Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (10/17/12)

Gas Prices - Californians awoke last week to yet another unprecedented spike in the price of gasoline that brought the one-week increase in the Golden State to a whopping 36 cents a gallon. This is an all-time high for California.

Election Fraud - The Florida Department of State on Friday confirmed that it has forwarded complaints about voter registration fraud that have been filed against the Democrats, as well as against two groups — the Florida New Majority Education Fund and National Council of La Raza/Democracia USA.

Health Insurance – It is estimated the average person is going to see a 19% hike in premiums as companies adjust for the implementation of ObamaCare.

Campaign – Obama and the Democrats raised 181 million in September and Obama is outspending Romney 2 to 1 in swing states. Obama continues to hit campaign events with Hollywood elites to reach his 1 billion dollar goal. In other news, a new report obtained by Townhall from the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute [GAI] shows the Obama campaign has potentially violated federal election law by failing to prevent the use of fraudulent or foreign credit card transactions on the official Obama for America [OFA] donation webpage. There are rumblings that there may be a shakeup in the Obama campaign. Finally, Obama’s big election ad this week features Big Bird.

Obama phone - A wireless company profiting from the so-called "Obama phone" giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007.

Venezuela – Hugo Chavez won reelection for his third six year term.

Libya - The former head of a Special Forces "Site Security Team" in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for "more, not less" security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before a terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

Foreign Policy – Romney delivered a speech on foreign policy this past week at Virginia Military Institute which offered a sharp contrast to Obama’s current Middle East policy which has seen anti-American protests and unrest rise under his tenure.

NY City – Police sent a family a bill for the damage their son did to a police vehicle when it ran him over and killed him.

Congress - According to a new report in The Washington Post, the median net worth of the current Congress rose 5% during the recession while it fell 39% for the average American. The wealthiest one-third of lawmakers saw their net worth rise 14%.


  1. Our insurance has pretty much doubled in the last 2 years. We've been forced to cut coverage both years and still our insurance is over $20k a year. When you hear these numbers of increases, those are A) averages and B) what they actually paid but doesn't reflect the fact that many companies have forced like us to reduce coverage each year.

    Obama phone is just like voting, one is never enough.

    It looks like Big Bird is going to have to cut down to two Martini lunches and no more GSA style parties in Vegas.

    Politicians are getting rich? Really? I would never have guessed! How much did George Washington make as President?

  2. Health insurance is a big deal, not sure why the right is not hitting Obama over this. The rate increases are insane.

    GW volunteered his time to be President - I bet he did not take one cent. The times have changed.

  3. I think we will see an unprecedented amount of voter fraud this year to correlate with the desperation the democrats are starting to feel. I won’t be surprised if things get very ugly in certain areas when Obama loses.

    On the 19% increase projected for healthcare due to Obamacare it sure would be nice if Romney would mention that during the debates. Be nice to see a commercial about it too (although, not being in a swing state, I may have missed the commercials on that).

    >>”Obama continues to hit campaign events with Hollywood elites to reach his 1 billion dollar goal.”

    Please remind me – which side is it that always complains about money in politics?

    >>”According to a new report in The Washington Post, the median net worth of the current Congress rose...”

    Another good reason for term limits and for a major restructuring of the congressional pension program.

    Thanks for summing up the lowlights, Patrick!

    1. I as well. PS: I have some good connections with the local RNC. I got passes when Romney was hear and we all got to meet him (short though as it was and in an incredible crowd) my youngest is telling people " I shook hands with President Romney"! I guess we have no choice now but to elect Romney to make him right.

  4. I have not seen any mention of the healthcare costs and I do live in a swing state. CW, good point on the term limits.