Friday, August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech 2012

Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention 


 ROMNEY: Thank you. Mr. Chairman, and delegates, I accept
your nomination for president of the United States.


(APPLAUSE)


I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you've
placed in me. It's a great honor. It's an even greater
responsibility. I ask you to walk together to a better future.
By my side I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small
town.


(APPLAUSE)


He represents the best of America. A man who will always
make us very proud. My friend and America's next
vice-president, Paul Ryan.


(APPLAUSE)


In the days ahead, you will get to know Paul and Janna
better. But, last night America got to see what I saw in Paul
Ryan, a strong and caring leader who is down to earth and
confidence in the challenge this moment demands. I love the way
he lights up around his kids. And how he's not embarrassed to
show the world how much he loves his mom.


(APPLAUSE)


But Paul, I still like the playlist on my Ipod better than
yours.


(APPLAUSE)


Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh
excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That
choice was not the choice of our party, but Americans always
come together after elections. We're a good and generous
people, and we are united by so much more than what divides us.


When that election was over, when the yard signs came down
and the television commercials finally came off the air,
Americans were eager to go back to work, to live our lives the
way Americans always have, optimistic and positive and confident
in the future.


That very optimism is uniquely American. It's what brought
us to America. We're a nation of immigrants, we're the children
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted
a better life. The driven ones. The ones who woke up at night,
hearing that voice telling them that life in a place called
America could be better.


They came, not just in pursuit of the riches of this world,
but for the richness of this life. Freedom, freedom of
religion, freedom to speak their mind, freedom to build a life
and, yes, freedom to build a business with their own hands.


(APPLAUSE)


This is the essence of the American experience. We
Americans have always felt a special kinship with the future.

When every new wave of immigrants looked up and
saw the Statue of Liberty, or knelt down and kissed the shores
of freedom, just 90 miles from Castro's tyranny, these new
Americans sure had many questions, but none doubted that here in
America they could build a better life. That in America, their
children would be blessed more than they.


But, today, four years from the excitement of that last
election, for the first time the majority of Americans now doubt
that our children will have a better future. That is not what
we were promised.


Every family in America wanted this to be a time when they
could get a little ahead, put aside a little more for college,
do more for the elderly mom that's now living alone. Or give a
little more to their church or their charity. Every small
business wants to have this be their best year ever, when they
could hire more, do more for those who had stuck with them
through hard times. Open a new store, sponsor that little
league team.


Every new college graduate thought they'd have a good job
by now. A place for their own. They could start paying back
some of their loans and build for the future. This is what our
nation was supposed to start paying down the national debt, and
rolling back massive deficits. This was the hope and change
America voted for. It is not just what we wanted, it is not
just what we expected, it is what Americans deserved.


(APPLAUSE)


(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): U.S.A., U.S.A.


You deserved it because you worked harder than
ever before during these years. You deserved it because, when
it cost more to fill up your car, you cut out moving lights, and
put in longer hours. Or when you lost that job that paid $22.50
an hour, benefits, you took two jobs at $9 an hour.


(APPLAUSE)


(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): U.S.A., U.S.A.


You deserve it because your family depended on you. And
you did it because you are an American, and you don't quit. You
did it because that was because it was because you had to do.


The driving home late from that second job, or standing there
and watching the gas pump hit $50 and still going. When the
Realtor told you that to sell your house you'd have to take a
big loss on your house. In those moments, you knew that this
just was not right. But what could you do except work harder,
do with less, try to stay optimistic, hug your kids a little
longer, maybe spend more time praying tomorrow would be a better
day.


I wish President Obama had succeeded, because I want
America to succeed.


(APPLAUSE)


But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.
This isn't something we have to accept. Now is the moment when
we can do something. And with your help, we will do something.


(APPLAUSE)


Now is the moment where we can stand up and say, ``I am an
American, I make my destiny, we deserve better, my children
deserve better, my family deserves better, my country deserves
better.''


(APPLAUSE)


So here we stand. Americans have a choice, a decision. To
make that choice, you need to know more about me and where I'd
lead at our country. I was born in the middle of the century,
in the middle of the country, the classic baby boomer. It was a
time when Americans were returning from war and eager to work.

To be an American was to assume that all things
were possible. When President Kennedy challenged Americans to
go to the moon, the challenge was not whether we would get
there, it was only when we'd get there.


(APPLAUSE)


The soles of Neil Armstrong's on the moon made permanent
impressions on our souls.


And I watched those steps together on her parents
sofa. Like all American is, we went to bed at night knowing we
lived in the greatest country in the history of the world.


(APPLAUSE)


God bless Neil Armstrong.


(APPLAUSE)


Tonight, that American flag is still there on the Moon.
and I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is
still with us. That unique blend of optimism, humility, and the
utter confidence that, when the world needs someone to do that,
you need an American.


(APPLAUSE)


My dad had been born in Mexico. And his family had to
leave during the Mexican revolution. I grew up with stories of
his family being fed by the U.S. government as war refugees.


My dad never made it through college, and he apprenticed as
a laugh (ph) and plaster carpenter. He had big dreams. He
convinced my mom, a beautiful young actress, to give up
Hollywood to marry him. And moved to Detroit.


(APPLAUSE)


He led a great automobile company and became governor of
the great state of Michigan.


(APPLAUSE)


We were -- we were Mormons . And growing up in Michigan,
that might have seemed unusual or out of place, but I do not
remember it that way. My friends cared more about what sports
teams we followed that what church went to.


My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all.
The gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we
would be and much less about what we would do. Unconditional
love is a gift that Ann and I have tried to to pass on to our
sons and now to our children.


All the laws and legislation is in the world will never
heal the world like the loving hearts and arms of loving mothers
and fathers.


(APPLAUSE)


You know, if every child could go to sleep feeling araft
(ph) in the love of their family and God's love, this world
would be a far more gentle place.


(APPLAUSE)


My mom and dad were married for 64 years . And if you
wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local
florist.


(APPLAUSE)


Because every day, dad gave mom a Rose, which he put on the
bedside table. That is how she found that the day my father
died. She went looking for him because, that morning, there was
no rose.


My mom and dad were two partners. A life lesson that
shaped me by everyday example. When my mom ran for the Senate,
my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still see
her as saying in her beautiful voice, ``why should women have any
less safe than men about the great decisions facing our nation?
-- great decisions facing our nation?''


(APPLAUSE)


Don't you wish you could have been here at this convention
and heard leaders like Governor Mary Fallin, Governor Nikki
Haley, Governor Susana Martinez, Senator Kay Alieanos (ph),
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice?


