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Pretend I am a consultant…..

We should not allow the democrats to frame the discussion on the coming economic cliff.  They want to, as always, say it is the republicans who are “obstructing”.

I can’t for the life of me understand why the republicans let them get away with this.  Now, you know if I can see through this, I am sure our elected republican representatives can see it, right?  And, Tagg, I hear you are advising your dad……

Their position is:  The republicans want to raise taxes on the middle class and that they want to raise taxes on the “millionaires and billionaires.”

They have been pushing this for a long time and I don’t hear any push back on it from our side.

Explain IF NOTHING IS DONE, they will go up on everybody.

All we have to say is,  No, No, No.  It is the democrats who are willing to watch the taxes on everybody to go up, middle class and all, just to try to get their way.

Say it again:  “If we do nothing, taxes will go up.  Democrats, join us in making sure that does not happen.”  Then stand your ground.

Say it over and over:  If we do nothing taxes will go up.  Ask:  Why do the democrats want taxes to go up on everybody?  All republicans want is to leave the current tax rates in place as they have been for the past 10 years.

Republicans, spend some of that money to run ads day and night in order to get through to a person who is doing something else, who is worrying about how to pay that electric bill or house payment or rent or one who is planning menus around the grocery items on sale with the tv on in the background.  .We don’t rush over to the tv when a political ad comes on and intently focus on it.  This is one reason an ad with just words running across the screen is useless.

But you have to explain it,  Or at least say it.  Just say it.   The average person is busy!  We are working, trying to make a living.  We catch things on the fly.  We hear things while cooking dinner, through the cries of babies, while making the bed or cleaning out the refrigerator.

And what I hear is “we don’t want to raise taxes on job creators.”  That doesn’t cut it.  Take my word for it.  This is falling for the trap the democrats have set.  IT FALLS ON DEAF EARS because we are not rich so this won’t affect us.  Sure, go ahead and tax the rich more – as long as it does not raise MY taxes.

After having the spending power of income going down over $2000 already, we can’t have our taxes going up now.

$2,000 a year is the number that sticks in my mind.  That is a LOT of money to a LOT of people.  I know it is not much to you guys who don’t have to give a second thought to how much a gallon of milk or a gallon of gas costs, at least in a very long time.  When one hears the president say “Mitt Romney wants your taxes to go up  some $2,000 a year,” real fear can strike the heart as we can barely get by as it is.

Drive home the fact that if you take ALL the income of the so-called millionaires and billionaires,  it won’t even run the country for 3 months, and it won’t put one red cent in my pocket.   (I think.  I should have heard that so many times by now that it would be embedded in my head.)

Again:  “This is not the time to raise taxes on anybody!  It is time the democrats compromise and allow the tax rates to STAY AS THEY ARE NOW.  The democrats are willing and, in fact, determined the Bush tax cuts expire if they don’t get their way of raising taxes on the “rich.”  So the democrats don’t really “care”, except about themselves.

Say, “It is time for the democrats to compromise  It is time they act in a bi-partisan way and join republicans in preventing taxes from going up on anybody in January.”

Spend some money and put out ads to run 24 hours a day to drive this home.  It will work.

Okay. Got that off my chest.

Posted:  10.21.12 A. D. @ 9:10 a.m.

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Romney for President announces Military Advisory Council

