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'Not Optimal' President Obama And Optimistic Election of Mitt Romney

Instead of focusing on the "importune" comments of Mitt Romney, let's consider President Obama's recent interviews and record, which have not been "optimal" for this country.

“If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal, and we’re going to fix it.” –  President Barack Obama, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth over Romney’s flubs with “47%” and “Binders full of women." In the spirit of equal access and opportunity, I would like to showcase one of many smart quips from the Romney camp lampooning President Obama, and one comment from President Obama that received a great deal of criticism from the normally accommodating Mainstream Media.

Recently, the two Presidential candidates attended the Alfred Smith Catholic Charity dinner, a tradition among Presidential candidates every election. The two politicians customarily spar sparingly, but one zinger from Romney deserves particular note:

“In the spirit of Sesame Street, the President’s remarks are brought to you by the letter “O” and the number 16 trillion!”

“Bwah Hah Hah!” laughed the Count, who gave up counting after one trillion, without a doubt. I am also sure that many will find the humor in this quip, for all of its bare truth and mirth. Big Bird does not have to worry about ending up on the bread line, I am certain, but the 23 million out of work are probably wondering why the Obama administration is wasting time on petty attack ads featuring the fulsome fowl all covered in yellow instead of leading Congress to enact budget reform, tax cuts, and spending reductions.

The Mainstream Media commentators are abandoning their posts as surrogates for the Obama Administration. For example, Romney surrogate John Sununu blasted through Mitchell’s failed attempts to salvage President Obama’s outsourcing issues.

Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC co-anchors criticized President Obama’s appearance on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Normally, I am not a Jon Stewart fan, but I have to admit that he is willing to challenge Democrats and Republicans on the issues, and President Obama, now more than ever, has nothing to stand on to defend his lackluster performance with the economy and his disastrous foreign policy, one which makes former President Jimmy Carter’s last days look like V-E Day under FDR.

Stewart pressed the President on the terrorist travesty that overtook Benghazi, then chided the President for the lack of security at the site: “Not the optimal response, at least.”

President Obama responded: “Here’s what I’ll say – if four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”

US Senator and previous GOP Presidential candidate John McCain jumped on this poorly articulated response: – “The optimal line is regrettable, sad.” McCain then described the President’s excuse, that the Obama Administration had received adequate information about the security of the American Embassy in Libya, as “disingenuous statements.”

Even Mitchell commented that the Embassy and the White House
were in contact with real time information – open lines were available from
Benghazi as the attack was taking place.

The Commander in Chief, who has failed to command debt reduction, job creation, and national security with any panache or permanence, doffed Stewart’s question by repeating the word “optimal.”

Why  would he repeat the word “optimal? He has to understand – politicians at the (presidential) level usually don’t make that mistake, also retorted MSNBC reporters.

Apparently, President Obama did not care about the interview. He anticipated some soft-ball questions from the Comedy Central host, more likely, since his appearance on the show was meant to shore up his liberal base.

Let’s talk about other issues that have not been “optimal” under the Obama Administration:

He supported massive auto bailouts to GM, but not to Chrysler, likely because GM includes big contributors like the United Auto Workers.

The President’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is forcing businesses to downsize or resist hiring new employees. The provision requiring hospitals to provide contraception, whether it wars against the teachings of a faith community, has put the Presidency at odds with religious groups in the United States. The law imposes a huge tax on working families, raids Medicare by $716 billion dollars, and is forcing hospitals to close while increasing costs and diminishing Americans’ access to health care.

President Obama has fostered a cut-and-run policy in Afghanistan, even while our armed forces are still maintaining some semblance of order, all while American-trained Afghan forces are now firing on our own troops.

Domestic and foreign threats have gone almost unheeded, from the Fort Hood shooting in 2009 to the nuclear threat of the fanatical Iranian regime. This nation’s relationship with Israel has strained over the last three years. For all of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu’s blatant protests, President Obama has distanced himself from imposing and enforcing tough sanctions, instead choosing to visit the morning talk show “The View” then “Late Night with David Letterman”.

President Obama’s administration has not been optimal for the country, and times will look more optimistic when Gov. Mitt Romney is elected the next President of the United States.

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Gregory Brittain November 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM
What you mean is liberal people who think they are "smart and educated" never visit those sites. Can you cite any incorrect information on those "extremist right wing nothing" sites?
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I just wanted to come back to this blog and gloat....I am laughing at all the Racist Tea Bagger losserssss. ha ha ha That is what you get and deserve..I am self ID'ed as conservative and voted Obama....
Gregory Brittain November 17, 2012 at 08:33 PM
If you think you are a conservative and you voted for Obama, that sums up the depth of your understanding and thought on matters political. That would be like a self ID'ed Lakers fan routing for the Celtics to beat the Lakers. Anyone who understands conservatism and Obama would see they are mutually exclusive universes.
Popeye November 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Gregotard, only you would confuse conservatism with the racism Repubitard Party. That is what the Repubitard party now represents. There are Conservative Democrats....I have not seen any of my income taxes increased by Obama...I have seen significant increases in my salary...more than a lawyer....ha ha ha
The MOG November 19, 2012 at 07:21 AM
LOL you're correct Pops... The President won re-election because he ended the recession & put the country back to work! He lifted blacks & hispanics out of poverty, and revitalized our Inner Cities. He cut spending, and balanced the budget. He kept taxes, and the price of food & gas low. He brought the country together and ended governmental grid lock. His administration ushered in a new era of co-operation among the nations of the world. The US is respected and revered, as in days of old. In short, the American People re-elected The President because he returned the country to Peace and Prosperity... NOT!!!!!!!!!!

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