(APPLAUSE)


As governor of Massachusetts, I -- I chose a woman
lieutenant governor, a woman chief of staff. Half of my cabinet
and senior officials were women. And in business, and mentored
and supported great women leaders who went on to run great
companies.


I grew up in Detroit, in love with cars. And wanted to be
a car guy like my dad. But, by the time I was out of school I
realized that I had to go out on my own. That if I stayed
around Michigan in the same business I'd never really now if I
was getting a break because of my dad. I wanted to go someplace
new and prove myself.


Those weren't the easiest of days. Many long hours, and
weekends working. Five young sons who seemed to have a need to
reenact a different world war every night.


(LAUGHTER)


But if you ask Ann and I, what we'd give to break up just
one more fight between the boys, or wake up in the morning and
discover a pile of kids asleep in a room -- well every mom and
dad knows the answer to that. Those days were the...


(APPLAUSE)


... these were tough days on Ann, particularly. She was
heroic through it all. Five boys with our families a long way
away. I had to travel a lot for my job then, and I'd call and
try to offer support. But every mom knows that that does not
help did the homework done or get the kids out the door to
school. I knew that her job as a mom was harder than mine. I
knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more
important than mine.


(APPLAUSE)


And as America saw Tuesday night, Ann would have succeed at
anything she wanted to do.


(APPLAUSE)


Like a lot of families in a new place with no family, we
found kinship with a wide circle of friends through our church.
When we were new to the community, it was welcoming, and as the
years went by, it was a joy to help others who had just moved
into town or just joined our church.


We had remarkably vibrant endeavors congregations from all
walks of life, and many who were new to America. We prayed
together, our kids played together, and we always stood ready to
help each other out in different ways. That's how it is in
America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families,
for our joy and support, in good times and bad. It's both how
we live our lives and why we live our lives. The strength and
power and goodness of America has always been based on the
strength and power and goodness of our communities, our
families, and our faiths.


(APPLAUSE)


That's the bedrock of what makes America America. In our
best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities,
large and small. It's when we see that new business opening up
downtown. It's when we go to work in the morning and see
everybody else in the block doing the same thing to read when
our son or daughter calls from college to talk about which job
offer they should take, and you try not to choke up when you
hear that the one they like best is not too far from home.


It's that good feeling when you have more time to volunteer
to coach for you kids soccer team or help out on school trips.


For too many Americans, those kind of good days are harder to
come by. How many days have you woken up feeling that something
really special was happening in America? Many of you thought
the way on election day four years ago. Hope and change had a
powerful appeal. But tonight I would ask a simple question: if
you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama,
shouldn't feel that way now, that he is President Obama?


(APPLAUSE)


You know there is something wrong with the kind of job he
has done as president when the best feeling you had was the day
you voted for him.


(APPLAUSE)


The president has not disappointed you because he wanted
to. The president has disappointed America because he hasn't
lead America in the right direction. He took office without the
basic qualification that most Americans have, and one that was
essential to the task at hand. He had almost no experience
working in a business. Jobs to him are about government.


(APPLAUSE)


I learned the real lessons from how America works from
experience. When I was 37, I helped to start a small company.


My partners and I had been working for a company that was in the
business of helping other businesses. So some of us have the
idea that, if we really believe our advice was helping
companies, we should invest in companies. We should bet on
ourselves and our advice. So we started a new business called
Bain Capital. The only problem was, while we believed in
ourselves, not many other people did. We were young and had
never done this before, and We almost did not get off the
ground. In those days, sometimes I wondered if I had made a
really big mistake.


By the way, I thought about asking my church's pension fund
to invest, but I didm't.


(LAUGHTER)


I figured it was bad enough that I might lose my investors'
money, but I did not want to go to hell, too.


(LAUGHTER)


Shows what I know. Another of my partners got the
Episcopal church Pension Fund to invest. And today there are a
lot of happy retired priests who should thank him.


(APPLAUSE)


That business we started with 10 people has now grown into
a great American success story. Some of the companies we helped
start are names you know you've have heard from tonight. An
office company called Staples, where I'm pleased to see the
Obama campaign has been shopping.


(APPLAUSE)


The Sports Authority, which of course became a favorite of
my boys. We helped start an early childhood learning company
called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly
praised. And at a time when nobody thought we'd ever see a new
steel mill built in America, we took a chance and build one in
the cornfield in Indiana.


(APPLAUSE)


Today, Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers
in the United States. These are American success stories.
And yet the centerpiece of the president's entire
reelection campaign is attacking success. Is it any wonder that
someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery
since the Great Depression?


(APPLAUSE)


In America, we celebrate success. We don't apologize for
success.


(APPLAUSE)


Now we weren't always successful at Bain, but no one ever
is in the real world of business. That's what this president
does not seem to understand. Business and growing jobs is about
taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always
striving. It's about dreams. Usually it doesn't work out
exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at
Apple, and then he came back and changed the world. It's the
genius of the American free enterprise system to harness the
extraordinary creativity, and talent and industry of the
American people with a system that's dedicated to creating
tomorrow's prosperity, not trying to redistribute today's.


(APPLAUSE)


That's why every president since the Great Depression who
came before the American people asking for a second term could
look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction,
``You're are better off than you were four years ago.'' Except
Jimmy Carter.

And except this president.


(APPLAUSE)


This president can ask us to be patient. This president
can tell us it was someone else's fault. This president can
tell us that the next four years will get it right. But this
president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when
he took office.


(APPLAUSE)


America has been patient. Americans have supported this
president in good faith, but today the time has come the time to
turn the page. Today the time has come for us to put the
disappointments of the last four years behind us, to put aside
the divisiveness and the recriminations, to forget about what
might have been, and to look ahead to what can be. Now is the
time to restore the promise of America.


(APPLAUSE)


Many Americans have given up on this president, but they
haven't ever thought of giving up, not on themselves, not on
each other, and not on America. What is needed in our country
is not complicated or profound. It doesn't take a special
government commission to tell us what America needs. What
America needs is jobs, lots of jobs.


(APPLAUSE)


In the richest country in the history of the world, this
Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has
fallen by $4,000 , but health insurance premiums are higher.

Food prices are higher. Utility bills are higher, and gasoline
prices, they've doubled. Today more Americans wake up in
poverty than ever before. Nearly one out of six Americans is
living in poverty. Look around you -- these aren't strangers.


These are our brothers and sisters, our fellow Americans. His
policies have not helped create jobs. They've depressed them,
and this I can tell you about where President Obama would take
America. His plan to put taxes on small businesses won't not
add jobs. It will eliminate them.


(APPLAUSE)


His assault on coal and gas and oil will send energy and
manufacturing jobs to china.


