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[Mark Steyn] A Vote For Obama-Biden Is A Vote For National Collapse
Investors.com (Investors Business Daily) ^ | November 2, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 11/03/2012 1:29:33 AM PDT by GoodDay

"[President Obama] appeared in New Jersey wearing a bomber jacket rather than a suit to demonstrate that when the going gets tough the tough get out a monogrammed Air Force One bomber jacket.

He announced that he'd instructed his officials to answer all calls within 15 minutes because in America "we leave nobody behind."

By doing all this, the president "shows" he "cares" — which is true in the sense that in Benghazi he was willing to leave the entire consulate staff behind, and nobody had their calls answered within seven hours, because presumably he didn't care. So Brennan, the counterterrorism guy, and Blinken, the national security honcho, briefed the president on the stiff breeze, but on Sept. 11, 2012, when a little counterterrorism was called for, nobody bothered calling the Counterterrorism Security Group, the senior U.S. counterterrorism bureaucracy."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alljacketnobombers; benghazi; benghazigate; bloomberg; election; marksteyn; obama; preeningbuffoon; sandy; standdown; steyn
Mark Steyn at his best.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 1:29:41 AM PDT by GoodDay
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To: GoodDay

Link to article:

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/110212-632060-romney-ryan-will-at-least-try-to-fix-problems.htm?fromcampaign=1


2 posted on 11/03/2012 1:31:01 AM PDT by GoodDay
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To: GoodDay

And 47% of those living in this country are morons who haven’t figured it out yet. For them, if Barry wins, the party’s over. Next stop. The slavery of communism.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 1:36:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: JLS

Steyn ping!


4 posted on 11/03/2012 1:39:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GoodDay
I don't know if any one else noticed this but it was also obvious to me, as a wearer of leather jackets, the jacket he wore was brand new. Looked never worn before, right out of a box. Just another prop for his photo op!

Benghazi, drip drip drip...

5 posted on 11/03/2012 1:49:28 AM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: GoodDay

Have you seen the recent headlines on Drudge?...

Obama is way up in the polls in... Russia.
Obama is way up in the polls in... China.

Any American voting for Obama is a POS right there.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:11:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

>>>>Obama is way up in the polls in... Russia.
>>>>Obama is way up in the polls in... China.

Yep. No surprise there.

But that was also the case in the ‘08 election. Obama had been endorsed by Putin, Castro, Chavez, Kim Jong-Il, etc. I mentioned that to lefty acquaintances of mine. It made no impression on them whatsoever.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:34:29 AM PDT by GoodDay
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To: Spitzensparkin1

It looked like “pleather”. A high gloss fake, just like the wearer.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 4:00:15 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: GoodDay

As for benghazi, I truly believe that the reason obama did nothing, is because unlike the killing of osama, with benghazi he didnt have time to arrange for a scapegoat to take the blame if things didnt work out well for him.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 4:32:36 AM PDT by weezel
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks GoodDay.
By doing all this, the president "shows" he "cares" -- which is true in the sense that in Benghazi he was willing to leave the entire consulate staff behind, and nobody had their calls answered within seven hours, because presumably he didn't care. So Brennan, the counterterrorism guy, and Blinken, the national security honcho, briefed the president on the stiff breeze, but on Sept. 11, 2012, when a little counterterrorism was called for, nobody bothered calling the Counterterrorism Security Group, the senior U.S. counterterrorism bureaucracy.

10 posted on 11/03/2012 5:43:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Spitzensparkin1

I noticed that, but also noticed something I didn’t like. I may be wrong, and I can’t imagine it being true, but it looked like crappy quality leather......naugahyde, or worse! It did not look supple and luxurious, which is MY kind of leather. It looked like cheap vinyl junk from Ching-Chang, which is stiff and miserable to wear in cold weather! A POS jacket for a POS poser POTUS!


11 posted on 11/03/2012 5:45:10 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SueRae

Bingo! Thank you. I didn’t notice your reply until I’d posted mine (#11) and scrolled on down the page.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:42 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 9:20:19 AM PDT by JLS
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To: JLS

Thanks for the ping.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 9:34:52 AM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: GoodDay
“By doing all this, the president “shows” he “cares” — which is true in the sense that in Benghazi he was willing to leave the entire consulate staff behind, and nobody had their calls answered within seven hours, because presumably he didn't care.” ( Mark Steyn)
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Well!...Gee!....Maybe, just maybe, that is why our Founding Fathers thought is was important for the occupant of the White House to be a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!

