Monday, April 30, 2012
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 190 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS
Here’s the latest bit of evidence that the Obama reelection effort is running out of ideas: Washington is buzzing about a new Obama campaign video that seems to suggest its 2012 slogan will be “Forward.” Hope and change is obviously out the window. The change is terrible, and many Americans have already lost hope in Obama.
But “Forward”? It’s more like “Back to the Future: Jimmy Carter’s Revenge.” (Let’s hope there is a similar ending!) Many commentators can’t help but notice just how similar Obama’s new slogan is to the “Lean Forward” slogan of MSDNC — I mean MSNBC.
And if we needed more evidence of just how politically obsessed the Obama White House is, consider this: Obama has held more reelection fundraisers than the past five presidents — COMBINED!
Boehner Calls Obama’s Bluff
Here’s another example of just how crassly political Barack Obama has been: In recent days, Obama barnstormed the country, giving campaign speeches at college campuses, desperately trying to energize the youth vote. His main talking point was a false accusation that congressional Republicans wanted to increase interest rates on student loans.
So Speaker John Boehner called Obama’s bluff. House Republicans put legislation on the floor Friday to preserve low interest rates on federally subsidized student loans. And they paid for it by cutting funds from an ObamaCare slush fund.
Can you guess what happened next? House Republicans overwhelmingly voted to prevent student loan interest rates from rising, while House Democrats voted against the bill.
Personally, I think the interest rates should be higher than they are today. America is facing a tsunami of student loan debt and keeping the rates artificially low sends the wrong message that taxpayers will just keep bailing out one struggling group after another. (Who is going to bail out the struggling taxpayer?) But I can understand why House Republicans didn’t want to let Obama get away with creating yet another manufactured “crisis.”
If students are worried about their student loan burdens, they should A) Blame their liberal universities, which have no incentive to control costs due to cheap cash from the federal government and B) Blame Obama for the bad economy that has prevented so many recent graduates from finding decent paying jobs!
Savage Attacks On Faith And Tolerance
Fanatical homosexual activist Dan Savage is the news again. Savage has never let any boundary stop him from promoting his radical agenda, not even assault.
When I ran for the Republican presidential nomination, Savage wormed his way into my Iowa campaign headquarters and knowingly tried to infect me, my campaign staff and volunteers with the flu by licking glasses, door knobs and office equipment. Then he had the audacity to write about it. As a result of incriminating himself, he was charged with voter fraud and sentenced to community service.
Was this just a youthful indiscretion? No. For one, Savage was 35 when he infiltrated my campaign. The Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association recently invited Savage to address the National High School Journalism Conference. They should have known better. Savage may be welcome at the Obama White House, but a cursory review [WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE] would have turned up enough to know this man is not an appropriate speaker for most public audiences.
His speech to aspiring young journalists quickly devolved into a savage attack on the Bible. The man who is supposedly dedicated to teaching tolerance was, true to form, incredibly intolerant of Judeo-Christian values and anyone who believes in them.
About 100 students had the courage to get up and walk out of Savage’s profanity-laced bigoted rant. But Savage was just getting warmed up. The anti-bullying crusader bullied the students who left, calling them “pansy a–ed.”
Unbelievably, the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association have not apologized for Savage’s offensive speech or for inviting him to speak. But what if Savage had said similar things about Muslims or the Koran? Not only would the audience likely have booed him, but these “journalistic” organizations would be under incredible pressure from the media and politicians. Yet Savage’s vile anti-Christian bigotry is shrugged off.
In their non-apology statement, the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association said Savage’s speech was a “teachable moment” for students. Indeed it was, and it is a teachable moment for men and women of faith everywhere. The lesson is that liberal tolerance is a one-way street. Faith in America is under assault like never before. Elections have consequences, my friends, and we cannot take our cherished values for granted.
The Radical Green Energy Fiasco
The failures and follies of “green energy” are mounting by the day. New research shows that wind farms are contributing to global warming! Remember, friends, whether its bankrupt Solynda or global-warming inducing, bird-dicing wind farms, Obama wants to “double down” on these bad bets with billions of your hard-earned tax dollars.
Speaking of radical environmental fiascos, Al Armendariz, the EPA regulator who said his enforcement philosophy was to “crucify” oil and natural gas companies, resigned yesterday. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Armendariz wrote, “After a great deal of thought and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that my continued service will distract you and the agency from its important work.”
I suspect Armendariz was thrown under bus by the Obama White House, perhaps hoping to shut down a promised congressional investigation into his outrageous remarks and some highly questionable actions by the EPA. But Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is promising to pursue the matter, as are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The “Comedian In Chief”
I’m sure you’ve seen the glowing press coverage of this White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Some pundits are now referring to Obama as the “Comedian In Chief.” Obama was no better than any other president. The only difference is that his jokes are being written by Hollywood sympathizers, and the audience was full of adoring fans.
But did you notice which jokes got the biggest laughs? Most involved Washington’s recent scandals like the $800,000 GSA conference or, believe it or not, Operation Fast and Furious. Really? If Bush or Reagan had joked about a brewing scandal they would have been booed out of the room and excoriated by the press for being out-of-touch and trivializing “serious issues.”
But when Obama and his liberal media allies get together, the waste of hard-earned taxpayer dollars and even the death of a Border Patrol agent are just fodder for one-liners. I bet the family members of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry aren’t laughing. The past three years have been a cruel joke for millions of Americans, but they will get the last laugh on November 6th!