Thoughts and Prayers with Newtown, CT

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Yesterday, tragedy struck at Sandy Hook Elementary. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

The teachers, law enforcement officers and rescue workers are heroes. The stories being shared about the courageous acts of the teachers is nothing short of remarkable. A custodian ran through the halls warning teachers and students, a teacher ushered her students into a bathroom to hide them from the suspect, and Victoria Soto, lost her life shielding her students from the suspect.

This is not the time to discuss politics of gun laws. This individual carried out an intent that appears to be pre-meditated. Some news outlets are stating that the individual responsible was mentally ill or had some form of autism. The conversation that needs to occur is about changing the culture in this country and helping those that are mentally ill.

As a nation, we need to come together and make sure those families affected by this tragedy in Sandy Hook know that they are not alone. Many individuals have started funds to help those affected.  May God Bless the victims, and may he comfort those who are affected.

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The Obama Plan: Tax Your Way to Prosperity

Perhaps the reason President Barack Obama does not understand how job creation works is because he’s never created a job. President Obama has never understood what it takes for a small business to make payroll each week, refinance a line of credit, or even prepare a set of financial statements. But somehow, he has managed to become the CEO of the largest business in the world, the United States of America.


The delusional reality that President Obama lives in is one of the most perplexing situations. He thinks you can simply tax the rich and it will not affect the middle class. What he seems to forget is that “the rich” are the job creators and small business owners. When these business owners have less money in their companies, they create fewer jobs.

Now, it’s pretty common knowledge that President Obama is only good at campaigning. Even today, he was campaigning to sell his tax hikes. His public pitch, from the White House, was made with “a backdrop of hand-picked, middle-class voters”.

Meanwhile, Republican leaders have tried in negotiations to solve the looming fiscal crisis. Texas Senator John Cornyn and other Republican leaders are appealing to the President to become more engaged in the negotiations. President Obama has no public plan to reduce spending.

“All that Republicans are asking is to maintain the current rates until we adopt real bipartisan tax reform,” Cornyn said in an editorial Wednesday in the Dallas Morning News.  

The tax reform needs to include cuts to entitlement spending. A good friend of mine said it best. “We are like a guy with 26 maxed out credit cards, in default, squabbling with his wife over which card we want to put the new car on.”
The equation is simple, Mr. President. If more people are employed, they pay taxes. And, they have more disposable income to purchase items and services, which also creates more jobs. Bottom line: More people need jobs. That is what the President should be concentrating on.
In Ohio, Governor Kasich and the Republican legislature reduced spending without raising taxes. They have increased jobs and pulled Ohio out of the ditch. If President Obama truly cared about the middle class, he would be asking for a meeting with John Kasich on how to get the country running again.

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Double Check Your Ballots on Election Day

Problems are beginning to arise with voting machines in Ohio. On election day, it is very important that you double check your ballots.

In Marion County, Joan Stevens went to vote early. As she tried to cast her vote for Mitt Romney on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up. It took Ms. Stevens three tries before her vote for Mitt Romney was accurately recorded.

Ms. Stevens informed a board of elections member, Jackie Smith, of the irregularity. Ms. Smith mentioned to Joan Stevens that the machine had been having problems all day. Joan Stevens also informed Sophia Rogers, the director of the board of elections for Marion County.

This problem with the machine could be a simple calibration issue. Ms. Rogers took the appropriate step and had the machine recalibrated. In a similar instance in North Carolina, elections officials had the machine inspected and recalibrated, according to FoxNews.

Ohio and North Carolina are not alone in voting machine irregularity issues. Today, the Republican National Committee has sent a letter to election officials in 6 states – Nevada, Ohio, Kansas, North Carolina, Missouri and Colorado to do the following:
  1. Re-calibrate all voting machines on the morning of Election Day before the polls open, or, if necessary, the day before the election.
  2. Make arrangements for additional technicians on Election Day in case of increased calibration problems.
  3. Issue guidance requiring polling place officials to prominently post a sign reminding voters to double-check that the voting machine properly recorded their vote before final submission.   This sign should also note that poll workers should be notified and can assist in the case of a voting machine error.
  4. Issue guidance requiring polling place officials to remind voters to double-check that the voting machine properly recorded their vote before final submission, and to note that poll workers should be notified and can assist in the case of a voting machine error.