(APPLAUSE)


His trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate
hundreds of thousands of jobs and also put our security at
greater risk.


(LAUGHTER)


His $716 billion cut to Medicare to finance Obamacare will
hurt today's seniors and depress innovation in jobs and
medicines. And his trillion dollar deficits, they slow our
economy, restrain employment, and cause wages to stall. To the
majority of Americans who now believe the future will not be
better than the past, I can guarantee you this -- if Barack
Obama is reelected, you will be right.


(APPLAUSE)


I am running for president to help create a better future,
a future where everyone who wants a job can find a job, where no
senior fears for the security of their retirement, an America
where every parent knows that their child will get an education
that leads to a good job and a bright horizon, and unlike the
president, I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs.


(APPLAUSE)


Paul ryan and I have five steps. First, by 2020, North
America will be an energy independent by taking invented of our
oil, are coal, our gas, our nuclear, and renewables.


(APPLAUSE)


Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they
need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it
comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should
have a choice, and every child should have a chance.


(APPLAUSE)


Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new
trade agreements, and when nations cheat in trade, there will be
unmistakable consequences.


(APPLAUSE)


And fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job
creator that their investments in America will not vanish, as
have those in Greece. We will cut the deficit and put America
on track to a balanced budget.


(APPLAUSE)


And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's
engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business,
not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the
regulations that hurt small businesses the most, and it means we
must rein in skyrocketing cost of health care by repealing and
replacing Obamacare.


(APPLAUSE)


Today women are more likely than men to start of business.
They need a president who respect and understand what they do.
And let me make this clear. Unlike President Obama, I will not
raise taxes on the middle class of America.


(APPLAUSE)


As president, I'll respect the sanctity of life. I'll
honor the institution of marriage.


(APPLAUSE)


And I will guarantee America's first liberty, the freedom
of religion.


(APPLAUSE)


President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the
oceans.


(LAUGHTER)


And to heal the planet. My promises to help you and your
family.


(APPLAUSE)


I will begin my presidency with the jobs tour. President
Obama began his with an apology to our.


(LAUGHTER)


America he said had dictated to other nations. No, Mr.
President America has feed other nations from dictators.


(APPLAUSE)

(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A..
(APPLAUSE)


Every American...


(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.

Every American was relieved the day President
Obama I gave the order and SEAL Team 6 took out Osama Bin Laden.


(APPLAUSE)


On another front, every American is less secure today
because he has failed to slow Iran's nuclear threat. In his
first TV interview as president, he said we should talk to Iran.
We are still talking, and Iran's centrifuges are still
spinning.


President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus
even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castor's Cuba. He abandoned
our friends in Poland by walking away from missile defense
commitments.


(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): Boo.


But he's eager to give Russia's president Putin
the flexibility he desires after the election.


(AUDIENCE MEMBERS): Boo.


Under my presidency our friends will see more
loyalty and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and
more backbone.


(APPLAUSE)


We will honor America's Democratic ideals because
a free world is a more peaceful world. This is the bipartisan
foreign legacy of Truman and Reagan, and under presidency we
will return to it once again.


(APPLAUSE)


You might have asked yourselves if these last years were
really the America we want, the America that was won for us by
the greatest generation. Does the America we want borrow a
trillion dollars from China?


Does it fail to find the jobs that are needed for 23
million and for half the kids graduating from college?


Are those schools lagging behind the rest of the develolped
world?


And does America that we want succumb to resentment and
division among Americans?


The America we all know has been a story of many becoming
one. United to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest
the economy in the world, uniting to save the world from
unspeakable darkness.


Everywhere I go there are monuments and now for those who
have given their lives for America. There is no mention of
their race, their party affiliation, or what they did for a
living.


(APPLAUSE)


They lived and died under a single flag, fighting for a
single purpose. They've pledge allegiance to the United States
of America. That America, that united America can unleash an
economy that will put Americans back to work, taht will once
again lead the world with innovation and productivity, and will
restore every father and mother's confidence that their
children's future is brighter even than the past. That
American, that united America will preserve a military that's so
strong no nation will ever dare to test it.


(APPLAUSE)


That America, that America, that united America will of
uphold the consolation of rights that were endowed by our
creator and codified in our Constitution.


(APPLAUSE)


That united America will care for the poor and sick, will
honor and respect the elderly and will giving a helping hand to
those in need. That America is the best within each of us.
That America we want for our children.


If I am elected president of these United States I will
work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to
lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny.


That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children
deserve it. Our nation depends on it. The peace and freedom of
the world require it. And with your help we will deliver it.


Let us the begin that future for Amreica tonight.


Thank you so very much. May God bless you! May god bless
the American people, and may God bless the United States of
America!


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan's GOP Convention Speech 2012

Soon To be Vice President Paul Ryan's GOP Convention Speech




Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you
very much.

Hey, Wisconsin. Thank you. Thank you.

Thanks so much. Thank you.

Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellows citizens, I am honored
by the support of this convention for vice president of the
United States.

(APPLAUSE)

I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs
crisis and back to prosperity. And I know we can do this.

(APPLAUSE)

I accept the calling of my generation to give our children
the America that was given to us with opportunity for the young
and security for the old. And I know that we are ready. Our
nominee is sure ready.

His whole life prepared him for this moment. To meet
serious challenges in a serious way. Without excuses. After
four years of getting the runaround, America needs a turnaround
and the man for the job as Governor Mitt Romney.

(APPLAUSE)

I'm the newcomer to this campaign. So let me share a first
impression. I have never seen opponents so silent about their
record, and so desperate to keep their power. They have run out
of ideas. Their moment came and went. Fear and division is all
they've got left. With all of their attack ads the president is
just throwing away money.

And he is pretty experienced at that.

(APPLAUSE)

You see, some people can't be dragged down by the usual
cheap tactics. Because their character, ability, and plain
decency are so obvious. These and deployment, that is Mitt
Romney.

(APPLAUSE)

For my part, your nomination is an unexpected turn. It
certainly came as news to my family.

(LAUGHTER)

And I'd like you to meet them. My best friend and wife
Janna, my daughter Liza and our boys Charlie and Sam.

(APPLAUSE)

The kids are happy to see their grandma who lives in
Florida. There she is, my mom, Betty.

(APPLAUSE)

My dad, a small town lawyer, was also named Paul. Until we
lost him when I was 16, he was a gentle presence in my life.
I'd like to think he'd be proud of me and my sister and
brothers.

(APPLAUSE)

You know what?

(APPLAUSE)

I'm sure proud of him and where I come from, Janesville,
Wisconsin.