( Yeah! I am shouting!) Steyn believes Article 2, Section1, of the CONSTITUTION is a mere “technicality”.

Maybe, just maybe, if Steyn and his ilk had been forthright and courage MEN and reported on Obama’s questionable eligibility much of havoc of the past 4 years could have been avoided.

15 posted on 11/03/2012 9:41:48 AM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: GoodDay
I don't know whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan can fix things, but I do know that Barack Obama and Joe Biden won't even try – and that therefore a vote for Obama is a vote for the certainty of national collapse.

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For four years, we have had a president who can spend everything but build nothing. Nothing but debt, dependency, and decay. As I said at the beginning, in different ways the response to Hurricane Sandy and Benghazi exemplify the fundamental unseriousness of the superpower at twilight. Whether or not to get serious is the choice facing the electorate Tuesday.

16 posted on 11/03/2012 10:08:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: JLS

My pleasure.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Have you seen the recent headlines on Drudge?... Obama is way up in the polls in... Russia. Obama is way up in the polls in... China.

I'll bet Obama's UP - way up - in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Pakistan, and Iran... etc...

18 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:23 AM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbOuxqK2T34)
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To: GoodDay

Steyn nails it...


19 posted on 11/03/2012 11:09:24 AM PDT by Gritty (Back in Benghazi, the cool President in a bomber jacket is all jacket and no bombers-Mark Steyn)
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To: JLS

Steyn rocks!


20 posted on 11/03/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: wintertime
Steyn believes Article 2, Section1, of the CONSTITUTION is a mere “technicality”.

That's disappointing, I like Steyn. Do you have a link? I'd like to read his comment.

21 posted on 11/03/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: GoodDay

Mark Steyn makes me proud to be Canadian.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 2:01:24 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Jean S
Here's a link from the Daily Caller. There are many links. Just Google the words: Mark Steyn natural born citizenship technicality.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/28/steyn-dont-end-obamas-presidency-on-the-birther-rinky-dink-technicality/

23 posted on 11/03/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: wintertime
Steyn believes Article 2, Section1, of the CONSTITUTION is a mere “technicality”

I knew you couldn't prove this. Steyn said no such thing. Shame on you.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 3:06:44 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Tucker39

You may be right. Surely it wasn’t top grade American steer hide, maybe water buffalo, surely not pigskin. It did look fresh out of the box, whatever it was.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: Spitzensparkin1
Here you go ... ping any respondents ... I ain't gonna ... it isn't leather, that's for sure unless it was lacquered ... ;-)

Then there's this one ...

And lastly, in honor of your screen name, a sign (or reasonable facsimile thereof), that I had taped to my first PC in the 80's:

ACHTUNG! ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS! DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN. IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS. ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.

;-)

26 posted on 11/04/2012 4:47:47 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: wintertime; Jean S

I’m not sure Steyn was seriously saying that Article 2, Section 1 is a technicality in the sense of it being irrelevant. I think what he was saying is that if 0bama were thrown out of office solely on the basis of that, that we would never hear the end of it from the left. They would howl over the “technicality” and focus on that instead of the utterly miserable job 0bama has done, the utterly failed policies he has foisted on us, his utterly contemptible worldview.

I am a birther. I am willing to admit it (in public, not just here) and take the derision thrown at me by the ignorant. But I tend to agree with Steyn that it is not the best avenue for removing 0bama from office. At this point, the Tuesday election is the best way.

If I had my way, we’d vote him out on Tuesday, then after Romney is sworn in, we would investigate 0bama’s origins and record, and jail him for treason. Equally important, I’d like to see all his enablers go to jail. Anyone who lied for him or knew of his ineligibility (like Pelosi, Biden, Reid, Holder, ...) should be in prison for a very long time, preferably the rest of their lives.

So, I’m not soft on the natural born issue, I just think going after him on other issues is preferable at this time.

He should have been vetted when he started his campaign (in ‘05?). But sadly that didn’t happen. This should be a lesson for America. I’m hoping we learn from our mistakes. 0bama was about the worst mistake I can imagine us making, in so many ways.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 5:25:05 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: generally
If I had my way, we’d vote him out on Tuesday, then after Romney is sworn in, we would investigate 0bama’s origins and record, and jail him for treason. Equally important, I’d like to see all his enablers go to jail. Anyone who lied for him or knew of his ineligibility (like Pelosi, Biden, Reid, Holder, ...) should be in prison for a very long time, preferably the rest of their lives.

Amen!

