Wednesday, October 31, 2012
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
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COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 6 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS — 60 DAYS TO TAXMAGEDDON
Remember Rahm Emanuel’s famous quote early in the Obama administration, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”? “Hurricane” Obama and his allies are hoping that Hurricane Sandy will blow away a surging Romney campaign too.
TheNew York Times this week ran an editorial that unapologetically used the destruction caused by Sandy to make the case for big government. The liberal media and Democrat operatives are playing politics by suggesting that Mitt Romney wants to gut FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That is a lie.
Governor Romney has argued that governors and mayors, not Washington bureaucrats, best know the needs of their states and communities. The only decision a president makes is whether a state should be declared a disaster area. Most presidents are very liberal in the use of that designation.
In recent days, the White House political machine has worked overtime to show Obama was in charge. The White House said that President Obama was repeatedly awakened throughout the night so he could be briefed on Hurricane Sandy. Why? There were no decisions for him to make. But the president’s handlers wanted to paint the picture of “Obama in charge” just days before the election. The administration evenreleased a photo of President Obama presiding over a disaster relief briefing from the White House Situation Room. (Where’s the photo for Benghazi?)
And when Obama made his first statements about the disaster, he used the phrase “lean forward.” Where have I heard that before? It’s Obama’s campaign slogan, which he borrowed from MSNBC!
Obama also said that he had instructed federal agencies to “to cut through red tape, cut through bureaucracy. There is no excuse for inaction at this point.” That he felt it necessary to make such a statement only proves Governor Romney’s point about sending the money and authority back to the states.
But here was the most jarring of Obama’s remarks yesterday at the Red Cross:
“This is a tough time for a lot of people — millions of folks all across the Eastern Seaboard. But America is tougher, and we’re tougher because we pull together. We leave nobody behind. We make sure that we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together to make sure that we’re providing the help that’s necessary.”
In the Benghazi crisis, only Obama, as the commander-in-chief, could have authorized the military force necessary to save and rescue our ambassador and the other personnel who were under attack for hours. He did not. In spite of Obama’s boasts, he decided to leave behind Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods to the jihadists who murdered them.
On “Face The Nation” Sunday, Senator John McCain unleashed a broadside against the Obama White House over its handling of the Benghazi attacks. He referred to Obama’s response to the attack as “the worst cover-up or incompetence that I have ever observed in my life.”
Last night onFox News, former Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that the liberal media may be protecting Obama. Here’s what he said:
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down. But they were [in] a group in real-time trying to mobilize Marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. ‘This is not a terrorist action.’ If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta…”
Gingrich’s rumor would confirm a Fox report from last week that officials at a CIA annex in Benghazi had requested military support multiple times during the attack on the consulate. Each time their requests were denied. Stay tuned.
Sinking To New Lows
I devoted my recentHuman Events column to the antics of our profane president and his supporters. I chose the topic too early. Michael Moore and the radicals at MoveOn.org have hit a new low.
The left is just wallowing in the coarseness of our culture. It is jarring enough when young children utter expletives, but now some liberals think we really want to hear it coming from our grandmothers or great grandmothers. Clickhere to watch this disgusting ad. [WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE] Make sure your children are not in the room.
One of the elderly women in the ad refers to voter ID laws as a form of “voter suppression.” That is just another indication of how out-of-touch the left is with America. A recent poll by the liberal Washington Post found that nearly 75% of Americans support voter ID laws!