OBAMA: ” REGRET THE SYNTAX OF THE “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT” SPEECH BUT NOT THE CONTENT (HUH?)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-admits-he-has-one-regret-over-you-didnt-build-that-speech-the-syntax/

During an interview with WWBT-TV, President Barack Obama said he regrets the “syntax” of his now-infamous “You Didn’t Build That” speech — but not the content.

“Obviously, I have regrets for my syntax,” said President Obama. ”But not for the point, because everyone who was there watching knows exactly what I was saying.”

Syntax, according to Dictionary.com, deals with the “formation of grammatical sentences in a language.” So in other words, Obama regrets they way he said it, but not what he said.

The president also said America is much, much better off than it was four years ago.

“We are absolutely better off than we were when I was sworn in and we were losing 800,000 jobs in a month,” he said, adding that there is “much more to do.”

Half of Military Bases Lack Voting Facility!!!!! Shaun Waterman

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/5/pentagon-report-us-bases-lack-voting-offices-troop/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS Half of all U.S. military bases around the world lack legally required facilities where troops can register to vote and get absentee ballots, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general. Advocacy groups said the report shows the military has let down its service members by failing to implement the 2009 Military and […]

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Clinton speech: Long on words, short on facts
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Clinton speech: Long on words, short on facts
Tonight, former President Bill Clinton took to the floor of the Democratic National Convention to deliver a long, meandering speech light on rhetoric, long on word count, and short on facts. Read more…
Americans like Obama but find him poor president
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
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As President Obama prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for a second time, his personal favorability ratings remain above the 50 percent mark, while his job approval ratings are below that, as they have been for most of the last two years. The 50 percent mark makes his re-election prospects uncertain. Read more…
Clinton speech full of mischaracterizations
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Clinton speech full of mischaracterizations
When Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic convention, he portrayed President Obama as a pragmatic compromiser who has been stymied by Republicans. There was no mention of the role that the president and the Democrats have played in grinding compromise to a halt. Read more…

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STANLEY KURTZ: THE 1992 PLATFORM ALSO REJECTED INCLUSION OF GOD…..SEE NOTE PLEASE

Stanley Kurtz’s book “Radical in Chief” is still the best guide to the radical policies of Obama. It goes where none of the movies or videos have gone.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.8091,css.print/pub_detail.asp
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Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities by Stanley Kurtz (Aug 2, 2012)
http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/316035

This year’s controversy over the inclusion of God in a Democratic platform is not unprecedented. In 1992, the Democratic party pointedly rejected an effort by Senator Joseph Lieberman to include a reference to God in the platform. As a sop to Lieberman, language was included noting that Americans have a personal responsibility “for the religious faiths they follow.” That move may be the origin of the faith references Dems have pointed to this year when challenged on the issue of God in the platform.

While a spokesman for Lieberman allowed in 1992 that the senator was “satisfied” with the addition of the new faith language instead of a direct invocation of God, the same spokesman bitingly added that “many Democrats almost seem embarrassed to make reference to God” and further noted that the 1992 platform’s approach to religion had made “a broad break from the past.” Forrest McDonald, a historian of American politics, said at the time, “I think the Democrats are crazy for taking [the word God] out. This is a very religious country.”

Even in 1988, the Republican platform mentioned the American people’s “faith in God,” while the Democratic platform merely spoke instead of America as a “spiritually stronger” nation.

You can find a brief account of the 1992 controversy over the Democratic platform’s rejection of God in the July 4, 1992 edition of The Washington Times (available via Nexis).

It’s true that until this evening’s contested vote, the 2012 Democratic platform had made a shift from previous usage in omitting any reference to God. Yet the reference to God in the previous platform was more of an aside than the sort of deliberate invocation Senator Lieberman had asked for in 1992.

NRO EDITORS: THE DEMOCRATS ISRAEL PROBLEM

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/316045/democrats-israel-problem-editors This is an exceptionally dangerous time for Israel. Iran is driving toward a nuclear bomb, and has pledged to wipe Israel off the map. The Muslim Brotherhood has taken power in Egypt. The new president, Mohamed Morsi, cannot bring himself to utter the word “Israel.” The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, signed in 1979, is in […]

ANDREW McCARTHY: MORE MISSING FROM THE DNC THAN GOD AND JERUSALEM

http://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2012/09/06/theres-more-missing-from-the-democratic-platform-than-god-and-jerusalem/?print=1

Do you see the words “Hamas” and “Hezbollah” in here? Me neither.

Of course, there’s a difference. The omission of God and Jerusalem from the Democratic party’s 2012 platform was quite intentionally meant as a demotion, very much in keeping with Obama administration policy. The jihadists, by contrast, are moving up in the world.