We have laws now that would put Obama behind bars for a long time however, we have become a nation of Social Justice NOT Justice. Like our Rules of Engagement for our military, law enforcement, we don't use live fire or law where it is truly needed.

28 posted on 11/04/2012 6:37:14 AM PST by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country has NEVER been in question.)
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To: generally
"So, I’m not soft on the natural born issue, I just think going after him on other issues is preferable at this time."

I'm a moderate birth-er myself. I'd like him so busted down on Benghazi, along with his complicit minions and then for desert, let's fully vet him on birtherism.

Some folks - family of his in Kenya said they saw him being born there. They were hushed up.

And, I've always wondered this: when Stanley Anne went to airport, was she denied passage because she was so pregnant she was ready to pop and what airline wants that hanging over their heads.

Suppose she gave birth to little Barack on the plane and there was difficulties that attendants on the plane could not handle.

I'm wondering it the airline did a pro/con evaluation and decided they didn't want to risk liability. Where is that flight's manifest. Probably long gone.

Just sayin...

29 posted on 11/04/2012 9:11:45 AM PST by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: generally
Mark Steyn “seriously” refused to cover Obama’s ineligibility.

Geeze! And, now Steyn is shocked by Obama’s response to Benghazi? There is a reason the Founding Father demanded that the President be a natural born citizen.

I was listening to Steyn when he referred to natural born citizen as being a “technicality”. His **ENTIRE** point was it should not be pursued because of political reasons and for public relations reasons. Truth, justice, the American was of rule of law, or fairness had absolutely nothing to do with Steyn’s comment.

Steyn and the rest, because they could not stand to be laughed at by the mainstream media, chose to ignore the Constitution, the American people, and those Americans serving overseas because they were more worried about their careers than in doing what is right. They essentially **stood down**!

Shame!!

Steyn and the rest bark like mean ole junkyard dogs but are nothing more than perfumed poodles who “stood down” when they needed to “stand up” and do a man's job.

30 posted on 11/04/2012 1:20:33 PM PST by wintertime (:-))
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To: wintertime
Steyn believes Article 2, Section1, of the CONSTITUTION is a mere “technicality”.

He did say something like that:

“One reason why I don’t want to get into, don’t particularly — never got excited about the birther business – I don’t want this president discredited and kicked out on a technicality. This isn’t like when Snoop Dogg found himself up on that murder rap and got acquitted on a technicality. I don’t want this president to be convicted on technical grounds. I don’t want this presidency to end on the technicality of whether he was born in Hawaii, or whether he was born in Mombasa, or whether he was born on the planet Krypton. I want these ideas to die – the ideas to which he got elected, because these ideas are killing your country.”

I wouldn't have put it like that. But first of all, Congress or the courts are really reluctant to overturn a Presidential election. Half the county wouldn't support it and it's not going to happen.

Secondly, I'd say it does matter where Obama was born and whether he lied about that. If we discover that the facts weren't as Obama presented them it would be a serious matter.

But if the facts were exactly as they were presented in 2008, and we decide to reinterpret the Consitution in a different way than it was interpreted by most of the county then, that's not going to disqualify someone who was elected under the earlier understanding.

I get a feeling all this could be moot in a few days in any event.

31 posted on 11/05/2012 5:27:06 PM PST by x
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To: wintertime
Steyn believes Article 2, Section1, of the CONSTITUTION is a mere “technicality”.

He did say something like that:

“One reason why I don’t want to get into, don’t particularly — never got excited about the birther business – I don’t want this president discredited and kicked out on a technicality. This isn’t like when Snoop Dogg found himself up on that murder rap and got acquitted on a technicality. I don’t want this president to be convicted on technical grounds. I don’t want this presidency to end on the technicality of whether he was born in Hawaii, or whether he was born in Mombasa, or whether he was born on the planet Krypton. I want these ideas to die – the ideas to which he got elected, because these ideas are killing your country.”

I wouldn't have put it like that. But first of all, Congress or the courts are really reluctant to overturn a Presidential election. Half the county wouldn't support it and it's not going to happen.

Secondly, I'd say it does matter where Obama was born and whether he lied about that. If we discover that the facts weren't as Obama presented them it would be a serious matter.

But if the facts were exactly as they were presented in 2008, and we decide to reinterpret the Consitution in a different way than it was interpreted by most of the county then, that's not going to disqualify someone who was elected under the earlier understanding.

I get a feeling all this could be moot in a few days in any event.

32 posted on 11/05/2012 5:27:37 PM PST by x
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