Mitt Romney Press | 17 October, 2012 – 16:34

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Today, Romney for President announced its Military Advisory Council. “I am deeply honored to have the support of so many of our most accomplished military leaders,” said Mitt Romney. “Together we will restore our military might and ensure that America can defend and protect our interests, our allies, and our people, both at home and abroad. I will never forget that the greatest responsibility of an American president is in exercising the role of commander-in-chief. That role is sacred, and when I am president, I will never put my own political interests ahead of our military and our men and women in uniform.” “I’m proud to be supporting Mitt Romney in this critical election about our nation’s future,” said General Tommy Franks, USA (Ret.), Past Commander, U.S. Central Command. “Governor Romney is committed to restoring America’s leadership role in the world. Instead of playing politics with our military, he will strengthen our defense posture by reversing the President’s devastating defense cuts. The fact of the matter is that we cannot afford another four years of feckless foreign policy. We need level-headed leadership which will protect our interests and defend our values with clarity and without apology.” “I consider the unprecedented national debt amongst the five greatest threats to the security of our great nation,” said General James Conway, USMC (Ret.), Past Commandant of the Marine Corps. “And yet, I see no indication the current administration, if re-elected, is intent on changing that trajectory.  Clearly Defense should bear a portion of the burden in order to regain control of our debt, but the idea of massive military cuts — at a time of increased global instability—should not even be in the cards. As I listen to Mitt Romney, I am convinced that he ‘gets it’.”

Members Of Romney For President Military Advisory Council

Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.) General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.) General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret) Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.) Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.) General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret) General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret) General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret) Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret) General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret) Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret) General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret) General William Kernan, USA, (Ret) Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret) General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret) General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret) General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret) General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret) Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret) General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret) General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret) General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret) Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret) Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.) Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Charles J.  Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Alan S.  Thompson, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.) Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.) Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.) Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.) Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.) Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.) Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.) Major General John L. Borling, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Tom Braaten, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.) Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.) Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.) Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.) Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.) Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.) Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.) Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.) Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.) Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.) Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.) Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.) Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.) Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.) Major General Charles Fletcher,  USA, (Ret.) Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.) Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.) Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.) Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.) Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.) Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.) Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.) Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.) Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.) Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.) Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.) Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.) Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.) Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.) Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.) Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.) Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.) Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.) Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.) Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.) Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.) Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.) Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.) Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.) Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.) Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.) Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.) Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.) Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.) Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.) Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.) Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.) Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.) Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.) Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.) Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.) Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.) Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.) Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.) Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.) Rear Admiral David Oliver “D.O.” Smart, USNR, (Ret.) Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Robert H. “Bob” Spiro, USN, (Ret.) Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.) Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.) Brigadier General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.) Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.) Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.) Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.) Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.) Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.) Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.) Major General David E.B. “DEB” Ward, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.) Major General John Welde, USAF, (Ret.) Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.) Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.) Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.) Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.) Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.) Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Fred F. Castle, USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USAR, (Ret.) Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.) Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.) Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.) Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.) Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.) Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.) Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA, (Ret.)

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Posted:  10.20.12 A. D. @ 11:21 a.m.

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The VP debate and The Raddatz

After a day or so of reflection about the vice-presidential debate:

If there are any more weddings, ceremonies, white house parties, Eids, whatever, that the obamas hold, Raddatz will be invited three times each.  (Her face reminds me of a plunger on the way up.)

She came out of the gate with the question about the Libya massacre, just to get that little bit of a hot potato off the table – no follow-up questions no nothing – so that she and Biden would then have a clear path for The Plan.  She probably practiced with Joey.

Paul Ryan came to the debate as the serious person that he is – serious about serious issues facing this country – and Biden came to the table with The Plan.

The Plan was to interrupt, ridicule, distract, anything to keep the American people from getting some answers from someone who obviously had some answers but was not allowed to even get a point across.  And if Biden’s 82 times was not enough interruption, Raddatz also interrupted Ryan.

In spite of all cards being stacked against him, Paul Ryan won the debate – on substance and on demeanor, as someone to be proud of as a vice president.

If anyone has any doubt there is rampant media corruption and bias in favor of the democrats, then he must be part of the corruption.  So Ryan had to, not debate, but had to fight in a fight stacked against him, with the referee in the opponents corner.

I heard someone say that just about every debating rule was broken, so maybe street fight would be a better description.

It was unnerving to watch the vice-president of the United States acting the fool.

Does he think the debt cliff is a joke?

Does he think the death of four Americans is a joke?

Does he think it funny that, as a result of training the Afghans to take over, as he was harping on, they then take the weapon and shoot our soldiers in the back or the head?