As for God, there’s not room in this universe for two The Ones. In cases of conflict, the president has made it abundantly clear that his pieties control, and the pious better get with the program: Domestically, abortion-on-demand and wealth-redistribution to assure free contraceptives for thirty-something co-eds; internationally, close cooperation and billions in U.S. aid for regimes that abet the persecution of Christians, Jews and other religious minorities.

On Jerusalem, administration mouth-pieces and apologists remain as tongue-tied as they were before The One completed his “evolution” on gay marriage. And for precisely the same reason: their grudging public position — Jerusalem is sorta Israel’s capital, but we’re mulling that one, so get back to us, say, November 7 or so — is miles apart from their private conviction — Jerusalem (or as Obama’s counterterrorism czar, John Brennan, puts it, “al-Quds”) is a “final status” issue that we can’t prejudge because our Muslim friends consider it theirs.

And about those Muslim friends … my friends at the Center for Security Policy remind us of what the Democrats’ 2008 platform had to say about Hamas and Hezbollah:

Our … commitment [to Israel], which requires us to ensure that Israel retains a qualitative edge for its national security and its right to self-defense, is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region – a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of Al Qaeda, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah…. [W]e must help Israel identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability, and stand with Israel against those who seek its destruction. The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and abides by past agreements.

DIANA WEST: NO “DISCERNABLE PATTERN” TO ISLAMIC MURDERS OF WESTERN TROOPS? REALLY?

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2224/No-Discernable-Pattern-to-Islamic-Murders-of-Western-Troops-Really.aspx From the Stars and Stripes: WASHINGTON – The United States will help the Afghan government recheck the entire 352,000-member Afghan security force in the wake of an upsurge of attacks against international troops by Afghans in uniform, the No. 2 U.S. general in the country said Wednesday. LTG James Terry:”The closer you are in […]

Obama’s Lawless, Job-Killing Immigration Policy by J. Christian Adams

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/09/05/obama%e2%80%99s-lawless-job-killing-immigration-policy/ We won’t be hearing many details from the DNC podium this week about President Obama’s immigration policies. The DNC can’t talk about details because it combines two main characteristics of Obama’s presidency – job-killing policies and lawlessness. President Obama has granted effective amnesty to 1.7 million illegal aliens under the age of 31. He […]

MY SAY: THE CHARLOTTANS LAST NIGHT

Did you all know there is no terror threat, no Iran, no Afghanistan no Iraq, no Taliban, no God, no Jerusalem (well maybe little God and Jerusalem, although the Nays among the audience were loud and clear) Nope…only back alley abortions and women subjugated to the back room. By Sharia laws you ask. Nope again. I was actually amused that Fluke’s controlled tantrum and Elizabeth Warren’s wampum was followed by Slick Willie whose treatment of “nutty and slutty” women is one for the records. But, never mind, he aimed his rapier into the heart of the failure of Obamanomics.

Give him another chance, he intoned:

“A lot of Americans are still angry and frustrated about this economy…..If you look at the numbers, you know that employment is growing, banks are beginning to lend again, and a lot of housing prices are even beginning to pick up.

“But too many people do not feel it yet…..If will you renew the president’s contract, you will feel it. You will feel it.”

And then he added this zinger:

“Folks, whether the American people believe what I just told you or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know I believe it. With all my heart I believe it.”

Now would this man ever lie? At least he didn’t wave his finger at his audience.

DANIEL GREENFIELD: MY ABORTION….’TIS OF THEE

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If a convenient time machine were to deposit a Roman citizen, circa 140 or so, in Charlotte, he would have no trouble understanding what was going on. Our Roman might not understand a word of what was being said, but he would be able to take one look at the garish costumes, the hysterical air of self-congratulation worn by men and women who have accomplished absolutely nothing in life, and the clownish theatrics and realize exactly what was going on. “Oh no, not again,” would be the last thing he would think just before being lobotomized by a loose heel from Nancy Pelosi.
If bankrupting the country, destroying its economy and using its legal documents to roll joints wasn’t bad enough, the people responsible for all this thought it would be a fine idea to make their national convention about abortion and gay marriage. It was either that or any other random thing that will hit the right buttons on the sort of people who leave their buttons exposed to the air.

The old Democratic convention looked like some music video director’s idea of Olympus. The new one looks like the stage for a concert, something popular, noisy and lip-synched. Any minute now some musician who used to be a waiter two weeks ago before going professionally viral will slink out on stage and begin making mouth movements to recorded music while digital fireworks go off in the background.