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'Not Optimal' President Obama And Optimistic Election of Mitt Romney

Instead of focusing on the "importune" comments of Mitt Romney, let's consider President Obama's recent interviews and record, which have not been "optimal" for this country.

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal, and we’re going to fix it.” –  President Barack Obama, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth over Romney’s flubs with “47%” and “Binders full of women." In the spirit of equal access and opportunity, I would like to showcase one of many smart quips from the Romney camp lampooning President Obama, and one comment from President Obama that received a great deal of criticism from the normally accommodating Mainstream Media.

Recently, the two Presidential candidates attended the Alfred Smith Catholic Charity dinner, a tradition among Presidential candidates every election. The two politicians customarily spar sparingly, but one zinger from Romney deserves particular note:

“In the spirit of Sesame Street, the President’s remarks are brought to you by the letter “O” and the number 16 trillion!”

“Bwah Hah Hah!” laughed the Count, who gave up counting after one trillion, without a doubt. I am also sure that many will find the humor in this quip, for all of its bare truth and mirth. Big Bird does not have to worry about ending up on the bread line, I am certain, but the 23 million out of work are probably wondering why the Obama administration is wasting time on petty attack ads featuring the fulsome fowl all covered in yellow instead of leading Congress to enact budget reform, tax cuts, and spending reductions.

The Mainstream Media commentators are abandoning their posts as surrogates for the Obama Administration. For example, Romney surrogate John Sununu blasted through Mitchell’s failed attempts to salvage President Obama’s outsourcing issues.

Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC co-anchors criticized President Obama’s appearance on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Normally, I am not a Jon Stewart fan, but I have to admit that he is willing to challenge Democrats and Republicans on the issues, and President Obama, now more than ever, has nothing to stand on to defend his lackluster performance with the economy and his disastrous foreign policy, one which makes former President Jimmy Carter’s last days look like V-E Day under FDR.

Stewart pressed the President on the terrorist travesty that overtook Benghazi, then chided the President for the lack of security at the site: “Not the optimal response, at least.”

President Obama responded: “Here’s what I’ll say – if four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”

US Senator and previous GOP Presidential candidate John McCain jumped on this poorly articulated response: – “The optimal line is regrettable, sad.” McCain then described the President’s excuse, that the Obama Administration had received adequate information about the security of the American Embassy in Libya, as “disingenuous statements.”

Even Mitchell commented that the Embassy and the White House
were in contact with real time information – open lines were available from
Benghazi as the attack was taking place.

The Commander in Chief, who has failed to command debt reduction, job creation, and national security with any panache or permanence, doffed Stewart’s question by repeating the word “optimal.”

Why  would he repeat the word “optimal? He has to understand – politicians at the (presidential) level usually don’t make that mistake, also retorted MSNBC reporters.

Apparently, President Obama did not care about the interview. He anticipated some soft-ball questions from the Comedy Central host, more likely, since his appearance on the show was meant to shore up his liberal base.

Let’s talk about other issues that have not been “optimal” under the Obama Administration:

He supported massive auto bailouts to GM, but not to Chrysler, likely because GM includes big contributors like the United Auto Workers.

The President’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is forcing businesses to downsize or resist hiring new employees. The provision requiring hospitals to provide contraception, whether it wars against the teachings of a faith community, has put the Presidency at odds with religious groups in the United States. The law imposes a huge tax on working families, raids Medicare by $716 billion dollars, and is forcing hospitals to close while increasing costs and diminishing Americans’ access to health care.

President Obama has fostered a cut-and-run policy in Afghanistan, even while our armed forces are still maintaining some semblance of order, all while American-trained Afghan forces are now firing on our own troops.

Domestic and foreign threats have gone almost unheeded, from the Fort Hood shooting in 2009 to the nuclear threat of the fanatical Iranian regime. This nation’s relationship with Israel has strained over the last three years. For all of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu’s blatant protests, President Obama has distanced himself from imposing and enforcing tough sanctions, instead choosing to visit the morning talk show “The View” then “Late Night with David Letterman”.

President Obama’s administration has not been optimal for the country, and times will look more optimistic when Gov. Mitt Romney is elected the next President of the United States.

