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Why we need Mitt Romney.

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this. January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At that time here are the facts:

  • DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
  • GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
  • Unemployment rate was 4.6%
  • George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day…January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

  • Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
  • Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie – starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.
  • Who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
  • Who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress.

So when someone tries to blame Bush…REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007…. THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!” Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets. Where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

Thank you to my politically conscious friends who care deeply about our country and about the 2012 elections, who are forwarding this message to all of their friends.

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Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics
Shopping?
  1. Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
  2. Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
  3. Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
  4. Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
  5. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
  6. Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
  7. Guess, Inc. donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
  8. Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
  9. Liz Claiborne, Inc. donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
  10. Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
  11. Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
  12. WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
  13. K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
  14. Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
  15. Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
  16. Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
  17. 3M Co. donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
  18. Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
  19. Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
  20. Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
  21. B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
  22. Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans
  23. Spirits Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
  24. J. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage business + considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
  25. Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
  26. Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
  27. Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines – as well as Lenox China , Dansk, Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans


Hungry?
  1. Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
  2. Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
  3. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
  4. Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
  5. Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
  6. Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
  7. Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
  8. McDonald’s Corp. donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
  9. Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
  10. Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300!!!!! John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!


Traveling and/or dining?
  1. Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
  2. Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
  3. Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

That’s the list. It is really quite revealing.

Without sounding like a lecture to some who might feel I have less than good intentions, I believe that during this political campaign season, it is a good time to reflect on these words from a great American: “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” That’s Teddy Roosevelt speaking at the Sorbonne a century ago in 1910.

How many times have you fallen flat on your face or failed or been told you do not measure up or that you know everything and therefore you can’t relate to what I am saying and that is why no one can teach you anything that you do not already know? How many times have you taken a victory lap? If you are always successful at everything you do, then what’s the point, you or I know everything and do not need to learn anything. This Political Season and America’s Birthday are good times to reflect on the past, not wishing to shut any doors by not dwelling there. What I try to remember is my better nature, the times my prayers were answered after praying to a loving God or higher power to relieve me from the burden of self which taught me to focus on someone else, to lift someone else up, to give someone else a hand up, to help to bring another brother or sister along if I was able to do that. I asked my great aunt before she died what the secret was to her long life, as she lived to be 102 years old and she told me it was because, she worked hard, stayed busy and was a Christian. It is so simple, but yet so hard for some people to grasp the significance of what it means to be an American.

Drone Controllers

Posted: March 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
It is frightening to think that Iran has one of America’s Predator Drones.
Bill Whittle’s Channel has a look at the numbers. What do you think?

The Freedom Climb

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Freedom Climb
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