If you think Barack Obama has been prosecuting a war on coal during his first term, just wait until the end of November and see how aggressive he becomes.
President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.
The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo. [Washington Examiner]
According to Forbes,
If you think the Obama administration’s Enterprise Prevention Agenda has been wildly aggressive during the past four years, believe me, we really ain’t seen nothin’ yet. A new report released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Minority Committee enumerates a slew of planned EPA regulations that have been delayed or punted on until after the election that will destroy millions of American jobs and cause energy prices to skyrocket even more.
As they say, if coal was oil Kentucky would be the Saudi Arabia of energy. Obama hates coal and is determined to destroy all of the industries associated with it.
So, as soon as I get out of court this morning, I'm headed down to buy a ton of coal for my own use. And I plan to burn it all winter long.
The New York Times makes an interesting observation. They have counted the number of visits each presidential candidate has given to certain states and as it turns out Ohio, Florida and Virginia have accounted for over 2/3 of recent visits by the candidates. Their conclusion is likewise notable.
They say that considering how much higher the turnout is in states which get attention over states which do not, that the shrinking battleground is doing a disservice to the public. So many states are either solidly red or solidly blue that the fight for the White House really comes down to very few people.
In the analysis the question is raised whether the "winner take all" electoral college vote count needs to be re-visited.
You might want to read the article. It's certainly a break from campaign mail and Christmas catalogs.
When CBS can no longer sit by and take the hits after piece by piece other news outlets have amassed an incredible amount of incriminating evidence, Obama has to know that the dam is starting to break.
CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).
"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."
"Forces were positioned after the fact but not much good to those that needed it," the military source told CBS News.
"The response process was isolated at the most senior level," says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. "My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted." [CBS News]
Please read that last paragraph again. The response process was isolated at the "most senior level". Might this be "government speak" for Obama?
Donald Rumsfeld was interviewed by Hugh Hewitt and made it very clear, the Obama administration is actively engaged in a cover up of their true culpability in Benghazi.
HH: You’ve done a lot of Sunday shows in your life, and when Ambassador Rice did five Sunday shows and said the same thing five times about the video precipitating this event, had she been briefed by the White House, in your experience? Did that have to have happened?
DR: Absolutely. I don’t know the woman, but I really, I almost feel sorry for her, because the way it works is that the White House communications people work with the chief of staff and the national security advisor and the President, and they decide what talk shows they want to put people on, and what the message ought to be. And she was told, without question she was told by the White House, we want you to go on these shows, and here’s what we want you to say. There can be no doubt about that.
HH: Is there a cover up, in your opinion, underway, Mr. Secretary?
DR: Oh, I don’t see how you could, anyone who understands the English language, could come up with any other characterization. It is, without question, a case of people being uncomfortable with the truth, grabbing arguments of convenience that seem to fit the narrative they’d like the American people to believe, and then finding that people don’t like that out there, that there’s someone in the CIA said well, wait a minute, we didn’t tell anyone to stand down. And all of a sudden, that contradicts what the White House is putting out. And then the intelligence agency looks at it and says well, no, it wasn’t spontaneous. We had warnings that al Qaeda affiliates were active in the area. And piece by piece, it comes out. You know the old story in Washington. It’s not what you do, it’s the cover up that counts.
As the days tick by with more and more damning information being discovered by the media and no credible explanation coming from the White House, it won't be long before the mainstream has no choice but to call the Benghazi affair what it is: Dereliction of Duty, or worse. A Las Vegas paper has started.
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in a well-planned military assault on their diplomatic mission in Benghazi seven weeks ago, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So why are details surfacing, piecemeal, only now?
The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday's election.
Not only did the White House do nothing, there are now reports that a counter-terrorism team ready to launch a rescue mission was ordered to stand down.
This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy - though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity.
These behaviors go far beyond "spin." They amount to a pack of lies. To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation's economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie "Dr. Strangelove," would be disastrous. [Las Vegas Review Journal]
Have you ever heard of Nikola Tesla? He was a Serbian engineer who emigrated to the US in the late 1800's. He obtained some patents and found financial backers to help him set up laboratories across the country. Although he made some money from his inventions, he ended up a virtual recluse.
Tesla's abilities as a showman made him famous, but he in the end he lived alone in a room in the New Yorker Hotel from which he made unusual statements to the press. He gained a reputation as "the mad scientist".
Fast forward to the Obama administration which likes to take credit for saving the auto industry, except that out of the stimulus money they gave half a billion dollars in loan guarantees to an electric car company which can't seem to become profitable. As Mitt Romney said, Obama doesn't just pick winners and losers, he has a penchant for picking losers.
The car company is called TESLA, named after the engineer and "mad scientist". It is a luxury high end, really cool looking sports car which runs on batteries. It is headquartered in California.
Why would President Obama give so much money to an electric car company when people who work for Ford in Louisville, and Toyota in Georgetown (and which has it's North American headquarters in Erlanger Kentucky), and GM in Bowling Green are watching their industry struggle?
Because it's Obama, and he had a ''green czar", and he thinks spending our money is his prerogative.
The next time you hear about somebody buying a TESLA ask them how much they really care about the auto industry and the people it employs, and then judge whether they seem to have an "Obama" kind of mind.
Each day more information about Benghazi makes a damning case against Barack Obama. Here are the latest installments.
[I]n supporting the removal of Gadhafi, the Obama administration seemed to sign on to an arrangement that left forces loyal to Al-Qaeda in charge of security at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli from 2011 through at least the spring of 2012.
Now, fast forward to 9/13/12, two days after the attack in Benghazi. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the Muslim Eid holiday in the Ben Franklin room in Washington, D.C. and shared a podium with none other than Ali Sulaiman Aujali and a woman named Farah Pandith, who is a prominent name inside the Muslim Brotherhood in America. [Walid Shoebat]
Aid and comfort to the enemy — what is that?
When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria.
How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.
Indeed, the discussion of Benghazi has just begun. And don’t be surprised if the conversation escalates from impeachment to treason very quickly. In fact, if Obama wins reelection you can bet on it. The cries of treason will be unstoppable. Not even if the mainstream media will be able to deny them. [PJMedia]
"The President Might Go To Prison For This." [Glenn Beck]