(APPLAUSE)

I live on the same block where I grew up. We belong to the
same parish where I was baptized. Janesville is that kind of
place. The people of Wisconsin have been good to me. I've
tried to live up to their trust. And now, I ask those
hardworking men and women and millions like them across America
to join our cause and get this country working again.

(APPLAUSE)

When Governor Romney asked me to join the ticket, I said
let's get this done. And that is exactly what we are going to
do.

(APPLAUSE)

President Barack Obama, came to office during an economic
crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two. Those are very
tough days. And any fair measure of his record has to take that
into account. My own state voted for President Obama. When he
talked about change, many people liked the sound of it.

Especially in Janesville where we were about to lose a major
factory. A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at
that G.M. plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama
said, ``I believe that if our government is there to support you,
this plant will be here for another 100 years.''

That's what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that
plant didn't last another year. It is locked up and empty to
this day. And that's how it is in so many towns where the
recovery that was promised is no where in sight. Right now, 23
million men and women are struggling to find work. 23 million
people unemployed or underemployed. Nearly one in six Americans
is in poverty. Millions of young Americans have graduated from
college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts
and get moving in life.

Half of them can't find the work they studied for, or any
work at all. So here's the question, without a change in
leadership, why would the next four years be any different from
the last four years?

(APPLAUSE)

The first troubling sign came with the stimulus. President
Obama's first and best shot at fixing the economy. At a time
when he got everything he wanted under one party rule. It cost
$831 billion. The largest one-time expenditure ever by our
federal government.

It went to companies like Solyndra, with their
gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs and make believe
markets.

The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate
welfare anachronism at their worst.

(APPLAUSE)

You -- you the American people of this country were cut out
of the deal. What did taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus?
More debt. That money wasn't just spent and wasted, it was
borrowed, spent and wasted.

(APPLAUSE)

Maybe the greatest waste of all, was time. Here we were
faced with a massive job crisis so deep that if everyone out of
work stood in single file, that unemployment line would stretch
the length of the entire American continent.

You would think that any president, whatever his party,
would make job creation and nothing else his first order of
economic business, but this president didn't do that. Instead,
we got a long, divisive, all or nothing attempt to put the
federal government in charge of health care.

(CROWD BOOS)

Obama Care comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules,
mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free
country.

(APPLAUSE)

That's right. That's right.

You know what? The president has declared that the debate
over government controlled health care is over. That will come
as news to the millions of American who will elect Mitt Romney
so we can repeal Obama Care.

(APPLAUSE)

And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obama Care
came at the expense of the elderly. You see, even with all the
hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with the
new law and new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the
planners in Washington still didn't have enough money; they
needed more. They needed hundreds of billions more. So they
just took it all away from Medicare, $716 billion funneled out
of Medicare by President Obama.

(CROWD BOOS)

An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is
being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn't
even ask for.

(APPLAUSE)

The greatest threat to Medicare is Obama Care and we're
going to stop it.

(APPLAUSE)

In Congress, when they take out the heavy books and the
wall charts about Medicare, my thoughts go back to a house on
Garfield Street in Janesville. My wonderful grandma, Janet, had
Alzheimer's and she moved in with mom and me. Though she felt
lost at times, we did all the little things that made her feel
loved. We had help from Medicare and it was there, just like
it's there for my mom today. Medicare is a promise and we will
honor it. A Romney-Ryan Administration with protect and
strengthen Medicare for my mom's generation, for my generation
and for my kids and yours.

(APPLAUSE)

So our opponents can consider themselves on notice. In
this election, on this issue , the usual posturing on the Left
isn't going to work. Mitt Romney and I know the difference
between protecting a program and raiding it. Ladies and
gentlemen, our nation needs this debate, we want this debate, we
will win in this debate.

(APPLAUSE)

Obamacare, as much as anything else, explains why a
presidency that began with such anticipation now comes to such a
disappointing close. It began with a financial crisis. It ends
with a job crisis. It began with a housing crisis they alone
didn't cause. It ends with a housing crisis they didn't
correct.


(APPLAUSE)


It began with a perfect AAA credit rating for the United
States. It ends with the downgraded America . It all started
off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of
something new. Now all that's left is a presidency adrift,
surviving on slogans that already seem tired., grasping at the
moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on
yesterday's wind.

(APPLAUSE)

You know, President Obama was asked not long ago to reflect
on any mistakes he might have made. He said, ``Well, I haven't
communicated enough.''

(LAUGHTER)

He said his job is to, quote, ``tell a story to the American
people''. As if that is the whole problem here? He needs to talk
more and we need to be better listeners?

(LAUGHTER)

Ladies and gentlemen, these past four years, we have
suffered no shortage of words in the White House.

(APPLAUSE)

What is missing is leadership in the White House.

(APPLAUSE)

And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting
blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man
assumed office almost four years ago. Isn't it about time he
assumed responsibility?

(APPLAUSE)

In this generation, a defining responsibility of government
is to steer our nation clear of a debt crisis while there is
still time. Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion
national debt unpatriotic. Serious talk from what looked like a
serious reformer. By his own decisions, President Obama has
added more debt than any other president before him.

And more than all the troubled governments of Europe
combined. One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt.
He created a new bipartisan debt commission. They came back
with an urgent report. He thanks them, sent them on their way,
and then did exactly nothing.

(CROWD BOOS) 

Republicans stepped up with good-faith reforms and
solutions equal to the problems. How did the president respond?
By doing nothing -- nothing except to dodge and demagogue the
issue.

So here we are, $16 trillion in debt and still he does
nothing. In Europe, massive debts have put entire governments at
risk of collapse, and still he does nothing. And all we have
heard from this president and his team are attacks on anyone who
dares to point out the obvious.

They have no answer to this simple reality: We need to stop
spending money we don't have.

(APPLAUSE)

Very simple. Not that hard.

My Dad used to say to me: ``Son. You have a choice: You
can be part of the problem, or you can be part of the solution.''
The present administration has made its choices. And Mitt
Romney and I have made ours: Before the math and the momentum
overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic
problems.

(APPLAUSE)

And I'm going to level with you: We don't have that much
time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do
this.

After four years of government trying to divide up the
wealth, we will get America creating wealth again.

(APPLAUSE)

With tax fairness and regulatory reform, we'll put
government back on the side of the men and women who create
jobs, and the men and women who need jobs.

My Mom started a small business, and I've seen what it
takes. Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every
weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison.


She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her
small business. It wasn't just a new livelihood. It was a new
life. And it transformed my Mom from a widow in grief to a
small businesswoman whose happiness wasn't just in the past.


Her work gave her hope. It made our family proud.
And to this day, my Mom is my role model.

(APPLAUSE)

Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing.
All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants,
cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores, these didn't come
out of nowhere. A lot of heart goes into each one.