In my lifetime, there has not been a more serious time for our country than now, and I don’t think any of it is funny.

And back to Raddatz, if she wanted so badly to rule the debate, she should have told Biden to act like an adult if he wanted to continue. Then she may have met even the lowest bar for a moderator.

And the democrat mouthpieces, the wind-up dolls like Bob Beckel and Juan Williams, all day yesterday are saying that what Biden did was exactly what they wanted, what the “base” wanted.  And the president comes out and says “I am so proud of Joe” tossing his lot with the rabid, unhinged and mean democrat base.  He may have meant he was so proud of Martha, but you get the picture and it is crystal clear.

If you want the country run like a circus, or I should say continue to be run like a circus, then by all means vote the clown and the joker back in.

Just remember, when some disaster hits, to laugh like Joe the hyena and watch his boss fill up Air Force One for another $70,000 an hour ride to Las Vegas, or more likely Venezuela, so he and his buddy Chavez can watch from afar as the U S. burns.

And remember that, according to Joe, only the president and the vice-president did not know that Benghazi was desperately begging for more security prior to the murders of our ambassador and 3 other Americans.

Think about that.  Only the two people in charge did not know!  Maybe it was because the man at the top did not have time to attend the security briefings because he was just uninterested or campaigning.

But if you want to have the country run by serious people with the best interests of the United States at heart, as I believe the vast majority of the American people do, then you will vote for Romney/Ryan so we will have a chance to stop the decline, stop the bleeding, and begin to build on the firm foundation that has, miraculously I might say, enabled this country to become the leader of the free world in a short 200 years.

And think of the competent men and women they are likely to appoint to their cabinet.  It is a very appealing and comforting thought to me.

In closing, I think the corrupt U. S. media are The Greatest danger there is to our freedom, even greater than terrorism or the debt.  It is now on full display how they lie and rally behind the democrat administration, no matter what happens.

The Benghazi situation is much worse than Watergate, which they ran with night and day until they secured the resignation of Nixon, and they barely mention it.  And when they do, they try to minimize and trivialize it and the shirking of responsibility of this president.  If this happened under a republican president he would have been forced to resign or been impeached by this time.

Watch how they try to sabotage Romney at every turn.  This is both broadcast and print media.  Look closely at the headlines and the tone of articles written by AP or on the front page of Yahoo, how they slyly slant the story in favor of the democrats.

There are many important stories they just don’t cover at all to bury them because they don’t follow or promote the narrative they want to project.

But then, if Romney wins, you will see the most abrupt turnaround you have ever witnessed.  They will suddenly become all about being the critics of the administration as they were with Bush.  They will then be so interested in the war dead once again.  They are shameful – or shameless – or both.  The American people need to somehow rise up against them.

It will be interesting to watch how “Candy” will be able to assist obama next week.  I’m sure they are colluding on it as I write this.

Posted:  10.13.12 A. D. @4:37 p.m.

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Romney getting some very good advice – from his son

All five of Mitt Romney’s sons want their dad to become president — but only one is spending 38 of the last 40 days of the election working to make that happen on the campaign trail.

It’s Tagg.

In the blur of well-heeled good looks and generic charisma that defines the public perception of the Romney brood, it’s easy for outside observers to differentiate among them, and to miss the increasingly active role being seized by the candidate’s eldest son. But over the past two months, Tagg has emerged not only as his father’s most motivated surrogate, but also as his most trusted ally and key political adviser.

“Second only to his mother, Tagg is probably the most trusted individual in Mitt’s life on political matters,” said Kirk Jowers, a longtime friend of Mitt Romney’s, and director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “Tagg really devoted himself in 2007 and ‘8, and has stayed engaged all the way through until now.”

If Romney wins the presidency, his five successful, well-educated sons could provide the necessary building blocks for a political dynasty — and no one is more valuable to that future than Tagg, according to advisers, family friends, and campaign insiders. Already, his advice to his father is beginning to supersede what’s coming out of the Boston campaign headquarters — and many believe his influence will only grow going forward.