Please double check your ballot before you vote. If you notice any irregularity, notify the board of elections officials! And, if you are uncomfortable voting with the electronic voting machine, you can always request a paper ballot.

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Dems sue Sheriffs to let inmates vote for Barack

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It has been apparent that the Obama campaign does not have the momentum it had in 2008. To try and make up for their lackluster performance, the Obama campaign is now concerned about those who become incarcerated the final three days before the election.

Fair Elections Ohio has filed a class-action lawsuit to require Ohio’s elections boards to “provide a means of voting for all confined voters that is at least equivalent to that provided for hospitalized persons.”

Just so we are clear, Fair Elections Ohio is democrat organization that touts its ties to the AFL-CIO and other union organizations.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and his jail warden, Lt. Nick Fisher have been subpoenaed to testify on this “malarkey” on Tuesday, October 24th. The suit is alleging that individuals in hospitals have better access to vote the last weekend before the election.

The suit states the following: “This means that no one arrested on or after the Friday evening before Election Day and kept in custody through Election Day will be able to request an absentee ballot.”

Well, it’s a shame that Johnny Begood didn’t take advantage of early voting before he decided to go on his crime spree! This latest tactic by the left, is proof that the Obama campaign is imploding. When you start advocating for the prisoner’s right to vote the final three days before the election, you obviously have a problem.

These tactics and the failed policies of the Obama administration are the reason Americans are demanding real change this year.

Don’t Worry Taxpayers, You Got This!

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Thank you for another burden on the taxpayers, President Obama. Lockheed Martin, one of the top 5 defense contractors, released that it would not be issuing layoff notices this year. “Citing guidance from the White House released Sept. 28 that the government would shoulder the cost of potential lawsuits if broad factory closing are required, the company has decided not to issue notices that it previously said would be required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Jennifer Allen wrote in an email.”


Well, isn’t that nice. You, me and every other taxpaying citizen in the United States will be paying for the White House’s request that Lockheed Martin hold off on sending out layoff notices. It is not a mere coincidence that the White House is trying to delay these WARN notices until after the November election. 


 


“The White House on Sept. 28 issued guidance stating the Labor Department has determined a possible $500 billion, 10-year reduction to planned defense spending fails to create the conditions that would trigger a law requiring defense firms to issue layoff notices.” according to DefenseNews.com.

The White House really thinks that a $500 billion cut in defense spending will not impact jobs? No wonder the Obama Administration has difficulty creating jobs. They fail to grasp that a significant cut to an industry, will not only harm our national security, but create substantial job losses.

Given the situation in the Middle East, and the recent events in Libya and Cairo, defense spending is the last item that needs to be cut. The United States of America has been the “Leader of the Free World”. If we begin to make considerable cuts to our defense spending, there is no telling where our country will be in four more years.

We cannot sustain another four years of Barack Obama. He and his cronies have no idea what they are doing. It is inexcusable to tell an entity such as Lockheed Martin, “Hey, don’t worry about complying with federal law, such as the WARN Act. The government will pick up the tab for any possible litigation.”. President Obama should be ashamed. This is irresponsible and will be catastrophic to the national security of the United States of America.

It’s time we elect real leadership. Vote Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Tuesday, November 6th. For more information, please visit www.MittRomney.com.


Will Michelle Obama Eat Her Peas?

The First Lady and her husband are fond of telling everyone, from school children to adults, to “eat their peas”. But, will she do the same during her campaign appearance on Tuesday in Cincinnati, when it comes to tough issues that voters want answers to? 

Interestingly enough, I overheard my neighbor speaking to an OFA-Ohio canvasser last night. My neighbor is a registered democrat. So, I can see why the canvasser was targeting their household. What the canvasser didn’t expect was to be berated about the failed policies of his candidate. At the end of the exchange, my neighbor said “I’m worried about the spiritual and moral compass of this country. And, your guy isn’t the answer.”. The poor OFA-Ohio canvasser walked away completely dumbfounded.


