American Workforce moving “Forward” for the worse!

In the latest Economic News Release, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a .2% drop in the unemployment rate now reporting at 8.1%, which includes an increase of 96,000 nonfarm payroll jobs to the labor force.  Alan Krueger, president Obama’s top economic advisor wrote, on the White House website last week, “While there is more work that remains to be done, todays employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the great depression”.  It is more than obvious that both campaigns use statistics for political gain, but I feel compelled to point out testimonials which provide inaccurate reflections of labor reports having an adverse effect on the health of our economic solidity.  What the Obama administration omits from their overzealous reaction to this recent labor report is, the reason the unemployment rate has had a small drop  is largely due to the fact that 368,000 people have stopped looking for work.  If President Obama is going to use labor reports for political gain he must explain the basis of information used to create a positive spin on labor data.  Well, let me make a statement to you Mr. President, if you feel compelled to cut down Romany’s success as head of Bain capital for advising failing companies to send jobs overseas, only to survive, then I must point out that of this recent labor report that your top economic advisor is so quick to praise, according to the labor department, there was an additional drop in 15,000 manufacturing jobs in the month of August.   Additionally 63.5% of the working age population was either employed or actively looking for work, which is at a 30 year low.  Fairly ironic that President Obama stated today in his Cleveland Ohio campaign speech, “Manufacturers have started investing in America again, including right here in Ohio”, considering we just lost 15,000 additional manufacturing jobs in one month alone.  Even Ben Bernanke, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman appointed by President Obama, responded to the recent labor report in a statement, “the unemployment rate came down last month because the participation rate fell; that’s not necessarily a sign of improvement”.  If the Obama administration cant accurately interpret Labor reports, especially when their interpretations are in direct contradiction of the Fed, then how, can, why, or should the American people believe the campaign promises of a president who first campaigned on the platform of “change” and now “forward” when nothing has changed and the only thing moving forward is more lost jobs.

Romney Reaction Blunder

In recent comments made by Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, he was quick to criticize the Obama administration, and is quoted, “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks”. Although this comment was a bit out of line and pre-mature, it does in fact show a high level of commitment the presidential hopeful has in redefining our role in the continued war on terror. I believe that Romney was quick to react out of pure passion and anger over a situation that could have been avoided through more aggressive diplomacy.

The Nation, an ultra-left wing publication, has recently written, “Why did Romney issue the “disgraceful” comment? Because he’s seeking the votes of Islam-hating Christian extremist nutcases”. I must admit, this comment made me burst out in laughter. Do they truly believe that Romney would put votes on the line by attacking a sitting president during a national tragedy just to secure ultra-right wing votes? As if the “Islam-hating Christian extremist” were actually contemplating voting for Obama. What a Joke! It seems that their charge of Romney, using this tragedy for political gain, swings both ways. Romney has toned down his recent rhetoric and understands the importance of supporting the presidency during times of American despair. We need to move on and support the candidates that we feel are going to bring the United Stated back to a position of economic and social leadership, not prevaricate on misinterpreted political blunders, which can be linked on both sides on the fence.

The Libya Effect

Let’s first take a moment to recognize Christopher Stevens, our late Ambassador to Libya. He was killed when the U.S. Consulate was attacked in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Steven’s is widely known for his role in the U.S. involvement of coalition support of the recent rebellion which toppled the Gaddafi regime. Steven’s was an American patriot and will be remembered for his dedicated service to the spread of American democratic values.

This unfortunate event will be a defining moment for the presidential campaign and will set the course for the next phase of American diplomacy in the Middle East. In recent remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she stated, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated and, at times, how confounding the world can be”. This admission only further explains a comprehensive lack of effective regional Middle Eastern doctrine. The Obama administration is at a perilous fork in the road. On one hand, the security of American foreign assets has been breached, bringing a need for decisive action requiring a change in the administrations “laissez faire” policy approach. On the other hand it is only to be expected that a sitting democratic president does not want to enter into conflict 2 months before an election. The question becomes how President Obama can allow the slaughter of innocent Syrian people, the development of a nuclear Iran, alienation of our Israeli allies, and the resurgence of anti-American rhetoric in Egypt. There is only one answer that fits the puzzle, President Obama must believe that because his predecessors were unable to solve the peace process and effectively spread American capitalistic values in Islamic fundamentalist societies, the only option left would be to befriend those who despise the entire existence of western civilization in its entirety. After 4 year of an Obama presidency we are left with Islamic fundamentalist who now have the audacity to believe that they can openly attack American and allied interests without recourse because our president wants to undermine the security of the American people only to gain favor of those who accept benevolence and return hatred.

 

Christopher Stevens
U.S. Ambassador to Libya
RIP April 1960 – September 2012

Obama: Israeli Dissident

The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. This will be the first time in the history of the Obama Presidency that the Israeli Prime Minister, when visiting the United States, has been declined an audience with the president. When looking at the face of this decision you can’t help but interpret the negative effects this has on the Iranian security threat to Israel and its western allies. It is quite ironic that this announcement comes days after the controversial democratic convention platform change to include God and the disputed Israeli capital city of Jerusalem. Haaretz, an iconic Israeli newspaper, recently published an article by Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya is quoted, “The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama”.  You must ask yourself, how President Obama can decide on one hand to indirectly support Israel by advocating a drastic and unprecedented democratic convention platform change and on the other hand slap the Israeli leadership in the face by denying an audience.  The answer lies in the political game play to allure the independent conservative swing vote by using artificial and temporary campaign platform adjustments.  Obama must realize that the conservative movement is shrewd enough to see through this political game play.  We can see an Islamic enthusiast from afar.  Obama has campaigned on “change”, but what I see is a repeat failure of the Carter administration’s attempt to solve the Middle East peace process conundrum.  To put our domestic economy and security at stake to attempt to solve a thousand years of dissidence within an eight year presidential stretch is irrational and outright egoistic.  If you give Iran an inch they will take a mile.  Don’t let Obama use devil advocacy to sway your vote.

Hello to the World

Welcome my fellow conservatives! This newly created blog is intended to bring discussion and concord within the republican ranks.  I welcome discussion from all political backgrounds and would promote healthy conversation on any and all political, economic, and social issues during this time of American progression.  I will plan to post daily comments with subject content derived from recent political and socioeconomic developments.

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