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Gregory Brittain November 02, 2012 at 11:33 PM
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” John Adams
Jesus Follower November 03, 2012 at 06:55 AM
The only numbers Greg cares about are how he can rip off as many customers as possible and how to save as many taxes as possible because he doesn't care about anyone else but himself.
Jesus Follower November 03, 2012 at 06:55 AM
Fox is not news, it's a Nazis propaganda machine.
Jesus Follower November 03, 2012 at 06:56 AM
John Doe? What a loser
SPB November 03, 2012 at 03:26 PM
absolutely. So I'd be wary of the guy who has taken both sides of every position.
TVOR November 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Gary Johnson for president!
Gregory Brittain November 09, 2012 at 05:30 AM
“The message of freedom and opportunity is not done.” Erick Erickson Part 1 This post is intended for conservatives and people who believe in the principles that made America great, free and prosperous. Here is a great article by Erick Erickson of Redstate.com http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/08/we-forget/ We must raise our sites beyond the next election to the next generation. The left has been fighting for and winning the next generation almost by default for ~50 years. Only now, is our side that believes in the principles that made America great, free and prosperous, beginning to engage in the battle for the soul of America. "Culture is upstream of politics." Andrew Breitbart Please also see http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/Courage-for-the-Long-War-Ahead www.breitbart.com is an excellent site for conservative news and the “long war ahead.” “We must begin again anew talking conservatism as evangelists, not fellow travelers. We must remember we are not in a permanent decline, but a cycle of politics that is only permanent if we let it be.” Erick Erickson
Gregory Brittain November 09, 2012 at 05:31 AM
“The message of freedom and opportunity is not done.” Erick Erickson Part 2 It will be hard to persuade many people to say “No” to Santa Clause and “yes” to liberty, opportunity and responsibility. But we know socialism/liberalism/leftism does not work. We know conservatism does work and that our principles are what made America great, free and prosperous. “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan “Never, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in, except to convinctions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” John Adams So, “Be of cheerful heart. The world spins on and I fight on. Join me. Let’s take the country back as happy warriors for a cause we know is right that too many on our own side have forgotten is right.” Erick Erickson
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #1 Top US Companies Plan Layoffs Because of Obamacare http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Companies-Plan-Layoffs-Obamacare/2012/11/09/id/463571#ixzz2BmFkMHzE
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #2 Do you remember Obama saying the debates he wanted an all of the above energy development? Did any of you believe him? Two days after being reelected, “Obama shuts down 1.6 million acres to oil shale development” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/09/Obama-Admin-Shuts-Down-Drilling
Gregory Brittain November 10, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #3 How many companies have announced closings or layoffs since Obama won reelection? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/how-many-businesses-have-announced-closings-or-lay-offs-since-obama-won-a-second-term/
LBV Collins November 10, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Good evening, Gregory. I encourage you to stop reminiscing about (pining for?) the past and start focusing on the here and now. How about that Fiscal Cliff? Or General Petraeus' lover... OOPS! I mean... General Petraeus' resignation? (Do you think Petraeus has a future in politics? As a Kaleeforneea Guvern-or, for example?)
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #6 “Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win” “The National Manufacturers Association forecasts 6 million layoffs and an 11% unemployment rate as a result of Obama's pending tax hikes and regulatory siege.” “Boston Scientific is laying off 1,400 and moving manufacturing to China.” “Business spending has fallen in the third quarter for the first time in more than a year, dropping from a 19% annual rate a year ago to a 1.3% rate, according to the Boston Globe. The logical consequence of this is layoffs.” http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/111212-633201-with-obama-victory-the-private-sector-is-voting-with-its-feet.htm
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #7 “More Great Movements in Socialized Medicine The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found," reports ABC News: The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act--a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans… "It's pretty tough to convince medical students to go into primary care," said Dr. Lee Green, chair of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, who was not involved with the study… "[Patients] won't be able to see a primary care physician hardly," he said. "Primary care will be past saturated with wait times longer and will not accept any new patients. There will be an increase in hospitalizations and increase in death rates for basic preventable things like hypertension that was not managed adequately."” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323551004578119161093885242.html?mod=djemBestOfTheWeb_h
