Where is America’s Fighting Spirit? Ending the Malaise Presidency

These days it seems Captain America has been overpowered by MalaiseMan. President Obama is MalaiseMan. He told a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 25 that America is in decline, which is the central theme of his presidency. People are buying it too, which is what the Occupy Wall Street movement and Tea Party is a symptom of; they are two sides of a coin that says America is in decline.

More MalaiseMan than Captain America

This takes us back to the evening of July 15, 1979. Gas prices had skyrocketed, there were severe shortages and the endless economic decline seemed much longer than the lineups at gas stations. Carter preached, “In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but by what one owns.”

We have heard similar malaise from President Obama. In fact, where Carter spent hours and days at Camp David in what Reagan biographer Steven Hayward tagged “the most remarkable exercise in presidential navel-gazing in American history” and delivered his message in minutes, President Obama decided in minutes and is spending days and hours preaching malaise.

It is being believed on the streets. The Hill newspaper reports that over two-thirds of voters say the United States is declining, and the next generation will be worse off, with 83 percent of voters worried about the future of the nation. Their results conclude that Americans don’t view the country’s current economic and political troubles as temporary; they see this decline as stretching out for years.

President Obama’s policies tap into the malaise, which is why he has managed an economy of decline, failing on jobs, the deficit, healthcare, home foreclosures and rising gas prices.

However, there are signs of improvement. Economic growth in America picked up in the last quarter, showing signs of some recovery as the nation’s total output of goods and services grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent from July to September, almost double the 1.3 percent rate in the previous quarter.

This is because the economy has its own laws of gravity: what goes down will get back up again. The economy does this, not the government. We have become so risk averse we want the nanny state to kiss us better every time the economy hurts us. The President Obama re-election campaign is one of kissing everyone better, what is the Republican message?

Ronald Reagan defeated Carter by offering Americans a vision that was so optimistic it cancelled out Carter’s pessimism. The economy will improve, and a Republican needs to get the message across that America will return to full strength with a gleam of defiance in its eye, not a tear of pity. Which candidate can do this? Which candidate can bring on Captain America to defeat MalaiseMan?

Surprise Announcement by Anthony Weiner Threatens President Obama’s Reelection Chances

Bookmark and Share    In a surprise announcement, defiant sexting addict and Brooklyn liberal, Rep. Anthony Weiner,  announced that not only does he have the law on his side, he declared he has the Attorney General on his side.  And with that, he announced he will not be seeking reelection to his congressional seat in 2012, but instead will be running for President with Attorney General Eric Holder as his running mate. 
Weiner declared that with over 100,000 intimate online supporters already in place, he will run a grass root, internet based, campaign that will raise among other things, money.  The embattled Congressman has not yet determined if he will challenge President Obama for the Democratic  nomination.  Weiner’s campaign manager, Jenny Tailia indicated to several sources that such a move  is contingent upon whether or not Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom Weiner’s wife Huma works for, decides to challenge the President for the nomination.

Weiner waves the banner of his new LGBT (Let's Get Busy Tonight) political Party

However, the Congressman assured supporters that the Weiner-Holder ticket will have a place on the ballot under the recently formed  LGBT Party (Let’s Get Busy Tonight Party). 
According to LGBT Party Chairman Richard Shooter, the Party was  aroused by the thought of  a Weiner-Holder ticket several weeks ago when it became  apparent that in his words “A Weiner -Holder ticket has the balls to put it all out there and lay it on the line”.  The LGBT’s Executive Director, Devoida Taste, stated “Never before have LGBT Party members been quite so excited by the prospects of a ticket that represents their interests as much as a Weiner-Holder presidential ticket does”
Attorney General Eric Holder was unavailable for comment but his newly appointed campaign spokesman, Tess Tosterone, released a statement that indicated the Attorney General is pumped up and ready to go.  However in his statement, he pointed out that while there is already a great deal of desire for a Weiner-Holder campaign, this will be a long election process and as such he reminded supporters that the way to win this race is by building momentum slowly, and insuring that they have the stamina to keep it up and not peak too early. 
Reaction to the entry of   a Weiner-Holder  ticket into the election was mixed. Many voters in Weiner’s congressional district do not believe that Weiner has the ability to  penetrate voters with a message that is virile enough to make them vote for him over President Obama.  But Weiner’s handlers believe that the President’s failed stimulus package which has done little more than maintain a  flaccid economy, could give Weiner a hand and allow him to rise to the occasion. 
Weiner ended his rally-like campaign kickoff announcement by declaring ;
“Times are tough and I know it. No matter how you look at it, it is hard. But I can promise you this, to paraphrase Herbert Hoover, Weiner -Holder will make sure that there is meat in every mouth and a bun in every oven”
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President Obama Gets Locked Out of the White House

A Good Sign for Republicans Running for President in 2012

Bookmark and ShareIt’s the little things that often provide the greatest value and while there are many lofty issues that will weigh heavily on determining if President Obama gets a second term in the Oval Office, one very little event offers 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls a lot of symbolic value.

See how in the video below, the President finds himself shut out of the Oval Office.

Looks to me like the President was whistling as he went from one door to the other.

I guess he’s use to it.

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