And if small business people say they made it on their own,
all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week
in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the
door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and
worrying, and sweating for them.

After all that work, and in a bad economy, it sure doesn't
help to hear from their president that government gets the
credit. What they deserve to hear is the truth: Yes, you did
build that.

(APPLAUSE)

We have a plan for a stronger middle class, with the goal
of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years.

(APPLAUSE)

In a clean break -- in a clean break from the Obama years,
and frankly from the years before this president, we will keep
federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less. Because that is
enough.

(APPLAUSE)

The choice -- the choice is whether to put hard limits on
economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and
we choose to limit government.

(APPLAUSE)

I learned a good deal about economics, and about America,
from the author of the Reagan tax reforms, the great Jack Kemp.

(APPLAUSE)

What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in
the possibilities of free people, in the power of free
enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and
despair. We need that same optimism right now.


And in our dealings with other nations, a Romney-Ryan
administration will speak with confidence and clarity. Whenever
men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that
the American president is on their side.

(APPLAUSE)

Instead -- instead of managing American decline, leaving
allies to doubt us and adversaries to test us, we will act in
the conviction that the United States is still the greatest
force for peace and liberty that this world has ever known.

(APPLAUSE)

President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises
on the record, and then calls that the record.

(LAUGHTER)

But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is
not the economy that Barack Obama inherited, not the economy as
he envisions, but this economy that we are living.


College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in
their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and
wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

(APPLAUSE)

Everyone -- everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy
is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you
understand this too, if you're feeling left out or passed by:

You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.

(APPLAUSE)

None of us -- none of us have to settle for the best this
administration offers, a dull, adventureless journey from one
entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country
where everything is free but us.

(APPLAUSE)

Listen to the way we're already spoken to -- listen to the
way we are spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some
class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our
control, with government there to help us cope with our fate.

It's the exact opposite of everything I learned
growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio.

(APPLAUSE)

Now when I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing
lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some
station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an
American journey, where I could think for myself, decide for
myself, define happen as for myself. That is what we do in this
country. That is the American dream.

(APPLAUSE)

That's freedom and I will take it any day over the
supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.

(APPLAUSE)

The failures of one administration are not a mandate for a
new administration. A challenger must stand on his own merits.

He must be ready and worthy to serve in the office of president.

We are a full generation apart, Governor Romney and I. And
in some ways, we are different. There are the songs in his
Ipod, which I have heard on the campaign bus...

(LAUGHTER)

... and I have heard it on many hotel elevators.

(LAUGHTER)

He actually urged me to play some of these songs at
campaign rallies. I said, ``look, I hope it is not a deal
breaker Mitt, but my playlist starts with AC/DC and it ends with
Zeppelin.

(APPLAUSE)

A generation apart -- a generation apart, but that does not
matter. It makes us different but not in any of the things that
matter. Mitt Romney and I both grew up in the Heartlands, and
we know what places like Wisconsin and Michigan look like when
times are good.

(APPLAUSE)

We know what these communities look like when times are
good, when people are working, when families are doing more than
just getting by, and we know it can be that way again. We have
had very different careers, mainly in public service, his mostly
in the private sector. He helped start businesses and turn
around failing ones, and by the way being successful in
business, that's a good thing.

(APPLAUSE)

Mitt -- Mitt has not only succeeded, but he has succeeded
where others could not. He turned around the Olympics at a time
when a great institution was collapsing under the weight of bad
management, overspending and corruption. Sounds kind of
familiar, doesn't it?

(APPLAUSE)

He was the Republican governor of a state where almost nine
in 10 legislators are Democrats and yet he balanced the budget
without raising taxes. Unemployment went down. Household
incomes went up, and Massachusetts under Governor Mitt Romney
saw its credit rating upgraded.

(APPLAUSE)

Mitt and I also go to different churches, but in any
church, the best kind of preaching is done by example, and I've
been watching that example.

(APPLAUSE)

The man who will accept your nomination is prayerful and
faithful and honorable. Not only a defender of marriage, he
offers an example of marriage at its best. Not only a fine
businessman, he is a fine man, worthy of leading this optimistic
and good-hearted country. Our faiths come together in the same
moral creed. We believe that in every life, there is goodness,
for every person there is hope. Each one of us was made for a
reason, bearing the image and likeness of the lord of life.


(APPLAUSE)

We have responsibilities, one to another. We do not
each face the world alone. And the greatest of all
responsibilities, is that of the strong to protect the weak.
The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who
cannot defend or care for themselves.

(APPLAUSE)

Each of these great moral ideas is essential to democratic
government, to the rule of law, to life in a humane and decent
society. They are the moral creed of our country, as powerful
in our time, as on the day of America's founding. They are
self-evident and unchanging, and sometimes, even presidents need
reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, and not
from government.

(APPLAUSE)

The founding generation secured those rights for us, and in
every generation since, the best among us have defended our
freedoms. They are protecting us right now. We honor them and
all our veterans, and we thank them.

(APPLAUSE)

The right that makes all the difference now, is the right
to choose our own leaders. And you are entitled to the clearest
possible choice, because the time for choosing is drawing near.
So here is our pledge.

We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.

We will not spend the next four years blaming others, we
will take responsibility.

We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will
reapply our founding principles.

(APPLAUSE)

The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best
of all of us -- all of us, but we can do this -- we can do this
. Together, we can do this.

We can get this country working again. We can get this
economy growing again. We can make the safety net safe again.
We can do this.

Whatever your political party, let's come together for the
sake of our country. Join Mitt Romney and me. Let's give this
effort everything we have. Let's see this through all the way.

Let's get this done.

Thank you, and God bless.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie Keynote GOP Convention Speech

Gov. Chris Christie GOP Keynote Address



This stage and this moment are very improbable for me.
A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans.
A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight.
Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country.
I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.
My Dad, who I am blessed to have with me here tonight, is gregarious, outgoing and loveable.
My Mom, who I lost 8 years ago, was the enforcer. She made sure we all knew who set the rules.
In the automobile of life, Dad was just a passenger. Mom was the driver.
They both lived hard lives. Dad grew up in poverty. After returning from Army service, he worked at the Breyers Ice Cream plant in the 1950s. With that job and the G.I. bill he put himself through Rutgers University at night to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. Our first family picture was on his graduation day, with Mom beaming next to him, six months pregnant with me.
Mom also came from nothing. She was raised by a single mother who took three buses to get to work every day. And mom spent the time she was supposed to be a kid actually raising children — her two younger siblings. She was tough as nails and didn’t suffer fools at all. The truth was she couldn’t afford to. She spoke the truth — bluntly, directly and without much varnish.
I am her son.
I was her son as I listened to “Darkness on the Edge of Town” with my high school friends on the Jersey Shore.
I was her son as I moved into a studio apartment with Mary Pat to start a marriage that is now 26 years old.
I was her son as I coached our sons Andrew and Patrick on the fields of Mendham, and as I watched with pride as our daughters Sarah and Bridget marched with their soccer teams in the Labor Day parade.
And I am still her son today, as Governor, following the rules she taught me: to speak from the heart and to fight for your principles. She never thought you get extra credit for just speaking the truth.
The greatest lesson Mom ever taught me, though, was this one: she told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. She said to always pick being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting — but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.
Now, of course, she was talking about women.

