Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obama Administration's War On Women; Romney's Distinguished Record Regarding Women; Key Reason Why Romney Won The Debate; Jobless And Welfare Claims Surge; Study: Blacks Feel Less Empowered Under Obama

Arlen Specter Switches Affiliation From Alive To Dead At The Last Minute...The Onion politics

  • I still believe most women know there is no war on women by Romney. There never has been. But one can make a case a war on women has been waged by the Obama administration. And facts bear this out from DOL. Over 450,000 women have lost their jobs since Obama took office (the unemployment rate for teenage women is currently at 20%). More than 25 million women now live in poverty, an increase of almost 4 million since Obama took office. Anita Dunn, who worked for the president as his former communications director, said of the White House, "This place would be in court for a hostile women." The View. "Even when women are in the room with Obama. They are sometimes seen but not heard." Time {"The White House Boys' Club: Pres. Obama Has A Women Problem."}. There are many, many more examples but they are from unnamed sources, so I won't reference those here. However, they were exposed in the media. The Washington Post wrote a piece in 2011 about this issue.
  • And, of course, just this week, the Obama campaign threw Hillary Clinton under that already crowded undercarriage of Obama's bus.

  • Let's take a look at Romney's distinguished history with women with whom he worked.  In 2004, when he was governor of Mass., the state was ranked FIRST in the nation in the percentage of women appointed by the governor to policy-making positions (Boston Globe). University of Albany reported that women made up 54.5% of top advisory positions in Romney's administration.
  • Yesterday,  I wrote that Romney won on points. I made that claim because---in my opinion---he talked about substance. Obama relied on style. In addition, he had many of his facts wrong (as in the Benghazi question). But there are two other reasons why Obama lost that debate. Everyone is now talking about the Benghazi scandal, not about the other issues raised. And what's on the agenda for next week's debate?---Foreign policy. In addition, Candy Crowley's injecting herself into the debate---appearing to help Obama---is also the talk of the town (In the debate, she interrupted Obama nine times. She interrupted Romney 28 times. She also asked Romney to sit down, but never asked the president to sit).
  • Jobless claims surged last week to 388,000, rise of 46,000 in one week. Feds are also reporting that welfare claims leaped 32% this year.

  • A report and study released by Washington University (St. Louis) is reporting blacks feel less empowered under Obama. US News & World Report
  • Another Islamist was busted yesterday for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in NYC. Once again, great job by the FBI. But is anyone really surprised?

  • Many know the name Malala. She's the 14-year old brave Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by a Taliban thug while she was riding home on a bus. She had the guts to take on the Taliban. Fortunately, it appears she might recover. But what you might not know is what Slo Joe Biden said about the Taliban last December. "Look, the Taliban, per se, is not our enemy." He actually said this even after many of our troops have been killed by Taliban in Afghanistan in the last decade. In fact, that posture recently infuriated CBS' Lara Logan when she reminded her Chicago audience the Taliban are not as nice as our government wants to portray them as being. You might recall, Ms. Logan was the reporter sexually molested last year in Egypt during the beginning of the fake, phony and fraudulent "Arab Spring."
  • Evangelicals are getting behind Romney big time. Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said he will be contacting 17 million evangelicals---7 to 12 times before the election. A Pew study reported that almost 75% of white evangelicals support Romney. Although many evangelicals were not sold on Romney in the beginning, they love Paul Ryan. Ryan sealed the deal. USA TODAY.