“He’s very protective of his dad, both behind his back and in front of him,” said one person close to the campaign. “He’s always been sensitive to it, but he’s become very assertive recently in making sure people aren’t doing his father harm, or not living up to their responsibilities to him.”http://alturl.com/kktwq

And this could very well be the secret to his recent success.  Somebody is definitely giving him some very good advice.

Posted:  10.10.12 A. D. @ 8:00 a.m.

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ABC’s George Stephanopoulos tries to declare debate a tie

George immediately came out while the families were still on the stage after the debate with “Does a tie go to the challenger?” trying to build obama up from a crushing defeat.  I wonder if George is paid from obama campaign funds or straight from the U S Treasury. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/04/Stephanopoulos-embarrasses-himself-spins-debate-as-tie

Last week, he was already positioning a win for obama in the upcoming debate, as see below:

Just last week, Stephanopoulos posted a video on his blog in response to one  of his Twitter followers who asked if the momentum of the presidential race  could change with the debates.

“(Here’s) the predicament that Mitt Romney faces right now,” explained  Stephanopoulos. “You go back to the last 19 elections, in 18 of them the person  who was ahead at this point, late September, 40 days out, has won the race,” adding that the former Massachusetts governor’s “back is certainly up against  the wall right now.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/03/stephanopoulos-debate-obama-democrats/#ixzz28MXFSGTe

I don’t think Romney will give the little obama tool a job and I hope ABC goes belly up for their shameless bias, misleading and lying to the American people.

Posted:  10.04.12 A. D. @ 6:38 p.m.

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Obama’s propaganda collapses

Yes, it was as bad as it seemed.

No, it wasn’t Jim Lehrer’s fault for letting Romney expound; Obama got more time (four minutes more) than Romney. Besides, it’s not the moderator’s job to call a debater out on questionable assertions. It’s the opponent’s job.

Yes, it wasn’t the best atmospherics for Obama to look down, purse his lips, appear distracted, while Romney was attentive, engaged, relaxed. But this was much more than atmospherics. This was about one candidate who came with a frame for the evening, and who was prepared to engage on every question; and another who, perhaps because of his documented faith in his own abilities, felt he could wing it with snatches of familiar verbiage uh bullshit.

http://news.yahoo.com/after-the-debate-debacle-for-obama–we%E2%80%99ll-find-out-if-we-have-a-race.html

Yes, it was a beautiful thing to watch the bullshit obama’s been shoveling undergo challenge and collapse.

Even more beautiful to have the lyin’ tongues of the cheerleader liberal media silenced.

Well, if not silenced, at least screeching as Chris Matthews cried, “Where was obama tonight?”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/what-was-romney-doing-he-was-winning-angry-chris-matthews-unloads-on-obama-post-debate/

Posted:  10.04.12 @ 1:40 p.m.

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“Every American should be ashamed of their president”

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review  columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during  his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S.  diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt.

“I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough  day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he  did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing  performances by a head of state or government that I have ever seen,” Steyn  said. “Every American should be ashamed of their president.”

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/14/steyn-on-obamas-las-vegas-performance-every-american-should-be-ashamed-of-their-president-audio/#ixzz26RrHt0rL

Exactly.  For him to make any statement on these serious matters from the campaign trail and not from Washington, D. C., is disgraceful in itself.  Now we learn he had warnings, and that he went to bed while our embassy was being trashed and Americans killed.  Disgraceful!

We don’t have a president.  What is Congress going to do about it?

And these assholes in the media, as the shameful Joe Scarborough, are still blaming Mitt Romney for something, I don’t even know what.  Mitt Romney is not the Commander in Chief.   Oh, how I wish he were!!

Posted:  09.14.12 A. D. @ 9:00 a.m.

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