But I have learned over time that it applies just as much to leadership. In fact, I think that advice applies to America today more than ever.
I believe we have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved.
Our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity is fleeting and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and emotions of the times.
Our leaders today have decided it is more important to be popular, to do what is easy and say “yes,” rather than to say no when “no” is what’s required.
In recent years, we as a country have too often chosen the same path.
It’s been easy for our leaders to say not us, and not now, in taking on the tough issues. And we’ve stood silently by and let them get away with it.
But tonight, I say enough.
I say, together, let’s make a much different choice. Tonight, we are speaking up for ourselves and stepping up.
We are beginning to do what is right and what is necessary to make our country great again.
We are demanding that our leaders stop tearing each other down, and work together to take action on the big things facing America.
Tonight, we choose respect over love.
We are not afraid. We are taking our country back.
We are the great grandchildren of men and women who broke their backs in the name of American ingenuity; the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation; the sons and daughters of immigrants; the brothers and sisters of everyday heroes; the neighbors of entrepreneurs and firefighters, teachers and farmers, veterans and factory workers and everyone in-between who shows up not just on the big days or the good days, but on the bad days and on the hard days.
Each and every day. All 365 of them.
We are the United States of America.
Now we must lead the way our citizens live. To lead as my mother insisted I live, not by avoiding truths, especially the hard ones, but by facing up to them and being the better for it.
We cannot afford to do anything less.
I know because this was the challenge in New Jersey.
When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that led to wealth, jobs and people leaving the state or I could do the job the people elected me to do — to do the big things.
There were those who said it couldn’t be done. The problems were too big, too politically charged, too broken to fix. But we were on a path we could no longer afford to follow.
They said it was impossible to cut taxes in a state where taxes were raised 115 times in eight years. That it was impossible to balance a budget at the same time, with an $11 billion deficit. Three years later, we have three balanced budgets with lower taxes.
We did it.
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics. To take on the public sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefit system that was headed to bankruptcy.
With bipartisan leadership we saved taxpayers $132 billion over 30 years and saved retirees their pension.
We did it.
They said it was impossible to speak the truth to the teachers union. They were just too powerful. Real teacher tenure reform that demands accountability and ends the guarantee of a job for life regardless of performance would never happen.
For the first time in 100 years with bipartisan support, we did it.
The disciples of yesterday’s politics underestimated the will of the people. They assumed our people were selfish; that when told of the difficult problems, tough choices and complicated solutions, they would simply turn their backs, that they would decide it was every man for himself.
Instead, the people of New Jersey stepped up and shared in the sacrifice.
They rewarded politicians who led instead of politicians who pandered.
We shouldn’t be surprised.
We’ve never been a country to shy away from the truth. History shows that we stand up when it counts and it’s this quality that has defined our character and our significance in the world.
I know this simple truth and I’m not afraid to say it: our ideas are right for America and their ideas have failed America.
Let’s be clear with the American people tonight. Here’s what we believe as Republicans and what they believe as Democrats.
We believe in telling hard working families the truth about our country’s fiscal realities. Telling them what they already know — the math of federal spending doesn’t add up.
With $5 trillion in debt added over the last four years, we have no other option but to make the hard choices, cut federal spending and fundamentally reduce the size of government.
They believe that the American people don’t want to hear the truth about the extent of our fiscal difficulties and need to be coddled by big government.
They believe the American people are content to live the lie with them.
We believe in telling seniors the truth about our overburdened entitlements.
We know seniors not only want these programs to survive, but they just as badly want them secured for their grandchildren.
Seniors are not selfish.
They believe seniors will always put themselves ahead of their grandchildren. So they prey on their vulnerabilities and scare them with misinformation for the cynical purpose of winning the next election.
Their plan: whistle a happy tune while driving us off the fiscal cliff, as long as they are behind the wheel of power.
We believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed to put students first so that America can compete.
Teachers don’t teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children.
We believe that we should honor and reward the good ones while doing what’s best for our nation’s future — demanding accountability, higher standards and the best teacher in every classroom.
They believe the educational establishment will always put themselves ahead of children. That self-interest trumps common sense.
They believe in pitting unions against teachers, educators against parents, and lobbyists against children.
They believe in teacher’s unions.
We believe in teachers.
We believe that if we tell the people the truth they will act bigger than the pettiness of Washington, D.C.
We believe it's possible to forge bipartisan compromise and stand up for conservative principles.
It's the power of our ideas, not of our rhetoric, that attracts people to our Party.
We win when we make it about what needs to be done; we lose when we play along with their game of scaring and dividing.
For make no mistake, the problems are too big to let the American people lose — the slowest economic recovery in decades, a spiraling out of control deficit, an education system that’s failing to compete in the world.
It doesn't matter how we got here. There is enough blame to go around.
What matters now is what we do.
I know we can fix our problems.
When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than worrying about winning re-election, it’s possible to work together, achieve principled compromise and get results.
The people have no patience for any other way.
It’s simple.
We need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something.
Believe me, if we can do this in a blue state with a conservative Republican Governor, Washington is out of excuses.
Leadership delivers.
Leadership counts.
Leadership matters.
We have this leader for America.
We have a nominee who will tell us the truth and who will lead with conviction. And now he has a running mate who will do the same.
We have Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, and we must make them our next President and Vice President.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to put us back on the path to growth and create good paying private sector jobs again in America.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy.
Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world’s greatest health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor.
We ended an era of absentee leadership without purpose or principle in New Jersey.
It’s time to end this era of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders to the White House.
America needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and we need them right now.
There is doubt and fear for our future in every corner of our country.
These feelings are real.
This moment is real.
It’s a moment like this where some skeptics wonder if American greatness is over.
How those who have come before us had the spirit and tenacity to lead America to a new era of greatness in the face of challenge.
Not to look around and say “not me,” but to say, “YES, ME.”
I have an answer tonight for the skeptics and the naysayers, the dividers and the defenders of the status quo.
I have faith in us.
I know we can be the men and women our country calls on us to be.
I believe in America and her history.
There’s only one thing missing now. Leadership. It takes leadership that you don’t get from reading a poll.
You see, Mr. President — real leaders don’t follow polls. Real leaders change polls.
That’s what we need to do now.
Change polls through the power of our principles.
Change polls through the strength of our convictions.
Tonight, our duty is to tell the American people the truth.
Our problems are big and the solutions will not be painless. We all must share in the sacrifice. Any leader that tells us differently is simply not telling the truth.
I think tonight of the Greatest Generation.
We look back and marvel at their courage — overcoming the Great Depression, fighting Nazi tyranny, standing up for freedom around the world.
Now it’s our time to answer history’s call.
For make no mistake, every generation will be judged and so will we.
What will our children and grandchildren say of us? Will they say we buried our heads in the sand, we assuaged ourselves with the creature comforts we’ve acquired, that our problems were too big and we were too small, that someone else should make a difference because we can’t?
Or will they say we stood up and made the tough choices needed to preserve our way of life?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American Century.
I don’t want their only inheritance to be an enormous government that has overtaxed, overspent and over-borrowed a great people into second-class citizenship.
I want them to live in a second American Century.
A second American Century of strong economic growth where those who are willing to work hard will have good paying jobs to support their families and reach their dreams.
A second American Century where real American exceptionalism is not a political punch line, but is evident to everyone in the world just by watching the way our government conducts its business and everyday Americans live their lives.
A second American Century where our military is strong, our values are sure, our work ethic is unmatched and our Constitution remains a model for anyone in the world struggling for liberty.
Let us choose a path that will be remembered for generations to come. Standing strong for freedom will make the next century as great an American century as the last one.
This is the American way.
We have never been victims of destiny.
We have always been masters of our own.
I won’t be part of the generation that fails that test and neither will you.
It’s now time to stand up. There’s no time left to waste.
If you’re willing to stand up with me for America’s future, I will stand up with you.
If you’re willing to fight with me for Mitt Romney, I will fight with you.
If you’re willing to hear the truth about the hard road ahead, and the rewards for America that truth will bear, I’m here to begin with you this new era of truth-telling.
Tonight, we choose the path that has always defined our nation’s history.
Tonight, we finally and firmly answer the call that so many generations have had the courage to answer before us.
Tonight, we stand up for Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.
And, together, we stand up once again for American greatness.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