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Don’t say we didn’t warn you, #8 “In October 2012 alone, the budget deficit jumped $120 billion. October is the first month of the fiscal year. That number was $6 billion higher than economists’ forecasts, and a full $22 billion higher than in 2011.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/13/Obama-fiscal-cliff-October-$120B
LBV Collins November 15, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Gregory... REPUBLICANS LOST!! For goodness sakes... GET OVER IT!!
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 03:51 AM
As you can see from my "Don't say we didn't warn you" postings, America was the real loser in the election. Obama and the Dems may succeed is "fundamentally transforming" America into a secular, socialist, entitlement based country. It is hard to compete against Santa Claus with liberty, opportunity (to succeed or fail) and individual responsibility (for your success or failure). However, we will never give up. We will never agree to turn over to our children and posterity an America lesser than the one we received. “Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” John Adams
Popeye November 15, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Ha ha the tea Baggers to include the repubitards list. Hilarious! Ha ha ha
Popeye November 15, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Here is some tissue....
Popeye November 15, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Here is some tissue....I am also playing the violen. Ha ha ha
Popeye November 15, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Here is some tissue....I am also playing the violen. Ha ha ha. Oh I am soooooo scared!!!!
Popeye November 15, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Sniffle, sniffle. Boo Hoo. The racist Tea Baggers lost. Ha ha ha
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 07:35 AM
I see they let you back on the Patch. Unfortunately, you did not use the hiatus to add to your vocabulary or to read up on the issues.
sam bradstreet November 15, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Gregory Brittain, how did you EVER get a law degree?? You only read one side of political issues and all very biased sites by writers who virtually misled you into thinking Romney had a chance.......NewsMax, Drudge, Townhall, Fox Nation, World Net Daily......all cream of the crop, EXTREMIST right wing nothing.......smart, educated people NEVER visit these sites.
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Without criticizing them, I have not cited to Drudge or WND. Many of my citations are to WSJ. The MSMs are over the top biased for the Obama and the Dems. For example: "I think that the creation of a media environment that can sustain and propel progressivism is more important than any single elected official," he told the Washington Monthly in 2004. "The media is as effective and important an agent for change as the legislative bodies." Ezra Klein, a Washington Post writer More importantly, no one has refuted and very seldom has anyone attempted to refute any facts in my posts. As typical for the Left, instead citing different facts on, e.g. the October deficit numbers, you attack the sources of the info. If the deficit numbers were wrong, I would think you could readily find contrary data on the Internet. Romney did have a chance. Before Sandy, he lead by 5% in Gallup and 4% in Rasmussen. 3 million fewer Reps voted in 2012 compared to 2008. That still remains a mystery. All of the polls this year showed greater enthusiasm in Reps compared to Dems. 35% of voters self ID'ed as conservative. That is lower than any polls I have seen. Why didn't the conservatives, (who substantially overlap the Reps), turn out? More amazingly, of the 35%, 72% voted for Romney and 17% of self ID'ed conservatives voted for Obama. WTF!!!??? If only 5% of the 17% voted for Romney, he would have won the popular vote.
Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM
What you mean is liberal people who think they are "smart and educated" never visit those sites. Can you cite any incorrect information on those "extremist right wing nothing" sites?
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I just wanted to come back to this blog and gloat....I am laughing at all the Racist Tea Bagger losserssss. ha ha ha That is what you get and deserve..I am self ID'ed as conservative and voted Obama....
Gregory Brittain November 17, 2012 at 08:33 PM
If you think you are a conservative and you voted for Obama, that sums up the depth of your understanding and thought on matters political. That would be like a self ID'ed Lakers fan routing for the Celtics to beat the Lakers. Anyone who understands conservatism and Obama would see they are mutually exclusive universes.
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Gregotard, only you would confuse conservatism with the racism Repubitard Party. That is what the Repubitard party now represents. There are Conservative Democrats....I have not seen any of my income taxes increased by Obama...I have seen significant increases in my salary...more than a lawyer....ha ha ha
The MOG November 19, 2012 at 07:21 AM
LOL you're correct Pops... The President won re-election because he ended the recession & put the country back to work! He lifted blacks & hispanics out of poverty, and revitalized our Inner Cities. He cut spending, and balanced the budget. He kept taxes, and the price of food & gas low. He brought the country together and ended governmental grid lock. His administration ushered in a new era of co-operation among the nations of the world. The US is respected and revered, as in days of old. In short, the American People re-elected The President because he returned the country to Peace and Prosperity... NOT!!!!!!!!!!

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