blamed Bush.
All of this and more could add up to a virtual gold mine for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The question now is, will Romney have the intestinal fortitude to take full advantage of it? Republicans in the past have been notoriously slow on the uptake when it comes to going on the offensive. Despite all his miscues and failings, Obama still has the First Black President thing going for him, plus the backing of unions, the news industry, the entire entertainment industry, and, interestingly enough, Wall Street. Romney knows only too well that the Democrats and their allies in the "mainstream" news media will jump at the first opportunity to brand him a bigot and a racist. He will then be tempted to give Obama the kid-gloves treatment during the campaign, which Obama is already answering with bare knuckles. Conservatives, many of whom had strong doubts about Romney at the outset, can only hope that the former Massachusetts governor in the coming weeks will show himself made of sterner stuff than he has to this point.
In his statement quoted at the beginning of this column, Obama showed us all his Achilles heel: his monumental ignorance of the private sector and what makes it work. Such a statement is born of a fallacious belief that wealth is created by the government. Those who know and understand the private sector know that government does not create wealth, it merely takes wealth from those who have created it and redistributes it. He also shows a gross ignorance and misunderstanding of what America traditionally has been all about.
Yes, Mitt Romney is rich. So were the Kennedys. So are Bill Clinton, John Kerry, George Soros, Warren Buffett, and yes, Barack Obama, though we never hear any mention of this in the "mainstream" news media. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann have a lifestyle most of their countrymen will never know or even briefly experience. But when it comes to America, the American people, and creation and building of prosperity, Mitt Romney gets it -- and Barack Obama, as he has shown the entire nation with his own words, is totally clueless.
Tim Siggia is from Hartford Connecticut, and attended Central Connecticut State College (now Central Connecticut State University) from 1963-67 and then joined the United States Navy. In 1973 he completed a bachelor or arts degree in English at the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham. In 1991 he retired from the Navy at the grade of Chief Journalist after which he joined the United States Postal Service, from which he is due to retire in 2012. He now lives in East Hartford Connecticut with his wife Penny. They have three sons and six grandchildren
Both conventions trotted out women and Hispanic office holders, and there were no real surprises here. The difference, however, was in tone. The general Republican tone was upbeat and positive. While Obama's policies were deservedly attacked, Obama himself was not. Candidate Romney, in fact, seemed to go to great length to point out that while Barack Obama was a good family man, he was a bad president
Due to the recent change in government, Egypt exerts little authority over the Sinai Peninsula, which allows smugglers to operate without any interference, the police source stated. The central smuggling route to Gaza is based on the transfer of weapons from Iran to Sudan, from where the weapons are moved into Egypt before being smuggled into Gaza. Because Egypt's government remains in a state of flux, weapons smugglers are finding it easier to move contraband from Egypt into the Palestinian territories.
So, if a Democrat can't run on his record and his presidency was therefore unsuccessful, he then turns in desperation to the last Democrat president whose presidency was successful -- in this case, Clinton. This does not bother me personally; in fact, it amuses me more than anything else. What bothers me is the stubborn perception of Bill Clinton as having been a great president.
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]
About the KingsCalendar Publisher
R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran'.
Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.