God Speed Neil Armstrong, 2016 Number 4

Preview for Sunday 08262012

"That's one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind," Those are the words that will live on forever. Those words even saved the planet once on Doctor Who. {Smile} The one who first uttered those words, the first man to land on the Moon, Neil Armstrong has passed on. He was 82, and died Yesterday after surgery earlier this month for blocked Arteries. God speed MR. Armstrong, may his family have the peace and comfort they need in this time.

Hey folks, 

I'll tell ya what, other than the birthday party, for a very special little Girl that I attended yesterday, it was not a good day. I came here at 4am, check Email, scan news, check Facebook, weather, etc. Make sure the new Message on TAG Part Three of the Commandment Series, was ready to go. What happened? NOTHING! ZERO! No Internet connection. So I contacted my Internet provider , who told me sorry, due to routine maintenance, they could not check my account. Called back one hour later, as requested, talked to a very helpful person, not from here, and most definitely reading from a script, but very friendly. Which is a good thing, it stopped me from reaching through the phone and choking her.

Turns out that it was not the connection to begin with, and they were cool on their part.Then I started the fun job of dissecting the Computer. I have people for that, but not at 6am on a Saturday. I found and fixed the problem. Wouldn't you know it, someone simply signed out and changed the Internet connection. Most likely by mistake. So I fixed it and fix it so it will not happen again. I hope.

By that time, I was off to that Birthday Party. So we have what we have today. Coming right up...

Immigration Agents Sue Napolitano

Something We Need To Be Watching?


Oh did you catch this? That new movie by Dinesh D’Souza and Gerald R. Molen of Schindler’s List fame,
2016 Obama’s America, is number 4 at the box office. Number 4 folks. It was number 1 on Friday, only playing a a very few selected theaters across the country. Now number 4 overall. Think about that. It is in 2/3 fewer theaters that, say  The Expendables 2  or  The Bourne Legacy.



If you really want to know the truth about Obama. Go see this movie. If you are an Obamaide Drinker, dismiss it. Wave it off. Continue to live in dreamland. Light another candle at your Alter of Obama. The rest of us, who already know him, are more than ready to Vote him out in 70 days. 

Going to fill my cup. Be right back.
Peter

Immigration Agents Sue Napolitano

We need more of this.

Hey folks,

Here is something else that is not getting much air time on the news, or in print. Too bad. We need more of this. Most of you know that Obama, not being able to get the Dream Act through Congress, decided to grant Amnesty to Illegals. We all know why. He is trying to get the votes. He wants these Illegals to get an ID, and become legal enough to Vote prior to the election.

Many have decided, you know what, screw that. It is Federal Law in this country, you come here LEGALLY, we welcome you. You come here illegally, get caught, you go bye bye. It really is not a hard concept. Remember a while back we talked about the costs. Back on July 7, 2010, I said this...
Let's leave aside for a second, the criminal impact, which is VERY predominate in boarder States. From Home Invasions, Rapes, Murders, Drunk Driving Deaths, ETC., and lets just look at the COST of Illegal Aliens on the State level.
Arizona has a budget gap of 2.4 Billion. They spend 2.5 billion on illegal Aliens. Yup. That means if there were none, they would have a Budget SURPLUS. California? They have a gap of 19.6 BILLION. The are upside down big time. We already knew this. But how much do you think they spend on Illegal Aliens? 21.7 BILLION! Check out YOUR State here.
So it makes sense that some of these states are saying enough. If Obama and crew will not enforce the law, they will. Then of course, Obama sues the states. However, what about those Federal Workers, who's job it is to enforce the Law? We have a President that ignores the laws he doesn't like, or that he feels will help him Politically. What do they do now? No President is above the law. None. No President has the right to dictate what laws are to be enforce and what ones are not to be.

So what do you do? Your job is to enforce the law. Yet, when you do, you are now getting reprimanded. What do you do? Well, if you are Federal Immigration Agents, you do the only thing you really can do. Sue.
Ten federal immigration agents have filed suit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claiming recent directives are forcing them to break the law and ignore their duties when it comes to deporting illegal immigrants.
Like like ignore any calls from Arizona. Right?
The suit was filed Thursday in Texas federal court by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. It challenges recent directives allowing some illegal immigrants -- particularly non-felons and those who came to the U.S. as children -- to stay and, in some cases, get work permits.