 Will Michelle Obama be able to answer the tough questions?



For instance, Mrs. Obama, why are more women unemployed since the start of your husband’s term? “Since Obama took office, the unemployment rate among women has jumped from 7 percent to 8.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”. Best of luck trying to spin that answer.

Perhaps, Mrs. Obama can answer why her husband is off campaigning when the United States is being assaulted in foreign countries? My father has a great saying “if you have to tell me how good you are, then you really aren’t that good.”. Mrs. Obama, if your husband was such a great Commander-in-Chief, then why isn’t he leading this country? Instead, he is gallivanting around to Vegas for a campaign rally, and skipping the opportunity to meet with foreign leaders to go on The View. Even Jon Stewart couldn’t comprehend this epic failure on the President’s part.


It must be really tiring to be the Obama’s, having to campaign on an empty record and broken promises.

It’s time to vote for stability and prosperity with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. You can sign up today to request an absentee ballot. Please visit www.ohiogop.org/earlyvote for more information.

Cancel this Sister Act… Please!

The Obama for America campaign has released a new video in Ohio. This web advertisement consists of a nun from Cincinnati, along with a mother from Warren, Ohio. It saddens me, that a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, is drinking the Obama kool-aid.


“President Obama is the one concerned about the good of the whole, the common good. And is willing to take on some of the challenges that will create systemic change.” – Sister Monica McGloin

Growing up in Catholic school, I had the privilege to be taught by many talented, gracious and respected Sisters. Thankfully, I was never taught by Sister Monica McGloin. She tells us that President Obama is “concerned about the good of the whole”.

If President Obama was concerned about the good of the whole, why does he constantly demonize those who built their own businesses? If he truly cared about what is for the good of the whole, why does he support partial-birth abortion? Why does he support the largest tax increase on the middle class, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act?
President Obama does not want to take on “challenges that will create systemic change”. When something stands in his way, he just writes an executive order to handle it. The only “systemic change” that President Obama is creating, is a single-payer healthcare system in a non-capitalistic society.

Hard work, perseverance and the chance of accomplishing the American Dream is what make this country successful. The American people deserve better than President Obama. My apologies, Sister Monica McGloin, but perhaps you need to rethink your statement about President Obama being “concerned about the good of the whole”.

It’s time to make a difference. Sign up to volunteer at your local victory center or help spread the word to family and friends. For more information on how you can become involved, please visit www.mittromney.com.

Not Very Vice-Presidential

Joe Biden has lived up to the expectations of what I labeled his “Biden Gaffes Ohio Tour”. Today, Vice-President Joe Biden delivered a speech in Milford, Ohio. Milford is a suburb of Cincinnati. To introduce the Vice-President, the Obama campaign used Gabby Downing, a female social studies teacher from Milford High School.

Ms. Downing is an attractive, middle-aged woman. Gabby and I may disagree on political views, but she seems very intelligent and classy. Far too classy to entertain the comments that Vice-President Biden made as she was leaving the stage. “If I had Gabby teaching me high school, I would have wanted to stay four more years too!”, said Joe Biden.
The Democrats will try and spin that as “She’s a great teacher, and if he had an excellent teacher like her, he would want to continue learning!”. However, given Biden’s other womanizing antics over the “Biden Gaffes Ohio Tour”, that spin will not work.
At a campaign stop at Cruisers Diner, in Seamen, Ohio, Vice-President Biden used his influence to get a group of “gorgeous” women on television. Then, the Vice-President decides to get a little close with a female biker. 
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Zeke Miller, a member of the press, was with Vice-President Joe Biden on his Ohio tour. He tweeted the following when asked what happened to enable this woman to be in such close proximity as the Vice-President:

That is very convenient. The true story of what happened will remain a mystery.
Objectifying women has become par for the course with Democrats. Here in Ohio, we have the alleged wife beater, Sherrod Brown, and the admitted wife beater, Charlie Wilson. The list continues with the likes of Ted Kennedy, John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer and Jerry Springer.
Democrats, please stay classy.