Lt. Col. Allen West | This is Our America

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http://www.nrcc.org/west | For generations, we’ve understood that with a little hard work, nothing was beyond our grasp. It’s time we had a government that worked with us, and not against us. The “This is Our America” campaign shares stories from candidates and regular Americans around the country who are fired up about the 2012 election and have faith that America is bigger than it’s challenges.

We are the National Republican Congressional Committee, and our mission is to make sure Congress spends and taxes less, so the economy can get back on track.


The American dream very simply is the fact that a young man born in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia 1961 now lives here. That’s the American dream. There’s no such thing as a Somali dream, a Chinese dream, there’s one dream — the American dream and that’s why people came to these shores.

Everything is at stake in this election. What America we will have is at stake in this election. I think it’s a clear-cut choice between what we are trying to represent as constitutional conservatives and what the other side is trying to represent.

A lot of people are very afraid, they’re very concerned about the fact that the American dream they’ve enjoyed and has enabled them to be where they are today may not be there for their children and grandchildren. That future, that thing we have always passed on to subsequent generations is that which is threatened right now. They want men and women who are convicted and will go out right now and go up to Washington, DC and fight for them. It just so happens I have the great opportunity to not do that anymore in camouflage uniform and boots, I get to do that now in a suit and a tie.

When I think about what kind of America I leave for my children and my grandchildren — I can’t saddle them with this debt. I can’t saddle them with the dependency society. I want to make sure they have the opportunities that I had growing up that enabled me to be here today.

November the 7th means the restoration of this great constitutional republic. It means we will go back and recommit to the fundamental principles and values that make us an exceptional nation. And it means we will once again rekindle and reignite the American entrepreneurial and indomitable spirit — that’s what November the 7th will mean. It will mean that we will open up a new chapter in the history of this great nation.


From Left to Right: the Media Analyzes the Presidential Debate

By: Fern Sidman

The analysis of the third and final presidential debate between President Barak Obama and Governor Mitt Romney was presented with alacrity on Monday evening, October 22nd, by media personalities representing all facets of the political spectrum. In a departure from previous debates, the focus of this debate was foreign policy and was hosted by CBS’ Bob Schieffer.

The reactions of the television “talking heads” and pundits varied widely, with most concluding that President Obama, clearly on the defensive coming into the debate with his poll numbers slipping in the last few weeks, took an aggressive posture and pounded his opponent.

In his post-debate analysis, FOX News personality, Sean Hannity, said, “Obama didn’t miss an opportunity to ‘spike the football’ on the killing of Osama bin Laden. But the President refuses to address the “war on terror” as it applies to radical Islamists.” Referencing President Obama’s sardonic remark about the US Navy having less ships now that it did in 1916 because now they have more aircraft carriers and less bayonets and horses, Hannity commented,”Trying to present Governor Romney as a foreign policy lightweight, Obama attempted to paint a portrait of his opponent as a man who is out of touch with modern military strategy.”

The folks at the patently pro-Obama MSNBC network had their say as well. The Reverand Al Sharpton said, “Romney appeared as though he was ‘hugging’ the President.” Likening Governor Romney to a boxer, Sharpton said, “His strategy was to clinch, embrace and agree. Romney stood for nothing tonight. Whether I agree or disagree with him, I want to hear what his positions are and he was like jello tonight. Also proffering her perspectives on the results of the debate was Rachel Maddow who consistently lambasted Romney for “denying that he ever held previous positions on foreign policy issues and this shows a deep character flaw.” She opined that for President Obama, his choice during the debate was to decide whether he was going to “impeach Romney on his switching of positions or to talk about the economy.” She added that, “Romney did a lot of damage to himself because of his presentation of basic factual errors and his lack of preparedness.”

A CNN post-debate poll showed that 48% of those watching the debate favored Obama to 40% of those who favored Romney. On the question of which of the candidates is a stronger leader, the poll revealed that 51% thought Obama was as opposed to 46% of those who thought that Romney was. When asked who could better handle the job of “Commander-in”Chief,” Governor Romney received a 60% approval rating and President Obama received 63%.

On the subject of the relationship between the United States and Israel, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted, “President Obama bristled when Governor Romney took him to task for not visiting Israel during his first trip to the Middle East after being elected in 2008.” He also referenced President Obama’s recent appearance on CBS’ ’60 Minutes,’ when he told his interviewer that Israel is “one of our closest allies” in the Middle East, and contrasted it to the statement Obama made during the Monday evening debate in which he said Israel was the “greatest ally” of the United States.

Boldy critiquing President Obama’s position on the US military was FOX News contributor and former vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin who said, “President Obama has displayed a lack of respect for our military troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has withheld their paychecks so he could pay for ObamaCare and he has hindered their ability to vote in a war zone. He has cut $1 trillion from the military budget and has blamed Congress for the sequestration. I really wish the media would call Obama out on these facts.”

Dominating the debate agenda was the position of the candidates on how best to deal with the rapidly escalating Iranian nuclear program. Media pundits conjectured that Governor Romney did not want to appear as a “loose cannon” or a “war monger” and stressed his focus on strengthening sanctions against Iran rather than focusing too intently on the military option. CNN presented a question of “Who is being reckless with Iran?” They gave it an “incomplete” grade as they said neither candidate offered concrete plans for a military intervention, despite the fact that both said they would “have Israel’s back” if attacked by Iran.