The suit, obtained by Fox News, says the agents are being forced to "violate federal law." It says the new directive "unconstitutionally usurps and encroaches upon the legislative powers of Congress." ICE Director John Morton is also named as a defendant.
Constitution? Constitution? We don't need no stinking Constitution. You do as we say. Ya hear me?
Kris Kobach, lead attorney on the case, equated the move to give thousands of illegal immigrants a reprieve to the failed Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

"In both instances, the Obama administration ordered federal law enforcement agents to break the law, to ignore the laws that they're supposed to enforce, and, in the case of the ICE agents, to actually break federal laws that say you're supposed to deport certain people," he said. "And in each case, the Obama administration seems to be doing so for political reasons."
Of course he is.
Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is also an adviser to Mitt Romney and a co-author of the Arizona illegal immigration law.
Good. There is hope with Mitt Romney.
DHS spokesman Matt Chandler, reacting to the suit, stressed that the current policy allows the department to focus on serious offenders -- he said ICE removed a record 216,000 criminal aliens in fiscal 2011.

"DHS uses prosecutorial discretion to assist in focusing vigorously on the removal of individuals who are convicted criminals, repeat immigration law violators, and recent border crossers," he said. "This policy is a temporary measure; Congress must still act to provide a permanent solution to fix the broken immigration system."
I do not care if you call it temporary or anything else. It IS illegal and unconstitutional.
Napolitano defended the new rules during testimony last month before the House Judiciary Committee.

"These policies promote the efficient use of our resources ensuring that we do not divert them away from the removal of convicted criminals by pursuing the removal of young people who came to this country as children and who have called no other country home," she said.
It doesn't matter what you think, you twit. It does matter what you believe is the right thing to do. It does matter what your lawless Boss thinks, feels, or directs you to do. It IS THE LAW. Your job is not to question it, but to do it. To enforce it. To protect the LEGAL Citizens from those who should not even be here to begin with.
The Supreme Court has recognized the ability of the federal government to use what's known as "prosecutorial discretion" in the enforcement of immigration law. In the recent case over the Arizona immigration law, the court defended the government's ability to make "some discretionary decisions."

In the suit, the agents are asking a federal judge to block the directives in question, saying they amount to an end-run around Congress and violate the separation of powers between the Legislative and Executive branches.
Yup.
Republican lawmakers released a flurry of statements Thursday backing up the suit and challenging the administration policy.

"The Obama administration's amnesty program not only rewards lawbreakers, it also forces ICE agents to violate federal law. ICE agents should enforce our immigration laws and apprehend illegal immigrants. But the Obama administration makes it impossible for ICE agents to do their jobs," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said in a statement.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has also raised concern about the possibility of ICE agents being compelled to release illegal immigrants with misdemeanor records.

"It is a sad day when our nation's law enforcement officers are left with no recourse but to file suit against the administration and its political appointees," he said in a statement.
I'll be watching this closely. We need more of this. We need more States, Federal Workers, and people in general to say enough. President Obama, you WILL uphold the Constitution of the United States, and you will do your Job as President, which the number one Jiob description is to keep Americans safe, or, we will simply ignore what you say and or do. If it is impossible to ignore you, then we will fight back. We will sue you. Hopefully, we only have to worry about this stupidity for another 70 days.
Peter

Sources:
Fox News - Immigration agents file suit against Napolitano over 'amnesty' program

Something We Need To Be Watching?

Here's something that is not getting much media attention.

Hey folks,

Why? Did you hear about this? Turns out a Russian Sub has been located in the Gulf of Mexico? Same time Obama is cutting funding to Anti-sub Defense Systems. Coincidence? Or stupidity? Which is worse, I do not know.

Look folks. I have been warning you that Putin never went anywhere, and that he would once again hold the Reins of Russia. I have told you how he longs for the days of the Cold War and how he wants the USSR back.

We know he has been friends with those that are at war with us. We know he is taken past USSR territories back, restoring the secrete police, and is starting to sound the trumpet against US.

What is worse? The Media is reporting NOTHING. Here is the story...

Red October redux? John Cornyn demands answers from Pentagon on Russian sub in Gulf of Mexico
This story hasn’t gotten much traction in the mainstream media, but Texas Sen. John Cornyn has been on it all week: Russian submarine activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

After receiving no satisfaction to earlier comments to the media, Cornyn wrote a letter today to Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Pentagon’s Chief of Naval Operations, demanding answers.

“The submarine patrol, taken together with the air incursions, seems to represent a more aggressive and destabilizing Russian military stance that could pose risks to our national security,” Cornyn wrote. “This is especially troubling given the drastic defense cuts sought by President Obama, which include reductions in funding for antisubmarine defense systems.”

The story has received relatively little attention since appearing in the conservative media outlet The Washington Free Beacon. According to the original report by longtime military correspondent Bill Gertz:

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.

The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.

Cornyn, a San Antonio Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the report is “especially troubling given the drastic defense cuts sought by President Obama, which include reductions in funding for antisubmarine defense systems.”

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Lieutenant Commander John Fage, dismissed Gertz’s report.
“We are aware of the reporting but we see nothing to indicate that it is true,” Fage told the Houston Chronicle.
True or not, do you think someone should be checking it out? We know the Government lies. Especially this Regime. So the Media should be doing their jobs and reporting this? Correct?

Here’s the complete text of Sen. Cornyn’s letter:
Dear Admiral Greenert:
According to press reports, a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine recently traveled undetected in the Gulf of Mexico on a month-long patrol. This submarine activity reportedly occurred in June and July, simultaneously with incursions by Russian strategic bombers into restricted U.S. airspace.

If these reports are accurate, the repercussions are serious. It is my understanding that an Akula-class submarine can be armed with an array of weapons, including torpedoes and long-range cruise missiles, capable of destroying both U.S. nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers.

The submarine patrol, taken together with the air incursions, seems to represent a more aggressive and destabilizing Russian military stance that could pose risks to our national security. This is especially troubling given the drastic defense cuts sought by President Obama, which include reductions in funding for antisubmarine defense systems.

In light of the gravity of this situation, I request a detailed explanation of the facts surrounding these reports. Thank you for your faithful service to our nation, your dedication to our Armed Forces, and your commitment to ensuring the welfare of our men and women in uniform and their families.
If this is not true, then the mainstream media has a duty to report it. "There is a story out there of a Russian Sub in the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, after intensive investigations, we have found this to be false." OR, "There has been a report out there of a Russian Sub in the Gulf of Mexico. After intensive investigations, we find this to be credible. We addressed this with the Obama Administration, here is what they said.

What do we get? Romney and Ryan hate women and want to take away their rights. {Sigh}
Peter